RivCo courts to close one day each month to cut costs

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Budgetary shortfalls will require the Riverside County Superior Court to shut down operations at all courthouses countywide, except for emergency hearings, one day each month for the remainder of this year and part of next year, officials said Wednesday. Beginning Friday, Oct. 16, and continuing every third Friday of each month until June, all 14 courthouses will be shuttered and employees furloughed, according to the Superior Court Executive Office. Officials said the closures are necessary to contend with a $12 million deficit that stems from the $54 billion in composite losses at the state level since the coronavirus public health lockdowns began in March. Superior Court Presiding Judge John Vineyard curtailed hours and completely closed some courthouses to pu
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