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“His was a voice that had its own footnotes,” Douglas Kmiec, Our Lady of Malibu parishioner, said with a laugh that reverberated through the crowd that filled the movie theater, as his fellow parishioners and neighbors watched Kmiec on screen at the premier of “Radical Kindness: The Life of John Sheridan,” a film documenting OLM’s Mongsignor, the late John V. Sheridan. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Longtime former Malibu resident Alice Powell died June 14 in Miami, Florida. 

For several years, Alice, her husband, Richard, and their two sons lived on Malibu Road. The couple later moved to the hills of Big Rocks. 

Alice and her husband were involved in several Malibu causes, including the fight for incorporation in the early 1990s. 

She leaves behind her sons, Alex and Anthony, and four grandchildren. 

Chris Bashaw

It’s a record year for gray whale sightings, and Malibuites have many opportunities to observe the annual migration of these giant marine mammals.

Ashleigh Fryer

Making its debut at Trancas Country Market, luxury home furnishings and décor store Malibu Beach House is a new retail venture by lifelong friends Lisa Houge and Laura Burdge. Known for their Malibu-based interior design firm, Quintessential Designs, as well as their Bloody Mary mix, Malibu Mary, the pair has set their sights on sharing their love of “home” through entertaining and design, by launching Malibu Beach House.

Chris Bashaw

Ok, now begins a new phase of Ride of the Week. Let’s call it “Leveling Up.” Or maybe ROTW Ver2.0. And what does that mean?

It means that, although four wheels are cool, two can be cool, too. In fact, taking a ride in just about anything in Malibu is completely awesome and I’ll be proving that in the next few weeks when I take a spin in Malibu Engine 70’s Fire Truck for a 5Minute Drive upcoming episode. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Conservationists, activists, area residents and community officials gathered at King Gillette Ranch in the geographical center of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on Saturday, June 21, to celebrate the achievements of Los Angeles County Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who will be term out of office in November. 

The event, hosted by the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation, celebrated “a 20-year journey dedicated to preserving and protecting the Santa Monica Mountains.”

Chris Bashaw

From Africa to Massachusetts, Malibu Pier Restaurant executive chef Jason Fullilove has a history of connecting with his surroundings through food. 

“When we were living in Africa, we had no TV and limited radio — it was all about community, meeting people, dinner parties and communal eating experiences,” Fullilove said. “It was my first introduction to how food can bring people together.”

Ashleigh Fryer

The golden era of roadside attractions is long gone, but there was a time when Cape Cod cottages and Tiki kitsch were a key part of Malibu’s mojo.
The restaurants and hotels are all gone, or remodeled past recognizing, but ephemera like postcards, matchboxes and menus preserve a record of Malibu’s gloriously goofy past, and in many cases, TV and films shot on location offer a glimpse of vanished local landmarks.

Chris Bashaw

Linus Gordon is a senior on the Malibu High School track and field team

How did you start competing in track and field?

I always knew I wanted to pole vault when I watched the Olympics. Right when I joined track freshman year, first thing I did was pole vault and I did that for three years. Then I discovered all the other events. 

What’s your favorite event to do in track and field?

Ashleigh Fryer

The Malibu Sharks swim team swam strong on Wednesday, March 26, coming away with a total of five automatic CIF bids in a meet against the Nordhoff Rangers. 

Freshman Farah Stack earned two of the bids with wins in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. 

Junior Logan Hotchkiss finished with a time of 2 minutes 5.03 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley, also earning him a CIF bid and almost beating the school record of 2:03.09.

Girls’ head coach Tim Segesmen was proud of his team and said they are starting to get better with each meet.

Ashleigh Fryer

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