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Steve Lopez: The Edge's plan for Malibu rock and roll colony is dead. Here's how U2 guitarist can win new fans

LOS ANGELES - He's rich.

He's famous.

He wanted to build a colony of castles on a Malibu hillside, despite the years-long screams of conservationists.

But David Evans, known as "the Edge," who strums a guitar for U2, has become an exception to the rule that with money and power, you can buy anything your heart desires.

It's been two weeks since the California Supreme Court delivered a near-fatal blow to Evans' planned rock 'n' roll colony on Sweetwater Mesa, which overlooks the Malibu Pier and offers heavenly coastal views on a plot just outside the city of Malibu.

The court decided not to review a lower court ruling that the California

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