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Citizens group opposes Buddhist retreat center printing press expansion

Mary Anne Kress Jan. 6, 2017, 5:20am

SAN FRANCISCO – Coastal Hills Rural Preservation (CHRP) has asked a state court of appeals to address three issues in regards to the master use permit issued by Sonoma County to the Ratna Ling Retreat Center.

Appeals court settles Tahoe agency's clash with environmental groups

Mary Anne Kress Nov. 22, 2016, 7:58pm

SAN FRANCISCO – An ongoing conflict between the Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) has come to an end ... for now. The environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice attorney Trent Orr, appealed their lawsuit to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez dismissed it in April 2014. The appeals court upheld the TRPA plan.