|City of Malibu|
Aerial view of Downtown Malibu and surrounding neighborhoods
|Nickname(s): The 'Bu|
Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California
|Incorporated (city)||March 28, 1991|
|Named for||Chumash: Humaliwo, The Surf Sounds Loudly|
|• Mayor||Rick Mullen|
Malibu (//) is a beach city in western Los Angeles County, California, situated about 30 miles (48 km) west of Downtown Los Angeles. Known for its Mediterranean climate, a 21-mile (34 km) strip of the Malibu coast incorporated in 1991 into the City of Malibu. The area is known for being the home of Hollywood movie stars, people in the entertainment industry, and other affluent residents. Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1), which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645.