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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:14 AM

 

Update: Judge orders billionaire to open gate to Martins Beach now!

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Judge Barbara Mallach issued her final order in the contentious case, specifically telling venture capitalist Vinod Khosla that he had to reopen the gate to popular Martins Beach, a crescent-shaped inlet 5 miles south of Half Moon Bay.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Judge-orders-billionaire-to-open-gate-to-Martins-5938974.php

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Surfrider scored a huge victory in its legal battle against billionaire and venture capitalist, Vinod Khosla, to restore beach access at Martin’s Beach in San Mateo, California. Khosla will be required to seek a permit from the California Coastal Commission for any gates, signage and other access-blocking development at Martin’s Beach.

While this is a huge victory for upholding the Coastal Act and protecting beach access at Martin’s Beach, the battle is far from over. Litigation could go on for years!

We need your voice in this battle, too. Stand with Surfrider right now to urge state decision makers to ensure public access.

It's simple – just sign the petition.

Every voice matters. No matter where you live – in California or not – your voice will make a difference. Just like Austin, pictured above, whose simple act of trying to access Martin’s Beach resulted in an arrest. His arrest and his voice put Surfrider’s campaign into high gear.

The battle to open up Martin’s Beach is one of many that Surfrider is working on along our coastlines. We hope you'll stand with our network of activists who are constantly defending our right to enjoy our oceans, waves and beaches.

The phrase “constant pressure, endlessly applied” embodies the DNA of Surfrider and our grassroots volunteer network – we won’t quit fighting until the gates are open at Martin’s Beach or anywhere access is illegally closed.Won’t you stand with Surfrider to pressure the State Lands Commission to act now?

Together we can open the gates at Martin’s Beach, but only if you stand with us.

Thanks for all you do to protect our oceans, waves and beaches,

via email The Surfrider Foundation


Gov. Brown has signed Law to Force Billionaire to Restore Beach Access
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025608856#post1 by Liberal_in_LA

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antiquie Sep 2014 OP
upaloopa Sep 2014 #1
pinto Sep 2014 #5
KansDem Sep 2014 #2
Nitram Sep 2014 #3
antiquie Sep 2014 #4
PasadenaTrudy Sep 2014 #6
antiquie Oct 2014 #7

Response to antiquie (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:56 AM

1. This really works. We got the Coastal Commission

to stop San Luis Obispo County from developing Pirates Cove Beach near Avila and to force a land owner to stop blocking a hiking trail to the beach.
The 1% wants to own eveything that is nice and force us to give them sole rights to it. So far we can win these battles in CA if we work together.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:42 PM

5. Yeah, plus the "ocean access" paths in Shell Beach, Cayucos, etc.

Narrow paths between houses, well signed and bordered with a variety of dune / drought tolerant plants. Really well done.

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:56 AM

2. Eminent domain...

It's a public beach! Just seize the trail for use by the public and tell Richie Rich to **** off! If he wants more money he can get a second job!

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:26 PM

3. the petition form wouldn't accept my information

I got this message: "We were unable to find recipients matching this address for the targets of this engagement. Please verify your address is correct if you believe this to be in error."

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Response to Nitram (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:34 PM

4. I changed it to a different link.

 

This one does not insist on phone.

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:40 AM

6. Signed n/t

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 04:03 PM

7. Gov. Brown has signed Law to Force Billionaire to Restore Beach Access

 

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