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Woman Uses Facebook Message To Serve Hard-To-Find Spouse With Divorce Papers

Facebook might be the newest way for unhappy spouses to serve divorce papers when conventional methods fail.

04/06/2015

Denise Huskins was reportedly kidnapped from the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue in Vallejo on March 23, 2015. (Vallejo Police Department)

Attorney For Vallejo Woman Says Email From Alleged Kidnappers Outlines Sophisticated Operation Involving Drones, Infrared Cameras

“They say they entered a number of homes on Mare Island with hidden cameras, and used drones and infrared heat sensors,” Rappaport said.

03/30/2015

Supreme Court of California courthouse (Coolcaesar/Creative Commons)

California Court Reverses Century-Old Racist Ruling Denying Bay Area Chinese Lawyer

The California Supreme Court righted what it called a “grievous wrong” on Monday, posthumously granting a law license to a Chinese immigrant whose application 125 years ago was denied solely because of his race.

03/17/2015

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Hayward Man To Represent Himself In Castro Valley Murder Trial

A judge Tuesday reluctantly granted a motion by a 20-year-old Hayward man to be allowed to represent himself in a case in which he and another man are accused of murder for the strangulation death of a Castro Valley woman whose home was also set on fire.

01/06/2015

Mendocino High School's basketball team. (Photo: Mendocino Sports Plus)

Ft. Bragg Unified Lifts Ban On “I Can’t Breathe T-Shirts” During Warm-Ups At School Tournament

Members of a California high school basketball team can wear T-shirts reading “I Can’t Breathe” during warm-ups at a tournament despite previously being told to stay home if they did.

12/29/2014

Some of the Photoshopped images found on the website of Svitlana Sangary's law firm. (californiacivillawyer.com)

SoCal Attorney Faces State Bar Suspension For Photoshopped Celebrity Images, ‘Bizarre’ Defense Of Charges

A Los Angeles attorney is facing a suspension for posting doctored photos that appear to show her mingling with a number of high-profile celebrities and politicians, including President Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio and Donald Trump.

09/19/2014

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Oakland Attorney Testifies She Did Her Best To Care For 100+ Cats In Her Home

An Oakland attorney accused of animal abuse testified Wednesday that she did the best she could to care for the more than 100 cats who lived in her home.

06/11/2014

Vinod Khosla  (James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly)

Billionaire Landowner To Testify In Court Over His Closing Off Access To Popular Peninsula Beach

Vinod Khosla, a billionaire venture capitalist, is expected to testify Monday afternoon in Redwood City in a case where he’s accused of violating public access laws when he closed off Martins Beach.

05/12/2014

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Real Estate Developer, Lawyer, 2 Former Bankers Indicted On Loan Fraud Charges Involving Sonoma Valley Bank

A North Bay real estate developer, a lawyer and two former bank executives have been indicted in federal court in San Francisco and arrested on charges of loan fraud in a case involving the now-failed Sonoma Valley Bank.

04/10/2014

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow’s Attorney Proclaims Client’s Innocence At Press Conference

Attorneys for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, an admitted San Francisco gang leader implicated in a federal indictment that also includes state Sen. Leland Yee, argued Thursday that Chow is a changed man since his release from prison a decade ago and has committed no new crimes.

04/10/2014

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