The city council just finished a review of City Manager Reva Feldman’s performance and voted three to two to give her a raise. For those who are upset that it isn’t done in public, know that reviews of personnel performance are almost always done in closed session, not just in Malibu but pre…

Hi there... great idea to have a revolving book review column! Jo is a consummate writer and will be a splendid addition to The Malibu Times!!

In last week’s Times, Matthew Borenzweig instructs us not to use the term “global warming” but “climate change,” then spends his words talking about a warming planet as an existential threat. He cites no facts.

I am thrilled to see a book review column in this week’s Times. In the absence of a local bookstore, this is terrific! Thank you! Please keep them coming!

The recent report on the actions of LA County, the fire department and the sheriff’s department was a little less than news to the victims of the Woolsey Fire. I wrote a 44-page document along with 30 pictures of the damages and have heard nothing from anyone in charge, or the politicians wh…

Mixing politics and Vets Day aroused my memory of my “quid pro quo” situation while serving in France and Germany, 1943-44. The three illiterate “dog faces” in our squad would swap their chocolate bars if I would read and write their letters, plus my cigarettes. You write with pencils (no ba…

As president of Friends Of Malibu Urgent Care, I would like to take this moment to thank Dru and Rick Margolis for opening their beautiful home in order for Friends to have our Sunday event on Nov. 3. 

Every year, we hear about yet another iceberg the size of Rhode Island or Delaware breaking off from the west Antarctic and the corresponding warnings about rising sea levels and the end of life as we know it. While these are truly massive displays of nature at work, this spectacle has been …

For the past 40 years, many in the community of Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Malibu, Calabasas and Thousand Oaks, became involved with a Santa Come to Agoura and Beyond Food Drive to help those in need.

Rosarito, BC, was devastated by a wildfire less than two weeks ago. Their city budget is a fraction of Malibu’s, yet Rosarito City has provided free medical exams to victims and opened a special document center to replace birth certificates, drivers licenses and deeds. They provided large te…

My letter is in response to the alarming report of another urgent care opening in our city, Malibu Urgent Care has supported my family’s health needs for the 20 years we have lived here. Their recent Improvements were paid for by our community’s donations. We will continue to support them as…

Donald Trump will be impeached. The ostensible reason: He abused his power for personal domestic political advantage when requesting favors from Ukrainian officials. He compounded this offense with repeatedly obstructing Congressional investigations into this abuse. The real reason why he wi…

Malibu Urgent Care is an independent urgent care center, not affiliated with any healthcare system such as UCLA or Kaiser—which only refer patients to physicians and hospitals in their network.

Earth’s vegetated lands have shown a significant, 14 percent increase in greening over the last 35 years, largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25, 2016.

Our Legacy Park resembles the miles of natural landscape that surrounds our city. But, wait a minute, isn’t that the same stuff that the fire department requires us to [clear] each year? What if an ember were to float into it and cause the whole park to ignite? Then, while our fire departmen…

In response to “Enough of this nonsense” published in the Oct. 17 edition of The Malibu Times

I built house in Malibu in 1979 and, as a past officer in the United States Navy, I was entitled to obtain homeowners’s insurance with USAA. I never had a claim until my house burned down completely in the 1993 fire. I had to sue USAA to collect my money. It took three years to settle the cl…

I’ve not met a single rational person who denies global warming. The warming trend of the last 150 years or so is universally accepted and documented. However, climate scientists disagree on details, like when the warming began and what caused it.

The Malibu City Council has declared we are in a climate emergency. This was a sound decision in the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire, a fire that was only possible because of drought and extreme weather brought on by climate change. The city council should be applauded for its leadership.

Catching up on accumulated issues of The Malibu Times is the highlight of my frequent business travel, and on a recent flight I was delighted by the diversity of Letters to the Editor in your pages.

The very first day dealing with the city for my fire rebuild and I am already livid. First, I try to find the damn building and all I see is a sign saying “Paragon,” or “ Miramar.” Then, a sign directing me to the senior center. Finally, a sign hidden behind a tree saying City Hall. Oh, boy. 

I’m not sure why we are dealing with the silliness of national politics in left vs. right when there are so many unsolved issues right here in Malibu (fires, view ordinance, short term rentals, rebuilding, etc). I try to watch both sides of the cable news divide and from doing so, it’s obvio…

At the LA County Board of Supervisors hearing about amending the camping rules in the ESHA, not once did I get the feeling our representative Sheila Kuehl was actually looking out for Malibu. Let me get this right: From the time 12 spots open in perpetuity, we now must trust these campers to…

[LA County Third District Supervisor] Sheila Kuehl just sold out her constituents with an unconscionable justification: “We’re trying to strike a balance between public safety and public access.” 

As a bit of an animal lover, I have been scouring the internet for some special occasion celebrating animals. I came across an international observance called a “day for animals,” but it wasn’t quite what I expected. 

After testifying to no avail regarding new unsupervised campgrounds on MCRA property before the Board of Supervisors on Monday, I am proposing that the next destructive fire that hits Malibu be named “The Joe Edmiston Fire.”

Yesterday, as I was winding my walk down from around the mountain and traversing the gas station at PCH and Corral Canyon, a woman got out of her car and asked if she could give me a hug. She said she always looked forward to seeing me walking that canyon road as she drove by, and receiving …

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…

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