January 2, 2010 -
Not much new on coastal access law lately, though enforcement and services are remaining pretty bleak due to California’s ongoing budget crisis. Â The reductions in lifeguard services, particularly at state beaches, is particularly bad news and will undoubtedly, inevitably, lead to more bad news.
On the bright side, your host did do some “field research” at the Del Mar Penguin Plunge yesterday with the husband and several hundred of our closest friends. Â Happy New Year!
May 22, 2008 -
North San Diego County cracks down
According to the Union-Tribune, Del Mar has followed San Diego and the Torrey Pines State Park in instituting a ban on alcohol at public beaches.Â
On a related note, the City of Oceanside has increased the authority of their lifeguards to issue citations for petty offenses.Â Even though the vote was unanimous, it was interesting that the North County Times article did report at least one city council member, Esther Sanchez, inquiring about the impact of extra duties on the core responsibility for water safety.
March 8, 2008 -
Alcohol ban copycats
To avoid extra work from responsible adults trying to avoid San Diego’s alcohol ban, the state beach at Torrey Pines is instituting a one-year trial ban of their own.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune article reporting on the new prohibition, only three beaches in San Diego county will continue to allow alcohol consumption: “Del Mar, Solana Beach and the Silver Strand State Beach in Coronado.”
January 11, 2007 -
Riprap to be removed in Del Mar
Del Mar (San Diego County), is reportedly planning to remove private erosion barriers on public beaches between 17th and 29th Streets.Â From the San Diego Union-Tribune article:
Â According to the article this does not impact properly engineered seawalls.
Interesting SitesBeachapedia.org Beachapedia
Cal. Coastal Commission Like them or not, they are one of the biggest players around when it comes to coastal access in California.
Howling Point Your moderator’s personal site. He does have a life outside of this, as shown by the occasional gaps in posting.
Surfrider Foundation Activities and campaigns for clean water, beach access, beach preservation and protecting special places.