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Pacific Coast Highway lane closures should be expected as Caltrans continues a project that includes the removal and replacement of asphalt concrete surfacing and lane striping. All work is weather permitting and subject to change. Crews will work on lanes in one direction only each day, and…

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On Monday, Dec. 9, Representative Ted Lieu of California’s 33rd congressional district, which includes Malibu, was hospitalized at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. after reporting chest pains. Lieu, 50, underwent a successful surgery Dec. 10 to have a stent place…

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At Monday evening’s city council meeting, council members discussed asking California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara—who is scheduled to hold a public meeting in Malibu Jan. 16—to pursue rewarding Malibu residents who have improved the fire resilience of their homes with lower insurance rates.

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For some, a backpack is an accessory—but for others, a backpack may be their whole life. Last week, backpacks containing socks, toiletries, clothing and other necessities for everyday life were given at the old LA County Courthouse during Homeless Connect Day on Thursday, Dec 5. 

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The California Coastal Commission’s December 2019 meeting is scheduled to take place at King Gillette Ranch this week and will feature a presentation about the potential effects of sea level rise on the California coast, in addition to a “field trip” visiting two local state-owned properties.

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Malibu City Council voted unanimously, 5-0, Monday night to approve a $67,000 project to install five water bottle filling stations across the city. The construction of the project will be executed by Zusser Company, Inc.

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If the memory of your Thanksgiving trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this year was not as pleasant as the song, you’re probably in need of a vacation—if anything, just to wipe away the thoughts of the hours long, mind-numbing gridlock on the 405 Freeway, not to…

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Santa Claus is beginning to gather up the presents and toys he will be delivering to good girls and boys this holiday season, and The Malibu Times is here to help. 

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A project initiated in 2016 that will bring roadway and pedestrian improvements to the .7 mile stretch of Civic Center Way between Malibu Canyon Road and Webb Way is one step closer to breaking ground, following a public hearing during the Monday, Dec. 2, Malibu Planning Commission Meeting.

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The winter season is off to a wet start this year. Areas of Malibu experienced heavy rain over Thanksgiving, but with no major road closures or mudslides, the weekend brought clear skies once again. 

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On Thursday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the second Malibu Homeless Connect Day event of the year will be held at the old LA County Courthouse located next to the public library at 23525 Civic Center Way. The event is organized by LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s office and is typical…

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Two Adirondack chairs were placed at the Malibu West Beach Club in memory of Shoushan Baklayan and her son, Anthony Baklayan, on Nov. 8. The chairs served as a one-year tribute to the two, who died while trying to escape the 2018 Woolsey Fire.

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Malibu churches, schools and residents will gather on Pacific Coast Highway and Webb Way once again this year for the 56th annual Keep Christ in Christmas (KCIC) celebration, beginning Dec. 1.

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The City of Malibu’s new environmental sustainability director Yolanda Bundy addressed a town hall Saturday focused on rebuilding Malibu. Bundy, who most recently worked in Ventura, helped hundreds of families rebuild after the 2017 Thomas Fire. The highly experienced and educated director g…

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City Manager Reva Feldman presented a balanced budget in the fiscal year 2018-19 fourth-quarter report that was filed on Monday, Nov. 25, despite the effects of the Woolsey Fire, heavy winter rain and other problems expected by impact the city’s coffers this year. 

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The City of Malibu will be given $13.7 million from Southern California Edison (SCE) as part of a $360 million settlement the utility reached with 23 public entities resulting from fires and other disasters in 2017 and 2018. The announcement was made by the city on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 13.

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Intermittent lane closures should be expected in Malibu and Calabasas as Caltrans contractors work to replace burned guardrails along Las Virgenes Road, repair existing drainage structures and remove sediment and debris. All work is weather permitting and subject to change. 

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The City of Malibu invites those rebuilding their homes following the Woolsey Fire to attend a town hall on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Malibu City Hall.

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The new Los Angeles County Sheriff liaison to Malibu was introduced at Last Wednesday’s Public Safety Commission meeting. Sgt. James Braden replaces Lt. Jennifer Seetoo. Sgt. James Braden, who comes to the position with years of experience at the station, was warmly welcomed by commissioners…

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After a year of presentations and subsequent revisions to parents, community members and other stakeholders, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is ready to move forward to the next step in developing the new Malibu High School campus plan: finding an architect.

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Pacific Coast Highway was closed for hours on Friday morning, Nov. 8, due to an investigation following a fatal two-car crash that occurred shortly before sunrise.

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With five veterans sitting on the stage, it was as though there could never be enough time to share all their stories this year at the 20th Annual Malibu Veterans Day ceremony.

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The City of Malibu will be given $13.7 million from Southern California Edison (SCE) as part of a $360 million settlement the utility reached with 23 public entities resulting from fires and other disasters in 2017 and 2018. The announcement was made by the city on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 13.

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Flags from Pepperdine’s annual 9/11 memorial flag exhibition will be displayed along the road leading up to City Hall for the 20th Annual Malibu Veterans Day public ceremony. This year’s ceremony will focus on “Honoring Heroes & Legends of WWII.”

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A proposed pedestrian crosswalk near Malibu Seafood restaurant got so much blowback from local residents at a presentation last week, Caltrans was forced into an 11th-hour promise to look into alternatives. 

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First thing on Monday morning—a little before the traditional start of business—the City of Malibu sent out an alert announcing a special meeting of the Malibu City Council would be held only 26 hours later, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Update, 12:09 p.m.: All lanes of Pacific Coast Highway reopened Friday in the area of Las Tunas Beach following an earlier closure due to a fatal collision.

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Most Malibu residents thought it was inevitable. When a fifth grocery store—the behemoth Whole Foods Market—opened in the Malibu Civic Center, it seemed the death knell for the small Pacific Coast Greens, which has been serving Malibu for a quarter of a century. The surprise for many was tha…

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Among the most notable factors universally acknowledged to have “gone wrong” in the Woolsey Fire was the evacuation—Malibu residents won’t soon forget the trauma of crawling along Pacific Coast Highway for hour after tedious hour as the fire grew ever-nearer. 

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Malibu’s city council has called a special city council meeting for 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, Nov. 5. They’ll go behind closed doors to consider a letter threatening a lawsuit from a Malibu lawyer, representing "significant exposure to litigation" over Malibu's at-large elections.

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Malibu residents needing to seek immediate medical treatment without an appointment or outside of normal business hours now have a new option available—the UCLA Immediate Care Center, which is located right next to UCLA’s existing primary care offices at 23815 Stuart Ranch Road.

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On Oct. 10, Malibu resident and former Parks and Recreation Commissioner Roui Israel attended a work-related function at Leo Carrillo State Park that happened to be during a Red Flag Warning due to Santa Ana winds. The ranger on duty gave a safety talk to the work group, but never mentioned …

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Photographer Chris Tosdevin of Topanga Canyon caught these two unusual photos of birds at an Audubon Society walk at the Malibu Lagoon on Oct. 12. The bottom photo shows two juvenile Greater White-fronted Geese, which have only been sighted twice there in the last 31 years, according to Audu…

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“Fast and Furious” franchise star Jason Statham, 52, and his longtime Victoria Secret model girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley—both originally from England—have put their Malibu beach house up for sale for $19.9 million. The two-story 3,909-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom, plus …

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Intermittent lane closures should be expected throughout western Malibu as a city contractor works to replace guardrails damaged and destroyed by the Woolsey Fire.

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Fifty faith leaders, representing religious communities of Malibu, Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Westlake Village, gathered at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station last Wednesday, Oct. 23, to hear updates from local law enforcement and meet other leaders from the area. Also in attendance we…

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