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2011-07-12 21:02:00

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Superior Court judge has upheld an action by the California Coastal Commission seeking to provide public access to Carbon Beach in Malibu. Judge James C. Chalfant upheld a Commission-issued cease and desist order, which directed Lisette Ackerberg and the Lisette Ackerberg Trust to allow opening up of the public accessway from Pacific Coast Highway to the beach, and to remove a number of unpermitted items blocking the accessway,...

2011-01-28 15:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Superior Court judge has awarded the California Coastal Commission over $3.9 million in fines and penalties for Coastal Act violations in the Santa Monica Mountains. Judge Holly Kendig issued a ruling today, finding that property owner Madalon Witter and her manager, Douglas Richardson, had illegally developed a 40-plus-acre site in the Santa Monica Mountains with unpermitted trailers, residential structures, roads, storage sheds,...

2010-12-16 16:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coastal Commission today took final action to permanently protect 75 acres of undeveloped land in the southern section of the City of Laguna Beach, known as the Hobo Aliso Ridge. The settlement with Driftwood Properties, LLC addresses the unpermitted clearance of several acres of rare habitat, as well as the unpermitted placement of several thousand sandbags, gravel/dirt berms, drainage pipes, and other development...

2010-10-21 15:18:00

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coastal Commission has voted to oppose Proposition 26, the ballot initiative that would require a 2/3 super majority vote of the Legislature in order to pass routine fees. Commissioners were particularly concerned with how the measure could weaken California's coastal protection laws. Proposition 26, if passed, could block the ability of local governments and the Commission from protecting public access and recreational...

2010-06-24 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coastal Commission is proud to announce the 26th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest volunteer event. The event will take place at more than 800 locations around the state on Saturday, September 25*, from 9 AM to Noon. The Cleanup is the State's largest single effort to remove the debris that has accumulated on our beaches and inland shorelines over the past year, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers...

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2010-04-12 10:35:00

After being removed from the endangered species list in 1994, the California gray whale has drawn thousands of fans to watch the peaceful goliaths make their way down the coast to their spawning grounds in Baja. But recently, whale-watching boat captains have become alarmed after sightings of the whales have dropped from 25 a day in good years to only five a day this year. Conservationists and officials are now worried about the future of the species based on the figures. The monitoring of...

2010-02-23 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winter rains like the storms California has been experiencing these past few weeks bring much-needed relief to the state's water resources. Unfortunately, that is not their only impact; they also let loose a flood of trash and debris upon the state's coast and ocean, washing millions of pounds of litter and debris from city streets and urban areas into storm drains and ultimately out to the ocean. In response, the California Coastal...

2009-12-21 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Coastal Commission (CCC) has once again pitted itself against sustainable, green development on the California Coast. The CCC voted on December 11th to deny a Coastal Development Permit to the proposed Monterey Bay Shores EcoResort (Ecoresort), the most environmental and sustainable designed project proposed to become a Platinum rated USGBC project, even though the resort would restore the site decimated by over 60 years of sand mining....

2009-09-15 08:00:00

Presented by the California Coastal Commission and Whole Foods Market Saturday, September 19th, 2009 from 9 am to Noon SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: The 25th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Tens of thousands of Californians will gather along the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways of the state to clear away the debris that has been deposited over the past year. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090915/DC75731) Last year, 73,461 Coastal...

2009-08-31 10:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- It's 1,110 miles long and 80% of Californians live within an hour's drive of it. It's been celebrated in books, music, and movies. It's gorgeous, it's joyous, it's economically and ecologically vital and it's irreplaceable. It's the California coast. On September 17, 2009, Sunset magazine (www.sunset.com), the premier guide to life in the West, and the California Coastal Commission (www.coastal.ca.gov) will present their first Coastal Heroes...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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