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  • July 30, 2015
    Solano College submits responses to grand jury reports
    FAIRFIELD >> Stating that they “strongly disagree” with two recently released Solano County Grand Jury reports, the Solano Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday submitted official responses to the reports.Measure Q, the college’s $...
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  • July 30, 2015
    Merced County grand jurors on third term, though code appears to allow only two
    Trouble recruiting new members to serve on Merced County’s civil grand jury every year has caused court officials to reinterpret the laws governing grand-jury selection.Four Merced grand jurors are serving for a third consecutive year.The state...
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  • July 28, 2015
    County’s buying habits slammed: San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury finds Procurement Division lacks leadership, does not follow best practices
    A simple question to county officials about how much taxpayer money goes toward buying goods resulted in several answers and a scathing rebuke by the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury.The question was: “How much was spent on goods for FY 2013-14?”...
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  • July 12, 2015
    Online learning for jailed youth to expand: County Office of Education responds to [San Mateo County] civil grand jury report
    The San Mateo Office of Education is working to expand online learning for incarcerated youth in court schools, according to a response letter to the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury.The grand jury investigated services for jailed youth and...
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  • July 12, 2015
    [Nevada County] Grand Jury lacking citizen oversight
    The Civil Grand Jury report of June 26, concerning spending on Nevada County Office of Education-issued credit cards is another example of the Grand Jury operating out of control and lacking citizen oversight.
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  • July 11, 2015
    Southern Marin fire district ‘partially disagrees’ with [Marin County] grand jury pension report
    In response to a critical report by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District Board of Directors acknowledged it may have erred in its public notice of past pension decisions.But if so, it certainly wasn’t on...
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  • July 11, 2015
    San Rafael denies wrongdoing in response to [Marin County] grand jury pension report
    Though the process may not have been perfect, San Rafael city leaders say they did no wrong when they approved employee pension enhancements without proper public notice, despite allegations by the Marin Civil Grand Jury that the law was broken.The...
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