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Calling all Healers. LETS GO!

One Perfect Day is right around the corner.

MALIBU, CA
Surfrider Beach

Saturday, June 1st 2024
9:00 first group hits the surf.

Volunteers 7:00am set up / vendor tents

For more info and to register, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.



Malibu City Hall is located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd. Find the pledge wall, posters and lawn signs in the upstairs lobby!

For more info, Click Here.



May 21, 2024

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:

BEACH AREA WARNINGS:

·East Temescal Canyon Storm Drain at Will Rogers State Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the storm drain.

· Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

100 yards up and down the coast from the Lagoon.

· Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica State Beach. Santa Monica South Tower 20

100 yards up and down the coast from the storm drain.

· Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey

The entire swim area.

· Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the public restrooms.

· Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica

100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

· Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro

The entire swim area.

These warnings have been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested. Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

Use the map below to obtain the current water quality status of your favorite beach location. Use your mouse wheel to zoom into a particular location. Click on the marker to identify the sampling location. This map is updated as conditions change.




Pacific Coast Highway was closed in both directions from Paradise Cove to Winding Way on Tuesday afternoon due to a fatal car accident.

According to Sgt. James Arens, one driver was transported to a nearby hospital to be evaluated. The other driver was pronounced deceased when paramedics arrived. The incident is still under investigation


In November 2023, the Malibu City Council declared a Local Emergency aimed at addressing the risks of dangerous, illegal, and reckless driving on a 21-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH or State Route 1) locals call “Dead Man’s Curve” that is visited by millions every year. From 2011 to 2023, there were 58 people killed and more than 100 injuries to drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians on PCH. The dangerous driving behaviors on PCH culminated in the tragic deaths of four Pepperdine University students who were struck and killed by a speeding driver while walking along PCH on Oct. 17, 2023. That year alone, there were 220 crashes on PCH. Three of the crashes killed seven people and another 93 crashes resulted in injuries. The overwhelming majority of crashes involved speeding.

The situation is dire. Actions are being taken at the local and state level. The City of Malibu, City of Los Angeles, City of Santa Monica, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), and allied law enforcement agencies are committed to doing everything possible to improve safety on PCH, a top priority for the community and the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA).



Go Safely PCH is a collaborative effort among local and state traffic safety stakeholders who are taking specific actions to reduce deaths and serious injuries on PCH.

City of Malibu

- Three CHP officers dedicated to traffic enforcement on PCH.
- $39 million spent on traffic safety improvement projects on PCH, with another $8 million dedicated to future PCH safety improvement projects.
- 2024 PCH Safety Report will track and update 130 improvement projects outlined in the City of Malibu’s 2015 PCH Safety Plan.
- 30 projects have been completed with another 50 projects in design and construction phases.
- 6 “LIDAR” speed guns for traffic safety enforcement activities by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).
- Two traffic enforcement operations in December 2023 and January 2024 by LASD and CHP resulted in 115 speeding citations. Citations for speeding accounted for more than 80% of all citations issued.
- From Jan. 29 to Feb. 11, 2024, CHP officers issued 154 citations, 151 citations were for speeding. One driver speeding at 100 mph was stopped and arrested for DUI.
- On Feb. 8, 2024, with several CHP officers not assigned to the Malibu Task Force were deployed in Malibu for targeted traffic enforcement, resulting in 23 citations for moving violations and 16 non-moving violation citations.
- In 2023, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Malibu Lost Hills Station reported that 7,580 citations were issued for various traffic related violations in the City of Malibu. Of those, 50% were drivers between 20 to 34 years old, and 10% were Malibu residents.

Caltrans

$4.2 million Director’s Order that includes 30 infrastructure improvements:
- 13 speed feedback signs at 10 locations
- Speed limit markings on the road
- New safety corridor signs
- Lane separators to prevent vehicles from drifting into oncoming traffic or making illegal turns.
- New speed limit signs to enhance visibility at night
- Curve warning signs at four locations
- Three road safety audits that propose pavement upgrades, adding bike lanes and pedestrian access improvements at PCH/Heathercliff Road bus stop. Projects would be from Cross Creek Road to the Ventura County line. The bike lanes would be near Via Escondido Drive to Busch Drive and near Malibu RV Park Road to Via Escondido Drive.
- Pedestrian signal upgrade north of Carbon Canyon to replace flashing yellow pedestrian beacon with full pedestrian signal. Construction start date is anticipated in Summer 2024. See the full list of current and planned PCH Safety Projects within Caltrans District 7, which includes Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Caltrans will continue to update this page as more projects are added and completed.

California Highway Patrol

- Traffic enforcement task force in Malibu that will assist LASD on 21-mile stretch of PCH in Malibu.
- Zero tolerance for speeding. If you are stopped for speeding on PCH, you will be cited.
- Patrols on canyon roads leading into Malibu to deter speeders.
- More than 1,200 citations issued in 2024 through April by the CHP Task Force in Malibu. The overwhelming majority of the citations were for speeding.

For more info, Click Here.



ALOHA Collection, the female-founded and cult-followed Original Splash-ProofTM lifestyle brand, opened a new retail store in Malibu, CA on Saturday, May 4th. Arriving as the 5th brick-and-mortar store in the US, the 651 square-foot store located in Malibu’s Country Mart will act as a permanent hub for fostering connection within its global community, in addition to serving as a shopping destination for the local community, brand fans, and travelers alike.

ALOHA Collection celebrated the Malibu Store Grand Opening on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 11:00am with a traditional blessing and the first 25 guests receiving a mystery gift card, followed by exclusive in-store promotions, surprise giveaways, and more including limited-edition gift-with-purchase and onsite complimentary embroidery with the purchase of any tote.



Founded in 2013 with a single product, today the ALOHA brand is sold around the world, beloved for their original SPLASH-PROOF bags and accessories, from beach totes and duffle bags to pouches and crossbodies – each of which uniquely combines style and function. In addition to a number of wholesale partnerships, the brand operates three store locations – Newport Beach, CA; Encinitas, CA; Whalers Village, Maui, HI and Waikiki, Honolulu, HI.

ALOHA Collection’s Malibu store opening hours are Sunday through Thursday: 10:00-6:00 PM and Friday through Saturday: 10:00-7:00 PM.

ALOHA Collection Malibu Store
Address: 3835 Cross Creek Road,
Suite 21, Malibu, CA 90265




Two beaches in the continental U.S. are now two-time recipients of the international Blue Flag award, Blue Flag USA announced today. Westward Beach in Malibu and Delray Beach Municipal Beach in Delray Beach, Florida, received the recognition for the 2024 season from the Blue Flag International Jury this month.

Westward Beach, which spans from Zuma Lagoon to Birdview Avenue, in Malibu, will fly the Blue Flag from May 1 through September 30, 2024, while the stretch of Delray Beach Municipal Beach between Casuarina Road and Laing Street will see the Blue Flag from May 1, 2024, through April 30, 2025.

The 30 plus-year-old International Blue Flag program recognizes beaches, marinas, and tourism boat operators annually based on a significant but attainable set of operations criteria covering environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services. The International Jury awarded over 5,000 sites for the first time in 2022.

“Our awarded sites exceeded national standards with the first flags in the 50 U.S. states last year,” and said Annie Mercer, program coordinator for the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). “We look forward to seeing how they continue to grow in their second award season.”

As a National Operator for the international Blue Flag program, ASBPA administers the program in the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii, as well as supports sites in reaching criteria compliance.

Flag raising ceremonies and environmental education events will be coordinated by local sites in support of raising environmental awareness and active participation in sustainable beach management.

Sites in the Blue Flag USA program participate in four stages of engagement between the host location and the USA program: Interest, Candidate, Applicant, and Award. Learn more at blueflag.us.


The City of Malibu Arts Commission invites all of Malibu to attend the opening reception for public art exhibition, “On a Sunday Afternoon," featuring renowned photographer Pep Williams, on Sun, May 19, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM at Malibu City Hall.

Photographer, Pep Williams, will showcase images of the lowrider culture in Los Angeles. Images will include the world’s most famous lowrider, Gypsy Rose, a 1964 Chevrolet Impala, as well as other well-known lowrider cars as part of the exhibition. Mr. Williams is a fine art photographer, video director, and third generation DogTown skateboarder from South Central Los Angeles. He has traveled globally, creating materials for his photographic exhibitions, and has photographed spreads for magazines worldwide.

The exhibition will be on display from May 20 - June 28, 2024 and open Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

The Opening Reception is Sunday, May 19, at noon. Celebrate the artist, view the artwork, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. An RSVP is not required.

For more info, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.


Work starts this week on City of Malibu's PCH Median Improvements Project. Single lane closures on PCH, John Tyler Dr - Puerco Cyn 6AM - 5PM. Will increase safety by reducing illegal u-turns & wrong-direction driving. Completion expected June, 2024.

For more news, updates and traffic conditions on PCH and other local beachside roads, Click Here.


As part of Safe on PCH week, the Michel Shane film, 21 Miles Film, will be screened at Malibu High School on Wednesday, May 1st.

As part of Safe on PCH Week, Supervisor Lindsey Horvath, in partnership with Malibu High School, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, and Malibu High School PTSA, will be hosting a film screening of the Michel Shane film, 21 Miles Film.

Panelists: Captain Jenn Seetoo, Captain Dennis Ford, Robert D Cohen, Michel Shane, & Bridget Thompson

"21 Miles in Malibu" follows the incredible history of Malibu, the story of the Pacific Coast Highway, and the people most affected by it all. It shows the dichotomy of this small town - a seemingly idyllic paradise devastated by a high-speed highway ripping through its heart. The documentary chronicles the lives of those affected, further exemplifying the dangers of the frequently traveled road and leaving viewers wondering why stricter regulations are not in place to prevent future damage.

Wednesday, May 1 · 6:30 - 8:30pm PDT Malibu High School
30215 Morning View Drive Malibu, CA 90265

For more info & to RSVP (required) for this free event, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.


Who’s counting days til May 4th at Malibu?!?! We can’t wait to share the stoke, countless smiles and good times with all our AWOW Athletes, volunteers, families and friends. Come support if you can and big thanks to all our ‘Bu partners and people who make these events possible. See ya soon




For more info, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.


Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide investigators responded to a shooting death investigation on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at approximately 2:55 p.m., at the 800 Block of Westlake, Malibu.

The male adult victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

When deputies arrived, they found the victim off the main roadway in an area that appears to be only accessible and used for 4-wheel drive vehicles to traverse.

The victim was located by a person who was doing the 4-wheel drive trail and noticed a vehicle at the top unoccupied. As the passer-by started down the trail, he noticed a person down and notified the Lost Hills Station.

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has not been positively identified but appears to be a male Hispanic between 20 to 30 years old.

The investigation is ongoing, and currently, there is no additional information.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477)





Queen Of The Point - Malibu 2024, the crown jewel in the celebration of women's longboarding. This event, set against the iconic waves of Malibu's First Point, is not just a competition; it's a movement, elevating female surfers in a sport where their presence continues to inspire and grow.

Queen Of The Point, the distinguished all-ladies longboard surfing competition, is excited to announce its return to the legendary First Point Malibu from June 28 to 30, 2024. Established in response to the need for a more prominent platform for women in the male-dominated sport of surfing, QOTP stands as a testament to empowerment, skill, and community within women’s surfing.

As the fastest growing population of surfers, female longboarders are not only taking over lineups, but they represent the beauty, flow, and art of the sport.

The mission of QOTP is to acknowledge and show respect to the women who came before, to give a platform for the current class, and to encourage girls of the future to embrace longboard surfing.



The event includes AMATEUR divisions.

Registration Details

Early registration will available to 2024 members on Monday, April 1, 2024.
Registration to non-members will open on Monday, April 29, 2024.
Pro division will be invite only. Please contact for inquiries.
Cancellations are non-refundable unless otherwise noted.

To register Click Here

Empowering Female Surfers

Founded in 2021 amidst challenges, QOTP’s mission has been unwavering: to elevate female surfers and inspire future generations. By highlighting the grace, athleticism, and spirit of female surfers, QOTP aims to ensure women’s significant presence in surfing. The event is open to both amateur and professional surfers, fostering inclusivity and the joy of surfing.

A Weekend of Surfing Excellence

The event kicks off with an opening party on Friday evening, setting the stage for a weekend filled with exceptional surfing. Competitors will showcase their talents on Saturday and Sunday at First Point Malibu, known for its perfect longboarding waves. Participants are required to ride longboards at least 9 feet long, competing in a pro division with a prize purse and several amateur divisions based on age. The weekend will culminate in a closing ceremony on Sunday evening, with the location to be announced.

Overcoming Challenges

The journey of QOTP has been marked by the challenge of securing sponsorships to cover event necessities. Despite these hurdles, the dedication to creating a platform for female surfers has never wavered, with the series looking to expand and evolve. The support of partners and sponsors remains crucial to the success and sustainability of the event.

For more info and to register, Click Here

*Subject to change without notice


Caltrans estimates the massive landslide at postmile 1.8 on Topanga Canyon Blvd (Route 27) in Topanga Canyon will be cleared by fall 2024 if all things go well.

Water continues to seep out from under dirt, mud and rocks, indicating mass may move. The last rainstorm (April 13 - 14) further saturated the unstable hillside.

• Due to present geological conditions and instability of the slope, material must be removed from the top down. Removing the "toe" of the slope will bring down the unstable earth and large boulders above as water is still percolating under the surface.

• A boulder that is about 10 feet high that is visible from the south side of the landslide is a safety concern. A crack has formed behind it that is about 5 to 10 feet wide, with the weight of the hillside pushing down on the boulder. A rough estimate of the landslide - just the visible face — is about 80,000 cubic yards and 9.2 million pounds. This is enough material to fill 5,500 dump trucks.

• SR-27 is closed from Grand View Drive to SR-1 (PCH). Temporary signal lights have been installed at Tuna Canyon Road and State Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway). The signal provides a measure of safety for Topanga Canyon residents who need to access southbound PCH while SR-27 is closed.

• A major landslide occurred adjacent to the current landslide in the 1940s. It's unknown how long the roadway was closed at that time. The landslide that occurred March 9, 2024, is twice as large - the visible face is about 300 feet above the roadway but extends about 200 feet beyond that point into the brush.

Caltrans is working with the county and elected officials to mitigate impacts to the community. The public can submit questions to Topanga@dot.ca.gov.

The landslide is about 9.2 million pounds.





Malibu Canyon Road is closed in both directions from Piuma to Pacific Coast Highway due to rockslide on Sunday. The location of the rockslide is just north of the tunnel. No reports of any injuries or collisions. ETA to reopen is Monday, 4/15 at 3pm..



Photos via The Dude

In case you were wonder what are those markings on the road in several sections of Pacific Coast Highway, they are optical speed bars. According to the California Department of Transportation, "Speed Reduction Markings (also known as Optical Speed Bars) are transverse pavement markings placed with progressively reduced spacing on both edges of the traveled way to create the perception of increased speed. This illusion encourages drivers to slow down as they pass by the markings."

The guidebook also states, "Speed reduction markings should be reserved for unexpected curves and should not be used on long tangent sections of roadway or in locations frequented mainly by local or familiar drivers. Speed reduction markings shall not be used in lanes that do not have a longitudinal line (center line, edge line, or lane line) on both sides of the lane."




Temporary signals now operating at Tuna Canyon Road and SR-1 (Pacific Coast Highway) for left turns onto sothbound PCH. This is an alternate route to avoid the closure on Route 27 (Topanga Canyon) from Grand View Dr to PCH due to the still-active landslide.






On Wednesday, recuers responded to a report of a vehicle that went approximately 150 feet over the side Malibu Canyon Road resulting in a fatality. This happened around 5:30 p.m. a few miles north of Pacific Coast Highway.

Tracy Vancura, 63, of Camarillo in Ventura County, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. The cuase of the accident is still unknown.


Malibu City Council sent a letter urging State & County officials to make changes to CA Vehicle Code for safety on Pacific Coast Highway. If caught going +100 MPH, lose your license for 3 months; going twice the speed limit, lose your license for 1 month (& more).

Here are the changes they want:

Anybody who exceeds 100 miles per hour shall lose their license to drive for three months, and anybody who exceeds 100 miles per hour more than once in a 12-month period shall lose their license to drive for six months

Anybody who exceeds twice the posted speed limit shall lose their license to drive for one month, and anybody who exceeds twice the posted speed limit more than once in a 12-month period shall lose their license to drive for two months.

The loss of license in these instances shall be mandatory not discretionary.




Read the letter, Click Here





The Lost Hills Sheriff's Department confirmed the statements people have been posting online about the person who was hit by a truck on Pacific Coast Highway. “At this time in the investigation, all evidence leads us to believe this incident is a suicide and not an accidental traffic collision; however, the investigation is ongoing,” the Sheriff's press release said. The man has been identified as Dimitri Failla, 32 years old.

Several witnesses have also stated that person was a homeless man that just ran right out onto the highway.