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  • Son Of Clippers Owner Found Dead In Malibu

    01/02/2013 10:23:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 2, 2013 5:59 AM | Pete Demetriou
    MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — The son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been found dead in Malibu. Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives were sent to an apartment in the 22600 block of Pacific Coast Highway around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on a welfare check, authorities said. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports when deputies arrived, they found the body of 32-year-old Scott Sterling inside the unit. “Sheriff’s Homicide and Los Angeles County Coroner’s personnel at this time believe that Sterling died of an apparent drug overdose,” Deputy Guillermina Saldaña said. An autopsy is pending. No additional details were released. In 1999, Sterling was...
  • OOPS: MATT DAMON'S 'ELYSIUM' ATTACKS EVERYTHING MATT DAMON STANDS FOR

    08/03/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/13 | John Nolte
    The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy shouldn't be surprised that director Neil Blokamp's "latest politically tinged sci-fi feature" falls apart during the third act. So did Blokamp's first politically tinged sci-fi feature, the overrated but promising "District 9." According to McCarthy's astute review, though, "Elysium" goes a step further into the arena of wild left-wing, Hollywood hypocrisy. Here is how McCarthy describes the world and plot of what is likely another box-office bomb from star Matt Damon: Blomkamp sets the dystopian juices flowing with images of future sprawling slums and urban ruin that one might initially take to be Mexico City...
  • Malibu Will Soon Let Volunteers Issue Parking Tickets

    07/05/2013 2:03:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 5, 2013 9:11 AM
    MALIBU (CBSLA.com) The city of Malibu is adopting a zero tolerance policy to visitors who overstay their welcome. A team of 10 volunteers will go on patrol and issue parking tickets to people who fail to observe time limits. The parking enforcers can currently hand out warnings. Starting in mid-July, the volunteers will start writing actual tickets for non-moving violations.
  • Secret beaches of Malibu (and the woman who will show you how to reach them)

    06/15/2013 3:34:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Jenny Price believes everyone should have access to the public beaches in Malibu Traditionally it has been hard for people to access the beaches because access is blocked by homes of the rich and famousShe has created an app which tells ordinary people which bogus 'No Trespassing' to ignoreBeachfront homeowners in the exclusive L.A. neighborhood of Malibu are up in arms about a new smartphone app which provides anyone using it with evaluable information about how to get to the areas hard to reach public beaches. Environmental writer Jenny Price passionately believes that everyone deserves access to the area's public...
  • Malibu Lags Competition as GM Maintains Green Focus

    02/11/2013 10:01:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 11, 2013 | Mark Modica
    Perhaps General Motors should have put more focus on competing in the largest segment of the auto market instead of focusing on being the market leader in the least popular, plug-in, electric vehicle (EV) field. A Detroit Free Press article reported that GM had to slash Chevy Malibu prices by hundreds of dollars to try and catch up with vehicles like the Toyota Camry, which is currently eating the Malibu's lunch. Chevy spokesman Michael Albino is quoted as admitting that, "The midsize segment is the largest and most competitive in the industry." Maybe GM should have realized that when they...
  • Dead Malibu whale decomposing near stars' homes

    12/08/2012 9:03:19 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 102 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12-8-12
    <p>Officials are still trying to sort out what to do about a dead 40-foot fin whale that washed ashore last week in Malibu, creating a big stink.</p> <p>The spit of sand is at the foot of a towering cliff, below Barbara Streisand's neighborhood that features massive estates of groomed lawns, swimming pools and tennis courts.</p>
  • (Obamaville) ... Hungry Homeless Man Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail for Choking Pelican to Death

    09/08/2012 2:08:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 09/07/2012 | Daily News
    <p>A homeless man was sentenced today to 60 days in jail for choking a pelican to death because he was hungry.</p> <p>The District Attorney's Office said Sergio Alvarez, 30, caught the bird near the Malibu pier on Aug. 22.</p> <p>About 5:50 p.m. that day, a bystander flagged down a sheriff's deputy and said a man was choking a pelican.</p>
  • Alessandra Ambrosio Lands in Hot Water with PETA for Dyeing Her Dog Pink

    07/06/2012 2:53:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 6, 2012 | Kathryn Kattalia
    Alessandra Ambrosio Lands in Hot Water with PETA for Dyeing Her Dog Pink The Victoria's Secret model came under fire from the animal rights group after stepping out with her pink and purple pooch in Malibu It looks like this Angel is barking up the wrong tree. Alessandra Ambrosio is used to turning heads every time she steps out on the street, but it seems the Victoria's Secret supermodel drew the wrong kind of attention when she took her dip-dyed pink and purple pooch for a walk in Malibu on Thursday. The brunette beauty and mom of two came under...
  • U2 Guitarist May Get 2nd Chance at Malibu Mansions (If You're Rich & Liberal It's OK to Rape Nature)

    06/16/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2012 | Michael J. Mishak
    U2 guitarist may get a second chance at Malibu mansions Lobbyists who worked on the Edge's project are urging legislators to approve a measure that could clear the way for his development, which the Coastal Commission rejected. SACRAMENTO The California Coastal Commission rejected a controversial proposal last year by U2 guitarist the Edge to build five mansions on a scenic bluff above Malibu, saying that it would scar a rugged ridgeline and harm sensitive habitat. Now, some of the same powerful lobbyists and lawyers behind the musician's quashed development are working the halls of the Capitol to push a...
  • Sheriff: Malibu Dishwasher Died Of Upper Respiratory Disease

    03/21/2012 5:57:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies · 3+ views
    CBS) ^ | March 21, 2012 4:03 PM
    MALIBU (CBS) The 32-year-old restaurant dishwasher who was found in a pool of his own blood outside Guidos in Malibu apparently died from an upper respiratory disease, authorities said. Carlos Ivan Rodas was found dead Sunday night just steps from the door of Guidos in the Malibu County Mart shopping center at Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road, according to sheriffs deputies and a coroners spokesman. Rodas death was first reported as a stabbing, then as a brutal beating. Officials later said they believed Rodas died of natural causes, despite the large amount of blood found at the...
  • Do-it-yourself parking bans in Malibu (Liberals: parking for me not for thee)

    11/10/2011 9:36:09 AM PST · by Smogger · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 10, 2011 | By Tony Barboza
    ... Veesart is an enforcement supervisor for the California Coastal Commission, one of a handful who have the sometimes impossible job of making sure people can find their way to public beaches. In beach towns like Malibu, where wealthy homeowners have gone to lengths to block visitors from the majestic shoreline with security guards and locked gates, the toughest thing about spending a day on the sand can be finding a parking spot. And at times, it's the bogus "No Parking" sign that stands in the way. The warnings are so prevalent and often so convincing that parking next to...
  • Barbra Streisand Reacts To Governor Browns Decision To Sell Land She Donated To State

    05/29/2011 7:45:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies · 1+ views
    CBS) ^ | May 28, 2011 10:42 PM
    Browns decision to sell, among other state properties, the 24-acre multiple-home estate Ms. Streisand donated to the State of California and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in November, 1993: While I had hoped that the Ramirez Canyon property I donated to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy would have been used for a state-of-the-art Environmental Conference and Study Center as was originally intended, I understand Governor Browns tough decision given the severe budget shortfalls that California is facing. I only hope that there is little disruption to the residents of Ramirez Canyon through this potential transition and that whatever entity does...
  • EXCLUSIVE: First Lady Michelle Obama Enjoys a Family Beach Day at Billionaire's Mansion

    06/17/2010 11:17:09 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies · 2,194+ views
    radaronline.com ^ | June 17, 2010
    Even a day at the beach is done in presidential style for the First Family. Currently enjoying a relaxing California vacation , Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha arrived at the extravagant beachside mansion of billionaire financial mogul, Howard Marks, on Wednesday afternoon. RadarOnline.com exclusively learned that mother and daughter pulled into the luxurious private estate in Malibu over looking the Pacific Ocean at 3 p.m. They were escorted by a police motorcade and spent a perfect summer day by the beach.
  • Teen mountain climber accused of 'street surfing' - Johnny Strange of Malibu

    05/12/2010 9:37:02 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 977+ views
    hosted ^ | May 12
    MALIBU (AP) -- A California teen who made headlines as a pioneering mountain climber could face charges for allegedly surfing up the Pacific Coast Highway on top of a car on his way to school.
  • U2 Guitarists Plans for Development Dont Find Green Harmony

    02/21/2010 4:31:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 967+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 20, 2010 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    MALIBU, Calif. The house that the U2 guitarist longs to build here would have a copper roof, fashioned to resemble fluttering leaves. Boulders that dot the property would be left in place and assigned charming names like Dinosaur Vertebrae and Cistern. The dirt dug up to build would be reused, when possible. Yes there would be a pool, but its central purpose would be to ward off fire should the local native plants not do the job. And every imaginable green building technique would be used. But all of this does not mollify those who police the mountainside along...
  • Vivienne Westwood S/S 09 Ad Campaign (featuring Pamela Anderson at her Malibu trailer)

    01/30/2009 11:42:54 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 8 replies · 646+ views
    Style Drama ^ | Jan 26th, 2009 | Style Drama
    This seasons most anticipated ad campaign is now out. After months of speculation and predictions we were finally given a look at Vivienne Westwood S/S 09 Ad Campaign starring Pamela Anderson, the designer herself and her young husband. Juergen Teller shot the trio on location at Andersons trailer in Malibu, and all four of Westwoods clothing lines Gold Label, Red Label, Anglomania and MAN are featured in the ads.
  • Frigid Storm Closes California Freeways, Drops Snow in Malibu

    12/18/2008 5:36:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,130+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/18/08 | AP
    LOS ANGELES Snow snarled major mountain highways and even dusted Malibu on Wednesday as a cold storm hit parts of California. One person was killed by a wind-related helicopter crash, and an overflowing river on the U.S.-Mexico border led to the evacuation of nearly two dozen people, rescues of about 50 horses and the deaths of four others.
  • Man was arrested on suspicion of arson near Malibu Creek State Park(Suren Sahakyan Enemy Combatant)

    11/16/2008 7:30:32 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 43 replies · 2,641+ views
    A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson near Malibu Creek State Park, a sheriff's deputy said Sunday. Suren Sahakyan was booked on suspicion of arson at the sheriff's Lost Hills Station and held in lieu of $75,000 bail, said Deputy Byron Ward of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau. An area resident saw the man on shoulder of Stokes Canyon Road near Mulholland Highway, starting a fire using paper and leaves about 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Ward said. The resident stomped out the fire, and Sahakyan fled but was caught by sheriff's deputies a short distance away.
  • Global Fireball - Al Qaeda Planning New Environmental Terror Attack Forest Jihad

    Extremists are threatening an environmental disaster by sparking a series of catastrophic wild fires. We first posted on this last year. Western intelligence agencies fear that Al Qaeda terrorists are planning a global fireball in a new departure in its war on the West. Deliberately lighting forest blazes in Europe, the US and Australia would not only stretch emergency services but leave insurance companies facing multi-billion pound damage bills as the credit crunch bites. The fires would also create a pollution disaster, with billions tons of climate change gases escaping into the atmosphere. The so-called forest jihad is being championed...
  • Radiocarbon Dating of Malibu Artifacts Confirms Importance of Farpoint Site

    05/15/2008 4:01:32 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 306+ views
    Malibu Surfside News ^ | 5-14-2008 | ANNE SOBLE
    Radiocarbon Dating of Malibu Artifacts Confirms Importance of Farpoint Site National Science Foundation and Smithsonian Officials Are Among Those Urging Preservation and Additional Archaeological Research at Point Dume Property BY ANNE SOBLE Archaeologist Gary Stickel announced at a recent lecture at the Malibu Public Library that a stone spearhead, or point, found at a local construction site by a Native American project monitor in 2005 has been established as an artifact from the oldest archaeological find in the City of Malibu. Radiocarbon dating of mussel shell fragments from the site that was provided gratis by the National Science...
  • Pamela Anderson has garage sale in Malibu

    05/04/2008 9:05:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 245+ views
    LOS ANGELES You may never get a date with Pamela Anderson, but now you can buy her used linens, old clothes and a chair she once sat in. Anderson was holding a weekend estate sale in Malibu, offering French country furniture, chandeliers, Depression glass, jewelry, antique toys, dirt bikes and other items, including a Chrysler electric car, according to an Internet flyer from Helping Hand Estate Sale Service, which was coordinating the sale. The company set up a pink Web page detailing the sale and headlined with a cartoon blonde straddling the word Pamela. The sale was scheduled through...
  • A sizzling summer in Malibu: a rental for $150,000 a month

    03/24/2008 9:28:51 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 24 replies · 2,027+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/23/08 | By Ann Brenoff, Los Angeles Times
    For summer lease: Four-bedroom, eight-bathroom bluff-side Malibu house. Price -- $150,000 a month. That's a jaw dropper, even for Malibu. The Cliffside Drive property's rental price is a local record high, according to the Multiple Listing Service, but it's just the latest pinnacle in a summer rental market that seems to have no high-water mark. Even mundane beachfront houses are renting for as much as $70,000 a month, and they're still expected to be snapped up by mid-April. It all seems impossible, when real estate is wilting just about everywhere else. But Malibu in the summer isn't like everywhere else....
  • Schwarzenegger's fire fee (surcharge aka TAX!) causes sparks to fly

    02/01/2008 10:59:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 58+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 2/1/08 | Patricia Farrell Aidem
    When a devastating series of wind-driven wildfires ripped last fall through Southern California, manpower ran short and equipment even shorter. In the end, more than 2,000 homes were destroyed. And the vast acres of blackened ruins drew the spotlight to an overextended state firefighting system that needs emergency help of its own, especially as a growing number of homes are built in fire-prone areas. Faced with a $14.5 billion state deficit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a surcharge on property insurance bills across-the-board to pay for more resources. But the plan raises questions over who should pay to fight wildfires...
  • Arrests announced in Malibu's Corral Canyon fire

    12/13/2007 3:58:01 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 42 replies · 371+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/13/07 | Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    Los Angeles County sheriff's arson investigators said today that they were making a series of arrests in connection with a wind-driven brush fire that destroyed dozens of homes Thanksgiving weekend as it swept through Corral Canyon in Malibu. The suspects range in age from 18 to 27, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. He said investigators would disclose the identities of the men at a news conference this afternoon at the Sheriff's Department bureau in Monterey Park. Authorities said the suspects were having an illegal late-night campfire near a cave when the blaze broke out. Investigators found evidence such as...
  • Celebrities flee, homes gutted as wildfire ravages Malibu [Matthew McConaughey, Minnie Driver...]

    11/24/2007 4:37:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 204 replies · 1,056+ views
    Celebrities flee, homes gutted as wildfire ravages Malibu Nov 24 05:47 PM US/Eastern Hollywood stars were among nearly 10,000 people forced to flee as wind-driven wildfires tore through the celebrity enclave of Malibu on Saturday, gutting at least 35 multi-million dollar homes and threatening hundreds more, officials and reports said. Fires erupted at around 3:30 am (1130 GMT) officials said, spreading rapidly through tinder-dry brush as winds packing gusts of up to 50 mph fanned the inferno, the second major blaze to hit Malibu in the space of a month. By 10:30 am (1830 GMT), around 2,200 acres had been...
  • Officials: 'Human Activity' Sparked Malibu Fire

    11/25/2007 9:49:49 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies · 168+ views
    ap/cbs ^ | Nov 24, 2007 11:54 pm US/Pacific
    MALIBU, Calif. A wind-driven brush fire that destroyed 49 homes and two out-buildings in the Malibu Bowl and Latigo Canyon areas was started by "human activity," but not necessarily set on purpose, fire officials said Saturday night. The so-called Corral Fire was 25 percent contained, but had blackened more than 4,650 acres and forced the evacuation of up to 20,000 residents. ... "Fire investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Cal Fire investigated the area and determined the fire was caused by human activity," said Sgt. Ed Hummel of the county Office...
  • Residents flee wildfire in Malibu Hills

    11/24/2007 7:38:25 AM PST · by kellynla · 12 replies · 152+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7:27 AM PST, November 24, 2007 | staff
    MALIBU, Calif. Residents were ordered to evacuate their homes early today ahead of a wildfire that scorched about 100 acres in the hills above Malibu as the dry Santa Ana wind returned to Southern California. The blaze began shortly before 3:30 a.m. PST near Malibu Lake on state park land, said Los Angeles County fire Capt. Mike Brown. Some residents who live in the canyons above Malibu were ordered to leave, Brown said, but it wasn't immediately clear how many. No injuries were reported. About 160 firefighters were on scene and the cause of the fire was being investigated....
  • Southern California Wildfires (Live thread)

    11/24/2007 6:46:08 AM PST · by al baby · 417 replies · 427+ views
    Local news | Today | Me
    MALIBU, Nov. 24, 2007 - Residents were ordered to evacuate their homes early Saturday ahead of a wildfire that scorched about 250 acres in the hills above Malibu as the dry Santa Ana wind returned to Southern California.
  • Fire Cuts Swath Through Malibu Hills(Threatens Pepperdine)

    10/21/2007 12:53:57 PM PDT · by kellynla · 3 replies · 63+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12:31 PM PDT, October 21, 2007 | Times Staff Writers
    I got a call at 6 a.m. saying there was a fire in the canyon and there were santa ana winds," said Pastor Greg Hughes. "That's a bad combination so I came over." Hughes drove from his home near Zuma Beach and reached the church with other staffers about 6:30 a.m. A fire engine was already at the scene. "There was thick smoke. I could hardly see anything," he said. Firefighters told him that the church was not immediately under threat but warned that the unpredictible winds meant that could quickly change. He and his colleagues started removing important items...
  • California Weather - STRONG DAMAGING SANTA ANA WINDS POSSIBLE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

    10/19/2007 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies · 251+ views
    Accuweather ^ | FRI OCT 19 2007 237 AM PDT | NWS
    .A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING INLAND THROUGH THE GREAT BASIN WILL BRING STRONG GUSTY WINDS TO THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS SATURDAY. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS FOR LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY WITH WEAKER SANTA ANA WINDS CONTINUING AT TIMES MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY. THIS IS EXPECTED TO BE A STRONG SANTA ANA EVENT FOR SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS IN THE WINDIER LOCATIONS THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS. THE STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. CAZ055-192200- /O.NEW.KSGX.WI.Y.0026.071020T1800Z-071021T0300Z/ /O.NEW.KSGX.HW.A.0009.071021T0700Z-071023T0100Z/ SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY...
  • FIRE ALONG MALIBU CANYON ROAD

    10/21/2007 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Dr. Eckleburg · 10 replies · 221+ views
    VARIOUS NEWS OUTLETS | oCTOBER 21. 2007
    Malibu Canyon is on fire. Local news reporting the Malibu Castle, a local landmark, is completely engulfed in flames. Malibu Presbyterian Church is burning. Pepperdine University is threatened with students being told to seek refuge in the auditorium immediately. Hughes think tank on fire.
  • Live Updating Thread: 2007 Southern California Firestorms

    10/21/2007 9:48:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4,246 replies · 3,113+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9:35 AM PDT, October 21, 2007 | Associated Press
    UPDATE: The city of Malibu is advising residents in Puerco Canyon to begin evacuating due to a wildfire driven by powerful winds. This area is north of Pacific Coast Highway and about 1 mile west of Pepperdine University. Residents along the beach on Malibu Road may soon be evacuated. Pacific Coast Highway is closed between Kanan-Dume Road and Topanga Canyon. Residents are advised to head to the west. Evacuation centers are being set up in the Zuma Beach area. A wildfire driven by powerful winds in the Malibu Hills this morning threatened a university, destroyed at least one home and...
  • So Cal wild fires

    10/21/2007 7:23:02 AM PDT · by al baby · 78 replies · 336+ views
    Today | Me
    Wild fires breaking out in So California Malibu fire
  • Very storng Santa Ana winds for CA(gusts up to 80 MPH, fire Hazard very high)

    10/20/2007 6:48:20 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 11 replies · 105+ views
    CBS) LOS ANGELES Hurricane-force winds, bone-dry humidity and hazardous fire conditions will buffet Southern California beginning late Saturday, the National Weather Service warns. The approaching Santa Ana winds will have gusts topping 80 miles per hour Sunday, and can be expected to be as strong and long-lasting as the 2003 wind event, when nearly 60,000 acres of San Diego County burned, forecasters said. High pressure over the Rocky Mountains will push warm air across the deserts of Nevada, Arizona and California, and then further heat, compress and dry that as it squeezes through mountain passes, forecasters said. The National Weather...
  • Native American Skull Found At Malibu Construction Site

    10/17/2007 2:24:12 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 153+ views
    Malibu Surfside News ^ | 10-17-2007 | Anne Soble
    Native American Skull Found at Malibu Construction Site State Native American Heritage Commission Initiates Process for Handling Find BY ANNE SOBLE A human skull unearthed at a construction site in the Paradise Cove mobile home park has been officially declared a prehistoric Native American find, and the wheels have been put in motion for the remains to be handled in accord with state law. Workers preparing the foundation for a new mobile home in the beachside complex discovered the skull during routine digging Monday at about 4 p.m. and contacted the sheriffs department. Capt. Ed Winter of the Operations...
  • Mel Gibson builds a $37m church in the Malibu hills

    09/06/2007 11:50:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies · 1,576+ views
    Perth Now ^ | September 5, 2007 | Peta Hellard
    MEL Gibson has poured a further $10 million into his controversial sect in the Malibu hills as he oversees construction of a 400-seat church to expand his flock. A federal tax filing reveals that the troubled actor-director made the large lump sum donation earlier this year to his Holy Family Catholic Church, which is situated in the secluded Agoura Hills. The private church now has $37 million in its coffers - up from $27 million last year, according to the tax document. Gibson's secretive sect is not recognised by the Roman Catholic Church because it does not acknowledge the authority...
  • Plane crashes into house in Sitka

    08/06/2007 7:22:49 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 9 replies · 611+ views
    ADN ^ | August 6, 2007 | PETER PORCO
    A small plane crashed this afternoon into a house on the edge of downtown Sitka, setting the house afire in a wreck whose flames could be seen by many in town as well as many of the nearly 3,000 tourists there, according to authorities.
  • Lindsay Lohan: "I Wasn't Driving, the Black Kid Was"

    07/26/2007 10:17:24 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 1,118+ views
    tmz.com ^ | July 27, 2007
    Excerpt - Just before Lindsay Lohan was arrested early Tuesday morning, she commandeered a car and took three men hostage -- this, according to the three men who were in the car with her. ~ snip ~ They say at one point, Lindsay boasted, "I can't get in trouble. I'm a celebrity. I can do whatever the f**k I want." ~ snip ~
  • CA: LNG plant vote looms - Critics assail offshore facility (14 F'n miles offshore)

    04/07/2007 9:56:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 768+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 4/7/07 | Harrison Sheppard and Lisa FRiedman
    SACRAMENTO - Despite continuing opposition from environmentalists, a $1 billion liquefied natural gas facility proposed for off the Malibu coast could win key state approvals as early as next week. To be built by Australian energy giant BHP Billiton and anchored about 14 miles offshore, the floating facility would become California's first such plant. The 214-foot-high terminal would accept liquefied natural gas from tankers, convert it into natural gas and pipe it to a facility in Oxnard. "The facility we're proposing is absolutely the most environmental facility out there," said Renee Klimczak, president of BHP's liquefied natural gas division. "That's...
  • Ryan O'Neal accused of assaulting son

    02/04/2007 1:09:39 PM PST · by EveningStar · 66 replies · 4,545+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | February 4, 2006
    MALIBU, Calif. - Authorities have accused Oscar-nominated actor Ryan O'Neal of assaulting his adult son at the actor's home over the weekend...
  • Winter Blast Brings Snow To West LA, Malibu(Hey, Arnold...about that "global warming?"

    01/18/2007 5:56:03 AM PST · by kellynla · 32 replies · 900+ views
    knbc ^ | January 17, 2007 | staff
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Snow fell on the palm trees of West Los Angeles and Malibu Wednesday afternoon as Jack Frost visited the Southland again. NBC4 forecaster Fritz Coleman said the mixture of precipitation in West Los Angeles at about 3 p.m. included a dusting of snow. Residents in West Los Angeles said the snow accumulated in parking lots, on cars and around palm trees near Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards and other areas. Most of the snow fell south of Sunset Boulevard and just east of the 405 Freeway. Residents told NBC4 that several inches of snow fell in...
  • Snow Falls In West LA, Malibu (Global Warming running rampant!)

    01/17/2007 4:31:40 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 114 replies · 2,171+ views
    NBC 4 Weather Plus ^ | 1/17/2007 | N/A
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Snow fell on the palm trees of West Los Angeles and Malibu Wednesday afternoon as Jack Frost visited the Southland again. CHP To Escort Motorists Through Icy Grapevine NBC4 forecaster Fritz Coleman said the mixture of precipitation in West Los Angeles included a dusting of snow. Residents in West Los Angeles said the snow accumulated in parking lots, on cars and around palm trees near Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards and other areas. Snow fell earlier Wednesday in Malibu and caused traffic problems on the area's winding and narrow roads. More snow was reported in Canyon...
  • Windblown Fire Razes Oceanfront Houses(Malibu:100% contained. Possibly arson.)

    01/09/2007 6:27:50 AM PST · by kellynla · 52 replies · 1,002+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 9, 2007 | Martha Groves and Bob Pool
    A wind-whipped fire raced through a row of multimillion-dollar homes in Malibu on Monday, destroying four oceanfront residences and a guest house, and damaging four more structures and several vehicles. More than 300 firefighters were sent to battle the blaze, which was reported at 5:01 p.m. and charred about 20 acres around Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road. The fast-moving but short-lived blaze began inside the Malibu Bluffs State Park, Los Angeles County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman said. Windblown embers spread below to Malibu Road and set fire to the homes along the beach, he said.
  • Fire in Malibu

    01/08/2007 5:38:47 PM PST · by al baby · 253 replies · 6,277+ views
    Local Radio | Today | Self
    Live thread House destroyed more to folow
  • Wildfire burns 8 mansions in Malibu

    01/08/2007 7:26:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies · 1,972+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/07 | Jeremiah Marquez -ap
    MALIBU, Calif. - A wildfire fanned by Santa Ana winds destroyed eight seaside mansions and damaged five others Monday as it spread over more than 10 acres in this celebrity enclave, authorities said. Flames boiled furiously out of the skeletons of million-dollar beach homes as palm trees bent in winds blowing at 21 mph. More than 300 firefighters battled the blaze, which began about 5 p.m., said Los Angeles County fire Inspector Ron Haralson. The blaze erupted near West Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road. Residents were being evacuated on the west end of the canyon road, Sheriff's Sgt....
  • Controversial Malibu hills access plan OKd (Conservancy's proposal)

    12/02/2006 7:46:39 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 344+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 2, 2006 | Martha Groves
    The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy approved a controversial plan this week to further open the rugged hills of Malibu for camping, hiking and other activities, heightening a battle with canyon residents and city leaders over public access. Malibu city leaders and other opponents have harshly criticized the access plan, contending that greater use of hillsides and canyons would result in more traffic, heightened fire risk and damage to wildlife habitat. City officials also say the conservancy, which plans to present its proposal to the California Coastal Commission, is trying to circumvent local land-use laws. Proponents have accused residents of seeking...
  • Malibu Poop Patrol Makes a Stink With Celebs

    11/04/2006 12:36:13 PM PST · by ThomasThomas · 10 replies · 1,026+ views
    FoxNews Via AP ^ | Wednesday, October 04, 2006
    Health officials plan to use DNA testing to reveal the poopy perpetrators behind the sewage fouling Malibu's famously star-studded coastline, the Associated Press reports.
  • CA: Jurors deadlocked, mistrial declared in wrecked Ferrari case

    11/04/2006 1:34:06 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 410+ views
    COPLEY NEWS SERVICE ^ | November 4, 2006 | Matt Krasnowski
    LOS ANGELES A mistrial was declared yesterday in the theft and fraud trial of a Swedish businessman who drew unwanted international attention to himself when he wrecked a rare $1.5 million Ferrari on a seaside highway in Malibu. After deliberating the case against Bo Stefan Eriksson, 44, for a little more than a day, jurors told Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg that they were deadlocked 10-2 in favor of conviction, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors quickly announced they would retry Eriksson, who remained in custody. A pretrial hearing is set...
  • Celebrities, Residents Protest LNG Terminal-(w video at link)

    10/22/2006 9:12:02 PM PDT · by Flavius · 17 replies · 572+ views
    cbs ^ | cbs
    (CBS) MALIBU Celebrities and coastal residents held a protest in Malibu against a plan to build a massive, floating liquefied natural gas terminal off the coast of Malibu and Oxnard. Actor Pierce Brosnan and big wave surfer Laird Hamilton hosted the "Paddle Out Protest" at Surfrider Beach, near Malibu Pier in an effort to stop the BHP Billiton LNG terminal. Opponents claim storing liquefied natural gas poses a danger since it's highly flammable and explosive. The terminal would also draw huge tankers to the site from foreign countries several times per week and has the potential for significant and irreversible...
  • Officials Use DNA Tesing to Find Source of Contamination: MALIBU AWASH IN CELEBRITY POOPY

    10/05/2006 9:21:05 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 41 replies · 1,001+ views
    KABC ^ | OCT. 5, 2006 | AP
    MALIBU, October 5, 2006 - Just whose waste is fouling the most star-studded stretch of the Southern California coast? Los Angeles County officials intend to find out, and if the evidence leads back to the toilets of some of Hollywood's rich and famous, the sewage could really hit the fan. "This is going to get messy," predicts Mark Pestrella, the public works official assigned to the project. Environmentalists and health officials suspect Malibu homeowners' leaky septic tanks are allowing what gets flushed down the toilet to flow down the hills and into the Pacific Ocean. To identify the offenders, authorities...