October 21, 2019, 9am PDT
The California Coastal Commission could have overturned part of San Diego's ambitious parking reform policy approved earlier this year, and would have if commission staff had won their arguments.
October 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Del Mar, in Southern California, says it does not want to adopt the approach as part of its sea-level rise adaptation plan.
July 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
"It's like squatting by the rich," said one commissioner.
The Orange County Register
December 20, 2018, 11am PST
The app, developed by tech mogul Sean Parker (of Napster and Facebook fame), brings technology and environmental regulation together to give people the information they need to get to public beaches.
September 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
A long-running legal battle over proposed hotel developments in San Diego appears to have come to an end.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
August 26, 2018, 11am PDT
Think "The Graduate," but now the emphasis in the future of plastics may be on restrictions. California may become the first state to restrict access to plastic straws, and balloons could be next due to the harm they cause the marine environment.
July 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
A sand mine that has been operating since the very beginning of the 20th century has finally been shut down by California regulators. The site of the facility will be returned to more natural conditions.
May 8, 2017, 9am PDT
The commission spent a significant part of last year in the spotlight. Now, its new director is moving ahead on climate adaptation and resilience efforts as a federal policy change looms.
July 2, 2016, 7am PDT
A rowdy collection of Palos Verdes surfers, some of them middle-aged, will resort to criminal tactics to keep outsiders away from their favorite spot. They've even built a fort, and officials are having trouble getting rid of it.
January 28, 2016, 2pm PST
One of the most powerful agents of environmental protection in the state of California is faced with what some believe is an existential threat.
August 14, 2015, 12pm PDT
A deal between the San Diego International Airport and the California Coastal Commission will pave the way for a 3,000-space parking garage—in the hopes that people don’t use it.
June 26, 2014, 12pm PDT
The California Coastal Commission has a powerful new tool to go after homeowners who block access to the state's beaches—the CC can now fine such scofflaws instead of taking them to court.
May 14, 2014, 12pm PDT
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky discusses how the approval of new plans will preserve a stretch of unincorporated Southern California coastline.
January 21, 2014, 2pm PST
When residents and business owners in the coastal neighborhood of Venice in Los Angeles want to develop, they require approvals from the state's Coastal Commission and the city. A proposed coastal program could remove the state from the equation.
May 8, 2012, 2pm PDT
Once again, Southern California finds itself embroiled in a dispute over public access to, and private usurping of, its most coveted resource -- the beach. This time, tony Orange County is the scene of the battle.
November 1, 2011, 10am PDT
After 34 years on the California Coastal Commission, Peter Douglas is ceding his post due to poor health. The San Jose Mercury News looks back at his long career at the powerful public agency.
March 13, 2010, 7am PST
California has just completed a landmark effort to assess the state's worst-case tsunami danger. Now emergency response officials, and even some planners, are considering how to keep the state's coastal populations safe.
California Planning & Development Report
August 17, 2009, 1pm PDT
In Malibu, CA, private property extends to the high tide waterline, where public land begins. An unofficial group of "urban rangers" is giving tours and dance performances along that line to explore the absurdity.