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The other day a friend of mine upon seeing a college photo of me said rather casually, “You were handsome.” For those of you who might think this was  a compliment, I assure you it was not remotely that. You see, she did not say, “You are handsome,” but rather, “You were handsome.” The use o…

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This week’s Best Shot was submitted by Jason Konysky (@the_wave_seeker on Instagram) of lightning in Malibu on October 4.

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Steve Donnelly asked a golf buddy if he wanted to hit the course one day years ago. The friend, also a UPS co-worker, told Donnelly, a frequent golfer, he would be running a 5K race instead. Donnelly was miffed.

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Members of the community participate in a strength and stretch class hosted by the Malibu Senior Center.

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A photo of dwinding twilight at Little Dume was submitted as this week’s Best Shot, photographed by Chona Francisco.

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Please let me set the scene for you. (Ever since I moved to Malibu I speak theatrically.) There I was just a couple of weeks ago sitting comfortably in my favorite chair watching some mindless television show when something extraordinary happened, something that had never happened  to me in …

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An early goal gave the Pepperdine Waves women’s soccer team an early lead against the Portland Pilots on Oct. 2. Two scores in the second half were just icing on the cake for the Waves as they downed the visiting Pilots, 3-0, at Tari Frahm Rokus Field. 

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I can’t remember where I was when time stopped; it was a “bigly” moment though... In my head, someone was singing and I began crawling; I know this... It was more of a nervous humming; as I recall... A clock’s alarm was going off; except that it was a gong sound; this is true... Where is eve…

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For the past year, face masks have been used by the general public for protection against COVID-19. Not only have they provided protection to the wearer—but also, according to 17-year-old Malibuite Bridget Kennedy-Bailey, they have become a sign of strength and vigilance.

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Jennifer Conrad submitted this week’s Best Shot, which she captured during the full moon on Sept. 18. “Malibu resident, Florence Siegelman enjoying the rising moon,” Conrad wrote.

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Pepperdine Waves women’s golfer Kaleiya Romero teed off her sophomore season with a win last week. 

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“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits,” is a quote attributed to Albert Einstein. Nobody is certain that Einstein said this, but whoever said it knew what he was talking about. There is no limit to stupidity.

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Who couldn’t use a laugh these days after slogging through a global pandemic and a chaotic political season all rolled into the same year? Pepperdine University will be serving up a big dose of funny on Friday when it welcomes two comedy improv superstars to Smothers Theater: Colin Mochrie a…

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The 2021 Malibu Times Best Dog of Summer was awarded to one-year-old labradoodle Casey Pickles—gregarious, outdoorsy, fun-loving and loyal, aka a true Malibu girl.

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

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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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