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More pictures from the fundraiser last night. Stay tuned for announcements of our next upcoming event.
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Rescue our Waterfront3 weeks ago
We had a great time for a great cause at ROWs year-end fundraiser. It’s wonderful meeting residents from our community who share the dream of Revitalizing Not Supersizing the harbor.

Check out the latest video of Jeep Suddeth performing his rendition of “Won’t Back Down”.
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Rescue our Waterfront3 weeks ago
Donate to ROW’s Silent Auction Today!

Did you get Christmas gifts you are thinking about re-gifting? How about donating them to ROW to support our silent auction this Friday at Sambas Brazilian Restaurant.

Your gift to us will go to a great cause and be a gift to the residents of Redondo Beach for generations to come.

Please contact us and we will do the rest.

Send us an email to info@RescueOurWaterfront.org

Thanks again for your support!

Paid For By Rescue Our Waterfront PAC #1387229
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Rescue our Waterfront3 weeks ago
Lets ROW CenterCal Out Of The New Year!

ROW’s year-end silent auction legal defense fundraiser will be at Sambas Brazilian Restaurant this Friday on 12/29/17 from 7pm to 10pm.

The strategy of CenterCal and their financiers is to use the courts to bury us with legal costs. They continue to draw out the process, even resorting to using proxies filing frivolous lawsuits against residents in an attempt to shut down the opposition. Recently the judge hearing the Measure C case delayed finalizing a ruling to give time to hear more arguments. What that means is more money is needed to continue the fight. It’s also likely the battle will not be decided by one court case and appeals will be filed.

Don’t let them get away with it!

Suggested donation/fundraiser entrance fee is $25.00 and can be made by check or credit card.

Event: Let’s ROW CenterCal Out of The New Year!
Date: Friday, December 29th
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
207 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

If you can’t make it please send your donation to:

1) Tax Deductible:
Mail a check to:
South Bay Parkland Conservancy
803 Carnelian St. #B, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
*In the memo portion Please write “Harbor Fund Lawsuit”

2) Non Tax Deductible:
Donate online – www.RescueOurWaterfront.org/support

Thanks again for your support!

Paid For By Rescue Our Waterfront PAC #1387229
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Rescue our Waterfront4 weeks ago
Lets ROW CenterCal Out Of The New Year!

ROW is holding a year-end fundraiser at Sambas Brazilian Restaurant to keep our legal team in the battle against bullying, "deep pockets" CenterCal to uphold the law voted on by the majority.

That fight is being fought on many fronts with this January looking to be particularly active. The latest attempt this week by pro-mall council members to unilaterally extend their term of office by more than a year should be a chilling message to all of us. It's even more imperative to keep the fight going.

With the year-end upon us, this is your chance to make a last-minute tax-deductible donation to fight for the future of Redondo Beach's King Harbor and Pier. Another good reason to donate now is that charity contribution deductions will largely disappear in 2018. Give today and take the deduction now!

Suggested donation/fundraiser entrance fee is $25.00 and can be made by check or credit card.

Event: Let’s ROW CenterCal Out of The New Year!
Date: Friday December 29th
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
207 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
If you can't make it you can still donate:

1) Tax Deductible:

Mail a check to:
South Bay Parkland Conservancy
803 Carnelian St. #B, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
In the memo portion Please write “Harbor Fund Lawsuit”

2) Non Tax Deductible:
Donate online – www.RescueOurWaterfront.org/support

Thanks again for your support!

Paid For By Rescue Our Waterfront PAC #1387229
Rescue our Waterfront
Rescue our Waterfront1 month ago
Welcome To Frivolous Lawsuits 101

CenterCal and It's Apparent Proxies

Redondo Beach, its residents, and the activist group Rescue Our Waterfront (“ROW”) is being hit with SLAPP Lawsuits by a real estate developer pushing a big mall project Redondo voters have rejected. “SLAPP” stands for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, and the video at the end of this message by Robert Reich details how it is used. It is worth watching.

The short version is that moneyed companies file frivolous lawsuits just to silence the opposition. Each lawsuit is slapped just to scare people from speaking out, by burdening active and vocal opponents with huge legal fees and invasive discovery. SLAPP suits and their plaintiffs are un-American, un-Democratic, and just sleazy.

If this sounds familiar, it should: one current example is the baseless personal lawsuit, filed by what appear to be proxies for developer CenterCal, plaintiffs Arnette Travis and Chris Voisey. They filed it against Redondo Mayor Bill Brand, his volunteer treasurer Linda Moffat, Councilmember Nils Nehrehheim, and Rescue Our Waterfront’s Wayne Craig and Martin Holmes.

The plaintiff’s claim they are not being paid, and that the lawsuit is not financed directly or indirectly by CenterCal. That just seems hard to believe, as it is unlikely Voisey and Travis can afford to pay the steep legal bills, some have estimated now to be well over $50,000. That’s why attorneys are asking for proof that Travis and Voisey actually wrote checks to CenterCal’s lawyers from their personal bank accounts. So far they haven’t responded, why is that?

This latest action seems a new low for CenterCal, even after they filed numerous lawsuits against the city of Redondo Beach. Reporters always say follow the money, so look up the financial backer for CenterCal’s mall, Westport Capital. In news articles they are called a distressed Real Estate private equity firm. What's interesting is another one of Westport Capital's developer clients also has a history of filing lawsuits.

In the town of Mamaroneck New York, a developer funded by Westport Capital sued the town because they wouldn’t let them build a massive condo complex, over 290,000 square feet. The proposed project was within a Marine Recreational Zone, and would have required substantial changes to the local law. When the city refused, the developer sued the town for $55 Million and lost. If it sounds familiar, it should. Here’s the headline quote from the Mamaroneck Coastal Environmental Coalition “Desperate Developer Files Frivolous Lawsuit against Village For Maintaining and Enforcing its Existing laws”.

Whether it’s CenterCal via it's apparent proxies or this Westport Capital behind the lawsuits, is this the type of company our city wants to be doing business with for the next 99 years? They have already defaulted on their contractual obligations with the city, and when they don’t get their way they sue us.

You can help defend Redondo Beach, its residents, and the Pier and harbor against this Mega-Mall-Monstrosity company by donating to Rescue Our Waterfront.

Tax Deductible: Mail a check to our partners

South Bay Parkland Conservancy
803 Carnelian St. #B, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

In the memo portion Please write “King Harbor Legal Defense Fund” so these donations can go to our legal team fighting the CenterCal Mall.

Non Tax Deductible: Donate online – www.RescueOurWaterfront.org/support

Thanks again for your time and support! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

SLAPP Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v-HmKBJpdI#action=share

Paid For By Rescue Our Waterfront PAC #1387229