Thursday, January 16
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A Central California Roman Catholic diocese that has paid out tens of millions of dollars in judgments and settlements stemming from child abuse allegations has filed for bankruptcy. Attorneys for the Diocese of Stockton submitted the filing yesterday. The diocese now has four months to file a reorganization plan.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that California medical marijuana dispensaries have no protection under state law from federal drug prosecutions. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that California's law allowing marijuana use with a doctor's recommendation doesn't shield dispensaries, their landlords and customers from criminal charges and government lawsuits.
PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have added 10 new charges against a popular Northern California golf coach was already facing 65 counts of child molestation for allegedly sexually assaulting multiple boys. Andrew Michael Nisbet, of Livermore, did not enter plea yesterday in Alameda County Superior Court after he was charged with the 75 felonies. Nisbet is being held without bail.
MANTECA, Calif. (AP) — A 21-year-old man is facing charges in Central California in the slaying of girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter. The Record of Stockton reports that Longino Lamont Tolefree Jr. was arrested at his workplace in Lathrop on Monday evening. A San Joaquin County prosecutor said he appeared in court yesterday on charges of child abuse resulting in death and corporal injury to a child, but did not enter a plea.