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Bank of Books Malibu will host two events beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.


Sifu Beth Leone will discuss and sign her new book, “Qigong: Ancient Movement for Health and Vitality Volume 1” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Bank of Books Malibu. 

Leone is a sifu – an accomplished teacher – of qigong, the ancient Chinese system of movement which heals and transforms the body, mind and spirit. 

Chris Bashaw

It’s been a long time coming to get to this. A truly great car show here in town was the original goal of mine to give the community a fun Sunday morning event where we could swap stories, share our rides and create new friendships. 

It’s a tough thing in Hollywood to meet others and create possibility, but nothing breaks the ice better than Cars & Coffee in a beautiful spot.

Lauren Finkler

The Malibu City Council moved to begin the process of establishing wastewater and recycled water rates during its June 26 meeting.

The council was presented with a study by Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc., which proposed wastewater and recycled water rates for the Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility. The proposal would establish wastewater and recycled water service charges for fiscal year 2017-18, fiscal year 2018-2019, and fiscal year 2019-2020. 

Lauren Finkler

Michel and Ellen Shane, of Malibu, are the parents of the late Emily Rose Shane and founders of Emily Shane Foundation. 

The foundation was created in honor of their 13-year-old daughter, who was killed by a suicidal driver while crossing Pacific Coast Highway in April 2010.

Following is a letter penned by Michel Shane in honor of the seven-year mark of the family’s loss:

Lauren Finkler
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District confirmed Monday, Nov. 13, that it is looking into claims that one of its Board of Education members has cast votes that represent a conflict of interest.
Lauren Finkler

Dear Editor,

There was joy in Malibu [two weeks ago] when council members voted to preserve the last public-access bluff in central Malibu. Their vote was based on council members’ pledge to find space for the ball fields. At only 26 years old, Malibu still is a fledgling city. 

Our mission statement acknowledges that our residents will sacrifice some conveniences to preserve our rural atmosphere. 

Lauren Finkler

Last week, my column featured answers to questions on everything from flea control to orange-colored rust on roses. 

This week, we’re back with two more reader questions. 

Question No. 1: “Help! My vegetables are being eaten up (not by me), and my citrus is looking bad. Leaves appear to have something crawling over and leaving trails.”

Lauren Finkler

Residents of Point Dume in Malibu rang in the Fourth of July with the 17th annual Point Dume Parade on Monday, July 4. 

The residents came out in droves at 9 a.m. and lined up on the corner of Birdview Ave and Bluewater Road, with golf carts, bicycles, pets and even themselves dressed up in patriotic colors. 

A group of military veterans on motorcycles led the parade this year. 

22nd Century Media Staff

Malibu area students in grades K-12 can submit artwork for the eighth annual Malibu Student Art Show Jan. 30-Feb. 7. 

The Art Show, presented by the City of Malibu and hosted by the Malibu Village, takes place on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Pop-Up Art Gallery in Malibu Village will feature art pieces in various media made and submitted by students. 

Lauren Finkler