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INTERVIEW: Laura Colgate On The Recall Ravitch Campaign

Steve Jaxon, Host of The Drive With Steve Jaxon on KSRO, speaks with Laura Colgate, Former Executive Director & Project Manager of The Family Justice Center of Sonoma County, about the Recall Ravitch Campaign & election. Listen here

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Sonoma County developer Bill Gallaher launches recall campaign against District Attorney Jill Ravitch

Sonoma County developer Bill Gallaher and his family have launched a recall campaign against District Attorney Jill Ravitch nearly two months after the company running their senior care homes paid $500,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by local and state prosecutors over the abandonment of frail elderly residents during the 2017 Tubbs fire. Gallaher and…

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Sonoma County’s Family Justice Center could close amid budget crunch

The Family Justice Center, a central hub of services for victims of domestic violence and elder abuse, is facing the threat of closure as Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch identifies up to $2.7 million in budget cuts to meet demands from the county administrator’s office. The District Attorney’s Office is just one of more…

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Top Cop’s Kerfuffle

Down on the corner and out there in the streets they’re calling it “Ravitch’s kerfuffle.” Jill Ravitch, the Sonoma County DA, mocked citizens when they protested the Georgia slaying of African-American, Ahmaud Arbery. “I seek to do justice in the work I do, not by marching,” Ravitch boasted. Fifth District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins replied, “I…

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Victim compensation unit eliminated within Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office

A small unit inside the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office that has processed compensation claims for crime victims will be shut down at the end of the year, a state decision District Attorney Jill Ravitch said was based on the local unit’s performance. Since 1986, the county’s unit has collected up to $15 million for…

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Sonoma County district attorney defends call to not charge ex-deputy who fondled female inmate

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said Thursday her office still lacked sufficient evidence to prosecute a former correctional deputy who worked in the Sonoma County Jail even after the recent disclosure of Sheriff’s Office records showing he had admitted to investigators that he had fondled and kissed a female inmate in March 2017. The…

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Sonoma County DA: No criminal charges for PG&E in 2017 wildfires

Sonoma County prosecutors will not file criminal charges against PG&E for causing a series of deadly and destructive wildfires that erupted during the October 2017 Northern California firestorm, District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced Tuesday. Cal Fire investigators determined PG&E had violated state safety codes, mostly by failing to trim trees and brush near powerlines, in…

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