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Joe Montana, Wife Block Kidnapping Try of Grandchild

The former NFL quarterback says an unknown woman entered their Malibu home

(Newser) - Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend, law enforcement officials confirmed on Sunday. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Montana told deputies that his grandchild was sleeping in a playpen on... More »

2 Were Left Trapped in Kevin Hart Wreck: Cops

The actor/comedian managed to crawl out of the car

(Newser) - That Kevin Hart survived is a near-miracle—but somehow the actor/comedian emerged from a horrific car wreck early Sunday morning, TMZ reports. His classic 1970 Plymouth Barracuda plunged off Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, Calif., at about 1am, breaking through a wooden fence and plunging into a gully where the car'... More »

He Took His Girls Out So Wife Could Study, Was Murdered

GQ looks at the death of Tristan Beaudette in Malibu Creek State Park

(Newser) - "Malibu is a perfect city." That's not what Meliss Tatangelo thinks—she says that's the attitude of law enforcement, who she says reacted improperly after someone shot at her car as she slept in it at Malibu Creek State Park in January 2017. The Los Angeles... More »

Missing Woman's Car Found by Highway

Colorado's Jennifer Michelle Lorber disappeared in California

(Newser) - An intense search is on for a Colorado woman whose rented car was found on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif. Jennifer Michelle Lorber, 30, was last heard from around 11pm Thursday after she flew to Los Angeles, rented a car, and drove to a motel... More »

Authorities Think They Have Answers in String of Mysterious Shootings

A man has been charged in camper's death and 10 other shootings around Malibu

(Newser) - Authorities think they finally have an answer after two years of mysterious shootings in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains, the AP reports. A 42-year-old parolee has been charged with killing a man as he camped with his daughters in a Malibu state park and shooting at 10 other campers... More »

Celebs Lose Houses in Cali Wildfire

Gerard Butler came home to charred ruins

(Newser) - With fires ravaging California—and the death toll reaching 23 in the Camp Fire near Sacramento—even celebrities are seeing their homes threatened or burned to the ground, People reports. Among celebs who lost homes in the 70,000-acre Woolsey Fire in Malibu are Gerard Butler, who tweeted a photo... More »

Smell of Smoke From Fires in Bay Area 'Overwhelming'

An unhealthy air quality alert has been issued, 40K people displaced; SoCal dealing with its own fires

(Newser) - Authorities have issued an unhealthy air quality alert for parts of the San Francisco Bay Area as smoke from a massive wildfire drifts south, polluting the air. Officials say thousands of structures in the town of Paradise, 180 miles northeast of San Francisco, were destroyed by the blaze that has... More »

Police May Have New Clue in String of Mysterious Shootings

Burglary suspect arrested in Malibu Creek State Park

(Newser) - Are investigators finally one step closer to solving the mysterious shootings —one fatal—that have plagued California's Malibu Creek State Park over a two-year period? Sources tell NBC News that a burglary suspect arrested Wednesday in a remote area of the park may be connected to the shootings,... More »

7 Other Shootings Emerge After Dad Shot in His Tent

Tristan Beaudette's killing may be linked to other Malibu incidents

(Newser) - An apparently senseless killing in a California wilderness park may help authorities to understand seven other strange incidents, CNN reports. Detectives say they have no motive in the murder of Tristan Beaudette, 35, a scientist who was shot in a tent beside his 2- and 4-year old daughters on June... More »

Megan Fox Thought She Was Buying 'Paradise.' She Got 'Hell'

Actress files $5M lawsuit regarding 'nightmarish' Malibu home she purchased in 2016

(Newser) - You think you're scooping up a "paradise in bucolic Malibu," but instead you end up with a "nightmarish living hell"—happens to the best of us! Actually, that doesn't usually happen to most of us, but per a $5 million lawsuit filed by Megan... More »

The Seedy Underside of the '60s Surf Scene

'Vanity Fair' peeks into life of legendary Miki Dora, and the 'lost boys' who followed him

(Newser) - Three teens featured in a 1961 Life magazine article thrust California surfing life into the spotlight, a seemingly carefree existence of surf, sand, and sun. But as Sheila Weller explores in Vanity Fair , there were darker undertones floating underneath the Malibu surfing scene, an "underground saga" that often masked... More »

Intruder Shot, Guard Stabbed at Miranda Kerr's Mansion

Guard confronted man who jumped fence

(Newser) - An intruder was shot three times and a security guard was stabbed near the eye in a grim struggle outside Miranda Kerr's Malibu home Friday, police say. A neighbor says he and some workmen witnessed the fight and ran to help. He says the intruder kept trying to attack... More »

Brady Bunch Star Cashes In on Home She Bought at 11

Eve Plumb made a good investment in Malibu

(Newser) - Perhaps Jan Brady's catchphrase should have been "Money, Money, Money." Eve Plumb, the actress who played the Brady Bunch middle child has just sold the 850-square-foot Malibu home she bought as an 11-year-old in 1969. The $3.9 million sales price is more than 10 times her... More »

Man Almost Drives Over Ledge, Then Gets Hit by Bus

He became 'disoriented' after first crash in Malibu, Calif.

(Newser) - A man in Malibu, Calif., was hospitalized Saturday after being involved in not one, but two car accidents along a road winding through the area's canyons, KABC reports. Per a Facebook post by the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station, the driver—identified by the California Highway Patrol as Silviano... More »

Bruce Jenner Not Texting During Car Crash: Photo

Former Olympic athlete was smoking at the time

(Newser) - Looks like Bruce Jenner wasn't texting when he caused a fatal accident yesterday—so vehicular manslaughter charges may not be in the offing, TMZ reports. A photo snapped by an "independent photo agency" (TMZ's words) shows the former Olympian with a cigarette in his hand when he... More »

Bruce Jenner in Car Crash That Leaves 1 Dead

Jenner appears talking in pictures taken after accident

(Newser) - Bruce Jenner was in a car crash that involved several vehicles and left one person dead, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department says, per CNN . At least seven people were injured in the incident, Fox 11 reports, but a Jenner rep tells the AP he wasn't one... More »

U2 Guitarist Gets Green Light for Malibu Mansion Plans

The Edge must scale down his 5-structure oceanfront project, however

(Newser) - The California Coastal Commission staff has agreed to allow U2's guitarist to build a scaled-down compound in the mountains above Malibu . The staff recommended yesterday that the commission approve a smaller development than the one originally envisioned by David Evans, known better as "The Edge." Evans has... More »

Why Chris Brown Got Booted From Rehab

Judge orders R&B singer to stay in jail for a month

(Newser) - Chris Brown was kicked out of a Malibu rehab facility last week, and TMZ says it knows why. First off, he violated a rule specifically imposed on him because he assaulted Rihanna: to keep at least two feet away from all women (he touched a woman's hands and elbows).... More »

Malibu Tows Rotting Whale Carcass Out to Sea

Smell bothered millionaires

(Newser) - Malibu's version of a nightmare is over: A tugboat has towed the carcass of a 20-ton fin whale some 20 miles out to sea and away from the beach where it was decomposing , reports the AP . The tugboat crew was hired by a homeowners' association that took matters into... More »

20-Ton Whale Carcass Rotting on Malibu Beach

Officials not sure what to do, as whale carcass too weak to move

(Newser) - There's something rotten on one of the most exclusive beaches in Malibu—and it looks a lot like a 40,000-pound, 40-foot-long fin whale carcass. The remains are decaying close to homes owned by Barbra Streisand and Bob Dylan, and officials are at a loss about what to do,... More »

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