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The Pepperdine Waves men’s golf team won its first tournament of the season earlier this month. The squad, ranked first in the nation before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the stoppage of their spring season, won the Oct. 5-6 Pasadera Collegiate Invitational in Monterey. 

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The old saying, “The show must go on,” rang true for Malibu student singers Friday night, Oct. 16. Even though school has been remote for seven months, no pandemic was about to stop Malibu Middle and High School’s annual showcase for singers—Cabaret.

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A Pepperdine Waves women’s tennis player, redshirt freshman Lexi Ryngler, advanced to the semifinals of the 2020 Oracle/ITA Masters in San Diego last weekend.

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There’s really no other way to put it: Roxanna Morton is one bad grandma. Although her youthful appearance belies her age, the 70-year-old retired this week from Malibu Search and Rescue after 30 years on the team.

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Even though she works as a featured performer at Disneyland—known as the happiest place on earth—Haylee Joe of Malibu has a bit of a dark side. The singer/songwriter shows it off in her new debut single just released. The song “Norman Bates” is based on—you guessed it—the creepy killer from …

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She’s been called a “force of nature” by the LA Music Awards, which, in 2010, awarded the former Brit—now U.S. citizen—with best album and best single for her recording “Woman On Top.” A part-time Malibu resident for more than 20 years who finally settled here full-time eight years ago, musi…

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Malibu High Sharks girls’ volleyball player Lucia Granados spent her spring and summer honing her volleyball skills—all without stepping foot on a court. 

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Strange Family Vineyards Tasting Room at the Malibu Lumber Yard really is a family-run business. Even the children are involved, from providing legal work to moving boxes and labeling bottles of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and sparkling wines. 

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If you’ve been to the Colony Plaza Shopping Center in the heart of Malibu this past week, you may have noticed a loving tribute in the center’s courtyard. The statue of the little girl in overalls reading near the fountain that has greeted visitors and residents for more than 20 years is ado…

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For the first time ever, three dogs will share the spot as Malibu’s top dog. Siblings Tessa, Enzo and Dulce earned a triple crown in this year’s contest, edging out ahead of the pack despite fierce competition from some of Malibu’s cutest canines.

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A euphoric feeling rolled over Diane Sanson like a wave when she stepped from Little Dume Beach and into the Pacific Ocean to begin a swim on Aug. 29. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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If you’re a certain age, you know the fun of drive-in movies. Snuggling under a blanket with family, friends or a date. The drive-in peaked in the 1950s but by the 1990s became a dinosaur of the entertainment business—many converted into swap meets. But now, while physical distancing is a mu…

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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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Malibu High School (MHS) seniors may have missed prom and grad night, but they were given a memorable send-off with a drive-through diploma ceremony and celebrity-filled Zoom graduation. 

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The last 18 months have been filled with trials and tribulations for the Malibu High School (MHS) Theatre Department. First, the Woolsey Fire upended the school year, with some students losing their homes. 

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“Even though there’s a two-percent population of black people in this city, it’s still important to make those people feel heard, welcomed, understood, appreciated, loved and respected”—those are the words of 19-year-old Claire Anneet, who for the past week has organized local protests in Ma…

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Scores of Malibuites participated in a worldwide paddle-out in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Friday, June 5. Similar observances took place at beaches in Virginia, Hawaii, North Carolina, Florida and Sydney, Australia, among other locations, including many in California. KBUU News ca…

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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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