Articles Tagged With ‘Court’




Court says cities can ban pot stores

A federal appeals court known for its liberal leanings has affirmed a city’s ability to ban medical marijuana dispensaries without violating disability mandates. [San Francisco Chronicle] The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued its ruling Monday,... (Continue reading)

Courts choking on cash deficit

Deep budget cuts to state courts proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown have judges predicting a “rationing” of justice. [San Francisco Chronicle] Brown wants to shave $544 million from the court system budget as part of the governor’s plan to close... (Continue reading)

Weisenberg’s attorney seeks new trial

The attorney for the Atascadero woman who crashed into and killed a CHP officer in 2010 filed a motion for a new trial last week. [KSBY] In August, a jury convicted Kaylee Weisenberg, 23, of second-degree murder and gross vehicular... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man sentenced for sister death

A Grover Beach man who plead no-contest to a charge child endangerment that followed the drug overdose death of his 17-year-old sister was sentenced to 91 days credit for time served in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. [Tribune] Theo... (Continue reading)

Affirmative action fight not over yet

Another scrap is brewing in the protracted battle over preferred treatment for minority student applicants to California schools as opposition to Proposition 209 lingers. SanFranciscoChronicle Challenging the 1996 voter ban on affirmative action based on race or gender are 55... (Continue reading)

Christmas Day murder suspect feared evil government conspiracy

The Atascadero man who allegedly shot and killed two sisters in Santa Margarita in 2010 thought they were military leaders in an evil government conspiracy against the world, a forensic psychiatrist testified Monday. [Tribune] During the first day of Andrew... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles couple facing sentencing in slave labor case

Federal prosecutors have asked the court to sentence a Paso Robles couple to prison for harboring Filipino nationals who were smuggled into the United States to work under sub-standard conditions at the couple’s elder care facilities. Maximino Morales, 45, and... (Continue reading)

In-home care back in budget

A budget-mandated reduction of in-home care for 372,000 elderly and disabled Californians was blocked Thursday by a federal judge. [SF Chronicle] Gov. Jerry Brown’s current budget would slash 20 percent from a program called In-Home Supportive Services if revenue projections... (Continue reading)

Quaid’s bail bond company out $1 million

A Santa Barbara County judge ruled Friday that the bail bond company that posted bail for actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid will not be getting its money back. The $1,000,000 in bond money will be forfeited to... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man robbed seven banks

An Arroyo Grande man pled guilty Thursday in federal court to several bank robberies. As part of his plea agreement, Robert Todd Bruce, 51, agreed to reimburse the seven banks he confessed to holding up while only pleading guilty to three... (Continue reading)