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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Veterans Day Holiday

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day.

Changes to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the district court miscellaneous fee schedule, effective December 1, 2020. The amended Schedule of Fees will be available on the Court’s website.

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 12, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Columbus Day. Limited service will resume on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 pursuant to the Court’s General Order 20...

Request for Quotation

RFQ Number: USDC20_TempScreeningKiosk Request Date: 09/25/2020 Due Date: 09/29/2020, 2:00 P.M. local time

Request for Quotation (SF-2020-RT-056)

RFQ Number: SF-2020-RT-056 Request Date: 09/25/2020 Due Date: 09/29/2020, 4:00 P.M. local time

Request for Quotation

RFQ Number: SF-2020-RT-052 Request Date: 09/24/2020 Due Date: 09/28/2020, 4:00 P.M. local time

Senate Confirms John W. Holcomb as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On September 15, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of John W. Holcomb to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Holcomb will...

Senate Confirms Mark C. Scarsi as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On September 15, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Mark C. Scarsi to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Scarsi will preside...

Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr. as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On September 15, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr. to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the...

Reopening of the Southern Division

Per the gating criteria that was adopted by the Court, local COVID-19 exposure risks in the Court’s Southern Division are decreasing, such that allowing additional in-court hearings is appropriate at this time.  Therefore, the United States District...

Request for Quotation (USDC21_FISCALCOURIER)

RFQ Number: USDC21_FISCALCOURIER Request Date: 08/28/2020 Due Date: 09/18/2020, 2:00 P.M. local time

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2020

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below. The proposed effective date is December 1, 2020. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the Court’...

Criminal Bench Duty in the Eastern Division

Effective August 31, 2020, criminal bench duty for the Eastern Division will take place in the George E. Brown, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Riverside, by video or telephonic conference with the defendant’s consent and in-...

Request for Quotation (SF-2020-RT-031)

RFQ Number: SF-2020-RT-031 Request Date: 08/20/2020 Due Date: 08/27/2020, 5:00 P.M. local time

Request for Quotation (SF_2020_RT_045)

RFQ Number: SF_2020_RT_045 Request Date: 08/20/2020 Due Date: 08/28/2020, 5:00 P.M. local time

Request for Quotation (SF-2020-CG-ER-16)

RFQ Number: SF-2020-CG-ER-16 Request Date: 08/18/2020

Proposed Amendments for Public Comment

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. Appellate Rule: 25

Request for Quotation (USDC_SA_Chambers_9097_10160)

RFQ Number: USDC_SantaAna_Chambers_9097_10160_PatchandPaint_8/11/2020_OA Request Date: 08/11/2020 Due Date:

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 7, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Labor Day. Limited service will resume on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 pursuant to the Court’s General Order 20-...

COVID-19 Notice (August 6, 2020)

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the following regarding the Court’s operations in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the District. Access to the...

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