San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Barbara Mallach has ruled that Vinod Khosla, the billionaire behind the holding companies which are designated the owners of the property adjacent to Martin's Beach, will have to testify in court for the Surfrider Foundation lawsuit.
It is unfortunate that it took a judge compelling him to appear to
finally bring him out from behind the corporate veil to talk about his
actions to close off access to the beach. However, his required appearance and answers to questioning will bring some degree of satisfaction to many who have hoped for and sought after simple dialogue with the man behind the closure.
Latest indications are that Khosla will be called to appear somewhere between 3pm and 5pm on Monday, May 12. (See "Trial Information" below)