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The county is awol in the fight for Malibu beaches

The county is awol in the fight for Malibu beaches

Everybody knows this beach story: The rich and powerful who own property along Malibu's 27-mile coastline battle to keep the public away from the sand, surf and sunshine that fronts their houses. (Think David Geffen and his endless lawsuits to keep the access way closed next to his Carbon Beach spread.) Then higher powers — our public representatives — battle back to enforce the law: The coastline belongs to all Californians, and we have a right to beach access. But what happens when our public representatives are the ones who are blocking our way to the ocean? Welcome to El Sol County Beach — or not. Los Angeles County bought a small but beautiful stretch of the...

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