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Showing posts with label Malibu. Show all posts


Fire Saturday morning damaged a single-story commercial building in Malibu, authorities said.

Firefighters dispatched at 4:14 a.m. to the 21000 block of Pacific Coast Highway had the blaze out at 4:43 a.m., according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

Later that morning, Chad Marshall posted via Instagram that it was the Brothers Marshall Surf Shop and Cultural Center that had caught fire.



“Everyone is safe, and although the store suffered some damage and we lost a lot of product, it is all replaceable and we will be back up and running soon," Chad Marshall said on Sunday. " The bummer was we lost a majority of the amazing product we had just made for our Morning of the Earth collaboration. Although the store is closed for a bit, you can still support us by pre-ordering the Morning of the Earth merch on our website and pick up any of our products that suit your fancy. A lot of people have asked how they can help, and this is definitely how, my friends! ”


In January 2023, the LA County Department of Beaches and Harbors and California State Parks cleared homeless encampments in the Surfrider Beach and Malibu Creek areas of the City. The teams addressed the issue in a service-oriented approach, offering homeless outreach services to the people in the encampments prior to clearing the area. Six full stake bed truckloads of material and 16 shopping carts were removed the sites.


The righthand lanes of northbound and southbound PCH will be closed from Big Rock Drive to Tuna Canyon Road weeknights, 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, January 23 to approximately March 23 for Southern California Gas Company gas line repair work. The work is required to enable Caltrans to proceed with slope restoration work on the coastal side of PCH south of Big Rock Drive. Crews will replace and relocate two steel gas lines, requiring digging a trench that will be covered by a steel plate during the day. Some daytime work may be required. Residents and businesses near the work site may notice noise, vibrations and dust.


The City of Malibu reports that they busted up a local cars & coffee meet.

"An unpermitted “Zuma Cars & Coffee” auto event took place Sun, Jan 22 at Aviator Nation on PCH by the Malibu Pier. The event was not affiliated with the City. City Code enforcement issued a citation. Sheriff's Department was on site & issued 11 moving violation & 10 parking citations."


Topanga, Not the Best Beach for Beginners.




Photos via Drew Newman.


Eastbound and #1 westbound lanes of PCH were closed at El Matador Beach on Tuesday due to a traffic collision.


An 4.2 Magnitude earthquake off the coast of Malibu shook the west coast at 2:00 AM on Wednesday morning.

The USGS reports a second earthquake of a Magnitude 3.5, 11 miles from Malibu, CA at 2:03 AM. Followed by 2 more quakes of 2.8 and 2,6 magnitudes.

The NOAA reports there is NO tsunami danger from these earthquakes.




The righthand lanes of northbound and southbound PCH will be closed from Big Rock Drive to Tuna Canyon Road weeknights, 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, January 23 to approximately March 23 for Southern California Gas Company gas line repair work. The work is required to enable Caltrans to proceed with slope restoration work on the coastal side of PCH south of Big Rock Drive. Crews will replace and relocate two steel gas lines, requiring digging a trench that will be covered by a steel plate during the day. Some daytime work may be required. Residents and businesses near the work site may notice noise, vibrations and dust.


On Saturday, a brush fire was reported a few minutes before 1 p.m., and it was described as being one-eighth of an acre above 19056 W. Pacific Coast Hwy. Reports stated the the "Fire possibly originated from a homeless encampment. LAFD eventually put out the 1-acre fire.



Point Dume access road & parking lot closed due to storm damage. The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors is doing emergency repairs in close coordination with CA Coastal Commission. The beach remains open, but is heavily eroded - hazardous conditions, beachgoers advised to stay away. For info call 424-526-7777

These are just a few of the 200+ photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo galleries for this day, check them out, the links to the complete galleries are down below.






Malibu Library Speaker Series
Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 PM at the Malibu Library 

Dr. Douglas McCauley, a professor at UC Santa Barbara, willDr. Douglas McCauley standing next to a surfboard provide a brief history of human use of our seas and will share a view of what the future may bring for our oceans. The discussion will include the explosion of new activity in the blue economy and the effects of wildlife and extinction in our oceans. Learn how we can leverage the power of exciting developments in ocean data and technology to shape what the future of this new Marine Industrial Revolution becomes.

Professor McCauley’s work on oceans has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Time. He has researched topics ranging from manta rays, to bumphead parrotfish, to shark spotting drones, to AI for whales. He is a Sloan Research Fellow in the Ocean Sciences and a member of the World Economic Forum’s ocean team.

For more info and to register, Click Here



A GofundMe has been started for the owner of the Prius that was smashed by a fallen rock on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

"Many of you driving up and down PCH have probably noticed the boulder that crashed into a Toyota Prius and totaled it… That car belonged to my friend Maurice, and although he is incredibly grateful for the fact that he was not in the car when it was crushed, the reality of the loss has set in and he could use some help…

My name is Charlene and I have created this page to raise funds to cover the rental car cost, the deductible, and the difference between his insurance reimbursement and the cost of a replacement car.

The insurance he purchased on the car was the maximum he could afford, but not enough to purchase another used Prius equal to the one he lost. Additionally he did not have rental car coverage, and there is his deductible, $500 that he cannot afford at this time. Maurice is a single dad living on a fixed income. Any amount you feel inclined to contribute would be incredibly helpful and much appreciated. Thank you so much!"



Trancas Canyon in north #Malibu Jan. 10th had a good flow to the ocean. The Santa Monica Mtns got 4-5" of rain in this area (4.79" Lechusz FS).



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The guy was a walking to his car when his wife asked him to grab something inside. And as he was walking inside the rock fell on his car. If he did not have to go grab something he would have been in the car when it fell.





Photos via lizlaf21952


Big rock! Malibu Canyon Rd is closed from Civic Center to Piuma Way due to boulder on road just north of the tunnel.


Malibu Cyn Rd is closed both directions Civic Center - Piuma due to rockslides and boulder. Topanga Cyn closed PCH - Mulholland, rockslides.

Malibu Canyon is closed in both directions Civic Center Way to Piuma due to a large rockslide a large boulder in the road. Topanga Canyon is closed both directions from PCH to Mulholland due to rockslides. Rainsford and Bonsall Dr “Arizona crossings” (drainage culvert that flows over street level) are closed during high flow. Widespread rocks and debris and street flooding on canyons and PCH. Proceed with extreme caution, watch for mud, water, rocks, branches in the road, worker and work vehicles, low visibility, strong wind, and potential traffic signal outages. Approach any intersection with a malfunctioning traffic signal as an all-way stop sign under CA law – come to a complete stop. All SMMUSD public schools are closed for the day for safety (Malibu Middle and High School, Webster Elementary, Malibu Elementary). SMMUSD has sent notifications directly to parents and staff.



SR27/Topanga Cyn Blvd btwn PCH and Mulholland Hwy due to mudslides, downed trees, river flowing across road. EVERYONE should avoid the area. Duration unknown.


Come watch Frankie Harrer's video premiere and hang at Brothers Marshall in Malibu on this coming Friday the 13th of January.

Brothers Marshall
Malibu Surf Shop / Community Center,
21237 PCH MALIBU C.A. 90265
Topanga Canyon: State Route 27 (Topanga Canyon Blvd.) is closed in both directions from State Route 1 (PCH) to Grand View Dr. due to a mud slide. Expected to be closed until Friday morning, Jan. 6.

Maintenance is on scene clearing mud & boulder slide from Topanga Canyon Blvd. between PCH & Grand View

Caltrans reports, "The boulder is too large to break up with hydraulic hammers. An explosive specialist is en route to detonate the boulder."



A local surfer posted this to the web today:

"I was surfing first point last Friday around 8 or 9 am, when I had strange sudden pain in my chest and throat. Two surfers helped me get out of the water, and the lifeguard called paramedics.

I thought maybe I was having an allergic reaction because of the rain and I’d wait it out. The lifeguard talked me into riding with the paramedics.

Found out at the hospital I’d had an aortic dissection and would have died if I’d waited around. I had emergency open heart surgery that night and made it.

I’d like to find these guys and try to express my gratitude. Hopefully we can paddle out together in 6 months."