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As the novel coronavirus pandemic stretches into its 11th month, people from all across Southern California still find their way to Malibu’s beaches for socially distanced outings at the surf and sand. With sunny winter weather on Jan. 9, scores of families set up towels on the sand to relax…

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As we remain in the darkest days of the worst public health crisis in the last century, it is hard to look ahead to when we return to “normal.” For the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) it has been equally challenging, as we must focus on facing the daily challenges of COV…

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While no large doses of COVID vaccine have reached Malibu yet, one Public Safety Commissioner is wasting no time in putting a plan together for a mass vaccination event. Commission Vice Chair Doug Stewart said during the Wednesday, Jan. 6, meeting that a remote meeting is scheduled this week…

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Southern California residents received a rare glimmer of hope about the ongoing novel coronavirus surge in the region when health officials on Tuesday, Jan. 12, noted that hospitalizations across LA County had apparently begun to plateau. Despite this, the region’s healthcare system remained…

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We all kind of waited, holding our breath to see how the first real substantive council meeting would go. None of us was sure what Bruce Silverstein would do. Would he hold it together? Would he lose it? Once again, Bruce proved himself up to the task. One of the first items was to approve t…

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Once a thriving theater community, Los Angeles has become a wasteland—the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Hall, The Ahmanson, The Mark Taper Forum, The Geffen Playhouse and so many others all remain dark. Just think of all the out-of-work musicians, dancers, actors, crewmembers, support st…

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Chiquita’s Friends, the Malibu-based nonprofit animal welfare group, is preparing for its next spay/neuter clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, on Jan. 17. A team of eight volunteers and 12 veterinarians will be participating, along with the nonprofit Birdhouse/DogHouse.

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In case of President Biden concluding a pact with Iran or North Korea, there has to be the opportunity for immediate inspection of all suspected sites—or else, during a waiting period, the country in question will be able to move the materials in question to another site, during whose waitin…

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I’d like to share how thankful my wife and I are to have the Malibu Urgent Care Center available in our community. The ER doctors use the best kind of medical treatment and have superbly taken care of a multitude of our ailments and accidents over the years. Today, it is especially important…

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Update, Jan. 8: By Thursday, Jan. 7, a total of 238 Malibuites have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, meaning an additional nine locals tested positive for the virus between Tuesday and Thursday of this week, a continuance of a surge in cases that has been recorded both locally and …

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Pepperdine Waves men’s basketball player Colbey Ross is shooting for several hoops dreams in 2021. The senior guard wants to lead his team to a winning record, a West Coast Conference title and an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Ross, a basketball player since he was a tyke, also hopes to…

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Each year around this time I write a column either listing New Year’s resolutions I have no intention of honoring, or making predictions for the upcoming year most of which never come true. Predictions it is!

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Since 2020 may be going down as one of the worst years ever, will a batch of new laws going into effect make for a better 2021?

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Despite many in LA County and across the country suffering from an ailment known as “COVID fatigue”—burn-out from constant warnings, shut-downs and bad news—county officials have continued efforts to keep residents home amid record-breaking disease spread around Los Angeles, including a new …

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If you don’t work in healthcare or are not deemed an “essential” worker, it is likely you will not be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine until perhaps the summer of 2021. That’s according to Los Angeles County Public Health Department doctors who spoke at a virtual town hall last Thursda…

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