10936 Pacific View, Malibu – Virtual Tour

I have had the privilege to list this one of a kind trophy property in Malibu with incredible white water ocean views. It’s magnificent.

Check it out  10936 Pacific View, Malibu – Virtual Tour.

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Congratulations to Hurwitz James Company’s Andrea Yates

Congratulations to Hurwitz James Company Real Estate Agent Andrea Yates!

Posted on February 20, 2012  By jlamberski Leave a Comment

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Congratulations to Hurwitz James Company Real Estate Agent Andrea Yates!

Posted on February 20, 2012  By jlamberski

We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize Andrea “Andi” Yates, one of Hurwitz James Company’s most accomplished real estate agents. Andi has been a top producer and luxury home specialist for over twelve years and has represented buyers and sellers on high-end properties from Los Angeles to San Diego.

With a diverse academic background in law, design and architecture, Andi provides a uniquely consummate expertise in the evaluation and pricing of her listings. Andi’s remarkable negotiating skills and the cutting edge technology and creativity with which she implements marketing programs has resulted in a long and impressive list of repeat satisfied clients. Her wide client base spans nationwide and includes celebrities, professional athletes, music industry professionals, developers, investors and CEOs.

Andi’s most recent accomplishment was the listing of three luxury properties in one day! Take a look at these stunning new California home listings, which are the product of Andi’s immense effort and virtuosity.

 

25663 Piuma Road, Calabasas CA; priced at $2,499,000

1461 N. Kenter, Brentwood CA (Crestwood Hills); priced at $2,999,000

26054 Mulholland Drive, Calabasas CA (Malibu Hills); priced at $1,350,000

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FOR THE LOVE OF MALIBU ~ PART 5

APRIL 17, 2005 “CASA ESCOBAR FIRE” DAMAGES BUSINESSES IN CROSS CREEK PLAZA

MAY 7, 2005: PEPPERDINE MEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM DEFEATS UCLA TO WIN NATIONAL TITLE

JUNE 2005: MALIBU COLONY PLAZA CHANGES HANDS.

Built and first opened in 1988 by Reco Land Corp/Roy Crummer, the Malibu Colony Plaza fully opened in the summer of 1989.  Malibu Bay/Jerry Perenchio and the Konheim family took over ownership and then sold Malibu Colony Plaza to E. Stanley Kroenke in June of 2005.

AUGUST 8, 2005 SHHHHH! IT’S PAPARAZZI SEASON

On Aug. 8, 2005, photographer Brian Diaz was hit in the thigh by a pellet as he was staking out a baby shower held for Britney Spears.  The Lost Hills Station of the L.A. County Sheriff promised a fast investigation of the incident while Frank Griffin, one of the founders of the Bauer-Griffin photo agency, whined in the L.A. Times: “It doesn’t matter if it’s an AK-47, a Bazooka or a BB gun.  The guy got shot.  Even if the guy was trespassing, I don’t know whether you Americans then think it’s OK to shoot them.”

SEPT. 10, 2005:  BICYCLISTS SCOTT BLEIFER AND STANISLAV IONOV ARE KILLED BY A CATERING TRUCK ON PCH

NOV. 12, 2005:  MALIBU HIGH GRADUATES KEITH PATRICK NAYLOR AND TYLER LOVE ARE KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ON PCH

DEC. 12, 2005:  PURCHASE OF CHILI COOK-OFF LAND

The City Council approves the purchase contract with Malibu Bay Company and offers Certificates of Participation to fund part of the purchase.  The purchase of the Chili Cook-Off land is funded with $18 million worth of COPs, $2.5 million in Santa Monica College Measure S bond money, a $2.5 million grant from the State Water Resources Control Board, $2.2 million raised through private donations, $1 million from the Malibu general fund and a $700,000 grant from L.A. County for a total of $26.9 million to purchase the future site of Legacy Park.

Part 6 coming tomorrow.

 

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FOR THE LOVE OF MALIBU ~ PART 4

I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A SAFE, HAPPY AND FUN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

FEBRUARY 2005: MALIBU BANS EPS FOAM

Although EPS foam caused a mini-revolution in the surfing and stand-up paddling world, the material as used in food packaging is a nuisance to clean up and dispose of.  In 2005, Malibu passes laws to ban the use of polystyrene food containers from grocery stores and restaurants.

JANUARY 2005: THE WILE E. COYOTE/ROADRUNNER ROCK

Weeks of storms that seem to mimic the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Sumatra deluge Los Angeles with record amounts of rain.  In the second week of January, 1 300-ton rock closes Topanga Canyon Road.

JANUARY 23, 2005  JOHNNY CARSON DIES OF EMPHYSEMA AT 79

JANUARY-MARCH 31, 2005  MALIBU LUMBER AND HARDWARE CLOSES

Malibu Lumber first opened in 1948 and moved to a larger site on Cross Creek.  In January of 2005, rumors that Anawalt Lumber of Los Angeles would take over Malibu Lumber and Hardware from Weyerhaeuser Co., and save Malibu’s only source of lumber proved to be … rumors.

The space the lumber yard and hardware store occupied proved to be too valuable and problematic due to high rent and new septic tank, and it closed on March 31.  It became part of the deal between the City of Malibu and Malibu Bay Company to buy and develop the Chilli Cook-off property into Legacy Park.

APRIL , 2005: GEFFEN OPENS ACCESS TO CARBON BEACH

In 1983, the Coastal Commission approved a permit for David Geffen to build a large compound on Carbon Beach over the site of what had been Doris Day’s beach house.  The permit was granted provided Geffen provide a “vertical” easement from Pacific Coast Highway to the beach – an 18-foot strip between this home and the home of the Heidt family, who opposed the development.

The compound was built, but the gate stayed locked all through the 1990s and into the 21st century.  Geffen was even parodied in the Doonesbury comic strip.  Litigation began in 2002 pitting the Coastal Commission, the Coastal Conservancy and Access for All against Geffen and the City of Malibu.  In mid-April, Geffen agreed to drop the lawsuit and on May 30, 2005, the easement finally opened to the public.

More FOR THE LOVE OF MALIBU -PART 5 – tomorrow.  Have a fabulous day!

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FOR THE LOVE OF MALIBU ~ Part 3

DECEMBER 8, 2000:  BILL MILLER REALIZES A LIFELONG DREAM AND OPENS A LONG-ISLAND STYLE DELI – MALIBU KITCHEN

SEPTEMBER 2002: MALIBU VS. THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION

Too long a story to even synopsize here.  When the city of Malibu delayed finalizing a required Local Coastal Program, the California Coastal Commission tried to force one on Malibu.  Manifesting its own destiny is why Malibu became a city, and the conflict was in court until Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made three new appointments to the Coastal Commission in 2004, which resulted in an agreement between Malibu and the Coastal Commission in August of 2005 to hammer out an LCP that was agreeable on both sides.

SEPT. 12, 2002: LAIRD CONNECTS FROM SECOND TO THE PIER ON ONE TO THEM NEWFANGLED STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDS

All 12-feet-7-inches of Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece move into Latigo Canyon i 1997, and Hamilton used local waters to experiment with this new training and wave-riding technique: standing up on a big board and paddling.  In 2002, Laird goes public with stand-up paddle surfing during a big south swell at First Point.  He paddles out with an American flag and rides waves from Second Point through the pier.

NOVEMBER 2003: MEASURE M DEFEATED IN A REFERENDUM

Want to start a war?  Get a dozen Malibu politicians in the same room, ask about Measure M, and then duck!  Way, way, way too long of a story to detail in less than book length, but essentially, to vote against Measure M was to limit development in Malibu.  A yes vote would have allowed what many considered an unacceptable level of development.  Measure M lost, and that led to the purchase of the Chili Cook-off site and Legacy Park.

NOVEMBER 2003:  LARRY ELLISON PLAYS MALIBUNOPOLY

“My son first wanted to go to Standford, which I though was OK.  The weather is pretty good, and it’s a fairly short drive to the beach.  But it wouldn’t be as good as, let’s say, Pepperdine, which is in Malibu.  And he said ‘Dad, what about the education?’ I said, ‘Clearly, I failed as a parent.” – Larry Ellison, quote found online.

One of the world’s richest men has family that likes Malibu, so Larry Ellison comes to town and buys large chunks of it.  Various reports have Ellison buying “five beach properties for as much as $65 million” or “$15 million for what few people would call a large house – 1,600 square feet.  But the property has 65 feet of beach frontage.” It is the David Foster home featured on Princes of Malibu:  “Ellison bought that 22-acre property for slightly more than $20 million.”  According to Britain’s The Independent, Ellison “cast his eye on a couple of restaurants sitting a little forlornly on the northern end of Carbon Beach.  He snapped up the Pier View Cafe’ for $9 million, and the adjacent Windsail restaurant for $18.5 million.”

FEBRUARY 2004:  THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD PROTECTS THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS

According to www.malibucomplete.com:  “The Santa Monica Mountains Regional Water Quality Board passed new, more restrictive requirements regarding wastewater treatment, horse stables and agricultural runoff.  The effect, critics charge, is to practically push horses and agriculture out of the Malibu mountains to make way for large, expensive mansions.”

APRIL 26, 2004: NEW CITY COUNCIL: JEFF JENNINGS, KEN KEARSLEY, PAMELA CONLEY ULICH, SHARON BAROVSKY AND ANDY STERN

OCTOBER 2004:  BRITNEY SPEARS MOVES TO MALIBU

Through her Love Shack Trust, Britney Spears pays $6.3 million for a 7,400-square-foot home in Serra Retreat.  According to the alltopmovies.net website: “A bar in every room was too over-the-top for the average potential buyer in that price range – not to mention the lavish poolside bar built over what once was the tennis court.”

The paparazzi plague in Malibu seemed to peak after the arrival of Spears.  They would park outside both entrances of Serra Retreat and sometimes there would be more than a dozen soul-patched paparazzi racing through the streets, chasing her various vehicles, some of which were sent out as decoys while she slipped out unnoticed.

More to come in Part 4 of For the Love of Malibu.

A beautiful day in sunny Southern California. Make it count!

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FOR THE LOVE OF MALIBU ~ PART II

1994:  THE NEW CITY COUNCIL INCLUDES JEFF JENNINGS, JEFF KRAMER, CAROLYN VAN HORN, JOAN HOUSE AND JOHN HARLOW

MARCH 1995: PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY BRIDGE REBUILD DONE IN RECORD TIME/HIGGY SCORES BARRELS     

 Approved by Caltrans in January 1993, rebuilding of the 522-foot Pacific Coast Highway bridge over Malibu Lagoon is delayed by storm damage on Jan. 10, 1995.  Caltrans offers a $50,000-a-day bonus for every day the work is done under schedule and MCM Construction finishes 100 days ahead of schedule. 

Lifetime resident Jeff Higginbotham also found these times rewarding: “After one of these storms, me and Mike Marcellino find ourselves alone in empty, never-seen, stand-up sand spit barrels across outside Malibu Point.  We didn’t see another car around but ours till about noon due to all the road closures ….truly giving us the local’s reward!”

1996: WALT KELLER RETURNS TO THE CITY COUNCIL 

Malibu’s City Council elections get livelier with lawsuits and accusations of spying.  Joan House receives 2,863 votes, Walt Keller is second with 2,408. Carolyn Van Horn is third with 2,301 votes, and  Barbara Cameron is fourth.

JULY 6, 1997: GETTY VILLA CLOSES FOR REPAIRS AND REMODELING

First opened in 1974, J. Paul Getty’s private museum was inspired by the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum and was home to Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities.  In 1997, the Getty Villa was closed to renovate the building and the collection – some of which was moved to the $1.3 billion Getty Center, which opened in December of 1997.

MARCH – JUNE 1998 LANDSLIDE CLOSES PCH, HOMES CONDEMNED

Mudslides that began in March and continued into June caused several closures of Pacific Coast Highway and also lead to the condemning of two homes near Las Flores Canyon.

JUNE 2000: HOWS MARKET OPENS IN TRANCAS

NOVEMBER 2000: PAPARAZZO SUES STREISAND, BROLIN AND L.A. COUNTY SHERIFFS

Ever notice that Britney Spears’ 2000 single Oops! … I Did it Again is a speeded up, sexier version of Barbara Streisand’s 1980 single Woman in Love? Along those lines, a few years before Spears became a paparazzi magnet, Barbara Streisand and her husband, James Brolin, were sued by Wendall Wall, A Point Dume neighbor who was arrested by the L.A. County Sheriff for allegedly stalking the celebrity couple.  Wall lived a block away from Streisand’s ocean-view home at Point Dume.                                                                

On January 8, Wall allegedly followed Streisand and Brolin all the way to Thousand Oaks and photographed them shopping for a car.  When Wall returned home to Malibu, he was arrested 200 yards from his front door.  No charges were filed but according to the Los Angeles Times”…  a sheriff’s spokesman identified him, without naming him, as a ‘stalker’ on national television.  All of this caused Wall ‘physical and mental pain and shock to his nervous system, fear, anxiety, torment, degradation and extreme emotional distress.”  Wall’s bail was raised from $150,000 to $1 million, and he was kept in jail for three days.  Wall sued Streisand, Brolin and the L.A. County Sheriff for civil rights violations, false arrest and imprisonment, conspiracy, defamation, negligence and conspiracy.

Stay tuned for Part 3 of For the Love of Malibu where it’s a beautiful sunny and warm postcard day today.

 

                                                      

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FOR THE LOVE OF MALIBU

As a long time resident of this coveted magical place called Malibu, California as well as a 13 year Luxury Real Estate Veteran I thought it only fitting to begin my blog journey at one of the many places I know, live and love….Malibu California.

Taking a 20 minute work weekend break sitting in the sun marvelling over the ocean I picked up (over my latest edition of Vogue I might add) what is fast becoming one of my favorite west coast publications ‘Malibu Magazine’ and came across a great article by Ben Marcus that I thought should be shared to all and not just the select priviledged residents that fight hard for this coveted community.  I believe that this 20 year overview will give a good account into some of the history and why Malibu is one of the most coveted and fantasized about luxury residential destinations and vacation destinations in the U.S.  “The American Riviera” .  It will be a several part journey so stay tuned daily for what I have renamed ‘FOR THE LOVE OF MALIBU’.   If you would like to view Malibu’s luxury residences go to my website at www.andreayates.com and click on Malibu listings.

A TIMELINE:  20 YEARS OF MALIBU’S GROWING PAINS AND OCCASSIONAL PLEASURES

Malibu politics can get ugly, but the result is still a beautiful city – the last best place in Southern California.  The aura of protection Mrs. May Rindge placed around Malibu going back to the early 20th century has inspired other Malibu citizens to pass laws, fight fights, win battles to prevent Malibu from being overwhelmed by the horrors of overpopulation, overdevelopment, traffic, population density and other gack that infects most of the rest of coastal California and Southern California.

On Oct. 25, 1987, the citizens of Malibu chartered 17 buses, took up pitchforks and lanterns, and convoyed from the Malibu Civic Center to a Board of Supervisors meeting in downtown Los Angeles where county officials were attempting to shove a sewage system up Malibu’s …  But Malibu rallied, and in a process too long to describe here, they blocked the sewage system and manifested their own destiny by putting cityhood to a vote.  That was 20 years ago, and much of what is now modern Malibu was shaped by the citizens fighting for a vision of how their city should be.

JUNE 5, 1990:   MEASURE “Y” – FOR OR AGAINST MALIBU CITYHOOD

Sixty-six percent of Malibu’s 8538 registered voters went to the polls to vote for or against Measure Y – the measure to make Malibu a city.  The final tally was 4,682 for and 892 against.  The voters also selected the first council: Walt Keller (who went on to be appointed the first mayor and is considered the leader of the cityhood effort), Larry Wan, Carolyn Van Horn, Mike Caggiano and Missy Zeitsoff.

MARCH 28,1991:  MALIBU BECOMES A CITY

“There isn’t a city that should feel more liberated except Kuwait…. [and] from what I understand the sewers don’t work there either” – Glen Campbell, president of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District.

SEPTEMBER 1992 : MALIBU HIGH SCHOOL OPENS

AUGUST 1993:   MALIBU COMMUNITY LABOR EXCHANGE OPENS.

NOV. 2-12, 1993: THE GREAT MALIBU/OLD TOPANGA FIRE 

What began at 10:45 a.m. as a small fire under bad conditions near a water tower on Old Topanga Road was whipped by 40 mph Santa Ana “devil winds” into one of the largest emergency mobilizations within 24 hours in the history of the United States or the world.  Five fire engines destroyed, 458 agencies called, 1000-plus fire companies and 7,000-plus firefighters participated.  Three citizens were killed, six fire fighters went to the hospital, 565 fire fighters were injured, 1,200 acres of brush were consumed per hour, 16,516 acres of watershed charred, 268 homes destroyed.  Total value loss: $208,484,786.  This is why L.A. County now mobilizes outside engines into Malibu any time there is a hint of those “devil winds.”

DECEMBER 1993:   STREISAND DONATES RAMIREZ CANYON PARK 

Barbara Streisand lived on a 22.5-acre ranch, first purchased in 1974, above Ramirez Canyon for almost 20 years.  In that time, she built five beautiful houses and elaborate gardens on the property.  After five years of trying to sell it, Streisand donated the property to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.  Intended as the Streisand Center for Conservancy Studies, the original plan for the property had to be downsized when Ramirez Canyon residents objected to a steady stream of visitors.  Now called the Ramirez Canyon Park, tours are available only by request.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of For The Love Of Malibu!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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