Honky surf gang the Lunada Bay Boys seek new play home!
The Lunada Bay fort is not long for this world, reports the LA Times.
The Palos Verdes Estates Planning Commission on Tuesday night approved a permit to raze the structure used by the notorious Bay Boys, a self-appointed gang of enforcers who people from outside the upscale community have, for decades, accused of using violence and intimidation to keep them away from the famous surf spot.
The commission approved the motion unanimously and without comment. No one from the public spoke on the matter.
In July, after initially seeking delays, the City Council unanimously approved a plan to dismantle the shelter despite strong opposition by residents of the relatively isolated enclave, who urged their elected officials not to honor a request by the California Coastal Commission to remove the shelter or take harassment charges seriously.
Very funny. Amazing how a couple years of slow news day “honky surf gang” coverage can light a fire under a community’s collective ass. Toss the Coastal Commission into the mix, add a bunch of poorly considered attempts at damage control, and you’ve got a recipe for losing your decades-long exclusive access.
What’s next? Will the Coastal Commission accept the fort’s destruction and move on to other matters?
Or will they continue to push for improved signage and shoreline access?
Pave the way to the beach, write a couple online articles about “majestic Lunada Bay, an untouched beach just a short drive from most of LA County,” and watch the place flood with out-of-towners. Maybe even, gasp, some of the blacks!