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 Bloomberg.com California may use powers never employed in its 77-year history, seizing private land for public use to end a battle between surfers and billionaire venture-capital investor Vinod Khosla, who has been locking a gate at his beach property along California’s Pacific Coast. Bloomberg’s Alison Vekshin reports on “Taking Stock.” Click Here for the [...]
From MecuryNews.com When the calendar flipped to 2015, the state of California officially waded into the controversy over Martins Beach, beginning a yearlong negotiation to buy a public access route to the shoreline, including the sandy beach, from venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. Click Here for the full story http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_27264630/martins-beach-new-law-goes-into-effect-public.
From SFGate.com A billionaire Peninsula property owner filed a motion to throw out a judge’s order that he open the gate to Martins Beach, upping the ante in a long-running fracas over public access to the sandy cove. Click Here for the full story http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Martins-Beach-owner-challenges-judge-s-order-to-5963587.php?cmpid=fb-desktop#photo-6909747.