Category Archives: Willits ByPass

Drought & Implications for the Caltrans Willits Freeway Bypass

Dear Governor Brown: You recently declared a drought emergency in the State of California. The week before, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors and the Willits City Council had both declared a state of emergency in our area. Our county … Continue reading

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Will Parrish Announces Decision in Key Willits Bypass Case

Will Parrish Announces Decision in Key Willits Bypass Case Willits, CA-At a press conference to be held at noon at the Ukiah County Courthouse (100 N. State St.) today, environmental activist, teacher and journalist Will Parrish will announce the outcome of negotiations … Continue reading

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Info On Will Parrish Trial (Jan. 27th), Legal Status, & Crime-Fighting Activities

Dear friends, I’ve put you on an e-mail list to receive irregular updates about what’s happening with my case whereby the Mendocino County DA is prosecuting me for 17 misdemeanors (max jail sentence: about eight years) and seeking nearly a … Continue reading

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Federal Court Allows Destructive Willits Bypass Project to Move Forward

SAN FRANCISCO— A federal judge ruled today that the California Department of Transportation’s environmental review and permits for the Willits Bypass were adequate and the agency can continue construction of a four-lane freeway around the community of Willits in Mendocino … 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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Caltrans waste and boondoggle at Willits

There are many reasons why the Caltrans bypass around Willits – as designed – is bad news, but here’s the most compelling quick demonstration of why it’s a huge waste of taxpayer money: Check out this Caltrans website 1 mile … Continue reading

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Will Parrish: The Insanity Of The Willits Bypass…

From WILL PARRISH, Ukiah Courtesy of the Anderson Valley Advertiser As with so many places in the American West that have been struck by the flash-flood of capitalist development since the mid-19th century, that which is most absent from the … Continue reading

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Willits Bypass Update: Caltrans Work Set to Start End of January 2013

UPDATE FROM THE BAY AREA COALITION FOR HEADWATERS  JAN. 19, 2013 ::><::><::><::><::><::><::><::><::><::><::><::><::><::><:::><::><::><::><::><::><::><:: Willits Bypass Update  Caltrans Work Set to Start End of January 2013 We last updated you in November re. this Caltrans boondoggle project in Mendocino County that would … Continue reading

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