Or Khaim Hashalom v City Of Santa Monica

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Three, No. B212733, November 22, 2010: California’s statutory exemption from historic preservation for noncommercial property owned by a religious organization does not apply to a building that has been a commercial, for-profit apartment building since it was built and was not at the time of the application for [...]


United States Tax Court, 135 T.C. No. 24, Nov. 4, 2010: Affirms, based on a quid pro quo benefit that exceeded the donation, the IRS denial of a charitable deduction by Petitioner Rolfs for his gift to the local fire department of a house (but not the land on which it was located) for the express [...]

Friends of the Juana Briones House v City Of Palo Alto

Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District, No. H033275, October 27, 2010: Issuance of a permit under Palo Alto Ordinance to demolish a historic landmark residence does not trigger California Environmental Quality Act review because it is a ministerial, not discretionary, act under the CEQA Guidelines, the California Sixth District Appeals Court held. This is an [...]