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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 [...]

By |August 3rd, 2016|California Coast, Martins Beach|Comments Off on Steve Lopez on what’s been saved along the California coast — and what the bulldozers are still aiming for

Ample Legal Support in Lawsuit Against Surf Thugs

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 [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|California Coast|Comments Off on Ample Legal Support in Lawsuit Against Surf Thugs

California oil spill despoils coastline in tar-blackened reprise of 1960s disaster

From TheGuardian.com Mark Massara was eight years old in 1969, when a blowout at a Union Oil well off the California coast spilled more than three million gallons of crude along the beaches of Santa Barbara and devastated one of the northern hemisphere’s most prized ecosystems. Click Here for the full story http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/24/california-oil-spill-depressing-echoes-disaster-same-region-46-years-ago.

By |May 24th, 2015|California Coast|Comments Off on California oil spill despoils coastline in tar-blackened reprise of 1960s disaster