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Malibu Beach Inn: Is Perception Reality?

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By Lester Tobias At Monday night’s planning commission meeting (Dec. 18th, 2017), the owners of the Malibu Beach Hotel had two agenda items up for approval, denial, or (in this case) continuation. Confusion was the order of the day.  The biggest question on the minds of those watching the proceedings, and of those who had even…

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Editor’s Letter – Oct. 2017 – May Rindge Would Never Put Up With This Sh*t!

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After Frederick Rindge’s premature death in 1905, the fierce and unfriendly May Rindge who had grown up on a hardscrabble midwestern farm, fought to preserve Malibu’s pristine beauty and private status. Rindge used her armed ranch hands to block access to federal homesteaders, aimless squatters, poachers, outlaws, hunters, illegal campers, trespassers and real estate developers.…

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What Killed The Malibu Way Of Life

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I feel it’s necessary to speak up because part of the problem with Malibu is that if you go against the powers that be, you are pilloried by the economic power base in Malibu. You cannot expect anything but the destruction of Malibu if you are unwilling to fight to save what is left. Not…

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Malibu Township Council Ready To Seek Supreme Court Review

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Press Release submitted by Frank Angel The court of appeal reversed in part the trial court’s judgment against the Malibu Township Council. The court agreed with the Malibu Township Council that the trial court erred when it dismissed our claims for a judicial declaration of Brown Act violations,which arose out of a secret closed session…

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Neighborhood Character: Council fails to put the genie back in the bottle. Confusion reigns.

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On May 24th of this year, Mayor Skylar Peak and council members Rick Mullen and Jefferson Wagner, in a never-to-have-been-anticipated action, opened the door to adding a “Neighborhood Character” component to review of homes that require a site plan review (for height over 18 feet) or a minor modification (for reduced setbacks). After a few…

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The Battle For Bluffs Park

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The Deceptions By Pro Development Politicians and What Their Political Power Base (The PARENTS), Doesn’t Know. Malibu’s fight for the preservation of open space reached a fever pitch recently when the pro-environment slate of Skylar Peak, Rick Mullen and Jefferson Wagner voted down the City funding for the proposed Environmental Impact Report for Bluffs Park.…

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