California Supreme Court rejects suit to make Martins Beach public
Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care
The California Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit Wednesday that sought to declare Martins Beach public property, leaving unsettled the owner’s much-disputed campaign to keep the sandy cove near Half Moon Bay as a private preserve.
California is suing a Silicon Valley billionaire for blocking public access to a beach; CNN (01-08-2020)
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…
The Never-ending Battle Over Martins Beach Explained; KQED (01-13-2020)
This case represents a big clash between two rights: private property and free access to California’s coastline…