Raising Malibu camping risks


Re “Malibu residents lose park suit,” April 4

As a Malibu resident who has lived through her share of fires, I find it incomprehensible that the near-bankrupt state would give money to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy so it can bring more camping visitors to our parks who will burn down our homes.

Malibu welcomes millions of visitors every year to its beaches and hiking trails. The conservancy wants to punish wealthy landowners (celebrities). In fact, most of us are older, retired and barely scraping by.

Corral Canyon’s 53 homes were lost because of careless people who started a fire in a canyon. Hundreds of animals died, and people’s lives were changed forever.


Careless or malicious people can’t be stopped by monitors.

Susan Tellem