D-Day In Malibu: A Battle For The Beach

Public vs. private beachfronts create conflicts among environmentalists, homeowners, and beachgoers.
July 10, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"With several court cases pending, all aimed at clarifying public access to state beaches abutting private property, conflicts among state environmentalists, homeowners, and beachgoers are coming to the fore. The problems - more people with less public space, and fewer staff to manage it - proliferate nationwide. But because of California's size and commitment to beach access, these cases get special scrutiny. And because of the state's spectacular shore and the legions of celebrities who dwell here, there's added drama, for lollers and luminaries alike."

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Published on Thursday, July 10, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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