Sunday 8-24-14 SHUCK FOR SHELTER – Benefit for workers of DBOC at Fish in Sausalito

SHUCK FOR SHELTER

A BENEFIT FOR 
THE WORKERS OF DRAKES BAY OYSTER COMPANY
WITH: FINE & RARE, CARNEROS WINE ALLIANCE,
ANCHOR BREWERS AND DISTILLERS AND STAG DINING 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH 2PM
AT FISH IN SAUSALITO

Dear Diners and Culinary Adventurers,

As of July 31, Drakes Bay Oyster Company, the last oyster cannery in the State of California, was forced to close by order of the NPS and Department of the Interior. As the shucking and packing building was being lifted from the ground and put onto a transport trailer for removal, the oyster shuckers and packers realized that their lives were forever changed. Some have worked here on the farm for 30 years and are valued members of this rural community.  Currently Drakes is only able to continue to harvest the oysters in Drakes Estero for the wholesale market, but as that comes to an end, all of the oystermen and women will lose their jobs and homes. Their families will be uprooted.

Stag Dining alongside Fine & Rare and the Carneros Wine Alliance, are hosting a benefit event for the workers of Drakes at FISH in Sausalito. This event will help raise money for the families of Drakes Bay Oyster Company. We invite you to celebrate the culinary contributions that this historic company helped weave into the fabric of the culinary landscape of the Bay Area for decades.

MENU & MISSION
-MENU-
Drakes
Raw Bar 
 

Bbq oysters/ crispy chicken skin,”red hot”, celery leaf
Broiled Oyster Dynamite/ shrimp, togarashi, ginger, japanese herbs
Smoked Oyster & Beef Tartare/ pickled watermelon, dehydrated tomato, onion rings

Oyster Gumbo/ andouille sausage, heirloom peppers 
Oyster Po’Boy Sliders/ brioche bun, jalapeño slaw, local tomatoes
EVENT DETAILS
Click here to purchase tickets

Sunday, August 24th, 2014


Time: 2pm-5pm

Details
$75* per person

21 and over

Price includes food and beverages

This event is a cocktail style party.

* A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the workers of Drakes Bay Oyster Company. Additional raffle items and rare wines will be auctioned off as well. 


Location: 
350 Harbor Drive Sausalito, CA. 94965




Fish. is proud to be completely dedicated to sustainable seafood and organic produce, bought locally from the people who work so hard to bring the season’s best to our doors. We grill our food over a wood fire, drink our wine from simple glasses, and think a day spent fishing isn’t a bad way to spend a day. 




Participating Wineries

– Bouchaine 

A special thank you to






FOLLOW STAG

07/28/14 Injunction hearing set for September, Shack & canning closes Thursday, 7-31-14

Shack and canning closes Thursday, 4:30PM, 7-31-14

Harvesting continues at least 30 more days

Both lawsuits ARE STILL PENDING

Injunction hearing (TBOC et al v DOI et al) set for September.

ALSA, Faber & DBOC vs Ca Coastal Commission, Tentative Ruling Tuesday 04-15-14, Hearing Wednesday 04-16-14

Location: Marin Superior Court

Time: 8:30 AM

Judge: Chernus

Dept: B

03-11-14 CHANGES TO COURT TIME, JUDGE AND DEPARTMENT!

If  you were planning on attending tomorrow’s court case at Marin Superior Court, there have been some changes:

 

Time: 8:30 AM

Judge: Chernus

Dept: B

 

DBOC, ALSA and Faber vs. California Coastal Commission

CHANGE TIME TO 8:30 AM

CHANGE JUDGE TO: CHERNUS,

CHANGE DEPARTMENT TO: B

03-11-14 Faber, ALSA, and DBOC vs. California Coastal Commission, Marin Sup Court 3-11-14 9AM

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF DRAKES BAY OYSTER COMPANY’S MOTION FOR PEREMPTORY WRIT OF MANDATE

HEARING DATE:      March 11, 2014

TIME:                           9:00 a.m.

DEPARTMENT:         D22

JUDGE:                        Honorable Mark A. Talamantes

EXCERPTS FROM THE BRIEF: (regarding the actions of the CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION against DRAKES BAY OYSTER COMPANY)

…. the “wholesale disqualification” of a party’s experts violates due process as a matter of law, ….

the exclusion of a “credible and substantial” expert report violates due process.

the Commission violated due process by not allowing for cross-examination, and that the Commission’s decision was not supported by competent evidence.

This due-process violation, alone, is enough to invalidate the Orders.

The Commission thereby concedes the issue, and the motion. 

In the quasi-judicial proceeding at issue, the Commission

  • did not act as an impartial judge
  • was too happy to embrace criticisms of the oyster farm,
  • was too hostile to any evidence that favored the farm,
  • was too quick to dismiss evidence that rebutted the staff report.
  • Its behavior demonstrated a desire to win at any cost, and no respect for the truth.

                             VII.     CONCLUSION

This Court should issue an order declaring the Orders invalid, and issue a writ of mandate.

For the full reply to the CCC brief, click on or copy and paste the link below into your web browser:

03-04-14 Reply Brief ISO DBOC’s Motion for Peremptory Writ of Mandate

For the original Brief:

2014-14-02Memorandum in Support of Motion for Peremptory Writ of Mandate

 

 

12-07-13 PROF JOE FAILS TO STEP UP TO ON AIR DIALOGUE with DR. GOODMAN

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO HEAR THE INTERVIEW

http://sedonadreams.com/?p=1027

12-07-13 Prof. Mueller Backs Out of Radio Opportunity to debate Dr. Goodman

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: RE: Fwd: East Bay Express: The Oyster Company That Wouldn’t
Leave
From: <george@sedonadreams.org>
Date: Sat, December 07, 2013 7:40 pm
To: “Joe Mueller” <joen8ture@gmail.com>

Joe – If at any time during tonight’s show you have the cojones to challenge any statement made by Dr. Goodman, please feel free to call 1-866-37-TRUTH.  George
Joe – For once, please act like a scientist. Count the number of minutes you were speaking in the 1 1/2 hours of our airtime together. Next, count the number of minutes that Dr. Corey Goodman spoke during our one hour show together. You will find that your total air time speaking is greater than Dr. Goodman’s total air time speaking. In addition, please act like an adult: What “bad names” have I called you? Name one. If I were to call you “unprofessional” as you just called me, would that be a “bad name”? As stated previously, the 2 scientists that have been on my shows are you and Dr. Corey Goodman. Were your students “in stitches” when they listened to Dr. Corey Goodman? Will you tell all your students to listen to tonight’s show? Don’t you want all your students to have a good laugh?  If you want separate air time for questions, come on the show tonight. You can have the first 40 minutes, & Corey will come on in the last 20 minutes.   George
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Re: Fwd: East Bay Express: The Oyster Company That Wouldn’t
Leave
From: Joe Mueller <joen8ture@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, December 07, 2013 5:43 pm
To: george@sedonadreams.org

George,

Finals are next week and I have had classes all week and all day today. I do not have time nor the energy to “debate” on the air when you are so obviously bias (see Bill O’liely for methods you use) . You rarely give me time to finish the answers to questions you give me and you gave both Goodman and Lunny 3 or more minutes for their closing statements, you gave me less than 30 seconds and cut me off. I let my students listen and all they did was laugh at your methods, you don’t even try to appear to be impartial (just like fox news). Even they know Lunny and Goodman don’t know what they’re talking about.
Why would anybody be so stupid as to “debate” with such a bias host? You’ve called me many bad names (unprofessional just like O’liely)  on the air but not stupid. I guess you must believe that by the looks of your actions. If you would like to hold separate question/ answer forums I would be happy to answer any questions you have about what little Goodman and Lunny actually know or understand. Lunny’s answers had my students in stitches -great comedy for those not so ignorant (oysters as carbon sinks had them laughing in the isles). Great stuff for a critical thinking course.    Joe Mueller

On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 11:24 AM, <george@sedonadreams.org> wrote:

Hello, Joe. Please formulate your response to Corey’s statements & scientific data. In the previous email, I invited you to try to present any scientific data or evidence you have which contradicts anything Corey has said on my shows – & have not heard back from you. Remember, the Sedona Dreams show is tonight. Corey will be on the show, & you are invited once again to state your case & back it up with any scientific data you have. Please step up to the plate this time. If the Drake’s Bay oysters are harming – rather than helping – the environment, now is your chance to prove it.  George

Revised Evite for McEvoy Event on 09-15-13 from 3:30 – 7:00 PM

 image006

 

Dinner by a host of Bay Area Restaurants

including

Mandarin Oriental S.F., Hayes Street Grill, Waterbar,

Swan Oyster Depot, Straus Family Creamery, Emporio Rulli,

Della Fattoria Bakery, and more…

 

September 15th 3:30- 7PM

5935 Red Hill Road, Petaluma

 

Special Guests

 

John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party

Pete McCloskey, Former California Congress member

Bill Bagley, Former California Assembly member

Tolar Nolley, Founder, Oyster Company of Virginia, “Oysters for Life”

Music by Hot Club of Marin

RSVP and more information 415-669-9728

09-04-13 McEvoy Ranch sponsored Event on 9-15-13 for DBOC

 

 

image006image010image002image011

07-15-13: RALLY IN SF TO SAVE DRAKES BAY OYSTER FARM 2-4 PM

RALLY IN SF TO SAVE DRAKES BAY OYSTER FARM

MONDAY 7-15-13

2-4 PM

PIER 7 – WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & CAFE

 

We are asking you to come out and support us at a special rally in San Francisco on Monday, July 15, 2013 as we urge our local elected officials to support the House Natural Resources Committee investigation into the science used to evaluate the environmental impact of shellfish cultivation in Drakes Estero.

As you all know, we are at a pinnacle moment in Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s fight to remain open and we need help from our supporters and friends as we anxiously await a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The details for the event are below:

WHAT: Save Drakes Bay Rally

WHERE: Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, 7 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94111

WHEN: Monday, July 15, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

WHO: Speakers at the event will be announced later this week.

WHY: For years, the Lunny family, who owns and manages the historic Drakes Bay Oyster Farm has been in a heated legal battle with the Interior Department and the National Park Service over their unjust attempts to close down the farm.

In a decision made last November, then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to issue a permit to allow Drakes Bay to continue farming upon the expiration of its 40-year-lease–a lease which allowed it to operate on public land within the Point Reyes National Seashore and which was explicitly renewable.

The Lunnys believe that Salazar based his decision on flawed environmental impact studies which used false science to evaluate the environmental impact of shellfish cultivation in Drakes Estero.

We need our supporters to urge their local elected officials to support the investigation into the science used to evaluate the environmental impact study. There is no excuse for false science, especially by the federal government. Scientific integrity should not be a partisan issue.

We will be sending out additional details later this week. Please RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.

WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

06-02-13 DBOC Float in Western Weekend Parade in Point Reyes, come join the Sea of Supporters!

Please come join Drakes Bay Oyster Farm this Sunday! June 2nd at noon with “NolaFornia Brass Band“!

Wear your Drakes Bay Oyster Company T-shirt (or your own blue shirt)

You will represent the

“Sea of Supporters”

Dancing in the street with farm supporters to the

“NolaFornia Brass Band”

with Tim Eschleman*.

Let the “Saints Go Marchin’ In”

Be proud of one of the best floats in the parade!

 

Bring your happy feet to join the Dixieland parade-within-a-parade!

DBOC has a beautiful float for this year’s Western Weekend Parade!

 

The parade starts at noon on Sunday June 2nd; we have secured the coveted last place in the parade!

We’ll all gather near at 7th & C Street in Point Reyes Station at noon

 

Planning to ride another beautiful float? No problem.

Walk back and join us at the end! Or, watch most of parade and join us when we get to you!

Can’t wait to see you!

DBOC float committee & the Lunny’s

[Please forward this email to DBOC supporters]

*

Performing credits include many recordings including the Nick-Lowe produced album, “Rush Hour” by The Moonlighters, various Commander Cody projects and a part in the 2010 Grammy-nominated CD, “Maria Muldaur’s Garden of Joy” as well as numerous le engagements with the likes of Etta James, Bo Diddley, Big Joe Turner, Johnnie Johnson, Jesse “Colin” Young, Frankie Ford, Earl King, Robert Ward, and New Orleans rock & roll sax innovator Lee Allen.

05-19-2013 Supporting Drakes Bay Oysters at AMGEN Tour de CA in Pt Reyes & Santa Rosa

supporting DBOC in Pt Reyes for AMGEN Tour de CA 2013… as it passes through Point Reyes Station at 9:30 AM and, at the finish line in Santa Rosa at noon!

It was hot ant those riders were fast!

IMG_1255

05-14-2013 BUS & CARPOOL TO U.S. Court of Appeals TOMORROW MORNING

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:00am Pacific Time

WHERE:  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,  Courtroom 1, 95 Seventh Street, SF, CA 94103

Overflow Locations (with live feed): Courtroom 4 & the Courthouse Cafe

TAKE THE DBOC CARE-A-VAN by Thunderstar – a 56 passenger capacity bus

DBOC BUS LEAVING SMITH RANCH ROAD/LUCAS VALLEY ROAD PARK AND RIDE AT 6:20 AM – ARRIVE AT 6:10 AM!!!

OVERFLOW RIDERS CAN CARPOOL.

Be on time, bus and car pools leaving at 6:20 AM.

 

04-28-2013 Firemen Oyster Cook-Off in Petaluma yields support for Drakes Bay Oyster Company

Save Drakes Oysters

This was the last person I spoke to before I packed up at the firemen oyster cook-off and save the farm tabling event.
She cried while we were talking. Re-affirmed again why I am helping out, why we are all doing what we are doing to save the farm.
She and her husband will be posting the large Save Our Drakes Oyster burlap banner on the tall yellow building across from the Petaluma watch tower for all of Petaluma to see. Keep an eye out for it. ; )
Warmly,
Yannick

The Petaluma Butter and Eggs Festival, Fire station # 1. April 27th, 2013.

Police officers in uniform came up to me saying they would call Huffman (one said he wouldn’t, so I told him he couldn’t take the wine stave because that was part of the wine stave ‘agreement’…he laughed and said…ok he would call!), an entire latino family who worked during the Johnson’s time and are friend with the present farm workers took the tel. # to call Huffman, lots of young families, long time Inverness home owners vented on the situation ( i was happy to be their sounding board) and they took some postcards I still had and tel for H., restaurant owners, a petaluma city council took a sign….one young man said can I call Huffman now?

I could go on….but the Lunnys, the farm and the experience of being at DBOC has locked people into a firm support and a will to do anything to save it.
I would say I think at another event, it would be great to videotape people’s spontaneous words….

Those willing to evict the farm are OUTNUMBERED by a highly energized Marin, Sonoma, S.F. community.

We should be able to win this one.

If you remember the days of LBAM (Light Brown Apple Moth) in the Bay area,  fighting the state of Ca (CDFA) and federal gov’t (USDA) on aerial spraying of pesticides….no one thought we could win it and stop aerial spraying, it was an emergency mandatory order from the federal gov’t. Not only did we stop it but we stopped in in urban areas and we de-funded the state monies for it. Never been done -ever. The community united together made it happen.
In addition, after the LBAM PR nightmare, UC Davis proposed setting up an Advisory Committee to the USDA. I and 5 scientists, an ag. commissioner and health concern individual were chosen for this committee. Out of that effort came a “Community Perception to Emergency Responses” document.
Today, I received the finished copy.
CDFA and the USDA are deterred from ever messing with the public in the future on such an issue.

I forsee something similar happening after we save the farm. The fight for other Pt. Reyes farmers will not be over and an Advisory Committee set up to accept all the good work that Corey, Jeff C. , Tom M., Paul O, and others have done should be put into a document  similar to this “Community Perception…”…it could be a “Community Perceptions and Scientific Misuse by the NPS”. I’m sure we could find a University to work in cooperation with us.  Anyway…these documents are important shifts. Now, the CDFA has open and transparent meetings on invasive species, UNHEARD of during LBAM days. CDFA locked all doors to communication. They’ve come a long way…all from public pressure!

People can rule over politics and stupid laws or regulations!  It can be done.

 

03-28-13 6PM PST: Fox Business News: Green Tyranny

Louisiana : Feds grab land as “critical habitat” for the dusky gopher frog —

Even though NO gopher frogs on the property

There are NO gopher frogs in the state!

Sound familiar?

Remember the National Park Service Environmental Impact Statement of

“Major Negative Impact” on a species of FRESH WATER FROGS due to the Oyster Farm?

 

The National Park Service scientists somehow overlooked the fact that

Drakes Bay’s water comes from the ocean –IT IS SALT WATER!

That species of frog would be committing suicide by venturing into Drakes Bay!

Green Tyranny” is the title of tonight’s Stossel Show.

Host John Stossel will spotlight oppressive environmental regulations that victimize average people — undermining their property rights and economic well-being — without meaningful benefit for the environment.

The Stossel Show — airs tonight on the Fox Business network — at 9:00 p.m. EDT
(6:00 p.m. PDT).
Read John’s blog post announcing the show.

One of tonight’s guests will be James S. Burling, Director of Litigation with Pacific Legal Foundation, a watchdog organization that litigates nationwide for limited government, property rights, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations.

Tonight’s show will highlight two cases of abuse that PLF is challenging:

Feds pit prairie dogs against people. In Cedar City, Utah, residents are overwhelmed with an infestation of prairie dogs digging up yards and parks, blocking development of land, and threatening the health of the community — yet federal officials won’t permit commonsense control measures, because they’ve labeled the rodents as “threatened.”

Feds grab private land for a phantom frog. In St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, federal officials have imposed restrictions on more than 1,500 acres of private property by labeling the land as “critical habitat” for the dusky gopher frog — even though there aren’t any frogs on the property….  THERE AREN’T ANY IN THE ENTIRE STATE!

To watch the show, click on or copy and paste the link below into your web browser:

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2305943736001/stossel—04042013/?playlist_id=1794596212001

About Pacific Legal Foundation
Donor-supported Pacific Legal Foundation is the leading legal watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations, in courts across the country. Among its noteworthy species- regulation cases, PLF won the federal court ruling that removed the bald eagle from the federal ESA list.

Oral argument recently took place in PLF’s latest U.S. Supreme Court litigation — the property rights case of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District. A decision is expected by June.

Last year, PLF attorneys won their sixth direct-representation victory at the High Court against over-reaching government: Sackett v. EPA, in which the justices unanimously held that landowners may bring court challenges to federal “wetlands compliance orders.”

Contact: James S. Burling, Director of Litigation, Pacific Legal Foundation (916) 419-7111.

03-22-13 About tonight’s proceedings, responses to your questions

I’VE RECEIVED SOME QUESTIONS REGARDING TONIGHT’S PROCEEDINGS.

HERE IS WHAT I FOUND OUT:

 

*             The Vitter amendment, this afternoon, was filed to the Senate version of the budget (presently on the floor, the pending order of business).

 

*             The House already adopted (Ryan) budget.

 

*             Once Senate acts (passes the bill), the House and Senate must reconcile their bills.

 

*             Whether or not they can – unknown.

 

*             The Vitter amendment may or may not be considered (there were some 400 amendments filed – probably 15-20, maybe 30 will actually be considered).

 

*             What’s significant, regardless what happens, there is now a bi-partisan Senate effort to override the Secretary’s decision.

 

*             Vitter comes from one of the largest shellfish producing states.  He is aware that the false science manufactured by NPS has ALREADY migrated to Southern states – and is now showing up in regulatory proceedings.

 

We should know something by dawn – Senate’s supposed to be nearly all night.

03-22-12 CONTACT SENATOR BOXER (OR YOUR STATE SENATORS) TONIGHT

YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED, COULD AFFECT TONIGHT’S DECISION

 

 

A BI-PARTISAN VITTER-FEINSTEIN AMENDMENT WAS FILED A SHORT TIME AGO.

THE SESSION WILL GO VERY LATE TONIGHT (03/22/13) AND PERHAPS INTO TOMORROW.

WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN IT WILL COME UP.

IT IS AMENDMENT # 545, CLICK ON THIS LINK TO READ IT:

 #14 Drakes Bay_Bryan 545 (2)

See below and the attached amendment.

 

Please help us get the word out to supporters of DBOF across the State to

 

call Boxer’s offices and voice your support of amendment #545.   

 

If you have friends and family outside of California they should

 

call their respective senators with the same request:

 

“We support the bi-partisan Senate amendment #545.”

 

Here is how to contact Boxer:

BoxerBay Area              510-286-8537

Los Angeles        213-894-5000

Sacramento        916-448-2787

Inland Empire    951-684-4849 (Riverside, etc.)

Fresno                  559-497-5109

San Diego            619-239-3884

 
 

 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

All.

 

REQUEST YOU CONTACT SENATOR BOXER IN CA OR YOUR SENATOR.

URGE SUPPORT FOR AMENDMENT # 545 – Vitter-Feinstein.

THE SENATE IS DEBATING THE FEDERAL BUDGET.

A BI-PARTISAN VITTER-FEINSTEIN AMENDMENT WAS FILED A SHORT TIME AGO.  

THE SESSION WILL GO VERY LATE TONIGHT AND PERHAPS INTO TOMORROW.

WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN IT WILL COME UP.

IT IS AMENDMENT # 545.

 

 

 

 

 

 

%d bloggers like this: