By Cheryl Miller, The Recorder, December 7, 2009
"The state Supreme Court will close its Los Angeles filing office at the end of the year in a sign of judicial belt-tightening that is likely to continue through 2010.
Closing the office, which receives approximately three to five petitions for review each business day, will save the branch more than $350,000 a year, Chief Justice Ronald George said Friday. At the start of the new year, Southern California lawyers will have to send their petitions to the court's San Francisco headquarters.
The status of the office's three employees is still being worked out, although all three are 'pensionable,' George said.
The chief justice announced the closure during his annual meeting with reporters in San Francisco."