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California Coastal Act of 1976

Pacific Palisades Bowl Mobile Estates, LLC v. Los Angeles

The California Supreme Court held that all subdivisions, including the conversion of a mobile home park from tenant occupancy to resident ownership, are "developments" for purposes of the California Coastal Act. Nor does the Subdivision...

Sierra Club v. California Parks & Recreation

A California appellate court upheld a lower court decision dismissing a petition to compel the state's parks and recreation department to ban off-highway vehicle recreation on certain leased portions of the Oceano Dunes State...

Ross v. California Coastal Commission

A California appellate court held that the California Coastal Commission complied with the California Coastal Act and the California Environmental Quality Act when it certified a coastal development project along beachfront dune...

Gualala Festivals Comm. v. California Coastal Comm'n

A California appellate court affirmed a lower court decision that denied a writ of mandate seeking to set aside a cease-and-desist order entered by the California Coastal Commission (Commission) that prohibited a festival committee from...

Farr v. California Coastal Comm'n

A California appellate court upheld a California coastal development permit allowing homeowners to build a second story to their home in Redondo Beach. A petitioner sought to have the permit vacated, arguing that the addition would...

Security Nat'l Guar., Inc. v. California Coastal Comm'n

A California appellate court held that the California Coastal Act of 1976 does not grant the California Coastal Commission the power to declare property an "environmentally sensitive habitat area" during the administrative appeal from a...