Fight Brews At Coastal Commission As Environmentalists Battle For California's Most Pristine BeachesA decision to oust the head of California Coastal Commission has angered environmentalists who see it as a threat to the preservation of California's most pristine beaches.
Top Environmentalists Oppose Shakeup At California Coastal CommissionDozens of environmental and advocacy groups are urging the powerful California Coastal Commission to reject a proposal to oust its top executive.
SF-Based Sierra Club Sues To Stop U2 Guitarist The Edge From Building Malibu MansionsThe Sierra Club is suing the California Coastal Commission in an effort to halt approval of U2 guitarist The Edge's plans to build five mansions on a Malibu ridge.
SeaWorld Phasing Out 'Shamu' Killer Whale Show Amid Pressure From Animal AdvocatesMarine theme park Sea World announced it is going to phase out its long-running 'Shamu' the killer whale show.
SeaWorld Vows To Fight State Ban On Breeding Killer Whales At Theme ParkThe California Coastal Commission issued a series of restrictions on SeaWorld, including a ban on breeding and prohibitions on the sale, trade or transfer of killer whales. SeaWorld announced Thursday that it will challenge the ban.
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…