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Deal addresses public access to Hollister Ranch beaches

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Mounting public outrage has fueled new efforts by state officials to open a coveted stretch of California coastline in Santa Barbara County. 

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Hollister Ranch comprises 14,500 acres of hilly grassland, coastal sage scrub and secluded beaches that look much like they did two centuries ago under Spanish control.

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The Hollister Ranch coastline, probably one of the most pristine stretches of beach in California.

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Jeff Kamer, right, of Goleta shows Debby Kamer, his visiting sister, the view of the ocean at the entrance to Hollister Ranch west of Santa Barbara.

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Sand dunes along Cuarto Beach, a surfer’s paradise on the Hollister Ranch coastline.

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The secluded beaches of Hollister Ranch look much like they did two centuries ago under Spanish control.

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The sun sets over the Santa Ynez Mountains, which form the northern boundary of Hollister Ranch.

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Vehicles drive along Hollister Ranch Road, which has a gatehouse and a guard to ensure that only designated owners and guests enter.

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The view from a kayak along the Hollister Ranch coastline inaccessible to the general public.

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A young buck scrambles into the hills along Hollister Ranch Road, the only entrance into Hollister Ranch.

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A sign warns against trespassing on Hollister Ranch Road.

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Swimmers enjoy the waters at Gaviota State Park near the entrance to Hollister Ranch.

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An Amtrak train rolls north with the Gaviota Pier in the background near Hollister Ranch in the Santa Ynez Mountains.

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The Hollister Ranch gatehouse guard ensures that only designated owners and guests enter the secluded Hollister Ranch.

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