LOCKYER FILES BRIEF OPPOSING DEVELOPMENT OF NEWHALL RANCH.Byline: David Greenberg The creator of this article, or someone who has substantially contributed to it, may have a conflict of interest regarding its subject matter.
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Opponents of the 22,000-home Newhall Ranch development have found an ally in state Attorney General William Lockyer, who on Thursday filed a friend of the court brief in a Kern Kern, river, 155 mi (249 km) long, rising in the S Sierra Nevada Mts., E Calif., and flowing south, then southwest to a reservoir in the extreme southern part of the San Joaquin valley. The river has Isabella Dam as its chief facility. County Superior Court stating his opposition to the planned mini-city.
Lockyer further asked the court for permission to testify for Ventura County, which is suing to halt the project.
``This is tremendously exciting,'' said Mary Ann Krause, field deputy for Supervisor Kathy Long. ``The interest of the state demonstrates how important the Newhall case is. It's potentially a landmark case landmark case Law & medicine A civil or, far less commonly, criminal action that has had an impact on a particular area of medicine. .''
Long spearheaded the suit against Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County, which approved a project she said will drain her county's groundwater supply and destroy its $1 billion agriculture industry.
A ruling by the court is expected on Nov. 4.
The friend of the court brief is an action filed by a person or organization who is not a party to the lawsuit, but believes it has evidence or perspective that would help the court make its decision.
Long first contacted Lockyer's office regarding Newhall last March.
``(The brief) basically says the attorney general has information and standing to address issues that Ventura County cannot,'' Krause said. ``He is the designated protector protector /pro·tec·tor/ (-tek´ter) a substance in a catalyst that prolongs the rate of activity in the latter. of both the interests of the people of California and the state's resources.''