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Rosanna Xia

Rosanna Xia covers the environment, with a focus on California's coastline. She previously reported on natural disasters and wrote articles that connected science, infrastructure and policy. With a team of reporters, she published a series in 2013 that prompted lawmakers and the public to confront thousands of buildings at risk of collapse in a major earthquake. She has also covered higher education for The Times and reported for the Business section. An East Coast transplant, she graduated from Tufts University.
Officials had $1 million for beach access at Hollister Ranch. Where did it go?

Coastal officials decades ago secured $1 million for beach access at Hollister Ranch. After more than 30 years of stops and stalls, officials are now gearing up for what might be the most aggressive fight yet over the 8.5-mile stretch of pristine coastline. But the money was spent long ago.

The fight is on at Hollister Ranch, as coastal officials delay development in push for beach access

In a one-two punch on Wednesday, coastal officials revived efforts to implement a long-delayed ranch-wide public route while also unanimously agreeing to start a new fight with one ranchowner.

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