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10 | November 9, 2017 | Malibu surfside news News malibusurfsidenews.com Flavorful fun Pacific Coast Greens features food samples, music and more at event Rawsome Morsels Owner Steve Nelson offers Piper Cochrane a sample. Nelson describes the treats as “incredibly delicious raw vegan treats with no refined sugar and no flour.” Mom Noosha Abeyta, with Sophia, samples some fresh orange juice from Juice Stars, which places juicing machines in supermarkets. PC Greens owner Michael Osterman (right) accepts an invitation to dance with Catie Norris, of Catie’s Organics, as The Roman Helmets perform during the Oct. 28 Taste of PC Greens event. The event honored the store’s 24-year anniversary. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media Attendees visit booths at the Taste of PC Greens. THE INDUSTRY’S FINEST HIGH-END LUXURY ADDICTION TREATMENT FACILITY Ginger Taurek, 12, holds out a handful of The Organic Candy Factory’s Organic Gummy Cubs. Taurek started the company when she was 6 and the company’s profits benefit Hope North Orphanage in Uganda. LIVE THE LIFE YOU WERE ALWAYS MEANT TO LIVE 800.501.1988 CLIFFSIDEMALIBU.COM Land Ho (left), a sales representative from Kitchen Table Parma Crisps, offers Parmesan crackers to Sander Greenland.

malibusurfsidenews.com News Malibu surfside news | November 9, 2017 | 11 Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority MRCA board eyes pair of acquisitions to protect wildlife Malibu beach accessways, Malibu park improvements also discussed Suzanne Guldimann Freelance Reporter An essential section of habitat that is also a major viewshed on the way into Malibu is one step closer to being preserved as open space. At its Nov. 1 meeting, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority discussed a phased plan to acquire 320 acres along Kanan Dume and Cornell roads known as Triangle Ranch. The property, previously slated for a 61-unit housing development, is described by the MRCA as a “crucial linkage for habitat preservation, watershed protection, and wildlife movement in the area.” Triangle Ranch is one of the largest remaining privately owned properties in the Santa Monica Mountains that could be developed into a major housing tract, but it’s also home to numerous protected plant and animal species, and its acquisition has been a long-term objective of the MRCA and its sister organization, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. “Acquisition of the property will provide a broad habitat connection between the Liberty Canyon wildlife corridor and the Ladyface Mountain core habitat area that contains over 1,000 protected acres,” a staff report states. “Acquisition would protect a regionally significant viewshed along Kanan Road as one of the gateway’s to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.” The MRCA plans to work with the property owner, the county, and the City of Agoura to purchase the property in phases over several months, starting with a 60-acre section scheduled to close escrow by year’s end. Phase 2 would be approximately 40 acres and would close by the end of the first quarter of 2018. The third and fourth phases would need to close by the fall of 2018. The MRCA is also seeking to acquire a nearby 98- acre parcel that is adjacent to the Liberty Canyon wildlife corridor on the south side of Agoura Road. Both acquisitions are described as essential for the continued survival of the Malibu area’s mountain lions and other wildlife. On another note ... The board also discussed the transfer of two beach accessways in Malibu, from the State Coastal Conservancy to the MRCA. The accessway at 20802 Pacific Coast Highway in eastern Malibu was a condition of development for the construction of the original house at the site, but has never been open to the public. It is the subject of litigation against the Coastal Commission, which issued fines against the current property owner in a highprofile case last year. The second easement is in the Escondido Beach area, at 27348 and 27400 PCH. According to the staff report, “There are existing encroachments subject to enforcement action by the CCC on the vertical access easement located on the properties. However, the easement is currently available and signed for public access.” Transferring the subject easements “would better streamline the project planning efforts,” the report found. Improvements at two Malibu parks — Ramirez Canyon, and the Sara Wan Trailhead parking lot at Corral Canyon — were also approved. At Ramirez Canyon, the MRCA is seeking $67,000 of Proposition 12 funds for maintenance projects that include pruning several mature trees, repairing the roofs of the leak-prone “Art Deco” and “Peach” houses originally built by Barbra Streisand in the early 1980s, and repairing and replacing leaking pipes and irrigation systems. At the Corral Canyon trailhead parking lot, the MRCA plans to redesign the parking spaces to improve traffic flow and better separate pedestrians from vehicular traffic. Other possible improvements, “depending on cost and impact of circulation changes,” include “upgrading seating and/or picnic tables, and updating the kiosk with park information and interpretive content,” according to the report. The MRCA will seek $100,000 in Proposition 84 funds for the improvements. More information on the projects can be found at http://mrca.ca.gov/. Owe more than $10,000 in back taxes? $50 cash back upon sign-up touch & take off! Plus, enjoy speeds up to 45Mbps at one all-included price, with no extra monthly fees. Internet speeds up to 45Mbps Wi-Fi Gateway router to connect your devices AT&T Internet Security Suite—powered by McAfee Bundle with another qualifying AT&T service and get internet for $30/mo. 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