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A Public Beach Safari in Malibu
The good thing about Chicago is that the beach that lines its Eastern border is all public beach. That's not so true about the city's suburbs. And in Malibu, it's tricky at best (remember the whole Geffen debacle?)
But there are workarounds and if you want to get your sexy nerd tan on, the Los Angeles Urban Rangers have announced their "Malibu Public Beaches" Safari:
The "Malibu Public Beaches" safaris will show you how to find, park, walk, picnic, and sunbathe on a Malibu beach. Each 3 1/2-hour safari visits two or three beaches and explores natural history, jurisdiction, and the identification of public and private property. Skills-enhancing activities include a public-private boundary hike, an accessway hunt, sign watching, and a public easement potluck.
The events, which take place on August 4/5 and 11/12, are free but the catch is limited space. So you gotta RSVP (site is in frames, but event linked to from homepage). But if you miss the event, at some point in the future, the Rangers will be posting a guide online.
Photo from the Los Angeles Urban Rangers