Author Archives: Barbara Kennedy

My Word: Conflicting rationales for the Richardson Grove project

When the Richardson Grove project was first announced in September 2007 the Caltrans rationale for the project was “safety.” The safety concern cited was the potential for two big-rigs or a big-rig and another vehicle passing side by side to collide … Continue reading

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Richardson Grove Update-Some Very Good News-Win in Appeals Court

Greetings … and with some very good news for all who have supported the effort to protect the old growth redwoods of Richardson Grove State Park.  As you may remember, after the years-long struggle to even get CALTRANS to write … Continue reading

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Richardson Grove Update-State Court Of Appeals Oral Argument

New Year’s Greetings to all and let’s hope for some rain soon in 2014! Sad to say, we suffered a loss in late 2013 of one of our strongest supporters, Loreen Eliason, co-owner of the Riverwood Inn in Phillipsville on … Continue reading

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Richardson Grove Update-CALTRANS Back On The Attack

Greetings …. not surprisingly, CALTRANS has refused to give up on their plan to make Highway 101 STAA (large Interstate trucks) accessible from Grants Pass Oregon to the Bay Area and Richardson Grove is one of their major sticking points. … Continue reading

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Richardson Grove Update-State Appeal Filed-Willits Protests Continue

Greetings … lots happening on the CALTRANS front but thankfully for Richardson Grove, the Federal Court injunction is still in effect and it appears that CALTRANS has for the moment turned its attention elsewhere. You may remember that two lawsuits … Continue reading

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Willits ByPass Protests Continue

Greetings … the purpose of keeping you informed of the Willits ByPass protests is to give you a preview of what we will face when CALTRANS heads north from Willits to Richardson Grove.  Attached is a Press Release on the … Continue reading

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Guns Needed To Build ByPass

You would think I was crazy to write this but it actually happened!  Eco-criminals CALTRANS and their armed militia also known as the CHP forcibly removed the Willits tree-sitters Tuesday at gunpoint in an overwhelming show of force.  What you … Continue reading

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Caltrans Four Bridges Project Meeting Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 4:30PM at the South Fork High School Gym in Miranda

Back in March, 2011 CALTRANS floated this project, called the “Four Bridges Project”.  They proposed to replace the railings on four bridges along the Avenue of the Giants.  Sounds innocent, right?  Don’t believe it!  They are going to replace the … Continue reading

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Report From Federal Court: February 23, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012, San Francisco–United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Attorneys for Caltrans and the Plaintiffs (EPIC, CBD, CATS, et al.) gave oral arguments on the sufficiency of the Caltrans’ finding of FONSI (Finding Of … Continue reading

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Good News but Concerns Remain on H.R.7

Greetings …On February 2, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marked up its major surface transportation bill, HR 7, (called the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act.)  The bill contained numerous anti-safety provisions.  One of them would have allowed a “state option” to … Continue reading

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