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California's top court says public may see government's past legal bills

Christopher Knoll Jan. 13, 2017, 1:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court recently issued a closely split ruling in a case involving whether or not the legal bills from settled suits involving government entities within the state are public information. A member of an advocacy group wonders how the decision will affect taxpayers.

Murphy 'excited' to serve as judge on 'prestigious' San Francisco County Superior Court

Christopher Knoll Jan. 6, 2017, 6:01am

SAN FRANCISCO – The vacancy on a San Francisco County Superior Court bench, prompted by the retirement of Judge Lillian Sing nearly a year and a half ago, was filled by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Dec. 24, 2016.

Court gives California employers a break – but not a full vacation – from PTO reporting requirements

Christopher Knoll Dec. 1, 2016, 6:17pm

SANTA ANA, California – California employers looking for clarification on whether they are required to report accrued vacation or paid time off (PTO) on each wage statement for every employee have received a decision that takes some careful reading to understand.

Appeals Court upholds California's abortion education law

Christopher Knoll Oct. 30, 2016, 11:32pm

SACRAMENTO -- A state law passed last year designed to ensure women at private, religious-based female clinics receive information regarding the state’s coverage of low-cost or free abortions has been upheld in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.