May 9, 2024 In News

Uphill battle: With 11 active lawsuits, Friends of Oceano Dunes fights for the right to play on the dunes

BY SAMANTHA HERRERA , New Times May 09, 2024 Over the past 23 years, Friends of Oceano Dunes has filed dozens of lawsuits against various agencies and local governments to continue its mission of protecting camping, recreation, and beach…

January 19, 2024 In News

How a homeowners association lawsuit could shape the future of the California coast

THE HILL JANUARY 18, 2024 The fate of California’s coast may hinge upon the outcome of a contentious ongoing lawsuit in which a small group of homeowners is battling to build a sea wall that the state has…

January 7, 2024 In News

State officials wouldn’t let these homeowners build a sea wall. Their lawsuit could reshape California’s coast

by PAUL ROGERS, San Jose Mercury News Sea levels are rising, and what to do about homes and beaches in harm’s way is becoming a major flashpoint After a storm collapsed 20 feet of bluffs in 2016, owners of…

July 20, 2023 In News

SLO Judge Issues Landmark Ruling: Off-roading Can Continue at Oceano Dunes

By: MACKENZIE SHUMAN San Luis Obispo Tribune Off-roading at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area can continue beyond 2023, a San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge ruled on Wednesday. The ruling, issued by Judge Tana Coates, signifies...

November 6, 2020 In News

Friends of Oceano Dunes accuses APCD of operating unlawfully

Friends of the Oceano Dunes is asking the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board (APCD) to void all actions taken by the hearing board since Oct. 2017, contending the board was operating unlawfully at that time.

November 19, 2019 In News

9th Circuit Orders Lower Court to Hear Friends’ Lawsuit Against Coastal Commission and State Parks’ Directors Over Dust Control Measures

the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena ruled in favor of Friends of Oceano Dunes, and directed a lower federal court to allow a lawsuit against the heads of the California Coastal Commission and California State Parks to proceed.

May 17, 2019 In News

Appellate Court Eliminates City of Alameda Fees on New Homes

California Court of Appeal (First District) in San Francisco issued a published opinion upholding a lower court’s decision that the City of Alameda’s “park impact fee” is invalid and unenforceable. This will help reduce the cost of building and buying a new home in Alameda.

October 25, 2017 In News

Oceano Dunes off-roaders sue to stop Coastal Commission’s dust-control efforts

By: MONICA VAUGHAN San Luis Obispo Tribune A group that represents off-roading enthusiasts says a “radical” five-year plan to decrease dust pollution from the Oceano Dunes would harm endangered species and was adopted after “last-minute substantial changes” that...

February 17, 2017 In News

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.

November 1, 2016 In News

Alameda Loses Two Court Battles Involving Waterfront Housing Project

Plus, a judge threw out the city’s developer impact fee, ruling that it violates state law. The decision could cost the city $35 million and threatens to delay the opening of Jean Sweeney Park.