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Malibu to crack down on short-term rentals via Airbnb, other websites
Malibu to crack down on short-term rentals via Airbnb, other websites

Tiled steps lead up a sloped lawn to a three-bedroom Midcentury Modern house near the end of a cul-de-sac in Malibu's upper Broad Beach area. Although modest by Malibu standards, the dwelling on Cottontail Lane has for the last two years provided a handsome return for its owner, who leases it out for hundreds of dollars a night through the Airbnb website. One neighbor grew so annoyed by the frequent comings and goings of guests in vrooming BMWs that he posted a sign in his own yard: Bates Motel. Only Bates is crossed out and replaced with the last name of the homeowner. "The guests don't give a damn about the street or the neighbors," said Bill Sampson, who posted...

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