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Perhaps the one silver lining of the horrific novel coronavirus appears to be taking shape in the Los Angeles basin, which the American Lung Association has named the smoggiest metropolitan area in the United States for 19 of the last 20 years.

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Residents were largely restricted to their homes or the outdoors when most schools and businesses closed on March 20 following the state’s Safer at Home order. But when the county, city and state closed the beaches, trails, trailheads, pier, beach bike paths and beach access points last Frid…

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You reach a certain august age and you pretty much have your life’s rhythm worked out. Sleep at a certain time, up at a certain time. Eat at a certain time, go to the gym at a certain time. No drama, no fear, little uncertainty. All kind of boring and predictable. Then, along comes a nasty l…

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As Malibu continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19, the transition from in-person to at-home learning was a smooth adjustment for Pepperdine University.

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On Wednesday, April 1, during his daily virtual press conference, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced classes would be taught remotely for students in grades K-12 for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year; the information was later shared with Malibu parents in a letter from the sc…

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Amid local efforts to ramp up official response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LA County Board of Supervisors voted to remove Sheriff Alex Villanueva as head of the county’s emergency operations center.

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With news updates coming in day-to-day regarding COVID-19, we here at The Malibu Times created this brief as a guide to our ongoing coverage. Below, you’ll find links to answer all sorts of questions, from “What’s the latest from California Governor Gavin Newsom?” to “What can I order for di…

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Though some members of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Board of Directors timidly raised limited challenges to a requested power consolidation by Executive Director Joe Edmiston during their Monday, March 28, meeting, the board eventually approved his request unanimously.

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In a telephone interview with The Malibu Times Tuesday, Malibu’s mayor, Karen Farrer, talked about the city’s response to the COVID-19 emergency, outlining how “this one is different” from the Woolsey Fire that occurred just two days after her election to council in 2018. 

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The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will continue its free meal service to students “throughout the duration of our campus closures,” it shared in an emailed statement to families Tuesday, March 31.

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As COVID-19 concerns grow increasingly serious, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District shared it is “likely not possible” schools will reopen for the previously projected April 20 date.

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Apparently, our leader in Washington is now pushing a new narrative that essentially says, “We’re going to get this country working again [which I assume means checking into his hotels], and get the market up, and if the downside is that a bunch of you have to die, well then, so be it.” The …

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In response to local need for increased news and information during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Malibu's only radio station, KBUU News, has expanded its news programming to include NPR news from LA's KCRW.KBUU is now carrying NPR's "Morning Edition" from 3–7 a.m. and NPR's "All Things Con…

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Steve Padilla, current chair of the California Coastal Commission, is reportedly on a respirator battling COVID-19 and was admitted to a hospital ICU, four days after announcing he tested positive for the disease.

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