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Malibu courthouse shut down by water main break

October 16, 2009 | 12:30 pm

A county courthouse in Malibu was closed this morning after a nearby water main break cut off water inside the building.

Officials closed the courthouse about 10:30 a.m., said Mary Hearn, a spokeswoman for L.A. County Superior Court. People with legal business there are asked to return Monday.

The water main break at Cross Creek Road and Civic Center Way is the latest in a spate of recent pipe failures. Unlike most of the others, the Malibu break is not associated with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Attempts to reach city officials were unsuccessful.

-- Seema Mehta

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