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Mono County delays response to court order in Madrid case

After two and a half years, an arbitration and a court hearing, the Mono County Counsel now claims that Deputy Jon Madrid was never effectively fired. Madrid’s controversial termination was documented in a letter from then Sheriff Rick Scholl on November 7, 2011. Madrid appealed his termination and Mono County fought to uphold Madrid’s firing […]

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Final court decision goes against Mono County, for Madrid

In a recently filed decision, Judge James Garbolino has upheld the Arbitrator’s 2013 decision to reinstate Mono County Deputy Jon Madrid and denied the County a delay in enforcement of that decision. The Judge also awarded Madrid costs and attorneys’ fees. He once more said that evidence showed Madrid was harassed and the victim of […]

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County wants new judge in Luman case

Dick Luman worked as a mechanic for the Mono County Road Department for 15 years. In late 2011, he was fired for an alleged physical fight with a road operations supervisor. He appealed that termination which was upheld on the grounds that he threatened his supervisor, not that he had a fight with him. Today […]

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Judge rules against Mono County and for former Deputy Madrid

Mono County, represented by John Vallejo of the County Counsel’s Office, petitioned Superior Court to set aside last February’s arbitration decision in the termination of Deputy Jon Madrid. In a tentative decision, Judge James Garbolino ruled solidly against Mono County and included several quotes in his decision, highly critical of the Mono Sheriff’s Department. He […]

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MCWD and LADWP reach tentative agreement

Even as a new Los Angeles mayor takes office and Department of Water and Power officials will likely change, Mammoth Community Water District officials try to settle what many perceived as a ruthless DWP attack on Mammoth’s water. As of last Friday, the two sides had reached an agreement on terms and conditions. Water District […]

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MCWD and LADWP now on course for water rights litigation

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says they are still in negotiations. Mammoth Community Water District officials say they don’t want to comment. What looked like a settlement over DWP’s attack on Mammoth’s water rights now looks iffy. A trial date has been set for September. Alan Lily, one of Mammoth Water District’s attorneys, […]

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MCWD and LADWP still not settled over water rights

A recent edition of the Los Angeles Times reported that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was “weighing a compromise” in its legal attack on Mammoth’s rights to Mammoth Creek water. The Times reported some terms of a settlement and put the word “truce” in their headline. It all seemed just about over. […]

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MCWD, LADWP settlement apparently close

Almost a year ago, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power filed lawsuits which challenged Mammoth Community Water District’s rights to Mammoth Creek water, which is a major part of the town water supply. The suits were connected to the EIR on Mammoth Creek flows and Mammoth’s Urban Water Management Plan. DWP said these […]

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LADWP suits against MCWD year-long process

In a recent court appearance, appointed Judge James Garbolino presided over a number of details and date settings for the two cases filed by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power against Mammoth Community Water District.  The cases and their cost will drag on into next year. According to Water District Manager Greg Norby, […]

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