The one hour judicial council meeting that costs a hundred grand?

September 10, 2014

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Thanks to a little bird we just found out about a one hour meeting on September 16th in Sacramento that requires the attendance of all managers and supervisors in the judicial council’s staff offices statewide. This is a mandatory attendance meeting meaning wherever you are at, Burbank, San Francisco, etc you must make arrangements to […]

Will California government ever stop using the poor as a piggybank?

September 9, 2014

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One of the things we like to call public attention to from time to time is the outlandish fines and fees imposed via changes in the law. To fund court construction court security and other court programs, fines and fees were skyrocketed and keep on going up. Side deals between individual courts and their former […]

New Administrative Director Has Strong Credentials in State Government

September 3, 2014

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As you recall from yesterday’s message from Alliance President, Judge Steve White, Martin Hoshino has been named the new Administrative Director of the Courts. The following article by Courthouse News reporter, Maria Dinzeo, provides some additional background on the appointment and on Mr. Hoshino’s past association with Judge White. We are optimistic that Mr. Hoshino […]

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Martin Hoshino named new administrative director of the Judicial Council

September 3, 2014

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Martin Hoshino was named by the the Judicial Council as the new Administrative Director of the recently rebranded judicial council staff, a juggernaut of over 800 employees, nearly a quarter of which are highly paid managers or above. Mr. Hoshino comes from the CDCR or the California Department of Corrections and (don’t laugh) Rehabilitation, an […]

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A 132 year old tradition that’s still going strong

August 31, 2014

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On Tuesday, September 5th the anniversary of a hundred and thirty two year old celebration will pass. Today, most of us now have that celebration on the first Monday in September. On September 5th, 1882 twenty thousand american workers marched in a parade from New York’s City Hall to Union Square where they celebrated people […]

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Powerful Judicial Council Committee opens the public meeting doors for a brief glimpse before slamming them shut.

August 22, 2014

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Last week, the Executive & Planning Committee held a brief public meeting by telephone. After approving the agenda for the next Judicial Council meeting, the committee’s chair, Justice Miller, asked the members to call a different number so that the committee members could privately discuss appointments to the Council’s advisory committees. An article in Courthouse […]

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