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Pictured is the front page of the “Malibu Bugle,” the community’s first newspaper established during WWII. Photos submitted
Pictured is the Malibu Inn in the 1940s.
Pictured is an advertisement in the “Malibu Bugle” from the Malibu Inn in the 1940s. Photo submitted
Suzanne Guldimann, Freelance Reporter
1:07 pm PDT July 8, 2014

In May of 1942, Malibu resident Charles Lapworth published the first edition of the Malibu Bugle, the community’s first newspaper. The paper was created to spread news to the Civil Defense volunteers in the Malibu Sector, which comprised 300 square miles, including Calabasas, Topanga and Malibu.