Press Release Index
District Attorney Ravitch Advises that Governor Brown Has Extended the Price Gouging Protections through December
District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today thatGovernor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. issued an Executive Order on Friday extending theprotections against Price Gouging under Penal Code Section 396 through andincluding December 4, 2018.
DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch has announced that on April 10, 2018, the CaliforniaBoard of Prison Terms denied parole for the 16TH time to 70 year oldManuel Avalos Flores, who was convicted of the 2nd degree murder of23 year old Ricoberto Arroyo in 1981.
DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on April 10, 2018, the CaliforniaBoard of Prison Terms denied parole to 29 year old Eddie Menefee, who wasconvicted in 2006 of torture and sexual assault of John Doe, a 15 year old boy.Menefee who was 16 at the time was prosecuted as an adult.
District AttorneyJill Ravitch has announced that Salvador Flores, Jr., 19 years-old of SantaRosa, and Gustavo Alex Castillo, 25 years-old of Santa Rosa, each entered nocontest pleas to charges of gang-related attempted murder. Each defendant alsoadmitted to personally using a firearm during the crime. Flores and Castilloare active participants in the Puro Sureno Cholo (PSC) subset of the Surenocriminal street gang.
DefendantDaniel Broin, 57 years old of Napa, was sentenced on Wednesday March 21st bythe Honorable Judge Averill to serve two years in prison after having beenconvicted by a jury in January of embezzling over $100,000 from the FinnishAmerican Home Association (FAHA).
Defendant MaryKatherine David, 38 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday by theHonorable Patrick Broderick to serve six months in county jail, and 48 months onformal probation after having pled no contest in January to grand theft andforgery charges.
DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on March 23, 2018, the CaliforniaBoard of Prison Terms denied parole for the sixth time to 57 year old GaryAllen Moore, who was convicted of the 2nd degree murder of a 23month old child in 1990.
Defendant Paul Dwayne Kilgore, 70 years old of Sonoma, was found guilty yesterday by a Sonoma county jury of six counts of child molestation following a three week trial. The jury also found true an allegation that Kilgore had committed these offenses against multiple victims, who were all under the age of fourteen years old.
Costco and San FranciscoBay Gourmet Coffee Settle Case with District Attorneys’ Offices for Sale ofPlastic Coffee Pods
District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that her office, with 24 other District Attorney’s Offices in California, settled an environmental and consumer protection action against Costco Wholesale Corporation, Inc. and JBR, Inc.
On November 8,2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, the Medicinal and Adult-UseCannabis Regulation and Safety Act. The Act legalizes the adult use of Cannabisand establishes regulations that will control and oversee the Cannabisindustry.