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The Malibu Cultural Arts Commission received City Council approval for two long-term projects on at the City Council meeting on Jan. 26: authorization for City staff to issue a Request for Proposal for design services related to the Legacy Park Public Art Enhancement Plan, and approval of the Commission’s four fundraising proposals.

One of the assignments the Council originally gave its newest commission was investigating the feasibility of displaying public art in Legacy Park, which is already home to a series of mosaic animal sculptures.

Ashleigh Fryer

Artifac Tree manager Martha Templeton discussed the eviction notice she received from the Mariposa Land Company in June during the Malibu Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, July 1. 

Templeton said the notice gives her until Aug. 16 to vacate the land used by the Artifac Tree, which is a thrift store with decades of Malibu history behind it.

Alex Vejar
It's the first time in Malibu High's history that the basketball team has won consecutive league titles.
Alex Vejar

Most at Malibu High School probably know Richard Harris as the boys varsity basketball coach who led the team to two straight Frontier League championships in as many years. 

But there’s another side to Harris that others outside his family don’t know — an entirely different world full of stories and situations that occur mainly by happenstance for Harris and his family members. 

Alex Vejar

The Malibu Playhouse opened its new season on Saturday, Oct. 18, with “The 39 Steps,” a comedic interpretation of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. 

Four actors — Emily Goss, Mike Funt, Derek Manson and Dieterich Gray — were tasked with playing all of the 130 characters in the play, which is directed by Ron West. 

The Surfside News conducted an exclusive interview with the cast to hear what it has been like to give life to multiple characters in the single, one-hour-and-40-minute production.

Ashleigh Fryer

Members of the City of Malibu Planning Commission sent a recommendation to City Council Thursday, June 11, to approve the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Whole Foods and the Park Shopping Center Project.

The Commissioners’ 3-2 vote came with a reminder from Chairman David Brotman to the public that “the approval of the EIR isn’t an approval of the project.”

Ashleigh Fryer

Ms. Bridgette Farrer and Dr. Tyler Muir were married at Saddlerock Ranch on May 24.

The bride is the daughter of Cameron and Karen Farrer of Malibu.

Bridgette attended Webster Elementary School, Malibu High School and UC Berkeley, where the couple met.

She received a Master’s Degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is now an MBA candidate at Yale School of Management.

Chris Bashaw

As a new semester launches at Pepperdine, the University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management has announced the formation of the Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship and will implement a master’s of science in entrepreneurship with a business incubator component.

The Peate Institute is funded by a multi-year, multimillion dollar donation from venture capitalist Dan Peate, co-founder of Agoura Hills health insurance startup Hixme. 

Lauren Finkler

The Malibu community is invited to reminisce on holidays of years’ past in an idyllic setting on Sunday, Dec. 11, as the historical Adamson House hosts its annual holiday party, taking place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lauren Finkler

After a December hiatus, the City of Malibu-sponsored program Malibu Cars and Coffee returned to the Malibu on Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Malibu Bluffs Park parking lot.
The idea for the program was presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission on June 17 by Malibu resident Armando Petretti, who owns and operates Exclusive Motorcars.

Chris Bashaw