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Malignant masculinity kills, especially when our political leaders champion machismo and take pride in bullying people. 

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Malignant masculinity kills, especially when our political leaders champion machismo and take pride in bullying people. 

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We enthusiastically support the Pacific Palisades and Malibu Chamber of Commerce merger! In fact, we would be happy to host the first joint reception.

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We learn from history in a variety of ways. The history of humanity can be perceived through the prism of light vs. darkness. From this viewpoint, light is considered a metaphor. From its inception, the liberties that this magnificent country has offered its inhabitants have served as a grea…

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The wind was up, Southern California Edison turned off the lights, and the city council meeting was rained out. You know, it would have been nice if it was really rained out, but actually, it was blown out. The fight over whether to release the independent attorneys’ findings about the Jeffe…

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Regarding your recent front page pic of pro-COVID, anti-life lunatics demonstrating (inconveniencing motorists) at the pier ...

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Malibu’s myopic City Hall and unsympathetic city council majority commemorating the third anniversary of the Woolsey Fire with their usual public relation’s pap have inadvertently touched off another firestorm of sorts: anguished comments by burnout victims of rank municipal mismanagement.

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The city of Oroville, a town of 19,395 in Butte County, way up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, has decided that it has had enough of the State of California and, in a lopsided 6-1 vote, the city council decided to declare itself a “constitutional republic,” whatever that mea…

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A couple of weeks ago, I made the community aware that the man that murdered our daughter Emily was up for early parole. I asked if the community would support us in making sure this heinous criminal didn’t get early parole after spending just 11 years of a 15-years-to-life sentence.

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As Sam Cooke used to sing, “I don’t know much about biology,” but I do know enough biology to say unequivocally that we humans need two things to survive—oxygen and water. We in Southern California seem to have an abundance of the former, but a dramatic shortage of the latter. Ever since I m…

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I hope I’m not too late to tell Arnold and Karen York how much I looked forward to finding their paper in my mailbox every Thursday. and how much reading enjoyment it gave me.

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To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose)—unless exempted by a sincerely held religious belief or medical condition. We should write to our legislators and executives at all levels of government.

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I am a regular reader of The Malibu Times and have occasionally written letters to the editor. The first section I read in every issue is Arnold York’s column “From the Publisher.” It is always clearly written, rational (that means I nearly always agree with him) and highly informative.  

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Best wishes and continued success to the new Malibu Times publishers Nic and Hayley Mattson. Also, best wishes to Arnold and Karen York as they pursue a new adventure in their lives. Indeed, the ‘pen has been passed’ to equally capable hands!

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I would like to have commented on this, the third anniversary of the disastrous Woolsey Fire, that Malibu is well on to a gladdening recovery, aided by a dedicated City Hall displaying egalitarian initiative and empathy.

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On behalf of the Malibu Woman’s Club, thank you very much to Arnold and Karen York for tirelessly serving the Malibu community by continuing to print the local news in our weekly newspaper during this digital age. Enjoy the retirement!

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This week marks the third anniversary of the Woolsey Fire, an event that changed many of our lives. It’s difficult to understand how unless you’ve been through it personally. We had that experience in the 1993 Topanga Fire, when our home in La Costa burned along with most of the neighborhood…

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When Republicans had the trifecta—control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives—they failed to pass any infrastructure bill, the largest of which was 200 billion in federal dollars. When Democrats had the trifecta, they succeeded in passing a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infras…

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If you know me, you know that I have been fighting to improve public education for the children of Malibu for decades, alongside many of you in the community.

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Twenty minutes. The time it takes to make breakfast. I am asking for 20 minutes of your time to help ensure that Malibu’s future children, families and the entire community will benefit from locally controlled, independent public schools that reflect our community values.

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As a lover of the outdoors, animals and our planet I have become passionate about the environment and sustainability. This passion has only grown as I have had the opportunity to pursue a degree in sustainability and take classes surrounding the prevalent issue of climate change at Pepperdin…

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It is human nature not to fully appreciate something until it is gone. Decades ago, my eye suddenly refused to close and part of my face drooped. I naturally feared that I had suffered a stroke, but my doctor diagnosed me with Bell’s palsy--the temporary paralysis of the Cranial nerve VII. I…

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So, it is hail and farewell to Arnold and Karen York, the long-time owners of The Malibu Times, and welcome the new owners, Hayley and Nicholas Mattson. 

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I join Arnold  in sharing the news that after 34 years of publishing The Malibu Times, we are now “passing the pen” to Nic and Hayley Mattson, the new owners as of Nov. 1, 2021! 

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The FDA just approved the mRNA vaccines for children five-11 years old in spite of data suggesting this group is minimally impacted by the COVID-19 virus and that the mortality from side effects may be higher than that of the virus itself. 

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After 34 years of owning The Malibu Times, Karen and I are turning this page of our life and moving on. I was expecting to be feeling exhilaration but, the truth is, I’m just feeling a bit numb and kind of wondering what comes next. Friends tell me, “Don’t worry, you’ll find plenty of things…

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In a recent letter to the County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Villanueva warned that up to 44 percent of his officers would quit rather than obey the supervisors’ mandate that all county staff get vaccinated against COVID-19. Although he is vaccinated, Sheriff Villanueva from the outset sai…

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The City of Malibu needs to immediately establish a homeless hotline to inform Malibu citizens about what actions they can take when they are concerned about homeless persons activities or welfare and help is urgently needed. Further, the city should have employees who can respond to urgent …

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The rain finally came and collectively we all can breathe a temporary sigh of relief. I say temporary because we’re not at all sure if this will fight off a bad fire season, in either Northern or Southern California. My son in Sacramento said they got five inches of rain within hours and the…

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“Ethical,” “experienced,” a dedicated public servant, pledged to a transparent and accountable tenure, adherent to Malibu’s mission statement—in a simple sentence, that would be my recommendation to the city council, which is soliciting public participation in its recruitment process for a n…

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Little scares me about Halloween or trick-or-treating. Ghosts, zombies, skeletons and witches have nothing on all the milk ingredients in candy and the frightening truth about the dairy industry. 

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The touchy subject of abortion will always involve much discussion from both sides of opinion. Let’s start from a simple premise that when two people involve themselves in sexual intercourse, a pregnancy can result if no contraception is used (I exclude in-vitro, rape, surragacy). Now, I agr…

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Conservatives should watch out what they wish for. They wanted a Supreme Court that would do away with campaign finance restrictions (check!) and would free super PACs to spend unlimited amounts to support issues that conservatives cared about (check!). They wanted a Supreme Court that would…

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If the soul of Malibu resides anywhere, it is at the beach. It is what lends our constantly threatened seaside village its identity, value and enjoyment. 

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Walking through Pacific Palisades recently, I noticed that Amazon has a brick and mortar store right on the corner of Sunset Boulevard in the Palisades Village. This could just be a “one off” or maybe the tech companies are shifting their thinking a bit. I read that in the Village, Netflix i…

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As you reported on last week, city council’s pro-development, rubber-stamping majority approved a project that will remove 1.2 million pounds of alluvium and landslide debris in the environmentally sensitive cliffside of Big Rock to build a heavier two-story concrete subterranean home overha…

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Sheriff Alex Villanueva is pursuing the Trump-deSantis-Cruz political strategy of embracing outrageously anti-progressive initiatives to ensure highest name recognition in upcoming elections.

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When I reflect on my childhood as a California native, I can’t recall a time where we had frequent fires. I associated the smell of a fire with roasting s’mores; memories filled with laughter and hour-long conversations with friends and family.

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Thousands of gallons of oil are leaking, or even running, into the waters around Los Angeles, certainly messing up our environment and beaches, and the blame game has already begun. Now, I must admit I’m no great fan of the oil industry but we ought to stop and catch our breath before we sta…

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