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The City of Malibu provided an opportunity for residents to mark the first anniversary of the Woolsey Fire last Saturday at Zuma Beach. The idea was not only to remember last year’s horrific events, but to honor Malibu’s recovery and resilience since then. 

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From Nov. 8, 2018, until its final containment on Nov. 22, the Woolsey Fire burned 96,949 acres. It killed three people. The fire destroyed 1,643 structures, approximately 750 of them in the greater Malibu area. Some feared the fire could destroy the fabric that held Malibu—especially wester…

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Offering Woolsey Fire Victims and the Malibu Community Resources and Information They Need to Rebuild Fire Safe Homes in a Fire Safe Community

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Government agencies including the L.A. County Office of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and L.A County Public Works will be present to answer your questions. My staff and I will also be there, along with other elected representatives and their staffs. 

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In the aftermath of the devastating Woolsey Fire, leaders of Chabad in Malibu asked themselves, “What can we do to immediately be helpful?” 

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On Monday, December 3, the L.A. County Fire Department alongside teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin assessing and removing household hazardous waste from properties burned by the Woolsey Fire.

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Slowly, ever so slowly, Malibu is coming back to life. For the first time in weeks, there are some other people at the gym, and people are beginning to take care of themselves again. But it’s just a start—and a slow start at that. It would help if everyone tried to shop locally this holiday …

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Like many in Malibu, former Malibu Surfside News reporter Bill Koeneker suffered greatly in the Woolsey Fire. 

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All City departments are staffed and working. A dedicated Woolsey Fire Rebuild Counter has been opened on the first floor of City Hall. The Fire Rebuild Counter will be open during regular City Hall hours. City Hall is located at 23825 Civic Center Way, Malibu CA 90265.  

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“I was really, really disappointed and left wondering what’s going to happen,” retired fire captain Mike McKean said—after watching his Malibu Park home burn down without support from any fire engines or water drops.

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As a survivor of the Malibu ’93 fire during which I lost my home and everything in it, and as the cofounder of Malibu’s Operation Recovery—an organization of 250 other survivor families, I can speak with some authority on dealing with people like us. I have listed some recommendations below …

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Use these tips to protect yourself when returning to damaged or destroyed  structures.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 14, a caravan of nine trucks—from Uhauls to pickups—made its way into Malibu, the first ground supply of its scale since the city was closed off due to the Woolsey Fire. 

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At a community meeting held in Santa Monica on Tuesday, sheriff's department officials assured those gathered they would begin providing emergency supplies to friends and neighbors who stayed behind in Malibu to fight off flames from the Woolsey Fire. Those who didn't leave became cut off fr…

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Dear Neighbor - Arnold and I, along with over 400 other families, lost our homes in the Malibu Fire of 1993. We formed a group that became known as Operation Recovery. Below is some of the wisdom from the O.R. group—the first steps to take after you lose your home:

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The soonest any elementary or secondary schools in the Malibu area hoped to have students in classrooms was Wednesday, Nov. 14—although that depended largely on the success of ongoing firefighting efforts in the Malibu, Calabasas and Westlake Village areas. No schools directly within Malibu …

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[4:56 a.m.] Fire has reached Pepperdine's Malibu campus, where about 3,500 students and staff are sheltering in place, according to statements made by Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton. 

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