Author: Alice Kaufman

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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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Greens Strike Back

Metroactive Silicon Valley News Notes August 13, 2008 Greens Strike Back South Bay environmental groups have taken a vote of no confidence in the Local Agency Formation Commission — the group charged with refereeing growth to balance development with environmental concerns. But this has been a long time coming — the Committee for Green Foothills...

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