I’m a local Malibu surfer who surfs Staircase often. On Saturday afternoon, it was clean with a little swell running. I had heard that a boat had wrecked off shore on Thursday and was disintegrating in the area but had forgotten about it when I saw the surf reports for the weekend. I remembe…

A letter in last week’s Times predicts President Trump will lose next year “because of his lifelong resentment and hostility toward urban values of respect for multiculturalism and social innovation.” To the extent we can decipher this elitist psycho-babble at all, it’s simply wrong, and unw…

My name is Charles Beck, I’d like to share my opinion regarding the devastation done to our town during the fire last year. Prior to this fire, I had only ever heard of natural disasters affecting residential areas on news channels, and I never imagined that my family and my neighbors could …

“Impeach him!” The mantra we have heard literally since Trump took the oath of office, and in fact it was discussed even before he took office. Local Congressman Brad Sherman formally initiated impeachment efforts in 2017 with HR438, which failed, 58-364. However, in the current overheated p…

One of the undeniable virtues of the representative democratic form of government here in the United States is its enumerated and implied structural impediments to consolidation of power. The basic tenets of our federalist structure embody both separation of powers and checks and balances. C…

Donald Trump will be a one-term president because of his lifelong resentment and hostility toward urban values of respect for multiculturalism and social innovativeness. 

This coming Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 9:30 a.m., the Board of Supervisors is going to vote to allow unsupervised camping in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu. 

I was very happy about the news that Malibu Towing is returning to our city. Adail Gayhart, the owner of the company, deserves all the credit for Malibu’s reputation through his service and commitment to the city. We lost a similar business some time ago, the original Malibu Lumber. Adail ca…

When I moved to Malibu over seven years ago, I had never heard of Nextdoor. I quickly signed up for Nextdoor Kanan since my home was on Kanan Dume Road. I liked the small town flavor of it, the sense of community which attracted me to Malibu in the first place. 

I’m very proud that Vintage Grocers—our local grocery store—stepped up in a big way for Malibu by being the main sponsor of the 38th Annual Chili Cook-Off this year, sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu. 

As a senior who takes daily medication for high blood pressure and a wife to an 80-year-old husband who has a family history of Alzheimer’s, I am passionate about medical research and innovation.

It seems that the older I get, the more I hear people screaming at each other. Most of the pundits in the media are reasonable.

Searching your online paper, the last mention of the Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project I could find was a 2016 reader letter. Your paper should write a piece on the results of the six-year post-construction study, released just last month by The Bay Foundation. 

In light of the fact that the LA County Board of Supervisors will soon be voting to amend the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program to allow camping in ESHA areas of the Santa Monica Mountains, I feel it is vital to write this note in the hope that Supervisor Sheila Kuehl can stop thi…

Last week, I attended a City Council meeting for a project at 20220 PCH—an empty lot for 35 years, the original home having slid into the ocean during the 1983 landslide. The proposed structure is nearly twice the square footage and height than previously with a rooftop deck that would make …

After walking in the bluffs last week, I saw a poster on the office window announcing that Alfie Kohn will be speaking in Malibu on Aug. 28 at the Malibu Library. This is wonderful.

Here are the 10 best reasons for barbecuing veggie burgers and hot dogs this Independence Day, rather than ground-up animal body parts:

Mayor Wagner and members of the City Council, my name is Burt Ross, and I appear before you this evening to thank you; our city manager, Reva Feldman; and our city employees, who have worked together tirelessly to help the thousands of us who have been uprooted from our homes. Many of us are…

I wish to voice my shock and dismay at receiving the letter in the mail from the Together for Dwelling Size Fairness Team. I have a modest home in the amount of approximately 2,700 square feet in Point Dume. The TDSF proposal would downsize it to 1,800 square feet. 

We all watched proudly as our president, along with his beautiful family, visited the royals in England with the French president and his wife while honoring those who defended and protected our freedom and liberty—as Donald Trump does very capably at home each and every day.

In response to the letter, “The ugly American,” published on June 13

Last Thursday, June 6, Malibu hosted its best Homeless Connect Day ever. Between 70 and 75 homeless guests had their needs met by over 50 volunteers and a multitude of providers. There was an atmosphere with an abundance of warmth, caring and festivity.

We all watched in horror as America’s Ugly American, with his whole crime family in tow, invaded France and England spouting insults aimed at loyal Americans, while perched in front of the graves of the dead at Normandy.

This letter is addressed to Burt Ross, in response to his column “A whole lot of columns,” published on May 16

Your choice—federal money and resources to those entering our country illegally, or to the tax-paying recent storm victims who have lost everything.

After 37 years of serving the Malibu community, the Coral Beach Cantina and Zooma Sushi are being forced out of business. We have been through many fires, floods, road closures, power outages, torrential rains and mudslides, but never faced the prospect of closing our doors permanently. We h…

Identifying state firearm policies that protect more than they harm requires scientific studies. Under the U.S. Constitution, states set firearm policies for their residents, not the federal government. Despite that fact, the National Rifle Association sponsored federal legislation in 1996 b…

On Monday, May 6, we were having a coffee outside at Starbucks by Ralphs when we heard this very loud flapping noise from the rafters. We looked up to see a mother pigeon hanging by her foot, which was impaled by the spikes in the rafters. The spikes are there to prevent birds from nesting; …

With summer fast approaching, the beaches are a popular destination for many—including plastics. If no change regarding plastic production and consumption is made, the ocean will house more plastic products than fish. Imagine taking a dip in the ocean to find heaps of plastic swimming with y…

I want to confess that I love The Malibu Times. Yes, they’re a great publication that provides so much information about the Malibu we all want to know about, but there’s so much more they do. They love Malibu back with their huge, caring hearts. 

Another mass shooting at a place of worship took place at a synagogue in Poway. Its rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, proudly described how his congregation evacuated the synagogue within seconds after a 19-year-old with an assault rifle started shooting. As thousands of other congregations be…

The past few days of news around the Woolsey Fire has me enraged. My house and our turtle hospital burned to the ground. (Turtles are safe.) But just this week, I learned that LA County and the City of Malibu are suing Southern California Edison. For what? They lost nothing—their buildings a…

I simply cannot believe SCE’s [Southern California Edison] plan to interfere with healthy, growing trees that were probably there long before the unsightly telephone poles and wires. Trees are the lungs of the earth. It has been scientifically proven that trees and large-leafed plants are pe…

New York lost 5,700 millionaires in 2017. California is losing so many people and businesses are also leaving.

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