San Onofre critics question private meetings on waste storage – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Edison managers and their lawyers began frequent communications with the Coastal Commission as early as July 2014, 15 months before the permit to expand the dry cask storage system at the failed San Onofre nuclear plant was heard in public. Once the utility filed its application, in February 2015, Edison convened a fresh series of […]
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County planners granted more time to work on Marin coastal plan

County planners told Marin supervisors this week it may take even longer than anticipated to reach agreement with California Coastal Commission staff on an update of the general plan governing Marin’s coastal areas. http://www.marinij.com/environment-and-nature/20170518/county-planners-granted-more-time-to-work-on-marin-coastal-plan
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Beach wheelchair, walker for Asilomar State Beach

A versatile, sand-friendly beach wheelchair, as well as a sand-friendly beach walker, will be available free-of-charge to visitors at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds beginning May 14. The new equipment was acquired through the Coastal Commission’s Whale Tail Grants Program. Source: Beach wheelchair, walker for Asilomar State Beach
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Sunroad hotel loses again at Coastal Commission – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Coastal Commission, as it has before, turned down the plan because it did not include low-cost accommodations, such as hostels or campsites, even though Sunroad and the San Diego Unified Port District proposed a last-minute compromise that would have allowed the company to pay a $5.3 million fee in lieu of building affordable hotel […]
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Opinion: California coast needs affordable cabins

A recent UCLA study found that 62 percent of Californians say that coastal access is a problem, and cost topped the list of barriers. Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher has introduced legislation to create more coastal cabin hostels and cottages along the coast through a new program at the State Coastal Conservancy. Source: Opinion: California coast needs […]
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Long Beach Belmont plaza pool complex moves forward, but has steep hill to climb

The next time the proposed Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center returns to City Council, it could be an entirely different project. In a critical appeals hearing on Tuesday, the council voted 6-2 to certify a contested environmental impact report and advanced the project to the Coastal Commission for review.   Source: Long Beach Belmont plaza […]
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