Malibu offers the best in Southern California living. This small town is situated close to Los Angeles and Hollywood, but far enough away from the traffic and stress of big-city life. All the clichés of Southern California come true in Malibu: the swimming pools, movie stars, paparazzi, and fancy cars. It’s the land of champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
Malibu is also a beautiful, quiet and surprisingly rural beachfront community. In a desirable location going back to the time of the Chumash Indians, the peace and environment of Malibu have been protected by city fathers with a vision. This is the California Riviera, a thin slice of la dolce vita located between the Santa Monica Mountains and the deep blue sea.
Highlights of Malibu include:
• Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit: 1802–1929
• The Swingin’ Thirties: 1930–1939
• Life during Wartime and after: 1940–1949
• The Golden Years: 1950–1959
• Beach Blanket Berserko: 1960–1980
• Malibu Is Stranger than Fiction: 1981–2011
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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