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A trial period for a preferential parking zone in the Point Dume neighborhood was approved by the Malibu Planning Commission at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 20.

Planning Commission approval of the Coastal Development Permit (CDP) gave the City of Malibu the green light to implement a preferential parking zone for approximately six spaces along Heathercliff Road and 12 spaces along Dume Drive, in the approximate location of the streets’ intersection, across from the Point Dume Village shopping center.

Chris Bashaw

Fireball Tim captures the essence of Malibu.

Chris Bashaw

Not even a bout of illness could slow down the No. 29 Pepperdine women’s tennis team on Friday, April 4, on the courts of the Stevens Center. The Waves won their eighth straight with a 5-0 sweep over Gonzaga.

Food poisoning plagued about half of Pepperdine’s normal lineup, and even sidelined Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai (Bangkok, Thailand/IMG Academy) for the day. Despite the setback, the ever-diligent Waves proved up to the challenge.

Chris Bashaw

On Oct. 1 the California Supreme Court refused to review the case against Sina Khankhanian, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Emily Rose Shane of Malibu. 

Khankhanian — who is serving a 15-year-to-life term — penned a suicide note and recklessly drove down Pacific Coast Highway on April 3, 2010, crashing his car and killing Shane near the corner of PCH and Heathercliff Road. 

Chris Bashaw

Members of Malibu’s Zoning Ordinance Revisions and Code Enforcement Subcommittee (ZORACES) reviewed at their meeting on Aug. 19, two draft policy options for construction and repairs done to existing, non-conforming (ENC) structures.
Developed under a different set of standards than those adopted after the City’s incorporation, many existing, ENC structures share traits, such as encroachments into, require yards; excessive square footage; second-story bulk or height beyond maximum allowed; less onsite parking than is currently required, and others.

Chris Bashaw

On Sept. 30, Malibu City manager Jim Thorsen recommended that the City Council, at its Oct. 13 meeting, cancel the election for the creation of the Trancas Highlands Utility Improvements Assessment District be cancelled and that the District proceedings be abandoned.

Official ballots were previously sent to 75 parcel owners, but in order to finalize the voting procedures, the City required the owner of a proposed single family home to submit a Performance Bond to guarantee an access road to the proposed 500,000 gallon water tank.

Chris Bashaw

An evening of charity for the Malibu Boys and Girls Club took place on Friday, Feb. 28, at Michael Stars in the Malibu Country Mart.

Michael Stars committed itself to donating 15 percent of every purchase made between 6 and 8 p.m. that night.

“Michael likes to help a lot of less fortunate children or anything that has to do with the community,” the boutique’s manager Otto Tojin said about Michael Cohen, founder of the Michael Stars company.

Ashleigh Fryer

OK, time for a time-travel episode folks. Let’s press the proverbial button and swing back to the 70s for a jiff where everything was cool in a sort of very uncool sort of way — bell bottoms, super ugly haircuts and wacko cars. Wait, I take that back about the cars. Not the haircuts. And although the cars were strange, there was nothing stranger than the Pacer. It was ugly on a whole new level that made it the coolest car ever. 

Chris Bashaw

The Malibu Senior Center will host two workshops focused on the health and nutrition of senior citizens at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, on Monday, Aug. 11, and Wednesday, Aug. 13. 

Nutritional Therapy Workshop

Ashleigh Fryer

The City of Malibu began work Wednesday, July 23, that will impact traffic on Pacific Coast Highway and Morning View Drive as part of the ongoing PCH Bike Route Improvements Project. 

Work on the first phase of the project began on July 7 and is anticipated to last until approximately Aug. 19, when school is scheduled to resume. On July 23, access to Morning View Drive from PCH will be intermittently closed between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Motorists are advised to use Busch Drive or Guernsey Avenue to access Morning View Drive and the surrounding streets. 

Chris Bashaw

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