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Beach Homeowners Stand Their Ground

August 05, 2004

Re "Bait Shop Is Small Fry Amid the Sharks," Aug. 1: Steve Lopez took an easy potshot. Broad Beach in Malibu is private property above the mean high tide line, not public coastland as stated in his column. The hired hosts are necessary to keep the public out of the private property of the homeowners.

There are no public facilities on Broad Beach. The public has used the backyards of residents for bathrooms and bedrooms and left much trash on the beach. Adjacent public Zuma Beach is patrolled in trucks, has lifeguards and offers public facilities. Exactly what does Lopez think the Broad Beach homeowners should do? I lived on Broad Beach for five years and am not a Hollywood hotshot.

Constance Chesnut

Santa Monica

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