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SANTA BARBARA COALITION FOR RESPONSIBLE CANNABIS, INC. V. COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, ET AL.

Nature of Proceedings: Demurrers to Petition for Writ of Mandate (2); Motion Strike Portions of Petition for Writ of Mandamus Tentative

  • Hearing

SHEETZ V. COUNTY OF EL DORADO

Hearing Re: Petition for Writ of Mandate.

  • Hearing

CATHERINE BRUNI VS CITY OF ALHAMBRA

City of Alhambra, Judge Mary Strobel Hearing: November 24, 2020 19BBCP00002 Tentative Decision on Petition for Writ of Mandate Petitioner Catherine Bruni (“Petitioner”) petitions for a writ of administrative mandate directing Respondent City of Alhambra (“Respondent” or “City”) to set aside the decision of its Civil Service Commission (“Commission”) to terminate Petitioner from her position as corporal with the Alhambra Police Department (“Department” or “APD”).

  • Hearing

  • Type

    Administrative

  • Sub Type

    Writ

BRIAN SANDERS VS TORRANCE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Analysis The Petition for Writ of Mandate is Moot Respondent contends that the petition for writ of mandate is moot. (Oppo. 6.) The court agrees. “A writ of mandate will issue … to compel the performance of an act specially enjoined by law.” (California Ass’n for Health Services at Home v. Department of Health Services (2007) 148 Cal.App.4th 696, 706.)

  • Hearing

  • Type

    Administrative

  • Sub Type

    Writ

ALEXANDER VS GOODMAN JUNE

Litigation Privilege The litigation privilege importantly precludes liability for communications made in any proceeding of a legislative, judicial, or official nature, and in proceedings where a writ of mandate is sought. (Civ. Code § 47(b).)

  • Hearing

LOS ANGELES TIMES COMMUNICATIONS LLC VS COUNTY OF LA

Writ Proceeding, and Petitioner’s Discovery On March 20, 2018, Petitioner filed a verified petition for writ of mandate and declaratory relief for violations of the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”). Respondent filed an answer to the petition on April 20, 2018.

  • Hearing

GREGORY LUCAS VS CITY OF POMONA

City of Pomona, 19STCP05618 Tentative decision on petition for writ of mandate: denied Petitioner Gregory Lucas (“Lucas”) petitions the court for a writ of mandate compelling Respondent City of Pomona (“City”) to set aside its approval of Ordinance No. 4273 (“Ordinance”) creating the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program Overlay District (“Cannabis District” or “Overlay District”) in the City (“Project”).

  • Hearing

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City of Pomona, 19STCP05618 Tentative decision on petition for writ of mandate: denied Petitioner Gregory Lucas (“Lucas”) petitions the court for a writ of mandate compelling Respondent City of Pomona (“City”) to set aside its approval of Ordinance No. 4273 (“Ordinance”) creating the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program Overlay District (“Cannabis District” or “Overlay District”) in the City (“Project”).

  • Hearing

ELLIOTT VS MALAND

City of Los Angeles (1939) 14 Cal.2d 128, 132 (application for writ of mandamus regarding an injunction suit was denied on the basis that the election had already been held). The Court notes that "resolution of the underlying action does not moot a fee request under the SLAPP statute." Sandlin v. McLaughlin (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 805, 823. Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection Dist. v.

  • Hearing

  • Type

    Administrative

  • Sub Type

    Writ

ELLIOTT VS MALAND

City of Los Angeles (1939) 14 Cal.2d 128, 132 (application for writ of mandamus regarding an injunction suit was denied on the basis that the election had already been held). The Court notes that "resolution of the underlying action does not moot a fee request under the SLAPP statute." Sandlin v. McLaughlin (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 805, 823. Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection Dist. v.

  • Hearing

  • Type

    Administrative

  • Sub Type

    Writ

ATLANTIC RICHFIELD COMPANY VS. REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD FOR THE CENTRAL VALLEY REGION

On August 21, 2020, a hearing on the merits was conducted (from 10:00 a.m. to 11:19 a.m.) in this petition for writ of mandate proceeding. On September 4, 2020, this Court issued an 18-page ruling on submitted matter. More than two weeks later, on September 23, 2020, Petitioner (ARCO) filed a request for a Statement of Decision. On September 25, 2020, this Court issued a Minute Order denying ARCO’s request for a Statement of Decision.

  • Hearing

CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 VS. CALIFORNIA STATE PERSONNEL BOARD

Nature of Proceedings: PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE Following is the Court's tentative ruling denying the petition for writ of mandate INTRODUCTION The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act provides that punitive action may not be taken against a firefighter who has successfiilly completed the probationary period without providing the firefighter with an opportunity for an administrative appeal that is conducted in accordance with the

  • Hearing

CALVIN DUBOIS VS. CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

Nature of Proceedings: PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE, MOTION TO CORRECT THE LODGED ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD The following shall constitute the Court's tentative ruling on the petition for writ of mandate which is scheduled to be heard by the Court on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Department 21.

  • Hearing

CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 VS. CALIFORNIA STATE PERSONNEL BOARD

Nature of Proceedings: PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE Following is the Court’s tentative ruling denying the petition for writ of mandate INTRODUCTION The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act provides that punitive action may not be taken against a firefighter who has successfully completed the probationary period without providing the firefighter with an opportunity for an administrative appeal that is conducted in accordance with

  • Hearing

ERIC LAW VS. CITY OF SACRAMENTO

Petitioners seek a writ of mandate under Code of Civil Procedure, section 1094.5 directing the City to set aside the hearing examiner's decision, and in the alternative, seek a “traditional” writ of mandate under Code of Civil Procedure, section 1085 to compel the City to conduct a hearing “commensurate with due process norms.” (FAP, prayer.) The City now demurs to the Petition, arguing that it is “uncertain and/or fails to state facts sufficient to state a cause of action.”

  • Hearing

CALVIN DUBOIS VS. CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

Nature of Proceedings: PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE, MOTION TO CORRECT THE LODGED ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD The following shall constitute the Court’s tentative ruling on the petition for writ of mandate which is scheduled to be heard by the Court on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Department 21.

  • Hearing

HEATHER HERNDON VS. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE APPEALS BOARD

Petitions for writ of mandate must be served in the same manner as service of summons in a civil action. Code of Civil Procedure sections 413.10 through 417.40 discuss service of surnmons. The Court will not calendar the petition without proof of proper service. Accordingly, the reserved hearing date has been VACATED from the Court's calendar.

  • Hearing

HEATHER HERNDON VS. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE APPEALS BOARD

Petitions for writ of mandate must be served in the same manner as service of summons in a civil action. Code of Civil Procedure sections 413.10 through 417.40 discuss service of summons. The Court will not calendar the petition without proof of proper service. Accordingly, the reserved hearing date has been VACATED from the Court’s calendar.

  • Hearing

STEVEN MARCUS VS. DOUGLAS R. MCCAULEY, REAL ESTATE COMMISSIONER

McCauley (Commissioner), however, rejected the AU's proposal to stay the Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.5, Marcus petitions for an administrative writ of mandate setting aside the Commissioner's Decision After Rejection. The Commissioner opposes the petition.

  • Hearing

CITY OF CALEXICO VS. KEELY MARTIN BOSLER AS DIRECTOR OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Nature of Proceedings: Petition for Writ of Mandate I. TENTATIVE RULING. The following shall constitute the Court’s tentative ruling on the above matter, set for hearing in Department 27, on Friday, November 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

  • Hearing

LION EYE FARMS INC ET AL VS COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA

of mandate.

  • Hearing

  • Judge Donna Geck
  • County

    Santa Barbara County, CA

CARLOTTA PEART VS WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC., ET AL.

In Calcor, the Court of Appeal issued a writ of mandate issue directing the trial court to vacate its order compelling the defendant to produce records because the plaintiff had failed to provide specific facts showing good cause for their production. Subsequently, in Digital Music News LLC v Superior Court (2014) 226 Cal.

  • Hearing

EDVIN MEHRABIAN VS EDUARDO JIMENEZ, ET AL.

In Calcor, the Court of Appeal issued a writ of mandate issue directing the trial court to vacate its order compelling the defendant to produce records because the plaintiff had failed to provide specific facts showing good cause for their production. Subsequently, in Digital Music News LLC v Superior Court (2014) 226 Cal.

  • Hearing

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    Quiet Title

JOHN DOE VS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

In the 2016 Case, the petition for writ of mandamus alleged a 2016 investigation and hearing was unfair and deprived Petition of fundamental vested rights. In this case, Petitioner’s petition for writ of mandate focuses on the 2018-2019 investigation hearing that followed after the judgment granting the petition in the 2016 Case. The petition in this case alleges that the second investigation and hearing deprived Petition of his rights.

  • Hearing

  • Type

    Administrative

  • Sub Type

    Writ

UPPER VENTURA RIVER VS CASITAS MUNICIPAL WATER

DEMURRER TO PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE TENTATIVE RULING The Court intends to overrule Respondent's demurrer to the Petition for writ of mandate. A cause of action has been stated for a CCP 1085 writ.

  • Hearing

  • Type

    Administrative

  • Sub Type

    Writ

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