California Western issues

Anne C. Mulkern



Anne has written extensively about California's climate law, the state's push on renewable power, electric vehicles, drought, and the people leading key energy developments. She's covered issues in Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon and Washington state. She earlier reported on lobbying and influence from E&E's Washington, D.C., headquarters. She worked previously for The Denver Post Washington bureau and several California papers including the Orange County Register. She graduated from UCLA.

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A rich town's choice: Protect its homes or save the beach?

DEL MAR, Calif. — Kim and Marilyn Fletcher stood on the deck of their beachfront home watching waves crash onto the shore. They savored the view from behind a 22-foot-high sea wall, a common sight along this eroding stretch of coast. But that view is changing: The sandy beach in front of homes in this north San Diego County town is shrinking, and the high tide is edging closer.