Court supports Naples Beach project

California beach development projects gets court support, despite opposition

Updated: August 9, 2012, 11:56 AM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

As the gavel fell in Santa Barbara Superior Court last week, a rare piece of Southern California remained in the crosshairs of a large-scale project aiming to build dozens of luxury homes over Naples Beach, a rural headland at the center of the fight against coastal development along the Gaviota Coast.

In 2008, after the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors narrowly approved a 71-home development project for the largely pristine ranch land, the beach town's chapter of the Surfrider ...

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