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'We are absolutely puzzled': Reward offered in case of missing woman

For Susan Park, the last six months have been torture. Her daughter Elaine, 20, has been missing since Jan. 28, when she was last seen leaving her ex-boyfriend’s house in Calabasas. On Feb. 2, her charcoal-gray 2015 Honda Civic was found in Malibu unlocked with the keys in the ignition and her...

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  • An Airstream idyll in Malibu with many happy returns

    An Airstream idyll in Malibu with many happy returns

    You know how everyone always writes "I'll be back!" — and there's always an exclamation point — in vacation rental guest books? You've just had a moment that somehow seems transformative. This is the way life is meant to be. But then the moment fades, and there are new adventures to be had and...

  • Diwali fundraiser dinner, Redbird preview, Nobu 20-year anniversary omakase

    Diwali fundraiser dinner, Redbird preview, Nobu 20-year anniversary omakase

    The L.A. Mumbai Sister City Affiliation is celebrating Diwali (India's festival of lights) with a special fundraiser dinner Oct. 12 at the Bombay Cafe. The evening will include food, and wines by Alexana Estate Vineyards and Winery, as well as a dance performance, tarot readings, henna painting...

  • Malibu wine growers feel squeeze of coastal protection plan

    Malibu wine growers feel squeeze of coastal protection plan

    The red-lava rock hills over Malibu are no stranger to squabbles. This time, the fight is over grapes. To explain the opposing sides, Dan Fredman — a vintner and public relations consultant — points to a slope off Mulholland Highway that has been cleared of chaparral and is now covered in vines....

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  • 'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth keeps the myth alive in Malibu

    'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth keeps the myth alive in Malibu

    Bicoastal actors Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky, who call Australia home, have swung a pair of deals in Malibu, selling their house for $7 million and buying another property nearby for $3.45 million. On the sale side, the couple saw a solid return on investment in the deal for their Point Dume-area...

  • Bird Streets action may signal a takeoff

    Bird Streets action may signal a takeoff

    So far this year, we've seen more than 20 home sales of $10 million or more, only a slight uptick from the previous year, plus just a handful of $20-million-plus sales. Safe to say, the market for higher high-end homes in the Greater Los Angeles area has yet to cut loose in 2016. But that could...

  • Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Malibu

    A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning six miles from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:11 a.m. PDT at a depth of 9.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Thousand Oaks, nine miles from Agoura Hills, and...

  • Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann: This is $11.5 million

    Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann: This is $11.5 million

    Another round of high-dollar sales resulted in a small mint's worth of cash changing hands around the Greater Los Angeles area. Among the movers and shakers was a big-name producer, a sports franchise owner and a manufacturing heiress. Here's a look at the most expensive homes sold in the last...

  • Beach bargain? Mobile homes in Malibu for under $900,000

    Beach bargain? Mobile homes in Malibu for under $900,000

    A beach house in Malibu for under $1 million? That's crazy talk for an area where the median price for a single-family home was around $2.4 million. That is, unless you think outside the box. Enter the mobile home: a Bohemian paradise at a more affordable price. Here's a look at how far your dollar...

  • Wildly quiet by the beach in Malibu

    Wildly quiet by the beach in Malibu

    It's situated in Malibu, but with its cedar, concrete and stone details and peaceful location alongside a natural stream, this modernist home near Little Dume feels more cabin retreat than beach-house getaway. A nearby guesthouse — standing tall among a backdrop of palms and tropical flora— gives...

  • Westside home of Al Martino sells in all-cash deal
    Westside home of Al Martino sells in all-cash deal

    The homes of a medical entrepreneur, a film executive and a professional matchmaker were among the most expensive real estate sold in

    Greater Los Angeles the last two weeks.

    $9.7 million — Malibu

    George Rapier, the founder and chairman of WellMed Medical Management, and his wife, Kymberly, sold...

  • 'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth looks to hammer out a deal
    'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth looks to hammer out a deal

    Actor Chris Hemsworth, who plays the mythological superhero Thor in the Marvel films, has put his mortal realm in Malibu's Point Dume on the market for $6.5 million.

    He and wife, Elsa Pataky, are selling because they moved back to Hemsworth's native Australia last year.

    Set behind gates on a full...

  • Female inmate firefighter dies following injury in Malibu blaze
    Female inmate firefighter dies following injury in Malibu blaze

    Shawna Lynn Jones, who died Friday after being struck by a falling boulder in Malibu, is the first woman inmate in state history to lose her life while battling a wildfire, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

    Jones, 22, had joined the state’s Conservation Camp...

  • Homes of Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub are for sale at a combined $41 million
    Homes of Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub are for sale at a combined $41 million

    Think of it as Jerry Weintraub's last big production and sequel. The Beverly Hills estate of the late mega-producer was listed for sale earlier this month for $25 million. Now his Palm Desert home is being offered at $16 million.

    The Beverly Hills residence, renovated a decade ago, includes a contemporary-style...

  • Sierra Club files lawsuit to stop U2 guitarist the Edge's Malibu development
    Sierra Club files lawsuit to stop U2 guitarist the Edge's Malibu development

    Environmentalists were up in arms last month when the California Coastal Commission gave its OK to U2 guitarist the Edge's much-protested plan to build five mansions with swimming pools on an untouched Malibu ridge.

    On Thursday, the Sierra Club, which has fought the project in the Sweetwater Mesa...

  • Sierra Club files lawsuit to stop U2 guitarist the Edge's Malibu development
    Sierra Club files lawsuit to stop U2 guitarist the Edge's Malibu development

    Environmentalists were up in arms last month when the California Coastal Commission gave its OK to U2 guitarist the Edge's much-protested plan to build five mansions with swimming pools on an untouched Malibu ridge.

    On Thursday, the Sierra Club, which has fought the project in the Sweetwater Mesa...

  • Home of the Day: A front-row seat in Malibu
    Home of the Day: A front-row seat in Malibu

    This two-story residence sits along the coastline on the eastern end of Malibu in between Las Tunas and Topanga state beaches. Extensively remodeled last year, the house has a gated courtyard entrance, open-plan living areas and ocean-centered terrace balconies set off of each level.

    Location:...

  • Home of the Day: A front-row seat in Malibu
    Home of the Day: A front-row seat in Malibu

    The oceanfront home in Malibu, listed for sale at $4.388 million, features a courtyard entry, rows of sliding glass doors and ocean-facing terrace balconies.

  • More El Niño rain, high surf and strong winds expected today
    More El Niño rain, high surf and strong winds expected today

    Coming after days of rain that washed away hillsides and flooded freeways, the next El Niño storm, set to hit Southern California on Thursday, will focus its damage on the coastline, the National Weather Service said.

    “By far the big headline today will be the surf [with] 10- to 15-foot sets over...

  • Home of the Day: Dropping anchor in Malibu
    Home of the Day: Dropping anchor in Malibu

    Built last year, this oceanfront contemporary draws inspiration from passing ocean liners with angular sections and walls of glass that evoke an observation deck or bridge. On both floors, telescoping glass doors slide away to create indoor-outdoor living spaces.

    Address: 21660 Pacific Coast Highway,...

  • Home of the Day: Dropping anchor in Malibu
    Home of the Day: Dropping anchor in Malibu

    The two-story contemporary in Malibu features walls of glass, open-plan interiors and wide ocean-facing decks.

  • These were the most expensive homes sold in greater Los Angeles in 2015
    These were the most expensive homes sold in greater Los Angeles in 2015

    Another year of nine-figure listings dominated real estate headlines and, to an extent, our imaginations in 2015. But despite sticker prices intended to induce shock and astonishment, we failed to see a $100-million home sale recorded in Los Angeles this year.

    Instead, many of the year’s most expensive...

  • Home of the Day: A palm-topped oasis in Malibu's Serra Retreat
    Home of the Day: A palm-topped oasis in Malibu's Serra Retreat

    The Spanish-style house sits on about an acre in Malibu's Serra Retreat with a swimming pool and spa, outoor living spaces and tropical landscaping.

  • Home of the Day: A palm-topped oasis in Malibu's Serra Retreat
    Home of the Day: A palm-topped oasis in Malibu's Serra Retreat

    A blanket of tall palms and tropical landscaping surrounds this Spanish-style residence on about an acre in Malibu’s Serra Retreat. The formal living room, with vaulted ceilings and exotic touches, opens to tiled deck space and a swimming pool for indoor-outdoor living.

    Address: 23111 Mariposa...

  • U2's the Edge gets state approval to build controversial homes on a Malibu ridge
    U2's the Edge gets state approval to build controversial homes on a Malibu ridge

    For years, U2 guitarist the Edge has sought to build five homes atop an undeveloped ridge in an unincorporated area of Malibu.For nearly a decade, environmental groups and many residents have objected, saying to do so would needlessly despoil sensitive habitat and mar the visual landscape.On Thursday,...

  • Shop arts and crafts, shop at new stores, shop deals or shop for charity this week
    Shop arts and crafts, shop at new stores, shop deals or shop for charity this week

    Shopping choices abound this season in Southern California, with new stores opening, retailers hosting charitable fundraisers, craft markets popping up and more.

    Here's a sampling:

    Openings

    Luxury optical retailer Vitra Eyewear has opened at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. The store...

  • Home of the Day: A rustic ocean-view retreat in Malibu's Encinal Bluffs
    Home of the Day: A rustic ocean-view retreat in Malibu's Encinal Bluffs

    Known as the Pelican House, the rustic ocean-view residence on about two acres in Malibu is on the market for $7.995 million.

  • Home of the Day: A rustic ocean-view retreat in Malibu's Encinal Bluffs
    Home of the Day: A rustic ocean-view retreat in Malibu's Encinal Bluffs

    Known as the Pelican House, this rustic retreat on Malibu’s Encinal Bluffs neighborhood offers a throwback in style with such Old Western details as pine wood floors, river stone fireplaces and hearths and reclaimed barnwood from Vermont. Large bay and picture windows and a wraparound balcony center...

  • True Religion's Kym Gold sells her Spanish-style retreat in Malibu
    True Religion's Kym Gold sells her Spanish-style retreat in Malibu

    True Religion Brand Jeans co-founder Kym Gold has sold her house in Malibu for $18.45 million.

    The Spanish-style home, built in 2001, has a courtyard entry and takes in views of the coastline. The bright interiors incorporate reclaimed wood flooring, distressed beamed ceilings and imported stone...

  • Hot Property | Kym Gold
    Hot Property | Kym Gold

    The Malibu bluff retreat features a courtyard entry, imported appointments and an ocean-view master suite.

  • David Spade, Ed Sheeran entertain at Rock for EB party
    David Spade, Ed Sheeran entertain at Rock for EB party

     The event: Sunday’s Rock 4 EB featured stars under the stars, plus singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran in a 90-minute concert to benefit the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (www.ebkids.org), which funds research for EB, a rare and debilitating skin disorder, mostly seen in children.

    ...

  • Puma found dead in Point Mugu State Park killed by rat poisons
    Puma found dead in Point Mugu State Park killed by rat poisons

    A once-photogenic mountain lion whose carcass was found by a runner in Point Mugu State Park on Sept. 30 died of exposure to rat poisons, the National Park Service confirmed Tuesday.

    A necropsy of the puma known as P-34, conducted by scientists at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab...

  • Sandbags offered as high surf, tides prepare to hit Southern California coast
    Sandbags offered as high surf, tides prepare to hit Southern California coast

    Unusually high tides are expected to begin hitting Southern California on Tuesday morning and could bring water up to beachside home doorsteps and parking lots, the National Weather Service said.

    Fueled by high surf and a full moon, the tides are expected to peak about 9:20 a.m. in Los Angeles...

  • Unusually high tides and surf may cause flooding along L.A. County coast
    Unusually high tides and surf may cause flooding along L.A. County coast

    Unusually high tides and surf will hit the California coast for the next few days, which could cause some flooding in low-lying areas, and there will be a moderate risk of rip currents, National Weather Services officials said Monday night.

    On Tuesday through Friday, high tides in Los Angeles County...

  • Unusually high tides and surf may cause flooding along L.A. County coast
    Unusually high tides and surf may cause flooding along L.A. County coast

    Unusually high tides and surf will hit the California coast for the next few days, which could cause some flooding in low-lying areas, and there will be a moderate risk of rip currents, National Weather Services officials said Monday night.

    On Tuesday through Friday, high tides in Los Angeles County...

  • Onetime Donald Sutherland beach house in Santa Monica is for sale or lease #TBT
    Onetime Donald Sutherland beach house in Santa Monica is for sale or lease #TBT

    A Santa Monica beach house owned for many years by actor Donald Sutherland is on the market at $3.075 million for sale or $15,000 a month for lease.

    Built in 1980, the property sold that year for $250,000 and again in 1987 for $332,500. A decade later it changed hands for $435,000. Most recently,...

  • At Campowerment in Malibu, women find joy, inner strength or simple relaxation
    At Campowerment in Malibu, women find joy, inner strength or simple relaxation

    Mary Olson, a 59-year-old IT executive from Falls Church, Va., scaled to the top of a 40-foot high pole and perched there for 10 minutes, trembling, summoning the courage to make the next move. Below, clusters of women shouted encouragement. Finally, Olson began slowly shimmying 40 feet across...

  • BASE jumper Johnny Strange dies in wingsuit jump in Swiss Alps
    BASE jumper Johnny Strange dies in wingsuit jump in Swiss Alps

    Adventurer Johnny Strange, who grew up in Malibu, was killed Thursday when he crashed while wingsuit BASE jumping in the Swiss Alps.

    Strange, 23, crashed a few seconds after taking off from Mt. Gitschen about noon, according to a statement from Swiss police on Friday.

    Police were investigating...

  • Caitlyn Jenner won't be charged in deadly PCH crash
    Caitlyn Jenner won't be charged in deadly PCH crash

    Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Caitlyn Jenner, who deputies had said caused a deadly chain-reaction crash on Pacific Coast Highway in February.

    The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office determined that prosecutors would not be able to prove in court that Jenner was responsible...

  • Home of the Day: Walls of glass and ocean views on Broad Beach
    Home of the Day: Walls of glass and ocean views on Broad Beach

    Tempered glass windows stretching from floor to ceiling underscore the dramatic three-story design of this contemporary-style home found across from Malibu’s Broad Beach. Flanked by rows of tall palms and ferns, an interior courtyard with a spa and outdoor dining area is at the center of the home.

    ...

  • Home of the Day: Walls of glass and ocean views on Broad Beach
    Home of the Day: Walls of glass and ocean views on Broad Beach

    Listed for sale at $4.875 million, this three-story contemporary-style home features walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, an inner courtyard and wide views of Malibu's Broad Beach.

  • Hammerhead shark in Malibu; everyone clears out ... except surfers
    Hammerhead shark in Malibu; everyone clears out ... except surfers

    Los Angeles County lifeguards were monitoring the waters off Malibu Tuesday afternoon after two fisherman briefly hooked an 8-foot hammerhead shark, officials said.

    The shark was spotted about 2:45 p.m. when it bit a fisherman’s line off the pier, said lifeguard Capt. Ken Haskett.  Though it broke...

  • What is El Niño bringing us besides rain? Hammerhead sharks, experts say
    What is El Niño bringing us besides rain? Hammerhead sharks, experts say

    A possible record-breaking El Niño is attracting dozens of sharks, even hammerheads, off the coast of Southern California, experts say.

    The periodic ocean pattern characterized by unusually warm water in the eastern Pacific could cause heavy rain as it heats the atmosphere and changes circulation...

  • Caitlyn Jenner discusses jail time in fatal crash case
    Caitlyn Jenner discusses jail time in fatal crash case

    As prosecutors decide whether to file charges against her in a fatal accident on Pacific Coast Highway earlier this year, Caitlyn Jenner discussed the case in an interview broadcast this week.

    While legal experts doubt Jenner would face jail time even if charged, she talked about that possibility.

    ...

  • Over 5,000 swimmers rescued from rough water at L.A., O.C. beaches
    Over 5,000 swimmers rescued from rough water at L.A., O.C. beaches

    Lifeguards rescued more than 5,000 people overcome by high surf and dangerous rip currents at beaches in Los Angeles and Orange counties over the Labor Day weekend.

    In Los Angeles County, the hot temperatures and warm water brought more than 3.2 million visitors to area beaches. Although the sand...

  • Hammerhead shark bites kayaker's leg near Malibu
    Hammerhead shark bites kayaker's leg near Malibu

    A hammerhead shark bit a kayaker in the leg off Deer Creek beach in Malibu on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

    The kayaker was 1.5 miles offshore when a 10-foot hammerhead shark bit one of his lower legs about 2:30 p.m., said Lidia Barillas, public information officer with the Los Angeles...

  • The county is awol in the fight for Malibu beaches
    The county is awol in the fight for Malibu beaches

    Everybody knows this beach story: The rich and powerful who own property along Malibu's 27-mile coastline battle to keep the public away from the sand, surf and sunshine that fronts their houses. (Think David Geffen and his endless lawsuits to keep the access way closed next to his Carbon Beach...

  • Home of the Day: A mobile home near Point Dume for $1.5 million
    Home of the Day: A mobile home near Point Dume for $1.5 million

    This remodeled mobile home on a bluff near Point Dume is part of Paradise Cove, a 270-site mobile home park with private access to the popular strip of coastline. Hardwood floors, raised ceilings and a living room with a wood-burning fireplace highlight the 1,540 square feet of space, which also...

  • Home of the Day: A mobile home near Point Dume for $1.5 million
    Home of the Day: A mobile home near Point Dume for $1.5 million

    Listed for $1.5 million, this two-bedroom mobile home features wood floors, a wood-burning fireplace and ocean and mountain views.

  • Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charge in deadly PCH crash
    Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charge in deadly PCH crash

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives will present evidence next week to prosecutors that could lead to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner, who was involved in a deadly chain-reaction crash on Pacific Coast Highway in February.

    Sheriff’s Det. Richard Curry said Thursday...

  • Top sales: Pedigreed Greene & Greene Craftsman goes for $7.84 million
    Top sales: Pedigreed Greene & Greene Craftsman goes for $7.84 million

    A Westside penthouse, a Greene & Greene Craftsman and new construction in Arcadia and Hollywood Hills West were among the priciest residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area in the week that ended Aug. 15.

    $9 million — Santa Monica

    An ocean-view penthouse at the Seychelle building...

  • Home of the Day: There's a tree growing inside this Carbon Beach home
    Home of the Day: There's a tree growing inside this Carbon Beach home

    On the market for the first time in its existence, this Midcentury Modern-style home fronting Carbon Beach was designed by Alfred "Hap" Gilman and completed in 1952. The architect’s signature can be seen in the home's clean lines, beamed ceilings and row of decorative glass doors that open to a...

  • Home of the Day: There's a tree growing inside this Carbon Beach home
    Home of the Day: There's a tree growing inside this Carbon Beach home

    Walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, beamed ceilings and movable glass dividers highlight this Carbon Beach Midcentury designed by Alfred "Hap" Gilman.

  • Moon over Malibu
    Moon over Malibu

    Andrew Pfeifer was in Malibu near Point Dume, taking photos of the alignment of Venus and Jupiter on June 30. That evening, he photographed a nearly full moon as well.

    He used a Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

    Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California and California submitted by readers....

  • Emilio Estevez reloads Malibu compound and vineyard at $6.995 million
    Emilio Estevez reloads Malibu compound and vineyard at $6.995 million

    A Malibu compound owned by Emilio Estevez of “The Mighty Ducks” film fame has returned to the Multiple Listing Service at $6.995 million, down about $800,000 from when it was last on the market.

    Set on more than an acre in the Point Dume area, the gated home features vineyards used in the production...

  • Hot Property | Emilio Estevez
    Hot Property | Emilio Estevez

    The compound on more than an acre in Malibu's Point Dume includes a vineyard, a bocce ball court and a guesthouse with a wine room.

  • Home of the Day: Over-the-top Ed Niles design in Malibu
    Home of the Day: Over-the-top Ed Niles design in Malibu

    Bold red accents pop against the metallic tones and concrete of this Ed Niles-designed showplace in Malibu. Inspired by the transparency of Japan’s paper-paned shoji doors, the architect created a steel-beamed masterpiece with soaring ceilings and skylights that frame views of the ocean. Taking...

  • 'This ain't your grandma's bingo': Get ready for rollicking games at the Americana
    'This ain't your grandma's bingo': Get ready for rollicking games at the Americana

    "This ain't your Grandma's bingo" is the slogan for the "Legendary Bingo" parties hosted by Bingo Boy Inc.

    Bingo Boy is bringing its rollicking version of the game to the green at the Americana at Brand this month, with a series of three wacky Bingo Under the Stars events planned for Thursday (Aug....

  • Home of the Day: Breezy Edward Fickett design in Malibu for $11.5 million
    Home of the Day: Breezy Edward Fickett design in Malibu for $11.5 million

    This beach house by noted architect Edward Fickett makes the most of its surroundings with walls of windows and glass doors centering on panoramic ocean views. Sun-touched interiors with beamed ceilings and rustic tile floors feature lower-level public areas that include a great room with a wet...

  • Home of the Day: Breezy Edward Fickett design in Malibu for $11.5 million
    Home of the Day: Breezy Edward Fickett design in Malibu for $11.5 million

    Designed by Edward Fickett and built in the late 1960s, this oceanfront home in Malibu features walls of windows and glass doors, open-area public rooms and panoramic views of the coastline.

  • Top sales: Custom-built home in Manhattan Beach goes for $9.475 million
    Top sales: Custom-built home in Manhattan Beach goes for $9.475 million

    Newly built homes in Manhattan Beach and Arcadia as well as a Case Study House in Pacific Palisades were among the priciest residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area this past week.

    $9.475 million -- Manhattan Beach

    A custom-built home in the 200 block of 20th Street in Manhattan...

  • L.A. County supervisors compromise on Santa Monica Mountains vineyard ban
    L.A. County supervisors compromise on Santa Monica Mountains vineyard ban

    After hearing from grape growers upset by a drought-inspired ban against new or expanded vineyards in the north Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County supervisors compromised Tuesday, voting to extend the ban four months instead of 10 and letting existing permit applications proceed.The proposed...

  • Alex Sarkissian continues climb up ATP rankings
    Alex Sarkissian continues climb up ATP rankings

    Tennis: Former Glendale college men's singles player qualified for Claro Open after winning event in Korea.

  • Home of the Day: Private elevators, terraces above Billionaire's Beach
    Home of the Day: Private elevators, terraces above Billionaire's Beach

    Three-story town homes featuring designer appointments, private elevators and panoramic ocean views make up The Residences at Carbon Beach, an eight-unit collection overlooking one of Malibu’s most desirable areas. Open-area floor plans with soft palettes feature 11-foot ceilings, walnut floors...

  • Man found dead in Zuma Beach waters identified as Sun Valley resident
    Man found dead in Zuma Beach waters identified as Sun Valley resident

    A man who went missing Sunday afternoon in the water off Zuma Beach and was found dead has been identified, the Los Angeles County coroner said.

    Jose DeJesus Garcia, 28, of Sun Valley died Sunday after a lifeguard reported a person missing when he disappeared into the surf near tower No. 9 at the...

  • With accidents aplenty on PCH, Malibu greenlights safety improvements
    With accidents aplenty on PCH, Malibu greenlights safety improvements

    One of the world's most scenic and celebrated ribbons of asphalt, Pacific Coast Highway has served as mood-setting backdrop to films and TV shows and inspired lyrics by artists of such diverse sensibilities as the Beach Boys, Jaden Smith and Hole.

    For 21 miles northwest of L.A., the fragmented,...

  • Man, 29, found dead in water off Zuma Beach
    Man, 29, found dead in water off Zuma Beach

    A 29-year-old man who had gone missing Sunday afternoon in the water off Zuma Beach was found dead, authorities said.

    The man, whose name was not released, was reported missing about 3:46 p.m. after a lifeguard saw him disappear into the surf near tower No. 9 at the popular Malibu beach, said Art...

  • An ocean-view mansion in Malibu
    An ocean-view mansion in Malibu

    This ocean-view mansion is set on nearly two acres of Malibu bluff top with expansive lawns, gardens, a tennis court and a large swimming pool. Abundant outdoor entertainment space adds to the resort-like vibe of the one-story contemporary.

    Location: 24860 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265

    Asking...

  • Rock formation at La Piedra beach in Malibu
    Rock formation at La Piedra beach in Malibu

    Rusty Colby photographed a pair of cormorants perched atop a rock on La Piedra beach in Malibu on Jan. 25. He noticed that the birds' pose mirrored the rock they were standing on. Here's a closer look at the pair: Colby took this photo at sunrise using a Canon EOS 7D with a 59-second exposure....

  • Resistant Malibu homeowner finally opens pathway to 'Billionaires' Beach'
    Resistant Malibu homeowner finally opens pathway to 'Billionaires' Beach'

    In the decades-long struggle to make the beaches fronting California's well-heeled coastal communities more accessible to the public that owns them, a mile-long stretch of Malibu known as Billionaires' Beach has been the site of a particularly pitched battle.

    The enclave is dotted with sumptuous...

  • Simi Valley woman missing for 2 days rescued from car wreckage in Malibu canyon
    Simi Valley woman missing for 2 days rescued from car wreckage in Malibu canyon

    A Simi Valley woman who had been missing for two days was rescued Wednesday after her wrecked vehicle was found 50 feet down a canyon road in Malibu.

    Authorities said the woman is Jenifer Duron, 40, who was reported missing after she didn’t return home Monday from a run at a Malibu beach. She was...

  • Johnny Depp puts entire French village up for sale
    Johnny Depp puts entire French village up for sale

    Sometimes it takes a village. For Johnny Depp, make that an entire village.

    The actor has put his "estate" in Plan de la Tour, France, on the market at close to $26 million.

    About 17 miles from Saint Tropez, the 37-acre property includes a complete Provencal village of stone-built houses dating...

  • Johnny Depp puts entire French village up for sale
    Johnny Depp puts entire French village up for sale

    Sometimes it takes a village. For Johnny Depp, make that an entire village.

    The actor, who grew up in Miramar, has put his "estate" in Plan de la Tour, France, on the market at close to $26 million.

    About 17 miles from Saint Tropez, the 37-acre property includes a complete Provencal village of...

  • Home of the Day: A contemporary farmhouse in Malibu's Serra Retreat
    Home of the Day: A contemporary farmhouse in Malibu's Serra Retreat

    Distressed wood finishes, sliding barn doors and a great room with a two-way fireplace lend a farmhouse quality to this newly built contemporary residence, designed by Doug Burdge. Tree-topped grounds of more than three acres include seven horse corrals and an outdoor riding arena.

    Location: 23344...

  • Home of the Day: A contemporary farmhouse in Malibu's Serra Retreat
    Home of the Day: A contemporary farmhouse in Malibu's Serra Retreat

    The farmhouse-inspired contemporary, designed by Doug Burdge, features distressed wood finishes, sliding barn doors, horse corrals and a riding arena.

  • Malibu Canyon Road closed after fatal crash sparks small brush fire
    Malibu Canyon Road closed after fatal crash sparks small brush fire

    A two-acre brush fire sparked by a fatal crash in Malibu on Monday prompted officials to close Malibu Canyon Road near Pacific Coast Highway.

    The brush fire broke out just after noon Monday when a vehicle went over a hillside and sparked flames at South Malibu Canyon Road and West Pacific Coast...

  • Is Craig Ellwood's beachfront Hunt House in jeopardy?
    Is Craig Ellwood's beachfront Hunt House in jeopardy?

    According to documents filed with the city of Malibu, the owner of a legendary beachfront house by architect Craig Ellwood wants to demolish it.

    Last fall, the Malibu Planning Commission considered (and ultimately postponed a decision on) an application to replace the house on Malibu Road with...

  • Blockbuster home sale in Bel-Air is greenlit for a sequel
    Blockbuster home sale in Bel-Air is greenlit for a sequel

    The homes of a studio executive, a “Grey’s Anatomy” star and late film actor Charles Bronson were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $25 million, Bel-Air

    Paramount Pictures Chief Executive Brad Grey sold his 10,616-square-foot home to hospitality...

  • Supervisors approve temporary vineyard ban in Santa Monica Mountains
    Supervisors approve temporary vineyard ban in Santa Monica Mountains

    Citing the state's ongoing drought, Los Angeles County supervisors approved a temporary ban Tuesday on new vineyards or expansions of existing plots in the northern Santa Monica Mountains area.

    The supervisors last year -- over the objection of vineyard owners -- passed a development plan that...

  • 1990s rapper MC Supreme killed in crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu
    1990s rapper MC Supreme killed in crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu

    A rapper best known for the 1990s song “Black in America” was killed over the weekend in a car crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

    Dewayne Coleman, 47, was pronounced dead early Saturday by L.A. County firefighters, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

    Coleman is best known...

  • Sun and surf along Pacific Coast Highway
    Sun and surf along Pacific Coast Highway

    Three stories with ocean-facing balconies take in panoramic views from this beachfront contemporary near Topanga Point, a popular Malibu surf spot. A rounded chimney at the side of the house resembles the smokestack on a steamer.

    Location: 18860 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265

    Asking price:...

  • Patrick Dempsey's Malibu spread goes for $500,000 over the asking price
    Patrick Dempsey's Malibu spread goes for $500,000 over the asking price

    Malibu’s Tin House hasn’t lost its shine, apparently. Actor Patrick Dempsey on Wednesday sold the Frank Gehry-designed compound for $15 million -- $500,000 over the asking price.

    Set behind wooden gates on 3.2 mountainside acres, the bucolic setting centers on a Modern-style house clad in corrugated...

  • 2 injured in first of 2 crashes involving firetrucks in Malibu
    2 injured in first of 2 crashes involving firetrucks in Malibu

    Two people were hospitalized after one of three separate crashes -- two involving L.A. County firetrucks and the third a sheriff’s deputy -- along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Saturday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.  

    The three crashes happened within a two-hour window beginning about...

  • Mystery tar balls could affect Southern California's beloved grunion
    Mystery tar balls could affect Southern California's beloved grunion

    Mysterious tar balls washing ashore in Southern California have not only forced the closure of several beaches, but officials say they could now have an effect on mating patterns of the beloved grunion.

    The California Office of Spill Prevention and Response says it will cease its tar ball cleanup...

  • Penalties target heavy water users in Malibu, Antelope Valley, Topanga
    Penalties target heavy water users in Malibu, Antelope Valley, Topanga

    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to adopt a conservation plan that will penalize heavy water users in the Antelope Valley, Malibu and Topanga areas.Under the proposal — intended to allow the county to comply with state drought mandates — most commercial water users and multifamily residential...

  • L.A. County supervisors to vote on controversial water conservation plan
    L.A. County supervisors to vote on controversial water conservation plan

    Los Angeles County supervisors are slated to vote Tuesday on a conservation plan aimed at sharply reducing water use in the Antelope Valley, Malibu and Topanga areas to comply with state drought mandates.

    Under the proposal, most commercial water users and multifamily residential units in the Antelope...

  • Former Neverland ranch for sale at $100 million
    Former Neverland ranch for sale at $100 million

    The onetime Neverland ranch of the late superstar Michael Jackson outside of Santa Barbara is for sale at $100 million.

    Now dubbed Sycamore Valley Ranch, the 2,700-acre spread retains the floral clock, railroad tracks and train station that were installed during Jackson's ownership. Gone are the...

  • Son of 'Barney' creator faces 15 years in prison for shooting neighbor

    The son of the creator of “Barney & Friends” pleaded no contest Thursday to shooting his neighbor in the chest after accusing him of trespassing.

    Patrick Kearns Leach is charged with one count each of assault with a firearm and shooting from a vehicle in connection with a 2013 assault, according...

  • Bruce Jenner fights wrongful-death lawsuit in fatal Malibu crash
    Bruce Jenner fights wrongful-death lawsuit in fatal Malibu crash

    Bruce Jenner does not owe any money to the adult stepchildren of a woman who was killed in a multi-car crash in Malibu after Jenner’s vehicle rear-ended her, according to a court filing from his attorney.

    In a response to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the stepchildren of wealthy philanthropist...

  • Price chops: Josh Groban tunes his asking price in Malibu
    Price chops: Josh Groban tunes his asking price in Malibu

    Is Josh Groban finally in tune with the Malibu market? The acclaimed singer-songwriter relisted his gated estate in the area at $4.695 million, down $300,000 from the previous asking price of $4.995 million.

    The latest price reduction comes as median sales of single-family homes in Malibu continue...

  • L.A. County supervisors delay vote on water cuts after complaints
    L.A. County supervisors delay vote on water cuts after complaints

    Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to postpone a vote on proposed water use restrictions for customers served by the county waterworks districts after residents expressed alarm at the reductions and questioned the method used to calculate target levels. 

    Under the county's proposed plan,...

  • Crooner Josh Groban prices Malibu home at $4.695 million
    Crooner Josh Groban prices Malibu home at $4.695 million

    Singer-songwriter Josh Groban has relisted his home in Malibu at $4.695 million, down from $4.995 million earlier this year.

  • Sheriff's deputies hurt in Malibu crash released from hospital
    Sheriff's deputies hurt in Malibu crash released from hospital

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were involved in a traffic accident Sunday night have been released from the hospital, authorities said Monday.

    The deputies were driving along Kanan Dume Road near Latigo Canyon Road around 6:35 p.m. when their patrol car struck a guardrail and flipped...

  • Earthquake: 2.7 quake strikes near Malibu, Calif.
    Earthquake: 2.7 quake strikes near Malibu, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Sunday evening two miles from Malibu,  according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:27 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles.

    According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Malibu Beach, Calif.

    In the last 10 days,...

  • Bret Michaels packs up his guitars and bandannas
    Bret Michaels packs up his guitars and bandannas

    Singer-songwriter Bret Michaels has listed his place in a gated Calabasas community for $3.649 million.

    Although the 6,797 square feet of light and bright interiors come across as a family home rather than a hangout for a rock star, the accents include guitars, a grand piano and religious iconography....

  • Coastal panel staff urges approval of U2 guitarist's redesigned Malibu houses
    Coastal panel staff urges approval of U2 guitarist's redesigned Malibu houses

    U2 guitarist the Edge just might be edging toward victory in his years-long battle to build a secluded compound on a rugged ridge near Malibu.The California Coastal Commission staff has recommended that the proposal to build five houses on Sweetwater Mesa in the Santa Monica Mountains move forward...

  • Baseball: Malibu Coach Ari Jacobs to resign at end of season

    Malibu baseball Coach Ari Jacobs submitted his resignation on Friday effective at the end of this season, Principal David Jackson confirmed on Sunday.

    Jacobs intends to go back to school to work on a master's degree, Jackson said in an email.

    Jacobs served a one-game suspension earlier this season...

  • Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death in fatal Malibu crash
    Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death in fatal Malibu crash

    The stepchildren of a woman killed in a car crash involving Bruce Jenner filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Friday against the Olympian, accusing him of being negligent.

    William Howe and Dana Redmond, the stepchildren of Kim Howe, 69, say Jenner is responsible for causing her death and “damage to her...

  • Firefighters contain Malibu blaze
    Firefighters contain Malibu blaze

    Firefighters have controlled a brush fire that broke out Friday afternoon in the Malibu area.

    The 3-alarm fire was reported near Kanan Dume Road and Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

    More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze, which was sparked by a car...

  • Ireland Baldwin in rehab to deal with 'emotional trauma,' she says
    Ireland Baldwin in rehab to deal with 'emotional trauma,' she says

    Ireland Baldwin has checked herself into rehab in Malibu to "deal with some emotional trauma" -- but she's been spending some of her time there getting the world straight about why she made the move.

    The 19-year-old model tweeted about her current situation Monday after a story surfaced alleging...

  • Rick James' onetime home among top real estate sales in L.A.
    Rick James' onetime home among top real estate sales in L.A.

    A Hollywood Hills home with a long line of celebrity owners, a Hagy Belzberg-designed contemporary and an off-market move in Malibu were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $13.75 million, Beverly Hills

    The modern tennis court estate on nearly...

  • Airbnb to begin charging hotel taxes in Malibu on April 20
    Airbnb to begin charging hotel taxes in Malibu on April 20

    The popular lodging website Airbnb said Monday that it would begin to charge Malibu's 12% hotel tax on April 20 on behalf of residents in the coastal city who turn over their homes to visitors for short-term stays.

    Malibu joins San Francisco, Chicago, Washington and other cities where Airbnb, a...

  • Volunteers remove invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek watershed
    Volunteers remove invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek watershed

    As the morning sun peeked over a mountain ridge on Saturday, Kyle Troy waded into a murky San Fernando Valley creek and hoisted a wire-mesh trap filled with angry crayfish aggressively waving their pincer-like claws.

    “Native species don’t stand a chance against these guys,” she said, peering into...

  • Robin Thicke gives up home in Hollywood Hills
    Robin Thicke gives up home in Hollywood Hills

    Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke has sold a house in Hollywood Hills for $4.9 million. The property had come on the market last summer at $2.985 million.

    Located in the celebrity-popular Bird Streets area, the two-story home features living and family rooms, a dining area, a sound studio, three bedrooms...

  • 3 hurt when car plows into film shoot on PCH in Malibu, officials say
    3 hurt when car plows into film shoot on PCH in Malibu, officials say

    Three people were hurt when a car plowed into a film shoot on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, authorities said.

    The crash occurred about 8:02 p.m. Tuesday when the vehicle struck a fire hydrant and three pedestrians who were part of a crew filming in the 20300 block of Pacific Coast Highway, said...

  • Marcella Leach dies at 85; advocate for Marsy's Law on victims' rights
    Marcella Leach dies at 85; advocate for Marsy's Law on victims' rights

    Marcella Leach, who became a leading advocate for crime victims' rights after the brutal murder of her college-student daughter, died March 15 at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. She was 85.

    The cause was complications of Alzheimer's disease, said her son, Henry T. Nicholas III.

    Leach was a...

  • At Pepperdine's Surf Chapel, prayers come in waves
    At Pepperdine's Surf Chapel, prayers come in waves

    On such a gray, nippy morning, most self-respecting college students would pull the covers over their heads and languish for a couple of extra hours in the sack.

    But Asa Miller drove 30 miles from Simi Valley to greet the dawn at Zuma Beach.

    After spending six years in the Navy, Miller sometimes...

  • Hail, thunderstorms visit Los Angeles as storm rolls through
    Hail, thunderstorms visit Los Angeles as storm rolls through

    A low-pressure storm system sweeping through Southern California brought rain, scattered thunderstorms and some hail late Wednesday as officials warned of possible floods and dangerous road conditions.

    Showers were expected across the Los Angeles Basin through the evening, with heavier storm cells...

  • Home of the Day: Off the beaten path in Malibu
    Home of the Day: Off the beaten path in Malibu

    A winding road leads to this slate-topped residence in Malibu, which takes in canyon and ocean views from a one-acre promontory. A great room complete with a quartzite flagstone stacked fireplace, rough-hewn log beams and vaulted ceilings lends a lodge-like quality to the home.

    Location: 4756 Latigo...

  • Home of the Day: Off the beaten path in Malibu
    Home of the Day: Off the beaten path in Malibu

    This contemporary residence takes in ocean and canyon views from a one-acre promontory in Malibu.

  • 3 dead, Mercedes 'cut in half' in Pacific Coast Highway crash
    3 dead, Mercedes 'cut in half' in Pacific Coast Highway crash

    A violent crash on Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu in Ventura County left three people dead and a vehicle sliced in two, authorities said Tuesday.

    Two vehicles were involved in the crash shortly after midnight in the southbound lanes of the 7800 block of Pacific Coast Highway, according a...

  • Malibu brush fire 75% contained; Pacific Coast Highway reopens
    Malibu brush fire 75% contained; Pacific Coast Highway reopens

    A brush fire that forced the temporary closure of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu is now 75% contained and the road has been reopened, officials said.

    Early Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Fire Department was fighting a blaze of about 2½ acres in heavy brush just west of Tuna Canyon near...

  • Malibu Golf Club closes, owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Malibu Golf Club closes, owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Malibu Associates, owner of the Malibu Golf Club, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection.

    The club has a restaurant and clubhouse, in addition to an 18-hole golf course, on its 650-acre property in the Santa Monica Mountains.

    In its filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the central...

  • Woman killed by hit-and-run driver in Malibu on her 21st birthday
    Woman killed by hit-and-run driver in Malibu on her 21st birthday

    A woman died Tuesday -- the same day as her 21st birthday -- after she was struck on Pacific Coast Highway by a driver who then fled the scene, authorities said.

    About 5:35 a.m., a woman was standing next to her car parked along the shoulder of PCH east of Zuma View Place in Malibu when another...

  • Judge denies request to block use of stadium lights at Malibu High
    Judge denies request to block use of stadium lights at Malibu High

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has denied a long-standing request by Malibu residents to block the use of 70-foot-tall stadium lights at Malibu High School.

    The 2012 lawsuit originally sought to stop the construction of the lights. Since then, the lights were built and have been in use...

  • 70-foot-tall field lights are at Malibu High to stay
    70-foot-tall field lights are at Malibu High to stay

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied a request by Malibu residents to block 70-foot-tall athletic field lights at Malibu High School.

    The 2012 lawsuit originally sought to block the construction of the lights. Since then, the lights were built and have been in use for the last three school...

  • Source: Video shows Bruce Jenner hit two cars in fatal PCH crash
    Source: Video shows Bruce Jenner hit two cars in fatal PCH crash

    Stills from a bus video support accounts that Olympian Bruce Jenner actually rear-ended two cars in Malibu, pushing one into oncoming traffic on Pacific Coast Highway where the driver was struck and killed, a law enforcement source told The Times.

    Jenner was towing an off-road vehicle with his...

  • Bay Area man dead after Porsche plummets to bottom of a Malibu canyon
    Bay Area man dead after Porsche plummets to bottom of a Malibu canyon

    A 22-year-old man was found dead Sunday in Malibu after he lost control of his car and plummeted several hundred feet to the bottom of a canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains, authorities said.

    The man was speeding westbound on Piuma Road in a 1998 Porsche at about 11 a.m. when he lost control,...

  • J Lo puts her work-at-home estate in Hidden Hills on the market
    J Lo puts her work-at-home estate in Hidden Hills on the market

    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has put her work-live estate in the gated equestrian community of Hidden Hills up for sale at $17 million.

    The more than three-acre spread centers on a 17,129-square-foot mansion with views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the cityscape.

    The listing details describe...

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