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Malibu High School baseball coaches Ari Jacobs and Phil Johnson served a one-game suspension on Thursday, April 23, amid an administrative investigation into incidents that allegedly occurred during a spring break tournament in San Diego. The team has also be prohibited from attending overnight tournaments for the next two years.

Chris Bashaw

With less than a month until Christmas and only a couple weeks until Hanukkah, the holiday shopping season is upon us. For those looking to give local gifts this holiday season, Malibu Surfside News is here to help.

Below are 70 great gift ideas in no particular order from Malibu businesses that are fit for just about anyone on your list. Happy shopping!

1. Zuma Organics Herb Tins

Chris Bashaw

Malibu will welcome another restaurant along Pacific Coast Highway, Tavern 1 American Grill, in early June.

The restaurant — which focuses on “real southern barbecue cuisine,” chef and owner Marco Gonzalez said — will be the sister location to Gonzalez’s barbecue joint in Agoura Hills, Tavern 101.

“There’s no barbecue out in Malibu,” Gonzalez said. “We’ll be the only ones. So we’re hoping to fill a need out there.”

Ashleigh Fryer

The former Godmother of Malibu Catering Company in the Malibu Racquet Club officially reopened on Monday, March 9, with a new name — West Kitchen and Catering — and a new executive chef and owner, Wes Whitehead.
Whitehead — an Agoura Hills native who used to visit Godmother’s as a child — acquired the restaurant from longtime Malibu resident and business owner Dolores Rivellino in January, and has since executed a few changes to the establishment, along with a brand-new menu.

Chris Bashaw

A man is in custody for the alleged burglarly of a Malibu home owned by singer Lana Del Rey, as well as alleged stalking of the entertainer.

Police responded at 8:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, to a burglarly call made from the residence by an unnamed construction worker, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

The worker told police he found the man, later identified by detectives as 19-year-old Zachary Self, in the home’s garage. Del Rey was not at the home during the incident, police said.

Chris Bashaw

When it comes to video in the real estate business, Malibu real estate broker Bill Kerbox has a way of thinking outside of the box.

Before the crackdown on commercial and consumer drones by the Federal Aviation Administration last year, Kerbox used their ability to gather video from unique perspectives to show potential buyers a fuller picture of their possibly soon-to-be Malibu homes.

Alex Vejar

Malibu resident Diane Prince has no apprehension to say she wears the same clothes as her 11-, 13- and 15-year-old daughters. 

In fact, she believes that is the beauty of her women’s contemporary clothing company Winnie & Kat — it empowers women not just to own their style, but to own their independence, as well.

“All three of my daughters wear the pieces differently,” Prince said. “And that’s part of the fun — seeing how everybody translates their own style. That’s the biggest reason I started [Winnie & Kat]; I knew my daughters were watching me.”

Ashleigh Fryer

Trancas Country Market announced last week that it will undergo a yearlong revitalization endeavor to add Le Village Café to accompany its repertoire of upscale tenants, dining options and new outdoor seating areas. 

RKF, the leading independent retail real estate firm in the United States, has been brought on to align Trancas with the right boutiques, designer stores and restaurants to embody Malibu’s relaxed lifestyle and reflect its cultural affinity.

Alex Vejar

“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

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

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