Dennis Beaver | You & the Law

DennisBeaverAttorney Dennis Beaver has practiced law for many years in Bakersfield, California. Read more about Dennis and his background here. Dennis is a syndicated newspaper columnist and writes a weekly column entitled “You and the Law”. There have been numerous requests over the years to make these articles available and we are happy to offer them here. They are also indexed for your convenience.

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January 30, 2017 • By Dennis Beaver

Lovers of governmental conspiracy theories will enjoy today story, as we look at what has been an on-going effort—for at least 10 years — by California and energy utilities to take control of your home’s thermostat and much more.

Only this is no theory. It’s for real, and we’ll tell you about in a moment, but first, picture yourself returning to the produce section at a supermarket the day after you purchased a five-pound bag of potatoes — for $1.79 — instead of the 10 pounds requested.

Today, the price at the same display — the same bags of potatoes — is $8.25. You ask the produce manager, “What’s going on? How can this be?” and her response is, “Well, we just got word that the next crop of potatoes months from now will be more expensive, so we are passing that cost on to you, now.” here to read more

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