WESTERN WATER: How a useless dam nearly destroyed an iconic beach — Wednesday, August 23, 2017 — www.eenews.net

Surfers’ Point appears to be a rare natural California oceanfront. But looks deceive. The beach is man-made. The city of Ventura, California and environmental groups like the Surfrider Foundation launched the $4 million beach-building project when the coastline eroded in the early 1990s because the Ventura River was no longer bringing enough sand and sediment […]
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Beach erosion a growing threat on California shoreline – SFGate

The Pacific has been gobbling up the California coast with growing voraciousness. A study this year by the U.S. Geological Survey predicted that as much as two-thirds of Southern California’s beaches could be lost by the end of the century. Among the variables, said Patrick Barnard, a geologist and author of the report, are rising […]
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Martins Beach visitors won’t be cited, even though gates remain locked, sheriff says

One week after a state appeals court ruled that Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla cannot continue blocking public access to Martins Beach on the coast south of Half Moon Bay, the gate remains padlocked with no trespassing signs. http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/environment-and-nature/20170818/martins-beach-visitors-wont-be-cited-even-though-gates-remain-locked-sheriff-says
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Wealthy landowner must open public access gate to Martins Beach, appeals court says – LA Times

The campaign to maintain access to the Bay Area beach notched a victory Wednesday when a state appeals court upheld an order requiring a wealthy landowner to stop blocking the beach road. Source: Wealthy landowner must open public access gate to Martins Beach, appeals court says – LA Times
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