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Billionaire Owner of Martin’s Beach Striving for New Heights of Dickishness, Sues for “Harassment”

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 [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|Coastal Commission, Martins Beach|Comments Off on Billionaire Owner of Martin’s Beach Striving for New Heights of Dickishness, Sues for “Harassment”

Peninsula: Martins Beach owner sues state panels, county

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/.

By |October 16th, 2016|Coastal Commission, Martins Beach|Comments Off on Peninsula: Martins Beach owner sues state panels, county

Martins Beach owner sues state agencies, San Mateo 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.

By |October 16th, 2016|Coastal Commission, Martins Beach|Comments Off on Martins Beach owner sues state agencies, San Mateo County

Supreme Court swipes away Martins Beach opinion

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/.

By |September 2nd, 2016|Coastal Commission, Martins Beach|Comments Off on Supreme Court swipes away Martins Beach opinion

Martins Beach: Coastal Commission joins lawsuit against Vinod Khosla

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/.

By |August 1st, 2016|Coastal Commission, Martins Beach|Comments Off on Martins Beach: Coastal Commission joins lawsuit against Vinod Khosla

Would more development on the coast be such a bad thing?

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 [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Coastal Commission|Comments Off on Would more development on the coast be such a bad thing?

Coastal Commission Saga Ends In Defeat

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 [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Coastal Commission|Comments Off on Coastal Commission Saga Ends In Defeat

Reporter’s Notebook: A day at the Coastal Commission

From CapitolWeekly.net My head is spinning. I lay back on the picnic table in my Morro Beach state campsite, in a state of disbelief. It doesn’t feel like the last 24 hours happened. The fact that I’m experiencing déjà vu from the last time I slept on these campgrounds — about 17 years ago — [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|Coastal Commission|Comments Off on Reporter’s Notebook: A day at the Coastal Commission

Mark Massara, Attorney and Environmentalist at Coastal Commission

Mark Massara, Coastal Protection Attorney & Surfer speaking outside California Coastal Commission meeting in Morro Bay, CA. "Firing senior staff has poked the bear, the sleeping giant of coastal protection".

By |February 10th, 2016|Coastal Commission|Comments Off on Mark Massara, Attorney and Environmentalist at Coastal Commission

Mark Massara, Surfer & California Coastal Activist

Attorney Mark Massara describes his years representing Surfrider Foundation and the Sierra Club before the California Coastal Commission. He goes on to describe the threats that population growth and sea level rise represent to the coast.

By |December 6th, 2013|Coastal Commission|Comments Off on Mark Massara, Surfer & California Coastal Activist