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Joe Walker in court Friday for sentencing

Joe Walker of Mammoth will appear in Santa Barbara Superior Court Friday for sentencing on charges related to sex crimes involving a Santa Barbara teenager.  In March, Walker pled guilty to 5 felony counts out of 21 sex-related charges lodged against him by the Santa Barbara DA.  Deputy DA Mary Barron had earlier said that […]

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Joe Walker pleads guilty to 5 counts

According to the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office,  Joe Walker of Mammoth Lakes has entered guilty pleas to 5 felony counts out of 21 sex-related charges lodged against him by the  Santa Barbara DA.  The pleas took place in court on Friday. The amended  criminal complaint filed against Walker described a situation over two years […]

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Walker scheduled for court

Joe Walker of Mammoth Lakes had been scheduled to appear in Santa Barbara County Court Friday. The Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office had slated the hearing for setting of a preliminary hearing date in Walker’s case.  He faces charges of illegal contact with a minor for purposes of sex and a charge of lewd acts […]

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Death certificate leads to dismissal of charges in Bourne case

Charges in the case of Dr. Andrew Bourne in Santa Barbara County Court have been officially dismissed. Deputy District Attorney Mary Barron said that when her office received Dr. Bourne’s death certificate, the case was dismissed.  Barron said, “We filed a copy with the court and dismissed the charges as to him, only.”  She said […]

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Mammoth school board will appoint new member

A month ago, Dr. Andrew Bourne handed in his resignation from the Mammoth School Board.  Now, the board has announced its intention to appoint a replacement. In an announcement, officials said they encourage residents to apply.  Applicants must be a resident of the school district and 18 years of age or older. School officials said […]

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Walker case delayed until March

Another delay in the case of Joe Walker of Mammoth Lakes involving alleged sex crimes against a Santa Barbara teenager. According to the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office, Walker’s hearing  on Friday was moved to March 9. Court officials expect to set a preliminary hearing date when they meet for that hearing in March. Walker […]

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Joe Walker back in court

In the Santa Barbara child sex case that involved two Mammoth men, Dr. Andrew Bourne overshadowed co-defendant Joe Walker in news reports.  With Bourne’s death, Walker stands alone against charges that he contacted a teen girl for sex and committed lewd acts with her.  Walker was scheduled to head back to court Friday. According to […]

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Public remembrance

As the community of Mammoth Lakes tries to deal with the tragic events surrounding the life and death of Dr. Andrew Bourne over the last month, friends and family work to accommodate a growing number who will publicly remember Bourne on Saturday.  Dr. Michael Karch emailed word of yet another change of location for this […]

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Residents remember Bourne as death investigation proceeds

Update re: celebration of life:  Dr. Michael Karch issued the change of plans in this email – I apologize for the change of venue again. We will be at Canyon Lodge due to its capacity of 1000. Rusty Gregory and Mammoth Mountain have graciously donated Canyon Lodge and will provide ALL FOOD.  Please note: DO […]

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Update on Coroner’s investigation on Bourne

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office arranged for an autopsy in the death of Dr. Andrew Bourne of Mammoth Lakes.  Following is the press release issued Friday evening: “Dr. Andrew Bourne, age 46, of Mammoth Lakes, was found deceased by his spouse on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 24th. An autopsy was conducted on the morning […]

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