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A homeowner frustrated with the lack of interest in his Calle del Pinos property, where parking problems have been exacerbated by a dune that has built up on the road, last week used a bulldozer to make way for more cars. Upset neighbors called sheriff’s deputies and the county contacted the California Coastal Commission, which is reviewing whether to fine him for development in the coastal zone.  David Briggs

How many grains of sand make a pile? After how long does that pile become a dune, an essential part of the landscape? And if you were to move that dune, would it be construction, demolition or simply maintenance? Most of all, would you need a permit?

To Rollin Bruce, a homeowner in Stinson Beach, these questions are not mere . . .

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