Photo History(1920 – 2023): The Road became a Path and Over Time a Easement to Mount Diablo State Park

1920’S Map – Road up Mount Diablo, 2023 Path/Easeme 1920’S Map – Road up Mount Diablo, 2023 Path/Easement Historic Path Connecting Alameda Diablo to Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd via South Gate Road and Mount Diablo State Park. “A longstanding expressly dedicated public trail easement (the “Easement”) that encumbers the southerly end of the U.S. Bank…

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The Road over time became a Path and has been used by residents of Diablo and thousands of visiting recreational users, uninterrupted, for more than 100 years.

Who would have thought US Bank would prove to be the most dangerous property owner in Diablo, the high-end enclave adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park?  On September 28th, 2023, a fence was built across a critical pedestrian pathway, reportedly with permission of the property owner, US Bank. This blockage endangers the lives of thousands of people.…

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C23-02578 – Notice of Related Case MSC17-02529

Additional detail regarding the relationship between this action and the 2017 Action is contained within the “Objection by Third Parties David Hammond and Hal Seibert to Proposed Stipulated Judgment Between Intervenors and U.S. Bank,” Read Doc below: C23-02578 – Notice of Related Case MSC17-02529

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The Overwhelming Majority (18) of Residents Support Bikes, Walkers, and Joggers Traveling on Calle Arroyo – Read the letter & Watch the Slideshow Below….

The Overwhelming Majority (18) of Residents Support Bikes, Walkers, and Joggers Traveling on Calle Arroyo(Letter Below: June 7, 2020) The majority of Property Owners on Calle Arroyo Posted Signs “We Support Bikers, Walkers & Joggers on Calle Arroyo” 15 Property owners in Diablo Posted signs “We Support Bikers, Walkers & Joggers in Diablo.” The Diablo…

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KTVU News Story: Bicyclist Community Rallies for Safer Access to Mt. Diablo https://www.ktvu.com/news/bicyclist-community-rallies-for-safer-access-to-mt-diablo-trail-suing-us-bank https://www.ktvu.com/news/bicyclist-community-rallies-for-safer-access-to-mt-diablo-trail-suing-us-bank

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Case No. MSC17-02529 SUPPLEMENTAL OBJECTION BY THIRD PARTIES DAVID HAMMOND AND HAL SEIBERT TO PROPOSED STIPULATED JUDGMENT BETWEEN INTERVENORS AND U.S. BANK

As shown in the original Objection, this Court has already received voluminous evidence that the public is benefitted by an easement on U.S. Bank’s property. That evidence was submitted in connection with then-Cross Complainant Winston Cervantes Opposition to the Intervenors’ Motion for Summary Judgment, and the Court acknowledged such evidence and determined that triable issues…

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100+ Heartfelt Petition Comments

  “I have used this path consistently (2 times per week) for the last 12 years for safe access to Mt Diablo state park.” “I have used this past as a cyclist to safely access Mt Diablo for over 10 years. I have always cycled with a friend or small group and we have always…

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US BANK OPEN THE PATH

Sign the Petition: Request US Bank to Reopen the Path   Who would have thought US Bank would prove to be the most dangerous property owner in Diablo, the high-end enclave adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park?  On September 28th, 2023, a fence was built across a critical pedestrian pathway, reportedly with permission of the…

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Objection by Third Parties, David Hammond and Hal Seibert to Proposed Stipulated Judgement Between Intervenors and U.S. Bank

The proposed Stipulated Judgment between Intervenors and U.S. Bank purports to snuff out a public easement that has been in existence since at least 1979 (Read the Objection, PDF ). Curiously, the parties “stipulating” to the Judgment are: (1) U.S. Bank – the owner of the parcel burdened by the public easement; and (2) the…

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STIPULATED JUDGEMENT: JUDGEMENT Case No. MSC17-02529

STIPULATED JUDGEMENT Asserting that people riding bicycles on their “Private Roads” constituted a private nuisance and caused significant harm to them, and homeowners in Diablo, which has resulted in multiple injuries and property damage.   MSC17-02529 – Stipulation for Entry of Judgment

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Plaintiff Dave Hammond Letter to Supporters of Easement(October 12, 2023)

Diablo Easement Supporters, On September 27th-28th a group began the process of installing a wrought iron fence along Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd. on two parcels owned by the Wooten family.  Unfortunately, they extended this fence onto the adjacent US Bank property (formerly Bahrami) and completely blocked the easement. They were also handing out a misleading flyer…

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