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Court of Appeal, Fifth District, California.

IN RE: MARILYN H., et al., Persons Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law. KERN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. DEBBIE H., Defendant and Appellant.

No. F015312.

Decided: February 27, 1992

Kimball J.P. Sargeant, Sacramento, for defendant and appellant. Lucretia H. Parks, Berkeley, for minors. B.C. Barmann, County Counsel, Stacy Inman, Deputy, Bakersfield, for plaintiff and respondent.


In a petition for rehearing filed on behalf of appellant, we are directed for the first time to Welfare and Institutions Code section 366, subdivision (a) and are urged to find that this section authorizes, if not compels, consideration of reunification as an option under Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.26, subdivision (b).   We note that “[c]ounsel are not permitted to argue their cases in a piecemeal fashion and points not previously argued will not be considered where raised for the first time on petition for rehearing.”  (Smith v. Crocker First Nat. Bank (1957) 152 Cal.App.2d 832, 837, 314 P.2d 237.)

While given the discretion to relax the above-stated rule upon a showing of good cause (cf. Sime v. Malouf (1949) 95 Cal.App.2d 82, 116, 212 P.2d 946), we find no good cause shown here.   Appellant's petition for rehearing is denied.

BUCKLEY, Associate Justice.

BEST, P.J., and MARTIN, J., concur.

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