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Condominium values have been in steady ascent for the past two-and-a-half years, increasing in Malibu from a median value of $528,000 in 2011 to $827,000 so far in 2014. That calculates to a 57 percent increase.

The median prices during 2012 and 2013 were $665,000 and $795,000, respectively. Price appreciation has been steady and consistent.

Sales units have been about average during the first half of this year, projected to approximately 72 sales after last year brought 79 transactions.

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

Malibu-based group called Paint, Wine N’ Dine hosted another painting session on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Malibu Road House at the Ranch at Solstice Canyon.

At the event, a group of approximately 15 painters were instructed by resident Sarah Levy on how to paint a scene she originally depicted of First Point from her home on Carbon Mason Road.

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

Ok, now begins a new phase of Ride of the Week. Let’s call it “Leveling Up.” Or maybe ROTW Ver2.0. And what does that mean?

It means that, although four wheels are cool, two can be cool, too. In fact, taking a ride in just about anything in Malibu is completely awesome and I’ll be proving that in the next few weeks when I take a spin in Malibu Engine 70’s Fire Truck for a 5Minute Drive upcoming episode. 

Ashleigh Fryer

It’s the farm where various restaurants throughout the city with 27 miles of scenic beauty source their salad greens.

Sowing, planting and harvesting by paying age-old attention to the movements of celestial bodies relative to the movement of Earth, the farmers at One Gun Ranch in Malibu strive to achieve an entirely holistic approach to farming in the hills of Malibu.

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

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

Two individuals were taken to area hospitals via ambulance after a head-on, two vehicle collision occurred on Kanan Dume Road near the intersection of Cavalleri Road at approximately 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 17.

The accident closed both lanes of traffic on Kanan Dume Road for approximately 2 1/2 hours, according to Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department watch sergeant Joe Covarrubias. The road was opened approximately 11:15 a.m.

The current condition of the individuals involved in the accident has not yet been reported.

Ashleigh Fryer

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

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