Business & Economy

What Happens To The Maids And Gardeners Of Malibu When The Houses Are Gone

Andres Masariegos is a day laborer who finds work in Malibu. He's on his way back to L.A. after trying and failing to get through the police blockade on the Pacific Coast Highway. (Emily Dugdale/LAist)
Andres Masariegos is a day laborer who finds work in Malibu. He's on his way back to L.A. after trying and failing to get through the police blockade on the Pacific Coast Highway. (Emily Dugdale/LAist)

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The affluent community of Malibu relies on a legion of day laborers, housekeepers and gardeners who have been hit hard in the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire. For some workers, missing a week's pay is a critical situation, but evacuation orders kept them away for that long. For others workers, there's no house to even go back to.