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Charlou Larronde, who moved to Malibu in 1951, died peacefully in her Carbon Beach home, surrounded by family on Jan. 26. She was born in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 1921, and recently celebrated her 94th birthday.
She traveled the world making memories and her most important priorities were her family of 25 and her friends.
Charlou leaves three daughters — Kristeen, Nita and Janine Larronde — a son-in-law — Brian Asher — eight grandchildren and eight great-
Fireworks bursting over Don Wildman’s Malibu beach on the Fourth of July worked as a metaphor for the evening that preceded the magnificent sky show.
Wildman generously hosted the holiday bash benefitting RainCatcher, which welcomed Saturday dozens of supporters for the nonprofit’s largest and third annual fundraiser.
The 101 Freeway is an almost insurmountable barrier for wildlife, but National Park Service researchers recently documented a successful crossing by the mountain lion known as P-55.
The big cat, one of the tiny population of native Malibu-area mountain lions, is only the fourth to survive the freeway crossing since the park service began keeping records on the local mountain lion population 15 years ago.
When people ask Malibu resident Fred Walecki if he’s a luthier, he likes to tell them flatly that he’s been thinking about becoming a Presbyterian.
He’ll let the joke rest for a second or two, which is more or less the amount of time it takes for a bright, wide smile to betray his deadpan humor.
For a few hours following the highest night tide of each full or new moon during spring and early summer, the California grunion leave the water to lay their eggs on Southern California’s sandy beaches from Point Conception north of Santa Barbara to Punta Abreojos in Baja California, Mexico.
The Backbone Trail, which traverses the entire length of Malibu following the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains from Point Mugu to Will Rogers State Beach, was one of 10 trail systems nationwide to receive a grant from the recreation and sports equipment retailer
REI’s “Every Trail Connects” program marks the first time the Backbone Trail has been in the national spotlight.
As he walked on stage wearing a red Hawaiian shirt, navy blue shorts, black athletic shoes and a Los Angeles Dodgers cap, actor Ed Asner was already in character.
He placed his cane on top of a side table, sat down and got comfortable. What followed was an 80-minute twist on what happens when certain parts of the body start to show their age.
“There’s much more to the prostate than meets the eye,” Asner told the audience.
Following a series of heavy rains throughout Malibu and Southern California in recent weeks, Pacific Coast Highway near the Ventura County line — between Yerba Buena Road and Las Posas Road — will remain closed for three to four more weeks, according to CalTrans.
“Last week’s heavy rains caused 12-15 mud, rock and debris slides along Pacific Coast Highway ... The mud came from the May 2013 Springs Fire burn area,” a press release from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriffs Station states.