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/.
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/.
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 [...]
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 — [...]
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".
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.