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As the traditional season for Santa Ana winds begins, following two months of record-breaking heat and more than six months without rain, the danger of wildfire in the Malibu area has never been higher. To help residents protect their homes and communities, California State Senator Henry Ste…

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Framing its decision as a start to fixing an ongoing problem instead of as a final solution, the Malibu Planning Commission voted unanimously, 5-0, on Monday, Oct. 19, to approve permits allowing staggered overnight parking signs along Pacific Coast Highway at both Corral and Zuma Beaches. 

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 21, announcing that they had made an arrest in a brutal murder that took place nearly 25 years ago in Topanga Canyon.

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Malibu voters have plenty of options when it comes to casting a ballot in this year’s general election. Those who wish to vote in person may do so beginning Saturday at Webster Elementary School. Early voting opens on Oct. 24 at the elementary, with Malibu’s other two vote centers, Juan Cabr…

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The City of Malibu is hosting a friendly emergency preparedness competition to mark the two-year anniversary of the catastrophic Woolsey Fire. Residents have until Friday, Oct. 23, to submit up to five photos or a 30-second video of their emergency kits to publicsafety@malibucity.org. Though…

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Southern California artist Guerin Swing presented a live art demonstration on Sunday as part of his show, going on through Friday at the Malibu Contemporary Art Gallery in the Malibu Lumber Yard. 

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The Mullally family, one of the winners of this year’s Nights of the Jack ticket giveaway, attended the spooky spectacle at King Gillette Ranch last weekend. The event, which runs through Nov. 1, has transformed from a walk-through to a drive-through experience as a safety precaution due to …

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When I was in eighth grade, Randy Alpert was my first boyfriend. It was an innocent flirtation with not much to do but picture-taking and hand-holding, as I was just 14 years old. 

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A Pepperdine Waves women’s tennis player, redshirt freshman Lexi Ryngler, advanced to the semifinals of the 2020 Oracle/ITA Masters in San Diego last weekend.

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The Malibu Art Association held its first outdoor event at Malibu Contemporary Gallery, including artists Carolyn Carradine, Helen Campanella, Susan Gacad and Lori Mills. 

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There’s really no other way to put it: Roxanna Morton is one bad grandma. Although her youthful appearance belies her age, the 70-year-old retired this week from Malibu Search and Rescue after 30 years on the team.

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Despite the president’s magical thinking that if we ignore it, somehow it will go away, that nasty virus seems to be winning in most every state in the USA. For now, the Midwest and Great Plains states are hurting the most, but, clearly, we are in for a tough winter and probably equally toug…

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October is National Emotional Wellness Month. It is the time to focus on emotional wellbeing. It is a good time to start taking stock of our stress levels and an excellent time to make some changes, too. 

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t believe that I’m still reading about freeway-related mountain lion deaths. I’m sick of it and I’m just plain sick over it. 

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“Make America Great Again” conjures up for many Trump supporters a sense of nostalgia for far simpler times—the Norman Rockwell illustrations of the 1940s and the “Ozzie and Harriet” show of the 1950s. We had just won World War II back then, and we were the undisputed super power.

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People frequently ask me two questions—“When will your house be finished?” and “Are you excited?” The answers to these two questions are “Hopefully before I die,” and “No.”

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My wings have been clipped. Make no mistake about it. I used to be a traveling man. In fact many moons ago I owned a travel agency.  I know many people who have done far more traveling than I have.  A friend of mine has been to almost 150 countries.  Who is counting? (I guess he is)

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First please allow me to confess—I have been looking for any excuse to use the word “conundrum,” and so this column is more driven by my need to use the word than any content, as you will plainly observe.

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Several years ago the comic genius Mel Brooks started a foundation whose sole purpose was to protect the Yiddish word “schmuck” (big fool among other meanings) from becoming extinct just like the Yiddish word “schlemiel” (little fool) had become over time. Apparently my tribe is very intent …

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No, this column has nothing to do with something you cook with in the kitchen like a pot or a pan. This column has to do with a drug, a controlled substance (whatever that is). The title I chose is “pot” because it is considerably easier to spell than marijuana, and I don’t always have confi…

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