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Have you been wondering what that shadowy ship has been doing off Paradise Cove for the past few weeks? So were several other Malibu residents who contacted The Malibu Times to learn more.Here’s what we found.A heavy-duty explorer standing what looks to be five decks above the waterline, the…

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One circuitous but welcome side effect of the tragic Woolsey Fire: Malibu’s teachers are uniquely experienced for this fall. The upcoming semester will be online as per a directive from California Governor Gavin Newsom earlier this month, which compounded an already-existing Santa Monica-Mal…

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Easy come, easy go. When the Malibu Playhouse property went up for sale a couple of years ago, residents were hopeful someone would buy it with the intention of keeping it as the longtime community playhouse. When Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin purchased it for $4.5 million in June 2018, …

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A female pedestrian was struck by a car and killed as she crossed Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) on Tuesday, July 21, around 8:30 p.m., the LA County Sheriff ’s Department confirmed. The incident took place near the intersection of Winding Way West and PCH, which is close to two crowded tourist…

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Ever since movie theaters were shuttered, Hollywood has found itself with a big dilemma on its hands: Either send your creation straight to streaming or postpone it for a very, very long time.

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While appearing this summer on the hit television program America's Got Talent, Nolan Neal got a standing ovation before even playing a single note. On his audition episode that aired June 16, the singer/songwriter had the audience on its feet after sharing his emotional backstory. 

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Remember March 27, 2020? It was the day the New York Times reported 3.3 million new unemployment claims and the LA Times wrote “The epicenter is now the U.S.”

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Members of the Malibu High School Sharks players will hit the beach next week for the beginning of several months of practice.Sharks head coach Derek Saenz said members of the squads and any youth that want to attend will do volleyball skills and conditioning work at Zuma Beach for three day…

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Reverend Sandy Liddell has been a bundle of tireless energy at Malibu United Methodist Church (MUMC) for the past eight years. In addition to the usual duties of giving Sunday sermons and being a spiritual leader to the congregation, she co-founded the homeless aid nonprofit Malibu CART (Com…

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It’s been more than three years since Marv Dunphy retired from his post as the head coach of the Pepperdine Waves men’s volleyball team. To the hall of fame coach, the time since the end of his 34th season leading the Waves has sprinted by. 

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On Sunday, July 26, I was reminded why I try not to leave the neighborhood after noon on a summer weekend. I accepted three appointments between 1 - 3:30 p.m. and ventured forth into Malibu’s version of Dante’s Inferno.As I inched past Zuma Beach I counted four cars that had stopped on the t…

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Summer is upon us. Temperatures are heating up this week and many people are spending their time in pools to beat the heat. Unfortunately, there is the dangerous side to summer and swimming pools.Drowning incidents are on the rise, both locally and state-wide. Parents whose children have dro…

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Every weekend, and even more on the summer weekends, crowds of visitors head up Winding Way to go to Escondido Canyon’s only access. They park their cars in the limited amount of parking at the lot on Winding Way and PCH, which, of course, immediately fills up, and then people park for sever…

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Shortly after the Woolsey Fire, I learned about the Malibu West Fire Brigade in the Malibu West neighborhood where my wife and I had been remodeling the income property that is now our home. I attended some meetings and submitted my application and fingerprints to the LA County Sheriff’s Dep…

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An article in the June 21 LA Times by Michael Hiltzik detailed the latest effort by the insurance industry to neuter the consumer protections guaranteed by Proposition 103. Proposition 103 was adopted in 1988, creating the office of insurance commissioner, and has been a thorn in the side of…

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Members of the Malibu High School Sharks players will hit the beach next week for the beginning of several months of practice.Sharks head coach Derek Saenz said members of the squads and any youth that want to attend will do volleyball skills and conditioning work at Zuma Beach for three day…

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The aforementioned hairy beast is no other than yours truly. Now if you my loyal reader are confused, it is no wonder. Earlier this year I wrote a column about my going bald. But what a difference five months make, for it was approaching five months since I had had a haircut.My hair was so l…

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None of us has unlimited time, and yet here I am about to tell you the ways I am killing time during the pandemic before the virus might possibly kill me. 

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My son Isaac lives in Manhattan with his girlfriend Iris. He is 34 years old and is head of marketing for Solid and Striped, a high end swimwear company he founded seven years ago. I have not seen my son since around Christmas. Both he and Iris had Covid-19. They were thankfully minimally sy…

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When Gary Hart campaigned around the country for president in 1988, a reporter asked him how he knew what city he was in. Hart truthfully responded that each morning when he awoke in a different hotel, the first thing he did was look at the local telephone book to find out where he was.

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I often called my Dad, David Ross, “Pop.” I have no idea why, but I do know it was an affectionate term, and with Father’s Day just around the corner, I want to share with you some memories.

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