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Ballot measure on juvenile crimes applies to earlier cases

March 13, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
In a ruling that could affect hundreds of cases, a state appeals court said Monday that a ballot proposition requiring juvenile court judges, rather than prosecutors, to decide whether a youth should be tried as an adult applies to charges filed before the measure passed in November.

More funding needed to help East Bay foster youths

March 13, 2017 | Bay Area News Group
Within three hours of learning that they had been licensed to be foster parents, Hayward residents Kelli Rockafellow and Michael Cohen got the call to meet their future son: a 9-month-old boy, sick with whooping cough, who had been abandoned at a nearby hospital.

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2017 State of the Judiciary
Video with transcript of the Chief Justice's 2017 State of the Judiciary presented on Mar 27, 2017.
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