Nos. D076605, D076924, D076993.

53 Cal.App.5th 733 (2020)

267 Cal. Rptr. 3d 32

GOLDEN DOOR PROPERTIES, LLC, et al., Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Respondent; COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO et al., Real Parties in Interest.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division One.

As modified August 25, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Latham & Watkins, Christopher W. Garrett , Daniel Brunton and Emily Haws for Petitioners Golden Door Properties, LLC, California Native Plant Society, Hidden Valley Zen Center, Friends of Hidden Valley Zen Center, Buena Creek Action Group, Deer Springs Oaks Action Group, Twin Oaks Valley Road Action Group, Lisa Amantea, Michael Amantea, Darryl C. Bentley, Carol Bryson, Pamela J. Diniz, Stanley Diniz, Francis J. Eason, Rebecca Engel, Thomas Engel, Donald J. Folse, Elsie E. Gregory, Georgann Higgins, Claudia Hunsaker, Karen May, BJ McIntire, Cindi Peterson, Ana Cl Rosavall, James T. Rosvall, Katherine B. Rosvall, Leigh Rayner, Joanne Rizza, Darla Kennedy and William R. Young.

Chatten Brown Carstens & Minteer, Jan Chatten-Brown and Josh Chatten-Brown for Petitioner Sierra Club.

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, William J. White and Edward Schexnayder for Petitioner Endangered Habitats League.

John Buse, Aruna Prabhala and Peter Broderick for Petitioner Center for Biological Diversity.

Law Offices of Roger B. Moore and Roger B. Moore for California Water Impact Network as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.

Law Offices of Thomas N. Lippe and Thomas N. Lippe for Save Berkeley's Neighborhoods as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.

First Amendment Project, James R. Wheaton and Paul Clifford for Natural Resources Defense Council, The First Amendment Project, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Californians Aware, Planning and Conservation League Foundation, and Environmental Law Foundation as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.

No appearance by Respondent.

Thomas E. Montgomery , County Counsel, Joshua M. Heinlein , Deputy County Counsel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, John E. Ponder , Whitney A. Hodges and Karin Dougan Vogel for Real Party in Interest County of San Diego.

Gatzke Dillon & Ballance, Mark J. Dillon , Kevin P. Sullivan and Kimberly A. Foy for Real Party in Interest Newland Sierra, LLC.

Best, Best & Krieger, Michelle Ouellette and Amy Hoyt for Real Party in Interest Dudek & Associates, Inc.

Byron & Edwards, Michael M. Edwards and Zachary M. Lemley for Real Parties in Interest Linscott, Law & Greenspan and Fehr & Peers.

Schwartz, Semerdjian, Cauley & Moot and Owen M. Praskievicz for Real Party in Interest Development Planning and Financing Group.

Chen, Horowitz & Franklin and Alexander J. Chen for Real Party in Interest Fuscoe Engineering.

Tyson & Mendes and Mitchel B. Malachowski for Real Party in Interest T.Y. Lin International Group.

Koenig Jacobsen and Gary L. Jacobsen for Real Party in Interest Leighton & Associates.

Motschenbacher & Blattner and Jeremy G. Tolchin for Real Party in Interest GSI Water Solutions, Inc.

Christopher Perez for Real Party in Interest AECOM.

Judkins, Glatt & Rich and David H. Getz for Real Party in Interest John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

Jennifer B. Henning for California State Association of Counties, League of California Cities and California Special Districts Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest County of San Diego.


Public Resources Code1 section 21167.6 prescribes the documents that "shall" be in the record of proceedings in a CEQA2 challenge to an environmental impact report (EIR). For example, under subdivision (e)(7) of that statute, "[a]ll written evidence...

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