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It was a record-setting day for the Malibu High School track team in the Marie Smith Malibu Invitational on Saturday, March 20.

Junior Caroline Pietrzyk finished with a time of 5 minutes and 2.93 seconds in the 1,600-meter run. The time not only eclipsed her personal best of about 5:11.00, but also set a new track record.

“I feel pretty good,” Pietrzyk said about her record-breaking time. “I wanted to go a little bit faster, but it’s good for an early-season race and I’m pretty proud of it.”

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

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

There’s lots of guys in Malibu who have cool cars, but every now and then there’s a woman out there that has no problem putting them to shame – with her car, I mean. So this week’s Ride of the Week just happens to be one of those ladies — Malibu’s Anna McKinley.

Chris Bashaw

Beverly Jean Smith Gosnell, 88, died peacefully in her home in Serra Retreat, Malibu on Dec. 19, 2014.
Beverly was born in rural San Diego, California on Nov. 14, 1926. During the lean depression years, the family moved several times before returning to San Diego where her mother, Edith, raised her and her brother, George, on a small chicken ranch.

Chris Bashaw

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

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

Local realtor of 27 years Jeff Chertow opened Pinnacle Estate Properties Inc. in the Malibu Colony Shopping Center on May 17 to “focus on what’s best for our clients, our community and our agents.”

Chertow, who served as the manager of another Malibu agency for 13 years, created Pinnacle as an “agent-centric company, which prides itself on being very supportive of not only the local community, but also its agents.”

Chris Bashaw

Bohm is a junior player on the Malibu High School volleyball team.

How did you get involved in volleyball and when did you get started?

I first started playing volleyball on the beach. The more I played the more I fell in love with the sport. I wanted to get more serious about volleyball and decided to play club.

What’s your favorite thing about volleyball?

Ashleigh Fryer

After more than 25 years in business, Lily’s Café has changed very little – if at all.

Tucked in a nook at the Point Dume Village across the walkway from Bank of Books, the cozy café was originally a doughnut shop until the early 1980s, when an 18-year-old Lily Castro acquired the venue and began its transition to a restaurant. 

“Little by little, I made this place a restaurant by adding burritos, hamburgers and tacos to our menu,” Castro said. “My vision was to make this restaurant a family business, and it worked.”

Chris Bashaw

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