Red Flag Warning

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A Red Flag Warning was issued for most of the Santa Monica Mountain Malibu area beginning Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 AM and continuing through Friday, November 13 at 6:00 PM.

Red Flag warnings identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires: gusty winds, low relative humidity, and low fuel moisture levels. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus, call Public Safety at (310) 506-4441. At all other locations, report smoke by calling 911.
  • Smoke only in approved locations.  Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.

Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires. Additional information regarding Red Flag warnings and Pepperdine’s wildfire response plans is available on the University’s Emergency Information Page,, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 14.

Malibu Campus Power Outage – Final Update

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Southern California Edison  has restored power to Pepperdine’s Malibu campus and will continue to work to restore power to surrounding areas. While Edison’s repairs are not complete, Edison does not expect them to impact the Malibu campus.

Malibu Campus Power Outage Update

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The Malibu Campus has experienced a power outage, reportedly due to downed power lines. Power is not immediately expected to be restored.

Therefore, all classes on the Malibu campus only are cancelled for the remainder of today, Friday October 30.

Critical Support Personnel (CSP) as designated by their Supervisor, should follow departmental established protocols for determining whether to remain on campus or be released for the remainder of the day. All other faculty and staff are released for the remainder of the day.

Malibu Campus Power Outage

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The Malibu campus is currently experiencing a power outage along with the wider Malibu community. University personnel are responding and additional information will be shared with the University community as it is available.