WT Clients: Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture Opens in Riverside, CA

Actor and comedian Cheech Marin donated 500 pieces from his singular art collection to create a new museum in Riverside, CA. The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture opened on June 18, 2022, and is the first major museum dedicated to Chicano art and culture in the United States.

The Center, called “The Cheech” for short, houses works by Chicano artists in a 61,420 square-foot mid-century building as part of the Riverside Art Museum.

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WT Deals: ND Stevenson's ‘Nimona’ Picked up by Netflix and Annapurna Pictures

The animated adaptation of ND Stevenson’s bestselling graphic novel Nimona has been picked up by Netflix and Annapurna Pictures.

The film was originally under production and set to release this year from Blue Sky Studios, a division of then 20th Century Fox. The film was canceled, however, after Fox was acquired by Disney and Blue Sky Studios shut down in 2021. Netflix has partnered with Annapurna Pictures to continue production on the film and plans to release it in 2023.

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Department Of Homeland Security Ends the COVID-19 Temporary Policy For Expired List B Identity Documents

by Lizbeth (Beth) V. West
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) adopted a temporary policy in response to the difficulties many individuals experienced with renewing documents.  As part of that temporary policy, employers were permitted to consider expired List B identity documents when completing the Form I-9 (“Employment Eligibility Verification”) which is required for employment in the United States.

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Real Estate Attorney David W. Creeggan joins Weintraub Tobin

Graphic welcoming real estate attorney David Creeggan to Weintraub. Features a photo of David.

Weintraub is pleased to announce that David W. Creeggan has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Real Estate group. He will be based in Weintraub’s Sacramento office.

Dave handles commercial real estate matters involving acquisitions, dispositions, tax-deferred exchanges, development, title, financing, and sale-leaseback transactions, as well as commercial leasing for office, retail, industrial, multi-family and agricultural properties. He assists a wide range of clients with their real estate needs,

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WT Clients: "CODA" Wins Three Academy Awards

On March 27, 2022 CODA won all three Academy Awards for which it was nominated (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay). It made history as the first film with a predominantly Deaf cast and the first film produced by a streaming service (Apple TV+) to win Best Picture. Actor Troy Kotsur is also the first Deaf male actor to win an Oscar, taking home Best Supporting Actor,

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WT Clients: David Mamet and Tracy Letts Open on Broadway

Weintraub clients David Mamet and Tracy Letts both have plays opening on Broadway in the next few weeks.

David Mamet’s iconic American Buffalo opens March 22 at Circle in the Square Theatre, starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, and Darren Criss.

The Minutes, a new play by Tracy Letts, opens April 2 at Studio 54 with a cast including Blair Brown, Tracy Letts, Jessie Mueller, and Noah Reid.

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WT Deals: Signature Healthcare Behavioral Health Hospital

Jeanne Vance assisted with licensing for Signature Healthcare Services as they expanded into the Sacramento region with the Sacramento Behavioral Health Hospital. The 117-bed facility is the first acute psychiatric hospital to be licensed in California in 30 years.

The hospital began accepting patients in December, but it is still adding staff and medical personnel. At full capacity, the facility will have 375-plus employees and providers.

More information can be found in the Sacramento Bee,

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WT Clients: Sotheby’s Presents The Amazing Collection of Ricky Jay

On October 27 & 28 2021, Sotheby’s presented The Ricky Jay Collection, a miraculous and exacting tour through the history of the unusual and how it has captivated and inspired for centuries.  A video preview of the auction can be viewed here.  From Sotheby’s:

Magician, actor, scholar, author: the range of Ricky Jay’s accomplishments were as varied as are the formats and subjects of the material in his celebrated Collection: books,

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Shauna Correia in the Sacramento Business Journal: If Asked For a Religious Exemption From A Vaccine Mandate, Be An Optimist

In a contributed article for the Sacramento Business Journal, Shauna Correia discusses an extremely challenging issue that many businesses and HR professionals are facing – how to evaluate religious exemption requests from vaccine mandates. The October 8, 2021 article explores two important questions that arise:

What sort of religious belief or religious practice qualifies for a religious exemption?

How do employers know whether a proposed accommodation is reasonable or an undue hardship?

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WT Wins: Weintraub Awarded $1.5M Judgment in Elder Abuse Litigation

Danielle Diebert obtained a judgment of approximately $1.5 million at trial on behalf of our client as conservator of the estate. The court determined that the conservatee’s son had misappropriated assets belonging to the conservatee, including her real properties, in bad faith and through the commission of elder financial abuse.  As a result of the action, the conservator of the estate was able to recover the conservatee’s real properties, and the court awarded damages to the conservator pursuant to Probate Code Section 859.

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