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Four years after its first filing, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) has settled a lawsuit alleging inappropriate fees for school supplies.

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Get ready for the highest high tides of the year: King Tides, which are happening in Malibu from Dec. 4-5 and again from Jan. 2-3. King Tides are about one to two feet higher than average tides and can, therefore, flood streets, beaches, wetlands, and low-lying areas.

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The attorney for a Malibu West family seeking to build an addition onto their home—which they say is designed to house an elderly relative—filed a complaint in LA County Superior Court on Friday, Nov. 18, alleging the city council’s denial of the project violates state law.

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In the week from Tuesday, Nov. 16 through Monday, Nov. 22, an additional 17 cases of COVID-19 were reported among Malibu residents, bringing the total number of cases recorded in Malibu up to 718 since the virus began to spread locally last spring.

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On Nov. 15, Malibu resident Betsy Rosen and her friend Lori Albert were out for one of their frequent walks along Westward and Zuma beaches. Just past Sunset Restaurant, near the kiosk at the entrance to Westward Beach, a yellow gate closed off the road to vehicles. Two paper signs were post…

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Malibu escaped major problems Thanksgiving Day, as electric power was cut to the entire city by Southern California Edison in advance of a Santa Ana windstorm that was much stronger than originally predicted.By midday Thursday, SCE was sticking with a 9 a.m. Friday time as the earliest that …

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[Update, Nov. 24, 11:25 a.m.] Southern California Edison has expanded the areas under consideration for public safety power shut-off (PSPS), the utility company's intentional blackout program, in Malibu. The circuits under consideration now include areas in the eastern part of the Malibu Hil…

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Local Pacific rattlesnake populations could soar as a result of climate change, according to a recent study conducted by California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and published in the journal Ecology and Evolution.

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Friends of the Malibu Library announced the first ever giant cookbook sale in Malibu, taking place one day only: Friday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the library.

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“Most of California is in severe drought.” 

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Malibu’s representative in Washington, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA), has been making headlines this past week. He told host Dean Obeidallah on SiriusXM that the entire House Republican caucus is “sick” for failing to censure Rep. Paul Gosar over his violent parody video that depicts him killi…

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The Malibu Chamber of Commerce is currently in negotiations with the Pacific Palisades Chamber about potential unification of efforts slated for early 2022, which could enable both cities to better promote and support their local businesses through improved efficiency and a fusion of joint r…

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The 320-acre Triangle Ranch, located off Kanan and Cornell roads in the unincorporated Agoura Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains, will finally be in public hands after a 20-year battle to stop residential development on it. The total purchase price for the land was $28.075 million—redu…

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Every eight years, Malibu’s leaders are tasked with updating the city’s housing element—a “general plan guide to land use and development ... which establishes city policies and programs for maintaining and improving existing housing, as well as accommodating development of new housing to me…

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On Tuesday afternoon, the City of Malibu announced the road connecting Westward Beach to the Point Dume Beach parking lot had been successfully rebuilt.

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Another five Malibu residents tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the week from Nov. 9-15, bringing the total number of cases reported in Malibu up to 701. There remained 11 local deaths reported due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

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Tickets are on sale for special yuletide tours of Malibu’s historic Adamson House. The 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival residence of Malibu’s founding family is decked out in holiday splendor. Peek into Malibu’s past while enjoying lighted Christmas trees, yuletide music, historical decorations…

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A giant compound in Malibu recently sold for $177 million, setting a new record for the highest-priced home sale ever in California, and the second-highest home price ever paid in the U.S. The off-market purchase, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, was made by Silicon Valley-based ve…

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I’ll always remember driving through San Luis Obispo with Hayley early in our rekindled relationship in 2009, and we talked about our community and what we aspired to do. We were in our early 30s at the time, myself working in sales management and my wife working in medical administration. T…

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An additional 14 cases of COVID-19 were reported among Malibu residents in the week from Nov. 2–8, which brings the total number of local cases recorded up to 696. However, the LA County Department of Public Health reported it was working through a backlog of positive tests, which accounts f…

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The Malibu High School Theatre Department is preparing to present its fall play “Eurydice,” which will be available to stream on both Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. 

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COVID-19 vaccines are recommended by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the spread of COVID-19. On Oct. 29, the United States Food and Drug Administration authorized a pediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages five through 11, opening up vaccine a…

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The Malibu Half Marathon is back this weekend after a virtual version in 2020. The 13th annual race will now expand into a two-day event. A 5K and Kids’ Fun Run will take place Saturday, Nov. 13.

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According to Assistant City Manager Lisa Soghor, Malibu’s finances are shaping up to be much better than staff initially feared.

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It seems reasonable that a prospective person or family might want to move to Malibu and buy any appealing house they can find at the lower end of prices—something affordable, just to get in, just to be part of the climate and scenery and people and amenities of the Malibu area. It would see…

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A series of virtual and in-person events are scheduled to recognize veterans around Malibu next week, “bringing together local businesses, schools and organizations to commemorate Veterans Day with a full week of activities in honor of those who have served and continue to serve our nation,”…

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Community members are invited to attend the annual Emily Shane Foundation Butterfly Magic Fundraiser next Sunday, Nov. 14, from 2-5 p.m. at Alumni Park on the Pepperdine University campus.

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Months of vitriol and online attacks from residents led to the departure of Malibu City Manager Reva Feldman in April of this year, but only a handful attended and spoke at a special Oct. 27 city council meeting on the hiring of her permanent replacement. 

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alibu resident and highly-esteemed local leader, died last month at age 78 from complications due to acute myeloid leukemia. He was born on Feb. 27, 1943, and died on Oct. 15, 2021.

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November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month and the Agoura Animal Shelter is offering deals to find forever homes for older dogs and cats. Adoption prices will be slashed to only $5 for any animal over five years of age. The “5 for 5” special includes adoption, microchip, spay/neuter and vaccinatio…

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As of Tuesday, Nov. 2, a total of 7,487 Malibu residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19—an additional 33 residents were vaccinated this week. 

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In its quest to form an independent school district separate from Santa Monica, the City of Malibu is looking for your opinions on what you value most in a new school district. Malibu community members, regardless of whether or not they have school-aged children, are encouraged to complete a…

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With authorities predicting another potentially devastating wildfire season on the horizon, Californians were breathing a small sigh of relief this week following a so-called “atmospheric river” of moisture that dumped inches of rain throughout the state on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 24 and 25,…

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More than 60 Malibuites observed the live wildfire evacuation exercise which took place virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The drill was a multi-agency effort coordinated by the City of Malibu in partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire, Sheriff’s and Animal Care and Co…

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The backlog of container ships at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may have started in mid-2020 with the pandemic, but it’s now the worst it’s ever been—112 ships were waiting to enter and unload as of last week, according to Bloomberg. Pre-pandemic, the usual number of ships waiting …

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