Malibu

Mountain Lion Sighting On The Malibu Campus

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Public Safety officers spotted a mountain lion this afternoon at approximately 5:06 PM near Tiner Court. The sighting was reported to the local sheriff’s department and the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and it was determined the animal does not represent a threat to the campus community.

Pepperdine officials share confirmed mountain lion sightings near the Malibu campus to ensure the University community is informed of, but not alarmed by, the wildlife with whom we share the Santa Monica Mountains.

Please remember:

  • Do not hike, bike, or jog alone, especially from dusk until dawn when mountain lions are most active.
  • Remember Public Safety security escorts are available on the Malibu campus 24/7 by calling Public Safety Dispatch at (310) 506-4442.
  • If you see a mountain lion on or near the Malibu campus, please report the incident to Public Safety at (310) 506-4441.
  • If safe to do so, please take a picture and/or video and send it to Public Safety via the LiveSafe app.

As a reminder, if you encounter a mountain lion:

  • Respect the animal.
  • Maintain eye contact and move away slowly.
  • Do NOT run. Running will trigger the mountain lion’s instinct to chase you.
  • Appear as large, loud, and powerful as possible.
  • If there are small children or pets present, pick them up immediately. Additionally do NOT leave them unattended outside.
  • Do not approach the mountain lion; leave space for the cat to escape.
  • In the unlikely event of an attack, fight back. Do not fall to the ground or roll into the fetal position.

Mountain Lion Sighting Near Malibu Campus

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Public Safety officers spotted a mountain lion early this morning at approximately 12:45 AM near the intersection of Presidents Drive and Seaver Drive. The sighting was reported to the local sheriff’s department and the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and it was determined the animal does not represent a threat to the campus community.

Pepperdine officials share confirmed mountain lion sightings near the Malibu campus to ensure the University community is informed of, but not alarmed by, the wildlife with whom we share the Santa Monica Mountains.

Additionally, a recent possible mountain lion attack of a human near campus was investigated by Public Safety and outside authorities and it was determined that no attack occurred.

Please remember:

  • Do not hike, bike, or jog alone, especially from dusk until dawn when mountain lions are most active.
  • Remember Public Safety security escorts are available on the Malibu campus 24/7 by calling Public Safety Dispatch at (310) 506-4442.
  • If you see a mountain lion on or near the Malibu campus, please report the incident to Public Safety at (310) 506-4441.
    • If safe to do so, please take a picture and/or video and send it to Public Safety via the LiveSafe app.

As a reminder, if you encounter a mountain lion:

  • Respect the animal.
  • Maintain eye contact and move away slowly.
  • Do NOT run. Running will trigger the mountain lion’s instinct to chase you.
  • Appear as large, loud, and powerful as possible.
  • If there are small children or pets present, pick them up immediately. Additionally do NOT leave them unattended outside.
  • Do not approach the mountain lion; leave space for the cat to escape.
  • In the unlikely event of an attack, fight back. Do not fall to the ground or roll into the fetal position.

Malibu Campus Power Outage – Update #1

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As of this time power has been restored to the Malibu campus. However, we have not received a restoration update from SCE.

Malibu Campus Power Outage Continue During Power Outage

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Power is out on Pepperdine’s Malibu Campus. Southern California Edison estimates power will be restored by 10:30 AM this morning. Based on this estimate, Malibu campus operations remain open.

When Pepperdine University experiences power outages from time to time, it is important for University community members to remain calm and take appropriate steps to ensure their safety. Unless otherwise directed, employees are expected to remain at work until their scheduled shift ends. Employees should immediately contact their supervisor(s) and determine a safe area with enough natural light to perform work functions that do not require power.

If supervisors are unable to assign work safely, they are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 310.506.4397 with their concerns. In most cases, the situation is temporary and power will likely be restored within a short period of time and cause minimal disruption to the work day.

If the Malibu campus loses power for a period of time, messages from the Emergency Operations Committee will be posted in four predetermined Malibu campus locations with updates and instructions. These locations are:

  1. TAC main doors near the Flagpole Lot
  2. TCC doors to the Sandbar near the Wells Fargo ATM
  3. CCB main door to Public Safety offices
  4. Drescher campus library main doors

Additional information for all Pepperdine campuses is listed on the University’s Emergency Information Page.