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Twitter photo of Malibu house fire.
Stephanie Bennett April 8, 2014 at 08:56 pm
Drug running on our beaches?!?!?! For my Grandfather, who settled here in the early 50's this placeRead More would be unrecognizable
yyzbethy April 9, 2014 at 06:19 am
Laura Tompkins April 9, 2014 at 07:04 am
There are houses transformed into meth labs all over LA, not just Malibu. There are also markets allRead More over LA for selling their product. You can make meth in your kitchen - not the 'breaking bad' variety, but still the variety to get you very high. People do drugs. People make and distribute drugs. The drug 'war' has failed miserably. Over 2000 war veterans in the USA have committed suicide in the USA upon returning home since January 1, 2014! Are these suicides related to the 'war on drugs?' Damn straight they are. People are self-medicating in any form available since they are not being treated for their PTSD and depression and anxiety and overall emotional neglect. These meth labs are a direct result of neglect and abandonment by a culture of greed, political abuses and 'I got mine, fuck you' acceptance normalized. No where in LA is their more disparity of wealth than Malibu but meth labs exist everywhere. Fires are the least of the dangers. We are imploding and we are blaming the 'addicts.' We are doomed.
The panga boat full of marijuana found in Malibu this morning. Twitter photo.
John April 7, 2014 at 01:05 pm
These boats are filled with pot from giant drug organizations that would lose billions of dollars ifRead More pot (among other drugs) was legal. Legalize and this goes away.
Saltwater April 8, 2014 at 06:19 am
Sorry. I just don't believe that legalization will eliminate the criminal element from the potRead More trade.
John April 8, 2014 at 10:24 am
Our state is also great at regulation so ponder this. Legalize the use of marijuana. The stateRead More grows it, packages it, and sells it via state approved outlets. Only state produced strands are legal. Quality of what is used for it's growth is controlled. Just imagine the money our state would have. No more drug runs from the South. No more of our environment being poisoned including our national parks. Addiction centers paid for by the industry, roads can be fixed, homeless can be fed. Do it!
The quake struck at 10:08 a.m. eight miles west-northwest of Malibu. U.S. Geological Survey photo.
Stuart Ebert April 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Must be due to all that fracking activity @ Pt. Dume. Keep dreamin folks.
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
George March 29, 2014 at 10:26 am
I was at rock & roll Ralphs on Sunset and didn't feel a thing. Came home and heard we had anRead More earthquake.
Richard Mathews March 29, 2014 at 10:28 am
USGS's Did You Feel It shows a bunch more counties where this was felt than the seven listed in thisRead More article. Add Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Imperial, and Inyo. In Nevada, add Nye and Clark (Las Vegas). In Arizona, add Maricopa (Phoenix). http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15481673#dyfi
Lynn Smith March 30, 2014 at 07:54 am
Just as researchers are starting to link earthquakes with fracking in Texas and surrounding states,Read More Southern California has four earthquakes in a month. Our city officials need to ban this needless, dangerous and largely unregulated business.
Kanan Dume Road is closed because of downed power lines. Twitter photo, originally taken by Jimy Tallal.
barbara Bassill March 24, 2014 at 07:43 pm
I live on Latigo and I could tell that something was going on with Kanan Dume Road. I have had tonsRead More and tons of traffic coming down the road and going up. Hopefully it will be over soon. Would love to have some peace up here again!
Sally Dibaei March 25, 2014 at 07:30 am
There was no sign about the closure on both end of kanan. Hundreds of cars drove up & returned.Read More I missed my doctor appointment. I wish there was some warning.
Tammy Gainer March 25, 2014 at 11:12 am
This road closure was handled very poorly! The Highway patrol made everyone drive about 5 miles upRead More to the problem then told us to turn around. No signs, no report on the radio. I called the highway patrol and they said they were short staffed and later when I needed to go back ivcalled to see if it was still closed and their computers were down and they ccould not give me an update. What a nightmare driving Latigo cyn, very windey and cars all over the road.
Twitter photo of the children abducted Saturday.
DiamondbackDave March 19, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Carl, the quote of mine that you posted has to do with all people who have crossed the borderRead More illegally and not the parents of these kids. However, I do think that there is a good chance that the parents of these kids are illegal.
Marge R. Hesse March 20, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Legal or not legal is not in question. They are very bad parents.
Wolfman March 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Amber Alerts are a waste of the taxpayers money when family and domestic violence are the realRead More issues
Photo courtesy of Malibu Search and Rescue, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Scooter March 18, 2014 at 07:44 am
Hopefully the rock pool diver will be ok and HOPEFULLY he will receive THE BILL from the rescueRead More department due to his extreme stupidity.
Richard Barton March 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm
"While on scene, another bystander alerted rescuers to a woman with a broken foot about 30Read More years away." Wow, that's a long ways away!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm
LOL, thank you!
A seismograph recorded the quake. Twitter photo.
John March 18, 2014 at 11:33 am
Do some research Penny. It is not centered in Westwood as you titled the article. "...wasRead More centered about six miles north- northwest of Westwood."
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 11:50 am
John, this is CNS's first report, on which I wrote the head. "An earthquake with an epicenterRead More in Westwood struck Los Angeles about 6:25 a.m. today, authorities said." Now, on to today's news, OK?
John March 18, 2014 at 02:39 pm
You're only making my point stronger Penny.
Janeth Felix. Photo provided by Bay City News
Stoked March 17, 2014 at 06:58 am
A physically abusive father and husband and some are concerned with citizenship? I think that you'reRead More missing the point here. Those that automatically assume undocumented when the surnames are Hispanic might have to rethink later this month when the Hispanic percentage in California surpasses the non-Hispanic white population.
Nanette Pastor-Hanna March 17, 2014 at 09:45 am
How does leaving the children with their grandmother constitute "protective custody" whenRead More the abusive parent knows the address of his mother/mother-in-law? This is yet another example of the incompetence of the social welfare system in Los Angeles! We need and deserve accountability. Moreover, the children deserve better than this!
Wolfman March 22, 2014 at 05:23 pm
why are we issuing ambler alerts on domestic family issues as it is a waste of taxpayers money noRead More wonder California is broke
Twitter photo of traffic on PCH during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Malibu last week.
Zuma Skipper March 12, 2014 at 08:44 am
Sure is Hellwood, all the Feds need to do is site a "National Security" concern and theyRead More can do whatever they deem necessary to protect us from ourselves.
Joseph Delano March 12, 2014 at 11:30 am
Well at least it was a REAL world leader in Mr. Netenyahu and not "Bathhouse Barry" onRead More another one of his never ending fundraising trips. Then I would be really pissed.
hellwood March 12, 2014 at 01:13 pm
...so how many terrorists did the feds find while "legally" searching the citizens, withRead More probable cause being the size of their vehicles? ...and how much danger were the citizens in if this much security was necessary?
Twitter photo of PCH in Malibu from earlier today.
point dume maggie March 6, 2014 at 03:02 pm
Here's little background on the event's host.Read More http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arnon-milchan-admits-arms-dealing-658717
David Armstead March 6, 2014 at 03:55 pm
Everyone needs to go to the city council meeting on Monday and raise hell with them for allowingRead More this type of an event to inconvenience the population of Malibu and surrounding areas for a bunch of rich people who are not full time residents of Malibu or even US citizens. Malibu has had US presidents stay in Malibu with much less inconvenience to the local residents why do these people get special treatment? Malibu should enact an ordinance that these for money events where people are charged for attending an event in Malibu the City gets a 25% or more tax on the proceeds that will go to a cause in the city that benefits everyone. This event at $5000 a person would have net the city a good amount of money...
Scott Hosfeld March 7, 2014 at 06:58 am
Agreed!!! I was returning from NYC and got caught completely unaware!! This type of event doesRead More not need to cause this kind of pain for ordinary citizens!
Chris Epperson of West Hills and 17-year-old Kierra Sewell of Chatsworth, being interviewed by a television news crew. Photo courtesy of Malibu Search and Rescue Captain David Katz.
Gary February 27, 2014 at 07:31 am
What were they doing going out in this weather, still they weren't playing video games like mostRead More teenagers and looking at the clothes they are wearing in the picture doesn't look like they were prepared to go hiking. maybe that cell phone that died could have warned them previously of the weather think they must have been the only 2 people that did not know a storm was due
Stuart Ebert February 27, 2014 at 10:17 am
I'm glad Benji survived.
Jamie Ottilie February 27, 2014 at 10:21 am
So they were on the fire road but lost? The bottom of that fire road puts you on Encinal CanyonRead More right next to the camp school and there is a house right at the top. I hope the costs get passed along for the rescue - there were half a dozen sheriffs vehicles, a fire truck and an ambulance at the parking lot when I drove by last night...
Scottie Pippen. Credit: Getty Images.
H. Lewis Smith February 21, 2014 at 08:58 am
Undressing the N-word, Revealing the Naked Truth About Lies, Deceit and Mind Games released Feb. 10,Read More 2014: http://www.amazon.com/Undressing-N-word-Revealing-Naked-Deceit/dp/0615962424/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392176564&sr=1-1&keywords=undressing+the+n+word
KTLA screenshot
Jamie Ottilie January 15, 2014 at 04:05 pm
so what I noticed last night was that it was impossible to get road information. No updates here,Read More nothing on the city of Malibu or SM web sites, Lost Hills refereed you to LAPD, LAPD just said closed all night - and.. the entrances from 10 to 405 and all other 405 entrances up to sunset were closed last night. Why doesn't the city offer some sort of update/data feed for this?
Jamie Ottilie January 15, 2014 at 04:07 pm
oh and while it might have been transients - I followed a lovely young lady today who flicked theRead More ashes out the window of her convertible all the way through Malibu and am certain the butt probably followed it out the window. Can't dirty the ashtray even on an extreme fire risk day I suppose?
Brian Donnelly January 15, 2014 at 06:02 pm
I'd hate to see a real emergency coordination between services
Patch file photo
Mario Gandolfo January 7, 2014 at 11:46 am
I so hope they pursue you,arrest you and throw your corrupt azz in GENERALRead More POPULATION.............NEXT UP THE "LAPD"..........
Joseph Delano January 8, 2014 at 02:10 pm
Spoken like a true "activist" Mario...........based upon the line up of individuals gladRead More to see him go, I am sorry to see him go. Seems to me he did a damn good job.
hellwood December 29, 2013 at 06:01 pm
numb nuts
R Y A N December 29, 2013 at 10:11 pm
Hopefully today's capsized kayak incident was not as tragic as occurred a dozen years ago:Read More http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_fd2668fd-e698-5822-967e-ec74fa1cce20.html October, November and December can be tragic months in Malibu, in general, with fires occurring from Santa Ana winds, traffic crashes during the holidays and with the change of Daylight Saving. The ocean can be mean and unforgiving.
Alyson Dutch December 30, 2013 at 06:48 am
Person #1: "Hey I have an idea, let's go kayaking." Person #2: "Do you know how toRead More swim?" Person #1, "No." Person #2: "Me Either." Both: "Great, let's go!"
Will Smith December 16, 2013 at 08:54 pm
But they didn't find any drunk drivers, oh never mind, maybe they will hook a communist next time. IRead More feel much safer now, really, I do.
Brian Donnelly December 17, 2013 at 08:43 am
why don't they just park outside Moonshadows?
Stoked December 17, 2013 at 10:38 am
Or the Cove on a Sunday afternoon.
Photo credit: John Schreiber
Deb Haugen November 20, 2013 at 07:16 am
Marchall and Pamela.....One of the employees at the market told me a man had climbed a tree, on DumeRead More Drive, to get away from the lion that was chasing him. A lot of excitement in malibu yesterday for sure!
Kim Ledoux November 20, 2013 at 08:16 am
a very drunk / loaded twenty something year old guy was in someone's backyard on Dume drive betweenRead More Grayfox and Heathercliff. Police came and guy climbed a tree ( spotted by the helicopter) - guy threatened to jump so ambulance was there too
Donkey Howdy November 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm
hope the lion is ok.
John November 11, 2013 at 09:47 am
Judi, those cars that are parked there have a right to park there and have never bothered me. IRead More agree that the cars that are there can make things slightly more challenging if you are pulling out of the gas station, but I have more trouble with people making a slow right from Heather Cliff and pulling in front of me on PCH going 50 MPH. Also realize that there are a lot of travelers that do not travel these roads as often as us and make foolish decisions as a result. I don't think these people realize that the cars are traveling at 50 MPH. There's not a whole lot we can do about this, I feel. We could make a "Nor Right On Red" over there, maybe.
ELS November 13, 2013 at 09:24 am
According to my brother who has been Levi's friend for many years, he has taken a turn for the worseRead More and is battling for his life. Please, everyone--he only has his friends. Keep him in your thoughts and pray he recovers. He's a great guy- I know him. Please contribute to his fund!!
Dottie January 5, 2014 at 11:47 am
The interview this woman gave to KTLA (from inside her car no less) regarding MHS was almost exactlyRead More a month before this accident occurred and is very telling. She's clearly inebriated - slurring her words and having difficulty putting a sentence together. If it goes to trial, I hope the DA uses it to help put her away for a while. Does anyone happen to know if this poor man has been reunited with his dog?
Credit: Susan Tellem
Susan Tellem November 7, 2013 at 07:18 am
Here's a picture of alleged drunk driver mother Anna Caldwell being interviewed about the mold atRead More Malibu High courtesy of KTLA. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2449855/Malibu-teachers-claim-mold-contamination-school-giving-cancer.html
Jessica E. Davis November 7, 2013 at 10:32 am
Amy, I posted this update yesterday:Read More http://malibu.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/motorcyclist-injured-in-wreck-expected-to-survive.
ELS November 13, 2013 at 09:03 am
The trike rider's name is Levi and he was a close friend of my brother's. Viet Nam vet, lost hisRead More legs, he was a well-known character in Malibu and Santa Barbara. That Harley trike was custom-made for him by the VA and it and his disability dog were the joys in his life. Video caught the whole accident--drunk mother turned left on a red arrow right in front of him as he was coming down the hill. Levi was admitted as a John Doe to UCLA Trauma and it took my brother 24 hours to find him. He took a turn for the worse yesterday and is not going to make it. I hope that drunk mother gets the book thrown at her. She's lucky her kids are still alive. Pathetic, and the Harley community has lost a great guy.
Susan Manners November 5, 2013 at 07:20 am
200 feet over a canyon, so glad the lady survived. Shouldn't there by more barriers along the canyonRead More roads? This seems to happen way too often, then first responders are also put at risk.
Alexis Aria October 26, 2013 at 09:05 am
Hopefully some security camera will have caught a quick glimpse of the car. Pepperdine has camerasRead More at its entrances, as well as some businesses and homes on PCH. Let's hope. 💖💖
R Y A N October 26, 2013 at 02:43 pm
Need fixed-location ALPR @ JTD/PCH as a net/baseline before bisection at MCR. . ARead More second fixed-location ALPR at City Limits on MCR would deduce S/B PCH trajectory by subtracting one "hit" from the other's database. . . Malibu should be the lead agency applying for GRANT for these two ALPRs because for the 8,000 avg/day population of Malibu residents for around 50,000 avg vehicle trips/day on PCH = 16% of project cost (which coincides with the administrative contribution). . Because ALPRs would create "hits" for vehicles stolen in other jurisdictions, overdue rental cars, and potentially wanted felons, the "right-now" traffic law enforcement burdens created rightly belong to the California Highway Patrol, whose expertise in high-speed traffic issues is second to none. Large fines for many offenses go to the State. For the statistical database compilation, the operational costs for ALPR, and any associated crime-shift responses by the City of Malibu, should be fully borne by the warrant-generating, or filing jurisdiction solving their problems (like bounty hunting). . There is about a 20-minute drive between Malibu Canyon Road and Ventura County. Inter-agency cooperation should rank this grant proposal at the top of a grant-score list. . I hope the powers-that-be (legislature, governor, Zev, Baca, and Mayor House) can accelerate this win-win-win project by repealing discriminatory CVC 2400.6 preventing the proper inter-agency cooperation and funding.
R Y A N October 26, 2013 at 05:45 pm
ALPR = Automatic License Plate Recognition (Reader). Captain Dave Williams, San Bernardino CARead More Sheriff: “We’re equipping 5 intersections throughout the City. Any crime that occurs – all we have to do is check the intersections for times that we’re looking for and we’re going to see the criminal vehicle coming through that intersection.” “Oftentimes . . . had it not been for the ALPR, we would not be solving these crimes.” http://boingboing.net/2012/10/25/how-automatic-license-plate-re.html Many travelers on PCH are commuters following a routine. They were there the day before, possibly around the same time. They may be there again -- at about the same time. Sheriff might like an electronic alert should a suspect vehicle return. There would also be a plate number for submission to the State database so if the vehicle was tracked in a nearby City the same day/next day, a personal traffic pattern could be developed to aid detectives.
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