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Senate sends Jerry Brown bill on private beach dispute

08/21/2014 11:37 AM

08/21/2014 11:38 AM

A bill that seeks to expand public access to a California beach near Half Moon Bay is heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.

The state Senate voted 23-9 in favor of Senate Bill 968, which would have the State Lands Commission intervene in a long-simmering battle between residents who want access to Martins Beach and the homeowner, billionaire Vinod Khosla, who has cordoned off a road leading to the beach.

Khosla lobbied heavily against the bill, hiring former coastal commission member Rusty Areias of California Strategies to represent him.

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