HALF MOON BAY (KCBS) – Although the access road to Martin’s Beach along the San Mateo County coast remains closed, surfers and beachgoers celebrated a legal victory that finally allows them public access to the beach.
One of several people headed out to surf Martin’s Beach on Thursday was Mark Massara, lead attorney for the Surfrider Foundation, which for four years fought venture capitalist Vinod Khosla in court over public access to the popular spot.READ MORE: Fmr. Theranos Lab Director Testifies He Warned Holmes About Faulty Blood-Testing Technology
Massara said San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Barbara Mallach’s ruling Wednesday that Khosla can’t close off access to the beach near Half Moon Bay upheld all of their legal theories.
“Namely that the various activities that Vinod Khosla has undertaken to intimidate and eliminate public beach access are illegal and that he has to apply for permits if he’s going to change the use of the beach and/or attempt to close the beach,” Massara said.READ MORE: COVID: Initial Vaccine Booster Availability Met with Low Turnout, Confusion