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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How climate change is making ‘red tide’ algal blooms even worse | The Washington Post

It’s not just warmer oceans — sea level rise, droughts and floods all play a role in worsening toxic algal blooms. Source: How climate change is making ‘red tide’ algal blooms even worse – The Washington Post
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Under new policy, LAPD officers who shoot someone will wait at least 14 days before returning to the field | LA Times

The Los Angeles Police Commission is expected to approve new rules requiring officers who have shot someone to wait at least 14 days before returning to the field. This was the first time the civilian panel has addressed the waiting period, after previously requiring psychological counseling. Source: Under new policy, LAPD officers who shoot someone […]
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Opinion: Beverly Boise-Cossart: Court Settlement a Good-Faith Resolution for Public, Hollister Ranch | Noozhawk.com

Recently, a number of people have come out in opposition to a settlement reached between Hollister Ranch and the State of California over public access claims. This opposition is largely based on a misunderstanding of the case that gave rise to the settlement and potential resolutions to the litigation. Source: Beverly Boise-Cossart: Court Settlement a Good-Faith Resolution […]
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Op-ed: Water Storage Funding a Long Overdue Step in the Right Direction | AgNet West

The water storage funding that was recently approved will go a long way in addressing the future water needs of communities throughout California.  Multiple years of discussion finally culminated in the California Water Commission’s decision to spend $2.5 billion dollars on eight water storage projects. Source: Water Storage Funding a Long Overdue Step in the […]
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65 California Cities, Counties Oppose Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan | biologicaldiversity.org

 At least 65 California cities and counties have taken action opposing new fossil fuel leasing in the Pacific Ocean since President Trump proposed a massive expansion of drilling in federal waters last year. That ongoing campaign now represents communities with 21.3 million Californians — more than half the state’s population. Source: 65 California Cities, Counties […]
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Prop. 13 could be partly undone in 2020—here’s what you should know | CALmatters

Advocates today submitted signatures to qualify a 2020 ballot initiative that would generate tens of billions of dollars for local and state governments by undoing part of California’s landmark Prop. 13. Source: Prop. 13 could be partly undone in 2020—here’s what you should know | CALmatters
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Pot, sales taxes among the ballot measures going before voters in Inland cities | Press Enterprise

Local measures will be on the ballot in 11 Inland cities. Source: Pot, sales taxes among the ballot measures going before voters in Inland cities – Press Enterprise
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California Coastal Cleanup Day: Register Now | NBC Southern California

Find a shore, riverbank, or other waterside spot to de-litter during the huge volunteer effort. Source: California Coastal Cleanup Day: Register Now – NBC Southern California
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Can consumer loans ever be so expensive they break the law? The California Supreme Court says yes | LA Times

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that interest rates on consumer loans can be “unconscionably” high and therefore illegal. The opinion comes as loans with rates topping 100% have become increasingly common. Source: Can consumer loans ever be so expensive they break the law? The California Supreme Court says yes
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California Water Managers Vary in Use of Climate Science, UC Davis Study Finds | YubaNet

Historically, water managers throughout the thirsty state of California have relied on hydrology and water engineering — both technical necessities — as well as existing drought and flood patterns to plan for future water needs.   Source: California Water Managers Vary in Use of Climate Science, UC Davis Study Finds | YubaNet
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