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Has Eric Lloyd Wright evacuated his Malibu compound?
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ZacharyMatthews



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:36 pm    Post subject: Has Eric Lloyd Wright evacuated his Malibu compound? Reply with quote

I tried to call this evening but received voicemail. Has anyone else heard from Eric or Mary? They are in Monte Nido, barely 1/2 mile from the forced evacuation area (circled in red on the map)

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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't answer your question about Eric Lloyd Wright - and I certainly hope he and Mary are ok - but, I noticed in the map that you posted that the Arch Oboler complex falls inside of the red zone/evacuation area. Does anyone know if the fire is in that area (32436 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265)?


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CEP



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fear for both Eric & Mary and the Oboler property. Both are right on the edges of the evacuation areas. I know they evacuated the Malibu Wines Safari yesterday, which is just down the road from Oboler and their website says they lost some structures. www.lasafaris.com
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Eric Lloyd Wright & Mary Wright ok Reply with quote

Steven Lamb's post in Facebook yesterday:
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VERY GOOD NEWS. Eric and Mary are AOK and at Devon and Trees house (Anais and Rupert's house) in Silverlake. Devon is at the ranch keeping everything wet and says he feels safe and the ranch is OK so far.

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Reidy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LA Curbed says Oboler "status unknown" as of Sunday night.

Same article updated Tuesday the 13th. No change in status.


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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of yesterday, this article states that the Arch Obobler Complex - among other architectural notables - has, thus far, survived.


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There isn't much fuel on the Oboler site, as I recall. Mostly just grass, which would burn too fast to pose a serious threat to the structures.

Aside from the fire, what is the status of Oboler? Is it in good hands? I recall a long period when it seemed to change hands on a regular basis.
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CEP



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: Oboler property - I heard a suggestion on the Lautner Facebook page the other day that Kevin Parkhurst from Eric's practice has gotten expansion of the Oboler Estate to Mr. Wright's original plan approved by the Coastal commission - apparently a 10 year ordeal. If true, this would suggest there's been some consistency in ownership in the recent past and that Eric is still involved with the property.
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ZacharyMatthews



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CEP wrote:
"has gotten expansion of the Oboler Estate to Mr. Wright's original plan approved by the Coastal commission - apparently a 10 year ordeal"


The CCC is a quagmire of red tape, I understand what they do is for the betterment of the western coast but hearing of many homeowners, not just Wright homes though the Walker House in Carmel just fought and won with them as well. Bart Prince had a war going for years on Joe Price's Corona Del Mar home. 'Working with' them would sure make one want to throw in the towel at times. Ten years sounds about average for a decision on a big tract like that.
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ZacharyMatthews



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Oboler and Eric Lloyd Wright land Reply with quote

Looking over both properties in google maps and they each have significant water features that could be used with a generator run water pump if needed, or if anyone remained in the area after the evac to run said equipment...
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8000 residences have been destroyed, north of here. Shelter is going to be an immediate and an ongoing issue. Officials have apparently announced that owners likely won't be able to return to their respective properties for four months . . .

The first new house built on the site of last year's major fires up north was occupied quite recently, as it happens. The man was quite pleased to be back on his lot.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
8000 residences have been destroyed, north of here. Shelter is going to be an immediate and an ongoing issue. Officials have apparently announced that owners likely won't be able to return to their respective properties for four months . . .


I heard one official state that 10% of all housing in Butte County had been lost. Staggering ...
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people are camping in a Walmart parking lot -- which will flood when it rains, soon.

There was no early rain in the area this year, which made the fire bigger and badder than it might have been: the ground and vegetation was unusually dry. Winds are the final enemy . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When Malibu was hit in the 90s, Eric's sons were at the estate. They jumped into the pond to escape the flames. The grass was so dry, the fire skimmed over the property too fast to engulf the majestic trees that shade the wooden terrace by the pond.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, one must ask: When will power lines be buried?
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