Marina

Krista Almanzan

With unanimous support from the California Public Utilities Commission, California American Water can move forward with plans to build a desalination plant on the coast in Marina.

Krista Almanzan

California American Water is moving closer to building a desalination plant on the coast in Marina. This week, the California Public Utilities Commission said the project can move forward. 

The plant would help solve the Monterey Peninsula’s water supply problem.  But Marina officials say it will hurt their community. 

Krista Almanzan

On the central coast, there are more homeless veterans than housing to serve them.  The Veterans Transition Center wants to change that.

Krista Almanzan

Since the day Fort Ord closed there’s been talk of opening a museum to commemorate the near 80 years it served as a training ground for Army soldiers.  That effort has always had more enthusiasm than money and that’s still the case, but now the clock is ticking. 

Erika Mahoney

A Monterey County road on the outskirts of Marina that has grown into a homeless community is getting new restrictions.

California Coastal Commission

The nation’s last coastal sand mining operation will close.  Thursday the California Coastal Commission approved an agreement with CEMEX to end its operations on the beach in Marina.  

California Coastal Commission

The CEMEX sand mine on the beach in Marina will close after being targeted for violating the California Coastal Act.  That’s according the a proposed settlement between the California Coastal Commission and CEMEX. 

Gary Griggs, Ph.D, UC Santa Cruz

For nearly 50 years the Lapis Sand Mine in Marina has been operating without the required lease from the state.

Last March the California Coastal Commission told CEMEX that its sand mine in Marina violates the Coastal Act.  A year later, the plant is still up and running while drawn out talks between the two continue. 

The last coastal sand mining plant in the nation remains open in Marina.  It has operated largely unregulated for decades. Then nearly a year ago, the California Coastal Commission put the CEMEX Sand Mine on notice, saying it violates the Coastal Act.   

The two have been in negotiations ever since.  In the meantime, those who want to see the mine shutdown are keeping a watchful eye on operations.

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