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Mono County appeals Madrid arbitration

While former Mono County Deputy Jon Madrid sues Mono County and Sheriff’s personnel in federal court for violating his right of free speech, Mono County has filed a writ to appeal the arbitration that ordered Madrid to be reinstated and given full back pay. In the federal case, Madrid’s attorney alleges a pattern of retaliation […]

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Supervisors will appoint Obenberger as Sheriff

In early November, Mono Sheriff Rick Scholl confirmed reports that he would retire in December. He had said that he would now put family first. Sheriff Scholl’s term continues into 2014, and his Undersheriff confirms that the Mono Supervisors will vote to appoint him to fill that spot. The Mono Supervisors discussed appointment of a […]

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Mono Supervisors consider Sheriff appointment

When Mono County Sheriff Rick Scholl retires December 20th, he recommends that the Mono Supervisors appoint his Undersheriff Ralph Obenberger to fill his unexpired term as Sheriff-Coroner. The Supervisors were expected to make an appointment at their meeting on Tuesday. The first item on their regular agenda is appointment to fill the unexpired term of […]

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30,000 marijuana plants eradicated, two arrested

(PRESS RELEASE FROM MONO SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT) From: Ralph Obenberger, Undersheriff Date: August 16, 2012 RE: Marijuana Eradication in the Inyo National Forest As part of the campaign of the Mono Narcotic Enforcement Team (MONET) to combat the cultivation of marijuana within Mono County, MONET agents, with the assistance of the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team, Inyo […]

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Two members of Mono appeal board uphold Luman’s firing

The long and public appeal hearing of fired Mono County mechanic, Dick Luman, has ended. His attorney reports that the Personnel Board deliberated and found against Luman, sustaining his termination.  A written decision is pending.  That document is expected to explain the reasons for their decision. Attorney Katie Bellomo said that she and Luman do […]

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