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Old 01-10-2009, 12:47 AM
Status: "18 years on C-D. Time is a monster!" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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Malibu looks looks much better from above on aerial shots than it does when you're actually there. It looks so dry, and the all those shabby brown buildings which house the pathetic shopping in Malibu look hideous. I much prefer Santa Barbara.

Malibu is overrated and too far from LA so it feels like it's in the boonies. It also doesn't feel as "fabulous" and happening as other comparable affluent beach towns like The Hamptons.
You really need to get off the beatin' path (PCH) to enjoy Malibu. Ever driven up Coral Canyon or looked down from the top of Trancas? How about swiging off the highway at La Piedra one day and just enjoy the beautiful bluffs. It doesn't take much getting off the main drag to find some very nice areas. I mean, come on, you sure can't call Point Dume "shabby"!
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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You really need to get off the beatin' path (PCH) to enjoy Malibu. Ever driven up Coral Canyon or looked down from the top of Trancas? How about swiging off the highway at La Piedra one day and just enjoy the beautiful bluffs. It doesn't take much getting off the main drag to find some very nice areas. I mean, come on, you sure can't call Point Dume "shabby"!
I completly aggree with you here. Lots of cool places to drive around both towards the beach and into the hills. Also who the heck goes to Malibu to shop? I have my favorits spots there to eat. Malibu isn't Oxnard. I don't expect to see a Wal-Mart in Malibu.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:13 AM
Status: "18 years on C-D. Time is a monster!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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I completly aggree with you here. Lots of cool places to drive around both towards the beach and into the hills. Also who the heck goes to Malibu to shop? I have my favorits spots there to eat. Malibu isn't Oxnard. I don't expect to see a Wal-Mart in Malibu.
Thanks (for the agreement)! I like a lot of things about Malibu. The horrid drive up and down PCH past the "million dollar shacks row" -- or however that area around Will Rogers State Beach is referred to -- isn't my favorite either. But Malibu has some truly special areas.

Funny you should mention Oxnard in the context of Malibu. The New York Times published an article a while back about that very subject -- Oxnard vs. Malibu:

Oxnard, the Un-Malibu - New York Times

Who knew that among others, KCRW's Anne Litt lives in Oxnard?!
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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You know the place. Thank you for the address. I always seem to miss it when I drive down the coast. Thanks. A little out of my range for now, but I am saving up. LOL
[SIZE=3]No sign now, I guess it's somewhere on the estate.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]A lot of money but remember this is 16 acres of PCH prime real estate not a multimillion dollar shack on the beach. It will make a super fine home for the right people.[/SIZE]
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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You're so bitter. When are you leaving?

LOL...

Not bitter at all, I just call em' the way see em'. I call California, particularily the Southern California area, the 'Bend Me Over State', where everyone let's the powers to be call the shots for them.

For example, the Western States Petroleum Association.

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Old 01-11-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Thanks (for the agreement)! I like a lot of things about Malibu. The horrid drive up and down PCH past the "million dollar shacks row" -- or however that area around Will Rogers State Beach is referred to -- isn't my favorite either. But Malibu has some truly special areas.

Funny you should mention Oxnard in the context of Malibu. The New York Times published an article a while back about that very subject -- Oxnard vs. Malibu:

Oxnard, the Un-Malibu - New York Times

Who knew that among others, KCRW's Anne Litt lives in Oxnard?!
I grew up in the Oxnard Port Hueneme area. It was interesting to read the article. It talked about Mrs Olson's Coffey Hut which is a local place at Hollywood Beach. I went to school with her son. We got it good here in Oxnard. By the way they used to film Melrose Place, a take off of Beverly Hills 90210 here in Oxnard.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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[SIZE=3]No sign now, I guess it's somewhere on the estate.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]A lot of money but remember this is 16 acres of PCH prime real estate not a multimillion dollar shack on the beach. It will make a super fine home for the right people.[/SIZE]
I completly agree that this is the place for me. Someday I would love to pull it off and buy the place.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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Malibu is the Big Sur of Southern California. It is the last horizon. It will remain the only oceanfront community not overdeveloped (unless Pendleton is ever sold). In terms of lack of development and open space, Laguna Beach is the next best thing which is crowded and full of traffic and tourists due to a teenage MTV drama about some fake gals fighting over guys.

Let's hope the new season on MTV doesn't introduce "Malibu; The Real L.A. County."
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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Malibu is the Big Sur of Southern California. It is the last horizon. It will remain the only oceanfront community not overdeveloped (unless Pendleton is ever sold). In terms of lack of development and open space, Laguna Beach is the next best thing which is crowded and full of traffic and tourists due to a teenage MTV drama about some fake gals fighting over guys.

Let's hope the new season on MTV doesn't introduce "Malibu; The Real L.A. County."
No way half the guys from MTV live here!!
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Hermosa Beach
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Yeah i think Malibu is a very nice town.
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