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Apr. 11, 2024

Judge Victoria Shanahan thrives in Mendocino County's fast-paced court

The Superior Court judge is praised for her efficiency and fairness as she handles a busy docket that includes cases from two counties.

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Mendocino County Superior Court

It was standing room only in Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Victoria I. Shanahan's Department B at the Ukiah courthouse.

On a Wednesday in late March there were 105 cases jamming her docket -- a fast-moving parade of felony and misdemeanor in-custody video arraignments plus in-person status conferences, sentencings, preliminary hearings and continuances.

Shanahan dealt with them all. "It's a q... (continued)

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