A few words are in order in defense of and in solidarity with Valerie Sklarevsky and her powerful protest to preserve the last unprotected wetlands in Malibu from developer greed (re: Nov. 19 issue, “Debate over Civic Center development gets dirty”).
Congratulations Ms Sklarevsky! And would to God a few more of us in this community had a fraction of your courage and determination.
If Mr. Niles and the developer want to build something of real value in Malibu let them consider building a community center since the proposed site is, in fact, at the center of the community.
Meanwhile, the only regret I have about what Ms. Sklarevsky did to Mr. Niles’ model is that I was not there to see it.