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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

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

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

Twelve-year-old Malibu resident Angie Drake won a gold medal at United States Water Polo Junior Olympics at Stanford University on Aug. 3.

Drake attended Juan Cabrillo Elementary School and is now entering seventh grade at Malibu Middle School.

Drake plays for both the Malibu 13-14-year-old youth water polo team coached by Hayden Goldberg and the Santa Barbara 12-year-old girls water polo team coached by Chuckie Roth.

The Santa Barbara girls won gold at the Junior Olympics.

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

After a Thanksgiving meal six or seven years ago, by Matteo Indelicato’s recollection, his brother was saying his goodbyes and getting ready to depart back to Hawaii, where he lived. 

“No bro, we gotta hit up some more waves before you go,” Indelicato implored to his brother.

The appeal was considered, but ultimately declined as Indelicato’s brother packed up his car and slid a ukulele case into the back seat.

Chris Bashaw

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

Members of a Malibu High School creative writing class recited their original poetry in front of friends, family and members of the community on Wednesday, May 28, and Thursday, May 29, for the Kids on Coffee event inside the Bank of Books bookstore in Malibu. 

Pamela Eilerson, manager of the bookstore, said it is important for teenagers to have an outlet for their feelings during their adolescence. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Everyone knows the adage that “the only sure things in life are death and taxes,” but the  maxim neglects to mention another equally inevitable occurrence: change. 

The graduates of Malibu High School celebrated finishing four years of school on Friday, June 6, in a ceremony where “change” played central role in the celebration.

Chris Bashaw

For a few hours following the highest night tide of each full or new moon during spring and early summer, the California grunion leave the water to lay their eggs on Southern California’s sandy beaches from Point Conception north of Santa Barbara to Punta Abreojos in Baja California, Mexico.

Chris Bashaw

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