LivingMalibu.com » Community Information http://www.livingmalibu.com Malibu Real Estate-Malibu Homes For Sale Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:51:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.2 Malibu Library Hosts Discussion of Climate Change Impacts on Tuesday, August 30 http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-library-hosts-discussion-of-climate-change-impacts-on-tuesday-august-30/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-library-hosts-discussion-of-climate-change-impacts-on-tuesday-august-30/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:29:41 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3514

The Malibu Library Speaker Series 2016 season continues its environmental theme with a panel discussion featuring highly acclaimed environmentalists on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 PM in the Malibu Civic Theater.

Panelists scheduled to participate include: UC Santa Cruz Professor Gary Griggs; ocean and climate scientist Sarah Myhre; Executive Director of Climate Resolve Jonathon Parfrey; and ...]]>

The Malibu Library Speaker Series 2016 season continues its environmental theme with a panel discussion featuring highly acclaimed environmentalists on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 PM in the Malibu Civic Theater.

Panelists scheduled to participate include: UC Santa Cruz Professor Gary Griggs; ocean and climate scientist Sarah Myhre; Executive Director of Climate Resolve Jonathon Parfrey; and Malibu resident, author, and environmental filmmaker Randy Olson. They will address various levels of influence of climate change, including global, regional and local, and how they will impact Malibu.

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Get to Know the Real Malibu http://www.livingmalibu.com/get-to-know-the-real-malibu/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/get-to-know-the-real-malibu/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:30:13 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3507

Get to know Malibu from the perspective of local youth. This video will give you a good glimpse into the lifestyle of locals, and show you beautiful Malibu beaches and what it feels like for kids growing up here.

 

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Get to know Malibu from the perspective of local youth. This video will give you a good glimpse into the lifestyle of locals, and show you beautiful Malibu beaches and what it feels like for kids growing up here.

 

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How to Get A Beach House in Malibu for Under A Million http://www.livingmalibu.com/get-beach-house-in-malibu-for-under-a-million/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/get-beach-house-in-malibu-for-under-a-million/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 01:31:41 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3488

There is a little secret you might want to consider if you have been wishing for a beach house in Malibu for under a million:

Catch one of the mobile homes in one of the two clubs: Paradise Cove or the Point Dume Club. Not only will you have direct access to the best beaches, but ...]]>

There is a little secret you might want to consider if you have been wishing for a beach house in Malibu for under a million:

Catch one of the mobile homes in one of the two clubs: Paradise Cove or the Point Dume Club. Not only will you have direct access to the best beaches, but you won’t have to pay property taxes and you will be part of a cozy community of beach lovers that defy any previous notion you may have had about Mobile home living.

See what Curbed’s article  is saying and check what your money can buy here:

Sorry, but we couldn't find any results in the MLS that match the specified search criteria.

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Malibu, the Place to Live In Los Angeles http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-the-place-to-live-in-los-angeles/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-the-place-to-live-in-los-angeles/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:24:23 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3399

Some of the most pristine and dramatic beaches in Los Angeles County are in Malibu, and they are not only good to look at. Here you can actually surf, swim and rummage through  living tide pools. You can  also choose to explore the mountains and find  a world of hidden treasures tucked in the oak ...]]>

Some of the most pristine and dramatic beaches in Los Angeles County are in Malibu, and they are not only good to look at. Here you can actually surf, swim and rummage through  living tide pools. You can  also choose to explore the mountains and find  a world of hidden treasures tucked in the oak forests in the canyons.  Either way the lifestyle here is casual but don’t be fooled by the relaxed atmosphere: when you are here, you will be among the most successful people in Los Angeles, if not the world.

Some of the most charming and authentic Malibu homes are found among the sycamores of Serra Retreat or Bonsal Canyon, and on the beaches of Malibu, daring modern homes are being built in what feels like a frenzy.

Take a look at some of the featured choices here, but don’t forget to search by neighborhood. It will give you an explanation of the special features of the neighborhood and there you can see all the listings available in each area. let me know if I can help you choose. I’ve been here over 20 years!

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Big Win For The Public Free Access To Paradise Cove http://www.livingmalibu.com/big-win-for-the-public-free-access-to-paradise-cove/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/big-win-for-the-public-free-access-to-paradise-cove/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:00:49 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3369

As covered by Curbed LA [Image via Mike Miller / Curbed LA flickr pool]:

Score one for the public and the surfers and everybody who was ever met at Paradise Cove by someone telling them they had to pay money to get to the beach. Paradise Cove operators Kissel Company got in big trouble for using all sorts of crafty measures to deter ...]]>

As covered by Curbed LA [Image via Mike Miller / Curbed LA flickr pool]:

Score one for the public and the surfers and everybody who was ever met at Paradise Cove by someone telling them they had to pay money to get to the beach. Paradise Cove operators Kissel Company got in big trouble for using all sorts of crafty measures to deter people from using the beach for free, which is illegal under state law, and now they’re going to have to knock it off, says the LA Times. The California Coastal Commission and State Lands Commission sent Kissel a letter on Halloween outlining all the violations and warning Kissel that failure to comply could result in $11,250-a-day fines. So now they’re listening.

In the letter, both commissions told Kissel that they may no longer charge a $20 walk-in fee, or have a locked gate keeping people off the pier, or have signs posted that discourage surfing (like those big surfboards that say “No Surfing”). In exchange, they’ll allow Kissel to keep charging $40 for parking in their lots, but that’s it. The gate blocking the pier is now unlocked and the agreement between the agencies and Kissel is in effect now. “This is a triumph for public access and proof that the threat of fines is a very effective enforcement tool. We’ve never seen a violation of this magnitude resolved so quickly,” the chairman of the California Coastal Commission says.
· Agreement reached in Malibu beach access dispute [LAT]
· Paradise Cove In Hot Water for Charging People to Surf [Curbed LA]

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Malibu Vineyard Properties http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-vineyard-properties/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/malibu-vineyard-properties/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:57:44 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3304

Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, up Kanan Dume Road, along the twisting canyon side roads and  down the more urban ocean-view streets like the one where Emilio Estevez lives on Point Dume, and you’ll see vineyards beside tennis courts, along hillsides and around security fences. Though no one buys Malibu real estate to make ...]]>

Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, up Kanan Dume Road, along the twisting canyon side roads and  down the more urban ocean-view streets like the one where Emilio Estevez lives on Point Dume, and you’ll see vineyards beside tennis courts, along hillsides and around security fences. Though no one buys Malibu real estate to make a living as a vintner, planting wine grapes is the new must do hobby here. The vineyard acreage in the Malibu region, which reaches beyond the city limits to the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains is small by commercial standards, but expanded exponentially in the last few years triggering 33 % cutback in water allocation to the area in a push to stem the runaway growth.

Most Malibu growers, however, do not make wine commercially. They make it at Camarillo Custom Crush Winery to share with family and friends. The largest wine estate in the Malibu region is Ron Semler’s Saddlerock Ranch, with 65 acres of steep hillside vineyards.

The  21 acres of the Cielo Farms, now on the market for $20 million, has a meticulously maintained vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Viognier, Petit Syrah and Malbec Varietals, outfitted with a high-tech irrigation system supplied by water from a well dug through the core of the mountain and a 10,000 square foot villa,designed by renowned architect Bob Easton.

Let me know if you are interested in vineyard properties.

More details on a vinters challenges in Malibu check out this article in the LA Times

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Looking To Buy In Malibu? Compare Neighborhoods First http://www.livingmalibu.com/looking-to-buy-in-malibu-compare-neighborhoods-first/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/looking-to-buy-in-malibu-compare-neighborhoods-first/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:37:20 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3281

If you are looking to move to Malibu and are not intimate about the area try out the neighborhood search on this site to familiarize yourself with the differences in each area. Believe me, they are substantial and not only in price!

Getting to know what area suits your lifestyle best will not only save you ...]]>

If you are looking to move to Malibu and are not intimate about the area try out the neighborhood search on this site to familiarize yourself with the differences in each area. Believe me, they are substantial and not only in price!

Getting to know what area suits your lifestyle best will not only save you lots of time, it will enhance your appreciation of the properties you choose to visit and will make your decision easier and more informed.

Nature lovers who want more quiet and more space will have more choices than those that don’t want to drive up a canyon or the ones that strictly want a beachfront property. The good news is that there is something for nearly every preference and pocket book. If you would rather see the difference in person, give me a call to schedule the tour that will answer your questions.

 

 

 

 

 

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Water Conservation Policies Adopted By The City of Malibu http://www.livingmalibu.com/water-conservation-policies-adopted-by-the-city-of-malibu/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/water-conservation-policies-adopted-by-the-city-of-malibu/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:23:44 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3233

On January 17, 2014, Governor Brown declared a drought emergency in California as the State faces the least amount of rainfall in its 163-year history. California’s water supply is fragile, and the possibility of prolonged drought must always be considered. Malibu depends entirely upon imported supplies for its drinking water. Therefore, it is important to ...]]>

On January 17, 2014, Governor Brown declared a drought emergency in California as the State faces the least amount of rainfall in its 163-year history. California’s water supply is fragile, and the possibility of prolonged drought must always be considered. Malibu depends entirely upon imported supplies for its drinking water. Therefore, it is important to use water efficiently.

The City of Malibu has adopted the following policies:

• Irrigation is prohibited between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
• Owners of any indoor or outdoor plumbing fixture shall not permit water to leak from such fixture.
• Irrigation may not run off to streets, gutters, or adjacent properties.
• A trigger nozzle is required on hoses used for home car washing.
• The washing down of sidewalks, parking areas, and driveways is not permitted.
• It is only permitted to fill any swimming pool, wading pool, or spa by adding water to top off.
• Potable water (unless it is part of a recycling system) should not be used to clean, fill, or maintain levels in ponds, decorative fountains, or artificial lakes.
• Restaurants, hotels, and cafes shall only serve drinking water upon request.

Water conservation rebates are also available atwww.malibucity.org/rebates.

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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks In Malibu http://www.livingmalibu.com/where-to-watch-4th-of-july-fireworks-in-malibu/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/where-to-watch-4th-of-july-fireworks-in-malibu/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:24:06 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3225

Here are the best spots to watch the fireworks this year. We are lucky that every year  a few local residents hire private barges to come out and provide the entertainment for their fourth of July parties.

We usually have from 2 – 5 barges that dot the coastline from Carbon Beach to the Encinal Bluffs. Theses ...]]>

Here are the best spots to watch the fireworks this year. We are lucky that every year  a few local residents hire private barges to come out and provide the entertainment for their fourth of July parties.

We usually have from 2 – 5 barges that dot the coastline from Carbon Beach to the Encinal Bluffs. Theses barges are loaded with thousand of pounds of fireworks and the displays, lasting up to 45 minutes, are on par with anything you’d see in a major city. So far permits have been issued for these three fireworks displays on Friday, July 4, beginning at 9:00 PM in the vicinity of:

* Malibu Colony Road

* 27900 block of PCH

* Broach Beach

For the Malibu Colony firework show a great spot to watch the show would be on Surfrider Beach and the Malibu pier. If you want to eat dinner while watching the show, a good bet would be to grab a reservation soon. Some of the choices are: The Malibu Farm, Nobu and Nikita  but reservations will be tight!!! so hurry it that is what you want.

The 27900 block of PCH is by Paradise Cove. Parking is a real issue in this area so it’s best to get to the beach early and plan on staying all day or park up one of the canyons and walk down to the beach. There is parking at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe but I’m guessing it will fill up by 10am….even if it’s foggy.

Up at Broad Beach the parking and viewing can be a bit more challenging. With the beach pretty much gone at Broad Beach, the only place to safely watch the fireworks show will be from the west end of Zuma. Just a short walk away you can get food and drinks at the new Vintage Market.

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Why Buy Malibu? http://www.livingmalibu.com/why-buy-malibu/ http://www.livingmalibu.com/why-buy-malibu/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:24:22 +0000 ritasimpson http://www.livingmalibu.com/?p=3196

Why buy Malibu instead of the other lovely Southern California communities like Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach and the Marina Peninsula? Because instead of a beach bordering on urban sprawl and all that entails, Malibu, offers pristine 27 miles of  coastline and the glorious Santa Monica Mountains, offering hundreds of recreational trails, wildlife, flora, and fauna. In addition, ...]]>

Why buy Malibu instead of the other lovely Southern California communities like Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach and the Marina Peninsula? Because instead of a beach bordering on urban sprawl and all that entails, Malibu, offers pristine 27 miles of  coastline and the glorious Santa Monica Mountains, offering hundreds of recreational trails, wildlife, flora, and fauna. In addition, because of its unique geography, Malibu provides some of the most scenic real estate anywhere in Southern California with incomparable vistas and clean air,  all within commuting distance  to Los Angeles – America’s second largest city.

Looking toward the future, I can’t see a local community in Southern California that can match what Malibu offers it’s residents, and so I believe that appreciation of Malibu properties will outpace neighboring communities in not so long a future.

Here is one of my favorite listings on the market today, but feel free to look around the website, you are sure to find something you like.

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