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= KBUU gets the first copy of the official CalFire report on the Woolsey Fire.= It started in two places … and there was only one fire truck immediately available.= Edison equipment was the culprit … says CalFire … but the defense contractor Boeing could not deal with two simultaneous igniti…

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On Saturday, Oct. 24, Malibu Times Multimedia Director Julie Ellerton arrived at the one-day voting center at Malibu Bluffs Park around 3 p.m.—which happened to coincide with the arrival of a group of supporters of President Donald Trump bearing flags and signs.

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A 49-year-old man who was swimming at Thornhill Broome Beach in the Ventura County area of Malibu died last Saturday, Oct. 24, after state lifeguards pulled him from the water. 

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Downed trees and power lines, closed parks and trails, widespread power outages, at least three fires—this week, Malibu weathered its worst Red Flag conditions since October 2019 and, despite a slew of wind-related issues, came out of the conditions with no lasting damage.

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 21, announcing that law enforcement had made an arrest in a brutal murder that took place nearly 25 years ago in Topanga Canyon.

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A decades-long issue, Malibu schools’ efforts to separate from the overarching Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is once again at the forefront of local conversations, so much so that the city will host a Zoom town hall about the topic from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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A total of 112 Malibu residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began in April of this year, according to the most recent information shared by the LA Public Health Department on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Malibu’s case rate remains among the lowest across LA County, at a…

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Update, 3:15 p.m.: The virtual Malibu City Council meeting scheduled for Monday night, Oct. 26, has been postponed to Thursday, Nov. 5, due to ongoing widespread power outages across western Malibu. All items that were on the Sept. 26 agenda will be heard on Nov. 5.

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Update, 7:45 p.m. Sunday: Charmlee Wilderness Park and Trancas Canyon Park will be closed due to the Red Flag conditions on Monday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Oct. 27, according to an announcement from the City of Malibu made Sunday evening, Oct. 25.

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The national academic ranking service Niche ranked the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District as the seventh best in Los Angeles County and the 19th best out of a total of 440 school districts in the State of California in its 2021 Best School Districts in California list.

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Working in favorable conditions, firefighters from the LA County Fire Department quickly snuffed out a fire that erupted atop a bluff near Las Tunas Beach on Saturday night, Oct. 17.

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Malibu’s planning director of the last five years, Bonnie Blue, is “trading wildfires and earthquakes for hurricanes”—she announced earlier this year she would be departing the city and moving to Florida to be closer to family. Blue’s last day was Tuesday, Oct. 20. City Manager Reva Feldman …

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In the 10 years since the 123 property owners on Malibu’s Broad Beach Road formed a Geological Hazardous Abatement District (GHAD) to save their houses from the ocean, a lot of water has gone under the bridge. The GHAD, which has the power to assess properties and collect funds to fix the di…

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As the traditional season for Santa Ana winds begins, following two months of record-breaking heat and more than six months without rain, the danger of wildfire in the Malibu area has never been higher. To help residents protect their homes and communities, California State Senator Henry Ste…

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Framing its decision as a start to fixing an ongoing problem instead of as a final solution, the Malibu Planning Commission voted unanimously, 5-0, on Monday, Oct. 19, to approve permits allowing staggered overnight parking signs along Pacific Coast Highway at both Corral and Zuma Beaches. 

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 21, announcing that they had made an arrest in a brutal murder that took place nearly 25 years ago in Topanga Canyon.

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Malibu voters have plenty of options when it comes to casting a ballot in this year’s general election. Those who wish to vote in person may do so beginning Saturday at Webster Elementary School. Early voting opens on Oct. 24 at the elementary, with Malibu’s other two vote centers, Juan Cabr…

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The City of Malibu is hosting a friendly emergency preparedness competition to mark the two-year anniversary of the catastrophic Woolsey Fire. Residents have until Friday, Oct. 23, to submit up to five photos or a 30-second video of their emergency kits to publicsafety@malibucity.org. Though…

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Traffic investigators with the LA County Sheriff's Department put out a call asking the public's help to close the case on a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred in Malibu earlier this month.

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The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office announced on Monday morning it is "immediately increasing the frequency of ballot pickup at all ... boxes," following a fire thought to have been intentionally ignited inside a ballot drop box in Baldwin Park, a community in eas…

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A poetry stone inscribed with a poem penned by the late Malibu poet laureate Ellen Reich was unveiled at Legacy Park last week. 

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Pacific Coast Highway was closed in both directions from Big Rock Drive to Topanga Canyon Boulevard on Saturday night, Oct. 17, following a first-alarm grass fire. The fire was burning between one half and one acre as of 9 p.m. Saturday. At 9:12 p.m., forward progress was reported stopped on…

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Local birders are atwitter at the sighting of birds rarely ever seen in this part of the world over the past few weeks—a white wagtail that would normally winter in Southeast Asia but somehow ended up in Malibu and a black throated sparrow passing through on its way south.

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PCH is papered with signs. Local social media pages are alight with endorsements and ads. Maybe you even gave a few dollars to help out your favorite candidate. But did you shake his hand? 

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Jon Mone, current co-president and head of motion pictures at Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s production company Westbrook Studios, just sold one Malibu house and then bought another much larger one, according to Variety. 

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Malibu beaches seem to get more crowded every year, with frequent social media photo posts depicting piles of trash left behind on local beaches that don’t have public restrooms or trash cans. Visitors sometimes spend the day camped out underneath the pilings or overhangs of houses. The prob…

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As if anyone needed further proof that social media is big business, Sprout Social’s Justyn Howard just bought a $20 million Malibu compound. The Chicago-based founder and CEO of the platform made his fortune in social media management, according to Variety, transforming a 2010 start-up into…

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Supporters of President Donald J. Trump’s re-election campaign took to Pacific Coast Highway on Saturday waving flags and making noise in support of the Republican incumbent.

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