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Weekly Report - June 23

Policy Update // San Onofre Nuclear Waste Information

Have questions about the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station? The San Diego Union Tribune has some answers.

Access Update // Hollister Ranch

"Santa Barbara County will begin rebuilding a $1 million set-aside fund aimed at providing the initial finances needed to implement a public access program at Hollister Ranch, which could eventually open up the privately owned land." Read more in the Lompoc Record.

Access Update // Progress in Santa Cruz

Opal Cliffs Park, locally referred to as Privates Beach is open this summer without a key card. Read on.

News Alert // LA Times takes a closer look at the State Lands Commission

A great primer on the agency helping to stop CEMEX and save Martins Beach! "Unlike the Coastal Commission, the State Lands Commission is in effect a giant landlord, issuing leases and contracts for use of its vast properties, from kayak piers on Lake Tahoe to oil tanker terminals in San Francisco Bay." More here.

News Alert // One report from International Surfing Day

"State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) donned a wet suit on Saturday and joined about two dozen local constituents on stand-up paddleboards to draw attention to coastal issues." We hope you were able to enjoy International Surfing Day just as much!

Access Update // Martin's Beach

"Surfrider Foundation presented arguments last Thursday to the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, in its lawsuit challenging the closure of Martins Beach, in San Mateo County, California.  Surfrider initially filed its suit, Surfrider Foundation v. Martins Beach 1, LLC et al., in March, 2013, to enforce public beach access protections of the California Coastal Act after billionaire property owner, Vinod Khosla, closed off public access." Read on.