Latest Event Updates

Pepperdine Monitoring Sweetwater Fire – Update #2

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Pepperdine continues to monitor the Sweetwater fire burning east of the Malibu campus near Pacific Coast Highway and Sweetwater Canyon Rd. The fire is now five acres in size and Los Angeles County Fire continues to fight the fire with multiple ground and air resources, including helicopters that are utilizing our reservoirs at Alumni Park.

The fire department is staging on Pacific Coast Highway, but currently Pacific Coast Highway remains open. No evacuations have been issued at this time and wind conditions are not exacerbating the fire. 

Please be advised of the following:

  • Road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).
  • The latest information from Pepperdine’s EOC is also available on the University’s Emergency Information Page or Emergency Recorded Message line (888.286.5659).

Pepperdine Monitoring Sweetwater Canyon Fire

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Pepperdine has received information from L.A. County Fire Department of a vegetation fire burning east of the Malibu campus near Pacific Coast Highway and Sweetwater Canyon Rd. Smoke is visible from Pepperdine’s campus. Firefighters are on scene addressing the fire, with ground and air support. We are closely monitoring the situation. At this time, the fire is not threatening the Malibu campus.

 Please be advised of the following:

  • Road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).
  • The latest information from Pepperdine’s EOC is also available on the University’s Emergency Information Page or Emergency Recorded Message line (888.286.5659).

Final Update – Pepperdine University Officials Monitor Protesters at West L.A. Campus

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The protest at the building where our West L.A. campus is located has concluded, and protesters are no longer present in the area. The building is now accessible, but the outside doors remain locked as a security precaution. Building security is stationed at the front entrances and is allowing individuals to enter with appropriate ID. If you have any questions regarding access, please contact Public Safety dispatch at 310.506.4442 for additional information or assistance.

This is the final update. 

Update #3 – Pepperdine University Officials Monitor Protesters at West L.A. Campus

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The Los Angeles Police Department is working to clear protesters from the inside of the building and, in conjunction with building security, is now allowing individuals to enter with appropriate ID. 

The ongoing protest outside the building where our West L.A. campus is located remains peaceful. Public Safety is on-site and available for assistance or security escorts as needed. Make arrangements by calling Public Safety at 310.506.4442.

We will provide another update by 3:00 PM.