Orphaned Refugee From Central America Becomes San Jose AttorneyStudents Rising Above alumnus Hector Rodriguez, who came to the U.S. as an orphan, is now officially an attorney at law, recently having passed the California bar exam.
Woman Uses Facebook Message To Serve Hard-To-Find Spouse With Divorce PapersFacebook might be the newest way for unhappy spouses to serve divorce papers when conventional methods fail.
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.
California Court Reverses Century-Old Racist Ruling Denying Bay Area Chinese LawyerThe 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.
Hayward Man To Represent Himself In Castro Valley Murder TrialA 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.
Ft. Bragg Unified Lifts Ban On “I Can’t Breathe T-Shirts” During Warm-Ups At School TournamentMembers 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.
SoCal Attorney Faces State Bar Suspension For Photoshopped Celebrity Images, 'Bizarre' Defense Of ChargesA 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.
Oakland Attorney Testifies She Did Her Best To Care For 100+ Cats In Her HomeAn 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.
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.
Real Estate Developer, Lawyer, 2 Former Bankers Indicted On Loan Fraud Charges Involving Sonoma Valley BankA 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.
Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow's Attorney Proclaims Client's Innocence At Press ConferenceAttorneys 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.
Santa Clara County Clerk’s Office Offers Valentine’s Day ‘Express Weddings’Love is in the air at the Santa Clara County clerk's office, where officials are now offering "express weddings" on Valentines Day. However, one divorce lawyer says from experience, these types of weddings can also result in speedy separations.