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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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When Violators Exploit Lawlessness in Malibu

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Selective enforcement leads to An increasingly unsafe environment for Malibu residents By Steve Woods As long as I can remember, since surfing Malibu in the late 60’s, you entered the city limits from any of the canyon roads and saw very visible signs; “No Over Night Camping or Sleeping in Vehicles Within City Limits Except…

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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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Something Happened On The Way To The Forum (I Mean Quorum): Roman Corruption and Deception Is Alive and Well In Modern day Malibu Politics

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Respected historians have summized that while it was not one single, dramatic event that led to the decline of the Roman Empire, internal corruption and political incompetence played a major role. And, history seems to be repeating itself here in Malibu as greed and power dominate the political landscape, threatening our way of life in…

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Malibu Schools vs. SMMUSD: Why Does Divorce Cost So Much? Because It’s Worth It!

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By Sam Hall Kaplan Talk about a divorce, no matter how amiable the negotiations, reasonable the settlement, and the mutual agreements for the sake of the children, as the split nears, there is always something. Who will get to keep the wedding gifts? Who pays for the additional legal costs? Anybody who has gone through…

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