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The nonprofit Santa Monica Mountains Fund will send a free yard sign promoting poison free mountains to anyone who wants one. The signs say: “Protect our Wildlife! Join us and stop using rat poison!” They also include the graphic for the Break the Poison Chain campaign.

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Charmlee Wilderness Park, located in Western Malibu off Encinal Canyon Road, is almost fully reopened, according to Parks and Recreation Commissioner Suzanne Guldimann. At the most recent city council meeting on Feb. 26, Guldimann reported that the long-under-construction park was “almost co…

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Back in October, ABC/7-TV ran a report entitled “Malibu surfing industry sees boom during pandemic.”  We decided to follow up by talking to local surf businesses ourselves and see if we came to the same conclusion—is there a “boom” in surfing?

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U.S. Representative for California Ted Lieu, who represents California’s 33rd district including Malibu, introduced a bill to congress on Friday, Feb. 26, that aims to create an expedited pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who are essential workers.

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Malibu is still only a fraction of the way through rebuilding all the homes destroyed in 2018’s devastating Woolsey Fire. Last week, Malibu City Council decided the fee waiver program created in the fire’s aftermath to expedite and decrease the cost of rebuilds will remain in place for anoth…

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Although Malibu is tucked into a corner of Ventura County, the city—and institutions within it, like Pepperdine—remains solidly within LA County’s jurisdiction. That fact has been especially apparent during the coronavirus pandemic, from beach closures to high school athletics, and most rece…

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One additional COVID-19 death was recorded in Malibu this week, bringing the number of local victims of the virus to seven. Eighteen new cases were recorded in the week from Tuesday, Feb. 23 through Monday, March 1. In total, 364 Malibuites have tested positive for the disease since March 20…

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The very first Malibu City Council special meeting on homelessness, held 13 months ago in late January 2020, resulted in several plans of action that hit dead ends. The idea of creating a temporary homeless shelter at the vacant courthouse in the Civic Center was nixed by the State Judicial …

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The LA County Fire Department made quick work of a fire reported burning below Malibu Knolls in the Civic Center area during the predawn hours of Sunday, Feb. 28, despite high winds and dry conditions. 

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The LA County Sheriff’s Department Malibu Search and Rescue Team, accompanied by the LA County Fire Department and McCormick Ambulance, came to the aid of a 58-year-old female hiker who fell on a rock and injured her back along the Backbone Trail on Sunday. The hiker was carried out of the c…

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As first reported in the Wall Street Journal, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, 44, recently paid $87 million to purchase his second Paradise Cove property, right next door to his first property. The first property was bought in August 2019 for exactly $100 million—Ron Meyer’s longtime Malibu home. 

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Over the years, you may have done a double take seeing goats on Malibu hillsides and meadows, chomping away, doing what they love to do: eat grass. Proponents of goat grazing to remove vegetation say it’s a natural fire prevention method—better than weed-whackers, which have been known to sp…

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Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s office is warning local residents of a “grave threat to natural habitats in LA County that has the potential to disrupt ecosystems and supply chains alike—and is about the size of a sesame seed.”

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When the Malibu Parks and Recreation Commission asked for public feedback about city programs in 2019, many residents of eastern Malibu said they wanted a dog park—one that would be located on their side of town, as opposed to driving all the way out to the one at Trancas Canyon Park in west…

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It was an unexpected pleasure to hear live music while logging into a Rotary Club of Malibu Zoom meeting last Wednesday afternoon. The live piano stylings of Jeremy Weinglass greeted visitors who tuned in to attend the 50th anniversary celebration of Malibu Rotary Club, so appropriately Wein…

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Santa Monica-based homeless outreach nonprofit The People Concern, in collaboration with the Department of Health Services (DHS) and St. Joseph Center of Venice, administered 20 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last Friday, Feb. 19, to individuals experiencing homelessness in Malibu. The clinic…

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On Friday, Feb. 19, Ani Dermenjian pulled up to the gas station on Pacific Coast Highway near Las Flores Canyon Road and began filling up her tank around 10:30 a.m. Nearby, a homeless man began calling out to her, asking for change and saying he was starving, Dermenjian told The Malibu Times…

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With community-specific vaccination data out for the first time this week, some may be surprised to see Malibu ranking lower in its cumulative vaccination rate compared to tony enclaves like Beverly Hills and Palos Verdes Estates. However, with 16.8 percent of residents in Malibu having rece…

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Malibu’s KBUU-FM began transmitting with a new transmitter and antennas on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 16, a major step in extending a better signal to more of the Malibu coast.

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Carla Bates stands on the cement foundation of her future art studio and points up at a row of openings in the plywood wall: the future windows that will illuminate a future loft. She points out the wall where a slop sink will be installed and the opening that one day will feature a door lea…

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The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station has reported “a dramatic rise” in the number of catalytic converters—exhaust emission control devices that often contain valuable metals such as platinum or palladium—being stolen from the underside of parked cars. 

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When the pandemic began and the lockdown took place last March, I was laid off from my restaurant job and filed for unemployment. I never thought I would file for unemployment at 26 years old. Since schools switched to remote learning, I found myself staying home most of the time to finish m…

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Update, Feb. 19: The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has ratified an agreement that could see the district's youngest learners back in classrooms by spring break—if everything goes according to plan.

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If you’ve got tech to trash, Malibu city staff has got you covered. On Saturday, Feb. 20, you can put the things you want to dispose of into your car’s trunk or pick-up truck’s bed, drive to City Hall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and have staff take those things off your hands. Make sure to we…

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Romance looks a bit different in 2021, but even a virus can’t stop celebrations on the most romantic day of the year. Young Valentines made the most of the good weather with socially distanced picnics at Malibu Bluffs Park on Feb. 14.

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Malibu City Council met for the third time in the past two weeks in a closed session last Thursday, Feb. 11, to discuss what to do about a recent letter from City Manager Reva Feldman, who alleged earlier this year that City Council Member Bruce Silverstein created a hostile workplace for he…

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