Billionaire Closes Off Access to One of California’s Best Public Beaches

November 7, 2013 by  
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Photo of closed beach via Shutterstock When wealthy venture capitalist Vinod Khosla shut down public access to Martin’s Beach–one of California’s “hidden jewels”–he incurred the wrath of the local community. For well over a century, the surfers, fishermen, and picnicking families enjoyed access to Martin’s Beach via a private toll road; however, Khosla has blocked that road, thereby shutting the public out from the public beach. Despite protests, a San Mateo County judge recently ruled in favor of the rich billionaire’s right to lock out the local community. Read the rest of Billionaire Closes Off Access to One of California’s Best Public Beaches Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: billionaire shuts off CA beach , California , california coastal act , california constitution , gerald buchwald , half moon bay , martin’s beach , property rights , public beach shut off by rich man , san mateo county judge , surfing , Vinod Khosla        

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