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= COVID cases have jumped in Malibu … but statewide we maybe at the bottom of this surge.= L A County completely overwhelmed … 1.5 million people eligible for vaccinations … 50 thousand doses.= No national plan for distribution … no idea when or even if any vaccine will reach Malibu.= An ear…

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Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 14, and lasting throughout the entire Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend, Malibu was under a Red Flag warning issued by the National Weather Service, meaning the city experienced high winds, low humidity and high temperatures—all of which add up to increased f…

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The US Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service last week sent out around 8 million Economic Impact Payment debit cards as part of the latest installment of CARES Act pandemic-relief funds. The cards were preloaded with a set amount of funds that recipients may use to make purchases online …

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The deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol last week has Malibu Public Safety Commissioners looking at our own security. Hours after the violent attack in Washington D.C., the commission held its regularly scheduled Zoom meeting. It was there, in the wake of the astonishingly brazen attack, that C…

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By the end of Monday, Jan. 11’s six-and-a-half-hour Malibu City Council meeting, the council had barely broached one subject: government transparency, which ultimately resulted in one of the only concrete actions of the evening—a 3-2 vote directing city staff as a whole to spend no more than…

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Malibu’s own Dick Van Dyke is to be awarded a Kennedy Center Honor. The show-biz legend, best known for his eponymous 1960s television sitcom and for his endearing performance in the classic Disney film “Mary Poppins,” is now, at 95 years of age, known as an elder statesman of entertainment …

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Malibu’s first city fire liaison is retiring after nearly two years on the job. Jerry Vandermeulen was hired to help guide the city’s fire safety planning after the devastating Woolsey Fire in 2018. A previously-retired battalion chief from Ventura County, Vandermeulen started a home ignitio…

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While no large doses of COVID vaccine have reached Malibu yet, one Public Safety Commissioner is wasting no time in putting a plan together for a mass vaccination event. Commission Vice Chair Doug Stewart said during the Wednesday, Jan. 6, meeting that a remote meeting is scheduled this week…

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Southern California residents received a rare glimmer of hope about the ongoing novel coronavirus surge in the region when health officials on Tuesday, Jan. 12, noted that hospitalizations across LA County had apparently begun to plateau. Despite this, the region’s healthcare system remained…

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The first few Malibuites have begun receiving Woolsey Fire settlement money from Southern California Edison. The checks have come just over two years after the devastating fire, which legal experts have said is a fairly fast turnover for a natural disaster. 

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California State Senator Henry Stern, who represents Malibu in Sacramento, announced plans for legislation to help the state detect and combat domestic terrorism "by white nationalist militia groups," according to information shared by Stern's press office on Monday, Jan. 11.

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Chiquita’s Friends, the Malibu-based nonprofit animal welfare group, is preparing for its next spay/neuter clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, on Jan. 17. A team of eight volunteers and 12 veterinarians will be participating, along with the nonprofit Birdhouse/DogHouse.

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Still got your Christmas tree sitting around? Malibu welcomes you to drop it off at the Chili Cook-Off Lot at 23575 Civic Center Way as long as you do it by this Sunday, Jan. 10. Trees will be accepted Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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The Boys and Girls Club of Malibu and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District are partnering to launch a project-based course where high school students “will create solution-based proposals for current real-world social injustices related to policing, education, homelessness, or the…

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Malibu saw a 16 percent decrease in felony arrests in 2020, but an increase in other crimes, according to a Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department report that assessed the first 11 months of 2020 in comparison to the year 2019. But are those numbers as positive as they seem? 

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The first Malibu City Council meeting of the new year has a number of new council proposals slated to be heard—including two separate council items co-sponsored by new members Bruce Silverstein and Steve Uhring. One Silverstein-Uhring proposal, item 7F on next Monday’s meeting agenda (Jan. 1…

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Hundreds of Malibu homeowners who were told they were out of wastewater permit compliance should check their mailboxes for an apology note from city staff this week, according to a message shared by the city on Tuesday evening, Jan. 5, stating that more than 1,000 letters were sent to proper…

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Update, Jan. 8: By Thursday, Jan. 7, a total of 238 Malibuites have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, meaning an additional nine locals tested positive for the virus between Tuesday and Thursday of this week, a continuance of a surge in cases that has been recorded both locally and …

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From FM 99.1 KBUU, the Malibu news headlines for Tuesday Jan. 5= Hospitals are overloaded … and the surge on top of the surge on top of the surge is getting worse.= is there a a flattening of the curve … or is it just a holiday blip in the testing?= 33 cases diagnosed here in Malibu over the…

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”Il Pelicano,” an Amalfi Coast-inspired Malibu property featured in Netflix’s “Selling Sunset” TV show, is officially off the market, according to Variety. It was bought by Chad Richison, “founder and chief executive of payroll processor Paycom and one of Oklahoma’s richest men,” for $26.5 m…

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