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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

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

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

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

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

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

A woman was rescued from Point Dume State Beach by officials from the Los Angeles County Fire Department at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30. 

Sergeant Philip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Malibu-Lost Hills station said a 9:56 a.m. call came in to the station regarding the hiker, Olivia Kristen, who Brooks said the caller told authorities was “stuck on a rock and could not move or else she would fall.” 

Danielle Tabor

As the sun set over the horizon in Bluffs Park, young residents of Malibu lined up just outside the Pony baseball field in hopes of finding glowing eggs filled with prizes.

After the last glimmer of light flickered away into the night, the gates opened and dozens of children scrambled to gather as many eggs as they could. 

Jackie Valencia brought her 11-year-old son Nicolas to the glow-in-the-dark event, as well as her two younger children. She said her favorite event was the egg hunt. 

Ashleigh Fryer

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

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

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