Political, Legal Battles Brew Over Public Access To Martins BeachTech billionaire Vinod Khosla's right to bar the public from Martins Beach is being challenged legally, and politically.
California Eyes Eminent Domain Seizure Of Beach Access Blocked By Tech BillionaireThe California State Lands Commission took a first step Tuesday toward a possible eminent domain proceeding to obtain public access to Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay.
Billionaire Owner Of Martins Beach Sues State Regulators, CountyThe latest legal salvo in a dispute between the billionaire owner of a popular Peninsula beach and groups seeking public access to it is due for an initial court session before a federal judge in Oakland on Feb. 3.
Trial Ordered Over Public Access To Vinod Khosla's Martins BeachA state appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday ordered a trial in San Mateo Superior Court on whether there is right of public access to the popular Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay.
Confusion Over Martin’s Beach Access Prompts San Mateo Co. Sheriff’s InvolvementDespite confusion, the San Mateo County Sheriff's office said deputies will not issue citations or make arrests for trespassing if someone is simply accessing Martin's Beach.
Surfers, Beachgoers Celebrate Reopening Of Martin’s Beach Near Half Moon BayThis comes a day after a ruling that venture capitalist Vinod Khosla can’t close off access to the beach near Half Moon Bay.
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.
Fate Of Martins Beach In Judge’s Hands— Will Decide If Public Can Access Private LandA 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.
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.
Whales Spotted Off Peninsula Beach Involved In Billionaire's Property DisputeAs a Silicon Valley billionaire faces questions over blocking access to a San Mateo County beach, whales were spotted close to shore on Tuesday.
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.