Our 4th anniversary of tracking the most corrupt institution in state government

October 27, 2014

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This past Saturday, October 25th marks our 4th year of tracking the most corrupt institution in state government. You’ll note that this is not an event we’re celebrating. We had hoped that by now the other two branches of government would have used their considerable wherewithal to exercise their respective roles of checks and balances. […]

Closure of Plumas / Sierra Regional Courthouse

October 24, 2014

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Only four years ago, amid great fanfare, the former AOC heralded the opening of the Plumas/Sierra Regional Courthouse in Portola. This 6500-square-foot courthouse, which features a “prominent transparent glazed entry vestibule and tall clerestoried lobby” along with its single courtroom, was built at a cost of $4.7 million.  In the AOC’s words, it “exemplifies the […]

Jerry’s pfabulous spending spree….

October 16, 2014

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Jerry Pfab is the phearless leader of the facilities maintenance unit in the Judicial Council. Several months ago we described to you how Jerry is setting public funds ablaze so that he can place a little pick-axe representing the prospectors award on his various printed materials and business cards. The judicial council even recognized him […]

You have until October 20th to register to vote.

October 4, 2014

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We would like to join the MyVote Democracy At Work Project and encourage each and every one of you to vote. What’s more is we’re going to make doing so brain-dead easy. Register to vote in person or by mail by clicking here. *(1) Yup, there is no easier way to register to vote than by […]

Alliance Members Identify Priorities for Incoming Administrative Director

October 3, 2014

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  We asked our membership to suggest priorities for the incoming Administrative Director of the Courts, Martin Hoshino. Thank you to our members who took the time to lay out priorities for the judicial branch. Here we will attempt to summarize those responses, which we plan to share with Mr. Hoshino when we meet with […]

Let’s talk delay, deny and obfuscate….

September 24, 2014

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In just a few days the judicial council staff offices will greet Martin Hoshino as their new executive director. If you have observed what we’ve observed about the judicial council over the last several years then you know that the state auditor was about to issue a report on her audit of the entity formerly […]

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