By Miriam Raftery
File photos: Councilmembers Liana LeBaron, left, and Jennifer Mendoza, right
Update March 3, 2023: A hearing on the TRO has been postponed until April 3.
Updated Feb. 27, 2023 to add copy of restraining order (redacted for privacy), Mendoza harassment claim, and Sheriff background chronology. LeBaron has acknowledged receiving ECM's request for comments, but despite three emails to Le Baron, she has not provided comments. ECM will public a response from LeBaron if received.
February 25, 2023 (Lemon Grove) – A judge has granted a temporary restraining order requiring Lemon Grove Councilmember Liana LeBaron to stay at least 100 yards away from fellow Councilmember Jennifer Mendoza, as well as Mendoza’s home and vehicle, pending a March 6 hearing. The order further orders LeBaron to avoid harassing or intimidating Mendoza, and prohibits LeBaron from owning firearms.
“I’m filing this request because I’m afraid that LeBaron’s stalking and harassing of me is escalating,” Mendoza states in a description detailing a pattern of alleged harassment. She adds, “I am concerned about my safety.”