- Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18 - Malibu Triathlon - delays, lane closures, parking restrictions
- Sunday, September 18, 10:00 AM - Coffee with a Cop - Malibu Farmers Market
- Monday, September 19, 3:30 PM - National Preparedness Month - Earthquake Preparedness - City Hall, Senior Center
- Monday, September 19, 6:30 PM - Planning Commission Regular Meeting - virtual
- Tuesday, September 20, 8:30 AM - Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments (COG) Governing Board Meeting - virtual
- Tuesday, September 20, 2:00 PM - Homelessness Task Force Regular Meeting, virtual
- Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 PM - Parks and Recreation Commission Regular Meeting - virtual
- Wednesday, September 21, 4:00 PM - Home Wildfire Hardening with Curb Appeal - City Hall, Multipurpose Room
- Saturday, September 24, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM - Spanish Language Emergency Preparedness - Malibu Labor Exchange
- Tuesday, September 27, 9:00 AM - Arts Commission Regular Meeting - virtual
- Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 PM - City Council Adjourned Regular Meeting - virtual
- Wednesday, September 28, 9:00 AM - Environmental Review Board Meeting - virtual
- Wednesday, September 28, 11:00 AM - Malibu Foundation, Emergency Preparedness for Seniors - City Hall, Senior Center
- Wednesday, September 28, 3:30 PM - Public Works Commission Meeting - virtual
- Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 PM - National Preparedness Month - Earthquake Preparedness - virtual
- Thursday, September 29, 11:00 AM - Virtual Dark Sky Educational Presentation for Residents
- Thursday, September 29, 4:00 PM - Virtual Dark Sky Educational Presentation for Businesses
- Thursday, September 29, 6:00 PM - Home Wildfire Hardening Meets Curb Appeal - virtual
(NEW) WOOLSEY FIRE 100th REBUILD COMPLETE
The City of Malibu is pleased to welcome the Durst family home after receiving their Certificate of Occupancy on September 15, becoming the 100th home rebuilt following the Woolsey Fire. This marks the completion of rebuilding their home that was destroyed in the Woolsey Fire. City staff continues to work with residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed. The City is committed to doing every possible to help residents rebuild and get back in their homes. Anyone who is facing challenges with their rebuild, or needs information or guidance, is urged to contact the Fire Rebuild team Monday through Friday for complimentary one-on-one consultations by phone, Zoom or in-person. Please contact Aakash Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-456-2489 to set an appointment.
(NEW) MALIBU REBUILDS - STATISTICS
Staff continues to work with homeowners to rebuild. Here are the current Woolsey Fire rebuild statistics. See continuously updated statistics on the Rebuild Portal.
- Single Family Dwellings building permits issued - 240
- Single Family Dwellings complete - 100
- Multifamily building permits issued - 18 units
- Multifamily building units complete- 12 units
(NEW) NOVEMBER 8, 2022 MALIBU GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION - 11-DAY VOTE CENTER AT CITY HALL
City Hall will host an 11-Day Vote Center Saturday, October 29 through Election Day, Tuesday, November 8 for the 2022 General Municipal Election. Voters can vote on the six candidates qualified for inclusion on the ballot to fill the two open City Council seats. At the Vote Center, voters can vote in-person, drop off filled in mail-in ballots, or register to vote and vote in-person (which results in a Provisional Ballot). All City election information for voters, measures and candidates will be posted and updated on the Elections webpage. A list of Vote Center locations in Malibu and across the County will be posted in the City Elections webpage and the LA County Vote Center Locator 30-40 days before Election Day.
NOVEMBER 8, 2022 MALIBU GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION - “MEASURE MC” TRANSACTIONS AND USE (SALES) TAX
Measure MC, the City’s Transactions and Use (Sales) Tax will appear on the November 8, 2022 ballot. If approved by voters, the measure will raise the sales tax in Malibu from 9.5% to 10%, and the City could use the revenue for, among other potential uses to benefit the community:
- Support public safety services including crime and fire prevention.
- Address homelessness.
- Keep parks and other public areas safe and clean.
- Prevent speeding and reckless driving.
- Protect coastal waters and beaches from pollution.
- Preserve natural areas.
- Support local businesses.
- Support other general city services
The following Taxpayer Safeguards will be in place:
- Basic necessities like groceries and prescription medications won’t be taxed.
- All funds generated by Measure MC will be for the City of Malibu to provide general services.
- By law, the County and State cannot take this funding away.
- Mandatory financial audits and annual public reports to ensure funds are spent properly.
This message is provided as a public service by the City of Malibu for your information only. For more information, visit the City’s Elections webpage.
(NEW) WILDFIRE SEASON - FIRE CONDITIONS UPDATE
As part of continuous wildfire preparedness, the City tracks Live Fuel Moisture (LFM) and other fire indicators such as relative humidity, wind, temperature, and dead fuel moisture to help determine the wildfire threat for Malibu. The LFM is the percentage of water content to dry matter in live vegetation. LFM can be as high as 200% and is considered critical at 60% and below. As of August 30, LFM in the Santa Monica Mountains is at 63%, down from 69% two weeks earlier. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACOFD) Forestry Division samples vegetation every two weeks and posts the results on their website. LACOFD gave a Burn Index of 111, or Moderate, for the Santa Monica Mountains as of September 15. The Burn Index considers factors including temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, dead fuel moisture and live fuel moisture. See details.
Despite the recent extreme heatwave, fire conditions have not increased, with the recent rain and favorable forecast from the National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard. NWS expects cooler than normal weather for Malibu and low winds 0-15 mph for the Malibu area into late next week. However, Malibu should continue to be vigilant and closely monitor fire weather conditions and warnings on the National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard website and continue to work on wildfire preparedness in anticipation of the usual hazardous fall fire conditions.
WILDFIRE SEASON - START GETTING PREPARED NOW
Residents should begin preparing for wildfire season now. Create your family or business emergency plan, including evacuation routes and reunification locations, and gather emergency supplies. If you have them already, review your plans and check the expiration dates on food and medication. Keep vehicle fuel tanks above half full. Make sure you are able to open electric gates or garage doors when the power is out. For preparedness guidance, get the Malibu Survival Guide. Most importantly, make sure flammable materials and vegetation are cleared away from your home. To help you prepare your property, you can schedule a free Home Wildfire Hardening Assessment by emailing FireSafety@MalibuCity.org, calling 310-456-2489, ext. 388 or visiting the Fire Safety webpage.
WILDFIRE SEASON - SCHEDULE YOUR FREE HOME WILDFIRE HARDENING ASSESSMENT
Malibu homeowners can schedule a free home wildfire hardening assessment with the City’s Fire Safety Liaisons to learn how to protect your home from the millions of burning embers that can fly up to two miles out ahead of a wind-driven wildfire. Flying embers are a leading cause of homes burning down during wildfires. The 30-60 minute inspections follow the Fire Code and nationally recognized best practices. You can learn simple and often inexpensive steps, such as maintaining good brush clearance, keeping dead vegetation and flammable materials such as wood furniture away from the house, and covering up eave vents with metal mesh. Schedule an appointment by emailing FireSafety@MalibuCity.org or calling 310-456-2489, ext. 388 or visiting the Fire Safety webpage.
(NEW) WILDFIRE SEASON / NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH - EARTHQUAKES PREPAREDNESS
Monday, September 19, 3:30 PM, City Hall, Senior Center. Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 PM, Via Zoom
Malibu is uniquely situated to be impacted by both local and distant earthquakes, so preparing now could lessen the impacts of earthquakes when they strike. The City will offer a free Earthquake Preparedness and Home Hazards Training to help ensure every home is as safe as possible in an earthquake. No advanced registration needed for the in-person event. Register for the Zoom event: MalibuSafety.Eventbrite.com.
(NEW) WILDFIRE SEASON / NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH - HOME WILDFIRE HARDENING MEETS CURB APPEAL
Wednesday, September 21, 4:00 PM, City Hall, Multipurpose Room. Thursday, September 29, 6:00 PM, via Zoom
During a wildfire, millions of burning embers can rain down on your home and property like hail during a storm. If these embers land in receptive fuels or become lodged in something easily ignited on or near your house, the home may be in jeopardy of burning. Fire Safety Liaison Bradley Yocum leads a free presentation about how to harden the exterior of your home while choosing plants and materials that are both visually appealing and fire resistant. No advanced registration needed for the in-person event. Register for the Zoom event: MalibuSafety.Eventbrite.com.
(NEW) WILDFIRE SEASON / NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH - SPANISH LANGUAGE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING
Saturday, September 24, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Malibu Labor Exchange
The City is once again partnering with the Malibu Foundation and Malibu Labor Exchange to provide a free, in-person Spanish-language emergency preparedness training. The Labor Exchange is located at 23595 Civic Center Way. Ensuring that non-English speaking people who live or work in Malibu have access to the City’s emergency information and emergency preparedness efforts is an important part of the City’s whole-community approach to emergency planning. No advanced registration needed for this event.
(NEW) WILDFIRE SEASON / NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH - MALIBU FOUNDATION EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR SENIORS -
Wednesday, September 28, 11:00 AM, City Hall, Senior Center
As part of National Preparedness Month, the Malibu Foundation is hosting a free emergency preparedness event for seniors in the Malibu community at the Malibu Senior Center. There will also be giveaways for attendees, including FEMA-approved emergency go-bags. Complementary lunch will be included. No advanced registration needed.
(NEW) WILDFIRE SEASON / NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH – WEEKLY EVERBRIDGE DISASTER NOTIFICATION SYSTEM DRILL, SEPTEMBER 22 and 29
In anticipation of Malibu’s peak wildfire season this fall, the City is continually getting ready and working to help residents be more prepared for wildfires and other disasters with National Preparedness Month events throughout September. The City will conduct the first of four weekly drills of the Everbridge Disaster Notification System on Thursday, September 22 and 29, 5:00 PM. No signups are needed. Look up your Evacuation Zone and maps.
The Everbridge system, which the City has been using for several years for the most serious emergencies that threaten lives and properties, and evacuations, is uploaded with most landlines and cell phone numbers in Malibu. However, residents and businesses are encouraged to create a profile online to enter additional contact information. If you do not receive the test message for your Evacuation Zone, or would like assistance with your Everbridge contact information, contact the Public Safety Office at PublicSafety@MalibuCity.org. All Preparedness Month events are posted on the website.
(NEW) LA COUNTY TO CONTINUE TO DISTRIBUTE FREE NOAA WEATHER RADIOS SEPTEMBER 17
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACOFD) will continue distributing free National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios to residents on Saturday, September 17, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Topanga Community Center (1440 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard). Registration in advance is required online. OEM is authorized to use NOAA alerting signals to alert the public in LA County about wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters by sending out an alert message over the NOAA weather radio frequencies. With an NOAA weather radio, you can receive emergency information power and communications are knocked out. Limit of one per household. Residents should note that the NOAA Weather Radios will receive alerts triggering a loud alarm for events across Los Angeles County. The radio user can adjust which alerts are silenced by following the instructions that come with the radio. For more information contact email@example.com.
(NEW) 2022 HOMELESS COUNT SHOWS SHARP REDUCTION IN PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN MALIBU
The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) announced the results from the 2022 LA County Homeless Count, which took place in Malibu on February 23, 2022. The results showed 81 people experiencing homelessness in Malibu, a decline from 239 in 2020 and 157 in 2021. Countywide, 69,144 people were found to be experiencing homelessness, a 4.1% increase from 2020. City staff, Malibu’s Homeless Outreach Team from The People Concern, and community volunteers helped conduct the annual effort. The decrease in Malibu reflects the positive results of the work by the Malibu Homeless Outreach Team since being enlisted and funded by the City in 2016, in coordination with City staff and the LASD’s Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST). For more information about the Homeless Count see the press release. For more information about the Malibu Homeless Team outreach efforts, including their monthly reports, visit the webpage.
HOMELESS CONNECT DAY, SEPTEMBER 22
On September 22, the annual Homeless Connect Day returns to Malibu to offer people experiencing homelessness free one-stop services including food stamps, Medi-Cal enrollment, affordable housing opportunities, social services, legal assistance, and more. The event will take place from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the County building at 23533 Civic Center Way, next to the Malibu Library, and is being organized in conjunction by the City of Malibu, LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s Office, The People Concern, Malibu C.A.R.T., St. Joseph Center, and the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA). For volunteer opportunities, contact the St. Joseph Center at RVicente@stjosephctr.org or call 323-961-0499.
(NEW) COFFEE WITH A COP WITH MALIBU LIAISON LT. DUSTIN CARR AND MALIBU CITY MANAGER STEVE MCCLARY, SEPTEMBER 18
Join Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff's Station's new Liaison for Malibu, Lieutenant Dustin Carr and City Manager Steve McClary to discuss public safety and ask questions at “Coffee with a Cop,” Sunday, September 18, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Malibu Farmers Market (23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, next to Malibu Library).
(NEW) EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS & LANE CLOSURES FOR MALIBU TRIATHLON SEPTEMBER 17 & 18
Expect delays and watch for cyclists, pedestrians, spectators, event equipment, road closures and restricted parking for the Malibu Triathlon on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. The event will impact PCH from Deer Creek Road to Bonsall Drive, Westward Beach Road, and the entrance and parking lots of Zuma Beach. The event starts at 7:00 AM, but activity will begin earlier. One lane of PCH will remain open in each direction. Temporary “No Parking” signs are posted. Street closures/limited access: Westward Beach Road (entry for Zuma Bay Villa Residents only), Birdview Avenue (access to Westward Beach Road is for Sunset Restaurant parking lot only), Busch Drive (closed), Morning View Drive (closed), Guernsey Avenue (closed). All other entries to PCH along the course will be controlled by Deputies. For more information, visit the event website.
(NEW) TEMPORARY DAY-USE IMPOUND YARD UPDATE
Since the City started operating the Temporary Day-Use Impound Yard on City-owned property at PCH and Heathercliff Road yard on June 18, it has been used for 293 towed vehicles, with no significant issues or incidents. Since June 18, a total of 30 cars have been unclaimed at day’s end and were towed for overnight storage to Thousand Oaks. Malibu- Lost Hills Sheriff's Station Deputies reported to the City Council that the yard has been helpful with traffic safety and parking enforcement, especially around Zuma Beach, Point Dume and Westward Beach.
CITY HALL REMAINS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON A LIMITED BASIS
City Hall remains open to the public on a limited basis. Regular City Hall hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Members of the public may come to City Hall without an appointment during public counter hours. An appointment will be needed for in-person assistance during any other hours. Visitors will be asked to remain outside the building until they can be helped by staff. Appointments can be made online. Facemasks are no longer required, but are strongly recommended, inside City Hall.
Public Counter Hours
- Planning: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, walk in. Other times by appointment only.
- Permit Services: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in and appointment. Other times by appointment only.
- Building Plan Check: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in and appointment. Other times by appointment only.
- Environmental Health: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in and appointment. Other times by appointment only.
- Geology / Coastal Engineering: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in and appointment. Other times by appointment only.
- Public Works: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in. Other times by appointment only.
To make virtual appointments with City staff and Departments, please call or email:
MALIBU SENIOR CENTER AT CITY HALL OPEN FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
The Senior Center is open for general and various in-person services and programs Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Facemasks are no longer required, but are strongly recommended while inside City Hall. Seniors can use the general use areas of the Center, including the computer lab, library and various recreation programs. Staff is also available to assist with Dial-A-Ride questions and program registrations. Fresh coffee is available daily from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information, call 310-456-2489, ext. 357 or visit the webpage.
(NEW) COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE
City staff continues to monitor and respond to the pandemic by participating in regular briefings and conference calls with partner agencies and issuing alerts and notifications regarding changes to the situation. On September 13, 2022, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) confirmed 16 new deaths and 1,777 new cases. Other key updates from the County’s COVID-19 Dashboard as of September 13, 2022, include the following:
- 2,659 confirmed positive cases and 13 deaths in the City of Malibu to date
- 3,433,754 confirmed cases and 33,414 deaths in LA County to date
- 717 current hospitalizations in LA County, a decrease of 79 since August 30
MALIBU REBUILDS - PLANNING CONSULTATIONS AND REBUILD RESOURCES
The Fire Rebuild team is available Monday through Friday at City Hall for complimentary one-on-one consultations about any fire rebuild project. Contact Aakash Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org to set an appointment for a meeting by phone or online. For ideas about how to get started with your project, as well as numerous handouts, forms and resources, visit the Rebuild webpage.
(NEW) MALIBU MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL SPECIFIC PLAN PROJECT APPROVED ON FIRST READING. SECOND READING AND FINAL ADOPTION SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 27
The City Council approved on first reading the Malibu Middle and High School (MMHS) Specific Plan Project (Ordinance No. 501 which adopts changes to the Malibu Municipal Code and Local Coastal Program), with some amendments, on August 8, 2022. Amendments included a clarification that the illuminated signs must be turned off within one-half hour of the end of all school events. The City will submit the Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendment to the California Coastal Commission for certification review. The second reading and adoption is scheduled for the September 27, 2022 Council meeting. The agenda and staff report will be posted in advance of the meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to send public comment in advance to the City Council at CityCouncil@MalibuCity.org. For more information, visit the City’s project webpage the SMMUSD Project Webpage
(NEW) DARK SKY EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES, SEPTEMBER 29
The City is holding virtual educational presentations on Thursday, September 29 to help residents and businesses navigate the process of getting into compliance with the City’s Dark Sky Ordinance by the October 15, 2022 deadline. Residential properties: 11:00 AM. Commercial properties: 4:00 PM. The Zoom links are posted in the Dark Sky webpage. Videos are available of the past Dark Sky presentations for residential properties and for commercial and multifamily properties. The City's Dark Sky Ordinance is meant to protect Malibu’s wildlife, habitat and quality of life from light pollution. Requirements include light fixtures that are fully shielded, have low color temperature, and direct light downwards. For more details, including resources to help homeowners and businesses comply with the regulations, visit the Dark Sky webpage.
MALIBU CUSTOMERS ASKED TO SUSPEND ALL OUTDOOR WATERING SEPTEMBER 6-20 DUE TO EMERGENCY WATER PIPELINE REPAIR
Residents and businesses in Malibu and many other Southern California cities and Water Districts are asked to suspend all outdoor watering September 6 – 20 to help ensure water supplies during emergency repair on an imported water pipeline. This temporary watering restricting supersedes all other drought-related watering restrictions for the impacted areas. With our region’s reliance on imported water and the impact of climate change, Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts and Metropolitan Water District remind customers that making lasting changes in our water use habits will help ensure sustainable water supplies. For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and tips on water conservation and taking care of trees and plants during the watering restriction, visit the Metropolitan Water District website.
MANDATORY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT DUE TO DROUGHT
With the current drought estimated to be considerably more extreme than the 2015 drought, the Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts (LACWD) has issued mandatory water use restrictions for communities including the City of Malibu, which is served by Waterworks District 29. LACWD asks all customers to cut back their water usage by 30%. Outdoor and lawn watering is restricted to two days a week based on address numbering and property type:
- Tuesdays and Fridays = residential even number
- Mondays and Thursdays = residential odd number
- Mondays and Fridays = commercial
- 10 minutes per station maximum
- Only allowed between 6:00 PM and 10:00 AM
Separately, the City of Malibu also prohibits spray irrigation between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, and prohibits any landscape irrigation within 48 hours of significant rainfall. See all of the City’s water conservation rules. See the complete list of LACWD water use restrictions at: LACWaterworks.org.
WATER CONSERVATION REBATES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE
With mandatory water use restrictions in place due to the drought, residents and businesses are urged to make use of the many rebates and resources available to help save money and water. Malibu residents and businesses can apply for a cash rebate to remove grass lawns of $5 per square foot (up to 5,000 square feet or $25,000 total). Other rebates for Malibu residents include water-saving toilets, laundry machines, sprinkler nozzles, rain barrels and cisterns, weather-based irrigation controllers and soil moisture sensor systems. Rebates and resources for commercial customers include water-saving devices, the Water Savings Incentive Program, the Onsite Retrofit Program, and the Public Agency Turf Replacement and Project Assistance Program. All of the residential and commercial rebates are listed with application instructions on the Socal Water Smart website.
JOIN THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY ON SEPTEMBER 17
Malibu residents are invited to join the 38th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day events on Saturday, September 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Corral State Beach, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Malibu Surfrider Beach (north of the Malibu Pier), Leo Carrillo State Beach and Topanga State Beach. There are organized Coastal Cleanup Day events across the state, which are all listed on the website. Residents can also join the effort on their own by picking up trash along the coast. The event is also a great educational opportunity for kids to learn about the importance of protecting the environment. In 1993, California Coastal Cleanup Day was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “largest garbage collection” ever organized. In 2020, 20,000 California Coastal Cleanup volunteers statewide picked up 188,000 pounds of trash in a single day.
(NEW) TINY TOT OLYMPICS RETURNS TO MALIBU BLUFFS PARK, SEPTEMBER 25
Kids ages 2-6 can participate in fun sporting events at the Tiny Tot Olympics, Saturday, September 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Malibu Bluffs Park. The event will feature basketball, baseball, equestrian, golf, martial arts, skateboarding, soccer, tennis and track activities. An art activity, bounce houses, and Olympic games are included in the $5 event pass. Face Painting has an additional fee. Registration in advance is recommended.
(NEW) CALL FOR ARTISTS SOLSTICE CANYON CREEK BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
The Malibu Arts Commission is seeking an artist to create original work for a pedestrian underpass project at Solstice Canyon Creek located at Corral Canyon Road and PCH. CalTrans expects to begin construction in 2023 on the project to replace the existing bridge and culvert. The project will improve drainage, facilitate the movement of the area's endangered steelhead trout, and create a pedestrian underpass to Dan Blocker State Beach with a public art component. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 5, 4:00 PM. For more information and to apply, visit the project webpage.
TRANCAS CANYON PARK FIELD CLOSED
The Multipurpose Field at Trancas Canyon Park will be closed for its annual rest and renovation period September 6 through October 18. The rest and renovation period is an essential part in keeping the field safe and playable throughout the year. Other facilities at Trancas Canyon Park will remain open.
MALIBU ARTS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS ART IN LEGACY PARK
The Malibu Arts Association presents Art in Legacy Park, a free outdoor exhibition showcasing the work of local artists on Sunday, September 25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Original art pieces including paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, and fine prints will be offered for sale with proceeds benefitting the Malibu High School Visual Arts Scholarship.
MALIBU LIBRARY SPEAKER SERIES FEATURING NAGIN COX
The Malibu Library Speaker Series will return on Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 PM with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Systems Engineer Nagin Cox. The free, in-person event at the Malibu Library will feature Cox sharing stories of NASA’s journey to Mars from the early rovers to the newest US traveler, the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover. RSVPs are required on the Speaker Series webpage.
"CAFFEINATED VERSE" WORKSHOP WITH MALIBU POET LAUREATE, SEPTEMBER 24
Join the City of Malibu’s Poet Laureate Ann Buxie for Caffeinated Verse, with featured reader Charlotte Ward on Saturday, September 24, 11:00 AM at the Malibu Library. The featured reader is followed by an open mic format for poets to share their work. The event is part of the City's free poetry workshops, in partnership with the Malibu Library, the Malibu Poet Laureate Committee, and the Malibu Arts Commission, offering community members engaging, educational opportunities to find expression through poetry with a renowned local poet. For more information, visit the Poet Laureate webpage.
(NEW) SPECIAL EVENTS REPORT
Currently, there are permitted events on September 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, October 2 and 15, as well as every Sunday for parking for the Farmer's Market, and June 18 through October 3 for the City's Temporary Day-Use Impound Yard. The City of Malibu Planning Department posts a weekly report of approved event permits on the website. In order for members of the public to be informed of pending event permit applications and to provide an additional opportunity for public input, the City has changed the Event Permit Report format to include all event permit applications deemed complete for review for consistency and compliance with the requirements of the Malibu Municipal Code and the Planning Director’s action on each application. The updated Event Permit Report has been posted to the City's website. To sign up to receive an email or text message when an updated Event Permit Report is posted, visit the e-notifications page (scroll down to the "Special Event Permit Report" category).
DAYTIME WORK CONTINUES ON TRANCAS CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Work on the Caltrans Trancas Bridge Replacement Project continues with daytime work weekdays 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. There will be intermittent lane and shoulder closures on PCH between Guernsey Avenue and Trancas Canyon Road. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists should proceed with caution, and watch for vehicles, equipment staging, workers, dust, lights, signs in the road and shoulder, and unplanned temporary lane and shoulder closures. The speed limit is reduced to 30 MPH, with signs posted, in the construction zone. Under California law, speeding fines are doubled in construction zones. Sign up for traffic alerts via text or email on the website (scroll to “Alert Center"). Updates and information about the project, work activities and lane closures are posted on the website.
The City maintains a robust e-notification system so the community can stay informed about all the City’s activities. Sign up to receive messages by text or email on the City’s e-notifications page.
For questions or comments, contact the City Manager at SMcClary@MalibuCity.org.
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