California Cracks Down on Beach Blocking Scofflaws
"Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that would allow the California Coastal Commission to fine property owners who block access to beaches, whether through phony signs or putting padlocks on access gates," reports Christina Pascucci.
"Before the bill was passed, the Coastal Commission would have to take property owners to court if they did such a thing. Now, however, they can slap them with a hefty fine."