KQED's "Coastal Clash"

For more background education on coastal environmental and development issues, the Coastal Commission, and some specifics on Pacifica, check out the acclaimed KQED documentary "Coastal Clash":

Coastal Clash travels the California coastline and introduces representatives from all sides of the issue. Environmental experts, coastal scientists, government representatives, community leaders and property owners reveal the state's history of tension between public vs. private coastal interests, examine the science of sea walls and their effect on beaches and offer examples of both failed and successful attempts at coastal development. Exploring the effects of seawalls, Coastal Clash visits the communities of Solana Beach and Pacifica. Beach access is examined in Malibu and Mendocino County, development in Santa Barbara County, and land trusts in San Luis Obispo County and the San Mateo Coast.

Streaming clips are available on the movie's site, as well as supplementary materials and teaching tools.