A San Molesteo County Big Deal:
According to the San Mateo Daily Journal (pdf), as was rumored just before the start of the ayres re-trial:
Judge Beth Freeman, judge in the criminal trials of convicted child molester william ayres, has been nominated to the Federal Bench by President Barry Obama.
Ooof. Almost didn't preside over a high profile conviction -- good thing the DA finally felt the heat under their seat! Maybe Freeman should think about attending Buy a County Supervisor a Beer Day.