California hotel gets $1.6M fine for blocking beach access

California 06/13/19, 19:12

A posh Northern California hotel was ordered to pay $1.6 million in penalties Thursday for failing to provide public access to its nearby beaches. All beaches in California are open to the public, with rare exceptions, but the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay did not make that clear and at ...

Concerns raised over access to public beaches in Galveston

Texas 06/04/19, 15:55

City officials are pushing for clear signage indicating public access to some beaches in Galveston despite resident complaints about unmanageable crowds of tourists.Carol Hollaway, chairwoman of the city planning commission, said residents have tried to deter tourists from visiting the West End beaches, the Galveston County Daily News reported."People tear ...

California to fine developer for building pricey beach hotel

California 05/08/19, 00:43

A developer could be hit Wednesday with a record $25 million in fines and fees for constructing a high-priced hotel on the Southern California coast after obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms, in what state officials called a "bait-and-switch" building scheme.Sunshine Enterprises violated a state law ...

Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules

California 12/13/18, 15:28

A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. The California Coastal Commission planned to unveil the YourCoast app at its meeting Thursday in ...

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