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16-year-old Malibu resident to pursue music master’s at Yale

May 24, 2016 by Chris Bashaw, Editor Life & Arts

When he begins a master’s degree program in piano performance at Yale this fall, all 16-year-old Malibu resident Benjamin Krasner wants is the respect of his peers and instructors.

“I wouldn’t want people to treat me...

Ride of the Week: Malibu’s Dave Mercer collects all things cool

by Fireball Tim Lawrence Life & Arts

You wouldn’t know it, but Dave Mercer is famous. If you’ve been lucky enough to drive the canyons in Malibu in a cool car, you’ve probably seen his house — the one with the fake gas station out front. 

But what you may...

The Dish: Bui brings out the bowls with new dishes

by Chris Bashaw, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When diners at Bui Sushi in the Malibu Colony Plaza order the restaurant’s new poke bowl, they can expect a fresh, light and colorful dish to arrive at their table.

Mixed in with burgundy-colored cuts of tuna are...

Malibu resident pens historical fiction novel

by Alex Vejar, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

In his everyday life, Malibu resident Bryan Ney lives in a house that overlooks Pacific Coast Highway and a large area of the Pacific Ocean. 

But for the last 20 years, Ney’s mind has lived elsewhere: in Montana during...