The bucolic, awayfromitall mountain lifestyle of the 130 Malibou Lake residents doesn't come cheap. But it's not the high price of real estate that is at the root of homeowner discontent.
The private community is at the center of lake-choking urban runoff. The water, sediment and trash from neighboring areas, including Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and the Santa Monica Mountains, wends its way downstream to Malibou Lake, a private lake wholly maintained by residents.
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