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Many Malibu residents have never seen one, but scorpions are surprisingly common in Malibu and while none of the local species are considered dangerous, they can deliver a painful sting.
Often described as bugs, scorpions are actually arthropods, and are more closely related to spiders than they are to true insects.
Scorpions occasionally turn up inside a house or garage, but most encounters occur outdoors and sting reports tend peak in late summer, when humans are more likely to be outside at night and to go barefoot.
The golden era of roadside attractions is long gone, but there was a time when Cape Cod cottages and Tiki kitsch were a key part of Malibu’s mojo.
The restaurants and hotels are all gone, or remodeled past recognizing, but ephemera like postcards, matchboxes and menus preserve a record of Malibu’s gloriously goofy past, and in many cases, TV and films shot on location offer a glimpse of vanished local landmarks.
In a series of six episodes, five Malibu High School students and competitors on the Malibu Sharks Surf Team will show viewers worldwide what it’s like to be a teen surfer in Malibu.
“Surfers,” a reality television show produced by AwesomenessTV – a YouTube-based production company with more than 550 million video views and 2 million subscribers – uploaded its first episode Saturday, Jan. 3, and garnered more than 63,000 views in less than seven days.
By early 2016, a piece of Malibu history along Pacific Coast Highway will get a makeover.
Property owners Alessandro Zampedri and Matthew Goodwin, armed with a team of local experts, are currently giving the old Surfrider Beach Club hotel across from Surfrider Beach a new look that Zampedri says “will bring this piece of Malibu history back to its heyday.”
The Ranch at Solstice Canyon — a four-part, food, drink and fashion destination — has now opened on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on the five-acre property that formerly housed the BeauRivage restaurant.
Purchased from Daniel Forge two years ago by Morris Gerson Family, Inc. — creator of Malibu Cafe at the Calamigos Ranch off of Kanan Road in Malibu — renovations and improvements to the property were halted by a fire that caused $400,000 in damage less than a week after property was sold.
Family and police are searching for Bruce Yasmeh, a 62-year-old man from Encino, California, who has not been seen by his family since Thursday, Oct. 20.
Ventura County police located Yasmeh’s vehicle in Malibu on Thursday, parked just north of the county line, stated the Lost Hills Sheriffs Station in a Facebook post on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Malibu’s Hunter McIntyre is a hunter through and through.
The moment the 6-foot-2, 178-pound pro obstacle racer steps into a competition, he is sizing up his opponents, picking apart their weaknesses and planning his attack. That mentality was what McIntyre believes set him apart in Season 4 of “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge,” in which the 27-year-old emerged victorious among eight of the top dogs from previous seasons. The show premiered Sunday, Jan. 22, on CMT.