The state of California has won a preservation award from the Los Angeles Conservancy for its restoration of the Malibu Pier. The conservancy recognized the state for showing "solid stewardship of this beloved public resource by reversing decades of decay while staying true to its historic character."
Built in 1905, the pier endured storm damage and neglect that caused its closure to the public in 1995.
The pier reopened last June.
-- Martha Groves