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Malibu High School has moved up in its national ranking from last year by 318 spots. According to U.S. News and World Report, MHS ranks 999th in the nation out of all public secondary schools, jumping up from No. 1,317. In the state of California, Malibu High now ranks No. 146; last year, it…

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Two nearby brush fires—the first of the season—raised local concern last Thursday: one in Westlake Village, dubbed the Country Fire, the other south of the Ventura (101) Freeway in Calabasas. Though fire crews made quick work of the two blazes, they were stark reminders that with May comes f…

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A citywide ban on the use of pesticides is headed before the California Coastal Commission during its next meeting. On Thursday, May 13, at 9 a.m., the influential state agency which governs issues of public access and the environment along the 1,100 miles of the California coast will rule o…

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It was a remarkable send-off—few people would likely get the kind of praise given to outgoing city manager Reva Feldman when they leave a job. Emotions ran so high, multiple members of city staff and city officials broke down in tears.

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Residents can see local teenagers’ art during an exhibition on Saturday, May 8, at the Tracy Park Gallery at the Malibu Country Mart. The gallery, in partnership with Malibu High volunteer group Arts Angels, will host the Malibu High Class of 2021’s senior art show from 12–6 p.m. This senior…

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Architects unveiled plans for a massive remodel to the local high school, with collaborative, hands-on learning at the forefront of the design at a Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) special board meeting on Thursday, April 29. The new work follows the major construction th…

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Three Malibu residents tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the week from April 27 to May 3, bringing the total number of confirmed cases among residents up to 416. It has been nine weeks since the last resident death due to the virus; the total number of Malibuites killed by COVID-1…

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In the past, Malibu city councils have often opted to promote city managers from among city staff (like Reva Feldman) or other cities in the Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments (like Jim Thorsen), but last Thursday the five-member council opted for a fresh face and an unknown name: St…

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Henry Stern, Malibu’s senator in the state Legislature, is “seriously looking at” running for current LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s seat, he told The Acornon Monday, April 19. 

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With the retirement of Malibu Fire Safety Liaison Jerry Vandermeulen, experienced firefighter Chris Brossard takes up the mantle of spearheading wildfire preparedness in Malibu—a topic in which he is well-versed as he has fought fires in Malibu before, including the devastating 2018 Woolsey …

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The number of homes for sale in Malibu stood in at 121 in mid-April. The statistic is significant and worthy of review and interpretation. The last time so few homes were for sale during April was 2005—the last time there was a “red hot” market in Malibu and everywhere else. Last year at thi…

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After being closed for more than a year, the sound of people chatting echoed throughout the Inner Peristyle once again for the reopening of the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades on Wednesday, April 21.

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The owner of Malibu Contemporary Art Gallery, Lori Mills, announced Friday that the Saturday, May 1, Malibu Art Walk would be held in celebration of Carol Moss, the community leader, activist and artist who died last weekend at the age of 91.

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The novel coronavirus pandemic has not halted progress on two major Malibu Civic Center projects: a new walkway and bike lane connecting Malibu Canyon Road to Webb Way via Civic Center Way and a Santa Monica College satellite campus on Civic Center Way, both of which are well underway.

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A Malibu resident and two Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station deputies received official commendations from Malibu City Council at the Monday, April 26, council meeting for their heroism in preventing a possible mass shooting at Zuma Beach on Sunday, April 11. 

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Carol Moss, a resident of the Malibu Colony since 1964, was a force to be reckoned with in the community throughout the 55 years she lived here. She was well known for her peaceful, spiritual acceptance of all people as well as her activism on behalf of the local homeless population and othe…

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As the rate of novel coronavirus infections has continued to drop across California, Los Angeles County has qualified for the “yellow” reopening tier, meaning even fewer restrictions on indoor and outdoor activities. Both LA and San Francisco qualified for the tier on Tuesday, marking the la…

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Malibu City Manager Reva Feldman will officially resign from her post on Saturday, May 1, 2021, Malibu City Attorney John Cotti announced after the conclusion of yet another closed-door city council meeting on the evening of Monday, April 26. Cotti told The Malibu Times via email that the ci…

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Malibu City Manager Reva Feldman will officially resign from her post on Saturday, May 1, 2021, Malibu City Attorney John Cotti announced after the conclusion of yet another closed-door city council hearing on the evening of Monday, April 26. Cotti said that no decision had yet been made on …

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The City of Malibu is searching for local teens age 14 and up to assist at the city’s new temporary skate park. Duties of the position would include educating park patrons on rules and safety guidelines.

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Hello to spring sunshine and goodbye to that old zip-line play structure. The City of Malibu recently installed a workout station at Malibu Bluffs Park that, according to the city’s website, includes “a poured-in-place rubber surface, signage and exercise equipment.” The city described the w…

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Ricardo Means Ybarra, Ellen Reich, Dr. John Struloeff and next ... you? The City of Malibu has begun its search for its next poet laureate. The position, which was created in 2016, entails leading poetry workshops and overseeing the city’s annual poetry anthology. The winner of the position …

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The Native Plant Nursery of the Santa Monica Mountains has existed in near obscurity since it was first started 20 years ago on Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) National Park Service land in Newbury Park. Its purpose was to grow native plants for use in ecological rest…

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The nonprofit Emily Shane Foundation is holding its annual fundraiser for its SEA program, which aids disadvantaged Los Angeles and Ventura County middle schoolers struggling in school. The foundation honors the life of Malibu local Emily Shane who was killed walking along PCH in 2010 at age 13.

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Hundreds of family members, friends, surfers, first responders, city officials and community members gathered at Zuma Beach on Sunday for a paddle-out in honor of Mike Treinen, a recently retired LASD sheriff’s deputy and avid surfer who died unexpectedly early this month.

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Malibu/Lost Hills deputies responded to a burglary at the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu (BGCM) on Morning View Drive. A BGCM employee reported the incident and said they locked and secured the building on Thursday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. for spring break. The employee received a notification …

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Residents of Malibu’s Sycamore Park neighborhood were dealt a blow last week after two public entities long considered to be Malibu adversaries—the MRCA and the California Coastal Commission—teamed up to determine the commission could have final say in whether the neighborhood could install …

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Malibu kids spent their school day in classrooms this week for the first time since local public schools closed their doors due to the novel coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.  

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Six more Malibu residents tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, bringing the city’s overall number of infections up to 411. The infection rate in LA County continued to slow over the past week; as of Tuesday, April 20, the county was halfway toward falling into the less-restrictive …

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The county heard Malibu’s argument; they heard Santa Monica’s. Now, it will take a month to deliberate and then decide if the city’s petition to separate from a Santa Monica-dominated school district will undergo studies and a vote—or if it’s dead in the Malibu waters. 

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, Pepperdine has logged 240 cases of COVID-19 among its students, faculty and staff. The last week of March and first week of April saw the largest outbreak among the community, with at least 19 students being affected, many of them linked to the school’s m…

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A heavily armed man who was arrested at Zuma Beach last Sunday, April 11, has been arraigned at Van Nuys Courthouse and is awaiting trial, according to the LA County District Attorney’s Office. A spokesperson for the department could not confirm whether he remained in custody as of Tuesday, …

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The City of Malibu, in partnership with the nonprofit Curative, facilitated its first largescale public vaccination clinic within city limits on Tuesday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The vaccine event was open to anyone who lives or works in Malibu, with pre-registration required. Those wh…

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The Malibu Cultural Arts Commission is now ... the Malibu Arts Commission. At the Monday, April 12, Malibu City Council meeting, the council passed an ordinance allowing the name change for the commission, which was established in 2012 under the original name. 

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After Wednesday night’s Virtual Community Awareness Night, more than 80 community members are now even better prepared to make their voices heard in the fight for Malibu to form its own independent school district. The official strategy meeting, headed by city attorneys, consultants and offi…

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Malibu grocery store workers will now receive $5 added to their hourly wages after the Malibu City Council passed a unanimous urgency ordinance at the Monday, April 12, Malibu City Council meeting. The ordinance, sponsored by Mayor Mikke Pierson and Council Member Bruce Silverstein, will go …

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That swanky house next door? If it just sold, it might not be a new family moving in. Instead of one new neighbor, you could have a rotating cast of up to eight. 

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Seven additional Malibu residents tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the week from April 6–12, bringing the total number of infected residents to 405 since the virus was first detected. As of the latest data available from LA County, 4,224 Malibu residents (or a little over 38 perc…

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They came with picture after picture of poles topped with black wires. They showed news reports of a fire that started at a Chula Vista high school after a light pole with an attached cellphone tower fell on some bleachers. They cited the Malibu mission statement, which famously seeks to pre…

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