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A Malibu youngster has found a novel way to spend down time during the coronavirus pandemic, all while brightening the spirits of some cancer patients at a southland hospital. 

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Bill and Ted turn 31 this year—not them, exactly, but their “Excellent Adventure,” which made sudden stars out of unknowns Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. 

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Riding a wave is one of the most exhilarating experiences in life. That’s why Malibu attracts so many visitors each year—even those of us who don’t surf are still drawn to the ocean and the calming effects of its hypnotic waves.

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Three years ago, in one of the biggest sexual abuse scandals in sports history, hundreds of female gymnasts, including six Olympic medalists, accused Larry Nassar, MD, of sexually molesting them under the guise of performing medical examinations. 

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When Bianca Torrence goes for a run, there is often an unseen force propelling her forward. 

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“Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything” (Netflix): If you are familiar with the voice of Latif Nasser from the WNYC show (and podcast) Radiolab, then you might also be familiar with how his exceptional brain works. Now you get to see him, not just hear him and, depending on your reacti…

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There are so many things we are missing in the year of corona: graduations, birthday parties, weddings, Olympics. But there are a few things to make you feel like normal and ease the pain if you are longing for Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl, The F…

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Former Pepperdine Waves men’s basketball star Stacy Davis was playing the best basketball of his professional career when the novel coronavirus pandemic stopped the ball from bouncing in sports leagues around the globe in March. 

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The planet Mars begins its retrograde cycle in Aries from Sept. 9 - Nov. 13. Significant new beginnings or plans are usually best postponed during this phase. It’s best to deal with any unfinished business from the past.

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A treasured surfboard belonging to Grammy-winning musician Bruce Johnston— best known as a member of one of the most beloved rock groups of all time, the Beach Boys— is up for sale in Malibu. The vintage Rusty surfboard went through an incredible journey before being turned into an art piece…

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The Recording Academy’s nonprofit MusiCares charitable foundation was established to provide aid to artists and music community professionals in times of need. If there was ever a time of need, that time is now for scores of those in the industry. The global coronavirus pandemic has silenced…

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The mysterious Westley (played by Malibu’s Cary Elwes) in the classic 1987 film “The Princess Bride” was not the only one wearing a mask as the movie lit up the big screen on Friday night. Malibu families young and old took COVID-19 safety precautions while enjoying a night out under the sta…

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The Emmys are just around the corner. Thanks to the novel coronavirus, it will be a show like no other, but still, buzz in Hollywood is booming. Malibu Seen wants to congratulate The ABC television networks for recognition of its most popular shows.

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There might have been moments when Pepperdine Waves tennis player Jessica Failla wanted to just call it a match. After all, who wants to compete in the Lone Star State’s searing summer weather for multiple days? Luckily, she didn’t give in.

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Humor columnist Burt Ross recently pitched a story lead. “There’s a unique, untold story right in the middle of Malibu,” he said. He proceeded to describe how Arnie Bernstein on Point Dume had hundreds of fruit trees on his property—“infinite varieties” of oranges, lemons, tangerines, mandar…

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With many, if not most, movie theaters gone dark, the consequences have been felt worldwide. The shutdown has affected almost every part of the industry, from tiny art theaters to giant multiplexes. 

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When you hear the words “graphic novel,” do you scoff and think (or say) to yourself, “Fancy name for comic books”? Or do you think of it as a genre in the same formulaic way we think of mysteries or romance or biographies? If either of these applies to you, allow me to offer this perspectiv…

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Helen Campanella has painted all her life. She remembers the joy of having her works first displayed as a third-grader, saying “it knocked my socks off.” 

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Members of the Pepperdine Waves women’s soccer team won’t kick any competitive goals this year, and members of the school’s women’s volleyball team must wait a few extra months to stuff an opponent’s scoring attempt or rocket the ball over the net. 

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It’s hard to think of February as the “good old days” but, strangely, it is. Pre-COVID-19, fun-loving fundraisers were held with red carpet wear, canapés and glasses of bubbly. It was just the place to see and be seen.

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If you were to look through Kimberly Schwarz’s spice cabinet, you’d find seasonings with unusual names such as “Rosemary Crush,” “Sunrise Splash” and “Malibu’s Raw Honey”—just some of the many hand-crafted seasonings curated from Malibu-based ShemeshFarms. 

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This  week’s Best Shot is a “Wild West moment”—gazing at the Santa Monica Mountains from a spot just off Pacific Coast Highway and Heathercliff Road at Point Dume. The striking photograph was captured by Jordan Retamar on May 30.

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Even in the most affluent communities, there can sometimes be “hidden hunger and loneliness.” That painful fact comes from former Malibu mayor and council member Lou La Monte, who now serves on the board of directors for Meals on Wheels West (MOWW). The nonprofit has seen its Malibu food del…

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Just like all children, Emily Shane’s dream was to own a puppy, and Emily was determined to own one one way or another. Lucky for her, her wish came true.

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The Emmys are on and the trade mags are filled with page after page of “For your Consideration” ads. 

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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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Ever since movie theaters were shuttered, Hollywood has found itself with a big dilemma on its hands: Either send your creation straight to streaming or postpone it for a very, very long time.

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While appearing this summer on the hit television program America's Got Talent, Nolan Neal got a standing ovation before even playing a single note. On his audition episode that aired June 16, the singer/songwriter had the audience on its feet after sharing his emotional backstory. 

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Remember March 27, 2020? It was the day the New York Times reported 3.3 million new unemployment claims and the LA Times wrote “The epicenter is now the U.S.”

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Members of the Malibu High School Sharks players will hit the beach next week for the beginning of several months of practice.Sharks head coach Derek Saenz said members of the squads and any youth that want to attend will do volleyball skills and conditioning work at Zuma Beach for three day…

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Reverend Sandy Liddell has been a bundle of tireless energy at Malibu United Methodist Church (MUMC) for the past eight years. In addition to the usual duties of giving Sunday sermons and being a spiritual leader to the congregation, she co-founded the homeless aid nonprofit Malibu CART (Com…

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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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In near-triple-digit heat, Malibu couple Dorothy Clay Sims and Oregon Hunter find what little shade there is at the top of Piuma Road, high up in the Malibu mountains every Sunday morning. Some 2,000 feet below, Malibu is blanketed by a layer of coastal fog, but high up in the hills it’s bli…

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Lesley Chilcott, Malibu resident and successful documentary filmmaker, just finished directing and executive producing her first miniseries for television—”Helter Skelter: An American Myth.” The six-part series takes a deep, detailed look at the people involved in what some call the “crime o…

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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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“Mr. Jones” (available to rent on Amazon Prime). Truth-tellers are often dismissed out of ignorance or fear. Such a man was Gareth Jones, a young Welsh scholar who, after interviewing Adolf Hitler in the mid-1930s, tried to warn British Prime Minister Lloyd George and his cabinet about the m…

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“I tend to stay behind the scenes,” longtime Malibu Times cartoonist Fred Purucker said during a reluctant interview in 2014. “If nobody knows what I look like, I’m safe!”

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Oh, tacos, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: carnitias, al pastor, lengua, carne asada, in no particular order. I just love me some tacos—always have, always will. Tacos seem to be the new “it” thing and everyone is making their own version of them, from vegan to Korean, Vietnamese …

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Malibu Middle and High school students have made the most of online education since the sudden shift to remote learning back in mid-March. The novel coronavirus pandemic forced students and instructors alike to come up with creative projects in replacement to in-person activities.

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Not your usual backyard visitor, this red-tailed hawk fledgling appeared in a Malibu West backyard birdbath  this May, resting on one foot “in order to prevent heat loss through unfeathered skin.”

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There is a lunar eclipse on July 4. Emotions can run high, so keep your cool. Mercury ends its retrograde cycle and turns direct on July 12. This is a better period to begin to make important decisions again. 

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A quintet of former Pepperdine Waves women’s soccer players was among the first athletes to strike a soccer ball in the U.S. when their sport returned to action last weekend after a long hiatus due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

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Rollie loves adventures and using his imagination. He has taken “A Cool Journey to Space” and he “Loves Construction.” And Rollie—the eponymous main character in a new children’s book series—came to life right here in Malibu.

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