Category: Stanford

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An easy (and resounding) Stanford trails victory for the environment in San Mateo County

This morning, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously reaffirmed their 2008 decision to reject Stanford’s environmentally-destructive proposal to widen the Alpine Road sidewalk.  Stanford made the proposal in order to avoid constructing a trail on its property that it had promised in the 2000 General Use Permit that Stanford received from Santa Clara...

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CGF Comments on the draft Stanford HCP and EIS

(We submitted the comments below on the draft Stanford HCP.  -Brian)  August 30, 2010 Sheila Larsen Gary Stern Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service             Re:  Comments on the Draft EIS and HCP/ITP for StanfordUniversity Dear Sheila and Gary: Committee for Green Foothills (CGF) submits the following comments on the Draft EIS...

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Committee for Green Foothills’ comments on Stanford Medical Center DEIR

(We submitted the comments below on the draft environmental review of the Stanford Medical Center. The letter references a previous letter that CGF wrote in 2007, which can be found here.  -Brian) July 27, 2010 Steven Turner Department of Planning and Community Environment Re:  StanfordUniversityMedicalCenter Facilities Renewal and Replacement Draft Environmental Impact Report, SCH #2007082130...

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Committee for Green Foothills’ scoping letter on Stanford Medical Center from October 1, 2007

(The letter below is referenced in another letter that CGF sent yesterday, so I’m posting it here.  -Brian) October 1, 2007 Steven Turner City of Palo Alto Re:  Scoping comments for the StanfordMedicalCenter and Shopping Center Expansion EIR Dear Steven; The Committee for Green Foothills submits the following comments for scoping the EIR for the...

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Tiger Salamanders Return to Historical Marsh Site to Breed Where Lake Lagunita Now Sits

(Another helpful guest post by CGF Intern Anthony Aerts.  I had wondered about this issue for a while.  -Brian Schmidt) While looking through the “Creek & Watershed Map of Palo Alto & Vicinity” created by Janet M. Sowers and published by the Oakland Museum of California (2004), I came across the following information: “Historian Alan...

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"To protect City and minimize fiscal impact, a revenue guarantee should be included in the proposed development agreement"

The headline is from a fiscal analysis presentation to Palo Alto City Council today by the experts it hired to analyze the fiscal impact of the Stanford Medical Center expansion.  The idea is to ensure the risk of insufficient revenues from the expansion is transferred away from taxpayers and to the applicant, Stanford. (Also discussed...

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San Jose Business Journal might want to work on its reporting

Unfortunately, and in our opinion a case of poor journalism, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal took Stanford’s press release on our lawsuit with Stanford and ran it nearly verbatim, with cursory changes and no attempt to contact us for our side of the story. Below is something we sent to the Business Journal with...

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Sad legal result on Stanford Trails litigation, but the fight continues in San Mateo County

The California Supreme Court has ruled against CGF over a technical issue regarding the right time to file our lawsuit about Stanford’s proposal to expand the Alpine Road sidewalk on top of San Francisquito Creek.  Unfortunately, we don’t have a chance to even discuss in court the merits of our argument.  Fortunately, though, San Mateo...

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Press Release: Supreme Court To Issue Opinion Tomorrow in Litigation Over Stanford Sidewalk Expansion

(CGF sent out this press release today.  -Brian) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2010                                PRESS CONTACTS: Brian Schmidt, Legislative Advocate, 650.968.7243w, 415.994.7403c, [email protected]thills.org Supreme Court To Issue Opinion Tomorrow in Litigation Over Stanford Sidewalk Expansion California Supreme Court to announce whether it will dismiss lawsuit on technical issue or allow trial to proceed PALO ALTO,...

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News roundup

Haven’t done one of these in a while: Home Buyers Are Drawn to Nearby Organic Farms – more evidence that urban edge agriculture has a niche: Increasingly, subdivisions, usually master-planned developments at which buyersbuy home sites or raw land, have been treating farms as an amenity. “There arecurrently at least 200 projects that include agriculture...

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