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The marketplace of illustrious Malibu homes and estates sales lives on. The Woolsey Fire of November 2018 slowed but did not stop that. The COVID-19 shutdown has further slowed, but not halted, local home sales.

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For nearly four decades, Malibuites have celebrated the close of summer with an annual town bash—a carnival complete with corn dogs, thrill rides and, of course, the famous Malibu Chili Cook-Off competition. For 36 years, the Kiwanis Club organized the event. Then, three years ago, in a surp…

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Local artist Brian Bowen Smith—a well-known photographer whose work can be found in art galleries as well as in two coffee table books—was looking for a way to create art amid the upheaval of the novel coronavirus shutdown. Smith, a commercial and fine art photographer who lives in Malibu wi…

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If you have recently been tested for the novel coronavirus, your results should have gotten to you within a few days. But according to information shared by the LA County Department of Public Health on Tuesday afternoon, those same results have been delayed in making their way to a state dat…

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One circuitous but welcome side effect of the tragic Woolsey Fire: Malibu’s teachers are uniquely experienced for this fall. The upcoming semester will be online as per a directive from California Governor Gavin Newsom earlier this month, which compounded an already-existing Santa Monica-Mal…

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Pepperdine University announced last week that classes will be held primarily online in the fall 2020 semester.Weeks before the latest announcement, the university released a restoration plan during the summer and said they were well-positioned to reopen for the fall semester.“Although we ar…

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It’s been more than three years since Marv Dunphy retired from his post as the head coach of the Pepperdine Waves men’s volleyball team. To the hall of fame coach, the time since the end of his 34th season leading the Waves has sprinted by. 

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After months of preparing a restoration plan and hoping to reopen in the fall, Pepperdine University announced on Wednesday, July 22, its fall semester will be taking place entirely online. The decision followed Governor Gavin Newsom’s order last week, which prohibits in-person instruction b…

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On Friday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all schools in Los Angeles County and the 31 other counties on the state’s coronavirus monitoring list cannot resume in-person learning next month.

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Government filings released Monday, July 6, revealed that high-end, visitor-serving Malibu businesses such as Nobu took up to five million dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, while other smaller businesses received much less. 

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Lisa Benya, DO, has not had a day off since the coronavirus crisis hit in March. But the Malibu doctor is not complaining. 

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Malibu had up to 69 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus among residents as of Wednesday, July 15, marking an increase of 12 cases since last Tuesday. City Manager Reva Feldman announced at Monday’s city council meeting that Malibu had marked its second reported death due to the virus.

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Dr. Ben Drati, superintendent of the Santa Monica Malibu United School District (SMMUSD) kicked off a town hall Zoom meeting for Malibu last week with three detailed options for re-opening local schools for the new school year. The lengthy meeting covered preschool, elementary schools and se…

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Just as the Malibu real estate market started recovery after the Woolsey Fire and sales were picking up in 2020, the world then turned upside down in March with the novel coronavirus pandemic. This has forced Malibu’s No. 1 business to readjust selling and marketing one of its greatest asset…

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