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Legal Challenge to Dutra Asphalt Factory ScheduledTuesday Jan. 14, 2014

Untitled Document Legal Challenge to Dutra Asphalt Factory Scheduled Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014 (time to be announced) 1st District Court of Appeal 350 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102 A one half -hour hearing: Each side is allotted 15 min. Three Judge Panel: Our panel is Ruvolo, P.J., Reardon, J., and Humes. The First District California Court of appeals will hear oral arguments for clarification of specific points raised in the case and the appeal. The panel of judges has up to 90 days to issue its written decision (mid April, 2014). The decision requires only a majority. This is a case challenging the project under the California Environmental Quality Act law (CEQA). We are challenging Sonoma County’s failure to comply with CEQA in its approval of Dutra’s asphalt factory project (Dec. 2010). Our community coalition of plaintiffs: Friends of Shollenberger, Moms for Clean Air, Petaluma River Council, Madrone Au

A special Thank You to Clifford at Affinity Solar for powering the music of Maria Muldaur and the Bluesiana Band at The Shindig 3! That's the power of love! (The Sun!)

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What a party for the park! Thank you to everyone who helped make The Shollenberger Shindig 3 a rousing success. Underwriters, donors, volunteers, food vendors all made the evening a wonderful experience and raised the funds needed to preserve and protect Shollenberger Park. To everyone who bought a ticket, brought their friends, participated in the Silent Auction and raffle – everyone who made the time to come out to the Shindig! THANK YOU ALL! THANK YOU TO OUR UNDERWRITERS, without whom we could not have a SUCCESSFUL Shindig! TARA FIRMA FARMS, CAMELBAK, AZURE TOWNHOMES, CHRIS AND LISA DOBSON, MAYA PRODUCTIONS, OWL FOUNDATION, PETALUMA TOMORROW, REACH 360 CHROMA GRAPHICS), OUT WEST GARAGE, LAGUNITAS BREWING, RYAN PHELAN, HILL PARK CLINIC, and many MORE donors. BIG THANK YOU to our Silent Auction donors, Raffle Donors, Food Donors, and Food Vendors. Each and every one has been so generous and supportive of saving Shollenberger Park for the community. Special thanks go to

Shollenberger Shindig 3

On line Shindig 3 ticket sales END Midnight June 14, 2013 BUY your tickets at the DOOR $30 Cash Only or Mail Depot Sat 6/15/13 in the AM $25 advance See you at the Shindig and bring your dancing shoes!


MATCHING GRANT OFFERED  to Friends of Shollenberger BY MADRONE AUDUBON SOCIETY DONATE BY MAY 15th AND DOUBLE YOUR DOLLAR POWER! TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE SHOLLENBERGER! Madrone Audubon Society, our partner in litigation to stop the Dutra Asphalt Plant, has offered a $2,000 matching grant opportunity.  Madrone Audubon will donate up to $2,000, matching dollar for dollar any donation Friends receives by May 15, 2013. Help us continue our energy and unity to save our Petaluma wetlands, protect our precious wildlife at Shollenberger Park, and prevent location of a noxious industrial asphalt plant 200 feet from the park. It’s Easy and tax deductible, so don’t delay: Deadline for the matching grant power of Audubon  May 15, 2013 GO TO OUR WEBSITE CLICK  DONATE ( use credit card via pay pal and our non-profit  sponsor O.W.L. Foundation.)  SEND A CHECK TO:       Friends of Shollenberger  (O.W.L Foundation )       Greg Reisinger, Treas. FOS