1 0 VOLUME 33 NUMBER 25 THE CO M M U N I TY FORUM APRIL M A LIBUSurfs idenew S Residents Opposition Is Loud and Clear to Proposed LNG Facility 2 Earth Day Volunteers Focus Their Efforts on Malibu Lagoon State Park 5 Mothers Day Tea at the Adamson House Is a Cherished Local Tradition 8 Chumash Days Celebrates Our Native American Roots in Malibu 13 Real Estate Pages Give the Reader a Good Perspective on Malibu Life 16 FIRST SETTLERS Malibu s original residents were the Chumash people, who lived off the nature s bounty on land as well as in the Pacific Ocean. An annual tradition that takes place at Bluffs Park each April, Chumash Days celebrates the community s Native American history and its contributions to modern-day society. Dressed in traditional garb, replete with paint, Chumash David Garcia performs a dance and clapper sticks provide a rhythmic accompaniment. MSN/Frank Lamonea O p i n i o n 4 P e o p l e 6 D o i n g s 8 S c h o o l s 9 N o t i c e s 10 Calendar 12 Puzzle 14 B u s i n e s s 15 Real Estate 16 Classified 22
2 PAGE 2 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL FrontPAGE Local LNG Opposition Sends Strong Message Revved-Up Crowd in Packed Auditorium Doesn t Hold Back Its Voice or Its Sentiments FULL HOUSE Although people moved about the MHS auditorium, it was full for the first part of the three-hour hearing as people voiced their concerns. Many opponents wore lapel tags with red stop sign outlines that read United Against BHP Billiton, and a few managed to bring in small placards with the no slash through the acronym LNG. Astanding room only applauded opponents, that she crowd at the Malibu High would have them removed by a School auditorium that peace officer if they continued to was loud, boisterous, rowdy and talk or shout out of turn. made its feelings of opposition To underscore the point, four known at a public hearing last more sheriff s deputies were week about the proposed liquefied natural gas deepwater port cers overseeing the event. brought in to join the three offi- was in stark contrast to two years What seemed to enrage the ago when a similar public meeting was held and a handful of residents were outnumbered by supporters of the facility. The ostensible reason for the We will dooo public hearing was to take comments on the revised Draft Environmental Impact Report, a fiveinch thick document setting out everything to stop the impacts to the environment this potential and human community about the floating storage and regassification unit planned for 14 miles disaster. offshore Malibu. The project also includes miles of underwater pipeline to carry locals were the number of out-ofarea supporters who took the the LNG to the mainland at Oxnard, and the revised DEIR also podium at the beginning of the evaluates the consequences of meeting, leaving opponents to LNG carriers unloading their speak later in the evening. There cargo into the FSRU. were 60 speakers, who each A final joint EIR/EIS is expected to be released by the end of ing continued past 10 p.m. spoke three minutes. The meet- the summer, according to federal Many supporters were from a and state officials, who indicated marine engineers association, they agreed to extend the deadline for public comments for the selves as mariners and urged sup- whose members identified them- revised DEIR until May 12. port for the LNG facility, stressing that it should be U.S. citizens A gauge of how noisy and loud the audience of mostly local opponents was, occurred when the tankers that deliver LNG. who man the facility and sail the facilitator of the meeting warned However, an early speaker was audience member, who booed Malibu s outgoing Mayor, Andy LNG supporters, continued to Stern, who said his main mission shout over their testimony and is to stop the LNG proposal. We MSN Photos/Frank Lamonea will do everything to stop this potential disaster, he added, saying the City of Malibu was poised to pledge $50,000 towards litigation costs. Stern held a press conference the next day to elaborate on Malibu s opposition and to comment on the meeting. Last night they bussed a bunch of their own people into Malibu and had them register to speak before any of our local residents could be heard. I am outraged at BHP Billiton, the company which wants to build this plant, the mayor added, noting the world s largest resource company now ranks seventh among the largest lobbyists in the State of California. Limited to three minutes, many of the speakers could not list all their objections. The complaints focused on the height of the facility, which at 270 feet tall would be much higher than any of the existing offshore oil platforms. Many were also concerned that emissions from the plant and the vessels would blow directly onshore most of the year dumping hundreds of tons of pollutants onto Malibu. Recent city council candidate Ed Gillespie disputed the DEIR s version of a worst case scenario of either a vapor cloud or fireball due to the ignition of a vapor cloud traveling only a seven-and half-mile radius. He asserted that the report considers the mishap at a wind speed of 4.5 mph, but most of the time the wind blows much stronger than that. SPOKESMAN Councilmember Andy Stern who represented the City of Malibu, stated that the city council had unanimously opposed the pipeline and was pledging $50,000 for litigation. HOT AIR Proponents from out-of-the-area, BHP Billiton reps and some from the company s Australian home base arrived early and clustered in parts of the hall wearing yellow ID tags that read Smile If You Use Natural Gas. The best case scenario is the project will pollute the air and pollute the water. The worst case scenario is a pool fire, accidental or intentional. Your explosion will come to our shores, he said. Others talked about using an unproven technology that has never been field tested. At his press conference, Stern reiterated the testimony of another LNG critic at the hearing. What really concerns us is that BHP Billiton still can t explain why one of their oil rigs broke loose from its mooring during Hurricane Rita and drifted before it finally ran aground along the Gulf Coast even though that rig was officially designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, he said. Various legal and scientific experts from the Santa Barbarabased Environmental Defense Center insist there were numerous deficiencies in the DEIR. The degassification unit would discharge almost 2.5 billion gallons per year of water heated 30 degrees above the surface water of the ocean. The adverse impacts on marine life were not properly studied, according to one expert. Both of EDC s policy analysts noted that the DEIR failed to adequately address the hot water discharge issues and did not reveal all of the potential impacts. Another of the center s experts testified that a vapor cloud or explosion could expand into the shipping lanes and the DEIR did not address how large tankers could avoid such a scenario. Political activist Jay Liebig and others held up what many see as the specter of prolonged litigation. We will go to every court. (Continued on page 3)
3 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 3 Delay on Bluffs Park City Takes on Job of Rumor Control (Continued from page 2) We are going to fight. These are the bad guys, he said. Barry Haldeman followed up by addressing possible economic impact on the Malibu area. He cited $18 million in sales taxes and $20 million in property taxes that is currently collected locally. The DEIR simply states there will not be an expected impact to property values. There is no mention of property tax impacts. God forbid, if there is an accident or even a scare, it would directly impact property taxes and sales taxes. The state will collect less, he said. Skylar Peak said there could also be a big impact to recreation since Malibu is an important playground for all of the region. Where are the Zuma visitors going to go when you ruin it? asked Peak. Another LNG critic echoed those sentiments and added that Malibu is not the backyard of a few thousand homeowners and residents, but for the entire Los Angeles area. The beaches and parks draw millions of visitors from all over the world. It is not just a NIMBY issue, agreed Steve Uhring. It is not just Malibu s backyard. Remy O Neil said it was all about money. How the big corporate interests wanted to line their pockets at the expense of Malibu. You are a large corporation that wants to do business here. Nobody is begging for this facility to come here. You are not going to fill our needs or fill our pocketbooks, she said. In a somewhat unusual move, Councilmember Sharon Barovsky interrupted her incoming remarks about being reelected to another four-year term at this week s special Malibu City Council meeting to quash what she described as rumors circulating about the possibility of the city losing the Bluffs Park. She said, We have not lost Bluffs Park. There is a delay. Barovsky asked Interim City Manager John Jalili to explain. There hasn t been any change. We are waiting for completion of the transaction. The state finance department wants to see a more open process, he said. The deal involves the state Department of Parks and Recreation turning over Bluffs Park to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which in turn will sell off the eight-plus acres containing the ballfields to the city. The money the city pays for the fields would go toward the purchase of Soka University and its hundreds of acres of open space being acquired by state and federal officials as parkland. After the meeting, Jalili said that when city officials heard about the delay, Councilmember Jeff Jennings and City Attorney Christi Hogin were dispatched to the capitol. Jalili indicated the city lobbyist had been walking the transfer through when they learned about the delay. City officials were then notified about the concerns about the method of transfer between multi-level agencies. Jennings said, after talking to the agency officials, their biggest concern was that there was not enough oversight of the complex transaction by the executive and legislative branches. Consequently, an approval process was established where the the matter will be put onto what is called the May review another look at the state s budget that is approved by the legislature. The budget review should be completed by the end of May or the beginning of June, according to Jennings. BY BILL KOENEKER LNG Hearing Turnout Other speakers insisted not all of the alternatives were explored in the DEIR since it is debatable whether there is any natural gas shortage or that the imported product is necessary. Longtime Malibuite Paul Shoop said the U.S. reserves are enormous. We have all of the gas we can store. Don t analyze the different facilities, but analyze how to bring it from [other parts of] the U.S. to here, he said. Natalie Soloway may have summed up what one of the unintended consequences of the LNG proposal had wrought. They have managed to unite Malibu. It is usually a disaster, but this is going to be a disaster, she said referring to the various factions of Malibu now united in their criticism of the LNG project. Soloway said she believes the project would even unite Malibu with one of its long-time foe and sometime litigant, the California Coastal Commission It has even united us with the Coastal Commission over view protection, she added. During his press conference, the mayor concluded, There is absolutely no way that anyone can guarantee that this plant will be 100 percent safe. Even with the best technology, accidents still happen. Unfortunately, we live in an age when space shuttles blow up, terrorists attack public targets, and oil rigs get blown loose from their moorings. And even if the worst never happens, we will all still be downwind from hundreds of tons of plant emissions every year, he said. BY BILL KOENEKER Council Gavel Changes Hands Two Reelected Incumbents Take Oath of Office The reorganization meeting of the Malibu City Council that took place this week when Councilmember Ken Kearsley rotated to the mayor s post and Councilmember Jeff Jennings became mayor pro tem was a far cry from two years ago when council victors held out an olive branch to their critics. Kearsley, who two years ago was exiting a stint as mayor and had just won reelection, said at that time that his immediate postelection priority was to smooth the wrinkles caused by the rough waves of the campaign. Jennings had also retained his seat and newcomer Pamela Conley Ulich joined the five-member council. On April 11, incumbents Sharon Barovsky and Andy Stern both retained their seats in an election that was much closer than the one two years ago. As Kearsley took the gavel, he issued more of a challenge than an olive branch. The new mayor began his remarks by joking he had been asked to limit his comments to one page instead of 15 minutes of historical dialogue. He remarked that there were two sides to the local political spectrum. There are those people who run for a purpose and those people who run for position, he Preliminary Hearing Set for Ferrari Suspect Bail Review Stalled as DUI Attorney Joins Legal Team Abail review hearing slated for Bo Stefan Eriksson more commonly known as Stefan Eriksson on Monday in the ongoing saga of the felon and the Ferrari was in limbo following some crossed messages over the addition of a new member to his legal team. Eriksson appeared in court on Monday, garbed in a regulation orange jumpsuit, glumly watching the proceedings and occasionally appearing to ask questions of CONFERENCE Stefan Eriksson appears to be conferring with members of his expanding legal team. The attorneys tend to stand in front of Eriksson to make it more difficult to take photos of him inside the prisoner s glass-enclosure. MSN/Frank Lamonea said, adding the reason that he and his fellow council members run is to make Malibu a better place to live and work. The new mayor, nevertheless, reverted to a historical figure to try to make a point. He talked about Benjamin Franklin saying that when people take their last breath, they should ask themselves, Have you left this place better off? And I say to our detractors I am adding a modern addendum, Baby you haven t seen nothing yet, said Kearsley. The new mayor noted he would depart from the tradition of reciting past accomplishments and indicated he wanted to look to the future. Kearsley ticked off a list of goals he indicated he has set for himself and the council. He insisted it is important to secure another $5 to $7 million to finish the improvements needed after the council recently acquired the Chili Cook-Off site. He stated the money would be used to design a project for the vacant land that will help clean up the pollution in Malibu Creek and its lagoon. The new mayor indicated the council needed to clear up the logjam of public works projects. He cited as a number one priority the emergency road needed for members of his legal team. In addition to criminal attorney David Elden, Eriksson obtained court recognition of a DUI specialist, Paul Takakjian, to help defend him on the seven felony and two misdemeanor charges that the Swedish national faces. DNA evidence places Eriksson, who tested above the legal bloodalcohol limit, behind the wheel of a rare Enzo Ferrari that crashed in Malibu on Feb. 21. More serious than the DUI charges related to the crash are three counts each of embezzlement and grand theft, and one count of being a felon in possession of a gun courtesy of previous convictions in Sweden for racketeering and counterfeiting. Eriksson, 44, has entered a plea of not guilty on all charges. He has not made any public statements. The suspect remains in Men s Central Jail with bail set at over $5.5 million. Eriksson has traveled outside the United States since the crash, and prosecutors are concerned that he was preparing to leave the country again. Bail is partly based on the $3.8 million value of three racing cars [the red Enzo that crashed, a black Enzo Ferrari and a black Mercedes SLR McLaren] that investigators with the Los Angeles District Attorney s Auto Insurance Fraud hillside dwellers in the Rambla Pacifico area. He also said it was important for the city to increase the number of sports fields. Without elaborating, he said the public supported acquisition of the Chili Cook-Off site by donating $2.5 million and it was time to look at all options for obtaining new ballfields. Referring to one of his pet projects, the Malibu Coastal Vision, Kearsley said he would make it his mission to look at the work the group has done as a blueprint for the city s future. He introduced his family and thanked many of his supporters and launched into the reasons why he continued to run for council and serve his city. During Stern s briefer outgoing mayoral remarks, he thanked his supporters and said he insisted that, in breaking with tradition, his colleagues not give him any award or commendation. In a rare moment, Stern choked back emotion as he mentioned his wife Norma, who was to have surgery the following day, and why his family was not in attendance. The meeting ended with an invitation for everyone to meet at a nearby restaurant for a celebration. BY BILL KOENEKER Division allege are owned by British financial institutions and leased to Eriksson, and the lease agreement did not allow [him] to take the cars out of Great Britain. Eriksson may also face additional charges related to his personal immigration status when he entered the United States last year. The D.A. s office has indicated that he allegedly did not report his criminal record when he entered the country as is required by law. The weapon charge relates to a handgun found during a Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department search of Eriksson s Bel-Air home on April 7. It is illegal for a convicted felon to possess a gun. If convicted on all charges, Eriksson faces a possible term of 14 years in state prison. The addition of any immigration-related charges would entail further proceedings in federal court. And, despite two months of investigation, no one appears closer to knowing why a man who had a lot at stake was driving a racing car that wasn t street-legal at 162 mph on Pacific Coast Highway on a weekday morning at dawn. The case is now scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Thursday, April 27, before Superior Court Judge Jose Sandoval. BY ANNE SOBLE
4 PAGE 4 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL Town FORUM L-E-T-T-E-R-S to the E-D-I-T-O-R BIOLOGY Editor: I am writing in opposition to the LNG factory being proposed for off the coast of Malibu. In review of the revised EIR, section 4.7 Biological Resources, I have found a dispiriting commonality between the species listed let me summarize: The short-finned pilot whale, sei whale, pygmy sperm whale, North Pacific right whale, minke whale, Guadalupe fur seal, Steller sea lion, and the Southern sea otter all have been sighted in the area, although the EIR speculates, due to their scarcity, none will appear at or near the LNG project site. These species, once common along our coastline, are no more. I strongly believe we could bring them back if we were to make their water world more inhabitable. They are out there. I have personally encountered these rare species, in Malibu, during the last 10 years: sea otter, northern right whale dolphin, pygmy sperm whale, Guadalupe fur seal, and stellar sea lion. We humans have played a major role in driving these species to near extinction. We can have a hand in helping them keep hold maybe even thrive once again. Wouldn t you want that for the future? I do not believe a liquefied natural gas factory off Leo Carrillo would make these waters more hospitable for marine life. Lights, noise, added pollution and the sucking up of living sea water for ballast and cooling. Using the EIR s estimates for daily sea water consumption, plus the amount each visiting tanker might take up for ballast, it could amount to over 78,190,000 gallons per day that s equivalent to the mass destruction of 2,606 large swimming pools, a day, of living, breathing, life giving ocean water. And for what? To continue our dependency on an unsustainable and dirty fuel from another country when we have an abundance of wind, water, sun and contraceptives? And what about BHP Billiton (BHPB)? The corporation has recently (late 2005) been under fire for: Unlawful exploration of endangered species habitat in the Philippines; their unwillingness to agree to a 1km safety zone from the rivers in its mining operations in New South Wales, Australia; continuing efforts to mine Gag Island, a protected forest in Indonesia, where they have plans to construct the largest nickel mine in the world, dumping waste into the sea, which scientists say is home to 64% of all known coral species in the world and the highest fish diversity anywhere; and the poisoning of the rivers downstream from the Ok Tedi mine, located in the rain forest covered Star Mountains of Papua New Guinea, that may leave the waterway dead for between 200 to 300 years. Do you want to welcome this corporation into our waters? No to BHBP and No to any LNG projects. Yes to environmentally sound, sustainable options. Rebecca Dmytryk INTERESTS Editor: There are two cliches you can just about make book on hearing when someone is trying to shove something down your throat: This is good for you and This won t hurt a bit. As I sat there at the hearing on the proposed LNG terminal, I kept hearing variations on this theme as one after another of the representatives of BHP Billiton took the floor to reassure us that not only was it necessary but it was perfectly safe. They had the same thing at home (which was Australia), and now they wanted to put one here. They seemed nice enough folks; kind and concerned about our well-being and certainly patient as they good-naturedly endured the chorus of boos that were directed at them from the Malibu residents, few of which had gotten an opportunity to speak yet. All, that is, except the one who added a point that they hadn t mentioned heretofore. With thinly-veiled contempt he pointed out that Californians used (abused?) more fossil fuel than any other state in the United States and therefore, I suppose, should be the (Letters are continued on page 10) Want This to Be Malibu s New Landmark? Voice your concerns by May 12 to: Dwight E. Sanders California State Lands Commission Division of Environmental Planning and Management 100 Howe Avenue Suite 100 South Sacramento, CA Publisher s NOTEBOOK Malibuites came through big time at last week s LNG workshop. Those who attended made it very clear that the community is opposed to the prospect of a floating liquefied natural gas facility becoming the new landmark on Malibu s western coast. But the Draft Environmental Impact Report hearing was just part one of the high stakes game that is being played. Now the real work has to begin, and that requires effort from everyone who wants to protect the coast from the litany of perils that this kind of industrial depredation could inflict. Since it appears as if Aussie hospitality (as in Australian developer BHP Billiton s largess) has already convinced the governor that locals and visitors will soon get used to the presence of a 14- story environmental time bomb in their midst, it s up to the opponents of the Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port to unconvince him. Remember the governor s plan to speed up the animal euthanasia schedule in public shelters? Remember how people showed up in Sacramento, parked on the Capitol lawn and made it clear that they were going to stay until the governor changed his mind? He did. It may not be time to man the barricades, but it doesn t hurt to demonstrate that mobilization is on the back burner, if only to let the power-brokers know that opponents aren t spewing their own form of gaseousness. Strategizing is critical because of the LNG industry s close relationship with the White House, which will get involved if things get testy. Now that local opposition is standing up to be counted, Malibuites must follow up with written comments to the State Lands Commission (see address above) and copy them to the governor, or, better yet, send a customized message to the governor and put it in a political context. You say you re a campaign contributor? Your The Next Step or submit via to: concerns are worth even more. As for those concerns, don t just talk about views and property values, although both issues have their place. Talk about the environment and the even bigger issue of public safety. Did you take notes on some of these specifics at the hearing? Quite a few speakers eschewed the knee-jerk approach and ticked off well thought-out laundry lists of concerns about the potential for irreversible damage if this facility is allowed. No notes? Then check news stories or go online and learn the phraseology of industrial obfuscation so that you can roll with the best of them. Armed in advance, you can communicate in a way that is guaranteed to command attention. ANNE SOBLE The Malibu Surfside News (ISSN ) The Malibu Surfside News (Malibu News) is a weekly community newspaper serving the greater Malibu, Los Angeles County area that is published by Malibu News Enterprises, Inc. It has been adjudicated a newspaper of general circulation, qualified to publish legal notices and documents by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Decree No. C149959, May 3, Copyrighted. All rights reserved. No reproduction or use of contents is permitted without express written authorization and negotiation of terms. The annual subscription rate for Malibu zip codes is $50, other U.S. area subscriptions are $95 a year, and out-of-the-country subscriptions are $150 a year. EDITOR and PUBLISHER ANNE C.S. 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5 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 5 Malibu Lagoon Gets Some Earth Day TLC Giving Back EARLY STEP Volunteers rallied to clean up Malibu Lagoon State Park last Saturday morning. Armed with plastic bags, shovels, rakes and other gardening implements, they picked up litter and cleared out weeds and non-indigenous plants like the the invasive castor bean, top left, which if left untamed, can take over large areas, killing any plant that is in its way. The clean-up, in recognition of Earth Day, was sponsored by California State Parks. MSN Photos/Frank Lamonea Introducing The All New... Jaguar Land Rover VENTURA Excellence in sales and service Introducing the All New 2007 Jaguar XK OUTSTANDING SELECTION OF PRE-OWNED VEHICLES Come visit our new state-of-the-art service facility with factory trained technicians and authorized service. We offer convenient same-day service reservations, pick-up arrangements, regardless of where you purchased your vehicle. Shuttle to local shopping and a complimentary round of golf Perkin Ave Ventura Auto Center Exit 101 at Johnson Drive Service Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm Sales Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm Saturday 9am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm
6 PAGE 6 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL People&PLACES JUST MARRIED Matthew Semerau, who grew up in Malibu and attended Webster Elementary and Malibu High, and Nadine Nettmann were wed on March 4. The couple met while attending Pepperdine University and they currently reside in Santa Monica. DAVID KITAY Malibuite David Kitay, who has scored such films as Clueless and Bad Santa, has finished composing for several upcoming films including Art School Confidential, starring Max Minghella and Angelica Huston, which opens April 28. The prolific composer currently has Harold Ramis The Ice Harvest in theatres, and has completed scores for Relative Strangers and the comedy ensemble, Caffeine which are both set for release this year. Showing remarkable innovation, his score for Finn Taylor s upcoming Darwin Awards is the first retrograde reverse score, wherein the music was performed backwards and digitally reversed to play forwards, so the notes sound reversed even though they are accurate, stated a press release. Kitay, who has won several BMI awards for his work in television, has also produced recordings for such artists as Susanna Hoffs and David Baerwald. He began his musical career as a session guitarist recording with bands Darwin and Lott. Said a press release, he soon caught the eye of Motown records and songwriter/-producer Barry Mann and was playing on records for artists including Aretha Franklin and the Temptations. By age 26, he recorded and arranged with such artists as Bonnie Raitt, James Ingram, Linda Ronstadt and Ricky Lee Jones. NEW ARRIVAL Longtime Malibu residents Bob and Jackie Sutton recently welcomed their 14th grandchild, Dillan Patrick Sutton, whose parents are Kevin and Nina Sutton of Hermosa Beach. Local resident Kuljit Marwah will be one of 200 adult volunteers who will be honored by Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center at its upcoming Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Marwah has contributed 25,000 hours of service to the facility. Adult volunteers donated more than 45,000 hours of service to Santa Monica- UCLA in 2005 by assisting caregivers, working in nonclinical departments and running the hospital gift shop. The volunteer work force includes adults, junior volunteers ages 15 to 18 and pet assisted activity teams that visit patients in the hospital. For more information about volunteer opportunities, call Do you know a student who has been honored, have an event to let readers know about, a new job, a new marriage, a new member of the family, a recent award or other special events in your life? Let us help you spread the word to all your friends and neighbors. Submit items by Friday to People and Places at the Malibu Surfside News, P.O. Box 903, Malibu, CA or us at The Westside Waldorf School s Illustration: Lynn Latta Saturday April 29 10:30 am 4:30 pm Food Maypole Dancing Games Live Music and Dance Crafts Free Admission 1229 Fourth Street Santa Monica T View Silent Auction Items at Ad Donated by McDermott Plumbing and Pumping