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A Malibu resident started a business to help settle the digital lives of those who have died.
Alex Vejar

After a December hiatus, the City of Malibu-sponsored program Malibu Cars and Coffee returned to the Malibu on Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Malibu Bluffs Park parking lot.
The idea for the program was presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission on June 17 by Malibu resident Armando Petretti, who owns and operates Exclusive Motorcars.

Chris Bashaw

Berkley Mason’s article on the Malibu moms opposed to vaccinations and the documentary “Vaxxed” was seriously flawed. While she mentioned the 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield that touted vaccines as a cause of autism, she omitted a critical fact — Lancet retracted Wakefield’s article. 

Moreover, the General Medical Council ruled, “He had acted ‘dishonestly and irresponsibly’ in doing his research.” In fact, no other research has backed up his false claims. 

22nd Century Media Staff

Gusty winds and light rain reaching Malibu and the greater Los Angeles Area last week are reminders that El Nino is here, and could bring stronger storms in the months to come.

For months, the City of Malibu has anticipated El Nino’s arrival – a series of storm events that some meteorologists predict could be among the strongest ever seen in the area. 

Alex Vejar

Muriel  J. Latta passed away on Aug. 11. She was 85 years old. 

Muriel raised her three children, Shari, Allen and Marilyn in Malibu, working as many as three jobs at a time to provide not only sustenance, but dirt bikes, skateboards and a horse.

She was born in Riverside on Nov. 19, 1929, and grew up in the Long Beach area. She graduated from Pepperdine University and began teaching in El Segundo in 1954. 

Alex Vejar

Five students from Malibu middle school took home trophies at the Scholastic Surf Series Competition at Zuma Beach Tower 10 on Saturday, March 22.

Surfing in a total of 48 heats, the middle school’s 12-member team brought home seven trophies before the sun curled over the horizon.

Coach Dale Rhodes said he was happy about his team’s success, but added that bringing home a trophy – or seven – isn’t always the most important mark of success.

Ashleigh Fryer

The Malibu mountain lion known as P-45 has received a reprieve.  

Mulholland Highway property owner Victoria Vaughn-Perling, who requested and received a permit to shoot the big cat after a number of her pet alpacas were killed by a mountain lion, agreed to seek other options after the permit touched off a firestorm of controversy.

The turning point came when hundreds of area residents and activists packed a Nov. 30 meeting at the National Park Service’s Paramount Ranch in a show of support for the big cat. 

Lauren Finkler

When the Malibu City Council voted to approve the Environmental Impact Report for the Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility (CCWTF), the vote came despite protest from a group of parents of children from schools and residents in multi-family dwellings across the street from the facility’s proposed location.

Steve Bobzin doubles as a resident and parent in the affected area – he lives with his family that includes two Webster Elementary School students in the Toscana townhomes across from the lot where the CCWTF will be built.

Chris Bashaw

The Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee received from its educational consultants sobering information on the financial aftermath of separating the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

22nd Century Media Staff
The winner of the first-ever award was Mallika Chopra, author of “Living with Intent.”
Alex Vejar