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.
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Longtime Zuma Beach lifeguard Ed Heinrich recently won six gold medals in his age group at the National Lifeguard Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida.
He took gold in the run-swim-run, ironman, board race, ironguard, surf race and surf ski competitions.
He was even named an official “Baywatch Hero,” in recognition of his achievements and as part of a promotion for the extended version 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack release of the “Baywatch” movie with Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson.
In the same room on Galahad Drive where 16-year-old Barbie Herron and Amber Laforet began their friendship, 22 years later, the pair returned to fill the space with a new set of memories, this time as business partners and co-founders of Head Regal.
“That room where I lived with Barbie for a summer when we were 16 became our first office,” Laforet said. “Basically, our business was born in one night over sushi. We came back into each other’s lives after all these years and we just absolutely connected — it was magnetic.”
Most folks don’t get to ride down Main Street, USA in Disneyland for their birthday, but that’s just what Malibu resident Dick Van Dyke — a.k.a. chimney sweep Bert in Disney’s “Mary Poppins” — did on Sunday, Dec. 13.
Van Dyke’s 90th birthday celebration included a special presentation inside the Mary Poppins-themed eatery, Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, and a cavalcade down Main Street, USA, where thousands of Disneyland park guests serenaded the entertainment icon with “Happy Birthday.”
As he walked on stage wearing a red Hawaiian shirt, navy blue shorts, black athletic shoes and a Los Angeles Dodgers cap, actor Ed Asner was already in character.
He placed his cane on top of a side table, sat down and got comfortable. What followed was an 80-minute twist on what happens when certain parts of the body start to show their age.
“There’s much more to the prostate than meets the eye,” Asner told the audience.
After more than 25 years in business, Lily’s Café has changed very little – if at all.
Tucked in a nook at the Point Dume Village across the walkway from Bank of Books, the cozy café was originally a doughnut shop until the early 1980s, when an 18-year-old Lily Castro acquired the venue and began its transition to a restaurant.
“Little by little, I made this place a restaurant by adding burritos, hamburgers and tacos to our menu,” Castro said. “My vision was to make this restaurant a family business, and it worked.”
A new consignment shop in Malibu opened last week, offering a mixture of vintage and modern items to spice up buyers’ lives.
CoCo Consign is the creation of co-owners Liza Whitcraft and Kristen Nelson, and the shop provides an opportunity for Malibu residents to buy or sell their modern or antique vintage clothing, glasswear, art, furniture and other such items.
“There may also be Malibu residents who have a great amount of Hollywood history that they can bring to the public at our shop,” Whitcraft said.
Recently, I have been getting lots of emails and calls about avocado trees dropping all or almost all of their avocados.
Let me explain what I see is happening and what you need to do to correct it.
Glendale police remain stumped as of Friday, Feb. 10, in the case of 20-year-old Elaine Park, whose vehicle was found along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Feb. 2.
Police reportedly located her personal property as well as the keys to the car in the vehicle.
Park’s family reported Elaine as a missing person on Jan. 30, and she has not been seen since Jan. 28.