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It was 2001 and the Malibu Urgent Care Center was closing due to the high cost of operation and extremely low medical insurance reimbursements. Helene Eisenberg heard about this, contacted Marlene Matlow and said, “We can’t let this happen!” Together, we created a board, and here we are, 20 …

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One of Southern California’s most “highly vulnerable” roadways is getting a new line of defense, thanks to a $51 million project now being undertaken by Caltrans along a 1,000-foot stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County east of Sycamore Canyon Cove.

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Journalists from the LA Times gathering precinct-level data on the recall election following the Sept. 14 gubernatorial recall election reported Malibu voted overwhelmingly to keep Governor Gavin Newsom in office. The breakdown, as provided by the LA

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Another smuggling boat washed up at Leo Carrillo State Beach on Saturday morning, Sept. 18. The boat was just the latest vessel to wash up on a local beach in the area, with the Ventura County Star reporting a panga boat was spotted on Thursday, Sept. 16, off Thornhill Broome Beach and anoth…

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Bernard Safire, a longtime resident of Malibu who for many years raised money for local charities with his cut-a-thon, has died at age 90. Bernie—and he was “Bernie” to all who knew him—was a Renaissance Man. He was born on Aug. 19, 1931, and died on Aug. 21, 2021.

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One student or staff member from Malibu Elementary and one from Webster Elementary have tested positive for the coronavirus this week, with a total of four in isolation across Malibu’s three public school campuses and 50 students/staffers quarantined as of Tuesday, Sept. 21.

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Pepperdine University’s acclaimed Waves of Flags installation is again flying over the university’s Malibu campus to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Each of the nearly 3,000 flags represents a victim of the attacks and included are national flags for the…

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The Malibu-based nonprofit Poison Free Malibu, founded by Joel and Kian Schulman, continues to pick up steam with its eventual goal to eliminate harmful pesticides from the environment—the kind that kill or harm wildlife, plants, humans and pets.

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Malibu city leaders and community organizers are urging residents to attend and speak at the upcoming LA County Office of Education (LACOE) hearing on Malibu’s petition for an independent school district, set to take place virtually via Zoom on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 9 a.m.

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One of eastern Malibu’s most recognizable eyesores is set to become a new, 39-room hotel complete with a pool and spa, large ocean-view deck, and restaurant, after city council voted, 4-1, to approve permits for the project this week.

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KBUU is experiencing occasional, annoying loss of signal on the microwave link that delivers our audio to the FM tower. We apologize. While the FM is being repaired, you can stream us at www.radiomalibu.net

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This week’s new COVID-19 numbers show a continued elevation in positive test results among Malibu residents compared to numbers from earlier this summer—a total of 15 more residents tested positive for the viral disease from Tuesday, Sept. 7, through Monday, Sept. 13. Since March 2020, a tot…

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There was a full house for LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s “Community Conversation” at Duke’s Malibu Restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 2—an event organized to discuss public safety concerns in Malibu. The crowd largely appeared to be Villanueva supporters from Malibu as well as other cities …

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After a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, the Malibu Chili Cook-Off returned full throttle over the Labor Day Weekend. The four-day-long event, presented for the second time by the nonprofit Boys & Girls Club of Malibu (BGCM), appeared to be a huge success despite pandemic protocols cal…

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Labor Day crowds returned to Malibu to cool down—inland temperatures reached sweltering triple-digits—celebrate at the beach and enjoy the Chili Cook-off. Overall, it was fairly quiet considering the crowds, but the weekend ended tragically as a pedestrian was struck and killed on Pacific Co…

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[Update, Sept. 8:] As of Wednesday, Sept. 8, there were a total of three Malibu students/staff quarantining following districtwide COVID-19 testing. Across the district, 489 students/staff were in quarantine as of Wednesday, with the vast majority of those coming from Samohi (265) and John A…

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It’s a period that only comes around every 15 or 20 years and makes a deep, lasting imprint on the marketplace of Malibu real estate. This year, 2021, has blown the lid off normalcy as home sales and prices reach staggering new levels. Through August, already more than 200 homes have sold in…

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Nine Malibu residents tested positive for the coronavirus in the week from Aug. 31-Sept. 6, according to the LA County Department of Public Health, marking the first week with fewer than 10 new cases since the first week of July. The decline in new cases aligns with a stabilization in the ra…

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= Air B and B … the company … is trying to torpedo Malibu’s Air B and B ordinance.

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Topanga bird photographer Chris Tosdevin caught sight of an extremely rare bird at the Malibu Lagoon on Aug. 22, about 8:15 a.m., at a local Audubon outing. He said the bird has been staying around, and has been seen every day for the past six days (so far, as of Tuesday, Aug. 31)—the Red Ne…

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As wildfires rage through northern California and Malibu is still reeling from the Woolsey Fire nearly three years ago, the city is taking action with an aggressive campaign during National Preparedness Month. To help prepare and inform residents the city has a number of workshops scheduled …

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After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Malibu’s signature social event of the year is returning this weekend. But expect some changes as organizers comply with Los Angeles County Health Department guidelines.

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With 94 new coronavirus cases reported among Malibu residents in the past 31 days, August 2021 is now the month with the single highest rate of transmission of the virus since testing began in March 2020. The 94 cases recorded from Aug. 1-31 make five more than the previous record for new in…

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= A brush fire at the top of the hill in Calabasas last night … it’s out.

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