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Tiered water rates: In the April 14 California section, an article about a legal challenge brought by San Juan Capistrano residents over the city's tiered water rates said that water districts in appeals districts outside of Orange County would not be bound by a 4th District Court of Appeal decision. A published decision from a California appellate court is binding in all of the state's trial courts, said Benjamin T. Benumof, an attorney for the plaintiffs. If a subsequent California appellate court decision differs, trial courts may choose which decision they find more persuasive. LACMA at 50: In the April 12 Calendar section, a graphic accompanying an article on the architecture...