San Dimas : Johnstone House Spared

A Superior Court judge has temporarily blocked San Dimas officials from issuing a demolition permit for a 100-year-old house.

A temporary restraining order was issued Tuesday when The Friends of the Johnstone House and Mike Ebiner filed a petition in Superior Court in Pomona. A hearing is scheduled March 8. Ebiner is the brother of Councilman John Ebiner, who dissented Jan. 22 when the council voted to allow owner Elizabeth Johnstone Rimpau to tear down the house.

Mike Ebiner told the council the house has historical value and should be preserved because Rimpau’s father, city pioneer William A. Johnstone, lived in the stucco Monterey Revival-style house.