Peter Douglas
American film producer
Peter Douglas
Peter Vincent Douglas is an American television and film producer, a son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife, German American producer Anne Buydens. His middle name was given him in homage to Vincent van Gogh, the brilliant, tortured artist whom his father was playing in the film Lust for Life when he was born. He used it for his production company, Vincent Pictures.
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Steve Blank: In Defense of Unreasonableness -- Saving the California Coast
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters. Here are the remarks I made. ---- Alison and I both grew up on the East Coast but we've been fortunate to live in California for 30 years. One of the things we love most about living here is how beautiful the natural landscapes are and how close nature is to urban areas. When we had kids, we began to think about our role in protecting these California landscapes for future generations. Alison got a head start on me by joining the board of the State Parks Foundation. I soon followed by joining the board of Audubon, Peninsula Open Space Trust and the California League of Conservation Voters. And 6 and a half years ago I was appointed to the California Coastal Commission. As you know, for the last 35 years we've been running a science experiment on the California Coast: How would the Coastal Act affect California's coastal economy? T ...
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Malibu Wins Lawsuit Over Local Control of Land Use Policies
Malibu Patch - almost 5 years
A court of appeal affirmed a trial court's decision Thursday to reject the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy's plan for overnight camping sites in Malibu. The SMMC's plan had been supported by the Coastal Commission, which tried to implement sweeping changes in 2009 to Malibu's land use regulations in its Local Coastal Program. Malibu Mayor Laura Zahn Rosenthal said the city is pleased the court enforced limits on the Coastal Commission's authority. "This decision is a very big deal because it puts a limit on the Commission's ability to interfere with local planning decisions," Rosenthal said. "In this instance, the commission overstepped its bounds and made planning decisions that are within the city's jurisdiction." Concerned about potential fires, the Malibu City Council in 2007 rejected the plan by the SMMC and its sister organization the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority for overnight camping and other features in the Malibu Parks Public Access En ...
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Protecting our Surfing Heritage Through World Surfing Reserves
Carlsbad Patch - almost 5 years
One of the most innovative tools for the conservation of surf spots has been the development of Surfing Reserves. Pioneered by Brad Farmer in Australia, the Davenport-based Save the Waves Coalition has taken the lead on organizing the development of a global network of World Surfing Reserves. Full disclosure: I am a member of the World Surfing Reserve Vision Council.  Here's a Q&A with Katie Westfall, Save the Waves' Environmental and Program Director. Serge Dedina: Why do surfing areas need to be designated as Surfing Reserves? Katie Westfall: Natural surf breaks are important public recreational resources. Unspoiled surf spots are unique and rare and important for their ecosystem services, recreational, aesthetic, educational and economic values. On a global scale, surf breaks have been destroyed by coastal development and threatened by water quality issues or closure of beach access. In California alone, several surf spots have been destroyed along the coastline, inclu ...
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Peter Douglas: Remembering a Hero of the Coast
OB RAG - almost 5 years
Peter Douglas, creator and long-time executive director of the California Coastal Commission was fighting an ongoing battle with cancer when he learned he’d been named the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards’ Hero of the Seas for 2012. He wrote that he was honored and would be there to accept if his body and the universe gave him dispensation. Sadly, Peter passed away on April 1. His now posthumous award is in recognition of 40 years working to assure public access to and scenic protection of California’s more than 1,100 miles of spectacular coastline. Last year a delegation from the World Bank visited California and told him his state has the best coastal protection on earth.
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Miles of California coastline to be preserved, opened to public
LATimes - almost 5 years
A spectacular stretch of Northern California coastline that includes ocean-side bluffs, beaches, rolling hills and redwood groves will be permanently protected from development under a landmark deal approved this week by the state Coastal Commission. The 6,800 acres of undeveloped shoreline, wooded areas and farmland in northern Santa Cruz County--known as Coast Dairies ranch--will be transferred to the state and federal government, which will operate it as open space and preserve portions for agriculture. Much of the land will be opened to the public. The coastal panel’s unanimous vote at a meeting Thursday in Ventura protects 7 ½ miles of coastline that had been one of the three largest pieces of private coastal property between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Mexican border, according to the agency. The 10-square-mile expanse, former Spanish land grants that were acquired by Swiss farming families in the 1860s, was purchased by the Trust For Public Land in 1998 as rumors swi ...
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Peter Douglas, 1942-2012: protector of the coast
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 5 years
For more than a quarter century, Peter Douglas was the brains and conscience of coastal protection in California. Douglas, who died last week, was a principle author of the 1976 Coastal Act that set the framework for...
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Peter Douglas, Defender of California Coast, Dies at 69
NYTimes - almost 5 years
Mr. Douglas helped created the state’s coastal commission, which limits construction, ensures public access to beaches and seeks to regulate offshore drilling.
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The savior of California's coast
LATimes - almost 5 years
Beaches, wetlands, bluffs and views -- Peter Douglas spent a lifetime protecting California's edge. A good argument can be made that no one since Father Junipero Serra has had as much impact on coastal development in California as Peter Douglas. Douglas, who died a week ago, wrote and helped pass Proposition 20, the California Coastal Commission initiative, in 1972. He wrote the 1976 Coastal Act, worked for the commission from its early days and was its outspoken executive director for more than 25 years despite often fierce opposition, including a nearly successful attempt by then-Gov. Pete Wilson to get rid of him in 1996.
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Peter Douglas dies at 69
The Malibu Times - almost 5 years
The strong-willed Douglas wrote the legislation creating the California Coastal Commission, and sparred frequently with Malibu in his 26 years as executive director of the commission.
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Peter Douglas, Calif. coastal crusader, dies at 69
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 5 years
(04-03) 15:41 PDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- <a class="fplink fp-643232" href="/Peter+Douglas+1">Peter Douglas</a>, longtime executive director of the California Coastal Commission who spent a career fighting to rein in development along one of the world's most alluring coastlines,...
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A look at property rights Coastal Commission and our overreaching government - Humboldt Beacon
Google News - over 5 years
Peter Douglas, the agency&#39;s longtime executive director, is retiring. This is a major development in the Commission&#39;s history because Douglas has been a key player throughout its past and instrumental in its actions through the years
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Coastal Commission appoints new executive director - Malibu Times
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Lester replaces the controversial Peter Douglas as the commission&#39;s executive director. City officials vary in their opinions of how the appointment will affect Malibu. By Knowles Adkisson / The Malibu Times The California Coastal Commission
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As You See It: Sept. 10, 2011 - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
The retirement of Peter Douglas as the California Coastal Commission&#39;s executive director marks the end of an era. Peter was a co-author of the Coastal Act, working with such stalwarts as former Santa Cruz Mayor Bert Muhly to create a strong model for
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Coastal Commission gets new executive director - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Former political science Professor Charles Lester was approved as executive director of the California Coastal Commission on Thursday, a position held for the past 26 years by Peter Douglas, who retired last month. Lester is the commission&#39;s fourth ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Court told man shot dog - Warwick Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
PETER Douglas Matthews appeared in court in Stanthorpe yesterday to face charges stemming from allegations he shot dead a neighbour&#39;s dog in front of the owner&#39;s young child. The Mt Tully resident is accused of unlawfully killing his neighbour&#39;s dog
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Darley Optus tower a risk to health, says parent - Ballarat Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Peter Douglas, whose 13-year-old son Liam has been using the park since he was a toddler, is one of the 500 residents who have signed a petition opposing the infrastructure. The telecommunications company&#39;s application for the 30-metre tower was
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Creative Holidays appoints Peter Douglas to lead its sales team - e-Travel Blackboard (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Creative Holidays is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Douglas to the position of Director of Sales, effective 12 September, 2011. Peter brings over 20 years&#39; travel industry expertise to Australia&#39;s leading independent wholesaler,
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