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Two of the three sea lions which were rehabilitated by the California Wildlife Center are released Feb. 28, 2017 at a beach in western Malibu. 22nd Century Media File Photos
Councilmember Jefferson Wagner (left) and Mayor Lou La Monte pose with the new Malibu sign advertising “21 Miles of Scenic Beauty” after the State of the City event on March 31, 2017.
Malibu resident Bill Armstrong, 102, rides in 2017's 18th annual Point Dume Fourth of July parade, a beloved tradition in Malibu.
Eva “Lady Rocket” Blaisdell, of Malibu, watches the eclipse outside of the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue on Aug. 21, 2017.
After donating blood earlier in the day on July 25, 2017 Leo Carrillo Lifeguard Supervisor John Regan (left) waits for a barbecue sandwich made by California State lifeguard Tom Snyder. Snyder’s efforts to create the blood drive for the Angeles District State Park Lifeguards began in 1998.
A Chinese lion entertains guests at Kristy’s Village Cafe in Malibu on Jan. 30, during the newly merged restaurant’s Chinese New Year dinner.
Late January storms cause flooding and damages throughout Malibu, including the Arizona crossing at Zuma Beach.
Biologists discovered nine egg masses of California red-legged frogs (pictured) March 14 in the Santa Monica Mountains, where the species had not been seen since the 1970s. National Park Service
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform in Napa, California, at the sold-out BottleRock festival this May. The 66-year-old Malibu resident died Oct. 2, 2017 after going into cardiac arrest. Sterling Munksgard/Shutterstock.com
Gray whale migrations peaked in late March last year.
Malibu Parks and Recreation Commissioner Judy Villablanca volunteers at the Malibu Lagoon during Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 16, 2017.
Lauren Coughlin, Editor
12:50 pm PST January 2, 2018
Like all years, 2017 had its share of highs and lows. Mother Nature made many of the past 365 days quite interesting, from high fire risk conditions and blustery winds to rockslides, mudslides and heavy rain. In turn, Malibu’s animal population had some interesting developments — both positive and negative.