Author: Alice Kaufman

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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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Big winery category drawing fire

The Mercury News August 26, 2008 Big winery category drawing fire Ridge-top vintner seeks ‘Scenic’ designation, more acreage, but others object by Lisa Krieger T.J. Rodgers is an outsize personality with an outsize dream to produce the best pinot noir in the world — at an outsize winery. But first he needs to convince authorities...

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County opposes city charter change

San Mateo Daily Journal August 13, 2008 County opposes city charter change by Michelle Durand If Redwood City voters rather than leaders decide development of open space, the county will be hard-pressed to sell off the current jail site to finance a new facility in a different location, according to Supervisor Jerry Hill. The worry...

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From the Bay to Skyline Ridge

Palo Alto Online July 29, 2008 From the Bay to Skyline Ridge Award-winning Bay-to-Ridge Trail offers hiking challenge, links to nature by Becky Trout Missing only one major link, the long-envisioned Bay-to-Ridge Trail is nearly complete. On the latest version of the city’s Palo Alto Open Space map, the 16-mile trail appears as a long...

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