Sang Ji walks into the courtroom during a March hearing as Jung Choi confers with defense attorney Harry Damkar through her Korean interpreter. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Ji and Choi will be tried separately

Criminal proceedings against Ji suspended while expert determines if he is mentally competent to stand trial.

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Agriculture

UPDATED: Judge to rule on fate of solar project on Sept. 17

The court is considering a motion by environmental groups to delay the impending start of construction of the Panoche Valley Solar Project