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Chapter hires conservation coordinator Jennifer Robinson joins staff

The Chapter has hired a Conservation Program Coordinator. Jennifer Robinson, 32, was hired last month to take the place of Johanna Zetterberg, who left in July. Robinson will be responsible for helping volunteers carry out the regional environmental priorities of the Chapter. Jennifer

Map makers help chapter

The Angeles Chapter Conservation Committee has recently set up a Geographic Information Systems Committee as one of its subcommittees. The purpose of the GIS Committee is to provide mapping and other GIS services to conservation entities. I am the chair.

We must work together to achieve environmental justice

Sometimes people describe disadvantaged neighborhoods as on the 'wrong side of the tracks.' When it comes to some of Southern California's most blighted neighborhoods, the more apt description might be 'too close to the tracks.'

Dana Point Headlands fight comes to a sad close

June 15 marked the end of the decade-plus battle over the 121-acre Dana Point Headlands property, when the preliminary injunction against the California Coastal Commission's approval of the Headlands Development and Conservation Plan was denied.

Coastal Commission turmoil finally settles with Clark pick

The right appointee is crucial to conserving California's coast

The process of insuring good appointments to the California Coastal Commission has never been easy. This year, however, that journey had more ups and downs than a roller coaster.

In 2003 several state and regional environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club and the Orange County League of Conservation Voters, supported Debbie Cook from Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach City Council member Toni Iseman as two likely candidates for the Coastal Commission seat.

Activists use surfing event to promote beach preservation

, Gail Prothero, and Brittany McKee

Immortalized in the 1963 song 'Surfin' USA' by the Beach Boys, Trestles Beach just south of San Clemente is known as one of the finest remaining natural surf breaks in the world. However, a proposed toll road extension could change all that.

Vote no on Proposition 73 Sierra Club also opposes propositions 75 and 76

Sierra Club California

The Sierra Club opposes Proposition 73, a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 special election.

Proposition 73 is an attempt to undermine a woman's right to choose. The Sierra Club is pro-choice because we believe in a woman's right to choose and to have family planning readily available to those who want and need it.

News and Notes

Senior Chapter Director wanted
The Senior Chapter Director is the top staff management position in the Angeles Chapter. As such, is responsible for advising the Executive Committee and directing the staff in implementing all programs of the Angeles Chapter. Position reports directly to the Executive Committee through the Chapter Chair. Deferred giving and major gift fundraising are top priorities for this position. The Senior Chapter Director is responsible for managing all Chapter staff.

Former director authors book on life in Sierra Club

The Angeles Chapter will host a reception for former Sierra Club executive director Michael McCloskey at the Chapter Office on Wilshire Boulevard from 5 to 6 pm on Nov. 20, in honor of publication of his book In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club.

Forest campaign adds staff member

Our local forests have a powerful new advocate in Juana Torres, a Sierra Club regional organizer working exclusively on the Southern California Forests Campaign.

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