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Today on Your Call: Who owns California’s coast?



On today's Your Call we’ll have a conversation about the California coastline and how it can be maintained as public space. In 2008, Vinod Khosla, a billionaire venture capitalist bought property on Martins Beach, which is just south of Half Moon Bay, and he wants to block public access. But surfers, fishermen, and beach-goers are fighting back.  So what are the laws around public access to beaches in California?  Have you seen struggles for coastal access where you live? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You. 


Nancy Cave, district manager of the California Coastal Commission’s North Central Coast District Office

Mark Massara, a surfer and attorney who is currently part of a legal team representing the Surfrider Foundation in the Coastal Act enforcement case against Vinod Khosla regarding Martin’s Beach


Public Radio East: Billionaire Beach Owner Wants Californians To Keep Out


Surfrider - San Francisco

Surfrider Blog: Access Martin’s Beach

Seattle PI: Calif. lawmaker seeks to reopen Martin's Beach

CA State Senator, Jerry Hill: Martins Beach: Lawmaker Proposes Eminent Domain for Access on Khosla's Property

California Coastal Commission: California Coast Act

The Inertia: This Land is Our Land: California State Legislature Proposes Bill to Open Martin’s Beach