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Billionaire's Beach Saga Has a Strange Twist

Vinod Khosla's case rejected by Supreme Court, but he says a win would have 'depressed' him

(Newser) - The public can continue to visit a billionaire's private beach in Northern California—as long as they pony up $10 for parking. That's the upshot of the Supreme Court's decision Monday not to take up the strange saga of Martin's Beach, owned by Sun Microsystems co-founder... More »

Court Delivers Blow to Billionaire Who Closed Public Beach

Public access to Martins Beach must be restored, say judges

(Newser) - The Silicon Valley billionaire who bought and then closed public access to a popular California beach must let the surfers return, a court ruled Thursday. In a 3-0 decision, a state appeals court ruled venture capitalist Vinod Khosla must restore public access to Martins Beach near San Francisco. Martins Beach... More »

Drama After Calif. Billionaire Puts End to Public Beach Access

Vinod Khosla says state panels have unfairly singled him out, 'harassed' him

(Newser) - In California, the public essentially has the right to access the portion of the beach that gets wet. But with a great deal of coastal development, how one gets to this public strip of land can be far murkier, as a new lawsuit involving a private property near Half Moon... More »

The World's Greenest Venture Capitalist

Vinod Khosla has spent a fortune financing enviro-startups

(Newser) - Vinod Khosla isn’t just smarter and richer than the average venture capitalist—he’s greener, too. Khosla has sunk $450 million into what he calls “imprudent science experiments" over the past 4 years, financing 45 enviro-tech startups. “We've funded an incredible number of things that would make... More »

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