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N.S. v. Superior Court  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: A148694

Justia Opinion Summary: N.S. was placed in foster care when she was 11 years old. After she turned 18 in 2014, she remained under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court as a nonminor dependent. (Welf. & Inst. Code, 11400(v).) N.S. had been d...

People v. Williams  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: B259659

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Jarrod, Alphonso, James, and Jonathan appeal their convictions for multiple counts of kidnapping to commit another crime, second degree robbery, kidnapping, and felony false imprisonment, in connection with a...

California v. Bradley  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: C075294

Justia Opinion Summary: When arrested by law enforcement, defendant and admitted felon Sherone Bradley possessed a firearm he admitted possessing before and during the charged offense. Defendant was ultimately convicted of being a felon in poss...

Dept. of Alcoholic Bev. Control v. Alcoholic Bev. Control App. Bd.  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: C078574

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Department) issued a 15-day suspension of an off-sale general license held by the Garfield Beach CVS LLC Longs Drug Stores California LLC, doing business as CVS Pharmacy Stor...

California v. Goodrich  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: D069515

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Appellant Mic Goodrich filed a motion seeking reclassification of his underlying 2007 felony theft offense under Proposition 47. The court granted the motion, which was unopposed. At the time Goodrich petitioned...

P. v. Pinon
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: G051212N
People v. Ochoa  
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: A137763A

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, approached by police after he was identified as the perpetrator of a robbery, threatened and resisted officers, making reference to his gang affiliation. At trial, the prosecution‘s gang expert testified regar...

In re E.G.
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: A146287M
People v. Bastidas  
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: A146431

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with possession of cocaine base for sale (Health & Saf. Code, 11351.5) and possession of heroin for sale (section 11351). In 2013,he entered a plea of no contest to possession of a controlled subst...

Bareno v. San Diego Community College Dist.  
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: D069381

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Leticia Bareno appealed a judgment entered in favor of defendants San Diego Miramar College (the College), San Diego Community College District, and San Diego Community College District Administrative Facilitie...

In re M.F.  
Date: January 12, 2017
Docket Number: D068971

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2015, police detained defendant M.F. at his high school after he gave one of his teachers a letter stating that she "should be worried about getting shot." When detained, he was wearing an empty holster. The polic...

Espinoza v. Shiomoto  
Date: January 12, 2017
Docket Number: E064252

Justia Opinion Summary: Bernice Espinoza appealed when her petition for writ of administrative mandate challenging the one-year suspension of her driver’s license by the Department of Motor Vehicles (Department) was denied. After review, the Co...

Swart Enterprises v. Franchise Tax Bd.  
Date: January 12, 2017
Docket Number: F070922

Justia Opinion Summary: Swart is a small family-owned corporation, incorporated in Iowa, with its place of business and headquarters in Iowa. At issue is whether the franchise tax applies to Swart, whose sole connection with California is a 0.2...

People v. Bush  
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: A140589

Justia Opinion Summary: During a traffic stop for speeding and driving without a front license plate, the officer recognized the smell of marijuana in the car and saw marijuana particles. During a search, the officer found about $47,000, determ...

Healthsmart Pacific v. Kabateck
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: B264300M
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