Corporations & their agents Archives: CalTrans

Caltrans at Willits: Widening the Way to Pelican Bay

By Cal Winslow Will Parrish needs your support. He now faces eight years in prison; in addition, $490,000 in fines, “restitution”.  And for what? For delaying a freeway, the “Redwood Highway” – the California 101. Parrish is a journalist here in Willits, in Mendocino County. He is also an activist and a teacher. His trial … Continue reading Caltrans at Willits: Widening the Way to Pelican Bay

Bypass Protester Gets Day in Court, Tells Why She Took Action

By Redwood Nation Earth First! Ellen Faulkner, 74, of Redwood Valley, pled no contest to five charges of infraction trespass for arrests she incurred in March, April, May and September this year while protesting the Caltrans bypass around Willits. Faulkner received 35 hours of community service, with no probation, fines, fees or stay away order. … Continue reading Bypass Protester Gets Day in Court, Tells Why She Took Action

Lockdown to Fill Trucks Halts Caltrans’ Toxic Cover Up on Willits Bypass Wetlands, Three Arrested

By Save Little Lake Valley Activists protesting the filling of some of California’s last remaining wetlands used steel tubes to lock themselves to a fill truck around 10:15 last night in the wick drain field one mile north of Willits on highway 101. A crowd of supporters gathered holding a banner that read: “Save Our Water, … Continue reading Lockdown to Fill Trucks Halts Caltrans’ Toxic Cover Up on Willits Bypass Wetlands, Three Arrested

Willits Tree Sit to Stop CalTrans Is Still On!

(From EarthFirst  Newswire) Warbler, the 24-year-old Willits farmer perched 70’ high in a Ponderosa pine that stands in the way of Caltrans’ Willits Bypass, has just reached her fourth week aloft, weathering rain and snow and becoming the focal point for a growing campaign to stop Caltrans’ massive highway project. A kindergarten class from the … Continue reading Willits Tree Sit to Stop CalTrans Is Still On!