Business & Economy

California Superior Courts closed today due to state financial crisis

All California Superior Courts and their offices will be closed today as a cost-saving measure resulting from the state's financial crisis.

The closures are scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month through June 16, pursuant to legislation passed earlier this year.

Anyone having business with another agency located in the courthouse during a court closure should contact that agency directly.

On Tuesday, the presiding judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court announced the layoffs of 330 employees, along with plans to shutter 16 courtrooms to help cope with a $79 million budget shortfall.

The cutbacks are expected to be the first wave, with more job cuts and courtroom closures anticipated in six months.