Committed to protecting and restoring California’s coastline

The California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast)  is a non-profit advocacy group comprised of 35 coastal cities; five counties; SANDAG, BEACON and SCAG; private sector partners and NGOs, committed to protecting and restoring California’s coastline through beach sand restoration, increasing the flow of natural sediment to the coast, wetlands recovery, improved water quality, watershed management and the reduction of marine debris and plastic pollution.
CalCoast has sponsored or supported legislation, budget requests and bond measures (Propositions 12, 13, 40, 50 and 84) that have raised billions of dollars in state and federal funding for beaches, wetlands, clean water and parks. In 1999, we sponsored the California Public Beach Restoration Act (AB 64-Ducheny), which created the state’s first fund for beach nourishment projects.

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The CalCoast WAVE is a weekly e-newsletter published every Friday. The WAVE covers important coastal news and legislation, as well events, announcements and job openings. Join more than 5,000 subscribers and try the WAVE for 14 days at no charge.

Ontario Ridge Trail appeal likely headed to Coastal Commission | The Tribune

An appeal of approved modifications to the Ontario Ridge Trail ended in a split vote at the SLO County Board of Supervisors and likely will be sent to the Coastal Commission. Source: Ontario Ridge Trail appeal likely headed to Coastal Commission | The Tribune
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Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker | Time.com

It’s a prominent topic at the United Nations General Assembly Source: Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker | Time.com
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California cities sue big oil firms over climate change

Source: California cities sue big oil firms over climate change
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Take Two® | Too much water recycling could dry up the LA River | 89.3 KPCC

The Los Angeles River can replenish the groundwater supply in the San Fernando Valley. But in doing so, the river itself could dry up. Source: Take Two® | Too much water recycling could dry up the LA River | 89.3 KPCC
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Shark warning system eyed for S. Calif. beaches

As Southern California grapples with an increased presence of sharks close to the coast — and on the heels of two attacks in less than a year — officials on Friday will speak in support of a pilot project using early-warning technology. Source: Shark warning system eyed for S. Calif. beaches
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Scientists find exotic life in ocean depths off Sonoma Coast | The Press Democrat –

Using a remotely operated diving vehicle, scientists explored the depths of the Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary to check out the ecosystem’s health. What they found is amazing. Source: Scientists find exotic life in ocean depths off Sonoma Coast | The Press Democrat –
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Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World – The New York Times

Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.” Source: Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World – The New York Times
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Huntington Beach council delays approval of General Plan for future years – Orange County Register

HUNTINGTON BEACH The process of creating a 25-year update to the city’s General Plan began in March 2014. So what’s a couple of weeks more? On Monday, Sept. 18, at the suggestion of Cou… Source: Huntington Beach council delays approval of General Plan for future years – Orange County Register
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Airbnb debate heats up with new proposal permitting short-term rentals – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Four council members release permissive proposal for regulating short term rentals that Airbnb critics say would be a disaster for neighborhoods Source: Airbnb debate heats up with new proposal permitting short-term rentals – The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Redondo Beach halts mixed-use developments after residents raise concerns about traffic – LA Times

The Redondo Beach City Council has placed a nearly one-year moratorium on mixed-use development, a move that comes amid a statewide housing shortage driving up rents and home prices. Source: Redondo Beach halts mixed-use developments after residents raise concerns about traffic – LA Times
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