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The parking lot at Nobu restaurant has seen its fair share of luxury and exotic cars pull up for valet service over the years, but nothing holds a candle to the spectacle there Friday afternoon when nine rare Bentleys pulled in for lunch. The historic open-air British racing cars were driven…

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The Malibu Art Association shared a photo on social media of local artists displaying their work on Sunday night at Tracy Park Gallery. Pictured, from left, Lori Mills, Tracy Park, Pamela LeGrand and Carla Bates

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The Malibu Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly Yappy Hour at Malibu Lumber Yard on Friday, Aug. 2, welcoming playful pooches and their pleasant parents for a dog day afternoon of wine and bites (hors d’oeuvres, that is).

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Malibu locals and visitors gathered at Malibu Fig Ranch at Sterling Farms for an evening of family fun at the Plein Air Grilling and Telling event, which included farm tours, fresh grilled food, music, poetry and storytelling.

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A Malibu legacy will soon be turning a page and closing a chapter at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church. The community gathered recently to celebrate and pay homage to the Sisters of St. Louis. The order of Catholic nuns has been tirelessly serving the Malibu community for 61 years. With the…

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Sam Barsky is an unlikely internet star. On Instagram with 38,000 followers and growing, he’s not an influencer and doesn’t post bikini shots. He’s better known on Facebook, where he’s frozen the social media platform by maxing out on friend requests—there’s simply no more room. The 44-year-…

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Malibu local Ryan Rocca celebrates the grand opening of Life Bloom Organics, a CBD store in Santa Monica focusing on wellness. Rocca (center, holding scissors) founded the store along with business partner Andy DangVu (center right). 

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Riptide, a Malibu blues band made up of local dads, performs at Trancas Country Market on Friday, Aug. 2, as part of the Vintage Grocers Endless Summer concert series.

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The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area shared a photo of park ranger Jess Cooper (left) to celebrate world ranger day. Cooper started through ProRanger, an academic and technical skills training and internship program. Ranger Ana Beatriz shared her remarks on Cooper: “Ranger Jes…

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Malibu High School student Trinity Rose took the award for ‘best song’ at the 40th annual Young Artist Academy Awards in Hollywood. 

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Local comedian Michael Schirtzer hosted a night of laughs for residents at the Malibu Playhouse last weekend. The headliner for the show was comedian Lydia Popovich. 

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Jordan Wilimovsky made headlines in July as the first male athlete to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Hailing from Malibu, Wilimovsky, a gifted swimmer, qualified for the games after coming in fifth place in the men’s 10-kilometer swim at the 18th FINA World Championships…

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As The Malibu Times’ Best Dog of Summer is underway, TMT Connections Director Anthony McDemas shared this photo of Buddy. 

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Community members gathered at Legacy Park as Malibu City Council dedicated the Anchor for Malibu sculpture on July 25. The statue was donated by Malibuite Dan Sandel back in 2017.

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It all started with a band and a dream—for the two locals in charge of Reggae on the Mountain, at 18 and 19, music was life. 

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A week spent with the grandchildren meant age-appropriate films. Today I will talk about those films, but stick around—at the end, there will be a review of a decidedly inappropriate-for-kids film. Let’s do “The Lion King” first, because it just opened in very, very wide release. “Screen sat…

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Community members are coming together to show their support for a Malibu skatepark. City council discussed the possibility at a recent meeting; the item will come before council at a special meeting on Aug. 21.

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The 50th anniversary of the most horrific night of Manson family murders is Aug. 9—the night actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child and four friends were gruesomely killed in her home just north of Beverly Hills. In a kind of memoriam, a new book, written by former Malibu resident and acclaim…

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Local artist Kit Plumridge was the guest speaker at the Malibu Optimist Club’s July 11 breakfast meeting. Plumridge, originally from South Africa, spoke about his current art projects, which aim to fuse African and Malibu cultures.

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For some of the town’s most interesting events, residents frequent a place tucked into the Malibu Village on Cross Creek Road: Red Ladder Gallery.

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Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Lieutenant Becerra, current acting captain, joined the Malibu Search and Rescue Team for helicopter operations training. 

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The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area hosted  a gallery opening for its latest in a series of art installations at its visitors center at King Gillette Ranch on Saturday, featuring art by the California Art Club. The century-old club has a storied history and many notable membe…

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Two area lifeguards are to be recognized for their heroism in fighting the Woolsey Fire. Even though Malibu residents Tim Ryan and Ryan Addison are both employed by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the two lifelong friends and neighbors are both lifeguards and not accustomed to fighti…

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In honor of her 21st (in dog years) birthday on July 17, Ginger Sawicki is excited to announce the TMT Dog of Summer contest, now in its sixth year.

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His musical talents have been showcased at prestigious Walt Disney Music Hall and, at the age of 25, he’s already performed Mozart’s Requiem in Vienna, Austria, the city the famous composer called home.

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It’s not every university president that can greet incoming freshmen at a special party by playing guitar in his own rock band, but Pepperdine University President Andrew Benton has done just that for 19 years. His fellow musicians include Senior VP & Chief Investment Officer Jeff Pippin…

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The family name Peak is familiar to many in Malibu. Most locals will know Skylar Peak—a city council person and former mayor—and many others may know his mother, Denise Peak, who served nearly three decades as an employee at local schools. Now, after suffering losses in the Woolsey Fire and …

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I was housebound for a couple of weeks, so I got to watch a lot of new and returning shows on the streaming channels. Here are my thoughts:

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YOLA, LA’s youth orchestra, started out small. It began as LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel’s pet project. But it’s not small any more. Malibu music lovers helped pack the Hollywood Bowl in a sold-out performance for the youth orchestra and pop singer John Legend. 

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The 2018-19 school year was unlike most for students in Malibu. Challenges included staffing changes, ongoing construction and, of course, dealing with the Woolsey Fire.

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Every year since 1987, The Malibu Times recognizes local students for their dedication to their schools and the local community. The recipients are chosen by teachers, administrators and peers at their respective schools. The Malibu Times Citizenship Awards were established 32 years ago to a…

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Vaughn Dorn, 18 years old and 6-foot-three, will be graduating on time with the 2019 class of Malibu High School, which is “nothing short of a miracle,” his mother said. He is a special needs student who is nonverbal and has only ever spoken two words in his entire life: “Ma” and “un-hunh” (…

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For the past 27 years, the Malibu Presbyterian Church has traveled south of the border twice a year to build houses and share hope to people residing just south of Tecate in Baja California, Mexico. 

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With recent memories of deadly shootings at places of worship—Poway, Calif.; Christchurch, New Zealand; Pittsburgh, Penn.; Sutherland Springs, Texas and Indonesia—still painful to bear, a group of Malibu residents hosted a traditional iftar for Muslims, as well as some of their Jewish and Ch…

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To mark the six month anniversary of the Woosley Fire that affected the Malibu community, Malibu’s Candace Kelly, Erin Golan and Marieka Kline hosted a brunch on Thursday, May 9, at Kelly’s home to celebrate motherhood. More than 70 Malibu women attended the brunch, which happened to fall on…

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Alison Mytych of Thousand Oaks has been Malibu’s volunteer whale watcher for the past seven years. During the whales’ northward migration season each year from February to May, she spends hours every day counting the number of gray whales and their calves heading back to Alaskan waters for t…

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Scores of Malibu locals flocked to City Hall last week to witness the opening of the city’s newest public gallery exhibition—Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising: Reflections on the Woolsey Fire.

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The Malibu Times staff was one of the dozens of newspaper staff gathered at the 2018 California Newspaper Publishers Association awards gala in Long Beach, Calif., on May 4. 

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Malibu animal lovers grabbed their pith helmets and finest safari garb on Saturday and headed to the annual Beastly Ball at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Lisa McKean submitted this week’s Best Shot at Lechuza Beach “where the flowers meet the sea!”

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On May 13, the City of Malibu hosted a girls volleyball clinic at Malibu High School as part of its #PlayLikeAGirlMalibu initiative.

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Malibu residents donned 50 shades of white on Friday, May 17, per the dress code of Our Lady of Malibu Church’s annual fundraiser event. This year, the event was a spring gala themed “Beauty from Ashes” to celebrate “the spirit of beauty from ashes.”  

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Fourth grade students at Point Dume Marine Science School took a field trip to the state’s capital, with a stop at the Senate chambers. 

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The Leo Carrillo Junior Lifeguard program was presented with a $1,000 donation from the Malibu Optimist Club to assist its recovery. The program suffered major loss after the Woolsey Fire, which burned all of the program’s equipment.

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The Point Dume Club was transformed into a swanky old-time dinner theater over the weekend for Malibu High School’s production of “Clue” based on the classic board game.

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Malibu nonprofit Mighty Under Dogs held its first-ever Club MUD event in partnership with World Surf League at Zuma Beach earlier this month. 

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