Playhouse owner files suit against Golden State

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

It’s been about 10 months since the reconstruction of the Ojai Playhouse came to a halt, and now the owner is taking the Golden State Water Company (GSWC) to court.

In a Nov. 13 complaint in Ventura Superior Court, Ojai Playhouse owner Khaled Al-Awar filed four causes of action against the investor-owned utility company including inverse condemnation, nuisance, trespass and negligence.

“The last thing I wanted to do was to have to file a lawsuit and hire attorneys,” Al-Awar said Wednesday, “but at this point I have no choice.”

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