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The Malibu Lions Club hosted its 38th annual Flea Market on Sept. 28 at the Malibu Civic Center parking lot, raising between $5,000-$7,000 for various youth-centric charities. 

Lions member Mark Herron approximated that the market garnered roughly 40 vendors selling everything for clothes to jewelry and antiques.

Herron said this is the Lions’ second year without hosting a simultaneous pancake breakfast, which has been a Malibu favorite for decades. 

Chris Bashaw

Every now and then, I get a ride in something truly spectacular. So when Jerry Berger’s son Jeff reached out to me about his dad and his car, I knew that this was going to be a fun jaunt. Enter an amazing 1954 Jag with only 39,000 original miles.

Alex Vejar

The Malibu Association of Realtors Leadership team traveled to Sacramento last week and met with 2,500 fellow Realtors, directors and staff for the annual California Association of Realtors Legislation Day. 

The Malibu team included Association President Rick Wallace, directors Matt Ogden, Sarah Ribnick-Kosasky, William Preston Bowling, Jerel Taylor, Stephen Udoff, and Executive Director Susan Manners.

Alex Vejar

A 29-year-old Australian man faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison after being charged Oct. 25 for attacking an armed security guard during an Oct. 14 intrusion onto a Malibu property in the 4900 block of Puesta Del Sol.

Shaun Anthony Haywood (aka Esra), of Australia, faces a felony count each of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder, aggravated mayhem, and assault with a deadly weapon, a knife, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced in a press release issued Tuesday, Oct. 25. 

Lauren Finkler

The family of former St. Aidan’s preschool director Kathy Dolan Cook is seeking help from the community to get Cook back on her feet after a serious car accident in January.

The accident, which left Cook with two broken feet and ankles, a broken knee and several broken ribs, also uncovered something more unexpected — a brain tumor. 

“When the accident happened, they did a brain scan to check for further injuries,” said Julie Dolan, Cook’s sister. “We found out the day of her accident about the tumor. That was devastating.” 

Ashleigh Fryer

Malibu High School junior Chris Armstrong was in Louisville, Ky., last week, performing on the trumpet with the National High School Honors Orchestra.

Armstrong spoke to the Malibu Surfside News via cell phone from his hotel in Louisville, sharing his excitement at participating in the prestigious national event.

Chris Bashaw

The Malibu Movie Colony may be famous for its fabulous real estate prices and astonishing architecture, but there’s another kind of Malibu colony that is arguably even more amazing. However, its architects and residents aren’t celebrities; they’re a species of tiny marine worm.

Lauren Finkler

When Phil Crosby found an object in a plastic bag while diving near the Malibu Pier, he thought he found a garden-variety piece of trash. 

“I picked it up, and I noticed what it was,” Crosby said. “My bag was full, it was getting heavy, and I decided, OK I need to take this in right away. [The] sheriff is going to want to know about this.”

What Crosby found was a gun, which was just one of the interesting items discovered Saturday, Sept. 20,  during the annual Coastal Cleanup Day at Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach. 

Chris Bashaw

Representatives from many different Native American tribes came together with thousands of visitors at Malibu Bluffs Park for two days of ceremony, dancing, storytelling and shared community at the City of Malibu’s 17th annual Chumash Day Pow Wow, Saturday April 11 and Sunday, April 12.

Ashleigh Fryer

Planning Commissioners may soon decide on permits for Lily’s Cafe, Le Pain Quotidien

Chris Bashaw, assistant editor

Members of the City of Malibu Planning Commission continued two items on the agenda for their Monday, Oct. 6 meeting that could open up dining options and experiences in Malibu.

Chris Bashaw