The seawall at the end of Brighton Beach will likely look different in the future. The California Coastal Commission this week granted a permit to rehabilitate it, but said the owner must reduce the width to eight feet. In general, the commission disfavors seawalls.   David Briggs

The California Coastal Commission will allow for the failing seawall used as a public walkway on Brighton Beach to be rebuilt by the owner, albeit much narrower. The commission added the condition to a coastal permit it approved last week, disregarding strong support from the local utility district and residents for the original proposal to rebuild the wall with . . .

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