UPDATE: Installation of 70-Foot Lights Begins for Homecoming Game

Festivities for homecoming will begin at 4 p.m. with tailgating and float decoration at Malibu High School, according to organizers.

UPDATED at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23

Malibu High School will celebrate its 20th anniversary homecoming football game under the lights this Friday, Oct. 26.

Festivities for Homecoming will begin at 4 p.m. with tailgating and float decoration, according to organizers.

Installation of the 70-foot lights began Tuesday.

An opening ceremony will start two hours later at 6 p.m. Then the Sharks football will take on the Fillmore Flashes with kick-off slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. The team is on a five-game winning streak.

A homecoming dance, which is for students only, will follow the game and last through 11 p.m.

Under a temporary restraining order stemming from a lawsuit seeking to block the lights, the 70-foot lights can be installed and turned on for football games, but not any other sports at this time.

The lights will be allowed for games until Nov. 8, when Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant will hold the first hearing in the case.

Just Wondering... October 24, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Oh my god! My life is ruined! I was going to go outside to watch the stars tonight from 6 to 9 pm, but now I can't. And, eeeeewwwww, people who don't live in my neighborhood are going to come nearby for three hours to gather, laugh and cheer for their children and their children's classmates and friends. This is outrageous and unacceptable! I am going to sue because I have been denied pitch black darkness and complete silence for every moment of every night of the year, which is what I believe is legally required in the "real" Malibu. These lights will probably light up all 27 miles of Malibu as if it is Las Vegas. That said, my greater concern is who will pick up all of the confused owls that will dive bomb into the sand on Zuma Beach this evening? To maintain my sanity during the disgusting celebration that will take place at MHS tonight, I am just going to have to go to the most quiet, dark and boring place in Malibu, somewhere where no one can have any fun or make any noise, somewhere where I am certain to not encounter any other human beings...Legacy Park.
Taylor October 25, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Hans Laetz October 25, 2012 at 10:34 PM
We are in the presence of genius.


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