2009 California Civil Code - Section 669-671 :: Chapter 1. OwnersCIVIL CODE
669. All property has an owner, whether that owner is the State, and the property public, or the owner an individual, and the property private. The State may also hold property as a private proprietor. [670.] Section Six Hundred and Seventy. The State is the owner of all land below tide water, and below ordinary high-water mark, bordering upon tide water within the State; of all land below the water of a navigable lake or stream; of all property lawfully appropriated by it to its own use; of all property dedicated to the State; and of all property of which there is no other owner. [671.] Section Six Hundred and Seventy-one. Any person, whether citizen or alien, may take, hold, and dispose of property, real or personal, within this State.
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