SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A billionaire who has been fighting for more than a decade to keep a secluded beach to himself has filed a new complaint in his lawsuit against California and San Mateo County...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials are suing a billionaire who has been fighting for more than a decade to keep a secluded beach to himself, a move designed to ensure that the public always...
San Francisco Chronicle on beaches belonging to all Californians:
Blocking the public from a lake, mountain meadow or rocky stream wouldn't cause nearly the stir that locking up Martins Beach has. After nearly a decade of lawyering, tech billionaire Vinod Khosla may finally be realizing just how protective California can be about its coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn't want to open a road on his property so that the public can access a beach.
The justices said that they will not take up Vinod Khosla's appeal of a California appeals court decision. The case had the potential to upend California's longstanding efforts to keep beaches open to the public.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A billionaire investor has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a California's appeals court that ordered him to open an access road to a beloved beach.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — California's coastal regulator is threatening to fine a billionaire investor millions of dollars for ignoring a court order to open a popular beach to the public.
A San Francisco appeals court ruled in August that venture capitalist Vinod Khosla broke state law when he blocked the public from Martins Beach, south of Half Moon Bay. He bought a $32.5 million beachfront property there in 2008 about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of San Francisco.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area billionaire needs to open an access road to a beloved beach, upholding a lower court ruling against a co-founder of a giant tech company, a California appeals court ruled.
The First District Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 3-0 that Vinod Khosla violated state law when he bought a $32.5 million beachfront property surrounding Martins Beach, south of Half Moon Bay, and blocked the public from accessing it.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a story June 10 about the settlement of a lawsuit against a failed biofuel company, The Associated Press reported erroneously the defendants responsible for paying for the settlement. Former lead investor Vinod Khosla and former Chief Financial Officer John Karnes had been dismissed from the lawsuit; they were not held liable for any portion of the $4.5 million settlement.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Biofuel case: $4.5M for investors under federal settlement