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How to Participate in Court Hearings: The public may listen to court hearings at no cost by calling the public access line and entering the access code for the courtroom.  If using the public access line, the public will be able to listen but not participate in the proceedings. The public access line for Department CX104, Judge Claster is (657) 231-1414 with access code 12129801# and pin no. 12129801#. To participate in the hearing, schedule a telephonic appearance via CourtCall at 1-888-882-6878 or https://courtcall.com. The Court also offers live-streaming of various court proceedings here:  https://www.occourts.org/media-relations/LiveStream.html; select “Department CX104” under “Civil Complex Center.”

Hearing on Indian Wells Valley Water District’s Motion for Order Temporarily Suspending the Requirement to Pay the Initial Appearance Fee:  Friday, February 18, 2022, at 9:30 am in Department C16 of the Orange County Superior Court (located at 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA 92701). The Orange County Superior Court granted the Indian Wells Valley Water District’s request to suspend the court’s $1,000 filing fee.  The Water District asked the court to waive this court-mandated fee so that all who wish to participate in the adjudication can do so.  The Court ordered:  “To facilitate participation by Basin property owners in the comprehensive adjudication of the at-issue water rights, the Court orders that payment of initial appearance fees is suspended from the date of this order through 04-29-22. (See CCP § 128(a); Gov. Code § 70616.)”

Case Management Conference: Friday, May 20, 2022, at 1:30 PM in Department CX104 of the Orange County Superior Court, Civil Complex Center (located at 751 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701). The Orange County Superior Court granted the Indian Wells Valley Water District’s request to extend the suspension of the court’s $1,000 filing fee. The filing fee is waived through July 31, 2022.

Continued Status Conference:  Friday, December 2, 2022, at 1:30 PM in Department CX104 of the Orange County Superior Court, Civil Complex Center (located at 751 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701)

Recording of 1/26 Workshop: https://youtu.be/xPBhiNz_8ZA

Recording of 12/14 Workshop: https://youtu.be/UoyGvLHr1VE