The latest issue of ASCDC's Verdict Magazine has an article by Conway Marshall titled From the Other Side - Surety Insight for Appeal Bonds (p. 35-36) with all you'd ever want to know and more about appeal bonds.
The Recorder's On Appeals column is Susan Yorke's When the Court Phones a Friend: Certification of Questions of State Law
On the caselaw front, this pub'd opinion today from Justice Richman contains many zingers and nuggets, and this nice appealability reminder:
Generally, discovery orders are not appealable. [Cite] “However, appellate courts have recognized an exception to this general rule for discovery orders issued in California requiring production of information to be used in an action pending in another jurisdiction, which orders the courts have found are final and appealable.” (Curtis v. Superior Court (2021) 62 Cal.App.5th 453, 464 ....)