• Pictured is Spruzzo’s chicken marsala, featuring two free-range chicken breasts topped with sautéed mushrooms, a marsala sauce and a side of steamed vegetables. Photos by Chris Bashaw/22nd Century Media

    Spruzzo goes all-out organic

    January 19, 2015 By Chris Bashaw, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    During the last six months, Spruzzo Bar and Restaurant owner Ray Gowhari said his restaurant has enjoyed a refreshed public reception.

  • Pictured is the inside of the CANVAS Women’s art and clothing boutique at the Malibu Country Mart. Photos by Ashleigh Fryer/22nd Century Media

    CANVAS celebrates eight years by opening women’s boutique

    January 19, 2015 By Ashleigh Fryer, Senior Editor Life & Arts

    After eight years in business, Jacqueline and Arlington Forbes — the husband-and-wife duo behind CANVAS, the art and clothing boutique in the Malibu Country Mart — have learned never to

  • Beachy Cream Organic Ice Cream founders Ann Ryan (left) and Beth Levine pose with their company’s ice cream sandwiches at Vintage Grocers in Malibu. Chris Bashaw/22nd Century Media

    Beachy Cream looks toward expansion

    January 19, 2015 By Chris Bashaw, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    A common adage says it takes a village to raise a child, and it’s not far-fetched to think the same for a small business – a small village, or a close-knit town such as Malibu, may be ex

  • Ralph Mechur takes the oath of office on Thursday, Jan. 15, following the SMMUSD Board of Education’s decision to appoint him to a vacant seat on the Board. Chris Bashaw/22nd Century Media

    Mechur regains SMMUSD Board seat

    January 19, 2015 By Chris Bashaw, Assistant Editor News, School

    Although he lost his seat on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education in last November’s election, Santa Monica resident Ralph Mechur was appointed to a vacant

  • Pictured is the site where the Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility will be constructed. 22nd Century Media file photo

    Council OKs water treatment plant’s EIR

    January 19, 2015 By Ashleigh Fryer, Senior Editor News, City

    At its Jan.

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