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A fire that began in Woolsey Canyon near Simi Valley invaded Malibu Friday, Nov. 9. Check in for constant updates as the fire pushes through.
Bill Jones

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.

Chris Bashaw

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.

Chris Bashaw

Authorities recovered this morning the body of previously missing 30-year-old Jenny Lorber in the ocean near the Paradise Cove shoreline, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

22nd Century Media Staff

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.

Chris Bashaw

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.

Chris Bashaw

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.”

Ashleigh Fryer
Malibu lost a brilliant mind, a loving husband and father and an all-around good guy - and the entertainment industry lost a highly successful and effective executive who fostered the career of many artists and acts - when Ken Pedersen, 63, passed away on March 18, surrounded by his loving family.
Heather Warthen

Tris Imboden, of the band Chicago, has traveled around the world and back behind a set of drums.

But at home in Malibu, he is able to unwind a bit, and he recently offered his expert opinion to young, aspiring musicians during the Malibu Rotary Club’s annual choral competition at Pepperdine last month. It was here that the Surfside caught up with Imboden. 

“I’m delighted to serve the community of Malibu by judging this competition,” Imboden said. “I’m not able to give back as much as I wish I could because often I am on the road.”

Lauren Finkler

An audience of approximately two dozen braved the rain on Saturday, Jan. 10, for the debut of the Malibu Playhouse’s new interview series,  “A Conversation With.”

“It’s like a Malibu version of ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio,’” series producer Diane Namm told the Malibu Surfside News. The series will feature one-on-one talks with actors, directors and writers.

“It’s a great way to involve people in the playhouse,” Namm said. “It’s just an hour but the best hour ever.”

Chris Bashaw

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