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Jennie Rodriguez-Moore

Jennie Rodriguez-Moore has been at The Record newspaper since February 2002. Prior to courts and corrections, she wrote about the Latino community, University of the Pacific and Tracy city government. Rodriguez-Moore is a Stockton native. Her interests include running, watching crime TV and spending time with her family.

He drank and drove for a good cause in 1984

I did a little archive search in our library and came across this clipping from March 22, 1984, when Gary Hickey was a deputy district attorney. He took part in a drinking and driving test in a program to promote safety: HickeyDriverSafety

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Trial briefs in Trulsson vs SJ County

Former assistant chief investigator Janis Trulsson won $2 million lawsuit against San Joaquin County on a claim her former employer, District Attorney James Willett, retaliation against her. View their arguments:   JanisTrulssonTrialBrief     SJCountyTrialBriefTrulssonSuit View the story: http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140402/A_NEWS/404020323&cid=mostclicked  

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Blufford Hayes will seek new trial

Blufford Hayes, a former death row inmate who represented himself in his retrial and then decided not to attend the trial, was convicted by a jury recently — again. He wrote me a letter, which I received today (Feb. 21, 2014), explaining the reasons for his absence. He also said he intends to seek a new [...]

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High school mock trial honors LA public defender

The San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Tuesday mock trial for high school students — “People vs. Rae Concha” — was written by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. “Rae Concha” is a fictitious character named after the late Los Angeles County Public Defender Bureau Chief Michael Concha. The real Concha was a great supporter of the [...]

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Judicial Council considers changes to trial court funding

SACRAMENTO — The state Judicial Council will meet Feb. 20 to consider recommendations to make revisions to the Workload-Based Allocation and Funding Methodology. The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee proposed establishing “an absolute funding floor to address unrealistically low funding for rural courts with fewer than 50 employees,” a press release says. A live audiocast [...]

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Judge’s order: victim’s mother can sue the county

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Morrison England said it is likely the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office caused “profound grief” to the family of slain 16-year-old JoAnn Hobson, a suspected victim of Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, when Sheriff Steve Moore authorized the use of heavy machinery and allowed media crews to broadcast the recovery [...]

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Reports on the conditions at California Health Care Facility

Here is the medical receiver’s tri-annual report to the federal courts: 25th Tri-Annual Rpt – V 1-31-14 Final Here is a report from the Prison Law Office: PrisonLawOfficeReportOnCHCF Read our coverage of a facility tour:   Curing ‘hiccups:’ Officials say changes under way to fix issues at prison medical facility http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140213/A_NEWS/402130321&cid=mostclicked

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Callahan Inn of Court nationally recognized

The American Inns of Court has awarded the Callahan Inn of Court the “platinum” designation as part of its “Achieving Excellence” program. The local group received the designation at a meeting Jan. 9 at Humphreys College’s Laurence Drivon School of Law. The honor places the Callahan Inn of Court among other elite chapters across the country and is [...]

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Knife suspect had in Sunday’s officer involved shooting

         

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Search warrant documents in Weston Ranch murder

      The victim’s long-time friend Bryan Cook and the victim’s girlfriend Valentine Paz have been charged in the case. View the search warrant returns filed in court by Stockton police: CookSearch1 Cooksearch2 Cooksearch3    

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