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Agreement reached in Malibu beach access dispute
Agreement reached in Malibu beach access dispute

In a victory for public beach access, the owner of Paradise Cove in Malibu has agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, to remove all signs banning surfing and to unlock a gate to the pier, the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands Commission said Thursday. The resolution resolves a long-running dispute with Kissel Co., which operates as Paradise Cove Land Co. Under the resolution, the company will continue charging a $40 parking fee.  The agreement is effective immediately and the gate is unlocked. The agencies sent letters dated Oct. 31 to the company, saying it was violating the state Coastal Act and the terms of its state lease for the Paradise Cove pier. They...

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