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Vast numbers of velella velella, tiny jellyfish-like colonies of hydrozoas, continue to wash ashore on Malibu beaches. 

Some headlines have proclaimed that the velella are “invading” or “taking over” Malibu, but these marine organisms aren’t exactly invaders, since they have no means of self-propulsion and can only go where the currents and winds drive them. This explains their common name: by-the-wind sailor, and their Latin name, which is derived from the word vela, a ship’s sail.

Ashleigh Fryer

The Whole Foods and the Park project will be in the hands of Malibu voters this November.

After six-and-a-half-hours consisting of the project’s staff report, public comment and council member discussion, members of the Malibu City Council voted 4-1 to approve the project, which ultimately will be decided by Malibu voters.

Alex Vejar

The City of Malibu broke ground on a construction project at the Pacific Coast Highway and Big Rock Drive intersection on Tuesday, March 25, and will break ground on another project at PCH and Kanan Dume Road on Thursday, March 27.
Both projects are funded by Measure R, an approximately $40 billion traffic relief initiative approved by Los Angeles County in 2008 to install transportation upgrades across the County.

Chris Bashaw

The controversial five-house Sweetwater Mesa ridge-top development known as the Edge project is returning to the California Coastal Commission on Friday, May 15. Coastal staff is recommending approval for the latest version of the project once described by former CCC executive director Peter Douglas as “one of the three worst projects that I’ve seen in terms of environmental devastation.”

Ashleigh Fryer

In 2014, the newly-formed Malibu Cultural Arts Commission hosted its first event: a talk by art restitution legal expert Randol Schoenberg, the attorney who successfully negotiated the 2006 return of Gustav Klimt’s painting Adele Bloch-Bauer I to the heirs of the prominent Austrian Jewish family from whom it was taken by the Nazis.

Schoenberg returned to Malibu on Friday, June 12, as a guest speaker at the Malibu Arts Commission’s first fundraising event.

Ashleigh Fryer

There’s a lot of reasons to be a vegetarian and a lot of reasons why the 2015 Hyundai Veloster is cool. And today, for Ride of the Week, lets put up our dukes as we battle meat vs. veggie and Veloster vs. well, other non-Velosters. Who will be the champ? Who will be exalted as the King of Kool? Who was Elvis, really? All this and more on this week’s Ride of the Week.
Wow, that was a big intro. I’m not really sure what to say now. Let’s just get into this.

Chris Bashaw

“His was a voice that had its own footnotes,” Douglas Kmiec, Our Lady of Malibu parishioner, said with a laugh that reverberated through the crowd that filled the movie theater, as his fellow parishioners and neighbors watched Kmiec on screen at the premier of “Radical Kindness: The Life of John Sheridan,” a film documenting OLM’s Mongsignor, the late John V. Sheridan. 

Ashleigh Fryer

Under the leadership of coach John Meyers, for the third year in a row Our Lady of Malibu’s novice track team earned the title of league champions in their division at the Valley Catholic Sports League’s track championship meet on May 10 at Chaminade High School. 

Ashleigh Fryer

 Jett Raines scored a career-high 22 points and Stacy Davis had 21 in front of a standing-room-only Firestone Fieldhouse crowd and the Pepperdine men’s basketball team gave No. 3 Gonzaga all it could handle before the Waves came up just short, 78-76, in West Coast Conference play on Thursday, Jan. 15.

Chris Bashaw

The John L. Webster Elementary School Parent Teacher Association proudly serves nearly 350 students. We take great pride in their education and our school.

Chris Bashaw

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