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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2003 12:00 am

City attorney says city may ask court for an order to allow it to issue

permits while contesting the Local Coastal Plan. Sheriff's station plans sweep of Trancas Creek area in response to

complaints about day laborers loitering,

drinking and harassing people.

By Jonathan Friedman/Special to the Malibu Times

Rejecting an offer before it had even been made, the California Coastal Commission refused to cut a deal with Malibu to allow the city to grant coastal permits without signifying it has agreed with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Allan J. Goodman's recent decision on the Local Coastal Plan (LCP).

With the City Council deciding whether to appeal Goodman's decision that said Malibu residents couldn't vote on the LCP mandated by the Coastal Commission, it had hoped an agreement with the commission would give some relief to those waiting for coastal permits.

City Attorney Christi Hogin at last week's City Council meeting said she approached the commission, but learned that it had already met in closed session to turn down any deal. But she added the city could still get an order from the court to allow it to do that.

In other action last week, the council voted unanimously to apply for a grant of up to $500,000 that could make Point Dume streets safer by building a decomposed granite pathway along several connecting roads. Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School parents had encouraged the city to apply for the grant.

However, the idea of building a pathway has irked some residents. Several Point Dume residents said the pathways would lead to several problems, including decreasing the streets' width. This could force people to park in the middle of the road, creating a dangerous situation in which buses and cars would have to drive around the parked automobiles, they said.

"This could be really scary if you stop and think about the consequences," said Charlene Kabrin. "So I think it needs a lot more study."

Supporters of the pathway spoke about the need for safer Point Dume streets.

"The roadway is not a safe area for pedestrians," William Buckley said. "It has speeding vehicular traffic."

City Manager Katie Lichtig said the plan would be examined in great detail and could be changed if the city were to get the grant, including joint meetings between the Public Works and Public Safety commissions and by receiving input from Point Dume residents.

Also at the meeting, the council chose against making Malibu declaw-free. A testimony of nearly 20 people, including entertainer Buddy Hackett, was unable to persuade most councilmembers to pass an ordinance outlawing an act they called inhumane. Several councilmembers said the ordinance would be impossible to enforce, with people able to go elsewhere for the procedure.

"I really have a hard time with the council engaging in symbolic acts," Councilmember Jeff Jennings said.

But Joan House said her fellow councilmembers were ignoring the significance of passing such an ordinance.

"It makes a statement of how we value all life, not just our lives, but the life of each and every animal," she said.

Instead of an ordinance, the council voted unanimously to send a letter to Sacramento opposing declawing. Also, the council voted 4-1, with Andy Stern dissenting, to direct staff to draft an ordinance requiring a person watch a video about declawing before the pet could get the operation.

In other action, the council unanimously approved a development agreement with DS Ventures LLC for the construction of an eight-unit condominium on Pacific Coast Highway near Carbon Canyon Road. The council also voted unanimously to send a letter to the state against Assembly Bill 974, which would give the Coastal Commission the power to identify and protect sacred Native American sites. Malibu's Native American Cultural Advisory Committee encouraged the council's opposition, saying it could decide those matters. Lastly, the council approved the schedule for the Malibu Bay Company Development Agreement process, with the first meeting scheduled for June 9.

During the public comment period, Malibu West Homeowners Association President Dermot Stoker spoke about day laborers gathering in front of HOWS Trancas Market. He said some of them who do not get jobs spend the rest of the day drinking in Trancas Creek and harassing women. Stoker also said in a phone interview last week that he has found tents and other temporary shelters set up in the area.

Hogin said the city could not prevent people from asking for jobs because it was a violation of the First Amendment. But she said they could be cited for such things as jaywalking, harassment or drinking in public.

Malibu's Los Angeles County Sheriff Liaison Lt. Gloria Gressman said in an interview Sunday that since the market is on private property, people could be arrested for loitering. She added that a sweep of the creek area was planned for sometime this week.

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  • anonymous posted at 5:54 am on Sun, Sep 30, 2012.

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    I would think the best response to the food trucks would be to set up a permit system, a pay to park area, and to tax them so that competing LOCAL businesses don't lose out to east LA roach coaches syphoning their businesses. They should be required to bring a restroom with them as well otherwise the City of Malibu pays in the end. Another ridiculous 'idea' from Peak... I thought he claimed to care about LOCAL businesses!

  • anonymous posted at 4:31 pm on Wed, Aug 15, 2012.

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    ~ Thank You Melissa this was so cool ...

  • anonymous posted at 5:19 am on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

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    What a loss of the entire Malibu community. I enjoyed talking to Judge Merrick about Malibu's unique history. My sympathy to his entire family and many, many friends.

  • anonymous posted at 1:08 pm on Sun, Aug 5, 2012.

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    You've been a year. Miss you terribly. Rest in peace.

  • anonymous posted at 3:57 pm on Wed, Jul 4, 2012.

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    This individual is mentally ill. I know this because I know of his past. Also from reading what is available I suspect that the officers report is either exaggerated and / or the charges are trumped up, probably due to the officers flase and misleading information. Furthermore I have read many other articles regarding this story and have found that many of the news reports are false. You all need to be more responsible yourselves. This individual would not have caused physical harm to her. His mental illness is a result of state sanctioned harrassment and state sanctioned terror. There has been in the past, (state officials charged with the duty of teaching, guiding and keeping the young people safe) State officials who sent others to attack him. The defendant has been wandering around lost since those past incidents.

  • anonymous posted at 2:04 pm on Thu, Jun 21, 2012.

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    I too am glad that this story had a happy ending and my hat is off to Mr. Miller for taking the time to get involved. We are our brother's keeper. I can only hope that someone will someday come forward with information regarding the death of Mitrice Richardson. Please call with information on her case.

  • anonymous posted at 11:55 am on Sat, Jun 16, 2012.

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    Will someone please let Torrie Osborne know that she must take her campaign signs down now. They are considered sign pollution. I don't know but I hope she can be fined for each one that is left up more than 24 hours after the election. How about a $10,000 for each one and the money can go to those who opposed her negative views on cleaning up water pollution. There are a few on Kanan.

  • anonymous posted at 10:01 pm on Mon, Jun 11, 2012.

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    "Matt, was the future removal of dam considered?Relative sea-level rise?What would NOAA/FEMA say?Thank you "Those issues are all considered in the lagoon plan. They are not, however, acknowledged or dealt with by the City of Malibu regarding septic system leach fields or sewer systems that discharge into rising groundwater levels in the lower Malibu Creek flood plain..

  • anonymous posted at 4:23 am on Sun, Jun 3, 2012.

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    Matt Horns, "As a scientist that has worked for more than a decade in the Lagoon, it is my opinion that the project is well-designed."Matt, was the future removal of dam considered?Relative sea-level rise?What would NOAA/FEMA say?Thank you

  • anonymous posted at 9:03 pm on Sat, May 19, 2012.

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    "The previous City Council, in what some viewed as a political consideration, voted in January to spend $25,000 on an independent scientific firm to review the conflicting scientific evidence surrounding the project.""Political consideration???" The independent review was a well-intended effort to separate science from politics. It was stonewalled by the real estate community.and their taskmasters."conflicting scientific evidence surrounding the project." Monumental scientific studies have been conducted. There is no conflicting evidence. The west portion of Malibu Creek's estuary is well-documented as being sick and is on it's death bed. That is why the restoration project is so crucial.As a scientist that has worked for more than a decade in the Lagoon, it is my opinion that the project is well-designed.

  • anonymous posted at 9:06 pm on Fri, May 18, 2012.

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    Restoration at Malibu Lagoon is a small but beautiful part of a global movement to heal the wounds that humans have inflicted on Mother Earth over the last several thousand years. Opposing the project spouting claims that it harms Mother Earth is a perfect example of an "oxymoron."

  • anonymous posted at 4:28 am on Sat, May 12, 2012.

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    TRAFFIC! TRAFFIC! TRAFFIC! Be very concerned because traffic congestion has peaked out in the "Civic Center" area. In fact, the existing commercial developments in the Cross Creek area are causing traffic and water pollution problems. The La Paz project is going to add another 2600+ car trips per day to PCH because the City Council gave them a "Statement of Overriding Consideration" in consdieration of "financial benefit" the La Paz project is supposed to give the city. Watch out Malibu: With traffic congestion, our beautiful Malibu environment gets trashed and property values go down, down, down.

  • anonymous posted at 7:10 pm on Sun, Mar 25, 2012.

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    At the Chamber debate, Andy Lyon let is slip that he has a financial interest in thwarting the lagoon project. His exact words are transcribed below. He said he is worried, as a Realtor, about losing those big fat commission checks he gets for renting out beach houses for $100,000 a month.

  • anonymous posted at 4:56 pm on Tue, Mar 20, 2012.

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    Yes, Andy! You know what Malibu is meant to be about.

  • anonymous posted at 8:37 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

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    Go Andy!!Jeni

  • anonymous posted at 8:33 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

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    Andy has as much chance at being elected to the Malibu City Council as Roy Van de Houk did when he ran around 8 years ago. Roy got around 25 votes. Andy will get more, maybe a few hundred.

  • anonymous posted at 1:50 pm on Thu, Mar 15, 2012.

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    Andy,Good for you and the city my dear friend,Best regards from Chile,South America

  • tellem posted at 6:44 am on Sun, Feb 26, 2012.

    tellem Posts: 41

    Missy - I could not agree with more your positions. Thank you for running.

  • anonymous posted at 1:39 am on Fri, Dec 2, 2011.

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    Funny that Suzanne Goode would tell the papers the bridges have to come out, that you'd "never" put a trail through such habitat today. She told a number of Sierra Club members, during a visit to the site last spring, that there's a possibility of bridges being returned to the lagoon in the future. So it's No bridge - Yes bridge - No bridge - Who knows bridge. Where did State Parks learn its decision making and communication skills -- the Magic 8-Ball School of Business?

  • anonymous posted at 12:30 pm on Thu, Dec 1, 2011.

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    Funny. The after photo looks a whole lot like the before photo. I really don't see the difference. Wait. What's that? Millions of tax dollars in it for government agencies and their nonprofit allies, but only if they bulldoze it and start from scratch? Got it. It's like Aldous Huxley said: "A love of nature keeps no factories busy."

  • anonymous posted at 12:08 pm on Fri, Nov 18, 2011.

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    Congratulations to Mayor Rosenthal and Mayor Pro-Tem La Monte on asumptions of their leadership positions for our wonderful community. Thank you to outgoing Mayor Sibert. Public service involves a lot of selfless sacrifice of your time and your life. The community residents sincerely appreciate what our leaders do in Malibu. I wish you both the best of luck in your many challenges that lie ahead and look forward to working with you in the future.

  • anonymous posted at 10:17 am on Fri, Nov 18, 2011.

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    The comments by "District Employee" make me suspect that this is the worst kind of mixed-disability classroom, with too great a range of needs for any teacher to manage effectively, never mind actually teach.

  • anonymous posted at 2:57 pm on Sat, Nov 12, 2011.

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    I just finished reading the article entitled, “Parent accuses Juan Cabrillo teacher of abuse,” dated November 9, 2011. After reading it, I felt that it was important for me to respond. I have personally visited the class mentioned in the article on a number of occasions. I have seen first hand the chaos that went on in the classroom. I brought this up to one of the aides, and they said that they have tried to address it. They said that they had gone directly to the Principal and to district leadership on a few occasions, but to no avail. The times I’ve been there, I have seen children who needed one-on-one attention being ignored by the teacher. I have seen physical outbursts by students, and the teacher was incapable of stepping in and taking leadership. One day, I actually saw the teacher throw her hands up in the air out of frustration and walk out of the room while leaving an aide to resolve a conflict between a very physical student and an autistic student. It appeared that everyone tried their best to work under these chaotic circumstances, but it seemed difficult without strong, proper leadership. It is sad to me that the district is sweeping this situation under the carpet, and not putting the needs of these children first. Especially, children with special needs. The district does not just reassign the lead teacher of a classroom after only 3 months of school if there was not due cause. They would not have transferred her to a different school in the district if everything was working and safe in the classroom. This is not a “training” period “planned” as mentioned in the last paragraph. It is the district scrambling to protect itself. It is a shame.

  • anonymous posted at 11:25 am on Thu, Nov 10, 2011.

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    As a parent of the school, this is of great concern. The teacher, from what I understand, is not on campus at the moment, and the Sheriff's Dept has deemed there to be enough concern in their initial report that they have handed over to their Special Victims Unit. Mr. Yates, you have always been a smiling face at school, but you are very wrong in this instance to say that "nothing major" is happening and to trivialize these allegations, it makes me (and others) question your morals and intent. Shame on you.

  • anonymous posted at 5:27 pm on Wed, Nov 9, 2011.

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    To be clear, Yates and the district have had knowledge of these allegations since September. We are not saying they "should" have known..we are saying they absolutely did, as the aides repeatedly tried to report them, and the administration repeatedly did everything to ignore and hide them. Yates churns lies out of his mouth with such disturbing ease. She's just reassigned? Hmmm, sounds like Catholic priest syndrome. I wonder how he sleeps at night. But then SMMUSD is notorious for cover ups. Can anyone say Penn State? Disgusting.

  • anonymous posted at 8:18 am on Wed, Nov 9, 2011.

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    Great idea. Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anonymous posted at 9:51 am on Tue, Nov 1, 2011.

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    Who would want to overlook Legacy Park??? That is the ugliest waste of space EVER. Looks like an unflattened acre with a zillion weeds. It's completely useless as well as being ugly. Whoever the 'brains' were that thought that park is pretty, has no taste whatsoever.

  • anonymous posted at 1:42 am on Fri, Oct 14, 2011.

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    This survey should have included 13th annual Malibu Film Festival scheduled for 2012.

  • anonymous posted at 4:23 pm on Sun, Oct 9, 2011.

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    Deepest condolences to his family. I worked with him in '91 (Toronto, Canada) as his 'stand-in,' and found him to be 'like a brother.' He was such a gentleman. His sudden passing is so unbelievable.God Bless you Francesco.

  • anonymous posted at 3:45 pm on Tue, Aug 30, 2011.

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    Can you tell me if the old Trancas restaurant on the side of the mountain overlooking pch is still there and maybe called something else? Was there back in 59 saw Lana Turner,Johnny Stompanato and Cheryl. Is this possibly where your property is? I live in Va. now,but have sooo many good memories of Malibu. Thanks

  • anonymous posted at 2:36 am on Mon, Aug 22, 2011.

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    I worked with Francesco in a film during the 90's. He was a wonderful actor and a terrific man. I have always treasured our time on set together since he always had me laughing working my butt off.Off camera, he would arrive on his cycle like some "Fugitive Kind" then he'd sit with me and advise me on health issues and diet like a guru...What a man. What a loss for his family and for us all.Jon Polito

  • anonymous posted at 1:19 am on Mon, Aug 22, 2011.

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    Very sad news. I met him a couple of years ago and had a great conversation about his father and his own life. We kept an email correspondence over the years.. Great guy. He will be missed.

  • anonymous posted at 2:52 am on Thu, Aug 18, 2011.

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    My heart goes out to his family. I didn't know about this until my wife told me this morning. Both she and I knew him at different time in our lives and he had a tremendous, very positive impact on both of us. Rest in peace, Francesco. We love you dearly.

  • anonymous posted at 5:24 am on Mon, Aug 15, 2011.

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    Francesco was a great human being.. My Condolences to Julie and his Family including Valentina....He was a SPECIAL person.

  • anonymous posted at 12:54 am on Sat, Aug 13, 2011.

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    Frankie and Valentina were married when he died on Aug 5th and their daughter Sophia spoke at his funeral. The children are all close and the family is close to both Julie and Valentina. Family was everything to Francesco. Rest in peace, friend. Zxo

  • dulchenea posted at 9:27 am on Tue, Jul 12, 2011.

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    Of course they do! Malibubians don't live in the real world... real people are now welcome here! The people who pump our gas, wait on our tables and watch our children MUST take two or three hours of busrides for their minimum wage jobs! How DARE they want to impose on Malibu with reality? How DARE our parents want to retire here, near us?? How DARE our children want to move out of the home and stay in an apartment near the town in which they were raised? How DARE ANYONE attempt to be REAL in MALIBU?

  • anonymous posted at 10:00 am on Mon, Jul 11, 2011.

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    To fight this and lose will come with a huge price tag. There are plenty of communities that are wealthier than Malibu that have complied with this law. Get over it and comply, Malibu!

  • anonymous posted at 5:32 am on Fri, Jul 8, 2011.

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    Aren't the trailer parks low-income housing? Figure out how to make them count.Again, make a organic farming park within the units and attract low income residents that are good environmental stewards and hopefully prevent the drugs, gangs and criminal elements.Wherever the housing goes you better start planning a serious neighborhood watch.PS Go to Sacramento and change this law it's stupid. You pay to live in Malibu, Pac Pal or other high income towns. Money(most of the time) is a reward for hard work. And because you choose to work hard you get to live in safety. Yes, have laws to support citizens in low income places but asking every city to have low income is socialistic and unAmerican.

  • anonymous posted at 2:03 pm on Thu, Jul 7, 2011.

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    Well Malibu better get ready for civil law suits for against the Sheriffs dept when this housing takes affect. It is well known and quite obvious that the Malibu Sheriff department is bigoted. I have seen dozens of people pulled over and the seem to love pulling over minorities, in fact even stopping them while walking minding their won business in broad day light. I watched the Sheriff staff of about 8 deputies pull over two Mexicans for absolutely no reason hold them for 45 minutes, hand cuff them place them in the back of the cruiser and all only to let them drive off. I see that the deputies seem to love not only practicing racial profiling, but they also belittle the minorities while doing it as if to say they are not welcome here . What purpose does it suite to pull people over and then place them in handcuffs in the back of a police car for simple traffic stops?When it is whites I notice that they smoke and joke and let them stand on the side of the road while they ticket, search vehicle or check their driving record. So why do they not afford minorities the same dignity? I can't wait until there is the correct amount of affordable housing so that this city will face legal actions when ever it discriminates against people. It is no wonder how that Black woman went missing under police care. I herd from a friend that the sheriff deputies like to release people from far out so and at odd times where there is no public transportation so that they are forced to walk down the highway in the dark. Malibu sheriff deputies even have the Mexican deputies trained to discriminate against their own people. Truth will come to light sooner or later.

  • anonymous posted at 6:24 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

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    Hard working Malibu residents deserve a fair chance of the American dream of owning a home and retiring here. There are many properties that were build in the spirit of affordable housing. Now the big money investors, rich out of towners deserve it MORE. Come on. I have money in the bank good credit and forced to rent because its all about Who can pay more. That is not the grass roots of who first settled in Malibu. I hope the state does regulate it since it is become out of control

  • anonymous posted at 5:20 am on Fri, Jun 17, 2011.

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    Is there any way to develop a city-established ecovillage OR a city-funded "organic farming park" in the future low/mid level housing zone?This initiative will afford low to mid level housing for low income/local workers as well as perhaps draw a more environmentally-friendly and responsible neighbor.I know Vital Zuman may be able to help brainstorm.

  • anonymous posted at 9:38 am on Tue, Jun 14, 2011.

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    I think this is a rediculous suggestion.

  • anonymous posted at 4:00 am on Fri, Jun 3, 2011.

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    This is old news dating back to 2009. We'd love some current updates on the cubs that were born near Peter Strauss Ranch a year ago.

  • anonymous posted at 3:55 am on Mon, May 9, 2011.

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    This may only be my opinion, but I agree with Uniform Envy. I think it would be a good idea to enforce shcool uniforms in schools, despite the cost. Many people may have different ways to compare this uniformity policy to things such as self expression and controlling, but I see that everything is uniformed as well. For instance, sport teams wear the same uniform or outfit to what? identify their teamates, to become a more united team, to be part of something, to ..i don't know but I see it as the same reasoning with enforcing school uniforms in have a uniform for setting a educational environment just for sports...or just for a certain job/ career... People do make a hassel out of these strict and specific dress codes so why not pick a full uniform for a school ? Some people may even argue about Freedom of Expression, but you can express and present yourself in many ways as well...not just by your appearances...Although this may sound weird..but I also think it may also help kids and juniors to prepare themselves for the business world or something like that...reality...such as proper attire for job inteviews or something like that...I can't really explain what I mean...but oh well...There are things that I cant argue with, especially with the cost.... I was thinking ....although uniforms may cost hundred of dollars...I was thinking if one buys twot to three outifts of uniform that would be worn for a weeks worth of clothes to school....would it make out for all of the jeans and shirts that one would have to buy every season for theri child...having an outfiit just for school....there are winter clothes for uniforms...sweaters and such...and I girls don't have to wear skirts all the long as they have the school unifrom on...I remember seeing some of the cheerleaders at my school wear their uniforms in the winter, but to avoid the coldness they wore thier cheerleading uniform sweatpants under their skirts...I remeber my sister thought it would be a good idea if schools were to requre uniforms but have a day where students can wear regular clothes or something like that...Sometimes I wonder why sport players are so energetic and unified...maybe because they feel unified...both emotionally and iimagewise....(that probably didn't make any sense just now... >.

  • anonymous posted at 6:08 pm on Thu, May 5, 2011.

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    It's great that CalTrans is finally making this effort to mitigate some of the environmental damage done by the ubiquitous freeway network in SoCal.

  • anonymous posted at 8:06 am on Mon, May 2, 2011.

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    I have always enjoyed the students from Pepperdine, they are smart & polite. I remember them sandbagging when Malibu was suffering from mudslides, being involved with local charities (such as the Malibu Chili-Cook Off) and generally are pro-active members of our community. Their new buildings are LEED qualified, they have their own water treatment center (which uses its waste water for watering the property), they appear to be far more responsible to the city then many private & commercial property owners.Therefore, I support their plans for growth, I see this as a win-win for Malibu & Pepperdine...something we can all be very proud of at the end of the day!

  • anonymous posted at 1:08 pm on Sat, Apr 30, 2011.

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    Why is it Pepperdine gets lights for their fields and Malibu High doesn't ?Where is all the extra water going to go ? All I hear about is the traffic, what about the increased waste water ? They already dump a bunch of water on Malibu. Nobody is saying Boo about the fact that every dorm is getting a new kitchen and how many new toilette's are going in?

  • anonymous posted at 1:47 pm on Tue, Apr 19, 2011.

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    Personally, I think that uniforms are a great choice for any school! I have gone to a school that has uniforms since I was in kindergarten, and I think they are a great choice for any school! There really are pros to uniforms unlike some people think. First yes, you can express individuality! You can wear cute accessories and not everyone has the same shirts or pants that you have. Don't people wear the same pants as other people in public school? At my school we are allowed to wear whatever color or print polo shirt we choose, and we can wear whatever kind of uniform pants we would like, execpt they have to be blue, black, or kakhi, but you can by cute uniform pants anywhere you choose! I do believe that some schools go too far in their uniform policy such as making the high school wear only certain colors or making the students wear the same shoes and socks (that is pretty harsh) , but my school makes wearing uniforms fun, and I believe that if schools weren't so strict with their policy then maybe the students would not mind wearing uniforms! Second uniforms are great for our safety. Some student can not come into school with a weapon, becuase they have to wear pants that actually fit them and not ones that sag to the ground or that are too big for them. They also cut down on the bullying aspect that so many schools are struggling with these days, because all the students are semi-dressed alike and there is not that name brand bullying going on! These are just two reasons I believe school uniforms are great! You may not agree with me.... and you don't have to! :)

  • Steve posted at 3:57 am on Mon, Mar 28, 2011.

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    It would be interesting to see pictures of Legacy park, how it is handling the water, and what levels it has filled to.

  • anonymous posted at 8:51 am on Mon, Mar 21, 2011.

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    I think we all should wear the same clothes, have the same eye color, be the same height, have the same color hair, eat the the same thing every day, drive the same car, live in identical homes.This way everything is fair and we are all equal, and nobody can complain or feel inferior.I cannot wait, every restaurant will be Taco Bell, we will all be told what to do, when to eat, how to eat it, what to look like.The question is, who is it that will tell us? I'm fairly certain there is a power hungry dictator eager to exert his will and power over all of us as we are not entitled to think for ourselves.I'm so excited that this is happening right here in Malibu. When does this happen? I don't know what to wear to dinner, I don't even know what to eat for dinner. I need to celebrate. Can someone help, I am so incompetent?

  • anonymous posted at 1:03 am on Mon, Mar 21, 2011.

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    I wish my high school would of had a uniform. It would have made life so much easier. I had enough to worry about then and sacrificed too much time worrying about what to wear to school. There is plenty of time after school and on the weekends/summer for self expression in clothing.

  • anonymous posted at 5:48 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011.

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    Please no dress codes!!!!! I'm a student at Malibu High School and I believe that we should not have to be forced into wearing something that we don't want to. We should be able to express ourselves through what we wear. For the students that do want to have uniforms, they should be able to wear them, but please do not make the rest of us have to wear one too. Maybe we could try them for a day or something just to see what it's like, but not permanently.

  • anonymous posted at 8:01 am on Fri, Mar 18, 2011.

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    I think that enforcing uniforms takes away student's rights to express themselves. A lot of people express their emotions through what they wear. I understand that there are inappropriate things that are worn to school, and uniforms will diminish this worry. Yet, it makes every student look the same. Many people look forward to picking out their outfit because they are interested in fashion and place high importance on their style. While this is not true for everyone, making students wear uniforms takes away all sense of style during school hours because we have something that we would HAVE to wear.I do not agree with enforcing uniforms, let students express their individuality!!!!

  • anonymous posted at 4:58 pm on Tue, Mar 15, 2011.

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    I am an MHS student and I frankly don't care. There are both problems and benefits to having a uniform at a school, and I think as a community there are more pressing issues at hand to deal with. If parents are willing to spend time on this issue, make their case to the students, and get suitable consent (because it's ultimately our school experience that is affected), then they should go ahead. However, if they are concerned only about inappropriate clothing at the school, then I suggest that they find a less drastic method of resolving the problem.Uniforms entail increased spending, a more resentful student population, and new methods for enforcement. Parents concerned about the clothing habits of only a few students on campus probably need not ask for a overhaul of the MHS system. However, if they feel that this indeed will be beneficial to the entire student population and can provide a series of reasons backing that up, I would gladly turn in my everyday clothes for a uniform.

  • anonymous posted at 7:40 pm on Fri, Mar 11, 2011.

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    I am a high schooler and this is how i feel:1)Uniforms take away the students' ability to express themselves2)REALLY!!!!!!!!! MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS WANT HIGH SCHOOLERS TO DRESS DIFFERENTLY!3)High schoolers dress a lot differently than middle schooler and have very different bodies...4)IF YOU WANT HIGH SCHOOLERS TO DRESS BETTER, HAVE THE DRESS CODE WE ALREADY HAVE ENFORCED BECAUSE IT COULD BE ENFORCED SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Students should not be punished bacause administration does not enforce the dress code5)Do not punish every one with itchy uniforms 6)What do your children really want...7)We were taght in school about the tragidies of conformity and what do uniforms do? Exactly that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!8)FuRTHERMORE, IT'S AGAINT THE LAW TO CHARGE STUDENTS FOR THEIR UNIFORMS SO THE SHARK FUND WOULD HAVE TO PAY MUCH NEEDED MONEY FOR IMPORTANT THINGS ON UNIFORMS INSTEAD: BIG WASTE!!!!!Ask your own children because I would rather leave this amazing school where I have learned so much rather than conform and put on a UNIFORM!*****THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THIS AMAZING SCHOOL HAS MORE IMPORTANT THING TO FOCUS AND SPEND MONEY ON THAN MAKING A FEW PARENTS HAPPY AND PUNISHING STUDENTS WITH UNIFORMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO UNIFORMSAnd before you do anything make sure to ask the students what they think!Their parents don't have to wear the uniform, do they? why ask them??!!Ask the students and if they say yes I must have been asleep since sixth grade.I value my freedom of choice for even the simple things; do we really deserve our freedom of expression taken away. NO UNIFORMS! Don't turn us into one big crowd of nobodies!!!

  • hanslaetz posted at 3:37 am on Wed, Mar 9, 2011.

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    Under what ordinance or authority was this done? Does the city council approve? What's next, is the city going to barricade the sidewalk there too?

  • anonymous posted at 2:59 am on Sun, Mar 6, 2011.

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    I think that Larry Ellison should buck up and pay for a temporary parking permit like the rest of construction community would have to. Larry - don't be a cheapskate! Pay what is owed to the PUBLIC for your use of the PUBLIC's space. If it is creating an 'unsafe condition' then it is YOUR responsibility to PAY to make it safe, not the PUBLIC's! Or the surrounding business owners for that matter.

  • anonymous posted at 3:20 pm on Fri, Feb 25, 2011.

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    evans---what do you mean malibu doesn't have a hardware store?? A&B hardware isnt great but its something. way to provide incorrect information, nice job!

  • anonymous posted at 9:46 am on Fri, Feb 11, 2011.

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    Don Schmits is an ex-Coastal analyst. he does not even live in the City. Why is his input being taken. He lives in the un-incoprporated part of Malibu. We can do better than an turn to a bureucrat turned expediter for guidance.

  • anonymous posted at 5:11 am on Thu, Dec 23, 2010.

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    RE: Volunteers On Patrol program having an environmentally responsible vehicle is a must. This is not to be an emergency response vehicle and thus does not require the power package the Sheriff’s Patrol Vehicles do. Volunteers are good. Green is better.

  • anonymous posted at 4:25 am on Fri, Dec 17, 2010.

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    Not everyone in Malibu Country Estates feels as strongly as the all-too vocal homeowners board. Many of the people most vocal are simply homeowners who's property abuts the campus. What they fail to admit in their outcry is that they moved into the neighborhood BECAUSE it was next to Pepperdine University. Who among us hasn't taken their children to a baseball game? A soccer game? A basketball game? Strolled the beautiful grounds? Pepperdine has always been a great neighbor. I, for one, can't wait for improvements. A better campus and campus life can only improve our homes' values in the future. And the "PCH-Traffic" argument doesn't hold water. The amount of traffic during construction would amount do a few dozen trucks a day, tops. The increased 'bed count' will actually reduce students' commuting on and off of campus. Is it inconvenient? Sure, construction always is. But I have been inconvenienced by my own neighbor's construction many, many times. I find giant trucks and dozers and workers lining my street much, much more inconvenient than anything the Pepperdine construction would produce. So, pay little mind to the usual collection of NIMBY's and let's be respectful to a neighbor who has always offered its utmost respect to our Malibu Country Estates neighborhood.

  • anonymous posted at 11:37 am on Wed, Dec 15, 2010.

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    Excited to know that our city's university is growing and has strong plans for a great future, it's what we expect of higher education institutions in order to instill such thinking into each of the students.It's time to acknowledge the silent waterfall of benefits that Pepperdine brings to the community, not just the financial benefits to business and real estate but all the good things done by students themselves.would love to see that stained glass cross lit up on Christmas and Easter though, how about a little public pressure on the 'powers that be' to readdress the punitive conditions agreed to eons agoLighten Up as the Chabad sign states....

  • anonymous posted at 7:23 am on Sat, Dec 11, 2010.

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    There's already thousands of seats available for sporting events and there's not much traffic build up. Given the amount of money the Pepperdine community spends in Malibu, I don't think the residents of the HOA have much of an argument. Pepperdine, on the whole, brings goodwill and prosperity to Malibu.

  • anonymous posted at 6:37 am on Thu, Dec 9, 2010.

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    Really, Malibu residents? Complaining about increased POLLUTION and environmental impacts? These are probably the same people complaining that have been fighting the process that would make them clean up the sewage system because it would cost them money. Stop the dumping of nasty runoff into the ocean and upgrade to a system that isn't from the stone age, and then you can point fingers at other people. The Malibu system causes WAY more damage to the environment, the residents that are against this are just selfish and don't want people anywhere near their homes. Grow up and realize that without Pepperdine students, Malibu's economy would go down the crapper (and then be promptly dumped into the ocean by the same selfish residents).

  • anonymous posted at 9:40 am on Thu, Dec 2, 2010.

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    In a time of extreme financial crisis, with the State facing a $26 billion dollar shortfall, every dollar counts. Even well-meaning projects need to be examined as to their level of urgency. The proposed total draining and destruction of the currently thriving Malibu Lagoon is as low a priority as one can imagine. I would put it far behind restoring arts and music instruction in our schools, for example, or having adequate fire and police protection in the State. All the big-shot environmental organizations stand to profit handsomely from this destruction, and as I have said before, three years from now the Malibu Lagoon will still be polluted from waste coming down from the Santa Monica Mountains watershed. All the bulldozers, engineers and dump trucks will have accomplished will have been to first, destroy the nice bridge system we all enjoy; second, double the distance kids, surfers and seniors will have to travel from the parking lot to the beach; third, kill every living thing that currently resides in the Lagoon; and fourth, create an ugly “Warsaw Ghetto” masonry wall that will trap Colony residents between the ocean and a “hard place” in the event of a wildfire which has happened in the recent past. I know some people like to demonize the Colony residents but they have rights, too.

  • anonymous posted at 6:54 am on Sun, Nov 28, 2010.

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    911 calls and ambulance rides precipitated by anxiety attacks? Who is in charge? Where is the school leadership?

  • anonymous posted at 4:05 am on Tue, Nov 23, 2010.

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    Once again, beach property owners making sure they obstruct public access at every turn. Shameful!!!

  • anonymous posted at 4:10 am on Fri, Nov 19, 2010.

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    If anyone was responsible for the delay and did it willfully they should be ashamed of themselves!

  • anonymous posted at 2:13 pm on Tue, Sep 28, 2010.

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    So Sorry for your loss...what an outstanding young man he was... even in the end such a giving human being. This Highway is the worst...I can only hope malibu comes together and tries to make this place a little safer.

  • anonymous posted at 8:21 am on Sat, Sep 4, 2010.

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    Let's all remember Princess Di and just behave ourselves boys and girls. This is a real danger and not just a free speach issue as it does not involve speach but photographic images. Yes, Larry Flynt would shout above the fray about his right to free speach, but safety first.

  • anonymous posted at 5:44 am on Fri, Sep 3, 2010.

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    E.L. Woody, you forgot to include that you are in the industry of idiots that make up the Paps - in fact a supposed "leader" of the rats. How dare you hide that tidbit of information that obviously clouds your thinking because you're too busy protecting your lousy income source.Get lost, EL Woody, get lost in another country with no protections for your career. You've done nothing but hijack a beautiful constitutional right and manipulate it for your own greed - what you do is NOT journalism or news.

  • anonymous posted at 9:26 am on Thu, Sep 2, 2010.

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    What happened to equal justice for all? This bill is unconstitutional! So Lindsay Lohan driving 100 miles per hour and smashing into, and seriously injuring a person is ignored, because she claims paparazzi were following her? A law is passed named for her, then it is discovered that she was on drugs when all this happened and that it was her fault, not the news media's her.As for bodyguard Burke,"Burke launched his reform initiative after heading a security team for a “high-profile” celebrity. He said his job turned from security to keeping aggressive paparazzi at bay." The Malibu Times, a News Organization, would show journalistic professionalism if it filed a story with all the facts and revealed who that "high profle" celebrity is. Just to understand Burke's motivation for pressing for this law, which inhibits all news gathering. How much was he paid by that “high-profile” celebrity and who was that celebrity? That would be real reporting, not truncated, biased, incomplete journalism, as you have done here.As for equal justice for all, the star can drive 100 miles an hour with no penalty, as long as they claim a paparazzi was behind them? Hey MEL! Guess what you can do now! Just blame everything on the paparazzi!

  • anonymous posted at 4:43 am on Thu, Sep 2, 2010.

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    Adrian Grenier's doc Teenage Paparazzo looks at this problem from both sides of the lens. No easy solution but a fascinating examination of the rise of the new stalkerazzi culture--his "Entourage" also weighs in on the topic, along with a pertinent handful of A-listers.

  • anonymous posted at 12:57 pm on Tue, Aug 31, 2010.

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    The autopsy revealed the cause of death as an "accident." Still, we don't know what caused the accident in which Dr. Ryan's car drove off the Pacific coast highway in Malibu. I assume California Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the accident. Until that report is revealed to the public, we can speculate on a number of possible causes of the accident, including being distracted by his dog, reaching for his phone, day dreaming, etc. We simply do not know anything for sure, except what was revealed in the autopsy report. One final note- Dr. Ryan was a dear friend of mine. To those who knew him, he will be remembered as a man of great honor, dignity and service. He treated everyone with kindness, compassion and genuine love. He was an example of how to live and act in this world. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, patients, and the many children who's lives he forever changed through his charity, the Bony Pony Ranch.

  • anonymous posted at 8:00 am on Tue, Aug 31, 2010.

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    I don't know why people are saying he was texting while driving. Has it occurred to anyone that he could have swerved to avoid hitting an animal, or maybe his dog was trying to jump out and he reached over to grab her, or could the dog have jumped on him and caused the accident. Assumptions need to stop. We simply don't know what happened.

  • anonymous posted at 7:28 am on Fri, Aug 20, 2010.

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    If the mission statement for the SMMC is to "preserve, protect, restore, and enhance treasured pieces of Southern California" - how can they justify paving over many acres of ESHA above Malibu Road for ranger stations, toilets, parking lots and camp sites?

  • anonymous posted at 9:32 am on Wed, Aug 18, 2010.

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    Overnight camping with fire pits (31 of them) is already coming to Malibu. The state park service plans to build an RV park along scenic Mulholland highway inside Malibu Creek State Park. Project officially known as the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Campground. The project will be within sight of the ridgeline where the Corral Canyon fire started.See details at

  • anonymous posted at 4:24 am on Wed, Aug 18, 2010.

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    "Hogin last fall accused the Coastal Commission of dragging out the suit."Comical coming from the original City of Bell style disaster lawyer. The most expensive City Attorney in California state history, having taken Malibu for millions with bad, incompetent, bogus legal advice designed to result in years long losing legal fights with the Coastal Commission and other state agencies. Hogin has always been in way over her head and Malibu has been picking up the tab for way too long.

  • dulchenea posted at 11:45 am on Sun, Aug 15, 2010.

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    Please folks remember that making something illegal does NOT ensure it does not occur. Banning fires at these campsites is NOT going to ensure that no fires are made... we've all witnessed the devastation ILLEGAL fires have wrought. Not to mention, do we REALLY have the capacity to add to the RV traffic? Not in my rarely humble opinion.

  • jds posted at 11:00 am on Tue, Aug 10, 2010.

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    Or, you can take pictures and upload them on a free internet flickr account, which is available through yahoo. The pictures are time stamped with the date you upload them. We did this with our son's college dorm belongs for insurance.

  • anonymous posted at 5:53 am on Fri, Aug 6, 2010.

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    November 24, 2007 changed our lives forever.We awoke to a fire in our canyon. Notified by phone from a friend around 4:00 am, we packed a suitcase planning on being evacuated for the second time in just a month. When we left our house that early morning we had no idea we would never see our house or our personal belongings ever again. Once that happens, the shock and tears begin at once and they last for months.The struggle to deal with an insurance requirement, a home inventory of personal property losses, proved to be a long and daunting task that took me almost six months to complete. Luckily, I had asked Brad to take photos of our house about two weeks before the fire. The ability to look back at the photos to help compile an inventory of our personal property as well as the home improvements that had been made to our house was very helpful. After your life has turned upside down you just don't have the wherewithal to make inventory lists from memory and you do not get paid for your personal property without one. Knowing what I know now from experiencing this tragedy first hand, I wish our photos would have been even more detailed. My husband, Brad, founded DocuHome as a service to help others prepare for an event such as ours. I hope you never need it, but speaking from experience, it is necessary to have.Your home and its furnishings are normally your greatest possessions. Taking stock of your real and personal property not only provides a measure to compare your insurance coverage by, it also allows an individual to gain a true perspective of what your possessions mean to you.In conclusion, we hope that you will never experience the loss of your home. However, if a loss should occur, a DocuHome home inventory will make the difference between an inadequate restoration of your home and its furnishing and gaining all that is rightfully yours from your insurance policy.Anita Stanley

  • anonymous posted at 5:38 am on Sat, May 15, 2010.

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    Is Hogan still the City Attorney? R u people insane? How much money has this incompetent attorney already cost the City of Malibu? $10 million at least.... Recall the failed LCP initiative, the silly fight over camping and a dozen other bogus fights with the Coastal Commission and freedom of information act cases all which have been lost.Now she claims that building a puny little open space park alongside new mansions will result in an EIR?? R u kidding? Hogan has got to go folks or City of Malibu will never have any coastal credibility.

  • anonymous posted at 12:56 pm on Tue, Nov 3, 2009.

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  • anonymous posted at 5:05 pm on Mon, Nov 2, 2009.

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    RWQCB backed down when it came to equestrians in the Santa Monica Mountains causing water problems for Malibu Creek. In fact, the state park service plans to build a 7acre equestrian campground in Malibu Creek State Park upstream from Malibu Lagoon. See details at:

  • anonymous posted at 1:49 am on Mon, Nov 2, 2009.

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    Malibu has had the ability to require legitimate wastewater treatment and disposal for on site sewage disposal systems but made a choice to not do so. Now the RWQCB is stepping in years, late to force them to do the right thing. Why do we let local government continue to screw things up?

  • anonymous posted at 2:16 pm on Sun, Nov 1, 2009.

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    It's hard to say who's a bigger jerk -- Caltrans or Mr. Forge. They deserve each other.

  • anonymous posted at 5:12 pm on Sat, Oct 3, 2009.

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    And Ruth Gerson wants to build facilities that will bring more people into an underfunded park? I say we build no new facilities in Malibu Creek State Park until we have the funding for adequate patrols and maintenance. Save the Reagan Meadow. Historic meadows are safer than campgrounds with fire pits. Please, do NOT support the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Campground.

  • anonymous posted at 7:19 am on Fri, Jul 31, 2009.

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    legalizing pot will impose huge taxes on it and make it more expensive. read the article more closely.

  • anonymous posted at 10:58 am on Thu, Jul 30, 2009.

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    The reason marijuana is grown by criminals is that it is illegal and lucrative on the black market. The reason they grow it on public lands is because police seize the private property of grow-ops. This is simple economics and would seem to be an essential part of any report discussing the growing of marijuana on public lands. But it's oddly missing from this story.Prohibition leads to environmental damage. The environmental damage caused by the drug war is astonishing and extremely underreported. And it's not just here in California -- in Colombia our eradication of coca fields drove the cartels into clear-cutting rainforest and hiding crops there.The fact that California is actually having discussions about legalizing marijuana is the perfect time to talk about the connection between prohibition and environmental damage. The moment marijuana is legalized all this environmental damage of illegal marijuana crops goes away. In a flash. Shouldn't that be mentioned in an article like this?Once marijuana is grown legally in a regulated system, the cartels lose their power -- people will always prefer to purchase it legally if possible, and legal producers can be held to environmental standards.

  • anonymous posted at 4:03 am on Wed, Jun 3, 2009.

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    This was a very interesting and enjoyable article. Semper Fi to Ms. Dukatz! From one USMC vet to another, It's great to read about another one of "the fewer, the prouder."

  • anonymous posted at 7:03 pm on Mon, Jun 1, 2009.

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    Remember Pearl Harbor -- Keep America Alert!America's oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, living his 100th year is former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Ordnanceman (ACOM), later wartime commissioned Lieutenant John W. Finn, U. S. Navy (Ret.). He is also the last surviving Medal of Honor, "The Day of Infamy", Japanese Attack on the Hawaiian Islands, Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, 7 December 1941.(Now deceased) 'Navy Centenarian Sailor', 103 year old, former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Radioman (ACRM, Combat Aircrewman), later wartime commissioned Chief Warrant Officer Julio 'Jay' Ereneta, U. S. Navy (Ret.), is a thirty year career veteran of World War One and World War Two. He first flew aircrewman in August 1922; flew rearseat Radioman/Gunner (1920s/1930s) in the tactical air squadrons of the Navy's first aircraft carriers, USS LANGLEY (CV-1) and USS LEXINGTON (CV-2).Visit my photo album tribute to these veteran shipmates: Diego, California

  • anonymous posted at 1:08 pm on Mon, May 25, 2009.

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    Very nice story. You made my day. The simplest stories are the best.

  • anonymous posted at 1:34 am on Fri, Apr 3, 2009.

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    the only thing that is open or even operating on the pier is The Beachcomber Cafe.

  • anonymous posted at 5:31 am on Fri, Mar 6, 2009.

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    Compromise? Maybe it's not a conflict as described by the youth butactually viewed as a complete disregard and violation of a prescribedcondition that was entered into knowingly and willingly by the schooldistrict not long ago. Instead of any comprise, I actually want to seeenforcement for the violations having occurred so far just like I read isapplied to residents by the enforcing agencies. As I understand the LocalCoastal Plan standing in conjunction with the CCC visions, I must addressany non permitted additions to my property BEFORE I pursue any furtheraddition or revision fully knowing that illegal improvements can be ordereddemolished or removed. I am also grateful to the 'frequently seen' individuals who I feel representme when I cannot attend the meetings or don't feel comfortable enough tofreely express my opinions without fear of reprisals or demonization. Whathas happened to our community where the school district is allowed to be sosecretive and elitist not involving the entire community? Who is drivingour kids minds and what they learn? Seems more like propaganda gleaningfrom the articles I've been reading about it and the statements made bykids, coaches and parents."Either way [this turns out] life will go on, but it's important that eachside of any conflict compromise. People have compromised on much biggerissues and I don't think this is any different."

  • anonymous posted at 3:52 am on Wed, Dec 31, 2008.

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    This article lacks balance, as it truly is a puff piece that supports Pavley without the required challenges to her approach. For example, the article starts with Pavley's efforts to support last weeks budget, which was clearly a move by State Senators and Assembly Members to violate long standing propositions that require a 2/3 vote to pass any tax increases. Instead, the elected officials attempted to pass tax increases by a simply majority by calling them "fees", even though thesy increased both the sale tax and income tax. Your article fails to explain this violation while celebrating Pavley. Your article also fails to challenge Pavle'ys position that we have a revenue problem when we have increased state spending 32-40% in thel astsix years. If she continues her actions, she will become a joke like Bush, Arnold and others.

  • anonymous posted at 1:20 pm on Sun, Sep 7, 2008.

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    I am very proud of Dr. Savitsky and all of the work he has done around the world and still has to do. My son has him as a role model. May God bless him and his family always.

  • anonymous posted at 12:49 am on Fri, Sep 5, 2008.

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    You people seem to ignore the fact that the oil tankers that bring 60% of the crude to your refineries are FAR more likely to spill than a pipeline from a platform. One full tanker per day enters San Francisco Bay, for example. So, by NOT drilling, you incur the GREATER risk. And those tankers bring no jobs, no lease fees, no royalties and no tax revenues.So, GREATER risk and LEAST economic benefit. That's not very clever, California!

  • anonymous posted at 3:28 am on Sat, Aug 23, 2008.

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    David,I will keep knocking this since the City of Malibu is involved with cleaning up the accidents and dealing with the fires that potentially get started. I'm all for billing the club and surviving family members for the costs associated with any accidents of their members in our city. When a "tragic accident" happens, the FAA will determine the fault and the city should step in and recover costs if it determined that the pilot in command or instructor is at fault. This should be pursued when it is found that the takeoff is from private property or public lands and that takeoff is violating any rules. One post boasts of a large insurance policy, so why not extend such an offer of paying for emergency services that are consumed by that club in it's pursuit of "free flight".We have enough drains on our emergency services and the fine men and women who keep us all safe, please try to consider that we would prefer to not have our cost rise because of thrill seekers ignoring the beauty that we ALL want to preserve. This club seems to be populated with mindsets that they are the only ones pushing and pushing on a small municipality with limited reserves and resources. Next one to slam into the mountain stays there as public art and food for the scavengers, it saves us money and provides a bit of deterrent. If you don't like it, go scrape your buddy off and call his family for wasn't done this last time as reports from the family indicate that Fiset refused to offer information about the deceased causing the family to not be notified for FOUR DAYS after identification and investigation was done at taxpayer cost. There is the root of my anger, and it isn't just mine since I've read plenty of articles on this accident and the family responses as well. They are terribly wounded from the sheer utter lack of support immediately after the accident.

  • anonymous posted at 7:58 am on Fri, Aug 22, 2008.

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    Ok, this article is extremely bias, and the author obviously failed to get the other side of the story. There are children involved, let them be and remove this article from your search engine if you have any integrity whatsoever.

  • anonymous posted at 5:20 am on Fri, Aug 22, 2008.

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    Mr. Khalsa, your attempt to justify a letter from an unnamed MRCA Ranger does nothing since the FAA rules displayed on your own website clearly state that authority must be given by the using or controlling agency, not an individual employed by an agency.How do you continue to try to defer responsibility on a ranger when you post these Federal Rules on your own website?? The lead authority of the agency is clearly stating that you do not have any authority and that their own charter expressly refuses such activity that you continue to ignore and violate along with the FAA rules.You are not helping this argument, either attempt to act within the rules and laws or buy some land and insure yourselves!The website for this club contains the FAA rules in the webpage ByLaws and Rules, here is the section directly dealing with the violations of illegally trespassing on private properties, public lands and state lands: 103.19 Operations in prohibited or restricted areas. No person may operate an ultralight vehicle in prohibited or restricted areas unless that person has permission from the using or controlling agency, as appropriate.

  • anonymous posted at 5:59 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2008.

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    Regarding the MRCA Ranger's letter to the Oaks, It advises that it is up to the Oaks Homeowners whether or not to allow access to the SMMC lands for Paragliders to engage in an activity that MRCA and SMMC do not prohibit.

  • anonymous posted at 6:01 pm on Sun, Mar 30, 2008.

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    Not only does Malibu need to drastically improve water quality, but also political quality.

    Mr Wagner gets my vote!

  • anonymous posted at 6:08 pm on Mon, Mar 10, 2008.

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    sounds like KACEE CHASE is okay with people breaking into homes.... thats good, real good. ill be laughing, and much more comfortable when i know that these people are in JAIL WHERE THEY BELONG. who carries a knife with them when they leave there house? who takes it out and threatens to kill another person after walking into that persons house uninvited...hmm??? insane. i cant wait either, sweetie.

  • anonymous posted at 12:23 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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  • anonymous posted at 11:37 am on Tue, Mar 4, 2008.

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    all i can say is whoever is saying it is "pathetic" that the victims acted the way they did is disgusting. How would you react if someone walked into your home at 2am, and after you told them to leave they tried to stab you? It is not uncommon for residents to be seriously injured due to household robberies. And how someone else is saying that the suspects were "scared"!? PLEASE, SPARE ME. oh yeah they were so scared that they left the house, went and got MORE WEAPONS not to mention more DANGEROUS weapons, waited for the police to leave, and then attacked the house. yeah, they were shaking with fear.....get real people

  • anonymous posted at 1:42 am on Sun, Feb 24, 2008.

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    What ever happened to the guy who slammed into the pole? Was he really intoxicated? The drug tests are probably out by now. Maybe the paper can do a follow-up story to show what actually happened and who was really at fault.

  • anonymous posted at 5:29 pm on Sat, Feb 9, 2008.

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    If he was indeed DUI. Could Peterson have been rushing to the liquor store to get his fix? Maybe someone needs to check if he has had a similar incident in the past.