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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

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

Malibu should build a new school
Are you like me, wondering why we are talking about remediating the schools when there is money and approved plans for building new schools? This is what I have found out.
The Township Council lost their legal battle regarding the field lighting at MHS in October of 2012.

Chris Bashaw

Hollis Cadenhead sees interior design from an exterior perspective.

“I approach interior design from an architectural level,” Cadenhead said. “I see the details through the spaces and materials.”

In fact, Cadenhead was gearing up to begin architecture school in 2008 when she landed her first design gig with the Malibu Tennis Club. It was then that she discovered the new path that her passions would take — not in designing the buildings themselves, but in creating their character.

Chris Bashaw

As Malibu High School boys swimming head coach Mike Mulligan announced the results of the Frontier League Championships on Thursday, May 8, his swimmers waited.

Third place went to Grace Brethren and second to Nordhoff. 

Then Mulligan said the words everyone was hoping to hear. 

“First place, Malibu,” he said. 

That was the cue for the boys to grab their coach and fling him into the pool. The Sharks were the champions again. 

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 boggles the mind when you realize how similar and how different people are. Similar in that we all want the same thing, but we go about it in infinitely different ways. One example is that we all want cars to get around in — most of us — but our tastes are as diverse as you can imagine. 

The other week, I was attending the Malibu Cars & Coffee at Bluffs Park, admiring the cool rides like the muscle cars, exotics and customs. And as much as I appreciate them, it’s always nice to see something unique. And what was it that caught my wandering eyes? 

Ashleigh Fryer

It was a record-setting day for the Malibu High School track team in the Marie Smith Malibu Invitational on Saturday, March 20.

Junior Caroline Pietrzyk finished with a time of 5 minutes and 2.93 seconds in the 1,600-meter run. The time not only eclipsed her personal best of about 5:11.00, but also set a new track record.

“I feel pretty good,” Pietrzyk said about her record-breaking time. “I wanted to go a little bit faster, but it’s good for an early-season race and I’m pretty proud of it.”

Chris Bashaw

Many Malibu residents have never seen one, but scorpions are surprisingly common in Malibu and while none of the local species are considered dangerous, they can deliver a painful sting.

Often described as bugs, scorpions are actually arthropods, and are more closely related to spiders than they are to true insects. 

Scorpions occasionally turn up inside a house or garage, but most encounters occur outdoors and sting reports tend peak in late summer, when humans are more likely to be outside at night and to go barefoot.

Chris Bashaw

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