Victoria Principal
Surf, sewage form a combustible mix in Malibu

The perfectly shaped point break at Malibu's Surfrider Beach lures wave riders from around the world. But the chronically polluted water has given countless swimmers and surfers queasy stomachs, eye infections and nasty rashes. Long under orders from the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board to clean up its coastline, Malibu is eager to begin turning 17 acres of open space on Pacific Coast Highway in the heart of the city into a park that would double as a storm water treatment zone. Many in the environmental and surfing communities contend that the design for Legacy Park falls short because it does not also provide for treating sewage in the Civic Center area, home...