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There’s lots of guys in Malibu who have cool cars, but every now and then there’s a woman out there that has no problem putting them to shame – with her car, I mean. So this week’s Ride of the Week just happens to be one of those ladies — Malibu’s Anna McKinley.

Chris Bashaw

Members of the non-profit environmental advocacy group Poison Free Malibu and other wildlife advocates were on hand at the Dec. 8 Malibu City Council meeting to support an amendment to the Malibu Municipal Code that would ban deadly anticoagulant rodenticides. But they didn’t need to address the Council, except to express gratitude after the meeting, because the item passed unanimously as part of the consent calendar.

Ashleigh Fryer

At its Oct. 13 meeting, the Malibu City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting the proposed 101 freeway wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon, making Malibu the first municipality in the Santa Monica Mountains area to give the project an official vote of confidence. 

Chris Bashaw

10 questions with Trevor Simonian

Trevor is a sophomore strong safety and tight end for the Malibu High School football team.

How did you get involved in football and when did you get started?  

My dad played football and I always wanted to play, too. There were no youth football teams in Malibu, so when I was 11 years old, I started playing for football teams in the Valley, like the Westlake Braves and the Thousand Oaks Titans.

Chris Bashaw

Before I ever dreamed I'd be living and surfing with my true love in Malibu, I met him in a dark warehouse downtown. 

Life was less glamorous then: I was working catering at this party. I saw a gorgeous man serving wine across the room and, though he and I were both decked on in cater-waiter attire, I felt a pull toward him and followed it to his table. "Are you hungry?" I asked. He was. 

Ashleigh Fryer

In the late 1960s, former Malibu resident Bob Burnside – a career lifeguard with Los Angeles County for more than 30 years – noticed a problem.

When initiating a rescue at Zuma Beach, lifeguards would run with aluminum rescue cans slung around their necks. As the lifeguards would swim out to the victim, the cans would trail behind in tow until the lifeguard would throw them toward the victim to grab ahold of.

Chris Bashaw

Inside of a slender, rectangular room on the second floor of an unassuming business plaza in Malibu East is “The Pit,” and 15 people stand in a circle awaiting instruction from Hawaiian Kempo chief instructor, Rick Metzler.

The members of the group collectively represent four age groups: 4-6 years old; 6-9 years old; 9-14 years old; and ages 14 and older.

The majority of the group is made up of children, but at least two are in their teenage years and another pair are adults. 

Ashleigh Fryer

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 Pier kicked off Halloween evening on Friday, Oct. 31, with activities for children and families to enjoy. 

Malibu Farm offered up a table of pumpkins primed for carving. A Halloween cookie decorating table, petting zoo and live music were also offered up for costumed guests to enjoy.

Ashleigh Fryer

More than 300 spectators and participants hailing from different parts of the region congregated at Zuma Beach on Saturday, May 31, to participate in the second annual Ramon Calderon Cup charity volleyball tournament.

Approximately $15,000 was raised for the event through participation fees, a silent auction and donations. All proceeds will help the women’s sand volleyball team at California State University, Northridge build a facility for the team to practice and compete.

Ashleigh Fryer