February 7, 2008 -
Seadrift Access Update
S.F. Gate has an update reporting the Douglas Rigg’s lawsuit for access to the Seadrift area of Stinson Beach has been settled, with Rigg’s right to use the beach conceded by the Homeowner’s Association. While the settlement reportedly addresses only Riggs’ claim and not public access in general, though the settlement’s use as precedent should help clarify the access issues on this part of Stinson Beach. Parts of the settlement are reportedly confidential.
Previously: Seadrift: NoCal’s Malibu?
November 27, 2007 -
Seadrift: NoCal’s Malibu?
Interesting article at the S.F.Gate on pending litigation brought by bodysurfer Douglas Rigg against the Seadrift Homeowner’s Association for allegedly blocking coastal access. At issue are what rights exist to both the public and the homeowners under a 1994 settlement agreement to Coastal Commission litigation over unpermitted construction. The article includes a good history on the issue of coastal access in California and the development of the Stinson Beach area in Marin County.
November 20, 2007 -
“They saw dorsal fins.”
Shark sighting off Rodeo Beach in Marin County has resulted in that beach’s temporary closure. Note the reference to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s policy on closures for routine shark sightings. We’ve come a long way from Roy Schieder screaming on the beach of Amity Island.
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.