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California Policy: A Week in Review

December Coastal Commission Meeting Report

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica

The Coastal Commission’s December hearing took place in Calabasas at the King Gillette Ranch on Wednesday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 13. The agenda was slightly lighter than usual with one key controversial item on Thursday.

The Commission approved an after-the-fact coastal development permit for the construction and operation of the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica - in violation of the Commission's coastal access policies. As always, the question of who gets to visit California’s coast has only one correct answer: EVERYONE.

Check out our YouTube channel to see ActCoastal partner testimony.

Update on San Onofre Power Plant

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

"This notification was made thanks to the urging of Surfrider Foundation staff at the March 26 2019 California State Lands Commission hearing where Edison committed to providing batch release notifications and enhanced radiological and environmental monitoring." Read on!

Protect & Enjoy Episode 30: Jen and Mandy in Malibu, Sea Level Rise for Days 

Jen and Mandy surf Malibu after the Coastal Commission meeting in Calabasas

Note: We'll be taking a break for the holidays! See you in January 2020! Here's what episode 30 covers, have a listen -