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New Administrative Director Has Strong Credentials in State Government

September 3, 2014


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 […]

Martin Hoshino named new administrative director of the Judicial Council

September 3, 2014


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 […]

A 132 year old tradition that’s still going strong

August 31, 2014


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 […]

Election 2012 – California elects a democratic supermajority

November 7, 2012


As you can imagine being the political activists we are we’ve have had our hands full for the past couple of weeks.  Now that decision 2012 is behind us, let’s look at what has been accomplished. The first item is a democratic supermajority. For the first time in eighty years, the opposition is irrelevant and […]

Arizona group ignores California Supreme Court – Update!

November 5, 2012


The state Supreme Court issued an order Sunday to allow California’s political watchdog to identify contributors to an Arizona group’s last-minute infusion of $11 million to the campaigns opposing Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposition 30 tax initiative and supporting an anti-union prop 32 measure on Tuesday’s ballot. After making a rejected last minute request of the California […]

A new way to participate… and comment ratings

February 14, 2011


Due to the sensitive nature of the judiciary, thousands of people read this site every day yet a precious few actually post. We suspect this has to do with the whole judicial branch itself lacking freedom of speech. That and we wouldn’t want people’s comments to come back and haunt them so they probably would […]

Put the money in the bag – A CCMS related cartoon supplied to JCW

February 8, 2011


Please note: A poll has been added at the bottom of this post. Thank you to the anonymous poster that notified me of this in my private message window. This is EXCELLENT and a must-see for all 20,000 employees of California’s judicial branch, the media and the other branches of government.  Please share this with […]

And the media joins the fray against the AOC…

February 7, 2011


In a fascinating op-ed by Bill Girdner of Courthouse News, he compares the struggle between the states’ constitutional officers and that giant sucking sound coming from San Francisco as a struggle between mankind and the borg collective. It would be difficult to point to a more accurate analogy. While the AOC has to go pay off their mouthpieces to […]

And the Judicial Council / AOC’s mad grab for power continues…

February 5, 2011


The thought of having an elected head of your local court is appalling to Mr. Bill. Someone that is accountable to the voters being in charge of the local courts? This simply will not do! The latest proposal from the Judicial Council is a rule change that takes the power away from he who is […]

Cartoon Time

February 4, 2011

2 I’ll work on properly embedding it later. It’s my first cartoon.

Tell Me More: The OCCM “Ghost Fleet” of Enterprise rental cars

January 29, 2011


In the paper this morning I saw a note that Jerry Brown has ordered the states government fleet of cars halved. In my private message window this morning is an anonymous entry mentioning a “Ghost Fleet” of Enterprise Rental Cars utilized by the Facilities Management Unit Maintenance Administrators of the Office of Court Counstruction & Management […]

The honeymoon is over….

January 28, 2011


With the recent actions and editorials of the Alliance of California Judges, it appears that whatever perceived honeymoon there was with mini-mimi is over and the gloves are back on in the fight for the hearts and minds of Californians and for a little common sense that seems to elude those people in San Francisco. JCW welcomes […]

CCMS – A publicly financed state intelligence gathering network?

January 27, 2011


In the days of AOC Watcher, many questioned the need to have a statewide case management system to manage cases in the local courts. For quite awhile, I too questioned the need for a complete set of centralized records that might span every allegation made against any individual of a civil or criminal nature and all court […]

JLAC audits of Marin & Sacramento Family Courts

January 21, 2011


The Bureau of State Audits finally released its long awaited audit of the Sacramento & Marin family courts. No surprise to the families that have faced these courts and filed complaints, each of the two courts had seven individuals deemed unqualified to perform their duties. I would hope that this would be a wake-up call that would […]

Today on MLK day – A quote from John F. Kennedy

January 17, 2011


Martin Luthor King was an erudite orator that helped moved a nation towards justice. One of the quotes attributed to King was actually quoted by John F. Kennedy. I mention this quote because it is equally as applicable today as when it was first uttered in the early 1960’s “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in […]

Jerry Brown’s Judicial Branch budget proposal cuts $200 million in trial court funding

January 11, 2011


Jerry Brown released his budget proposal yesterday and its not good news for the trial courts. Governor Brown proposes to take $200 million dollars from the trial courts by appropriating that much less to the judicial branch. Additionally, he proposes a 10% pay cut for workers that are not covered by collective bargaining agreements. No […]