Latest Event Updates

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.

Pepperdine Monitors Civic Center Wildfire

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University officials are monitoring a brush fire in the Civic Center area of Malibu. Fire Department air support is operating out of Alumni Park. Forward progress has been stopped and the fire is 95% contained. At this time, the Malibu campus is not in danger. The University will continue to monitor, and will communicate as necessary.

Malibu Wildfire Contained

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Los Angeles County Fire has confirmed the wildfire reported at 5331 Horizon is contained, and they are releasing resources from the incident. No structures were damaged by the fire. Units will remain on scene to ensure embers do not reignite.

All Pepperdine campus operations remain normal.

No further updates.

Wildfire Confirmed in Malibu

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There is a confirmed wildfire at 5331 Horizon Drive in Malibu west of campus. Wind gusts of 60+ MPH are currently blowing the fire away from the Malibu campus. Los Angeles County Fire has declared it a 2nd alarm fire.

Alumni Park will be used for air operations. We are preparing for Drescher to be used as the Incident Command Post if needed. Pepperdine officials will continue to monitor the fire and update the community as needed. All Pepperdine campuses remain open at this time.

Please be advised of the following:

  • Community members whose homes are affected by the fire or road closures should follow the directions of their local governmental agencies.
  • Road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).