MSN_122117

22ndcenturymedia

Malibu Surfside News 122117

Mingling and jingling

City of Malibu’s Holiday Open House

offers camaraderie and cheer, Page 3

Awaiting judgment

Man who allegedly stole car, killed Malibu gardener

faces more than 12 years in jail, Page 9

Preserving Malibu’s past

Adamson House Foundation thanks volunteers, opens

doors to public for historic holiday tours, Page 10

MalibuSurfsideNews.com • December 21, 2017 • Vol. 5 No. 10 • $1

A

®

Publication

,LLC

Malibu’s holiday

spirit accelerates

at annual

Woodie Parade,

Page 4

Geoff and Sharon Gee lead the 14th annual Woodie

Parade through and out of Serra Retreat on Dec. 10. Thirty

car owners participated in this year’s traditional Malibu

event. photos by suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

cornucopia

Malibu Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday 10am - 3Pm pm


2 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news calendar

malibusurfsidenews.com

In this week’s

surfside news

Police Reports9

Photo Op12

Editorial15

Faith Briefs18

Puzzles23

Home of the Week24

Sports25-28

Classifieds29-31

ph: 310.457.2112 fx: 310.457.0936

Editor

Lauren Coughlin

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.com

Sales director

Mary Hogan

mary@malibusurfsidenews.com

business directory Sales

Kellie Tschopp, 708.326.9170, x23

k.tschopp@22ndcenturymedia.com

Legal Notices

Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51

j.schouten@22ndcenturymedia.com

Classified Sales

708.326.9170

PUBLISHER

Joe Coughlin, 847.272.4565, x16

j.coughlin@22ndcenturymedia.com

president

Andrew Nicks

a.nicks@22ndcenturymedia.com

EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR

Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30

n.burgan@22ndcenturymedia.com

22 nd Century Media

Malibu Surfside News

P.O. Box 6854

Malibu, CA 90264

www.MalibuSurfsideNews.com

Malibu Surfside News

is printed in a direct-to-plate

process using soy-based inks.

circulation inquiries

circulation@22ndcenturymedia.com

“Malibu Surfside News” (USPS #364-790) is

published weekly on Wednesdays by

22nd Century Media, LLC

Malibu Surfside News

P.O. Box 6854

Malibu, CA 90264

Periodicals Postage Paid

at Malibu, California offices.

Published by

www.22ndcenturymedia.com

THURSDAY

Shop For A Cause

Dec. 21, Hiptique, 30745

Pacific Coast Highway,

Malibu. Shop at Hiptique

to benefit Wildlife Waystation.

Mad Science: Brick Bridges

3:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Malibu

Library, 23519 Civic

Center Way. Build and test

different bridge designs.

For children ages 7-12.

Space is limited; sign-up

is required. This program

is sponsored by the Friends

of the Malibu Library. For

more information, or to

sign up, call (310) 456-

6438.

Christmas Show/Dinner

5:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Our

Lady of Malibu School,

3625 Winter Canyon Road

#1, Malibu. OLM will have

its Christmas Show/Dinner.

FRIDAY

Movie Night

6 p.m. Dec. 22, Trancas

Country Market, 30745 Pacific

Coast Highway, Malibu.

Join for a screening

of “The Nightmare Before

Christmas.” Shops remain

open until 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Breakfast with Santa

9 a.m. Dec. 24, Malibu

Farm, 23000 Pacific Coast

Highway. Join for Breakfast

with Santa. No reservations

required.

Gingerbread House

Decorating

11:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 98%

Angel, 30745 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu. Decorate

a gingerbread house. The

cost is $45. Reservations

are required. For more information,

call the store at

(310-457-0880), office at

(310-457-1988) or email

98angel@98angel.com.

TUESDAY

Cultural Arts Commission

6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 26, Malibu

City Hall Multipurpose

Room, 23825 Stuart Ranch

Road. The Cultural Arts

Commission will meet. For

more information, contact

(310) 456-2489 ext. 349 or

email BSaleaumua@mali

bucity.org.

WEDNESDAY

Relax Through Coloring

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Dec. 27, Malibu Senior

Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch

Road. Join the Malibu Senior

Center for a free unstructured,

drop-in therapeutic

art class facilitated

by Judy Merrick. For more

information call the Malibu

Senior Center at (310) 456-

2489 ext. 357.

Public Works Commission

3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 27,

Malibu City Hall Multipurpose

Room, 23825 Stuart

Ranch Road. Malibu’s Public

Works Commission will

meet. For more information,

call (310) 456-2489

ext. 352 or email bayala@

malibucity.org.

UPCOMING

Wastewater Advisory

Committee

6 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

28, Malibu City Hall Multipurpose

Room, 23825

Stuart Ranch Road. The

Wastewater Advisory Committee

will meet. For more

information, contact rnel

son@malibucity.org.

Malibu International Film

Festival

Jan. 13, Malibu Civic

Theater, Malibu. Malibu

Film Festival is Malibu’s

celebration of cinema

from emerging filmmakers

to modern masters (established

in 1997). Indie

film screenings with filmmaker

Q&As, craft beer,

great food, DJ music and

an awards party. For more

information, visit malibu

filmfestival.com.

ONGOING

Adamson House Holiday

Tours

3:15-7:15 p.m. Dec. 21-

23; Dec. 28-31, Adamson

House, Malibu. Take a tour

of this historic property, enjoy

hot cider and take home

a commemorative tile.

Tickets are $20 for adults

and $10 for children 6-17.

Children under 5 are free.

Space is limited. To make

a reservation, call (310)

456-9378 or visit adamson

house.org.

Book Reading

10 a.m. Sundays through

Dec. 24, Trancas Market

Shopping Center, 30745

Pacific Coast Highway,

Malibu. Malibu celebrities

will read books donated by

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

at 98% Angel. Kristy’s Village

Cafe will also offer

pajama pancakes and cocoa

for $5 starting at 9 a.m. All

of the proceeds from the

sale of the books and from

pajama pancakes and cocoa

will go to One Voice.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Dec. 26-Jan. 14. The

City will offer free Christmas

tree recycling, with

drop-off sites at Bluffs

Park (24255 PCH) and the

tree Lot (29136 PCH). All

decorations, lights, and

metal should be removed

before recycling. This is a

self-serve event. For more

information, call (310)

456-2489.

Patterns of Nature

9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

through Dec. 28 (except

Dec. 25), King Gillette

Ranch Anthony C. Beilenson

Interagency Visitor

Center, 26876 Mulholland

Highway, Calabasas. This

free art exhibit showcases

works from artist and illustrator

Lesley Goren, of Topanga

Canyon. Art will be

for sale. Light refreshments

will be served. For more

information, email samo@

wnpa.org or call (805) 370-

2302.

NAMI Classes

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday,

Jan. 9-March 27, St. Aidan’s

Episcopal Church,

28211 Pacific Coast Highway,

Malibu. Learn how

to understand and support

your loved one living with

mental illness during an 11-

week educational program

offered by the National Alliance

on Mental Illness.

The program is designed

to help family members

of a person suffering from

mental illness understand

and support their loved one,

while maintaining their

own well-being. For more

information, call (310)

889-7200 or register online

at www.namila.org.

Weight Loss Support Group

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays,

Jan. 13-Feb. 3, Psychological

Care Institute,

5743 Corsa Avenue, Suite

223, Westlake Village. This

group is for women who

want to lose weight and

keep it off. Psychological

Care Institute, which also

has a Malibu location, will

offer a support group facilitated

by Dr. Wendy Basil

and psychologist Sherry

Klinger. Weight loss expert

Dr. Joshua Leichtberg will

also video conference with

the group. The cost for four

sessions is $150. For more

information, or to RSVP,

call (888) 241-1432.

Community Jazz Ensemble

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@

malibucity.org (310) 456-

2489 ext. 279.

Wellness Wednesday

10-11 a.m. Wednesdays,

Trancas Lawn, 30745 Pacific

Coast Highway, Malibu.

Heather Wildman will lead

a complimentary 45-minute

class with strength training,

cardio, balance coordinate

and flexibility elements.

All levels welcome. Bring

water and a towel.

Open Meditation Group

Thursday evenings, behind

Ralphs Market, 23841

Malibu Road, Malibu. For

18 years an open meditation

group has offered

a interlude of peace and

support on Thursday evenings.

Call Carol at (310)

456 3591 or email green

lotus@earthlink.net for directions

and details.

An Evening with Bob

Forrest

6 p.m. Tuesdays, Alo

House Recovery Centers,

28955 Pacific Coast Highway

#200, Malibu. This

free community event features

speaker Bob Forrest

who will share his views on

recovery and the treatment

industry, as well as his life

and music. 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

urfsidenews.com.


malibusurfsidenews.com News

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 3

Familiar faces come to City’s

annual Holiday Open House

Spark of Love Toy

Drive collection to

continue through

Christmas Eve

Suzanne Guldimann

Freelance Reporter

Every year, Malibu residents

and City officials

come together not for a

meeting or a debate but in

the spirit of the season at

the City’s annual Holiday

Open House on Thursday,

Dec. 14.

It may have felt more

like October than December,

with fierce Santa Ana

winds blowing outside, but

holiday lights, cocoa and

cookies and a program of

seasonal music and classics

performed by the

Malibu Middle and High

School orchestras — under

the baton of conductor and

teacher Maya Zander —

set the tone for an evening

that brought together old

friends and acquaintances.

The open house coincided

with the Malibu Art

Angel’s annual show of

student artwork. Paintings,

sculpture and photographs

by Malibu High School

artists added a colorful and

thought-provoking element

to the festivities.

Many open house participants

brought donations

for the Spark of Love Toy

Drive, an annual campaign

sponsored by Southern

California firefighters that

benefits at-risk youth, and

received in turn a raffle

ticket for a chance to win

prizes donated by local

businesses.

Malibu Middle and High School orchestras perform at the City’s Holiday Open House

on Thursday, Dec. 14. Photos by Suzanne Guldimann/22nd Century Media

Firefighter Raymond Ortiz (left) and Mayor Pro Tem/LA

County Fire Captain Rick Mullen take a photo during the

City of Malibu’s Holiday Open House last week.

Former Malibu Media

Information Officer Olivia

Damavandi Aryeh was

there to see old friends and

former colleagues with

her young daughter, Octavia.

Malibu Public Safety

Commissioner Carol Randall

came to see her granddaughter

Callie play violin

with the middle school orchestra.

Sheriff’s deputies

and city commissioners

chatted with activists and

residents.

“It’s a lovely event,”

Malibu Mayor Pro Tem

Rick Mullen told the Malibu

Surfside News.

Mullen, a Los Angeles

County Fire Department

captain, arrived at

the event in the Station

72 fire engine. He was ac-

Please see Open, 9

C R I T I C S ’ C H O I C E A W A R D S

NOMINEE

BEST PICTURE

BEST ACTOR GARY OLDMAN

GOLDEN GLOBE ® AWARD

NOMINEE

HHHH

ACCESS HOLLYWOOD

HHHH

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS ®

NOMINEE

BEST ACTOR GARY OLDMAN

DRAMA

IT TAKES THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP TO UNITE A NATION

NOW PLAYING

Malibu Surside News

THU 12/21

4.92" X 4.75" JL/AM

ALL.DKH.1221.MSNEMAIL #1

DarkestHourFilm.com

DarkestHourFilm.com

HHHH

ROGEREBERT.COM

HHHH

THE WASHINGTON POST

© 2017 FOCUS FEATURES LLC.

© 2017 FOCUS FEATURES LLC.

Visit us online at MalibuSurfsideNews.com


4 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news News

malibusurfsidenews.com

Annual Woodie Parade rounds out festive weekend

Malibu shopping

centers offer flurry

of festive activities

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Evoking lyrics from

“Surfin’ and Drivin’ (Are

The Only 2 Things I

Know),” a tune once recorded

by the Malibooz,

the 14th annual Woodie Parade

began on Dec. 10 with

an entourage of festively

decorated woodies.

The iconic surf-culture

vehicles wound their way

down Cross Creek Road

and through Serra Retreat,

led by a four-draw horse

and carriage owned by

Geoff and Sharon Gee.

As the woodies cruised

by, people waved and

smiled, intrigued by their

various Christmas and Hanukkah

decorations and

their perfectly polished exteriors

which sported types

of wood ranging from mahogany

to light ash. The

passengers and drivers of

the woodies smiled back

at the attendees, waving

cheerfully and honking

high-spirited horns.

Parade organizer John

Zambetti in his 1941 Ford

Woodie, and Fireball Tim

Lawrence, positioned precariously

atop a stunt Cadillac,

both grinned broadly

as the callithump made its

way to the Cross Creek

parking lot.

The woodies depict a

bygone era, which is what

makes this annual Malibu

tradition so fun.

“They take you back in

the past when things were

kinder, sweeter, gentler,

slower and more relational,”

said Scotty Cramolini, as he

“This has been the best Woodie

Parade ever, with 30 entrants

participating. We’re dedicating

this to all the wonderful

firefighters who have kept us safe

and made this parade possible.”

John Zambetti — Malibu Woodie Parade organizer

Daniel and Judy Dews sit in their 1947 Chrysler Town

and Country on Dec. 10.

stood aside his 1953 Glacier

Blue Ford Crestline County

Square Station Wagon and

proudly displayed the original

invoice given to him

when he purchased the car.

“This is a wonderful event.

Look at all of these happy

people. My woodie was

made in Long Beach. You

know what Henry Ford said

about the woodie station

wagons? They could carry

eight passengers or a half

ton of freight.”

The Hodads, dressed in

surfing shirts and sporting

Christmas stocking hats,

played tune after tune from

the ’60s to ’80s as people

of all ages danced and enjoyed

hot chocolate and

Malibu Woodie Parade organizer John Zambetti poses by a row of woodies parked at

Malibu Village on Dec. 10. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

sandwiches, complements

of Marmalade Cafe, and

burgers and fries provided

by Malibu Burger Company.

Many attendees commented

that the Woodie Parade

is one of their favorite

holiday traditions.

“This event has such a

neighborly feel to it,” Sandy

Helberg said.

Richard Akerblom, smiling

and polishing his 1946

Ford Sportsman, heartily

agreed.

“This is my 14th time participating

in the parade,” he

said. “I really like to drive

my woodie. I like this tradition.

It’s a fun event.”

Parade participant Shannon

Magid loves the Malibu

Woodie Parade.

“This is a great event,”

she said. “It’s how we start

Hanukkah each year.”

Zambetti stood amidst

all the ruckus, beaming

broadly. Happy dogs and

children darted between the

parked woodies, giggling

in reaction to silly ornaments

that hung from the

rearview mirrors of some

cars, and intrigued by some

of their fun decorations and

bumper stickers.

“This has been the best

Woodie Parade ever, with

30 entrants participating,”

Zambetti said. “We’re

dedicating this to all the

wonderful firefighters who

have kept us safe and made

this parade possible. Merry

Christmas!”

The Woodie Parade was

held on the second day of

Merry Merry Malibu, an action-packed

holiday extravaganza

held at Malibu Village,

Malibu Country Mart

and Malibu Lumber Yard.

Participating retailers and

restaurants donated a part

of their sales to benefit Children’s

Hospital Los Angeles,

which offered butterfly ornaments

for a $20 donation.

Attendees at Merry

Merry Malibu enjoyed a

whirlwind of activities. Ice

sculptor Rex Covington,

of LA Ice Art, delighted

onlookers as he created a

snowflake sculpture with

his chainsaw.

Artisans decorated five

Christmas trees at Malibu

Lumber Yard, where children

happily frolicked

around a fully decorated tree

with a Nutcracker theme,

hosted by Thousand Oaks

Alliance for the Arts, a nonprofit

organization, which

featured artificial snow.

Geraldine Gilliland, of

Chiquita’s Friends, organized

a pet adoption portion,

with many attendees

stopping to inquire about

the animals.

“We had a great turnout

and it was a great event

with lots of people coming

to see the dogs,” Gilliland

said. “People were loving

the adoption and we hope to

do more on a regular basis.”

Art 4 All People hosted

painting at the Country

Mart and, to the delight of

children of all ages, Santa

Claus and Mrs. Claus made

an appearance.

A gingerbread cookie

decorating activity hosted

by Malibu Lumber Yard

added to the fun.

With the Woodie Parade

and Merry Merry Malibu, attendees

were in high spirits.

’Tis the season to celebrate

the holidays, Malibu style.


malibusurfsidenews.com News

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 5

Shopping in a winter wonderland

Malibu shopping centers pass the weekend with holiday festivities

Artist Marina Fini (left) and her mom, Melanie Castriotta, decorate a tropical-themed

tree Dec. 9 in Malibu Lumber Yard.

Nine-month-old Robert Chartoff falls asleep in Santa’s arms Dec. 9 at Malibu Country

Mart during the weekend-long Merry Merry Malibu celebration. The event, which

was a collaboration of Malibu Village, Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Lumber Yard

culminated with the 14th annual Woodie Parade on Dec. 10.

Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

Families United for Recovery teaches parents and

families how to quickly regain connection with their

loved ones and become their best chance for

addiction recovery.

Ice sculptor Rex Covington, of LA Ice Art, carves a snowflake sculpture Dec. 9 at Malibu

Country Mart.

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Learn alternative approaches for

families to use where connection

rather than detachment is

emphasized.

Wednesday's from 6:30PM - 8PM

MONTHLY WORKSHOPS

These 1 day workshops focus on

learning the most powerful tools

and keys to Family Recovery.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CALL!

familiesunitedforrecovery.com

(424) 203-4569

MEETING SPACE PROVIDED BY

28955 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 200

Malibu, CA 90265


6 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news News

malibusurfsidenews.com

malibu Planning Commission

Hotel’s parking plans drive hearty discussion

Item expected to

return in March

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

The Malibu Planning

Commission ran out of fuel

and time Monday, Dec. 18,

while discussing the Malibu

Beach Inn’s proposed

swimming pool/pool deck

installation and resulting

parking changes.

As of 10:30 p.m. (the

latest the commission’s

meetings run), the item was

still surrounded by question

marks and was therefore

tentatively continued

to March. Discussion of

whether the item will be

addressed at a special or

regular meeting was to be

discussed, as commissioners

anticipated it would

again require a lengthy discussion.

The 47-room hotel, located

at 22878 Pacific

Coast Highway, is seeking

a pool and pool deck

which would displace 30

on-site parking spaces, the

staff report notes. Thirtyeight

spaces are proposed

to be offered at the Hertz

lot across the street (22853

PCH). Further, the hotel

seeks to open its restaurant

to the general public, and

it wishes to serve food and

drink items to hotel guests

at its pool deck.

City staff’s concerns with

the plans were plentiful.

“I’ve never seen a staff

report that had so many reasons

for denial,” Chairman

Mikke Pierson said.

The staff report stated

that 130 parking spaces

would be required under

current code for the hotel

and restaurant use, compared

to the 66 spaces proposed

by the applicant.

“The proposed improvements

to the hotel ... require

22 additional parking

spaces, while only eight additional

parking spaces are

proposed for the new uses,”

the staff report states.

Senior Planner Stephanie

Hawner noted that the food

and beverage service on the

pool deck was considered

by staff to be an “assembly

area” use, which requires

one parking spot per every

five seats. That use called

for nine of the 130 spots

while the hotel rooms required

two per room (94).

Another 12 spots are reportedly

needed for employees,

and six are needed

for the restaurant, according

to the City.

Staff also expressed the

opinion that the project’s

valet parking “would increase

congestion on PCH.”

“Traffic to me is the most

important thing in Malibu,”

Commissioner Steve

Uhring said.

Commissioners grilled

the project’s traffic expert,

Aaron Green, of Hirsch/

Green Transportation Consulting.

Green outlined parking

demand as well as details

of a proposal for a new, signalized

crosswalk.

He also discussed his

firm’s gap study, which

studied the ability for valets

to turn left into the Hertz

parking lot and then to

turn left into the hotel’s lot.

Those studies, the agenda

supplement noted, were

performed both midday in

2015 on the evenings of

Oct. 7 (a Wednesday), Oct.

9, Oct. 10 and Oct. 11.

Uhring was concerned

that the traffic study occurred

outside of the busy

summer months.

“I don’t know how you

can do it in October and

come up with an accurate

picture of June and July,”

he said.

Uhring and Commissioner

John Mazza also touched

on the impact of ride-sharing

applications on PCH.

“My personal experience

is, on many days, [PCH] is

backed up from the light at

the [Malibu] Pier to Nobu,”

Mazza said.

Also adding to parking

and traffic concerns, Mazza

noted, were recent issues

with other commercial uses

in the City.

“We had another hotel

that told us [they had] 11

employees and now they

have 70 per shift,” Mazza

said. “ ... We got burned

believing other commercial

entities in the neighborhood.”

Commissioners didn’t

get to discuss the final item

on their agenda, which concerned

the installation of

stacked parking lifts for the

Malibu Beach Inn’s offsite

parking plans.

Aside from comments

from the applicant team, no

public comment was heard.

“I just feel like this is a

really complicated project

that landed on us like a giant

spaceship, and it’s really

hard to absorb,” Pierson

said.

SMMUSD Board of Education

Malibu’s petition for district split opposed by district

Malibu’s Foster moves

to table or amend item

and ultimately dissents

in board’s 6-1 vote

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

The tug-of-war over unification

continued Thursday, Dec. 14,

when the Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District Board of

Education approved a resolution

to oppose the City of Malibu’s

petition for separation.

Board members added a minor

factual addition to the resolution,

which was just one of several additions

proposed by Board Member

Craig Foster, and voted 6-1 to

approve, with Foster casting the

dissenting vote.

The City of Malibu added a financial

component to its petition

at a City Council meeting last

month, but Board Member Laurie

Lieberman, who said she watched

the Nov. 27 meeting online, said

the City’s proposed financial plan

is not something she anticipates

the School Board supporting. Lieberman

added that she thought

the board was clear in asking

the City to withdraw its petition,

though delaying it was mentioned.

“I do appreciate that the City

Council agreed to request putting

off that [LA County Office of Education]

hearing, but I think there’s a

little lack of clarity about what we

discussed and what we wanted,”

Please see sMMusd, 12

Tahvildaran-Jesswein named School Board president

Submitted by SMMUSD

The Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District Board of

Education elected new officers at

its regular organizational meeting

on Dec. 14.

Dr. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein

will serve as president, and

Jon Kean was elected to serve as

vice president.

The new officers assumed their

duties following the election.

Board members and district officials

provided praise and thanks

to outgoing board president Laurie

Lieberman, who served the

district in this capacity for three

years. Lieberman was recognized

as a great leader and consensus

builder and was said to have led

the district with grace, kindness

and integrity.

Tahvildaran-Jesswein also received

positive comments for his

dedication to the district over his

one-year term as vice president. Lieberman

commented that Tahvildaran-Jesswein

is a terrific partner

and listener, and she enjoyed working

with him as board leadership.

Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati

noted the important role both

board leaders provided to him

as a newcomer to the district in

January 2017.

“I appreciate the hard work and

dedication both Laurie and Richard

have displayed this year, along

with their interest in supporting all

students,” Drati said. “They have

been invaluable to me as I have

settled into this position.”

“I am honored to have been

chosen by my colleagues to represent

the board as we all continue

the good work of our district,”

Tahvildaran-Jesswein said.

“And, I’m particularly excited

to support our superintendent as

he and our academic team make

substantive progress toward realizing

our district mission, vision

and goals.”


malibusurfsidenews.com Malibu

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 7

• GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE •

BUZZ WAX

AUTOMOTIVE HYGIENE

WASH•DETAIL•CONCIERGE

BUZZWAXMALIBU.COM

310. 880. 1793 • 23847 STUART RANCH RD


8 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news News

malibusurfsidenews.com

Business Briefs

Hyundai awards hybrid

cars to national parks

The Santa Monica

Mountains National Recreation

Area was among

three national parks which

received two 2018 Hyundai

Ioniq Hybrids apiece,

according to a press release

from Hyundai.

The donations reportedly

aim to further Hyundai’s

“commitment to global sustainability

and to support

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!

America’s national parks.”

“Hyundai’s brand promise

of ‘better’ aligns perfectly

with what the national

parks do to preserve

and maintain the country’s

most historic and treasured

Malibu Newsstand 23717 ½ Malibu Rd. in the Colony Shopping Center | 310.456.1519 | Malibu.newsstand@gmail.com

places,” said Dean Evans,

CMO, Hyundai Motor

America, according to the

release. “Our Ioniq Hybrid

will deliver fuel-efficient

and versatile transportation

for the important work

that the National Park Service

does on a daily basis.”

Blue Ridge Parkway in

Virginia and North Carolina,

and National Capital Parks

(East) in Washington, D.C.,

also received the vehicles.

Report highlights county

crime trends

The Center on Juvenile

and Criminal Justice released

a December 2017

report by Senior Research

Fellow Mike Males on

Los Angeles County crime

trends from 2010-2016. The

report is titled “Los Angeles

County Jurisdictions Show

Diverging Crime Trends

During Justice Reform Era,

2010-2016.”

The report reportedly

relied upon 2017 data

from the Department of

Finance and the Department

of Justice.

In Malibu, the report

outlines that instances of

homicide dropped 100

percent when comparing

2016 to 2010, but every

other crime categorical

showed an increase after

the six-year period.

Robbery in Malibu was

reportedly up 115 percent,

vehicle theft up 86.8 percent,

violent crimes up 45 percent,

and burglary up 18.2 percent.

Malibu’s Part I crimes as a

whole were up 16.1 percent,

property crimes were up 14

percent, theft up 8 percent

and assault increased by 4.7

percent.

In Los Angeles County

as a whole, homicide (-3

percent), robbery (-12

percent) and burglary (-8

percent) all saw decreases

from 2010 vs. 2016.

“This period, which

spans 2010 to 2016, was

marked by major changes

to California’s justice

system, including Public

Safety Realignment,

Proposition 47, and Proposition

57,” a release on

the report notes. “Critics

of these reforms claim

rises in crime result from

statewide initiatives, but

crime trends in Los Angeles

County, as well as California

as a whole, show

a different reality. Crime

rates on the county and

state level are comprised

of divergent local trends.”

For more information on

the report, visit www.cjcj.

org.

Business Briefs are compiled

by Editor Lauren Coughlin,

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.

com.

Malibu resident chosen to lead Wellness Center

Submitted by Boys & Girls

Club of Malibu

The Boys

& Girls Club

of Malibu is

pleased to announce

Dr.

Charlene Underhill-Miller

has been Miller

Underhillnamed

director

of its newly established

Wellness Center, effective

December 2017.

The Wellness Center provides

no-cost, mental health

and wellness services to

students and their families

at Malibu High School as

well as Juan Cabrillo, Point

Dume Science and Webster

elementary schools. Services

include one-on-one,

group, and family counseling

in support of such

issues as academic stress,

family strife, anxiety, grief

and loss, eating disorders,

friendship and belonging,

and bullying. The Wellness

Center also houses Brent’s

Club, which provides programs

to prevent and reduce

the incidence of teen

substance abuse.

A longtime Malibu resident,

parent and school

volunteer, Underhill-Miller

was an instrumental member

of the Wellness Advisory

Board that helped create

the Wellness Center and its

programs and services. As a

licensed marriage and family

therapist with offices in

Malibu and Santa Monica,

Underhill-Miller has been

a psychotherapist and clinical

supervisor for 30 years

and has taught at Pepperdine’s

Graduate School of

Education & Psychology

and the Fuller School of

Psychology for 20 years.

Underhill-Miller is available

to speak to community

groups about the Wellness

Center and its services.

“We are thrilled to have

someone of Dr. Miller’s

expertise, spirit and love

for the Malibu community

on our professional team,”

said Kasey Earnest, executive

director of the club.

“I am excited for Malibu’s

youth and our community

at large, as the Wellness

Center will have a profound

impact for youth and families

under her leadership.”

For more information

about the Wellness Center,

contact Underhill-Miller at

charleneunderhillmiller@

bgcmalibu.org, or (310)

457-1400.


malibusurfsidenews.com News

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 9

Stolen-car suspect faces vehicular

manslaughter charge and more

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

The alleged car thief behind

a car chase and crash

and pedestrian death Nov.

29 in Malibu was due in

court Thursday, Dec. 14, for

arraignment.

Kevin James Hicks, 22,

is facing four charges that

carry a possible maximum

sentence of 12 years and 10

months in state prison, according

to a Dec. 14 release

from the Los Angeles County

District Attorney’s Office.

Hicks has been charged

with one count of vehicular

manslaughter in the death of

landscaper Juan Castillo, 28,

who was reportedly walking

on the right shoulder near

the 27600 block of Pacific

Coast Highway when he was

struck by the stolen Mazda 6

reportedly driven by Hicks.

The crash occurred

around 7:50 a.m., according

to police, and Ed Winter, of

the Los Angeles County

coroner’s office, said Castillo

was pronounced dead

on the scene at 8:11 a.m.

Hicks also faces charges

for fleeing a pursuing peace

officer’s motor vehicle causing

death, driving or taking

a vehicle without consent

with a prior, and one misdemeanor

count of driving

when privilege suspended

or revoked.

According to the District

Attorney’s Office, Hicks

was also convicted of grand

theft auto in Kern County

earlier this year.

Hicks’ bail has been set at

$180,000, the release notes.

The Malibu/Lost Hills

Sheriff’s Station continues

to investigate the incident.

For more on this and

other Breaking News, visit

MalibuSurfsideNews.com

Police Reports

Handicap placard, more reportedly

taken in recent Malibu garage burglary

A handicap placard,

$20 in cash and a vehicle

owner’s manual reportedly

were stolen from a Malibu

residence on Coastline

Drive on Dec. 4.

The alleged victim said

suspect(s) opened and entered

his closed and secured

garage, and stole the items

from one of the vehicles inside.

He reportedly discovered

the alleged theft when

he noticed the garage door

open and the trunk and rear

passenger’s side door open

on one of the vehicles.

Dec. 5

• Two red watering cans, a

ceramic “Zen” statue and

10-20 assorted flowers in

ceramic pots reportedly

From Dec. 14

were stolen from Flower

Power on Topanga Canyon

Boulevard. An employee at

a neighboring business notified

the alleged victim that

she observed a white female,

50-60-years-old with long,

gray hair loading the items

into her black four-door

BMW. Another alleged suspect,

a white male wearing

prescription glasses, was reportedly

in the driver’s seat

of the vehicle. When the suspects

noticed the employee

watching, they quickly drove

away.

Dec. 2

• A red Tokidoki backpack,

a variety of toys, children’s

shoes and tennis rackets reportedly

were stolen from

a vehicle on Malibu Vista

Drive. The alleged victim

said she parked the vehicle

in front of her residence.

Upon returning the next

morning, she allegedly noticed

the trunk open, several

items scattered on the

floor of the rear of the vehicle

and the items missing.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Malibu

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.

open

From Page 3

companied by firefighter

Raymond Ortiz, whom

he credited with the quick

response that stopped last

week’s potentially devastating

fire in Malibu Park

from spreading.

“It’s just our job,” Mullen

said.

Poison Free Malibu cofounder

Kian Schulman

disagreed.

“They’re heroes,” she

said. “Rick saved our

house during the 2007 Corral

Fire. He ended up in the

hospital for a week with

smoke inhalation. He’s a

A Better Kind of Smart

Support Your Local Hometown Newspaper

Deadline Thursdays at 3pm

hero, my hero.”

Schulman thanked another

of her Malibu heroes

at the event, Councilmember

Lou La Monte.

“Lou has been with us

from the beginning in our

effort to eliminate deadly

rodenticides in Malibu,”

Schulman said. “He’s an

eco-hero.”

Surfside News caught up

with La Monte while he

was visiting with former

Malibu Mayor Ken Kearsley

and Kearsley’s wife,

Barbara.

“This is one event I

look forward to all year,”

La Monte said. “It brings

together the people who

A Taste of Areté Preparatory Academy

Admissions Open Houses

Sunday, January 28, 2018 -- Pt. Dume/Malibu 11 AM -- 2 PM

Sunday, February 25, 2018 -- West Los Angeles 2 PM -- 5 PM

work for the city and the

people who work with the

city.”

“It’s a wonderful event,”

Councilmember Laura

Rosenthal said. “The community

comes out to celebrate

with music and see

old friends.”

It’s not too late to participate

in the Spark of

Love Toy Drive. New,

unwrapped toys or sports

equipment can be dropped

off at Malibu City Hall or

at any of the community’s

fire stations through Dec.

24. Online donations may

be directed to www.cal

fund.org/abc7-firefightersspark-love-toy-drive-fund.

For addresses please RSVP at info@areteprep.org or 310.478.9900

Grades 8 -12 | www.areteprep.org | WASC Accredited | West Los Angeles

AND ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TODAY!

CALL FOR CLASSIFIEDS! 708-326-9170

MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS


10 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news News

malibusurfsidenews.com

Adamson House tips cap to volunteers at docent luncheon

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Spirits were high as the

Adamson House docents,

interns and members of the

Malibu Adamson House

Foundation convened for

the annual docent recognition

and holiday celebration

on Dec. 10.

The luncheon was held

on the mansion’s beautiful

lawn, overlooking its

ornate Malibu tile fountain

and the Pacific. The iconic,

architectural gem of Malibu

originally belonged to

the area’s founding families,

the Rindges and the

Adamsons. Musical guests

White Chocolate Martini

played blues and jazz tunes

as attendees danced and

enjoyed a beautiful, sunny

Malibu day. The event was

catered by Monrose Catering.

Adamson House has recently

undergone $6 million

in renovations and is

attracting a lot of visitors,

according to Damian Ruddy,

museum curator.

Efforts to improve visitor

experiences are greatly

bolstered by the docents,

volunteers and interns

who donate many hours of

cheerful and helpful effort

at the Adamson House.

Cumulatively, they worked

5,883 hours in 2017, Ruddy

announced at the luncheon,

as he handed out

awards recognizing their

many contributions. Adamson

House now has 70

docents.

“Adamson House is

looking for more docents

and will be providing docent

training for those interested

in January,” Ruddy

said. “We’ll also being

open on Wednesdays in the

late spring.”

Additionally, Ruddy

A peek at the Adamson House’s holiday tours

Offerings continue throughout

the month of December

Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter

noted that volunteers donated

more than 1,000

hours of time at the foundation’s

gift store.

“Winston Churchill said

it best,” Ruddy told attendees.

“He said ‘We make a

living from what we get,

but a life from what we

give.’ The docents have

provided countless hours

of volunteer work at the

Adamson House, which is

a part of the mission of the

California State Parks system,

because it preserves

our cultural resources here

in Malibu. The volunteers

and interns have also been

of wonderful help this

year.”

Docents were recognized

for their many efforts,

with longtime

docents Nadine Bozon-Vialle,

Susie Dettmers-Smith

and Dorothy Kelly being

acknowledged for donating

more than 3,000 hours

of service over the years.

Malibu’s Adamson House will be open

for holiday tours on Thursdays through

Sundays this month, with tours provided

from 3:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Malibu Surfside News was treated to a

tour of Adamson House where they have

decked the halls to celebrate the holidays,

even going so far as to have a pink tree on

the mantle in one of the bedrooms.

“The pink Christmas tree was a favorite

of Sylvia, one of the family members,”

said Kate Anderson, a State Park

aide, as she and Samantha Ostrin, also a

Park Aide, showed Malibu Surfside News

around the festively decorated interior.

The festive decorations, many of which

are of the period when the Adamson family

lived there, amplify the house’s gorgeous

Malibu tiling and other features in

the home, including what the mansion’s

website describes as “hand-carved teakwood

doors, hand-painted murals, molded

ceilings, hand-wrought filagree ironwork

and lead-framed bottle glass windows.”

For some, the trip’s nostalgia is deeply

rooted. Attendee Gregory London, grandson

of Merritt Adamson Jr., who grew

up at Adamson House, was among this

year’s visitors.

“My family and I are grateful for the

strong relationship between the Adamson

House Foundation and the State of California

and we look forward to continuing

capital improvements on the property

and the strong growth in the number of

docent volunteers,” London said. “We especially

thank the Angeles District Supervisor

Craig Sap for his continued of his

time and state resources to the house and

grounds.”

Sap added that he is most impressed

with the volunteers’ efforts and renovations

at Adamson House.

“While the Malibu Adamson House is

a very important historical building, what

gives it importance and a sense of place

are the many dedicated volunteers that

enthusiastically bring the House to life to

the many thousands of visitors each year,”

Sap said.

All the docents were delighted to attend

and motivated to continue serving.

“I’ve been a docent since September

and I have loved every minute of it,” Betsy

Handler said. “The Adamson House is

incomparably beautiful and the people are

incomparably terrific to work with. I urge

everyone to come visit here.”

Volunteer Darlene Dubray agreed.

“I’m honored to be a part of the team

to maintain and preserve this opulent,

historical house for future generations to

enjoy,” Dubray said.

Starting in January, the Adamson House

will provide tours to school groups from

less advantaged areas, and transportation

for the school groups will be funded by

the Adamson House Foundation, Museum

Curator Damian Ruddy said.

Ruddy, who emceed the

event, and Martha Juede,

president of the Malibu

Adamson House Foundation,

recognized the volunteers

and discussed plans

for the property in 2018.

Craig Sap, district superintendent

for the Angeles

District of the State Parks

of California, also provided

remarks and lauded the

efforts of all the docents,

volunteers, interns and

State Parks staff.

Volunteer Angelo Sassi (left) receives the Poppy Award

from Adamson House Museum Curator Damian Ruddy

on Dec. 10. Photos by Barbara Burke/22nd Century Media

Adamson House

23200 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu

Phone: (310) 456-9378

Web: www.

adamsonhouse.org

Adamson House volunteer

Darlene Dubray was also

recognized for her service

during the Adamson House

luncheon this month.

“This property is not

an island,” Juede noted.

“Rather, it is an important

part of Malibu. It has

helped to revitalize this

area.

“Recently, we have

completed a project costing

more than $300,000

for restoring the lath

house. We’re happy to be

bringing back the school

children through our educational

program. We’re

also happy to have more

than a 30-percent increase

in our docent-volunteer

program.”

Ruddy conferred Poppy

Awards, the highest award

conferred, on Paul Wineman,

a longtime volunteer

at the Malibu Lagoon State

Park, and Angelo Sassi.

“Angelo Sassi was recognized

for his outstanding

dedication as a day

leader and he oversees

general tours,” Ruddy told

Malibu Surfside News.

“Paul Wineman was recognized

for his stalwart

volunteerism at Adamson

since 2000 and he oversees

and coordinates the Tuesday

group tours.”


malibusurfsidenews.com News

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 11

The best breakfast around

Children enjoy food, company at City of Malibu’s annual Breakfast with Santa

Lennox Barr (left) and Ellery Barr visit with Santa at the City of Malibu’s Dec. 9 Breakfast with Santa, held at City Hall.

Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

Six-year-old Robert Anderson takes a big bite of

pancakes at the Dec. 9 event at Malibu City Hall.

Children follow the big man in the red suit during the City

of Malibu’s annual Breakfast with Santa event.


12 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Community

malibusurfsidenews.com

SMMUSD

From Page 6

Lieberman said “ ... When

we don’t have votes, it’s

sometimes not clear what the

will of the board was.”

Lieberman said that the

council meeting made it

clear the City did not get

that impression.

“[The Malibu City Council

meeting] also made me

feel more like we need to

oppose their petition because

I don’t think they

have any seriousness about

what we’re looking at,” Lieberman

added, noting that

LACOE needed to have a

clear sense of where SM-

MUSD stood on the matter.

“I am concerned that

they’re not really taking our

attempts to come up with

something seriously and that

they’re going to oppose them

anyway,” Lieberman said.

Foster, on the other hand,

said he thought the board

discussed only filing a resolution

like the one before

them if the City was not

willing to delay the petition

hearing. Foster initially

motioned to table the item,

as the clock was approaching

midnight, but the board

chose to discuss it.

Vice President Jon Kean

felt time was of the essence.

“It’s time to take a position

on this,” he said. “I

was a ready a month ago to

say ‘no’ to that petition.”

He added that while the

district in his eyes was

headed toward a possible

solution, the petition, in his

opinion, did not match the

district’s desires.

Board Member Ralph

Mechur agreed.

“At some point we do

have to let the county know

that we’re uncomfortable

with the sequence of events

that have occurred and

what they’ve been given to

look at isn’t something we

can support,” Mechur said.

The School Board’s next

meeting is scheduled for

Jan. 18.

Showing their appreciation

Pepperdine sorority girls bake cookies for Station 88 in Malibu

LA County Station 88 Paramedics Randy Owens (far left) and Doug Fascenelli (far right)

pose with Pepperdine University Tri Delta Sorority members (left to right) Alex Lehman,

Hadley Biggs, Lilly Rumford and Halee Dobbins. The students baked and delivered

cookies to thank the first responders on Dec. 9. Photo Submitted

Photo Op

Malibu resident Ann P.

Meredith took this photo

of horseback riders on

Broad Beach.

Want your photo to appear

in our newspaper? Email

news@malibusurfsidenews.

com.

Malibu Glass & Mirror 310.456.1844

Come visit our showroom

Windows and Doors

Showers and MIrrors

Railings and Skylights

Screens and Glass Repair

Additional Services

www.malibuglass.com

fax: 310.456.2594

3547 Winter Canyon, Malibu CA 90265

Licensed Contractor #396181


malibusurfsidenews.com news

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 13

Malibu High students get lessons in poetry

City’s Poet Laureate

aids students in

creative process

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Finding one’s voice is an

important element of growing

up.

With a little help from

Malibu’s Poet Laureate Ricardo

Means Ybarra, the

ninth-grade students in Katy

Lapajne’s English class at

Malibu High School blossomed

into accomplished

poets. Fernando Salinas,

another area poet, assisted

Ybarra with the class.

The program was part of

the Visiting Artist Series, an

Arts in Education Program,

sponsored by the City of

Malibu and the Malibu Arts

Commission. Each student

wrote four poems over the

five-week session.

The students held a poetry

slam and pizza party

on Dec. 11 to celebrate all

of their hard work. Malibu

Surfside News paid a call

and they shared how they

felt about their learning experience.

“This was a very cool

class,” student Ava Bradley

said. “It was cool to

get back to creativity in

the ninth grade because, although

we did a lot of creative

activities in elementary

school, ninth grade is

generally very academic.”

Karis Hughes agreed.

“Ricardo helped us with

writing our poems and with

our public speaking,” she

said. “When I first came to

the class, I was shy to talk.”

Zoe Kofsky nodded, adding

“Ricardo made us feel

comfortable about being

vulnerable in front of other

people.”

Malibu Poet Laureate Ricardo Means Ybarra (far right) visited a Malibu High School classroom earlier this month to help students learn about

poetry and more. Barbara Burke/22nd Century Media

Being able to express

yourself at any age is important.

Opening up and

sharing your creative

thoughts while in the throes

of adolescence is particularly

daunting.

Jolynn Regan, program

coordinator for the Malibu

Poet Laureate Committee,

noted the importance of

students having an outlet to

express themselves.

“When we offered this

workshop last year in

the fifth-grade class, we

found out a kid was going

through something very

hard in life,” she said. “Until

he wrote his poem, we

did not know about it. A

similar thing happened in

this class. This is not just a

workshop. Rather, it changes

who kids are. It’s a testament

to Ricardo how the

kids open up. Kids need a

way to communicate.”

“This has been a great

class and the students

learned so much,” Lapajne

said. “We had poetry

workshops last year for

the fifth grade class, and

we’re hoping to add poetry

for eighth grade English

and the advanced creative

writing class. Ricardo had

an excellent idea about approaching

local pizza restaurants

and asking them

to put the students’ poetry

on their pizza boxes.”

The pizza and poetry

party was hosted by

D’Amores, which will feature

pages of the students’

poetry on pizza boxes they

sell. Spruzzo’s also is offering

the students that opportunity.

“We’re happy to help

the students share their

poems,” said Spruzzo’s

owner Ray Gowhari. “It

helps the community share

in their blossoming poetic

skills.”

The students’ poems add

much to Malibu’s communal,

colorful, creative canvas.

Having their poetry

on pizza boxes will allow

them to permeate homes

and businesses across Malibu.

“It was an amazing experience

working with

these aspiring young poets,”

Ybarra said. “I will

continue on as Malibu’s

Poet Laureate throughout

2018 and I look forward to

doing this class again.”

As the students read

their poems and visited

with one another at the

pizza party, Catherine

Malcolm Brickman, chairwoman

of the Malibu Arts

Commission, beamed with

pride and noted that the

aspiring young poets, and

indeed, all of Malibu, benefits

from such programs.

Kristin Riesgo, recreation

manager at the City

of Malibu, helped to compile

all of the student’s poetry.


14 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Sound Off

malibusurfsidenews.com

Don’t Panic, It’s Organic

Keeping your lawn’s fire risk low

Andy Lopez

Contributing Columnist

Invisible Gardener

Recently, I received

an inquiry from a

conflicted reader.

“An agent in my office

also volunteers for a fire

station near his home in

Arizona,” they wrote. “He

was assigned to the San

Diego [Lilac Fire]. He

experienced several bad

situations with mulch igniting

and basically acting as

kindling. We have mulch

everywhere at our home

and are thinking of removing

it. ... Should we replace

it with some rock like pea

gravel or larger?”

First, it is essential to

have healthy soil. Treat

your property as one living

being, and you may see

that there are many things

that will keep your soil,

and in turn its trees, and

also help your property

maintain a low fire profile.

There are several areas

where the application of

mulch, along with compost

and other soil amendments

is required. Such areas

include the garden, fruit

trees, roses, flower beds

and lawns.

Woodchips are not

mulch. I assume the

“mulch” the reader is

talking about is either

decorative bark, recycled

shredded tree, or some

type of tree product. They

will burn and should not be

used as a mulch.

The mulch I am always

talking about is azalea/gardenia

mix; it does not burn

since it is a soil product. It is

made from aged wood and

earthworm castings.

The fire department does

not want the mulch to be

THE INDUSTRY’S FINEST HIGH-END LUXURY

ADDICTION TREATMENT FACILITY

LIVE THE LIFE YOU WERE ALWAYS MEANT TO LIVE

800.501.1988

CLIFFSIDEMALIBU.COM

more than 4 inches, which

is fine if it is a soil mulch.

I would not use woodchip

mulch, especially decorative

bark, in fire-prone

areas.

Small rocks as mulch

will work, but do little for

soil health.

I recommend planting a

living mulch — one that

will not only contribute to

the health of the soil, but

also protect from fires.

Kurapia is one. It does

not burn too quickly,

requires minimal watering

once established and has

roots that will go down

10 feet. Another good

Please see Lopez, 15

Fit For Malibu

The survey says HIIT is a hit

Lori Corbin

Contributing Columnist

Malibu resident

If you believe over

4,000 fitness professionals,

high intensity

interval training (or HIIT)

remains the top workout in

America.

A recent nationwide

survey from the American

College of Sports Medicine

suggests intervals of

intense bouts of cardio

with strength training is the

workout of choice.

Local Malibu fitness pro

Marilee Tiedemann agrees.

“In today’s world, lack

of time is still prevalent,

so we need quick variety

and sequence to fit in at

least three to four times a

week,” she said.

She also feels outdoor

fitness is key here in

Malibu.

“Especially on sand. It

tests your balance, adds resistance,

pads your impact

on joints, and increases Vitamin

D,” she said. “Even

hiking can be switched up

by adding lateral stepping

or intervals. The same with

biking. This is California,

get outdoors.”

Fitness instructor Oz

Folb, of Malibu, is also a

fan of HIIT.

“HIIT is an integrated

and accessible full body

workout that is a one-stop

shop for us, as we are all

pressed to get more done

in less time,” Folb said.

Both pros teach group

exercise, which is second

on ACSM’s top trend list.

Whether it is small group

personal training, which

usually consists of two to

four people, or a packed

class of 40, group exercise

is known for its camaraderie,

energy and even a bit

of friendly competition.

Wearable technology,

which now goes beyond

simply counting steps and

floors, is huge. Fitness

trackers, smart watches,

heart rate monitors and

even GPS tracking devices

can give us the statistics

we need to mark progress

— or the lack thereof.

Many of these programs

also allow trainers to access

data which has been

shown to help with accountability.

Body weight training

and strength training are

also in the Top 10. Lifting

weight is not as popular as

cardio, but most experts

wish it would be. Countless

studies reveal strength

training is the No. 1 activity

to fight fat, maintain

or build muscle mass and

keep bones strong, especially

as we age.

Fitness pro Phil Dozois

reminds us, “If we don’t

incorporate strength training

into the program, then

we’ll see a loss of the lean

muscle mass, which of

course we lose every year

after age 25.”

With the stress of traffic,

work and other challenges,

it is no wonder yoga remains

in the Top 10 fitness

trends.

Tiedemann said yoga

plus meditation should

probably take the No.

Please see Fit, 15


malibusurfsidenews.com Sound Off

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 15

Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

from MalibuSurfsideNews.com as of

Monday, Dec. 18:

1. Spivack finds ‘perfect fit’ in San Jose State

2. Malibu family carries on tradition with

tumbleweed snowmen

3. Ballet Conservatory West performs ‘The

Nutcracker’ at Pepperdine

4. Stolen-car suspect faces vehicular

manslaughter charge, more

5. Malibu fundraiser supports pair of local

animal nonprofits

Become a member: malibusurfsidenews.com

Malibu Vet Clinic (@MalibuVetClinic) posted

Dec. 12: “We have a donation box in our

lobby for animals affected by So-Cal fires.

We will distribute items donated to appropriate

distribution locations. Items needed:

equine supplies and equine tack, animal

crates, animal food, gift cards to pet stores

& Target (available for purchase at the

clinic).”

Like Malibu Surfside News: facebook.com/malibusurfsidenews

CA Wildlife Center (@CAWildlife) posted

Dec. 14: “This CA towhee was rescued

near the Skirball Fire and was covered

in clumps of ash. He is gently cleaned

everyday to remove a little more of the

debris from his feathers. This must be

done in stages to not harm the bird.

Support @CAWildlife at http://www.

cawildlife.org.”

Follow Malibu Surfside News: @malibusurfsidenews

From the Editor

A Baby Goat Yoga Pajama Party, more

Lauren Coughlin

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.com

Did you know that

Lavenderwood

Yoga in Thousand

Oaks offers a weekly Baby

Goat Yoga Pajama Party

on Saturdays? Or that the

Santa Monica Seafood

Crawl is coming up?

Well, we didn’t until we

rolled out a new tool on our

website to stay abreast of

happenings in the area.

As many of you know,

our weekly calendar (Page

2) is only a small sampling

of all the happenings in or

around Malibu.

And in a rather busy holiday

season, the page has

Fit

From Page 14

1 spot, as in order to be

physically fit, your mind

must be right there at attention.

Even those who don’t do

structured workouts could

benefit from these practices,

as the brain to body

conversation that occurs

when doing deep breathing

exercises has been shown

to reduce blood pressure

and boost mood among

many benefits.

And while no one would

intentionally do a “dysfunctional”

workout, it is

currently popular to place

focus on so-called “functional”

workouts.

The idea is performing

exercises that mimic

everyday movements to

avoid aches, pains and

strains that often lead to

chronic pain conditions.

Experts see less gym goers

on the traditional big

weight machines, instead

find that many are utilizing

things like suspension

training TRX, BOSU and

other small fitness components

that help achieve

their goals.

Finally, good news for

baby boomers — those

born between the mid

been consistently packed

with versatile events. Each

week, we feature as many

occurrences as space allows,

some of which are

submitted to us and some

of which we hear about

through word of mouth.

Still, we all too often

hear about some fantastic

events a day or two too

late. Now, our website has

a new tool to fill that gap.

We’ve rolled out an

online calendar that allows

anyone to list their

local event for all to see,

and we’ve been delighted

to see some submissions

in the offering’s young

stages.

Of course, you can continue

to send calendar listings

for our print edition to

news@malibusurfsidenews

.com through noon on the

Thursday prior to print, but

the web calendar offers all

the flexibility and control

to those who know their

events best.

Plus, our print edition

strictly lists Malibu

events or those that have

a direct Malibu tie. We

are under no illusions that

Malibu residents attend

only Malibu events, but

we expect that they are the

ones which you may be

primarily interested in. On

the web, we’ll also offer

some out-of-town options

for those who are looking

to branch out a bit.

Whether you’re looking

for family-friendly events,

networking or charitable

opportunities, a night out

on the town or something

truly unique, our new and

improved web calendar

has you covered — and

we hope that you’ll get

involved in making it even

more comprehensive.

To contribute to our calendar,

visit MalibuSurfside

News.com. You will find

the feature in the upper

right-hand corner of the

site.

Last but not least, happy

holidays to you and yours!

1940s to 1960s who

are still looking for the

fountain of youth. Health

clubs are realizing this

group might have some

discretionary income and

are wanting to maintain

their health, so there’s

an upswing on creating

age-appropriate fitness

programs to keep them

healthy and active.

Fit For Malibu is a monthly

column by Malibu resident

Lori Corbin, who has been

the food and fitness coach

for KABC-TV for 18 years.

Questions can be directed to

foodcoach4u@gmail.com.

Lopez

From Page 14

thing about it is it grows

well along the coast; salt

doesn’t bother it. Try Soils

Solutions at (805) 236-

9272.

With fires around us and

little rain in sight, being

proactive is key. Ground

covers control the health of

the soil and help with fire

prevention.

I also recommend a drip

system set to water once or

twice a week. For the first

month, water two or three

times a week. Over time,

the ground cover will make

a significant natural barrier.

Watering ground cover

is different from watering

trees, especially with

Kurapia. For trees, water

for a good long time (one

or two hours once or twice

a month using a 2-gallonper-hour

drip head).

Any questions? Email me at

andylopez@invisiblegardener.

com.

Malibu

Surfside News

Sound Off Policy

Editorials and columns are the

opinions of the author. Pieces

from 22nd Century Media are

the thoughts of the company as

a whole. Malibu Surfside News

encourages readers to write

letters to Sound Off. All letters

must be signed, and names and

hometowns will be published.

We also ask that writers include

their address and phone number

for verification, not publication.

Letters should be limited

to 400 words. Malibu Surfside

News reserves the right to edit

letters. Letters become property

of Malibu Surfside News. Letters

that are published do not

reflect the thoughts and views

of Malibu Surfside News. Letters

can be mailed to: Malibu Surfside

News, P.O. Box 6854

Malibu, CA 90264. Fax letters to

(310) 457-0936 or email

news@malibusurfsidenews.com.


16 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Malibu

malibusurfsidenews.com

SMALL FEE

BIG CHANGE

Traditional agents like fine print and high commissions. Us, not so much.

With REX you pay just a 2% total fee, not the 6% agents typically charge.

Using artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning, REX attracts

hundreds of buyers to your home the moment it goes on the market.

What’s more, our fully-licensed brokers are with you every step of the way.

Qualify in minutes at

rexchange.com

©2017 REX. All rights reserved. Licensed Real Estate Broker. CalBRE #01976010


United in tradition

Malibu Farm

brings Swedish holiday

celebration to the

Malibu Pier, Page 18

The week’s wheels

Fireball Tim Lawrence

catches up with the proud

owner of a 1973 Jaguar XKE

Roadster, Page 20

malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | malibusurfsidenews.com

‘A Christmas Carol’ sets

tone for holiday season

at the Malibu Playhouse,

Page 19

Lena Hurtubise as Christmas Past (top left) and Layne Jacobson as Ebenezer Scrooge (top right) look on during a party including Mr. Fezziwig, played by Claire Anneet

(standing on chair), Friday, Dec. 15, during Malibu Playhouse’s rendition of “A Christmas Carol.” Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media


18 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Faith

malibusurfsidenews.com

Malibu Farm pays tribute to Swedish Christmas tradition

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Malibuites were treated

to a beautiful choral rendition

celebrating the feast

of Santa Lucia, a Swedish

tradition marking the start

of the Christmas season,

hosted by Malibu Farm at

Malibu Pier on Dec. 10.

Helene Henderson, proprietor

of the restaurant,

grew up in Sweden and

thoroughly enjoys sharing

this special, annual tradition

with attendees.

“The guests love this

event,” Henderson said. “It

makes the holidays special.”

Excited attendees enjoyed

a delicious Swedish appetizer

of löjrom made with sour

cream and onions.

“The name of the appetizer

is usually translated into

‘bleak roe’ or ‘white fish

roe,’” Henderson said. “It is

very traditional.”

The crowd expectantly

waited as the restaurant

lights dimmed. The room

grew silent with awe as Lucia

and her handmaidens

entered, wearing long white

robes, their glowing faces

reflecting the illumination

from their wreath crowns

bearing lighted candles. As

the singers entered, many

found the ethereal effect of

the light from their halos

breathtaking. As they sang

“Santa Lucia,” their lovely,

harmonic voices added to

the glowing ambiance.

Over the next few minutes,

the chorus sang traditional

Swedish songs, and

just for fun, they mixed in

a few American Christmas

carols.

Choir leader Marti

Baldecchi was delighted by

the warm reception that her

choir received.

“This event has become a

bit of a favorite for us, and

it started just a few years

ago,” Baldecchi said. “It’s

wonderful to be able to keep

the ‘Swedish connection’

with others around LA, and

Helene’s incredible place

really sets the stage for us so

beautifully. Helene has such

an amazing taste in décor

and with her incredible and

inventive menu and cheerful

staff, the Farm really

lends itself perfectly for this

family-friendly and cozy

tradition.”

Linnea Engstrom and her

mother, Lisa Engstrom, and

Linnea’s cousins Britta and

Anna Engstrom, happily

gathered to celebrate.

“It’s something that

we’ve celebrated all together

since we were toddlers,”

Linnea said. “Britta

and I came last year and

loved it so much that we

brought some of the rest of

our family. Lots of kids in

Sweden like Lucia and it is

special when the performers

sing the classic Santa

Lucia songs.”

The ladies enjoyed the

glogg, a mulled red wine

typically made of port

The Lucia, denoted by the candles atop her head, and her handmaidens sing for

attendees at Malibu Farm’s Saint Lucia dinner. Barbara Burke/22nd Century Media

wine, grain alcohol, raisins,

prunes, cinnamon sticks and

almonds that is a traditional

drink for the holiday.

Kristina and Marianne

Walker and their friend Annika

Butler also thoroughly

enjoyed the performance.

“I’m so grateful for this

lovely event to be here in

Malibu,” Kristina said. “It

is so beautiful and warm.

It is the best that Southern

California has to offer.”

The Santa Lucia performance

at Malibu Farm is

rapidly becoming a beloved

Malibu holiday tradition.

As patrons dispersed,

they wished one another

happy holidays, and as

those speaking Swedish

smiled and wished one another

“god jul.”

Faith briefs

Malibu Presbyterian Church (3324

Malibu Canyon Road, 310-456-1611)

Christmas Eve Services

10:15 a.m. morning service;

3:30 p.m. preschool

service; 5 p.m. family service;

7:30 p.m. candlelight

service

Sunday Worship Services

10:15 a.m. Sundays

Connect Hour

9-10 a.m. Sundays

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (28211

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-457-7966)

Advent Music

The choir welcomes

anyone who would like to

participate in the music of

Advent. Each Sunday in

December the church enjoys

music of the season at

its 10 a.m. Sunday services.

Rehearsals are at 9 a.m.

prior to the service.

Christmas Eve Services

9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 10:30

p.m. Dec. 24

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

Breeding.

Sunday Service

10-11 a.m. Sundays.

Malibu United Methodist Church (30128

Morning View Drive, 310-457-7505)

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.

Alateen Meeting

10 a.m. Saturdays

Yoga with Jodi

6:30 p.m. Mondays and

Wednesdays.

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

students.

Sunday Worship

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

Childcare available.

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue

(24855 PCH, 310-456-2178)

Baby & Me Class

9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays.

The synagogue hosts

classes where babies and

toddlers explore through

blocks, paints, dramatic

play, puppets, music, cooking,

movement, sensory

play, and bubbles. There

will be a weekly discussion

pertaining to babies and

toddler’s beginning years.

Religious School

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

Chabad of Malibu (22943 PCH, 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

lunch

Sunday Services

9 a.m.

Our Lady of Malibu Church (3625 Winter

Canyon Road, 310-456-2361)

Learn About Catholicism

The group meets on Sundays

and shares stories of

faith and community. Contact

the rectory office for

meeting times.

AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Mondays,

Sheridan Hall.

Al Anon Meetings

8 p.m. Mondays, Sheridan

Hall.

Please see Faith, 20


malibusurfsidenews.com Life & Arts

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 19

Adapted Christmas classic delights theater-goers

Teen cast portrays

‘A Christmas

Carol’ at Malibu

Playhouse

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Like hanging Christmas

stockings, sipping on eggnog

and writing letters to

Santa, taking in a performance

of Charles Dickens’

iconic “A Christmas Carol”

is a perennial holiday

tradition for many.

On Friday, Dec. 15, John

Litten, co-founder of the

Young Actors Project, returned

to the Malibu Playhouse

to watch his adaptation

of the play performed

by YAP.

Malibu Surfside News

sat down with Litten to

discuss his adaptation and

the performance.

“‘A Christmas Carol’ is

a pageant story of redemption,

humility, forgiveness

and victory,” Litten said.

“I wanted to give it a new,

modern twist. I included

scenes that apply to situations

today. I wanted to be

mindful of what Dickens

was trying to say and how

it applies in our modern

times.”

As attendees entered the

Playhouse grounds, the

entry walk was adorned

with beautifully wrapped

Christmas presents. The

audience settled in, anticipating

a wonderful rendition

of an old favorite.

It was a stellar performance

with a convincing,

passionate cast led by the

talented Layne Jacobson,

who played Ebenezer

Scrooge.

The play begins on

Layne Jacobson as Scrooge (second from right) and

Charlie Evans-Mulvey as Christmas future (far right) look

on as actors (left to right) Claire Anneet, Ava Bradley and

Isabella Quintanilla portray Scrooge’s employees.

Christmas Eve seven years

after Scrooge’s business

partner, Jacob Marley,

passed away. Marley —

who, like Scrooge, was

money-hungry, detached

and cruel — visits Scrooge

from the afterlife. He is

bound in onerous chains

and tells Scrooge haunting

stories about his hellish

posthumous torment,

which he attributes to his

selfishness on earth.

Nicholas Penn superbly

depicted Marley’s ghost,

who foretells doom for

Scrooge unless he quickly

changes his ways. Marley

warns Scrooge that he

will have visions of three

ghosts who will help him

understand what Marley is

trying to convey.

Penn played both Marley’s

ghost and the young

Jacob with crystal clear

delivery of pivotal lines.

Jacobson took the audience

on a riveting ride

from the beginning of the

play when an irascible,

heartless boss fires personnel

on a whim and refuses

to entertain any talk

of celebrating Christmas,

even with his nephew Fred

(Lincoln Stibel), son of

his deceased sister Lenore

(Isabella Quintanilla). He

callously turns away the

poor and needy in his community.

Jacobson convincingly

begins Scrooge’s transition

when he portrays a startling

wake-up call in the

form of ghosts who show

him his past and present

wrongdoings and, hauntingly,

give him insight into

the demise he will suffer

unless he quickly transforms.

Finally, Scrooge

sees the light and emerges

with a heart and a sense of

contributing to the greater

good.

Acting out such a cataclysmic

change is a daunting

task for seasoned actors,

let alone for a young

actor such as Jacobson, a

sophomore in high school.

In the segue from being

miserly to magnanimous,

Jacobson is magnificent.

“To bring myself to be

as angry and self-obsessed

as I was on stage took help

from everyone,” Jacobson

said. “Without all the actors

and the direction I got,

I don’t think I would have

Nicholas Penn (left), as Marley’s ghost, visits Ebenezer Scrooge, portrayed by Layne

Jacobson, during the Young Actors Project’s opening night performance of “A

Christmas Carol” on Friday, Dec. 15. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

been able to be Scrooge.”

The teen cast included

convincing catalysts for

Scrooge’s amazing transition.

Office workers Becky

(Claire Anneet), Valerie

(Ava Bradley) and Trisha

(Quintanilla) superbly depicted

the harsh, intolerable

conditions Scrooge

inflicted on his workers.

In scenes of the past, enabled

by the ghosts, Charlie

Evans-Mulvey played

an endearing young Ebenezer

and helped plant

a seed in the onlookers’

minds that maybe, just

maybe, there is a nugget

of goodwill hidden somewhere

in the tyrannical

Scrooge’s psyche.

Lena Hurtubise played

Christmas Past terrifically

and ably showed

Scrooge how he had enjoyed

Christmas parties

as a young man, but also

hauntingly illustrates that

his personality deficiencies

were attributable to having

an abusive father coupled

with the tragedy of losing

his sister, Lenore, early in

life. Scrooge did not succeed

in love, thus complicating

his already compromised

personality disorder.

Bob Cratchit, who best

portrays Scrooge’s abusive

tendencies in the work-

Please see Christmas, 22


20 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Life & Arts

malibusurfsidenews.com

Ride of the Week

Meet ‘Primrose,’ also known as the head-turner

Fireball Tim Lawrence

Contributing Columnist

Malibu resident

A

day as an Englishman

is not an easy

one. It’s full of

proper legalities, crumpets

and fine clothes.

Which is why, when

the stress level of all that

garb hits its peak and you

just can’t take anymore,

a smart Englishman will

hit the road in true British

style.

This, of course, leads

me to my good friend and

confidant, Michael Axon.

Now, if you’ve been to

my car show in Malibu,

chances are that you’ve

met Michael and experienced

his witty sense of

unique English humor, or

at least noticed that when

he shows up, he’s driving

one of 20 different English

road rockets.

That being said, this

is Ride of the Week and

today we’re focusing on

Axon and his 1973 Jaguar

XKE Roadster in Primrose

Yellow. Axon, as the CEO

of a fascinating company

called LazerCAD, needs

to release his workload by

grabbing one of his unique

cars and heading into the

canyons. I’ve done this

many times with him, and

it’s a type of “fun” that

surpasses unique driving.

But before we get to that

experience, let’s discuss

the car a bit. It’s a V12 Jag

with 314 brake horsepower

and automatic transmission

purchased out of New York

four months ago.

“This car is a one-owner

from new at only 49,000

miles,” Axon begins to

explain excitedly. “The

previous owner refurbished

the transmission, brakes

and exterior. The only

thing left to do was the

interior letter-work which

was aged and dry beyond

repair.”

But we’re just getting

started.

“Back in the ’70s and

growing up in Manchester

in England, the E-Type

Roadster was the car to

have,” he said. “All the

movie stars and soccer

players had to have one.

I remember one Saturday

lining up for the Manchester

Soccer derby — Manchester

United playing

Manchester City. ... One of

the soccer stars drove into

the stadium in an exact

Primrose Yellow ’73 XKE

Roadster and I thought it

was the most beautiful car

I had ever seen. I decided

then and there that I had to

own one.”

Forty years later, and in

another country, Axon ended

up with the same model

that he saw in Manchester

all those years ago.

Michael Axon poses with his Primrose Yellow 1973 Jaguar XKE Roadster.

Fireball Tim Lawrence/22nd Century Media

“It is amazing to me how

the memory of a car from

40 years earlier can stir up

so much emotion, desire

and passion,” he said.

Well, therein lies the rub,

eh, Michael? Like a suggestion

that feeds off of your

mind for years, captivating,

growing and molding itself

into reality. Then boom,

Bob’s Your uncle.

“Now having had the

interior leather trimmed to

the original spec, I would

say that this car looks and

drives as close to it did

when it left the Browns

Lane Jaguar factory in

Coventry over four decades

ago,” Axon said.

Wow. Imagine if you

can, a 40 year-old car with

40K on the books. 1K a

year (more or less). That’s

a lot of wasted time.

Axon went on the explain

that the 1973 model

is the Series 3 with all the

changes and refinements

incorporated from 10 years

of previous models, now

sporting a V12 engine, air

conditioning and a longer/

Please see ROTW, 22

Gracing the stage

Malibu dancers perform

with Pacific Festival

Ballet in holiday show

RIGHT: Malibu residents (front

row, left to right) Mattea Davis,

13, Logan Epstein, 10, Summer

MacLaren James, 7, Ronan

Kinney, 7, Ailis Kinney, 9, Leila

Iredell, 13 and (back row) Brendan

Kinney all appeared in the Pacific

Festival Ballet’s recent rendition

of “The Nutcracker.”

Jean Celeste Photography

Faith

From Page 18

Narcotics Anonymous

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sheridan Hall.

Men’s AA Meetings

6 p.m. Fridays, Sheridan Hall.

Calvary Chapel Malibu (30237 Morning View Drive,

424-235-4463)

Service

10 a.m. Sundays

University Church of Christ (24255 PCH, 310-506-

4504)

Wednesday Youth Bible Class

7 p.m. Class for 6th-12th

grades. Contact dusty.breeding

@pepperdine.edu.

First Church-Christ Scientist (28635 Pacific Coast

Highway, 310-457-7767)

Wednesday Meetings

8 p.m. Wednesdays. Meetings include

readings from the Bible and

“Science and Health with Key to the

Scriptures.”

Waveside Church (6955 Fernhill Drive, 310-774-1927)

Service

10:10 a.m. Sundays

Have an event for faith briefs? Email

news@malibusurfsidenews.com. Information

is due by noon on Thursdays one

week prior to publication.


malibusurfsidenews.com Dining Out

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 21

The Dish

Plating a masterpiece in Malibu

The Malibu Chef

offers customized

cuisine, more

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

The Malibu Chef’s mini wonton tacos with hamachi sashimi and ponzu sauce are

pictured. Photos Submitted

The Malibu Chef

Phone: (310) 775-

0979

Web: themalibuchef.

com

“Food is art,” said Lisa

Stalvey-Coady, the multitalented

owner behind The

Malibu Chef, as Malibu

Surfside News sat down

to try some of her enticing

cuisine and to catch up on

her latest entrepreneurial

efforts in the culinary

world.

“I’ve been a cook since I

was 22 years old and I have

always loved cooking,”

Stalvey said. “I started

waiting tables at a restaurant

called the Good Earth

back in the day. Then one

day, a friend let me cook

in the kitchen at one of the

restaurants I worked at.

“When I discovered I

could paint on a plate and

make money doing it, everything

changed.”

Stalvey-Coady has

worked her way up with

notable stints of working

for Wolfgang Puck at Ma

Maison and then becoming

his head chef at Spago,

Sunset.

“I’ve also been the chef

at several restaurants and

I have served as a private

chef for many people,”

Stalvey-Coady continued.

“I love to design menus.

One of my most proud

moments was when I was

voted as one of the Top 100

Chefs Providing Culinary

Leadership into the 21st

century in North America. I

was so honored.”

The Malibu Chef designs

custom menus par excellence.

Try the Roasted Japanese

Pumpkin and Lemongrass

Soup with toasted

pumpkin seeds, pumpkin

oil, and coconut milk. The

various distinctive flavors

melt in one’s mouth, and the

pumpkin seeds add a terrific

finishing crunch. Topped

with crème fraîche, this is

the perfect holiday soup.

Stalvey-Coady fashions

a lovely holiday buffet. One

option features chicken

Parmesan, roasted asparagus

and broccoli with grape

balsamic syrup, orecchiette

with spinach, Tuscan cabbage,

onions, tomato, basil

and shaved Parmesan.

One can include a roasted

whole salmon, baked

with Stalvey-Coady’s private

company’s products,

her Butter Barn Herb butter

and Bad Ass Ranch Rub, a

beet salad with goat cheese,

and a watermelon and arugula

salad with feta with

Stalvey-Coady Butter Barn

“When I discovered I could

paint on a plate and make money

doing it, everything changed.”

Lisa Stalvey-Coady — owner of The Malibu Chef

Sunny Citrus. The prices

for such buffets and all culinary

options offered are

based on a per-person cost.

The Malibu Chef can

also design a lovely array

of heavy hor d’oeuvres.

Try the caviar with complementary

sides, a cheese display,

a cheese charcuterie

display, and delicious sourdough

croutons with goat

cheese and fig jam. One option

is to jazz up the menu

with some mini wonton

tacos with hamachi sashimi

and ponzu sauce.

Customer Tova Fagan

gave a rave review of The

Malibu Chef.

“I have had the pleasure

of working with Lisa and

she is amazing,” Fagan

said. “She [is] extremely

professional and listens to

her clients’ needs. Her food

quality and presentation is

Japanese pumpkin, lemongrass and coconut milk soup

from The Malibu Chef is served with crème fraîche,

toasted pumpkin seeds and oil.

Lisa Stalvey-Coady’s The Malibu Chef also offers

packaged goods such as the I just Want Cookies Bag

($23.99) featuring eight assorted cookies.

nothing short of artistic.”

Versatility in menu planning

is one of The Malibu

Chef’s fortes.

“One of the things I liked

about using The Malibu

Chef is that Lisa and I

planned the menu together

and everything was fresh

and delicious,” Fagan said.

Attention to every detail

involved in designing a

culinary experience is one

of Stalvey-Coady’s best

attributes. So much so that

she and her husband, Frank

Coady, have designed a line

of food in a satellite company,

the Butter Barn Butter,

which features grassfed

flavored butters. The

artisan butters (from $8.99

to $10.99, depending on

whether CBD is included),

vegan spices ($11.99 for

8 ounces), cookies and

brownies, and a line of salad

dressings.

“Paul Newman loved

my French salad and steak

sauce, so I created Newman’s

Own Steak Sauce

and Parisian Salad Dressing,”

Stalvey-Coady said.

Stalvey-Coady eventually

wrote two books for Newman’s

company, “Newman’s

Own Cookbook” and

“The Hole in the Wall Gang

Children’s Cookbook.” She

is also the author of her

memoir “Food, Sex, Wine

and Cigars.”

Try the three-pack of

cookies for $9.99 or the

special holiday I just Want

Cookies Bag ($23.99) with

eight assorted cookies:

matcha vanilla, cinnamon

vanilla and rosemary lemon

sea salt shortbread cookies

and a chocolate chip

almond cookie. All those

cookies are gluten-free.

Lisa Stalvey-Coady is an

icon in the culinary world.

She and The Malibu Chef

can fashion scrumptious

eats for a fancy soiree, an

intimate gathering, or an

insatiable sweet tooth.


22 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news life & arts

malibusurfsidenews.com

Going rate

Malibu Sales and Leases | Week of Dec. 8-14

Type ADDRESS LP D.O.M ST DATE BR/BA SP

SFR 24860 Pacific Coast Highway $26,995,000 158 12/8/2017 7BR/9BA $24,000,000

SFR 24001 Malibu Road $7,250,000 42 12/11/2017 4BR/5BA $6,950,000

MMH 221 Paradise Cove Road $1,975,000 8 12/11/2017 2BR/2BA $1,975,000

C/C 11952 Whitewater Lane $980,000 0 12/8/2017 2BR/1BA $980,000

LSE 20848 Pacific Coast Highway $25,000/month 101 12/11/2017 3BR/3BA $20,834/month

LSE 28936 Grayfox St. $15,000/month 86 12/12/2017 5BR/4BA $12,000/month

LSE 29349 Pacific Coast Highway $12,000/month 45 12/8/2017 4BR/4BA $12,500/month

LSE 20638 Pacific Coast Highway #7 $4,500/month 52 12/10/2017 1BR/1BA $6,000/month

ROTW

From Page 20

wider wheelbase for much

improved handling.

“Driving through Malibu

in ‘Primrose’ has invented a

new breed of human being

known as ‘the head-turner,’”

Axon said. “I actually

had to stop last week when

a cyclist ran straight into

the back of his friends as

he was looking at ‘Primrose’

and not where he

was going. They all ended

Statistics provided by Bobby LehmKuhl with 4 Malibu Real Estate. Information gathered from Combined L.A./

Westside MLS, Inc. is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Contact Bobby at (310) 456-0220, Info@4Malibu.

com or visit www.4Malibu.com.

up being none the worse

for wear, but the resulting

45-minute conversation

about the car with him and

his friends made me late for

dinner with my girlfriend

— yet again.”

Oh, the horrors of it all

to be an Englishman.

“But now she knows that

if I am out in Primrose, I

will always be late due to

talking to people that see

what I saw all those years

ago,” he added.

Alas, we get to the driving

experience.

“Driving down PCH

and through Malibu in

‘Primrose’ just takes you

in a time machine back

to the 70s,” Michael says

with one eye in another

time. “It’s such an amazing

feeling, the wind through

your hair and the V12

engine seamlessly powering

you along the coast

with the added bonus that

her sheer beauty draws

people over to you. I still

find it incredible that my

classic cars bring people

from all walks of life and

culture together for a chat

or coffee at one of the local

coffee shops in Malibu.”

So true and eloquently

stated. Makes you want to

buy an ascot and dinner

jacket, then head out onto

the curves. And, knowing

Michael, we may just do that.

Want to be featured in Ride of

the Week? Send Fireball an

email at askfireball@fireball

tim.com.

Christmas

From Page 19

place, is superbly portrayed

by Ashlyn Kunerth.

Bob, along with Mrs.

Cratchit, played by Anneet,

must suffer under

Scrooge’s abusive ways

while undergoing the harrowing

experience of losing

a handicapped son,

Tiny Tim (Stibel). They,

along with Tiny Tim’s

saintly sister, Martha (Eliza

Byrnes), play a central

role in Scrooge’s journey

to salvation.

Zoe Kofsky, as Christmas

Present, adroitly helps

Scrooge see how his heartless

ruthlessness has negatively

affected so many.

Christmas Future (Evans-Mulvey)

serves as the

final catalyst for Scrooge’s

heart to soften.

Litten has written a

compelling adaptation of

“A Christmas Carol” that

provides an allegory for

the materialism and selfcenteredness

in the world,

and depicts how a little

bit of introspection, aided

by positivity and love, can

transform the heartless

into warm, compassionate

citizens.

“The Young Actors Project

put on a phenomenal

production,” Litten said.

“I thought the acting was

rich, deep, vivid and full

of life.

“Layne’s vulnerability

brought strength to his character.

I was impressed with

his character’s transformation.

Watching him, I went

through an array of feelings

— at first, I felt unnerved,

and then sympathetic and,

finally, I ended up rooting

for Scrooge, who is not an

easy guy to like.”

Litten attributes the success

of the Young Actors

Project and of “A Christmas

Carol” to the indefatigable

producer-director,

Shoshana Kuttner, who has

a superb acumen for guiding

and nurturing young

actors.

“Shoshana is pure passion,”

Litten said. “She is

one of the most talented

directors I’ve ever worked

with and she takes young

actors and develops their

skills, enabling them to

grow into their roles and

shine.”

For more on the Malibu

Playhouse and upcoming

performances from the

Young Actors Project, visit

youngactorsproject.com or

call (310) 447-8245.

Loving and Living “The Bu” Since 1962

My 8 Step Marketing Program Includes

MLS Marketing to over 17,000 LA Agents,

Trulia, Zillow, Redfin and Realtor.com

Choose the “Agent” that works for you.

TERRY and GWEN LUCOFF 310-924-1045

BRE# 0112504


malibusurfsidenews.com Puzzles

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 23

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

Across

1. Magellan or Bering

(Abbr.)

4. “What ___ I tell

you?”

7. Malibu nonprofit

helping kids with

autism enjoy surfing,

goes with 17 across

14. Compadre of Fidel

15. School/parent group

for student’s welfare

16. Gives power to

17. See 7 across

19. Derek’s ex-wife on

“Grey’s Anatomy”

20. Italian coffee brand

21. Los ___, Calif.

23. It’s over the rainbow

26. Wagon

30. Mountains, abbr.

31. Network, e.g.

32. Gets mad

33. Chinese food no-no

34. Star-like symbol

36. Dentist’s domain

38. “Forget it!”

39. Swaps out

42. Cousin to pow!

43. Armor piece

44. The lowest point

46. Subway alternative

49. Planning detail

50. Historic ranch in

Agoura Hills

52. “Shrek” ogress

54. Lisa Leslie’s org.

55. Lacking depth

59. Old time clothes

drier

62. Texas city

63. ___meter

64. Fictional tree creature

65. Chilly conflict of

old

66. Bert’s Bobbsey twin

67. Mag execs, for short

Down

1. Breakaway group

2. Everything

3. Spheres

4. Pixel density, abbr.

5. BBC rival

6. Apparition seen by

Macbeth

7. Ushers

8. Take apart

9. Physics units

10. “J. Edgar” org.

11. Golfer known as the

Big Easy

12. Rock’s ___ Speedwagon

13. Figure on an IRS form

18. Old time soap ingredient

22. “Diamonds ___ Girl’s

Best Friend”

24. Spendthrift

25. Peak periods

26. Strike and rebound

27. Opposed, in Dogpatch

28. Breather

29. “Naughty, naughty!”

32. Nuke, maybe

33. Red Bordeaux

35. Leg bone

36. Misstep

37. Effortlessness

39. Family-room items

40. Running things

41. Indian flatbread

45. Tap

46. Cord used by Cirque

de Soleil

47. Straighten

48. Begins

51. Control

52. Raced

53. Hebrides island

55. ___ fly (RBI getter)

56. “The Sopranos” airer

57. Be bedridden

58. Legal scholar’s deg.

60. Nutritional inits.

61. It has a plus or minus,

in chemistry class

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

Rosenthal Tasting Room

(18741 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

456-1392)

■5:30 ■ p.m. Fridays;

12:30 p.m. Saturdays

and Sundays: Live

music

Duke’s Malibu Restaurant

(21150 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

317-0777)

■4 ■ p.m.-close. Friday:

Aloha Hour with Hawaiian

dancers

Moonshadows

(20356 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

456-3010)

■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-

1007)

■5 ■ p.m. Friday; 4-8 p.m.

Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday:

local DJ

Taverna Tony

(23410 Civic Center Way,

Malibu; 310-317-9667)

■6:30 ■ p.m. Every night:

Live house band

To place an event in The

Scene, email news@

malibusurfsidenews.com.

answers

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


24 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Real Estate

malibusurfsidenews.com

SPONSORED CONTENT

The Mokena Messenger’s

of the

WEEK

What: Two-bed, two-bath

home

Where: 26706 Latigo

Shore Drive, Malibu

Description: Uniquely

positioned beach bungalow

with incredible ocean, city

light and sunrise views.

This newly redesigned beach house sits on approximately 90 feet of frontage,

making the property a true Malibu gem and a perfect oceanfront weekend getaway.

This surf break is one of the best kept secret beachfront neighborhoods in Malibu.

Don’t miss the opportunity to own your spot in paradise.

Asking Price: $6,995,000

Listing Agent: Eytan Levin (CalBRE #01324953), 4 Malibu Real Estate,

(310) 456-0220 or (310) 924-0806


Pride and joy

Malibu AYSO U12 team claims championship

win over fellow Malibu team, Page 26

malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | malibusurfsidenews.com

Well-decorated

Pepperdine athletes celebrate variety of

achievements, Page 28

Sharks girls water polo

adopts new mentality,

notches 23-0 win, Page 27

Malibu High’s Maggie Flores scores one of her five goals Dec. 13 in the Sharks’ 23-0 victory over Beverly Hills. Dave Teel/22nd Century Media


26 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Sports

malibusurfsidenews.com

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Jake Hughes

Blue Hunters team members (left to right) Elliott Lefevre, Seren Bass, Julian Tompkins,

Marlon Wiest, coach Duross O’Bryan, Darby Dempsey (kneeling), Declan O’Bryan,

Marlon Lopez, assistant coach Kevin Gasser, Austen Gasser, Heath Gasser and Leo

Amoretti celebrate a championship victory on Dec. 10. Teammate Gabe Mitchell is not

pictured. Photo Submitted

They are the champions

Malibu’s Blue Hunters team

claims championship victory

Submitted by AYSO

In the regional championship tournament

for AYSO U12 on Dec. 10, two Malibu

teams swept the tournament, having to

battle it out for the top spot after beating

scores of teams from Agoura, Thousand

This Week In...

SHARKS ATHLETICS

Girls Water Polo

■2-4 ■ p.m. Dec. 23: alumni game

Oaks, Simi Valley, Westlake and more.

Malibu team The Blue Hunters won the

AYSO U12 Area 10E Championship Tournament

for the region after winning the

Malibu Tournament a few weeks prior. In

both games, local and regional finals, the

Blue Hunters beat the Big Daddies, another

Malibu team, 3-0.

Both teams are expected to continue

on to the Bakersfield State Tournament in

February.

PEPPERDINE ATHLETICS

Men’s Basketball

■7 ■ p.m. Dec. 28 - at Santa Clara

Women’s Basketball

■6 ■ p.m. Dec. 28 - host Santa Clara

Jake Hughes is a Malibu

High School senior and

guard for the basketball

team. He recently scored

28, 20 and 20 points in the

Milken Basketball Classic

Tournament and was

named to the All-Tournament

team.

How and when did

you first start playing

basketball?

I started playing when I

was in kindergarten. I had

played baseball and soccer

up until then. I liked

the running in soccer, and I

wanted to play basketball. I

just remember really liking

it then and kind of going

from there.

How did it feel to be

named to the All-

Tournament team?

It was nice. I got it last

year, too, so it wasn’t super

new. I definitely wanted to

win the tournament more,

but it definitely always

feels good to get recognized

personally for something

like that.

Suzy Demeter/22nd Century

Media

forward to giving it all in

those 12 games. ... Maybe

it will take us through CIF

championships, we’ll see.

What’s it like to play

for coach Richard

Harris?

I just think he’s great

to mentally prepare us on

game day. The coach’s job

is to get the team ready to

win and I think he really

does that every game so

I’ve got nothing bad to say

about him.

I think that’s my favorite

part.

What do you like to do

in your free time?

Go down to the beach a

lot if I ever get the chance,

or play basketball a lot for

sure and hang out with

friends. I like being outdoors,

so anything like that.

What are your favorite

subjects in school?

Math, definitely. I’ve

liked math since I was

pretty young and numbers

kind of come easy to me so

that’s definitely my thing.

What would you do if

you won $1 million?

I would take care of my

parents first and then maybe

travel the world after

that [and] see some things.

Who are your biggest

role models and why?

My parents [Greg and

Kay Hughes]. I look up to

them as strong people with

character. ... I definitely

look up to the way that they

treat others and treat me.

MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS

What is your goal for

this season?

League starts in January

and we have 12 games, and

I definitely want to win all

12; I think we can. We will

play some teams that have

beat us in the past, but we’re

stronger than we’ve been

before. ... I’m just looking

What’s your favorite

thing about going to

school in Malibu?

It’s small so I feel like

I know all my classmates

pretty well and they know

me. I feel like I’m seeing

the same faces every day

and I can really connect so

What kind of music do

you listen to?

Neil Young, artists from

the ’80s, some worship, or

rap all the time so I’m pretty

wide-ranged on my music.

Interview by Editor Lauren

Coughlin


malibusurfsidenews.com Sports

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 27

MHS, with new mantra, beats the Normans

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

Malibu goalie Gabi Cano makes a save on Dec. 13.

Oftentimes, the simplest

answer is the best answer.

A refined focus on “backto-the-basics”

water polo

paid off for the Malibu High

School girls water polo

team, which defeated the

Beverly Hills Normans 23-0

on Dec. 13.

Gaia Hinds led the

charge with six goals,

while teammates Maggie

Flores and Annie Armitage

each had five goals apiece.

Malibu’s Zara Schuster,

Sophie Spivack and Sasha

Alvarez each had two

goals, and Luna Salidas

chipped in one goal.

Coach Hayden Goldberg

said his girls were checking

all the boxes on both

the offensive and defensive

sides, but Goldberg

said it “wasn’t as much of

a blowout as it looks on

paper.”

“We played a functionally

sound game throughout

the entire game,” he said.

Still, with the nearby

fires and air quality issues

keeping the girls out of

the pool for six days, the

Sharks were starved for

competition.

“It didn’t matter who

was playing that day; they

were just ready to go,”

Goldberg said.

The itch to get back in

the water no doubt contributed

to the Sharks’ strong

performance, but the team

also entered the pool with

a new mentality.

“The girls have a new

focus and a new determination

and goal, really, of

what we want to do with

our program,” Goldberg

explained.

Goldberg recently returned

from USA Water

Polo’s Olympic Development

Program Holiday

Camp, held at the Olympic

training facility in Colorado

Springs. The four-day

experience made Goldberg

a “new, refreshed coach,”

he said.

“I ate [and] drank how

the Olympians trained for

four days,” he said. “ ... It

really enlightened me and

educated me on the progression

of the sport.”

The experience equipped

Goldberg with new drills,

many of which focus on

technique and mental state.

“I really, really am

stressing the team fundamentals,

[including] proper

technique, because poor

technique is going to lead

to turnovers and to bad

decisions,” Goldberg said.

“So I’m really just going

back to the basics and correcting

and perfecting the

basics, because we’ll be

fine once that happens.”

Goldberg also is honing

in on the younger players’

confidence — reminding

his players that they don’t

need to be the biggest or

fastest girl in the pool, as

long as they have the basics

under control — as

well as reducing stress

with breathing exercises.

“I have the pieces of the

puzzle,” Goldberg said.

“We have the girls that can

play water polo; it’s just I

lost five girls last year that

were amazing pieces of

our varsity team.”

The Sharks’ Dec. 14

away game against Moorpark

was canceled because

of a bus scheduling mishap.

At 2 p.m. this Saturday,

Dec. 23, Malibu

will host its first alumnae

matchup at the MHS pool.

ABOVE: Malibu’s

Gaia Hinds

scores on the

Beverly Hills

goaltender during

the Dec. 13 game

in Malibu. Photos

by Dave Teel/22nd

Century Media

LEFT: Malibu

High School’s

Annie Armitage

makes one of her

five goals on the

day during the

Sharks’ Dec. 13

home matchup.


28 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Sports

malibusurfsidenews.com

Pepperdine Athletics

Three Waves excel to achieve sought-after All-American honors

Two members of the

men’s water polo team and

one well-decorated member

of the women’s soccer

team nabbed All-American

honors, Pepperdine announced

last week.

Pepperdine midfielder

Bri Visalli was named a

first-team Scholar All-

American, Mark Urban

was named to the All-

American third team and

Marko Asic was an All-

American honorable mention.

Visalli, whose 3.81 GPA

is the third-best GPA on

the first team, is the second

Wave to ever earn the honor,

following Susan Palmer

in 2002.

Visalli, a senior economics

major, earned both

WCC Player of the Year

and All-American second

team honors this season.

She led the WCC in nearly

every major offensive category

this year, leading

the league in points (34),

points per game (1.62),

goals (14), goals per game

(0.67), assists (tied, 6),

game-winning goals (6)

and shots (76). She finished

the season 12th in

the country in total goals

and 13th in total points.

Visalli was also named

to the CoSIDA Academic

All-District Team earlier

this year and was on the

WCC All-Academic Team.

For her career, Visalli has

been named to the WCC

All-Academic Team three

times and the Cosida Academic

All-District Team

twice.

To be considered for

Scholar All-American

recognition by the United

Soccer Coaches, studentathletes

needed to be at

least a junior in academic

standing, maintain at least

a 3.30 cumulative GPA,

have started at least 50 percent

of their team’s games

and have been a significant

contributor to the squad.

Urban had a career year,

coming in second on the

team in points, with 83,

including 45 goals and

38 assists. He was one of

five Waves to earn All-

Golden Coast Conference

recognition, and the lone

first-team selection. This is

his second All-American

honor after being named

an honorable mention last

year. Urban was fifth in the

GCC in total points, and

ninth in goals scored.

It was Asic’s second All-

American honor after being

named to the second

team last year. He led the

Waves in both goals and

points, with 68 goals and

84 points. Asic also garnered

All-GCC honors,

being named to the second

team. He was fourth in the

GCC in goals scored, and

fifth in total points.

Asic and Urban increased

Pepperdine water

polo’s number of All-

American honorees to 96,

making it one of the most

successful programs in the

country. The two selections

also mark the second

year in a row that Pepperdine

has had two or more

All-American honorees.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Two Waves nab accolades

Pepperdine’s Bri Visalli

and Joelle Anderson were

both honored when Top-

DrawerSoccer released its

postseason Best XI teams.

Visalli was named to the

Best XI second team and

Anderson earned a spot on

the Freshman Best XI second

team.

Visalli adds the TDS

Best XI honor to a string

of national awards this

season. She has already

earned recognition as a

second-team All-American

and semifinalist for the

MAC Hermann Trophy.

Anderson is coming off a

stellar rookie campaign in

which she was named to

the All-West Region and

All-WCC second teams.

Visalli led the Waves

and WCC in nearly every

major offensive statistical

category and finished the

year 12th in the country

in total goals with 14 and

13th in the nation in total

points with 34. The soonto-be

graduating senior

picked up the program’s

first-ever WCC Player of

the Year honor this season

after helping to lead the

Waves to their first backto-back

conference championships.

Visalli also

earned All-West Region

and All-WCC first team

nods after starting every

game as a central midfielder

for Pepperdine.

She finishes her career

as the program’s record

holder in games played

(83) and games started

(81), sits seventh on the

Pepperdine career scoring

list with 25 goals and second

on the career list for

game-winning goals with

14.

Anderson finished second

on the team and fourth

in the WCC with nine

goals and matching Visalli

for the team and conference

lead with six assists.

Her breakout season took

off midway through the

year as she scored all nine

of her goals in the team’s

final 13 games, including

two-goal games at Santa

Clara and BYU, and at

home against Pacific.

The Waves finished the

year ranked No. 16 in the

United Soccer Coaches

Poll after making the program’s

10th NCAA Tournament

appearance and

playing into the second

round for the third time in

four years.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Belmont overpowers

Waves 79-62

Pepperdine hasn’t had

its expected starting lineup

for a single game this season,

and the Waves have

been without two starters

in six of the 11 games, according

to the university.

On Saturday, Dec. 16,

the team, sans two starters,

lost to Belmont, 79-62, in

Nashville.

Belmont (7-5) entered

the game as one of the

nation’s top three-point

shooting teams and improved

its season totals

by going 16-for-35. The

Waves (3-8) were 2-for-15

from distance.

Freshman guard Colbey

Ross had a team-high 14

points and made seven of

11 shots. Junior guard Eric

Cooper Jr. scored 13 off the

bench in his second game

of the season. Sophomore

forward Nolan Taylor had

nine points.

Field goal percentages

were near equal with Belmont

at 53.6 percent and

Pepperdine at 53.3 percent.

More than half of Belmont’s

shots (35 of 56)

and makes (16 of 30) were

3-pointers. The 16 made

threes were the most this

season by a Pepperdine opponent.

The Bruins made

nine in the first half and

seven in the second.

The Bruins had advantages

of 18-14 in points

off turnovers and 11-2 in

second-chance points.

Kameron Edwards, the

Waves’ leading scorer

and rebounder, missed his

second straight game due

to a concussion. Matthew

Atewe, out with a back

injury, didn’t play for the

fourth straight game.

The Waves’ total number

of player-games missed

due to injury is up to 28

this season.

Short-handed squad falls

to Long Beach State

Close, but no cigar.

Pepperdine’s men’s basketball

team was without

the team’s top scorer and

rebounder, Edwards, on

Saturday, Dec. 9, when

they fell 78-71 to Long

Beach State.

The home contest did

include previously injured

projected starter Eric Cooper

Jr., who chipped in

14 points, but Atewe and

Edwards were out. Kaijae

Yee-Stephens, who has a

knee injury, has not played

this season.

Freshman guard Trae

Berhow had a team-high

15 points on 7-for-11

shooting to go with six

rebounds. Amadi Udenyi

had five assists and moved

up to ninth place on the

Waves’ all-time assist list

with 359. Sophomore forward

Nolan Taylor had

eight points and seven rebounds,

freshman guard

Colbey Ross had eight

points and six assists, and

junior forward Darnell

Dunn made his first career

start and had seven points

and seven rebounds.

Overall, Long Beach

State outshot Pepperdine,

48.3 percent to 45.3

percent, and made more

3-pointers (eight to six)

and free throws (12 to

seven).

Pepperdine had a 39-33

rebounding edge, and 16

offensive rebounds led to

15 second-chance points.

The Waves committed

16 turnovers to the 49ers’

12, and Long Beach State

had a 23-18 edge in points

off turnovers.

The Waves scored the

game’s first four points and

led 18-14 after an Udenyi

jumper with 9:21 to go in

the first half, but the 49ers

came back to go ahead 25-

21, then 35-26 with 2:41

left. Pepperdine scored

the final nine points of the

second half to tie the game

35-35 at halftime.

The Waves never led

in the second half after

the 49ers scored the first

four points. It was a ninepoint

game at 51-42 with

14 minutes left, but the

Waves came back with

nine straight points, five

of them by Cooper, to tie

the game at 51 with 11 1/2

minutes to go.

A 13-2 Long Beach State

run over about a threeminute

span gave the 49ers

their first double-digit lead

of the game at 64-53 with

eight minutes left. The

Waves got no closer than

six the rest of the way.

Information from Pepperdine

University and www.pepper

dinewaves.com. Compiled

by Editor Lauren Coughlin,

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.

com.


demolition of exterior walls

Location:

27218 Pacific Coast Highway,

within the appealable coastal zone

malibusurfsidenews.com

APN: 4460-028-007

Zoning:

Single-Family Classifieds Medium (SFM)

Applicant: Wayne Chevalier

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 | 29

Owner:

Willems Family Trust

Appealable to: City Council and Coastal Commission

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption

CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301(a) and (e)

6703 Legal Notices 6703 Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Malibu Planning Commission will hold public hearings on TUES-

DAY, January 16, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers,

Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA, on the projects

identified below.

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 15-071, VARIANCE

NO. 15-049, MINOR MODIFICATION NO. 15-023, AND DEMO-

LITION PERMIT NO. 17-035 – An application to construct a new

3,208 square foot, single-family residence, with attached garage, rooftop

swimming pool and deck, hardscape, grading, pile foundation,

seawall, and installation of a new alternative onsite wastewater treatment

system, including a variance to allow for the reduction in required

onsite parking from four spaces to two enclosed parking spaces,

a minor modification to reduce the eastern side yard by 20 percent, and

a demolition permit for the removal of the existing residence and associated

development

Location:

27360 Pacific Coast Highway,

within the appealable coastal zone

APN: 4460-030-010

Zoning:

Single-Family Medium (SFM)

Applicant: Peter Tolkin Architecture

Owner:

Daniel Alberstone and Lisa Ogawa Living Trust

Appealable to:

Environmental

Review:

City Council and Coastal Commission

Application Filed: December 17, 2015

Case Planner:

Categorical Exemption

CEQA Guidelines Sections 15303(a) and (e)

Richard Mollica, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 346

rmollica@malibucity.org

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 16-050, STRIN-

GLINE MODIFICATION REVIEW NO. 16-004, AND DEMOLI-

TION PERMIT NO. 17-032 – An application to allow a 576 square

foot addition to and interior and exterior remodel of an existing 2,728

square foot two-story, beachfront single-family residence, including a

stringline modification review for a six foot wide deck extension on

the first floor and a new second floor deck, and a demolition permit for

a 146 square foot demolition of the first floor and less than 50 percent

demolition of exterior walls

Location:

27218 Pacific Coast Highway,

within the appealable coastal zone

APN: 4460-028-007

Zoning:

Single-Family Medium (SFM)

Applicant: Wayne Chevalier

Owner:

Willems Family Trust

Appealable to:

Environmental

Review:

Application Filed: August 11, 2016

Case Planner:

City Council and Coastal Commission

Categorical Exemption

CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301(a) and (e)

Adrian Fernandez, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 482

afernandez@malibucity.org

_________________________________________________________

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). 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

Application Filed: August 11, 2016

Case Planner:

Adrian Fernandez, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 482

afernandez@malibucity.org

_________________________________________________________

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). 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 www.malibucity.org/planningforms 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 www.coastal.ca.gov 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.

IF YOU CHALLENGE THE CITY’S ACTION IN COURT, YOU

MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR

SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DE-

SCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPON-

DENCE DELIVERED TO THE CITY, AT OR PRIOR TO THE

PUBLIC HEARING.

_________________________________________

BONNIE BLUE, Planning Director

Publish Date: December 21, 2017

MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 427

Ordinance No. 427 proposes to add chapter 10.18 to the Malibu Municipal

Code, amend Section 1.10.040, and find the same exempt from

the California Environmental Quality Act. The new chapter restricts

the parking of oversize vehicles, both commercial and non-commercial,

citywide. The amendment to Section1.10.040 makes certain violations

of the Chapter 10.18 subject to the administrative fine provisions

of the Malibu Municipal Code. A full copy of Ordinance No.

427 is available for review in the City Clerk’s office.

I CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE NO. 427 was

passed and adopted at the Regular City Council meeting of December

11, 2017, by the following vote:

Councilmembers:

AYES: 4 La Monte, Rosenthal, Wagner, Peak

NOES: 0

ABSTAIN: 0

ABSENT: 1 Mullen

________________________

Heather Glaser

City Clerk

6703 Legal Notices

Publish: Malibu Surfside News, December 21, 2017

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 426

Ordinance No. 426 proposes to amend the City’s Local Coastal Program,

specifically Local Implementation Plan Appendix 2 (Overlay

District Map), and Malibu Municipal Code Section 17.020.040 (Zoning

Maps) La Costa Overlay District Map, and find the same exempt

from the California Environmental Quality Act. The amendments correct

a mapping error and identify the parcel at 3816 Paseo Hidalgo

Street (APN 4451-018-088) as a separate parcel from 3849 Rambla

Orienta (APN 4451-015-087) and re-designate APN 4451-018-088 as

a type “D” lot to allow development that is similar to neighboring

properties. A full copy of Ordinance No. 426 is available for review in

the City Clerk’s office.

I CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE NO. 426 was

passed and adopted at the Regular City Council meeting of December

11, 2017, by the following vote:

Councilmembers:

AYES: 4 La Monte, Rosenthal, Wagner, Peak

NOES: 0

ABSTAIN: 0

ABSENT: 1 Mullen

________________________

Heather Glaser

City Clerk

Publish: Malibu Surfside News, December 21, 2017


30 | December 21, 2017 | Malibu surfside news Classifieds

malibusurfsidenews.com

6132 Home Improvement

All Things Basementy!

Basement Systems Inc. Call

us for all of your basement

needs! Waterproofing,

Finishing, Structural Repairs,

Humidity and Mold Control

FREE ESTIMATES

Call 1-800-998-5574

WALK-IN-TUBS - Save

$1500 if you own your own

home& its value is $100k+

Free heated seat ($600 value)

- America's Favorite Brand!

Call (855) 831-6997

Business Directory

6148 Moving

6200 Roofing

Safe Step Walk-In Tub Alert

for Seniors. Bathroom falls

can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis

Foundation. Therapeutic

Jets. Less Than 4 Inch

Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip

Floors. American Made. Installation

Included. Call

800-715-6786 for $750 Off

HIRE LOCALLY

Reach over 83% of prospective

employees in your area!

CALL TODAY 708-326-9170

www.22ndcenturymedia.com

Place your legal

notice with the

Malibu Surfside News

Call 708-326-9170

Advertise

your rental property

in the paper Malibu turns to first.

Call Malibu Classifieds 708-326-9170

6408 Health & Wellness

Got Knee Pain? Back Pain?

Shoulder Pain? Get a pain-relieving

brace, little or NO cost

to you. Medicare Patients Call

Health Hotline Now! 1-

800-900-5406

Professional

Directory

NEED A GREAT

MASSAGE?

W

Call 310-579-5949 to

Stop OVERPAYING for your

prescriptions! SAVE! Call our

licensed Canadian and International

pharmacy, compare

prices and get $25.00 OFF

your first prescription! CALL

888-819-0303 Promo Code

CDC201625

Your Medication, Made Easy!

PillPack is a full-service pharmacy

that sorts your medication

by the does and delivers

to your door—For Free. Learn

more: 877-935-7403

Advertise your

RENTAL PROPERTY

in the newspaper

people turn to first

CALL US TODAY: 708.326.9170

www.22ndcenturymedia.com

MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS

6702 Public

Notices

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2017335773

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 11/27/2017. The following person is

doing business as DROGA, 6625 W SUN-

SET BLVD, HOLLWOOD CA 90028

(MAILING ADDRESS: 401 EAST LAS

OLAS BLVD, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

33301) The full name of registrant is:

DROGA CHOCOLATES, LLC, 6625 W

SUNSET BLVD, HOLLWOOD, CA 90028.

This business is being conducted by: a Limited

Liability Company. The registrant has

not yet commenced to transact business under

the fictitious business name listed above.

/s/:RAYMOND LOPEZ, RAYMOND

LOPEZ, CFO, DROGA CHOCOLATES

LLC. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on

11/27/2017. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EX-

PIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT

WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST

BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The

filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 12/07/2017,

12/14/2017, 12/21/2017, 12/28/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2017339720

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 11/30/2017. The following person is

doing business as LA IVFA, LA IVFA

CLINIC, 2080 CENTURY PARK EAST,

SUITE 400, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067

(Articles of Incorporation: #3256266). The

full name of registrant is: AYKUT BAY-

RAK, MD A PROFESSIONAL CORPORA-

TION, 2080 CENTURY PARK EAST,

SUITE 400, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067

(State of Incorporation: CALIFORNIA). This

business is being conducted by: a Corporation.

The registrant commenced to transact

business under the fictitious business name

listed above on March 7, 2011. /s/:AYKUT

BAYRAK, AYKUT BAYRAK, MD. This

statement was filed with the County Clerk of

LOS ANGELES County on 11/30/2017. NO-

TICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE

YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED

IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY

CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED

PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name

statement in violation of the rights of another

under federal, state, or common law (see Section

1441et seq., Business and Professions

Code). MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS to publish

12/14/2017, 12/21/2017, 12/28/2017,

01/04/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2017342980

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 12/05/2017. The following person is

doing business as THE SAGEWOOD

SCHOOLHOUSE, 413 CAMERON PLACE,

GLENDALE, IL 91207. The full name of

registrant is: LILY HARRIS, 413 CAM-

ERON PLACE, GLENDALE, CA 91207.

This business is being conducted by: an Individual.

The registrant has not yet commenced

to transact business under the fictitious business

name listed above /s/:LILY HARRIS,

LILY HARRIS, OWNER, THE SAGE-

WOOD SCHOOLHOUSE. This statement

was filed with the County Clerk of LOS AN-

GELES County on 12/05/2017. NOTICE:

THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS

FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE

OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A

NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR

TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in

this state of a fictitious business name state-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2017342980

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 12/05/2017. The following person is

doing business as THE SAGEWOOD

SCHOOLHOUSE, 413 CAMERON PLACE,

GLENDALE, IL 91207. The full name of

registrant is: LILY HARRIS, 413 CAM-

ERON PLACE, GLENDALE, CA 91207.

This business is being conducted by: an Individual.

The registrant has not yet commenced

to transact business under the fictitious business

name listed above /s/:LILY HARRIS,

LILY HARRIS, OWNER, THE SAGE-

6702 Public

Notices

WOOD SCHOOLHOUSE. This statement

was filed with the County Clerk of LOS AN-

GELES County on 12/05/2017. NOTICE:

THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS

FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE

OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A

NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR

TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in

this state of a fictitious business name statement

in violation of the rights of another under

federal, state, or common law (see Section

1441et seq., Business and Professions

Code). MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS to publish

12/21/2017, 12/28/2017, 01/04/2017,

01/11/2017

6703 Legal

Notices

NOTICE OF PETITION TO

ADMINISTER ESTATE OF

PATRICIA LYNNE PITTS

Case No. 17STPB10832

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,

contingent creditors, and persons who

may otherwise be interested in the will

or estate, or both, of PATRICIA

LYNNE PITTS

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has

been filed by Susan Pitts in the Superior

Court of California, County of

LOS ANGELES.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests

that Susan Pitts be appointed as

personal representative to administer

the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent's

lost will and codicils, if any, be

admitted to probate. Copies of the lost

will and any codicils are available for

examination in the file kept by the

court.

THE PETITION requests authority to

administer the estate under the Independent

Administration of Estates Act.

(This authority will allow the personal

representative to take many actions

without obtaining court approval. Before

taking certain very important actions,

however, the personal representative

will be required to give notice to

interested persons unless they have

waived notice or consented to the proposed

action.) The independent administration

authority will be granted

unless an interested person files an objection

to the petition and shows good

cause why the court should not grant

the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be

held on January 3, 2018 at 8:30 AM in

Dept. No. 79 located at 111 N. Hill St.,

Los Angeles, CA 90012.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of

the petition, you should appear at the

hearing and state your objections or

file written objections with the court

before the hearing. Your appearance

may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you

must file your claim with the court and

mail a copy to the personal representative

appointed by the court within the

later of either (1) four months from the

date of first issuance of letters to a

general personal representative, as defined

in section 58(b) of the California

Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the

date of mailing or personal delivery to

you of a notice under section 9052 of

the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal

authority may affect your rights as a

creditor. You may want to consult with

an attorney knowledgeable in California

law.


must file your claim with the court and

mail a copy to the personal representative

appointed by the court within the

later of either (1) four months from the

date of first issuance of letters to a

6703 Legal

Notices

general personal representative, as defined

in section 58(b) of the California

Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the

date of mailing or personal delivery to

you of a notice under section 9052 of

the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal

authority may affect your rights as a

creditor. You may want to consult with

an attorney knowledgeable in California

law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept

by the court. If you are a person interested

in the estate, you may file with

the court a Request for Special Notice

(form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory

and appraisal of estate assets

or of any petition or account as provided

in Probate Code section 1250. A

Request for Special Notice form is

available from the court clerk.

Attorney for petitioner:

KIRK O BROBERG ESQ

SBN 169124

CALLISTER BROBERG &

BECKER ALC

700 N BRAND BLVD

STE 560

GLENDALE CA 91203-1238

CN943858 PITTS Dec 13,20,27, 2017

NOTICE OF PETITION TO

ADMINISTER ESTATE OF

REBECA APPELBAUM

Case No. 17STPB10678

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,

contingent creditors, and persons who

may otherwise be interested in the will

or estate, or both, of REBECA AP-

PELBAUM

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has

been filed by Melissa

Appelbaum-Schwartz in the Superior

Court of California, County of LOS

ANGELES.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests

that Melissa

Appelbaum-Schwartz be appointed as

personal representative to administer

the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent's

will and codicils, if any, be admitted

to probate. The will and any

codicils are available for examination

in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to

administer the estate under the Independent

Administration of Estates Act.

(This authority will allow the personal

representative to take many actions

without obtaining court approval. Before

taking certain very important actions,

however, the personal representative

will be required to give notice to

interested persons unless they have

waived notice or consented to the proposed

action.) The independent administration

authority will be granted

unless an interested person files an objection

to the petition and shows good

cause why the court should not grant

the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be

held on January 2, 2018 at 8:30 AM in

Dept. No. 79 located at 111 N. Hill St.,

Los Angeles, CA 90012.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of

the petition, you should appear at the

hearing and state your objections or

file written objections with the court

before the hearing. Your appearance

may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you

must file your claim with the court and

mail a copy to the personal representative

appointed by the court within the

later of either (1) four months from the

date of first issuance of letters to a

general personal representative, as defined

in section 58(b) of the California

Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the

date of mailing or personal delivery to

you of a notice under section 9052 of

the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal

authority may affect your rights as a

creditor. You may want to consult with

an attorney knowledgeable in California

law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept

jection to the petition and shows good

the petition, you should appear at the file written objections with the court cause why the court should not grant

hearing and state your objections or before the hearing. Your appearance the authority.

file written objections with the court may be in person or by your attorney. A HEARING on the petition will be

before the hearing. Your appearance IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you in Dept. No. 79 located at 111 N. Hill

held on January 10, 2018 at 8:30 AM

may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you mail a copy to the personal representa-

Classifieds

Malibu surfside news | December 21, 2017 |

must file your claim with the court and

malibusurfsidenews.com St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

31

tive appointed by the court within the

later of either (1) four months from the

date of first issuance of letters to a

general personal representative, as defined

in section 58(b) of the California

6703 Legal

Notices

Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the

date of mailing or personal delivery to

you of a notice under section 9052 of

the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal

authority may affect your rights as a

creditor. You may want to consult with

an attorney knowledgeable in California

law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept

by the court. If you are a person interested

in the estate, you may file with

the court a Request for Special Notice

(form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory

and appraisal of estate assets

or of any petition or account as provided

in Probate Code section 1250. A

Request for Special Notice form is

available from the court clerk.

Attorney for petitioner:

JOELLE M DRUCKER ESQ

SBN 169475

DRUCKER LAW OFFICES APC

468 N CAMDEN DRIVE 2ND FLR

BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210

CN943872 APPELBAUM Dec 13,

2018, Dec 20,27, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,

that Plaintiff XIA BESSIE

ZHANG is suing Defendant

TAMI PACHECO in Small

Claims Court for the amount of

$10,000 for lease of rental unit

with unpaid rent, brokers fees,

late fee interest and attempts to

collect fees.

Court Date: 12/26/2017 at 8:30

AM, Department E

Court Address: Santa Monica

Courthouse, 1725 Main Street,

Room 102, Santa Monica, CA

90401

Case Number: 17SMSC01838

NOTICE OF PETITION TO

ADMINISTER ESTATE OF

JANA L. WHELAN

Case No. 17STPB11002

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,

contingent creditors, and persons who

may otherwise be interested in the will

or estate, or both, of JANA L. WHE-

LAN

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has

been filed by Cortland Day in the Superior

Court of California, County of

LOS ANGELES.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests

that Cortland Day be appointed

as personal representative to administer

the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests authority to

administer the estate under the Independent

Administration of Estates Act.

(This authority will allow the personal

representative to take many actions

without obtaining court approval. Before

taking certain very important actions,

however, the personal representative

will be required to give notice to

interested persons unless they have

waived notice or consented to the proposed

action.) The independent administration

authority will be granted

unless an interested person files an objection

to the petition and shows good

cause why the court should not grant

the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be

held on January 10, 2018 at 8:30 AM

in Dept. No. 79 located at 111 N. Hill

St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of

the petition, you should appear at the

hearing and state your objections or

file written objections with the court

before the hearing. Your appearance

may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you

must file your claim with the court and

mail a copy to the personal representative

appointed by the court within the

later of either (1) four months from the

date of first issuance of letters to a

general personal representative, as defined

in section 58(b) of the California

Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of

the petition, you should appear at the

hearing and state your objections or

file written objections with the court

before the hearing. Your appearance

may be in person or by your attorney.

6703 Legal

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you

must file your

Notices

claim with the court and

mail a copy to the personal representative

appointed by the court within the

later of either (1) four months from the

date of first issuance of letters to a

general personal representative, as defined

in section 58(b) of the California

Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the

date of mailing or personal delivery to

you of a notice under section 9052 of

the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal

authority may affect your rights as a

creditor. You may want to consult with

an attorney knowledgeable in California

law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept

by the court. If you are a person interested

in the estate, you may file with

the court a Request for Special Notice

(form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory

and appraisal of estate assets

or of any petition or account as provided

in Probate Code section 1250. A

Request for Special Notice form is

available from the court clerk.

Attorney for petitioner:

ROBIN M MCCONNELL ESQ

SBN 190247

R2 LAW GROUP LLP

23901 CALABASAS RD

STE 2006

CALABASAS CA 91302

CN944595 WHELAN Dec 20,27,

2017, Jan 3, 2018

Advertise

your

RENTAL

PROPERTY

in the

newspaper

people turn

to first

CALL US TODAY:

708.326.9170

www.22ndcenturymedia.com

6703 Legal

Notices

Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District of Los Angeles County (SMMUSD) will receive sealed bids

from contractors holding a type “B” license, on the following: Bid #18.07.ES-DSA#03-118307 (Paint,

Floors, Doors & New Fire Alarm) and DSA #03-118317 (New HVAC), Pt. Dume Elementary School –

Windows, Paint, Floors, Doors, HVAC & Fire Alarm Project at Pt. Dume Elementary School. This

scope of work is estimated to be between $3,000,000 - $3,500,000 and includes construction of, Abatement

of ACM flooring stucco penetrations and lead based paint, Repainting of interior walls, ceilings, and previously

painted casework; Paint Exterior Trim; Accessibility Upgrades; Replacement of interior flooring (Carpet

& VCT); Addition of carpet walk-off mats at exterior doors; Replace specific doors and frames; New Fire

alarm and demolition of old Fire Alarm; Construction of Condenser pads; Installation of new HVAC equipment

and Upgrades to electrical system to support additional HVAC load and other associated improvements.

All bids must be filed in the SMMUSD Facility Improvement Office, 2828 4th Street, Santa Monica, California

90405 on or before 1/31/18 at 2:00 PM at which time and place the bids will be publicly opened. Each

bid must be sealed and marked with the bid name and number. Bidders can attend a Non-Mandatory Job

Walk to be held at the site, on 1/4/18 at 10:30 AM. All General Contractors and Mechanical, Electrical and

Plumbing (M/E/P) Subcontractors must be pre-qualified for this project. To view the projects bidding documents,

please visit ARC Southern California public plan room www.crplanwell.com and reference the project

Bid #.

Prequalification Due Date & Instructions for Application Submission: All applications are due no later

than 1/17/18 - Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies, Inc. to

provide a web-based process for prequalification called QualityBidders. To submit an application at no cost

please visit www.qualitybidders.com. Once you have been approved, you will receive an email indicating

your approval expiration date and limit. The Districts approved contractors listing can be obtained via the

FIP website at http://fipcontractors.smmusd.org/fip-office-website.aspx.

Non-Mandatory Job Walk: 1/4/18 at 10:30 AM

Job Walk location: Pt. Dume Elementary School – 6955 Fernhill Drive, Malibu CA 90265 – All Attending

Contractors MUST meet representatives outside the front entrance of the school.

Bid Opening: 1/31/18 at 2:00pm

Any further questions or clarifications to this bidding opportunity, please contact Sheere Bishop at

smbishop@smmusd.org directly. In addition, any pre-qualification support issues relative to Colbi Technologies,

Inc., website or for technical support please contact support@qualityBidders.com directly.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

CITY COUNCIL

The Malibu City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the City

Council Chambers at Malibu City Hall, located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA, for:

Award of Community Development Block Grants for Fiscal Year 2018-19

The Council will consider approving the use of $6,839 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

funds for Public Services under the Day Labor Exchange Program which will not exceed 15% of the annual

allocation for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The CDBG annual allocation may fluctuate by 2%.

If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Ruth Piyaman, Finance Manager at (310)

456-2489, ext. 223. Copies of all related documents can be reviewed by any interested person at City Hall

during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Oral and written comments may be presented to the

City Council on, or before, the date of the meeting.

_______________________________

RUTH PIYAMAN, Finance Manager

Publish Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017

NOTICE TO SOLICT CONTRACTORS for the District’s Informal Bidding contractor list per Public Contract

Code Section 22034

On December 9, 2010 the Board of Education of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District resolved

to establish an Informal Bidding Procedure per Public Contract Code section 22032. In accordance with that

code, the District is soliciting contractors to register with the District to bid on these projects. Informal projects

are generally defined as facilities projects with an estimated value of less than $175,000 thousand dollars.

Contractors on the list will be notified directly of all informal project opportunities within their trade.

All bidders will be required to meet prequalification requirements prior to any bid submittals. Qualified Contractors

must be licensed in the state of California, maintain workers compensation insurance, general liability

insurance, pay prevailing wage rates, annual registration relative to Public Works reform SB 854 and

comply with other state requirements.

The District has contracted with QualityBidders to administer the registration process at no-cost via the web.

All interested contractors can register with QualityBidders at www.qualitybidders.com to be added to the

District’s informal project listing.

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines