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Over the years, you may have done a double take seeing goats on Malibu hillsides and meadows, chomping away, doing what they love to do: eat grass. Proponents of goat grazing to remove vegetation say it’s a natural fire prevention method—better than weed-whackers, which have been known to sp…

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Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s office is warning local residents of a “grave threat to natural habitats in LA County that has the potential to disrupt ecosystems and supply chains alike—and is about the size of a sesame seed.”

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When the Malibu Parks and Recreation Commission asked for public feedback about city programs in 2019, many residents of eastern Malibu said they wanted a dog park—one that would be located on their side of town, as opposed to driving all the way out to the one at Trancas Canyon Park in west…

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It was an unexpected pleasure to hear live music while logging into a Rotary Club of Malibu Zoom meeting last Wednesday afternoon. The live piano stylings of Jeremy Weinglass greeted visitors who tuned in to attend the 50th anniversary celebration of Malibu Rotary Club, so appropriately Wein…

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Santa Monica-based homeless outreach nonprofit The People Concern, in collaboration with the Department of Health Services (DHS) and St. Joseph Center of Venice, administered 20 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last Friday, Feb. 19, to individuals experiencing homelessness in Malibu. The clinic…

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Malibuite Stella Williams, an eighth grader at Malibu Middle School, hand-made and delivered 50 Valentine’s Day cards for residents in a nearby senior living facility earlier this month. 

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The glittering Golden Globes are right around the corner, but it will be a very different event than in years past. The red carpet, with its beaded, satin and feathered creations, will be replaced by a less fashion friendly version on Zoom.

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Memories of a year ago are vibrant. The last days before the pandemic lockdown began were filled with “elbow bumps” for greetings, but also memories of our community able to come together in celebration for our annual Purim events, our Purim Carnival and with clergy and volunteers distributi…

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Malibu singer/songwriter Trinity Rose—known for having performed locally at numerous public events and fundraisers as well as the Malibu High School talent show, Masque—recently earned recognition from the National YoungArts Foundation. The MHS student was awarded an honorable mention, the f…

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My family has been members of the Malibu community since the early 1960s.  My father, David Kagon, was a founder of the city and one of many highly respected leaders in its history. Growing up, I was fortunate to observe firsthand what good leadership requires: integrity, emotional intellige…

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In response to Scott Dittrich’s diatribe last week against Judy Abel’s measured and thoughtful article on vaccine priorities for those with high risk medical conditions, I can only say it’s unfortunate we have not yet developed a vaccine to protect against dumb. In April 2020, Mr. Dietrich s…

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Now that Malibu City Council Member Bruce Silverstein has laid waste to City Hall by baselessly accusing his fellow council members, the city manager, city staff and the city attorney of corruption, lawlessness or nefarious motivation, he has moved on to new targets—the free press.

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There we were before Covid-19 struck, just the two of us, smoking our stogies at the Malibu Cigar Lounge. Gary Busey was reminiscing about the time he was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the great Buddy Holly, and I was recalling the time when I was nominated to be president of m…

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I thought with Valentine’s Day upon us, I might as well write a blog/column about the heart, since for reasons I do not comprehend, love and heart seem intertwined.

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No, my loyal reader, this column has nothing to do with taking your money out of a certificate of deposit before it matures, nor does it have anything to do with a supposed form of birth control. This is a community newspaper, so get your mind out of the gutter.

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A couple of months back I was driving on a narrow road in Eastern Malibu where I am renting a house until my home is rebuilt. It was quite dark at night, and all of a sudden an animal darted across the street. I had never seen anything quite like it. The animal was slightly longer than a squ…

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I grew up watching westerns. I loved how my cowboy heroes Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Hopalong Cassidy rode through the Wild West far away from my suburban home town outside of New York City.  Try to imagine how innocent a time those days were back in the 1940’s and early 1950’s when a gun t…

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