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Join Malibu City staff, community volunteers and partner agencies as they come together to "Clean Up Malibu" on Tuesday, October 27, 8:00 AM - 11:00.

"After all the visitors over the summer, we want to give Malibu some extra care."

Meet in the upper parking lot of City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road) at 8:00 AM. For more information, email

Contact Paulo Freire Lopez for more info.

Pacific Park will light up the wheel with spooky characters and seasonal colors from 10/24 - 11/2 and will be offering candy corn-flavored cotton candy, fall-inspired drinks and treats and more!

ProSUPShop costume event!!

Come out Wednesday the 28th for a moonlight paddle. Best costume gets a free rental voucher! There will be swag for 2nd, 3rd, and possibly 4th place.

Reserve your spot at now!

LA area we invite you to join a group of socially distanced cruisers who will be starting at the Santa Monica Pier at 9AM

Boarding For Breast Cancer is excited to announce the 13th Annual [Virtual] Skate the Coast Presented by SUJA will be taking place on Sunday October 25,2020! B4BC is inviting friends, family and partners to skate-bike-roll their local trail, path, or neighborhood in honor of breast cancer awareness and prevention while promoting B4BC’s mission of a healthy, active lifestyle. Help us in reaching our $50K goal!

Historically, Skate The Coast is a 19-mile cruise from the Santa Monica Pier to Redondo Beach and is our biggest fundraising event of the year. This year due to COVID19 the event will be VIRTUAL and we are inviting our entire global community to skate/bike/roll/ride/hike/walk their local trails and path. Be it 19 miles or just a few laps around your block get outside, ‘Be Healthy, Get Active, Ride’ and help us raise funds for B4BC’s education, prevention and survivorship programs!

LA area we invite you to join a group of socially distanced cruisers who will be starting at the Santa Monica Pier at 9AM

CLICK HERE for more info and to register for the Virtual Event.

The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project of approximately three acres aims to return a healthy and beautiful ecosystem to this beach, which in turn, will address climate change issues for both humans and wildlife. The project will evaluate increased protection for our coastal infrastructure and residences from sea level rise and erosion, while also providing a vital refuge for invertebrates, birds, and rare coastal vegetation species. It will also serve as a model for the region, showing that heavy recreational use of beaches and meaningful habitat restoration are both possible!

This pilot project used low-lying sand fencing and native plant seeds installed in December 2016 to restore a highly impacted beach system with the goal of bringing back a diverse, endemic-rich, coastal plant and wildlife community which has been almost completely eliminated from the Los Angeles region. We believe that the iconic beaches of Santa Monica are a beautiful and important location to try out this restoration project, which utilizes existing sand to transform a portion of the beach into a sustainable coastal strand and foredune habitat complex resilient to sea level rise and wave erosion.

This demonstration site will provide not only a scientific basis to develop guidelines and protocols but an integrated, locally-based program for increasing the usefulness of natural environments in a developed area. It will evaluate “soft” low-cost natural shore protection from sea-level rise and storms while providing public benefits and enhancing natural resource values.

Design aspects feature curved, flowing, low-lying fence lines, a path through the restoration area, and an unenclosed perimeter along the water’s edge. Many of these design components were incorporated to minimize disturbance, and even enhance your interaction with the beach. The site allows visitors to continue to recreate as well as enjoy the local native flora and fauna that are absent along the groomed beaches of the Santa Monica Bay.

For more info, visit the The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project Website.
Local Holywood Celebrity Tabloid Website TMZ just declared this breaking news: "Surfing Exploding During Pandemic Shops Can't Keep Boards In Stock!!!".

"Shreddin' the gnar is taking off during the pandemic," claim the TMZ Sportsdivision of TMZ, "surfing has EXPLODED while people try to have fun while social distancing!!!"

TMZ supposedly called a bunch of shops and "each one told us the demand has been so huge, they can't keep boards in stock!!"

But most of us don't consider Costco to be a surf shop.

A fully stocked surf shop prior to the pandemic.

But to be fair, they also got quotes from a couple surfboard company reps saying salesmen type things that reps usually say, like "Surfing has doubled this year because it's a social distancing activity and it's free."

You can read thier full-on awesome news report HERE!!!!!
Photo: LACoFireAirOps

On Saturday night, around 8PM, a brush fire started just East of the Topanga-PCH Intersection. Prime brush with no heavy recent burn history but light winds and moderate temps. The fire was put out by 9PM, and reports said it burned up 1 acre.

There are more sharks in the water off the coast of Southern California than ever before, according to CSULB's Shark Lab. “This was a big year,” Dr. Chris Lowe, director of the lab, said. “So, even with COVID, we tagged more sharks this year than we have any other year.”

Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab, which has 120 underwater listening stations from San Luis Obispo to San Diego along the coast of California to track sharks, said its team had tagged 38 sharks, more than triple the number that they were able to tag last year.

Lowe states that usually in the fall the sharks would migrate to the south due to water temperature in Southern California getting cooler, so it's a surprise for researchers to find this year so many sharks are still swimming in the region.

"And the aggregations were larger and stayed around longer than they have past years."

Below is satellite tracks (SPOT tags) of young-of-the-year white sharks tagged in SoCal in 2006-2009. Shows typical winter migrations to Baja.

Photos: CSULB's Shark Lab

Surfline is reporting for Sunday, "Slow start as old SSW swell down in the knee-waist high range at better exposed areas. New, long period SSW swell (210-190) joins in by the afternoon, setting up more waist-stomach high surf at good exposures, with the most size showing late. Light winds through most of the morning, followed by light+/locally moderate onshores in the afternoon. The sea breeze expected to ease in the evening. Swampy 6’+ high tide bogs down most spots mid/later morning."

"Good shot of SSW swell (210-190) fills in further to start the new week — peaking late into Tuesday."

And for Tuesday, "Good shot of SSW swell (210-190) continues into Tuesday, for widespread waist-stomach high surf at summer breaks as focal points go to chest-head high. Those waves will be winding down mid week."

"This swell is a little more selective, but larger, with good breaks in the waist-chest high zone as best long-period S swell magnets go chest-head high+ when the steep angled swell peaks on Thursday-Friday, 22nd-23rd. Those waves ease over the following weekend, but next Sunday still looks fun at well exposed breaks. A smaller dose of new S swell is scheduled for the 26th-28th."

A hipster surfer from Orange County was arrested for setting a cop car on fire during the Santa Monica Riots.

Back in June, a wanted poster for the undercover police car arson was issued the FBI and the Santa Monica Police Department, who's incompentant lying Police Cheif Cynthia Renaud allowed the looting to happen in the first place by completely ignoring the numerious warnings sent in via phone calls and messages days prior to the attack on the city.

The wanted poster read, "On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 5:05 p.m., an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria SMPD vehicle was parked at the loading dock of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium." The unknown suspect may have been involved in the arson of the vehicle, which was completely engulfed anddestroyed by fire. And it included photos of the suspect in all his hipster glory (see the above photos).

Nathan Wilson, aged 27, was soon ratted out by his friends. They told the investigators they had driven him to Santa Monica that day, most likely becuase his beloved junky ass Surfer Jeep wasn't working (photos of that Pep-Boys outfitted thing are down below). His friend even showed the investigators Nathan’s Instagram account “yup_i_eat_crayons”, which had him in a selfie in front of the burning police car. He even had the same "Don Pisto" Mexican bar hat on in his profile photo that he is seen wearing in the wanted poster.

That still wasn't enough for them to slap the cuffs on him.

It wasn't till he became a suspect in another vehicle arson that they decided they should arrest him.

This gun nut was in a domestic disputed with whom the cops are calling his "live-in partner", and he went a set his partner's vehicle on fire.

When the FBI went to arrest him at his Irvine home, they found this hipster surfer coward hiding in a matress box spring. They also recovered several items of clothing that directly links him to the Santa Monica arson.

Nathan is now charged in a federal criminal complaint with malicious damage to property owned by an institution or organization receiving federal financial assistance, and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years.

BTW, here's Nathan's bitchin' Surf Jeep that he was proudly posting on all the Jeep pages:

Santa Monica is honoring Día de los Muertos, highlighting the traditional Mexican cultural celebration of life and death, with a larger than the after-life art installation on Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Pier.

Sculptures of La Catrina, one of Día de los Muertos' most recognizable figures, by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero will be viewable at nine locations throughout the Promenade and four locations on the Pier beginning Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2.

Soltero's iconic sculptures of La Catrina range up to 14 feet in height and welcome guests to the Promenade and Pier in brightly colored traditional Mexican attire inspired by Day of the Dead traditions and Mexican icons and embroidery. La Catrina was first born out of Mexican social satire and has become a well-known figure in celebration of the holiday.

Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2
Third Street Promenade sculptures to be on display from 10 am - 8 pm

La Catrina sculptures are viewable at nine locations on Third Street Promenade and four locations on the Santa Monica Pier.

Parking is widely available in the downtown structures including the Santa Monica Public Library or Parking Structures 9 and 10 just north of Wilshire Boulevard. Biking, walking and public transit are encouraged.

For more information, visit

About Ricardo Soltero
Mexican artist Ricardo Soltero is the director and stage-set designer behind the largest Day of the Dead celebration in the United States, which takes place annually at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Born in Nayarit, Mexico, Ricardo has introduced color and culture to exhibits and fundraisers throughout the country with papier-mâché, wood, fiberglass, recycled materials and most importantly, his heritage at the forefront of each piece.

Ricardo's current and ongoing creative project collaborations include: the annual Hollywood Forever Día de los Muertos celebration, Meet Me at the Metro, the 20-year running play of Frida Kahlo with the Synergy Theatre Group, 24th Street Theatre set design, Semblanza Latinoamericana, The Autry Museum, East L.A. Meets Napa, Denver Botanic Gardens, Santa Clarita Valley Festival for Day of the Dead, La Vista Memorial Park's annual Día de los Muertos celebration, UNICEF's Annual Gala, and the Metropolitan Fashion Show.
Heal The Bay has been the LA County coordinator for Coastal Cleanup Day for more than 30 years, and 2020 proved to be a completely different cleanup effort than years past.

The top 10 items found across Los Angeles County in the month of September were:

Coastal Cleanup Month was the first initiative of this scale to track the impact of the improper disposal of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) in LA County. In the first year of tracking this item, PPE was one of the top 10 items found by Heal The Bay volunteers, surpassing common items like glass bottles.

Read more on the Heal The Bay Blog.

You are invited!!! Waves of Love, A Walk On Water's annual fundraiser is going VIRTUAL! Join host Jeff "Swampy" Marsh and special guests on October 24th at 4pm PST. It will stream LIVE on as well as on A Walk On Water's Facebook page and YouTube channel. Event is FREE to attend.⁠ ⁠

Auction opens October 17th! Please visit to register.⁠ ⁠

Keep an eye out for videos and shout outs revealing some of the special guests and highlighted auction items leading up to the event!⁠

Photo: LACoFireAirOps

Two Separate brush fires Saturday afternoon at the Malibu Bluff Park. Named the "Wave Fire", 24255 W Pacific Coast Highway, appproximately 1 acre each on the coast side. Lane closures East/Westbound Pacific Coast Highway.

Photo: Mary Stringini

Per LA County Fire, at 6:30PM, they have advised the fire in Malibu is out. All lane closures Pacific Coast Highway will still be in effect due to equipment and clean up in the area. Unknown ETA for when lanes will be reopened.
Santa monica is cleaning up and reopening 12 playgrounds on Friday.

Airport Park Playground
Clover Park Playgrounds
Douglas Park Playground
Gandara Park Playground
Joslyn Park Playground
Marine Park Playground
Memorial Park Playground
North Beach Playground (slide closed)
Reed Park Playground
South Beach Universally Accessible Playground
Tongva Park Playground
Virginia Avenue Park Playground

The following playgrounds will remain closed until further notice:

Annenberg Community Beach House Playground
Euclid Park Playground
Ishihara Park Playground
Ocean Park Beach Playground
Ozone Park Playground

“We are excited to welcome families back to playgrounds across the City. We ask for everyone’s cooperation in following the guidelines and posted signage so that we can get outside and play safely,” said Interim City Manager Lane Dilg.

But city has let the meth zombie army takeover several parks, which will still make the unsafe for children and adults. That's something Interim City Manager Lane Dilg will refuse to address.

Take note, Los Angeles is going to start enforcing parking regulations again, starting Thursday October 15th.

Big news day at Venice Beach today, first the dead body , now a shooting.

PDRScanner reports a shooting on the Venice Boardwalk at 6:45PM on Wednesday.

Shooting happened at Venice & Ocean Front Walk. The victim was shot while their vehicle, which has Colorado plates (possible rental car).

Suspects fled in a black Mercedes van eastbound on Venice Blvd.

Victim was shot in the chest. Conscious & breathing was the last info announced. According to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department, the victim’s vital signs were stable at last check.

Below are two videos filmed of the police activity folowing the shooting:

Another dead body found at Venice Beach.

The Venice Current reported that a deceased body was discovered on Windward Plaza at 7:47AM Wednesday morning. LAPD was there all morning investigating.

No further details are available at this time.

Another fist fight on the Venice Boardwalk, this was filmed by Tony Vera