Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"Paddle Out" to raise awareness for the Coastal Commission Hearing

Oct 6 "Paddle Out" to raise awareness for the Coastal Commission Hearing 10am.

In conjunction with the Sierra Club, we are having a paddle at Trestles to raise awareness about the Coastal Commission hearing and the campaign. We want to get a huge crowd in the water to Paddle out and raise awareness. Get your boards ready and waxed.
Meet at Trestles Beach, "Uppers" at 10am sharp!

Community Organizing meeting for Coastal Commission Hearing 7pm

Oct1-- Community meeting for Coastal Commission Hearing 7pm

Together with the Sierra Club we are having a "community meeting" to get people geared up for the California Coastal Commission meeting. This is also a great chance to learn more about the Save Trestles campaign and why getting on the bus for the Coastal Commission meeting is important. The Community meeting will take place at the San Clemente Community Center. 100 North Calle Seville. San Clemente, CA

Victory in San Diego!!

No good thing should come easy.

After failing to gain the support of the San Diego City Council last year, we went back and spent the last 11 months meeting with each member of the San Diego City Council and presented them with the facts.

Then yesterday, by a vote of 6-2, the San Diego City Council voted to adopt a resolution supporting San Onofre State Beach Park and opposing the planned SR-241 toll road extension!!

This now means that our efforts to stop the 241 toll road extension and protect our State Park and San Mateo Creek watershed resources are supported by the three largest cities in California: San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as nearly a dozen other cities around the state!

Next stop – the California Coastal Commission hearing on October 11th in San Pedro. This is a big one folks!!

This hearing will determine whether the TCA’s 241 extension project is consistent with the California Coastal Act.

We are asking everyone to take a moment and send one of our Action Alert emails to the California Coastal Commission. Simply click here to send them a message.

The Surfrider Foundation has also reserved several motor coaches to shuttle activists from South Orange County and San Diego to San Pedro. If you are interested in attending the meeting (we need all the bodies we can get there folks!) and would like to go up on one of the buses, please email Stefanie at as soon as possible!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Please Tell the CA Coastal Commission to Protect San Onofre and Save Trestles

We need you to attend the meeting of the CCC on October 11 in San Pedro. The Commission will be hearing the application to build the Foothill-South Toll Road through San Onofre State Beach.

October 11, 2007
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA

Also, please send a letter to the Coastal Commission asking them to DENY the application.

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Toll Road won't Help Traffic!

Take a look at this map created by the Orange County Transportation Authority. It shows that if it's built, the toll road will be the LEAST used highway in Orange County, while the I-5 will be stuck in gridlock. So tell me how destroying a state park helps traffic?? As we've been saying... It's NOT WORTH IT!!

And while you're at it, here's older article talking about this very issue.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Save Trestles at the Boost Mobile Pro

Be sure to watch the webcast . They've been running some great video interviews with Surfrider activists talking about the toll road. We'll try to get the footage up here in the near future.