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County officials have ordered all beaches in Los Angeles County to close over Independence Day weekend, from Friday, July 3, through Monday, July 6. 

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An article in the June 21 LA Times by Michael Hiltzik detailed the latest effort by the insurance industry to neuter the consumer protections guaranteed by Proposition 103. Proposition 103 was adopted in 1988, creating the office of insurance commissioner, and has been a thorn in the side of…

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Now that the Los Angeles County Public Health Department has allowed the reopening of gyms and fitness studios, local gym owners are preparing to welcome back loyal clients.

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, California put construction companies on the short list of “essential” businesses that could continue working. And many residents of Malibu and the surrounding areas are eternally grateful for that, since hundreds of houses are in various stages of b…

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A lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 3, in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California wants Pepperdine University to refund tuition and fees paid for 2020 spring and summer semester classes, which are now taking place online with students at home due to COVID-19.

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On May 7, The Malibu Times reported Malibu city staff managed to present a balanced budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1—but during the most recent virtual city council budget hearing on June 8, staff stressed Malibu was still in precarious position: The city could face a $5 million b…

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In light of the current coronavirus predicament, birthday celebrations, graduations and other special occasions are being postponed or placed on hold—but many people are also getting creative.

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As Malibu entered its 10th week living under the Los Angeles County Safer at Home order, dine-in restaurants as well as barber shops and beauty salons received the go-ahead order to begin reopening last Friday, May 29—with distancing measures in place.

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A small but dedicated group of about two dozen protestors took to the busy intersection of Webb Way and Pacific Coast Highway in the Malibu Civic Center on Monday, May 25—Memorial Day—to bemoan the government’s ongoing Safer at Home order. 

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Cooking, fitness, and arts and crafts projects have been making waves on social media as parents find ways to keep their kids occupied with online activities during the ongoing Safer at Home order. 

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The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu (BGCM) has stepped up its ever-expanding social services. It is now feeding 250 vulnerable Malibu families that have become food-insecure while the novel coronavirus pandemic rages. Senior citizens make up 198 of these households.  

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Speculation about when life will return to normal—or at least, a more familiar version of the “new normal”—has dominated headlines and dinner table conversations across the country for the last few weeks, as governors and county leadership work out roadmaps for reopening public spaces such a…

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Dr. Barbara Ferrer has been described as Los Angeles County’s version of Dr. Anthony Fauci (director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases). As director of the LA County Department of Public Health, Ferrer is the public face of the county’s response to keep the infecti…

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