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August 19, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been updated, as indicated below
It's been three years since film producer Michel Shane's 13-year-old daughter Emily Shane was killed by a speeding driver while she was walking along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.  Now Shane, 57, an executive producer for "Catch Me If You Can" and "I, Robot," is in a last-ditch push to raise money for a documentary film about the part of PCH that has been called "Blood Alley. "   Like many filmmakers before him , he is using the website Kickstarter to ask for donations to fund the movie, which he says will advocate for changes to improve safety along the highway, plus dangerous roads in other communities.
July 11, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Every time CNN's courtroom camera lingered on the sad face of George Zimmerman today, I felt slightly sick. What a nauseating set of events he unleashed on that drizzly Florida night nearly 17 months ago. He may not be a murderer -- only the jury of six women will make that judgment -- but he certainly is a killer. He has taken one life and ruined his own. The case has also ensnared his wife, who faces criminal charges for telling a judge at a bond hearing that they were broke when their accounts were fat with donations from supporters.
July 11, 2013 | By Matt Stevens and Martha Groves
A dead seal continues to stink up Pacific Coast Highway and its nearby Malibu beachfront as officials have spent days working out exactly what to do with it.   Caltrans spokeswoman Lauren Wonder said the agency was told Tuesday that a dead seal had been dragged onto a storm drain near the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Corral Canyon Road. Wonder said the agency was informed Wednesday that is was illegal to remove a dead animal and that they needed to first contact the California Academy of Sciences Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy.
May 2, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc, Matt Stevens and Kate Mather
Part of Pacific Coast Highway has been closed as crews try to get a handle on a Ventura County wildfire that has scorched at least 6,500 acres in a matter of hours. California Highway Patrol announced about 12:45 p.m. Thursday that the coastal highway was closed in both directions between Yerba Buena and Las Posas roads because of the Springs fire, which flared along the Conejo Grade of the 101 Freeway in Camarillo. All lanes of the 101 Freeway remained open, the agency said.
May 2, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Marisa Gerber
A massive wildfire that was devouring huge swaths of brush in Ventura County reached the Pacific Coast on Thursday night after burning for more than 14 hours, officials said. The Springs fire, which had charred at least 8,000 acres of vegetation, reached Pacific Coast Highway near Yerba Buena Road,  Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Bill Nash told KCAL-TV Channel 9. The fire had been raging for more than 14 hours after breaking out shortly before 7 a.m. near Camarillo Springs.
April 20, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
A young woman crossing Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu was struck by a vehicle and killed Saturday evening, authorities said. The woman was crossing from the south side of the road near Moonshadows restaurant at 20356 Pacific Coast Highway about 8:45 p.m. when she was hit, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Shawn Ruda. The driver of the vehicle stopped and remained at the scene. Ruda said the dead woman appeared to be in her 20s. Traffic on both sides of the roadway is blocked.
October 13, 2012 | By Darren Manley
When you get dumped, not only do you lose the person you loved, you also lose the places where that love played out. Spots that once welcomed you become enemy territory - collateral damage that takes years to repair. I met Nicky in 2005 when she was a sophomore at Pepperdine, triple-majoring in international relations, German and success. I was a budding F. Scott Fitzgerald shelving books at a library in Temple City. Because of her ambitious schedule, I made the 100-mile round trip to Malibu every weekend in my old Chevy.
June 8, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lindsay Lohan was apparently not seriously injured Friday in a Porsche-vs.-18-wheeler accident that sent her and her passenger to the hospital. Nor was she under the influence, in case that's the first place your mind went. Though the crash was still under investigation, the actress showed no signs of intoxication and was not cited for anything after the midday wreck on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, officials told L.A. Now . Lohan had been driving to the "Liz & Dick" set before the crash, spokesman Steve Honig told the Associated Press, and was headed there once again after spending two hours at UCLA Medical Center.
December 19, 2011 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
Next to Alamitos Bay Marina in southeast Long Beach sits the SeaPort Marina Hotel, a collection of pink low-rise strips sprawling across 11 acres of dry grass and concrete. Built in 1963 for $3 million, the hotel on Pacific Coast Highway and 2nd Street was once a jewel on the water's edge. Then known as the Edgewater Inn, it lured Hollywood celebrities and boasted three restaurants, two cocktail lounges, a yacht catering service and privacy. Time has not been kind, however.
July 31, 2010 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
Pacific Coast Highway is many things to the tens of thousands of people who traverse it daily. For the day trippers who park on the shoulder and haul their coolers across the roadway, it's the route to some of the best beaches around. For the "Z drivers" — commuters who take the canyon roads west over the mountains to PCH en route to Los Angeles — it's the quickest way to work. For the cyclists who ride along the shoulder, it's a workout and a rush. For the 13,000 people who call Malibu home, PCH is their main street and the only route through town.
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