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  • July 24, 2016
    [Santa Barbara County] Supervisors opt to repair, not replace, Coroner’s Office
    Santa Barbara County’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan Tuesday to make repairs to its aging inmate-built Coroner’s Office in lieu of replacing the facility, as recommended in a recent grand jury report.
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  • July 23, 2016
    [San Bernardino County] As child welfare agency scrutiny heightens, supervisors will review report
    Valles calls for director to step down; Lovingood rebukes 'grandstanding'
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  • July 23, 2016
    Santa Barbara County Responds to Grand Jury Lake Cachuma Report
    There's a new reality for Lake Cachuma. The Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury reports the lake's water levels are at an all time low of 14% capacity.
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  • July 23, 2016
    [San Mateo County] Grand jury calls for safety drills at college campuses
    While it lauded the minimal amount of crime across all campuses, the San Mateo County civil grand jury encouraged the San Mateo County Community College District to work with local law enforcement on its safety procedures.
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  • July 23, 2016
    [Orange] County Responds to Critical Grand Jury Report on Foster Care System
    Orange County officials are taking issue with a recent grand jury report that found the county has an inadequate number of foster homes, overworked social workers, and a lack of oversight on the contracts of outside foster care agencies.
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  • July 22, 2016
    [San Francisco City and County] SF civil grand jury calls for homelessness reforms
    The San Francisco civil grand jury handed the city’s new homelessness czar what amounts to a ringing endorsement for his key plans Tuesday when it called for more housing for street people, better routing into that housing from shelters and the...
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  • July 22, 2016
    Grand Jury: Study Tuolumne County School Reorganization
    Sonora, CA — Among the 2016 Grand Jury recommendations is to study the potential economic benefits and costs of reorganizing the school districts in Tuolumne County.
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MCLE Credit Available for CGJA Regional Training Seminars

2016 Annual Conference schedule now posted

2016 Regional and Foreperson Workshop Registration form now posted.

2016 Election information posted.

Tax Filing Guidelines for CGJA Chapters have been added to the Chapter Resources page

Go to Government Financial Reports to see a powerful display of information for all local governments, a webpage on the State Controller's website

2016 EIR Nominations now open.

The book, The California Grand Jury System is now available in e-book form.

2016 Regional Training Seminar Information now available.

See Placer County Chapter Officers on Placer County Public TV


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