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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

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

More than 300 spectators and participants hailing from different parts of the region congregated at Zuma Beach on Saturday, May 31, to participate in the second annual Ramon Calderon Cup charity volleyball tournament.

Approximately $15,000 was raised for the event through participation fees, a silent auction and donations. All proceeds will help the women’s sand volleyball team at California State University, Northridge build a facility for the team to practice and compete.

Ashleigh Fryer

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

The Malibu Sharks swim team swam strong on Wednesday, March 26, coming away with a total of five automatic CIF bids in a meet against the Nordhoff Rangers. 

Freshman Farah Stack earned two of the bids with wins in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. 

Junior Logan Hotchkiss finished with a time of 2 minutes 5.03 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley, also earning him a CIF bid and almost beating the school record of 2:03.09.

Girls’ head coach Tim Segesmen was proud of his team and said they are starting to get better with each meet.

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

During its Oct. 27 meeting, the Malibu City Council approved by a 3-2 vote the Conditional Use Permit for Malibu resident Yvonne Green’s 99 High Tide Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary that will be located in the second story of the Zuma Jay building at 22775 Pacific Coast Highway.

Ashleigh Fryer

After sending out close to 100 letters and dialing the telephone numbers of dozens of collegiate basketball coaches across the nation, Malibu High School senior and basketball star Justin Holmes picked up the phone one more time to call the head coach at the University of Oregon.

“I started talking to the coach and I accidentally said, ‘so how is San Diego?’” Holmes laughed. “I’d called so many coaches, I forgot who I was talking to. It was pretty embarrassing.”

Chris Bashaw

The regular season is over for the Malibu High School boys basketball team, and the CIF playoffs are right around the corner. 

The Sharks ended the year with a 78-54 blowout win over the Grace Brethren Lancers on Friday, Feb. 6, on a night that also featured a ceremony to celebrate the team’s seniors in their last home game. 

Senior point guard Jordan Newt dominated the game with 30 points and six steals, while senior forward Hunter McMillin added 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. 

Chris Bashaw

It boggles the mind when you realize how similar and how different people are. Similar in that we all want the same thing, but we go about it in infinitely different ways. One example is that we all want cars to get around in — most of us — but our tastes are as diverse as you can imagine. 

The other week, I was attending the Malibu Cars & Coffee at Bluffs Park, admiring the cool rides like the muscle cars, exotics and customs. And as much as I appreciate them, it’s always nice to see something unique. And what was it that caught my wandering eyes? 

Ashleigh Fryer