Thursday, July 09, 2015
THOSE OF US WHO ATTENDED THE PRESERVATION FOUNDATION PROGRAM ON WATER THEFT IN CALIFORNIA UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TOM SELLECK’S THEFT OF WATER
According to the LA TIMES, Actor Tom Selleck had truckloads of water delivered to his Hidden Valley home from a nearby water district, according to a complaint filed Monday in Ventura County Superior Court. It was stolen from a water hydrant 6 miles from his ranch. This was reported by a private inspector.
Attorneys representing Selleck and the Calleguas Municipal Water District reached the agreement Thursday, Calleguas resources manager Eric Bergh said. The settlement will now go before the water district board for approval at a meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, he said.
The terms of the tentative settlement are confidential until final, Bergh said.
"We're happy about it. It's good news," Bergh said.
On Monday, Calleguas filed a complaint against the "Magnum P.I." and "Blue Bloods" actor and his wife, Jillie, accusing them of having water from a fire hydrant in Thousand Oaks delivered to their 60-acre avocado ranch in drought-stricken Hidden Valley. The ranch was assessed last year at more than $10 million and was once owned by Dean Martin.
Their Hidden Valley estate is located outside the boundaries of Calleguas' service area, so delivery of potable water to Selleck's home violates district law, the complaint said.