Malibu

Tsunami Advisory

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The City of Malibu issued the following notice. Pepperdine’s Malibu campus is not expected to be impacted in any way.

“A tsunami advisory is in effect for the Southern California coast. Expected arrival time for the Los Angeles region is 7:50 a.m. Strong currents that may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures are expected. Widespread inundation is NOT expected. If you are located in the coastal area, move off the beach. Do not go to the coast to watch the tsunami. Be alert to instructions from local emergency officials

* FORECAST TSUNAMI START TIMES…

Port San Luis California 0740 AM PST on Jan 15

Santa Barbara California 0745 AM PST on Jan 15

Los Angeles California 0750 AM PST on Jan 15

Tsunamis often arrive as a series of waves or surges which could be dangerous for many hours after the first wave arrival. The first tsunami wave or surge may not be the highest in the series.”

Mountain Lion Sighting On The Malibu Campus

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Public Safety officers spotted a mountain lion yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:30 PM near the Brock House. 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.

Red Flag Warning – November 24-26, 2021

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The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties beginning Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 10 AM through Friday, November 26, 2021 at 6 PM due to strong northeast winds of 35-55 MPH and low humidity of 2-8%.

Red Flag Warnings issued by the National Weather Service identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires. 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.
  • Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.
  • Consider taking down umbrellas and moving patio furniture inside.

During Red Flag conditions, Southern California Edison (SCE) may issue a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), a preemptive deenergization of electrical circuits in an attempt to prevent power lines from starting a potential wildfire. This may result in the loss of power for a Pepperdine campus. While SCE has promised to advise the community in advance, and University officials are in regular communication with SCE representatives, the community should nevertheless be prepared for the possibility of a PSPS. Further details on a PSPS and how you can prepare are available here

The Department of Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires.

Red Flag Warning – November 21-22, 2021

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The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for most of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties beginning Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 9 AM through Monday, November 22, 2021 at 3 PM due to strong northeast to east winds of 15-35 MPH with gusts up to 55MPH, low humidity of 8-15%, and high temperatures of 75-85 degrees.

Red Flag Warnings issued by the National Weather Service identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires. 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.
  • Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.
  • Consider taking down umbrellas and moving patio furniture inside.

During Red Flag conditions, Southern California Edison (SCE) may issue a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), a preemptive deenergization of electrical circuits in an attempt to prevent power lines from starting a potential wildfire. This may result in the loss of power for a Pepperdine campus. While SCE has promised to advise the community in advance, and University officials are in regular communication with SCE representatives, the community should nevertheless be prepared for the possibility of a PSPS. Further details on a PSPS and how you can prepare are available here

The Department of Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires.