U2 guitarist the Edge is the most hated man in Santa Monica, California, these days. He plans to build FIVE multilevel mansions on precious undeveloped coastal habitat land in the Santa Monica mountains, overlooking Malibu. Experts and neighbors are concerned about the visual and biological impact because the homes will break up a large block of treasured and nearly pristine wild life. The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy board objected loudly UNTIL Edge changed their mind. How? He donated a million dollars to the conservancy and now they don’t object. The really nauseating part is that the Edge insists his houses will be “environmentally sensitive.” That is supposed to make everything all right.


Posted by Janet on May 19, 2011

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  1. By longtime reader
    On May 19, 2011 at


  2. By palermo
    On May 19, 2011 at

    Most of them are phonies, talking a good game but overusing all resources, even Al Gore. They fly everywhere in their private jets, use too much water, pollute everything. The only “green” person I know who is famous is Ed Begley.

  3. By dimes
    On May 19, 2011 at

    I read about this in the LA Times last month. It’s not a done deal yet – he still needs to get permission from the Coastal Commission to build on that Malibu hilltop, and apparently the Santa Monica Conservancy won’t get that cash until and unless the final approval is received. Apparently he’s been unable to buy the commissioners. Yet.


  4. By Seriously?
    On May 19, 2011 at

    Shouldn’t your headline be “The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Board are Not the Environmentalists They Claim to Be”?

  5. By Reta
    On May 19, 2011 at

    Living in Southern California my whole life, I wonder about putting five humongous “homes” in an area famous for landslides and wildfires. I can just see the pictures already of these monstrosities breaking up and tumbling to probably Pacific Coast Hiway below.

    There are enough huge and hideous overpriced boxes for spoiled people lined up along that area already and taking up precious hillside. There should be a “no more building” law enacted for that whole area. Enough is enough. They already think they own the beach!

  6. By Hello
    On May 19, 2011 at

    Isn’t it like the around the world.
    Paying people under the table for drugs and arms is like breathing so why would this be any different or anyone be surprise at this point. You losing your view and america losing their civil rights.

  7. By Muffin Top!!
    On May 19, 2011 at

    Just another example of:

    Money Talks, A$$holes walk!!

  8. By Selene
    On May 19, 2011 at

    wow that is disgusting !

  9. By The American
    On May 19, 2011 at

    he just loves “Living On The Edge”, folks!!

  10. By pusssykatt
    On May 20, 2011 at

    And what’s so sad is that he’ll probably spend very little time living there. It seems to be the Hollywood way…own a number of homes that you inhabit only occasionally.

  11. By Natalie
    On May 20, 2011 at

    It’s the typical celebrity crap of do what I say, not what I do.

  12. By strom
    On May 20, 2011 at

    A stupid name…the edge…the situation….dj am….the courts should not allow this foolishness. They are just monkeys on the stage and make a mockery of life.

    The rappers are even worse.

  13. By Sari
    On May 20, 2011 at

    Imagine, another liberal hypocrite who pays off a liberal hypocritical board. No agreement yet? He just needs to up the ante.

  14. By Reta
    On May 20, 2011 at

    pussykatt: I agree, don’t Jolie&Pitt supposedly have at least five gigantic “homes” around the world? Let alone house keepers and nannies. I wonder how many celebs actually “raise” their own kids or do their own house work anymore? Not that I’d push a vacuum if I had enough money to pay someone else to do it!

  15. By Engelette
    On May 22, 2011 at

    Go back to Ireland

  16. By Casonia Sade Logenberry...Hells kitchen..Who are you going to pick on know? It looks like your ready to kick off more then 1 person at a time off the show..MasterChef Chefs cook way better then Hells kitchen try out...Right! People always say..I can do Be
    On August 12, 2011 at

    u2s alway give until it hurt and they seem to really care about the world and other people and…They are concerned and really worried about the people on this earth and at the same time give us all some really incredible music that is wonderful and classic and they give away there money to help other people and..I think that is great and they are good for the world and good for other people who they are trying to help.

  17. By Casonia..World is having a hard time getting taxes out of people..How about all the strippers that get tax free money each and every night and How about CPS Fraud cases are out on the table..Hello Hells kitchen the show has spice and fear all over it!
    On September 23, 2011 at

    Helping the world is something that they have alway done and that is the nices thing in the world and truly wonderful.

  18. By Casonia..World is having a hard time getting taxes out of people..How about all the strippers that get tax free money each and every night and How about CPS Fraud cases are out on the table..Hello Hells kitchen the show has spice and fear all over it!
    On September 23, 2011 at

    I still like there music and they have been around for a long time and…I know from the pass they have helped people all over the world and they have gave millions away doing that.


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