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Martins Beach at the center of court fight over access rights

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Mark Massara walks past a locked security gate at Martins Beach, where an access gate remains locked despite a judge’s order to landowner Vinod Khosla to to open the gate and allow public access to the beach.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Mark Massara watches the waves after surfing Martins Beach, where an access gate remains locked. 

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Amid fog, Mark Massara surfs in front of shark’s tooth rock at Martins Beach.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Shark’s Tooth Rock at Martins Beach is a popular landmark for surfers and families who have visited the beach for generations.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Beach cottages overlook the ocean at Martins Beach, where an access gate remains locked.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Beach cottages overlook the ocean at Martins Beach, where an access gate remains locked.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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 A street sign stands at the entrance to Martins Beach and a locked gate, which is at the center of the controversy.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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