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Malibu residents should prepare for high winds and dry weather from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Tuesday, Oct. 27, which will increase fire danger in the Santa Monica Mountains area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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The national academic ranking service Niche ranked the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District as the seventh best in Los Angeles County and the 19th best out of a total of 440 school districts in the State of California in its 2021 Best School Districts in California list.

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Pete Peterson, dean of the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy (SPP), shared a Pepperdine-affiliated petition with subscribers to the right-wing news blog Conservative News on Oct. 12 against “leftist indoctrination” of U.S. students from curriculum that emphasizes ethnic studies, …

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Malibu’s planning director of the last five years, Bonnie Blue, is “trading wildfires and earthquakes for hurricanes”—she announced earlier this year she would be departing the city and moving to Florida to be closer to family. Blue’s last day was Tuesday, Oct. 20. City Manager Reva Feldman …

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In the 10 years since the 123 property owners on Malibu’s Broad Beach Road formed a Geological Hazardous Abatement District (GHAD) to save their houses from the ocean, a lot of water has gone under the bridge. The GHAD, which has the power to assess properties and collect funds to fix the di…

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The old saying, “The show must go on,” rang true for Malibu student singers Friday night, Oct. 16. Even though school has been remote for seven months, no pandemic was about to stop Malibu Middle and High School’s annual showcase for singers—Cabaret.

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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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At a recent Zoom debate focused on the environment, the eight candidates were asked if they supported Donald Trump’s environmental policies, including his belief that climate change is “fake news,” his blaming of California for our wildfires and his desire to put oil platforms offshore Malib…

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An overlooked July study published in September by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that cloth face coverings or masks are mostly ineffective in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus as promoted by public health officials.

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Allowing legislators to choose their voters rather than the other way around has real world consequences for their constituents. Thanks to successful gerrymandering, the legislatures in Wisconsin and Michigan are dominated by Republicans even though their governors are Democrats. 

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If you happen to listen to Trump or Fox News (essentially the same thing), for months you have been hearing how ruffians are taking over our cities and how it won’t be long before they bring their lawlessness to the suburbs. 

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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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