An expert on conditions of confinement testified this week that mental illnesses of inmates in California’s prisons are allowed to worsen for months – and sometimes years – in segregated isolation, while their plight makes it easier to manage them.
The 3rd District Court of Appeal says a familys lawsuit against the CHP can go forward. The wife and daughter of Oscar Alfaro, who was killed in an accident caused by a drunken driver, had sued the CHP when they learned that one of its officers had stopped the driver 90 minutes before the accident. The driver, Thomas M. Roberts Jr., did not have a valid drivers license, but the officer let him go without a citation.
California’s year-old system of auctioning off the right to emit greenhouse gases has withstood a pair of lawsuits challenging the program’s constitutionality.
A Sacramento County jury today found a 49-year-old man guilty of molesting three young children over a nearly five-year period.
Deputy District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert leveled the charge at a candidates forum Tuesday night against California Deputy Attorney General Maggy Krell, who denied the allegation.
A Redding man has been sentenced in federal court in Sacramento and a San Diego County loan processing firm has agreed to a civil settlement in separate mortgage fraud cases.
Racial tensions, financial mismanagement and ongoing feuds are adversely affecting students attending the Twin Rivers Unified School District, according to a 24-page report released Thursday by the Sacramento County grand jury.