California is suing a Silicon Valley billionaire for blocking public access to a beach
Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care
For nearly a century, people flocked to Martin’s Beach, a picturesque stretch of sand just south of Half Moon Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Then in 2008, Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla, through two limited liability companies, bought two large pieces of land next to the popular beach, which happened to contain the only viable public path to the shore.
For more than a decade, Khosla has fought numerous legal battles to keep the public off the beach