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The state’s judicial disciplinary agency reprimanded a longtime Alameda County Superior Court commissioner Wednesday for insulting and cursing at a court interpreter and allowing staff members to make racist and sexist comments in his courtroom.
(Subscription required) After a contentious and short-lived move, Alameda County’s North County felony arraignments are leaving the East County Hall of Justice in Dublin and returning to downtown Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.
(Subscription required) Judge Lupe Garcia has seen the legal profession from many angles over her career, experience she applies every day as a family law judge in the Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward.
(Subscription required) Arturo Castro had a head start when he joined the Alameda County Superior Court last year because he already had experience collaborating with presiding judges and court executive officers on challenging criminal justice issues.
Courtroom foreign-language interpreters walked off their jobs in Alameda County on Wednesday and plan another one-day walkout Thursday in San Francisco, saying regional court officials are refusing to negotiate over changes in benefits that will cut into their paychecks.
(Subscription required) "Domestic violence cases are different from civil cases," said Trevino, who researched the issue over the weekend and sought advice from two other judges about the motion. "Cases are expected to happen on an expedited basis."