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“Hit and Run" (Netflix) Gilbert and Sullivan wrote a song called “Things Are Seldom What They Seem” for one of their operettas, and so it is with this Israel/U.S. co-production, a nine-episode series. A happily married man, an Israeli tour guide, says goodbye to his wife who is on her way to…

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Malibu may have worldwide recognition, but for many of its inhabitants it’s just a small community made up of many caring neighbors. That community was captured in artistry from 2012 through 2017 by painter Johanna Spinks. Her portrait series “The Face of Malibu” (featured in The Malibu Time…

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After months of uncertainty, vendors for Topanga Vintage Market were able to return to the Pierce College campus to sell antiques, vintage decor and homemade items to shoppers on Sunday, Aug. 22. 

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The Topanga Bubbles is a popular fishing spot about a mile from the beach, where natural gas rises up from the seafloor. Why it attracts fish is a mystery, but one guess is that they like the rocky terrain around the vent. 

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A Malibu team has just won its division in an international sailing regatta that took place in Marina del Rey last weekend. Among the five-man crew were the three Janov brothers—Jordan, Grant and Ryan—all Malibu natives.

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The Woolsey Fire swept through Malibu and, soon afterward, the COVID-19 pandemic put another halt on our daily lives, but for many Malibu artists, creativity never stops. And when life throws curveballs, often inspiration blossoms into new forms of expression exhibited through paint, waterco…

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Malibu gave a warm reception to native son Brandon Jenner, who performed to a packed lawn at Trancas Market for the Vintage Grocers Summer Concert Series on Aug. 6. It was a homecoming for the singer/songwriter who just wrapped up an East Coast tour promoting his latest album, “Short of Home.”

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Pepperdine Waves coaching legend Marv Dunphy’s role on the coaching staff of the U.S. women’s volleyball team changed at the outset of the Olympic games in Tokyo last month.

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Scores of local surfers, musicians and other community members gathered at Surfrider Beach last weekend on Aug. 14 to honor the memory of longtime Malibu resident Billy Scott Wilson, who died on July 24. Wilson was an avid surfer and musician and a mentor and friend to many.

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A trio of former Pepperdine Waves athletes ended the Summer Olympics in Tokyo with medals hanging around their necks. 

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A multicolored disc and plaque were installed near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Heathercliff Road to honor Emily Shane, the Malibu teen who was killed by a reckless driver while walking along PCH in 2010. On Monday, Aug. 9—what would have been Emily’s 25th birthday—parents M…

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Upon release from incarceration, young people are often provided with few resources and opportunities to help them re-enter their communities. But a local program is stepping in to give them the support they need.

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If you’ve ever visited Zuma Beach on a busy summer weekend, you’ve probably seen our LA County Lifeguards in action making rescues. You may have even thought to yourself, “We have the best lifeguards in California.” If so, you would have been right—at least according to a recent friendly com…

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Terry Schroeder believed his Olympic dream was dashed when the American contingent boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan the previous year. 

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Julia Holland is so passionate about saving the planet, she started the performance group Eco Hero Kids a decade ago as a platform for kids to educate and entertain their peers. Today, as the topic of climate change is making headlines daily, the Malibu resident has reinvented Eco Hero Kids …

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A fiery sunset lights up the Malibu sky in this week’s Best Shot from local photographer Danny Miller. The photo shows Zuma and Broad beaches from Point Dume on the evening of July 2, 2021.

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“No Sudden Move” (HBO Max) The names were enough of an attraction to make me watch: Steven Soderbergh. Don Cheadle. Benicio del Toro. A caper film set in Detroit in the 1950s. So, I tuned in, and was I glad I had. The film takes too long to wind up, but that’s about all I found wrong with th…

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Malibu artist Gay Summer Rick’s goal was to transport you out of your COVID-19 lockdown to a place of “hope for the brightest days ahead.” In her latest solo exhibition, the painter reevaluated the focus of her works created during the pandemic to reflect a joyful dream-space of where we may…

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Soccer player Sophia Prudholme has kicked her soccer ball against a wall near the garage of her family’s Malibu home countless times over the past year. 

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Malibu preschoolers from Children’s Creative Workshop in Malibu Park held their own miniature “independence parade” along Morning View Drive on Thursday, July 1, in honor of the holiday. The children decorated wagons, tricycles and stick horses as their parade vehicles and waved at all cars …

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Unlike some UPS drivers, Rob Shuttleworth excelled at making friends with most of the dogs on his route—20 or 30 dogs every day came out to greet him on his delivery rounds.

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Joni Mitchell’s landmark recording “Blue” has reached a milestone. The album, her fourth studio release, celebrated five decades at the end of last month.

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For the past year, computer screens and tablets have been used to host activities for kids and adults to enjoy “safer at home.” Now that LA County is fully reopened, the City of Malibu Community Services Department is offering programs and outdoor activities such as surfing, skateboarding an…

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Stars, stripes and golf carts were seen floating up Fernhill Drive on Sunday morning for the 20th annual Point Dume Independence Day Parade and Picnic. The celebration brought back a tradition Malibu residents were eager to enjoy again after two years of postponement, first for the Woolsey F…

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Mark Peel was probably Southern California’s first celebrity chef. He died last week at the age of 66. He started a “food revolution” and helped pioneer California cuisine, earning him acclaim in his lifetime and an extensive obituary in the LA Times this week.

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We have not seen rain in several months. Fuel moisture content is at 0 percent. We are at what we call 100 percent probability of ignition. This means the tiniest spark can start a fire.

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Seven Pepperdine Waves will participate in a USA Volleyball training camp in Anaheim that begins at the end of this month. 

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Scores of local families turn out on Friday, June 25, to catch an outdoor performance by local favorites Lenny Goldsmith and The New Old. The free concert kicked off the Vintage Grocers summer concert series for 2021. Kids and couples danced to the music as the sun set, with the band playing…

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Five distinguished local educators were honored this year with the Optimist Club of Malibu Ronald E. Merriman Excellence in Education Award, bestowed on local educators "based upon their exemplary dedication to serving youth and their passion for assisting students to reach their full potential."

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If there is one great summer tradition, it’s a picnic bag filled with goodies, a cozy blanket and a magical night under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Now there is a new prize for the bowl. 

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Former Malibu High School Sharks boys volleyball player George Roth’s senior season didn’t go as expected. 

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Today, I focus on an episodic TV show, a foreign film and a documentary, none of which have received much attention but all of which deserve some.

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During a wildfire, roads and certain neighborhoods are difficult to access. For members of the Malibu West Volunteer Fire Brigade, communication is important, especially during an emergency. Also crucial: training.

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Ever wonder who keeps an eye on whether there are any endangered steelhead trout or red-legged frogs left in Malibu’s creeks? Or who comes up with the plans for restoring areas near the mouths of Trancas and Topanga creeks back into lagoons?  It’s the Resource Conservation District of the Sa…

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Unsuspecting people walking down the main drag of Malibu West may sooner or later happen upon a delightful find—a large tree with its tall trunk wrapped completely in colorful, hand knitted squares. Upon closer inspection, it’s not just the knitting that’s worthy of attention; some words fro…

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The Pepperdine Waves men’s golf team was ranked top in the country last spring when the novel coronavirus pandemic prematurely ended their season and canceled a postseason in which the Waves had their clubs set on winning the program’s second NCAA national championship. 

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Oh yes, what’s better than street food? And I’m not talking about food trucks, even though they probably offer a wider variety of eats I’m talking  someone cooking some homemade goodness in their front yard or under a pop-up tent right on the sidewalk with their truck or van parked in the st…

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Seven young Malibuites participated in this year’s Malibu Optimist Club Oratorical Competition, a contest “designed for youth to gain experience in public speaking, perfect self-expression, gain self-assurance, improve communication skills and provide them with the opportunity to compete for…

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It’s not a pretty picture: Malibu used to be home to three of the top 50 overwintering sites for monarch butterflies back in 1997 when annual monarch counts first began. The butterflies made their home from October until March primarily at Encinal Canyon, Leo Carrillo State Beach and Busch D…

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