• Chase Lambert is making his hometown proud as the lone Malibu player on Pepperdine’s baseball team. Stephen Wandzura/Pepperdine University Athletics

    Waves’ Lambert is living legacy in Malibu

    March 23, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    Chase Lambert always dreamed of playing Division I college baseball. And despite being a two-time league MVP, it almost didn’t happen. The Malibu native underwent Tommy John surgery — a procedure in which a ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body — following his junior season, causing some prospective schools to look elsewhere. But Pepperdine took a chance on the homegrown talent, a gamble that has paid off big for both parties.
  • Aladdin, played by Derrick Leroy, gets his wish to be a prince and enters on an elephant during the Friday, March 17 opening night performance of “Aladdin” at Malibu Playhouse. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

    Acting out a classic: Malibu Playhouse’s ‘Aladdin’ also to take the stage March 24-26

    March 22, 2017 Life & Arts
  • The Vitamin Barn’s veggie burger ($9.99) is served on Ezekiel bread and topped with red onion, hummus, vegetarian sprouts, vegetarian cheese, avocado and tomatoes. Photos by Barbara Burke/22nd Century Media

    Wellness and friendliness at center of The Vitamin Barn

    March 23, 2017 By Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Dining Out

    “We have 40 items on the menu, including wellness shots, juices, smoothies, sandwiches and wraps,” said Gene Arnold, owner of Malibu’s The Vitamin Barn.

  • The Ranch Malibu is surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, in which participants go hiking during their stay with the health and wellness facility. Photos by Barbara Burke/22nd Century Media

    Surfside goes behind the scenes at The Ranch: Fitness-, wellness-focused camp’s offerings challenge participants

    March 22, 2017 By Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    “You can do anything you set your mind to” is a phrase most people heard from their parents and other adults as they grew up.

  • Sruli Cunin rides the mechanical bull during Chabad of Malibu’s Wild West-themed Purim celebration on March 12. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

    Jubilant event fosters community at Chabad of Malibu

    March 21, 2017 By Jessica Lucas, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    The Chabad of Malibu celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim March 12 with a Wild-West-themed party.