Police: Uber driver purposefully ran down S.F. cyclist near wharf

on Wednesday, 22 April 2015.

By Evan Sernoffsky
Updated 12:01 pm, Monday, April 20, 2015

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Emerson Decarvalho, 38, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly ran down a cyclist in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf on Sunday afternoon.

A bicyclist has a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken collar bone after he was mowed down by an Uber driver Sunday afternoon near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, police said.

The driver, 38-year-old Emerson Decarvalho of Daly City, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, said Officer Albie Esparza, a San Francisco police spokesman.

The trouble started around 1 p.m. Sunday at North Point and Taylor streets when the 45-year-old cyclist, who was not identified, rode up to the passenger side of the Uber car, a black Toyota Camry, and “began yelling at the driver and banging on his window,” Esparza said.

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Los Angeles General Membership Meeting

on Wednesday, 15 April 2015.

GCLA general meeting, los angeles
May 12, 2015, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

join us for middle eastern fare at

Glenoaks Ballroom
1320 West Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201
818-338-2471

Catered by: Anoush Catering
Valet parking generously sponsored by 777 Limousine

 

Agenda

Agenda

5:30 pm: Registration / Networking / Vehicle Displays
6:30 pm: Welcome & Introduction
6:30 pm: Dinner Buffet - Cash Bar
6:45 pm – 9:30pm: GCLA and Vendor Updates Followed by Speaker Presentation

Presentation Topics

Presentation & Discussion Topics:

to be announced

Sponsors

 777 BG min

Pre-Registration discounts for this meeting apply if you register before May 11, 2015.
Members: $50.00, Non-Members:$65.00

Register on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 online or at the Door:
Members: $60.00, Non-Members:$75.00

Registration lines can be long if you wait until the event so register online today.

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Another WIN for GCLA

on Tuesday, 07 April 2015.

Monday afternoon, the Assembly Transportation Committee unanimously passed Assembly Bill 863 that clarifies (eliminates) the 5th door requirement on vehicles modified prior to July 1, 2015 to increase capacity from 6 to 8 passengers and extends the compliance period for push-out windows till January 1, 2017.  David Kinney testified on behalf of GCLA.  His testimony was greatly received by the bill’s author, Assemblyman Dodd, who requested that David be available to testify when the bill is considered in the State Senate Transportation Committee later this Spring.

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San Francisco General Membership Meeting

on Tuesday, 17 March 2015.

GCLA general meeting, san francisco
April 14, 2015, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

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Location:

Embassy Suites
San Francisco Airport - Waterfront
150 Anza Boulevard
Burlingame, CA 94010

650-342-4600

 

Agenda

Agenda

5:30 pm: Registration / Networking / Vehicle Displays
6:30 pm: Welcome & Introduction
6:30 pm: Dinner Buffet - Cash Bar
6:45 pm – 9:30 pm: GCLA and Vendor Updates Followed by Speaker Presentation

Presentation Topics

Presentation & Discussion Topics:

 speaker presentation

Joseph Lordan
Partner
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

California Labor Laws continue to change and affect the Transportation Industry.  Learn some of the new developments in California labor law with Joseph Lordan of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

speaker presentation

Chris Weiss
President & Publisher
Chauffeur Driven Magazine

Magazine President, Publisher and Industry Veteran, Chris Weiss will discuss the State of the Industry and share his insights for the future of the biz.  Chris will also raffle off passes for the Chauffeur Driven Show, Miami, FL, October 11-14 2015 

Speaker Presentation

Kevin Solon
Director of Transportation
San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee

Kevin Solon, Director of Transportation from the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee will share the ins & outs of transportation for the Super Bowl 50.

  • Where to find communication regarding transportation during Super Bowl
  • Key dates to prepare for regarding permitting, parking passes, etc.
  • Opportunities for partnership with the host committee
  • General information around Super Bowl

Want more information?
Send a question to be answered in the Q&A session following his presentation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsors

 

Pre-Registration discounts for this meeting apply if you register before April 13, 2015.
Members: $50.00, Non-Members:$65.00

Register on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 online or at the Door:
Members: $60.00, Non-Members:$75.00

Registration lines can be long if you wait until the event so register online today. 

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San Diego Meeting Faces TNC Discussion Head On

on Monday, 16 March 2015.

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Support AB 24

on Wednesday, 11 March 2015.

The Board of Directors of the GCLA and our lobbyists strongly urge that you sign the below petition and encourage employees, friends, and customers to sign as well. This is a critical piece of the “grassroots” program necessary to gain passage of Mr. Nazarian’s Bill, AB 24, ensuring Safety Standards for the Charter-Carrier drivers (Uber/Lyft, etc).

Petition - i support ab 24

Please sign our petition supporting basic public safety standards for all charter-carrier drivers (Uber/Lyft) and ensuring requested drivers do not have a violent history, are responsible and safe drivers, and do not have DUIs. 

AB 24 requires three basic safety checks:

  • Enrollment in a DMV Employer Pull Notice Program - which is a continuous driver's record check.
  • Participation in fingerprint-based background check done by the California Department of Justice.
  • Participation in a drug testing program.

In addition, all ridesharing drivers must register their car and display an identifying decal to ensure greater transparency and accountability. Please stand up and fight for our safety. Sign Our Petition at This Location 

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Sincerely,
Adrin Nazarian
Assemblymember, 46th District

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GCLA General Meeting - San Diego

on Tuesday, 17 February 2015.

GCLA general meeting, san diego
March 10, 2015, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

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Location:

Phil's BBQ Restaurant
3750 Sports Arena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110
619-226-6333

 

Agenda

Agenda

5:30 pm: Registration / Networking / Vehicle Displays
6:30 pm: Welcome & Introduction
6:30 pm: Dinner Buffet - Cash Bar
6:45 pm – 9:00pm: GCLA and Vendor Updates Followed by Speaker Presentation

Presentation Topics

Presentation & Discussion Topics:

SPEAKER PRESENTATION

David Boenitz
Director, Business Planning
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

David Boenitz will join GCLA members and address participant driven topics of interest for the San Diego Airport including Transponders, Permits, and TNCs 

David Boenitz is the San Diego International Airport’s Ground Transportation Director.  In this capacity he oversees the commercial vehicle administration, permitting, regulations and enforcement. He has worked closely with the taxicab and shuttle operators to improve cab and shuttle availability, customer satisfaction and commercial vehicle operations.  He has lead the effort to permit the newest form of commercial transportation, the Transportation Network Companies or TNCs. In the near future, the Airport will begin operations with the new Rental Car facility where the Airport will have oversight of the facility and the bus operation. David is also working closely with the airport’s parking consultants to erect a new 3000 space parking plaza in front of Terminal 2.

SPEAKER PRESENTATION

tag san diegoTAG San Diego
Adrian Kwiatkowski / Carelyn Reynolds

Members from TAG San Diego will present information on their organization and what they are doing at the San Diego Airport and how GCLA and TAG can work together to make improvements at the Airport. 

Sponsors

 MB Sprinter of San Diego REVISED

Pre-Registration discounts for this meeting apply if you register before March 9, 2015.
Members: $50.00, Non-Members:$65.00

Register on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 online or at the Door:
Members: $60.00, Non-Members:$75.00

Registration lines can be long if you wait until the event so register online today.

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GCLA Presents Three Key Issues to State Legislators

on Monday, 16 February 2015.

Originally published in Chauffeur Driven, January 2015

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Sacramento, Calif. — Nearly 30 members of the Greater California Livery Association (GCLA) took to the state capitol on January 15 to speak to roughly two-dozen California assembly members, senators, and consultants for its second annual Day on the Hill. The association addressed several industry concerns, specifically two bills proposed for 2015—SB 109, which mandates that there be more egress points on vehicles stretched to accommodate up to 10 people, and AB 612, which requires TNC operators to be insured at $1 million per vehicle—as well as the now-final state audit on the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). 

While the GCLA adamantly supports safety measures, which SB 109 addresses in the wake of last year’s limousine fire that killed five people, the bill was pushed through without allowing vehicles to be either grandfathered in or adequately modified before the bill’s July 1 effective date. Nearly 80 percent of the state’s operators have vehicles that require retrofitting—costing them an estimated $30,000 per vehicle—leading the association to ask for either a delay in implementation or a grandfather clause.  

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Sample Time Card

on Thursday, 12 February 2015.

In the Tuesday, February 10, 2015, GCLA Membership Meeting in Los Angeles, GCLA President Kevin Illingworth mentioned a sample Time Card that companies may use to protect themselves in light of break and mealtime periods.

Log in to download the Sample Time Card.

Please consult with your Legal Departments to ensure that this is an accurate and safe form to protect your company.

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GCLA General Meeting, Los Angeles

on Sunday, 01 February 2015.

NEW BOARD - NEW TIME - NEW INFORMATION

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GCLA General Meeting, Los Angeles
February 10, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Location:

Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310-670-3093

 

Agenda

Agenda

*** BRING YOUR PHONE ***
for a GCLA Survey taking place throughout the night.

5:00 pm: Registration / Networking / Vehicle Displays
6:30 pm: Welcome & Introduction
6:30 pm: Dinner Buffet - Cash Bar
6:45 pm – 9:00pm: Presentations and Raffle Drawing 

Presentation Topics

Presentation & Discussion Topics:

GCLA Membership Drive Continues
Refer a Member to the GCLA and you could win a 60" HDTV

There is still time to get in on the GCLA Membership Drive - NOW through Feb 10th, 6:30pm! Each time you refer a new member or get a previous member (over 240 days expired), your name will be entered into the drawing. Winner does not need to be present and will be announced at the GCLA Membership Meeting in Los Angeles on February 10th. To have your name entered, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.

RAFFLE PRIZES - WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN RAFFLE PRIZES!

Have an extra Holiday present that you would rather pass on?  What about some hockey tickets that you can’t use?  Or do you want to help promote your friend’s restaurant?  Bring your Raffle Donation to the GCLA Meeting and get an extra ticket to win!  Tickets on sale at the meeting.

EMPLOYMENT LAW PRESENTATION

  • What's up with lunches & breaks?
  • How do I track my employee time properly?
  • What do I need to know to grow my business from a single operator to a mid-size operator?
  • How do I become compliant with California state and federal law to avoid potential lawsuits from employees?

colleenmccarthyColleen McCarthy, Partner
Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
www.ferruzzo.com

Colleen McCarthy, Partner and the Practice Group Leader of Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP’s Employment Practices Group, will answer these types of questions and share, educate and ensure that employers are in compliance with current employment law practices.  

Don’t have employees? Come learn some tips on what you need to know as you grow from a single operator to multi-vehicle business.

Colleen McCarthy Bio

Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP

UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDED THEY WILL FALL!

Now is the time to take a united offensive approach in legislature against TNCs. Come learn what you can do and be prepared to take action!

Legislative update from GCLA’s Day on the Hill, followed by a presentation and Q&A Session with Cheryl Berkman, of Music Express and AFT, GCLA Consultant Paul Haney and Kevin Illingworth, who share insights into the livery industry’s current position against TNC’s and update members on what you can do to stop TNCs, gain business back and put more money into your pockets.

Sponsors

 tiffanylogoncw smallSouthBayFord

Pre-Registration discounts for this meeting apply if you register before February 10, 2015.
Members: $50.00, Non-Members:$65.00

Register on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 online or at the Door:
Members: $60.00, Non-Members:$75.00

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GCLA Day On The Hill

on Tuesday, 27 January 2015.

California’s newly seated house and new 2015 legislation on livery and TNC’s lured the Greater California Livery Association (GCLA) to Sacramento earlier this month.  As new legislators move into their offices, some still with unpacked boxes, nearly 30 GCLA members gave a voice to the state’s industry on several matters. 

GCLA voices were heard by no fewer than two dozen California assembly members, senators, and consultants on key transportation and commerce committees.  Three primary topics were the focus, including at least two important 2105 proposed bills:  SB109, AB612 and the now-final state audit on the PUC.

Armed with new information, GCLA made headway and was asked to continue efforts in ensuring the safety of the industry and the public at large.  At some point each member’s participation will be needed to ensure that legislation moves forward in a united front.

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A Day On the Hill

on Friday, 19 December 2014.

Save The Date

JANUARY 15, 2015 - 9:30am to 4pm

Location:

Government Affairs Consulting
1127 11th Street, Suite 700
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 552-6789

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present:

Based on the success of last year's event and in order to keep the momentum moving forward on important issues that face all Owners and Operators within the transportation Industry, GCLA will hold our second annual GCLA's Day in Sacramento on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

We urge you to make time to attend this important day and help keep the momentum rolling!

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GCLA Lobbyists, Gregg Cook and Rob Grossglauser, of Government Affairs Consulting, have arranged an incredible opportunity for GCLA to meet with the four (4) State Legislative Policy Committees that affect our Industry.

  • Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
  • Assembly Transportation Commission
  • Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee
  • Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

This is your opportunity to have an impact on Capitol Hill and speak directly with Committee Members on issues that matter to us as operators, owners, and business entities!

Individual Members may also have the opportunity to meet with their Regional Representatives to discuss pertinent issues to your area. To do this, please send the name of the Legislator with whom you would like to meet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday, January 2, 2015.

Look up your Legislator

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GCLA Annual Holiday Party - 2014

on Saturday, 15 November 2014.

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Happy Holidays to all of you. Place December 10, 2014 on your calendar and register online at www.gcla.org for the Annual General Meeting and Holiday Party at the Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles. Entertainment, Door Prizes, food buffet, plenty of networking opportunities, vehicle displays and a recap of all the issues affecting the California ground transportation industry in 2014.

 SPONSORS:

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SouthBayFord A2Z Bus Sales logo
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Prices: $45.00 Members $55.00 Non-Members
If you Pre-Register by December 9, 2014
Prices:$55.00 Members $65.00 Non-Members
If you register on December 10, 2014
 

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