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The Malibu Methodist Church will host a reception for artist Michael Timothy McAlevey’s artwork collectively titled “The Other God Particles” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Ashleigh Fryer


Our Lady of Malibu’s third grade class

This week’s Pet of the Week is Bubble, owned by the third grade class at Our Lady of Malibu.

Bubble is a bearded dragon.

“He loves wearing his crown and writing with his pencil,” the class said.

Chris Bashaw

With Mother’s Day recently behind us, and Father’s Day fast approaching, the Malibu Surfside News is asking Malibu to show us what their dads mean to them. 

Individuals of all ages are welcome to send us a creative interpretation — essays, songs, poems or artwork — answering the question: “What makes your father special?”

The deadline for submissions will be Thursday, June 5, by 5 p.m., and the winner will be announced in the June 11 edition of the Malibu Surfside News.

Chris Bashaw

“Raise the Weights,” a fundraiser hosted by Crossfit Malibu, gathered more than $3,000 in donations on Saturday, June 7, to help the Malibu High School weight training program replace items stolen from its gym during spring break. 

The event, a gauntlet-style crossfit competition, drew a crowd of approximately 80 community members, 50 of whom participated in the workout, according to Dusty Breeding, event organizer and MHS weight program volunteer.

Chris Bashaw

An F-grade on a historic preservation report card issued by the Los Angeles Conservancy for the City Malibu has generated discussion in the community on what constitutes a landmark and has highlighted a disconnect between the perspective of City officials and the goals of the Conservancy.

Chris Bashaw

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation met Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s challenge to raise $100,000 by Dec. 31, in turn receiving a $100,000 matching gift from the Malibu-based company. 

This is the second year that Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. has contributed a matching gift to SMMEF, for a total of $250,000 to the organization over two years. The gift will support the Santa Monica- Malibu Unified School District’s Vision for Student Success program.

Ashleigh Fryer

I will do a Garden To Do List at beginning of every month, and will be continuing my “How to Water Train” series in next week’s article.

Normally I would be telling you that this is a good time to buy such plants as camellias, azaleas, bare root roses or glads, but this time around I am recommending that you really think about water and what you should be getting to replace any plants that are not drought-tolerant. Therefore, I suggest looking into buying native plants. 

Chris Bashaw

How did you start playing softball?

I started when I began playing T-ball at 5-years-old.

What do you most enjoy about playing softball?

I like the competitiveness of it and being with my teammates.

What do you hope to get out of playing softball in high school?

Just to become better at my position in the field.

Where do you hope to go to college and what do you want to study?

I want to go to UCLA and become a doctor.

Ashleigh Fryer

The Malibu High School baseball team continued rising in the ranks on Wednesday, April 23, with a 5-4 win against Santa Clara at home.

The boys started their hot streak last week, fizzling slightly in the championship game of the San Diego Lions Spring Break Tournament, which they lost 5-1, but reigniting as soon as conference play resumed after a two-week hiatus.

“This was a big game for us,” Sharks head coach Ari Jacobs said. “We were 1-2 in conference; we stumbled a bit coming into the first few games.

Ashleigh Fryer

The Malibu High School girls basketball team squandered a 12-0 lead and fell to the Thatcher Toads, 24-23, on Thursday, Jan. 8. 

Junior center Kendall Jordan led the Sharks with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while sophomore Nina Hungerland chipped in with eight points and five blocks. 

The Sharks committed 20 turnovers in the game, which directly contributed to them giving up easy points. 

Chris Bashaw