A ceiling leak at this courthouse in Riverside County threatens court files. The building also suffers from critical security concerns, including substandard screening equipment and a non-secure room used for holding incustody defendants.
(Subscription required) "I feel very strongly that the judiciary has to be dignified," Monterosso said. "If we're not dignified, who will be? Public opinion may not be that high with the other two branches of government right now, but we can control ourselves."
(Subscription required) "He likes to laugh," said Cheryl D. Thompson, a sole practitioner in Riverside, who also appears before the judge daily. "Sometimes when things get very intense, he can kind of de-stress the whole situation."
(Subscription required) Rather than serving up coffee or tutoring as a summer college job, Riverside County Commissioner Greg Olson put himself through school by gutting, scaling and packing salmon aboard a ship in the Bering Sea.