May 3, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Friday morning one mile from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:37 a.m. PDT at a depth of 6.8 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Malibu Beach, nine miles from Agoura Hills and 10 miles from Agoura. In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. Read more about Southern California earthquakes . ALSO: California fires: Thousands of acres burned, PCH shut down After meth arrest, O.C. authorities may bill hikers for rescue Photos of Jackson's messy, clothes-strewn bedroom shown to jurors
May 2, 2013
Re "A deep divide at Malibu Lagoon," April 30 California's "restoration" of the Malibu Lagoon has turned a nature preserve into what one activist called a "manufactured wetland theme park. " Part of the reason for the restoration was to eliminate pollution ostensibly caused by human waste. However, a study by the U.S. Geological Survey found no evidence of such pollution. Rather, much of the pollution in the lagoon is caused by droppings deposited by the thousands of birds that hold conventions there each day. This will not change.
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April 29, 2013 |
Before the bulldozers arrived last June, Malibu Lagoon was a fully grown habitat for egrets, voles and tidewater gobies, studded with sycamore trees and clusters of tule reeds. Today, the lagoon's islands appear almost barren, covered by a sea of tiny red and blue plastic flags marking young plants just taking root. Depending on whom you talk to, the lagoon has been restored - or ruined. On Friday, bureaucrats, biologists and birders will descend on the state beach at the mouth of Malibu Creek for the ribbon cutting to mark what state officials are calling "the long and successful journey toward restoration.
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April 28, 2013 |
The PTA at Point Dume Elementary in Malibu is a fundraising machine. Parents collected about $2,100 per student in the 2009-10 school year, money that helped pay for music and art programs, as well as a dedicated marine science lab. But now the Santa Monica-Malibu school board wants to funnel much of that money away and, in the name of educational equality, give it to other district campuses. The move has sparked an effort in Malibu to secede from the district, igniting a battle between one wealthy community and its less wealthy neighbor that echoes across the state.
April 24, 2013 |
Soap star Drake Hogestyn is ready to sell the Malibu retreat where he has no doubt spent many days of his life. It is up for sale at $4.995 million. The Tuscan-style two-story, built in 2002, features wood-beam ceilings, French doors, hardwood floors, decks and balconies. There are fireplaces in the living room, family room and master suite of the 6,616-square-foot house, which has a total of five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The grounds of about an acre include a circular driveway, a swimming pool, sycamore trees, fruit trees and an herb garden.
April 23, 2013 |
Actor Nick Nolte's celebrity pedigree home in Malibu is for sale at $8.25 million. Among former film and music industry figures to own the house are comedian Tommy Chong, Don Felder of the Eagles and music producer David Foster. Set in the Bonsall Canyon area on two acres studded with sycamore and pine trees, the main house features 19-foot vaulted ceilings, skylights, six fireplaces, marble floors and mahogany French doors. There are four bedrooms including the master suite, which has its own sitting area, office and library, and two of the fireplaces.