From TheInertia.com Noted Silicon Valley asshat Vinod Khosla, who as the owner of land abutting Martins Beach in Half Moon Bay has used his great wealth to block public access to the coast since 2010, is at it again. This time, in a shotgun approach to continue his losing fight, Khosla has filed suit against [...]
From MercuryNews.com HALF MOON BAY — Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has opened yet another front in the long-running legal war over public access to his coastal property, Martins Beach, this time accusing a pair of powerful state agencies of violating his constitutional rights. Click Here for the full story http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/16/peninsula-martins-beach-owner-sues-state-panels-county/.
From SantaCruzSentinel.com Half Moon Bay >> Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has opened yet another front in the long-running legal war over public access to his coastal property, Martins Beach, this time accusing a pair of powerful state agencies of violating his constitutional rights. Click Here for the full story http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/environment-and-nature/20161016/martins-beach-owner-sues-state-agencies-san-mateo-county.
From MercuryNews.com A little-noticed decision by the California Supreme Court in a lawsuit involving Martins Beach could make life more difficult for the property owner, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, in his long-running legal battle to keep the public off his coastal land. Click Here for the full story http://blogs.mercurynews.com/internal-affairs/2016/09/02/supreme-court-swipes-away-martins-beach-opinion/.
Steve Lopez on what’s been saved along the California coast — and what the bulldozers are still aiming for
From Los Angeles Times It was early morning and the fog hadn't lifted, but Mark Massara grabbed his surf board and we headed down the trail to California's forbidden shores -- Martins Beach. Massara is one of the attorneys representing the Surfrider Foundation in a lawsuit aimed at getting the owner of Martins Beach, Silicon Valley [...]
From MercuryNews.com HALF MOON BAY — The California Coastal Commission has thrown its weight behind a lawsuit to force Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla to restore public access to a secluded beach, attacking the main pillar of the investor’s legal argument. Click Here for the full story http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/08/01/martins-beach-coastal-commission-joins-lawsuit-against-vinod-khosla/.
Mark Massara was invited by Professors Debbie Sivas, Ali Boehm, and Postdoctoral Fellow Dan Reineman to join a Stanford class for an onsite discussion of the access case at Martin's Beach. The visit is part of the Stanford course, "California Coastal Science, Law, and Policy," which is cross-listed in several Stanford schools (Law, Earth Sciences, and Engineering) [...]
From Daily Journal Section 30001.5 of the California Coastal Act states: “The legislature further finds and declares that the basic goals of the state for the coastal zone are to ... maximize public access to and along the coast and maximize public recreational opportunities in the coastal zone.” Passed by California voters in 1972 and sometimes [...]
From LAWeekly.com For Charles Lester, it must have felt like a strange way to get fired. The gym was packed on Feb. 10 with hundreds of people: environmentalists in Patagonia fleeces, surfers wearing flip-flops, aging hippies in flannel shirts — so many people that fire marshal Steve Knuckles had to make an announcement to clear [...]
From SurferMag.com After a nearly 12-hour-long hearing in Morro Bay, CA, the California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to fire its Executive Director Charles Lester. This came on the heels of more than six hours of public speaking in support of Lester, and is greatly disappointing to the dozens of environmental groups that had rallied behind [...]