Three Death Sentences Upheld


California Supreme Court upheld the death sentences for three members of the “Bryant Family” drug gang in Los Angeles in a quadruple murder, including the shooting of a woman and her 2-year-old daughter to eliminate potential witnesses. The court’s unanimous…

Quake Damage Closes Napa Courthouse


The historic Napa County Superior Court building suffered significant damage to the exterior during Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake and will be closed for structural testing.  The court announced the indefinite closure on its website Monday. Until further testing and evaluation of…

Gilliam Nominated to Federal Bench


President Obama has nominated former San Francisco federal prosecutor, Haywood Gilliam, to a federal judgeship on the Northern District bench. Gilliam, currently a white collar criminal defense specialist at Covington & Burling in San Francisco, served as an assistant U.S.…