Jan 25, 2013: COURT DECISION -- For the past
year lots of filings have gone back and forth, but the end result of the
trial is that the Court gave the Bigas-Valedons and Navarros private title
to Irving Street. While the Court recognized that we have some easement
rights, those rights were not as "free and common" as we believe our deed
entitles us to. The decision also gave to the Navarros the current
garden, a former sidewalk, thereby shrinking our easement by 30% and
making it difficult for us and other easement holders to exit vehicles on
that side of Irving Street. We agree with the Court's decision to prohibit
parking. The Court also gave no indication that any repairs needed to be
done to the street, sidewalks, or curbs, nor a timeline to do them, which
was the foundation for our lawsuit against the property owners and City.
As a result, we are considering an appeal.