San Francisco—The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (San Francisco), has announced its intention to destroy Criminal records pursuant to Rule 10.1028(d) of the California Rules of Court.

All records in criminal cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for a period longer than 20 years. The records transfer lists of the cases and files relating to this destruction of old court records are available on the court’s website:

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Anyone who knows of a reason why any of the records listed should be retained, whether for historical or other reasons, should notify Diana Herbert, Clerk/Administrator. The reasons for retention should be sent in writing by October 17, 2016 to:

                    Diana Herbert, Clerk/Administrator
                    Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
                    350 McAllister Street
                    San Francisco, CA  94102

Please note that records and case files for actions that result in a published opinion will be retained permanently by the California State Archives, 1020 “O” Street, Sacramento, CA  95814. The Reference Desk can be contacted at (916) 653-2246. Their website is