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When wildlife biologist Stan Gehrt set out to study coyotes in Chicago, Illinois he thought it would be a quick “one-and-done” situation. He was wrong. Almost two decades of research on Cook County, Illinois’ coyotes — estimated to number not one or two, but 1500-2000 — continues to yield astonishing data about the lives and habits of this intelligent, ingenious and seldom seen urban carnivore. 

Ashleigh Fryer

The official website for the California Incline replacement project invites the public to “Be Excited, Be Prepared,” but for many Malibu commuters the prevalent emotion is trepidation, not excitement. 

Ashleigh Fryer

On March 3, Malibu’s historic Adamson House and Museum temporarily closed its doors. California State Parks, which owns and administers the house and museum as part of Malibu Lagoon State Beach, initially announced that “the house tours program, garden tours, and the gift shop would be temporarily closed from March 3 through March 31, 2015.” That deadline passed two weeks ago, and a notice on the Adamson House website that states that the house will be “closed until further notice,” has raised concerns in the community that the closure may become permanent. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Throughout a range of interviews conducted with Malibu residents and professionals, evidence suggested many in the Malibu community hold the City of Malibu’s Planning Department in low esteem.

Included in those interviews were several “on record,” “on condition of anonymity” and “no comment,” conversations that occurred between the Malibu Surfside News and more than 20 people – the majority of whom were unwilling to go on the record.

Ashleigh Fryer

Dick Van Dyke performed with the Vantastix at a benefit performance and fan art exhibit on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Malibu Playhouse.

The show of shows was on as audience members became enthralled by the evening’s performances.

The paint was flying on and off the canvas and a puppeteer pulled the strings as his puppet floated in air. Van Dyke took the stage with his a cappella quartet, as his wife joined him. 

Van Dyke was at the top of his game — laughing, singing and involving the audience in the night’s festivities.

Alex Vejar

Inspired by their worldly travels and a friendship that has lasted more than a decade, Malibu resident Chelsea Bulte and Kristin Cavallari recently partnered together to launch jewelry line Emerald Duv.

“I had been doing jewelry for awhile and Kristin said, ‘I want to do something with you – let’s join forces,’” Bulte said.

The two friends met while dating guys who were best friends about 11 years ago. After those relationships ended, Bulte and Cavallari remained friends.

Chris Bashaw

CLOVIS, Calif. — Senior Caroline Pietrzyk reached into her bag while surrounded by her coaches, family and friends and pulled out what she said were all the race stickers she’d worn since her freshman year at Malibu High School.
The were stacked one on top of the other, forming the shape of a rectangle. She then stuck the sticker she wore for her last track meet for MHS onto the others, and placed the entire collection on her chest for fun.
That moment symbolized what has been a long, successful journey for Pietrzk as Malibu High athlete.

Chris Bashaw

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

Chim chimney, chim chimney, chim chim cheroo!

Malibu resident Dick Van Dyke’s 90th birthday lands on Sunday, Dec. 13, and will be celebrated with a trip to Disneyland open to his neighbors in Malibu.

The chartered bus trip leaves the Malibu Playhouse for Disneyland at 9 a.m., and will leave Disneyland at 10:30 p.m. after the fireworks show. The cost to attend is $140 per person, and includes bus and Disneyland entrance fees.

Alex Vejar

A Superior Court of California judge ruled Malibu’s Measure R unconstitutional on Tuesday, Dec. 14, Malibu City Attorney Christi Hogin said Wednesday.

“Yesterday late afternoon, we got the court’s ruling on the Measure R state case,” said Hogin, confirming a statement sent to the Malibu Surfside News from Marshall Camp, the attorney representing a group of Malibu property owners.

The property owners acted as plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed on Jan. 5, challenging the city of Malibu on Measure R.

Chris Bashaw

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