The Edge's Controversial Land Deal

One Malibu dream home might be enough for Barbie, but it’s not enough for U2’s David Evans, aka “The Edge.” For nearly a decade he’s been trying to get permission to build five homes and a swimming pool along an undeveloped ridge in Malibu. But he had trouble clearing regulatory and environmental hurdles. This week, however, he finally prevailed. The California Coastal Commission voted to allow The Edge to go forward with his plan. What changed?