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  • September 3, 2015
    Richmond: School district responds to criticisms in [Contra Costa County] grand jury report
    RICHMOND -- West Contra Costa schools trustees Wednesday approved a response to a civil grand jury report critical of the district's treatment of a citizen committee overseeing the school construction bond program as well as management of the...
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  • September 3, 2015
    Councilwoman drafts own letter to [Stanislaus County] grand jury, dissenting city response
    The Patterson City Council approved City Attorney Tom Hallinan’s response to the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury report accusing city administration and elected officials of mishandling various aspects of a purchase of a 100-year-old building...
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  • September 3, 2015
    Patterson council responds to [Stansilaus County] grand jury report on costly building purchase
    Blog note:  see later article on same topicThe Patterson City Council responded to the grand jury’s findings that the city ignored regulations and wasted $2.4 million on a building purchase for a City Hall annex. The formal response approved...
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  • September 2, 2015
    [Orange] County on the Defensive About Animal Shelter Conditions
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  • September 2, 2015
    County to evaluate private defenders:[San Mateo County] Grand jury recommendations to be followed
    San Mateo County will conduct more frequent evaluations of its Private Defender Program and make sure it meets state and federal requirements that poor defendants are provided with competent legal counsel, according to a response letter to the civil...
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  • September 1, 2015
    [Stanislaus] County won’t take action on management, oversight problems of mosquito district, response says
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  • September 1, 2015
    [San Mateo County] Student mental health care gains support: County ed office will help hunt for more services, money for student mental health
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