​'Sanctuary City' sign in Malibu called 'unfortunate prank,' removed

Carbon Beach, the so-called
Carbon Beach, the so-called "Billionaires' Beach," on the first day of the opening of a new access route in Malibu, Calif., Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
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Malibu has removed an official-looking sign calling attention to its status as a sanctuary city.

The sign, posted along the Pacific Coast Highway, said, "Official Sanctuary City: 'Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great!' (Boyle Heights Not So Much)."


Boyle Heights is a Los Angeles neighborhood that's home to many Latino immigrants.

Malibu councilmembers told KCBS-TV on Tuesday that the blue and white sign was not put up by the city and was likely someone's idea of a prank. It was gone by Wednesday morning.

"The sign was an unfortunate prank, it's been taken down and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating," Reva Feldman, city manager for Malibu, told KPCC. 

The City Council of the celebrity enclave voted 3-2 last month to prohibit use of public resources to enforce federal civil immigration law.