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Scarf Lady Kate's Hearing Postponed
Date Tuesday March 25
Time 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Location Details
701 Ocean St. Courtroom 1
Event Type Court Date
Organizer/AuthorRobert Norse
A friendly street vendor repeatedly harassed by "Community Service Officer" Barnett during the day on Pacific Ave. and by night at her spot where she rests in her van has had her initial arraignment postponed from 8:30 AM in Courtroom 1 on Tuesday morning 3-25 when it was originally scheduled.

The new time she will face arraignment (and ultimately trial) for four citations (two for sleeping in a vehicle, one for vending without a business license, one for not moving after an hour on Pacific Avenue) will be in late May in the courtroom of Steve Siegel (Dept. 1).

Check with Kate on Pacific Avenue near the Coffee Roasting Company or contact me at 423-4833 for more updates. Or listen to Bathrobespierre's Broadsides at 101.3 FM Sundays 9:30 AM to 1 PM or Thursdays 6 PM to 8 PM).

More background: See "Downtown Ordinances -- A License to Harass Scarf Lady Kate Wenzell" at
Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 24th, 2014 9:13 PM

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The case that scared Palo Alto into holding off on prosecuting car sleepers.

Cheyenne Desertrain, et al v. City of Los Angeles, et al
Case Number: 11-56957

After listening to the judges during oral arguments, it is obvious why Palo Alto backed off.

Perhaps the "two for sleeping in a vehicle" will be dropped? Delayed? If prosecuted, the 9th's decision could be troublesome for local .gov staff...
by Robert Norse
Tuesday Mar 25th, 2014 7:28 PM
Thanks, Gary. I'll pass that on to Kate. Though, as you know, finding lawyers or legal support is no small deal.