December 04, 2013 | 04:29 AM
Hiking in the moonlight is delightful. My favorite moonlight hike was when I and two friends were backpacking in the Grand Canyon in November 1973. We waited until the full moon rose and then hiked 8 miles down Bright Angel Creek. When we arrived at our destination at Phantom Ranch, a group of college students from Northern Arizona Universary implored us to help them drink their beer that they had hauled down the Kaibab Trail.
Regardless of policies at Charmlee, there are always many opportunities to take moonlight hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains. Just be sure that you know the terrain and stay safe.
Brain Merrick's Now and Then-Horses
December 02, 2013 | 08:31 PM
Yes, I remember well the horses of Malibu. To us adolescent surfer boys that spelled "girls"! Ah, the girls of Little Dume and the trails, the beach!
We used to congregate at the Lokey's beach house, the one with blue Japanese tiles at Little Dume (that I would later import from Japan and install on my own house in Ventura). "Out front" (of the Lokey's) was our surf spot next to "The Rock".
I visited on foot this last Summer for a heavy drink of nostalgia 60s-70s. Still the same great feeling!
Thanks for the memories!
December 01, 2013 | 06:01 PM
I'm so proud of my daughter Airess. She gives her all to the girls on her Malibu team and I know when she goes to bed at night she is well with what she has done. When you've given your best that's all anyone can hope for.
November 29, 2013 | 11:44 PM
I grew up in the Santa Monica Mountains. None of the kids in my neighborhood needed or wanted athletic fields. We were perfectly happy exploring our wild mountains and canyons.
November 29, 2013 | 11:41 PM
I have been enjoying what is now Charmlee Park since 1971 when it was still private property with horses running wild. I don't see any improvement since the City of Malibu gained control. They have not removed the huge ugly eyesore, the big concrete water basin at the south edge of the meadow. They have done nothing to eradicate non-native invasive plants that infest the Park. Docents, tours, and other public amenities can continue under SMMC management. I don't see a problem with this tentative land swap.
November 29, 2013 | 11:16 PM
This is awesome. More land in Santa Monica Mountains saved from development.
weather manipulation, control, geogineering
November 29, 2013 | 10:36 AM
Are you going to tell and warn the public about the geoengineering, weather control, chemtrails being sprayed on us almost daily filled with arsenic, aluminum, barium, strotonium and more?
Look up geoeingeering, weather manipulation, weather control, chemtrailsplanet, HAARP, DARPA and tell the truth to the public.
This has been happening since the 1960s.
where is article about malibu film society
November 29, 2013 | 10:32 AM
cannot find article and picture of my son and me at the film society at the Jewish center here on your website, where is it?
November 24, 2013 | 08:54 PM
In my opinion, too much of the debate about this issue is based on unfounded fears.
Some people fear that under SMCC management at Charmlee Park, camping would be allowed that would cause massive wildfires that will destroy Malibu. Realistically, supervised camp sites have never caused a wildfire in Malibu.
Some people fear that if the City of Malibu owns Bluffs Park, the City will be liable for landslide damage along Malibu Road. This is another red herring.
A well-thought-out compromise is agreed on. Let's not allow unfounded fears to control our community.
November 12, 2013 | 05:55 PM
I'm pleased that the Surfside News is back and am hoping you will bring back Suzanne Guldimann's fascinating essays on Malibu's local ecology. Her well researched, and inspiring articles were always anticipated in this household as well as those of our friends. Put her talents to good use!
helping out steve carey and his kids
November 12, 2013 | 10:08 AM
I've know steve carey for 20 years and has always been very involved with his great children and the malibu community..one of the nicest guys i have known!! Every little bit that each one of us can do for steve and his children..let us be there for them!!
November 12, 2013 | 06:26 AM
Grande Alberto, sos un fenomeno!!!!! Proud of you. Abrazo
November 12, 2013 | 12:43 AM
You do inspire ... Keep the light lit...
Updates on motorcycle rider, his dog and donations
November 10, 2013 | 08:41 AM
Please go to this site for more updates on Mr. Saks' condition, the status of his service dog and to make a donation towards his mounting medical expenses. Levi Saks was a very generous man with regular participation in motorcycle rides for those fallen warriors and to raise funds to help wounded veterans adjusting to adaptive life. As a double amputee himself from the ravages of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, he deserves our support and encouragement during his recovery. Today is the 238th birthday of the United States Marines of which Levi is very proud to stand with as one of the brotherhood. I hope and pray that he regains consciousness today and can claim this day his Alive Day! http://www.gofundme.com/56391c
Good things coming
November 05, 2013 | 07:47 AM
Congrats on your new position and welcome back to the area. I'm looking forward to seeing your work and where you can help bring this paper.
November 02, 2013 | 11:06 AM
Congrats to Gualberto and his staff on many successful seasons and his recent induction into the "Hall" What an amazing career!! I recently retired after teaching tennis for 35 years in Florida and remember so many good times playing under "Gual" in the 70's!!!!
Tina Ganger-Smith (Tsumas)
Oct. 22 Fireball Tim article
October 31, 2013 | 11:21 AM
I read your article about Fireball Tim. Fireball Tim never designed any of the Batmobiles; the Batmobile used in the 1989 movie was designed by Anton Furst and built in England; the Batmobile for the next Batman movie was designed by Harald Belker. There is a small community of Hollywood car designers and Fireball Tim has become quite the topic of conversation; primarily for hubris of standing next to a movie car for a photo and taking credit for the design. If you do any research, you will easily see that he has taken credit for many, many car designs that he had absolutely nothing to do with.
October 26, 2013 | 06:24 AM
And we used to chant while, beating our pads: "Down in the cemetery, that's where (opponents name - Oxnard, Ventura Black-Orange, Westlake) is gonna be buried!" we would jog ever so slowly around the track, intimidatingly loud as we ran by our opponents parents, THAT was the best part! Some of us went on and played at Samohi against the same kids we played against as Mustangs.
Nice article Brian Merrick!
What I want to see
October 25, 2013 | 10:12 PM
More articles about what our youth is doing and what there is for our community to get together and be with each other. We seem like such a fractured community, I look forward to events that bring us together.
October 25, 2013 | 10:09 PM
Brian, what a great article. I was a cheerleader for the mustangs and I have had such a hard time find others who were involved with the Malibu Mustangs. I remember traveling to games in Fillmore and many other exotic locations. Thank you for the great memories!
October 25, 2013 | 11:05 AM
HI. I'M A 35 YEAR RESIDENT OF MALIBU.
MY COMPANY D.O.Enterprises has also been in Malibu the same time.we design high end Larimar jewelry. we also have a wide range of art and collectibles.we would love to participate any way we can in this event. www.mr-malibu.com.
October 24, 2013 | 08:53 AM
Creative Visions Foundation was honored to co-host this extraordinary event by Creative Activist Tish Lambert who reminds us that we must never take our First Amendment Right for granted.
Trevor and Austin McCarthy
October 24, 2013 | 08:01 AM
That was a very nice write up on the McCarthy twins. They are in fact very talented. I should know, I've known them since they were born! :)
Vote with your wallet
October 24, 2013 | 12:54 AM
Local retail ordinace laws such as they are being considered in Malibu, are at best marginally Constitutional.
All versions of the proposed chain store ordinance smell like expensive litigation waiting to happen. Malibu citizens and City Council: Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Promise that none of you will buy at a new chain store in Malibu and chain stores will stay away.
Buy all of your groceries at PC Greens and stop buying anything at Ralphs or Pavilions or CVS, and those pests will go away.
Malibu High Shool
October 24, 2013 | 12:28 AM
I appreciate that Dr. Rosenfeld offers to do an investigation for what is most likely much less than his expenses. This is a very complex issue. It might take years to learn if there is a toxic pollution problem at MH. We might never know. I am thankful that Malibu's community is working together on many fronts for a resolution.
October 23, 2013 | 05:30 PM
Our website has a wealth of information about many environmental issues in Malibu. Check us out and I am ceretain that you will agree.
October 23, 2013 | 05:28 PM
Hello all! The new Surfside News looks great so far.
I am greatful for your encouragemt for members of Malibu Community members to be involved with Surfside News. You will definitely be hearing from me.
Although I do not live in Malibu, I have spent much of my life exploring Malibu's beaches, creeks, and hills. Many of my best friends live in Malibu.
I have also worked extensively throughout Malibu on environmental projects (mostly in stream habitats and water quality) since 1999, so I consider myself a member of your community and wealth of information if you have questions about what's happening in Malibu's streams.
I believe I can speak for all of us at EcoMalibu to welcome you, and we look forward to working together for an even more beautiful and healthy natural community in Malibu.
October 23, 2013 | 05:10 PM
Congratulations! Great to see Surfside News back in business.
Anxious to stay informed
October 19, 2013 | 11:25 AM
I've lived in Malibu (around the 1980's and 90's) and miss the the beautiful notch of paradise that it is! "Just another day in paradise!"
p.s. Will the magazine be posted as a PDF document?