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Coastal panel recommends that U2 guitarist's Malibu project proceed
Coastal panel recommends that U2 guitarist's Malibu project proceed

After years of skirmishing over a rock star's proposal to build a secluded compound on a rugged Malibu ridge, the California Coastal Commission staff recommended Friday that the project move forward — with modifications. U2 guitarist the Edge, a.k.a. David Evans, has gone to great lengths since 2006 to secure permits to build five homes, including his own, and an access road on Sweetwater Mesa in the Santa Monica Mountains. The coastal commission staff in February 2011 rejected the Irish musician's plans for construction of the five widely spaced mansions with swimming pools, saying they would scar a steep, undeveloped ridgeline visible from much of the coastline, cause...

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