• Jewelry designer Heather Gardner of Malibu shows off a few pieces from her line. The former Malibu High School teacher turned her hobby into a successful jewelry line.

    Malibu jewelry designer turns inspiration into statement pieces

    December 22, 2014 By Heather Warthen, Manging Editor Life & Arts

    Heather Gardner can still remember the signature piece of jewelry that encouraged her to consider making her jewelry designing hobby a full-time job.

  • Shaina Schmukler (left to right), Simchael Harrar and Shira Cunin light candles in celebration at Chabad of Malibu Chanukah Festival on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Malibu Lumber Yard. Photos by Stephanie Chaisson/22nd Century Media

    Chabad hosts Chanukah Festival

    December 22, 2014 By Staff Report News

    Chabad of Malibu hosted the second night of its Chanukah Festival at the Malibu Lumber Yard on Wednesday, Dec. 17.  

  • Pictured is a scene from one of Judge John Webster’s Christmas parties in the mid-1940s in Malibu. Photo submitted

    Webster spreads old-time Christmas cheer

    December 22, 2014 By Suzanne Guldimann, Staff Writer News

    For more than 20 years, Judge John Lamont Webster was Malibu’s unofficial Santa Claus, hosting a holiday party at the Malibu Courthouse every year for families in the sparsely inhabited

  • Pictured is the almond-crusted striper fillet from Tra di Noi in Malibu. Photos by Ashleigh Fryer/22nd Century Media

    Tra di Noi keeps holidays special with special menu

    December 22, 2014 By Ashleigh Fryer, Senior Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Holidays often become synonymous with family and friends, tied together with traditions formed around food. 

  • Gary Dayton Hill (left to right) plays with Pedro Arevalo, Sage Hill and Dave Kilner as The Hills of Malibu on Saturday, Dec. 13, at The Lab in Agoura Hills. Chris Bashaw/22nd Century Media

    Hills of Malibu host sock drive for the homeless

    December 22, 2014 By Chris Bashaw, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Hardly an opportunity was left available to squeeze in at a table on the dance floor of Lab Brewing Company Saturday, Dec. 13, in Agoura Hills.