Legal

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Current / Past legal information

ODVRA Locked Gates

Quiet Title Suit

Friends of Oceano Dunes Files Quiet Title Lawsuit to Ensure Continued Camping and OHV Recreation at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area FoOD Press Release PDF Tuesday May 11th,  Friends of Oceano Dunes (Friends) filed a third lawsuit arguing that state law mandates that OHV recreation, beach driving and […]

Order to Release Records (State Parks)

Court Orders Records Released to Friends of Oceano Dunes. FoOD Press Release PDF Today, the Sacramento County Superior Court ruled in favor of Friends of Oceano Dunes, finding that the California Department of Parks and Recreation violated the California Public Records Act.Friends requested public records 10 months ago concerning new […]

Order to Release Records (CARB)

Friends of Oceano Dunes, Friends, was handed their latest legal victory in the long ongoing battle for recreational access at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). FoOD Press Release PDF The Sacramento County Superior Court ordered the California Air Resources Board, CARB, to release more than 40 documents […]

CCC to pay FoOD over $250,000

FoOD Press Release PDF — SLO Court Ruling Release PDF Today, the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court ordered the California Coastal Commission (CCC) to pay Friends of Oceano Dunes $252,726.67 in attorney’s fees and costs after a multiyear contentious legal battle. Friends of Oceano Dunes (Friends) is a 501C3 […]

ODVRA Locked Gates

2020 Closure March to October

?¿ Plover / Pandemic ¿? https://kmph.com/news/local/oceano-dunes-closed-through-october Jim Suty, the president of a group called Friends of Oceano Dunes, is fed up. “We can have nearly 2 million annual visitors, have the best Plover program on the Coast, and that’s not good enough. So this is hogwash, this is more excuse […]

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9th Circuit Appeals Ruling

9th Circuit Orders Lower Court to hear Friends’ Lawsuit Against Coastal Commission and State Parks’ Directors Over Dust Control Measures On November 19, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena ruled in favor of Friends of Oceano Dunes, and directed a lower federal court to allow a lawsuit […]

VICTORY Against SLO-APCD

Friends of Oceano Dunes (Friends) is pleased to announce a VICTORY in the San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District (APCD) lawsuit. This very contentious issue has been going on for years and has required numerous lawsuits against the APCD and even including State Parks. Friends President, Jim Suty, said, […]