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Monterey Downs Threat

Empty seats at Hollywood Park, a race track that has been closed like many others in the USA

Horse Racing in Downward Spiral


Dear City of Seaside, Think Monterey Downs and  horse racing is going to cause an economic boom in your town? Think again…horse racing is doomed. (please share these links) http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/closing-of-colonial-downs-is-setback-for-virginia-horse-racing/2014/10/15/e1223d64-5484-11e4-892e-602188e70e9c_story.html http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/04/uk-usa-massachusetts-horseracing-idUKKCN0HT0A420141004 http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141004/ISSUE01/310049970/horse-tracks-stumble-amid-painful-wait-for-slots http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2013/12/23/hollywood-park-closes-after-75-years/4176389/ http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2014/04/28/pomona-horseracing-track-to-close.html?page=all http://www.dailybulletin.com/sports/20140423/fairplex-park-other-tracks-struggle-with-a-declining-interest-in-horse-racing http://www.vice.com/read/horse-racing-the-sport-of-americas-underclass http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20140503-a-last-hurrah-for-texas-horse-racing.ece Share/Bookmark

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Empty seats at Hollywood Park, a race track that has been closed like many others in the USA

Horse Racing in Downward Spiral


Dear City of Seaside, Think Monterey Downs and  horse racing is going to cause an economic boom in your town? Think again…horse racing is doomed. (please share these links) http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/closing-of-colonial-downs-is-setback-for-virginia-horse-racing/2014/10/15/e1223d64-5484-11e4-892e-602188e70e9c_story.html http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/04/uk-usa-massachusetts-horseracing-idUKKCN0HT0A420141004 http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141004/ISSUE01/310049970/horse-tracks-stumble-amid-painful-wait-for-slots http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2013/12/23/hollywood-park-closes-after-75-years/4176389/ http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2014/04/28/pomona-horseracing-track-to-close.html?page=all http://www.dailybulletin.com/sports/20140423/fairplex-park-other-tracks-struggle-with-a-declining-interest-in-horse-racing http://www.vice.com/read/horse-racing-the-sport-of-americas-underclass http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20140503-a-last-hurrah-for-texas-horse-racing.ece Share/Bookmark

Central Coast Veterans Cemetery

9,200 Trees To Be Removed From Parker Flats Forest For Veterans Cemetery Project: Forest Resource Evaluation


Keep Fort Ord Wild has obtained planning documents under the California Public Records Act. To see the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Forest Resource Evaluation, click the link below: CCVCForestResEval The Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Forest Resource Evaluation was authored by Staub for FORA. It says over 9,200 oaks are on-site. Its difficult to imagine many oaks […]

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Monterey Herald Coverage: Veterans Cemetery Project Will Skip Environmental Impact Report


http://www.montereyherald.com/localnews/ci_25908243/fort-ord-veterans-cemetery-conflict-brews The state’s stringent regulatory hurdles may be avoided for the cemetery project on Monterey County’s former Army base. State officials indicate they will skip the roughly year-long environmental impact report process in favor of a quicker environmental assessment for the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery. Environmentalists intend to fight the decision — potentially jeopardizing an […]

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39,000 Oaks To Be Removed For Monterey Downs Complex


Keep Fort Ord Wild has obtained Monterey Downs planning documents from the City of Seaside under the California Public Records Act. To see the Monterey Downs and CCVC Forest Resource Evaluations, click the links below: MDForestResEval MDForestResEval_Attach CCVCForestResEval Oak Removal More than 39,000 oaks are in the Monterey Downs project area…of which more than 9,000 are […]

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Monterey Downs Plans: Ticky-Tack Urban Sprawl To Replace Old Growth Oak Forest


Keep Fort Ord Wild has obtained Monterey Downs planning documents from the City of Seaside under the California Public Records Act. To see the draft Monterey Downs specific plan and Monterey Downs subdivision map click the documents below: Tent.Tract.Map.09.26.12.12.pp. Specific.Plan.Draft.12.09.26 Monterey Downs LLC was upset at Seaside’s release of these records to KFOW, as representative Beth Palmer stated […]