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California Women Lawyers Announce Judge Diana Becton

Sacramento, CA – California Women Lawyers is pleased to announce that Judge Diana Becton, Superior Court of California, Contra Costa County, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the distinguished Rose Bird Memorial Award. Judge Becton is the Presiding Judge of the Contra Costa Court and the first African American Judge to serve as such. Judge Becton has served on the Contra Costa County Bench with distinction since her appointment in 1995. She earned her law degree Golden Gate University Law School in 1985. Prior to serving on the bench, Judge Becton had her own firm in Richmond, and was previously a partner in a Point Richmond law firm. Judge Becton currently serves on the California Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contra Costa County, Local News

Representatives Reject Water Bill That would Devastate Bay-Delta Economy, Environment

Representatives Reject Water Bill That would Devastate Bay-Delta Economy, Environment

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, a leading group of U.S. Representatives who support the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta voted against the passage of H.R. 1837, the so-called Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act. As written, the legislation would divert additional water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta to south-of-Delta water users, running counter to established economic thought, environmental policies and leading scientific research. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 246-175, and now goes to the Senate for consideration. The lawmakers … Read entire article »

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