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Just north/west of Malibu, cars pass around the south side of Bass Rock at Point Mugu. A narrow road was blasted around the headlands of the rock in 1924 to connect Oxnard with Malibu in anticipation of a state highway linked with Santa Monica. This narrow coastal road around Point Mugu turned out to be so risky to travelers that it gained the name "Dead Man's Rock." [Source: Nathan Masters, KCET]