April 6, 2015 In News

Appeals court rules against Oceano Dunes dust rule

The California Court of Appeal in Ventura has ruled that the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District overstepped its authority when it required that Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area get an air permit in order to operate.

July 31, 2014 In News

Dunes Group’s Lawsuit Over Air Board’s Dust Rule Could Go to Trial

The 2nd District Court of Appeal has rejected a request by two government agencies to settle a lawsuit over a local regulation intended to reduce dust blowing onto the Nipomo Mesa from Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.

April 14, 2014 In News

Sand City developer elated after long fight for coastal permit

Ghandour said the 10-2 vote Friday by the Coastal Commission to grant a permit for the Monterey Bay Shores Resort — a hotel and condominium project touted as having an advanced environmentally sustainable design — ensures that he will “push very hard” to comply with permit conditions so construction can start soon.

April 11, 2014 In News

Sand City resort proposal approved by Coastal Commission

Santa Barbara In the end, it took four minutes Friday for the state Coastal Commission to settle a decades-old dispute over a proposed coastal hotel-condominium resort in Sand City.

May 24, 2013 In News

Sand City Resort Project May Get Another Hearing Before California Coastal Commission

A San Francisco judge Friday ordered the state Coastal Commission to again consider a long-pursued permit for a beachfront hotel-resort in Sand City.condominium resort in Sand City.

August 17, 2012 In News

Planned Sand City Beachfront Hotel Wins Court Victory Over Water Permit

A long-proposed Sand City beachfront hotel-resort won a victory in a state appeals court this week, while awaiting another decision in San Francisco Superior Court.

January 12, 2012 In News

Oceano Dunes Enthusiasts Sue Air Board On Dust Rule

The rule requires implementation of dust control measures in portions of the state riding park in which vehicle activity occurs. It allows State Parks to be fined up to $1,000 a day if dust emissions from the park exceed natural background levels.

January 11, 2012 In News

Sierra Club Lawsuit Over Oceano Dunes Is Thrown Out

Citing late Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, who said “wise adjudication has its own time for ripening,” a state Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a San Luis Obispo Superior Court decision that it is too late to review a coastal development permit issued in 1982 that allows off-highway vehicles on a 584-acre, county-owned parcel, called the La Grande Tract, within the park.

October 26, 2010 In News

Sierra Club Loses Ruling Over Riding On Dunes Land In San Luis Obispo County

The local chapter of the Sierra Club says it plans to appeal a recent Superior Court ruling that maintains the status quo for off-highway vehicle riding at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.

August 23, 2010 In News

Water Permit On Tap For Proposed Sand City Beach Resort

A Sand City beachfront hotel-resort, touted as the model of environmental sensitivity by a developer who has spent 17 years pursuing the project, once again is entangled in the courts with the state Coastal Commission.