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Opinion: Malibu children and families deserve an independent unified school district

April 8, 2021 by Karen Farrer, Malibu City Council Opinion

The hyphen in the title of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District says it all. That punctuation mark symbolizes the uneasy tension of trying to connect two distinctly different, non-contiguous communities into a single school system. It also...

Malibu Association of Realtors: 2020 – a year like no other

January 13, 2021 by Submitted Content Opinion, Contributing Columnists

By Susan Manners, executive director of the Malibu Association of Realtors.

During a challenging pandemic year, the Malibu Association of Realtors...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t let Silverstein style detract from substance

January 6, 2021 by Submitted Content Opinion, Letters to the Editor

I hope members of the Malibu City Council who are put off by Councilman Bruce Silverstein’s aggressive style won’t let that distract their focus from the substance of actions recommended by Silverstein. For the upcoming City Council...

State deals a sort of late hit to athletic competition

December 16, 2020 by Scott Steepleton, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Competitive sports may be barred for the time being, but Chris Neier, athletic director at Malibu High School, still sees excitement ahead.

“It’s going to be a wild next few...

Opinion: Superintendent says ‘critical time regarding Malibu unification efforts’

April 11, 2021 by Ben Drati, SMMUSD Superintendent Opinion

I am writing this letter to explain the status of unification efforts from my perspective as superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. For those who are wondering why I am writing about this topic at this crucial time...