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    Malibu Pier Tower

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 3, 2011

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    Favorite thing: These buildings at the front of the pier I found interesting because they framed the entrance but didn't really match eachother. Still I knew they had some neat history. They were built in 1932 along with the wall that use to extend all the way to the Adamson House. They were used as a storage house and are decorated with the vintage Malibu tiles.

    Malibu Pier Location:
    23000 Pacific Coast Highway
    Malibu, California 90265

    Mailbu Pier History

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    You can see a lot in one day

    by pigletsmom Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: If you plan your time wisely you can see Malibu and other cities close by in the same day. Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu are all within a 30 minute drive of each other. Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Westwood are within 45 minutes.
    It all depends on where you're coming from, and what you want to see.

    Santa Monica Beach looking towards Malibu
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    Hiking in Point Mugu

    by blaird Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    Favorite thing: My Malibu Tips are centered on hiking in Point Mugu State Park. Point Mugu is in Malibu, about 15 miles south of Oxnard. It is along the coast and offers some excellent views of teh ocean when hiking up the mountains to the main trails.

    Fondest memory: The beautiful views of the islands on the California Coast.

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    A little History

    by blaird Written Mar 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Mugu beach is believed to be the site where Juan Cabrillo landed on October 10, 1542. Most of its early history centers around ranching and farming.

    Point Mugu (Ma-Goo) is named after the Chumash Indians word for beach.

    Always a romantic
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    Getting to Point Mugu

    by blaird Written Mar 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The beach is 15 miles south of Oxnard on Highway One.

    9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway,
    Malibu, CA 90265

    There is a campground along the road, stop in there and get a map of the hiking trails. Lots of great day hikes.

    Up the trail
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    Longboarding at Surfrider...

    by wizardvek Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Longboarding at Surfrider beach...
    Surfrider Beach has an amazing wave that goes on forever!

    Fondest memory: I always miss the surfing in Malibu..., I miss cruising up & down the Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu's way of life

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    Wildlife - Raccoons

    by Roadquill Written Dec 13, 2011

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    Favorite thing: The raccoons found in Malibu a sturdy, big and tough survivors. They have to hold their own against cougars and packs of coyotes. They will take off when able, but are very capable of defending themselves. This big guy was cruising near Malibu Canyon. They are not domesticated and you should not try and feed them or approach them.

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    Malibu Sunrise

    by RawdgerDodger Written Sep 8, 2006

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    Favorite thing: My favorite thing about Malibu beach is watching the sunrise. It is nice just to be able to get up early in the morning and paddle out on the waves. Anywhere else in the world, I just want to sleep in. In early September, the sun rises at approximately 6:30 AM.

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Malibu Beach is wrestling on the shore with my cousins during a storm. We had just finished surfing and we decided to wrestle and throw each other into the waves that were breaking on the shore.

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    get carryout Ganja sushi and...

    by AngelaScura Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: get carryout Ganja sushi and Vegas rolls from ZOOMA SUSHI (off of PCH at Point Dume), take it to Westward Beach, and eat it while watching the sunset. This is the singlemost perfect way to spend an evening in Malibu.

    Fondest memory: Celeb-hunting at Cross Creek (one of the very few shopping centers in town)...getting practically run down by Stephen Spielberg in the parking lot of Ralph's Supermarket...getting thrown in the water at Leo Carrillo Beach

    NOTICE that there are NO shells on the beach in the pic...that's one really odd thing about Malibu. No shells. Go figure.

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    bruingirl's General Tip

    by bruingirl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Just walking along the beach...somewhere near Zuma. It was late afternoon and the sun was getting close to setting. Just breathing in the clean, salty air while the sea gulls were running along the wet sand next to me. There's really nothing more relaxing than that...

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    The do's and don't of Malibu

    by iandsmith Updated May 26, 2011

    Favorite thing: Things you can't do - drink alcohol (unless at an approved organized do), smoke, bathe naked, take your dog or park for free.
    Doing research I came across this interesting bit of history:
    "The Chumash lived along the coast from Malibu to San Luis Obispo. They also lived in the interior valleys, such as Santa Ynez, Cuyama, Santa Clara and Simi. The names of their most important villages are still on maps and are an interesting part of the local culture of this area, Saticoy, Somis, Sinil, Tapo, Sespe, Calleguas, Camulos, Piru, Mugu, Zuma, Cuyama, Cachuma, Ojai, and Matilija were all Chumash villages.

    There is no contemporary drawing in existence of the Chumash Indians in their native state. Fortunately, however, the Spanish diarists thought the Chumash superior to any other California tribes and happily wrote many vivid descriptions of them.

    Fondest memory: Juan Paez of the Cabrillo Expedition, wrote on October 10, 1542 after observing the Chumash:
    "They were dressed in skins and wore their hair very long and tied up with long strings inter-woven with the hair, there being attached to the strings many gewgaws of flint, bone, and wood."
    Father Pedro Font, diarist of the second expedition of Captain Juan Bautista de Anza, noted in 1776 the absence of clothing:
    "The dress of the men is total nakedness. For adornment they are in the habit of wearing around the waist a string or other gewgaw which covers nothing. Some of them have the cartilage of the nose pierced, and all have the ears perforated with two large holes in which they wear little canes like two horns as thick as the little finger, in which they are accustomed to carry powder made of their wild tobacco. These Indians are well formed and of good TD although not very corpulent on account of their sweating, I judge. The women are fairly good looking."
    The Chumash villages on the channel coast were usually built on high ground where a creek ran into the ocean. Thus, they had fresh water and a quick launching spot for their canoes. Friar Crespi with the Portola expedition in 1769 describes his first look at a village:
    "We arrived at the shore where we saw a regular town, the most populous and best laid out of all we had seen on the journey up to the present time. It is situated on a tongue or point of land running out of the same beach."
    This very well could be a description of Humaliwo, the Chumash village, located at the present day site of The Malibu Lagoon Museum.
    "The houses are well constructed, round like an oven, spacious and fairly comfortable; light enters through a hole in the roof"

    Looking back towards where the Chumash once lived
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    Pepperdine University

    by mht_in_la Updated Nov 29, 2004

    Favorite thing: Pepperdine Univ is located right on PCH in Malibu. You can't miss it when you drive by. I recognized the name Pepperdine from NCAA. I tried to take a look at the campus but the security was tight. The whole Univ is like a gated community.

    Pepperdine Univ

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    Visit the beach. Actually,...

    by jimmyz Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Visit the beach. Actually, Malibu is 27 miles long and less than 1/2 mile wide -- it's virtually all beach! Some of the best beaches in the world are here for sunning and surfing -- Zuma, Surfrider, Westward, Latigo and many others. Don't miss it and if its late February or early March you can watch the whales as they migrate north.

    Fondest memory: Again, the beach and the mountain trails where I ride my mountain bike. Nature is in its full glory in Malibu and the city has worked hard to keep it that way. For being so close to Los Angeles, it's almost rural in setting. Lots of mountain parks and trails for hikers, bikers, horseback riding or whatever.

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    Krystynn's General Tip

    by Krystynn Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Lots of lovely mansions and expensive houses... as this postcard shows...

    Ah, lifestyles of the Rich and Filty Rich here in Malibu!

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