Docket No. L.A. 19610.

33 Cal.2d 908 (1949)

207 P.2d 17

CITY OF PASADENA, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. CITY OF ALHAMBRA et al., Defendants and Respondents; DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES, Referee and Respondent; CALIFORNIA-MICHIGAN LAND AND WATER COMPANY (a Corporation), Appellant.

Supreme Court of California. In Bank.

June 3, 1949.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Goodspeed, McGuire, Harris & Pfaff, Paul Vallee, Richard C. Goodspeed and J. Donald McGuire for Appellant.

A.E. Chandler, Special Counsel, Harold P. Huls, H. Burton Noble, City Attorneys (Pasadena), C.C. Carlton, Spencer Burroughs, Henry Holsinger, James C. Bone, T. Guy Cornyn, City Attorneys (Arcadia), Gerald E. Kerrin, Robert E. Moore, Jr., Hahn & Hahn, Edwin F. Hahn, Potter & Potter, Bernard Potter, Sr., Merriam, Rinehart & Merriam, Ralph T. Merriam, Laurence B. Martin, Frederick G. Stoehr, Emmett A. Tompkins, City Attorney (Alhambra), Kenneth K. Wright, Special Counsel, Paul F. Garber, City Attorney (Monrovia), Walter F. Dunn, Thomas Reynolds, City Attorneys (Sierra Madre), Anderson & Anderson, Trent G. Anderson, John C. Packard, Bacigalupi, Elkus & Salinger, Claude Rosenberg, Derthick, Cusack & Ganahl, W.J. Cusack, Wilton W. Webster, Dunn & Sturgeon, Walter F. Dunn, Chandler & Wright, Howard Wright, Bailie, Turner & Lake, Norman A. Bailie, Cruickshank, Brooke & Dunlap, Boyle & Holmes, John W. Holmes, Frank P. Doherty, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Ira C. Powers, Harold W. Kennedy, County Counsel (Los Angeles), and S.V.O. Prichard, Assistant County Counsel, for Respondents.

Martin J. Weil, Wm. J. De Martini, J.A. McNair, J. Arthur Tucker, W.F. Kiessig, Harrison Guio, L.A. Gibbons, Jerry H. Powell, Douglas C. Gregg, Lawler, Felix & Hall and Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro as Amici Curiae on behalf of Respondents.


Plaintiff city, the chief producer of water from a 40 square mile alluvial-filled basin of ground water* known as the Raymond Basin Area, instituted this litigation to determine the ground water rights within the area and to enjoin an alleged annual overdraft in order to prevent eventual depletion of the supply. Pursuant to section 24 of the Water Commission Act, which was then in...


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