San Francisco Assemblyman's Bill Boosts Building Wind Farms Off California CoastCalifornia assemblyman David Chiu (D-S.F.) introduced a bill to the legislature on Thursday intending to shift the state's energy sources to rely more on offshore wind power, producing 10 gigawatts of energy by 2040.
California Sues Silicon Valley Billionaire Vinod Khosla Over Access To Martins BeachA years-long battle over public access to a popular Peninsula beach has moved to a new level as the state of California has filed suit against a Silicon Valley billionaire who is blocking the only road to the beach.
Federal Officials Withdraw Plan To Drop Poison On Farallon IslandsFederal fish and wildlife officials on Wednesday withdrew their plan to drop poison on the South Farallon Islands to kill mice, a spokeswoman for the California Coastal Commission said.
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Fined $1.6 Million for Denying Public Beach AccessThe California Coastal Commission slapped the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay hotel with a $1.6 million fine Thursday for repeatedly denying the public access to nearby beaches for almost two decades.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Martins Beach CaseThe Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn't want to open a road on his property so that the public can access a beach.
Peskin: Coastal Commission Unlikely To Back Out Of Beach Access DealEarlier this month, it seemed the tide might be turning in an effort to restrict access to certain shorelines. But one coastal commissioner tells KPIX 5 it may already be too late.
Remote Beach Becomes Focus Of Coastal Access DebateA remote beach on a pristine stretch of coast near Santa Barbara that has been visited by very few people could stay that way thanks to a new deal in the works with the California Coastal Commission.
Battle Over Access To Gated Santa Cruz Beach Shows No Sign Of EndingThe dispute over a gate in Opal Cliffs Park near Santa Cruz that leads to a sandy cove is one of many waged in California over the public's right to access the coastline.
Regulators Weigh Public Access To Gated Beach Near Santa CruzThe commission will vote on whether the resident-run program that has regulated access to Privates Beach for more than 50 years is allowed to continue.
Beach Out Of Reach: Pristine Stretch Of California Coast Largely Inaccessible To PublicA pristine coastline in Santa Barbara County is largely inaccessible to the public after a settlement between wealthy homeowners and state coastal officials. However, the settlement is not setting well with coastal access advocates.
Santa Cruz To Limit Airbnb And Other Vacation Rentals To 450 CitywideThe California Coastal Commission has given Santa Cruz approval to cap the number of vacation rentals.
Pacifica Apartment Complex Atop Eroding Coastal Cliff Faces Hefty FineThe California Coastal Commission is about to hand down its biggest penalty ever in Northern California.
Mavericks Big-Wave Surf Contest Gets Go-Ahead to Resume in New YearThe event previously known as Titans of Mavericks will now be called the Mavericks Challenge and will include women for the first time.
Santa Cruz Needs A Plan To Deal With Seawall ErosionState officials are losing patience over erosion on a stretch of Santa Cruz coastline.
Gate Still Closed At Privates Beach, Despite Coastal Commission OrderThe battle over the fence around Privates Beach near Santa Cruz that is keeping the public out is heating up.