malibu history

The Famous Lighthouse that Almost Came to Pepperdine

The Famous Lighthouse that Almost Came to Pepperdine

Regular travelers on the Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Monica and Malibu will noticed that the entrance to Will Rogers State Beach bears a small replica lighthouse. What observers may not know is that the replica references an actual lighthouse that stood on that spot for over four decades, complementing the famously picturesque Pacific Palisades coastline. Lesser known still is the story of how that lighthouse nearly became a permanent fixture on Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus in an effort to save it from demolition. (More…)