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Jim Morrison Cave Closed To The Public

 CORRAL CANYON CAVE ENTRANCE                                                                 SEALED OFF TO PUBLIC

Saturday, July 16, 2016 California State Parks sanctioned the hard closure of the main Corral Cave ‘Birth Canal’ entrance with rock and mortar. With the approval from State Parks of cials Craig Sap, Lindsey Templeton and the district archaeologist, local Malibu residents were organized to ll the cave entrance the day after a thorough sand blasting of the sand stone rock formations was completed. Large boulders and local stones were rolled into the narrow passage way and mortared into place making it virtually impossible to access the ancient Chumash Cave.

Park Rangers said that closing the cave was necessary to prevent further degradation of the Native American cultural resources and surrounding area from the recent increases of criminal activity. State Parks took responsibility and responded to pressure from local Corral Canyon residents, who were victims of the 2007 brush re, to have a zero tolerance open ame policy towards irresponsible visitors. It is hoped that sand blasting the graf ti, sealing off the cave entrance and stepping up a law enforcement presence will reduce the re danger threat created by those who do not appreciate the natural pristine beauty and ignore the law.

Over a year ago, vandals painted the entire ‘Jim Morrison’ cave in a Pepto Bismol pink which started a social media craze that attracted other graffiti artists and irresponsible visitors who continued to desecrate the area.

After the cave was sandblasted to pre Chumash times, local residents/volunteers cleaned out the last of the cigarette butts and candle debris from the cave oor.

Entrance to the ‘Birth Canal’ of the cave was lled with massive boulders, local stones and concrete to prevent prevent arsonists, drug and alcohol users, candle burning disciples and smokers access into the cave.

-Steve Woods

Cece Woods

The Current Report Editor in Chief Cece Woods started The Local Malibu, an activism based platform in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of pro-preservation ballot measures and seating five top vote-getters in the Malibu City Council elections.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the two-year law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and a few short months later provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over 1 million hits across her social media platforms. Woods also founded Malibu based 90265 Magazine and Cali Mag devoted to the authentic southern California lifestyle.

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