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Cebe Loomis leaned against the wooden pilings of a Khmer house in rural Cambodia. Her finger hovered on the shutter release of her camera, poised to document a group of children lounging under a stilted structure, escaping the sun. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Malibu Canyon Road is reopened to traffic following a pair of accidents that occurred approximately 15 minutes apart during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 15.

According to Sgt. Jeff Slutske of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Malibu/Lost Hills Station, traffic on both sides of Malibu Canyon Road closed between the road’s intersections with Harbor Vista Drive and Malibu Crest Drive following an initial single-vehicle accident that was reported at approximately 3:45 p.m.

Chris Bashaw

Malibu resident and founder of the Cliffside Malibu Rehab Center Richard Taite, along with co-author Constance Scharff, PhD, have released the second edition of their book “Ending Addiction for Good.” 

The book is an update to the original version, which was published in 2012, and discusses a recent breakthrough in the drug and alcohol rehabilitation field which centers around the concept of neuroplasticity. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Malibleu Art Gallery will hold an opening reception for its new group exhibition “Wavelength” 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

The exhibition will feature the works of 12 artists specializing in media ranging from paintings, photographs and sculptures to graphic art and mixed media.

The Country Legends will perform music at the opening reception.

Chris Bashaw

In the fall of 2008 a group of disenchanted middle schoolers sat in Gene Bream’s seventh-grade world history class, rolling their eyes at his lecture on ancient China. 

Emily Shane’s hand shot in the air from the second seat of the first row in the classroom, where she sat every afternoon. 

Emily’s urgency showed on her face as her hand waved side to side and rose from her seat.

Chris Bashaw

While no hard date for closure is set in John Evans’ mind, the owner of Diesel, A Bookstore said his branch in Malibu isn’t likely to last far into this fall.

“It’s a shame,” he said over the telephone, pointing out the melancholic inflections in his own voice. “For the customers, it’s going to be kind of a shock.”

Until the store’s closure manifests into a concrete date, Evans said a “Moving-On Sale” will include a markdown of at least 30 percent off of listed prices of all items at the store.

Chris Bashaw

Longtime Malibu resident and natural history artist Dawn Navarro Ericson has been selected to be one of four 2014 Artists in Residence for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

“This Artist-in-Residence program focuses on youth who have limited exposure to nature, despite living relatively close to it,” SMMNRA AIR project coordinator Tori Kuykendall told the Malibu Surfside News.

Ashleigh Fryer

Scheduled closures of a small section of Pacific Coast Highway are expected to have a big impact for Malibu and its surrounding communities.

Malibu residents may be affected by traffic control measures to be taken along Pacific Coast Highway for approximately one year, beginning April 15, due to construction of the second phase of the City of Los Angeles’ Coastal Interceptor Relief Sewer project (CIRS).

Chris Bashaw

Unkept promises

Dear Ms. Lyon and the board of the SMMUSD,

We are writing to you regarding your statement about recent environmental test results.

It was last October when all of us parents and you gathered in the auditorium of Malibu High School and you assured us, moved to tears, that you personally will take care of the looming environmental danger as soon as humanly possible.

Chris Bashaw

Malibu High School has a new interim principal.

Members of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved on Wednesday, July 16, Dave Jackson, an experienced public school administrator, as Malibu High School’s interim principal.

Jackson comes on board approximately one month following the departure of former Malibu High School principal Jerry Block, who announced his resignation in late May.

Ashleigh Fryer