Budget Cuts Hit Hard At San Mateo County Courthouse

The state budget ax is hitting courts across California, and now the public will be feeling the effects of staffing and service cuts at the San Mateo County Superior Court.


Will Lynch booking photo. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

Trial Ordered In Los Gatos Assault On Priest Accused Of Molestation

A San Francisco man was ordered Thursday to stand trial for allegedly beating up a Catholic priest he claims molested him more than 35 years ago.

CBS San Francisco–02/10/2011

A supporter for William Lynch holds signs outside the courthouse. (KCBS)

Supporters Rally Around Man Accused Of Beating Los Gatos Priest

Supporters carrying signs came to the San Jose courthouse Wednesday morning to show their support for a man charged with assaulting a priest he accused of pedophilia.



Budget Cuts Force Reorganization For San Mateo County Courts

Budget cuts have forced the San Mateo County Superior Court to stop accepting court papers for family law, civil, or probate cases in its South San Francisco courthouse, according to officials.

CBS San Francisco–01/30/2011


California Waits To Sell Off Unused Gov’t Buildings

Attorneys for the state agreed Monday to delay selling dozens of courthouses and other government-owned buildings until a lawsuit challenging the deal’s constitutionality is heard in court.


Architect's rendering of the Richard E. Arnason Justice Center (

New Courthouse Raises The Bar In Contra Costa County

The facility was built to replace the overcrowded Pittsburg-Delta Courthouse, plus improve access to the judicial system in east Contra Costa County.