Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch and her challenger, Deputy District Attorney Victoria Shanahan, sparred Friday afternoon in a spirited debate about leadership and accountability as protesters continued to press Ravitch to prosecute the sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch maintained her fundraising lead over June 3 election rival Victoria Shanahan in the first 10 weeks of the year while outspending her on campaign literature and consultants by a margin of more than 2-to-1.
Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch raised nearly twice the cash contributions as her campaign rival, Deputy District Attorney Victoria Shanahan, in the six-month period ending last month.
Legislation billed as an effort to make jury service less onerous in California, but which critics fear could harm a criminal defendant’s right to a fair trial, advanced last week in the state Senate.
Construction of a new $174 million courthouse in Santa Rosa received a huge boost Friday from state court officials, who also blessed plans for new facilities in Lake and Mendocino counties.
Beating on drums, pans and blowing on plastic stadium horns, about 150 activists protesting the shooting death of Andy Lopez picketed a re-election event Tuesday evening for Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch.
Healdsburg City Councilman Jim Wood has virtually cornered endorsements from local Democratic leaders in his bid for the Assembly seat representing the North Coast.
Embattled Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo is no longer welcome at the county’s crisis center for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse.