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February 7th, 2008 | By | 2,606 Comments

SCENES FROM THE INSIDE

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Our on-the-spot reporter Elsa Gomes-Wingett braved life and limb to bring us compelling images from the front lines of the California Coastal Commission’s hearing on Toll Road Extension 241. Here, we can clearly see that even the beautiful people took time out to show their support for saving Trestles and San Onofre State Beach. Ultimately, the extension would be vetoed by a vote of 8 to 2.

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An estimated 3,500 people attended the hearing, including bus loads of students, industry supporters, and concerned citizens. All attendees who registered at the Surfrider Foundation tent were provide tickets for a free lunch. Incredibly, after the last of the thousands of lunch boxes were passed out, remaining individuals were given $10 to purchase food from nearby vendors.

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As anticipated, all walks of like came to show their support.

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The decision was a major setback for the Transportation Corridor Agencies, which has spent years and tens of millions of dollars preparing to construct the 16-mile tollway as an alternative to Interstate 5.

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“I am very dissappointed because there was a number of things that did not match up with the testimony given,” said Tom Margro, the chief executive officer for the toll road agency in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. He expects the authority will take some time to examine the vote and to determine what it means to the future of the project. He also added that it is likely the commission’s decision will be appealed to the federal government.

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February 7th, 2008 | By | 598 Comments

WE WON!!!

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A huge thanks to everyone who turned out for the monumental occasion. We have tons of video footage and photos to post throughout the next few days. For now, check out this clip of the California Coastal Commission shooting down the toll road extension by a vote of 8 to 2.

February 5th, 2008 | By | 900 Comments

JOIN US TOMORROW AT THE SAVE TRESTLES RALLY IN DEL MAR!!

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We’re putting out this invite to everyone: Join us tomorrow at the Save Trestles rally in Del Mar. This is a huge, all-day event. We’ll be there at 9am until the vote is rendered that evening. You can’t miss us –we’ll be hosting a tailgate BBQ where two renowned artists will be painting murals on our company van. Passerbyers are more than welcome to add their own art or message on the van as well. For a full rundown of the day’s events, click here.

February 4th, 2008 | By | 2,242 Comments

PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH EXPLODES IN SIZE

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Two massive areas of floating rubbish located 500 nautical miles off the coast of California is growing at such a tremendous rate that scientists believe it is only a matter of short time before the “garbage islands” have a direct, negative impact on human health.

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Oceanographer Charles Moore, who originally discovered the waste dump in 1997, believes there is more than a million tons of plastic resting here, or about 2.5% of all plastic items made since 1950. Almost unbelievable to imagine, the garbage piles are thought to cover more area than the United States. News Australia has more.