LA County has one of the highest concentrations of unhoused people in the country. Alongside the growing rate of homelessness in cities like Malibu and Santa Monica, such concerns can be alleviated by adding safe and secure overnight parking lots for those living out of their vehicles.
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In an Aug. 11 email to Pepperdine community members, the University mandated weekly COVID-19 testing to those authorized to be on campus. Students, faculty and staff on the Malibu campus can expect to spit weekly to ensure campus safety.
Pepperdine facilities open back up as LA County restrictions are lifting. Students must follow Pepperdine’s daily COVID-19 protocols in order to keep other students safe and healthy.
Pepperdine requires students to be up to date with an extensive list of immunizations. As the campus continues to reopen to students, the COVID-19 vaccine should be mandatory as well.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, the U.S. ranks highest in terms of total cases and total deaths worldwide. The Pepperdine community faces new challenges as the virus progresses.
Pepperdine prohibits students from coming to campus and has closed on-campus resources as a result of restrictive LA Department of Health protocols. Campus access and in-person resources are unlikely to become available this semester, according to Vice President for Student Affairs Connie Horton.
Over 1,200 Pepperdine students volunteered to help out the local community for a day of service.
Malibu’s newly-approved Homeless Strategic Plan marks the creation of the first fiscal budget in the city’s history designated toward solving the homeless crisis.
Support efforts to create a homeless shelter for the homeless population that lives in Malibu
Homeless issues in Malibu have increased significantly over the past couple of years, and the purpose of this town hall meeting is to inform community members as well as to get them involved in solutions and what can be done in the future.