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Statement from Pepperdine University President Jim Gash



On behalf of the entire Pepperdine community, I want to express our deepest gratitude to the following businesses and partners for their unwavering support during this difficult time:

  • Calamigos Ranch
  • Cambria Hotel, Calabasas
  • D'Amores Famous Pizza
  • Duke’s
  • Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
  • Howdy’s
  • Irv’s Burgers
  • Malibu City Council
  • Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station
  • Malibu/Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce
  • Marmalade Cafe
  • Our Lady of Malibu Church
  • Pepperdine Villa Graziadio Executive Center
  • Prince Street Pizza
  • Sada's Flowers
  • The Mindry
  • Vintage Church
  • Vintage Grocers
  • Vivid Candi
  • Local alumni, parents, and friends

Your acts of kindness and generosity have been a source of comfort and strength for us all. From the moment we learned of the tragic loss of our students, you have stepped up to offer your help and support. Thank you for providing meals, flowers, and donations to our community.

We are especially grateful to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station for your swift and compassionate response. We also appreciate the support of the Malibu City Council, which has been unwavering in its commitment to our university.

To our local alumni, parents, and friends, we want to thank you for your outpouring of love and support. Your messages of condolence and offers of help have meant the world to us.

We are a strong and resilient community, and we are grateful for your support as we heal from this tragedy.


Jim Gash
President, Pepperdine University


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