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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

Freddy Keith is a player on the Malibu High School water polo team.

When did you start playing water polo?

I started playing water polo in my freshman year.

What do you enjoy most about water polo?

It would have to be the team aspect. When the entire team starts working with a fluid momentum, it creates a connection between the players, both in and out of the pool.

Who’s someone you look up to a lot?

Ashleigh Fryer

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

Although belonging to a small chain of nine restaurants scattered throughout the west side of Los Angeles – and one in Santa Barbara – Malibu’s Marmalade Café has endeavored to remain in touch and relevant with a community that loves its mom-and-pop businesses.

Throughout its 23 years in business, manager Alex Bekeza said the café has molded itself into the community not just by its menu and décor, but also by making its operation as compatible as possible with Malibu.

Chris Bashaw

The Malibu Sharks tennis team lost 10-8 in a round-robin tournament Wednesday, April 2, against the Oak Park Eagles. 

Senior Gabe Rapaport won all three of his matches against his opponents, only losing four out of 18 total games. His first match was against his rival David Goulak, and this was Rapaport’s first win against him in high school play. 

“David and I are best friends, pretty much,” Rapaport said. “We hit together all the time and we play doubles together. It was a good win for me.”

Chris Bashaw

Records were meant to be broken.

The daughter of Malibu High School high jump coach Anthony Shafer, Kayleigh, held the record for high jump height for 15 years. But on Wednesday, April 30, junior Michaela Cosentino jumped 5 feet, cementing her name in the record books. 

“I have mixed emotions,” Anthony Shafer said of his daughter’s record being broken. “It’s the last of the records that my daughter held here.”

Kayleigh Shafer held five records at the high school over the years, her father said. But Anthony Shafer was glad it was Cosentino who set the mark. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Dear Malibu neighbor,

As former mayors, we have not always agreed on issues facing Malibu, but we are united in our concerns about how Measure R will affect our community. After reading all 16 pages of Mr. Reiner’s initiative, we have come to belief that its inconsistencies and overreach could result in crippling lawsuits which could do irreparable harm to the City. Even worse, it could result in increased development and devastating unintended consequences. Here are only a few of our major concerns:

Chris Bashaw

Two swimmers from the Malibu High School Sharks swim team qualified for an automatic CIF bid on Wednesday, March 12, in a meet against the Santa Clara High School Bruins. 

Freshman Farah Stack finished with a time of 2 minutes 5.86 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle, easily beating the required time of 2:11.30 for an automatic bid.

In the 50-yard freestyle, junior Logan Hotchkiss finished at 22.95 seconds, barely squeaking by the automatic-bid time of 23:40 seconds. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Spring is in bloom in Malibu, despite the drought. Although it isn’t one of those stellar years when wide swaths of the Santa Monica Mountains are transformed into a living tapestry of color, there are still many places to experience the sight and scent of spring flowers.

Ashleigh Fryer

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