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April 22, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Matt Stevens
Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, died as a result of a pulmonary embolism and  "narcotic medication intake" in what Los Angeles County coroner's officials classified as an accidental death, authorities said Monday. Sterling was found dead in his apartment on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on New Year's night. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials quickly determined his death did not involve foul play but appeared to involve some type of drug overdose.
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December 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Leonardo DiCaprio has sold his beach house compound in Malibu for $17.35 million. The leading man had leased out the oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired property in 2012 at $150,000 a month for the summer. Then about a year ago he put it up for sale at $23 million. The compound contains three recently remodeled homes on less than half an acre. There are a total of seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in an undisclosed number of square feet. Outdoor features include a beach-facing deck with a transparent guardrail, a spa, fire pit, gardens and lawn.
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BUSINESS
November 26, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Oracle Corp. head Larry Ellison is buying yet another house along Malibu's Carbon Beach. This will be his 10th residential purchase along the coveted stretch of sand called Billionaires' Beach for its wealthy homeowners. The seller is film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The beachfront house, which was not listed for sale, has 70 feet of ocean frontage, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,239 square feet of living space, public records show. The sales price is not known at this time.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Screenwriter Melissa Mathison has sold her Malibu home for $9.6 million to commercial real estate developer and USC benefactor Sonny Astani. The Zen-inspired home, built in 1973, incorporates fireplace stone, Balinese wood and other materials gathered from around the world by earlier owner Gail Zappa, wife of the late musician Frank Zappa. The 3,940-square-foot home contains six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property has 84 feet of ocean bluff frontage and deeded beach access.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Pierce Brosnan has sold his Malibu beach retreat for $2.6 million. Brosnan and his wife, environmental activist and former broadcast journalist Keely Shaye Smith, put the property on the market at $3.9 million in 2010 while building another house nearby. The gated Mediterranean they sold has separate space for use as an office or media room and sits on more than a quarter of an acre with lawn space and a courtyard fountain. The flower boxes and hydrangea-lined pathways may have been a nod to Brosnan's Irish roots.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Forever "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson has listed her spot in Malibu for $7.75 million. The two-story home, built in 1959, features teak siding, a stone front gate, a courtyard planted with olive trees and lavender, open-plan interiors, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,752 square feet of living space. Anderson, 45, is a former Playboy Playmate of the month.  She went on to star in five years of “Baywatch” (1992-97), “V.I.P.” (1998-2002) and “Stacked” (2005-6)
BUSINESS
June 6, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy has put his Malibu beach house up for sale at $6.995 million. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot contemporary Mediterranean includes three en suite bedrooms and a powder room. The beachfront deck features a cabana, a spa, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Murphy, 46, co-created "American Horror Story" (2011-present) and created "Nip/Tuck" (2003-10). He wrote and directed the movie "Eat Pray Love" (2010)
BUSINESS
June 3, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Known for the variety of the roles he plays, Leonardo DiCaprio now is trying his hand at Malibu beach house landlord. He has listed his oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired home for $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for leases of less than six months. His Malibu Colony compound was recently remodeled and features a four-bedroom main house on the ocean side, a two-bedroom guest house and a detached loft with gym. There is a beach-front deck, a fire pit, gardens and lawn on the less-than-half-acre lot. DiCaprio, 37, whose blockbuster hits include "Titanic" (1997)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1993 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision closely watched by environmentalists and property rights advocates, the California Coastal Commission has rejected for the second time in 13 months a developer's plans to build luxury homes on a private Malibu beach. The 8-3 vote last week to reject Norman Haynie's plans to build up to 16 houses on pristine Lechuza Beach left opponents, including dozens of residents whose million-dollar views would have been affected, jubilant.
REAL ESTATE
April 30, 2006 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Pamela Anderson, the Playboy Playmate who went on to portray a lifeguard on "Baywatch," liked the beach so much that in 2000 she rented a home in Malibu for $16,000 a month. In 2001, she bought a house there. Now she has the itch to move again. She listed her 2,300-square-foot home, in the gated Malibu Colony, at $6.5 million. Has Anderson lost interest in the beach? Area real estate agents say she just wants more privacy.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
After a couple of years and price cuts, actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have closed up their longtime Malibu beach house, selling it for $9.5 million. Entered through a gated courtyard, the Balinese-inspired house backs up to sand dunes and the ocean. The 4,200-square-foot house, built in 1978, was redesigned and renovated in 2005. There is a screening room, an office and a detached guesthouse. The master suite features floor-to-ceiling windows and a beachfront balcony for a total of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
After several outings fishing for buyers, actor David Spade has parted with his beach house in Malibu. The sales price has yet to appear in public records, but Zillow reports the La Costa Beach two-story sold for $10.25 million. Built in 1996, the house features a cylindrical staircase, four fireplaces and beach-facing balconies and decks. The four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home of more than 3,700 square feet sits on a quarter-acre lot with a pool. Spade, 49, starred as single friend Russell on the romantic comedy "Rules of Engagement" (2007-13)
OPINION
May 29, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
A new smartphone app, debuting next month for iPhones and iPads, will help people locate legal but often hidden access points to Malibu beaches as well as places to plop down on the sand once they get there. The app, called Our Malibu Beaches, is the enterprising idea of Jenny Price, an environmental writer who has made a mission of seeking out beach access through some of the least accessible and most coveted land along the coast of California. If only Los Angeles County and the state could be as ingenious in helping beachgoers use those paths.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
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
BUSINESS
February 27, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison is following up his purchase of a Hawaiian island with a regional airline to get to and from the tropical paradise. Ellison bought 98% of the island of Lanai in June from Los Angeles billionaire David Murdock. The exact purchase price of the deal has not been disclosed but local observers value the 141-square-mile island at more than $500 million. A holding company owned by Ellison took control Wednesday of Island Air, a regional carrier serving airports on all major Hawaiian islands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2008 | Harriet Ryan, Times Staff Writer
Nailing down the facts in two June brawls between paparazzi and Malibu locals would seem to be as easy as a mouse click. Video and still cameras captured the beach fracases from multiple angles, and the footage was posted online for all to see. But a month later, much remains unclear. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has not charged anyone in the incidents, and one surfer says a knife wielded by a paparazzo was edited out of the video sold to Internet gossip sites.
REAL ESTATE
November 10, 2002 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Jim Carrey, who stars in the upcoming movie "Bruce Almighty," has purchased a Malibu home on the beach for about $9.5 million. Carrey had been renting in Venice and has had a Pacific Palisades home, which he bought in 1994 for $4 million. The Malibu home was a mid-century modern that had been refurbished and expanded. It has three bedrooms, including a master suite on the water, and a maid's quarters in 4,000 to 4,500 square feet.
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