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A wave of mass shootings has hit churches, synagogues and mosques in recent years in the U.S. and across the world, prompting many places of worship to beef up security. Even some Malibu religious houses, fearing vulnerability to an attack, have taken measures to make their employees, studen…

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Malibu skateboarders are one step closer to getting a temporary skate park while a more permanent option is worked out. City Council voted, 5-0, on Monday, to authorize a professional services agreement with American Ramp Company for the design of the temporary park.

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Malibu voters should look out for one major local item on their November 2020 ballots. On Monday, Jan. 13, city council members voted, 5-0, to declare the city’s intent to include a binding, district-based voting option in the upcoming elections.

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The City of Malibu is one step closer to implementing nighttime parking restrictions on two segments of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)—one near Las Tunas Beach and one near the Malibu Pier. On Monday, Jan. 13, the City Council voted, 4-0, to approve the resolution. The council also voted to bri…

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Irene Dazzan-Palmer, a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist affiliated with the Malibu Colony office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has been ranked No. 1 affiliate agent in Malibu for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Dazzan-Palmer, with 30 years’ experience in r…

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Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, 33, who owned two adjacent homes on a Point Dume oceanfront blufftop, recently sold one to his neighbor, Jeff Yabuki. Yabuki, the longtime CEO of Fiserv who lives three doors down, paid $11.8 million for the Birdview Avenue home in an off-market deal. White h…

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Federal authorities announced plans to house detained migrant children—captured at the U.S./Mexico border—at a detention facility in Los Angeles County, drawing ire from LA County Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, in whose district the facility would be located.

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As the 2020 U.S. Census looms, the federal agency in charge of conducting the nationwide count is recruiting hundreds of thousands of temporary workers—with many more needed in LA County, including the Malibu area, according to press information sent to The Malibu Times on Tuesday, Jan. 7. 

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Pacific Coast Highway will be down to one lane heading southbound this week as Caltrans contractors will be working on repairing the erosion-damaged slope and failed storm drain pipes on the shoulder above Broad Beach Road. The lane closure will be in place on PCH from Encinal Canyon Road to…

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The City of Malibu recently announced its ability to coordinate first responders during emergencies had improved, after the Federal Communications Commission issued a permit for the city to place a repeater antenna atop Castro Peak in the Santa Monica Mountains, allowing public safety staff …

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Parents of kindergarten-aged children in Malibu are welcome to attend this year’s kindergarten roundup, hosted by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and scheduled for Thursday morning, Jan. 30.

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Two “lucky” Malibu families are about to be the first in the city to complete rebuilding their Malibu homes destroyed by the Woolsey Fire—unlucky, of course, in that their homes were wiped out by the devastating blaze. Their lives also, of course, have been upended with relocation and the ar…

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After lengthy discussions regarding the proposed use of the Malibu Playhouse as a recording studio, commissioners voted, 5-0, to approve a resolution to memorialize the community theater—granting it a permit to operate for the time being—with specific conditions. The property owner, Coldplay…

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On Dec. 22, the Session of Malibu Pacific Church announced the resignation of Pastor Greg Hughes as head of staff. Joining the church, which was then called Malibu Presbyterian, in December 2000, Hughes has served as a senior pastor for 19 years. His final day will be Sunday, Feb. 9.

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The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) announced in a Tuesday, Dec. 17, Facebook post that two young male mountain lions—P-78 and P-79—have been added to its study of big cats in the region.

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Malibu residents can expect changes to the way they vote in 2020. The new changes come as a result of the 2016 California Voter’s Choice Act (CVCA), a law allowing specific counties to adopt a new election model designed by the state. Currently, 15 counties across the state are participating.

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A January 2020 Malibu Public Safety Commission Agenda Report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department indicated crime in Malibu had increased by 12.7 percent over the first 11 months of 2019 compared to 2018.

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New year, new you? That’s a trend that’s been happening for decades: Americans overindulging during the holiday season and vowing to get back into shape once the calendar turns to January and party season winds down. Every year, resolutions are made and then broken and every year there are n…

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The year 2019 saw many local businesses suffering the after-effects of the Woolsey Fire, with many reporting sales down by anywhere from 20 to 50 percent from the previous year. Businesses in western Malibu, which was hardest hit by the fire, lost the most local customers—with thousands of r…

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During his first year in office, Governor Gavin Newsom signed more than 1,000 state laws, hundreds of which will go into effect in 2020. New California laws cover topics including, but not exclusive to, the environment, workplace, housing, data privacy and guns. Take a look below to see how …

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu Search and Rescue Team celebrated three decades of service for two team members in a social media post on Monday, Dec. 23. The two were shown in a snapshot posing together alongside a similar photo taken years prior.

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Mayor Karen Farrer has called a closed-session City Council meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 7. The special meeting, set to convene at 4 p.m., has only one item on its agenda: a closed-door meeting with the city attorney to discuss the threat of a lawsuit over alleged violation of voting rights—spe…

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The City of Malibu hosted its annual holiday open house on Wednesday, Dec. 11, complete with musical performances by Malibu’s talented young people, plus an art gallery, food, drink and more.

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On Dec. 17, Malibu LEAD, a newly formed fundraising entity for all Malibu public schools, announced Tobin Lankford as the winner of its logo contest competition. Lankford is the owner of Unify Through Art, a clothing company specializing in streetwear. 

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The nude body of a woman, described as being in her 30s, was found lying in the shallow waters of Malibu Lagoon at 12:47 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene, Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Juanita Navarro-Suarez wrote in a statement.

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A commentary by Publisher Arnold G. York on the big news of 2019.

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Traffic signals were reportedly not functioning in the Point Dume area Monday morning, on Pacific Coast Highway at the intersections of Heathercliff and Kanan Dume roads. Signal operations had resumed by 10:45 a.m., according to an alert from the City of Malibu.

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Update, 10:45 a.m.: All roads were reportedly open and all traffic signals operational following earlier rain-related issues, as of Monday morning at 10:45 a.m., according to the City of Malibu. 

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On Monday, Dec. 16, SoCalGas awarded the City of Malibu the 2019 Climate Adaptation and Resiliency grant, which aims to help cities and counties reduce the impacts associated with climate change. The city earned one of two $50,000 planning grants the utility awards to city governments within…

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On Monday, Dec. 16, the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear  Martin v. City of Boise, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case from September 2018. The case protects the homeless’ right to sleep in public spaces if city governments have no other sleeping spaces available in local …

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Winds up to 15 to 20 mph are expected Thursday, Dec. 19. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph, following a partly cloudy night. A slight chance of rain is predicted on Sunday night and the following Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. 

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