Volume 23 | June 7, 2022

In This Issue:
  • Rosie's Corner: Is a Bee Really a Fish? See Below.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2022, Happy Father's Day, and Happy Juneteenth! See Below.

  • What Are Writs, and How Do They Work in a Child Custody Case? Read more

Rosie's Corner:


California declares a bee is really a fish

As far as the State of California is concerned, a bee is really a fish.

Several public interest groups sued the Fish & Game Commission to declare four species

of bumble bee endangered. The case swam upstream to the Third District Court of Appeal.

The Court decided it was time for the State to fish or cut bait as far as declaring endangered our dwindling bumble bee population.

The appeals court held that a “fish” as defined by the Endangered Species Act was not

limited solely to aquatic species. Therefore, the word “fish” includes bumble bees and bumble bees may be declared endangered species.

This old farm dog agrees the Court reached the right outcome to protect the bees. I just

hope the Third District never has to decide whether a dog is really a cat.

Almond Alliance of California v. Fish & Game Commission

Case no. C093542

Filed 5/31/2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

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Attorney Deirdre Kingsbury with her daughter, Catherine, who recently graduated from the Santa Rosa Junior College with an associate degree in Chemistry.

Father's Day is on Sunday, June 19, 2022

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Father's Day is a special day to honor paternal bonds and fatherhood, and to celebrate the important role of fathers in their children's lives.

Did You Know?

The first Father's Day in the United States was celebrated on June 19th, 1910. 

Juneteenth: Celebrating Black Liberation Since 1865


Juneteenth, also known as Black Independence Day, is celebrated every year on June 19th.

Juneteenth is a United States federal holiday that monumentalizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is a day dedicated to honoring Black history, culture, and experiences.

June 19th, 1865 marks the official day that slavery ended in the U.S., but it was finally recognized as a federal holiday just last year. 

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