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Brown names new judge for Superior Court here

Ursula Jones Dickson was deputy district attorney

Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of a number of Bay Area superior court judges Friday, including a deputy district attorney to the Alameda County Superior Court in Pleasanton.

Ursula Jones Dickson, a 45-year-old Oakland resident and deputy district attorney with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, was named to the Pleasanton court.

Brown also appointed Alison Tucher, a 51-year-old Berkeley resident and a partner at Morriston and Foerster.

In Solano County, Brown appointed Christine A. Carringer, a 59-year-old Fairfield resident and staff counsel at Katchis, Harris and Yempuku to Solano County Superior Court.

In Contra Costa County, he appointed John C. Cope, a 50-year-old Benicia resident and deputy district attorney for the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, to Solano County Superior Court.

In Sonoma County, Brown appointed Lawrence E. Ornell, a 52-year-old Santa Rosa resident who has served as a commissioner since 2004, to Sonoma County Superior Court.

— Bay City News Service

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