Briefs

Written by Triplicate Staff December 17, 2012 05:56 pm

Hearing Monday for DA’s Bar trial 

A California State Bar trial judge is expected to decide Monday whether closing arguments will be submitted or delivered orally in the case against District Attorney Jon Alexander.

The hearing is going to be held in open court in San Francisco.

Alexander is facing seven charges of misconduct, including corruption.

The DA’s charges stem from three events: making a $14,000 loan to a probation officer when Alexander was a public defender, receiving a $6,000 loan from a defense attorney, and discussing a case with a defendant without her lawyer present.

Alexander could be disbarred if he is found guilty. Once the trial is concluded, the judge will have 90 days to render a decision.

Man arrested on sex-crime charges

A local man was arrested on suspicion of sex-related crimes Tuesday.

Aaron N. Jones, 37, of Crescent City was arrested on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 14, sodomy to a child under 14, and oral copulation, said Crescent City Police Lt. Garrett Scott.

Authorities are investigating the case further and allegations that there are three alleged victims, said Scott.

One of the alleged victims has reported 11 incidents, Scott said.

Birthday party for 103-year-old

Yurok Tribal member Ada Charles turns 103 years old on Monday and her family is inviting the public to celebrate with her.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the Yurok Tribal Headquarters, 190 Klamath Blvd.

Charles has resided in Klamath most of her life. As a child she was sent to boarding school in Hoopa and later moved to San Francisco to find work when she was a young woman.

She retained her knowledge of the Yurok language and taught it later in life with the help of her daughter.

She was once considered the most versatile basket maker in Klamath. When she was a young girl, she participated in the Jump Dance, something only two girls are chosen to do. 

For information about the event,  call 954-5814 or 482-3203.

Free dinner for struggling families

Struggling families looking for a little Christmas cheer are invited to a free dinner Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, 1281 Douglas St.

Gifts will be given to the entire family, adults as well as children.

The event is being sponsored by Cornerstone Church and Our Daily Bread Ministries. 

For more information, or to make a donation of food, gifts or money, call 464-7771.

— Del Norte Triplicate