Time will only tell, but Malibu High School might have scored its biggest win of the year and its future. Former Oak Park head coach Terry Shorten has been hired as Malibu’s new football coach, replacing Ray Humphrey who resigned in November.
It wasn’t common for women to surf in the 1950s, but that didn’t stop Kathy Kohner Zuckerman. A teenager at the time, Zuckerman learned how to surf and documented her experience in a diary, which went on to become the inspiration behind the “Gidget” phenomena. Her father, Frederick Kohner, wrote the very successful 1957 novel “Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas.” In 1959, Columbia Pictures released the movie “Gidget,” starring Sandra Dee, and in 1965, the “Gidget” television series aired, starring Sally Field. Gidget, which stands for “girl” and “midget,” is commonly recognized as pioneering the surfing industry as it is today.
After months of searching and from a final pool of 30 top candidates, a selection committee at Oaks Christian School appointed Graham Walker as the new head of school. Selection committee chair, Kris Thabit said, “Dr. Walker’s appointment opens a new chapter for Oaks and offers the chance to mold the next generation of artists, scholars, athletes and leaders who live in faith and engage the world to spread God’s word in everything they do.” Walker will begin his term at the close of the current school year.
With a plethora of new faces, the Malibu High School boys volleyball team is expecting some growing pains this season.
Local punting and kicking prospect Dylan Klumph is taking his talents to the Bay Area.
And then there was one.
Jimmy Dorn, who participated in Malibu youth sports and was coached by his father and older brother, coached his first season of sixth through eighth grade students in the Malibu youth basketball league. Dorn, a junior at Oaks Christian High School, has worked with kids in Haiti and Guatemala, in addition to playing as the kicker on the OCHS varsity football team. Dorn says he can’t wait to coach again next year.
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Pepperdine play-by-play announcer Al Epstein (right) was honored with a gift from Director of Athletics Steve Potts at halftime of Epstein’s 900th consecutive broadcast last week. Epstein is celebrating his 30th year announcing men’s basketball for the Waves.
Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” couldn’t have taken a bigger bite out of the boys basketball Frontier League this season than the Sharks of Malibu High.
Amid a major measles scare, Santa Monica-Malibu Supt. Sandra Lyon issued a letter to parents this week urging them to have children vaccinated if they have not done so already.
Culminating in a nine-year effort called “Campaign for Pepperdine: Changing Lives,” Pepperdine University has raised $470 million as part of a massive fundraising campaign.
The top-ranked collegiate sand volleyball team in the country is getting ready to defend its crown at Zuma Beach this spring.
Malibu youngsters can now learn to play the fastest game on two feet during a set of free clinics.
One of the words Bria Richardson uses to describe her game on the hardwood is “relentless.”
What a difference a year makes. On Dec. 3, 2013, Malibu High goalkeeper Seaira Moore suffered a freakish injury during warm-ups prior to a soccer game against Rio Mesa. A broken right thumb forced her to the sidelines for six weeks.
Caroline Pietrzyk headlines a historic year in Malibu
Two women’s basketball players have filed a civil rights action suit against Pepperdine University and the women’s basketball coach, claiming harassment on and off the court because of sexual orientation.
Fourteen-year-old Malibu local Anderson Newman is making quite a name for himself in the national cross country scene. The teen ran the 4K in 16:27 minutes on Saturday at the 2014 Amateur Athletic Union Athletics Cross Country National Championship in Lawrence, Kansas.
Ray Humphrey has had his share of challenges as football coach at Malibu High.
Big news of the day was Ferguson and the failure to indict, which many suspected was coming after a bunch of small leaks, which were apparently intended to try and head off the fireworks. It didn’t work. They finally released the decision in the dark of the night, and it turned out to be another stupid decision by Ferguson authorities and the prosecutor’s office. Ferguson exploded again. This battle is far from over and soon all the real experts are going to be weighing in on the evidence, which could reignite it all over again in Ferguson and other places.
Horizons at Calabasas opened in August and is already filling up.
Joey Escobar is recognized as one of the top fighters in the world. He is an International Grand Champion, seventh-degree black belt master in Tang Soo Do (a Korean martial art), holds an eighth-degree title black belt, has taught Tang Soo Do for more than 30 years, and is a boxing and kickboxing instructor.
Former Malibu resident Camilla Jeanne Smith passed away on Nov. 3 after battling cancer.
Once known as simply “K.J.” and now as Mayor Kevin Johnson, it has been an amazing ride for the former NBA player-turned-mayor of Sacramento.