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A lawsuit accusing Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) officials of violating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) was filed Monday, March 23, by advocacy groups representing parents of children in Malibu’s public schools as well as teachers at those schools.

Chris Bashaw

In their meeting on May 27, members of the Malibu City Council voted unanimously to move forward in approving the creation of the City of Malibu Trancas Utility Improvements Assessments District, and facilitating a neighborhood vote on a water project that has been more than 13 years in the making for the Trancas Highlands. 

The vote, which will tentatively take place on Aug. 11, will come only after a public hearing to certify the formation of the assessment district.  

Ashleigh Fryer

The banner signs on the Trancas Country Market’s Wells Fargo branch may stay up for a little longer than anticipated.

Members of the City of Malibu Planning Commission voted at their meeting on Monday, July 7 to schedule a reopening of a hearing regarding the application for an amendment to the previously approved Trancas Country Market Master Sign Program, which concerned signage at the area’s Wells Fargo branch.

Ashleigh Fryer

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu-Lost Hills Station conducted a DUI-Driver’s License checkpoint Friday, Jan. 16, arresting 29 people, one of whom for a suspected DUI offense.

The checkpoint was conducted 7 p.m. Jan. 16 through the early morning of Saturday, Jan. 17, at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Webb Way.

Chris Bashaw

Flanked by stone, a mahogany door with the semblance of a tree sprouting from its base guards the bottom entrance of Gary Richardson’s home in the hills of Malibu.
When sunlight hits the door, it glows golden brown and fades to darker, richer hues of brown as the sun slumps toward the horizon.
In 1996, Richardson set out to build the door – a “Tree of Life” door – for his ailing wife, Adele, who was dying of breast cancer.
“She may have known, but I didn’t know she was dying,” he softly said. “I thought she still had a chance.”

Chris Bashaw

Malibu’s Paint, Wine ‘N Dine will host a fundraiser for the Emily Shane Foundation 4-7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Casa Escobar and Bar in Malibu.
The event, which allows participants to learn how to paint while they sip on wine and enjoy food, regularly costs $45, but 25 percent of the day’s proceeds will go toward benefiting the foundation.

Chris Bashaw

What: Four-bedroom, six-bath modern Malibu Park home

Where: 5963 Philip Avenue

Amenities:

This home is comprised of natural materials such as reclaimed barn wood, oak floors and doors and quarried stone from around the world.  

The site of the home boasts views of the Channel Islands and sits on more than two acres of gardens and mature olive trees.  

Ashleigh Fryer

The second annual Jonah’s Journey Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will wrap up on Friday, May 22, at Malibu High School.
The week-long drive is in honor of Jonah Stern, a Malibu resident who lost his battle with cancer at 11 years old in May 2014.
The event is hosted this year by the Malibu Middle School Associated Student Body and a group of ninth grade “Toy Champions,” led by Jonah’s older sister, MHS ninth grader Sydney Stern.

Chris Bashaw

What: Three-bedrooms, two-and-a-half-bath ocean view home

Where:18125 Coastline Drive, Unit 1

Amenities:

Chris Bashaw

On Thursday, June 11, the Malibu Senior Center launches its new monthly hiking group, the Silver Fox Walks.
Seniors can explore Malibu’s hiking trails, enjoy mountain and ocean views and take in the natural habitats of the Santa Monica Mountains with a group while getting valuable outdoor exercise.

Chris Bashaw

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