At the California Coastal Commission's meeting yesterday, they voted to uphold the appeals on the 2H/Sean Hitchcock matter. They found that a "substantial issue" exists and a de novo hearing will be held in the future. The staff report and hearing results can be found here.
As I am currently out of town on business, I was neither able to attend the hearing nor listen to the meeting online. I will do so (once I get back to civilization), and provide an update as to what transpired (and what it means).