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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Surprise: storm runoff not main cause of illness from polluted beaches – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Cleaning up sources of human feces — such as from leaky sewer pipes and homeless encampments near rivers and streams — is likely the cheapest way to improve public health at beaches and bays. Source: Surprise: storm runoff not main cause of illness from polluted beaches – The San Diego Union-Tribune
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WHY NOTORIOUSLY POLLUTED BEACHES DON’T MAKE DIRTIEST BEACHES LIST

When Heal the Bay released their annual “Beach Bummer” list of California’s most polluted beaches last month, there was at least one strange exception: Imperial Beach, San Diego, a beach that’s been closed because of dangerous bacteria levels 1,600 times in the past decade alone. Southern California readers saw the list, and wondered, probably aloud, but also […]
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