Rounding up emails from paid activists, part deux

Mary Mangan filed this request with the University of California, Berkeley of California.

It is a clone of this request.

Due June 2, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Mary Mangan


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Please provide any emails to or from Alastair Iles associated with the book "Whitewash" itself, or the "Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems" review of "Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science" by Carey Gillam. In addition, include any emails with any of these words or people: glyphosate, herbicide, IARC, Monsanto, Carey Gillam, Whitewash, Island Press, any employee of Island Press (@islandpress.org), any employee of US Right to Know (@usrtk.org), Gary Ruskin, Carey Gillam, Stacy Malkan, Becky Morrison, Paul Thacker, any editors or staff of Taylor & Francis associated with this book review at the journal "Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems". The time frame of the search should be from October 2017 through the end of May 2018.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mary Mangan

From: University of California, Berkeley

Dear Ms. Mangan:

This is to acknowledge your California Public Records Act (CPRA) request
below. Your request has been forwarded to appropriate campus offices and a
search for responsive documents is currently underway. Records identified
as responsive to your request will be reviewed, and made available for your
access, in accordance with relevant law and University policy.

Please note that there is no central repository for all University records.
The identification and collection of potentially responsive records is only
the first step in the CPRA response process. The collected records must be
reviewed by this office to ensure that they are in fact responsive to your
request and to assess whether any legal privileges or exemptions from
disclosure are applicable and whether redactions may be required to protect
individuals’ rights to privacy. Please also bear in mind that we are
concurrently fulfilling numerous other requests, many of which were
received before yours and that we generally process requests in the order
in which they are received. The current timeframe for fulfillment of most
requests is 8 weeks, although this may vary due to the nature and
complexity of the request.

Although the requested records have not yet been fully identified, based on
the terms of the request, we have made a preliminary determination that the
request likely does seek disclosable records within the possession of the
University. This office will provide you with a status update after the
requested records have been thoroughly reviewed.

Please note that CPRA allows agencies to make records available “upon
payment of fees covering direct costs of duplication.” Government Code
section 6253(b). The University reserves its right to recoup duplication
costs. The charge is $0.20 per page for copies, and payment is required
before release of the records. Once we obtain an accurate page count, we
will inform you of the anticipated total cost.

Regards,

Liane Ko
Public Records Coordinator

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Public Records Office
University of California, Berkeley

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Date: Wed, May 23, 2018 at 11:19 AM
Subject: California Public Records Act Request: Rounding up emails from
paid activists, part deux
To: pra@berkeley.edu

University of California, Berkeley
PRA Office
MC #1500
200 California Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500

May 23, 2018

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the
following records:

Please provide any emails to or from Alastair Iles associated with the book
"Whitewash" itself, or the "Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems"
review of "Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the
Corruption of Science" by Carey Gillam. In addition, include any emails
with any of these words or people: glyphosate, herbicide, IARC, Monsanto,
Carey Gillam, Whitewash, Island Press, any employee of Island Press (@
islandpress.org), any employee of US Right to Know (@usrtk.org), Gary
Ruskin, Carey Gillam, Stacy Malkan, Becky Morrison, Paul Thacker, any
editors or staff of Taylor & Francis associated with this book review at
the journal "Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems". The time frame of
the search should be from October 2017 through the end of May 2018.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform
me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer
the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or
CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mary Mangan

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From: University of California, Berkeley

Dear Ms. Mangan:

We are diligently working on searching for and collecting records. Records
identified as responsive to your request will be reviewed, and made
available for your access, in accordance with relevant law and University
policy. We will provide an update when available.

Please note that there is no central repository for all University records.
The identification and collection of potentially responsive records is only
the first step in the CPRA response process. The collected records must be
reviewed to ensure that they are in fact responsive to your request and to
assess whether they are subject to redaction to protect privacy rights and
consistent with applicable legal privileges and exemptions. Each of the
steps in the process takes time. Please also bear in mind that we are
concurrently fulfilling numerous other requests and many of which were
received before this request.

Thank you for your continued patience.
Regards,

Liane Ko

Public Records Coordinator

************************************
Public Records Office
University of California, Berkeley

From: University of California, Berkeley

Dear Ms. Mangan:

Your request is in line for processing. Please understand that UC Berkeley
receives a high volume of requests and inquires for public records and that
there is one staff person responsible for collecting, reviewing and
preparing records for release. As a result, fulfilling requests can take
some time.

Thank you for your continued patience.
Regards,

Liane Ko

Public Records Coordinator

************************************
Public Records Office
University of California, Berkeley

From: University of California, Berkeley

Dear Ms. Mangan:

Your request is in line for processing. Please understand that UC Berkeley
receives a high volume of requests and inquires for public records and that
there is one staff person responsible for collecting, reviewing and
preparing records for release. As a result, fulfilling requests can take
some time.

Thank you for your continued patience.
Regards,

Liane Ko

Public Records Coordinator

Regards,

Liane Ko
Public Records Coordinator
************************************
Public Records Office
University of California, Berkeley

From: University of California, Berkeley

Dear Ms. Mangan:

Your request is in line for processing. Please understand that UC Berkeley
receives a high volume of requests and inquires for public records and that
there is one staff person responsible for collecting, reviewing and
preparing records for release. As a result, fulfilling requests can take
some time.

Thank you for your continued patience.
Regards,

Liane Wong
Public Records Coordinator
************************************
Public Records Office
University of California, Berkeley

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