The gang of Malibu Lagoon restoration obstructionists has been misinforming the community with the notion that "the lagoon is healing itself." The proponents of the lagoon restoration project have been correctly stating the contrary. Rather than forcing you to think a certain way, we would like you to choose for yourself what the answer is by looking at the evidence.
Attached to this piece are Google Earth satellite images from 1989 to 2009 that show the lagoon has not changed in shape in more than 20 years in any significant way due to the leftover compacted landfill from the 1983 State Parks project that cut three channels into the lagoon. Some pictures have a high tide, some a low tide and others a neutral tide.
Also, take a look at the 10-second video from 1995 that shows a 50-year storm inundating the lagoon area. The main channel of the Malibu creek ferociously travels by the lagoon while inundating it. Even an event of this magnitude did not change the shape of the lagoon.
You have to wonder how long the restoration obstructionists gang expects the lagoon will take to "heal itself" after seeing these pictures and now knowing that nothing of significance has changed the lagoon since 1983. How many years do you think their "kinder, gentler approach" will take to get the job done.