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On a night where the Malibu High School girl’s volleyball team was playing its last home match of the season, the gym was full of energy. 

The Malibu section of the stands was packed with parents and fans, and seniors Chelsea Bostwick, Ara Bolander and Michaela Cosentino where honored in observance of Senior Night. 

But none of that translated to a victory for Malibu.

The Sharks fell to the La Reina Regents in three games (23-25, 10-25, 16-25) on Thursday, Oct. 30. 

Ashleigh Fryer

“In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught,” environmentalist Baba Dioum said. 

Lauren Finkler

Two separate fires are currently burning near Newton Canyon on Kanan Dume Road. 

The fire broke out at approximately 4 p.m. on Friday, April 17, after a vehicle collided with a light pole, causing a vehicle fire that spread to the hillside. 

As of approximately 5:30 p.m., the two fires had spread to approximately three acres and are 75 percent contained, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Kanan Dume Road is completely closed from Mulholland Drive to Pacific Coast High.

Ashleigh Fryer
Tallula Murphree, 10, is a swimmer for the Malibu Seawolves. How did you first get into swimming? I wanted to do a sport, so I chose swimming. It was very fun.
Erin Redmond

This week’s Photo Op was taken by Ann Yih Johnson of the Malibu Pier. 

To submit photos for the Malibu Surfside News Photo Op, email photos to Ashleigh at


Ashleigh Fryer

The Sharks may have themselves a quarterback.

Senior Braxton Pierce entered the game on Friday, Sept. 9, on a QB-timeshare. Thus far this season, Pierce and junior Chase Kapler have split the snaps: a half here, a quarter there. In Friday night’s 41-8 victory over Beverly Hills High School, there was no need for Coach Terry Shorten to shuffle his signal callers.

Pierce made the decision for him.

Lauren Finkler

Renovation projects at Malibu High School funded by Measure BB are delayed over five years, according to the 2013-14 expenditure report from the Bond Oversight Committee.

The report details how each school in the Santa Monica-Unified School District has spent money given to them through the measure, which was passed in 2006. The $268 million bond was issued to renovate schools in the district, addressing health, safety and technology needs. 

Alex Vejar

Chamber opposes Measure R

The Malibu Chamber of Commerce announced its opposition to Measure R, which will appear on the November 4, 2014, ballot in the city.

Chris Bashaw

It may have been possible for Rick and I to grow up in more diverse worlds, but not likely. With my humble roots in rural Minnesota and Rick’s in Culver City, chances are that we would never have met. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Proud colors of red, white and blue will be flying once again at the annual Point Dume Fourth of July parade and picnic. The celebration returns for its 18th year and will be held on Tuesday, July 4.

According to Doug Randall, organizer, around 1,700 people attended the event last year with more attendees possible for this year’s event. Randall and his wife, Jill, are in their second year as organizers. 

“It really is a community event that everyone is involved with,” he said. 

Lauren Finkler