Buoyed by post-Memorial Day reports in the LA Times and on Kevin Roderick‘s LA Observed, the Kickstarter campaign for Our Malibu Beaches last night reached its goal of $30,000. Along the way, it was also at one point highlighted by Kickstarter as a worthy Journalism project.
The money will allow LA journalists Ben Adair (formerly of APM’s Marketplace) and Jenny Price (LA Observed, Hidden LA) to work with the firm Escape Apps to put together a tool that informs locals how to gain legal access to some of LA’s prettiest beaches. From last night’s Kickstarter update:
We made it!… with just hours to spare! Amazing! From all of us behind Our Malibu Beaches THANK YOU! You all are doing so much to open these beaches to EVERYBODY. This is gonna be the best beach summer ever.