And Now, a Dispatch from San Diego. of December 24th, reports that the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) took a hit in a condemnation trial when a jury awarded $26.5 million for a taking of a 2.8-acre strip from a larger parcel of 58 acres located in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego. The owners contended that the taking would deny access to most of the remainder of the larger parcel. The jury evidently agreed.

We expect to hear more about this case presently, such as what were the legal issues and what was Caltrans’ offer or evidence, so once again, stay tuned.