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Coastal Commission delays vote on U2 guitarist's Malibu mansion plan
Coastal Commission delays vote on U2 guitarist's Malibu mansion plan

The California Coastal Commission is keeping U2 guitarist the Edge waiting a while longer over the question of what he can build near a pristine ridge top overlooking Malibu. On Thursday the influential panel voted unanimously at its meeting in Santa Barbara to postpone a decision on rock star David Evans' proposal to build five mansions of 10,000 to 14,000 square feet each, all with swimming pools, in Sweetwater Mesa on the site of an ancient landslide. The 12 commissioners put off taking action despite the commission staff's recommendation that the panel approve a revised plan for the houses. Jack Ainsworth, the panel's senior deputy director, had said the current...

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