The Firestone Fieldhouse at Pepperdine University is nothing to write home about. Much of the seating consists of wooden benches that look like church pews and the space feels cramped overall. The arena feels more like a glorified high school gym than the site for Division 1 college sports events in an affluent town like Malibu.
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More than 400 members of the public participated in a Caltrans scoping meeting to discuss the proposed Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge, and not one person present openly opposed the project.
Instead, the plan to build a wildlife corridor over the 101 Freeway received universal acclaim from officials and the public at the two-hour event at King Gillette Ranch.
A few participants commented that the unanimous approval was unprecedented.
It’s often important to remember your roots and not forget where you came from. It’s something the owners and staff at Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch believe in firmly, as they use the cafe’s menu as a way to acknowledge the cowboy lifestyle the Malibu ranch was once known for.
“It’s super casual here and our menu is very country kitchen,” said Valentino Caceres, general manager of Malibu Cafe.
Malibu, are you ready to Zap Those Cows?
If you are, whip out your iPhones and iPads and type that title into the App Store to download Malibu resident Sam Burton’s new game, which launched on Monday, Sept. 15.
Burton – a 14-year-old Malibu High School sophomore – spent approximately four months writing Zap Those Cows, with the hope that the game could help support two charities: the United Kingdom-wide Anaphylaxis Campaign and the worldwide Child’s Play.
A dead body was found washed up on the beach in the 20500 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
The body of what appeared to be an adult male was spotted on the shore at 1:24 p.m., said Malibu/Lost Hills Sgt. Tui Wright. All units responded, along with members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Wright said homicide detectives are currently investigating the incident and the body has not yet been identified.
Check back with the Surfside News as the story develops.
In the same room on Galahad Drive where 16-year-old Barbie Herron and Amber Laforet began their friendship, 22 years later, the pair returned to fill the space with a new set of memories, this time as business partners and co-founders of Head Regal.
“That room where I lived with Barbie for a summer when we were 16 became our first office,” Laforet said. “Basically, our business was born in one night over sushi. We came back into each other’s lives after all these years and we just absolutely connected — it was magnetic.”
Kenneth Robinson, educator, best-selling author, speaker and international advisor on education, was in the Malibu area on Wednesday, May 27, to talk about his vision and to tour MUSE, the school developed by Malibu resident and environmental activist Suzy Amis Cameron and her sister, educator Rebecca Amis, that embodies many of the ideas advocated by Robinson.
Longtime Malibu artist and surfer Warren Long has died. He was 62.
Long, best known for his whimsical paintings and furniture that featured fish, mermaids, angels and flying pigs, was also a teacher. He worked at the Malibu Garden School in the 1990s and his Big Rock beach studio — full of paintings and sketches of the found objects collected along the shore that he used as sculptural elements in his work — was always open to students and visitors.
They called it the “Ex-husband/dead-wife storage locker,” as an attempt at humor while carrying heavy burdens.
In it, Malibu couple Dave Teel and Nicole Fisher stored keepsakes from their exes so that one day, they could pass those items to their children.
County regulations, however, forced Teel, who is a Surfside News freelance photographer, and Fisher to give up the fire-strong shipping container, which was on their property when they bought it 11 years ago, Teel said.