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