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Plans To Ship Sand From Ventura County To Malibu To Fight Erosion Trigger Battle Over Truck Traffic

Plans call for moving 300,000 cubic yards of sand from Ventura County to Malibu, to help stop erosion at Broad Beach. The plan would create a new 1.1 mile long public beach, but the truck trips from Ventura County are creating controversy

Would you want hundreds of trucks a week full of sand passing through your community? Most people wouldn’t.

Efforts by a special district in Malibu to get sand from Ventura County quarries to stop some coastal erosion by creating a new beach have triggered a battle involving two cities, and the county over truck routes.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.