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  • 11/01/2019 9:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    November 1, 2019



    Contact:Judicial Council Public Affairs 

    415-865-7740


    [Updated as of Friday, Nov. 1]


    Amador County

    -As of 10:00 this morning, the Amador Superior Courthouse has full power and functionality. Court Operations will proceed as usual.
    -According to the PG&E Address Lookup tool website, the court is not expected to be in the next round of power-outages.


    Calaveras County

    -The San Andreas Courthouse is now open and fully operational.


    El Dorado County 
    -PG&E provided notification of potential power outage events scheduled to begin Saturday, October 26 to last through Friday, November 1. During these dates, the ONLY location changes are as follows:

    -The Placerville Main Street Branch located at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 will be closed to the public from Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019.

    • Department 1 and 2: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in Department 9 at the Cameron Park Branch located at 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682.

    • Department 5: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in the Hearing Room on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.

    • Self-Help Center: From Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 services will be provided at the Front Counter on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.
    NOTE: The above changes will remain in place even if the potential power outage is canceled or the power restoration occurs prior to Friday, November 1, 2019. The Court’s intent is to reduce confusion for the public, parties and partners. 


    Humboldt County

    (Update Thursday, Oct 31)

    -Normal court services are expected to be available through the end of business on 10/29.  In the case of a power outage, the court will offer limited services.

    Read press release for complete details


    Lake County

    -Power has been restored and normal court services have resumed.


    Marin County 

    -Power has been restored and normal court services have resumed.


    Mendocino County

    -Emergency Court Closure Due to Power Outage
    -The Court was closed from October 28, 2019 through October 30, 2019 due to a Public Safety Power Shutoff. Any cases calendared on those days will be rescheduled. Any last-day filings that occurred on those days will be accepted without penalty. Please see the authority from the Chief Justice and order from Presiding Judge Ann Moorman, declaring the court closure days as judicial holidays in Mendocino County.

    Emergency Court Order

    Implementation of Emergency Relief


    Nevada County

    -Nevada City Courthouse is open and operational. 

    -All Jurors summonded for Jury Duty October 29th or October 30th have been rescheduled to Thursday October 31st, see detailed reporting instructions below.

    REVISED JUROR REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR  10/29/19 - 10/30/19
    - Jurors in groups 100, 101, and 300 originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30a.m.

     - Jurors in group “0” originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 1:00p.m.

     - Jurors in group 100 originally summoned to appear on Wednesday, October 30  have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30a.m.


    Solano County

    VALLEJO COURTHOUSE RE-OPENS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019

    -Power has been restored to the Vallejo Courthouse and that location has been removed from the PG&E PSPS map. No outages are planned or expected for that location.

    -Court operations for Departments 2, 15 and 21 and the Criminal/Traffic Clerk’s Office will resume normal operations starting Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Vallejo Courthouse.

    -Department 7 will continue with jury selection for an on-going trial at the Fairfield Courthouse on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.


    Sonoma County

    Court Closure Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.

    -All locations of the Sonoma County Superior Court (the Court), with the exception of the Juvenile Justice Center will be closed for regular business tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.

    -All matters regularly heard at the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) have resumed effective October 30, 2019.

    -All jurors are excused from reporting on Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday,November 1, 2019.  All jurors should check the Court’s website on Friday November 1, 2019 or call 707-521–6640 after 5:00 p.m. for their Monday 4, 2019 reporting status.

    -All hearings scheduled for  Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019 will be rescheduled for a later date.  The court will begin to mail notice of rescheduled hearings on Friday, November 1, 2019.

    -During this closure, the Court is making arrangements to have all emergency ex parte applications and emergency requests for temporary restraining orders heard, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Petaluma Courthouse located at 11 English Street in Petaluma.  The Petaluma Clerk’s Office will be staffed from 10:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.for these matters only. Please check this page for updates on where emergency matters will be heard. 

    -All in-custody arraignments will go forward on Friday, November 1, 2019 in Department 9, at 1:30 PM.

    -Court will open to the public on Monday, November 4, 2019 and will resume regular public service hours.    

    All impaneled jurors will be called with instructions regarding when to appear. 

    -Those subpoenaed to appear on Monday shall comply with the subpoena.

    -Those summoned for jury service for the week of November 4, 2019 shall contact jury services at 707-521–6640.

    Court users are advised to check this page regularly as plans could change.

    -To contact the Court in the event of an emergency, call the Court info line at 707-521-6500. Information pertaining to Court operations will be continuously updated and provided via the Court website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Signage will be also be posted at all court locations. 





  • 10/31/2019 7:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    October 31, 2019


    Contact: 

    Judicial Council Public Affairs 

    415-865-7740


    [Updated as of Wednesday, Oct. 30]


    Amador County

    -As of 10:00 this morning, the Amador Superior Courthouse has full power and functionality. Court Operations will proceed as usual.

    -According to the PG&E Address Lookup tool website, the court is not expected to be in the next round of power-outages.


    Calaveras County

    -No update available


    El Dorado County 
    -(Update Wednesday, Oct 30)

    -PG&E provided notification of potential power outage events scheduled to begin Saturday, October 26 to last through Friday, November 1. During these dates, the ONLY location changes are as follows:

    -The Placerville Main Street Branch located at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 will be closed to the public from Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019.

    • Department 1 and 2: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in Department 9 at the Cameron Park Branch located at 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682.

    • Department 5: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in the Hearing Room on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.

    • Self-Help Center: From Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 services will be provided at the Front Counter on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.

    NOTE: The above changes will remain in place even if the potential power outage is canceled or the power restoration occurs prior to Friday, November 1, 2019. The Court’s intent is to reduce confusion for the public, parties and partners. 


    Humboldt County

    -(Update Wednesday, Oct 30)

    -Normal court services are expected to be available through the end of business on 10/29.  In the case of a power outage, the court will offer limited services.

    -Read press release for complete details


    Lake County

    -Clearlake Courthouse will be closed until power is restored to the building.

    Lakeport Court offices will be open and courtroom calendars will be held as scheduled.

    -View the Power Outage Notice for the full details.


    Marin County 

    -Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

    Power has been restored and normal court services have resumed.


    Mendocino County

    -Power has been restored.

    -Both Ukiah and Fort Bragg courthouses will be open tomorrow, Thursday, October 31. If you have a court date, it will be rescheduled. Filing deadlines will be extended if impacted. 

    -¡Buenas noticias! Mañana, jueves 31 de octubre, se reabrirán las cortes de Ukiah y Fort Bragg. Sabemos que tienen muchas preguntas e intentaremos proporcionar respuestas lo antes posible. Manténgase informados y visítennos en esta página mañana. Gracias de nuevo por su paciencia durante estos días.


    Napa County

    -No facility closures or service impacts this week.


    Nevada County

    -The Nevada City Courthouse will be closed on Wednesday, October 30.  All Jurors summoned for Jury Duty this upcoming week, please see the revised reporting instructions below.

    -REVISED JUROR REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR  10/29/19 - 10/30/19

    - Jurors in groups 100, 101, and 300 originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30 a.m.

     - Jurors in group “0” originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m.

     - Jurors in group 100 originally summoned to appear on Wednesday, October 30  have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30 a.m.


    Solano County

    -As of 2 PM October 29:


    VALLEJO COURTHOUSE RE-OPENS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019

    -Power has been restored to the Vallejo Courthouse and that location has been removed from the PG&E PSPS map. No outages are planned or expected for that location.

    -Court operations for Departments 2, 15 and 21 and the Criminal/Traffic Clerk’s Office will resume normal operations starting Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Vallejo Courthouse.

    -Department 7 will continue with jury selection for an on-going trial at the Fairfield Courthouse on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.


    Sonoma County


    Court Closure Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.


    -All locations of the Sonoma County Superior Court (the Court), with the exception of the Juvenile Justice Center will be closed for regular business tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.

    -All matters regularly heard at the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) have resumed effective October 30, 2019.

    -All jurors are excused from reporting on Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019.  All jurors should check the Court’s website on Friday November 1, 2019 or call 707-521–6640 after 5:00 p.m. for their Monday 4, 2019 reporting status.

    -All hearings scheduled for  Thursday, October 31, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019 will be rescheduled for a later date.  The court will begin to mail notice of rescheduled hearings on Friday, November 1, 2019.


    During this closure, the Court is making arrangements to have all emergency ex parte applications and emergency requests for temporary restraining orders heard, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Petaluma Courthouse located at 11 English Street in Petaluma.  The Petaluma Clerk’s Office will be staffed from 10:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.for these matters only. Please check this page for updates on where emergency matters will be heard. 

    -All in custody arraignments will go forward on Friday, November 1, 2019 in Department 9, at 1:30 PM.

    -Court will open to the public on Monday, November 4, 2019 and will resume regular public service hours.    


    All impaneled jurors will be called with instructions regarding when to appear. 

    Those subpoenaed to appear on Monday shall comply with the subpoena.

    Those summoned for jury service for the week of November 4, 2019 shall contact jury services at 707-521–6640.

    Court users are advised to check this page regularly as plans could change.

    To contact the Court in the event of an emergency, call the Court info line at 707-521-6500. Information pertaining to Court operations will be continuously updated and provided via the Court website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Signage will be also be posted at all court locations. 

  • 10/30/2019 8:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    October 30, 2019


    Contact: Judicial Council Public Affairs

    415-865-7740


    [Updated as of Wednesday, Oct. 30]


    Amador County


    As of 10:00 this morning, the Amador Superior Courthouse has full power and functionality. Court Operations will proceed as usual.


    According to the PG&E Address Lookup tool website, the court is not expected to be in the next round of power-outages.


    Calaveras County


    No update available


    El Dorado County 

    (Update Wednesday, Oct 30)


    PG&E provided notification of potential power outage events scheduled to begin Saturday, October 26 to last through Friday, November 1. During these dates, the ONLY location changes are as follows:


    The Placerville Main Street Branch located at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 will be closed to the public from Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019.


    • Department 1 and 2: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in Department 9 at the Cameron Park Branch located at 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682.


    • Department 5: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 will be heard in the Hearing Room on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.


    • Self-Help Center: From Monday, October 28, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 services will be provided at the Front Counter on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.


    NOTE: The above changes will remain in place even if the potential power outage is canceled or the power restoration occurs prior to Friday, November 1, 2019. The Court’s intent is to reduce confusion for the public, parties and partners. 


    Humboldt County


    (Update Wednesday, Oct 30)


    Normal court services are expected to be available through the end of business on 10/29.  In the case of a power outage, the court will offer limited services.


    Read press release for complete details


    Lake County


    Clearlake Courthouse will be closed until power is restored to the building.


    Lakeport Court offices will be open and courtroom calendars will be held as scheduled.


    View the Power Outage Notice for the full details.


    Marin County 


    Wednesday, October 30, 2019.


    Power has been restored and normal court services have resumed.


    Mendocino County


    Both Ukiah and Fort Bragg courthouses will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30. If you have a court date, it will be rescheduled. Filing deadlines will be extended if impacted. We are hopeful that we will reopen on Thursday, October 31st. Check back for updates on Wednesday evening. Thank you for your patience.


    Please do not send the Court messages through Facebook Messenger as we are unable to respond.


    Ambos tribunales, Ukiah y Fort Bragg, estarán cerrados mañana miércoles, 30 de octubre. Si tiene una audiencia programada, se cambiará la fecha. Si tienen una fecha límite para presentar documentos, se extenderá si es apropiado. Esperamos reabrir el jueves, 30 de octubre. Visite esta página el miércoles por la tarde para más información. Les agradecemos su paciencia.


    Napa County


    No facility closures or service impacts this week.


    Nevada County


    The Nevada City Courthouse will be closed on Wednesday, October 30.  All Jurors summoned for Jury Duty this upcoming week, please see the revised reporting instructions below.


    REVISED JUROR REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR  10/29/19 - 10/30/19


    - Jurors in groups 100, 101, and 300 originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30 a.m.


     - Jurors in group “0” originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m.


     - Jurors in group 100 originally summoned to appear on Wednesday, October 30  have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30 a.m.


    Solano County


    As of 2 PM October 29:


    VALLEJO COURTHOUSE RE-OPENS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019


    Power has been restored to the Vallejo Courthouse and that location has been removed from the PG&E PSPS map. No outages are planned or expected for that location.


    Court operations for Departments 2, 15 and 21 and the Criminal/Traffic Clerk’s Office will resume normal operations starting Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Vallejo Courthouse.


    Department 7 will continue with jury selection for an on-going trial at the Fairfield Courthouse on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.


    Sonoma County


    Court Closure October 30, 2019


    The Sonoma County Superior Court (the Court) will be closed for regular business Wednesday, October 30. The Court’s facilities are located in the mandatory evacuation zone and the Court is closing for the safety of the public and its employees.


    All jurors are excused from reporting on Wednesday, October 30. All jurors should check the Court’s website on Wednesday, October 30 after 5:00 p.m. for their Thursday, October 31 reporting status.  


    All hearings scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2019 will be rescheduled for a later date. 


    During this closure, the Court is making arrangements to have all emergency ex parte applications and emergency requests for temporary restraining orders heard, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Petaluma Courthouse located at 11 English Street in Petaluma.  The Petaluma Clerk’s Office will be staffed from 10:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.for these matters only. Please check this page for updates on where emergency matters will be heard. 


    All Court users are advised to check this page on Wednesday evening for updates regarding the Court’s status for Thursday, October 31, 2019. 


    To contact the Court in the event of an emergency, call the Court info line at 707-521-6500. Information pertaining to Court operations will be continuously updated and provided via the Court website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Signage will be also be posted at all court locations. 


  • 10/29/2019 5:24 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    October 29, 2019


    Contact: Judicial Council Public Affairs

    415-865-7740



    [Updated as of Tuesday, Oct. 29]


    Amador County


    The Jackson Courthouse has reopened for business.


    Calaveras County


    The San Andreas Courthouse is currently without power.


    El Dorado County


    The Placerville Main Street Branch located at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 will be closed to the public from Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1.


    • Department 1 and 2: Matters calendared Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1 will be heard in Department 9 at the Cameron Park Branch located at 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682


    • Department 5: Matters calendared Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1 will be heard in the Hearing Room on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667



    • Self-Help Center: From Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1, services will be provided at the Front Counter on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667


    Humboldt County


    Power has been restored to the Eureka Courthouse and normal court services are available until further notice. 


    Marin County (see notice)


    Due to the power outage – payment of fees cannot be accepted in the clerk’s offices.

    All Civil case hearings will be continued (to a future date) and the Court will notice parties by telephone and by mail.


    All Family Law case hearings will be continued, except Domestic Violence case hearings. The Court will notice parties by telephone and by mail.


    Any Civil or Family Law ex parte matters and Domestic Violence Restraining Order hearings will be heard in Courtroom G.


    If vCourt appearances were scheduled, the vCourt appearance will be continued to the new hearing date.


    Tentative rulings will be posted with notice for parties to appear on Friday.


    CRIMINAL MATTERS CALENDARED – All matters scheduled will be heard in Courtroom F. In-custody cases will be called at the jail.


    JURY SERVICES: All prospective jurors scheduled to appear this week, October 29 through November 1, do not need to appear and are excused.

    TRAFFIC: Traffic matters scheduled for October 30 will be continued and the Court will notice parties by telephone and by mail.


    LEGAL SELF HELP SERVICES: The staff of Legal Self Help Services can only provide assistance with Restraining Orders and Answers in Unlawful Detainer cases.


    Mendocino County


    Both Ukiah and Fort Bragg courthouses will be closed on Tuesday, October 29.

    Court dates for those affected will be rescheduled. Thank you for your patience. 

    Se volverán a programar las audiencias de aquellos perjudicados. Les agradecemos su paciencia.


    Napa County


    No facility closures or service impacts this week.


    Nevada County


    Nevada City location is CLOSED. Truckee is open for regularly scheduled matters.


    REVISED JUROR REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR  10/2919 - 10/30/2019


    - Jurors in groups 100, 101, and 300 originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30a.m.


     - Jurors in group “0” originally summoned to appear on Tuesday, October 29 have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 1:00p.m.


     - Jurors in group 100 originally summoned to appear on Wednesday, October 30  have been rescheduled to appear Thursday, October 31 at 8:30a.m.


    Solano County


    As of 2 PM October 29:


    VALLEJO COURTHOUSE RE-OPENS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019


    Power has been restored to the Vallejo Courthouse and that location has been removed from the PG&E PSPS map. No outages are planned or expected for that location.


    Court operations for Departments 2, 15 and 21 and the Criminal/Traffic Clerk’s Office will resume normal operations starting Wednesday, October 30 at the Vallejo Courthouse.


    Department 7 will continue with jury selection for an on-going trial at the Fairfield Courthouse on Wednesday, October 30.


    Earlier posts:


    Due to power outage, the Vallejo Courthouse is closed Monday, October 28, 2019, and Tuesday, October 29.


    All matters will be heard at the Fairfield Courthouse:


    Department 7 – Courtroom 305 in the Hall of Justice


    Department 15 – Courtroom 203 in the Hall of Justice


    Department 21 – 

    Monday: Courtroom 307 in the Hall of Justice, 

    Tuesday: Courtroom 204 in Law and Justice


    Department 10 – Courtroom 3 in the Old Courthouse – Unlawful Detainer matters scheduled at the Vallejo Courthouse


    The Criminal and Traffic Division Clerk’s Office is closed in Vallejo. All Clerk’s Offices are open in Fairfield.


    The Jury Office is closed in Vallejo. However, the Jury Office is open in Fairfield. If you need to contact the Jury Office by phone, please call (707) 207-7350.


    Sonoma County


    Court Closure October 29, 2019


    The Sonoma County Superior Court (the Court) will be closed for regular business tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29.  The Court’s facilities are located in the mandatory evacuation zone and the Court is closing for the safety of the public and its employees.


    All jurors are excused from reporting on Tuesday, October 29. All jurors should check the Court’s website on Tuesday, October 28 after 5:00 p.m. for their Wednesday, October 30 reporting status.  


    All hearings scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 will be rescheduled for a later date. 


    During this closure, the Court is making arrangements to have all emergency ex parte applications and emergency requests for temporary restraining orders heard, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Petaluma Courthouse located at 11 English Street in Petaluma.  The Petaluma Clerk’s Office will be staffed from 10:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.for these matters only. Please check this page for updates on where emergency matters will be heard. 


    All Court users are advised to check this page on Tuesday evening for updates regarding the Court’s status for Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 


    To contact the Court in the event of an emergency, call the Court info line at 707-521-6500. Information pertaining to Court operations will be continuously updated and provided via the Court website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Signage will be also be posted at all court locations. 


    Lake County


    Clearlake Courthouse will be closed until power is restored to the building.

    Lakeport Court offices will be open and courtroom calendars will be held as scheduled.


    View the Power Outage Notice for the full details.
     

    Santa Clara County


    South County Courthouse has returned to normal operations today, Tuesday, October 29.





  • 10/29/2019 10:04 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Update 10/29/2019: As of 8:00 AM, Court Operations have been restored and will remain so long as there is power.


    News from the Court:
    **Court Open with Limited Services During Power Outage**
    Posted 10/27/2019
    As of October 27th at 9:10 PM, Marin County Superior Court will be open Monday, October 28th during business hours with limited services.
    **POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGE**
    Posted 10/25/2019
    The Court has been informed by the County of Marin that PG&E may turn off power to the Marin Civic Center and the courthouse beginning sometime this weekend. As of Friday,10/25/19 at 3:00 p.m. the courthouse will be open on Monday morning. As the court receives more information, we will update this website.


  • 10/29/2019 10:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Update 10/29/2019


    The Court will be open for business as usual today until 4:00 P.M.



    Posted October 25, 2019


    The Court will be open for business as usual during PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS).

  • 10/29/2019 10:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

      Clerk’s Notice

    Monday October 28, 2019


    Court Closure October 29, 2019


    The Sonoma County Superior Court (the Court) will be closed for regular business tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  The Court’s facilities are located in the mandatory evacuation zone and the Court is closing for the safety of the public and its employees.


    All jurors are excused from reporting on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. All jurors should check the Court’s website on Tuesday, October 28, 2019 after 5:00 p.m. for their Wednesday, October 30, 2019 reporting status.  


    All hearings scheduled for Tuesday,October 29, 2019 will be rescheduled for a later date. 

    During this closure, the Court is making arrangements to have all emergency ex parte applications and emergency requests for temporary restraining orders heard, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Petaluma Courthouse located at 11 English Street in Petaluma.  The Petaluma Clerk’s Office will be staffed from 10:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.for these matters only. Please check this page for updates on where emergency matters will be heard. 


    All Court users are advised to check this page on Tuesday evening for updates regarding the Court’s status for Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 


    To contact the Court in the event of an emergency, call the Court info line at 707-521-6500. Information pertaining to Court operations will be continuously updated and provided via the Court website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Signage will be also be posted at all court locations. 


  • 10/28/2019 5:22 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    October 28. 2019


    Counties announce full and partial closures due to power outages and wildfire evacuations.


    Amador County


    The Jackson Courthouse is currently without power.


    Calaveras County


    The San Adreas Courthouse is currently without power.


    El Dorado County


    The Placerville Main Street Branch located at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 will be closed to the public from Monday, October 28, 2019, through Friday, November 1, 2019


    • Department 1 and 2: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019, through Friday, November 1, 2019, will be heard in Department 9 at the Cameron Park Branch located at 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682

    • Department 5: Matters calendared Monday, October 28, 2019, through Friday, November 1, 2019, will be heard in the Hearing Room on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667

    • Self-Help Center: From Monday, October 28, 2019, through Friday, November 1, 2019, services will be provided at the Front Counter on the main level of Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667


    Humboldt County


    The Eureka Courthouse is currently without power and limited services are available.


    Marin County


    As of October 27th at 9:10 PM, Marin County Superior Court will be open Monday, October 28th during business hours with limited services.


    Mendocino County


    Both Ukiah and Fort Bragg courthouses will be closed on Monday, October 28. 


    Napa County


    No facility closures or service impacts this week.


    Nevada County


    The court will be closed for Monday, October 28.


    Solano County


    Due to power outage, the Vallejo Courthouse is closed today, Monday, October 28, 2019.

    All matters will be heard at the Fairfield Courthouse:

    Department 7 – Courtroom 305 in the Hall of Justice

    Department 15 – Courtroom 203 in the Hall of Justice

    Department 21 – Courtroom 307 in the Hall of Justice

    The Criminal and Traffic Division Clerk’s Office is closed in Vallejo. All Clerk’s Offices are open in Fairfield.


    For Tuesday, October 29:

    Due to power outage, the Vallejo Courthouse is closed Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

    All matters will be heard at the Fairfield Courthouse:

    Department 7 – Courtroom 305 in the Hall of Justice

    Department 15 – Courtroom 203 in the Hall of Justice

    Department 21 – Courtroom 204 in the Law and Justice

    Department 10 – Courtroom 3 in the Old Courthouse – Unlawful Detainer matters scheduled at the Vallejo Courthouse


    The Criminal and Traffic Division Clerk’s Office is closed in Vallejo. All Clerk’s Offices are open in Fairfield.


    Sonoma County

    The Sonoma County Superior Court (the Court) will be closed for regular business tomorrow, Monday, October 28, 2019. The Court’s facilities are located in the mandatory evacuation zone and the Court is closing for the safety of the public and its employees.


    All jurors are excused from reporting on Monday, October 28, 2019. All jurors should check the Court’s website on Monday, October 28, 2019 after 5:00 p.m. for their Tuesday, October 29, 2019 reporting status.


    All hearings scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2019 will be rescheduled for a later date.


    During this closure, the Court is making arrangements to have all emergency ex parte applications and emergency requests for temporary restraining orders heard, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Petaluma Courthouse located at 11 English Street in Petaluma. Please check this page for updates on where emergency matters will be heard.


    All Court users are advised to check this page on Monday evening for updates regarding the Court’s status for Tuesday, October 29, 2019.


    To contact the Court in the event of an emergency, call the Court info line at 707-521-6500. Information pertaining to Court operations will be continuously updated and provided via the Court website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Signage will be also be posted at all court locations.


    Lake County


    Clearlake Courthouse will be closed until power is restored to the building.

    Lakeport Court offices will be open and courtroom calendars will be held as scheduled.


    View the Power Outage Notice for the full details.
     

    Santa Clara County

    The South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill will be temporarily closed on October 28, 2019 due to a public safety power shutoff scheduled by the utility company.


    Department 105
    9:00am Preliminary Hearing calendar will be continued to 11/4/19 at 9am D105
    9:02am Violation of Probation calendar for defendants out of custody will be continued to 11/18/19 @ 9:02am D105. Defendants in custody will be heard in Department 53 at the Hall of Justice at 9am.
    1:30pm Pretrial calendar will be continued to 11/25/19 @ 1:30pm D105
    1:31pm In-custody Arraignment calendar will be moved to Department 53 at the Hall of Justice in San Jose. (190 W. Hedding Street, San Jose)

    Department 110 Trial will be moved to Department 54 at the Hall of Justice in San Jose. For Clerk’s Office assistance, please call (408) 808-6600. 


  • 10/28/2019 5:19 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Napa Valley Register

    October 25, 2019



    Governor Gavin Newsom has tapped Joseph J. Solga, of Napa, to fill a vacancy on Napa County Superior Court’s bench.

    He has worked as a deputy public defender at the Napa County Public Defender’s Office since 2002, according to the governor’s statement. Solga’s appointment will bring the total number of judges in the county to seven.


    https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/governor-taps-deputy-public-defender-for-napa-judgeship/article_71a6b878-ec59-5484-b1a6-3ce87f183dfc.html


  • 10/27/2019 6:00 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Stanford Legal Radio on Sirius


    What is driving the crisis at America’s southern border, with tens of thousands of asylum seekers waiting to file claims—and hundreds of children still separated from their families. Immigration law expert Lucas Guttentag joins Stanford Law student Julia Neusner to discuss the situation at the border and the legal issues surrounding immigration in a live taping of the Stanford Legal podcast.




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