Public access

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019 file photo Zac Brown performs at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Brown has lost a bid to limit public access to his property in Alaska. Brown had asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission to remove easements the access along his property in hills above Homer, a small city on Kachemak Bay on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey,File)
August 14, 2019 - 6:23 pm
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Country musician Zac Brown has lost a bid to limit snoopers on his private property in Alaska, the latest case where the desires of the wealthy or celebrity for privacy have been at odds with public access. The lead singer for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, southern...
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This Monday, May 6, 2019 photo shows the exterior of the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. The California Coastal Commission is fining the hotel's developer $15 million for building the high-priced hotel near the Santa Monica Pier after obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms. Officials say Sunshine Enterprises perpetrated a "bait and switch" while violating the state's landmark Coastal Act, which enshrines public access to beach areas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 08, 2019 - 8:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A developer could be hit Wednesday with a record $25 million in fines and fees for constructing a high-priced hotel on the Southern California coast after obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms, in what state officials called a "bait-and-switch" building...
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FILE - This March 12, 2010 file photo shows deer seeking foliage in retreating snow in grasslands near Miles City, Mont. This area is typical of other grasslands and similar tracts that are included in a policy by acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who is ordering federal land managers to give more consideration to public access concerns when selling or trading public land. The executive Thursday, March 21, 2019 order comes amid longstanding complaints that millions of acres of state and federal land in the American West can be reached only through private property or small slivers of public land. (Steve Allison/Miles City Star via AP, File)
March 21, 2019 - 8:04 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ordered federal land managers on Thursday to give greater priority to access for hunting, fishing and other kinds of recreation when the government considers selling or trading public land. The secretarial order comes amid...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2007 file photo a sign directing visitors to two parking spaces next at a coastal access gate for Escondido Beach is shown on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif. A new smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 access points along the California coast was created with help from a tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding ran afoul of state regulators. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 13, 2018 - 9:09 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. The California Coastal Commission unveiled the YourCoast app...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 file photo Howard Graves, a supporter of public access to Martin's Beach, carries his sign into a meeting of the State Lands Commission, in Sacramento, Calif. The Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn't want to open a road on his property so that the public can access a beach. The justices said Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, that they will not take up Vinod Khosla's appeal of a California appeals court decision. The case had the potential to upend California's longstanding efforts to keep beaches open to the public. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
October 01, 2018 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn't want to open a road on his property so that the public can access a beach. The justices said that they will not take up Vinod Khosla's appeal of a California appeals court decision. The...
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This Aug. 31, 2016, photo shows a staircase from Opal Cliffs Park that leads to Opal Cliffs Neighborhood Beach, more commonly known as Privates, in the Live Oak neighborhood of an unincorporated part of Santa Cruz County, Calif. The California Coastal Commission will decide whether access to a secluded beach can be restricted by a 9-foot iron fence, locking gate with a $100 annual key fee and a gate attendant. The commission on Thursday, July 12, 2018 will vote on whether the resident-run program that has regulated access to Santa Cruz County's Privates Beach for more than 50 years is allowed to continue. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 2:23 am
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission was set to decide Thursday whether access to a secluded beach can be restricted by a 9-foot iron fence, a locking gate with a $100 annual key fee and a gate attendant. The commission will vote on whether the resident-run program that has...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
August 24, 2017 - 7:17 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for some boundary changes and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other...
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August 10, 2017 - 9:00 pm
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court says a San Francisco Bay Area billionaire needs to open an access road to a beloved beach, upholding a lower court ruling against a co-founder of a giant tech company. The First District Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 3-0 that Vinod...
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