The town of Coalinga, CA decided to bet it’s future on building a prison. The town lost the bet and the prison sat unused. Nothing was gained but debt to the community. The city council decided to the sell the prison for over $4,000,000.00 to a company in Southern California that grows and produces medical marijuana. Now a place that would have housed offenders of the various marijuana related criminal statutes will in fact be a home to the production of the medical marijuana products. According to the article at the link below at least 100 jobs have already been created. It appears that the ability of municipalities and states to generate cash from marijuana will do more to drive the move to legalize it than anything else.
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My next class at the Learning Exchange on how to find anything on anybody will be on September 19th, 2013. I hope to see you there.
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October 31, 1892: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Is Published
On this day in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle was published. The book was the first collection of Holmes stories, all of which had been published in The Strand Magazine between July 1891 and July 1892.
The book contained twelve stories, all of which featured Doyle’s famous detective Sherlock Holmes.
Here is something to remember if you are going to the courthouse to review files.
IT IS A FELONY TO REMOVE ANY DOCUMENTS FROM A FILE.
When you take out a case file for review in Sacramento County the clerks will generally tell that you cannot remove anything from the file. There will also be signs posted in viewing areas. Most often I see people taking apart a file at the copying machines while the sign looms directly in front of them. Don’t do it!
The court doesn’t want you to mess up the files and those of us who regularly go through files don’t want you to either. The reason is that was don’t want things to end up missing or to be put back in the wrong order. Generally, documents are entered into the files in chronological order. In some cases, certain types of documents are placed on one side in particular (Law & Motion documents for example. If the documents are out-of-order when you put them back in, it can really mess up an accurate review of the contents and make life more difficult for anyone who gets the file next.
In addition, files may have sealed documents. You cannot open the sealed envelopes, even if you are a party to the case. (I have held them up to the light in the hope that I might glimpse something really useful, but that has yet to work.)
If you are having trouble figuring out how to make copies, ask a clerk or a bike messenger. Anyone standing behind you at the copiers who searches through files as part of their job will be glad to instruct you. The sooner you get your business sorted out, the sooner we can take care of what we are there to do.
In the event that a document is loose and falls out of a file, just let the clerk know when you return it. It happens and they appreciate the opportunity to fix it up.
From all of us who do this sort of thing for a living, thank you.
Get your notebooks ready. Our next class at the Learning Exchange will be on Wednesday, January 21, 2013.
Hope to you see there!
There is still time to enroll for my class on “How to Find Anything on Anybody” at the Learning Exchange (LEX) in Sacramento. You can find out about the class and enroll at http://learningexchange.com/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=39501&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category
Just two (2) until our next class on How to Find Anything on Anyone at the Learning Exchange.
See you there. (If you can find the classroom.)