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February 27, 2024 · CGJA News If the Russian River Goes Dry, Affluent Marin County Has as Much at Stake as Mendo[Mendocino County]

Adam Gaska wrote in the Mendofever on February 18, 2024 that “Marin County Civil Grand Jury just came out with a report in June 2023 calling into question Marin Water’s ability to meet the goals in their Water Resources Plan 2040. The grand jury goes on to advise Marin Water to increase water resiliency….” Read […]

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February 27, 2024
February 23, 2024 · CGJA News Stallion Springs CSD board [Kern County] plans to discuss grand jury response at Feb. 20 meeting

The Tehachapi News, Feb 17, 2024, reports that resident complaints about the wastewater plant, covered by a civil grand jury report of January 16, is on the agenda for the Feb. 20, meeting of the Board of Directors of Stallion Springs Community Services District. Read the full article at: https://www.tehachapinews.com/news/stallion-springs-csd-board-plans-to-discuss-grand-jury-response-at-feb-20-meeting/article_b9507638-cdde-11ee-95d8-835aa2a0b3c5.html

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February 23, 2024
February 20, 2024 · CGJA News Riverside County tested its voting system. Here’s how it did.

On 2/2/24 Jeff Horseman of The Press-Enterprise reported that a civil grand jury probe of the 2020 election found no evidence of fraud in Riverside County. Today, election officials and media representatives observed a team of workers put the county’s voting system through its paces. Read the full article at: https://www.pressenterprise.com/2024/02/02/riverside-county-tested-its-voting-system-heres-how-it-did/

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February 20, 2024
February 18, 2024 · CGJA News Broken hiring process reveals deeper issues in SF government

Ben Kaplan published an article in The San Francisco Examiner on January 28, 2024 that “According to the mayor’s office … San Francisco’s average time required to hire a new worker has decreased to about 150 days — a reduction from the shocking 255 days cited in a 2023 civil grand jury report.” Read the full article […]

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February 18, 2024
February 16, 2024 · CGJA News Santa Barbara County Report Reveals 60% of People in Jail Custody Have Mental Health Conditions

Giana Magnoli, Noozhawk Executive Editor January 25, 2024, reported that a recent civil grand jury investigation found that hundreds of people in the Santa Barbara County jails have significant mental health issues and need treatment the jail doesn’t provide. Read the full story here. https://www.noozhawk.com/county-report-reveals-60-of-people-in-jail-custody-have-mental-health-conditions/

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February 16, 2024
February 13, 2024 · CGJA News SMART [Marin County] reports ridership growth of 4.5% over pre-pandemic high

Adrian Rodriguez reported in The Marin Independent Journal on January 23, 2024 that SMART “recorded its highest ridership numbers last year….In response to a Marin County Civil Grand Jury report … that challenged the agency to detail how it would remain financially viable once the tax expires, SMART staff said ideally it would gain voter […]

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February 13, 2024
February 11, 2024 · CGJA News Throwback Thursday: 1924 [Humboldt County] grand jury report urges buying auto parks to boost tourism

Heather Shelton wrote in The Times-Standard on January 18, 2024 that “One hundred years ago this week, the Humboldt County Grand Jury released a partial report strongly recommending ‘the acquirement of auto parks by the county and also the retention of many of the old roads which have been superseded by the modern highways.’” Read […]

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February 11, 2024
February 9, 2024 · CGJA News  [Marin] County administrator leaves legacy of collaborative expertise

Annie Song-Hill wrote in The Marin Independent Journal on January 6, 2024 that “Things run so smoothly in Marin County government that you rarely hear about it…According to the Marin County Civil Grand Jury report published two years after the pandemic started, Marin’s rate of 120 infections per 1,000 residents was far lower than other […]

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February 9, 2024
February 6, 2024 · CGJA News Dignity Health pledges $750K to bolster youth diversion program [in Santa Cruz County]

PK Hattis wrote an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel on December 14, 2023 at 2:39 p.m. noting that Dignity Health Dominican Hospital … has pledged $750,000 to support the county’s response to youth in crisis. “A report this summer from the Santa Cruz County civil grand jury painted a challenging picture when it comes […]

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February 6, 2024
February 5, 2024 · CGJA News Hundreds of applications for Oakland police dispatchers [Alameda County] were ignored

Brooks Jarosz wrote an article published December 5, 2023 by KTVU FOX 2 that “despite a staffing crisis that has left Oaklands 911 system in disarray, the city failed to review hundreds of applications from people looking to fill empty positions….Councilmember Janani Ramachandran requested the information in October in response to this year’s scathing Alameda […]

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February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024 · CGJA News Sheriff’s office confirms hunger strike in Santa Cruz jail as inmates say ‘we are treated abominably’

Max Chun wrote an article in the Lookout Santa Cruz [County] on December 5, 2023 that “five inmates are on a hunger strike in the Santa Cruz Main Jail, and their complaints mirror many of the issues cited in a civil grand jury report earlier this year. Read the full article here: https://lookout.co/sheriffs-office-confirms-hunger-strike-in-santa-cruz-jail-as-inmates-say-we-are-treated-abominably/

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February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024 · CGJA News Supervisors to Dialogue on Grand Jury Report on Mental Health in the Santa Barbara County Jails

Jean Yamamura of the Santa Barbara Independent (12/5/23) reported that five deaths in the Santa Barbara County prompted a series of civil grand jury reports earlier this year to illuminate the provision of medical care in the jail. Read the full report at: https://www.independent.com/2023/12/05/supervisors-to-dialogue-on-grand-jury-report-on-mental-health-in-the-santa-barbara-county-jails/

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February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024 · CGJA News The Riverside County Sheriff’s investigation into voter fraud is a transparent voter intimidation tactic

On Dec. 5, 2023, the Editorial Board of The Highlander, UC Riverside, opined that voter fraud is a fictional problem that has been blown out of proportion on a national scale that Sheriff Chad Bianco is now facilitating. Read the full story here: https://www.highlandernews.org/88796/the-riverside-county-sheriffs-investigation-into-voter-fraud-is-a-transparent-voter-intimidation-tactic/

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February 5, 2024

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