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California Coastal Commission

The Beach Belongs to Everyone

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Toni G. Atkins

Imagine going to spend a day at the beach with friends or family, looking to recharge your batteries at some of California's most treasured destinations. But before you hit the sand, you encounter razor wire. Or a locked gate. Or an oddly placed boulder.

After Epic Lawsuit, Surfers Win California Beach Back From Tech Billionaire

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

Surfers are celebrating a major win after a California court ruled against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had tried to deny public beach access near...

Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.

Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories - Lesson 2

Steve Blank | Posted 08.17.2014 | San Francisco
Steve Blank

"Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception." Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince For six and a half years I served as a public official...

Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories - Lesson 1

Steve Blank | Posted 08.10.2014 | San Francisco
Steve Blank

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive." Walter Scott, Marmion Last week I got an email last week from a New York VC as...

Kids at Beach Cry 'Clean Me Up!'

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 07.27.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

From the San Fernando Valley Sun:Nearly 4,000 Los Angeles kids, teachers and volunteers send a giant text message from the ocean to "CLEAN ME UP :)"...

California Coastal Commission Does Its Job; Poseidon Water Withdraws Application For HB Desalination Plant

Garry Brown | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Garry Brown

Conservation measures such as reducing the amount of potable water wasted on turf grass is a great start. Stormwater capture is another viable supply option we can explore that has positive environmental effects.

Fracking In California Is More Common Than Anyone Believed

AP | ALICIA CHANG and JASON DEAREN | Posted 10.21.2013 | Los Angeles

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The oil production technique known as fracking is more widespread and frequently used in the offshor...

5 Surfers Battle Billionaire for Beach Access in California

Zach Weisberg | Posted 12.15.2013 | Green
Zach Weisberg

On a brisk fall morning last October, five surfers walked across private property in San Mateo County, California to surf the waves at Martin's Beach.

Trouble In Paradise For Romney?

Patch | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

The Coastal Commission will hear an appeal Friday on the efforts of Mitt Romney to demolish his La Jolla home on Dunemere Drive to build a structure m...

In Defense of Unreasonableness -- Saving the California Coast

Steve Blank | Posted 08.31.2013 | San Francisco
Steve Blank

Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters. Here are the rema...

A Blueprint for California's Budget

John A. Perez | Posted 07.14.2013 | Los Angeles
John A. Perez

With the Governor's May budget revision being announced this week and the Legislature working to pass a final budget by June 15, these are some of the issues Assembly Democrats will be focusing on to make sure our state takes the critical steps we need.

Going Out With His Boots On

Steve Blank | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco
Steve Blank

The legacy and achievements of Peter Douglas are all the things you don't see in the 1,100 miles of California coast; wetlands that haven't been filled, public access that hasn't been lost, scenic areas that haven't been spoiled.

California Coastal Crusader Steps Down

AP | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

LOS ANGELES -- They might not know his name but the millions of visitors annually lured to California's 1,100 miles of coastline are no doubt familiar...

Like Crabs Pulling Down Our Environment: Wyland vs. the California Coastal Commission

Steve Creech | Posted 10.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Creech

When Wyland loaned one of his works of art to the Coastal Commission, I'm sure the last thing on his mind would be attempts by the "friends of the Coastal Commission" to pull his years of environmental outreach efforts down.

'Whale Tail' Specialty License Plate Gets Redesign

Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Thar she drives! This morning, the California Coastal Commission and the Department of Motor Vehicles officially launched the new Whale Tail® Special...

The Edge's Malibu Development Rejected, Called 'Environmentally Devastating'

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 08.17.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A proposal led by U2 guitarist The Edge for five mansions overlooking Malibu, Calif., has been rejected by California's coastal de...