Decision on Torres-Martinez trailer park delayed

A federal judge has delayed a decision on the fate of a troubled trailer park on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California.

Judge Stephen Larson pushed back a hearing set for yesterday to February 11. He is determining whether the Desert Mobile Home Park can stay open amid complaints about health and safety.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs says conditions at facility, known as Duroville, are deplorable. An estimated 2,000 to 6,000 people, mostly Hispanic and Indian migrant workers from Mexico and Central America, live there.

Harvey Duro, a tribal member who owns the park, says the BIA is unfairly targeting him. He has promised to make improvements.

Get the Story:
Duroville's fate put on hold by judge (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 1/29)
Riverside County asks judge to put 'Duroville' into receivership (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 1/29)

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