San Mateo County Judge Rules Against Billionaire Vinod Khosla In Martin’s Beach DisputeA judge in San Mateo County Superior Court has ruled against a billionaire landowner who blocked acccess to a popular Peninsula beach, saying he violated the California Coastal Act.
Bill Granting Public Access To Martins Beach In San Mateo Moves ForwardA bill that would restore public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County has cleared one of the last major obstacles in Sacramento on Thursday despite the property owner’s efforts to lobby against the legislation.
Legal Battle Begins Over Access To Martins Beach Near Half Moon BayCourt proceedings began in Redwood City in a case that pits surfers and environmentalists against a multi-billionaire property owner who has closed off access to Martins Beach along the San Mateo Coastline.
Monster High Tides To Hit Bay Area, Flood Low-Lying Coastal AreasThe sun and moon's gravity align Monday to create the highest tides of the year, known as King Tides, potentially flooding low-lying roadways, and leading to unusual sights around docks, piers, and beaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bay Area Environmentalists Urge California Coastal Commission To Ban FrackingMore than 150 environmental groups have urged California coastal regulators to halt offshore fracking, saying the practice violates state law.
California Panel Launches Probe Into Offshore FrackingCalifornia regulators are launching an investigation into offshore fracking after revelations that the practice had quietly occurred off the coast since the late 1990s.
Billionaire Paid Fines Or Risked Canceled WeddingAccording to tech mogul, Sean Parker, the Big Sur resort where he plans to get married is threatening to cancel the event if he didn't agree to pay for unpermitted construction…
Tech Billionaire To Pay For Environmental Violations At Big Sur WeddingFacebook billionaire Sean Parker's lavish, $10 million Big Sur wedding got even more expensive on Monday.
California Regulators Reject Navy Sonar Training Over Threat To WhalesThe California Coastal Commission has rejected a Navy explosives and sonar training program that critics said could harm endangered blue whales and other sea life.
Thousands Of Volunteers Clean California BeachesThe California Coastal Commission estimates volunteers across the state collected at least 320 tons of debris from the state's beaches, lakes, rivers and streams this weekend.
Coastal Panel OKs Pebble Beach Area DevelopmentAfter decades of environmental fights, California’s chief coastal regulator approved a scaled-back development plan by a Clint Eastwood-backed group on a swath of prime real estate covered by rare Monterey pines.
Diversion Efforts Save Santa Cruz Boardwalk From FloodwatersThe San Lorenzo River has been shifted away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and no longer threatens to flood the historic amusement park, officials said Wednesday.