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Business Insider

Tech billionaire Vinod Khosla has sued California and a county sheriff in what is the latest battle in the investor's fight to keep a beach near his $37 million estate to himself

KNTV NBC Bay Area

Billionaire Sues California, Sheriff, Others in Martins Beach Fight

Silicon Valley Business Journal

Vinod Khosla takes his turn in Martins Beach battle — this time, suing on constitutional grounds

KGO-TV San Francisco

Billionaire Vinod Khosla suing San Mateo Co. sheriff in dispute over public access to Martins Beach

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Billionaire Vinod Khosla Sues California, Sheriff, Others In Martins Beach Fight

Mercury News

Billionaire sues San Mateo County sheriff in latest fight over Martins Beach access

India West

And the Fight Goes On: California Sues Billionaire Vinod Khosla to Restore Public Access to Martin’s Beach

Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Can an entitled California billionaire ever learn to share the beach?

Washington Post

A tech billionaire has fought for a decade to block access to a public beach. Now California is suing.

Los Angeles Times

California sues Silicon Valley billionaire over Martins Beach public access

Business Insider

California has sued tech billionaire Vinod Khosla over beach access, reviving a decade-long legal battle

CNBC

California sues tech investor Vinod Khosla over beach access, reviving bitter legal battle

Indica News

San Francisco Court of Appeals Rules In Favor Of Indian American Billionaire Vinod Khosla

India West

Budging on the Beach: Indian American Tech Billionaire Vinod Khosla Doesn’t Have to, Rules Appeals Court

Lexology

Martin's Beach - The Public Taking that Almost Was, and Still May Be

Silicon Valley Business Journal

The tide turns again in Vinod Khosla fight over Martin’s Beach access

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Fight Over Martins Beach Access Renewed After Court Sides With Billionaire Vinod Khosla

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Ruling For Billionaire Vinod Khosla Renews Fight Over Martins Beach Access

SF Gate

Martin's Beach could be restricted again after billionaire Vinod Khosla wins appeal

San Francisco Chronicle

Court ruling on Martins Beach puts past public access rights in doubt

Sunset Magazine

California Has Won Its Fight for Public Access to Beaches. Well, Almost.

Los Angeles Times

These California beaches have long been off-limits. But public outrage is changing the tide

Washington Post

How does a tech billionaire say sorry for his unauthorized wedding? There’s an app for that.

Surfer Magazine

What Does the Battle for Martin's Beach Mean for California's Beach Access

KALW 91.7 San Francisco

In fight over Martins Beach, locals just want respect for their prized coastline

Los Angeles Times

It would be nice if billionaire Vinod Khosla finally gave compromise a try on public beach access

San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial: A billionaire loses his fight to cut off Martins Beach

Fortune

Billionaire VC Vinod Khosla Spent 8 Years Trying to Turn a Public Beach Into His Very Own. He Lost

Mercury News

Passions are stirred up over Supreme Court's ruling on Martins Beach

India West

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Indian American Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla’s ‘Get Off My Beach’ Case

SF Weekly

Supreme Court Foils Tech Billionaire’s Restriction of Martins Beach

KGO-TV San Francisco

Supreme Court denies request to hear appeal over Martins Beach

New York Times

Billionaire’s Fight to Close Path to a California Beach Comes to a Dead End

San Francisco Chronicle

Supreme Court refuses to take up Martins Beach case. Surfers, beachgoers relieved

Sacramento Bee

Billionaire wanted a California beach to himself. Supreme Court won’t hear his case.

Los Angeles Times

U.S. Supreme Court declines to take Martins Beach case — a win for California's landmark coastal access law

New York Times

Every Generation Gets the Beach Villain It Deserves

Los Angeles Times

It seemed like a done deal, but new efforts are underway to open Hollister Ranch to the public

Los Angeles Times

A beach behind lock and key is turning into a fight over social justice in California

KGO-TV San Francisco

San Mateo's Tunitas Creek Beach gets a makeover, Martins Beach could open to public

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Battle Over Martins Beach Access Moves Closer Toward U.S. Supreme Court

Los Angeles Times

Soon you can visit this pristine California beach — if you're a nearby landowner, on a guided tour or willing to paddle 2 miles

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Silicon Valley Billionaire Defends Blocking Beach Access, Vows To Fight On

India West

Supreme Court Hints It Will Hear Billionaire Entrepreneur Vinod Khosla’s Case to Keep Martins Beach Private

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Martins Beach: Supreme Court moves closer to taking case over billionaire Vinod Khosla’s attempt to block public access

Los Angeles Times

With Supreme Court challenge, tech billionaire could dismantle beach access rights — and a landmark coastal law

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Silicon Valley Billionaire Takes Beach Public Access Fight To Supreme Court

The Guardian

Tech billionaire, ordered to reopen public beach, appeals to supreme court

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

State Supreme Court Rejects Khosla’s Appeal Of Martins Beach Ruling

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Tech Exec Relents, Opens Public Access To Martins Beach Near Half Moon Bay

KOVR-TV CBS13 Sacramento

Billionaire Ordered To Reopen Public Beach

Mercury News

Coastal Commission begins crackdown against tech billionaire to open Martins Beach

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Silicon Valley Billionaire Ordered To Open Martins Beach

The Inertia

This Is the Arrest that Caused a Beach Access Lawsuit to Blow Up in a Billionaire’s Face

Mercury News

Sheriff says visitors to Martins Beach won’t be arrested if they go around gates locked by billionaire Vinod Khosla

KGO-TV San Francisco

Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay set to reopen today under court order

KQED

Drawn to the Bay: Martins Beach Battle Continues

KGO-TV San Francisco

'It breaks my heart' Martins Beach still private despite court ruling

Wall Street Journal

Appeals Court Says Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla Must Allow Beach Access

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Ruling Against Silicon Valley Exec’s Closure Of Martins Beach Upheld

The Guardian

Silicon Valley billionaire loses bid to prevent access to public beach

KGO-TV San Francisco

Court upholds ruling to reopen Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay

KGO-TV San Francisco

California inching closer to using eminent domain to acquire Martin's Beach

Sacramento Bee

California moving to seize public beach closed off by tech billionaire

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Political, Legal Battles Brew Over Public Access To Martins Beach

San Mateo Daily Journal

Bill would provide funds to buy Martins Beach access: State senator seeks to support State Lands Commission should it opt for eminent domain

Sacramento Bee

Beaches are a public trust, not reserved solely for billionaires

Sacramento Bee

The Take: Gavin Newsom confronts billionaire Vinod Khosla

Los Angeles Times

Remember that billionaire bully who was trying to keep the public off Martins Beach? He's still at it

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

California Eyes Eminent Domain Seizure Of Beach Access Blocked By Tech Billionaire

The Inertia

The Battle Over Martin’s Beach is About More than Just One Plot of Sand

Los Angeles Times

A wave of lawsuits follows a billionaire's effort to keep the public off a Northern California beach

The Inertia

Billionaire Owner of Martin’s Beach Striving for New Heights of Dickishness, Sues for “Harassment”

Los Angeles Times

California's coast: How we come to care and why we sometimes go wrong

KRON 4

Appeals court orders trial on right of public access at Half Moon Bay’s Martins Beach

KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area

Trial Ordered Over Public Access To Vinod Khosla’s Martins Beach

Los Angeles Times

A billionaire is willing to bring back public access to Martins Beach — for a price

Mercury News

Martins Beach: Vinod Khosla’s claim to land beneath Pacific Ocean appears dead

The Inertia

Billionaire Demands $30 Million from California to Allow Public on “His” Beach

Techstory

Vinod Khosla Decides To Reopen The Gate Of Martin’s Beach But Charges $30 Million

Silicon Valley Business Journal

Cost for reopening public access to Martin's Beach? Billionaire VC wants $30 million — Report

Vanity Fair

Silicon Valley Billionaire Tells California to Pay $30 Million So Surfers Can Use His Beach

National Post

Silicon Valley billionaire asks California for $30 million to restore public access to beach

Fortune

Billionaire VC Wants California to Give Him $30 Million for Public Access to His Beach

Gawker

Billionaire and Real Son of Bitch Asks for $30 Million to Let the Public on a Beach

The Guardian

Silicon Valley billionaire demands $30m to restore access to former public beach

Dail Mail

Billionaire holds beach to ransom: Californian IT tycoon who closed popular beach asks for $30 million to open it up again

Mercury News

How much for Martins Beach access? Try $30 million

San Francisco Chronicle

Shoreline showdown as Coastal Commission head’s job on the line

National Post

California threatens to seize land from billionaire if he doesn't start letting surfers use his beach

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Martins Beach: Does California have the money to buy public access from Vinod Khosla?

Mercury News

Martins Beach: Can California afford to buy public access from Vinod Khosla?

San Francisco Chronicle

Khosla suggests land swap in fight over access to Martins Beach

Mercury News

Half Moon Bay: Billionaire Vinod Khosla proposes trade of Martins Beach

Silicon Valley Business Journal

Court orders billionaire VC Khosla to reopen public access at Martins Beach

Silicon Valley Business Journal

A 92-year-old woman joins the public in speaking out over Martin's Beach access dispute

KNTV NBC Bay Area

Martins Beach Workshop Could Help Determine Visiting Hours, Amenities