People all over California are already seeing “small cell” powerful wireless transmitting antennas being installed on street lamps and utility poles right in front of their homes and children’s schools—sometimes in the middle of the night, without any notice given to the public. The telecom …

June is National Dairy Month. Time to review the financial, ethical and nutritional burden created by the dairy industry. 

“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land” - T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land 

I am appalled that—without checking the facts—The Malibu Times published the snarky “Special to the Times” (“MRCA Plants a New Hope,” May 22) in which contributor Hans Laetz (and The Times’ photo editor) attempt to discredit the SMMC/MRCA efforts to install and maintain ember catching oak wo…

With COVID-19 gradually releasing its deadly grip, this Memorial Day we can focus once again on the threat of our outdoor grill.

It’s taken nearly 75 years since George Orwell’s “1984” was first published for Orwell’s dystopian nightmare to finally take root. It all starts with the manipulation of language and the telling of so many big lies that the lies eventually become the truth—and the truth becomes the lies. Hom…

Saturday morning, I was riding my mountain bike with a friend in Topanga State Park. It was cool, drizzle dotted the windshield and we smelled smoke as I parked the car above Entrada. Loving the smell of a fireplace on a cool moist day, I was thinking, “How nice.” But as we hit the trail up …

To be a livable seacoast city in a fragile, fabled environment, Malibu urgently needs to heal itself after the mismanagement of the now departed Reva Feldman.

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA-33) is a champion for animals and taxpayers, and White Coat Waste Project is proud to honor him with a Congressional Waste Warrior award. He was also awarded in 2017 and is just one of a few lawmakers who’ve earned this recognition twice.

This letter is in regards to the article written by Jimy Tallal, “Women Take Center Stage,” published on May 6.

May is Mental Health Month. By urging my public officials to prioritize suicide prevention, mental health and crisis care, I am hoping to influence collective change to support #MentalHealth4All.

Facts should matter, but they don’t seem to these days. In referring to Reva Feldman’s departure as city manager, last week’s letter to the editor by Sam Kaplan falsely referenced, “the thin if insincere praise she received when exiting.” That is simply not true. Nothing could be further fro…

The beaches in LA county are magnificent. In a perfect world, everybody in the county would have a chance to come park along the side of the road and go for a walk along the sandy shores where the Chumash once roamed. 

As never before, outside forces are making a determined effort to change the character of Malibu, to the detriment of its citizens and those who visit our city. Coming at a time when we are divided, we are in danger of losing the rural character that brought us here. A house divided against …

Bob Yates’ April 29 response to my letter can be described only as an emotional keyboard temper tantrum. I can only say: Yates, facts don’t care about your feelings.  

Reva Feldman may have resigned as city manager, but the divisive clouds over Malibu remain, and may take a good rain to dissipate.

Sunday night’s Oscar for best documentary went to Netflix’s trailblazing documentary “My Octopus Teacher.” The documentary chronicles a complex relationship between a man and the world’s most bizarre animal—an octopus. It further testifies to our highly conflicted relationship with non-human…

The 2020 election furor is over. Time for pollsters to change their ways. Closely tracking battleground states would [be] a much better indication of the race. The popular vote is almost meaningless. Although Biden had a comfortable vote electorally at the end, it’s scary how close the race …

Letter in response to the letter “No comparison” published April 22

Thanks for running my letter. I’m curious why a previous letter didn’t make it to print. It concerned individuals leaving cars and homes unlocked, thereby increasing the insurance premiums for all of us. To think that because you live “in a gated community” you can blithely leave your posses…

Oscar night 2021. Cut to Union Station. Fog and light drizzle. The winner for best documentary, “Chauvinist” by 17 year-old Darnella Frazier. The countdown:

I visited Claudia Taylor’s art exhibit in Puerco Canyon on Earth Day. Not only is the work beautiful and haunting, it is enhanced by its placement within an area affected by Woolsey. This art would be less impactful in a courtyard shopping mall or hotel. But on that bluff, colored the same a…

In response to the question from your guest columnist, Rick Wallace, in The Malibu Times’ April 15, 2021, edition wherein Rick asks, “Anyone else walked every bit of Malibu’s 27 miles of beaches and all 66 miles of the Backbone Trail?,” I am raising my hand to say yes, I have... including ma…

This letter responds to Michael Klein’s April 15 letter (to which The Malibu Times assigned the title “A Breonna Taylor Moment in Malibu”) concerning the Malibu sheriff’s accidental invasion of his home. Mr. Klein has every reason to be furious with the sheriff, but also with the Times for c…

This Monday City Council will discuss item 4A, the exorbitant fee of $2,615 for a view preservation permit that needs to be obtained if someone’s vegetation is blocking your view and they will not trim. Everyone who has applied and received a primary view determination (PVD) in Malibu should…

It’s been three weeks since the 1 a.m. intrusion of our home by the LASD. No, they weren’t serving a warrant. These two deputies had apparently mistaken my (well-lit) address for another home several hundred yards away as the site of a potential burglary and decided to enter through a closed…

Until this week, Malibu may be the hardest place in the U.S. to find a COVID-19 Vaccine shot. We’ve got all the elements lined up against us: 

Hans Laetz’s editorial published on March 31 in The Malibu Times titled, “Power Blackouts Recorded in Winds Less Than 30 Miles per Hour,” includes several inaccuracies and distorts numerous facts. 

The case for separating Malibu’s public schools from the Santa Monica-dominated district is compelling, as The Times recently editorialized.

Letter in response to “SCE to cut down 11,000 palm trees over next two years,” published April 1:

Georgia’s new, “Write to Vote,” laws make it easier for people of all races, ages and species to cast their ballots. We highlight just a few of these many efficiencies below:

PCH is becoming more and more Malibu’s death road. Two pedestrians were killed over the weekend on PCH. On Saturday night, I was returning to Big Rock from the Civic Center area when a row of high-powered identical Porsches went roaring past me at high speeds, weaving in and out of traffic, …

Letter in response to the letter “Never again” published March 25

Full disclosure: I am a proud supporter of Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, and I serve on the SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources) Board of Directors with her.

I wanted to contact you about an incident that happened to myself and my friend at the Malibu Country Mart Shopping area on March 27 at 6:10 p.m. My friend and I were walking out of Encore Malibu and a woman of large stature came out of virtually nowhere. My friend and I were casually walkin…

Sadly we read last week of a woman hiking on Point Dume who was assaulted when she asked another hiker to put on a mask. There is no excuse for such behavior, but the larger point is the insanity having overtaken so many people in our state. 

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I write this letter in sadness and deep upset. Good people and vital, revered institutions are being lied to and manipulated by people they trust, people who know their lies are lies. Race and racism is not a subject to be trifled with, nor to be used falsely for petty political gain. Lying …

Our second mass murder in as many weeks. The after action report comforts the shooters, and their enablers, while demonizing the victims: The killer had a bad hair day. The poor NRA is forced to declare bankruptcy. Only deviants rack up a five-figure bill at Asian massage parlors. Those shop…

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