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Despite the pandemic, the Malibu Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is still putting on its annual Christmas tree lot—and this year, there are even ornaments for sale. 

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Last month, the LA County Board of Supervisors voted, 3-2, to explore options for removing LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. The motion was authored by outgoing Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who oversees a stretch of land from Culver City to Carson, and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose distr…

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In light of an ongoing spike in novel coronavirus cases—and in anticipation of further shutdowns—local organizations have announced cancelations of upcoming events that were scheduled for later this month.

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The Shark Fund, which gathers donations from the community to support local public school programs, is halfway to its yearly fundraising goals, Shark Fund Chairwoman Caren Leib said in a prepared statement. 

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It’s not your imagination—street racing really has increased since the start of the pandemic. Complaints are rolling into the California Highway Patrol and the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station of speeders on Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu’s many winding canyon roads.

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Pictured, from left: Mike, Dean, Dawn and Kousha celebrating Dawn’s 25th anniversary at Starbucks, Cross Creek in Malibu.

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The Malibu Rotary Club, a local service organization active in the Malibu community, recently inducted seven new members. 

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Rick Wallace, an L.A. Marathon participant since the race’s inception in 1984, began training for the 2021 version of the race in July—two months ahead of his usual initial start for the annual spring spectacle. 

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This is a high energy month with a lunar cclipse on Nov. 30 and a solar eclipse on Dec. 14.  It is best to avoid making impulsive decisions or actions.

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Malibu Times staff writer Genevieve Finn was recently selected by the US-Ireland Alliance as one of 12 Mitchell Scholars. She will pursue an MPhil in creative writing at Trinity College Dublin next September. 

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The streaming Netflix blockbuster “The Crown” marks its new season this fall. The series started out with Queen Elizabeth II as a young girl, moved on to her coronation, her rule as queen and now, here we are: the infamous relationship between Charles and Diana. It begins with family members…

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Several years ago, a good friend of mine called to tell me she was going to become a grandmother. Her son in high school had impregnated his high school sweetheart, and he and the expectant mother were living in my friend’s home. My friend, a religious Christian, assured me they were living …

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On Nov. 25, the U.S. Supreme Court granted injunctive relief to the Roman Catholic diocese of Brooklyn, NY. The five Roman Catholic justices comprising the court majority decided that the fiscal needs of the Catholic Church superseded states’ rights to decide what public health practices wer…

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In the old BT (before Trump) world, facts mattered. A politician who lied lost his or her credibility. Then we went to the polls and voted and the results counted. That doesn’t mean that people weren’t constantly gaming the system. For decades, it was almost impossible for a Black person to …

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The Pepperdine Waves men’s golf team won its first tournament of the season earlier this month. The squad, ranked first in the nation before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the stoppage of their spring season, won the Oct. 5-6 Pasadera Collegiate Invitational in Monterey. 

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For most of us this Thanksgiving will be unlike any holiday we have ever had. Perhaps more than any other holiday, Thanksgiving has always been an opportunity for families to come together, but not this year.

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I was speaking with a friend the other day, and for purposes of this column, let’s call her Mary Smith. She lives alone in Malibu with her cat Mr. Peepers (also not the cat’s real name, but I tend to call all animals Mr. Peepers). Mary is bright, artistic, caring, and looks at the bright sid…

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Yogi Berra, the famous New York Yankee catcher, was supposed to have said, “Déjà vu all over again.” That’s exactly how this election feels to me. I’m certain I have been to this dance before.

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As I write this column, I literally have no idea who our next president will be, but assuming this time the polls are correct and Trump loses, we Americans are about to face a monumental crisis of sorts—I call it “Trump withdrawal.” Please allow me to explain.

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NOTE TO READER: This is the first time I have rerun one of my columns. The column below first appeared in The Malibu Times on Feb. 6, 2017, shortly after Donald Trump became president. It is, unfortunately, every bit as true now as it was then.

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