• Florence Weinberger steps up to the microphone Feb. 10 at Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue to recite works from her newest poetry collection, “Ghost Tattoo.” Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

    Poet’s personality jumps off pages at publication party

    February 20, 2019 By Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts
    “Ghost Tattoo” is more than just an intriguing title for a collection of poetry; it’s an intriguing collection, through and through.
  • Students honored by the Malibu Optimist Club on Feb. 9 gather for a group picture. Photo Submitted

    Youths' philanthropic efforts recognized by Malibu Optimist Club

    February 18, 2019 By Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter News, School
    Proud teachers smiled as Malibu students received recognition for their hard work, community spirit and passions Feb. 7 at the Malibu Optimist Club’s annual Youth Appreciation Breakfast.
  • John Campbell, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in the 1980s, was known for his patriotism and a love for dressing up. Photos Submitted

    Mourners recall Campbell’s generous, humorous nature

    February 18, 2019 By Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter News, Obituaries
    Young and old gathered sorrowfully and in disbelief at the Postal Annex in Western Malibu on Feb. 10 for a celebration honoring the life of John Thomas Campbell, 57, a longtime employee of the business.
  • Lindsi Castro, 29, died Jan. 15 after a seven-year battle with brain cancer. Photos Submitted

    Lindsi Castro, daughter of local restaurateur Lily Castro, dies at 29

    February 20, 2019 By Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter News, Obituaries
    Friends and family gathered Feb. 9 at Our Lady of Malibu Church to celebrate the life of Lindsi Castro, 29, who died Jan. 15 after a seven-year battle with brain cancer.
  • Malibu High School baseball coach Billy Ashley (third from right) is pictured with his team last May during the CIF quarterfinal game. This year, the Sharks are facing an uncertain season in which they currently have no home field. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    MHS baseball coach advocates for player safety, swift repair of team’s field

    February 15, 2019 By Michal Dwojak, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    Billy Ashley didn’t expect to be in this position. The Malibu High School baseball coach doesn’t have a field for his players to practice on and already had to cancel five games this season. Now, the Sharks are going to play in a game without having a single practice under their belts.

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