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2 | April 12, 2018 | Malibu surfside news calendar In this week’s surfside news News Briefs7 Photo Op12 Editorial15 Faith Briefs20 Puzzles23 Home of the Week24 Sports25-28 Classifieds29-31 ph: 310.457.2112 fx: 310.457.0936 Editor Lauren Coughlin Sales director Mary Hogan business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, 708.326.9170, x23 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51 Classified Sales 708.326.9170 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, 847.272.4565, x16 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 22 nd Century Media Malibu Surfside News P.O. Box 6854 Malibu, CA 90264 Malibu Surfside News is printed in a direct-to-plate process using soy-based inks. circulation inquiries “Malibu Surfside News” (USPS #364-790) is published weekly on Wednesdays by 22nd Century Media, LLC Malibu Surfside News P.O. Box 6854 Malibu, CA 90264 Periodicals Postage Paid at Malibu, California offices. Published by THURSDAY SMMUSD Board of Education 5:30 p.m. April 12, SM- MUSD District Office, 1651 16th St., Santa Monica. The SMMUSD Board of Education will meet. For more information, visit meetings.html. FRIDAY Classical Guitar Concert 3-4 p.m. April 13, Malibu Library, 23519 West Civic Center Way. The Pepperdine Guitar Department presents a concert featuring musicians studying with world-renowned classical guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening. A variety of works will be presented in solo and ensemble settings. All ages welcome. For more information, call (310) 456-6438 Wings Over Malibu 6:30-10 p.m. April 13, The Sunset Restaurant, 6800 Westward Beach Road, Malibu. Emily Shane Foundation’s annual spring fundraiser for its Successful Educational Achievement program will be held. The event will include dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, live musical entertainment, clairvoyant readings, and a photo booth. Tickets are $150 per guest, and there are a limited number of sponsorships available. For more information, visit emilyshane. org. For any questions, email info@emilyshane. org. SATURDAY Wildflower Walk 9-10 a.m. April 14, Malibu. Join the City’s naturalist on an educational hike and learn about native plants in bloom. Each hike will take place at a different Malibu location. Call (310) 317- 1364 or email Kriesgo@ for the hike location and meeting information. This event may be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Paint-out and Demonstration 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14, Peter Strauss Ranch, 3000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura. Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore for a free plein air paintout. Bring art supplies, water, lunch, sunscreen and repellent, hat and walking shoes. A short painting demonstration from pastelist Virginia Kamhi will occur at 9 a.m. near the picnic tables besides Triunfo Creek, and at noon there will be a positive group critique. All are welcome; no membership required. Rain cancels the paint-out. For more information, contact Bruce Trentham at (818) 397-1576 or bmtrentham@ or Russ Hunziker at (310) 500-6584 or Chumash Day Powwow 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 14, and Sunday, April 15, Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway. Join for the 20th annual Chumash Day Powwow, held rain or shine to celebrate Native Americans from all over the country, representing hundreds of tribes who will gather at Malibu Bluffs Park. Native American food, craft vendors, tribal ceremonies, and dances will be a part of the event on both days. There will be free admission, parking and shuttle service (on the corner of Webb Way and Civic Center Way) to and from the event. Onsite handicap parking spaces are very limited. A handicap accessible shuttle will be offered at the offsite parking lot. For assistance or additional information prior to the event, call (310) 456- 2489 ext. 239. For general information, email afiori@ or call (310) 456-2489 ext. 239. SUNDAY Dog Rescue at the Farmers Market 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 15, Malibu Farmers Market, Malibu Library Parking Lot, 2355 Civic Center Way. Rescued dogs will be looking for homes with loving families. For more on the dogs that are available for adoption, visit ter92270-dogs.html. The Art of Wine 3-6 p.m. April 15, Saddlerock Ranch, 32111 Mulholland Highway, Malibu. Join for the second annual Art of Wine, a fundraising event to support the schools at the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call (310) 456-2178. MONDAY Preschool Storytime 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 16, Malibu Library, 23519 West Civic Center Way. Join for an hour of fun featuring picture book stories, songs, a short art activity, and playtime. For ages 2.5 to 5 years old. For more information, call (310) 456- 6438. Planning Commission 6:30 p.m. April 16, Malibu City Hall Council Chambers, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road. The Malibu Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting. For more information, visit TUESDAY Music And Motion 11 a.m.-12 p.m. April 17, Malibu Library, 23519 West Civic Center Way. Linnea Richards conducts a musically rewarding and motivating class for babies and toddlers and their parents and caregivers. For children 0-3 and their caregivers. For more information, call (310) 456-6438. WEDNESDAY Benita Bike’s DanceArt Performance 6-7:30 p.m. April 18, Malibu Library, 23519 West Civic Center Way. Benita Bike’s DanceArt Company has been awakening audiences to the spiritual, emotional and intellectual depth of dance for more than 35 years. In this interactive dance performance, enjoy dance pieces while learning from the creators about how each work came into being. There will be many opportunities for artists and audience members to talk about dance performance, choreography, and the modern dance approach to movement. All ages welcome. For more information, call (310) 456-6438. UPCOMING Senior Center 15th Anniversary 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Malibu Senior Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road. Join for a western-themed celebration of the Malibu Senior Center’s 15th anniversary. The event will include dancing, live music, food and giveaways. Participants are encouraged to dress up in western-themed wear. Dance instructor MC Callaghan will offer a free workshop in country western two-step dancing from 12-12:30 p.m. Admission is free. RSVP by calling (310) 456-2489 ext. 357. For more information, visit Center. Bilingual Family Concert 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Malibu Library, 23519 West Civic Center Way. Children’s singersongwriter Nathalia performs a fun bilingual and interactive concert. For children ages 5-11 and their families. For more information, call (310) 456-6438. Zuma Health Talks 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Malibu Healing Center Kinetic Center suite, 21355 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 200. Jared Tavasolian will speak on “The Wim Hof Breathing Method” at this month’s Zuma Health Talk. The speaker is followed by refreshments and hors d’oeuvre next door at Zuma Wellness Clinic (Suite 202). The event is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, or to RSVP, visit www.event phy-15937591628 or call Elissa with Zuma Wellness at (310) 317-4888. ONGOING NAMI Support Group 6-7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of every month, Malibu Library, 23519 West Civic Center Way. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month. This group is for parents/caregivers who have a loved one with a mental illness. Have an item for calendar? Deadline is noon Thursdays. To submit an item to the calendar, email lauren@ News Malibu surfside news | April 12, 2018 | 3 malibu City council PCH traffic woes discussed by City City asks for LACOE petition to be heard Michele Willer-Allred, Freelance Reporter Caltrans officials said too many construction projects coupled with too many spring break visitors created a “perfect storm” for traffic congestion on the Pacific Coast Highway. “We’ve heard all the concerns from the public, as well as the City, regarding the congestion on PCH, especially during the last three or four weeks where it’s been very unusual,” said Abdi Saghafi, Caltrans office chief of traffic engineering, at the Monday, April 9 City Council meeting. Saghafi said Caltrans is working to alleviate congestion at Cross Creek by having an electrical engineer evaluate traffic patterns and add more “green time” on lights at PCH. Caltrans is also reportedly working on improving public traffic alerts, and it is moving some construction work to evening hours. Saghafi said “the pain is short term,” and all of the improvements will improve highway safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Councilmember Skylar Peak said the timing of the light at PCH at Topanga Canyon should also be looked at. “That is a public safety hazard in our community,” Peak said. Saghafi said it is a challenge since that is where two major highways intersect, but an engineer will be studying the area to come up with a better plan for distributing “green time.” Saghafi said a “roundabout” is also being studied. LACOE petition action The council also unanimously agreed to ask the Los Angeles County Office of Education to move forward with the City’s petition for a unified Malibu school district. At its March 20 meeting, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education agreed on a 50-year revenue sharing framework and asked the City to withdraw or hold its petition until an agreement can be made. The council is asking LACOE to accept the petition, but then will look to request a temporary suspension on further action, pending the outcome of negotiations with the district. Councilmember Laura Rosenthal said withdrawing the City’s petition might be “detrimental” to the City’s efforts. Rosenthal said that once it is accepted, LACOE can help with negotiations. Further, if special legislation is needed, she said it’s important for legislators to know that the petition was accepted and that LACOE and the City are still engaged in unification process. “We think it’s important for our Malibu stakeholders to know that the petition has been formally accepted and suspended as we move on to our next steps,” Rosenthal said. Schwarzenegger’s former advisor, a Malibu resident, dies Staff Report Malibu resident Bonnie Reiss, who served as the director of the University of Southern California Schwarzenegger Institute, died April 2 of cancer. Arnold Schwarzenegger described Reiss, 62, as a “true treasure” in a public statement on April 3. “For the past year, she has bravely fought cancer, just as she fought for equality and justice, students and the environment, and every other important issue you can imagine throughout her life of public service,” Schwarzenegger’s note states. “It was in her DNA — Bonnie never accepted things as they are — she was born to shake the status quo to its core and shape the world.” A scholarship in Reiss’ honor has been created at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy. “I will miss her dearly, but I am so happy that she will continue to leave the world better than she found it through each of the students whose lives she impacts,” Schwarzenegger wrote. Schwarzenegger appointed Reiss as the University of California regent in 2007. In that role, Reiss served as chairwoman of the Education Policy Committee as well as on a taskforce which sought to address sexual violence. University of California President Janet Napolitano, in an April 3 statement, reflected on Reiss’ tireless advocacy efforts. “Our students, faculty, and staff — both current and those to come — have benefited from Bonnie’s efforts to improve policies that combat sexual harassment and sexual assault, and her work to ensure that California’s public research university maintains its academic excellence while remaining accessible to our state’s students,” Napolitano’s statement read. Napolitano further reflected on Reiss’ passion to combat climate change, and announced that UC’s Carbon Neutrality Student Fellowship Program has been renamed the Bonnie Reiss Carbon Neutrality Student Fellows Program. “These accomplished and extremely promising UC graduate and undergraduate students will now be known as Reiss Fellows,” Napolitano states. “Their work will become part of Bonnie’s long and distinguished legacy. The University of California, and I personally, will deeply miss her.” According to bonniere, Reiss was a 1976 magna cum laude graduate from The University of Miami School of Business, with a major in accounting in finance. In 1978, she enrolled at Antioch Law School in Washington, D.C., and graduated at the top of her class before working for U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy in 1979. Reiss moved to Southern California in 1981 to practice entertainment law and later founded the Hollywood Womens’ Political Action Committee. In the late ’80s, Reiss began to focus on environmental matters and Malibu Urgent Care founded the Earth Communications Office, of which she was the CEO until 1993. Reiss was also responsible for producing the opening ceremony of the 52nd Presidential Inaugural. “Bonnie passed on the opportunity to stay in D.C. and work in the Clinton Administration to return to Malibu, California and continue her high impact nonprofit work,” Reiss’ public profile states. In California, she worked as senior advisor to former Gov. Schwarzenegger. Reiss and Schwarzenegger collaborated on a variety of education-focused efforts, including the creation of the voter-approved After School Education and Safety Act in 2002. Open During Remodel We are renovating in order to improve patient care! Donate: Help us save lives in local emergencies! 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