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Concerns and considerations among members of the City of Malibu’s Environmental Review Board regarding the Malibu Civic Center Wastewater Transfer Facility were voiced at their meeting on Wednesday, July 23.

Chris Bashaw

At the tail end of summer, Malibu got a second wind of out-of-towners, who last week congested much of northbound Pacific Coast Highway south of the Malibu Country Mart to watch large waves roll in.

Generated by swells originating from Hurricane Marie off the coast of Mexico, the waves – some taller than 10 feet – brought out dozens of surfers who capitalized on the abnormal weather.

But nature’s show of force didn’t lack bite, as evidenced by the Tuesday, Aug. 26, death of 54-year-old surfer Silverio Laconsay, a resident of Los Angeles.

Chris Bashaw

All buildings tested for potentially carcinogenic substances at Malibu High School and Juan Cabrillo Elementary School were given a green light on Thursday, Aug. 14, as the first day of school in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District loomed a week away.

Chris Bashaw

A few hours before our first of four upcoming blood red moon eclipses over the next two years, a stunning moon rose just off the bow of our beloved Malibu Pier. 

What a sight to see each month. 

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Chris Bashaw

For Chris Linkletter, rising to the top is all about hard work, no matter your gender.

As the first ever female lifeguard section chief for Los Angeles County, Linkletter is starting to see the realization of that work. 

“We have roughly 10 percent women out of 600 lifeguards in the County,” Linkletter said. “I think it’s a nice, groundbreaking promotion for women. Hopefully I’m a good role model for all lifeguards, and particularly for those female guards.”

Chris Bashaw

The Malibu City Council was tasked with certifying the Environmental Impact Report and a Mitigation and Monitoring Report Program for the Crummer Project site, 24120 Pacific Coast Highway, at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 24. 

As of press time the Council had not yet reached a decision, with dozens of residents, both for and against the project, showing up to voice their  opinions and concerns. 

The Commission was also asked to and approve tentative tract mapping and a Coastal Development Permit for the project site.

Chris Bashaw

Michaela Capannolo and Yuki Chiang of the Pepperdine women’s tennis team made their debut on Thursday, May 22, at the NCAA Doubles Championship and looked like seasoned veterans at the national tournament. The No. 78-ranked pair dispatched #30 Daneika Borthwick and Kerrie Cartwright of Florida State with a brilliant come-from-behind three set victory.

Ashleigh Fryer

Members of the City of Malibu’s Wastewater Advisory Committee heard on Thursday, Aug. 28, a presentation regarding wastewater treatment equipment from Anua.

A company that focuses its efforts on providing clean air and water solutions, Anua – derived from the Irish word meaning “renew” – offers at least three options for wastewater treatment.

Chris Bashaw

Sweet tooth

Girl Scout Troop 4035, comprised of Webster students, continued their cookie selling efforts in the Malibu Colony Plaza on March 5. 

Ashleigh Fryer