The Environment

Time Bomb

A ticking time bomb awaits the California voter this November. Proposition 90, known as the "Protect Our Homes Act," would radically change the way in which land-use regulations are used (or largely voided) in California. A coalition of wealthy real estate moguls and Libertarian activists have been funding and promoting not only this initiative, but others in western states.

Pacifica's "Miami Beach" covered in Bay Guardian

This week's San Francisco Bay Guardian includes an article by G.W. Schulz about Measure L. The very thorough, well-researched report contains too much good information to excerpt here; by all means, read the whole thing.

Panoramic Views of Quarry

Some panoramic views of the Quarry here:

Quarry from Wastewater Treatment Plant

Panoramic View of the Quarry

Panorama showing the area which the Ballot Measure would bulldoze and replace with up to 355 houses (click for larger image).

Virtual Hike Through the Quarry

The Quarry is a beautiful expanse of nature right here in our own city. Come along with photographer Jean Lannen on a "virtual hike" through it, and see what the November 7th ballot measure would replace with 355 houses and condos. (Click for larger image)

California Red Legged Frog

On the front page of the July 7th, 2006 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, is an article about the manmade global epidemic that is rapidly changing the environmental world as we know it today. As the article states, "a strange new fungus disease that kills frogs and toads and every other species of amphibian is spreading around the globe and combined with pollution and overdevelopment, is driving more and more creatures to extinction."

Snake traps in Quarry

The firm doing endangered species studies in the Quarry has left behind the tops of some snake traps. They also left the low barriers that make the snakes go into the traps.

Disappearing Beach

Rockaway Beach has been divided in the middle due to previous development. In order to 'save' coastal developments sea walls are constructed. As the oceans rise the beach is essentailly drowned and we lose out. Why should we sacrifice even more of Rockaway Beach for any develepment so close to our coast?

Firm Trapping Species at the Quarry

Apparently the main traffic congestion in the Quarry right now is that of a consultant , reported to be Karen Swaim of Livermore, conducting trapping operations.

Rising Oceans, Sinking Feeling

Disappearing Beach: Rockaway Beach has been divided in the middle due to previous development.   In order to 'save' coastal developments sea walls are constructed.  As the oceans rise the beach is essentailly drowned and we lose out.  Why should we sacrifice even more of Rockwaay Beach for any develepment so close to our coast?A local environmental reporter recently wrote an article in the San Mateo County Times about the rising oceans and problems we will be facing in the future because of them. As you know the Quarry rests on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and will be threatened by the rising seas.

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