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  • July 10, 2017
    [Orange County] Jail informant scandal: O.C. sheriff apologizes but says any misconduct was limited to 'a few' deputies
    Blog note: this article quotes the sheriff commenting on a recent grand jury report critical of jail operations.For years, Orange County sheriff’s officials have assured — and reassured — Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals that they have been...
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  • July 10, 2017
    [Lake County] County of Lake reaches $4.5 million settlement in Lakeside Heights lawsuit
    Blog note: this article references a grand jury report of many years ago.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Grand jury wants more done to address Napa County congestion
    Napa County’s master plan to deal with the ever-increasing number of cars idling in congestion needs an octane boost in the view of the county grand jury.The 2016-17 grand jury studied the Napa Valley Transportation Agency’s Vision 2040 plan.
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  • July 10, 2017
    [Kings County] New Grand jury takes oath
    Blog note: we normally do not post articles mentioning the start of a new grand jury. But we found this one interesting because of the quotes from some of the new jurors.
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  • July 10, 2017
    [San Mateo County] South City turns on cop cams
    Tech on uniforms, in cars adopted in effort to show commitment to transparency
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  • July 10, 2017
    [San Joaquin County] Grand jury says fire dispatch should consolidate: ‘Our citizens deserve better’
    Saying that egos and politics are getting in the way of public safety, the San Joaquin County civil grand jury this week called for the consolidation of two separate emergency fire dispatch centers.Most local fire agencies support having just one...
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  • July 10, 2017
    [San Mateo County] Grand jury wants to tighten purchase tracking
    A San Mateo County civil grand jury report urges the county procurement department to tighten practices for tracking large purchases.A grand jury investigation suggests that the county’s existing organizational structure makes it difficult to take...
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