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Blog: Concerns About Malibu Wildfires Are Nothing New: 2007 Video

Our home burned to the ground in the 1978 wildfire raging down Zuma Canyon.

Our home burned to the ground in the 1978 wildfire raging down Zuma Canyon. In 2007, I produced and uploaded the video titled:

Fire in the Canyon!

Malibu residents share their fears. You can visit it today and learn that the issues about land use, camping and Charmlee have not changed, nor have Malbu residents' legitimate interests been adequately protected by our city council members - again!

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Cece Stein January 28, 2013 at 03:18 AM
The issue over a possible Charmlee/Bluffs land swap should be debated and without anyone being demonized for their views. Questions should be asked and as a person who has had his house almost completely burn down, Steve Woods poses a few important questions - and as the person who lives with him in the same house that was almost burned down ( not to mention surviving the Latigo fire ) here goes... How many wildfires have been started from Malibu Creek State Park with 63 year around campsites? How many from Leo Carrillo? Malibu RV and Camping Park? How many from Malibu residential outdoor BBQ's? A judge may want to know those facts if it gets that far. Cold camping is a valid concern as well as a cause for concern but legal campsites have proven less dangerous than other sources of Malibu wildfires .A more relevant question should be, is the 300 plus acres worth trading for 63? It does not appear so on the surface to be a great deal but it may be a much better fit for the City to manage land that is more centralized and eliminating campsites at Bluffs in exchange for Joe to have his 8 cold camping sites with limited and restricted seasonal camp times at Charmlee. With the hundreds of existing legal campsites around Malibu none have caused any wildfires. Shouldn't we should be more concerned about smokers and SCE poles blowing down in a Santa Ana windstorms.

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