Final Amicus Brief filed by Otten and Joyce, LLP on behalf of 212 GIS Professionals and 23 GIS Organizations in Support of Sierra Club in California Supreme Court.
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 email@example.com
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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 TimesJanuary 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 ...Continue Reading →
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Press Advisory: 8/23/11
America’s ‘Greenest City’ Sued in Effort to Halt Coastal Act Violations And Illegal Dumping of Debris Onto San Francisco Beaches
The California Coastal Protection Network (CCPN) has filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court, County of San Francisco, aimed at halting years of coastal resource destruction by the City and County of San Francisco related to unpermitted and illegal dumping of rocks, discarded concrete sidewalks, road pavements, metal poles and rebar and other dangerous rubbish and debris onto area ...Continue Reading →
Standoff At The Palos Verdes Peninsula Activist Square Off Against Equestrian Group Circling Wagons To Protect Backroom Deal With Developer
by Vic Otten
Vice Chair, Angeles Chapter Legal Committee
Members of the Board of Directors of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Horseman’s Association have quietly teamed up with a developer to turn some of the last remaining open space on the PV Peninsula—space that potentially contains a Native American burial ground and 3,000-yearold artifacts—into a new private golf course and expensive homes. Local ...Continue Reading →
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Was a Judge Entitled to TV Blackout of City Council Testimony?
By ROGER M. GRACE
The Los Angeles Superior Court case of Willett v. City of Torrance, unnoticed except by a South Bay newspaper, appears to be headed for settlement, but meaty questions raised in connection with that litigation linger. Chief among them is how much secrecy a judge should be afforded when vindicating personal interests in public proceedings.
Beaches: Images are taken off Web over fear of luring crowds to Palos Verdes.
June 07, 2002|KENNETH R. WEISS | TIMES STAFF WRITER
For three months and 12 days, the video camera panned the waves that peel across one of Palos Verdes’ most popular surf spots, displaying the images over the Internet and beckoning anyone who saw them to visit the beach.
The “surf cam” was the police chief’s idea. He thought that if it were trained ...Continue Reading →