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December 12, 2011
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California overrules Alpine Courthouse plans

Despite descriptions of infestation by insects, rodents and bats, and security that couldn't prevent a break-in by a bear, the state of California's Judicial Council officially canceled the Alpine County courthouse project on Monday, citing high cost and small caseload.

The cost-cutting will save the state's court construction fund more than $26 million.

The council has directed its staff to work on a plan to address future needs for the courthouse as a facility modification as money becomes available.

In a letter, Alpine County presiding Judge David DeVore said the courthouse has no holding cell and no storage for records, …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 13, 2011 03:13PM Published Dec 12, 2011 09:34PM Copyright 2011 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.