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Laguna Beach homeowners win reprieve in tearing down seawall

Sep 22, 2018 - Orange County Register (California)

Jeffrey and Tracy Katz have won a reprieve from the Coastal Commission’s order to pay a $1 million fine and remove a seawall that protects their $25 million Laguna Beach home from high tides and big waves.

Because of the Katzes’ pending suit challenging the commission’s August decision, Orange County Superior Court Judge Randall J. Sherman ruled earlier this month that there would be no fine or seawall removal until the Katzes’ case is heard. He set a trail date of June 17, 2019.

“It’s an appropriate outcome,” said Katzes’ attorney Steven Kauf...