Vineyard Area Citizens for Responsible Growth v. City of Rancho Cordova

(2007) 40 Cal.4th 412 The Supreme Court held that the EIR prepared for a 6,000-acre community plan and its first phase of development contained an adequate analysis of the near-term water supplies but did not …

Friends of the Sierra Railroad v. Tuolumne Park and Recreation District

(2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 643 The Court of Appeal held that a transfer of land between Tuolumne Park and Recreation District (TPRD) and the Me-Wuk Tribe was not a “project” requiring environmental review under CEQA. At …

Save Our Neighborhood v. Lishman

(2006) 140 Cal.App.4th 1288 The Court of Appeal held that the City of Placerville should have prepared an EIR for the proposed construction of a hotel, gas station, and convenience store complex, rather than relying …

The Pocket Protectors v. City of Sacramento

(2005) 124 Cal.App.4th 903 The Court of Appeal held that the City of Sacramento should prepare an EIR for a proposed 139-unit, single-family residential project in the Pocket neighborhood in southern Sacramento, finding that the …

Association for Sensible Development at Northstar, Inc. v. Placer County

(2004) 122 Cal.App.4th 1289 The Court of Appeal held the so-called “90-day rule” applicable to petitions filed under the California Environmental Quality Act does not require the petitioner to schedule a specific hearing date on …

Sierra Club v. County of Napa

(2004) 121 Cal.App.4th 1490 The Court of Appeal affirmed that Napa County complied with CEQA when it certified a final EIR for a wine warehousing and distribution facility in an area designated for general industrial …

CalBeach Advocates v. City of Solana Beach

(2002) 103 Cal.App.4th 529 The Court of Appeal affirmed the City of Solana Beach’s use of CEQA’s emergency exemption to approve a permit for a seawall in order to protect homes from the imminent collapse …

Californians Against Waste v. Department of Conservation

(2002) 104 Cal.App.4th 317 The issue before the court was how, under the California Beverage container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, the Department of Conservation should calculate the “processing fees” for beverage containers. The “returns …

Friends of Davis v. City of Davis

(2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 1004 The Court of Appeal affirmed that the City of Davis did not act unlawfully under CEQA by failing to construe the City’s design review ordinance to exclude Borders Books from locating …

Riverwatch v. County of San Diego

(1999) 76 Cal.App.4th 1428 The Court of Appeal held that the final EIR approved by the County of San Diego complied with CEQA because it contained sufficient information on the impacts of both a proposed …

Hewlett v. Squaw Valley Ski Corp.

(1997) 54 Cal.App.4th 499 The Court of Appeal upheld a trial court decision imposing civil penalties and a permanent injunction on Squaw Valley Ski Corporation for cutting down trees without necessary permits. The decision was …

Chaparral Greens v. City of Chula Vista

(1996) 50 Cal.App.4th 1134 The Court of Appeal held that the City of Chula Vista and the County of San Diego complied with CEQA when they certified a first-tier EIR for the Otay Ranch project …

Stanislaus Audubon Society, Inc. v. County of Stanislaus

(1995) 33 Cal.App.4th 144 The Court of Appeal held that substantial evidence in the record before the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors supported a “fair argument” that a proposed golf course/resort in a rural area …

Natural Resources Defense Council v. California Fish & Game Commission

(1994) 28 Cal.App.4th 1104 The Court of Appeal held that the Fish and Game Commission, in scrutinizing a petition to list a species as threatened or endangered under the California Endangered Species Act, must advance …