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Scott Steepleton, Editor
10:34 pm PDT August 9, 2020

We are humbled by the enthusiasm readers and businesses showed for the Aug. 6 special edition of Malibu Surfside News.

When we paused publication back in March, we knew it would turn heads. After all, you look to us every week for news about the greatest town on Earth.

It’s not like we stopped putting together an award-winning product. It’s just that, because of the punches the pandemic has thrown businesses, we started presenting news in a different way.

Our website,, has all the same stories as did the weekly publication. But it also has breaking news and timely updates — throughout the day if necessary — that you can’t get in a weekly print newspaper.

We also can “push” headlines right to your device, and with email subscriptions, you’ll never miss a breaking news story.

Our digital reports also can be found on Twitter ( and Facebook (

I came aboard as editor along the way, and I’m a big fan of video news, which is why you are seeing more of this type of reporting on our website, which is accessible on your computer, tablet, phone — everywhere you consume the news.

I want to hear from you, be it a story tip, letter to the editor, poem or a fantastic photo.

To the businesses that helped make that special edition happen, thank you.

To the readers who count on us for the news, please consider giving our advertisers your business.

We’ll get through this and be better on the other side because we are Malibu strong.

Scott Steepleton is editor of Malibu Surfside News. You can reach him at