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Push to remove gates at popular beaches

State and military officials cite COVID-19 restrictions for Keawaula and Pokai Bay areas.

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Campaign asks for gates to Keawaula and Pokai bays to be taken down, but military and state cite COVID restrictions for their closures

On Feb. 8, Makakilo residents John and Rita Shockley, co-founders of the Free Access Coalition and avid West side beachgoers, discovered the gate to the parking area at Keawaula (Yokohama) Bay was locked, and instead 30 cars were parked on the shoulder at the end of the road, making it difficult to turn around.