Articles Tagged With ‘Court’




Firefighter Mason claims alcohol to blame

The attorney for a San Luis Obispo firefighter on trial for beating a man during a wedding after party is claiming his client was defending himself against a drunk aggressor. [Tribune] In June 2011, John Ryan Mason, 34, allegedly beat... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man pleads not guilty to child abduction

A Paso Robles man charged with kidnapping his 16-year-old girlfriend Eunice Serrato pleaded not guilty on Thursday. [Californian] Juan Manuel Salazar Jr., 19, was initially booked into jail after he and Serrato turned themselves over to agents at the U.S.... (Continue reading)

Gearhart’s benefactors unveiled

An Atascadero woman and another from Texas each pledged $50,000 to keep former North County developer Kelly Gearhart out of jail. The sister of former developer Ron Hertel, Camile Tompkins, pledged to cover half of Gearhart’s bail while Tiffany George,... (Continue reading)

Gearhart pleads not guilty to fraud

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Onetime Atascadero “Person of the Year” Kelly Gearhart pleaded not guilty to 16 charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering at his arraignment Monday at a federal court in Los Angeles. The... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man charged with murder and kidnapping

A Paso Robles man has been charged with two homicides and the kidnapping of his 16-year-old girlfriend Eunice Serrato. Deputies booked Juan Manuel Salazar into the Monterey County Jail for allegedly shooting and killing Hector Reyes, 33, and Daniel Fraga,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles attorney accused of improper charges

The California State Bar ruled a Paso Robles attorney improperly collected a fee from a client in 2008  and has threatened to suspend the attorney’s license for the second time in recent years. [Tribune] The state bar judge determined Adam... (Continue reading)

Murdered woman’s son sentenced to life in prison

The schizophrenic man accused of killing his father and three others at an auto junkyard in Santa Maria in 2008 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Leeds told the court he had not taken... (Continue reading)

Small town judges more likely to be disciplined

California judges who work in smaller communities, are elected or who have been previously disciplined were more likely to be sanctioned for misconduct during the past two decades, according to figures from the California Commission on Judicial Performance. [CaliforniaWatch] California... (Continue reading)

Apple must defend data stalking charge

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that owners of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches may pursue claims against Apple for allegedly allowing advertisers to secretly track activities of mobile device users. (San Jose Mercury News) Apple, Google and four other smaller... (Continue reading)

Same-sex couples will get coverage

Same-sex spouses and partners are entitled to long-term care insurance coverage from CalPERS, a federal judge ruled Friday. [Sacramento Bee] U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken scrubbed part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as between a... (Continue reading)