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Martin's Beach in San Mateo County. (CBS)

San Mateo County Judge Rules Against Billionaire Vinod Khosla In Martin’s Beach Dispute

A 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.

09/24/2014

State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Granting Public Access To Martins Beach In San Mateo Moves Forward

A 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.

08/15/2014

Martin's Beach in San Mateo County. (CBS)

Legal Battle Begins Over Access To Martins Beach Near Half Moon Bay

Court 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.

05/05/2014

A flooded street in Mill Valley, due to 'king tides.' December 13, 2012. (CBS)

Monster High Tides To Hit Bay Area, Flood Low-Lying Coastal Areas

The 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.

12/30/2013

US Customs And Border Protection Secures SoCal-Mexico Border By San Diego

Bay Area Environmentalists Urge California Coastal Commission To Ban Fracking

More than 150 environmental groups have urged California coastal regulators to halt offshore fracking, saying the practice violates state law.

12/12/2013

Protestors stage a demonstration against fracking in California outside of the Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building on May 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of protesters with the group Californians Against Fracking staged a protest outside of California Gov. Jerry Brown's San Francisco offices demanding that Gov. Brown ban fracking in the state. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Panel Launches Probe Into Offshore Fracking

California regulators are launching an investigation into offshore fracking after revelations that the practice had quietly occurred off the coast since the late 1990s.

08/15/2013

Sean Parker (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Billionaire Paid Fines Or Risked Canceled Wedding

According 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…

06/21/2013

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Tech Billionaire To Pay For Environmental Violations At Big Sur Wedding

Facebook billionaire Sean Parker’s lavish, $10 million Big Sur wedding got even more expensive on Monday.

06/03/2013

A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

California Regulators Reject Navy Sonar Training Over Threat To Whales

The California Coastal Commission has rejected a Navy explosives and sonar training program that critics said could harm endangered blue whales and other sea life.

03/08/2013

Volunteers gathering trash from California's coastline. (Photo courtesy of Save the Bay)

Thousands Of Volunteers Clean California Beaches

The 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.

09/16/2012

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