I've heard of California Virtual Academy -- is it legally a charter school? I gather those won't be affected by the ruling, regardless. But many of the homeschoolers I know (myself included) utilize the "private school" -- PSA, formerly R-4 -- option. That seems to be under attack by this recent ruling.
And yes, the news of the murders was very upsetting -- especially the one that happened right across the street from our apartment that had the police knocking on our door at eleven o'clock at night. However, our building is very secure, and this is such a safe neighborhood that, tragic as it is, statistically it's more or less a fluke. If the ruling under discussion has the kind of affect it might, that could impact thousands of California homeschoolers. I'm just hoping it doesn't come to that.