Under pressure from state, Paradise Cove opens beach to public

Entry fee nixed, surfing allowed

ACCESS—An employee checks the gate at the Paradise Cove pier, which now will be open to the public.
The California Coastal Commission and the State Lands Commission have resolved a dispute with a Malibu beachfront property owner regarding public access to Paradise Cove.
One month after being contacted by both agencies, Steven Dahlberg, acting on behalf of the Paradise Cove Land Company, agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, removed signs on the property that banned surfing and opened ...

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