No. B272169.

42 Cal.App.5th 290 (2019)

CITY OF LOS ANGELES, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Defendant, Cross-defendant and Respondent; WEST BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT et al., Interveners and Appellants; THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, LLC, Intervener, Cross-complainant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Eight.

Filed November 19, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael N. Feuer , City Attorney, Blithe S. Bock , Assistant City Attorney, and Shaun Dabby Jacobs , Deputy City Attorney, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Richard Doyle , City Attorney (San Jose), Nora Frimann , Assistant City Attorney, and Elisa T. Tolentino , City Attorney, for League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties and California Special District's Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O'Neill, Steven P. O'Neill and Manuel D. Serpa for Interveners and Appellants.

Law Offices of Kelly Aviles, Kelly A. Aviles ; and Jeff Glasser for Intervener, Cross-complainant and Appellant.

Katie Townsend , Bruce D. Brown and Daniel J. Jeon for Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 15 media organizations as Amici Curiae on behalf of Intervener, Cross-complainant and Appellant.

Marcia Scully , Heather Beatty , Heriberto F. Diaz and Bryan M. Otake for Defendant, Cross-defendant and Respondent.


This appeal is from the trial court's award of attorney fees in an action consisting of a petition for writ of mandate and a cross-petition under the California Public Records Act (Gov. Code,1 § 6250 et seq.; CPRA). The mandamus petition was brought by the City of Los Angeles...

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