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August 22, 1985
The Malibu Community Center has gone public, changing its status from private, nonprofit corporation to community services district, which will be part of the state government. The Board of Supervisors formed the Point Dume Community Services District on Tuesday. About 980, or 80%, of the registered voters in the Point Dume area had signed a petition supporting establishment of the district.
April 5, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Well, this is awkward. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her musician husband, Chris Martin of Coldplay, bought a house in Malibu for $14 million, then they turned around and announced their "conscious uncoupling. " Uncoupling papers will no doubt eventually reveal who gets the John Lautner-designed home, which is set on a secluded acre of land and surrounded by tropical landscaping. The forward-thinking architect designed such structures as the octagonal Chemosphere house in Los Angeles and the poured-concrete Elrod Residence in Palm Springs.
March 22, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
Two small earthquakes hit the Malibu and Moorpark area on Friday. Both quakes were magnitude 2.4 and occurred around 12:10 p.m. The one along the coast occurred six miles west of Malibu. The other one occurred several miles to the north in the Moorpark area of Ventura County. It is unclear whether the quakes were strong enough to be felt. ALSO: Bobby Brown wearing ankle monitor for DUI sentence Bell trial: After mistrial, next steps for attorneys unclear Chef who killed wife, then cooked body to be sentenced
April 3, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Thursday morning eight miles from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:08 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles. [Updated at 10:33 a.m. PDT April 3: There were no immediate reports of damage from the small quake. According to the USGS, the motion from the quake moved north into the west San Fernando Valley and Ventura County. The USGS said it was felt across Malibu, Ventura County, the Santa Monica Mountains and west Valley.]
July 28, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Here in the land of cars, parking spaces are scarce and sought-after. Nowhere is that more true than in the popular communities along the coast, where tension is common between the visitors drawn to the beach and the residents who live there. Malibu, in particular, is notorious as a place where some locals obscure public accessways to the beach and put up fake "No Parking" signs and orange traffic cones curbside to discourage visitors from parking. And Malibu's latest move is unlikely to dispel the "no trespassers" vibe that sometimes emanates from its shores: Volunteers are being empowered to hand out parking tickets with fines of $50 to $75 attached.
February 25, 2014 | By Matt Stevens and Richard Winton
Scottie Pippen has filed a countersuit against a Malibu man who alleged the former NBA All-Star assaulted him at a restaurant last year. Camran Shafighi filed a $4-million lawsuit against Pippen, accusing him of a “brutal and unjustified physical attack" that allegedly occurred outside upscale Nobu restaurant after Shafighi had sought a picture with the former Chicago Bull. But in a cross-complaint filed earlier this month, Pippen's lawyer Mark J. Geragos alleged Shafighi cursed at Pippen using racial slurs, spat on him and his children and said, “I'm going to kill you.” The cross-complaint also alleges that Shafighi was “extremely aggressive and noticeably intoxicated” and calls for unspecified damages “according to proof.” Reached Tuesday, Shafighi's attorney, Kathryn Lee Boyd, said she had no comment on the cross-complaint “at this time.” In August, about a month after Shafighi filed his complaint, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Pippen would not face assault charges after prosecutors determined there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Pippen was guilty of committing a crime.
May 11, 2012 | By David Karp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
High on a steep, terraced mountainside in Malibu, with a spectacular view of the Pacific, perches the largest and probably the only commercial planting of loquats in the United States. A pome fruit related to apples and pears, the loquat is one of the great pleasures of spring in Southern California. It has firm but juicy flesh with the texture of cantaloupe and a sweet-tart flavor evoking cherry. The irony is that it is so well-adapted and common as a backyard tree that there's little local demand for the fruit.
December 10, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning near Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:30 a.m. PST at a depth of 5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 6 miles from Malibu. In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author. Read more about Southern California earthquakes . ALSO: Angela Spaccia found guilty in Bell corruption case Paul Walker crash: Man who allegedly stole Porsche rooftop apologizes 18 Los Angeles sheriff's officials indicted, accused of abuse, obstruction
June 17, 1999
Al Martinez's June 13 column calls Eris the goddess of strife and that's OK because strife is synonymous with discord. However, he leaves out the key word "mischief." My Greek mythology book called Eris the goddess of mischief and discord. This newfound knowledge when I was a teenager was a glorious revelation. Mischief adds a little levity to the title--her mischievousness led to discord (look it up). Malibu will be much better off with Eris as a logo. Dolphins are much overused and the overexposure isn't good for them.
December 2, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
There will be no more days of his life at this Malibu retreat. Soap star Drake Hogestyn has sold his Tuscan-style two-story home for $4.45 million. Built in 2002, the 6,616-square-foot house features wood-beam ceilings, French doors, hardwood floors, decks and balconies. There are three fireplaces, a den/library, an office, five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The living room and the master suite sun deck have ocean views. The nearly one acre of grounds includes mature sycamore trees, a swimming pool with a spa, a sports court and an orchard.
April 1, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
The longtime Malibu home of the late comedian Dick Martin and his actress wife, Dolly, is for sale at $11.5 million. The Cape Cod-inspired beach house, built in 1946, has unobstructed ocean views and a wooden walkway that leads to the sand. Features of the one-bedroom house include vaulted ceilings, brick fireplaces, French doors, a beach-facing deck and a wine cellar. There are four bathrooms and 2,551 square feet of living space. A self-contained guest house, separated from the main house by a rose garden and fruit trees, has a fireplace and an open-beam ceiling.
March 14, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi, Richard Winton and Abby Sewell
Singer  Chris Brown  was arrested Friday afternoon by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies when he showed up at a rehab facility in Malibu, sources told The Times. The singer was arrested on a warrant issued for a probation violation related to his 2009 conviction in the assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna, sheriff's officials said. Brown was "cooperative" when deputies arrested him about 2 p.m. Friday, according to a statement released by the Sheriff's Department.
March 9, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
We've seen supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio posing in bejeweled bikinis and gigantic feather wings. Now she's crossing over to the other side of the camera, creating a line of beachy, bohemian clothing called ále by Alessandra. The longtime Victoria's Secret Angel draws on her Brazilian heritage and Southern California lifestyle for the collection, which is scheduled to debut at Planet Blue stores and on March 15. "It reflects my everyday life," Ambrosio says of the collection, whose pieces sell for $60 to $260.
March 6, 2014 | By Jean Merl
In an already crowded race to replace a retiring congressional veteran, journalist and radio host Matt Miller put his early campaign pitch on YouTube on Thursday morning. Miller, a Democrat and former Clinton administration aide who wants to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), used a short video clip to outline his reasons for jumping into the race. "I'm running because we need bolder answers on things like runaway healthcare and college costs, climate change and retirement security, not small thinking or symbolic gestures," Miller said in the video.  "I'm determined to make this an honest conversation about renewing America," added the co-host of National Public Radio's "Left, Right and Center" public affairs program.
March 2, 2014 | By Joe Mozingo
Four hikers hoisted by helicopter from Malibu Canyon about 3 a.m. Sunday were cited by state park rangers for "unsafe recreational activities," officials said. The group had crossed Malibu Creek when the water was low, but became stranded as rain deluged the drainage. They called authorities about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Los Angeles County sheriff's search-and-rescue teams deployed on the ground, slogging up the narrow canyon with little visibility, sliding mud and a creek that had become a roaring river.
March 2, 2014 | By Joe Mozingo, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Four hikers stranded by floodwaters were flown out of Malibu Canyon by helicopter early Sunday, authorities said. The hikers were cold and exhausted, but uninjured, said Sgt. Jeff Slutske of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The hikers had crossed a section of the creek Saturday afternoon when the water was low, but by the time they returned, the stream was running too high and fast to cross. Sheriff's officials got a call from the hikers about 6:30 p.m. saying they were stranded.
March 1, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Four hikers were stranded between two rain-swollen waterways in Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday night as rescuers attempted to reach them. Because of the stormy weather, a helicopter could not access the area, which is near the 1900 block of Las Virgenes Road between a rock pool and a creek, said Michael Pittman, a supervising dispatcher for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The hikers, who called for help about 7 p.m., are not in danger, but a search-and-rescue team was expected to take four or five hours to bring them out of the canyon.
February 25, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Chris Webber, the retired pro basketball forward turned sports analyst, has listed his Malibu house at $3.995 million. Set behind gates on nearly three-quarters of an acre, the 2,910-square-foot home has 180-degree coastline views from the inside, the deck and the garden. Walls of glass, wood floors and stone counters complement the contemporary interiors. Features include an office/den, a library/study, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A lap pool, a spa and a sunning area are among outdoor features.
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