This past Friday, the California Coastal Commission met in Port Hueneme for a comparatively brief meeting which covered a really interesting variety of topics spanning everything from the Rindge Dam removal and beach-permitted sediment deposition in the wake of the Montecito mudslides to development woes in Venice Beach and testimony claiming an FBI agent argued that[…]
Our students have been busy (as usual) in the sustainability realm. Most recently, Andy Spyrka helmed a project to redesign the entry garden at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center in Ventura Harbor. He was joined by a host of ESRM students and alums, most notably Amanda Shepherd. Andy, Amanda, and a team that included consultants and the Ventura Master Gardeners revamped the overgrown area, turning it into a great mix of drought-tolerant natives. Their mantra was “keep it cheap, within reach, and California native-based.” Check it out next time you are in the harbor! […]
He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
–Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2
The news we had feared for so long spread quickly this past Monday. Our friend and colleague Dr. Cause Hanna had succumbed to his 10-month struggle with cancer. Classes were cancelled, tears were shed, and a large hole spread across so many of our lives. He was 35.