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Ever mindful of the bitter lessons learned by the authors of our Constitution from their Calvinist predecessors in 17th century New England, our Constitution reflects the eternal, profound wisdom and justice of the separation of church and State. 

Thomas Jefferson stated that no citizen “shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever.” As president, Jefferson explained the First Amendment builds a “wall of separation” between church and State. 

Chris Bashaw
Malibu’s top news stories of 2015.
Alex Vejar

Malibu Artists Unite will host its third exhibit featuring 20 local artists at ART SPACE Malibu on Saturday, May 31.

Chris Bashaw

As soon as Memorial Day weekend, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) will rev up its presence in Malibu for the summer season through Labor Day weekend.

According to a City of Malibu Public Safety Commission staff report, the three summer months mark Malibu’s peak visitor season, where Zuma Beach alone can draw nearly 100,000 visitors per day.

Ashleigh Fryer

When Halley Burnett was only 2, she knew she would attend Pepperdine University, just as her father, Thomas, did. What Burnett didn’t know was that her father would lose his life in 2001 on Flight 93 during the attacks on Sept. 11. 

Now, Burnett is a freshman at Pepperdine, and on Thursday, Sept. 11, she attended a memorial service at Heroes Garden, a part of the university dedicated to her father and other victims of the attacks.

Chris Bashaw

The Malibu Playhouse hosted last weekend four performances of musical comedy, “Zombie Prom.”

The Off Broadway production tells the story of star-crossed sweethearts, Jonny and Toffee, at Enrico Fermi High. 

When Jonny falls into a nuclear reactor, he returns to Toffee as a teenage nuclear zombie, leaving their relationship and the school’s prom drastically affected. 

Alex Vejar

The City of Malibu will host three free Easter egg hunts for all ages at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, on Friday, March 27.

Children and adults are invited to participate in Malibu’s annual Easter Hoppening, with festivities beginning at 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.  

Ashleigh Fryer

Barbara Major, a long-time Point Dume resident of 54 years, passed away on July 6, 2014, at the age of 87. Barbara Major was born in East Los Angeles in 1926, the daughter of Wenzel and Mary Neverka, Hungarian immigrants from Canada. Barbara met her future husband Paul L. Major at Fremont High School and they were married in 1947. In 1960 Paul was transferred to Malibu Fire Station No. 71 and moved the family to Point Dume where Barbara and Paul where considered pioneers of Point Dume where they designed and built their mid century modern home which is still a classic today. 

Chris Bashaw

Many folks have asked me the following question:

“How do I keep rabbits and other creatures from eating my delicious organic garden vegetables?”

I have never been much for killing innocent animals or even insects. They have a right to be here, too. 

Even as a child when I first started gardening at my home in Hialeah, Florida, I was not into killing the little “beings.” Instead, I realized early in my growing career that insects and other animals were merely after good food. 

Chris Bashaw

The Pepperdine baseball team dropped its final non-conference game of the regular season on May 12, falling 3-1 to Cal State Northridge at home.
Manny Jefferson drove in the lone run of the game for the Waves with his sixth home run of the year as CSUN starter Joe Ryan held the Pepperdine bats in check for most of the afternoon.

Chris Bashaw

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