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Californians may gain access to a mile of rural coast

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A stretch of remote California coastline would become available to the public under a proposal expected to receive approval by the state's powerful Coastal Commission.

The panel is expected to vote Thursday on a plan that would transfer 36 coastal acres from private owners to Santa Barbara County to expand a current park at Jalama (ha-lah-ma) Beach near Point Conception

The transfer would be part of a settlement to mitigate unpermitted development including installation of dozens of water wells and grading on the ranch land 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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