EnviroReporter.com first reported on controversial developer and architect Wayne Fishback in late 2006 in an article entitled “Fishback Mountain – One man calls his project on the L.A./Ventura border the pursuit of a dream home, but others just see an illegal solid waste dump.”
By April 2006, the dumping and grading had become more extensive as the next four photographs illustrate.
A month later, residents held a protest on Valley Circle Boulevard in the western San Fernando Valley adjacent the fenced off former Chatsworth
Reservoir which is downhill from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
The protest was directed at Wayne Fishback's property which is within a mile of the old Rocketdyne plant, also the site of heavy metal contamination.
The protester by the white truck is Todd Doherty who, along with Robert Mionske,
was unsuccessfully sued by Fishback.
Independent businessman Jim Dantona protested Fishback's dumping too. Dantona unsuccessfully ran for Supervisor for the Supervisorial District 4 in 2006.
District 4 includes the Fishback property in unincorporated eastern Ventura County.
While the protest took place a truck, emptied
of its load, rolled past the protesters after
making its way down Woolsey Canyon from
the Fishback property near Rocketdyne.
Robert Mionske, left, and Todd Doherty, right
(with daughter), brought the Fishback dump story
to EnviroReporter.com's attention in 2006. The
Los Angeles Times, Ventura County Star and
other media outlets declined to report on the
story apparently fearful, according to activists, of
being sued by Fishback.
Fishback Mountain Gallery – 6 galleries of Ventura County dumping
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