Playa order extended

A federal judge has extended a temporary restraining order for three more days, holding off any land movement at the Playa Vista development, the proposed site of DreamWorks’ permanent studio.

On Monday, Judge Ronald Lew said he will decide Thursday if a preliminary injunction will be issued for the site until a Nov. 18 trial begins. On Oct. 20, Judge Steven Wilson issued a 10-day restraining order blocking any land movement.

Environmental groups Wetlands Action Network, Ballona Land Trust and California Public Interest Research Group have filed a lawsuit against the Morgan Stanley- and Goldman Sachs-led Playa Capital Co., alleging violations of the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Protection Act.

Lew also indicated he may make a final decision Thursday on whether Playa Capital’s proposed 1,087-acre development would violate the Clean Water Act. Playa Capital attorney David Vena said the “litigation is not delaying any aspects of the project’s ongoing activities.”

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