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2. short messages on Twitter
3. automated news feeds from CA enviro websites in the right-hand column which change frequently and are not archived by our website (that's why we now have a twitter account to permanently capture the memorable feeds)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Humboldt happenings for 1/2010...


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The Latest news from the Humboldt Redwoods…

http://thptracker.blogspot.com/2010/01/timber-corporations-real-estate-and.html

Simpson/Green Diamond timber development plans, community forests in Arcata and Weaverville

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MAXXAM—PACIFIC LUMBER:

http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/2009/12/maxxam_go-private_vote_hardly_a_long_shot.html

12/2/2009--Maxxam shareholders to vote to take company private…

It’s doubtful that the take-private transaction will fail, considering the controlling stockholder group, including Charles Hurwitz, the company’s chairman and chief executive, and his son, Shawn Hurwitz, the company president, own 85 percent of the voting interests, and intend to tender them in favor of the split.

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http://www.davispolk.com/files/Publication/ee64069b-a96d-41db-bdac-1b378c2312fd/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/32b4dbc5-63fa-4073-8b5c-2070a490cbf7/ir_20091116.htm

11/17/2009--In re Pacific Lumber Co.

a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in In re Pacific Lumber Co.,[2] which confirmed a plan of reorganization that denied a group of secured noteholders their asserted right to credit bid at a private judicial sale of the secured noteholders' collateral….

http://www.rttnews.com/ViewPR.aspx?PrID=505137&SMap=1

--11/16/2009
MAXXAM Reports Results for Third Quarter 2009 and First Nine Months of 2009
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MAXXAM Inc. reported a net loss of $8.5 million, or $1.86 per share loss for the third quarter of 2009, compared to a net loss of $65.4 million, or $14.34 per share loss, for the same period of 2008. …

. It is possible that the Fifth Circuit ruling described above could result in the unwinding of the MRC/Marathon Plan Fifth Circuit. If that were to occur, the Company would be required to return the $2.25 million of cash consideration it received when the MRC/Marathon Plan was consummated, MGI would be obligated for certain tax liabilities and assumption by Palco's successor of the Palco Pension Plan would no longer be effective, among other things.

http://charleshurwitz.com/

a fan site by him for him


RICHARDSON GROVE—Highway widening:

http://saverichardsongrove.blogspot.com/2009/12/redwood-saviors-or-cyber-criminals.html

5,100 of the Center for Biological Diversity's supporters love the redwoods so much they deluged the California Department of Transportation with emails complaining of the agency's plan to slice a road through the gorgeous Richardson Grove in the state's remove North Coast.

Rather than responding to the public's concern, the Department of Transportation called the State Police Cyber Crime Division to report that they were under attack by hostile forces. Apparently interacting with the public was "diverting" the agency from its real job -- chopping down forests and paving the wilderness. A crime if there ever was one.

A police investigation determined that the agency was suffering from an acute case of citizen involvement, to which there is no cure.

Learn more about Richardson Grove. Then tell CalTrans today that the public wants its redwoods standing, not paved.


BALLOON TRACK—EX-RAILROAD PARCEL ON HUMBOLDT BAY—OWNED BY LOCAL PLUTOCRAT ROBIN ARKLEY

http://documents.coastal.ca.gov/reports/2009/12/Th14c-12-2009.pdf

balloon track—coastal com staff report

http://www.humboldthash.blogspot.com/

Balloon track

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http://watchpaul.blogspot.com/2009/11/pretty-impressive.html

Balloon Track development—she loves it

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from the Arkleys:

http://www.marinacenter.org/

http://www.marinacenter.org/WetlandsPreserve.aspx

one third will be restored wetlands


DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR SAMOA—138 acre ISLAND IN HUMBOLDT BAY

http://documents.coastal.ca.gov/reports/2010/1/F11a-1-2010.pdf

Samoa—Humboldt development plans 12-22-2009


CHANGES FOR LOCAL ECO GROUPS:

North Coast Environmental Center Moves to Central Arcata,

Visit us at our new office on the Arcata Plaza in Jacoby's Storehouse, ground floor level. We're right behind Arcata Tuxedo.

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-1, Friday 9-5
Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 4259, Arcata, CA 95518

http://yournec.org/index.php?module=pagesetter&tid=3&page=41

ten years of stories on the web—starting in 2001


and why the NEC moved (hint: the recession is forcing lots of enviro groups to cut back):

The NEC's Subprime Mortgage

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/blogthing/2009/07/24/necs-subprime-mortgage/

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Wildcalifornia.org Got a Facelift

1/15/2010--It's a new era for EPIC. This afternoon we launched our redesigned website at wildcalifornia.org. If you remember the old website you will notice that the new website is a vast improvement. Information about EPIC's campaigns and programs is well-organized and easy to find. You can also access information about EPIC as an organization, review our legal history and read our new blog to stay updated on our progress. And, most important of all, our new website allows you to get involved with our work, take action on EPIC's campaigns and donate to the organization.

http://www.wildcalifornia.org/case-history/legal-highlights/

their recent lawsuits

http://www.wildcalifornia.org/blog/

their blog

We also look forward the return of Wild California, EPIC's esteemed newsletter, and the launch of a new website, very soon. We are working to make 2010 an era of increased community engagement in the issues plaguing our region.

Please consider joining us next Wednesday at Humbrews, we look forward to meeting you in person.

EPIC staff have organized a weekly gathering for people to come together to discuss important environmental threats and opportunities in our region.

What: Brews & Views! 856 10th St, Arcata

When: Wednesdays 4-6 p.m.

http://wildcalifornia.org/

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http://hnclt.org/index.html
Humboldt North coast land trust—mainly between Trinidad and McKinleyville—owns 40 acres and 5 easements

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