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Video: Stockton school shooting survivors want changes

Mar 10, 2013
Video: Stockton school shooting survivors want changes

STOCKTON–

Twenty-four years of pain have forged a new purpose  for this group of former colleagues.

“I think I can speak for all of us. We’ve all been hurting for a long time,” said Judy Weldon, a former second grade …


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FOX40
Video: Family of alleged burglar killed in fire speaks out

Mar 10, 2013
Video: Family of alleged burglar killed in fire speaks out

MODESTO–

The sisters of a 23-year-old man suspected of burglarizing and starting a fire that led to his death say their brother was failed by the system.

Modesto Police say Edward Volz broke into a home on Judy Court and …


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Appeal Democrat
Pot brownies land River Valley High student in jail

A batch of marijuana brownies distributed at River Valley High School sent one student to the hospital and another to jail, Yuba City police said Saturday. Saira Munoz, a River Valley senior, "employed" at least one younger student to sell the...

Appeal Democrat
Loma Rica man pleads no contest to stabbing aunt’s boyfriend

A Loma Rica man pleaded no contest on Friday to stabbing his aunt's boyfriend last month on Fruitland Road. Gary L. Stephens Jr. faces up to four years in custody when he is sentenced in Yuba County Superior Court. However, a sentencing date was not...

California Political News and Views
Brown Allows Sex Offenders to go “missing”—NO Supervision

  More Calif. sex offenders go missing under new law Realignment took effect 17 months ago KCRA,   3/7/13 SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The number of paroled sex offenders who are fugitives in California is 15 percent higher today than before Gov. Jerry...

SacLaw Savvy
New free resource guides on enforcing judgments

Mar 4, 2013

The Sacramento County Public Law Library Civil Self-Help recently introduced a free class, called “How to Enforce Your Judgment in Sacramento County.”  To accompany the class, the Law Library has developed several new “Step by Step” guides on common procedures. Along with our other guides, these are available for free to all on our...

California Political News and Views
Even Journalists Are Crime Victims in Oakland—Anarchy Reigns

  In Oakland, Photojournalists Covering Crimes Become the Victims By CAROL POGASH, NY Times,   3/3/13 TO SEE COMPLETE STORY CLICK ON BLUE HEADLINE In the most brazen episode, a group of men punched a KPIX-TV cameraman last November while he was ...

Appeal Democrat
Linda man linked to 6 stolen vehicles

A car chase early Saturday in Linda ended with two men in custody, one of whom was linked to at least six stolen vehicles, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department reported. Markus Lee Pace, 26, of Linda, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of...

FOX40
Video: Community shocked after arrest of middle school teacher

Mar 2, 2013
Video: Community shocked after arrest of middle school teacher

ROCKLIN—

Students of his describe him as easygoing, but a leadership and math teacher – as well as scholarship adviser and track coach – found himself behind bars.

Police say Ian Runciman, from Granite Oaks Middle School, provided drugs to …


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Appeal Democrat
25-year sentence given for raping youth in Marysville hotel

Saying Dwight Anthony Summers "took advantage of a position of trust" when he sodomized a 17-year-old boy in a Marysville hotel in 2011, a Yuba County judge sentenced him on Friday to 25 years in prison. Summers, 44, was convicted in January by a...

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