August 19, 1998 |
Ten months after wildlife officials poisoned Lake Davis to eradicate the voracious northern pike, the state has agreed to a $9.1-million settlement with local government and business owners to redress economic damage from the chemical assault. Portola City Manager James Murphy stopped short of declaring that the settlement has made the beleaguered area whole again. But, he said Tuesday, "it's a huge step heading in that direction." The plan, which must be approved by the Legislature and Gov.