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Teixeira v. County of Alameda

9th Cir. No. 13-17132 William Horsley Orrick, District Judge, Presiding Before: Sidney R. Thomas, Chief Judge, and Stephen Reinhardt, M. Margaret McKeown, Ronald M. Gould, Richard A. Paez, Marsha S. Berzon, Richard C. Tallman, Jay S. …

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The 5 Most Destructive California Wildfires on Record

California is facing one of the worst times of the year for wildfires. Five of the state’s 10 most damaging fires have occurred in October, including the devastating 1991 Oakland Hills fire that resulted in 25 deaths and burned nearly 3,000 structures.  Below, a look at the five most-damaging wildfires …

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California attorney has a passion for civil rights

By LEANN BURKE lburke@dcherald.com OAKLAND, Calif. — Jill Habig always felt drawn to social justice and fighting for people without a voice. That interest led the Jasper native, turned California attorney, to found the Public Rights Project. Habig The Public Rights Project is a nonprofit organization that offers state and …

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