Category: Green Foothills In the News

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New Advocate, Julie Hutcheson, joins Committee for Green Foothills

(We’re extremely happy to have Julie join our team and expand our efforts to help preserve the natural resources, working farmlands, and native habitats of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  -Brian) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     NEWS RELEASE  Environmental group hires new Legislative Advocate Activist will join Brian Schmidt and Lennie Roberts as County watchdogs...

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"the citizen-based Committee for Green Foothills and the Sierra Club fought development of open space, project by project, to preserve the land."

Great to have quotes like that one above even in articles that aren’t about us, but rather about long-time journalist Marion Softky: The scale of open space from the valley to the coast is unmatched in a large metropolitan area, she says. The “Freeway Revolt” stopped the extension of Willow Road to the coast; the...

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Tom Jordan: An environmental perspective

Palo Alto Online – May 1, 2009 Tom Jordan: An environmental perspective Battle-scarred conservationist takes a long-term view by Chris Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly Staff Commuting from Palo Alto to his San Jose law office, Tom Jordan recalls when 50 percent of the land on both sides of U.S. Highway 101 consisted of pear orchards....

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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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Santa Clara Co.: Summit Fire Prompts Organization to Urge Less Mansion Development

CBS5.com Local Wire May 27, 2008 Santa Clara Co.: Summit Fire Prompts Organization to Urge Less Mansion Development An environmental land-use organization Monday called for Santa Clara County to consider reforming policies regarding the building of hillside mansions in the wake of the Summit Fire that has already consumed 4,270 acres since Thursday. The Committee...

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Fire Amplifies Environmentalists’ Calls for Fewer Monster Mansions

KCBS May 27, 2008 Fire Amplifies Environmentalists’ Calls for Fewer Monster Mansions SAN JOSE (KCBS) — In the wake of the Summit fire that destroyed three dozen homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Corralitos, a local environmental group is calling for a slow-down in construction of so-called “monster mountain mansions.” The Committee for Green...

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NEWS RELEASE: Environmentalists call for fewer new monster mansions on hillsides following the Santa Cruz Mountains fire

(CGF sent out the following news release yesterday. -Brian) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2008 PRESS CONTACTS:Brian Schmidt, Legislative Advocatephone (650) 968-7243, Environmentalists call for fewer new monster mansions on hillsides following the Santa Cruz Mountains fire Committee for Green Foothills called today for the Santa Clara County to reconsider environmental reforms that would reduce...

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GUP case heads to court again

The Stanford Daily April 17, 2008 GUP case heads to court again By Joanna Xu Stanford and Santa Clara County will soon go to battle with the Committee for Green Foothills before the State Supreme Court, all over a dispute regarding the building of a trail. The Committee for Green Foothills has been engaged in...

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