CBS / KCAL television in Los Angeles followed ABC's visit 2-days
before in doing a human interest news story of the new solar facility being built on
Mountain View Road.
The aired story was just under 2-minutes, slightly less than ABC's
and it followed a similiar journalistic storyline in first introducing the project with
an interview with Dave Woods who lives immediately across the street from the new industrial site.
The story was aired on both KCAL News (Channel 9) at 4 P.M. and CBS News (Channel 2) at 5 P.M.
on Friday afternoon, March 29.
In the story, reporter Greg Mills states, "The new owner (of the solar
permit) made a new
proposal stating that they would use less equipment with less land disturbance on the same
parcel. But less turned out to be more. A whole lot more! Instead of 7-foot
panels, panels were 27-feet by 47-feet; with the county's approval."
This statement is immediately followed with an interview with
Ron Frame, First District supervisor Robert Lovingood's representative for the Newberry
Springs' area, where Frame states, "I don't know if it could be called deceiving, but I think
they painted a picture that wasn't quite as clear as it turned out to be."
Frame's comment may have been edited out of context, but "they"
appears to be referencing blame upon the developer for not having provided a proper description in
the legal notice of modification; when clearly, it is the county's responsibility in properly
preparing and mailing the legal notices.
This county failure, and the county's failure to require a necessary
environmental impact report over multiple issues, demonstrates the county's collusion in the
Frame's comment appears to be a departure and a tone-down from his
statement 2-days earlier with ABC whereby he appeared to be acknowledging that the county should
have done a better job.