2018 Operation Recovery - 1

The Malibu Times Publisher Karen (left) and Arnold York lead the first Operation Recovery meeting following the Woolsey Fire.

Operation Recovery

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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The Malibu Art of Wine Festival

Sunday, May 5th 3-7PM at Saddle Rock Ranch

Leave your fire issues behind and Join your friends and the community for an afternoon of wine and food tasting, music! Under the Oaks at Saddle rock Ranch

PURCHASE TICKET AT ArtofWineMalibu.eventbrite.com



Recovery Programs Upcoming and

On Going

City of Malibu &Fire Department Rebuilding Consultations – City Hall – Tuesdays & Thursdays 8AM – 12

The Fire Rebuild Counter is open every day to assist residents with any questions related to rebuilding their homes, cleaning up their property, placing temporary structures, and more. An L.A. County Fire Department official is stationed at City Hall every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM to offer specific guidance on Fire Department requirements for rebuilding. The City has hired additional professional contract staff to support the Planning, Public Works and Building Safety Department rebuilding activities.

City of Malibu – City Council Budget Approval Discussions – Permit Fees

Ongoing discussions to determine whether or not the City will waive or reduce rebuilding permit fees. Please check Malibu Times for status or check City Council minutes.

May 4

Woolsey Fire Town Hall - Mass Tort Litigation Options

9-AM – 11AM and 12PM – 2PM

Four Seasons Westlake

Sponsored by Franz Law Group, McNichols&McNichols, BGA

Experts will be available to discuss the cause & origin of the wildfire, obtaining compensation for damages, handling the insurance company, rebuilding options, and how Southern California Edison (SCE) is allegedly at fault.


May 7

Disaster Response & Recovery Ad Hoc Committee Community Meeting

Mayor Pro Tem Karen Farrer and Councilmember Mikke Pierson, the Council's Disaster Response and Recovery Ad Hoc Committee, host the committee's third public community meeting at City Hall.All are welcome to attend to share stories, ideas, and insights, and ask questions with the goal of understanding the Woolsey Fire disaster and helping the community and the City be better prepared for future disasters. 

May 15

Resiliency Strategies for Malibu’s Built Environment

Building Technologies and Preparing for the Future



Third in the Resilient Malibu Workshop Series, this event offers an opportunity to learn  how to build better performing buildings in natural disasters from building design and landscape experts.

May 18

Fire Rebuilding & Homebuilding Workshop

How to Build Faster & Smarter through Prefabrication

 Real estate agents, architects, contractors, all those advising wildfire victims, and anyone wishing to build a home or accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public!Join us to learn how Plant Prefab’s modern approach to construction makes it possible to build any home (in any size or style) or ADU dramatically faster, less expensively, and more sustainable utilizing prefabrication. 2-2:45  Malibu Public Library

June 15 – Save The Date!

Fire/Disaster Safety Expo

Information Panels, preparation, products, SAMPLES and services to help build safer homes in a safer community. Trancas

City of Malibu / County Rebuilding Workshops Available On Line



Operation Recovery is an independent, all-volunteer community project sponsored by the Malibu Dolphin Charitable Foundation. We welcome the participation of other like-minded groups and individuals to help us meet the needs of Malibu residents affected by the Woolsey fire. For information call Karen York, 310-456-5507 ext. 117

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