Judge Blocks Deal to Limit Public From Accessing Hollister Ranch Beaches — KTLA

In a major victory for coastal advocates, a Santa Barbara judge refused to approve a controversial deal that would have allowed access to Hollister Ranch’s coastline only to landowners, their guests, visitors with guides, and those who could boat or paddle in from two miles away…

via Judge Blocks Deal to Limit Public From Accessing Hollister Ranch Beaches — KTLA

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Weather and climate-related disasters cost the US $80 billion in 2018, but go ahead and say climate change isn’t real — TechCrunch

Weather and climate-related disasters cost the U.S. economy $80 billion last year — and have hit the nation’s bottom line to the tune of roughly $100 billion per year over the last five years, according to a new survey from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

via Weather and climate-related disasters cost the US $80 billion in 2018, but go ahead and say climate change isn’t real — TechCrunch

#GuyFieri reveals who will join his BBQ tent at #Stagecoach2019 — Orange County Register

Chef Guy Fieri will bring some of his TV friends to this year’s Stagecoach Country Music Festival. Fieri will return to the festival for a second year to host a 40,000-square-foot dining venue called Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse. 601 more words

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Chocolate lovers in Long Beach, check out the Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival — OC Register

This is going to be the sweetest event in the city. Created to coincide with Valentine’s Day, the 15th annual Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival turns the Long Beach neighborhood into a chocolate lover’s paradise with more than two dozen restaurants serving sweet treats varying from cupcakes and ice cream floats to cookies and churros. The…

via If you’re a chocolate lover in Long Beach, check out the Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival — Orange County Register

Burned out First Nation in northern B.C. gets help from gold mining firm — National Post

lig logo finalTELEGRAPH CREEK, B.C. — A First Nation struggling to recover from a devastating forest fire that burned through its community last year has received some welcome help from a gold mining firm.

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Stephanie Rivera, LBPost: Seeking Social Justice with Journalism — Palacio Magazine

Stephanie Rivera, Diversity and Immigration Reporter at the Long Beach Post, became a journalist because she saw it as a middle ground between social justice activist and politician. “When I was growing up, social justice has always been part of my life…”

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Long Beach Journalist Dies Following Traffic Collision — CBS Los Angeles

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A journalist who covered local Long Beach news died Friday evening following a traffic collision in Long Beach. Sean Belk, 36, died after being transported to Memorial Medical Center following injuries sustained in the head-on collision at Broadway and Obispo Avenue. Belk was employed as a staff writer at the bi-weekly Beachcomber newspaper…

via Long Beach Journalist Dies Following Traffic Collision — CBS Los Angeles