Comments by Anneliese Ågren

What we talk about when we talk about Pescadero Marsh and Lagoon

March 04, 2013
Hi Carl: DFW spokesman said that if State-hosted meeting, then State covers insurance for facility and the venue must meet ADA and other requirements. Pescadero has such a venue to meet those needs, but State thought only Native Son's Hall was possible venue. Native Son's's undergoing retrofits and other constructive improvements. State didn't allow time for the Church to confirm availability and rushed for Press Release. Turned out, twelve hours later, church was confirmed; however State moved to…

Loving Fitzgerald too much?

December 29, 2011
FMR will never be closed entirely by a state or federal agency. A Marine Reserve is defined only as a "No Take" area, not a restricted access area. The entire coast of California is, by law, accessible to the public. Unless an area enjoys special federal protections, such as military occupation in the case of Pendleton or Vandenberg, public access must be allowed. If you try to close FMR to the public, you might have a situation such as Martin's Beach on your hands. Public access has been established.…

Loving Fitzgerald too much?

December 27, 2011
"Maybe you could help clarify?" I do not see the funding possibilities by the county in protection for Fitzgerald Marin Reserve. Please note that she did agree (above) that the county won't provide money towards Fitzgerald. There is no "out-of-context personality conflict manifesting here," there is only my request (stated above) to Sabrina to provide solutions. I will admit that I find Sabrina's ubiquitous internet rhetoric annoying; as she is someone who has campaigned for a public office, and…

Loving Fitzgerald too much?

December 18, 2011
I don't see the funding connection, but if you do then go get 'em tiger.

Loving Fitzgerald too much?

December 18, 2011
The county hasn't money for coastside requests. Don't demand that it "live up to its responsibilities." Every California State Beach is un-(der)managed/funded, every National Recreation Area chases dollar opportunities, and most all of these cherished locations are overrun. But take a look at Pescadero Creek and decide if you really want a government agency, whose attentions focus anywhere but coastside, to manage the local natural resource? Review our MLPA zones and determine where they work or…

Loving Fitzgerald too much?

December 13, 2011
You need to present a solution to the problem.

Loving Fitzgerald too much?

December 10, 2011
This effort to protect Fitz MR reminds me of the La Jollans' efforts to protect the seals at Children's Pool: http://lajollafriendsoftheseals.org/help.html http://youtu.be/FNtu4pWmyuU http://savesandiegoseals.com/ It's a controversial effort: http://www.10news.com/video/28133319/index.html and tensions are intense: http://youtu.be/81nPaHH5idc http://youtu.be/GI_k8sQol08 http://youtu.be/lZH9177Yx0U

Supervisor Gordon calls meeting on Mavericks safety, Mon Apr 5

April 05, 2010
If you can't make the meeting and have comments to share that are related to Maverick's contest, Rich Gordon's office confirms that we may send comments via email: [email protected].sanmateo.ca.us

“Just say mow!” Stop roadside spraying

March 07, 2010
Hi Barry: Word is the spray used this time is "Milestone," see the MSDS: http://www.cdms.net/ldat/mp77N002.pdf (defined by OSHA as a Hazardous Chemical, but by the Superfund Amendment & Reauthorization Act as "No Real Health Hazard." Please note all the special handling instructions for the product), and a little article about second-hand effects of its use: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Grow-It/Milestone-Herbicide-Contamination-Creates-Dangerous-Toxic-Compost.aspx

Mavericks Surf Ventures passes the buck…

February 23, 2010
Laguna Beach, "Laguna" and its Canyon, aka, "The Canyon." All that other stuff was just being built in the 70s (Laguna Niguel, El Toro it used to be, now it's "Laguna Woods") and then 80s (all the other that you mention above). Laguna Beach was established in 1860 with the Homestead Act and is the original, plain old "Laguna." PCH went from dirt road, no stop signs, to paved road with some stop signs, to some traffic lights and pedestrian button crossways, to now mostly traffic lights. That's how…

Mavericks Surf Ventures passes the buck…

February 23, 2010
Kevin: That's how it was in Laguna in the 70s and traffic moved reasonably along just fine. Pedestrians safely crossed PCH and summertime So Cal traffic got from Point A to Point B in time to make dinner reservations. ME Retreats, LLC: If you build it, they will come.

Mavericks Surf Ventures passes the buck…

February 22, 2010
Excellent graphs, Barry! But guys, c'mon...the Maverick's traffic is The Worst, without compare, not even Monday through Thursday evening commute traffic crawls like this!

Mavericks Surf Ventures passes the buck…

February 22, 2010
The better question is, Why do we allow for such an utter and complete shut down of our highway infrastructure so that residents must prepare to not leave their homes unless they want to sit in 2 hour traffic to drive the 8 mile stretch from HMB to Montara? Would Palo Alto put up with this for an Art Faire? Would even the City of Santa Cruz tolerate such stoppage for its own surf contest? No. They would not, and, these towns would provide alternative traffic routes, when needed. The midcoast allows…

More on the encounter between hikers and mountain lions

February 14, 2010
The men walked off trail. Game Warden Foy called the lions "aggressive." Steinstra feels the need to point out that the most attacks have occurred in the past 25 years and implies that lions didn't earn their protected status because they were not threatened nor endangered. The photo on this news post looks to be more of a mugshot which furthers a representation of the California cougar as a criminal at large. It's a crime to be a mountain lion in our culture, with only a death sentence to receive…

Possible mountain lion sighted near Pillar Ridge

January 16, 2010
Check it out, for your mountain lion sighting pleasure: http://fwix.com/santa_cruz/share/d801049d76/mountain_lion_comes_back_for_seconds_kills_baby_goat

Possible mountain lion sighted near Pillar Ridge

January 12, 2010
"Why do people in this area always dismiss mountain lion sightings?" 1. Determine if your area is truly considered "mountain lion habitat." Typically, mountain lion habitat is where deer are found. Deer are not plentiful west of Highway 1. Additionally, MLs prefer deer and other game to people. We smell bad to the ML. 2. Mountain Lions like dense vegetation and are better at hiding than humans are at detecting their presence. Mountain Lions are found dusk to dawn, but prefer the night. 3. from this…

Possible mountain lion sighted near Pillar Ridge

January 07, 2010
And with the occasional off-leash dog on the bluff trail above, a possible sighting of a Golden Retriever? :P Sorry to be cheeky, but our California Cougar is seen less and less in the past 30 years due to their shrinking wilderness. A cougar could not cross busy Highway 1 without notice. When someone sights a tawny puma, THEY WILL KNOW its a puma. Usually these cats remain unseen, unless someone is prey. The attack provides confirmation of a "mountain lion sighting." We see more wildlife lingering…

Possible mountain lion sighted near Pillar Ridge

January 06, 2010
Were there additional reports near airport, and across Highway 1?

Next week a possibility for Mavericks

January 06, 2010
I like the competition, but hate the traffic!

Coastside author June Morrall, 1947 - 2010

January 05, 2010
Shock! I enjoyed pinging June about what historical facts she knew along the Coast Road. RIP June.

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