Key Forest Course Vote

Gary Polakovic of the LA Times looks at the Coastal Commission's plans to review the proposed new course at Pebble Beach and the political maneuvering for tonight's vote.

"This is one of the biggest disputes, one of the most significant issues since I've been on the Coastal Commission for 10-plus years," said Sara Wan, whose panel is charged with protecting the coast. "It ranks up there with the biggest controversies."

The more than $100-million Pebble Beach plan is also a potential environmental albatross for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Senate Rules Committee and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez (D-Los Angeles), whose appointees each control four votes on the 12-member commission.