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Eyes on the malibu sky

January ended with a local lunar marvel,

and March will bring more, Page 3

In the loop

City prepares to test disaster notification

system, urges residents to sign up, Page 4

Turning over a new leaf

With membership dwindling, Malibu Garden

Club seeks newcomers, Page 14 • February 1, 2018 • Vol. 5 No. 16 • $1





Malibu residents get the 411

on earthquake preparedness

at City meeting, Page 5

Community Emergency Response Team

members Jim Myers (left) and Donna Falcon

browse materials provided at the City of Malibu’s

Jan. 24 town hall meeting on earthquake

preparedness. Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media




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Kindergarten Round-Up

10 a.m.-noon Feb. 1, Our

Lady of Malibu School,

3625 Winter Canyon Road.

OLM will hold its Kindergarten

Round-Up. For

more information, call

(310) 456-8071.

Nature of Wildworks

3:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Malibu

Library, 23519 Civic Center

Way. Join for an educational

wildlife program starring

native animals from

California. For children of

all ages and their families.

For more information, call

(310) 456-6438.

Admissions Open House

4-6 p.m. Feb. 1, Our

Lady of Malibu School,

3625 Winter Canyon Road.

OLM will hold its Admissions

Open House. For

more information, call

(310) 456-8071.

SMMUSD Board of


5:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Malibu

City Council Chambers,

23825 Stuart Ranch Road.

The SMMUSD Board of

Education will hold its

regular meeting. For more

information, visit



Art Trek Workshop

2-4 p.m. Feb. 2, Malibu

City Hall Multi-Purpose

Room, 23825 Stuart Ranch

Road. The Malibu Senior

Center is offering Modigliani

& Me, an Art Trek

Workshop open to ages

13 and up. Participants

will create an elongated

self-portrait like the iconic

Italian painter, Amedeo

Modigliani, using acrylic

on canvas paper. The class

costs $5, plus $10 for materials

payable to the instructor

on the day of the class.

Participants must RSVP;

class size is limited to 12

participants. To RSVP, or

for more information, call

(310) 456-2489 ext. 357.


Meet the Artist

1-3 p.m. Feb. 3, King

Gillette Ranch, 26876

Mulholland Highway.

Meet Malibu native Mary

Wright, whose art is on

display in the Earth-Air-

Fire-Water art exhibit. The

exhibit remains on display

through Feb. 27. For more

information, email samo@ or call (805) 370-



Preschool Storytime

3:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Malibu

Library, 23519 Civic Center

Way. Join for an hour of

fun featuring picture book

stories, songs, a short art

activity, and playtime. For

children ages 2.5 to 5 years

old. For more information,

call (310) 456-6438.

Caregiver Support Group


3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 5,

Malibu City Hall Zuma

Room, 23825 Stuart Ranch

Road. Guest speaker Monica

Moore from the Alzheimer’s

Center at UCLA

will be present at this meeting.

She will discuss memory

loss and aging; what it

is, diagnosis, overall brain

health and answer any

questions from attendees.

This support group provides

a safe and confidential

place for caregivers to

express feelings, and obtain

helpful information from

peers and professionals.

This program is facilitated

by nurse practitioner Susan

Quillian and sponsored by

The Listening Post. This

is a free group meeting.

For more information, call

(310) 456-2489 ext. 357.


Memory Loss Lecture

12-1 p.m. Feb. 6, Malibu

City Hall Zuma Room,

23825 Stuart Ranch Road.

The Malibu Senior Center

will host the lecture,

Let’s Talk About It: Memory

Loss and Alzheimer’s.

Join the discussion about

Alzheimer’s disease, dementia

and memory loss.

A representative from the

Alzheimer’s Association of

Greater Los Angeles will

educate on symptoms, diagnosis

and treatment options.

To RSVP, or for more

information, call (310)

456-2489 ext. 357.


Jazz Appreciation Class

6 p.m., Feb. 7, Malibu

Library, 23519 Civic Center

Way. Join Professor

Timothy Herscovitch on a

journey through the origins

and development of jazz

music. This program is for

ages 14 and up, and adults.

For more information, call

(310) 456-6438.

Disaster Notification

System Test

7 p.m. Feb. 7, Malibu.

The City will conduct a

full-scale test of Everbridge,

Malibu’s Disaster

Mass Notification System.

To sign up for alerts

through Everbridge, visit

sasterNotifications. For

more information, call

(310) 456-2489 ext. 313 or

email SDuenas@Malibu


TK/Kindergarten Round-Up

8:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 8,

Juan Cabrillo Elementary

School, 30237 Morning

View Drive, Malibu. This

event provides a chance for

families who are moving to

Malibu or changing schools

to see the school, meet the

principal, tour the campus

and enroll their child(ren)

for the upcoming school

year. Enrollment guidelines

are available online.

Kindergarten Round-Up

8:45-11 a.m. Feb. 8,

Point Dume Marine Science

School, 6955 Fernhill

Drive, Malibu. This

event provides a chance for

families who are moving to

Malibu or changing schools

to see the school, meet the

principal, tour the campus

and enroll their child(ren)

for the upcoming school

year. Enrollment guidelines

are available online. RSVP

to Michelle at (310) 457-

9370 ext. 78-201.

Kindergarten Round-Up

9-10 a.m. Feb. 8, Webster

Elementary School,

3602 Winter Canyon Road,

Malibu. This event provides

a chance for families

who are moving to Malibu

or changing schools to see

the school, meet the principal,

tour the campus and

enroll their child(ren) for

the upcoming school year.

Enrollment guidelines are

available online.

Silver Fox Walk

9 a.m. Feb. 8, King Gillette

Ranch, 26800 Mulholland

Highway, Calabasas.

The Malibu Senior Center’s

monthly hiking group

will explore King Gillette

Ranch. Bring water, a

snack, sun protection, and

wear shoes and clothing

appropriate for walking.

For more information about

parking, where to meet the

group, and to RSVP, call

(310) 456-2489 ext. 357.

Teen Activity: Pocket


4 p.m. Feb. 8, Malibu

Library, 23519 Civic Center

Way. Create a pocket

mirror for your purse,

backpack, survival kit or a

special someone. For teens

12-18. For more information,

call (310) 456-6438.


Vision Boards

3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9,

Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250

Pacific Coast Highway.

This vision board workshop,

led by Makers Mess,

will show participants how

to create a vision board to

help generate an artistic,

big-picture representation

on the key aspects of

life. No special art skills

are required in order to

participate. The workshop

costs $10 per person and

pre-registration is required.

A maximum of 15 registrations

will be accepted. To

register, visit malibucity.

org/register or call (310)

317-1364. For more information

on the class, visit

Workshops or call (310)

456-2489, ext. 239.


NAMI Classes

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays,

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


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January ends with

unique lunar glimpse

Malibuites had

ideal perspective

for the occurrence

Suzanne Guldimann

Freelance Reporter

Malibu skywatchers had

an opportunity to catch a

triple lunar phenomenon on

Jan. 31: a lunar eclipse coinciding

with a supermoon

that was also a blue moon.

The moon becomes a

“supermoon” when it is either

full or new at perigree,

the point during each orbit

when the moon is closest

to Earth. Supermoons can

appear about 14 percent

brighter than usual, according

to the NASA lunar blog.

Supermoons usually occur

several times a year,

and often coincide with

king tides, the highest and

lowest tides of the year.

The term supermoon has

become popular in recent

years, but it’s not an official

scientific term. According

to the online astronomy

information site EarthSky.

org, it was actually coined

not by an astronomer but by

astrologer Richard Nolle.

While it might not be scientific,

it is an easier term

to use — and certainly to

spell — than the technical

name: perigee syzygy.

The Jan. 31 supermoon

was the third this winter,

and had the gravitational

pull to generate a nearly

7-foot-high tide on the

morning of Jan. 31, and

a corresponding negative

1.69-foot low tide that afternoon.

Unusually high

and low tides are expected

to continue throughout the

Pictured is the first supermoon of the year on Jan. 1. On

Jan. 31, Malibuites were expected to be able to see an

ever rarer sight: a full, blue moon that underwent a total

lunar eclipse. Suzanne Guldimann/22nd Century Media

weekend, with a 5.58-foot

high tide expected at 10:51

a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, and

a negative 0.40 tide at 5:34

p.m. Extreme tides like the

ones generated during the

recent string of supermoons

aren’t predicted to return

until December of 2020.

In addition to being the

third supermoon in a row,

this full moon was also the

first of two blue moons this

year; the second occurs on

March 31. The lunar month

is slightly shorter than the

calendar month, making it

possible to have two full

moons in one month. When

that happens, the second

full moon is called a blue


Blue moons usually occur

every two or three

years. The last was in July

of 2015. A year with two

blue moons hasn’t occurred

since 1999, and won’t happen

again until 2037. And

the last time a blue moon

coincided with a total lunar

eclipse was 1866, according


A total eclipse of the

moon occurs when the full

moon passes through the

shadow of the Earth. It’s

sometimes called a “blood

moon” because the moon

appears to turn a coppery

red color.

Gordon Johnston, program

executive and lunar

blogger at NASA Headquarters

in Washington, described

the rare combination

of eclipse, supermoon

and blue moon as a “super

blue blood moon.” The

triple lunar event generated

global attention, but not everyone

had an opportunity

to see the phenomenon.

“For the (continental)

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City to test disaster

notification system

Submitted by the City of


The City will conduct

a full-scale test of Everbridge,

Malibu’s disaster

mass notification system,

at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,

Feb. 7.

The recent massive wildfires

and mudslides that

devastated communities

in California highlighted

weaknesses in the phonebased

emergency alert systems

that most government

agencies rely on.

“My goal is for every

family in Malibu to be

signed up for Everbridge,”

Mayor Skylar Peak said. “I

hope that this test will encourage

people to sign up

and get familiar with the

system so we are all safer

and better prepared if a disaster


Following the test, the

City will analyze the effectiveness

and reach of the

system and will conduct

additional outreach to register

more residents.

According to some estimates,

fewer than half of

all homes have a landline.

People are increasingly using

only cellphones. During

the Santa Rosa and

Thomas fires, many never

received an evacuation notification.

In some cases,

telephone lines and poles

were destroyed.

Everbridge will be used

in case of major disasters

or evacuations to send critical

information by landline

phone call, cellphone

call, text message and

email. It is a separate system

from the City’s Alert

Center, which sends traffic,

weather, utility and minor

emergency alerts by text

message and email.

The system enables the

City to immediately send

an alert by voice message,

text and email to all registered

landlines, cellphones

From Jan. 29

and email addresses. The

26,150 Verizon landlines in

Malibu are automatically

registered. Users can go to

the City’s Everbridge website,

create a profile, and

enter multiple cellphone

numbers, landlines and

email addresses.

Currently, only 1,617

cellphones are registered.

All information will be

confidential and will not be

shared with third parties.

Users can also register

disabilities, special medications,

or specialized

medical equipment that

emergency responders may

need to know about during

an evacuation.

To sign up for alerts

through Everbridge, visit

sasterNotifications. For

more information, call

Public Safety Manager

Susan Dueñas at (310)

456-2489 ext. 313 or SDue

Malibu neighborhood evacuated in wake of fire

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

The Malibu Knolls

neighborhood had a scare

early on the morning of

Monday, Jan. 29, when fire

activity forced a neighborhood


The second-alarm fire reportedly

broke out around 4

a.m. in the 23500 block of

Civic Center Way, according

to Los Angeles County

Fire Public Information Officer’s

social media posts.

By 4:51 a.m., forward

progress on the fire reportedly

had been stopped, with

95 percent containment. By

6:46 a.m., all evacuation

orders were lifted, according

to a post from the Los

Angeles County Sheriff’s


There were no reports of

structures being damaged,

and the fire is estimated to

have consumed 2.6 acres,

according to the Los Angeles

County Fire PIO.

The fire department

urged residents to review

the Ready, Set, Go Plan at

A representative from the

LA County Fire Department

could not be reached

for further comment.

For more on this and

other Breaking News, visit News

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City geologist on major California earthquakes: ‘We’re due’

Officials highlight

quake probability,

proactivity at

special meeting

Eric Billingsley

Freelance Reporter

Malibu is known for its

scenic beauty, but beneath

the surface of this picturesque

stretch of land and

sea lies a potentially big

danger: multiple fault lines

capable of triggering earthquakes,

tsunamis, landslides

and more.

“Malibu is uniquely vulnerable

to earthquakes, and

we want to make sure people

living in the area understand

this and are motivated

to be prepared [in the

case of an emergency],”

said Susan Dueñas, public

safety manager for the City

of Malibu.

In fact, the active Malibu

Coast Fault, capable of

triggering a 7-7.2 magnitude

earthquake, runs right

through the center of town,

she added.

On Jan. 24, Dueñas and

City of Malibu Geologist

Chris Dean gave a public

presentation at City Hall

titled “Malibu Earthquake

Hazard and How to Prepare.”

The community

event was part of the City’s

larger, yearlong Earthquake

Resiliency Initiative.

The educational presentation

drew an audience of

30 or so local residents and

covered hazards affecting

Malibu, the potential impact

of an earthquake on

the city, what the State is

doing to help communities

prepare, and what the City

is doing to help its residents


“I know there are a lot of

faults in Malibu,” said Terry

Moore, who has lived in

the area for 60 years.

He remembers the

Northridge quake in 1994

and Sylmar quake in the

1970s. Moore also works

at Malibu High School and

is concerned about how

fault lines could affect the


“I’m curious to see what

they’re going to say,” he


Dean shared a map of

fault lines in the Malibu

area. He also discussed the

fact that the San Andreas

Fault, which runs from

north of San Francisco to

the Salton Sea near Palm

Springs, triggers a major

earthquake approximately

every 150 years.

“We’re due,” said Dean,

referring to the likelihood

of California experiencing

a major quake from the

San Andreas Fault in the

relatively near future.

This type of earthquake,

or ones from local fault

lines, can trigger landslides

in Malibu, among multiple

other risks and hazards.

Dueñas said a “distant

source” earthquake, such

as one from the San Andreas

Fault, is likely to

cause minor structural

damage to Malibu. But it

could affect infrastructure

such as power and water

that the City receives from

outside sources – maybe

even for a period of weeks

or months. Emergency personnel

are also likely to focus

on the hardest-hit areas

before Malibu.

If a significant “near

source” earthquake hit,

such as one from the Malibu

Coast fault, it will likely

City Geologist Chris Dean (right) takes questions from the public as Public Safety

Manger Susan Dueñas looks on during the City’s Jan. 24 meeting on earthquake

preparedness. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

cause a lot of local structural

damage. It could also

rupture water and gas lines,

which would pose a major

fire risk for Malibu, she

said. Malibu is also at risk

of tsunamis.

The big question Dueñas

and Dean asked was: Are

Malibu residents prepared

for any of these scenarios?

“There’s nothing worse

than being in a situation

and feeling helpless,” Dueñas


She encouraged local

residents to eliminate

structural hazards on their

properties, explore earthquake

insurance policies,

make a plan with family

and neighbors, store extra

water and other supplies,

get trained by the Malibu

Community Emergency

Response Team, sign up

for disaster notification

services and get to know

their neighbors.

“I’m always pushing the

car kit,” said Dueñas, referring

to carrying emergency

supplies — such as cash,

medications, food, water, a

tent, sleeping bag and more

— in the car in case you get

stranded in an emergency

situation. “You never know

where you’re going to be

when something happens.”

The State of California

is helping cities prepare

for these types of scenarios

by providing funding for

hazard mitigation, doing

public outreach, coordinating

with local jurisdictions,

training state and local officials,

and operating an

earthquake early warning

system, according to Dueñas

and Dean.

The City of Malibu is

strengthening building

codes and standards, conducting

public outreach,

training volunteers through

Malibu CERT, training

City staff on how to respond

in emergencies, and

maintaining emergency

supplies at several cache

spots in the area. The City

is also looped into Los

Angeles County and other

mass emergency notification


“Preparation is so important,

especially for

somebody who works on

a disaster response team,”

said Donna Falcon, who is

a member of Malibu CERT

and has lived in the area

for 35 years. “We wanted

to attend the presentation

because it’s so Malibu specific.”

Jim Myers, who is also a

member of Malibu CERT,

said it’s critical for homeowners

and residents to

think ahead and store extra

food and water.

CERT also maintains

caches around the city in

Yvonne Gelbman reads some of the material she picked

up before the meeting.

case of emergencies. The

stockpiles include generators,

medical equipment

and tools for extricating

people when they’re

trapped under debris.

Malibu CERT conducts

training sessions for residents

throughout the year.

“It’s really nice the City

has a geologist to specifically

talk about Malibu

earthquakes,” said Myers

about the event. “Chris

and Susan are putting on

a nice presentation that’s

specific to us right here in


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Male dead, dog saved after crash near Mugu Rock

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

A 92-year-old male from

Ventura was declared dead

on the evening of Tuesday,

Jan. 23, after rescuers

responded to a crashed car

in the ocean just south of

Mugu Rock.

Capt. Stan Ziegler, a

public information officer

for the Ventura County Fire

Department, said the incident

was called in at 5 p.m.

The location, which is off

of Pacific Coast Highway

but does not have an exact

address, is in unincorporated

Ventura County.

Officials from the California

Highway Patrol,

Oxnard Fire Department

and Ventura County Fire

Department responded.

Ziegler said officials

used thermal imaging to

search for occupants of

the vehicle. The deceased,

who was ejected from the

car and found among the

rocky shore, was determined

to be the lone occupant

of the vehicle.

A dog was also found in

the vehicle.

“That pet was rescued

alive and cared for by witnesses

of the accident until

animal services arrived

on scene,” Ziegler said.

Officials left the scene

at 7:30 p.m.

Ziegler noted that the

car was ultimately removed

from the surf on

the morning of Wednesday,

Jan. 24.

The Ventura County

Medical Examiner’s Office

said it is investigating

the incident as a suicide.

RIGHT: A car was found

in the surf Tuesday, Jan.

23, near Point Mugu

Rock. Ventura County Fire


Prescription drugs among contributors to Tom Petty’s death

Petty’s family

speaks out after

coroner’s ruling is


Lauren Coughlin, Editor

Malibu musician Tom

Petty’s cause of death has

officially been determined.

According to the Los

Angeles County Coroner’s

Office report, the 66-yearold’s

Oct. 2, 2017 death

was ruled as accidental and

included several causes.

In addition to cardiac arrest

and multisystem organ

failure, the coroner’s report

noted that several prescription

drugs — including

fentanyl, oxycodone,

temazepam, alprazolam,

citalopram and acetyl fentanyl

— were found in his


A statement signed by

Tom Petty’s wife, Dana,

and one of his daughters,

Adria Petty, was posted

to the Tom Petty and the

Heartbreakers Facebook

page and on www.tompet on Jan. 19.

“Unfortunately Tom’s

body suffered from many

serious ailments including

emphysema, knee problems

and most significantly

a fractured hip,” the statement

reads. “Despite this

painful injury he insisted

on keeping his commitment

to his fans and he toured for

53 dates with a fractured

hip and, as he did, it worsened

to a more serious injury.

On the day he died he

was informed his hip had

graduated to a full on break

and it is our feeling that the

pain was simply unbearable

and was the cause for

his overuse of medication.”

The family members

further noted that they believed

Petty’s death to be

“an unfortunate accident.”

“As a family we recognize

this report may spark

a further discussion on the

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opioid crisis and we feel that

it is a healthy and necessary

discussion and we hope in

some way this report can

save lives,” the statement

continues. “Many people

who overdose begin with a

legitimate injury or simply

do not understand the potency

and deadly nature of

these medications.

“On a positive note we

now know for certain he

went painlessly and beautifully

exhausted after doing

what he loved the most, for

one last time, performing

live with his unmatchable

rock band for his loyal fans

on the biggest tour of his

40-plus year career. He was

extremely proud of that

achievement in the days

before he passed.”


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U.S., the viewing will be

best in the West,” Johnston

stated on the NASA lunar

blog. “Set your alarm

early and go out and take

a look.”

Malibu residents were in

luck, with a chance to view

the entire eclipse before

sunrise. However, to catch

this phenomenon, Malibu

skywatchers had to rise

early. The total eclipse was

to begin at 4:51 a.m. and

end at 6:07 a.m., just before

moonset and sunrise.

Malibuites who missed

this total eclipse will only

have to wait a year for another

shot at viewing the

lunar phenomenon. The

next total lunar eclipse visible

from Malibu will occur

on Jan. 21, 2019. Johnston

said the 2019 lunar eclipse

will be visible throughout

all of the U.S. and will be a

supermoon, though it won’t

be a blue moon. The next

total lunar eclipse to coincide

with a blue moon isn’t

expected to happen until

Dec. 31, 2028.

There won’t be a full

moon in February this year,

but March will bring two:

March 1 and March 31,

giving everyone a second

chance this year to experience

something that can

only happen “once in a blue


To learn more about lunar

phenomenons, visit For more

information on the recent

“supermoon trilogy,”

watch NASA’s

ScienceCast supermoon

video at

watch?v=tARtQkWdZSM. Malibu

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Police Reports

Police respond to more than a dozen vehicle break-ins in 10 days

From Jan. 15-Jan. 24,

deputies from the Malibu/

Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station

responded to 14 reports of

burglaries to motor vehicles

parked throughout Malibu.

On Jan. 24, a car’s window

was shattered and a

brown handbag reportedly

was stolen from the vehicle

at Trancas Country Market

(30745 Pacific Coast Highway).

On Jan. 20, there were

two car break-ins. In one,

at PCH and Cross Creek

Road, a car key was taken

from a surfer’s towel and

a laptop computer, cellphone,

wallet, credit cards

and $120 in cash reportedly

were stolen from his

car; one of the credit cards

was reportedly declined at



a Target in Westlake Village.

The other Jan. 20 incident

took place at Surfrider

Beach (23050 PCH), and

a cellphone, wallet, $140

in cash and multiple credit

cards reportedly were stolen

from a vehicle. The

victim also reportedly discovered

that someone attempted

to use the credit

cards to make a $2,200

purchase at Toys Unlimited

and a $2,500 purchase at

Target in Westlake Village;

the charges were declined.

On Jan. 19, at Malibu

Colony Plaza, a car’s front

window was smashed in

and two leather purses, a

laptop computer, an external

hard drive, prescription

sunglasses and more reportedly

were stolen.



| |

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On Jan. 18, four break-ins

occurred. In one instance, a

backpack, two laptop chargers,

two laptop computers,

iPad, phone chargers,

headphones, wallet, $10

and more reportedly were

stolen from the vehicle at

Malibu Lumber Yard (3939

Cross Creek Road). Two

suitcases containing clothing

and personal items,

and a diaper bag reportedly

were stolen from another

vehicle parked at Aviator

Nation (22967 PCH). In

another incident that day,

a $5,000 Louis Vuitton

purse, $1,800, a wallet and

cellphone charger reportedly

were stolen from a

vehicle at Arco gas station

(18541 PCH). A rolling

suitcase, makeup tools and

a backpack — valued at

$9,750 — reportedly were

also stolen from the trunk

of a vehicle parked at Nobu

(22706 PCH).

On Jan. 17, two vehicle

break-ins took place on

Surfwood Drive. In one, a

United States Department

of Veterans Affairs access

card and two sets of keys

reportedly were stolen. In

the other, a laptop, Canon

camera, Chanel purse valued

at $5,000 and a box

containing $6,000 in dental

hand pieces reportedly

were stolen.

On Jan. 16, there were

three incidents. A passport

from Israel, car charger and

men’s sunglasses reportedly

were stolen from an

unlocked vehicle on PCH.

Keys, cellphone, a wallet

and credit cards reportedly

were stolen from a vehicle

at Leo Carrillo Beach. One

of the credit cards was used

to make $4,000 in unauthorized

charges at a Target

store in Westlake Village,

and the other card was used

to make two separate transactions

totaling $2,100.

In the third incident of the

day, a black leather purse,

a pen valued at $400, a

Coach makeup bag, Coach

wallet, California driver’s

license and $100 reportedly

were stolen from a vehicle

on Westward Beach Road.

On Jan. 15, a stereo reportedly

was stolen and

dashboard damaged in an

unlocked vehicle on Coastline


Other incidents were as


Jan. 25

• A burglary reportedly

took place at Colony House

Liquor (22523 PCH). Officers

responded to the

business as a result of a

burglary alarm call and discovered

the front glass door

shattered. Merchandise had

been disturbed.

Jan. 23

• Three Apple computers,

a cash drawer and $100

reportedly were stolen

from 99 High Tide (22775

PCH). Officers responded

to an audible alarm call and

discovered the entrance

gate open to the business

complex. The front door

to 99 High Tide smashed.

Security footage reportedly

showed three adults in

sweaters, pants and masks

approach the door. Nothing

else appeared to be damaged

or stolen.

Jan. 18

• An iPad, Apple computer

and brown guitar reportedly

were stolen from a residence

on Latigo Canyon


• A white iPad reportedly

was stolen from a residence

on Birdview Avenue. The

alleged victim said she left

the home and locked all the

doors. She was notified by

an exterminator that he discovered

one of the rear patio

doors smashed in. The

master bedroom, bathroom,

bedrooms, entertainment

center, wine cellar and

pantry had reportedly been

rummaged through.

Jan. 17

• A car window reportedly

was vandalized on

Surfwood Road. The alleged

victim discovered his

front driver’s side window

smashed in with a large

boulder. The boulder was

sitting in the driver’s seat.

The vehicle did not appear

to be ransacked and the

doors were still locked.

• Approximately 200 gallons

of diesel fuel reportedly

were stolen from three

bulldozers at a construction

site on Delaplane Road.

Jan. 15

• Pieces of mail reportedly

were stolen from mailboxes

at a condominium complex

on Coastline Drive. The

alleged victim said she

discovered various pieces

of junk mail scattered in

the parking lot below her

condo unit. Upon further

investigation, she discovered

all mail from her box

and her neighbor’s boxes

had been removed. Locks

to the mailboxes had been

removed or disabled. The

alleged victim reported the

complex has also recently

experienced a number of

UPS boxes disappearing.

Jan. 11

• Three five-gallon buckets

of white glossy paint reportedly

were stolen from

a residence on Civic Center

Way. The alleged victim

said the paint was taken

from his upstairs bedroom.

A neighbor said she saw a

Hispanic male in his early

30s wearing a gray hoodie

near the residence at the

time of the alleged theft.


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. News

Malibu surfside news | February 1, 2018 | 9

Planning department’s public

counter hours see change-up

Submitted by the City of


The City of Malibu Planning

Department is changing

its public counter hours starting

in February as part of a

broader effort to streamline

and improve its processes

and deliver the best possible

customer service.

Due to staffing levels and

development activity, the

planning department is implementing

a pilot program

starting Feb. 1 that includes

changing the planning public

counter hours to 7:30

a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday

through Friday. The counter

hours were 7:30 a.m.-

5:30 p.m. Monday through

Thursday, and 7:30 a.m.-

4:30 p.m. on Friday.

“The planning department’s

efforts to improve

the planning process are a

great example of how Malibu’s

City departments and

staff are always striving to

enhance customer service

and get the job done more

effectively and efficiently,”

Mayor Skylar Peak said.

“It’s all part of our mission

to serve the community.”

The public counter will

be closed in the afternoons

except for appointments for

application submittal and

for public records research.

These hours will allow planners

to focus on processing

planning permit reviews.

The planning department

places a high priority

on being responsive to the

needs and timelines of its

customers. Responding to

these needs requires a variety

of approaches including

phone calls, meetings,

project and permit reviews

and research. While the

department strives to be

accessible at all times, this

accessibility may impact

staff’s ability to respond to

other customers’ needs in a

timely, thorough manner.

During morning counter

hours, members of the

public will be able to submit

minor applications such

as temporary use permits,

special event permits, overthe-counter


planning clearances, signs

permits, primary view determinations,

archeology clearances,

zoning clearances,

and tobacco retailer registration,

ask planning questions

or obtain public records.

For more information,


Planning, call (310) 456-

2489 ext. 485 or email

La Monte appointed to national committee

Position allows

a say in federal

regulation of sober

living homes

Submitted by the City of


Malibu City Councilmember

Lou La Monte

has been appointed to

serve as vice chairman of

the National League of

Cities 2018 Community

and Economic Development

Federal Advocacy


This committee is responsible

for developing

the league’s federal policy

positions on issues involving

housing, community

and economic development,

land use, recreation

and parks, historic preservation

and international

competitiveness. The appointment

was announced

by NLC President Mark

Stodola, Mayor of Little

Rock, Ark.

“It is more important

than ever to ensure that

America’s cities and

towns are not forgotten

amidst the political

noise in Washington,” La

Monte said. “Serving on

the league and other intergovernmental


means that the daily quality

of life issues that are so

important to residents of

Malibu are heard in Los

Angeles County, Sacramento

and Washington,


The National League

of Cities is an advocacy

organization dedicated to

helping city leaders build

better communities, and

represents 19,000 cities

and towns with more than

218 million residents.

As vice chairman of the

committee, La Monte will

play a key role in shaping

the league’s policy positions

and will advocate on

behalf of America’s cities

and towns before Congress,

with the administration

and at home.

Please see League, 12






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10 | February 1, 2018 | Malibu surfside news school

That’s the spirit

Webster Elementary recognizes students

at first spirit assembly of 2018

ABOVE: Second-grader Parker Bird makes his way up

to the stage during Webster Elementary’s Jan. 12 spirit


LEFT: Webster fourth-grader Maize Marderosian is

recognized and congratulated by her peers during

a Jan. 12 spirit assembly. The assemblies are held

each month to honor students displaying the school’s

positive character traits of trustworthiness, respect,

responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Photos Submitted

City now accepting student

artwork for upcoming show

Submissions being

accepted through

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Submitted by The City of


The City of Malibu

Community Services Department

and the Harry

Barovsky Memorial Youth

Commission are hosting

the ninth annual Student

Art Exhibit on Saturday,

Feb. 10.

This community event

will take place at a pop-up

art gallery at the Malibu

Village shopping center,

located on Cross Creek

Road at Pacific Coast


The exhibit will feature

artwork from students

in kindergarten through

grade 12. The exhibit is not

judged. Students may submit

one piece of artwork in

any medium. Submissions

must be made in person at

the Michael Landon Center

at Malibu Bluffs Park

(24250 Pacific Coast Highway)

from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 29-Feb. 7. All entries

should be framed or matted

(no glass), weigh less

than 2 pounds and include

a secure hanging mechanism.

The pop-up art gallery

will be open to the public

from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 10, with an artist

reception from 12-2 p.m.

that will include light refreshments,

live art demonstrations,

acoustic music

and a poetry reading by

Malibu Poet Laureate Ricardo

Means Ybarra. Admission

is free.

For more information,

contact the Community

Services Department at

(310) 456-2489 ext. 239 or


ArtExhibit. School

Malibu surfside news | February 1, 2018 | 11

MHS ruled safe for occupancy despite

discovery of additional source PCBs

Submitted by SMMUSD

The Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District

continues to make progress

on the extensive modernization

and construction

projects at Malibu High

School, including the new

construction of several

buildings, along with the

replacement of windows

and doors and the installation

of new flooring in

other buildings.

As part of the construction

and modernization

process, the district is

abating and managing environmental

hazards such

as lead paint, asbestos and

polychlorinated biphenyls.

The removal of PCBs in the

window and door caulking

has been proceeding well

and is on schedule.

As part of this work,

source PCBs have been

discovered in other building

materials that were not

previously suspected.

“In the spirit of transparency,

we are providing this

new information to staff,

parents and community

members to explain our

process for managing and

abating these materials,”

Superintendent Dr. Ben

Drati said. “The health and

safety of our staff and students

is our top priority as

we work to modernize our


The existence of environmental

hazards in

building materials does

not present a hazard without

a pathway of exposure.

The common pathways

for exposure to PCBs are

inhalation through the air

or dermal contact that is

ingested, usually through

“The recent discovery of additional source

materials is not a cause for alarm. The buildings

and rooms at MHS are safe to occupy by students

and staff, based on our test results.”

Dr. Ben Drati — SMMUSD superintendent

dust. The buildings at

MHS have been extensively

air and wipe sampled

as part of our sampling

project over the past three

years, most recently in the

summer of 2017. A high

majority of samples have

been non-detect and all are

below the Environmental

Protection Agency thresholds

for safe school occupancy.

Testing continues as the

project progresses.

“The recent discovery of

additional source materials

is not a cause for alarm,”

Drati said. “The buildings

and rooms at MHS are safe

to occupy by students and

staff, based on our test results.”

This new discovery follows

the testing of buildings

A and B/C to determine

material components

prior to demolition, as

required for safe handling

and disposal. As was reported

previously, PCBs

were found in the concrete

slab in a section of

the administration building

(B/C), potentially as

a result of migration from

mastic (the glue used to attach

the floor tiles).

Since the Malibu High

School main two-story

building (D) contains

flooring materials similar

to the B/C building, the

district conducted PCB

sampling of flooring in the

D building, leading to the

discovery of PCBs in several

types of tiles and in

different types of mastic.

PCBs have been detected

in the art and special

education building (G), in

the varnish on the plywood

walls, in the woodshop and

the ceramics room. The

adjacent special education

suite has a drywall facade

preventing exposure or accessibility

to the varnished


“We will continue to

work with the EPA and environmental

consultants to

safely manage these materials,”

Drati said. “We will

manage or dispose of hazardous

materials in strict

compliance with the law

and directives of EPA.”

SMMUSD continues to

conduct Best Management

Practices cleaning, as endorsed

by the EPA, on a

regular basis at all schools,

which reduces dust and

improves indoor air quality.

All areas where abatement

and removal occurred

this past summer,

were tested and cleared

before re-occupancy.

School districts in California

and throughout the

country have been facing

similar concerns regarding

PCBs, asbestos, and lead

paint for several years and

follow the EPA guidelines

recommending management

in place of potentially

PCB-impacted building

materials until the time of

planned demolition or construction,

which continues

to be the SMMUSD plan

approved by the EPA.

“SMMUSD has the

health and safety of students

and staff in mind as

we continue to manage

these issues as part of our

construction plan, in accordance

with EPA support

and guidelines,” Drati

said. “We will continue to

provide our families and

the community with information

and reports to

validate our process and

the health-protective measures

we take as we work

to modernize Malibu High


Drati plans to schedule

a parent and staff information

meeting to provide a

project update and respond

to questions about the

hazardous material remediation

and removal plan.

More will follow when the

date is set.

Recent testing reports

are posted at fip.smmusd.


District notifies public

of upcoming record

destruction plans

Submitted by SMMUSD

Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District

will be destroying records

pertaining to those who

received special education

services from the district

and graduated, or otherwise

ended services, prior to

July 1, 1992.

All special education

records for persons fitting

this description have been

determined no longer useful.

As storage in no longer

feasible, beginning March

2, the district will destroy

School News

Emerson College

Malibu students make

dean’s list

Malibuites Grace Clarke

and Alexa Barton have

been named to the fall 2017

dean’s list at Emerson College

in Boston, Mass.

Students must achieve a

3.7 grade-point average or

higher to earn the distinction.

Oregon State University

Malibu student named to

honor roll

Oregon State University

sophomore and Malibu native

Kendall B. Jordan was

all such records.

Copies of records may

be available upon a written

request and payment of a

nominal fee. Any requests

submitted after Feb. 26 will

not be honored. For more

information, call (310)

450-8338, ext. 70215 or fax

(310) 396-6149.

Any requests or questions

should be submitted

to: Special Education Department,

Santa Monica-

Malibu Unified School District,

1651 16th St., Santa

Monica, CA 90404.

named to the honor roll for

achieving a 3.5 GPA or better

in the fall 2017 term.

Jordan is majoring in digital

communication arts.

At the university as a

whole, a total of 1,427

students earned straight-A

(4.0). Another 4,483 earned

a B-plus (3.5) or better to

make the listing. To be on

the honor roll, students

must carry at least 12 graded

hours of course work.

School News is compiled

by Editor Lauren Coughlin,





12 | February 1, 2018 | Malibu surfside news Community


From Page 9

“Serving on an NLC

committee is one of the

most effective ways for

a local official to advocate

for their community

in Washington,” Stodola

said. “I am thrilled to

have Lou La Monte join a

team of local leaders from

around the country working

to craft our policy platform

and to solve the most

pressing challenges facing

our communities.”

La Monte has long been

committed to serving on

intergovernmental bodies,

holding numerous

positions with National

League of Cities, League

of California Cities and

the California Contract

Cities Association.

He has been particularly

focused on legislation that

will offer ways to improve

the lives of the patients

of drug and alcohol rehab

facilities and address the

concerns of the neighborhoods

where they are

located. The focus of La

Monte’s work with the

National League of Cities

is on federal regulation of

sober living homes.

On the state level, he has

worked closely with state

senators Henry Stern and

Ben Allen and Assemblymember

Richard Bloom

on developing a statewide

bill to address the issue of

overconcentration of rehab

facilities in residential


For more information on

NLC’s federal advocacy

committees, visit www.


Guest of honor

Author receives warm welcome at Webster Elementary

LEFT: Webster


School thirdgrader



(right) helps

Chris Harris read

a poem during a

Jan. 12 assembly

in Malibu. Harris

is the author

of bestselling

children’s poetry

book “I’m Just

No Good at

Rhyming” as well

as a screenwriter

for shows

including “How I

Met Your Mother”

and “The Late

Show with David


Photo Submitted

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REX is changing the real estate industry by

redefining how homes are sold. By going around the

MLS, changing the commission structure, and selling

homes in a more direct fashion, sellers are saving an

average of $25,000 in fees.

But, what about the buyers? How can REX provide

customers with great representation? We get

questions like these all the time, so here is a quick

guide to the benefits of buying with REX.


At REX, we always encourage home buyers to come to us

directly. While we cooperate with outside agents, we don’t

compensate them. Why not? Well, in the traditional real estate

model, a seller’s agent will typically charge a 6% fee to the

seller, with half of that commission going to the buyer’s agent

at the close of the sale. Sellers often times feel like they need

to offset these exorbitant commissions by overpricing their

home. Overpricing hurts both buyers and sellers. At REX, we

charge the seller just 2%, so they are able to price their home

more accurately and allow for a larger prospective buyer pool.

When buyers come to REX without an outside agent, they do

not go unrepresented, they are immediately assigned an

independent REX Buyer’s Agent.


Isn’t there a conflict of interest when using a REX Buyer’s Agent?

How can I be sure I am getting the best representation possible?

These are fair questions that we hear often from potential

buyers. What sets REX apart when it comes to representation, is

commission. All REX agents, no matter who they represent, are

salaried employees that are judged on the customer service

they provide, not the commission they bring in. Our buyer’s

and seller’s agents work independently of each other and only

answer to the customers they represent. While negotiations in the

REX office can sometimes get a little adversarial, it is only

because every agent understands that it’s their duty to provide

passionate representation on both sides of the transactions.



So, you’ve now seen why REX buyer’s agents are always

looking out for your best interest, but unfortunately, the home

you want to buy isn’t one that REX is selling. Don’t sweat it! REX

helps represent buyers even when the home they want is being

sold by a traditional real estate company. Even better, you get

paid to use REX in that transaction! As we stated earlier, the

buyer’s agent in a traditional transaction makes about a 3%

commission. That’s way too much! At REX, when you bring us the

home you want to buy, we will represent you through the entire

process, and at the end, we will cut you a check for 50% of the

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14 | February 1, 2018 | Malibu surfside news News

Malibu Garden Club seeks new members

Group hopes to

schedule first 2018

meeting for Feb. 7

Submitted by the Malibu

Garden Club

The Malibu Garden Club

— one of Malibu’s most

venerable, if not oldest, social

clubs — is in danger of

folding, 50 years after incorporating.

The club is seeking new,

active members to keep the

legacy going. This time

the threat is not drought

or alkaline soil or a pesky

aphid infestation, the clock

is simply running out. The

club is looking for additional

board members and

a new group of enthusiastic

garden lovers who can join

in running the club.

The Malibu Garden Club,

which has hosted its locally

popular annual Malibu Garden

Tour for the past 15

years, first started monthly

meetings in 1958. Now due

to a lack of new, active participants,

the club may have

to disband.

With yearly dues at $25

and a once-a-month club

meeting that includes a

raffle table and other fun

activities, the commitment

to the club is minimal, but

with maximum benefit. The

garden club does a lot for

Malibu, and by increasing

its membership with active

members and participants, it

hopes to continue to have a

presence in the community.

At its monthly meetings,

the club host informative,

entertaining speakers. For

example, the very popular

Andy Lopez, the Invisible

Gardener, has spoken to

members about low maintenance

and organic gardening.

The club has experts

from the Theodore Payne

Foundation who offer their

encyclopedic knowledge

of native plants and plant

care. The club’s speakers

are vital professionals who

provide visual presentations

and talk about important

issues regarding land preservation

and other indispensable

advice on water

usage and organic panting.

Often, there are demonstrations

and hands-on activities.

Speakers address topics

suggested by garden club

members. Basically, those

who bring a gardening problem

to a meeting are going

to find a solution.

touch & take off!

Additionally, at every garden

club meeting, a sharing

table is on offer, providing an

opportunity to bring in and

pick up free plants, cuttings,

garden pots and gardening

books. The club’s abundant

refreshment station is a

popular hub where members

can snack and socialize, both

before and after the meeting.

The annual Malibu

Garden Tour, which usually

takes place in May,

recognizes four or five local

homes each year for their

unique designs incorporating

native and exotic planting.

The entry fee for the

docent-led tours is $25 and

the club usually receives

dozens of submissions from

local homeowners for tour

consideration each year.

The annual Malibu Garden

Tour was recognized as one

of the best in the state and

that UCLA horticulture professors

make the tour part of

their yearly curriculum.

We are on hiatus right

now and plan to schedule

Kit Staats (right) looks for a caterpillar with a flashlight

while David Snow watches during a Malibu Garden Club

meeting in October 2015. The club is currently looking

for new members. 22nd Century Media File Photo

a meeting at the Malibu Library

at 7 p.m. Wednesday,

Feb. 7, with the responses

we get from this article.

The Malibu Garden Club

would like to continue to

meet the first Wednesday

of each month at the Point

Dume Club House. More

information on membership

can be obtained by calling

Linda Androlia at (310) 457-

3860 or by visiting www.

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A final call for contest entries

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

February has officially

arrived, and with it comes

the chance for one lucky

couple to win a Malibu hotel

stay, spa day and restaurant

gift certificate.

The Surfside’s How We

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noon on Wednesday, Feb.

7, and asks residents of

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words or less, and send a

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Malibu surfside news | February 1, 2018 | 15

Ride of the Week

An old friend and his old car

Fireball Tim Lawrence

Contributing Columnist

Malibu resident

What goes around,

comes around.

And that’s this

week’s Ride of the Week.

A few days ago, I got

an email from an old

friend — someone I grew

up with. And although I

knew him, I did not know

he loved cars as much as I

did. After almost 50 years,

James Ritchie reached out

to me to say that he’s been

watching our lives coincide

with cars and the car life.

And to my surprise,

Ritchie was still in my

neck of the woods in

Newbury Park, and he had

a cool car. So off I went to

Sports Car Classics, a shop

focusing on Jaguars.

As I arrived with another

friend via a 1968 Jag E-

Type, I was greeted by the

smiling face of Ritchie

and the reveal of his pride

and joy, a 1970 screaming

yellow Opel GT. And thus

began the kindred stories.

Among doing a lot of

things in his life, Ritchie

became a classic car

restorer with a specialty in

British marques. And despite

being over 6-feet tall,

Ritchie found some love

in the little yellow rocket

parked just outside.

“This Opel GT is powered

by 4-cylinder, 2-liter

camshaft-in-head engine

design, which is an upgrade

from the stock 1.9-liter

plant,” he explains. “It’s

normally aspirated through

a 32/36 Weber carburetor

and should, although

this engine has never been

dynamometer tested, produce

somewhere in the 115

horsepower range.”

But it looks like it had to

be powered by three really

angry squirrels. But let’s

move on.

“The mods to this GT

put it in the ‘restomod’

classification with upgrades

such as a Getrag

5-speed transmission,

lower front transverse leaf

spring, an exhaust header

with a 2-inch exhaust,

electronic ignition, polyurethane

bushings on all

the suspension points and

other upgrades.”

Obviously, Ritchie

knows what he’s doing,

and there’s nothing more

exciting than having a

unique project car. I mean,

when was the last time you

saw one of these?

He bought the car in

2005 from its previous

owner in Thousand Oaks.

“The plan was to buy

the car, fix it up, and have

it be for my wife to use,”

Ritchie said. “As I started

working, I realized that the

car was going to need to be

brought all the way down

and essentially rebuilt.”

The whole family was

involved in the restoration

and it was completed by


The 1973 Opel Manta

Luxus was Ritchie’s first

car as a teenager, and he

loved it. But even back

then, he knew that eventually

he would get the very

James Ritchie leans on his 1970 Opel GT which he will

be bringing to the Feb. 18 Wheels and Waves show in

Malibu. Fireball Tim Lawrence/22nd Century Media

exotic-looking GT.

“Being able to return to

Opel as an adult has been

awesome,” he said. “My

family tells me regularly

that the car suits me perfectly.”

Ritchie always did have

unique taste and, to listen

to him talk about it, he

epitomizes my philosophy

of the importance of doing

what you love.

The fact that this whole

car, except paint, was

torn down and put back

together by him is point of

pride beyond measure.

“It’s not my daily driver,

but I enjoy being able to

take drives on the weekends

and it’s got terrific

sporty handling,” he said.

“You can’t be a passive

driver with it.”

His best short story with

the car comes from the

2012 Ventura Motorsports


“I was being directed

onto the lawn and was told

to follow the other Ferraris

to their show area,” he

said. “I needed to point out

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Don’t Panic, It’s Organic

A guide to getting rid of grubs

Andy Lopez

Contributing Columnist

Invisible Gardener

Recently, I heard

from a reader

who was seeking

advice on how to handle

the grubs that have taken

over her vegetable garden,

which is contained in

raised beds.

I teach the law of cause

and effect, and the simple

answer is that having

grubs signifies something

is wrong with a garden’s


Grubs are the larval

stage of many different

beetles, including

the Japanese beetle and

masked chafers.

The grubs live below

ground and feed on the

roots of tender vegetable

plants. Usually, they are

found in your lawn, but

they can also be found

in your garden or raised

beds. Their damage is

noticeable around summer

or fall.

During the feeding

period, female beetles burrow

3 inches into the soil

and lay their eggs (usually

around 30 or 40 eggs per

female). They prefer moist

soil because it is easier

to dig in. A raised bed is

perfect for this.

The best time to control

grubs is in the late spring.

For starters, I’d recommend

adding live

compost to the raised

bed. You cannot buy live

compost in the stores. It

must be freshly made and

purchased from a local

source. Anything sealed

is not alive. It also must

have been made with

animal manures and rock

dust. Live compost will be

your microbial army that

will destroy the grubs as

well as other pests (yes,

ants too) and diseases.

The reader did not mention

if she was organic or

conventional (I love that

word, it basically hides

chemical use), but if it’s

the latter I cannot help.

An organic gardener

who follows basic organic

principles would not have

this problem.

Organic fertilization

provides for a complete,

balanced nutritional

source as well as microbiological

sources that help

keep the soil alive.

Trace minerals are also

essential since grubs love

to eat mineral-deficient

plants (it’s nature’s way of

cleaning up). Adding rock

dust is also important.

I am guessing the soil

in this raised bed has not

been replaced, and is primarily

dead now. Replace

the soil in the raised bed

once a year for the best


There are several different

ways to rebuild the


One way is to replace

the soil entirely. Remove

all of the soil, and add it

to the compost bin to recompose

it. Add new live

compost, fresh organic

potting soil, new organic

fertilizers and new microbes.

It is always better

to have several raised beds

so you can rotate the beds

every year that you work

on the soil.

You can also use a cover

crop like peanuts, oats, or

a cover crop blend to replenish

the soil. When the

plants are fully developed,

turn it all over and allow

to decompose properly.

Add rock dust and organic

fertilizer and live compost

and turn it all over. Allow

it to sit for a month or


Another option is to

cover the raised bed with

black plastic so it will heat

up during hot days. Allow

a week. While this will

kill the grubs, it will do

nothing to bring the soil

back to life so I recommend

removing some of

the soil and adding new

live compost to it after the

plastic covering. Also add

organic fertilizer and rock


There are also biological

control options.

One is the introduction

of milky disease bacteria

(Bacillus popilliae Dutky),

which should be added

annually in the early

spring. This is effective

after the first year and

becomes more efficient

over time. You can use

this if you have no time

to do the right thing and

help the soil get back to

life. However, the soil will

get worse and worse if

you do not pay attention

to the health of soil so this

will be effective only if

you start taking care of the

soil. You will not need this

after the first year if you

take care of your soil.

Another option for biological

white grub control

is the use of entomopathogenic

nematodes. Parasitic

nematodes are available

online. My favorite is

from Arbico Organics.

There are many products

that have the strains

Steinernema carpocapsae

(Biosafe, Scanmask), and

they have been effective

against these grubs.

Preparations containing

Heterorhabditis spp. are

also effective. An excellent

organic gardener will

apply these once every

few years as a preventative.

Usually, your

neighbor’s garden will

become a problem if their

yard is infested with the

grubs, as it will naturally

overflow into other areas.

In an organic garden the

larvae will not be able to

establish themselves, but

their damage signs will

still be noticeable.

The final biological

control option is to

use compost tea. Make

compost tea or buy from

local sources. A good live

compost tea blend will

help to increase microbial

activity in the soil.

Also be sure to control

your watering. Allow the

garden to dry out between

watering. Grubs need

moist soil.

Plant earthworms (I like

African nightcrawlers).

The earthworms will be

your mineral factory. They

also will produce earthworm


Soil should have a pH

of 6.5-6.8. A pH of 7 is

OK, too.

Be sure to keep the

soil happy and alive with

microbial life. The greater

the diversity of microbial

life in the soil, the fewer

grubs and other soil pests

and diseases.

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On Common Ground

Preventing, addressing animal entanglement incidents

Michael Remski

Marine Mammal Program


California Wildlife Center


topic of concern

amongst us all

lately is the impact

of society on the environment,

especially where

it affects the ocean and

its inhabitants. Although

many of our impacts are

unclear, or difficult to

trace back to root causes,

nothing is more poignant

or immediate than seeing

an entangled seal or sea

lion. Fortunately, this is

not something we at the

California Wildlife Center

encounter often. But when

we do, it hits home and

makes us reflect on what

we could be doing better

as a society.

In 2017, four animals

were rescued from Malibu

beaches with confirmed

cases of human interaction

contributing to their demise.

Three of them were

fishing entanglements, and

the fourth suffered a gunshot

wound. All of the sea

lions involved were considered

yearlings, which

are animals between 1

and 2 years of age. This

is not surprising, as we

know that young animals

fending for themselves

for the first time without

mom will often venture

into dangerous territory,

especially where man and

animal are competing for

the same fish.

Typically, these entanglements

happen when

an animal swims into

fishing nets, either derelict

debris, or nets from active

fishing operations. Many

drown in the nets and are

never found or reported.

The ones lucky enough to

break free (or be cut free)

will take a piece of the net

with them, usually stuck

around their head or neck.

Typically, this will not

immediately negatively

affect the animal. However,

as the animal grows,

the net remains intact,

becoming tighter around

their neck. This will result

in a pinching effect on

the animal, eventually

cutting through necessary

tendons, muscles and

eventually blood vessels

in the entangled animal’s


Although fishing gear

is the most common type

of entanglement, the same

dilemma can happen

with other debris such as

plastics, particularly packing

straps and bands. This

is why great emphasis is

placed on putting trash

in its place. These items

improperly discarded

will find there way to the

ocean and endanger the


The good news is that

entangled animals that are

rescued often heal well

and, aside from a permanent

scar, can usually go

on to live a normal life at

sea. The difficult part is

that entangled animals are

often difficult to catch.

They are initially healthy

and aware enough to

evade rescuers. Sometimes,

it is only after becoming

debilitated that a

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In 2017, the California Wildlife Center treated three

sea lion yearlings which were trapped in fishing

entanglements and found on Malibu beaches. CWC

warns members of the public to avoid interacting with an

entangled animal and to promptly call the wildlife center

at (310) 458-9453. Photo Submitted

successful rescue attempt

can be made.

What can you do? If

you see an animal that appears

to be entangled, do

not approach the animal

or attempt to free it of the

debris. Aside from the obvious

danger of being bitten

by the injured animal,

disentanglement often involves

surgical procedures

to prevent further damage

to vital tendons and blood

vessels. If the entanglement

has been on the animal

for a long time, flesh

will grow over the debris,

making removal even

trickier. Also, supportive

care and medications

are usually needed for a

period of time afterward.

Any sighting of animals

in need of help should

immediately be reported

to the California Wildlife

Center at (310) 458-9453.

If a picture can be taken

from a safe distance, that

can be very helpful to our

rescue team in determining

the extent of the injury

and in developing a rescue


On Common Ground is a

monthly column written by

various California Wildlife

Center employees. CWC, a

nonprofit located in Calabasas,

cares for injured wildlife

in Malibu and beyond. Sound Off

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From the Editor

Protect your possessions,

keep your eyes peeled

Lauren Coughlin

There are a few occurrences

which our

staff counts on each

and every week. Unfortunately,

one of those is


Typically, our police

reports occupy roughly

half of a page, give or take

a spike and lull here or

there. This week, a curveball

was in store, with a

total of 22 reports filed

between Jan. 11-25.

So, what was different

this time around?

In a 10-day span,

Malibu saw 14 burglary to

vehicle incidents as well

as another incident where

a car window was shattered,

though nothing appeared

to be missing from

the car. Those 15 incidents

actually only took place

in seven days, with the

peak for the recent batch

of break-ins occurring on

Thursday, Jan. 18, when

four break-ins occurred.

The break-ins are happening

at the beach, the

shopping centers and on

residential streets throughout


In two of these incidents,

keys were hidden

by the alleged victims and

found by the alleged criminals.

In another two, the

cars were left unlocked.

But for the majority of

these incidents, the cars

were broken into — often

by smashing a window.

At first blush, it seems

foolish to leave keys unattended

or to not lock your

car, but when you consider

the alternative of having

your window smashed,

those in the former category

just may have fared

better in the long run. In

any event, I sympathize

with anyone who has been

impacted by these crimes

— or any crime, for that


Vehicle break-ins in

Malibu are nothing new,

but the most recent police

reports show a pretty

significant amount of


So, what’s one to do?

Well, I’m operating on a

hunch here, but I do know

that the local police have

often vocalized the importance

of trusting your

gut and saying something

if you see something that

feels off. In at least two of

the incidents, the police

report noted that an individual

was seen lurking

near the car that was later

broken into.

I’ve also heard rumblings

that these criminals

are sometimes watching

individuals through binoculars,

which is certainly

a startling thought — and

also one that could explain

how they are finding those

stowed keys.

At any rate, these

individuals are definitely

looking for valuables —

purses, laptops, luggage,

cameras, keys, credit cards

and driver’s licenses are

just a few of the goods

that have been taken —

but they have also broken

into cars when there were

no valuables in sight

(which was the case in at

least two of the incidents).

Still, keeping valuables

with you at all times is

definitely the better route.

Leaving vehicles in

parking lots and on the

street are just a part of life

in Malibu, and I don’t expect

that to change anytime

soon. What can change,

however, is awareness of

this ongoing issue.


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that I was just a humble

Opel GT!”

I guess those guys in

Ventura needed a cool car

upgrade. Why would you

stick something cool like

this Opel GT with a bunch

of silly Ferraris?

And, finally, Ritchie

mentions my favorite


“PCH in Malibu is dripping

in car culture with extreme

examples of freshly

birthed hypercars, all

the way through pastime

classics and antiques,”

he said. “To drive here is

to drive the same roads

that countless automobile

commercials, TV shows

and movies have used as a

backdrop to show one of

the most desirable southern

California motoring locations:


I couldn’t have said it

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Malibu Senior Center presentation

provides advice on fitness,

nutrition best practices,

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Taking the

stage More than a

dozen compete in Rotary

Club of Malibu’s

annual singing competition,

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June Louks,

of Malibu,



Sri Dharma



yoga teacher


and is now


classes out

of her home.



Malibu 52-year-old finds new possibilities through yoga certification, Page 23

22 | February 1, 2018 | Malibu surfside news life & arts

Malibuites take proactive approach to fitness, nutrition

Senior center


provides healthy

living tips

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

The path to wellness

is paved with conscious


On Wednesday, Jan. 24,

attendees of the Malibu Senior

Center’s Fitness and

Nutrition were all ears as

Heart Caregivers Services,

a private personal caregiver

provider serving Malibu,

shared tips and tricks. Vintage

Grocers provided a

healthy, catered lunch.

“Today’s adults are living

longer, healthier lives

due in part to better fitness

and nutrition programs,” a

presentation handout notes.

“With the number of Americans

who are aged 65 and

more expected to reach 20

percent of the U.S. population

by 2050, exercise and

diet are more important

than ever.”

Many times, mother was

right, and one should follow

the basic principles of

a healthy lifestyle and take

prudent precautions to ensure

a high quality of life.

“These tips serve as a reminder

for all of us,” said

Marvin S. Hilahan, client

care manager. “For instance,

I’m in my 40s and

I get fatigued sometimes.

Having a glass of water and

a high-[anti]oxidant food

like prunes can revitalize

the body and the mind.”

One’s perspective can

also help one’s happiness

and quality of life.

“Sit on a couch after a

long, busy day and relax,”

Hilahan said. “Put your

legs up and think of family,

friends and special memories.”

The presentation also included

a lively discussion

of cholesterol and the benefits

of Omega 3 oils. Older

adults benefit, as all do,

from the fatty acids found

in fish, nuts, olive oil and

green leafy vegetables.

“Always check with your

doctor before you make

changes to your dietary intake,”

Hilahan said.

Randy Clarito, director

of business and franchise

development for 1 Heart

Caregiver Services, spoke

about the benefits of certain


“If your body moves

more, you relax,” Clarito

said. “Try tai chi, yoga or

water exercises and walking

on challenging surfaces.”

Further, the presentation

noted that physical exercise

has been linked to a decrease

in one’s likelihood

to get dementia.

“Exercise increases oxygen

to the brain and releases

a protein that strengthens

cells and neurons,” a slide


When the event was over,

Malibu Surfside News chatted

with some of the attendees,

including one copious

note taker.

“That’s what we elderly

need to do,” said Shous

Shan, a former professor. “‘I

always told my students to

listen, read and write down

notes. If we do all three,

then we walk away from a

presentation retaining almost

all the information.

Whereas if we only listen,

we retain much less.”

Attendees found the

event informative and helpful

to their everyday lives.

“I thought the event was

very well done and was informative

and interesting,”

Marsha Maus said. “The

speakers and events at the

Malibu Senior Center are


A harmonized effort

Sea Save Foundation, Alice + Olivia partner for yoga, more

Class participants (left to right) Amy Hartig, Melissa Lox, John Tartol, Mayra Balces and

Holly Patterson hold a crescent lunge.

Yoga instructor Natalie Macam (in red), of Malibu Beach Yoga, flanked by Mark Shields

(left) and Denali the dog, leads a free yoga session at Malibu Lumber Yard on Saturday,

Jan. 27. Malibu’s Sea Save Foundation partnered with Malibu business Alice + Olivia

to host the event, and Alice + Olivia was to donate a portion of its proceeds to the

foundation, which supports ocean conservation and advocacy.

Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

Sea Save Foundation Founder and

Executive Director Georgienne Bradley

poses with her dog, Denali, before the

complimentary yoga class.

Yoga instructor Natalie Macam (top left)

leads the class in the Malibu Lumber Yard

courtyard. Life & Arts

Malibu surfside news | February 1, 2018 | 23

Yoga training opens new doors for Louks

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

For Malibu resident June

Louks, it’s not just seeing

that is believing.

It’s also in how the

52-year-old feels, both

mentally and physically,

after delving into the practice

of dharma yoga. Now,

she is sharing the experience

with others as a doubly

certified yoga teacher.

For 24 years, yoga was a

form of exercise for Louks.

But, after starting to take it

a bit more seriously at the

age of 49, she saw it could

be much more. It was then

that she met Point Dume

resident, yoga master and

Tai Chi professor Michael

Manfredo while training

for the Malibu Marathon,

and, soon, she started

training one-on-one with

him. It was then that her

transformation began.

“He saw the possibility

where I would have never

seen it,” Louks said.

In August 2017, Louks

decided to take her practice

to the next step and

completed her basic teacher

training at Yogaworks.

Then, she enrolled in Sri

Dharma Mittra’s advanced

yoga teacher training,

which she completed this


“It was fascinating to

train with someone who

has been doing these postures

for 50 years, and

still balancing on his head

without hands, easily dropping

into a backbend, and

touching his feet to his

head,” Louks wrote in

an email to the Surfside.

“Like all my teachers in the

past, the physical postures

are just the beginning,

and the deepest benefit is

“So often, people will see me do yoga or a pose and

they will say, ‘Oh, but I can never do that; I’m not

flexible enough,’ and so much of what I’m doing I

never thought was possible either.”

June Louks – Malibu resident who recently became a certified yoga teacher

in what he terms ‘psychic

development.’ As the body

becomes stronger, more

balanced and flexible, the

mind and emotions become

stronger, better balanced

and more pliable.”

The experience deepened

Louk’s connection

to the practice, she said.

With dharma yoga, Louks

explained, each student is

challenged to find the essence

of the pose, and each

pose is a meditation.

“In the dharma class,

people are allowed to

move more freely,” Louks

said. “ ... It, to me, encapsulates

the true essence of


Through the practice,

Louks also found the key

to a calmer, more focused


“The ultimate purpose

is to fill the thoughtwaves

of the mind, bring us into

our center so we find that

place of inkling, that place

where we feel amazing,”

Louks said. “And it’s inside

— it’s not in a car,

it’s not in a house, it’s all


Louks further posted

about her teacher training

experience on her blog,



And now, she hopes to

share the practice with others.

Louks offers classes for

Level 2 and Level 3 students

of all ages, as well as

an advanced class for Levels

4-6 at her Malibu home.

Classes are held Tuesday

and Thursday mornings at

9 a.m. Students are asked

to bring a yoga mat. Those

interested in joining the

sessions are asked to contact



For those who are new to

yoga, Louks recommends

Manfredo as a trainer.

Importantly, Louks

notes that yoga is for students

of all ages. And she’s

proof of that.

“So often, people will

see me do yoga or a pose

and they will say, ‘Oh, but

I can never do that; I’m not

flexible enough,’ and so

much of what I’m doing I

never thought was possible

either,” Louks said. “Dharma

says ‘imagine the best

thing possible happening.’

If we apply ourselves on a

regular, daily basis and develop

a practice, anything

is possible, and that flexibility

and strength — we

cultivate that.”

Louks has lived in Malibu

for 12 years with her

husband, Jeff, and her four

daughters, Lauren, 21,

Heather, 21, Hailey, 18,

and Charlotte, 15.






Malibu resident June

Louks, 52, recently

completed Sri Dharma

Mittra’s advanced yoga

teacher training, which

deepened her connection

with the practice.

Photo Submitted

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9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays.

The synagogue hosts

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There will be a weekly discussion

about babies and

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Religious School

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

Tot Shabbat

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

Torah Study

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


Chabad of Malibu (22943 PCH, 310-


Evening Shabbat Services

7:30 p.m. Fridays.

Saturday Services

9 a.m., Kabbalah on

the Parsha; 10 a.m. Shabbat

service; 11 a.m. Words

from the Rabbi & Torah

Reading; 12:30 p.m. Kiddush


Sunday Services

9 a.m.

Parent and Me Program

9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

This program is held

at Gan Malibu Preschool,

22933 PCH. For more information,

call (310) 456-

6573 or email sarah@gan

Malibu Presbyterian Church (3324

Malibu Canyon Road, 310-456-1611)

Sunday Worship Services

10:15 a.m. Sundays

Malibu United Methodist Church (30128

Morning View Drive, 310-457-7505)

Yoga with Jodi

6:30 p.m. Mondays and


AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Sundays; noon

and 7 p.m. Mondays and

Tuesdays; noon and 7:30

p.m. Wednesdays; noon

and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays;

noon and 8 p.m. Fridays;

noon and 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Sunday Worship

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

Childcare available.

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (28211

PCH, 310-457-7966)

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


Our Lady of Malibu Church (3625 Winter

Canyon Road, 310-456-2361)

Learn About Catholicism

An informal meeting to

share stories of faith and

community. Contact the office

for meeting times.

AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Mondays,

Sheridan Hall.

Women’s Bible Study

7 p.m. Mondays,

Okoneski Room.

Al Anon Meetings

8 p.m. Mondays, Sheridan


Evening Bible Study

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays,

Lower Conference Room.

An in-depth study and

dialogue of the Gospel of

Mark. Bring your Bible, or

let the church know if you

need one. For more information,

email sonia@ol

Narcotics Anonymous

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays,

Sheridan Hall.

Men’s AA Meetings

6 p.m. Fridays, Sheridan


University Church of Christ (24255 PCH,


Worship Assembly

10:15 a.m. Sundays.

Youth Bible Class

7 p.m. Wednesday. For

6th-12th grades. Contact


Calvary Chapel Malibu (30237 Morning

View Drive, 424-235-4463)


10 a.m. Sundays

Midweek Bible Study

7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Rev. Brian La Spada

holds a weekly Bible study

at his home to walk through

the book of Genesis. For

more information, email


Meditation Group

7:30 p.m. Thursdays. An

open, ongoing sitting group

in central Malibu. Meditate

to the sound of the waves.


free, welcoming. Simple

guidance offered. For

more information, contact

Carol Moss at (310) 456-

3591 or email greenlotus@

First Church-Christ Scientist (28635

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-457-7767)

Wednesday Meetings

8 p.m. Wednesdays. Testimony

meetings include

readings from the Bible and

“Science and Health with

Key to the Scriptures.”

Waveside Church (6955 Fernhill Drive,


Waveside Espanol

5:30-7 p.m. Last Monday

of every month. Waveside’s


worship service in Malibu.

Those interested should

meet at the Boys and Girls

Club of Malibu. For more

information, email info@


10:10 a.m. Sundays

Have an event for faith briefs?

Email lauren@malibusurf Information

is due by noon on Thursdays

one week prior to publication.

Chabad of Malibu series to discuss human connection

New classes slated

to begin on Feb. 8

Submitted by Chabad of


How are our almost constant

interactions with devices

affecting our relationships?

This question drove Rabbi

Levi Cunin of Chabad

of Malibu to team up with

Malibu-based Justin J.

Leitstein Marriage & Family

Therapist to offer Communication:

Its Art and


Beginning Thursday,

Feb. 8, Cunin and Leitstein

will present the first lesson

of this new six-session

course from the Rohr Jewish

Learning Institute.

“Jewish wisdom includes

many powerful and original

insights into the art of

communication that are

more relevant today than

ever,” Cunin said. “The

goal of this course is to

mine these texts and seek

out their golden teachings.

We believe this can help us

reclaim the lost art of deep

human connection in spite

of our devices.”

The course is described

on JLI’s website as follows:

“In Jewish philosophy,

communication is more

than just a tool: it is who we

are. Humans are defined as

communicative beings with

a communicative soul, and

aligning ourselves with this

soul is our raison d’être.

In Communication: Its Art

and Soul, we contrast Jewish

thought with scientific

discovery to unearth the

essence of communication

and how to utilize its powers

to better ourselves, our

relationships, and all of society.”

The course has received

rave reviews from relationship


including Harville Hendrix,

founder of IMAGO

Relationship Therapy and

author of the best-selling

book, “Getting the Love

You Want.” Hendrix referred

to the course as “truly

artful and soulful — an

absolute must.”

“The integration of these

two streams of knowledge

— the secular/psychological

and Jewish tradition

— is remarkable,” wrote

Mona Fishbane, former

director of couple training

at Chicago Center for

Family Health, endorsing

the course. “The approach

is sophisticated, practical,

and sure to be helpful to


Medical and mental

health professionals, including

social workers and

family therapists, can earn

continuing education credits

for attending Communication:

Its Art and Soul.

Like all JLI programs,

this course is designed to

appeal to people at all levels

of knowledge, including

those without any prior

experience or background

in Jewish learning. All JLI

courses are open to the public,

and attendees need not

be affiliated with a particular

synagogue, temple, or

other house of worship.

Interested students may

call (310) 456-6588 or


for registration and other

course-related information. Life & Arts

Malibu surfside news | February 1, 2018 | 25

Rotary Club competition puts talented youth in the spotlight

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Pepperdine University’s

Raitt Hall was filled to capacity

Jan. 24 for the annual

Malibu Middle and

High School Singing Competition,

sponsored by the

Rotary Club of Malibu.

Emcee Ted Silverberg

entertained attendees and

coyly calmed contestants’

nerves by chatting with

contestants and asking each

one a trivia question.

Seventeen MHS middleschoolers

and high-schoolers

took the stage, performing

works from many

genres, eras, and contexts.

Camille Anneet, who

won first place for middle

school contestants, opened

the show by wowing everyone

with a rendition of “On

My Way” from “Violet,” by

Jeanine Tesori and Brian


Anneet told the Surfside

News that she just knew it

was her song as soon as she

heard it.

“It is slow, fast, soulful

and sad,” she said. “It has

all the best points of music

in it.”

Next, Waverly Wildman

wowed as she performed

Adele’s “Someone Like

You” impressively.

Silverberg, noticeably

impressed, took the stage

to introduce the next contestant.

“The beauty of Malibu

lies not just in its coastline

but also lies in its youth,”

he said.

“Shema Yisrael” by Sarit

Hadad was performed superbly

in Hebrew by Scarlett


Charlie Evans-Mulvey

took the stage next, suavely

picked up his guitar, and

played “A Million Dreams”

from “The Greatest Showman,”

by Benj Pasek and

Justin Paul. Evans-Mulvey

impressed attendees as he

sang in his melodic, resonant


Next, Jersie Byford performed

“Breathe” from

“In the Heights,” by Lin-

Manuel Miranda. Byford

charmed the audience as

she sang the song, thrusting

her entire being into the

rendition, ably holding the

high notes and smiling all

the while.

Ellie Eddins, who was

awarded third place for the

middle school contest, performed

an excellent rendition

of “Never Enough,”

composed by Pasek and


Bedecked in a wonderfully

creative lion costume,

Lauren Carr Reed finished

the middle school competition

by singing “I Just

Can’t Wait to Be King”

from “The Lion King,” by

Elton John and Tim Rice.

Carr Reed was awarded

second place in the middle

school competition for her

amazing projection and animated


“I thought that this event

was inspiring and entertaining,”

said Heather

Wildman, a Malibu Middle

School parent. “Many of

the performances brought

tears to my eyes and it is

so nice to see all the talent

of Malibu’s youth. I am so

happy that the Rotary Club

puts this event on.”

The high-schoolers

equally impressed, starting

with Gina Marcellino’s

singing “Slipping Through

my Fingers” from “Mamma

Mia!”, by Bjorn Ulvaeus

and Benny Andersson.

Sophia Polard wowed

with her rendition of “O del

mio dolce ardor” from “Paride

ed Elena” by Christoph

W. Gluck, an ambitious undertaking

for any singer.

Take a bow

Middle school winners were:

• First place: Camille Anneet, singing “On My Way”

• Second place: Lauren Carr Reed, singing “I Just

Can’t Wait to Be King”

• Third place: Ellie Eddins, singing “Never Enough”

High school winners were:

• First place: Claire Anneet, singing “I’m Here”

• Second place: Gabby Farrer, singing “I Want You


• Third place: Kira Smit, singing “Don’t Rain on My


Next, celebrating her

15th birthday with the admiring

audience, Amanda

Kornuc played Dodie

Clark’s “Dear Happy” on


Alina Rose Armstrong

performed “Beautiful” by

Carole King, singing all

the challenging verses with

wonderful range and pitch.

Skye Hibler’s performance

of George Gershwin’s

“Summertime” from

“Porgy and Bess” equally


William Hammond’s

stellar performance of

“Sante Fe” from “Newsies,”

by Alan Menken and

Jack Feldman, wowed everyone.

Hammond commands

a stage and his love

of the art clearly manifests

as he belts out a tune.

Gabby Farrer, who was

awarded second place in

the high school contest,

sang “I Want You Back,”

by Berry Gordy, Freddie

Perren, Deke Richards and

Alphonso Mizell.

The peace de resistance

of the evening came next.

Claire Anneet, first-place

winner for the high school

entrants, put her whole soul

and being into “I’m Here”

from “The Color Purple,”

by Brenda Russell, Allee

Willis and Stephen Bray.

Claire has an amazing

stage presence and range

and, as she thrust her entire

energy into the rendition,

some attendees literally

gasped in awe.

When she finished, there

was one of those wonderful

pauses that only occur

when people are overwhelmed

by a terrific performance.

Thunderous and

appreciative applause followed.

Slowing things down and

playing intently, Sinan Taylan,

the only electric guitar

performer, excellently

played “Golden Leaves” by


The event ended with

Kira Smit singing Funny

Girl’s “Don’t Rain on My

Parade,” by Jule Styne

and Bob Merrill. Smiling,

Smit sang superbly and

was awarded second place

amongst the high-schoolers.

The Malibu Rotary Club

curated the competition,

much to the herculean efforts

of Teresa Le Grove,

Malibu Rotary Club youth

chairwoman, and her husband,

Jon C. Cherkas, who

both did yeoman’s work

arranging the exciting and

entertaining evening. Bianca

Torrence, president of

the club, and other Rotarians

also contributed to the


Krysta Sorenson, choir

director at Malibu High

School, coached and mentored

the contestants.

Joellen “Cha Cha” Mc-

Kira Smit, who took third place among high school

competitors in the Rotary’s Malibu Middle and High

School Singing Competition, sings “Don’t Rain on My

Parade.” Photos by Barbara Burke/22nd Century Media

Middle school winners (left to right) Camille Anneet,

Lauren Carr Reed and Ellie Eddins pose with their


Naughton accompanied the


The event’s judges were:

Tris Imboden, of Malibu

(drummer for Chicago,

Neil Diamond, Kenny

Loggins and Al Jarreau);

Malibuite Ryan Dorn (of

Unison Music, who has

produced and recorded for

Whitney Houston, Stevie

Rae Vaughan and Cher);

John Cowsill (The Beach

Boys Touring Band; The

Cowsills; Tommy Tutone);

Craig Shoemaker (standup

comedian, actor, producer

and winner of two NATAS

Emmy awards for Prism);

and Malibu icon Lenny

Goldsmith (of bands The

New Old and Tower of

Power), whom Silverberg

characterized as “the Malibu

voice of gold.”

“The level of talent this

year was off the hook and

some brought me to tears,”

said Imboden, a repeat


Dorn agreed, noting that

the program’s musical diversity

was encouraging.

“It made judging the

competition all the more

challenging,” Dorn said.

“Everyone rose to the occasion

and it was a very special


To wrap the show, audience

members and entrants

alike were delighted

as Goldsmith, Cowsill and

Shoemaker spontaneously

performed John Lennon’s

iconic song, “Imagine.”

26 | February 1, 2018 | Malibu surfside news Life & Arts

Award-winning trumpeter to showcase talents in Malibu

Submitted by Pepperdine


Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour

comes to Pepperdine

University’s Raitt Recital

Hall at 2 p.m. on Feb. 11,

at the Lisa Smith Wengler

Center for the Arts as the

first artist of the New Year

in the 2017-18 Recital Series.

Tickets, starting at $28

for adults and $10 for fulltime

Pepperdine students,

are available by calling

(310) 506-4522 or visiting

A virtuoso trumpeter and

composer, Ridenour’s brilliance

and self-assurance

on the stage led to his victory

at the 2014 CAG Victor

Elmaleh Competition.

His wide-ranging activities

as a soloist and chamber

musician, paired with his

passion for composing and

arranging, are evident in his

versatile performances and

unique repertoire.

In the 2015-16 season,

Ridenour made his Carnegie

Hall recital debut at

Weill Recital Hall (CAG

Winners series). His other

featured recitals include:

Northeastern Illinois University’s

Jewel Box Series

in Chicago; Chamber Music

Society of Little Rock;

The Regina Quick Center

for the Arts at St. Bonaventure

University (NY); and

St. Vincent College Concert

Series, near Pittsburgh.

As a concerto soloist,

Ridenour appeared with

the South Bend Symphony

and Modesto Symphony

in 2015-16, and was also

featured with the Chamber

Music Society of Lincoln

Center for its annual performances

of Bach’s complete

Brandenburg Concertos.

At the age of 20, Ridenour

became the youngest

member to join the iconic

Canadian Brass, a position

he held for seven years.

While with the group, he

played in distinguished

venues around the world,

performed on television,

recorded 10 albums, and

received three Juno Award


Ridenour has appeared

as a concerto soloist with

the National Symphony

Orchestra, Los Angeles

Philharmonic, and the Indianapolis,


and Edmonton symphony

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orchestras. He has played

with leading ensembles

including the New York

Philharmonic, International

Contemporary Ensemble,

the Knights, the

Royal Scottish National

Orchestra, the Deutsche


Bremen, and the Mahler

Chamber Orchestra. Other

solo performances include

the Kennedy Center, Walt

Disney Hall, and Carnegie

Hall, where he most

recently appeared in a performance

of “Penny Lane”

alongside Sting and James


Ridenour is the winner

of the 2006 International

Trumpet Guild solo competition

and a recipient of

the Morton Gould ASCAP

Young Composer Award.

He has recorded three solo

albums; his latest release

is “Fantasies and Fairy

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Brandon Ridenour performance

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11

Where: Pepperdine University Raitt Recital Hall,

24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

For tickets — which cost $28 for adults and $10 for

Pepperdine students — call (310) 506-4522 or visit

Tales,” which features his

own virtuosic arrangements

of classical masterworks

for trumpet and piano.

A graduate of The Juilliard

School and an alumnus

of Carnegie Hall’s The

Academy, Ridenour began

playing piano at the age of

5 under the tutelage of his

father, Rich Ridenour, with

whom he still performs frequently

in recital and with

Pops Orchestras.

Performing with Ridenour

is pianist Peter Dugan.

Prizing versatility as the

key to the future of classical

music, Dugan is equally

at home in classical, jazz

and pop idioms. He has

performed throughout the

United States and Canada,

and abroad in South America,

the Cayman Islands,

and across Europe.

A sought-after crossover

artist, Dugan has collaborated

in duos and trios with

artists ranging from Itzhak

Perlman and Joshua Bell

to Jesse Colin Young and

Glenn Close. Dugan’s collaboration

with violinist

Charles Yang has garnered

critical acclaim across the

United States. Dugan’s recent

chamber music recitals

include the Chamber

Music Society of Palm

Beach, ARTS San Antonio,

St. John’s College Recital

Series, and a Weill Hall debut

presented by Carnegie


Dugan advocates the importance

of music in the

community and at all levels

of society. As a founding

Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour will perform at Pepperdine

University on Feb. 11. Photo Submitted

creator and the pianist for

OPERAtion Superpower,

a superhero opera for children,

Dugan has traveled

to dozens of schools in the

greater New York area, performing

for students and

encouraging them to use

their talents for good.

Dugan, a Philadelphia

native, holds bachelor’s

and master’s degrees in

solo piano performance

from the Juilliard School,

where he studied under

Matti Raekallio and was

awarded the John Erskine

Commencement Prize for

outstanding artistic and

academic achievement.

Dugan resides in New

York with his wife, mezzosoprano

Kara Dugan, and

serves on the piano faculty

at the Juilliard School Evening

Division and the St.

Thomas Choir School. Dugan

is a Yamaha Artist. real estate

Malibu surfside news | February 1, 2018 | 27

RentSpree honors Malibu real estate agents, brokerages

Submitted by RentSpree

RentSpree hosted an

awards luncheon on Jan.

11 to recognize and present

awards to the top real estate

agents and brokerages

who worked with leasing in

Malibu during 2017.

Top award recipients included

Beverly Taki, Dorina

Schiro and Rasmus Ray

Lee, respectively receiving

first, second, and third place

real estate agent awards.

Awards were also presented

to top real estate brokerages

in Malibu, with Coldwell

Banker Malibu West

receiving the first place brokerage

award and Pinnacle

Estate Properties – Malibu

coming in second place.

Twenty-three other real

estate agents where presented

with award certificates

for their performance

in the top 1 percent for leasing

in Malibu.

RentSpree is part of the

California Association of

Top 1 percent leasing volume award recipients

• Luke Woodward, Sandro Dazzan, Donna Bohana,

Frank Barbano, Rachael Rosales, Sophie Kidian,

Ani Dermenjian, Kevin Krakower, Wynne Wallace,

Madison Hildebrand, Bobby Lehmkuhl, Abraham

Hernandez, Gail Lowe, Wailani O’Herlihy, Brant

Didden, Lauren Fallieras, Lea Johnson, Michiyo

Matsuo, Chryssa Lightheart, Iman Eshaghyan, Sura

Azzam and Aly Dunne

Top agent award recipients

Third place: Rasmus Ray Lee

Second place: Dorina Schiro

First place: Beverly Taki

Top Brokerage Award Recipients

Second place: Pinnacle Estate Properties

First place: Coldwell Banker Malibu West

Realtors Business Products

and has provided free

tenant screening services

and rental application collection

for many of the

agents who worked with

leasing in Malibu.

“It is our pleasure to

recognize and support the

community of real estate

agents who work with leasing

in Malibu,” said Rent-

Going rate

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Spree COO and cofounder

Michael Lucarelli. “We

understand the important

role these agents play in the

Malibu housing market and

local economy.”

Sponsors for the event

included Danielle Dutcher,

partner of 4 Malibu Real

Estate, and KJ Margolis,

senior lending officer for

Bank of America.

Beverly Taki

(right) receives

the first-place

Top Agent

award from

RentSpree cofounder


Lucarelli during

a Jan. 11 awards

luncheon hosted

by RentSpree.



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30 | February 1, 2018 | Malibu surfside news Puzzles

Surfside puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Make a move

4. Affluent area outside

a city

9. Mouth wide open

14. Roth, maybe

15. Stair part

16. Marathon entrant

17. Beach between the

Malibu Lagoon and

the pier

19. 2010 Supreme

Court appointee Kagan

20. Tile construction


21. “Darn!”

23. With no end

27. “Friends” friend

32. Mach 2 jet, abbr.

33. Fruit drink endings

35. Brewer’s need

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Shooting for the Stars

Pepperdine women’s soccer alumna

Bri Visalli heads to Chicago Red Stars,

Page 32

Making strides

Sharks boys basketball

secures 6-1 league record

with latest win, Page 34

malibu surfside news | February 1, 2018 |

Malibu water polo

player scores 8

times, celebrates

19-1 win on her

birthday, Page 33

Malibu’s Gaia Hinds led the

Sharks with eight goals during

their Jan. 24 victory over

Nordhoff High School in Malibu.

Dave Teel/22nd Century Media

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Pepperdine’s Visalli drafted by NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars

Chris Megginson

Freelance Reporter

“With the 19th pick in the

second round of the 2018

NWSL Draft, the Chicago

Red Stars select Brianna

Visalli from Pepperdine


Those are the words the

2017 West Coast Conference

Women’s Soccer

Player of the Year waited

all morning to hear on Jan.

18 at the National Women’s

Soccer League Draft in


“It’s surreal. It feels like

you’re in a dream. If you

asked me at the beginning

of the year if I thought I

was going to get drafted,

I would have laughed and

said, ‘That’s really funny,’”

Visalli said. “I’m so happy

this happened. It’s a dream

come true.”

Visalli admits she’d

hoped to hear her name earlier

in the day after hearing

from some NWSL coaches

and mock draft analysts that

she was a late first round

player as a MAC Hermann

Trophy semifinalist.

“You have no control

over everything,” she said.

“It’s the culmination of all

of your hard work over the

last four years. You’re sitting

in the balance waiting

for someone to call your


“I was hoping I could rip

it off like a Band-Aid. It’s

so nerve-racking not knowing

where you’re going for

the future. Sitting there felt

like a million years.”

In reality, it was an

hour and 52 minutes — a

surprise even to Chicago

coach Rory Dames.

“Bri just had a great

U-23 camp and rated out

really good there,” Dames

told World Sports Show in

a broadcast interview. “In

our second, third and four

picks we got players who

on our board we had rated a

lot higher, so you can never

be disappointed with that.”

At the end of the first

round, Visalli says she was

approached by former Cal

goalkeeper Emily Boyd,

who gave her encouragement.

The two bonded last

month at the U.S. Women’s

National Team U23 camp.

Boyd, was also drafted 15th

overall by Chicago, came

to the side of the stage to be

the first to great her future


In addition to Boyd,

while at the U23 camp,

Visalli also got to know

Red Stars draft selection

Indigo Gibson, a defender

from Cal, and 2017 Red

Stars draft pick Michele

Vasconcelos, who was

among the first to send a

congratulatory text.

“I think [Chicago] is the

better fit for me going into

this environment, because

I have so many friends [on

the team],” Visalli said.

Visalli said she has

dreamed of playing professional

since watching

FC Gold Pride Game as a

child, specifically in 2010

while watching Golden

Boot winner Marta Vieira

da Silva during the Gold

Pride’s Women’s Professional

Soccer championship


“She was amazing. Now

I’m going to be playing

against Marta [now playing

with the Orlando Pride],”

she said. “ … I don’t even

know how to put that into

words. All of these people

you looked up to as a kid,

you’re in the same league

as them.”

Visalli will join the Red

Stars in Chicago on Feb.

16 for preseason as she

pursues a contract with

the team and a spot on

Bri Visalli (second from right) is surrounded by Pepperdine coaching staff members

(left to right) Tim Ward, Ariana Martinez and Max Rooke after Visalli is drafted by the

Chicago Red Stars. Pepperdine Athletics

the team’s 20-player First

Team roster.

The Chicago Red Stars

currently field a full roster.

In addition to the Red

Stars’ six draft selections,

the team held open tryouts

over the weekend in

Northbrook, Illinois. Visalli

knows the preseason will

be competitive.

“I want to make an impact

my first year, but realistically

I don’t know how

that’s going to work out

because of how crowded

the league is right now,”

Visalli said. “The league

is all full of players right

now. It’s the most elite

players playing.”

In addition to her selection

to the NWSL, Visalli

continues to receive

invites to the U.S. Women’s

National Team U-23

camp. She had a callback

in early January, and then

joined the full U.S. National

Team for two days

as a practice player in Los

Angeles at the StubHub

Center prior to the draft.

Visalli graduated from

Pepperdine in December

and completed her career

with the Waves with the

seventh-most goals (25)

in program history, and

second-most game-winning

goals (14), including

a single-season record

six game-winning goals

in 2017. She is the Pepperdine

record-holder for

games played (83), games

started (81) and penalty

kick goals (7).

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Malibu surfside news | February 1, 2018 | 33

Girls water polo has quite the pool party

Sharks find plenty

to celebrate on

their teammate’s

18th birthday

Ryan Flynn

Freelance Reporter

On her 18th birthday,

Gaia Hinds played like a

woman amongst girls.

The senior scored eight

times for Sharks water polo

on Jan. 24, leading her team

to a 19-1 victory against

visiting Nordhoff.

Hinds also had two assists

and three steals.

“It was an amazing experience,”

Hinds said. “Having

so much support behind

me, allowing me to score

the 18th goal and win the

game by 18 points was the

best birthday gift I could

ask for.”

Along with fellow seniors

Sophie Spivack and

Gabi Cano, Hinds has taken

a leadership role on the

team. She said that this is

the area she’s improved on

most during her final season

at Malibu.

“Even though I was a

leader last year, as a senior

this year I have really had

to take charge and help in

training the younger girls

to improve themselves,”

Hinds said.

Hinds was an integral

player for the team last

year, but this season she’s

been weaponized. She

has several multiple-goal

games on the season, but

Wednesday she was especially

dominant. Nearly

every possession seemed

to start with a Spivack pass

from up top, down to Hinds

in front of the net. With

MHS senior Sophie Spivack winds up to score one of her three goals against Nordhoff on Jan. 24 in Malibu. Photos by Dave Teel/22nd Century Media

only the goalie in front of

her, Hinds showed off her

close-range marksmanship

again and again.

“I always call it ‘the grit,’

and some people are born

with it and some people try

their entire lives to get it,”

coach Hayden Goldberg

said. “It’s just that no-holdsbarred,

grind my teeth, go

attitude. When other people

need to take a breath, she’s

still holding her breath going

for the ball. It’s just this

insane energy.”

Hinds scored four times

in the first quarter alone as

her team opened up an 8-1

lead. Given their strong defensive

play, especially at

goalie, the Sharks looked

to have the match in hand

almost immediately. The

halftime score was 11-1,

Malibu High School senior goalie Gabi Cano makes a

save in the last quarter of the Jan. 24 match vs. Nordhoff.

and Malibu continued to

pour on the scoring in the

final two frames.

Goldberg said he tried

to keep the fact that it was

Hinds’ birthday hush-hush,

but that plan was likely

doomed from the start.

Before the game, some

members of the crowd

sang “Happy Birthday”

to Hinds. Nineteen goals

Malibu player Annie Armitage scores the first of her two

goals on the day during the Jan. 24 home matchup.

later, after the final buzzer

sounded, it was her teammates

who were serenading

her with that same tune.

“It’s so incredible to be

able to call my teammates

my family,” Hinds said.

At 8-6 and 1-0 in league

play, the Sharks remain in

the playoff hunt and are

preparing for the CIFs,

which begin in February.

34 | February 1, 2018 | Malibu surfside news Sports

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Arman Santizo

Arman Santizo, 14, is a

freshman guard for Malibu

Sharks boys basketball.

How did you first get

into basketball?

My brother got me into it

at a young age.

What’s something this

year you learned from

some of the older guys

on the team?

Patience. Sometimes you

have to work harder than

you ever have at your sport

to get where they are at,

which is becoming a starter.

Did you have a favorite

NBA player growing


[Golden State Warriors

guard] Stephen Curry. I like

the way he’s unpredictable

and how he can shoot from


What part of your

game do you most

want to improve this


My shooting.

What do you like

about playing for coach

Richard Harris?

I like that he gives all of

his players a chance on the


What is your favorite

subject in school?

Math. I’ve always excelled

in that subject.

What do you like about

going to school in


Everyone is nice to each


What are you most

looking forward to the

rest of this season?

That we take it one game

at a time and just win.

Where in the world

Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

would you most like to


Costa Rica. My friend

has gone and he said you

can do a whole bunch of

stuff like ride ATVs on the

beach and more.

What is your dream


I have no idea, but I want

to go as far as I can in basketball.

Interview by Freelance Reporter

Ryan Flynn

Boys basketball

Sharks’ size, strategy stifle Saints

Cofield sits out

portion of game

after third-quarter

fall, resulting injury

Ryan Flynn

Freelance Reporter

Despite losing their star

player for a stretch late in

the game, Sharks boy’s basketball

hung on for a 47-39

win against visiting Santa

Clara on Wednesday, Jan.


Freshman phenom Corey

Cofield took a spill late

in the third quarter, coming

down hard on his hip. He

was “a little sore” after the

game, but he and his team

were ultimately fine after

a scary moment. The win

bumped the Sharks to 10-2

overall and 6-1 in league as

the team rounds the home

stretch of the regular season.

The Sharks opened the

game 7-2, stifling Santa

Clara with their length and

full-court pressing strategy.

David Hudson was a force

early, scrapping and fighting

for rebounds on both ends.

The Saints bit into the lead

at the end of the first quarter,

with Malibu up only 14-10.

In the second quarter,

the game had a strange feel

to it. Malibu looked like

the better team, but sloppy

turnovers and some circus

layups by the Saints kept

it a neck-and-neck game.

Physically, the Sharks just

looked superior. This was a

far cry from the tall and athletic

St. Bonaventure team

that got a win in the Sharks’

home gym a week earlier.

Especially when Harris

went with his jumbo lineup:

with Hudson, Cofield and

backup center Canaan Wilson

all sharing the floor at

once, the Sharks looked like

they should have been grabbing

every single rebound.

But the game remained

close. Just before the half,

the Sharks began to get into

a groove. A Hudson layup

was followed by a Cofield

coast-to-coast score and

then a Dylan Hicks corner

3-pointer. Malibu went into

the break up 30-23.

The onslaught was on.

Malibu scored the first 11

points after halftime. Counting

that 3-pointer by Hicks

to end the second quarter,

the Sharks put together a

14-0 run to break the game

wide open. Hudson had his

fingerprints all over this

one, rejecting shots left and


“We did have a size advantage,”

Harris said. “If

I could give a game ball

to someone it’d be David

[Hudson]. He did a lot of

small things for us and got

a lot of good boards. Him,

Corey and Canaan down

low, we have a good set of

bigs. When they control the

boards for us, it sets everything

else up for us.”

Throughout the run, the

Sharks got out in transition,

where Hicks and senior Jake

Hughes were able to sprint

to the corners. Especially

when Cofield had the ball,

this presented an impossible

problem for the defense.

They could either leave

open a shooter or let Cofield

barrel down the lane to the

rim. Either answer spelled


So, up 44-27, this one

looked all but over. That’s

when Cofield hit the deck,

fouled hard on his way to

the basket. He stayed down

for a few minutes and eventually

was able to limp off

with the help of his coach.

Cofield appeared unable to

put any pressure on one of

his ankles, a scary sign.

With the team’s leading

scorer sidelined, the offense

stagnated. Suddenly,

they couldn’t buy a bucket.

The sloppy turnovers that

plagued them early in the

second quarter returned,

and shots that were going

down earlier clanged off

the rim. The Saints got the

game as close as 44-36, a

tiny eight-point lead. Then,

point guard Anthony Chandrasena

found Hughes in

semi-transition to break up

the 9-0 Santa Clara run.

“Obviously it changed a

lot,” Harris said. “It seemed

like we’d never run a play

before ever. Honestly, he’s

a security blanket for us,

so we feel like we can go

to him. But, usually all my

guys I feel like I can count


One play later, Cofield

returned to the court and

immediately grabbed an offensive

rebound and drew a

foul. Any hope the visitors

had was quickly snuffed out.

“They’re in our league,

they’ve seen us before

and they know a lot of our

stuff,” Harris said. “It’s not

easy to pull away from a

tough opponent. They know

us. They’re gonna fight until

the end and give it all they

got and battle.”

The Sharks look like a

lock for the CIF playoffs,

and will make their way

through the remainder

of the Tri-Valley League

schedule in the next few

weeks. All eyes are on their

Feb. 7 rematch with St. Bonaventure,

but the Sharks

also have to contend with

a home-and-home set with

Bishop Diego, a road contest

at Nordhoff and one

more game against Santa

Paula at home. Sports

Malibu surfside news | February 1, 2018 | 35

Pepperdine Athletics

Berhow’s last-second shot seals men’s basketball victory over LMU

Pepperdine’s Trae Berhow

hit the biggest shot of

his young career on Thursday,

Jan. 25.

With 1.2 seconds left,

Berhow hit a 3-pointer after

a purposefully missed

free throw was tipped out

to him. The shot lifted the

men’s basketball team to

a 71-70 PCH Cup victory

over Loyola Marymount.

Colbey Ross (who had

a career-best 10 assists on

the night) made the first

free throw, then missed the

second on purpose. Sophomore

forward Kameron

Edwards (who had a teamhigh

16 points and eight

rebounds on the night) got

a hand on it, pushing it in

the direction of Berhow on

the right wing. He sank the

3-pointer to put Pepperdine

in front. LMU then

turned the ball over before

attempting a shot.

Overall, Berhow had a

career-high 11 rebounds

to go with eight points and

the game-winner.

Junior guard Eric Cooper

Jr. scored 15 points and

made four 3-pointers in the

second half.

Senior center Matthew

Atewe had eight points and

five rebounds.

The Waves only led

twice all night, at 2-0 and

in the game’s final score.

LMU had a three-point

lead in the closing seconds

but fouled with 4.5 seconds

left instead of allowing

a three-point attempt.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, the

team fell 73-59 to Santa

Clara. Edwards led the

Waves in scoring for the

third straight game and had

19 points.

Berhow matched his

season high of 15 points,

sank four 3-pointers (including

a four-point play)

and had a team-best seven


Ross had six points, seven

assists and three steals.

Nolan Taylor (shoulder)

and Jade’ Smith (concussion)

were out for their

seventh and sixth games

in a row, respectively. The

Waves’ total number of

player-games missed due

to injury or illness is up to

54 this season.


Broncos buck the Waves

Women’s basketball fell

54-50 to Santa Clara on

Saturday, Jan. 27.

Yasmine Robinson-Bacote

had 18 points and nine

rebounds, and was the sole

Wave in the double digits.

Barbara Sitanggan had

four assists on the night,

and Tylinn Carter had eight

points and six rebounds.


Waves advance to ITA


After senior Mayar

Sherif won her match and

clinched the sweep over

Oregon for the women’s

tennis team, the Waves

earned a bid to the ITA National

Team Indoors for the

second-consecutive year.

The Waves dominated

doubles and singles action

over the Ducks to win the

ITA Kick-Off Weekend

championship matchup

with a 4-0 sweep at Ralphs-

Straus Tennis Center. Pepperdine

will advance to

the ITA National Team Indoors

at the University of

Wisconsin from Feb. 9-12.

Luisa Stefani and Sherif

opened doubles action

with a 6-1 win over Oregon’s

Alyssa Tobita and

Shweta Sangwan.

After 5-5 ties on each

court, Ashley Lahey and

Adijana Lekaj battled for

a 6-6 tiebreaker against

Paiton Wagner and Daniela

Nasser. Each side

worked for four points in

the tiebreak, but the Waves

buckled down and secured

the next three points for

the 7-6 (4) final decision.

With the win, Pepperdine

earned the early 1-0 advantage

heading into singles


Lahey downed Julia Eshet

6-2, 6-0 ,while Evgeniya

Levashova put down

Julia Lilien 6-1, 6-3.

Sherif and Stefani each

were in a position to clinch

on courts three and one.

Sherif collected 6-3 and

6-1 set wins over Shweta

Sangwan. Stefani finished

with a 6-3, 5-3 unfinished

final score.


Waves take on South

Florida, Southern Alabama

After falling 4-3 to

South Florida in the first

round of the ITA Kick-Off

Weekend on Saturday, Jan.

27, Pepperdine won a sixhour

match against South

Alabama on Sunday, taking

the match 4-2 to close

ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

Nicholas Baez clinched for

the Waves with a two-set

match on court six.

The Waves (1-2) fought

back to win four singles

matches after dropping the

doubles point.

Freshman Yusuf Khamis

had the most exciting

match of the day, winning

his first set, 6-4, then dropping

his second set before

coming back in the third

set to force a tiebreak,

which he won in an extended

8-6 tiebreak. It was

the first singles win for


This was the first time

this season that the Waves

have come back after losing

the doubles point.


Waves’ offense drives


Redshirt-junior David

Wieczorek and senior

Alex Harthaller led the

12th-ranked Pepperdine

men’s volleyball team to a

sweep over George Mason

to open the Uvaldo Acosta

Invitational at the Recreation

Athletics Complex

on Friday, Jan. 26.

Wieczorek and Harthaller

marked 14 and 12 kills

on .444 and .480 hitting

percentages, respectively,

for the victory, helping

the Waves (2-2) to 25-21,

26-24 and 25-14 set scores

over the Patriots (2-5).

Pepperdine collected 46

kills on a .370 attack output

while allowing only

31 kills on a .176 hitting

percentage. The Waves

added five aces, 42 assists

and three blocks, giving up

only 29 assists, four aces

and two blocks.

George Mason led the

court with 34 digs as Pepperdine

put forth 33 on the

night. The Waves hit for

a .636 success rate in the

third set to close the match

with a sweeping victory.

Then, on Jan. 27, Wieczorek

and Harthaller had 15

and 10 kills, respectively,

to lead the team to a fourset

victory over No. 14 Ball

State to close the Uvaldo

Acosta Invitational.

The Waves (3-2) came

back from a first set lost to

dominate the attack front and

work toward the 20-25, 25-

16, 25-23, 25-14 final score.


Team honors seniors

The Pepperdine swim

and dive team honored

seniors Madison Cooper,

Abby Crawford, Lauren

Stigers and Rachel Wilt at

the team’s Saturday, Jan.

27 PCSC Time Trials, an

intrasquad meet.

Top finishers from each

event were: Khloe McCarthy

in the 200 intramural

(2 minutes, 14.32 seconds);

Wilt in the 50 freestyle

(25.48 seconds); Megan

Thomas in the 100 fly

(1:01.13); Paige Brackett

in the 200 free (2:02.91);

Julianna Chan in the 100

breast (1:13.77); Nicole

Matheson in the 100 back

(1:03.06); Julia Sneden in

the 100 back (54.45 seconds)

as well as the 200 fly

(2:09.61); Kate Westlake

in the 100 IM (1:02.92);

and Stigers in the 1-meter

dive (235.20).


First Pitch Dinner on Feb. 2

Former Pepperdine

baseball player and current

Milwaukee Brewer Eric

Thames will be the keynote

speaker at the annual

First Pitch Dinner at 7 p.m.

on Friday, Feb. 2.

At the event, the Scolinos

Award will be presented

to Aaron Barnett

— a four-year starter for

the Waves from 2013-17.

The annual award is given

to a Pepperdine baseball

alumnus for his exemplary

behavior during a season

or career. The annual Scolinos

Alumni Game will

be at 11 a.m. on Feb. 3 at

Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Tickets for the dinner are

$30 for alumni, $75 for nonalumni,

and $700 for a full

table (8 seats), and can be

purchased on EventBrite.

Information from Pepperdine

University and www.pep Compiled

by Editor Lauren Coughlin,



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Team’s extra

effort pays off

AYSO Malibu BU12 Extra team to

head to championships

AYSO Malibu BU12 Extra captured first place in the

section playoffs on Jan. 13 and earned the right to

play for Western States Championships in March for

the second straight year in a row. Pictured are (front

row, left to right) Fergus Flanigan, Nico Mastrippolito,

Romane Foulquier, Tegan Stoilkovich, Noah Van Der Ryn,

(back row, left to right) Filip Kurail, Brendon Readyhoff,

coach Domenic Mastrippolito, Addison Amour, Bear

Beghe, Amar Taha, Dante Deshautelle and coach Darrel

Readyhoff. Photo Submitted

Malibu cheerleaders stick secondplace

finish at local championship

Staff Report

Juan Cabrillo cheerleaders

competed in the Elementary

Show Cheer Level 1 division

at the JAMZ Cheer and

Dance Championship Palms

& Pyramid in Long Beach

on Jan. 13.

The event acts as a qualifier

for the 2018 JAMZ

School Nationals, noted

coach Angie Hansberry. The

squad came in second with a

score of 84, Hansberry said.

This year’s team includes:

Dilly Byford, Lyla Rozenblum,

Ella Marshall, Stella

Alessi, Stacey Alba, Hayley

Alvarez, Riley Hill, Conry

Duffy, Malia Mosshart, Thea

LaFarve and captains Abby

Kreisler and Caroline Shoff.

The team is to defend its

state title in Bakersfield in

February as well as trying

to improve on last year’s

fourth-place finish at nationals,

also in February.

Juan Cabrillo cheerleaders show off their ribbons and gather around their secondplace

banner after competing at the JAMZ Cheer and Dance Championship Palms &

Pyramid on Jan. 13. Photos Submitted

Sports Briefs

OLM to host golf, tennis


On Monday, Feb. 12,

Our Lady of Malibu School

will hold its annual golf

and tennis classics at the

Spanish Hills Country Club

(999 Crestview Avenue,


Register online at www. or



For more information,

call (310) 456-8071.

Sports Briefs are compiled

by Editor Lauren Coughlin.

Send submissions to lauren@


The Juan Cabrillo cheerleaders perform Jan. 13 in Long Beach.

sources, and development.

B. The proposed change in the designation of the parcel is consistent with LCP Land Use Plan Chapter

1 and will not increase onsite development potential, but will allow for development consistent with

neighboring properties, and corrects a mapping error that occurred subsequent to the development of the Classifieds

property. The proposed modification in the lot designation Malibu surfside will not affect news the | coastal February zone1, environment, 2018 | 37

coastal zone resources, or public access, and is consistent with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-87-576

approved by the CCC in 1987. Therefore, the LCPA meets the requirements of, and is in conformance with

the goals, objectives and purposes of the LCP.









The City Council of the City of Malibu does ordain as follows:



A. On September 11, 2017, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 17-39 initiating amendments to

the Local Coastal Program (LCP), General Plan, Title 17 of Malibu Municipal Code to correct the land use

and zoning designations for the parcel identified as APN 4452-005-029 from Public Open Space (OS) to

Commercial Visitor Serving-Two (CV-2) and the land use designation for the parcel identified as APN

4452-005-031 from Single-Family Medium (SFM) to Commercial Visitor Serving (CV), and directed staff

to schedule a public hearing with the Planning Commission regarding the amendments, and issue a Notice of

Availability consistent with LCP Local Implementation Plan (LIP) Section 19.3.1.

B. On September 21, 2017, a Notice of Public Hearing and Notice of Availability of LCP Documents

in a newspaper of general circulation within the City of Malibu and on September 25, 2017, a notice

was mailed to all interested parties; regional, state and federal agencies affected by the amendments; local libraries

and media; all property owners and occupants within a 500-foot radius of the subject property, and

the California Coastal Commission (CCC).

C. On October 16, 2017, the Planning Commission held a duly noticed public hearing on the proposed

amendments, reviewed and considered the staff report, written reports, public testimony, and other information

in the record and recommended that the City Council adopt the proposed map amendments. The

Planning Commission adopted Planning Commission Resolution No. 17-70, recommending the City Council

adopt the proposed map amendments.

D. On December 14, 2017, a Notice of City Council Public Hearing was published in a newspaper of

general circulation within the City and was mailed to all interested parties; regional, state and federal agencies

affected by the amendments; local libraries and media; all property owners and occupants within a

500-foot radius of the subject property, and the CCC.

E. On January 10, 2018, the City Council held a duly noticed public hearing on the subject application,

reviewed and considered the staff report, reviewed and considered written reports, public testimony,

and other information in the record.


Environmental Review.

Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.9, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) does

not apply to activities and approvals by the City as necessary for the preparation and adoption of an LCP

amendment. This application is for an amendment to the LCP, which must be certified by the CCC before it

takes effect. Local Implementation Plan (LIP) Section 1.3.1 states that the provisions of the LCP take precedence

over any conflict between the LCP and the City's Zoning Ordinance. In order to prevent an inconsistency

between the LCP and the City's Zoning Ordinance, if the LCP amendment is approved, the City must

also approve the corollary amendment to the Zoning Ordinance. This amendment is necessary for the preparation

and adoption of the LCPA and because they are entirely dependent on, related to, and duplicative of,

the exempt activity, they are subject to the same CEQA exemption.


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Local Coastal Program Amendment Findings.

A. Chapter 3 of the Coastal Act provides that the policies and standards of the Coastal Act constitute

the standards for LCPs, which constitute the basis by which the permissibility of proposed development is

determined. Changing the designation of the lot from Public Open Space to CV-2 will recognize the existing

development located on the subject property and cure the existing designation/use discrepancy. The OS designation

is intended to provide for publicly owned land which is dedicated to recreation or preservation of

the City's natural resources, including public beaches, park lands, and preserves, rather than hotels. Furthermore,

future development will be consistent with Coastal Act Section 30250(a) because future development

on the lot will be similar in character to neighboring development within, contiguous with, or in close proximity

to subject parcels, and support the visitor-serving nature of the area and the goals of the Coastal Act.

Based on evidence in the whole record, the City Council hereby finds that the proposed amendment meets

the requirements of, and is in conformance with the policies and requirements of Chapter 3 of the California

Coastal Act, consistent with the policies related to public access, recreation, marine environment, land resources,

and development.

B. The proposed change in the designation of the parcel is consistent with LCP Land Use Plan Chapter

1 and will not increase onsite development potential, but will allow for development consistent with

neighboring properties, and corrects a mapping error that occurred subsequent to the development of the

property. The proposed modification in the lot designation will not affect the coastal zone environment,

coastal zone resources, or public access, and is consistent with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-87-576

approved by the CCC in 1987. Therefore, the LCPA meets the requirements of, and is in conformance with

the goals, objectives and purposes of the LCP.

C. LIP Chapters 1 and 13 provide that the purpose of the LIP is to implement the Coastal Act and

carry out Land Use Plan policies. Changing the designation of the lot from OS to CV-2 will recognize the

longstanding use of the subject property, cure the existing designation/use discrepancy and conform to the

intent of the Coastal Act, by promoting the City's ability to: ensure that development conforms to and is consistent

with the standards set forth in the LCP; protect the overall quality of the coastal zone environment;

assure orderly and balanced utilization of the coastal zone; protect coastal views and access; provide a definite

plan for development; and, promote the public health, safety and general welfare. Therefore, the LCPA

meets the requirements of, and is in conformance with the goals, objectives and purposes of the LCP.

C. LIP Chapters 1 and 13 provide that the purpose of the LIP is to implement the Coastal Act and

carry out Land Use Plan policies. Changing the designation of the lot from OS to CV-2 will recognize the

longstanding use of the subject property, cure the existing designation/use discrepancy and conform to the

intent of the Coastal Act, by promoting the City's ability to: ensure that development conforms to and is consistent

with the standards set forth in the LCP; protect the overall quality of the coastal zone environment;

assure orderly and balanced utilization of the coastal zone; protect coastal views and access; provide a definite

plan for development; and, promote the public health, safety and general welfare. Therefore, the LCPA

meets the requirements of, and is in conformance with the goals, objectives and purposes of the LCP.


Local Coastal Program Amendment.

LCPA No. 17-001 includes amendments to the LIP and Land Use Plan. Corollary amendments to the Land

Use Plan are identified in Resolution No. 18-01 and amendments to the MMC are identified in Section 6 of

this ordinance. The City Council hereby amends the LIP as follows:

A. Amend Appendix 2 (Zoning Map) land use designation for the parcel identified as APN

4452-005-029 from OS to CV-2.


Zoning Map Amendment Findings.

A. The amendment to the Zoning Map will make the lot designation for the subject property consistent

with the LCP's Land Use and Zoning Maps and the General Plan.

B. Pursuant to MMC Section 17.74.040, the City Council finds, based on evidence in the whole records,

that the subject map amendment is consistent with the objectives, policies, general land uses and programs

specified in the General Plan. The change in the lot designation will allow for development that is

similar to neighboring properties under the same lot type designation, corrects a mapping error and recognizes

the long-standing CV-2 designation and permitted use of the property for a hotel, which is a commercial

visitor-serving use.


Malibu Municipal Code Amendment.

ZMA No. 17-003 include amendments to Title 17 (Zoning) of the MMC. Pursuant to MMC Section

17.74.040, the City Council hereby amends Title 17 (Zoning) of the MMC as follows:

A. Amend MMC Section 17.02060 (Zoning Map) zoning designation for the parcel identified as

APN 4452-005-029 from OS to CV-2.



Subject to the contingency set forth in Section 10, the City Council hereby adopts the proposed amendments

amending the LCP and MMC.


Submittal to California Coastal Commission.

The City Council hereby directs staff to submit LCPA No. 17-001 to the CCC for certification, in conformance

with the submittal requirements specified in California Code of Regulation, Title 14, Division 5.5,

Chapter 8, Subchapter 2, Article 7 and Chapter 6, Article 2 and Code of Regulations Section 13551, et. seq.



If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, portion, or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be

invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of any court of any competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not

affect the validity of the remaining sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, portions, or phrases of this ordinance.

The City Council hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance and each and every section,

subsection, sentence, clause, portion, or phrase without regard to whether any other section, subsection,

sentence, clause, portion, or phrase of this ordinance would be subsequently declared invalid or unconstitutional.



The amendments approved in this ordinance shall become effective only upon certification by the CCC of

this amendment to the LCP.


The City Clerk shall certify the adoption of this ordinance.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 22nd day of January 2018.

Any action challenging the final decision of the City made as a result of the public hearing on this application

must be filed within the time limits set forth in Section 1.12.010 of the Malibu Municipal Code and

Code of Civil Procedure.

I CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE NO. 430 was passed and adopted at the Regular City

Council meeting of January 22, 2018, by the following vote:

AYES: 5 Councilmembers: La Monte, Rosenthal, Wagner, Mullen, Peak







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ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 12/21/2017. The following person is

doing business as CENTURY WEST CHI-



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BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210. This business

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TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in

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in violation of the rights of another under

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under the fictitious business name listed



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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids for the City of Malibu,


SPECIFICATION NO. 2054, will be received by the City Clerk, at

Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, California,

90265, at or before 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, FEBRUARY 22, 2018, at

which time they will be publicly opened and read by the City Clerk (or

designated representative).


In general, the proposed improvements will upgrade the existing

marked crosswalk across PCH/SR1- between Rambla Vista (East) and

Rambla Vista (West). The improvements include the installation of

traffic Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB/HAWK) signals along with appurtenant

work including but not limited to mast arms, signal poles,

electrical controller and cabinet, pole foundations, signal heads, pedestrian

push buttons, reconstructing an existing sidewalk, ADA improvements,

constructing curb extension bulb-outs, removing and installing

pavement markings, signage and striping, directional safety lighting,

utility boxes, temporary traffic control, and all other appurtenant work

included and shown in the Contract Documents and Specifications.

The bid shall be submitted and the work shall be performed by a Class

“A” or “C-10” State of California licensed contractor in strict conformance

with the project specifications for the La Costa Area Pedestrian

Improvements Project, Specification No. 2054, on file in the City's

Public Works Department.

Copies of plans and specifications may be obtained by prospective bidders

from the Public Works Department at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road,

Malibu, CA, 90265 upon the payment of a non-refundable fee of

$30.00, plus an additional $20.00 for handling and mailing, if mailed.

All prospective bidders shall abide by the provisions of the Bid Terms

and Conditions listed in the project's specifications.

The City reserves the right to retain all bids for a period of 90 days after

the bid opening date for examination and comparison and to delete

any portion of the work from the Contract. The City reserves the right

to determine and waive nonsubstantial irregularities in any bid, and to

reject any or all bids. The bid shall be balanced so that each bid item

is priced to carry its share of the cost of the work and also its share of

the contractor's overhead and profit. The City reserves the right to

delete any bid item to the extent that the bid is qualified by specific

limitation. An unbalanced bid shall be considered as grounds for

rejecting the entire bid. The City shall award the bid to the lowest

responsible bidder as the interest of the City may require.

In accordance with the provisions of Division 2, Part 7, Chapter 1 of

the California Labor Code, the California Department of Industrial Relations

has established the general prevailing rates of per diem wages

for each craft, classification and type of work needed to execute contracts

for public works and improvements. The per diem wages published

at the date the contract is advertised for bids shall be applicable.

Future effective wage rates which have been predetermined are on file

with the Department of Industrial Relations, are referenced but not

printed in said publication. The new wage rates shall become effective

on the day following the expiration date and apply to this contract in

the same manner as if they had been included or referenced in this

contract. The website for California Department of Industrial Relations

Prevailing Wage Unit is currently located at,

prevailing wages are located on the website at

The wage rate for any classification not listed by the California Department

of Industrial Relations, but which may be required to execute

the proposed contract, shall be in accord with specified rates for similar

or comparable classifications or for those performing similar or

comparable duties, within the agency's determinations.

At the time of submitting the bid the Bidder shall be registered with

the California Department of Industrial Relations in accordance with

the provisions of Section 1771.1 of the California Labor Code, as

amended by Senate Bill 854. No public work contract may be

awarded to a non-registered contractor or subcontractor.

Without exception, the bidder is required to state the name and

address of each subcontractor who will perform work or labor or

render service to the prime contractor and the portion of the work

which each will do in their bid as required by Section 2 3, "Subcontracts",

of the Standard Specifications and in conformance

with Public Contract Code, Sections 4100 to 4113, inclusive.

for each craft, classification and type of work needed to execute contracts

for public works and improvements. The per diem wages published

at the date the contract is advertised for bids shall be applicable.

Future effective wage rates which have been predetermined are on file

with the Department of Industrial Relations, are referenced but not printed in said publication. The new wage rates shall become effective

on the day following the expiration date and apply to this contract in


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the same manner as if they had been included or referenced in this

contract. The website for California Department of Industrial Relations

Prevailing Wage Unit is currently located at,

prevailing wages are located on the website at

The wage rate for any classification not listed by the California Department

of Industrial Relations, but which may be required to execute

the proposed contract, shall be in accord with specified rates for similar

or comparable classifications or for those performing similar or

comparable duties, within the agency's determinations.

At the time of submitting the bid the Bidder shall be registered with

the California Department 6703 of Legal Industrial Notices

Relations in accordance with

the provisions of Section 1771.1 of the California Labor Code, as

amended by Senate Bill 854. No public work contract may be

awarded to a non-registered contractor or subcontractor.

Without exception, the bidder is required to state the name and

address of each subcontractor who will perform work or labor or

render service to the prime contractor and the portion of the work

which each will do in their bid as required by Section 2 3, "Subcontracts",

of the Standard Specifications and in conformance

with Public Contract Code, Sections 4100 to 4113, inclusive.

The City will not consider awarding any contract based upon any bid

submitted by any contractor nor consent to subletting any portions of

the Contract to any subcontractor located in a foreign country during

any period in which such foreign country is listed by the United States

Trade Representative as discriminating against U.S. firms in conducting

procurements for public works projects.

All bidders are hereby notified that any contract entered into pursuant

to this advertisement, Business Enterprises must be afforded full opportunity

to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be

discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin

consideration for an award.

The Contractor may substitute securities for retention monies pursuant

to Public Contract Code Section 22300.

Date this 25th day of January, 2018



Robert DuBoux, Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer

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Notice is hereby given that property

of the Authority within the

city of Malibu known as Assessors

Parcel Numbers

4460-014-008, 4460-014-010,

and 4460-014-011 have been designated

and may be known as the

“Via Escondido Trailhead.” Persons

wishing to use this property

for park, recreation, and scenic

enjoyment purposes may do so as

invitees of the property owner of

record, provided that such use is

expressly conditioned upon compliance

with the posted rules and

the provisions of the MRCA Park

Ordinance. Invitees may utilize

the property only between the period

between sunrise and sunset.

Violation of these conditions will

subject persons to ejection from

the property and criminal misdemeanor

penalties of fine and/or

imprisonment in the county jail as

provided in the MRCA Park Ordinance


Nothing in this notice is in derogation

of the right of taxpayers of

the state of California who have

paid taxes the proceeds of which

were used to fund the General

Obligation Bonds used to acquire

the subject property to have access

to and use the “Via Escondido

Trailhead” which was acquired

by State of California General

Obligation Bonds for park,

recreation, and conservation purposes;

provided, however, that

such taxpayers of General Obligation

Bonds abide by the posted

use restrictions imposed pursuant

to ordinance of the MRCA upon

the same terms and conditions as

apply to invitees of the Authority

as provided by this notice.



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The Malibu City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the

Council Chambers at Malibu City Hall, located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, California, for the

item identified below:

Updated Developer Fee Program for the Benefit of the

Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County

Under the Developer Fee Agreement between the Consolidated Fire Protection District and the City, the City

must adopt an updated Developer Fee Program and Fire Station Plan. If adopted, the Resolution would keep

the current developer fee amount of $.9705 per square foot to reflect current costs associated with land acquisition,

fire station construction, purchase of apparatus and equipment, and administration.





If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Craig George, Environmental Sustainability

Director, at (310) 456-2489, ext. 229. Copies of all related documents can be reviewed by any interested person

at City Hall during regular business hours. Oral and written comments may be presented to the City

Council on or before the date of the meeting.

/s/:Craig George

Craig George, Environmental Sustainability Director

Publish Date: February 1, 2018


Ordinance No. 428 proposes to add chapter 17.75 (Cannabis Regulations) to the Malibu Municipal Code,

and find the same exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The new chapter includes regulations

that would allow personal cultivation of up to six plants, and prohibits cannabis delivery and commercial

cannabis activities other than those allowed by chapters 17.66 and 17.75 of the Malibu Municipal Code.

It also includes penalties for violations of Chapter 17.75. A full copy of Ordinance No. 428 is available for

review in the City Clerk's office.

I CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE NO. 428 was passed and adopted at the Regular City

Council meeting of January 22, 2018, by the following vote:


AYES: 3 La Monte, Wagner, Mullen

NOES: 2 Rosenthal, Peak




Heather Glaser

City Clerk

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