The client came to Steve Yett with a storm-damaged deck in need of repair.  They wanted to extend the  deck out as far as was allowable as long as they were going through the arduous task of getting all of the required state and local permits for the repair work.  The house is right next to the world famous Malibu  pier.  Legend has it that Miki Dora used to camp out underneath the deck of this house back in the  golden age of surfing. “The Planning Department fought me pretty hard when I tried to use the pier to establish the deck string-  line....  But what the hey....  I had to give it a try...  The Planning staff countered by using an illegal deck  on the other side that was almost at the highway.  Obviously we found a middle-ground.”