Author: Alice Kaufman

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Stanford gets county nod to expand campus

The Almanac Online – April 8, 2009 Stanford gets county nod to expand campus Growth by 2035 could reach 2 million to 5 million additional square feet under ‘Sustainable Development Study’ plan By Gennady Shayner, Palo Alto Online staff Stanford University’s plans to build new academic buildings and houses on its campus received a major...

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Differing views of the quarry: Controversy a constant companion as cement makers continue operations

Los Altos Town Crier – March 25, 2009 Differing views of the quarry: Controversy a constant companion as cement makers continue operations By Bruce Barton The sight evokes a reaction that’s slightly less overwhelming than surveying the expanse of the Grand Canyon. Workers are mining a gigantic pit encompassing some 600 acres and plunging more...

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T.J. Rodgers seeks permit to install winery above La Honda

The Almanac Online – January 28, 2009 T.J. Rodgers seeks permit to install winery above La Honda New round of county hearings will be held this spring By Marion Softky At last, Clos de la Tech has produced its first pinot noir from 25 acres of grapes in T.J. Rodgers’ vineyard west of Skyline and...

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Bridges to nowhere — for now

Pacifica Tribune October 1, 2008 Bridges to nowhere — for now By Tom Sullivan CORRESPONDENT The California State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) celebrated a major milestone Friday, Sept. 26 with the on-time completion of two cast-in-place cantilever concrete bridges and a public walking tour of the Devil’s Slide Bridges and Tunnels Project construction site. Both...

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Politicians note construction of Devil’s Slide bridges

Half Moon Bay Review September 26, 2008 Politicians note construction of Devil’s Slide bridges By Greg Thomas [ [email protected] ] The completion of new bridges at Devil’s Slide was celebrated this morning with bubble-blowing, not ribbon-cutting. At approximately 10 a.m., under the beating sun, more than 100 locals, bridge-workers, reporters and state and local dignitaries...

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Lennie Roberts to be honored Sunday for 30 years of conservation

The Almanac September 22, 2008 Lennie Roberts to be honored Sunday for 30 years of conservation By Marion Softky Almanac Staff When Lennie Roberts was first honored by the Committee for Green Foothills in 1986, Anna Eshoo — then president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, now a representative in Congress — called...

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Our town: Where to put Stanford dirt?

Palo Alto Online September 17, 2008 Our Town: Where to put Stanford dirt? by Don Kazak Stanford broke ground last week for a new Graduate School of Business, one of several construction projects the university has or soon will have underway. It’s one of many buildings planned, including a new Stanford Hospital and new engineering...

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Los Gatos Development Requires EIR, Judge Rules

Los Gatos Observer September 13, 2008 Los Gatos Development Requires EIR, Judge Rules Ross Creek Neighbors win against Town, developers by Alastair Dallas A judge has ruled that the Town of Los Gatos erred when it approved a 7-home development along Ross Creek without requiring an environmental impact report (EIR). The project’s developers, a group...

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La Hondans remain skeptical about Clos de la Tech Winery

Half Moon Bay Review September 10, 2008 La Hondans remain skeptical about Clos de la Tech Winery Project now in hands of county planning By Greg Thomas [ [email protected] ] Controversy surrounding construction of a large “scenic” winery in the hills of La Honda continues to swirl among Coastsiders concerned about the potentially harmful impact...

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Judge requires EIR for controversial Los Gatos creekside development

Los Gatos Weekly-Times September 9, 2008 Judge requires EIR for controversial Los Gatos creekside development by Judy Peterson Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Leslie Nichols has ordered the town of Los Gatos to conduct an environmental impact review of the proposed Ross Creek subdivision. The subdivision would be located off of Blossom Hill Road...

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