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Michel Shane (left), Laureen Sills (second from left) and three children who are part of the SEA Program take the stage to auction off an item during the Stars and Sea Gala on Thursday, May 7, at Casa Escobar in Malibu. Alex Vejar/22nd Century Media
Jonathan Banks (right) talks to Ellen and Michel Shane during the Stars and Sea Gala on Thursday, May 7, at Casa Escobar in Malibu. Photos by Alex Vejar/22nd Century Media
Malibu resident Kevin Cozen bids on a silent auction item during the Stars and Sea Gala.
Taylor Phelan performs an original song during the gala benefitting the Emily Shane Foundation.
Benjamin Seng paints on a canvas at Casa Escobar in Malibu.
Alex Vejar, Staff Writer
12:35 pm PDT May 12, 2015

Friends of the Shane family and other community members gathered at Casa Escobar in Malibu on Thursday, May 7, for the Stars and Sea Gala. 

The event was hosted by the Emily Shane Foundation and sought to raise money for the SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) program, which was started by the foundation and helps struggling children and teens perform better in school.