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The California Public Records Act, CPRA was a law passed by the California State Legislature in 1968 requiring inspection and or disclosure of governmental records to the public upon request, unless exempted by law. The CPRA is similar to the Freedom of Information Act, except for the fact that "the people have the right of access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business" is enshrined in Article 1 of the California Constitution due to California Proposition 59 known as the Sunshine Amendment. Exemptions to the CPRA are narrowly construed and the public agency bears the burden of proving that an exemption applies. Exemptions under the CPRA are set forth under Section 6254 and are specific as to certain records or types of records. California obtained statehood on September 9, 1850. California is divided into 58 counties which include 482 incorporated cities and towns, of which 460 are called cities and 22 are called towns. California is the third largest state in the country with the largest population. The California judicial branch offers online Self-Help that can help one find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent oneself in some legal matters. Criminal history reports may be obtained from the California Department of Justice. Access to criminal history summary records maintained by the DOJ is restricted by law to legitimate law enforcement purposes and authorized applicant agencies. However, individuals have the right to request a copy of their own criminal history record from the DOJ to review for accuracy and completeness. Access California public records instantly from the most up to date resource online. Look up recorded information from California state, city and counties. Find public information on the current economy, housing and employment as well as up to date news and crime reports. Request vital statistics like birth, death, crime and court records in all of California's municipalities. Discover crime statistics, census data including people, demographics, education, income, employment and background history. Uncover current real estate data, property and land values for California. Find information on the area's people and state business statistics. Discover what the cities and counties of California have to offer and what public records they make available online. New services and resources are updated on a regular basis to keep you informed.

California Crime Reports (2011)
Total Violent Crime:154,944
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:1,792
Forcible Rape:7,663
Aggravated Assault:91,197
Total Property Crime:973,901
Larceny Theft:596,963
Motor Vehicle Theft:146,848
California Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the state in 2010 37,253,956
Estimate of the state's total residency as of April 1, 200033,871,648
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 201010%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20103,382,308
April 1, 2000 complete count of statewide resident population33,871,648
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age2,753,801
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age8%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age9,435,682
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 26%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older11%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older4,148,055
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents50%
State's white resident population recorded in 201021,453,934
State's black resident population recorded in 20102,299,072
State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 2010362,801
State's Asian resident population recorded in 20104,861,007
State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 2010144,386
Statewide 2010 resident population of two or more races1,815,384
Statewide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin14,013,719
Non Hispanic white resident population in 201014,956,253
Statewide percentage of white residents in 201058%
Statewide percentage of black residents in 20106%
Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20101%
Statewide percentage of Asian residents in 201013%
Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Two or more races in 20105%
Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 201038%
Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201040%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in California
Births 2007566,414
Deaths 2007233,720
Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less in 20072,944
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200984%

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of California Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the state from 2005 to 200927%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 200942%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200981%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200930%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 20092,092,627

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in California
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009 27 Min
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 200913,433,718
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 20091,219,170
Housing unit estimates - percentage change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200910%
Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 58%
Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009$479,200
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200931%
Total number of households between 2005-200912,187,191
Average size of households between 2005-20093

California Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $29,020
2009 statewide income of median households in California$58,925
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200914%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$1,520,755
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$41,805
Labor force of civilian workers in 200918,250,169
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 20092,086,232
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 11%
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 21,245,509
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 1,619,476
People employed by the government in 2007 2,718,385
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 20071,166,301,978
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200754,896
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 879,025
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 13,742,925
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 7%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 2,688,453
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 200780,852,787

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of California
Total number of firms located in the state for the year 20073,425,818
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20074%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 200713%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 200717%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200730%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 491,372,092
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 2007598,456,486
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 455,032,270
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 12,561

Land Valuation

Property value and California territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 35,069
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 7,758,491
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms25,364,695
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year299,922,630
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year8,160
Size in square miles of land as of 2000155,959
Population per square mile in the year 2010239
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Runners show support for Boston Marathon victims with 3-mile run
More than 200 runners pounded the pavement in downtown Sacramento to support the victims of the Boston Marathon, one year after the deadly bombing. "We wanted to show our support," runner Anthony Zeto said. The run was organized by the Sacramento Running Association. The 3-mile run started and ended at the Blue Prynt Restaurant, on 815 11th Street. The free event accepted donations for One Fund Boston, an organization that helps those affected most by the Boston bombing. As runners showed up to the event, they learned some troubling news -- a man was arrested for leaving two suspicious bags along the Boston Marathon course Tuesday evening. "All we can do is pray for those who are out there," runner Sulema Valencia said. Boston police secured the area and destroyed the backpacks by Tuesday night.
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Narcotics Raid in Paso Robles
On April 12 at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Paso Robles Special Enforcement Team served a narcotics related search warrant on Serra Way in Paso Robles. The team discovered about .5 grams heroin, numerous hypodermic needles, and evidence of heroin use, prescription pills, and other drug paraphernalia.  The investigation revealed that the residence was being used ... The post Narcotics Raid in Paso Robles appeared first on KVEC.
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Teen Arrested for Vandalizing Cars
A 17-year-old was arrested in Pismo Beach Sunday for vandalizing cars, a bus, and a school in Arroyo Grande. The suspect was pulled over in a stolen car. Evidence found in the car linked the teen to the vandalism. Vandalism included 42 tires slashed, a bus window broken, and a display case at Arroyo Grande ... The post Teen Arrested for Vandalizing Cars appeared first on KVEC.
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FBI Believes Two Recent Bank Robberies Are Connected
The FBI believes two recent bank robberies in Pismo and Arroyo Grande are likely connected. Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande police are working with the agency to track a suspect down. Based on surveillance photos, they are looking for the same person involved in both Bank of America robberies March 21 and April 3. Despite ... The post FBI Believes Two Recent Bank Robberies Are Connected appeared first on KVEC.
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‘Suspicious persons’ report triggers Diablo response
DIABLO GRANDE – Law enforcement converged on Diablo Grande Tuesday morning for a report of unknown subjects armed with shotguns, authorities said. Officers reportedly conducted an extensive search of a […]
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LOCA Watercolors 041514
LOCA watercolors workshop with Delgado Thursday morning Photos by Mary Hurlbut Iris by Lydia Delgado Laguna Outreach for Community Arts (LOCA) is offering a watercolors workshop on April 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Laguna Nursery. The class, part of LOCA’s 50 Shades of Green program, will be led by expert instructor Lydia Delgado. Delgado will show steps in mixing and layering colors to create soft bleeds and transparent effects. Everyone will take home a beautiful finished painting of an Iris flower.  Delgado Beginner through advanced level painters are invited to participate. Cost is $30 for adults ages 16-up. Advance registration is required, visit the calendar page at, email, or call 363-4700.  Laguna Nursery is at 1370 S. Coast Highway at Cress St. Free parking in back.
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California Most Wanted
View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs
On-Line Service Directory
Below is a list of County on-line services, input forms and self-service information  provided to citizens.  On all county webpages on-line services are designated by a little mouse icon …  … Most wanted list : … - 183KB
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Human Trafficking Case Leads to Two Arrests for Pimping and Pandering
Human Trafficking Case Leads to Two Arrests for Pimping and
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Bennett wanted for alleged probation violation
Karen Billeen Bennett is sought by authorities for an alleged felony probation violation. She is wanted on a controlled-substance possession charge, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
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Cardoza wanted for alleged probation violation
Rafael Jimenez Cardoza is sought by authorities for an alleged felony probation violation. He is wanted for allegedly possessing marijuana for sale and having a firearm while committing a felo…
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Reeves wanted for alleged probation violation
David Patrick Reeves is sought by authorities for an alleged felony probation violation. He is wanted for an alleged theft involving a forged/invalid access card, according to the Napa County …
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Geis wanted for alleged vandalism
Mitchell Scott Geis is sought by authorities for a felony vandalism charge, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
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California Mugshots
Photos of arrested persons, offenders in custody and booking information
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California Missing Children
Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions
SABRINA FLORES, Age Now: 16, Missing: 10/13/2013. Missing From VALENCIA, CA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office (California) 1-323-526-5541.
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ADAM HENDERSON, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/05/2014. Missing From BAKERSFIELD, CA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Bakersfield Police Department (California) 1-661-327-7111.
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EMMANUEL GARCIA, Age Now: 14, Missing: 03/05/2014. Missing From RESEDA, CA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Los Angeles Police Department (California) 1-877-275-5273.
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KHAYLA SCOW, Age Now: 15, Missing: 03/31/2014. Missing From RIO LINDA, CA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Sacramento County Sheriff's Office (California) 1-916-874-5115.
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AZURE ROSAS, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/04/2014. Missing From TARZANA, CA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Los Angeles Police Department (California) 1-877-275-5273.
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MARGARITA RODRIGUEZ, Age Now: 15, Missing: 03/27/2014. Missing From VISALIA, CA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Visalia Police Department (California) 1-559-734-8116.
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California Public Information
Recent publications of obituaries, city news and calendars, sex offender lists, birth and divorce records, view court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings
Travel at Bargain Prices With The Clovis Chamber of Commerce
 Travel with Clovis Chamber of Commerce! Enjoy wine & refreshments while discovering tours both domestic & international designed by Chamber Members Altours, Chamber Discoveries & The Perfect Vacation.Please RSVP: 559.299.7363.Tue, November 12th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Clovis Veterans Memorial, 808 4th Street, Clovis, CA For more information – click HERE. 
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#GetThereSafe Flag raised at Clovis West High School to Remind Teens to Drive Smart
WHAT:            Students across 20 high schools, including Clovis West High School, will  gather to raise a #GetThereSafe flag at their schools to remind each other about the importance of smart driving Over a five-year period (2007-2011), 1,572 California teen drivers, ages 13-19, were involved in fatal crashes], and more than half of...
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Remember This is Daylight Saving Time
Your smoke alarm has the power to save your life. Or does it? If you haven't tested your smoke alarm lately, it may not be working.  And that's a risk you can't afford to take.  Working smoke alarms give us early warning of a fire, providing extra time to escape safely.  But they can't do their job if you haven’t done yours – testing and replacement of smoke alarm batteries.As you...
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It's Election Day, Don't Forget to Vote
It may not be a major election year but there are still some important issues on the ballot this year.Monterey County Elections ----> Get more information at Cruz County Elections --- Get more information at
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California Families Get To Keep Individual Insurance for a Little While Longer
Blue Shield of California Life and Health Insurance Company says it will allow its California policyholders to keep their individual and family health insurance policies through March 31, 2014.If all of the policyholders elect to stay in their existing plans until March 31, the premium savings could be as high as $28.6 million, according to the California Insurance Commissioner's office."Health...
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Dignity Health Lands Top Ratings
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Dignity Health has just landed a top ratings award for their service on the Central Coast. According to Dignity Health: The Dignity Health hospitals of the Central Coast,  which include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), are pleased to share a recent rating report from The Leapfrog...
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California Missing People
Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources
Pioneer Home Boardmember Speaks Out on Embezzled Finances
SACRAMENTO- For the first time, a member of the board that steers Sacramento’s Pioneer Home is speaking out about more than $900,000 missing from the non-profit’s accounts. “We’re not going to stop doing ministry. We’re not going tos top caring …
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In Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Two New Signals Buoy Hope
(CNN)- In a sea of uncertainty, two bits of good news emerged Wednesday. Searchers picked up fresh signals that officials hope came from locator beacons attached to the so-called black boxes in the tail of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which …
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More Pings Raise More Questions about Missing Plane
(CNN) — Almost a month after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, searchers say pulse signals detected in the Indian Ocean provide the best hope so far for finding it. However, those same officials warn it will take time to confirm …
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Dangerous Felon Escapes from Merced County Jail
MERCED— Merced County Sheriff’s Department is searching for an inmate who escaped from the John Latoracca Correctional Facility. He was reported missing around 4:45 a.m. Thursday after a routine headcount in his housing unit. The missing inmate is David O’Neal …
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Help Identify Man Seen in Child Pornography Video, Confiscated in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO ( An unidentified man seen on video engaging in sexually explicit acts with a young boy has been dubbed “John Doe 28,” and the FBI on Wednesday issued a nationwide request for help finding him. Described …
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Search Called off for Missing Man
The search for a missing man has been called off. The man, 42-year old Benito Flores was helping his cousin Pastor Maurigro Cervantes with a baptism near Guadalupe Dunes Park when a large wave hit them. Pastor Cervantes and another person made it back to shore, but Flores was missing. Local law enforcement agencies were ... The post Search Called off for Missing Man appeared first on KVEC.
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California Crime News
Published news and events of criminal activity
Mexico’s crackdown on powerful drug cartels has succeeded in driving homicides down for the second year in a row, but it has opened the door for an increase in crimes, such as kidnapping and extortion, that affect greater numbers of ordinary citizens, according to report released Tuesday.
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Trial over wife's beating death heads to jury
The defense says a Southern California man had no motive for killing his wife, because he loved her.
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April 16 - April 23
"SON OF GOD" SCREENING (7 p.m.) Fair Oaks Theatre 1007 Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande 93420
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Alleged serial killings in Southern California highlight limits of GPS tracking of criminals
Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. — aren't foolproof.
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Bound, burned man found lying on freeway in Industry
L.A. County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a man lying on a freeway in Industry at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.
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Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter California killings
SANTA ANA, Calif. — GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.
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California Latest Questions and Answers
Q: Who owns 239 cypress, Bakersfield, ca
by Cg

Q: Can I find out of a police report made for my apartment complex? Going all the way back to 1970? Arroyo Grande CA
by gina

Q: If an address is made public through various venues, why can't I get someone's residence from the California department of motor vehicles?
by ted slovic
A: Safety and liability are a major concern when dealing with personal information, whether is it private or public. One piece of information may be public, such as the address, but when the department of motor vehicles puts it with a person's name, it can become a problem of intrusion for the individual.

Different departments can enforce their own policies as long as they are not interfering with the freedom of information statutes. Another example are deeds that show a person's spouse or family trust, therefore, agencies need sometimes set their own policies. Electronic databases are not an exception. Many court records that are available online contain personal information that the agency would rather not be easily released. Although these records are deemed public, a requestor can be asked for a permissible purpose for the information. The data can be modified to have portions omitted from being released. Similar to how court records were blacked out.

by OpenPublicRecords

Q: How do I find bankruptcy records 2013?
by Ivanna
A: try the pacer automatic system online (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)
by OpenPublicRecordsStaff

Q: Are Public Records Used To Spy On Others?
by Questionnaire
A: If you consider others looking at your public information spying, the answer is obviously yes. How far can a member of the public that I don’t even know go into my records? How much can they find out? How do I know when some is looking at my information? The answers are no longer as obvious to most people, even when it comes to public records.

How much can be found out from public records? The most accurate answer will come from you conducting a search of your own records, or hiring a professional to do so. Conducting a search on ourselves gives us the advantage of not looking for records, such as a criminal history, when we’re well aware that they will come back blank, so no need to bother and waste money. However, don’t be easily fooled into getting too comfortable, this is a only minor set back, not to mention that the person searching may be better skilled in finding records than you are.

Do we know all the information out there about you? You will have few of your peers say “Well, you already know all the information about yourself out there, what are you looking for?”. Not necessarily! Self background checks are conducted for just that reason. Many conducting a check on themselves, whether on their own at home from a computer or a hired service, are surprised at the amount of information that’s out there. Even after tireless efforts being made fighting identity theft, a wealth of information is still readily available. On one side you have privacy protections and on other side the people’s right to access public records.

When does the right to public records interfere with individual privacy? Individual privacy excludes companies and public entities as they do not have the same protections. Privacy and the right to access public records do cross each other’s paths. Financial information is protected but bankruptcy filings can be requested from the courts, is everything within the record open to the public? Can the public see assets listed within a divorce case file? There are a multitude of questions in regard to privacy, and cases should be looked at individually. Adding to the problem is erroneous information about you that’s out there.

What are my options? Each individual’s case can be different and there is no single quick answer for everyone. The information available can vary greatly from one person to another. However, there are tips which can be helpful to the average person. Begin with conducting a fishing expedition of your own records of anything and everything which may possibly contain your name, tel. number, address, business/company, affiliations/association with others and social networks. Remember that information about you can be in places where you’d never imagine since companies sell public data to each other. Are you skilled in looking and finding records? If not, hire private services for a better thorough job. The more time and/or money you spend, the more likely you are to find additional information.

by OpenPublicRecordsStaff

Q: Who is the property owner at 9275 Rising Creek Way Elk Grove Ca 95624?
by anonymous
A: The Sacramento County recorders office is the agency which should be the one that gives copies of recorded deeds and other documents. The following are the recorded documents they provide Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Deeds of Reconveyance, Assignments of a Deed of Trust and Liens
by admn

Q: Think About Requesting Local Arrest Records From Police or Sheriff
by OpenPublicRecordsStaff
A: A common request when looking into a person's criminal history are their arrests on record. A popular reason for trying to see someone's arrests, specifically if recent, is when people are looking for a loved one they suspect is in trouble. The major differences between these is the timeline of a particular arrest, is it in the past or was it recent, within hours, days or even still in custody. When looking for past arrests, the first thought is to run a background check. Whether private or through law enforcement agencies which can provide official reports. Do not to fall into the trap of thinking a background check will automatically include arrests. The reason for the arrest information not being included in so many background checks is that they're not convictions. Convictions show up in background checks, which can sometimes include criminal court records. However, arrests are viewed differently as the individual has not been convicted, and is still deemed innocent under the law. The result can be unintended incrimination toward the arrestee without being found guilty in the first place. If they're convicted, so be it, they should appear in a quality comprehensive criminal history search, sometimes called conviction databases from police and sheriffs agencies. As previously pointed out, in some areas law enforcement agencies at various levels provide background checks to the public, whether statewide (state police), countywide (county sheriffs) or citywide (police departments). The FBI also provides background checks (note that it doesn't mean everyone qualifies to obtain a background from the FBI).

An initial step in the right direction is to see which type or record you need and why. Employers tend to request background checks, so do individuals for various purposes to see a conviction history, of which there are many sources, either private or government. What if you're looking for a recent arrest? You're suspecting an individual you know may have been arrested. It is not similar to when a celebrity getting arrested and thereafter appearing all over the media. You need to find someone that you think may be in custody, and do it immediately.

Viewing recent arrests is simple and open to the public in many jurisdictions. This is specially true in densely populated areas with larger jail facilities. When an individual is arrested, they will then go through a booking process. The process provides a record of individuals that were arrested, which can include the incident report, evidence and more depending on policy and procedures of each individual facility. With ads all over the net from private entities which claim to provide arrest reports, a great number of the public is not aware that police and sheriff departments offer free public use of their online inmate databases. Los Angeles maintains one of the largest county facilities in the U.S., housing a highly populated jail, their website offers a name query inmate search.

Finally, when trying to get arrest reports, or sometimes called incident reports, why not go directly to the source of the information, the police and sheriffs stations? Their websites can show you how to make an arrest report request containing better detail than a simple inmate search. Bottom line is that criminal information comes from one government office/agency or another, and with the help of technology, many have public resources that can eliminate the need for a middle man, such as a private entity reselling the information.

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Q: Names of people arrested in Newport bch
by shelly
A: Some city police departments do not have their own jail or list of inmates they’ve arrested, which may be the case for the Newport Beach police. The phone number to the Newport Beach jail division is (949) 644-3672 .

The Orange county jail has an inmate search which may include arrests in Newport Beach, it’s worth checking since the search is freely open to the public. You can check the crime map here where you'll be directly taken to crimes occurring from street to street There are fields that can be used to select a time frame and types of crimes or all offenses. You can zoom out to see neighboring cities.

by tim

Q: Asking questions in open forums about how to obtain arrest records.
by johnallen
A: When we're faced with a problem which we have no answer to, we look to others for assistance. With the internet being a big part of making our lives easier, many turn to blog and forums looking for helpful tips. However, there are many that go unanswered. The tips below are from a full time blogger with over 6 years of experience in the field.

Be Concise

Provide the information clearly. Organize your thoughts before typing them in, organize it further once typed in. Make sure your message is getting across before posting it. Put yourself in a reader's place which has no background knowledge of you or your issue.

Check The Spelling
Spelling errors are an unnecessary hindrance to getting your question answered correctly. Remember, the person reading your post for the first time does not have any background information and may be easily confused. Additionally, there's no legitimate excuse other than lack of effort as spell check is automatically in place.

Be Specific Without Giving Too Much Information

There is a balance between posting too much information and being too vague. Being too vague presents a good possibility of not having your question answered, whether due to the answer being too broad in return or not helpful at all. On the other hand, making your question too detailed can effectively lose your readers. Keep a balance of making your point as easily as possible and as seemingly as you can with adequate information to respond.

Questions With Names Are Discouraged
Why is that? Why can't I ask if John Doe was convicted of this horrible crime which I just described? The answer is made clear in this sample question. When posting a question, many forums will look to filter posts that refer to an individual's name which can be incriminating.

Giving And Receiving Legal Advice
This one to most readers is a no brainer! But others, maybe due to desperation, will ask for advise regarding a legal matter. This is not recommended for obvious reasons. However, advise about legal procedures, where and how to find sources for the information is encouraged. Responses which cite the source and refers to answers found elsewhere are often posted with credit. Credible personal experiences that can be helpful are also passed on to readers.

There's nothing to say and guarantee that some unintended post don't get through from time to time. Some may have hidden messages or simply slipped through under the radar. The best efforts are made as an unpopular forum is ineffective. In other terms, there's great motivation to keep the blog and it posts within certain proper guidelines.

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Q: Houses built in 1800's in vernalis, ca in between Mc Cracken road and Welty road
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Q: who do I contact to notify the city of a hazardous house
by Denephew
A: Cities, counties and states maintain websites for public information and resources. In some municipalities, the fire department deals with handling hazardous waste materials. Also depends on what the hazard is, is the building’s structure unsafe? Or is it something else. Begin with the city website, each department has their own contact information. Since google geographically targets browsers, simply searching under a few keywords can list what is available in your area. There are generally 5 different categories of waste. (HHW)Household Hazardous Waste - Motor oils, chemicals/pools, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, anti-freeze, paint, household cleaners and polishers, batteries and so forth. E-waste (Electronic waste) - This are items such as: computers, printers and other peripherals, TVs and other electronic devices, toasters, blenders and so forth. Universal Waste - Items with mercury such as some electronic equipment, batteries, bulb, and others. Here's a link to examples of universal waste which should give you a good idea. The other 2 are bulbs (fluorescence) and home generated sharps according to 'Environmental Services Bureau' Simply google that bureau and you should see it listed in the SERPs. Providing the link to directly connect to the agency doesn't always work as they tend to change their urls from time to time.
by al

Q: If I have the case number of a case that has gone through the Courts how do I access the case?
by anonymous
A: It can actually be easier to see a case once it has been through the court system, not to mention more complete. All court cases are not accessed with the same ease. It has to do with where the case was heard/tried/filed. Some venues allow the public open access to an online database which shows information about cases. Others may charge a fee that is relatively low, usually to cover their costs as these agencies aren't in it for profits. There are venues where a private court services company will facilitate the request, some can even be found on the court's webpages. Bankruptcy cases have PACER, which is a government records source resembling a private service where the public can pay and get the records they need quickly without hassle. If you know which courthouse has the case is, you can go yourself in person and ask to look at files and request the case right there on the premises. There are independent companies called 'attorney services' which deliver court filings. They can search and get copies for others since they're at the courthouse often. Attorneys use them to pick up files from anywhere which is housing them.
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by chris
A: Riverside county offers property information here It is a link to their assessor's office, but it also gives instructions on how to do it.
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Q: Humboldt Ct renamed San Diego Ct
by chuck
A: Property ownership records through a certain period of time may answer that question. It will take time and work to do it on your own.
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Q: Is Coyote CA still an occupied city or is it a ghost town?
by Dee
A: The city of Coyote, CA had lost much of its population once the 101 was built. The 101 diverted the traveling traffic past the town and thereafter many of its residents left as the town’s economy quickly dwindled. A historic website about the city of Coyote mentions some residents may have remained, but fails to state how many. During the boom, the city of San Jose bought a large amount of land. This was met with resistance as some residents wanted to maintain the town’s historical value. Residents stood against each other in efforts to stop the purchases and preserve the town or selling and being able to redeem any value from their land. Once the bubble burst, the city of San Jose suspended efforts to acquire more land until a recovery. The only population mentioned are few that work at saloons, gas station, convenience store and little else.
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Q: Where van i find old records of crime in oxnard
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Q: Arrest Log for November 8, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
by AL
A: The police department keeps arrest logs which some will put online for public view. In this instance, the LAPD provides a link to crime maps through their website which shows crimes and arrests, responses to calls and more. Other areas are also covered. You can see the case number, date and time of the crime, location, description and arresting department.
by jan

Q: who was arrested on 9/20/2013 (California San Bernardino Fontana)
by anonymous
A: Police departments for cities and sheriffs department for counties provide information about their recently arrestees. Go to the San Bernardino sheriff inmate locator (you can copy paste the same key-phrase and you will see it) page on their website and you will be able to search recent bookings by name. You will need to enter the last name, at least 2 letters of the first name and age or date of birth. On the same page you will be able to lookup 'out of custody' individuals for the past week, day by day as recent as yesterday. Once you enter the link you will see a list of names and a brief description which includes the arrestee's gender, age, height and weight. There after you can select the individual. You will then need to click on the disclaimer and enter the record. Once the selected record is accessed, you will be able to see the inmate's information, arrest details, current facility where the detainee is being held, bail eligibility, charges and other details. The entire search is free and can be viewed instantly, but you can only select a few records before being locked out, it is not unlimited. Once you've past the limit, approximately 5, the system will then prompt you to try again later. Using a different computer does not help as it may be recognizing the ISP and still block additional queries. This only pertains to looking up the full record, you can still see a list of persons arrested and their brief description as many times as you need.
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Q: Arrest Records for July 24, 2013 at 2410 N. Towne Ave Pomona
by Sue
A: News reports within online media have access to their archived stories in many cases. Look at all publications that would have reported that event, whether a local source or otherwise. If that is not successful, official reports can be requested from the police or sheriffs department.
by admn

Q: how and I see an arrest record from 2012 Santa Rosa CA
by anonymous

Q: I am looking for information about a car crash near Los Angeles involving a stolen truck being pursued by police on October 22, 2013. A man and woman were arrested. The driver of the other car died
by CGB

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Q: How can you find a murder record of someone who was caught 6 to 8 months after the murder that happened Oct 03, 1989 in Los Angeles. They caught the man after he killed a police officer later in 1990.
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Q: how can i check if someone was arrested on a specific day? Milpitas, CA
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Q: I sold a vehicle but, the buyer didn't pay me the total agreed price and now he nor the vehicle can be located. Does anyone know what can i do to recover the vehicle or the monies due?
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Q: who were your 8-24-13 arrests
by Kat
A: Arrests information can be found at Sonoma county sheriffs department, but they only have daily arrest records. The crime reports however go back 3 days. Here's their website
by ted

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by blgpost

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by chuck

Q: HOw can I find arrest records for July 1, 2013? Gardena, CA
by Mari
A: The Los Angeles Sheriffs department's website has a link to their inmate search of the daily arrests
by al

Q: How can I find the exact address where heinous murders have occured in San Bernardino
by Jodi

Q: Where can I find articles on a murder from november 12 1991 in sacramento California
by shelly
A: Try the old news publications at the library. Archived stories may be on micro-film or data files. Look up their website for what they have available for public access.
by publicpost

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by miszzy
A: It’s primarily important to see whether the information is public information or does it fall under medical records, or does it come with the same requirements a death certificate holds. If the information is available through media periodicals, it can be obtained by looking up their past issues, maybe at the local library if not available online, however, by looking up news papers/media periodicals you will get their version and may not be 100% factual.
by visitorpost

Q: arrests made at 7466 rosemead blvd (Pico Rivera California)
by anonymous
A: There are several ways available online to do a quick search of the crimes per area, one is by looking up the crime mapping. This allows you to see crimes by location, including the street, crime committed, time and date. It does not show the name of the individual that has been booked or arrested. That area falls under the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department’s jurisdiction. The LASD offers an online search of their recently arrested persons. This search can be found on their public pages for anyone to access freely. You can see the arrest date, time, bail amount set, case violations, the court hearing the case and so on.
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Q: anyone have any info on a Natalie Jessica Miller 24 who's remains were found? Missing back in Sept 2010?
by rw

Q: How would I get a record of an addresses history files?
by Tara
A: A list of addresses can be viewed with a simple people search. There are many private services that will conduct a search free of charge prior to requesting an order and fee. A search of addresses can also be conducted using land or property records. These searches can be under the person's name or addresses. in tandem, both sources should yield some information.
by admn

Q: How can I find out if a bill collector has filed a case against me. They left a file number but, I tried looking it up but, it states no such case. I am tired of these calls I would pay if I could but, I cant
by Frustrated

Q: My birth sister was born in Michigan and adopted by a family in Moreno Valley, CA Los Angeles County. How do I go about finding her?
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Q: Arrests on march 25 2013
by j
A: An easy and simple way to look at recent arrests are to go to the law enforcement’s website. Depending on which department made the arrest, whether the police or sheriffs, many have online inmate search as well as arrest reports that can be requested. The inmate search is free and open to anyone and are not of convicted individuals, but of people that are being detained. Some other departments, mostly larger ones, will have a booking list. If there’s no luck with online access, some of the private sites that show arrestees may be helpful but not as current. I have noticed some comments regarding showing up in person and looking at booking logs or any type of “in custody“ lists, one of the law enforcement agencies said they provide warrant information, if you’re checking on yourself you run the chance of being arrested on the spot.
by tj12

Q: How do I find out if my friend was arrested this week?
by Katherine

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by Bob

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by bob

Q: how can i locate a property owners name
by oldtimer
A: There’s a free search for property information from Kings county, you can link to property information and values online.
by jim

by ROB
A: there may be a dba filed and published in periodicals. The papers local to the business filing will have some of the old issues in libraries if not online.
by aa

Q: How can I obtain an incident report regarding an assault at my residence in lake arrowhead , ca on 5/21/2013?
by Robin
A: Police departments will generally have a way to provide police reports. The law enforcement's website will have instructions regarding how to obtain them. Crime maps that search by area can shed light on which was the department that made the arrest.
by al

Q: Has A** C** been arrested?
by JRK
A: The Orange county sheriffs department has a webpage showing their arrest logs Here's a link to see arrest warrants These are both open to the public freely online.
by iem

Q: how to find any records of a arrest by the pine valley border patrol
by k

Q: How do I find a court date for a criminal case without the case number? Sutter , California
by Di
A: The county court's calendar search is open to the public here You can conduct a search of upcoming cases without a membership or paying. A name/party search may also be sufficient if in person. The county clerk can be contacted through their website.
by blgvisitor

Q: Where can I see details about an arrest.
by UB
A: The police and any other law enforcement such as the sheriff’s office will in many instances have instructions regarding how to obtain arrest reports or incident/accident reports. There are other methods if the person has been convicted such as a criminal background check which is an easy approach. Police reports are generally obtained by going through the department itself, however, a background check can be requested by private as well as government agencies. The venue of the court where the action is filed may also have an easy public access service where the criminal case can be viewed.
by ti

Q: Where can I find the deed to my home?
by aa
A: Deeds are generally recorded documents with the county clerk, or in California, the county registrar's office. Most offices have a website where the public can see how to obtain the document. Smaller venues will have limited services, but since these records are commonly requested, there will be a way for public retrieval in either case.
by clark

Q: I'm trying to reunite with a very dear friend Wendy M Polanco or Wendy M Simpson. I believe she lives in San Clements or Dana Point, I checked every possible resource but she might not have her profile public. I would like at least an email address. Pls anyone can you help?
by gp
A: Group directories in many instances contain information to contact the members. There are many local organizations in most areas/communities. Chances are not great in locating a person through various organizations, however, if they have a specific interest, chances are better. It is a search that can be done freely online just in case the person is a member of a group.
by joe

Q: Asking about a domestic incident at the home of Judy Quiett on 4/28/13
by Sherry
A: A crime map search can be conducted to see which law enforcement agency was responding. There after, their site should have a page of their recent press releases. News wires local to the incident may have a column to shed more background on the story.
by taylor

Q: where can i look for an ex inmate from calipatria State prison
by anonymous
A: The current inmates are listed here, however, if the inmate has been released, a people finders search can be conducted to look up residences. Depending on the type of information that is being sought, since the person has a record, a background check and/or criminal court case search would reveal certain details. The search of the DOC is statewide, but the court records are generally in county, so a people finder search may have to be conducted regardless.
by phan

Q: I need to know the date of an arrest in van nuys california
by Dawn

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Q: Public view of inmate photos, Santa Clara, CA
by blgr
A: In many cases the law enforcement department will have a detention center/jail facility. The departments in charge of the detention center will sometimes have an online search of their inmates in custody or even recently released individuals. That’s is not always the case as the Santa Clara county sheriffs website does not presently seem to have such a query online. This link to the Santa Clara booking information online may be a helpful place to start but you will need either the name and date of birth or booking date
by tl

Q: How do I get the occupancy permit (Twin Peaks CA)
by Belinda Barrett
A: This site is where you will find a list/directory of services from the county. At this link you will find information about issuance of permits from SB county, building and safety, permit research, fees, guidelines and forms. There are instructions regarding temporary use permits for residential, non-residential and RV or mobile homes.
by jen

Q: what types of products are manufactured in mendocino county
by steph
A: County of Mendocino has an official government site with local economic development The site includes, business improvement district with annual reports and budgets, local economic budgets, land use development code, business licenses and others.
by jay

Q: has cortney conn been arrested yet for burglery charges (Yolo, CA)
by ric
A: Here are the records to see arrests and criminal information It’s the county's detention center, but you can request police records, arrests and so forth from the same department. If you know approximately when and where the arrest took place, crime mapping show the offense and some basic details, but not the name of the offender.
by kay

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Q: arrest records for 04/06/13 thru 04-17/13
by curtis
A: Crime maps cover criminal activity by area and date. These are not arrest records, but will tell you the arresting law enforcement department. Thereafter, you can search for the particular arresting agency's website. Once you have the website, you can see how to order arrest records. You can also see the agency's arrests by look up their jail/inmate roster. Some agencies call it a booking log. Not all law enforcement agencies offer this type of search online, but finding out which agency and their website is a good place to start which can tell you how and where to obtain it. Some of the local publications may have a page containing arrests, most likely that not all arrests are there, but you can see a good number of them published. You can use the dates and the location as a search term and see what you can come up with.
by grant

Q: court case records (Pomona California)
by pam
A: When looking for case information, which court you’re looking in makes a big difference. Some courts have more online services offered to the public than others. Regardless of what is available, you can always go to the court’s physical location and search through their filings. But there are other methods that can be used with your computer at home. Even when cases are not readily available online, many if not most venues will have a calendar search on their site of upcoming trials and hearings. You can look online for an attorney service that goes to the court on a regular basis, usually everyday to the larger venues, and retrieve the copies on your behalf. These are public records but there may be restrictions imposed and some fees. That also depends mostly on where and how they manage public information versus privacy. If the case is bankruptcy for example, you can use the PACER system which covers all courts. If you're looking for criminal records to look up charges, offenses, sentencing and so forth while the person is still in custody or recently released, a department of corrections has a free online inmate search that can show the information and photos of the prisoner.
by al

Q: How to find a convicted murderers mugshot (Alameda, CA)
by a
A: The statewide inmate locator was not as helpful as the county’s. Here’s a list of inmate locators by county. You will need the first and last name. You may not immediately get to see the photo of the inmate, but you will be able to see some identifying information to locate photos elsewhere.
by jane

Q: Was ralph hilton arrested on 02/26/2013 in woodland ca.
by kelley
A: The law enforcement agency that would have made the arrest may have a booking list or in custody search. This greatly depends on where the individual was arrested, not all of the law enforcement agencies have such a public service online, but most of the larger ones do. Its worth checking as it is a free search to the public.
by stan

Q: Why was Bryan Jeffries arrested? California Santa Barbara Santa Maria
by Hbomb
A: If this is a recent arrest, you can use a jail list directly from the county sheriffs webpages. It’s a free online search anyone can access. If you need an official arrest report, you can see how to obtain one from the arresting agency by checking their website also. These are common requests and in many cases there is a standard protocol to follow, but it's routine for most departments. If there's no need for a detailed official report, local periodicals/papers often carry a page about recent arrests.
by jay

Q: Vehicles involved in accident on April 7, 2013 at Baseline and Azusa, California
by Bonnie
A: You can try and look up the police's website for current press releases and see if any information is available. Also, crime mapping sometimes include accidents occurring in a particular area.
by jay

Q: why are some cases investigated and others just blown off , anyone have any info on tools etc.. stolen off Dry Creek rd
by tr
A: It may be based on the value of the items. However, budget cuts may still be claimed by law enforcement. Some high crime areas such as Chicago the police will no longer come to the crime scene unless someone is in a critical state or the suspect is still present. So I'm guessing in the case of a murder since the suspect is gone and the victim is already dead, you can go file the report online and they'll send someone to pick up the body, hopefully in time.
by debspur
A: That is a good point. If you know of other cases, not just yours, you can submit it to the local paper asking the same question. A generic all purpose answer is budget cuts, lack of staff or resources. Was there a report filed? Were there any clues as to the persons that may have been involved. The police is not going to go door to door or post wanted signs with photos of the tools saying 'Anyone with information regarding these tools, please contact the department immediately'. Budget cuts may not be the problem. You can do a little bit of looking around of where the tools may be sold. Rarely items are stolen and then used for their specific purpose, so they're sold for money. Where are the stolen goods usually sold? In free classifieds? Online? Swap meets nearby?
by ted

Q: arrest of Timothy or Jennifer McCartin Lancaster CA
by lisa

Q: property owner info (California Kern Lost Hills)
by joe
A: The Kern county assessor is a county government office that does not charge for property searches You can search by document number, grantor/grantee, document date or class.
by al

Q: I am tring to find the report of city employees pensions. It is suppose to be public record however I can not find it. Can anyone help with the location of this report?
by Tim Smith

Q: a woman died while driving hwy 15 near baker ca of a heart attack. and details?
by Byrda

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by juliajuliamae

Q: History of first creation of Sacramento discoevry cemter. All information. (California Tehama Red Bluff)
by Monique
A: A good place to look up old historical articles are the libraries local to the place or event you're looking to obtain information about. Many of these files still remain on micro film, or any other method the library has chosen to use. Libraries that offer a website will list what they have as far as books online. But periodicals can be a different story. You may have to go the the library's physical location. It may be worth the time if it's close by since the librarian can direct you better than online web instructions.
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Q: where do I get a copy of a death certificate that occured in ontario, ca
by marisela
A: You can go to the county recorder's office or request the death certificate from the department of public health and you won't have to worry about in which county the death occurred. There are fees associated with obtaining this certificate. Be sure to review the differences between official documents and un-official documents, authorized copies or informational only. The San Bernardino county assessor recorder clerk on this page offers public records of birth and death records. Their procedures and forms are listed for anyone to access.
by gene

Q: power outage on 3/23/13
by mel
A: The LADWP shows their current outages on their site and the areas that are affected
by jan

Q: Who was arrested on 9/24/2012 in San Jose ca
by Little
A: You can try several avenues in which to see this information. One fast and efficient way is to look up persons that were recently arrested and are held in custody of law enforcement. If the arresting police agency does not have a jail to keep its offenders, the county sheriffs may have a central detention center housing the individual.
by eli

Q: How difficult is it to get an expungement? How would I know if I need an expungement?
by amy
A: You may not need to know which background checks the employer uses if you use the one from the state that requires fingerprints. Some individuals looking for work may think that the police department is a place where you order a background check, which can be true, but as good as this source may be, it probably only covers that area, not the entire state. The state of California's justice department offers fingerprint based background checks
by stan
A: How does a person find out which service an employer orders criminal history check from?
by amy
A: Before thinking about the expungement of your record, it is recommended that you conduct a search of your own background to see what others, such as employers, can obtain about you. If you can find out about which service the employer uses, you can see exactly what they see. However, in most cases we don't know or they conduct they're own by taking your information and having you sign a release. Still in many cases the typical prospective applicant does not know which is background check service in being utilized.
by al
A: There are multiple firms that offer record expungement services. These are attorneys that go and petition the court to have your record removed from public view. Not sure if that covers high security clearances. You may be asked if you were ever convicted and I wouldn't think expunging your record changes that fact.
by ari

Q: How do I find out about my brothers homicide back in march of 1989? (Lynwood CA)
by cokie
A: Libraries carry old and archived stories from periodicals. You can conduct a search at the library for the newspaper or any other periodical that would have covered that story. These may be on micro-film or on some type of digital imaging database. Online libraries offer a list a directory of services where you can begin your search.
by gene
A: There may be several methods in which to obtain this information. One way can be to make a police report request, sometimes named incident reports. These types of records should still be available from the law enforcement department that created the report. Reporters/journalist make open record requests on a regular basis when covering an event/incident. Police and sheriffs’ websites will likely have forms and instructions regarding how to make such a request.
by li

Q: where can i find all arrest made in needles ca march 15-16 2013? (San Bernardino CA)
by jed
A: The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department, this site also offers a out of custody search that can be accessed online. You can obtain arrest and inmate information, release date, charges and more.
by el

Q: I am interested in names and addresses of people arrested in California last week. Where can I find this info? Thanks for the help.
by Moe
A: One avenue to take is by looking at jail or in-custody lists from the arresting agency. You will probably not get the address. You can see the location where the arrest took place. You can look at news wires, some publications have a weekly list of recent arrests. They may mention the city where offenders are from, but again, probably not the address.
by mike

Q: When you have several projects that need to be done, do you need to find out about every sub-contractor?
by jay
A: This actually gives you an advantage, you can give them the smaller job and see how the contractor does. See how clean, treat the customer and ask about suggestions. Some bid low to get hired and thereafter ask for more or do unsatisfactory work. There are many tricks of the trade used by contractors when it comes to bidding and getting hired, so giving them a small job is and see how it goes is informative. They may claim it will be cheaper to do all the work at once. This makes no sense, why does it cost less? This only presents a bad situation where you have several projects partially done and you're having problems with the work in one way or another.
by jan

Q: What about reviews of quality of the work from past customers?
by ae
A: There have been some issues with online reviews. The source of the information being considered, it is not easily apparent where these reviews are coming from. There have been reports of reviews being written by company employees, marketing firms representing the business, webmasters trying to optimize the webpage and so forth. Even companies listing contractors with their customer reviews sometimes show a list of their best and worst contractors, which presents the question 'how did the bad ones get hired through their listings to begin with, did the customer hire someone with bad reviews or no reviews at all? Doesn't that make the service providing the reviews and listing the business useless?
by joe

Q: What if the contractor you've hired has outsourced others to do tile work for example. Do you have to conduct a background check on them also?
by tamy
A: Some may look at this scenario and think the contractor is responsible for the other individuals that have been hired. This may be true, but you are using someone else's judgment as to what is considered good work. Others hired by the contractor may not have been checked out properly or thoroughly, or they may be new to their team of workers. It is not comforting to hear 'Oh sorry, I didn't know. I won't be using him again'. Unfortunately, this means you were a test that went bad. You would have to take into consideration the due diligence of the contractor, did they check out the sub-contractor sufficiently or to your standards before beginning. Another question arising is that wouldn't you be better off hiring the other person yourself.
by joe

Q: Does checking past references help?
by tamy
A: Checking doesn't hurt, however, the source of the information must be taken into consideration, particularly when it is provided by the same person you're checking on. The clear drawback in this approach is that the references have been provided are selected by the contractor himself. One of the initial red flags appearing when checking are past work of small and simple projects. If it is just painting, then the work does not require much of the contractor. However, more extensive work that takes more time and skill are the ones to be looked at. The contractor's expertise is not in question in most cases, it is the lack of trust in doing a good job regardless of experience. Many of the lawsuits involving contractors are not based on not being experienced or their know how but the manner in which they conduct business and treat customers. Remember that many contractors work for themselves and don't get fired or lose their job, just that project with you. They can move onto other clients and in most cases have others in the mean time.
by jan

Q: When hiring contractors, which type of background check is the best, are criminal records important as licensure?
by tamy
A: What about checking references from past work?
by tamy
A: The simple answer the to the second part of the question is an easy one, criminal records are always important when trying to hire someone, specially when they will be working in your home. There's a level of trust that must exist when dealing with others and hiring a contractor you don't know much about without any background information can be a costly mistake. Licenses for contractors and many other professionals are issued by the state and its information is available online. In the state of California you can find the information here This source will show license number, business information, issue and expiration date, status, classifications bonding information which includes the dollar amount of the bond, worker's compensation and its details. However, this information does not cover lawsuits that the contractor has been involved in. Court cases is an essential part of knowing the person you're about to hire and will trust to do work on your home. With online services becoming more available to the public, Riverside county court records can be accessed online for a small fee This search includes civil cases and can be searched based on an individual's name or their business. You can look to find out about any past lawsuits and their details. Contractors are often involved in lawsuits and have a track record in the areas they have provided their services. If nothing whatsoever appears, whether criminal of civil suits, a further search until something is found should be conducted. 'No records found is not necessarily a clean slate', and likely not a good sign. This can mean that the contractor may have recently moved their services from another area. Other areas the contractor has work in may very well be outside the scope of your search and therefore will no reveal past records. Some searches may be statewide, such as the contractor's license, but lawsuits in superior courts are by county. Some private services may provide an entire state search, which depending on how comprehensive they are can be feasible. The solution to this problem can be as simple as conducting a people finders search. If one of the first things you know about the individual is where they have resided and worked, you will be able to see where else to also look. There are instances where the contractor has moved from one state to California and the license does not reflect what has occurred in the past. Also, it is possible to have a contractor's license in more than one state. Lack of records when the contractor claims to be experienced is a cause for concern and requires a deeper look.
by joe

Q: I had gotten my car stolen about three weeks ago they found it last Thursday. I was told that there where two people arrested in a so called car theft ring has anyone heard that too? (Paradise CA)
by 1967

by JAN
A: Arrest information can be viewed in several different ways. One easy method is to look up recently jailed persons by a particular law enforcement agency. If this occurred in Los Angeles county sheriffs department's jurisdiction and they were the arresting agency, you can conduct an inmate search here This search also covers arrests from various police agencies within LA county since the sheriffs department houses many of the detainees, however, the booking information may not show charges, but you can see the level of the charges such as whether it is a misdemeanor or felony. The information you can view includes arrest's time, date, location, by which department, in which court it's being sent to, actual release of the detainee and time, and any other case information available. For smaller crimes such as low level misdemeanors, details may not appear online. Arrest records can also be requested from the law enforcement agency directly, this is found on their department website 'PALES: Public and Law Enforcement Services is responsible for archiving, retrieving, and releasing crime reports and booking jacket information it maintains', you can see the rest of it here If you have seen the arrest appear on this open public records directory, you can click on the hyperlink and see the more about the event.
by al

Q: Where would can a person find police reports, criminal, incidents and other similar records?
by jane
A: The city of Beverly Hills' website offers information for the public regarding how to request their information from the city clerk to criminal reports. Beverly Hills Police Department Records Bureau is located at 464 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Other than an address and contact information not many of their services are online, seen here, for copies collision reports, online services can be used. Background criminal histories are not part of these reports. There is a phone number to reach the records division for all other inquires.
by im

Q: Does a background check include specific cities like San Francisco?
by jill
A: Since not all background checks are the same, the source and results can be vastly different. If you're looking for a particular report, criminal, incidents, crashes, arrests and so on that you are certain occurred within the jurisdiction of the SFPD, you can visit their site and see what you need to do to obtain, lower on this page you will see that requests for clearance letters also known as 'letter of good conduct' can be ordered. You can walk in to the physical location and save having it being notarized when requesting through the mail. All you need is a valid ID to request it in person. According to the police department's site, these are requests for criminal history/background checks. The state of California also offers background checks as well as the FBI for federal records. You may encounter less restrictions when using private sources. These are records that should be public, specially if you're looking to see your own record and privacy is not an issue, only proper identification to verify the person ordering is the same as the one on the record.
by admn

Q: Does the Los Angeles Police department offer background checks?
by jay
A: The LAPD offers several types of crime reports to the public with restrictions. Some require court orders or subpoenas and some just a request form. When looking for arrest summaries for yourself, you can request to obtain a list of dates, charges and dispositions This can be applied for in person or by mail. If you're looking for misdemeanor DUI arrests, you can go to the LA superior court and for felony DUI records, the request can be made directly to the records and identification division of the LAPD. Arrest reports are different and in most cases require court order or subpoena. Copies of crime reports can be obtained from the department by mailing the request to its records and identification division. Other reports that can be ordered are traffic reports, detention date information and more. Each type of record has its own guidelines. These may not be the only method in which to request data and does not cover any arrests or crimes outside their jurisdiction.
by ken

Q: Can I get a Santa Barbara background check on an individual for records local within the city?
by ron
A: Yes, here are the guidelines to follow These records are considered public but the city has its own policies, seemingly still within the law. If you’re trying to obtain a criminal report of yourself, other than a fees and procedures with the proper forms, the guidelines will not be much of a factor. However, when trying to get a report of a juvenile or of another person, you will have to submit an authorization letter to the Santa Barbara police department. The cost for the search is $10 and $25 when records are found. Keep in mind that this is not the only method in which to obtain criminal records.
by al

Q: obituaries for November 2012? (Ryde CA)
by Katy
A: When there's no luck in local publications where you're looking for information, you can move up to a larger and broad area's newspaper. This city is in Sacramento and publication within this county can cover all cities here A search of the entire year will result in to many records/data, so you may have to break it up into monthly or weekly if you're going to use periodicals such as newspapers. These searches are free and a good preliminary look at what is available without having to pay from the beginning.
by gene

Q: How does California measure up against the others when it comes to access to public records being the largest state containing some of the most populous areas in the country. Being on the forefront on many issues, various programs starts and government services begin here. Where does the public get recorded documents to criminal records can be different from state to state as well as county to county. How does an individual know where to begin looking? Are all the records kept in a central repository? Which assets are available for public viewing? To which extent can I request arrest reports? Many questions and answers are posted specifically pertaining to publics’ access issues. There is no central repository where all records can be found. This is a factor to persons that are new in regard to finding specific records. Government department offering records to the public make efforts in maintaining a fair balance between the right to know and privacy concerns. These two issues cross when certain records contain private data such as court records. Bankruptcies show a list of assets and liabilities, also may reveal other personal information as in individual’s social security number. Visitors can find help in locating records, online databases and where to begin a search. Which departments in the state’s government is the custodian of the various types of records. Ask a question other returning users can respond to and provide helpful hints and methods.
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Q: how can i find out if an addition to a house is legal? (Oakland CA)
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Q: Where can I pay a tragic ticket but I don't have the case number just the drivers info? (Weed CA)
by Jazz

Q: If public records are open to anyone, why can't I get information about my family without paying?
by jacknjudy
A: Open records pertains to the accessibility of government held information being open to the public, not the cost. Not the same as Free public records. There are costs associated with maintaining, recording, housing and providing records. The department can choose to pay for these costs with their budget or pass that cost on to the consumer. The choice is tax revenues or fees, most of the time both. When there's a present or projected shortfall with the budget, the department asks to raise its fees. The FOIA only covers access, however can not be prohibitive due to unreasonable costs or fees. Areas that have a high volume of requests can have searches and records free of charge. The type of record you are seeking is also a factor in whether it is free or not. Some states and counties offer free property searches, entity ownership searches and so forth.
by blgr

Q: arrests in 2012
by Miss777
A: The Sacramento Police Department’s website contains a page dedicated to crime data/statistics. In addition to statewide statistics, with this webpage you can also view neighborhood crime statistics. Crime stats may not accurately represent arrests, but is used for researching area’s crimes. Arrest reports are also available from the police department individually.
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by Danny

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Q: charges against Brent A. Bateman arrested on 2-28-13? (Los Angeles CA)
by Di
A: The LA county sheriffs department offers a free online search of their detainees. You can see the arrest date, time, the agency that arrested the individual, bail amount, housing location, court, release and case information. Case data link will show court address, fine amount, court date, disposition, sentence and date.
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Q: what is Barstow police departments procedure when performing search warrants? (Barstow CA)
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Q: Was there a building at 1700 W Caldwell Ave, Visalia, CA 93277 hit by a drunk driver recently? Or was the building hit by some out of control driver?
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Q: how or where can i find out specific details about a person in stanislaus county CA who is a convicted child molester. without paying money over the internet.
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Q: How can I find out other than calling the jail, what the release date of an inmate located at Adelanto Detention Center is expected to be? (San Bernardino CA)
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Q: February 23, 2013 stabbing in Oakland, California
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Q: What kind of vehicle accident was there February 28, 2013 at around 2 pm on Pierce Rd. Emergency vehicles responded. Traffic was stopped and I made a u turn so I could get home on Pierce Rd using Verde Vista (Saratoga CA)
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Q: Was there a fatality today ( Mar 1) at around 5 pm on Vulcan near Encinitas Blvd? (Encinitas CA)
by Driver

Q: Where can I find information about a friend who has being arrested several times and then release if he has to do sometime in jail? (Hanford CA)
by tina

Q: where was enrique leon arrested in pico rivera CA on February 28 2013. who else was arrested?
by g

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by Jw

Q: how many arrests for rape or sexual assault have there been?
by j
A: In many instances looking up periodicals can be an easier way to obtain the information, but, you will get the report of a statistic put into a story or event. The origin of statistics for the column may not be revealed, so you can't see exactly what information was gathered to produce the report. Police departments also release statistics, but not all do. A search can begin with the local police agency, thereafter the county sheriffs' yearly reports.
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Q: When someone is indicted, what agency arrests that person?
by Summer
A: Indictments are obtained by the city/county/state/federal prosecutors. The prosecutor is considered a top law enforcement personnel and will turn it over to the police/sheriff. Any of the law enforcement agencies can make the arrest. The procedures and specifics vary from one jurisdiction to another.
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Q: How do I get my elementary school records from 1952-53 from the closed Hawthorne Christian School? (Hawthorne CA)
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by jade

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by shannon

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by kim

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by anonymous

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by Tom

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Q: today, February 25,approx 2am -3am near magnolia just south of 22 fwy, loud explosion sounding, any details? (Garden Grove CA)
by sandy
A: The Orange County Sheriffs Department has their call online. Once on the OCSD's website, you can find a 'How Do I' tab, then you will see a category named 'Use Online Services', there is a link to 'OC Crime Calls'. You can see a list of the locations, city, agency, time dispatched and more.
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Q: Are calls in tips or information gotten during an arrest of a completely separate matter public record? for example location from where the call was made? (Taft CA)
by sickgirl

Q: I am looking for the registry of deeds to confirm ownership of a property I am interested in renting. Where can I find this? (Sherman Oaks CA)
by Lala

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by anonymous

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by P.nich

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by jen

Q: The sheriffs Dept dropped off friends bike but I can't locate him in the corrections department. Its been 2 day, is it possible he isn't in jail? (Gilroy CA)
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Q: Who was arrested on february 20, 2013 in san jose CA?
by Chris
A: The Santa Clara Sheriffs webpage offers an inmate search of their detainees. This source can be found at under department of corrections also. The sheriff department also provides 'Report Releases' and lists the service on their records webpage. Here's a full list of records available as per their site: Citation sign offs, Fingerprinting, Livescan, Informal Bookings, CJIC Reviews, Report Releases, Restraining Orders, Vehicle Releases, Repossession of Vehicle, Visa/Clearance Letters, Warrant Information, Records Checks for Federal Agencies (D.O.D./O.P.M./F.B.I.), Law Enforcement background checks, Registrants – Arson, Gang, Narcotic, Sex.
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Q: car accident in frazier park CA, around 1998, one fatality multiple injuries drivers name was Eric. i would like his last name if possible.
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by RG

Q: how much jail time for drug charges? (Los Gatos CA)
by me
A: California penal statues are online and free for anyone to look up information about the state's laws. You can see all of the statutes and look for the ones that pertains to your search at legal There is a list of the laws that include penal as well as civil statutes and procedures. The site claim this on their page ' Information presented reflects laws currently in effect'
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Q: If I am looking to access Oakland Arrest Files from the 1950s and I know they exist on Microfilm, how would I go about obtaining/viewing them? (Oakland CA)
by SeanF
A: A good place to start searching is The Online Archive of California digital library. You can narrow the searches with details of what you already know. Here's an example description of what is offered from the site :Lodi (Calif.) Jail Registers [6 vols.] dating from October 1913 through June 1955; the City Recorder's Record Book dating February 1913 through 1922; and, the Lodi Traffic Arrest Register dating July 1946 through October 1952'. You can get a general idea as to where these records are kept. Other departments in the area such as the Alameda sheriffs files, Berkeley police and so on can also be searched. There are recorded news publications that can be searched by city. Stories within column in newspapers can also show arrest occurring within a certain timeline.
by tim

Q: where can i find Erica Roney arrest records? (Chico CA)
by anonymous
A: The Chico Police department has weekly logs of arrests of the past 30 days. This list is free and online thought their own website. The Butte county sheriffs log of current events is online from 02/15/2013 to 02/19/2013. Older logs go back to January 2012. Police and sheriff records are also public information and should be available though each department.
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by Mike

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by Kari

Q: How can I find a relative that may live in Hayward, CA?
by Charlotte Knowles
A: A people finders search online will help you obtain address similar to looking up name in directories. It is best to search several sources and not rely on just one. You can begin your search based on the individual's name and not a location as people relocate. Also, there may be aliases that need to be checked if the subject of your search has been married and no longer uses her maiden name. There are many different sources for locating people from private sources that include background check companies and people locator services. In most cases you can initially see the address or city of residence without having to pay for the service, similar to a teaser to get you to buy their services. Social media is also another way to find people, there are friends lists as well as photos. Even if you are not certain whether the person is the one related to the search, you can still send a message and find out. Other means of research includes looking up home purchases/ownerships from the county recorder's office. Property records can also show joint owners such as spouses. There are name and location searches throughout the web's databases, from a business search using the secretary of state's databanks that can reveal company owners' names and location of their offices to the department of corrections' inmate query searches. If the records you are looking for are archived, genealogy sources, including from private entities offer search sources to locate the name. This can offer spouse's information and their name which can also be added to help the search.
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Q: Why were there 6 CHP cars and a motorcycle on the 2800 block of Burly Ave, Orange CA 2/18/13? What happened?
by Noel
A: You can look up incidents by area with crime mapping. Crime maps contain brief notes of what happened in a certain area by clicking on the location and you will able to see type of crime, date, location and description. One crime map shows Santa Ana Police department as the closest one to be in participation of providing the map with data. This is just one crime map however. There are other sources such as local periodicals that have their journalists make request for public information to obtain more details from the police. The CHP has a press release page on their site but nothing about this incident is appearing. Their accident or incident information page is daily and is updated often of what is currently happening.
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Q: How can i find a death certificate from someone who died in the Vacaville prison? (solano CA)
by Betsy Stewart
A: The California Department of Corrections states the following in regard to death certificate of an inmate, the entire paragraph and more can be found on their website in their operations manual online. 'The Chief Medical Officer (CMO),or physician examining the body and pronouncing death will specifically determine whether he/she can sign the death certificate or must refer it to the coroner. H&SC 10259 states the coroner will be notified and will sign the....'
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by me
A: If there's anything about the arresting agency or even better, where they are being held in custody, that department's jail/inmate search list can show who has been recently arrested.
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Q: looking for public record for a sale of a house in menlo park, ca in 1989
by menlo
A: The search would be better conducted by looking it up by name of the person which owned it at the time. Menlo Park falls under San Mateo county and their county recorders office has instructions on how to go there in person and obtain deed records if you’re nearby.
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Q: Anyone know the details of a car accident on Santa Ana Canyon Rd. and Lake View on January 25 2013 (Orange CA)
by Bob

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Q: recent bike theft mugshots? (Santa Cruz CA)
by josh
A: Did this event/crime result in an arrest? If the arresting agency is the Santa Cruz Sheriffs department, they have an inmate list. News organization that cover local events can have the information and photo of the occurrence. The smaller publications will cover stories that are not notable enough to be in larger publications.
by jim

Q: my father died in November 2003 my stepmother refuses to tell me who his attorney is handling their will how can i find out who the attorney is? (Carpinteria CA)
by bet
A: Go to the Santa Barbara courthouse his probate case sould be handled there
by Snowy
A: Is the will in probate?
by jan

Q: how can I find child custody records and juvenile court records for 1966? (Yuba CA)
by g. raines
A: The primary concern with these records would be whether they are public records or not and how California law applies to either. Some states do not protect data of deceased persons the same. The county in which this was tried may be sending their records to an archived central depository. The city of Yuba fall under the county of Sutter's jurisdiction. The superior court has a website where the public can contact the clerk.
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Q: List of arrests made February 08, 2013 in county of San Bernardino CA?
by bob-o
A: The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department has a search open to the public where you can search persons that have been arrested and in their custody. You can also see persons that were released by day. At this time you can view their out of custody search from 02/04/2013 to 02/10/2013 based on the release date.
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Q: how can i find a marriage certificate? (Lemon Grove CA)
by amy
A: You can request certified copies from the California department of public health's website. You can request informational or authorized copies. If you can not obtain an authorized copy, the informational copy of the marriage record has the same data except it will say 'INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY.' There's more on their site about which is best to request. Marriage records are also available from the county recorder where the license was issued. Confidential marriage records are available only through this method.
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by Stig
A: Is this a foreclosure auction at the courthouse?
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Q: Bar shooting November 13 2012? (Pacoima CA)
by anonymous

Q: Did the city of Rancho Mirage or County of Riverside give back the horse trail easements to the homeowners in their subdivision of Clancy Lane in Rancho Mirage, CA.?
by Donna

Q: 7 car accident near Torrance on February 2, 2013? (Torrance CA)
by kk

Q: Man found shot in house on lime st in Compton 1988. (CA)
by Twyla
A: Stories similar to this one can be found by searching through newspapers or other periodicals. If you know where the story is being held, whether online, microfilm or otherwise, an essential part of the work has been accomplished. This type of information is considered public record, unless it is under investigation, which in this case it isn't. With digital online libraries, there may be some information that is made available using the web. However, in many cases, online web databases are still not an option. Therefore visiting the library in person may be the next best approach if you are nearby the area. Investigating who would carry that story can be done online with some research. Since many publications are no longer in circulation from that era, you can begin your research by looking at the paper that would cover the story. The Los Angeles times may or many not have covered that event, so knowing of other more local publications of that time is helpful. For example, The Compton Bulletin has archived stories online freely accessible to the public of staff-written and other selected articles from 2005 to the present. This is only an example due to the dates covered for this publication only go back to 2005.
by gl

Q: jan19th 2013 warrant search? (Rialto CA)
by bo
A: The San Bernardino County courts offer a source for the public to look up warrants online instantly. Check dates and availability. The name of the site is This search reveals the county, charge, severity, description, date of violation, plea and status. You can also see the case number. You can also see actions that show show more information about charges, fine information, probation and minutes.
by blgr

Q: arrest records in 1988,in El Cajon, CA?
by rose

Q: Arrests records 02/2013? (Sacramento CA)
by smash
A: The Sacramento County Inmate Information system updates with up to the minute data. This inmate list is of persons recently arrested and in custody of the Sacramento County Sheriffs department. If a different department made the arrest, the inmate can be held in another facility. If the arrest resulted in being convicted, the state's department of corrections may have custody and details of charges or arrests even if the person has been released on probation or end of sentence.
by al

Q: Does anyone know what happened 2/05/13 around 930pm in the car crash in Placentia CA, off McCormick and Bastentury?
by Cindy

Q: update on burglary's in Yorba Linda, CA 92886. (Orane CA)
by Pansy

Q: where can i find Drug related arrests for January 2013? (Palm Spring CA)
by kandy
A: Regardless of the particular reason for the arrest, whether drug related or not, you can look up some arrests online by going to the Palm Springs Police department's inmate search. All inmate searches are not the same. The arrests by local police departments are processed and booked into custody. If they are being held in their jails, then the person should appear on the inmate list. Inmate is sometimes used as description of persons in local jails, although mostly to describe prisoners that are convicted and in custody of the department of corrections, but not always. Other terms such as jail roster or a text link saying 'who's in jail' and others are used, in whichever case, look for a source that guides your search toward the law enforcement department's jail/prison/holding facility and other related terms. These are often instant online searches open to the public based on the persons' names or dates.
by al

Q: Does Silverado CA have a planning department?
by anonymous

Q: more information on the Police chase on 1/30/13. (Bakersfield CA)
by Jesse

Q: What are the names of all of those taken into custody for the fake-gun robbery attempt on the 30000 block of Golden Lantern on February 2, 2013? (Laguna Niguel CA)
by TJ

Q: can i file a mechanics lien against a residence for services not paid even if i am not a contractor? (Hemet CA)
by bill
A: provides information regarding California law. Looking up statutes are free and online. Depending on the type of dispute, laws pertaining to mechanics liens can be viewed. There's a keyword search option that can be helpful to visitors not familiar with specific state statutes. If you're looking for general overview and the statutes are initially difficult to relate to, the California Department of Consumer Affairs has a page dedicated to explaining mechanics liens. You can view the effects of a mechanics lien, how to prevent the lien, release from liens and more. The Sacramento County Public Law Library has information online that also have the basics of mechanics liens, preliminary notices, stop notices and self help links. Thereafter, organizations such as the American Subcontractors Association of California are listed with their sites from the library which offer additional information.
by stf

Q: what is hemet code enforcement condemning 300-350 east johnston ave. for? (Hemet CA)
by nick

Q: Arrests made 2/3/2013? (Oxnard CA)
by frank
A: The Ventura county sheriffs department has an online search of arrested persons in their custody as well as area crime data. If you’re looking for specific statistical data, the crime map can be searched by location dating from 1/1/2006 to the present. Details of crime data shown includes the class and description of the crime, precise location, premises and beat. If you’re trying to see who has been arrested, the sheriff’s website also offers an instant inmate search of arrested individuals in custody by name. Inmate information details include arrest and booked date, description, current housing location, case numbers, facility address, court date, bail amount, eligibility for release, charges, offenses, court and more.