Space, the Malibu frontier

This letter is in response to J. Patrick Maginnis’ letter [The Malibu Times, Sept. 24] “Take That Out Of Your Pipe.”

If you want shopping and convenience, live in Westlake or Thousand Oaks or any of the many other “built-up” beach communities. Don’t live in Malibu.

We who live here, do so because it is a rural area and we don’t have lots of stores and shopping centers. We live here to keep the land natural and vacant of structures. We want nature in all its splendor — wide open spaces. The majority of us don’t want to “Pave Paradise and Put Up A Parking Lot.”

Incidentally, if you have ever participated in the Beach Clean-Up you would have picked up the tons of trash deposited on our beautiful beaches and along our roadways by tourists defiling the area. And you want more people coming here?

Not all of us in Malibu are rich. We sacrifice to live here in paradise. Let’s not be stupid and ruin Malibu with more traffic, more people and more trash.

My suggestion to you is move and quickly.


Marc Johnson

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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