Sunday, January 27, 2008

Attend California Coastal Commission Wed Feb 6th 9:00 AM

Save San Onofre State Park
Save Trestles Beach

California Coastal Commission Wed Feb 6th 9:00 AM

Volunteer to drive your car to Del Mar or get a ride Email Gene@Felders.Net or Call 939-7257 to Arrange Carpools

We need those who want to save the San Onofre State Park to get to the California Coastal Commission meeting before 9 AM on Wednesday, February 6th now in Del Mar. Not all of us will speak; we need supporters, lots of them.

The meeting location has been changed to the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Wyland Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., in the city of Del Mar (just off I-5 in Del Mar at Via de la Valle exit). It holds 3,000 people. Arrive well before 9 AM and get labels and signs from Sierra Club table.

According to the Los Angeles Times January 17, 2008 “In September, the [California Coastal] commission's staff recommended against approval, saying that building a six-lane toll road through San Onofre would cause widespread violations of state environmental laws by threatening endangered species, marring natural resources and compromising recreational opportunities.”

Directions: The Del Mar Fairgrounds is located 53 miles south of Laguna Beach, at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in the city of Del Mar, California. From San Diego Freeway Interstate 5:
- Take exit #36/VIA DE LA VALLE/DEL MAR go 0.3 mile
- Turn RIGHT on VIA DE LA VALLE(CR-S6) go 0.1 mile
- Turn LEFT on JIMMY DURANTE BLVD go 0.5 mile

I am organizing carpools driving straight to Wyland Hall to arrive before 9 AM so need to leave Laguna Beach by 7:30 AM. Also carpools to take the Sierra Club-Surfriders bus. But those folks need to reserve their seat on the bus by emailing I think the bus will leave from the entrance to Trestles Beach.

To really understand the issues attend the Coastal Commission Toll Road Briefing on Monday, January 28th at 7 p.m. at the El Adobe de Capistrano located at 31891 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano. Former California Coastal Commission Chair Meg Caldwell will be there and we can learn how to be most effective at the hearing.

Information at

If you have never been there, see videos at You Tube; my favorite is

See information at which includes:
"I firmly believe one of the greatest legacies we can leave to future generations is the heritage of our land. This expanse of acreage, San Onofre Bluffs State Beach, now has its future guaranteed as an official state park." Governor Ronald Reagan, in establishing the State Park at San Onofre, April 3, 1971
If you have questions about the hearing, email Stefanie Sekich at:

Also, join rally 1-4 p.m. at Main Beach in Laguna Beach, Sunday, January 27th to stand up for San Onofre State Beach and Trestles. Send a message to the California Coastal Commission urging them to prevent a toll road from destroying one of the most popular California State Parks and surfing beaches.

Gene Felder
Laguna Canyon Conservancy


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