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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.
A look behind the Hollister Ranch gates. Will the public ever access these exclusive beaches?

Behind the gates of Hollister Ranch, residents worry how public access will change their way of life. Take a closer look at one of the most pristine stretches of coastline in California — and the people who have fought for decades to preserve the land their way.

A new proposal in Legislature aims to require public beach access at Hollister Ranch

A state lawmaker is applying new pressure on both coastal officials and Hollister Ranch owners to provide access to some of California’s most coveted beaches and surf breaks — a promise to the public that has been in limbo for decades as legal battles and stalemates dragged on.

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