Zuma Beach and Having Something to Lose


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When Andrea and I went on vacation last week we fell in love with Zuma Beach and its neighbor, Westward Beach. When you introduce someone to California for the first time, it’s pretty easy to overwhelm them with the kinds of things that your brain thought were only possible on television. Sunset in Malibu can make two people from Michigan appreciate why Californians are so particular about environmental issues: they have a lot to lose.

One of the things I realized is that California’s beaches have beautiful parking lots. They’re flat, wide and provide a good break from the PCH. This lot, alonside Zuma, is so wide that it’s commonly used as a first response shelter for evacuees.