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Palo Alto's traffic, small-claims courts set to close

Original post made on Aug 7, 2014

Faced with budget challenges, the Santa Clara County Superior Court announced Tuesday that it will be closing the small claims and traffic courts at the Palo Alto Courthouse in October.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 7, 2014, 1:38 PM

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Posted by David Speakman
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 7, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Makes sense. Palo Alto's population is much smaller than that of Sunnyvale or Santa Clara - and being at the edge of the county, the courthouse is less convenient to most people in northern SCC.

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Posted by Dr Adviceo
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Due to constraints no more afterdavids will be accepted for recording by Mr Judge,

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Posted by What Does It Cost?
a resident of The Crossings
on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:41 am

What does it cost to operate these courthouses? The Palo Alto courthouse has a jail and offices for the DA, Public Defender, Court Clerk and Adult Probation. Is the building to be used or leased out or sold to some rich crooks immune from prosecution? The story is unclear - evidently because it is just a re-write of a news release.

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