Monday, February 4, 2008

Big Wednesday!

Trestles needs you to attend the Coastal Commission Hearing this Wednesday February 6, 2008!

This Coastal Commission hearing is our chance to stop the Toll Road through San Onofre State Park and Beach. With last week’s passage of federal legislation requiring the TCA to comply with state law, a “No” vote from the California Coastal Commission would be a killing blow to the Toll Road.

The hearing will start at 9am and will go all day. If you are not driving with our bus/carpool you can show up whenever you want. However, we'd like people there at 9am; and if you want to testify you need to turn in your speaker slip in the morning.

It's difficult to say how long the hearing will last. Our goal is to keep the venue filled with our supporters throughout the day. Even if you can only make it for part of the morning or the afternoon, that would be great!

If you are driving yourself, there is a $9 parking fee. However, thanks to the generosity of our friends at ASR and Dr. Know, we will be offering a few supporters (people who sign in at our booth) $5 in cash to help offset parking cost. This will be "on a first come, first served basis".

Is there a way to keep up with the day’s events?

Yes. The Surfrider Foundation will be webcasting updates using Twitter. Simply go to for real-time updates throughout the day.

The Surfrider Foundation and projectBLUE will also issuing updates for those on site via cell phone using Pinger. Simply log on to to sign up for this service.

Don’t Forget…..Surfrider is also offering prizes, including two hand-shaped Rusty Preisendorfer surfboards, to attendees who show up in the most creative and original "Save Trestles" themed outfits.

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Please arrive by 9am.

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds—at Wyland. Hall. There is a large whale mural on the building 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014 - Just off the I-5 in Del Mar at Via de la Valle exit.Visit for complete directions. Park in the Main Lot – Enter through O’Brien Gate


Anonymous said...

Here's one to get your all fired up..

Lance MacLean, TCA board chairman and Mission Viejo councilman, said, ""We are not trying to put down a state park," MacLean said, "but this is not Yosemite."

You're right Lance.. it's San Onofre State park.. it isn't in Wyoming either.. it's on the Southern California Coast.. what an idiot!

JB said...

The California Coastal Commission just denied the project - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU my daughter's entire school thanks you for her future!

Anonymous said...

Thats right, its not Yosemite but in a few years something will have to be done to ease the conjestion on I-5.or it will be a parking lot.Your daughter may not think that way ten years from now.We need to save the parks but something has to give......or we will be just swamped with traffic on this interstate.

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