Category Archives: Malibu

Santa Monica Mountains land use plan OKd over vineyard objections

County supervisors approve a plan that bars new vineyards on a swath of the Santa Monica Mountains Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2014 Los Angeles County supervisors approved a far-reaching land use plan for the … Continue reading

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Malibu wine growers feel squeeze of coastal protection plan

Proposed ban on new vineyards in Santa Monica Mountains worries Malibu growers Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2014 The red-lava rock hills over Malibu are no stranger to squabbles. This time, the fight is over … Continue reading

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Rindge Dam closes to the public

Rindge Dam on Malibu Creek will be closed to the public starting Aug. 21. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, August 21, 2014 California State Parks officials say the 88-year-old dam is being closed for a variety of … Continue reading

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Mountains coastal protection plan approved for LA County

Some laud Local Coastal Program, others see it as government overreach Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 24, 2014 Environmentalists see the recent approval of the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program as a milestone. For Los … Continue reading

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Search and Rescue teams staying busy

Rescuers have had to evacuate another hiker who fell and became injured in the local mountains. It’s the third incident this month. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 18, 2013 About 5:45 p.m. April 14, personnel from … Continue reading

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Report: NPS generated $26 million for surrounding area last year

A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 650,000 visitors to national park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains spent $26 million in the surrounding community. This spending supported 350 local jobs. Source of this article: The … Continue reading

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Malibu Adds $5000 to Reward for Capture and Conviction of SMM Mountain Lion Poacher

DFG Award Total Now Up to $16,700 Source of this article: The Malibu Surfside News, November 17, 2011 The Malibu City Council this week unanimously agreed to add $5000 to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself parking bans in Malibu

The California Coastal Commission fights a losing battle against homeowners who post illegal ‘No Parking’ signs. Some look so official that even authorities are misled. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2011 By Tony Barboza, Los … Continue reading

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