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Martin’s Beach

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

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Fate Of Martins Beach In Judge’s Hands— Will Decide If Public Can Access Private Land

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge will decide the future of whether or not the public will be able to access privately-owned, Martins Beach.

07/16/2014

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Martins Beach Supporters Want Billionaire Owner To Pay Over $20 Million For Closing Public Access

Supporters of an effort to reopen Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay filed briefs in a court case against the property’s billionaire owner to get him to pay fines for closing public access to the beach.

07/01/2014

Chopper 5 captured these whales off Martins Beach in San Mateo County on May 13, 2014. (CBS)

Whales Spotted Off Peninsula Beach Involved In Billionaire’s Property Dispute

As a Silicon Valley billionaire faces questions over blocking access to a San Mateo County beach, whales were spotted close to shore on Tuesday.

05/13/2014

Vinod Khosla  (James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly)

Billionaire Landowner To Testify In Court Over His Closing Off Access To Popular Peninsula Beach

Vinod Khosla, a billionaire venture capitalist, is expected to testify Monday afternoon in Redwood City in a case where he’s accused of violating public access laws when he closed off Martins Beach.

05/12/2014

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

Vinod Khosla  (James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly)

Judge Rules In Favor Of Half Moon Bay Landowner Blocking Access To Public Beach

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge ruled that billionaire Vinod Khosla may block the only road to Martins Beach south of Half Moon Bay.

10/26/2013

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

Surfers Stage Protest Over Blocked Access To Peninsula Beach

A former Bay Area congressman joined surfers in a protest Thursday at a popular beach near Half Moon Bay, calling it an outrage that the landowner is blocking the only road to the public beach.

03/14/2013

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

Surfers Set To Bust Through Gate At Blocked Martin’s Beach

Scores of surfers, fishermen and supporters of open access to Martin’s Beach near Half Moon Bay plan to gather Thursday and bust through the gate in a show of support to gain public access to the coveted beach.

03/14/2013

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

Surfers Sue For Access To Blocked San Mateo County Beach

The suit claims the owner of Martin’s Beach is violating the California Coastal Act by blocking the only access road from Highway 1 to the shoreline, which is public.

03/13/2013

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