Vehicles navigate the narrow, curvy Hollister Ranch Road with signs warning of trespassing. In a settlement agreement with the homeowners association, state coastal officials agreed to give up its claims of public access by land.
Tamlorn Chase paddles his kayak around rocky headland cliffs from Gaviota State Park toward Hollister Ranch. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Mounting public outrage has fueled new efforts by state officials to open a coveted stretch of California coastline in Santa Barbara County.