A Malibu woman who alleges she was doused with beer and threatened by a group of territorial surfers in Palos Verdes Estates is among a group of plaintiffs who filed suit against the so-called Lunada Bay Boys this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.
In a class-action suit filed Thursday, Diana Milena Reed and fellow plaintiffs allege that the Bay Boys have violated the California Coastal Act by blocking public access to a coveted stretch of sand by assaulting beachgoers, vandalizing their property and threatening to kill them.
The city of Palos Verdes Estates and the city’s police chief, Jeff Kepley, are also named as defendants in the 38-page lawsuit. According to the plaintiffs, the city tolerated the alleged behavior and police did little to stop it.
The lawsuit is related to a federal class-action suit, filed by the same parties in March, that asks a judge to require the wealthy city to investigate and prosecute crimes by the Bay Boys.