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Malibu Resident Suffers Massive Injustice, Must Allow Public Access to Beach
Money might be able to buy you a house in Malibu, but it can't (well...shouldn't) buy you out of legal contracts. Coastal resident Lisette Ackerberg learned this the hard way, reports the Sacramento Bee. Ackerberg reportedly wanted access to the beach near her property closed off to the public. To accomplish her goal, she offered to pay $250,000 and lawyer's fees to a nonprofit group called Access for All, which works to keep beaches open to the public. Faced with Ackerberg's offer, though, the group agreed to close down the access point.
But unfortunately for both parties, a judge ruled that the point should stay open, since it was a condition of the development permit that Ackerberg acquired in the 1980s.
Tough break, Ackerberg. I guess you're going to have to let the GP in.