Opponents of a proposed Islamic center on Phillips Blvd. prevailed in a hearing Thursday, December 20th, 2012 in Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga when Judge Barry Plotkin agreed tha the proposed sanitation system was inadequate for the facility.
A group of homeowners living near Chino have filed a lawsuit to block — or at least delay — the construction of a mosque they say would harm the environment and detract from the rural character of their neighborhood.
Victor J Otten, Senior Partner at Otten and Joyce, LLP in Torrance, CA will be speaking on the panel of the Environmental Law Series – A Legal Toolbox for Environmental Activists – at Loyola Law School on Saturday March 17th, 2012
Part five of the series is titled “Coastal Protection, Land Trusts & Conservancies, Urban Oil”. Mr. Otten will be speaking on The Private Coastal Act Enforcement.
There is no charge to attend but reservations are recommended.
RSVP to: Dean Walraff at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: Environmental Law Series – A Legal Toolbox for Environmental Activists Workshop V: Coastal Protection, Land Trusts & Conservancies, Urban Oil WHEN: Saturday, March 17th, 2012 8:30am – 4:30 pm WHERE: Loyola Law School, Robinson Courtroom, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Below are the video recordings from the above speaking engagment
Victor Otten’s Presentation | Environmental Law Series - A Legal Toolbox for Environmental Activists | Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA
PART 1 – The Coastal Act – An Overview
PART 2 – Citizen Suits – How Private Individuals Can File Law Suits for Environmental Violations Under the Coastal Act
PART 3 – CCPN vs. City and County of San Francisco
Environmentalists hope to turn the tide against use of sea walls
The longtime practice of dumping huge rocks and chunks of concrete along the coastline to stop erosion is coming under fire from those who favor letting the shoreline retreat naturally. San Francisco’s efforts to protect Ocean Beach is the latest battleground.
By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
January 2, 2012
For years, San Francisco’s Ocean Beach has been under assault by such powerful surf that a fierce winter storm can scour away 25 feet of bluff in just days.
The startling pace of the erosion near the San Francisco Zoo has compelled the city to spend $5 million to shore up the crumbling bluffs. The strategy has been simple: drop huge rocks and mounds of sand to protect the nearby Great Highway and the sewer pipes underneath from being destroyed by the crashing waves.
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