pending appeals

Friends of the Willow Glen Trestle v. City of San Jose

Appellant in the Sixth District Court of Appeal. The Willow Glen Trestle is now listed in the California Register of Historical Resources; this appeal contends that the City of San jose cannot take discretionary action to demolish the Trestle without an EIR process. The Sixth District has issued a stay of demolition and granted supersedeas.

Lake Norconian Club Foundation v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Petition for Review pending in the California Supreme Court. Substantial repairs were made to the landmark Lake Norconian Club Hotel roof between 2015 and 2018 pursuant to a mandatory injunction. The Foundation appealed the subsequent ruling denying the petition for writ of mandamus but it was affirmed by the First District, which held in a published decision that "demolition by neglect" is not a CEQA project.

Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society v. California ex rel. 25th District Agricultural Assoc

Appellant in the First District Court of Appeal following denial of a petition for writ of mandamus. The case involves the premature implementation of a Draft Master Plan for the Napa Valley Fairgrounds/Expo, in order to demolish the historic Napa Valley Model Railroad without any CEQA review.

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