Articles Tagged With ‘Court’




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SLO judge issues arrest warrant for Ryan Petetit

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CLARIFICATION: The alleged misunderstanding was not between Ryan Petetit and his criminal attorney Patrick Fisher, but with one of his civil attorneys. ORIGINAL: Embattled PB Companies developer Ryan Petetit did not show up to a debtor’s examination hearing in San... (Continue reading)

California may fine jurors for Internet use

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A bill in the California Legislature proposes giving judges the power to fine jurors up to $1,500 for social media and Internet use violations. Currently, judges only have the authority to hold jurors in contempt of court if they violate... (Continue reading)

SLO County moves ahead with Laura’s Law

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has declared it plans to adopt Laura’s Law, a state program that allows judges to order mentally ill individuals into treatment. On Tuesday, the supervisors endorsed a resolution on implementing the program.... (Continue reading)

SLO County to mandate mental health treatment

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San Luis Obispo County is planning to adopt a state program that will allow judges to order mentally ill individuals into treatment, not as punishment for a crime, but rather in response to the petition of local health officials. The... (Continue reading)

Bailiff accused of battering state attorney

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The San Luis Obispo Tribune has obtained video footage of a bailiff wrestling a female deputy attorney general to the floor of a SLO courtroom. On Oct. 20, the bailiff, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy, arrested state attorney... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews appeal on anti-SLAPP ruling

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By CalCoastNews staff Appellate justices will hear arguments Tuesday by attorneys for CalCoastNews that a libel lawsuit pursued by a county waste hauler should be dismissed. The 9:30 a.m. hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo City Council... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles teen to be charged as an adult in robbery case

A Paso Robles teen is being charged as an adult for allegedly participating in a bungled jewelry store robbery in downtown Napa that left a store clerk in critical condition. [Napa Valley Register] On April 19, Dylan Jacob Moore, 17,... (Continue reading)

SLO County criminology 101

In a court of law, what constitutes robbery or conspiracy or a hate crime? To help reporters accurately cover criminal court, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has sent media a criminal justice system glossary. It defines everything... (Continue reading)

Gearhart, Hurst investors dug their own hole, says lawyer

An attorney for Cuesta Title suggested to jurors Thursday in a San Luis Obispo courtroom that investors’ greed was partly responsible for alleged fraud committed by former lender Jay Hurst Miller, developer Kelly Gearhart, and title company officials. In a... (Continue reading)

Heritage Lending President’s trial starts in August

Heritage Lending former president Candy Wells’ trial is slated to begin August 27, while her husband has pled no contest. Law enforcement officers arrested Candy Wells and her husband Ronald Wells in March. Candy Wells is accused of fraudulent practices... (Continue reading)



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