Court report: Eminent domain trial hearing update (Carloni)

Judge Donald Alvarez in Department S-23 of the San Bernardino Justice Center commenced the proceeding in Town of Apple Valley v. Apple Valley Ranchos Water Corp. (CIVDS1600180) by dramatically narrowing the scope of what could be argued. Thus all the Town’s disagreements with the evidence and all of the questions and emotional argument in the Town’s attorney’s (BB&K) Objections were not factors to be considered at today’s hearing.

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Town of Apple Valley Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Increase to Solid Waste Rates

JULY 27, 2021 at 6:30 P.M.

Town Hall Council Chambers 14955 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley, CA 92307

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Apple Valley (the Town) will hold a Public Hearing on July 27, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., at the Town Hall Council Chambers, located at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA 92307 to consider adopting rate increases for the collection, handling, and disposal of solid waste services within the Town (solid waste services). The meeting can also be viewed on Frontier Channel 29, Charter Spectrum Channel 186, and online at

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Town to livestream water trial closing arguments

Apple Valley, CA — Feb. 2, 2021: Closing arguments in the Town’s water trial to acquire the Liberty Utilities Apple Valley water system are scheduled for Feb. 4 and 5. Due to COVID restrictions, the San Bernardino County courthouse is not open to visitors however the Town will livestream the closing arguments to (click on the green Watch Live button) and on the Town’s public access channels (local Spectrum 186 and Frontier 29).

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Update on the trial schedule (Carloni)

The eminent domain case of TOAV vs Liberty Utilities goes reconvenes on 6/15/2020, but the court is not allowing any observers at present (for this or any case). The courtroom can only have 13 people in it at one time besides the staff and judge, so it will be a challenge given the number of counsel, parties, and witnesses. Everyone, per our presiding judge, will be required to stay 6 ft apart.

This will be interesting.

Diana Carloni
Attorney at Law