Chevron has posted signs warning that the beach is off-limits for 750 feet on either side of the pier. The oil giant is delighted to have volunteer seal watchers guarding the beach.
"They've saved us a lot of problems," said Lee Bafalon, senior land representative in Chevron's Ventura office.
So Alberta Brown stands vigil over the 100 or so seals that can be found at any one time lounging on the rocks. From her perch on the bluff, the retired assistant high school principal can spot wayward beachcombers coming from either direction.