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Homelessness has become a hot-button issue in Malibu in recent years, as the numbers continue to climb despite efforts to get unhoused people into housing.  And the problem isn’t going to get better any time soon. According to a recent study quoted by Bloomberg CityLab in July, the “economic…

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Willow Smith, daughter of superstar actor Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith may only be 19 years old, but she just bought her first house—in Malibu. The $3.1 million, 2,984-square-foot contemporary hillside home with ocean and mountain views sits on less than a half acre.

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Pepperdine University’s dean backtracked on the idea of an in-person start in early January 2021, announcing the spring semester would run from Feb. 8, 2021 to May 20, 2021, with no spring break. The announcement of the shortened semester was made via email on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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Little more than 24 hours after the City of Malibu held a virtual workshop on earthquake preparedness, a 4.6-magnitude shaker rattled many Angelenos out of bed Friday night. Although this week’s earthquake did little damage, Malibu’s Public Safety Department is urging residents to be prepare…

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Captain Chuck Becerra of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station has expressed his interest in acquiring more riot gear in preparation for protests that may turn violent, though he acknowledged the right to peaceful protest. 

Malibu Life

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For the first time ever, three dogs will share the spot as Malibu’s top dog. Siblings Tessa, Enzo and Dulce earned a triple crown in this year’s contest, edging out ahead of the pack despite fierce competition from some of Malibu’s cutest canines.

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For some reason, the shows I watch lately seem to be set in the colder climes of Europe and are either adapted from or influenced by well-known mystery novelists, namely Nicholas Freeling, Henning Menkel and Jo Nesbro.

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A Malibu youngster has found a novel way to spend down time during the coronavirus pandemic, all while brightening the spirits of some cancer patients at a southland hospital. 

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I fear that Joe Biden would be a figurehead president, incapable of focus or leadership, who would run a teleprompter presidency with the words drafted by his party’s hard-left ideologues. I fear that Congress would begin an assault on the institutions of government that preserve the nation’…

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These days, you can watch a pro-Trump newscast on radio or TV and also an anti-Trump broadcast. I am sadly coming to the conclusion that whatever the truth is, in 2020 it can no longer be found unbiased. Today, all is politics, even sports.

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Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, testified before Congress last week that, absent an effective vaccine, the single best way to prevent transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was to wear a facemask. President Trump immediately declared Redfield’s statement …

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I found it rather humorous that the report on the first Malibu Candidates Forum said that the forum was well attended with 109 people on Zoom. Well attended would have been 1,000 or more of our residents which Google pegs at 12,777. How do people decide how to vote without information? I am …

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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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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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We are living in strange times, and that is an understatement if ever there were one. For years now we have witnessed the exponential growth of online shopping. Just look at the price of Amazon stock if you don’t believe me. The malls and retail stores are dying. Why go shopping when you can…

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I have a good friend who lives in Malibu. He is intelligent, witty, caring, philanthropic. In other words, he is a mensch. He has no preexisting health condition and is quite fit. He has chosen to put himself under house arrest until a vaccine is widely disseminated.  When I say “under house…

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When Trump spoke at the West Point graduation earlier this year, I was reminded of when I went to the Military Academy many decades ago. No, my loyal reader, not as a cadet (I could never have gotten in), but as a young man wanting to enjoy a beautiful autumn day watching an Army football game.

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