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Residents of western Malibu will recall Bank of Books, the bookstore once located in Point Dume Plaza, which was shuttered in 2016. Bank of Books’ remaining location, on Main Street in Downtown Ventura, will be handing out books to those who lost homes in the Woolsey Fire.

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A mountain lion, identified as P-64, was found dead weeks after the Woolsey Fire. The news came from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

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Eric Meyer, a local world-class professional photographer of commercial and fine arts projects and a former member of the Malibu Cultural Arts Commission, is planning a project to photograph Malibu homeowners in front of their burned-out homes. He has teamed up with local writer Jimy Tallal,…

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Mental health after a major catastrophe such as the Woolsey Fire was a topic of concern at a community recovery resource meeting at Duke’s Restaurant Sunday. Ronda Hampton, PhD, came to speak to the community about ways to process the loss.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu is now working out of the Depart Foundation to help provide relief to those affected by the Woolsey Fire. Residents looking to apply to the Malibu Emergency Relief Fund can get help in person at the temporary relief center, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Malibu Life

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Face of Malibu Rebuilds is a new series from artist Johanna Spinks, featuring Malibu residents and their experiences before, during and after the Woolsey Fire. If you have a fire story you would like to share with The Malibu Times, a person of note or courage, or a person who just needs some…

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The Facebook page speaks volumes: love and pride. Malibu mother of two Jana Hinton Blake posted a picture of her elder son, Connor, in a protective mask. A local Volunteer on Patrol, Connor worked tirelessly throughout the Woolsey fire in an effort to help keep the community safe despite the…

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Young singers from the Matsiko World Orphan Choir performed at Malibu United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 9, featuring members from Peru, Liberia, Nepal and India. The choir is an offshoot of  International Children’s Network, which sponsors local charities to provide education for many …

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The victims of the Woolsey Fire also include animals—lost and stressed pets, wildlife patients that had to be relocated to safer areas, cats and dogs at shelters that had to be moved from the fire’s path, and even exotic pets.  

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For the third year in a row, Malibu dads came together for the holidays at Ollie’s Duck & Dive last Sunday, Dec. 9. 

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Malibu locals joined U.S. Marine officers based in Port Hueneme for the 10th annual Toys for Tots event at the local First Bank.

Opinion

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A catastrophe of monumental proportion is overtaking our community—and I am not talking about the Woolsey Fire or the mudslides that are now beginning. I am talking about the community-wide trauma affecting every member of this community, leaving many people in shock and/or mentally paralyze…

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First of all, great editorials by everyone last week—some good information, interesting points of view and creative, implementable ideas. But will anything ever change? Can anything ever change?

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Yesterday, I went with my wife and the boys to check our 4.6-acre land on Mar Vista Ridge Drive—the first time after the Woolsey Fire. It was devastating to drive through Latigo and see so much destruction not only of houses, but also the ecosystem in great degree. This put in perspective th…

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This letter, shared on Dec. 10, is addressed to Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati.

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It’s been a very difficult week for all of us, on top of a bunch of prior difficult weeks. The Woolsey Fire, which began more than a month ago at this point, has turned our lives upside down. We’ve been dealing with people who have been burned out, people who have been almost burned out, fri…

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If Ripley were to have a contest for who in the world is wrong most of the time, I am confident I would be one of the finalists. I am living proof that somebody with a Harvard education can be wrong more often than not. I know you, my loyal reader, think I must be exaggerating, but trust me …

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In the song "I think It's Going To Rain Today," the great songwriter Randy Newman refers to "human kindness overflowing." I have experienced such human kindness overflowing ever since I returned to Malibu from a trip to the East Coast only to find my beautiful home reduced to a pile of debris.

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If you believe it is too early to laugh or smile, then don't read this blog. For me, it is never too soon to laugh. Laughter gets me through the dark days, and these days have most assuredly been dark. So, here goes:

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Friends have pointed out how ironic it is that my bride and I, who have worked to find housing for Malibu's homeless population, now find ourselves without a home.

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I write this column with a heavy heart. Like many of you, we lost our home. I say home, not house, because it held our memories, and that, after all, is what a home is.

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