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Memorial service for Malibu

Olympian draws many to

Malibu Jewish Center and

Synagogue, Page 4

The best around

Surfside reveals top vote-getters

in Year 1 of the Malibu

Choice Awards, Pages 27-46

Malibu copes with death of

local gem Tom Petty, Page 5

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform in Napa,

California, at the sold-out BottleRock festival in May.

The 66-year-old Malibu resident died Oct. 2 after going

into cardiac arrest.

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Silver Fox Walk

9 a.m. Oct. 12, Nicholas

Pond Trail, Malibu. The

Malibu Senior Center’s

monthly hiking group will

explore Nicholas Pond

Trail. The hike is led by an

experienced guide and will

be an easy difficulty level.

Bring water, a snack, sun

protection, and wear shoes

and clothing appropriate

for walking. For more information

about parking,

where to meet the group,

and to RSVP, call the Malibu

Senior Center at (310)

456-2489 ext. 357.

Grand Opening Party

5-8 p.m. Oct. 12, Sunroom,

3900 Cross Creek

Road #3A, Malibu. Sunroom

will host its grand

opening party with an Anna

Sheffield trunk show. Sheffield,

one of Sunroom’s

favorite jewelry designers,

will be bring special pieces

from her atelier in New

York City. The trunk show

will continue through the

weekend. Guests will enjoy

snacks and drinks and

will have the chance to win

a $250 gift card! All nonjewelry

merchandise will

be 10 percent off for the

entire day.


Medicare 101

12-1 p.m. Oct. 13, Malibu

City Hall Zuma Room,

23825 Stuart Ranch Road.

The Malibu Senior Center’s

Finance Friday returns with

Medicare 101, presented by

Medicare expert Samuel

Schwartz. Questions are

welcome. A light lunch will

be provided for those who

RSVP. All are welcome to

attend. Participants must

RSVP to (310) 456-2489

ext. 357.

Classical Guitar Concert

3 p.m. Oct. 13, Malibu

Library, 23519 Civic Center

Way. Pepperdine musicians

will perform a Classical

Guitar Concert. For

more information, call

(310) 456-6438.



9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14,

Palisades Park, Ocean Ave.,

Santa Monica. The Allied

Artists of the Santa Monica

Mountains and Seashore

will gather for a paint-out,

including a 9 a.m. demonstration

by watercolor

artist Tim Kitz. A positive

group critique will be held

at noon and a pot luck will

follow. All plein air artists

and art enthusiasts are

welcome to participate,

no membership required.

Bring art supplies, water,

lunch, sunscreen and repellent,

hat and walking shoes.

The group will meet across

the street from 201 Ocean

Towers (201 Ocean Ave.).

Rain cancels the paint-out.

For more information, visit, follow

the group on Facebook or

contact Bruce Trentham

at (818) 397-1576 or bm or

Russell Hunziker at (310)

500-6584 or hunz1234@

Pie Festival

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14,

Malibu United Methodist

Church, 30128 Morning

View Drive. The 28th annual

pie festival will be held

in the courtyard. There will

be live music, food, pie, a

Brazilian Capoeira circle,

arts and crafts, games, and

face painting.

Pepperdine Wind Ensemble

1 p.m. Oct. 14, Pepperdine

Smothers Theatre,

24255 Pacific Coast

Highway. This concert is

directed by Tony Cason.

Free tickets to concerts are

available for Pepperdine

students, faculty, and staff

with ID.


Chamber Health and

Wellness Fair

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15,

Colony Plaza parking lot,

23733 Malibu Road. The

Malibu Chamber of Commerce

will host a Health

and Wellness Fair complete

with demonstrations,

speakers and performers.

To participate or sponsor

the event, contact ceo@ or call (310)


Ko-Eun Yi Piano Concert

2 p.m. Oct. 15, Pepperdine

University Raitt

Recital Hall, 24255 PCH.

Korean pianist Ko-Eun Yi,

a winner of the 2013 CAG

Victor Elmaleh Competition,

will play her program

“The Glory,” featuring

Massiaen’s Twenty Ways

of Looking at the Infant

Jesus and Liszt’s Poetic

and Religious Harmonies.

Tickets cost $28 and can

be purchased at arts.pepper or by calling (310)



Caregiver Support Group

3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 16,

Malibu City Hall Zuma

Room, 23825 Stuart Ranch

Road. The Malibu Senior

Center hosts a free Caregiver

Support Group to provide

a safe and confidential

place for caregivers to express

their true feelings,

feel understood, and obtain

helpful information from

peers and professionals.

The program is facilitated

by Nurse Practitioner Susan

Quillian and sponsored

by The Listening Post.

For more information, call

(310) 456-2489 ext. 357.

Planning Commission

6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Malibu

City Hall Council Chambers,

23825 Stuart Ranch

Road. The Malibu Planning

Commission will hold its

regular meeting. For details,

call (310) 456-2489

ext. 374 or email kstecko@


Cooking and Conversation

10 a.m.-noon Oct. 17,

Malibu City Hall Multipurpose

Room, 23825 Stuart

Ranch Road. Join this twohour

cooking class with

Philippa Sklaar, chef and

caterer to celebrities. Attendees

will learn how to

make an appetizer, entrée

and dessert. The class costs

$20. Spots are limited, so

participants must RSVP to

(310) 456-2489 ext. 357.

Locals Lunch

11:30 a.m. Oct. 17,

Malibu Seafood, 25653

PCH. Socialize with fellow

Malibu locals over lunch.

Bring your favorite beverage.

Call the Malibu Senior

Center at (310) 456-2489

ext. 357 to RSVP.


Fall Fest

6-7:30 p.m. Thursday,

Oct. 19, Malibu Presbyterian

sanctuary, 3324 Malibu

Canyon Road. All fourth

and fifth graders are invited

to a night of food, pumpkin

decorating, glow in the dark

games and more. Please

bring your own pumpkin.

For more information, call

(310) 456-1611.

Pepperdine Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

19, Pepperdine Smothers

Theatre, 24255 PCH.

This concert is directed by

Tony Cason. Free tickets

for orchestra concerts are

available for Pepperdine

students, faculty, and staff

with ID.


Malibu Community Jazz


6:30-9 p.m. second and

fourth Wednesdays of the

month, Malibu City Hall

Civic Theater, 23825 Stuart

Ranch Road. The Malibu

Community Jazz Ensemble

meets. All ages are welcome;

participants should

be able to read music and

experience in jazz music

is a plus. Brass, woodwind

and keyboard players are

highly desired. For more

information, contact Dick

Hinson at rchwdm@gmail.

com or (515) 778-2333 or

Paige Gomez at pgomez@ (310) 456-

2489 ext. 279.

Open Meditation Group

Thursday evenings, behind

Ralphs Market, 23841

Malibu Road, Malibu. For

18 years an open meditation

group which is warm

and welcoming has offered

a interlude of peace and

support on Thursday evenings.

Call Carol at (310)

456 3591 or email green for directions

and details.

An Evening with Bob


6 p.m. Tuesdays, Alo

House Recovery Centers,

28955 Pacific Coast Highway

#200, Malibu. This

free community event

features speaker Bob Forrest.

Forrest will share his

views on recovery and the

treatment industry, as well

as his life and music. It is

an evening of storytelling

and valuable insight from a

man with an inspiring journey.

For more information,

call (888) 466-9042.

Have an item for calendar?

Deadline is noon Thursdays.

To submit an item to the calendar,

email news@malibus News

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 3

malibu city Council

City hires firm to probe proposed FEMA maps

With FEMA’s appeal

deadline nearing,

council expects

report in two weeks

lauren coughlin, Editor

The clock is ticking.

With the Nov. 6 deadline

to appeal the Federal

Emergency Management

Agency’s proposed floodplain

maps approaching,

the council received a staff

update on the topic Monday,

Oct. 9.

The City has hired consulting

firm Moffatt and

Nichol to investigate the

matter, and the firm is expected

to bring its findings

to the council’s Oct. 23


Moffatt and Nichol similarly

challenged the newly

proposed FEMA floodplain

maps in Ventura and Dana


Firm representative Aaron

Holloway noted during

the meeting that some

sections of the Dana Point

maps were revised, while

the firm’s recommendations

and comments are not

expected to be accepted in


All appeals must be science-based.

“We’ll at least be able to

explain why the numbers

are what they are, whether

we agree with them or don’t

agree with them,” Holloway

explained of what the

firm will study in Malibu.

Assistant Public Works

Director Rob DuBoux said

that the firm’s report will

then serve as the City’s

compass as to whether or

not it should appeal the proposed


“If an appeal is accepted

by FEMA, changes are

made to the Preliminary

Floodplain Maps and a new

90-day appeal period commences,”

an agenda supplement

noted. “If appeals

are not accepted, the maps

are finalized by FEMA.”

At the Malibu City

Council’s previous meeting

on Sept. 25, the council

and members of the public

asked for clarity on how

the maps were created. The

proposed maps include elevation

rises between 2 and

18 feet, as well as some

lower elevations, when

compared with the existing

2008 maps, an agenda

supplement noted.

The council had further

hoped to see a FEMA representative

at the Oct. 9

meeting, but that wish was

not granted.

“Unfortunately they’re all

in Florida and Houston and

Puerto Rico working on all

the devastation they have

had out there,” DuBoux

told the council. “ ... They

wish that they could be

here tonight, but, obviously,

they’re a little busy.”

FEMA did reportedly offer

an olive branch, though,

telling DuBoux that the

council can relay questions

to him, and FEMA will respond

to him.

The questions from the

public and council alike appear

to be plentiful.

“The maps assume water

is going to behave in a

way that’s totally foreign to

me, that we’d have mounds

of water that are 15 feet

above adjacent properties,”

Malibu Realtor Paul

Grisanti said during public


Round it up

A brief recap of action from the

Monday, Oct. 9 meeting of the

Malibu City Council

• The Malibu City Council unanimously

supported an ordinance

that bans self-regenerating water

softeners in the Civic Center

area. City Attorney Christi Hogin

defined the area as “the area

served by or from properties

connected to the Civic Center

wastewater treatment facility.”

• The council delayed a decision

on Coastal Development Permit

extensions and expirations. The

Grisanti pinpointed Broad

Beach and Malibu Road as

two particularly curious areas.

Malibu resident Lloyd

Ahern also expressed skepticism

of the maps.

“There’s so many questions

to be asked so I just

hope we really get into this,

because it’s beyond not

fair,” he said.

Any developers who apply

for permits in the near

future will receive information

from the City regarding

the proposed FEMA

floodplain maps, and projects

will be evaluated based

on the proposed maps.

Otherwise, an agenda

supplement noted, “property

owners could be subject

to substantially increased

flood insurance premiums

or possibly denied flood insurance.”

Still, Mayor Skylar Peak

noted that the uncertainty

regarding the maps created

a rather frustrating limbo,

as he said the maps could

show a 10-foot difference a

year from now.

item is expected to return at its

Oct. 23 meeting.

• Councilmember Laura Rosenthal

and Mayor Pro Tem Rick Mullen

were unanimously elected to

a newly formed school district

separation ad hoc committee.

• The council unanimously voted

in support of a motion brought

forward by Rosenthal to send a

letter asking the Federal Administration

to protect Malibu’s

coast “by banning new offshore

oil and gas drilling, fracking,

and other well stimulation in

Peak added that it was

“very hard to understand

the threshold of difference”

in some areas.

Councilmember Jefferson

“Zuma Jay” Wagner

further added that Broad

Beach could see changes

due to the proposed sand

replenishment project.

If adopted as is, the maps

would go into effect on August


City talks more plastic

product bans

On the heels of its expanded

polystyrene ban,

the City is now exploring

other ways to limit plastic

products sold in Malibu.

The council unanimously

supported the creation of

a proposal that would ban

plastic straws. Peak proposed

an implementation

timeline of June 2018, and

the policy will return to the

council for final approval.

Councilmember Lou La

Monte said banning plastic

straws “makes a tremendous

amount of sense,”

and Councilmember Laura

Rosenthal said she strongly

supported it, saying it was

an “obvious problem.”

Assistant City Attorney

Jane Abzug noted that Seattle,

Washington, recently

banned plastic straws, with

a July 2018 implementation


The City’s existing polystyrene

ban, which went

into effect this January,

does include the prohibition

of polystyrene straws,

though Environmental Sustainability

Director Craig

George said compliance

is still in the works with

some fast-food vendors in


“It’s a cultural shift,” he

said. “It takes some time to

do, but we’ve been in touch

with [the] McDonald’s corporate


The City also received

direction to research the

possibility of banning plastic

beverage bottle sales

in the City. That proposal

drew concerns from representatives

of the American

Beverage Association and

federal and state waters off

the California coast, and urging

that no new federal oil and gas

leasing be permitted in all U.S.

waters, including off the coast of


• Councilmember Jefferson “Zuma

Jay” Wagner, who is also a

Malibu Adamson House Foundation

board member, announced

that the San Salvador replica

ship will no longer be visiting

Malibu Pier this weekend due to

a perceived anchoring issue. The

board hopes to try to reschedule

the visit for next year, he said.

International Bottled Water

Association, each of which

sent a representative to the


Mayor Pro Tem Rick

Mullen said he hoped the

City would work with those

organizations if and when it

moves forward with a plastic

bottle ban.

Peak noted that glass,

aluminum and paper containers

are readily available

for most products.

“Some manufacturers

don’t offer it, but they will

adapt,” he said, adding that

the amount of plastic in the

ocean was “unacceptable.”

The council also gave

staff the OK to budget for

water-filling stations at

City parks. City Manager

Reva Feldman said the

items would be added to the

midyear budget.

Lastly, the council discussed

the lack of available

recycling spots within the

city. Wagner proposed that

the staff explore potential

locations for a recycling


4 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news News

In Memoriam

Malibu honors late Olympian David Torrence

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Sorrowful souls sought

solace as they gathered Saturday,

Oct. 7, at the Malibu

Jewish Center and Synagogue

to celebrate the life

of Olympic 5,000-meter

runner David Torrence, of


Torrence, 31, died Aug.

28 in Arizona, where he

trained with elite training

center Altis World.

World-class athletes, runners

and coaching staff

from Torrence’s alma mater

Loyola High School,

and Torrence’s friends and

family from as far away as

Peru — the native nation of

Torrence’s mother, Malibu

Realtor Bianca Torrence —

gathered to grieve, comfort

one another, and remember

the tragic loss of a worldclass

middle-distance runner.

Torrence had a phenomenal

work ethic, an infectious

smile and a good-natured

manner. He was at the

apex of his running career.

He ran for Peru’s national

team in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro

Brazil Olympics, and

was an Olympic finalist,

placing 15th.

A professional runner for

almost a decade, he held the

world record in the indoor

4-by-800-meter relay, and

the American records in the

indoor 1,000 meter and the

outdoor 4-by-1,500-meter

relays. His personal record

in the mile was 3:52.01.

Running for Peru’s national

team, he set the Peruvian

record in the mile when he

won the event at the Adrian

Martinez Classic in 3 minutes,

53.21 seconds.

He attended California

Berkeley where he excelled

A display at David Torrence’s Oct. 7 memorial service displays his many race bibs.

Photos Submitted

in track and field and was

an inspiration to his fellow


Coach Eduardo (Lalo)

Diaz explained how he saw

Torrence’s potential as a

world class runner and how

Torrence was instrumental

in creating Loyola’s nationally

recognized cross country


“I liken the accomplishments

of David Torrence

and others in his team to

those of Steve Prefontaine,

who created the University

of Oregon program,” Diaz

said. “David will always

remain a legacy at Loyola

High School. We are now

ranked No. 2 in the nation.”

The anguish resulting

from losing such an amazing

athlete, and by all accounts

an amazing person, was palpable

throughout the jampacked

memorial service.

Yet, throughout all the

“He was too good for this world.

He made you want to live to your

fullest potential.”

Celeste Palomino — cousin of Malibuite David

Torrence, who died Aug. 28

kind words, the recounting

of life experiences

with David, and the tender

moments where all collectively

cried, one recurrent

reality was revealed.

“Inspirational — he was

so inspirational,” said his

cousin, Celeste Palomino.

“He was too good for this

world. He made you want

to live to your fullest potential.”

His aunt Carmen Koros,

from Peru, told the crowd

why he was so lightning


“We are all descendants

of the Incas of Peru,” Koros

said. “David was a

chasqui, the runners of the

Incan empire who were

young men who traveled

high in the mountains from

village to village. David

had this running ability in

his veins.”

Fellow athlete David

Berry tearfully said: “You

were a force, a role model,

an inspiration to those that

already inspired. ... You

will still be truly missed,

by me, the rest of the

David Torrence (middle) is pictured with his sister Sylvie

(left) and his mother, Bianca Torrence.

world, the running community

and of course your


There were moments of

loving levity, including

comments by track and

field athlete Alysia Montaño,

who recalled Torrence’s

love for ice cream

and how his influence

helped her navigate her

first year as a professional

athlete overseas.

“One of the greatest

things he helped me recognize

is relaxing and

enjoying life,” she said.

“We’re all a part of success;

ice cream was often

a part of the enjoying life

experience for David. One

evening, I’d told him that

I could not have any ice

cream because I was full.

“He exclaimed ‘Full?

Full? How could you be

[too] full for ice cream?

It just fills in the cracks?’

And that is what David

did, he filled in the cracks

of life with goodness.”

The cataclysmic cracks

in the lives of those

touched by the sudden loss

of Torrence will take a

long time to repair. News

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 5

Malibu bids adieu to ‘one-of-a-kind’ music legend

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

The news hit like a thunderbolt:

Malibu’s beloved

and adored Tom Petty —

an iconic musician, songwriter,

record producer and

performer — died of cardiac

arrest at 66 years old.

After clinging to his life

for a harrowing day on

Oct. 2 — when fans worldwide

desperately tweeted

encouragements such as

“Knowing you won’t back

down, Tom!” — the legendary

musician died, surrounded

by family, friends

and members of his band.

The news left a grieving

Malibu and the world a

more hollow place.

Petty had just finished a

nationwide, sold-out tour

days before at the Hollywood

Bowl, and he was

soaring on the wave of his

band’s first No. 1 record in


Malibu Surfside News

chatted with locals who

knew him, who grew up

with him here in Malibu,

who loved him dearly, and

who struggled to grasp the

concept of a Malibu without


Malibu was special to

Petty, and Petty was so very

special to Malibu.

“Aw man!” Cisco Adler

said. “One of my fondest

memories of music and

Malibu was wandering into

The Malibu Inn on a random

evening to find Tom

Petty on the little stage

playing for kicks. A rockster

hero and a normal Joe

at the same time. A very

hard mix to master.”

Others remembered Petty

as a down-to-earth, decent,

amiable guy. A man’s man.

“Tom represented a piece of old-school Malibu –

the great songsters, the rockers, the biggest rock

and roll musicians and songwriters in history. ...

This was a magical place for their art to thrive, for

them to collaborate with friends and to write some

of the biggest songs of their careers.”

Matt Diamond — Malibu music producer, on Tom Petty

Malibu producer Richard

Gibbs recalled that Petty

did one of his last interviews

at Gibbs’ recording

studio, The Woodshed.

“It was for the Defiant

Ones,” Gibbs said. “I was

very proud and honored to

host him.”

Gibbs called Petty “one

of a kind.”

“I’m a fellow Floridian

and he really liked it

when I mentioned ‘Dogtown,’

which is what Floridians

call his hometown

of Gainesville, Florida,”

Gibbs recalled. “He was

super cool, a very low-key

guy. What you see is what

you get, a very sweet guy.”

Malibu music producer

Matt Diamond also remembers

Petty fondly.

“Growing up in Malibu,

The Malibu [Inn] was our

local watering hole and

place to see great live music,”

Diamond said. “We all

got to see Tom Petty perform

at The Malibu a handful

of times. He performed

at The Malibu Inn for his

50th birthday.”

Petty was also known to

perform at the Malibu Performing

Arts Center back in

the day, Diamond recalled.

“In the same place where

the City Council now holds

their weekly meetings, Tom

Petty had his first reunion

show with his original

band, Mudcrutch,” Diamond

recalled. “We all got

to produce that show; it was

really something special.

“The last moment I experienced

with Tom Petty

was at Cross Creek about

two years ago. I had just

written an article on Roy

Orbison and the Traveling

Wilburys. I got to share the

article with Tom, his son,

and his wife. He was so

blown away that we shared

a hug for about five minutes.”

Petty was one of Malibu’s

gems, as well as a music

legend known worldwide

for his genius in composing

and performing.

Malibu was Petty’s

home. It was a place where

he could relax and create in


“Tom represented a piece

of old-school Malibu – the

great songsters, the rockers,

the biggest rock and roll

musicians and songwriters

in history,” Diamond said.

“They all loved Malibu.

They found refuge here.

This was a magical place

for their art to thrive, for

them to collaborate with

friends and to write some

of the biggest songs of their

careers. They felt the magic

that Malibu had to offer and

it clearly transcended.”

Petty’s music will live on

for many decades. And so

too will the moments that

Malibu shared with Petty.





Tuesday , 7 PM

October 24

Malibu City Hall

23825 Stuart Ranch Rd.

FREE event



Tom Petty —

pictured here


with Tom

Petty and the


on June 9 in

Pittsburgh —

was known to

play at Malibu

spots such

as The Malibu

Inn and

the Malibu


Arts Center.

The 66-yearold


died Oct. 2.

Jack Fordyce/



Jeannette Walls offers readers a

glimpse into the joys and struggles of her

childhood, her life, and her charismatic

but dysfunctional family. “The Glass

Castle” has sold over 4.5 million copies,

has been translated into 30 languages, and

was produced as a feature film starring

Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts

showing in theaters in July 2017.

RSVP are required

to RSVP, call 310-456-6438 or


6 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news News

Horse lovers trot to novice clinic

Trancas Riders

and Ropers cover

the essentials at

introductory event

Suzy Demeter

Freelance Reporter

Eva Colangelo, 2, an avid horse lover who watches a horse documentary each

night, interacts with Kufa during the Trancas Riders and Ropers Horse Clinic 101

demonstration on Oct. 1. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

Two-year-old Eva Colangelo

wore a broad smile

on her face Oct. 1, as she

admired a beautiful brownand-white


“She loves horses,” said

her dad, Nick Colangelo.

“We watch a documentary

on horses every night.”

The Trancas Riders and

Ropers Horse Clinic 101

demonstration was the perfect

opportunity for Eva

and other horse lovers in

the Malibu community to

get acquainted with horses.

“This is a new idea that

we’re trying to get out

there, even if they don’t

have horses, to get people

more interested,” said Sydney

Latta-Brown, instructor

for the introductory lesson,

which primarily catered to


The demonstration included

lessons on the

anatomy of the horse, the

order of putting on tack and

grooming essentials.

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strated brushing technique

on Kufa, a horse owned

by Megan Manion, who

also brought her miniature

horse, John Henry.

“The biggest thing is

body language,” Latta-

Brown explained. “If the

ears are pinned all the way

back, she doesn’t like what

we’re doing.”

When Kufa lowered her

head, she pointed out, it

was a sign that she was liking

the grooming.

“Part of horsemanship is

taking care of horses,” she

added. “Part of it is building

the relationship with

the horse.”

Sydney held a chart that

displayed the proper names

for parts of the horse’s anatomy,

and she compared the

chart to Kufa.

“Everything you do with

the horse, you do on the left

side,” she explained, noting

that includes mounting and


Please see Ropers, 10

Instructor Sydney Latta-Brown explains a horse’s

anatomy during the Horse Clinic 101.

Paul Manion brushes his daughter Megan’s miniature

horse, John Henry.

Harper Effertz, of the Trancas Riders and Ropers, pets

Kufa as her son, Caleb, hams it up for the camera during

the horse clinic on Oct. 1. News

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 7

A cycle of love

Annual seven-day Pablove Across America Benefit Ride ends in Malibu

Approximately 40 riders for Pablove Foundation arrive in Malibu. The

annual event began nine years ago when Jeff Castelaz and Jo Ann

Thrailkill lost their 6-year-old son to a rare form of cancer.

At Trancas Country

Market after the

ride, a check for

$250,000 was

presented to Muller

Fabbri, a doctor at

Children’s Hospital

Los Angeles,

in support of

pediatric cancer


Emerson Herter

give his dad,

Blair Herter, a

big hug when

he arrives at

Malibu’s Trancas

Country Market

after completing

the Pablove

Across America

Benefit Ride on

Saturday, Oct.

7. The event

raised funds

for the Pablove


which supports

pediatric cancer


Photos by Suzy


Century Media

County officials warn

public about West Nile

Staff Report

There have been 121

cases of West Nile virus and

eight deaths tied to the mosquito-transmitted


in Los Angeles County as

of Oct. 4, according to The

Los Angeles County Department

of Public Health.

Meanwhile, no instances

of the Zika virus infection

have been reported in the


“However, the Aedes

mosquito that can carry

and spread Zika is present

in some areas of the county

posing a risk that infection

could occur here,” a release

from the LA County Department

of Public Health states.

“Since 2015, 116 infections,

including 10 infections this

year, have been reported

among people traveling to

those areas becoming infected

and carrying the infection

back to LA County.”

The department took part

in a Sept. 25 press conference

on the topic and has

since launched a public

health campaign dubbed

“It’s Not Just A Bite.”

The department also organized

teams to deliver informational

packets to businesses

and other locations

across the county.

Jeffrey Gunzenhauser,

interim health officer for

Los Angeles County, noted

several steps to decrease

risk of mosquito-borne diseases,

including using mosquito

repellents that contain

EPA-registered ingredients

like DEET and wearing

long-sleeved shirts and long

pants while outdoors.

For more on the campaign,







8 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news News

City takes home environmental

achievement awards from ILG

Submitted by the City of Malibu

The City of Malibu received a Beacon

Spotlight Award from the Institute for Local

Government for outstanding achievements

to address climate change, promote

energy innovation and create more sustainable


ILG recognized the City of Malibu with

a Gold Level Award for 14 percent energy

savings and a Silver Level Award in sustainability

best practices.

“Malibu’s natural beauty is world famous,

and a big part of the reason why

people love living here,” said Mayor Skylar

Peak. “So it’s a very proud moment

when the City is recognized as an environmental

leader for our efforts to protect the

earth and our community for current and

future generations.”

To reduce its energy use, the City moved

operations into a new and more energyefficient

City Hall building in 2011. The

building’s energy-saving design features

include Solatube skylights, more ambient

light, energy-saving window coatings, and

motion-activated and timed lighting systems.

The City’s general sustainability practices

include environmentally friendly

purchasing, a green vehicle fleet, electric

vehicle charging stations, PCH bike route

Please see Environment, 14


Certified O.W.T.S.

and N.A.W.T.

Septic inspectors

for all single family,

multi-family and

commercial properties.

Martin Gonzalez (left), executive director

of the Institute for Local Government,

presents Malibu Mayor Pro Tem Rick

Mullen with environmental honors given

to the City of Malibu. Photo Submitted


• Residential • Commercial •


McDermott Pumping has provided excellent service to Malibu for over 23 years!


Only 50 spots available

for City’s first aid class

Submitted by the City of Malibu

The City of Malibu will be offering a

free Crisis First Aid Class for Malibu community

members from 12-1 p.m. on Saturday,

Oct. 21, at City Hall.

“We are all shocked and saddened by the

senseless shooting that took so many innocent

lives in Las Vegas, and we know that

violent incidents can happen anywhere,” said

Mayor Skylar Peak. “Many lives were saved

in Las Vegas by capable bystanders who acted

quickly. One of the best things we can do

to be prepared, and to feel more secure, is to

get some basic emergency first aid training.”

When tragedy strikes, it is often up to

bystanders to administer emergency first

aid until professional first responders arrive.

The class will cover the first aid skills

needed to help save a life in a crisis situation,

including patient assessment, opening

the airway, bleeding control and handsonly

CPR. Minutes can sometimes mean

the difference between life and death, and

these skills may help save the life of a family

member or friend.

The class is meant to be a basic skills

training for immediate life safety during

the short time between a life-threatening

injury and the arrival of paramedics. The

class does not provide comprehensive first

aid certification.

The class size is limited to 50 people;

early RSVPs are strongly encouraged. To

RSVP, or for more information, call Public

Safety Manager Susan Dueñas at (310)

456-2489 ext. 313 or email SDuenas@

Bestselling author up next in

Malibu Library Speaker Series

Early RSVPs recommended for

Jeannette Walls’ presentation

Submitted by the City of Malibu

The 2017 Malibu Library Speaker Series

continues with Jeannette Walls, journalist

and author of the best-selling memoir “The

Glass Castle,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24,

at Malibu City Hall.

“I applaud the Cultural Arts Commission

and the Malibu Library for consistently

bringing in world-class authors, performers,

athletes, scientists and filmmakers who discuss

subjects that are relevant and important

to Malibu residents,” said Mayor Skylar

Peak. “Every Speaker Series event offers education,

entertainment and enlightenment.”

In “The Glass Castle,” Walls offers readers

a glimpse into the joys and struggles of

her childhood, her life, and her charismatic

but dysfunctional family. The memoir has

sold over 4.5 million copies in the U.S., has

been translated into 30 languages, and was

developed into a major motion picture starring

Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts that

opened in July 2017. Space will be extremely

limited, so early RSVPs are recommended.

“The Glass Castle” has been on The New

York Times’ bestseller list for more than

six years and was named one of the “Top

10 Books of the Decade” by

Walls’ life story gives hope to those facing

challenges and makes them realize anything

is possible. Her follow-up to “The Glass

Castle,” “Half Broke Horses: A True Life

Novel,” was an immediate New York Times

bestseller and was called “essential reading”

by Library Journal.

Her latest book, “The Silver Star,” is also

a New York Times bestseller that critics

have called a captivating, read-in-one-sitting,

coming-of-age adventure.

The event features a Q&A with Walls and

a book signing, and a reception with refreshments.

The event is free and open to all, but

space is limited, so RSVPs are required.

Malibu City Hall is located at 23825 Stuart

Ranch Road. For more information, or

to RSVP, visit

Speakers or call the Malibu Library at (310)

456-6438. News

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 9

Police Reports

Alleged thief breaks parked car’s window on PCH to steal cigars and iPhone from it

A cigar case, cigars and

an iPhone with charger reportedly

were stolen from

a vehicle on Pacific Coast

Highway on Sept. 28.

The alleged victim said

an unknown person(s) shattered

the front passenger’s

side window and took the

items from the center console.

The victim stated his

vehicle also was burglarized

a week prior.

Oct. 3

• A black Dell laptop computer

and charger, and

black Lenovo laptop computer

and charger reportedly

were stolen from a

vehicle at 25653 Pacific

Coast Highway. The alleged

victim said he parked

his vehicle at the location

while having lunch, but did

not lock the doors. Upon

returning, he discovered an

unknown person(s) had entered

the vehicle and taken

the items from the back,

passenger’s side seat.

• A blue zip-up duffle bag

containing mail and personal

documents reportedly

was stolen from a residence

on Sea Level Drive.

The alleged victim said he

fell asleep at home, and

was woken up by his dog

barking. Upon investigating,

he discovered several

drawers and cabinets open,

and a dog door insert removed

in the downstairs

portion of the house. The

reporting officer noted the

house was ransacked and

the likely point of entry for

the suspect(s) was the sliding

door containing the dog

door. The alleged victim

later told the officer that he

found the duffle bag in front

of his neighbor’s house.

Sept. 29

• A double solar panel reportedly

was stolen from a

construction site on Malibu

Road. The alleged victim

said the suspect(s) entered

the construction site and

stole the solar panel from

his golf cart.

Sept. 28

• Silverware and a crystal

figurine reportedly were

stolen from a residence on

Malibu Country Drive. The

alleged victim said he left

his residence and secured

all of the doors. Upon returning,

he discovered the

utensil cabinet in the dining

room ransacked, and two

boxes containing silver dining

room utensils missing. A

crystal figurine was missing

from another cabinet. The

master bedroom and office

were also ransacked, and

the victim discovered the

mesh on an outside screen

door had been cut open.

Sept. 22

• A large, gray showerhead

and $5,000 in construction

tools reportedly were stolen

from a residence on Pacific

Coast Highway. The alleged

victim said he arrived home

and discovered a window had

been forced open. Upon investigating

further, he discovered

a showerhead missing. A

second alleged victim told the

reporting officer that several

construction tools were also

missing from the residence.


Surfside News police reports

are compiled from official

records on file at the Los

Angeles County Lost Hills/

Malibu Sheriff’s Department

headquarters. Anyone listed in

these reports is considered to

be innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of law.

Officials urge caution in spiny lobster season

Submitted by the Los

Angeles County Sheriff’s

Department Information


The United States Coast

Guard, Los Angeles County

Sheriff’s Department,

California Department of

Fish and Wildlife and local

public safety agencies

held a joint press conference

Sept. 28 to promote a

safe recreational California

spiny lobster season.

During last year’s spiny

lobster season, there were

six dive-related deaths and

two injuries in Southern


All divers are urged to

exercise caution and remember

these Top 5 safety

tips before diving:

• Have a medical assessment

by a doctor.

• Always dive with a

buddy, and leave details of

your dive trip with someone

ashore who will report

you overdue if you run into


• Plan your dive, follow

your plan and provide your

emergency plan to someone

on shore.

• Choose dives that

match your training, experience

and fitness level.

• Practice emergency

procedures, like dropping

your weight belt and inflating

your buoyancy compensator,

in a controlled



The normal hazards of

water sports and recreation

are more dangerous for

those spending time below

the surface. Strong ocean

rip currents can occur at

any time of year. Water

temperatures, limited air

supply, reliance on equipment

for survival, and the

lack of underwater rescue

capabilities all make it essential

that divers are fully

aware of their own limits

and prepared for all possible


Diving safety experts report

that many accidents

stem from people underestimating

the hazards associated

with diving, and overestimating

their own physical

fitness and skill levels. They

stress the importance of the

buddy system, planning, fitness

and medical issues, and

awareness of weather and

sea conditions.

Divers should not let

schedules, peer pressure

or costs push them beyond

their capabilities. People

who have invested time and

money to plan a dive trip,

or sport fishers anxious to

harvest fish during a set

season, may be tempted to

dive in unsafe conditions

or overexert themselves. It

is a good idea to have an

alternate activity planned

in case a dive trip has to

be canceled for weather,

equipment, or health problems.

For more information,

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From Page 6

Part of the demonstration

also emphasized

the order of tacking up a

horse, from pad, saddle,

girth and the bridle, the

latter of which is done

last when the rider is fully

geared up.

Attendees took turns

using a soft brush on the

heads of the ponies and

a firmer brush elsewhere.

Molly Manion demonstrated

brushing on John

Henry. Then, 11-year-old

Eliott Lefevre had the

opportunity to style the


Shari Bernath-Latte,

parliamentary president

for the Trancas Riders

and Ropers and mother of

Harper Effertz and Sydney

Latta-Brown, was also on

hand to answer questions.

“This is a family affair,”

she said. “We used to run

Malibu Pony Club while it

was a U.S. Pony Club. My

kids grew up here.”

The value of being

around the horses and

bringing the community

into the classes has the

benefit of easing apprehensions

and introducing

the bonding and calmness

in the presence of these

graceful creatures.

On Oct. 7, the Trancas

Riders and Ropers were

to offer a dressage clinic

with Shayne Dante, a

United States Dressage

Federation bronze and

silver medalist. Later this

month, on Oct. 22, the

group will hold its Shrimp

Show featuring costumed

riders and horses, and


Sharing something special

Annual Armenian picnic unites Malibu residents

for feast, music, dancing

Nearly 100 Armenian residents of Malibu gathered for the fifth annual Malibu Armenian

Community Picnic on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the La Costa Beach Club. The event was

hosted by 24-year local Malibu real estate agent Ani Dermenjian. Photo Submitted

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Malibu resident Janice Nikora submitted this photo of clouds at sunset.

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Malibu High senior invents germ-killing phone case

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

Malibu’s Bennett Cohen

readily describes himself

as both a germophobe and

a problem solver.

So it was only natural

that the 17-year-old

Malibu High School senior

would strive to solve

a cleanliness issue that he

once shared with roughly

two-thirds of America’s

population: a cellphone

covered in germs.

Cohen’s solution is a

germ-free phone case

which took him roughly

a year to create. The invention

also led Cohen to

creating his own company,

named Hygee, LLC.

Cohen explains that the

case looks just like any

other case.

“It’s not clunky, it’s not

bulky and we source very

similar materials as Apple’s

silicone cases,” Cohen


The key ingredient that

sets this case apart is a

permanent mineral coating

primarily composed

of titanium dioxide (Ti02),

which has photocatalytic

properties that reportedly

kill up to 99.9 percent

of germs when the case

is exposed to any light


Cohen said he spent

School News

Webster Elementary School

Malibu school receives a


The Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District

noted that Webster Elementary

saw various changes

over the summer.

Approximately 680

new windows and 109

new doors were installed,

and flooring was replaced

months researching titanium

dioxide and sought

consultation from Pepperdine

professors on how to

explain the product to the

throughout. Interior paint

was also redone.

Outdoors, the district

noted improvements to the

trim paint and accessibility


Crews are still working to

revamp the staff restroom

in the cafetorium, and windows

and doors in classrooms

13-16 have yet to be

replaced. Rooms 17-20 will

mass market and more.

“I’m a huge learner,”

Cohen said. “I really love

school, but more than that

I really loved learning and

Malibu High School senior Bennett Cohen poses with the

self-sanitizing phone case that he invented.

Photo Submitted

also be renovated during the

last phase of the project.

The renovations were

funded through Measure

ES and managed by the

Facility Improvement Projects

Department, the district


School News is compiled by

Editor Lauren Coughlin, lau

mastering this.”

The case is currently

available in charcoal gray

or ivory, but Cohen said he

hopes to launch some more

colorful options in the next

couple months.

“The phone case is a

big market because everyone

has a phone case, but

Malibu Newsstand

24 years in Business. Still A thing.

We carry -

- Magazines: New and Vintage,

Foreign and Domestic!

- Drinks! Candy & Snacks!

- Malibu Souvenirs and Ephemera!

- Irreverent Diatribes! Books!

- Digital Community Advertising!

Items like tweets and blogs,

but in print form!

- Beach Equipment! Plus more!

of course we’re going to

expand to other markets,”

Cohen said.

After all, he reminded,

Please see invention, 13

Malibu Newsstand 23717 ½ Malibu Rd. in the Colony Shopping Center | 310.456.1519 |

28 TH Annual


Pie Festival

Saturday, Oct. 14 | 11am-4pm

30128 Morning View Dr.

Homemade Pies*

Live Music*

Baking Contest*

Gift Baskets*

Pie Eating Contests*

Kidsʼ Activities*

12 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Malibu school

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 13

District touts students’

assessment performance

Submitted by SMMUSD

The California Department

of Education released

the student performance

results for the 2016-17

California Assessment of

Student Performance and

Progress, with data reflecting

that Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District

students continue to outpace

their peers in Los Angeles

County and California.

In review of the scores,

students from SMMUSD

showed gains in English

language arts/literacy and

mathematics in all grades

except eighth grade, where

lower math scores reflect

an exclusion of more than

60 student scores from state

reporting this year, causing

the appearance of a decline

from seventh to eighth

grades and compared to last

year’s eighth-grade scores.

ELA scores for fifth grade

also registered a slight decline.

This is the third year the

computer-based tests were

administered. The tests measure

success using California’s

challenging academic

standards and asks students

to write clearly, think critically,

and solve complex

problems, just as they will

need to do in college and

21st century careers.

“The test results reflect a

high rate of success amongst

SMMUSD students compared

to their peers, which

is a testament to our teachers,

staff and administrators

at our schools, along with

parent support,” Superintendent

Dr. Ben Drati said.

“That does not, however,

mean we can relax. We are

continuing to focus on access

and opportunity for

all students as we face an

achievement gap within

some of our subgroups including

Latino, African

American, English Learner

and students with disabilities.”

Latino, African American,

English Learner and

students with disabilities

groups did show gains in

some areas.

The tests were taken last

spring and parents received

individual student results

over the summer. The SM-

MUSD Board of Education,

along with district leadership

and site administrators,

are reviewing the results in

order to implement strategies

for improvement where


“Our goal is to help all

students graduate with

the problem-solving and

critical-thinking skills they

need to prepare for college

and a 21st century career,”

Drati said. “The results give

parents a key measure of

how well students are doing

– and give teachers and

schools information they

need to differentiate instruction

and help every child

prepare for a bright future.”

How the Malibu schools fared

Malibu High students meeting or exceeding CAASPP


Grade English Language Arts Mathematics

6 72.27% 59.4%

7 74.53% 58.49%

8 80.26% 66.88%

11 79.17% 51.38%

Webster students meeting or exceeding standards

Grade English Language Arts Mathematics

3 69.39% 75.51%

4 63.34% 73.33%

5 91.31% 93.48%

* Results compiled by Malibu Surfside News staff from

Percentage of smmusd students meeting or exceeding CAASPP standards

Juan Cabrillo students meeting or exceeding


Grade English Language Arts Mathematics

3 76.47% 70.58%

4 62.07% 58.62%

5 75% 69.45%

Point Dume students meeting or exceeding standards

Grade English Language Arts Mathematics

3 68.75% 78.13%

4 77.42% 66.67%

5 70.83% 75%

* The year-over-year eighth-grade mathematics decline is attributed to an alleged administrative error that caused the exclusion

of more than 60 Lincoln Middle School eighth-graders’ scores from state reporting, according to Community & Public Relations

Officer Gail Pinsker.

** Information provided by SMMUSD.


From Page 11

germs are everywhere.

“I really, really don’t

like getting sick,” Cohen

said. “I mean, I can’t

imagine anyone does


Hygee additionally sells

an antibacterial spray for

phone screens which he

said is “like a Windex

that’s all natural.”

Cohen wasn’t lying when

he said he loved school

and learning. He noted that

he is a 4.0 student, who

received a perfect 36 on

his ACT and a perfect 800

on his SAT Math Level 2

Subject Test. He is also the

captain of the tennis team

at Malibu High, president

of the mock trial team and

a member of the school’s

Model United Nations


Next year, Cohen hopes

to further pursue his passion

for product design and

inventing through a bachelor

of science in the engineering

field. Where he

will be pursuing his degree

is not yet determined, but

Cohen expects to submit

college applications very


For more on Cohen’s

products, visit hy

14 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Sound Off

Don’t Panic, It’s Organic

We need to find a harmony with Mother Earth — or else

Andy Lopez

Contributing Columnist

Invisible Gardener

The Earth is not in

trouble. Humans


All livings things are

also in trouble.

A thousand years from

now, life as we know it

will be a memory and perhaps

even a myth as time

moves on its course.

Humans possess both

good and evil. We are both

the smartest and dumbest

beings on the planet at the

same time.

We have managed to destroy

or eliminate many of

the Earth’s creatures. We

have managed to change

the delicate balance of

nature. While nature is

always seeking balance,

humankind is still trying

the opposite, causing destruction,

chaos and death.

We are destroying everything

we touch. Look

around. Toxins are everywhere

— toxins never

before seen on this planet.

The age of humankind is

here, and garbage is our


The current model of

our government is broken.

Government based on

money is not a government

of the people nor the

Earth. We are based upon

the wealth of a few, and it

is not sustainable. When I

was a child, I figured out

that no matter how hard

I worked and how much

money I had, it seems I

always wanted and needed

more. Money is indeed the

root of all evil.

The Aquarian Age has

begun. It is currently overlapping

with the Piscean

Age. The fish that swam

now must fly. No wonder

there is so much chaos

now. During this overlapping

period, the old must

go to allow the new to enter.

Money must go to let

something else begin. Current

governments must go

to enable new systems to

take its place. These new

systems must be based on

one thing only — and that

is Mother Earth.

If a gardener concentrates

on having a healthy,

happy garden, all the

plants, insects and birds

will also thrive.

We have done a terrible

job of being good gardeners

of the Earth. Our

destruction of the world’s

forests, pollution of the

world’s oceans, destruction

of the world’s topsoil

and destruction of the

animals that live upon this

earth leads to a lousy ending

for humankind, and,

unfortunately, we bring

everything down with us.

I have no idea what life

will take over when we

are gone. Perhaps it is the

ants’ turn to rule? Whatever

it is, it won’t happen

for a while, not until the

pollution, radiation, air,

water and topsoil all return

to normal. Radiation

alone will take thousands

of years to disappear.

If you think that you can

hide beneath the Earth for

long, think again. The air

you need to breathe will

be toxic and radiated. The

water you need to drink

will be poisonous and


The solution is not to

hide and ignore what is

happening, but to act. To

demand change from all

governments of the Earth.

We the people must

speak for all living beings.

We must speak for

the birds, the insects, the

plants, the topsoil, the

trees and the oceans.

We must speak with

one voice. War is not the

answer. It never was.

We can be better gardeners

of the earth. It is

never too late to see that

what we are doing will

have a bad ending for


One of the most significant

problems is the fact

that some individuals go

to other countries and tell

local healers that they too

wish to help others and

that if they could know

what plants they are using,

they also could help

many. So the local healers

tell them about the plants

they have been using for

centuries and about its

healing properties. These

folks then pay the healers

with a generator and off

they go with a new source

of trillions of dollars, none

of which gets back to the

healers or the country.

They then proceed to

destroy the forest of these

resources so that only they

will have the medicine.

Taking land from others

goes way back. Land is a

valuable common resource

for people. The land is not

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being used for the common

good of the people

who live on it, but for the

good of the company that

now owns it. They destroy

the topsoil. The topsoil is

the skin of the Earth. The

topsoil removes carbon

and stores it. Destroying

the topsoil frees this

stored carbon and returns

it to the atmosphere,

increasing CO2 levels.

Killing the topsoil is like

damaging our skin, nothing

will grow on it, or

if it does it will die of a

disease or pest.

Medicine and agriculture

have headed down

the wrong path. Instead

of being for the good of

all, they have become way

for a select few to horde

money and control.

The Earth and all its

beings have a right to

be healthy. If we do not

change our ways soon,

Mother Earth will replace

it for us. She will

be here long after we are

gone, so I am not worried

about her. I am not even

concerned about myself.

What I am worried about

is all the living beings that

will come after I am long

gone. What are we leaving

behind for them?

We must stop being

selfish and start thinking

and acting with the future

in mind. The time is now.

It’s not tomorrow, and

yesterday is too late. I

developed a saying in the

early years of my business,

and that is “Don’t

Panic, It’s Organic.” Well,

it’s panic time.

Any questions? Email me at



From Page 8

and bike path improvements,

and PCH bus stop


The City has also protected

public open space, implemented

stormwater capture

systems throughout the

City to protect water quality,

banned plastic bags and

polystyrene foam, installed

reusable water bottle filling

stations to eliminate the use

of plastic water bottles, and

switched to re-usable cups

and cutlery in City Hall.

The City has increased the

number of recycling containers

in City Hall and in the

community, installed battery

recycling containers for the

public in City Hall, switched

to rechargeable batteries

in City Hall, and regularly

holds public recycling events

for electronic waste, Household

Hazardous Waste, and

polystyrene foam.

For more than 10 years,

the Beacon Program has

encouraged, supported and

recognized voluntary environmental


policies and programs by

local governments throughout


The awards were presented

to Mayor Pro Tem Rick

Mullen at an event hosted

in collaboration with the

League of California Cities,

the California State Association

of Counties and

the Statewide Energy Efficiency


This year, ILG not only

honored the individual

achievements of local governments

to save energy,

reduce greenhouse gas

emissions and adopt sustainability

practices, but

also highlighted the collaborations

between cities,

counties and the state to

address climate change in


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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

from as of Friday,

Oct. 6

1. Police investigate death in Malibu

2. SWAT team responds to Broad Beach area


3. Tom Petty’s death now confirmed by


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Wellness Center

5. LA County police, fire officials injured in

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From the Editor

Honoring the special people who call Malibu home

Lauren Coughlin

Malibu and the

world at large

have lost some

very special souls.

On Oct. 2, after a roller

coaster ride of a day, music

lovers from all over

the world joined Malibu

in grieving the loss of

Tom Petty. This week, we

honor the wildly talented

Americana musician with

a tribute from some of

his close colleagues on

Page 5.

Similarly, the recent

loss of Malibu Olympian

David Torrence (Page 4)

has cast a widespread net

of despair.

And it wasn’t too long

ago that Malibu was

mourning the loss of musician

Glen Campbell.

It is a coincidence that

all these wonderful men

hailed from Malibu, but

it’s no secret that Malibu

is home to many truly

talented and passionate

individuals from all walks

of life.

On a much lighter and

less dreadful note, we

have some good news

related to the wonderful

people in town. This

week’s paper also features

our Malibu Choice

Awards Special Section

(Pages 27-46).

As you may recall, The

Surfside called on our

readers to vote for their

favorite Malibu businesses

in more than 70

categories. The voting

began Aug. 16 and concluded

Sept. 11. Then, on

Sept. 27, we held a lovely

cocktail party and awards

ceremony to unveil the

results of the contest.

It was a first for the

Surfside, and we couldn’t

be more thrilled to honor

the wonderful men and

women who have chosen

Malibu as the home for

their respective businesses.

We hope you will join

us in congratulating the

honorees when you’re

grabbing a cup of coffee,

a smoothie, a breakfast

burrito or when you’re

looking for a haircut, car

wash, Pilates class and

everything in between.

We also hope you might

feel inspired to check out

a store, shop or restaurant

you may not have visited


Malibu is much more

than beaches, mountains

and celebrities. Of

course, there are many

Malibu-based celebrities

who deserve every bit

of fame and fanfare for

their astounding talents

and dedication to their

art — I mean, have you

seen Lady Gaga’s new

documentary? — but we

are all human, and we all

have something to offer

to our community.

This week, while there

is much to grieve, we

also hope you can take a

moment to appreciate the

people who don’t always

get the recognition they

deserve. And while there

are also many businesses

that didn’t get an award

this time around, we

know some of the results

were very close, and

there’s always next year.

Thank you to all of the

talented individuals who

make Malibu a wonderful,

interesting place.

It simply wouldn’t be

the same without you.


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Composting tips were plentiful as part of the Smart Gardening program’s advanced gardening class, held Saturday, Oct. 7, in Malibu.

18 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Life & Arts

Malibu surfer’s unparalleled bravery takes big screen

Eric Billingsley

Freelance Reporter

Though Malibu didn’t

receive a sizeable role in

“Take Every Wave: The

Life of Laird Hamilton,”

the city certainly played a

supporting role in the new

documentary’s creation.

Director Rory Kennedy

moved to Malibu eight

years ago. It’s where she

met Hamilton, a Malibu

resident who’s known for

surfing some of the biggest

waves on earth and being a

pioneer in the surf world,

and it’s where she surfed

for the first time.

Actress Minnie Driver,

another longtime Malibu

resident, was among

roughly 100 attendees of

the two-hour documentary’s

Sept. 27 premiere at

the ArcLight Hollywood

movie theater in Los Angeles.

Driver has known Hamilton

for 16 years, and he

showed her how to paddleboard

at one of the local

beaches. She also knows

Kennedy from Malibu and

New York.

Driver said Kennedy

and Hamilton meeting and

working on this film is a

“happy accident” for two

people she really admires.

And the end result of that

chance meeting is now

available in select theaters

and on demand.

“There’s important ideas

and themes in this film,”

said Kennedy, who has a

long list of thought-provoking

documentary credits to

her name such as “Ghosts

of Abu Ghraib” and “Last

Days in Vietnam.”

“It’s about a kid who

came from a broken home,

lost his father and went on

to pursue his dream and

forge his own path,” she

added. “That’s a story any

kid can identify with.”

The movie tells Hamilton’s

biographical story

against the backdrop of a

winter surf season on Kauai,

where El Niño storm

systems threaten to bring

the biggest surf in decades.

It mixes never-before-seen

archival footage with contemporary

scenes shot in

Southern California, Bermuda

and Kauai.

“Take Every Wave” also

weaves personal interviews

into the storyline with

Hamilton, his wife, Gabby

Reece, family, friends, collaborators

and detractors

who know him best.

It spends a considerable

amount of time exploring

his role in developing

tow-in surfing, which

has allowed surfers to ride

waves that were previously

thought to be too big. It

also shows Hamilton’s obsession

in developing better

hydrofoil surfboards.

So what does it really

take for somebody to passionately

pursue riding

waves the size of multistory


“You have to commit,”

said Gary Linden, a big

wave rider, longtime friend

of Hamilton’s and founder

of the Big Wave Tour. “You

The documentary is

primarily set during a

winter surf season in


have to have a desire.”

Linden watched Hamilton

grow up and become

a moving force in the surf

and water sports world.

He said Hamilton has

helped progress surfing,

tow-in surfing, hydrofoil

boards, paddle boarding

and more.

As for the central theme

of “Take Every Wave,”

Linden said: “I think Laird

Malibu’s Laird Hamilton is the focus of “Take Every

Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” a new two-hour

documentary by fellow Malibu resident Rory Kennedy.

Sundance Selects

had an incredible vision

and dream of what his reality

could be,” and he’s living

that reality.

“There’s something kind

of awkward about watching

a movie about yourself,”

said Hamilton in an

interview with the Malibu

Surfside News. “But I’m

very appreciative of it and

honored in the way Rory

tells the story.”

Hamilton noted that Malibu

is a special community

filled with special friends

who have really helped him

over the years.

“Malibu is where the

mountains meet the sea,”

Hamilton said. “There’s a

certain energy here that I’m

really sensitive to.”

For more details on the

documentary, visit www.

Malibu filmmaker’s ‘SPECIAL’ lives up to its name

Play shines light on

dark topic, drives

important dialogue

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

There are some stories

that need to be told.

Their essence and subject

confronts the very

fabric of society and justice

demands they be given

heightened attention.

“SPECIAL” — a motion

picture, screenplay and

theatrical performance by

writer, director, producer

and Malibu resident Ann P.

Meredith — premiered at

the New York New Works

Theatre Festival on Oct.

4 at the Duke Theater in

NYC. The play, which is

also a motion picture feature

film project attracting

the interest of well-known

actors, was presented by

Swordfish Productions and

the festival.

The festival featured

plays selected by Broadway

producers and Emmy

Award and Tony Awardwinning


“SPECIAL” has advanced

in competition and

is slated for the semifinals

which will commence later

this month.

The play’s subject is rivetingly

raw, as it focuses on


“One out of every four

girls and one out of every

six boys will be sexually

assaulted before they reach

the age of 18,” Meredith


Tragically, such heinous

crimes are hard to either

prevent or prosecute.

As Gene Fisch Jr.,

founder of the New York

New Works Theatre Festival,

introduced “SPE-

CIAL” and Meredith at

its premiere, he noted that

the festival tries to expose

different perspectives on a

lot of topics. Industry professionals

critically evaluate

all the entrants in the

competition and make a

significant paper cut before

the plays begin to be performed.

“This show touches on

some sensitive subject matter,”

Fisch told attendees.

“Many people reviewing

the film were moved and

said ‘We have to do this

Please see Special, 23

Shown are the performers in “SPECIAL,” a play by

Malibuite Ann P. Meredith, which was shown at the New

York New Works Theatre Festival on Oct. 4.

Ann P. Meredith Life & Arts

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 19

Garden program director preaches power of worms, more

Advanced gardening

class in Malibu covers

compost essentials

Suzanne Guldimann

Freelance Reporter

The red wiggler may not be

the star of a superhero tentpole

franchise, but according to Curtis

Thomsen, the director of Los

Angeles County’s Smart Gardening

program, this small worm has

genuine superpowers.

Curtis was at Malibu City Hall

on Saturday, Oct. 7, to teach

the Smart Gardening program’s

advanced gardening class, a

crash course in composting and

drought-tolerant landscaping with

the worm as the star of the show.

Thomsen explained that mulching

with compost can reduce garden

water use by as much as 50

percent by increasing the amount

of essential organic material in

the soil. It can also provide an

easy way to recycle up to 40 percent

of household waste. Add red

wigglers to the equation, and garden

productivity can be increased


Thomsen said that compost bins

provided for the program offer a

way to transform kitchen scraps,

yard waste and even junk mail

into garden soil with relatively

little effort. However, he recommends

that serious gardens consider

having two compost bins:

one for regular materials, and the

other for acidic yard waste like

oak leaves and pine needles that

can be processed into mulch and

compost for acid-loving plants

like citrus, roses and berries.

“Do not use the City of LA’s

compost on your plants,” Thomsen

warned, explaining that the

freely available material often

contains large amounts of eucalyptus

and oleander, plants that

contain slow-to-break-down

phytotoxins that can kill garden


Worm boxes are Thomsen’s

preferred composting option. He

said they offer an alternative way

of recycling kitchen waste and

scrap paper that can be used in

conjunction with a compost bin or

as an independent recycling project.

Although both approaches result

in rich garden soil, worms are

more efficient.

Although both approaches generate

nutrient-rich garden soil, the

technique is different. Compost

bins require full sun to function

efficiently, while worm farms

need to be kept out of direct sunlight.

Heat and bacterial decomposition

break down the materials in

the compost bin from waste to soil.

The cooler outer layers will attract

worms and other invertebrates, but

Thomsen cautioned that it’s possible

to get a steam burn from a

middle of a healthy compost bin,

because heat is the essential ingredient

in the process.

With a worm box, the occupants

directly consume the waste

material, converting it into highquality

fertilizer. The worms require

a cool, damp, dark environment

to thrive.

Both approaches to composting

require the right mix of “green”

materials — equal amounts of

vegetable peelings, coffee grinds,

tea leaves and fruit scraps — and

“brown” materials — like leaves,

sawdust, newspapers, steer and

other livestock manure, and junk

mail (as long as it isn’t printed on

glossy paper and all plastic windows

have been removed).

“A half pound of worms eat

three to four pounds a week,”

Thomsen said.

Both composting techniques

require new material to be added

regularly. As long as the bins stay

full and its contents are turned

and watered regularly, compost

will continue to be produced.

Although there is a major debate

over the leachate that drains

from the bottom of a worm bin,

Curtis Thomsen, director of Los Angeles County’s Smart Gardening program, speaks during an advanced

gardening class in Malibu Saturday, Oct. 7, at Malibu City Hall. Suzanne Guldimann/22nd Century Media

and many gardeners recommend

discarding the liquid over bacteria

concerns, Thomsen recommends

harvesting it and using it for fertilizer.

The key, he explained, is

diluting the liquid and only using

it if it doesn’t smell. A bad odor

indicates the presence of potentially

toxic anaerobic bacteria.

According to Thomsen, a single

undiluted gallon of the liquid

provides enough nutrients to fertilize

a football field. He mixes

this “worm tea” in a ratio of one

part worm tea and 20 parts water

for use as a fertilizer, and one part

worm tea to six parts water as a

kind of systemic treatment for

problems like aphids and scale in

his citrus trees.

“Vermiculture increases the nutrient

value of produce,” Thomsen

said. “It reduces water use, increases

yield and reduces insects.”

He stated that compost and

worm tea can also help make

lawns drought-tolerant by building

up the nutrients in the soil and

improving moisture retention.

“Don’t remove your lawn,”

Thomsen said.

He recommends limiting turf

areas but not eliminating them.

“Compost cuts watering by twothirds

and lawns absorb moisture

when it rains, help heat and cool

the house, and help clean the air,”

he said. “Removing lawns has

made air quality much worse.”

While most of the workshop

focused on worms, Thomsen also

discussed some garden design

basics. He recommends grouping

plants according to their water

needs, and using mulch and

sensible irrigation based on soil

moisture to conserve water. He

also recommends investing in

gray water recycling systems and

rainwater collection.

“Observe how natural systems

work and make your yard useful,”

he advised. “Copy nature,

and start with soil. Grow soil to

grow plants.”

At the end of the workshop, participants

had an opportunity to purchase

low-cost compost bins and

worm boxes. Worm castings and

worm “tea” were also available.

Information on the Smart Gardening

program, including future

workshops, can be found at The next

class is scheduled for Nov. 4 in


20 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Life & Arts



and PHOTOGRAPHERS to cover events,

meetings and sports in the area.

Award-winning pianist to kick

off Pepperdine’s recital series

Submitted by Pepperdine


Korean pianist Ko-Eun Yi

comes to Pepperdine University’s

Raitt Recital Hall

in Malibu at 2 p.m. Sunday,

Oct. 15, as the first artist in

its 2017-2018 Recital Series.

Tickets — priced starting

at $28 for the public and $10

for full-time Pepperdine students

— are available now

by calling (310) 506-4522 or

online at

Her program, “The

Glory,” includes Bach’s

“French Suite No. 4” (in

E Flat Major); Messiaen’s

Ko-Eun Yi piano recital

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15

Where: Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre,

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

For tickets — which start at $28 for the public and

$10 for Pepperdine students — call (310) 506-4522

or visit

“Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-

Jésus” (Twenty Ways of

Looking at the Infant Jesus);

Haydn’s Sonata in F Major

Hob. XVI: 23; and Liszt’s

“Harmonies poétiques et

religieuses” (Poetic and Religious


Yi has garnered numerous

top prizes in her young career,

with recent successes at

the 2010 World Piano Competition

in Cincinnati and at

the 2011 Wideman International

Piano Competition in

Jackson, Mississippi.

At the October 2013

CAG Victor Elmaleh Com-

Please see Ko-Eun, 21

Kellie Pickler to grace Malibu stage

Interested individuals should send an email with a

resume and any clips to




Former ‘American

Idol’ country music

star comes to

Smothers Theatre

Submitted by Pepperdine


Critically acclaimed

country music artist Kellie

Pickler comes to Pepperdine

University’s Smothers

Theatre in Malibu at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21.

Tickets — priced starting

at $40 and $10 for full-time

Pepperdine students — are

available now by calling

(310) 506-4522 or online at

Picker first gained fame

as a contestant on the fifth

season of “American Idol,”

and has since released four

popular albums, including

her Gold-certified debut

“Small Town Girl” and

“100 Proof,” which Rolling

Stone named the Best

Country Album of 2011.

Kellie Pickler concert

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Where: Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre,

24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

To get tickets — which cost $40-80 for the public and

$10 for full-time Pepperdine students — call (310)

506-4522 or visit

Among her best-known

hits are the Gold-certified

“Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,”

“Best Days of Your

Life,” “Don’t You Know

You’re Beautiful,” “Things

That Never Cross a Man’s

Mind,” “Didn’t You Know

How Much I Loved You”

and “No Cure for Crazy.”

In spring of 2013, Pickler

partnered with dance coach

Derek Hough and won

the Mirror Ball Trophy on

ABC’s “Dancing with the

Stars.” That same year, she

also released her fourth album,

“The Woman I Am,”

with Black River Entertainment,

which featured three

songs co-written by Pickler,

including the title cut. She

voiced the lead character,

a sweet potato named Mirabelle,

in the Veggie Tales

animated movie “Beauty

and the Beet” in 2014, and

launched her home goods

line, “Selma Drye by Kellie

Pickler,” in cooperation with

the Opry Stores in 2015.

Her CMT docu-comedy

series “I Love Kellie Pickler,”

which co-stars her husband,


Kyle Jacobs, debuted in November

2015. The hit television

series returned for a second

season in August 2016.

This performance is sponsored

by the Office of Andrew

K. Benton, President

of Pepperdine University.

For more information

about Pickler, visit kel Life & Arts

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 21

Ride of the Week

Find, take the time to care for your ride

Fireball Tim Lawrence

Contributing Columnist

Malibu resident

So you love cars, eh?

And as passionate

as you are here in

the ’Bu about your ride(s),

you’re having trouble finding

the time to (pick one):

1) Wash it, 2) Drive it, 3)

Build it, 4) Fix it, or 5)

Modify it.

Well, I understand your

dilemma and I hope this

here article may help. Our

lives are compartmentalized

into time sections.

Time managed in order to

complete the things you

want, need and have to get


From Page 20

petition, Yi was awarded

the Victor & Sono Elmaleh

Piano Prize, and her New

York recital debut was in

2015 at Weill Recital Hall

at Carnegie Hall on the

CAG New York Series. She

has also had engagements

resulting from her CAG

victory with the Dupage

Symphony Orchestra near

Chicago and the Roswell

Symphony in New Mexico,

as well as recitals for

the Trust Performing Arts

Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,

and the Art Trail

Gallery in South Carolina.

Additional recent concerto

highlights for Yi include performances

with the Barcelona,

Jerusalem, and Boston

Symphony Orchestras, the

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra,

and the Aspen Concert

Orchestra, working with

such conductors as Lawrence

Foster, Leon Fleisher,

and Christopher Wilkins.

She toured South America

playing Saint-Saëns concerto

No. 2 with the New

England Youth Philharmonic

Orchestra conducted by

Benjamin Zander.

A compelling recitalist,

Yi has given solo concerts

around the U.S. at

Alice Tully Hall in NYC,

the Phillips Collection

in Washington, D.C., the

Dame Myra Hess Series

in Chicago, the Bossier

done, right? And if you

don’t handle all compartments

in a day, your day

can go south. So, let’s

discuss this for a moment

and identify each compartment.

1) Clean it. The options

are to wash the car

yourself, go to a drive-thru

car wash, or get a detail.

Each one costs more than

the other, but this is about

time. If you wash the car

yourself and do a decent

job, it’s about an hour of

your time. A drive-thru is

about $8 and takes about 2

minutes. A detail typically

ranges from roughly $40-

$120 and takes two hours.

So, since this is about time,

doing a drive-thru wash

makes sense, unless you’re

driving a Bugatti Chiron.

Then, opt for the detail, at

your mansion, along with

your 22 other cars.

2) Drive it. Seems like

a simple notion, but when

you have a classic car, exotic

car, muscle car or any

other cool wheels, driving

it is key. So, you need

to make time to put your

butt in the seat and go up

and down PCH or into the

canyons, preferably during

the week when there’s not

a bunch of crotch rockets.

Or, take it to one of the car

shows in town on Sunday

for two hours. It’s time

well spent for the drive to

and fro.

3) Build it. Well, here

we get into a bit of an

issue. Those who have unbuilt

cars in their garages

will say they don’t have

the time. But the truth is

that they don’t have a plan.

So, write out everything

that needs to get done, put

it in order and just concentrate

on the first thing.

Dedicate 10 minutes, half

an hour, or an hour a day

and it will get done. It’s

just like walking from LA

to NY. Take it one step at

a time. It may take a long

‘Jam’n Bread’ Chamber

Series in Shreveport, LA,

and at Mount Holyoke College

in Massachusetts, as

well as internationally in

Spain and Korea.

Born in Seoul, Korea,

Ko-Eun Yi began her piano

studies at the age of 3. She

earned her bachelor and

master of music degrees at

The Juilliard School studying

with Jerome Lowenthal

and completed her professional

studies degree with

André-Michel Schub at

Manhattan School of Music.

She is now pursuing a

doctor of musical arts degree

at Stony Brook University

with Christina Dahl.

More information about Yi

is available at

time, but you will make

progress and you will get

there — eventually.

4) Fix it. Simple. Again,

you need a plan or a good

mechanic. Stop lallygagging

and take the car in.

Or start the plan and do the

first thing. Even if it just

means ordering the parts.

I have a friend who had a

motorcycle in his garage

for 40 years. He only

recently built it and finally

is enjoying the fruits of

his labor. He’ll be the first

to say that he should have

done it 40 years ago. Time


5) Modify it. Again, a

plan is key. Make a list of

modifications, put them in

Malibu’s Fireball Tim Lawrence offers advice on how

to get your car in tip-top shape in this week’s column.

Fireball Tim Lawrence/22nd Century Media

order according to cost and

do the cheapest one first.

Don’t try to do them all

at once as it’s a recipe for


An automotive lifestyle

is a rewarding lifestyle. But

so are others where you’re

passionate about whatever

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it is that you are doing. A

well-thought-out plan can

create an abundant life. A

good life. The Malibu life.

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9 am to 7 pm (Non Summer)

Walk-ins welcome!

If you would like help support the Urgent Care,

please visit or send donations to:

Friends of Malibu Urgent Care,

POB 6836, Malibu, CA, 90265

The Friends of Malibu Urgent Care Center, a 501(c)3 CA nonprofit organization, funds medical care

for walk-ins in Malibu daily, afterhours, on weekends, and during holidays at the Malibu Urgent Care

22 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Faith

Faith Briefs

Malibu United Methodist Church (30128

Morning View Drive, 310-457-7505)

Guest Speaker

12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct.

22. Pepperdine’s Dr. Roslyn

Satchel will speak

about her new book, “What

Movies Teach About Religion.”

A Q&A and refreshments

will follow her talk.

Prayer and Healing Circle

7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. A

non-denominational gathering

of like-minded people

united in different forms of

focused prayer and healing


Alateen Meeting

10 a.m. Saturdays, Alateen


Wednesday Night Dinners

5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The church will cook

free dinners. Donations are

welcome at anytime.

Yoga with Jodi

6:30 p.m. Mondays and


AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Sundays; noon

and 7 p.m. Mondays and

Tuesdays; noon and 7:30

p.m. Wednesdays; noon

and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays;

noon and 8 p.m. Fridays;

noon and 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Bible Kids

3-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays for

kindergarten through second-grade

children; 3-4:30

p.m. Thursdays for third

through fifth-grade children.

Bible Kids is an afterschool

childcare program.

Prayer and Healing

7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

All community members

are welcome to join in interfaith

worship and healing,

in the Sanctuary.

Al Anon Meetings

7:30 p.m. Thursday and

10 a.m. Saturday

Youth Group

6:30-9 p.m. Fridays. For

middle through high school


Sunday Worship

10:30-11:30 a.m., Sundays.

Childcare available.

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (28211

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-457-7966)

Harvest of Hope

3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

Harvest of Hope will include

wine tastings, catered

food, live entertainment, a

silent auction, free child car

and more. The event will

support various charities.

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Advance tickets cost $40

and day-of tickets cost $50.

Contemplative Worship

8 a.m. Sundays

Traditional Worship

10 a.m. Sundays

Martial Arts

4-7 p.m. Mondays,

Wednesdays, Thursdays.

Class with Kurt Lampson.

Sacred Yoga

7:15-8:15 p.m. Thursdays.

Class with Cecily


Chabad of Malibu (22943 Pacific Coast

Highway, 310-456-6588)

Evening Shabbat Services

7:30 p.m. Fridays.

Saturday Services

9 a.m., Kabbalah on

the Parsha; 10 a.m. Shabbat

service; 11 a.m. Words

from the Rabbi & Torah

Reading; 12:30 p.m. Kiddush


Sunday Services

9 a.m.

Malibu Presbyterian Church (3324

Malibu Canyon Road, 310-456-1611)

Sunday Worship Services

9, 10:45 a.m. Sundays.

Men’s Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays

at Marmalade Cafe, 3894

Cross Creek Road, Malibu.

Our Lady of Malibu Church (3625 Winter

Canyon Road, 310-456-2361)

Learn About Catholicism

12:30 p.m. Sundays. Join

for an informal meeting

over coffee or tea to share

stories of faith and community.

If interested, contact

the rectory office or join in

the lower conference room.

AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Mondays,

Sheridan Hall.

Women’s Bible Study

7 p.m. Mondays,

Okoneski Room.

Al Anon Meetings

8 p.m. Mondays, Sheridan


Evening Bible Study

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays,

Lower Conference Room.

Come to this in-depth study

and dialogue of the Gospel

of Mark. Bring your Bible,

or let the church know if

you need one. For more

information, email sonia@

Narcotics Anonymous

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays,

Sheridan Hall.

Circle Prayer Group

8 a.m. Thursdays, Rectory.

Bible Class

10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays.

Men’s AA Meetings

6 p.m. Fridays, Sheridan


University Church of Christ (24255

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-506-4504)

Worship Assembly

10:15 a.m. Sundays.

Meeting in Stauffer Chapel

for the summer

Summer Bible Classes

9 a.m. Sundays. Classes

for all ages: adult class in

Stauffer Chapel; teen class

in Waves Café; children’s

classes in Plaza classrooms.

Calvary Chapel Malibu (30237 Morning

View Drive, 424-235-4463)


10 a.m. Sundays

Pre-Church Prayer

9:30 a.m. Sundays, Juan

Cabrillo picnic tables.

First Church-Christ Scientist (28635

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-457-7767)

Sunday School

10-11 a.m. Sundays.

Sunday Service

10-11 a.m. Sundays.

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue

(24855 Pacific Coast Highway, 310-


Religious School

3:45-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Tuesday Mamas

4 p.m. Tuesdays

Tot Shabbat

11:30 a.m.-noon. Fridays.

Celebrate Shabbat

with prayers, music and


Torah Study

9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


Waking Up to Jewish Ethics

7:30-9 a.m. Every Thursday.

A discussion group

based on Talmudic sources,

held in Rabbi Judith’s office.

For more information,

call (310) 456-2178.

Waveside Church (6955 Fernhill Drive,


Waveside Espanol

5:30-7 p.m. Last Monday

of every month. Waveside’s


worship service in Malibu.

Those interested should

meet at the Boys and Girls

Club of Malibu. For more

information, email info@


10:10 a.m. Sundays

Have an event for faith briefs?

Email news@malibusurfside Information is due

by noon on Thursdays one

week prior to publication. Life & Arts

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 23


From Page 18

show.’ It has a very large

cast, and most everyone

in the cast has some connection

to the subject matter.

Ann has dedicated her

entire life to this — this is

very important.”

“SPECIAL” is going

places. It has won eight

Fringe Festival Audience

awards in California, including

Best Play, Best Director,

and six Best Actor


The work tells the tale of

five best friends from high

school who, knowing they

shared a bond deeper than

most, decide to reclaim

their stolen innocence.

“The New York New

Works Theatre Festival

was created for voices like

Ann’s,” Fisch said. “The

panelists donate their time

to review these performances

and it’s a beautiful

thing to watch the community

come together as they

have. Two very prominent

producers approached Ann

after her performance and

it was such a rewarding

moment to watch her discuss

her work.”

“I have received so much

support in developing this

play,” Meredith said. “I

was told that after reading

the script George Clooney

said [the show’s] synopsis

and script are timely and

intriguing and to not stop

until I find the money to

make this important film.

“Tippi Hedren told me

‘Wow, you’ve got to be

kidding me. I can’t believe

this is your first screenplay.

The way you work Ann, reminds

me of [Hitchcock].’”

“SPECIAL” is available

for a full-length Broadway

stage production and a feature

film production with

an international theatrical

release. Meredith and

Swordfish Productions are

open to co-producers.

“I’m very humbled and

honored to be selected for

The New York New Work

Theatre Festival and for

the awards at California’s

Fringe Festival,” Meredith


Malibu’s indefatigable

Meredith, whose humor infects

all those around her,

and who is a flurry of energy,

creativity and sheer

will, continues to work

tirelessly to bring “SPE-

CIAL” to the world.

For more information,

contact (310) 456-4184 or

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24 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Malibu Real Estate

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 25

The Mokena Messenger’s


of the


What: Three-bedroom, two-bath 2,254-square-foot


Where: 3764 Las Flores Canyon, Malibu

Description: Malibu’s finest mid-century modern. This gem has been rebuilt from the

ground up with no expense spared. The kitchen boasts marble counters and walnut

cabinets on top of the smoked-white oak floors throughout the entire house. Sonos

and Lutron integrated systems enables you to turn on music, lights and even window

coverings. The open concept allows the residents to move from the great room to

the pool deck through the huge pocket sliding doors. The salt system pool boasts

a baja shelf, infinity edge, LED lighting and an adjacent fire pit. With gated parking

for more than 10 cars, this home is an entertainer’s dream. At night, hit the rooftop

deck for socializing or take advantage of the 100-inch motorized projector screen

for an outdoor theater experience. Inspired design from Rallipoint Development and

Luca Iacovoni from D Studio This property is only a quarter-mile from PCH, nearby

Nobu and Soho House, with Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade or downtown

not far away. For more information, visit


Asking Price: $3,595,000

Listing Agent: Josh Spiegel (CalBRE #1861083), Sotheby’s

International Realty, (Malibu - Cross Creek, 23405 Pacific

Coast Highway) mobile (310) 922-4942; office (310) 456-

6431; co-listed with Gail Copley (CalBRE #00943961)

of Coldwell Banker (Malibu Colony 23676 Malibu Road),, (310) 210-9336

26 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Puzzles

Surfside puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

This is more than your average crossword. The Surfside Puzzler features clues pertaining to Malibu each week.

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Daunting exam

5. Fuss

9. First name in rock

14. C.I.A. worry

15. Last part of Caesar’s


16. Italian province or its


17. Othello’s betrayer

18. Sable

19. Getting rid of

20. Supergroup formed

in Malibu, goes with 41


22. Record label inits.

23. School groups

24. Golfer’s goal

26. Skin

30. Score

31. Sounds of hesitation

34. Gets closer

35. Spice

37. Spanish stew

38. Cow part

40. Kind of bean

41. See 20 across

43. Dromedary

44. “Way to go!”

45. Compass point

46. Screechy

47. Prefix indicating

wrong action

48. Gershwin’s “The ___


50. “Give ___ break!”

52. Greek citadel

57. Jean material

59. ___ Rabbit

60. Get out of the way!

61. Miata is one of its


62. Staff

63. ‘’I Dream of Jeannie’’

star Barbara

64. Play in a mud puddle,


65. Beyond recharging,


66. Hideout


1. Skip over

2. Indy 500 sound

3. Pond dweller

4. 10th-century pope

5. Slender

6. Knee to the ankle bone

7. Desktop buttons

8. Marriage symbol

9. Antipollution org.

10. Less strict

11. Upholstery

12. Hotel chain

13. Hound

21. Omar of “Scream 2”

24. Pet sound

25. Also

26. White and wet

27. Cuban salsa singer


28. Come from behind

29. Kuwaiti

30. ‘’Norma ___’’ (Field


31. Sweet, salty, sour,

bitter and ___

32. Shanty

33. Wee

35. D.J.’s stack

36. In the distance

38. Coffee dispensers

39. Color your hair

42. __-ball pens

43. Approach shot,


46. Disturbed the peace

at night

47. Housekeepers

48. Jazz vocalist Carmen

49. Amphitheater

50. Repast

51. Auto pioneer Ferrari

52. Alphabet starters

53. Sign for the superstitious

54. Vein

55. Actor-singer Burl

56. In the mail

57. Old German currency

58. Start of a Chinese


Malibu Wines Tasting


(31740 Mulholland

Highway, Malibu; 818-

865-0605; 21 and up)

■7:30-9:30 ■ p.m. Friday,

Oct. 13: “Friday the

13th” screening

■4-9 ■ p.m. Friday, Oct.

13: Two Doughs Pizza

food truck

■12-7 ■ p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 14: Bison Burger

food truck

■12-6 ■ p.m. Sunday,

Oct. 15: Cousins

Maine Lobster food


Rosenthal Tasting Room

(18741 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-


■5:30 ■ p.m. Fridays;

12:30 p.m. Saturdays

and Sundays: Live


Duke’s Malibu Restaurant

(21150 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-


■4 ■ p.m.-close. Friday:

Aloha Hour with Hawaiian



(20356 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-


■7 ■ p.m.-1 a.m. Friday

and Saturday; 3-9

p.m. Sunday: Live DJ

The Sunset

(6800 Westward Beach

Road, Malibu; 310-589-


■5 ■ p.m. Friday; 4-8

p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m.

Sunday: local DJ

Taverna Tony

(23410 Civic Center

Way, Malibu; 310-317-


■6:30 ■ p.m. Every night:

Live house band

To place an event in The

Scene, email news@


How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has

been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares.

To solve the puzzle each row, column and box must

contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Visit us online at

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


Presented by Malibu Surfside News



Readers voted for their

favorite local businesses in

more than 70 categories

and here are the results!



28 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS


to all our loyal Malibu Customers for voting.

Favorite Breakfast

Serving Malibu 25 years.

Point Dume Plaza Shopping Center

29211 Heathercliff Road, Malibu

Phone 310.457. 3745 or 310.457.4554

Order Online !

And the winners are ...

22CM announces

first Malibu Choice

Awards winners

Heather Warthen, Chief Events Officer

The votes are in and readers of the Malibu Surfside

News have spoken.

From Aug. 16-Sept. 11, readers were asked to pick

their favorite local businesses in more than 70 categories

using the ballot inside their newspaper or by

visiting to vote online.

Check out the winners of the 2017 Malibu Choice

Awards starting on Page 35.

Hula dancers from Na Liko Kup Kup i Ka lani perform

during the Malibu Choice Awards.

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Thank you for supporting our agency for 30 years!

Thank you for voting us

#1 for Malibu Choice Awards

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10 x 9.5






Thank you Malibu Surfside News readers for

voting Wells Fargo “Favorite Bank”*

This distinction inspires us to work even harder for you and for the good of the community.

We strive to do our best today, in the future, and every day in-between.

We’re proud to be a part of the community.

* Readers’ poll, Malibu Choice Awards 2017, presented by Malibu Surfside News

© 2017 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. IHA-21490

30 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Sea Lily Malibu


Trancas Canyon Nursery


Favorite Florist

Thank you for your continued support.

We love you Malibu!


Favorite Garden Center

Oceanne Salon and Day Spa

celebrates 15 years in Malibu

thank you to all who have supported

Oceanne Salon througout the years.


Celeste & Team


facial • waxing

hair color • hair salon

310.457. 5262


Oceanne Salon and Day

Spa, located in the Point

Dume Village at Heathercliff

Road and Pacific Coast

Highway, has been offering

a wide array of beauty, hair

and skincare services to

the Malibu community for

the past 15 years. Owned

by Malibu resident Celeste

Ferrier, Oceanne is the longest

continually operating

salon in town.

“We are a smaller, intimate

salon with a warm

and friendly atmosphere

that appeals to both Malibu

locals and visitors alike,”

Ferrier said. “Many of our

clients have been coming

here for over a decade. We

are continually adding services

like our organic spray

tans, eyelash extensions

and organic rose facials.

Our customers appreciate

that we treat them like

family, and that we provide

them services that are good

for both beauty and wellness.”

Ferrier took over the

business in the early 2000s,

rebranding the salon and

services lineup, and remodeling

the salon’s amenities

in a brand new space. She

also introduced in-demand

services, and upgraded

product and color lines to

include Jurlique, Epicuren,

Phyto, Goldwell and Aveda.

The salon offers hair

extensions, as well as both

classic and volume eyelash


“Celebrity or not, we all

want to feel beautiful and

pampered,” Ferrier said.

“We’ve worked hard to

earn the trust of our caring

community, and we are so

proud to serve both the locals

who call Malibu home

and international visitors


“We wanted to thank our

clients for your votes in the

recent 2017 Malibu Choice

Awards. Thanks to you, we

won four of the six beauty

categories. We really are

grateful to this community

for continuing to support


Oceanne Salon and Day

Spa is open Tuesday to

Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6

p.m., and by appointment

on Sunday and Monday.

Submitted by Oceanne Salon

and Day Spa, Point Dume

Village, 29169 Heathercliff

Road, Suite 220. For more

information, call (310) 457-

5262 or visit www.oceannesa MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 31

Malibu Beach House

offers latest in decor, gifts

Since opening their doors in 2014,

Malibu Beach House has shared with

the community the latest in design,

decor and lifestyle.

With a love for all things beautiful,

the store embodies a chic coastal

living vibe that is complimented by

one-of-a-kind pieces and unique gifts.

Bringing experience in design, fashion,

visual merchandising and more,

the gals of Malibu Beach House find

themselves at the forefront of the

ever-changing design world and love

being able to share that with Malibu

and beyond. It is with much heartfelt

gratitude that they thank you for selecting

them as their local favorite!

They look forward to seeing you soon.

Submitted by Malibu Beach House, 30745

Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 3, Malibu. For

more information, call (310) 457-5600 or


Wells Fargo Bank serves

Malibu for more than 20 years

Thank you Malibu for naming us Favorite

Bank — you honor us! The Wells Fargo

local branch teams have served Malibuites

for more than 20 years, and they are proud

to help their customers succeed financially.

They look forward to continue being your

bank of choice for many decades to come.

Wells Fargo Bank has two Malibu locations

– 23361 Pacific Coast Highway or

30745 Pacific Coast Highway.

Submitted by Wells Fargo Bank. For more

information, call (310) 317-1740 or (310)


32 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Casa Escobar Malibu

Since 1946

Thank You Malibu!

Voted Best

Mexican Restaurant

& Live Music

HAPPY HOUR • Weekdays, 3pm - 7pm

Margarita Mondays

Taco Tuesdays

Wine Wednesdays

Tequila Tasting Thursday

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday

Sunday Breakfast



Halloween Bash Friday, October 27 th

Night of haunting fun, delicious food & great music

MALIBU | 310.456.1999

Casa Escobar Malibu

serves up authentic

Mexican food

Casa Escobar Malibu has a rich history

of serving authentic Mexican food from a

family with strong local Malibu ties.

Kathy Escobar Harvey’s great-grandparents

Pasquel and Simona Escobar

opened a small taqueria in West Los

Angeles in 1924. Kathy’s grandparents

Juan and Rosa continued the tradition

by opening the first Casa Escobar

in 1946. Her father Peter Escobar

helped run that restaurant until opening

a Casa Escobar of his own.

Like her father, and her father’s father

before her, Kathy, who grew up in Malibu

and raised her daughter and granddaughter

here, introduces the authentic Sonoran

recipes of her grandmother Rosa, and

blends them with influences from her chef,

Chef Enrique from Mexico City as well as

dishes from the coastal region of Veracruz

and of Oaxaca.

The flavors of Mexico truly come alive

at Casa Escobar Malibu. Their menu ingredients

are farm to table, using organic as

often as they can, and they provide healthy

offerings as well. Any meal can be complemented

by what is one of the best margaritas

in town.

Every day of the week they offer the best

Casa Escobar Malibu has to offer. Stop by

for their weekday happy hour from 3-7

p.m. and their Margarita Mondays, Taco

Tuesday, Wine Wednesday and Tequila

Tasting Thursday. Every Friday and Saturday

they have fantastic live music and on

Sundays breakfast is the best.

Join them for their annual Halloween

Bash on Friday, Oct. 27, for a night of

haunting fun, delicious food and great music

and bands.

As they enter into the November and

December holiday season, they hope you’ll

think of Casa Escobar Malibu for your events

or catering needs. It would be their pleasure

to help

you host

the perfect


In addition to

holidays, they

can help host birthday

parties, weddings,

bridal and baby showers,

bachelor parties, bar

mitzvahs, Quinceaneras,

anniversaries and more.

Submitted by Casa Escobar

Malibu. Casa Escobar Malibu

is located at 22969 Pacific

Coast Highway in Malibu.

For more information, call

(310) 456-1999 or visit



Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 33

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Kristy’s Village Café

continues to be a Malibu

favorite in new spot

Kristy’s Village Café is a miracle.

Several years ago, Kristy and Greg

met at a restaurant and had fallen in

love while living in Las Vegas. They

married, and blended their families

together; and then they began to ask

themselves a question: “What makes

us truly happy?”

They didn’t answer, at least not

right away. And they didn’t move to

Malibu to start a business or search

for answers; they simply found that

Malibu felt like home. Both of them

were full of energy and both loved

seeing old friends and meeting new

people. And they shared the joy in

special meals — a quiet breakfast, a

lively lunch, a romantic dinner.

One day Greg looked at Kristy and

said, “Let’s start a restaurant.” Such

words have not always led to happy

endings, especially with a new couple,

neither of whom had ever run a

restaurant before.

But guided by a vision that excellence

means warmth, caring, exuberance

and even joy, they plunged in.

Now Kristy’s Village Café is a

new landmark in Malibu, a center of

life in the Point Dume and Trancas

area. Some of the dishes are made

from family recipes Kristy brought

from her native Hawaii; others are

California classics. Her mother’s

Hong Kong-style fish is a favorite at

Kristy’s, and her father’s Hawaiianstyle

chicken and ribs is a favorite at

their newest restaurant Kristy’s Roadhouse,

off Kanan Road.

The locals and the visitors to Malibu

who come searching for a superb

meal in a fresh and lively setting

find themselves savoring cuisine at

Kristy’s that is both thrilling and —

amazingly, for meals so delicious —

healthy, too.

A great restaurant serves super

food. The miracle at Kristy’s is that

the food comes with such care, from

the owners and every member of the

staff. Strangers may enter, but friends

leave. Kristy’s began with a relationship

between two people that flowered

into a family feeling for all of


Those who know and love Kristy’s

count ourselves blessed.

Submitted by Kristy’s Village Café, 30745

Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. For

more information, call (310) 457-1018 or


Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 35

Readers voted for their favorite local businesses in more than 70 categories and here are the results!

malibu surfside news Choice Awards

presented by 22nd Century Media

2017 Winners

Malibu Choice Awards

presented by

Malibu Surfside News

2017 Winners



Oceanne Salon and Day Spa

(310) 457-5262

Hair Color

Oceanne Salon and Day Spa

(310) 457-5262

Hair Salon

Oceanne Salon and Day Spa

(310) 457-5262


Polished Fine Nail Care

(310) 457-8770


CURE Med Spa

(310) 456-1458


Oceanne Salon and Day Spa

(310) 457-5262



Dr. Ronald Maugeri, Malibu Chiropractic

and Wellness

(310) 579-5949



Dr. Thomas Hirsch

(310) 456-3363


Dr. Janet Vafaie, Vafaie Dermatology

(310) 456-5459


Dr. Milica E. Simpson

(310) 456-1668


Dr. Sarah Murphy

(310) 317-4888


Dr. Walter O’Brien

(310) 456-6945




Dr. Milica E. Simpson

(310) 456-1668

Rehabilitation Center

Alo House Recovery Centers

(888) 409-1774



Vintage Grocers

(310) 457-2828


Lily’s Malibu

(310) 457-3745


Ollo Malibu

(310) 317-1444


Burger Fi

(310) 317-0200

Business Lunch

Ollo Malibu

(310) 317-1444


Monrose Catering

(818) 707-7307

Chinese Food

Kaishin Malibu

(310) 317-9777

Coffee Shop

Caffe Luxxe

(310) 394-2222

Date Night Spot


(310) 317-9140


John’s Garden

(310) 456-8377

Family-Owned Restaurant

Kristy’s Village Cafe

(310) 457-1018

Fine Dining

Geoffrey’s Malibu

(310) 457-1519

Happy Hour

The Sunset

(310) 589-1007

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

Malibu Yogurt

(310) 456-3522

Italian Restaurant

Tra di Noi

(310) 456-0169


Sunlife Organics

(310) 457-6161 - Malibu West

(310) 456-7070 - Malibu East


Malibu Vineyard

Malibu Wines

(818) 865-0605

36 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Winners attend first

Malibu Choice Awards ceremony

Heather Warthen, Chief Events Officer

Winners of the first Malibu Choice

Awards presented by Malibu Surfside News

were invited to attend a cocktail party and

awards ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 27, at

CURE Med Spa’s rooftop patio in Malibu.

The honorees feasted on a variety of

passed hors d’oeuvres and canapés provided

by Monrose Catering, including

prime beef sliders with cones of sweet

potato fries, coconut shrimp with a Thai

citrus dipping sauce, Lovin’ Spoonfuls of

white truffle mac and cheese, a duo of mini

tacos featuring beef short ribs with fresh

horseradish sauce and lobster with a lime

créme fraiche, Montrachet goat cheese and

date turnovers, brie cheese and red grape

quesadillas, bite-size duck pizza, pistachio

and cranberry-encrusted chicken skewers,

and crisp Asian vegetable rolls with ponzu

sauce as well as the specialty cocktail, The


Entertainment was provided by DJ Brett

Elliott and included a performance of ancient

and modern hula by Na Liko Kup

Kup i Ka lani. Centerpieces were created

by Sea Lily Malibu.

The award winners received a Malibu

Choice Awards plaque with their business

name engraved on it, a window cling and a

photo from the ceremony of each business

owner or representative.

Photos by Suzy demeter/22nd Century Media

(Left to right) Denise Grant, Patty Wells, Celeste Ferrier, Gayana Muradian and Freshta

Ayoub of Oceanne Salon & Day Spa show off their four awards Wednesday, Sept. 27, at

the Malibu Choice Awards held at Cure Med Spa in Malibu.

Trancas Canyon Nursery owner Carlos Cabrera (middle) celebrates with family

members for his win in the garden center and nursery category. Pictured with him are

(left to right) Priscilla Cabrera, Matthew Cabrera, Isaiah Cabrera and Ernesto Cabrera.

LEFT: Daniel Barth (left), Christina Cibrian (middle) and Adrian Casso of Vintage

Grocers smile with the awards for favorite bakery and grocery store. MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 37

Tra Di Noi owner Tarcisio Mosconi (left) smiles with his award for

favorite Italian restaurant with Heather Warthen of 22nd Century


(Left to right) Lonnie Galate, Michael Galate, Mary Pritchett and Ryan Walczuk of Malibu Fitness smile

for a photo at the Malibu Choice Awards. Malibu Fitness won in several categories, including dance

studio, fitness center, personal trainer, Pilates, spin and yoga.

Karen Waldron (left), of Ampersand Entertainment, smiles with fellow

winner Laura Burdge of Malibu Beach House.

Russell Harvey (left) poses for a photo with Kathy

Escobar-Harvey of Casa Escobar. Casa Escobar

won favorite Mexican restaurant as well as favorite

live music venue.

Lily Castro of Lily’s Malibu shows off her award

for favorite breakfast spot at the Malibu Choice


Buzz Wax owner Buzz Cadenhead (right) smiles with wife, Hollis, after

winning favorite car wash.

BurgerFi owner Robin Figueroa-Alimena smiles

with the award for favorite burger.

Wells Fargo Bank employees (left to right) Manvir

Kaur, Anna Buraglia, Sabrine Babikian and Angela

Swan smile with the favorite bank award.

38 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Mexican Restaurant

Casa Escobar

(310) 456-1999

New Restaurant

(Sept. 2016-present)

Kristy’s Village Cafe

(310) 457-1018

Outdoor Dining

Malibu Farm

(310) 456-1112 - Malibu Cafe

(310) 456-8850 - Malibu Restaurant


D’Amore’s Famous Pizza

(310) 317-4500 - Malibu

(310) 457-2838 - Malibu Pt. Dume


Malibu Seafood

(310) 456-3430

Sushi Restaurant

Bui Sushi

(310) 456-1500


Cafe Habana

(310) 317-0300

Fitness &


Dance Studio

Malibu Fitness

(310) 457-5220

Fitness Center/Gym

Malibu Fitness

(310) 457-5220


Malibu Beach Inn

(310) 651-7777

Live Music

Casa Escobar

(310) 456-1999

Live Theater

Malibu Playhouse

(310) 589-1998

Personal Trainer

Mary Pritchett, Malibu Fitness

(310) 457-5220


Malibu Fitness

(310) 457-5220


Malibu Fitness

(310) 457-5220

Wedding Venue

Calamigos Ranch

(818) 889-6280


Malibu Fitness

(310) 457-5220


Pet Boarding

Sandpiper Pet Hotel

(310) 456-8982

Pet Groomer

Sherman’s Place

(310) 457-5501

Pet Shop

Pacific Coast Pets

(310) 317-8600 - Malibu Colony

(310) 317-9755 - Zuma store


Malibu Coast Animal Hospital

(310) 317-4560



Burdge & Associates Architects

(310) 456-5905

Auto Repair

Trancas Canyon Chevron

(310) 457-4659


Wells Fargo

(310) 317-1740

(310) 457-8510 - West Malibu

Car Wash

Buzz Wax

(310) 888-1793

Day Care

Gan Malibu Preschool

(310) 456-6573

Event Planner

Karen Waldron, Ampersand


(310) 678-6199



Financial Advisor

Malibu Capital Management

(310) 457-5113


Sea Lily Malibu

(310) 457-8100

Green Construction

Scott Harris, Building Construction


(323) 297-2220

Handyman Service

Howard Ferguson, Hub the Handyman

(310) 457-8664

Home Builder

Scott Halley and Associates, Inc.

(310) 457-5614

Insurance Agent

B.W. Baker Insurance Services, Inc.,

Farmers Insurance

(310) 457-5092

Landscaping and Lawn Care

David Corona Landscape

(818) 885-1955


Molly Marler

Real Estate Agent

Chris Cortazzo, Coldwell Banker

(310) 589-2472

Real Estate Brokerage

Sotheby’s International Realty

(310) 456-6431 - Cross Creek


(310) 457-2534 - Point Dume


Window Washer

C-Thru Window Cleaning

(310) 456-2886


Art Gallery

PCH Pop Up - Tracy Park

Clothing Boutique

Nati Clothing Boutique

(310) 457-3427

Garden Center or Nursery

Trancas Canyon Nursery

(310) 457-3981


Grocery Store

Vintage Grocers

(310) 457-2828

Home Shop

Malibu Beach House

(310) 457-5600

Optical Shop


(310) 456-9991

Surf Shop

Becker Surf & Shop


Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 39


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40 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Howard Ferguson, better known as Hub the Handyman,

poses with his award for favorite handyman. Photos by

Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

Scott Harris (left) with Building Construction Group poses

for a photo with his publicist, Marina Anderson, of The

Media Hound PR.



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Serving Malibu residents since 1972

Owned and operated by commercial fisherman.





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Kathy Escobar-Harvey shows off Casa Escobar’s two awards for favorite Mexican

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42 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Gan Malibu offers nurturing

environment with infant

center, preschool

Gan Malibu Infant Center and Preschool

provides a warm, nurturing

environment for the most prized of

all gifts: our children. Gan Malibu

is a community-based center where

families of all backgrounds feel comfortable

and welcomed. Each child is

a precious asset to their unique program.

Their Jewish values drive the

curriculum, environment and school

culture. They model and encourage

kindness, respect, compassion, confidence

and responsibility. A child

is viewed as a seed that they nurture

with the utmost care, since the seed’s

every experience will shape and color

the quality of its matured self.

At Gan Malibu your child will be

surrounded with nurturing and caring

teachers who will help them reach

their fullest potential. Their stimulating

environment is nestled in nature

overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is

designed to help your child discover

the mysteries of the world through

their own exploration. They recognize

that each child has his or her

unique needs, interests and passions.

Their children are viewed as collaborators:

they are competent, curious,

inquisitive, unique and creative.

Encouragement is constant and

plentiful, as each child learns to interact

with others and effectively express

feelings and needs. Gan Malibu takes

great care in fostering self-esteem.

Gan Malibu’s program integrates

academics with creative problem

solving: stressing questioning, collecting,

organizing and reflecting, all

the while allowing the children to

explore their naturally fertile imaginations.

They are surrounded by the

gift of nature and use its resources to

enhance Gan Malibu’s everyday curriculum.

Gan Malibu is a destination for

learning and a place for developing

virtues of good deeds (mitzvoth), acts

of kindness (middot) and the joy that

comes from collaboration and working


For more information or to schedule

a tour of the infant center or preschool,

call (310) 456-6573 or email

Submitted by Gan Malibu Preschool,

22933 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 43

Thank you



for voting us






in Malibu!

Gan Malibu Preschool

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44 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news MALIBU CHOICE AWARDS

Lisa (left) and Bill Wildman of Malibu Yogurt smile with

the award for favorite ice cream/frozen yogurt spot.

Alo House Recovery

Centers provides

compassionate care

Pictured are (left to right) Sherman Baylin of Sherman’s

Place, Dr. Dean Graulich of Malibu Coast Animal Hospital

and Salina Mendoza of Malibu Coast Animal Hospital.

The word, alo, comes

from Latin, and means

to nourish, support,

and strengthen. No

other name could better

fit with their mission

of being on the

cutting-edge of the

compassionate care

model of addiction


Their progressive

approach to treatment

has everyone

feeling the difference

the moment they step

onto their property.

Alo House shares the

public’s criticism of

modern addiction

treatment, and of the

Malibu Model in particular,

so everything

they do is meant to

address these issues,

and provide fresh, evidence-based


to them.

Alo House offers a

holistic, integrative

approach to healing.

Rather than subscribing

to the ‘disease

concept’ of addiction,

which can tend to reduce

people to their

diagnoses, they address

the ‘whole person.’

Each client has

a unique story. They

provide care using an

intensive, big-hearted

style of care, which

helps them to get to

know, and to properly

treat each client.

Alo House boasts

over a one-to-one staffto-client

ratio – one

of the highest in the

industry. They understand

what makes a

treatment center great

– the people who work

there. Their skilled

and passionate staff

is the most important

ingredient to their success.

Each of their staff

have been hand-picked

for their unique ability

to reach and engage

with their clients. This

is what creates change

– the magical moments

of connection and

transformation that

occur between clients

and staff, ones that

their clients will remember

forever. Carrying

out this shared

vision is what keeps

them showing up every

day, and is why they

love doing what they

do. Together, they are

on a mission to change

the face of treatment,

and to bring it into the

current age. This vision

and their whole

philosophy is summed

up by their manifesto,

which you can read at


Submitted by Alo House

Recovery Centers, 28955

Pacific Coast Highway

Suite 200, Malibu. For

more information, call

(888) 466-8340 or visit

Tracy Park of PCH Pop Up celebrates her win for favorite


Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 45

Malibu's Favorite Chinese Restaurant!

Thank you

to all our loyal Malibu customer’s!

Boyan Kinov of John’s Garden poses with the award for

favorite deli and sandwich place.

Sharon Amos of Geoffrey’s Malibu smiles with the award

for fine dining.


Thanks Malibu!

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Alo House Recovery Centers is located in beautiful

Malibu, California. We are leaders in the emerging

‘Compassionate Care Model’ in the treatment of

substance use and co-occurring disorders. Our

comprehensive, dynamic program uses an evidence

based approach and adaptive treatment model. We

combine this with our Compassionate Care Model to

strive for long-term recovery outcomes.

The Alo House Recovery Centers program is designed

to provide our clients with a complete continuum of

care — from detoxification, through inpatient and

outpatient treatment, and transitional living.

So each client has the same team throughout

their entire treatment stay.




R E A C H O U T, W E ’ R E H E R E

A L O R E C O V E R Y. C O M

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Thank you Malibu.



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MHS boys water polo continues

win streak with 17-5

victory over Cate, Page 48

Shoes to fill

Sharks’ usual quarterback

out on injury as

team takes on tough

opponent, Page 51

malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 |

Taro Watanabe, 15,

of Malibu, rides a

wave during the 2017

Vissla International

Surfing Association’s

World Junior Surfing

Championship in

Hyuga, Japan.

Ben Reed/ISA

Watanabe looks strong in international surfing competition, as he nabs

silver, helps Team USA to gold, Page 49

48 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Sports

Boys Water Polo

Sharks keep riding wave of success, win 17-5

Ryan Flynn

Freelance Reporter

Sharks boys water polo

got off to a fast start and

didn’t look back Friday,

Oct. 6.

They trounced visiting

Cate by a final score of 17-


Malibu is now 16-2,

with an undefeated 8-0

league record.

Seemingly as soon as they

hit the water, the Sharks

were on the offensive.

“We’ve had a lot of slow

starts recently so that’s

something we’ve been

working on all week, is

getting mentally focused

and coming out strong,”

coach Mike Mulligan said.

Mulligan said his team

had two set plays they

wanted to run in the first

three or four minutes. Running

these plays, rather

than reading and reacting,

simplified the offense for

his players and contributed

to the fast start.

“They didn’t have to

really think,” Mulligan

said. “All they had to do

was know they had to run

those two plays and make

it simple.”

Early on, it looked easy

for the Sharks. Cliff Omelia

scored on a great pass

from Lars Peterson. Tor

Cole followed with a score

of his own, then it was Ary

Kamen with a bouncing

ball into the net. Up 6-0,

Harry Lang blocked an enemy

shot and got it back

into the hands of a teammate.

The Sharks scored

once more as time expired.

After one period it was

7-0 Sharks.

“We were aggressive in

our counter attack so we

Malibu’s Ary Kamen (7) searches for an open teammate Friday, Oct. 6, as the Sharks

face Cate. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

First-half goalie Harry Lang is pictured.

were able to get fast breaks

early in the game,” Mulligan

said. “I think that

might have worn them out

a little bit. Then we were

able to go into our set offense

where we were able

to drive and get a lot of

Lars Peterson (15) plays for Malibu at home.

Dylan Celikel (2) looks to make a pass as the Sharks take

on Cate, which they beat 17-5 on Friday, Oct. 6.

kick outs which gave us

opportunities to score on

our power play.”

From that point on, Malibu

continued its strong

play, leading 17-3 before

Cate added two garbage

time scores. The match

was never close.

The impressive Sharks

team — which was riding

a six-game win streak after

the victory against Cate —

is looking to close out the

season strong and claim a

high seed in the California

Interscholastic Federation

Boys Water Polo

Championships. Last year,

the Sharks were ousted in

the first round. Mulligan

said that this time around

they’re looking to advance

to at least the quarterfinals.

“Our goals are: continue

with these quick starts,

continue to be aggressive

on our transition game

from defense to offense

and to push through, win

league and hopefully go a

little farther than we did in

the playoffs last year,” he

said. Sports

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 49

Young surfer medals individually and with Team USA


competition marks

a first for 15-yearold


Brittany Kapa

Assistant Editor

Surfing was already an

addiction for Taro Watanabe.

Now, after a recent introduction

to the international

surfing circuit, Watanabe’s

passion for the sport has

reached a new level.

The 15-year-old Malibu

resident recently returned

from the 2017 Vissla International

Surfing Association’s

World Junior

Surfing Championship in

Hyuga, Japan. The competition

was held over a

period of nine days, from

Sept. 23-Oct. 1, and each

surfer competed in six different


Watanabe won an individual

silver medal in the

boys U16 competition.

As part of Team USA, he

helped his team take home

a gold medal after narrowly

beating Team Hawaii.

“It was a really cool experience,

because I usually

just surf nationally,” said

Watanabe, a sophomore at

Viewpoint School in Calabasas.

“I would go to [different]

places, but it would

pretty much be against the

same people.”

Watanabe said he had

to adjust which board he

used, going to a lighter

one, because the surfing

conditions in Hyuga were

vastly different than the

waves he normally rides at

Topanga Beach in Malibu.

“It was pretty cool, it was

tropical like Hawaii and I

Malibu resident Taro Watanabe competes in Hyuga,

Japan, for Team USA. Sean Evans/ISA

didn’t expect that,” Watanabe

said. “It was a good

experience going there and

meeting new people.”

Watanabe said the waves

were slower and a little

weaker than he expected.

Still, the experience as a

whole, and his venture into

international competition,

had a lasting impression.

“I learned that, because

it was a team contest, you

can never underestimate

anyone because they’re

from a certain country,”

Watanabe said. “There are

a lot of good surfers. For

example, Israel, I didn’t

even think there was going

to be any good surfers.”

Watanabe said there

were some nerves going

into the competition, but

he tried to remain calm.

“I was just surfing it heat

by heat,” Watanabe said

about the close competition.

“I just tried to stay

focused, and I just surfed

my heart out.”

During his last heat

Watanabe said he was not

getting the waves he had

hoped for. It was not until

the end of his run when he

finally got the breaks he

was looking for. He rode

two good waves back-toback,

putting him in first

place. Then, Joh Azuchi,

the Japanese surfer who

competed after Watanabe,

outscored him with

an 8.6-point wave. It was

enough to secure Azuchi

the individual gold medal;

Watanabe finished just

0.16 points behind Azuchi

with a 16.44 final score

and a silver medal.

Team USA racked up

7,003 points to take home

the gold, edging out second-place

Team Hawaii’s

6,740 points. This was

the second gold medal for

Team USA, which also

won in 2015.

The experience, for

Watanabe, was humbling.

He credits his practice

in Kyokushin karate, in

which he is a black belt, in

helping him stay grounded.

“It really helps me with

respect and discipline,” he

said. “It helps me respect

Taro Watanabe walks out on Okuragahama beach in Hyuga, Japan, before a heat for the

2017 Vissla International Surfing Association’s World Junior Surfing Championship.

Watanabe won an individual silver medal and a gold medal with Team USA. Ben Reed/ISA

everyone and it’s really

humbling. They make sure

you’re not a stuck-up kid.”

The discipline Watanabe

learned from karate has

fueled his passion for surfing

— a sport he picked up

when he was 7 years old

at the urging of his father,


Masato found professional

surfing teacher and

coach Brad Gerlach when

Watanabe was 10. Gerlach

has been working with

Watanabe ever since.

“In a nutshell, [Taro] has

the drive to be the best, is

humble, and has great guidance

and support,” Gerlach


Watanabe practices between

three and four hours

during the week, often

waking up at 5 a.m. to get

in a couple of hours on the

water before school. On the

weekends, Watanabe said

he is out in the water as

much as he can be.

“It’s an addicting feeling,”

Watanabe said. “I

feel like I have to go in

the ocean every day and

ride the waves and feel the


50 | October 12, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Sports

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

Malibu Half Marathon & 5K

mixes up its course in 2017

with Eric Truschke

Eric Truschke, 16, is a junior

who plays wide receiver and defensive

end for Sharks football.

How did you first get into


Freshman year my friend that I

was on other teams with thought

I would be good at it and asked

me to go out there with him. I

did it and loved it.

Are there any skills you

learned as a receiver that

helped you as a defensive

end or vice versa?

It certainly has. As a receiver,

it taught me to avoid people or

dodge and as a defensive end

you need to get around people

and contain and be quick.

What are your hobbies

outside of football?

I live in Malibu so I love to surf

and do anything ocean-related.

I also have a job here at Malibu

Yogurt. They call me the ice

cream king.

What do you like about

playing for coach Terry


I really like how he focuses

on the younger players a lot as

well as the varsity players. He

knows that the younger athletes

are going to be the future for the

program. When I was a younger

player I know that really helped

me a lot.

Where do you think you’ve

most improved from last

year to this year?

Me personally and the team

I know have improved our

aggression to the ball. Malibu

High isn’t known for being

the biggest team, but we easily

make that up with our aggressiveness

to tackle and our skill.

How do you feel about this

season so far?

I feel really good about how this

season is going. We started off

strong and we didn’t stop there.

We kept pushing and working

hard. Every single person out

there on the field has earned it.

Do you have a favorite

track to listen to before a


Me and some of the boys on

the team actually like country

music, so we listen to “Cotton-

Eyed Joe.”

Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

Who has the best nickname

on the team?

There is a tall, skinny kid who

runs kind of awkward, but he is

our good friend. We said he runs

like an asparagus so we call him

Gus. It’s stuck ever since.

What’s your favorite

subject in school

and why?

Math, because I like to figure

out problems and challenge myself.

I also have a great teacher

in Mr. Segesman who helps me

out a lot.

What’s your favorite TV

show right now?

My favorite by far is “The Office,”

which is way too funny.

Interview by Freelance Reporter

Ryan Flynn

Submitted by Malibu Half

Marathon & 5K organizers

The DEAN & DELUCA Malibu

Half Marathon & 5K returns

on Sunday, Nov. 5, with an exciting

change: an all-new course that

begins and ends at iconic Zuma


The mostly flat, out-and-back

course takes runners by some of the

most beautiful residential homes of

A-list celebrities. Then it opens up

to breathtaking ocean views on one

side and the golden Santa Monica

Mountains on the other.

The new location will allow runners

and spectators to conveniently

park in one of the Zuma Beach

parking lots adjacent to the start/

finish line. Known for its wide

stretches of sand and excellent surf,

Zuma also serves as the perfect

spot for the post-race party. With a

DJ keeping the energy high, participants

will take in yoga on the sand

(hosted by Malibu-based 5 Point

Yoga), health-conscious vendors,

and a VIP lounge with massages

and premium catering.

This Week In...


Cross Country

■Oct. ■ 12 - at Nordhoff, 3:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Oct. ■ 12 - hosts Thacher, 6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 17 - at Santa Clara, 6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 19 - hosts Bishop Diego, 6 p.m.

Girls Tennis

■Oct. ■ 12 - hosts Foothill, 3:15 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 17 - hosts Carpinteria, 3:15


■Oct. ■ 19 - hosts La Reina, 3:15 p.m.

Boys Water Polo

■Oct. ■ 13-14 - at Oxnard Tournament

■Oct. ■ 18 - at Carpinteria, 3:15 p.m.


Women’s Golf

■Oct. ■ 16-18 - at Stanford

Every runner will experience the

rare opportunity to run along the

famed Pacific Coast Highway and

experience Malibu.

“We are thrilled to offer our runners

with a new course this year,”

said race director Erica MacVittie.

“For the first time, we’ll be starting

and ending at Zuma Beach, which

is one of the most popular beaches

in Southern California. Additionally

we have launched a new charity

program where runners can raise

funds for the Boys and Girls Club

of Malibu as they gain benefits on

race day such as access to the charity

lounge with massages, deluxe

restroom and premium catering.

“Events like this truly bring people

together and make a positive

impact for their community, especially

when we all come together to

support a pillar [for] our youth, the

Boys and Girls Club of Malibu.”

This year, the Malibu Half Marathon

& 5K is returning with another

group of exceptional premium partners:


BMW, Saje Wellness and TheBu



Women’s Volleyball

■Oct. ■ 12 - hosts San Francisco, 7


■Oct. ■ 14 - hosts Santa Clara, noon

■Oct. ■ 19 - hosts BYU, 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

■Oct. ■ 15 - hosts Gonzaga, 1 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 19 - at BYU, 6 p.m.

Men’s Water Polo

■Oct. ■ 13 - hosts Long Beach State,

4 p.m.

Women’s Tennis

■Oct. ■ 19-23 - at ITA Southwest

Regional Championships

Men’s Tennis

■Oct. ■ 19-23 - hosts ITA Regional Sports

Malibu surfside news | October 12, 2017 | 51


Temporary roster shakeup hurts Malibu team

With its QB out,

Sharks suffer loss

to Riverside Prep

Ryan Flynn

Freelance Reporter

While his team fell further

and further behind,

quarterback Chase Kapler

walked up and down the


The senior, who was out

with a sore back, likely

wouldn’t have been the

difference in a 47-21 defeat

at the hands of visiting

Riverside Prep, and it was

wise of the Malibu staff to

err on the side of caution

with a high school athlete.

“We didn’t want to risk it

getting worse so we made

a decision that it’d be better

to rest him,” coach Terry

Shorten said.

Kapler’s status was a

game-time decision.

Without him, the Sharks

turned to a freshman at

quarterback. Friday was

Jake Friedman’s first start.

In previous weeks, the

Surfside News has referred

to Kapler as Shorten’s

trump card. Whenever the

team has been in trouble,

he could call a designed

run for Kapler and more

times than not, the senior

quarterback would elude a

tackle and save the day.

Without him, the offense

had to play left handed.

Early on it was a struggle,

but you could begin to see

the seeds of what a Friedman-led

offense could

look like. Shorten molded

the Sharks attack around

his new quarterback, giving

him quick, easy throws

to the sidelines.

For a freshman, Friedman

didn’t appear rushed.

He stood back before the

snap, taking his time and

surveying the defense before

getting the ball and

quickly launching it with

some zip. He missed a

few throws early and the

offense stalled while the

newest Shark got his sea

legs, but he didn’t make

any dangerous throws into

coverage, either.

On the other side of the

ball, Malibu’s tenacious

defense played well early.

After a muffed punt by

Malibu, Riverside started

its second drive deep in

Sharks territory and still

came away empty. Up

against a dangerous dual

threat quarterback and a

good running game, Malibu

was able to get pressure

for most of the night. Their

downfall was the inability

to stop the big play.

Riverside’s first score

was a 47-yard run to go

up 7-0. On the next drive,

a Riverside wide receiver

got behind the defense,

and quarterback Domenick

Woods threw it to him in

stride for a 92-yard scamper

to the end zone.

Down two scores, Friedman

hit his stride. He found

receiver Louie Thrall on a

short pass and the talented

receiver eluded two tackles

and ran 52 yards for a

long Sharks touchdown to

bring them within striking


However, Riverside answered

just one play later,

with an 86-yard kick return

to put them up 20-7.

Another 23-yard passing

touchdown put the game

out of reach. Friedman

looked good before the

half, marching the Sharks

Dane Kapler (22) runs the ball Friday, Oct. 6, as the Sharks face Riverside Prep at home.

Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

down to the opposing seven-yard

line, but was unable

to punch it in and the

Silver Knights took a 27-7

lead into halftime.

In the second half, they

were unable to close the

gap, and Riverside won

going away.

Both Eric Truschke and

Thrall enjoyed one of the

better statistical days of

the season, with the former

scoring on a 53-yard

touchdown in the third

quarter. Losing Kapler

hurt the ground game, but

having a pass-first quarterback

unlocked Thrall, who

is probably Malibu’s most

talented skill player.

Despite the lopsided

loss, Friedman showed

promise in his debut.

“Jake played a great

game,” Shorten said. “He

threw the ball great and

had a lot of poise for a

freshman playing in a varsity


Kapler will be evaluated

Daniel Rafeedie (44) tries to tackle the opponent.

on Monday, Shorten said.

He said he suspects the

senior quarterback will be

fine by Game 1 of league


The 5-2 Sharks are off

next week but will enter

league play on Oct. 20 in a

road matchup against Carpinteria.

high school


The rest of the week in

high school sports

Girls Tennis

Thatcher 12, Malibu 6

Zoe Nathan had a strong

showing in singles play and

won all three of her sets,

6-4, 6-2 and 6-3 during a

Thursday, Oct. 5 matchup

at Malibu High School.

Whitney Clarfield also

won a set during singles

play 6-3. Jenny Orian and

Harley Rader, the No. 1

doubles pair, won one set

7-6 during a tie-breaker.

Doubles partners Olivia

Thonson and Chloe Ossorio

won a match 6-3.

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Pepperdine Athletics

Women’s soccer team nabs 8th shutout as it wins 1-0 at LMU

The Waves picked up yet

another shutout, but this

time against rival Loyola


Pepperdine recorded its

eighth shutout win in Los

Angeles Sunday, Oct. 8,

with a 1-0 victory.

Calista Reyes, a freshman,

was the lone goal

scorer of the game. She

bested LMU goalie Charlee

Pruitt in the 74th minute of

play off an assist from Joelle


Pepperdine goalie Brielle

Preece made four saves

during the day en route to

the team’s eighth shutout.

The Waves have now

held opponents from scoring

on them for a consecutive

434 minutes of play.

Pepperdine has not allowed

a goal since the start of

West Coast Conference

play. They move to 9-2-2

overall and 3-0-0 in conference


WOmen’s Soccer

Waves get road win

against Santa Clara

Pepperdine recorded

its first win against Santa

Clara since 1994, and they

did it with style.

Pepperdine won 5-0 at

Santa Clara during West

Coast Conference play on

Oct. 1. The Waves handed

Santa Clara its worst loss at

home since 2008.

Bri Visalli made sure the

Waves got on the board

early with a penalty kick

in the 16th minute of play.

The onslaught of goals continued

as Joelle Anderson

netted the next two goals

in the 46th minute and the

61st minute of play. Teammate

Calista Reyes got her

second goal of the season in

the 79th minute of play off

an assist from Jamie Van

Horn. Visalli bookmarked

the match with the final

goal in the 87th minute of


Goalie Brielle Preece

came up with six saves to

pick up her eighth win in

net this season.

The Waves move to 8-2-

2 overall on the season and

2-0-0 in conference play.


Waves drop to Portland

after five sets

Despite having four

Waves post double-doubles,

an Oct. 7 five-set

match ended in favor of the


Pepperdine came out

strong in the first set, 25-21,

but fell the next two, 33-35,

15-25. They battled it out in

set four for a 25-22 victory

but fell 15-9 in the final deciding


Hannah Frohling, Kikki

Lyons, Jasmine Gross and

Heidi Dyer all posted double-doubles.

Frohling led

the pack with 19 kills on

a .255 clip along with 11

digs, three aces, five assists

and two digs.

Lyons added 16 kills and

15 digs. Gross had 12 kills,

10 digs, four blocks, an ace

and three assists. Dyer led

the offensive with 48 assists

and a career-high 18

digs and three kills.

Libero Hana Lishman

showed a great defensive

effort with a career-best 24

digs for the day.

Waves fall after five-set

battle at Gonzaga

In a back-and-forth battle

at Gonzaga, the Waves fell

25-22, 26-28, 25-19, 22-25

and 10-15.

Despite the loss, Heidi

Dyer and Hannah Frohling

posted double-doubles,

while Jasmine Gross extended

her career-high

kill statistic by one. Dyer

marked a career-best 63 assists,

11 digs, three blocks

and an ace in the Thursday,

Oct. 5 game. Frohling

posted 19 kills and 10 digs.

Gross posted 19 kills, nine

blocks, five digs and a .417

hitting percentage.

The first set was a battle

back game for the Waves,

who fell 1-5 coming out.

The team tied the score at

the 6’s and would tie again

three times before securing

the Set 1 win.

The second set saw three

ties as well, but the Bulldogs

team took the win.

Pepperdine took the third

set and the Bulldogs took

the fourth.

The game came down

to the fifth set. The Waves

amassed an early 8-5 lead

with kills from Frohling

and blocks from Dyer and

Gross. However, the Bulldogs

tied at 10-10 and then

pulled ahead to win 15-10.

The Waves are now 11-7

overall for the season and

3-2 in West Coast Conference


WOmen’s Golf

Two Waves tie for

second at Ron Moore


Junior Patricia Wong and

senior Katherine Zhu both

tied for second place in the

Ron Moore Intercollegiate

golf tournament Sunday,

Oct. 8.

Both Wong and Zhu

posted career-best performances.

This was Zhu’s best

round of her career as she

shot a 5-under 67. She even

flirted with an individual title,

but late bogeys prevented

that from happening.

Wong, who was competing

as an individual, went

under-par for all three of

her rounds. She led after

two rounds, but a 1-under

par was not enough to keep

her atop the leader board.

She ended with a careerbest

8-under 208 (68-69-



Sherif drops Riviera/ITA

main draw in opening round

Thirteenth-ranked Mayar

Sherif fell in a three-set battle

in the Riviera/Intercollegiate

Tennis Association’s

All-American Championship

main draw opening


Sherif faced Denver’s

Julie O’Loughlin on Thursday,

Oct. 4, at the Riviera

Tennis Club and fell 4-6,

6-3 and 6-2.

Pair of Waves compete at

Riviera/ITA All-American

Laura Gulbe and Dzina

Milovanovic each earned

an alternate bid into the


Tennis Association’s All-

American Championship

qualifying round.

The pair took advantage

Oct. 3 with a win at the

Riviera Tennis Club. The

duo downed Colorado’s

Chloe Hule and Louise

Ronaldson 8-6 in the opening

round of play.

In singles play, Gulbe,

No. 66, defeated No. 33

Anna Sanford from Ohio

State 6-4 and 6-0. In the

second round of play, Gulbe

fell to UCLA’s No. 73 Jada

Hart 6-0, 1-6 and 6-4.

During the second qualifying

draw on Wednesday,

Oct. 4, Milovanovic and

Gulbe could not pull out the

win against North Carolina

State’s Anna Rogers and

Claudia Wiktorin, and fell



Waves comeback is not

enough to net win against


The No. 9 Pepperdine

men’s water polo team took

on No. 2 University of California,

Los Angeles Saturday,

Oct. 7, but fell 8-7.

The Waves fell behind

early in the first quarter.

UCLA outscored the Waves

4-1. The Waves continued

to fight back for the rest of

the game.

Down 8-5 in the final

quarter, the Waves’ Chris

Dilworth and Mark Urban

scored goals to get within


Dilworth got the ball

again with 15 seconds to

go, and with defenders on

his back, fired a shot behind

his back. The shot made it

past UCLA’s goalkeeper,

but hit the post and ended

the match.

During the second half

of play, the Waves held the

Bruins to just one goal in

the third and kept the visiting

team scoreless in the

fourth quarter.

Goalkeeper Zach Rhodes

made 17 saves during the


Waves fall just short

against UCSB

The Waves’ Thursday,

Oct. 5 matchup against

UC Santa Barbara came

down to the final quarter,

but the Waves could not

pull out the win.

The first half of the game

saw back-and-forth play

between the teams, but the

Gauchos pulled ahead for

a 6-3 lead at the end of the

first half.

Pepperdine, No. 9,

dropped the game 8-9 to

UC Santa Barbara, No. 8,

in the final minutes of the

fourth quarter.

The Waves’ Mark Asic

netted three goals, including

one with 11 seconds

left in the game. Mate Toth

also had a goal in the fourth

quarter, two total for the

game, but it was not enough

to garner the Waves the

win. Goalie Zach Rhodes

kept the Gauchos scoreless

in the third quarter, and had

10 saves for the night.

Men’s Tennis

Waves complete Santa

Barbara Invitational with

mild success

The Waves’ men’s tennis

team finished play on

Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Santa

Barbara Invitational.

Doubles partners Lautaro

Pane and Matias Sborowitz

finished in seventh place after

defeating Fresno State’s

doubles pair Catagay Soke

and Jeremy Moser.

Sborowitz finished just

out of the Top 10 in singles

play, and took home a 12thplace

victory. Sborowitz

was defeated by the University

of Washington’s

Joao Barra in 6-2, 6-3


Information from Pepperdine

University and www.pep Compiled

by Assistant Editor Brittany

Kapa, assistant@malibusurf

appealable coastal zone

APN: 4469-025-063


24358 Malibu Road


Rural Residential-Two Acre (RR-2)

APN: 4458-011-020


Santos Planning


Single-Family Medium Density (SFM)


Michael and Antonette Weinreb


Ralph Mechur

Appealable to: City Council


24358 Malibu Road, LLC Environmental Classifieds

Appealable to: Malibu surfside City Council news | October 12, 2017 | 53


Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Sections 15303(a) and (e)

Section 15303(a)




The Malibu Planning Commission will hold public hearings on MONDAY, November

6, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Malibu City Hall,

23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA, on the projects identified below.



14-002 – An application to construct a 22-foot high, 7,850 square foot

single-family residence, landscaping, hardscape, water feature, roof top deck,

pool and spa, and alternative onsite wastewater treatment system, including a

variance to allow for additional impermeable coverage to modify the existing

driveway to comply with fire department access requirements, a site plan review

for construction in excess of 18 feet of height, but not to exceed 22 feet for a flat

roof, and a lot merger to combine two adjoining parcels

Location: 5656 Latigo Canyon Road and Properties which contain portions of

a private driveway including 4878, 4968, 4962,

and 5670 Latigo Canyon Road, with portions within the appealable

coastal zone

APNs: 4459-001-002 and 4459-001-003 and Multiple APNs which Contain

Portions of a Private Driveway including 4459-002-022,

4459-002-024, 4459-002-023, and 4459-002-025

Zoning: Rural Residential-Twenty Acre (RR-20) and Rural

Residential-Five Acre (RR-5)

Applicant: Steven Kent


Appealable to:



Hartmut and Jessica Neven and Property Owners who have

Underlying Ownership of Portions of the Private Driveway

including Alison Properties, LLP, Dunluce Properties, LLP, Leffey

Properties, LLP, and Cyan Properties, LLP

City Council

Application Filed: December 15, 2014

Case Planner:

Categorical Exemption

CEQA Guidelines Sections 15303(a) and (e)

Richard Mollica, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 346


NO. 13-007, AND MINOR MODIFICATION NO. 13-014 – An application

for the construction of a new 5,987 square foot, two-story single-family residence

with a 4,140 square foot subterranean garage and basement, porte-cochere,

covered patios, trellises, ground-level pool deck, fencing, entry gates, swimming

pool, spa, tennis court, hardscape, landscaping, a new alternative onsite wastewater

treatment system, including a site plan review for construction in excess of

18 feet in height but not to exceed 24 feet for a flat roof, and a minor modification

for the reduction of the required front yard setback


30544 Morning View Drive, not within the

appealable coastal zone

APN: 4469-025-063


Rural Residential-Two Acre (RR-2)


Santos Planning


Michael and Antonette Weinreb

Appealable to:



6703 Legal Notices

City Council

Application Filed: March 14, 2013

Case Planner:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Sections 15303(a) and (e)

Adrian Fernandez, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 482



NO. 17-001 – An application to install, on a site currently occupied by legal

non-conforming Hertz Rental Car, stacked parking lifts to provide replacement

and additional parking for the hotel/restaurant use at 22878 Pacific Coast Highway

(PCH) (Malibu Beach Inn), reconfigure existing onsite parking and drive

aisle to accommodate stacked parking lifts, and construct site walls; a variance

from parking lot development standards, including valet and tandem parking to

maximize parking area; a joint use parking agreement for the Hertz Rental Car

site to serve as receiver site for the required onsite parking of 22878 PCH; and a

lot tie to hold 22878 PCH and 22853 PCH as one lot


22853 Pacific Coast Highway, within the

appealable coastal zone

APN: 4452-020-031


Community Commercial (CC)


Burdge and Associates Architects, Inc.


MB North Lot (DE), LLC


Hertz Rental Car

Appealable to: City Council and Coastal Commission

Application Filed: March 14, 2013

Case Planner:

Adrian Fernandez, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 482



NO. 17-001 – An application to install, on a site currently occupied by legal

non-conforming Hertz Rental Car, stacked parking lifts to provide replacement

and additional parking for the hotel/restaurant use at 22878 Pacific Coast Highway

(PCH) (Malibu Beach Inn), reconfigure existing onsite parking and drive

aisle to accommodate stacked parking lifts, and construct site walls; a variance

from parking lot development standards, including valet and tandem parking to

maximize parking area; a joint use parking agreement for the Hertz Rental Car

site to serve as receiver site for the required onsite parking of 22878 PCH; and a

lot tie to hold 22878 PCH and 22853 PCH as one lot


22853 Pacific Coast Highway, within the

appealable coastal zone

APN: 4452-020-031


Community Commercial (CC)


Burdge and Associates Architects, Inc.


MB North Lot (DE), LLC


Hertz Rental Car

Appealable to:



City Council and Coastal Commission

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Sections 15303(a) and (e)

Application Filed: September 21, 2017

Case Planner:

Stephanie Hawner, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 276




AND LOT TIE NO. 17-001 – An application for the Malibu Beach Inn to construct

a new swimming pool and spa, patios, hardscape, and grading, a remodel

to convert approximately 268 square feet of office and storage room into bathroom

facilities and equipment room, relocate alternative onsite wastewater treatment

system, amend Conditional Use Permit No. 06-001 amending Planning

Commission Resolution No. 06-46 Standard Condition No. 2 to change the 563

square feet of indoor/outdoor service area of the hotel restaurant to 1,387 square

feet, and removing Special Condition No. 15 which states that the use of the restaurant/dining

area shall be restricted to guests of the hotel and their invitees

only; a variance to relocate the required onsite parking beyond the 300-feet limitation

for offsite parking as measured along a safe pedestrian access; a variance

to provide less than the required number of parking spaces for the hotel with restaurant

use; a joint use parking agreement to allow the property’s required onsite

parking to be located offsite at 22853 Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) (Hertz

Rental Car); and a lot tie hold 22878 PCH and 22853 PCH as one lot


22878 Pacific Coast Highway, within the appealable

coastal zone

APN: 4452-005-031


Commercial Visitor Serving-Two (CV-2)


Burdge and Associates Architects, Inc.


Mani MBI (DE), LLC


Malibu Beach Inn

Appealable to: City Council and Coastal Commission

Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Sections 15303(a) and (e)

Application Filed: August 6, 2015

Case Planner:

Stephanie Hawner, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 276


AND VARIANCE NOS. 14-018 AND 14-026 – A first request to extend the

Planning Commission’s previous approval for the construction of a new

two-story single-family residence and associated development


24358 Malibu Road

APN: 4458-011-020


Single-Family Medium Density (SFM)


Ralph Mechur


24358 Malibu Road, LLC

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental Review:

Extension Filed: July 31, 2017

Case Planner:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Section 15303(a)

Stephanie Hawner, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 276


VARIANCE NOS. 10-025 AND 10-026, SITE PLAN REVIEW NO. 10-040 –

A second request to extend the Planning Commission’s previous approval of an

application for a new two-story, single-family residence with attached garage

and second residential unit and associated development


3605 Noranda Lane

APN: 4473-026-006

Extension Filed: September 28, 2017


Mark Celentano


Titania Scandinavian Property Development

in Malibu, Inc.

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental Review: Adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 11-004

(SCH No. 2012081083) CEQA Guidelines

Section 15074


Case Planner:

Extension Filed: September 28, 2017

6703 Legal Notices Applicant: 6703 Mark Celentano Legal Notices

Rural Residential – Five Acre (RR-5)

Adrian Fernandez, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 482

Extension Filed: July 31, 2017

Case Planner:

Stephanie Hawner, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 276


VARIANCE NOS. 10-025 AND 10-026, SITE PLAN REVIEW NO. 10-040 –

A second request to extend the Planning Commission’s previous approval of an

application for a new two-story, single-family residence with attached garage

and second residential unit and associated development


3605 Noranda Lane

APN: 4473-026-006


Titania Scandinavian Property Development

in Malibu, Inc.

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental Review: Adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 11-004

(SCH No. 2012081083) CEQA Guidelines

Section 15074


Case Planner:

Rural Residential – Five Acre (RR-5)

Adrian Fernandez, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 482

For the projects identified above with a categorical exemption for environmental

review, pursuant to the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental

Quality Act (CEQA), the Planning Director has analyzed these proposed

projects and found that they are listed among the classes of projects that have

been determined not to have a significant adverse effect on the environment.

Therefore, the projects are categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA.

The Planning Director has further determined that none of the six exceptions to

the use of a categorical exemption apply to these projects (CEQA Guidelines

Section 15300.2). For the project listed above with an initial study for environmental

review, pursuant to CEQA, the City adopted an initial study and mitigated

negative declaration finding that the project would have no significant adverse

effects on the environment (CEQA Guidelines Section 15070). Extension

requests will be presented on consent calendar based on staff’s recommendation

but any person wishing to be heard may request at the beginning of the meeting

to have the application addressed separately. Please see the recording secretary

before start of the meeting to have an item removed from consent calendar. The

Commission’s decision will be memorialized in a written resolution. A written

staff report will be available at or before the hearing for the projects. All persons

wishing to address the Commission regarding these matters will be afforded an

opportunity in accordance with the Commission’s procedures. Copies of all related

documents are available for review at City Hall during regular business

hours. Written comments may be presented to the Planning Commission at any

time prior to the beginning of the public hearing.

LOCAL APPEAL – A decision of the Planning Commission may be appealed to

the City Council by an aggrieved person by written statement setting forth the

grounds for appeal. An appeal shall be filed with the City Clerk within ten days

following the date of action for which the appeal is made and shall be accompanied

by an appeal form and filing fee, as specified by the City Council. Appeal

forms may be found online at or in person at

City Hall, or by calling (310) 456-2489, extension 245.

COASTAL COMMISSION APPEAL – For projects appealable to the Coastal

Commission, an aggrieved person may appeal the Planning Commission’s approval

to the Coastal Commission within 10 working days of the issuance of the

City’s Notice of Final Action. Appeal forms may be found online at or in person at the Coastal Commission South Central Coast

District office located at 89 South California Street in Ventura, or by calling

805-585-1800. Such an appeal must be filed with the Coastal Commission, not

the City.







BONNIE BLUE, Planning Director

Publish Date: October 12, 2017

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The Malibu Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.

in the Council Chambers, Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA, for the project identified




ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 15-005 – Consider amendments to Title 17 (Zoning Ordinance) of

the the Malibu Municipal Code regarding marijuana delivery, personal cultivation and recreational retail and

tax options



City Planner:

City of Malibu


Stephanie Hawner, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 276

The draft ordinance was assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California

Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines (the Guidelines), and the environmental

regulations of the City. Per Section 15061(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines, the draft ordinance is exempt

from the requirements of CEQA because it can be seen with certainty that the provisions contained herein

would not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. The ordinance would allow

delivery of marijuana by existing dispensaries which will reduce the impact on the environment as trips by

multiple customers to the dispensary will instead be consolidated into one or two trips during the day per dispensary.

A written staff report will be available at or before the hearing. All persons wishing to address the

Commission will be afforded an opportunity in accordance with the Commission’s procedures. Copies of all

related documents are available for review at City Hall during regular business hours. Written comments

may be presented to the Planning Commission at any time prior to the beginning of the public hearing.





If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Stephanie Hawner, Senior Planner, at (310)

456-2489, extension 276.


Bonnie Blue

Planning Director

Publish Date: October 12, 2017


Ordinance No. 424 proposes to add chapter 9.40 to the Malibu Municipal Code. The new chapter prohibits the

installation, use, and maintenance of self-regenerating water softeners for properties connected to or in the area

served by the Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility and requires their removal within one year of the effective

date of this ordinance unless a waiver is obtained. The ordinance also amends section 1.10.040 to make

violations of Chapter 9.40 subject to the administrative penalty provisions of the Malibu Municipal Code. A full

copy of Ordinance No. 424 is available for review in the City Clerk’s office.

Ordinance No. 424 was introduced by the Malibu City Council at its meeting held on October 9, 2017. Second

reading and adoption of the ordinance are scheduled for October 23, 2017.


Heather Glaser

City Clerk

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