MSN_122018

22ndcenturymedia

Riding in comfort, joy

Annual Woodie Parade heralds start of holiday

traditions in Malibu, Pages 6-7

A joint effort

Malibu family benefits from Malibu Dads Holiday

Get-Together, GoFundMe campaign, Page 8

Remembering the good times

Loved ones pay tribute to longtime Malibu

resident Bill Armstrong, Pages 10-11

MalibuSurfsideNews.com • December 20, 2018 • Vol. 6 No. 10 • $1

A

®

Publication

,LLC

St. Nick, cheerful companions deliver holiday joy to Malibu City Hall, Page 5

Bryanna Edwards (left), recreation assistant for the City of Malibu, and Santa greet guests at the City’s Saturday, Dec. 15 Breakfast with Santa. Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

cornucopia

Malibu Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday 10am - 3Pm pm


2 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news calendar

malibusurfsidenews.com

In this week’s

surfside news

Police Reports13

Photo Op15

Editorial19

Faith Briefs24

Puzzles27

Home of the Week30

Sports31-35

Classifieds36-39

ph: 310.457.2112 fx: 310.457.0936

Editor

Lauren Coughlin

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.com

Sales director

Mary Hogan

mary@malibusurfsidenews.com

business directory Sales

Kellie Tschopp, 708.326.9170, x23

k.tschopp@22ndcenturymedia.com

Legal Notices

Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51

j.schouten@22ndcenturymedia.com

THURSDAY

Zuma Health Talks

6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 20, Malibu

Healing Center Kinetic

Center suite, 21355 Pacific

Coast Highway, Suite 200.

Dr. Jonci Jensen will speak

on “Six Health Secrets” 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.

eventbrite.com/o/dr-sarahmurphy-15937591628

or

call Elissa with Zuma Wellness

at (310) 317-4888.

Farm Pier Cafe, 23000

PCH. Join for Breakfast

with Santa. No reservations

are required.

Smarty Pants Storytime

3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 24,

Malibu Library, 23519 West

Civic Center Way. Enjoy

books, songs, rhymes and

movement while learning

school readiness skills and

having fun at this program

for ages 2-5 with an adult

caregiver. For more information,

call (310) 456-6438.

TUESDAY

City Hall Closed

All day Dec. 25, Malibu

City Hall, 23825 Stuart

Ranch Road. City Hall will

be closed for Christmas.

Classified Sales

SATURDAY

Holiday Festivities

UPCOMING

708.326.9170

12-4 p.m. Dec. 22, Malibu

Country Mart Courtyard,

City Hall Closed

All day Monday, Dec.

PUBLISHER

3835 Cross Creek Road.

Joe Coughlin, 847.272.4565, x16

31, Malibu City Hall,

Take photos with Santa and

j.coughlin@22ndcenturymedia.com

23825 Stuart Ranch Road.

Mrs. Claus, see live reindeer,

enjoy entertainment

president

City Hall will be closed for

Andrew Nicks

New Year’s Eve.

a.nicks@22ndcenturymedia.com from live carolers, and participate

in festive arts and

EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR

Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 crafts. There also will be a

City Hall Closed

n.burgan@22ndcenturymedia.com drop box for toy donations

All day Tuesday, Jan. 1,

MSN

outside of Toy Crazy. Everything

is free. For more

Malibu City Hall, 23825

22 nd Century Media

Malibu Surfside News

Stuart Ranch Road. City

P.O. Box 6854

information, email info@

Hall will be closed for New

Malibu, CA 90264

malibucountrymart.com

Year’s Day. LIST

www.MalibuSurfsideNews.com

Malibu Surfside News

is printed in a direct-to-plate MONDAY Malas, Mantras &

process using soy-based inks.

Meditation Workshop

circulation inquiries City Hall Closed

9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan.

circulation@22ndcenturymedia.com All day Dec. 24, Malibu 12, Malibu City Hall Backstage

Theater Room, 23825

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

published weekly on Wednesdays by

City Hall, 23825 Stuart

22nd Century Media, LLC Ranch Road. City Hall will

Malibu Surfside News

Stuart Ranch Road. Natalie

Backman-Spirova will

P.O. Box 6854

be closed for Christmas

Malibu, CA 90264

Periodicals Postage Paid at Malibu, California offices. Eve.

give participants the building

blocks to create an at-

Published by

Breakfast with Santa home meditation practice.

www.22ndcenturymedia.com 10 a.m. Dec. 24, Malibu Learn two ancient Sanskrit

mantras, how to properly

use mala beads and how to

integrate meditation into

a daily routine. The cost

is $25 per class. For more

information, call (310)

456-2489 ext. 239 or email

afiori@malibucity.org.

City Council

6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.

14, Malibu City Hall Council

Chambers, 23825 Stuart

Ranch Road. The Malibu

City Council will meet.

For more information, or to

view an agenda, visit www.

malibucity.org.

NAMI Family to Family

6-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday

starting Jan. 15, St.

Aidan’s Episcopal Church,

28211 PCH, Malibu. The

National Alliance on Mental

Illness hosts its free,

12-session educational program

for families who have

a loved one with a mental

health challenge. The class

is designed to help family

members understand and

support their loved one,

while maintaining their

own well-being. Register to

namibythebeach@gmail.

com or call (818) 458-9610.

ONGOING

Christmas Tree Recycling

All day, Dec. 26-Jan.

13, Malibu. Drop-off sites

are located at Bluffs Park,

24250 PCH (eastside culde-sac),

and 29136 PCH

near Heathercliff Road.

You may also cut your tree

to fit in your green waste

bin; no metal allowed.

Please remove the following

items from trees prior to

recycling: water containers,

metal stands, ornaments,

tinsel and lights. For more

information, visit Mali

buCity.org/Enviro or call

(310) 456-2489.

Disaster Assistance Center

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-

Saturday, Malibu Courthouse,

23525 Civic Center

Way. Replace records lost

during the Woolsey Fire,

file insurance claims, get

information on disaster recovery

and more. For more

information, visit www.

lacounty.gov/woolseyfire.

LIST IT YOURSELF

Reach out to thousands of daily

users by submitting your event at

MalibuSurfsideNews.com/calendar

For just print*, email all information to

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.com

*Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication.

Drop-in Crisis Counseling

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays,

Wednesdays and Fridays,

Depart Foundation,

3822 Cross Creek Road,

Suite 3844. The Boys and

Girls Club of Malibu will

offer 30- to 40-minute

crisis counseling sessions

free of charge starting

Dec. 10, with both private

and group therapy options

offered. For more information,

or to schedule an

appointment, call Randi

Goodman at (818) 312-

7107.

Beauty in Quiet Places

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.

2-Dec. 31, Santa Monica

Mountains Interagency

Visitor Center, 26876

Mulholland Highway,

Calabasas. A portion of

the funds from art sales

will be donated to support

further programs in the

Santa Monica Mountains

National Recreation Area.

Free and open to the public.

For more information,

email samo@wnpa.org or

call (805) 370-2302.


malibusurfsidenews.com News

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 3

malibu Planning commission

Members welcome Sibert back

to dais, discuss rebuilding

Michele willer-allred,

Freelance Reporter

The fire was the primary

topic at a Monday, Dec.

17 Planning Commission

meeting, where Mikke

Pierson, a longtime commissioner,

also was given

well wishes on his new role

on the City Council.

John Sibert, a familiar

face to many in the city,

was welcomed back in the

role of interim planning

commissioner after Pierson’s

seat was vacated.

Steve Uhring, who was

selected as the commission’s

new chairman, had

some words for victims

of the fire on behalf of the

Planning Commission.

“Whatever role we’re

going to play in this rebuild

process, I think I can assure

you that whatever we do,

we’re going to try to make

it as painless and as rapid as

possible for you to try to go

out and rebuild,” he said.

Planning Director Bonnie

Blue also offered her

condolences and help to

those affected by the fire.

“This has been an unprecedented,

just crazy and

terrible time,” Blue said.

“We’re here to help you in

any way we can to recover

and rebuild. Whatever we

can do, please don’t hesitate

to call us.”

Blue said the City has a

fire rebuild counter at City

Hall that is staffed by planners

who can help residents

with various aspects of the

rebuilding process.

Blue said there have been

more than 200 meetings so

far with residents at the

rebuild counter. Planning

staff also is available at the

disaster recovery center at

the Malibu Courthouse.

Blue said county inspectors

have inspected all

the properties in the burn

area, and the City now has

an evolving inventory of

the properties that were

burned.

Right now, she said the

City is in the process of assisting

people with public

records for the purposes of

documenting the previous

footprint and square footage

of their homes.

She said the Planning

Commission and staff need

to make decisions regarding

making homes being

built more fire resistant.

Upcoming meetings will

deal with code amendments

dealing with temporary

trailers and ways to make it

easier to replace wastewater

treatment systems.

Commissioner Jeffrey

Jennings, who was affected

by the fire, said it would be

helpful if there was a “roadmap”

on what residents

need to do and the steps

they need to take with the

City in order to rebuild.

“It’s the ambiguity and

uncertainty that’s giving

people a lot of angst,” Jennings

said.

Planning Commissioner

Chris Marx said he looked

at Ramirez Canyon after the

fire, and noted four to six

feet of debris in the creek

that could cause major problems

if a large rainfall occurs.

He asked residents living

in low-lying areas near

canyon floors to be mindful

during heavy rains.

Pierson, who was elected

to the City Council Nov. 6,

came to the meeting to say

goodbye to the Planning

Commission, which he

served on for seven years.

Jennings congratulated

Pierson, but said he doesn’t

envy his new position at

this time.

“The post-[fire] sessions

are going to be very,

very rough,” Jennings said.

“You’re going to have huge

challenges facing you.”

“I’ll try to do what I can

to make sure that you’re

comfortable with the decisions

we make over the

next couple meetings,” said

Sibert, a former Malibu

mayor, city councilman and

planning commissioner.

In other business, Uhring

noted that Soho House’s

Little Beach House Malibu

received its sixth complaint

from neighboring residents

about amplified music over

the past weekend.

Blue said an item will be

brought back to the Planning

Commission in the

new year dealing with code

compliance from the business,

though noise complaints

are being handled

by code enforcement.

The Planning Commission

also voted 4-0, with

Sibert abstaining, to approve

a Coastal Development

Permit to construct

an underground soldier pile

wall across two properties

at 25000 and 25040 Pacific

Coast High Highway. The

construction is to help stabilize

a bluff slope and protect

neighboring properties.

The permit was previously

approved by the

commission in October, but

the Planning Department

learned that the required legal

notice wasn’t properly

published, therefore requiring

another public hearing.

4 GOLDEN GLOBE

BEST DIRECTOR Spike Lee

WRITTEN BY: CHARLIE WACHTEL & DAVID RABINOWITZ AND KEVIN WILLMOTT & SPIKE LEE

DIRECTED BY: SPIKE LEE

Construction • Management • Development

Design/Build

WE BUILD FROM THE GROUND UP.

START TO FINISH.

We Can Do it All.

CALL US FOR ONSITE VISIT

®

AWARD NOMINATIONS

including

BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR

EXPERTISE IN:

• Grading

• Foundations

• Retaining Walls

310.573.4242

www.pacificdesigngroup.com

16700 Bollinger Drive • Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

DRAMA

© 2018 FOCUS FEATURES LLC.

• Framing

• Hillside

Construction


4 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news news

malibusurfsidenews.com

Santa, sheriffs make spirits bright

Children impacted

by fire receive toys,

enjoy entertainment

at surprise event

Staff Report

St. Nick and various

charitable helpers delivered

some early Christmas

cheer to local fire victims

Saturday, Dec. 15, at the

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s

Station.

Between visiting with

the big man in red, receiving

balloon animals, enjoying

merry tunes from

Calabasas High School

carolers and chowing

down on pancakes, children

at the invite-only

event were allowed to select

one large toy or two

small toys. The toys were

collected through the sheriff’s

station’s annual December

toy drive for needy

families.

Also participating in the

event were Motor 4 Kids

and Every Child’s Dream

Foundation.

The event was co-hosted

by the Los Angeles County

Sheriff’s Department Malibu/Lost

Hills Station along

with Los Angeles County

Fire Department and California

Highway Patrol.

Deputy Rick Baldi (left) greets Nora and Nathan Alvarez during a private Saturday, Dec.

15 event for local fire victims. Attendees of the invite-only event at the Malibu/Lost Hills

Sheriff’s Station enjoyed pancakes and entertainment as well as receiving toys and

other donations. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

Santa makes his grand entrance at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station event.

Carolers from Calabasas High School perform under the direction of Josh Barroll.

Deputy Joe Telles (right) — pictured here with Mia Kay (left) and Selene Telles —

volunteered for the day to give out the scarves and pajamas prepared for the families

affected by the Woolsey Fire.


malibusurfsidenews.com news

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 5

Malibu’s good boys, girls visit with Santa

City’s annual event

features arts and

crafts, breakfast

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Little ones and their parents

were all smiles Saturday,

Dec. 15, as they entered

Malibu City Hall and

started a busy, fun morning

at the City’s annual Breakfast

with Santa.

First, the attendees

were treated to swag from

two new Netflix movies,

“Trolls: The Beat Goes

On!” and “Spirit Riding

Free,” popular productions

among little ones. Free

temporary tattoos, stickers,

lip balms and other

movie accoutrement were

offered.

Guests dined on eggs,

bacon, sausage and hash

browns as adults caught up

with neighbors and little

ones made new friends.

The children also were

able to make Christmas

ornaments at Santa’s Workshop,

a craft table sponsored

by Unstructured Studio.

Little Zane Thornton, 4,

sporting a colorful Christmas

sweater and an enormous

grin, started his

project with lots of encouragement

from three loving

uncles and his grandmother.

Soon, he became engrossed

with the intricacies

of painting his initials on

a motif with Rudolph the

Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Studio owner Jemma

Wildermuth helped children

start their projects.

“Creating is good for

the soul,” she said. “That’s

why we like to be unstructured

and we use recycled

Nadine Setz and her 3-year-old son, Micah, enjoy the City of Malibu’s Saturday, Dec. 15

Breakfast with Santa. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

Zane Thornton, 4, works on an art project alongside his

uncle, Aaron Thornton.

materials, because doing so

is a great conduit for creativity.”

Little ones happily designed

ornaments, periodically

glancing at their

parents, seeking encouragement

and eyeballing

what other children were

painting.

“I think it’s wonderful

that the City offers this

event for families,” Sandra

Delgado said as her 4-yearold

daughter, Kaitlyn, happily

painted. “We’re excited

to take the ornament

home and put it on the

tree.”

Jon Sanchez kicked back

as his 5-year-old twin boys,

Hunter and Peyton Piper-

Sanchez, played and waited

for Santa.

Please see santa, 9

Malibu Recovery

Free Store

Exclusively for Malibu residents affected

by the Woolsey Fire.

Please bring ID

New & gently used

Family clothing and

Footwear

Malibu Country Mart

Directly above Toy Crazy

23410 Civic Center Way

Visit us online at

MalibuSurfsideNews.com

Founded by the Recovery Project Malibu.

Organized by Tracy Park, Catherine Brickman, Lisa Oliver Waldinger, and the Malibu

Country Mart. Please visit our store to learn how you can help.

DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS WELCOME

Nov 26

-

Dec 31

11 - 5 DAILY


6 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news news

malibusurfsidenews.com

Annual Woodie Parade again brings locals together

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

The 15th annual Woodie

Parade merged new and old

identities this year, serving

as a homecoming for some

displaced attendees as well

as a nostalgic tradition for

many.

“It feels like I’m home

again as I attend this event

today and I can feel the

love, comfort, and friendship

from people,” said

attendee Christine Carter

Conway, who lost her Point

Dume home in the Woolsey

Fire. “We’re going to be fine

and we’ll work together to

rebuild and the parade helps

me realize that ‘home’ is

about community — it’s not

just about a house.”

The merry event attracted

20 drivers — and many admirers

— of the vintage surf

cars, which proceeded from

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

to Malibu Village on Dec.

9. Several of the parade

participants had brunch at

Paradise Cove “to give the

restaurant some business

right after the fire, and also

to recognize that the restaurant

fed first responders,”

participant Richard Henning

explained.

As the cars rolled in

and parked, gleaming and

colorfully decorated, curious

onlookers strolled past

them, noting special details

about each one. Some

had colorful wreaths on

their front fenders. Others

had license plates with

clever messages such as

“Oldie, But Woodie.” Others

sported stuffed Santas

and other stuffed animals,

carefully positioned on vehicle

seats and in front of

steering wheels. Still others

were adorned with colorful,

glittering regalia. All were

unique and intriguing.

Dougger Anderson puts a finishing touch on his 1946 woodie during the Dec. 9 Woodie Parade. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

The Hodads perform at Malibu Village as part of the 15th annual event.

“These are world-class

woodies that are very well

maintained,” John Ferry

said in an admiring tone.

“You can’t often find this

many of them in one spot.”

Event organizer John

Zambetti happily surveyed

the entourage.

“Andy Cohen’s ’39

woodie is the oldest entrant

in the parade,” he said almost

reverently, as he eyed

the gleaming vehicle that

exists at the glorious intersection

of machinery and

artwork.

Dogs ran to and fro, often

pursued by gleeful toddlers

who were trailed by pursuing

adults trying to keep up.

Attendee Thelma DiBianca,

94 years young, who

once owned a woodie with

her late husband, smiled

broadly as she took in the

whole affair.

The very well-attended

event featured a quintessential

surf band, the Hodads,

who played favorite

tunes in the background,

including “Two Girls for

Every Boy,” and “Let’s Go

Surfing Now.”

Attendees also enjoyed

fare donated by Marmalade

Restaurant, Malibu Burger

Company and Malibu

Farm, and beverages compliments

of Potek Winery.

Children made miniwoodie

holiday ornaments,

and attendees took pictures

of a surfing Santa who

good-naturedly perched

precariously on a surfboard

inset in a psychedelic surf

booth.

Volunteers from the Malibu

Boys and Girls Club

helped those who lost their

homes to the fire to apply for

assistance. State Sen. Henry


malibusurfsidenews.com news

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 7

John Zambetti (left), the “trail master” of the annual Malibu Woodie Parade, gets

interviewed by Elex Michaelson, an anchor for Good Day L.A., outside of Paradise Cove

Beach Cafe.

Stern announced that Bill

Sampson, National Woodie

Club president, facilitated

a pledge by Jewel Hilton to

match any donations made

to benefit the Boys and Girls

Club three-fold. Attendees

clapped heartily.

“We’re not alone as we

recover from the fire,”

Stern said. “Events such

as this help us show one

another love and stitch together

our recovery as we

break bread together.”

Soon, the Malibu Ukulele

Orchestra took the stage

and entertained guests.

Malibu resident and

Planning Commissioner

John Mazza, who drove a

1946 Ford woodie in the

parade, summed up the sentiment

of many attendees.

“The Woodie Parade is a

longtime tradition in Malibu,”

he said. “This places

us back in our surfing roots

and in the spirit of Malibu

and it’s so nice to have this

celebration.”

Classic woodies proceed down Pacific Coast Highway

before parking at Malibu Village.

(Left to right) Squid Magid, Shaun Magid and Shannon

Magid pose by their 1946 Ford in the Paradise Cove

parking lot. “It’s the perfect way to celebrate the last

night of Hanukkah,” Shannon said.

Woodie Parade attendees Paula DiBianca (left) and her mom, 94-year-old Thelma

DiBianca, pose for the camera. Thelma once owned a woodie with her late husband.

CHRISTMAS EVE

7pm Candlelight Service

Malibu United Methodist Church

30128 Morning View Dr. • 310.457.7505


8 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news news

malibusurfsidenews.com

Local dads drum up support for Kurials

Malibu father of two

thankful for local

support after losing

family home to fire

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

For three years, a group

of Malibu dads have come

together for a holiday gettogether,

donating to Toys

for Tots.

This year, the men instead

turned their philanthropic

attention to one of

their own, chipping in to

raise money for Pavel Kurial,

a father of two (Filip,

12, and Martin, 9) who lost

his home on Yerba Buena

Road to the Woolsey Fire.

It was Kurial’s first time

at the gathering, held Dec.

9 at Ollie’s Duck & Dive,

but he was in good company,

surrounded by about

45 men, some of whom he

knew through school and

work.

“I was surprised,” Kurial

said in a Dec. 14 phone interview.

“There was a lot

Roughly 45 men attended the third annual Malibu Dads Holiday Get-Together at Ollie’s

Duck & Dive Dec. 9. The event, hosted by John White and Steve Clarke, served as a

fundraiser for Pavel Kurial, who lost his home to the Woolsey Fire. Photos Submitted

Pavel Kurial, the owner of Pavel’s Plumbing, is pictured

with his sons, Martin (middle), 9, and Filip, 12.

of dads there, and a lot of

support.”

Several of the men donated

to a GoFundMe page

(www.gofundme.com/

rebuild-kurial039s-home)

created in Kurial’s honor,

though event organizer

Steve Clarke noted that the

fund had “a healthy balance”

prior to the gathering.

As of Monday, Dec.

17, the GoFundMe had

raised $27,710, surpassing

its $25,000 goal.

Kurial said his family

was able to take some

clothing, photo albums and

documents before evacuating

from Malibu, but many

of their valuables were lost

to the flames. The donations

will go toward replacing

items they lost, he said,

and any leftover funds will

go into his children’s savings

accounts.

Kurial said his family

hopes to rebuild a home in

Malibu, which they have

called home for about 15

years, on and off. Meanwhile,

the family is staying

with a friend in Malibu

while Kurial continues to

run his plumbing business,

Pavel’s Plumbing.

Pavel’s wife, Jana Kurial,

died last July after a battle

with cancer. After her passing,

she was honored by the

Juan Cabrillo Elementary

School community which

created the Jana Kurial Citizenship

Award as an ode to

her dedication to her children

and their school.

Last year and this year,

the Kurials have been surrounded

by a strong, supportive

community.

“At this point, I think we

are in very good shape,”

Kurial said, when asked if

the family had any immediate

needs. “We are fine

now.”

Malibu Navy League hosts annual Toys for Tots drive

Donations to be

accepted through

Friday, Dec. 21, at

First Bank in Malibu

Visit us online at MalibuSurfsideNews.com

Submitted by the Malibu

Navy League

Mudslides on Pacific

Coast Highway did not prevent

U.S. Marines from the

Port Hueneme Naval Base

from joining the “Toys for

Tots” event Dec. 6 at First

Bank in Malibu.

They arrived in their allterrain

vehicle, as requested

by the Malibu Navy

League, as scheduled. The

Attendees gather for a photo beside an ATV during the

Malibu Navy League’s party to kick off its annual Toys for

Tots collection. Photo Submitted

gathering marked the Navy

League’s 10th annual Toys

for Tots festivity.

Attendees included Mayor

Jefferson Wagner, Malibu

Navy League head John

Payne and First Bank Vice

President/Senior Branch

Manager Keri Canady.

First Bank is the U.S. Marine’s

official toy collection

site. New, unwrapped toys

may be dropped off at the

bank (located at 3822 Cross

Creek Road, Suite 3850)

through Friday, Dec. 21.


malibusurfsidenews.com news

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 9

SMMUSD Board of Education

Post fires, floods, district looks to future

Officials make

emergency motions,

await answers on

fire’s tax impact

Michele Willer-Allred

Freelance Reporter

After being closed for

several weeks due to the

Woolsey Fire, all Malibu

schools were reopened by

Dec. 12, with students trying

to return to a “sense of

normalcy.”

“I think it went very, very

well,” Malibu High School

student Kimya Afshar told

the Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District

Board of Education. “It was

super successful.”

Afshar, who is the MHS

student representative for

the district, gave an update

about the first day of school

at the district’s Thursday,

Dec. 13 meeting.

The board also approved

a couple of emergency

ordinances related to the

fire, including one to make

repairs to buildings at the

high school, which sustained

damage from subsequent

flooding.

The board also approved

the district’s first interim

budget, and heard about

how the loss of properties

in Malibu could affect

property tax revenues that

schools receive.

During her report, Afshar

said therapy dogs

were available on campus

to comfort students returning

back to the high

school. Krispy Kreme

also donated 500 doughnuts

to the school on the

first day.

A comfort room also was

set up if students needed

a break because she said

“a lot of kids are having

a very hard time coming

back to school.”

“All of our teachers

were super accommodating;

they were sweet and

understanding,” Afshar

said. “Additionally, most

students, from my experience,

are super willing to

work, and very excited to

get back to a routine and a

sense of normalcy.”

Afshar reported how students

are trying to get back

to a normal routine, including

how the school soccer

team has been practicing

for the beginning of soccer

season, and the mock trial

team has been doing well.

SMMUSD Superintendent

Ben Drati said it was

“comforting” to hear the

student perspective from

Afshar.

“Obviously, a lot of

work went into supporting

Malibu schools,” Drati

said. “I want to thank all

the staff for working tirelessly

to meet the needs

of the families, and I also

want to thank the families

for their patience.”

Drati said the district

still needs to work on

many things, and to answer

questions for families

concerned about outside

air and cleanup efforts. He

said the district will continue

to work with parentstudent

groups to keep

them updated.

Drati said that even

when students are on holiday

break, the district will

be keeping an eye out for

rain and will be ready to

respond to any problems.

In a letter to parents,

Drati wrote that each

school was professionally

cleaned from top to bottom

and tested for lead, asbestos

and particulates. The

results are posted on each

school’s website.

“We are pleased with the

results that clearly reflect

our spaces are healthy for

students and staff,” Drati

wrote.

More information about

the district’s cleanup efforts

after the fire as well

as details on resources for

residents are available at

www.smmusd.org.

Rainstorms after the fire

did flood six spaces at the

high school, including two

classrooms, a classroom

workroom, the teachers’

workroom and lounge, and

a security office.

The board unanimously

approved adoption of an

emergency resolution for

immediate repair work on

those spaces.

The board also unanimously

approved an emergency

resolution reducing

days of operation or attendance

due to emergency

conditions between Nov. 9

and Dec. 12 in Malibu.

Because the district receives

funds from the state

to operate child care and

development programs,

the district is required to

provide the rationale for

closures so it doesn’t lose

funds due to circumstances

beyond their control, such

as fires.

The board also received

and unanimously approved

the school district’s first interim

budget report, which

shows the district’s financial

position as of Oct. 31.

”I am actually proud to

say that we are certifying

this budget as positive for

the first interim, and the

district will be able to meet

its obligation in the current

and next two fiscal years,”

said Melody Canady, assistant

superintendent of

business and fiscal services.

The first interim budget

report shows total revenue

of $120 million, about $1.3

million short of the original

2018-19 budget adopted

in July. Much of the

change was due to lowerthan-anticipated

state revenue

to the district.

Total expenditures were

$122.5 million, which was

$75,508 lower than anticipated

due to higher costs

in employee benefits, services

and other operating

costs.

Canady said the district

is showing a deficit of $2.5

million in its unrestricted

general fund, but still

maintains a 19.3-percent

reserve.

“We’re not completely

out of touch with ourselves

[with the budget], but we

do still have some work to

do to get to where we need

to go,” Canady said.

Canady said she has received

a lot of questions

regarding how loss of

properties in Malibu due

to the fire might impact

property tax revenue for

the district.

“I’ve had conversations

with folks out there that

are experts within the field,

and they say it’s a little bit

too soon for us to know

the answer to that right at

this moment,” she said.

“However, I’m sure it will

make some type of an impact

because of the size of

our district and the amount

that we actually lost in

Malibu.”

Canady said the district

will probably know more

about the fire impact in

January after hearing from

the Los Angeles County

Office of the Assessor.

“Hopefully it’s not that

much of a negative effect,”

she said. “But at the same

time, we want to be prudent

with actually how we’re

looking at these funds at

this particular time.”

santa

From Page 5

“I think it’s a cool thing

to have this breakfast each

year,” Jon said. “We came

last year and we all enjoyed

it a lot.”

Malibu Surfside News

visited with the twins.

“Are you looking forward

to seeing Santa?”

Malibu Surfside News

asked.

“Yes, because I want to

meet with him,” Peyton

answered in a business-like

manner. “I need to tell him

I want a school bus, a race

car and LEGO Gems.”

Soon, the room quieted.

The children looked up in

anticipation.

Eyes wide with amazement,

the children watched

as good old Santa Claus

arrived. Santa mingled

with the crowd, highfiving

wee wanes, ho-hohoing

his way into the

room and welcoming all

the children to tell him

what they would like this

Christmas.

For Zane, a dream-cometrue

Christmas morning

will include a fun and variant

group of gifts.

“I want a skateboard,

Nerf guns and a trampoline,”

he said. “I wanted a

scooter, but I just won one

in the raffle.”

Sherrie Thornton smiled

adoringly at her grandson.

“As you can see, he’s a

5-year-old boy,” she said.

Sage DeWind, 3, had

high hopes that Santa might

bring her a horse stable.

“She’s very into horses,”

said Amanda DeWind,

Sage’s mother. “This is

such a fun event. It’s the

second year we’ve come,

and we really look forward

to it.”

Santa made his way

through the room and sat

down for photo opportunities

with gleeful attendees.

Little Leo Gigliotti, 3,

loved sitting on Santa’s lap

and getting Santa hugs.

“Cheese!” Leo said as

him mom took photos.

“I want a bicycle, Santa,”

he said. “A big, real bicycle.”

Volunteer Yvonne Gelbman

smiled.

“I’m so glad that all

the families came out to

celebrate here,” Gelbman

said. “This is a very good

crowd and it’s a wonderful

event.”


10 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news news

malibusurfsidenews.com

In Memoriam

Love of life, family, community defined Armstrong

103-year-old Malibu

resident fondly

remembered by his

loved ones

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

William Clinton Armstrong,

III, a Malibu resident

for 68 years, died

Nov. 23, surrounded by his

loving family and leaving

many memories and legacies.

He was 103 years old.

Armstrong was born Jan.

18, 1915 in Seattle. He

lived in southern California

from an early age and graduated

from Santa Monica

High School and UCLA.

“Grandpa Bill always

had something delightful

and witty to say,” said Sunshine

Armstrong-Silverston,

Bill’s granddaughter.

“He found humor in everything.

I think he lived

so long because he always

kept moving and always

had a goal.”

Since 1950, Armstrong

lived on Latigo Shore Drive

in Malibu. He was a proud

member of the Malibu Optimist

Club and a regular

in the traditional Fourth of

July parade on Point Dume,

where he would drive his

1918 Pierce Arrow, beaming

with pride and ready

to converse about the car’s

features. A member of the

National Pierce Arrow Society

since 1960 and cofounder

of the Southern

California Pierce Arrow

Project, Armstrong greatly

enjoyed taking his family

on annual cross country

tours, Alan Armstrong,

Bill’s son, told Malibu

Surfside News.

“Our father and mother

loved skin diving and

Malibu’s Bill Armstrong rides in the 2017 Point Dume

Fourth of July Parade, one of his longtime traditions.

22nd Century Media File Photo

Let Us Paws and

Give Thanks this

Holiday Season

#MALIBUSTRONG

catching abalone and lobster,

and we had a Norman

Rockwell type of childhood,”

Alan said. “We

grew up on the beach and

every girl had a horse and

rode it on the beach, and

we all swam and sailed and

water skied and we always

had a lot of animals.”

Bill’s daughter, Lani Netter,

fondly remembers running

down the beach as a

young girl and her dad taking

her in his arms, swinging

her in a circle.

“After he did that, I got

to ride home on his shoulders

and that is one of the

most precious memories

I have of the loving father

that he was,” Lani said.

“My dad has always been

and will remain a strong

Malibu Coast Animal Hospital

23431 Pacific Coast Highway

tel:310-317-4560

www.malibuvets.com

Bill Armstrong, a longtime resident of Latigo Shore Drive

in Malibu, died late last month at the age of 103.

Photo Submitted

inspiration for me to follow

my dreams, and I am

so grateful that our father

gave us a beautiful childhood

riding horses through

the waves and feeling such

peace.”

In addition to his fulltime

career, Bill helped his

late wife, Virginia, start a

school.

“Dad always helped do

the administrative side

of running my mother’s

school, now known as the

Under the Oaks Preschool

and run by Sunshine,”

Alan said. “He was space

communications controller

for Hughes Aircraft for

30 years, retiring as administrative

controller for

Hughes’ Malibu division in

1980.”

Sunshine fondly recalled

how Armstrong was often

found walking the hillsides

along Latigo Shore at 100,

collecting rocks with worm

holes in them at 101, and

raking the seaweed off the

beach at 102.

“When he was 103, when

I would visit him in the evening,

he would often be on

his exer-cycle,” Sunshine

said. “He would say, ‘Hi,

I’m just warming up my

legs before I go to bed.’ I

will always remember him

like that.”

Bill Lawton, whom Alan

described as Bill’s “second

son,” has been a family

friend for more than six

decades.

“When school began,

I met my lifelong friend,

Alan Armstrong,” Lawton

recalled. “Soon after, I went

to the Armstrong home on

Latigo Shore Drive.

“I am sure it was on that

first visit that a garage door

was raised and I saw my

first Pierce-Arrow automobile.

Bill Armstrong had

been collecting Pierce-Arrows

since the early ’50s. I

was 7 years old and wanted

to be a member of the family

with the cool cars. Bill

was always there, doing

things with the boys. My

normal question was, ‘Can

we go for a ride?’ We usually

did!”

Many years of friendship

and camaraderie followed.

“Alan and I wanted to

drive anything with an engine,”

Lawton said. “Bill

would understand and allow

us to drive most everything.

When we were

12 years old, Bill tried to

teach us how to shift the

1920 Pierce. I would take

off in first gear and grind

trying to shift into second.

What today seems like a

thousand times Bill would

say, ‘Stop and try again.’ I

don’t know where he found

the patience.”

In January 2005, after

celebrating his 90th birthday,

Armstrong attended


malibusurfsidenews.com news

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 11

a Malibu Optimist Club

meeting. The Optimists had

a longtime ritual of charging

members $1 for every

year after their birthday,

recalled Lawton, and Armstrong

said ‘What the hell,

I’m an optimist’ and threw

in $100.

“Being an optimist got

Bill to 103 years old,”

Lawton said. “He lived a

great life, helped many and

steered us all in a good direction.”

Darlene Dubray, a member

of the Malibu Optimist

Club, also shared her memories

of Armstrong.

“I will forever smile

when I think of him and

remember his wonderful

inspiration,” she said. “He

always encouraged me to

surf Latigo, his precious

gem.”

Lani said her father lived

a life filled with joy — a

joy he shared with all.

Armstrong was preceded

in death by Virginia Armstrong,

his loving wife of

75 years.

He is survived by his

children Alan Armstrong,

Lea Anderson and Lani

Netter; six grandchildren,

Sunshine and Brian Armstrong,

Ryan and Tor Anderson,

and Grace and Jake

Netter; and seven greatgrandchildren,

Victoria Silverston

and Ben, Joe, Sam,

Rachel, Joshua and Megan

Anderson.

A memorial celebrating

Armstrong’s life will be

held at Malibu Presbyterian

Church, 3324 Malibu Canyon

Road, at 11 a.m. Jan.

19, 2019. Those wishing

to attend should RSVP to

malibuseaside@me.com.

Jean W. Linthicum

Jean W. Linthicum (nee

Wolverton), 94, of Malibu,

died Dec. 4.

She was born April 14,

1924 in Bandon, Oregon.

“Grubby Cat,” as she was

dubbed for unknown rea-

Jean W. Linthicum (right), pictured with her husband,

Dr. Fred H. Linthicum Jr. in 2008, died Dec. 4. Photo

Submitted

sons by her father, moved at

an early age with her family

to Vista, California. After

graduating from Vista High

School in 1942, “Wolvy” attended

UCLA and became

a registered nurse. While

working at Good Samaritan

Hospital she met her

future husband, Dr. Fred H.

Linthicum Jr. They married

and began a life together

that took them to Ft. Lewis,

Baltimore, Zurich and Hollywood

before moving to

Topanga Beach in 1961 with

their three children. In 1966,

the family moved to Malibu

Road, where Linthicum created

a home environment

that became a magnet for

her children’s friends, full

of life, laughter, activity and

some mischief.

“Nurse Jean” volunteered

with the John Tracy Clinic

and the Kennedy Center at

St. John’s Hospital in Santa

Monica, serving for many

years as the Camp Nurse in

the Kennedy Center’s summer

program for special

needs children held at what

is now King Gillette Ranch.

Linthicum was a founding

member and the first

president of the Deafness

Research Foundation Auxiliary

charitable organization.

In later life, she became a

docent at Charmlee Wilderness

Park in Malibu where

she was recognized as

“Queen Jean” and overcame

a lifelong fear of snakes by

learning not to freak out

when encountering rattlers

on group hikes with impressionable

children.

Always physically active,

Linthicum enjoyed energetic

walks with friends,

gardening, fly fishing, traveling

and sorting stacks of

donated items for the Artifac

Tree thrift shop. She

was a member for over 25

years in the Pt. Dume book

club that read and discussed

a book a week. Linthicum

is survived by her husband

of 72 years, two sons (Fred

of Bend, OR and Philip of

Falmouth, ME), their wives,

three grandsons and two

granddaughters (who called

her “Grandma Grubby”

with great affection). Linthicum

passed peacefully at

Ronald Reagan Hospital at

UCLA after a short period

of declining health. She is

remembered for her incredible

vitality, positive attitude

and broad generosity. A remembrance

is planned at the

family home in February.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email lauren@

malibusurfsidenews.com with

information about a loved one

who was a part of the Malibu

community.

THE EMERGENCY GRANT RELIEF CENTER

Located In Malibu Village within The Depart Foundation

3822 Cross Creek Road, Suite #3844

Malibu, CA 90265

Hours: 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Emergency Relief Fund will be closed

12/24/18- 1/3/19 for the Inter Holiday.

Application submission and disbursements will resume on 1/4/19.

CRISIS COUNSELING

From THE BGCM WELLNESS CENTER

We are Here for You.

Let Us Help Support You for Healing and Recovery.

(Located in Malibu Village within The Depart Foundation)

Visit our Licensed Therapists, Free of Charge.

30-40 Minute Drop-In Counseling Sessions Available

Group Sessions, up to 6 People also Available

Location: The Depart Foundation (see above address)

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 AM to 4 PM for drop-in appointments

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Emergency Relief Fund will be closed

12/24/18- 1/3/19 for the Inter Holiday.

Application submission and disbursements will resume on 1/4/19.

To schedule an appointment or for more information:

please reach out to BGCM Wellness Director

Randi Goodman @ 818-312-7107

To Reach BGCM Emergency Relief call 424.388.9862

Applications can be accessed at:

www.bgcmalibu.org or

by emailing emergencyrelief@bgcmalibu.org


12 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news news

malibusurfsidenews.com

Volunteer-run PDC Shop offers plentiful donations

Free shop serves as

additional resource

for victims of the

Woolsey Fire

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

A donation center set up

shop in the billiards room

of the Point Dume Club

clubhouse last Monday,

offering free clothing, accessories,

sporting goods,

books and toys to victims

of the Woolsey Fire.

While other such stores

exist within Malibu, Point

Dume Club residents and

PDC Shop organizers Arpie

Petkus, Lisa Spear and

Tina Jennings hope to serve

those who may just be returning

to town or who are

just starting to seek help in

a low-key, safe space.

“We just wanted to have

another opportunity, another

place,” Petkus said.

The PDC Shop, which

previously served residents

on an appointmentonly

schedule, has now adopted

the following hours:

3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday,

Wednesday and Friday;

and 1-3 p.m. Saturday and

Sunday. Appointments

also may be requested by

calling or texting Spear at

(310) 924-5889, Petkus

at (323) 595-1162 or Jennings

at (310) 710-4165.

As of Wednesday, Dec.

12, Petkus said the clubhouse

was pretty well

stocked, but the organizers

are still accepting brand

new items.

The Point Dume Club Shop

What: Victims of the Woolsey Fire are able to receive

free clothing, accessories, sporting goods, books

and toys. Shoppers also may add desired items to a

wish list.

Where: The billiards room of the Point Dume Club

clubhouse, located at 29500 Heathercliff Road in

Malibu

When: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and

Friday; 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

* Appointments also may be scheduled by calling or texting

Arpie Petkus at (323) 595-1162, Lisa Spear at (310) 924-

5889 or Tina Jennings at (310) 710-4165.

The volunteers also continue

to accept wish list requests

from shoppers, with

recent requests ranging

from Christmas decorations

to an iron and ironing

board. Anyone who wants

to help fulfill wish list requests

as they come in may

contact the organizers,

though Petkus said wishes

have been quickly fulfilled

thus far.

The clubhouse also

reached out to representatives

of the local Santa

Monica-Malibu Unified

School District schools to

spread the word to those in

need.

The shop also encourages

children who are friends

of those who lost their

homes to stop by the shop

to create care packages in

order to take the burden off

of those in need.

“It is a thoughtful gesture

that makes them feel

helpful and lets the recipient

know that their friends

are here to support them

and give them a boost,”

the organizers explained

in an email to the Malibu

schools.

The women also aim to

provide valuable connections

outside of the clubhouse’s

doors wherever

possible. Though various

relief efforts are underway,

Petkus said compassion

and support can go a long

way right now.

“We’re just finding that

people feel like there’s

no progress,” she said.

“ ... They’re just kind of

overwhelmed by the slowness

of the process. Even

though they’ve been told

‘We’re going to try to

speed this up,’ it doesn’t

feel like that for them right

now.”

A final date of operation

for the PDC Shop has

not yet been determined,

but Petkus said she anticipated

the shop would remain

open for a few more

months. The Point Dume

Club clubhouse is located

at 29500 Heathercliff Road

in Malibu.

MALIBU FIRE RELIEF

Boys & Girls Club Malibu is working together with state and local officials and serving

directly as fiscal operator for Malibu Community & Equestrian needs

Please Post and share with others Follow us to stay informed at:

@bgcmalibu90265 | @bgcmalibu90265 | @bgcmalibu

DONATE

MALIBU

COMMUNITY RELIEF

DONATE

MALIBU

EQUESTRIAN RELIEF

Donations/Volunteer ops at: https://bgcmalibu.org/

THE MALIBU FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES

DBA THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MALIBU 501C3 95-4774844


malibusurfsidenews.com news

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 13

Next round of CERT training

sessions to be held in January

Submitted by the City of

Malibu

The next Community

Emergency Response

Team training sessions

will be held on three consecutive

Saturdays in January

2019.

“As we know, Malibu

is vulnerable to disasters,

whether they are wildfires,

earthquakes or flooding

and mudslides, so I encourage

everyone to CERT

trained so they can be part

of community preparedness,”

said former Mayor

Rick Mullen, who also

is a Los Angeles County

Fire captain. “The Malibu

CERT team self-mobilized

during the catastrophic

Woolsey Fire and provided

critical assistance

to community members

in need.”

During the Woolsey

Fire, CERT team members

accessed the City’s emergency

supplies containers

and distributed supplies to

residents.

News Briefs

Police to increase patrol

efforts in LA County for

Drive Sober or Get Pulled

Over campaign

The Los Angeles County

Sheriff’s Department, in

partnership with the California

Office of Traffic

Safety and National Highway

Traffic Safety Administration,

has launched its

Drive Sober or Get Pulled

Over campaign.

From Dec. 14-Jan. 1.,

LASD is to have more

deputies on the road looking

for drivers suspected

CERT is a highly acclaimed

program of free

courses administered by

the City of Malibu and

by public safety agencies

across the country that

empowers citizens to help

during disasters. Volunteers

are trained in basic

first aid, fire suppression,

and search and rescue

so that they can provide

emergency assistance to

their neighbors.

CERT volunteers are a

crucial part of the City’s

ability to prepare and respond

to disasters. During

the Woolsey Fire, Malibu

CERT volunteers contributed

about 300 hours of

service to the emergency

response by distributing

food and medical supplies,

assisting with evacuations,

and administering basic

first aid.

In August 2017, the

City Council adopted the

official CERT Program

Guidelines, an important

step in formally incorporating

the program and the

of driving under the influence

of alcohol and/

or drugs (including marijuana,

prescription drugs

and over-the-counter

medications).

Last year, between Dec.

22-25 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2,

25 people were killed and

643 injured on California

roads, according to data

from the California Highway

Patrol Statewide Integrated

Traffic Records

System.

“Whether you are home

with family or at the bar, it

trained, dedicated CERT

volunteers into the City’s

emergency management

system. The guidelines

outline the requirements to

become a member of the

Malibu CERT Team, organizational

structure, team

responsibilities, ongoing

participation requirements,

and activation procedures.

In addition to their first

aid, search and rescue,

and other training, CERT

members will complete

Federal Emergency Management

Agency trainings,

serve at least 30 hours per

year, attend regular meetings

and drills, and will be

registered as Disaster Service

Workers.

Classes will be from 10

a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 12, Jan.

19 and Jan. 26.

For more information, or

to sign up, visit www.mali

busafety.eventbrite.com,

call Public Safety Specialist

Stephanie Berger at

(310) 456-2489 ext. 368,

or email SBerger@malibu

city.org.

is important that you find

a sober ride home after

drinking,” said Sgt. Robert

Hill, of the Los Angeles

County Sheriff’s Department,

in a Dec. 13 press

release. “As an adult, it is

up to you to make adult

decisions and drive sober

or use a ride share service.

There are no excuses for

driving impaired.”

News Briefs are compiled

by Editor Lauren Coughlin,

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.

com.

Police Reports

Ring valued at $15K reportedly

stolen during fire repair work

A $15,000 platinum,

diamond and emerald ring

reportedly was stolen from

a home on Pacific Coast

Highway while work was

being done to repair damages

sustained from the

Woolsey Fire, according to

a Dec. 8 police report.

Dec. 10

• Designer luggage, a recording

camera, rugs and

bedsheets, with a total estimated

value of $5,360,

reportedly were stolen

from a master bedroom at

a home on Piuma Road.

The alleged victim said

she locked the doors of

the residence when she

evacuated on Nov. 10

during the Woolsey Fire.

Upon her return on Nov.

18, she found the front

door unlocked and items

missing.

• A pressure washer, spray

gun and other items valued

at $2,660 allegedly were

stolen from a residence

on Rambla Pacifica. The

front, locked doors were

forced open and the theft

reportedly occurred while

the residence was evacuated

between Nov. 10-18

because of the Woolsey

Fire.

• A $1,200 MacBook Pro

laptop reportedly was stolen

from an apartment on

Cavalleri Road while the

alleged victim had evacuated

the residence between

Nov. 9-22 because of the

Woolsey Fire.

Dec. 8

• An iPhone, designer

purse and portfolio case,

and laptop, with a total estimated

value of $1,600,

and $200 cash, reportedly

were stolen from a

parked car at Topanga

State Beach, 18700 Pacific

Coast Highway. The alleged

victim said he placed

his car key on a tire before

he went surfing. Upon his

return, he discovered the

items missing and the key

on the ground.

• Three Twix candy bars

valued at $6 were reportedly

stolen from an Arco

Food Mart, 18541 Pacific

Coast Highway by a male

who walked into the store

and took the candy.

FOR RATES & INFORMATION

Call708.326.9170

Dec. 5

• Hardwood floor panels

valued at $20,000 reportedly

were stolen from a

home on Ramirez Mesa

Drive. The alleged victim

evacuated her home

between Nov. 9 and Dec.

5 because of the Woolsey

Fire, and discovered the

thefts had occurred in an

open garage.

Dec. 3

• A television and designer

wallets reportedly were

stolen from a residence

on Dume Drive. The residence

had been evacuated

because of the Woolsey

Fire, and most of the home

was destroyed by the fire

except for the guest room

where the theft occurred.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Malibu

Surfside News police reports

are compiled from official

records on file at the Los

Angeles County Lost Hills/

Malibu Sheriff’s Department

headquarters. Anyone listed in

these reports is considered to

be innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of law.

ARE YOU HIRING?

Advertise your company's open positions in

Malibu Surfside News and reach local,

qualified candidates today!

MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS


14 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news news

malibusurfsidenews.com

School News

University of Florida

Malibu’s Burns joins Honor

Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Angel Burns, of Malibu,

was recently initiated

into The Honor Society of

Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s

oldest and most selective

all-discipline collegiate

honor society. Burns was

initiated at University of

Florida.

Burns is among approximately

30,000 students, faculty,

professional staff and

alumni to be initiated into

Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation

only and requires nomination

and approval by a chapter.

Only the Top 10 percent

of seniors and 7.5 percent

of juniors are eligible for

membership. Graduate students

in the Top 10 percent

of the number of candidates

for graduate degrees may

also qualify, as do faculty,

professional staff and alumni

who have achieved scholarly

distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was

founded in 1897 and aims

“to recognize and promote

academic excellence in all

fields of higher education

and to engage the community

of scholars in service

to others.”

tufts university

Malibu student to

continue education at

Massachusetts school

Bailey Halbreich, from

Malibu, has joined more

than 1,500 undergraduate

students from around the

world at Tufts University,

located in Medford/Somerville,

Massachusetts.

In all, only 14.6 percent

of a record breaking

21,501 applicants were

admitted to the university,

the second-lowest acceptance

rate in university

history.

The university’s Class

of 2022 is the most diverse

class ever, according to the

university, and the beneficiary

of the largest commitment

of financial aid in university

history, as well as a trailblazer

in gender parity among

engineering students.

Thirty-seven percent of

first-year U.S. undergraduates

identify as students of

color, a Tufts record. The

1,544-member undergraduate

class received $25.8

million in need-based

grants, a new mark for financial

aid commitment by

the university. The incoming

engineering class nearly

reached gender parity,

with 49 percent of students

identifying as women.

Tufts University, located

on campuses in Boston,

Medford/Somerville and

Grafton, Massachusetts,

and in Talloires, France, is

recognized among the premier

research universities

in the United States. Tufts

enjoys a global reputation

for academic excellence

and for the preparation of

students as leaders in a wide

range of professions. A

growing number of innovative

teaching and research

initiatives span all Tufts

campuses, and collaboration

among the faculty and

students in the undergraduate,

graduate and professional

programs across

the university’s schools is

widely encouraged.

School News is compiled

by Editor Lauren Coughlin,

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.

com.

Visit us online at

MalibuSurfsideNews.com

SMC seeks local members for

its bond oversight committee

Business reps from

both Santa Monica,

Malibu sought for

current openings

Submitted by Santa Monica

College

Santa Monica College is

seeking applicants for the

Citizens Bond Oversight

Committee, which oversees

the implementation of

the bond measures that are

funding capital improvement

projects at the college:

Measure U (2002),

Measure S (2004), Measure

AA (2008), and Measure

V (2016).

The application deadline

is Friday, Jan. 4.

The vacancies are specifically

for representatives

of local business

communities of Santa

Monica and Malibu. Applications

for additional

members are encouraged,

and are available at www.

smc.edu/CBOCApp.

To qualify for appointment,

an applicant must

be at least 18 years old;

must not be an SMC employee

or official; and

must not be a vendor, contractor

or consultant to the

college.

The committee was established

in spring 2002—

as required by state law

— to oversee the implementation

of Measure U,

the $160 million bond

passed by an overwhelming

70 percent of Santa

Monica-Malibu voters.

The committee’s responsibility

was expanded to

include oversight of Measure

S, the $135 million

bond measure passed in

November 2004; Measure

AA, the $295 million

bond measure passed

in November 2008; and

Measure V, the $345 million

bond measure passed

in November 2016. The

bond measures are funding

a wide range of projects,

including replacement

buildings, seismic

retrofitting, safety and

technology upgrades, and

more.

The SMC Board of

Trustees will review all

applications and make the

final appointments. For

more information on the

application process, please

contact Ramin Nematollahi,

the committee’s coordinator

at Nematollahi_

Ramin@smc.edu or (310)

434-4044. Detailed information

on the committee

may also be found at www.

smc.edu/CBOC.

SMMUSD begins kindergarten enrollment process

School tours

are planned for

this January and

February

Submitted by SMMUSD

Elementary schools

throughout the Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School

District will be welcoming

resident parents of incoming

kindergartners to tour

the schools and find out

more about enrolling their

children for the 2019-20

school year.

The events are planned

for January and February

2019, with dates

for each school posted

online.

Transitional Kindergarten

and Kindergarten

Round-Up, as the yearly

event is called, is an opportunity

for Santa Monica

and Malibu parents of children

entering TK or kindergarten

for the upcoming

year to meet the principal

of their neighborhood

school, visit classrooms,

and begin the registration

process for the 2019-20

school year.

Please plan to attend

the school assigned for

your residence. Kindergarten

is offered at every

school, however, TK is

not. Your neighborhood

school will provide you

information at the Round-

Up regarding availability

of TK at that school,

or the school serving the

neighborhood.

SMMUSD offers TK or

Bridges TK classrooms at

Cabrillo and Webster in

Malibu. McKinley, Rogers,

Grant, Edison and

Roosevelt hold the Santa

Monica TK classes. All

TK programs offer an excellent

opportunity for

students who have birthdays

in a certain range

to begin a program that

prepares them for kindergarten

for the following

year. Bridges TK is

a neighborhood program

that is SMMUSD-aligned,

STEAM-enhanced and

Reggio-inspired.

For both TK and K enrollment,

resident parents

will need to bring with

them: their child’s birth

certificate, health records

and verification of residence

in Santa Monica or

Malibu. For more details

and examples of verification

documents, visit the

registration page online.

All parents need to be

aware that SMMUSD

strictly adheres to birthdate

ranges for admission

to preschool, TK and kindergarten.

This is based

on California Education

Code. To learn where your

child will be placed regardless

of years of preschool,

see the enrollment

guidelines.

Contact your neighborhood

school with any

questions. Visit the school

locator online to determine

your neighborhood school.

Preschool and Seaside

Preschool tours are

handled by Child Development

Services and the

school sites. Please check

the district website for tour

and information meeting

dates.


malibusurfsidenews.com community

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 15

‘Tis the season

Meeting focuses on chapter’s gifts to

veterans, veterans’ families

Photo Op

Malibu Daughters of the American Revolution members

(front row, left to right) Beth Grimes, Edith Morgan, Ellen

Kerr, Tica O’Neill, Patti Scroggins (left to right) Courtney

Alexander, Stephanie Boyd, Kim Lucas, Anne Kaufman,

Annette Keller, Vicki Cooper and Jennifer Meltzer gather for

a photo during the group’s Dec. 1 meeting. Photo Submitted

Business Briefs

Eyewear discount offered

to fire victims

Now through Dec. 31,

Village Optic in Palisades

Village is offering a 50-percent

discount on prescription

lens to those affected

by the wildfires.

The business is located

at 1052 N. Swarthmore

Ave. For more information,

call (424) 280-4498,

email info@villageoptic.

com or visit www.villa

geoptic.com.

Area Chipotle restaurants

raise money for wildfire

recovery efforts

Chipotle Mexican Grill

donated $380,000 to the

United Way’s California

wildfire recovery efforts

after hosting a fundraiser

in late November. Malibu’s

Chipotle was among the

154 participating locations

in the Sacramento and Los

Angeles area.

Altogether, more than

75,000 individuals supported

the fundraiser.

Donated funds to local

United Ways are fueling

interim- and long-term recovery

assistance to residents

affected by the fires

in Northern and Southern

California.

The $380,000 amount

was part of $1.4 million

that Chipotle has donated

since 2017 to help United

Way rebuild communities

after natural disasters. The

business previously donated

to United Way relief efforts

for the Mexico earthquake,

hurricanes Harvey

and Irma in 2017, and Hurricane

Florence in 2018.

Chipotle also donated

meals to volunteers at the

Emergency Operation Center

at the American Red

Cross of Los Angeles.

For more information on

United Way’s efforts, visit

UnitedWay.org/Recovery.

Business Briefs are compiled

by Editor Lauren Coughlin,

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.

com.

Malibu resident and Surfside freelancer Barbara Burke shared this image of a surfboard menorah in Malibu

Village.

Want your photo to appear in our newspaper? Email lauren@malibusurfsidenews.com.

Malibu Glass & Mirror 310.456.1844

Come visit our showroom

Windows and Doors

Showers and MIrrors

Railings and Skylights

Screens and Glass Repair

Additional Services

www.malibuglass.com

fax: 310.456.2594

3547 Winter Canyon, Malibu CA 90265

Licensed Contractor #396181


16 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news sound off

malibusurfsidenews.com

MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS is looking

for local FREELANCE REPORTERS

and PHOTOGRAPHERS to cover events,

meetings and sports in the area.

Interested individuals should send an email with a

resume and any clips to

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.com

MALIBU'S TOP SOURCE

FOR NEWS & INFORMATION

MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS

Ashley’s Angle

Proof through the long

night of the Woolsey Fire

Ashley Hamilton

Contributing columnist

Malibu resident

What would a

survivor of the

worst inferno

in the history of a people

make of a hilltop scorched

by fire and shorn of his

fellow people, where the

site looked like a burnt

offering not to God but the

aftermath of yet another attack

against God’s chosen

people?

What would he say without

knowledge of the cause

of the conflagration, if all

he had were experience as

his guide and suffering as

his tutor? What would he

do if he knew the culprit

were the indiscriminate

fury of nature instead of

the worst elements of human

nature, because the

sole survivor were a giant

steel menorah?

I can only hazard a

guess, but I do not think it

is unreasonable to say the

man would cry in solace

and not in sorrow; that we

are all thankful to see what

endures, from the menorah

atop Camp Hess Kramer

to the cross that stands on

the lawn of Pepperdine

University; that these

beacons of light shall shine

not for eight nights but for

countless nights; that the

light shall not be a wildfire

of darkness but a bonfire of

enlightenment.

What, then, can we

discern from the Woolsey

Fire?

In a word: life.

Each life is a light unto

the nations. Each life is

brief yet brilliant, able to

burn not once or twice a

year but as long as free

men — and women —

do what is necessary to

maintain the twin faiths of

Judaism and Christianity,

whose lights emanate from

Jerusalem and Bethlehem,

whose lights emit rays of

hope, whose lights exude

the glories of peace.

The light belongs to all

people.

It excludes the wicked,

provided we stop those

who would pervert the

lights of faith and family.

It includes our community,

which continues to come

together to repair the Earth

and revive the faith of the

dispossessed.

That the Woolsey Fire is

a test of even the deepest

faith reminds us that grace

is meaningless without

some measure of grief; that

devastation sows doubt

about the existence, never

mind the benevolence, of

a divine Creator; that it

is beyond our ability to

understand what we can

never know; that we must

accept what is or deny

what may be, based only

on what we can measure,

in spite of what we may

feel; in spite of what we do

feel beside a hearth that is

warm but not lit, beside a

heart that is transcendent

but not tangible, beside a

home that is exultant but

not extant.

Rebuilding Malibu will

require acts, not faith, because

no one will do for us

what we can — and must

— do for ourselves.

Money can help the

process and lawmakers can

expedite the process. But

neither the false gods of

mammon nor the machine

politicians in Sacramento

can equal the resilience of

the residents of Malibu.

We resolve to resurrect

the spirit of our community.

It is alive already, visible

from above and in plain

sight from where I stand.

It is a sight to behold, of

many acting as one.

It is a sight for the ages.

It is a snapshot of

America, of one Nation

under God, indivisible,

with liberty and justice for

all.

It is a beautiful sight,

indeed.

Ashley’s Angle is a monthly

column from Malibu resident

Ashley Hamilton. Hamilton is

an artist and father who seeks

to express the truth through

his work. Ashley’s Angle will

cover issues and politics

which are relevant to the

Malibu community at large.

The opinions of this column

are that of the writer. They do

not necessarily reflect those of

the Malibu Surfside News.


malibusurfsidenews.com sound off

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 17

Don’t Panic, It’s Organic

The knowledge, tools

for safe toxin removal

Andy Lopez

Contributing Columnist

Invisible Gardener

This is a continuing

series on how to deal

with toxins as well as

tree and property restoration,

and how to stay safe

while doing so.

The most important

thing is to stay safe. I drive

around town a lot, and I

have seen very few folks

wearing masks, and the few

who I did see with masks

were not wearing the proper

model. Look for N95

masks. I would order them

from Amazon and have

them delivered as soon as

possible.

I also would wear a protective

face mask, full body

protection and, of course,

gloves. Toxins have many

ways in which they can

enter our bodies, including

through touch. The

list of home toxins is very

extensive. We have more

toxins in our homes than a

chemical war plant. We buy

and bring home toxins that

should never be burned.

Just because you cannot

see or smell anything does

not mean it is not there.

Whenever you have this

kind of massive toxin environment

spring up overnight,

the dangers will not

be apparent until you have

already been dangerously

exposed.

Your pets are in a worse

situation, and they must not

be allowed to walk outside

unless it is in a clean

environment. Animals will

have a hard time not getting

sick since they cannot wear

protective masks, so it is

a good idea to find other

places for them until it has

been cleaned up.

I would also suggest

purchasing an air quality

monitor. I use an IGRESS

which I got from Amazon.

It will tell you when it is

not safe.

You definitely should

get an air purifier for each

room. I use Levoit from

Amazon, but there are

many you can choose from.

It will take a few years

for all the toxins to be dispersed.

Think about toxins

in the national forest. Many

toxins may be carried by

the winds and fall into the

forest areas. The winds will

disperse the toxins around

again once it is hot and dry,

so toxins will be around for

a while.

The same goes for any

radiation. Many folks are

worried about Malibu’s

exposure to materials at

our local nuclear research

center. I have been testing

for radiation levels, and so

far I have not found any

“dangerous” locations. If

you think you have a hot

spot, please let me know,

and I will test it and post on

Nextdoor.

What I have found is that

background radiation levels

are a little bit higher than

usual. Here is the thing: If

there were a radioactive

leak due to fires at that site,

they would be able to tell

from their monitors. What

they do and do not tell us is

another story, so I prefer to

find out for myself.

So, let’s say there was

a radiation leak due to

fires. That radiation would

travel on the Santa Ana

and disperse. The rains

do wash it down from the

sky, but, when it dries, it

will get blown around. So

expect things to happen

in late spring or summer

when things get hot and

then windy. That would be

a good time to monitor for

radiation and air quality.

Now that it is raining, the

air quality will improve, but

the toxins are now in the

soil and covering everything

from trees to fruit

to vegetables. Fruits and

vegetables should not be

eaten unless they are tested

for toxins and radiation. I

would test everything for a

few years at least.

The soil will need to be

removed and disposed of

properly and then rebuilt.

You should use a halfand-half

mixture of live

compost and clean topsoil.

There are many soil companies

around to choose from.

Just do not use anything

with sewer sludge, as that

stuff is toxic.

Many also are wondering

how to determine if their

trees will survive and, if

Please see invisible, 19

ADVANCED

HEARING AID

TECHNOLOGY

For Less Than $ 200

“I was amazed! Sounds I hadn’t heard

in years came back to me!”

— Don W., Sherman, TX

How can a hearing aid that costs

less than $ 200 be every bit as good as

one that sells for $2,250 or more?

The answer: Although tremendous

strides have been made in Advanced

Hearing Aid Technology, those cost

reductions have not been passed

on to you. Until now...

MDHearingAid ® uses the same kind of Advanced Hearing Aid Technology

incorporated into hearing aids that cost thousands more at a small fraction of

the price.

Over 300,000 satisfied MDHearingAid customers agree: High-quality, FDAregistered

hearing aids don’t have to cost a fortune. The fact is, you don’t need

to spend thousands for a hearing aid. MDHearingAid is a medical-grade

hearing aid offering sophistication and high performance, and works right out

of the box with no time-consuming “adjustment” appointments. You can

contact a licensed hearing specialist conveniently online or by phone — even

after your purchase at no cost. No other company provides such extensive

support. Now that you know...why pay more?

Can a Hearing Aid Delay or Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

A study by the National Institute on Aging suggests older individuals

with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s and

dementia over time than those who retain their hearing. They

suggest that an intervention — such as a hearing aid — could delay or prevent

this by improving hearing!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR

45-DAY RISK-FREE TRIAL!

Hearing is believing and we invite you to try this nearly

invisible hearing aid with no annoying whistling or background

noise for yourself. If you are not completely satisfi ed with your

MDHearingAid, return it within 45 days for a FULL REFUND.

For the Lowest Price Call

1-866-839-1117

Proudly assembled in America!

DOCTOR DESIGNED | AUDIOLOGIST TESTED | FDA REGISTERED

BATTERIES

INCLUDED!

READY TO USE RIGHT

OUT OF THE BOX!

Nearly Invisible

BIG SOUND.

TINY PRICE.

Use Code HQ97and get

FREE Batteries for 1 Year

Plus FREE Shipping


18 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news sound off

malibusurfsidenews.com

Ride of the Week

Beloved, fire-damaged Ranchero finds new home at Murphy Auto Museum

Fireball Tim Lawrence

Contributing Columnist

Malibu resident

The Woolsey Fire left

many cars in ruin.

Literally hundreds

of them litter the ’Bu, and

many of them will head to

the scrap heap.

But when my friend

Thom Panunzio asked me

if there was anything we

could do with his 1957

Ford Ranchero, I had to

take a moment to contemplate.

This Ranchero was

in Panunzio’s hands for

many years and two days

before the fire started, it

was just completed. His todo

list was done. The next

stop for the car was my

Wheels and Waves show

here in Malibu.

This 1957 Ford Ranchero was one of many vehicles lost to the Woolsey Fire, but it now has a new life as a piece of history at the Murphy Auto

Museum. Ken Vela

But alas, the fires ripped

through the canyon and

destroyed his garage, cars

and all its contents.

So I made a call to my

friend David Neel at The

Malibu Newsstand

Murphy Auto Museum.

What if we could drag the

car out of the ash-littered

garage, take it to the museum

and put in on display

as a piece of history? And

25 Years in Business. #MalibuStrong

Thanks to all the brave emergency personnel

and volunteers, for their tireless work

protecting our beloved city.

It’s devastating to lose a

home, but most importantly

many lives were saved.

MALIBU IS

RESILIENT.

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

to no shock at all, Neel

was immediately on board.

A few weeks later, I was

heading to Panunzio’s again

with my wife, Kathie, and

friend, Ken Vela, to grab the

car. We posted on Facebook

that we needed a trailer and

up popped Dennis Burnham

from Torrance. He had just

purchased a trailer and was

eager to help. We arrived at

the garage to find that the

car sat on its belly and was

in park. The only way to

get it out was to drag it. So,

we did.

It took four hours to get

the car on the bed — twice

as long as we expected.

We had to come back

the next day and drive it

from Malibu all the way

to Oxnard, ash flying out

the back. The dismount of

the ’57 was slightly easier

than getting it on the trailer,

albeit it falling a few times.

But once we got it cleared

using a forklift, we set her

down in a prime spot where

people could see her.

The Murphy is currently

closed for the holidays, but

will reopen in January if

you want to go up and get

a closer look.

But as we settled the

car in the space, Panunzio

called me to express

his gratitude that the car

that he once had truly

loved was going to have a

second life. This made me

very happy and gave me

perspective in regard to the

cars, homes and things that

people lost in this fire. The

attachments we had are not

about the things, but about

the feelings behind them.

The emotion that was

rattled in this year’s fire

was what truly shook

us. Most things can be

replaced and some things

can’t, but the feelings we

suffered from hit us to our

core. Many of us identify

ourselves with what we

have instead of who we

are. And it’s who we are

that truly defines us.

Loss of your possessions

is horrible. But loss

of yourself is worse. And

that can only happen if you

give up, which is something

Malibu will never

do — and that’s why I’m

grateful to be here with all

of you.

Want to be featured in Ride of

the Week? Send Fireball an

email at askfireball@fireball

tim.com.


malibusurfsidenews.com sound off

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 19

Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

from MalibuSurfsideNews.com as of Monday,

Dec. 17

1. Seven-year-old donates allowance money to

Malibu business to buy candy for fire victims

2. Breaking News - Man, woman killed in fire

on Mulholland identified

3. News Briefs: Complimentary debris removal

services available

4. Self-care at heart of Day of Malibu Healing &

Assistance

5. Police without arrests, physical evidence in

Malibu lootings

Become a member: malibusurfsidenews.com

SweetBu Candy Co. (@sweetbucandyco)

posted Friday, Dec. 14:

“It’s not too late for SweetBu delivery. DM me for

custom holiday gifts.”

Like Malibu Surfside News: facebook.com/malibusurfsidenews

From the Editor

A hopeful holiday wish

Lauren Coughlin

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.com

Believe it or not,

Christmas is a mere

five days away.

A sense of normalcy

has cautiously returned to

Malibu in recent weeks,

with several annual holiday

traditions marching on

and bringing smiles, but

the holiday simply will

not be the same for many

community members.

While Santa, Christmas

carols and donated toys

can bring glimpses of

hope and excitement to

wee ones, there is no

simple cure-all for the

adult population.

To that end, this is a

time when community

is more imperative than

ever.

It’s long been an

unspoken part of the

holiday season to be kind

and to make sure the

most vulnerable among

us are not alone. On

Thanksgiving, we saw a

strong Malibu community

band together to share

fellowship and to take

care of its own, and I have

no doubt that the same

trend will appear this

Christmas.

And though some

holiday traditions may

seem trivial in the bigger

picture of all there is to

worry about, it’s important

to exercise self-care and

allow yourself to enjoy

the simple and important

comforts that the fire cannot

take away.

This certainly applies to

Christmas, but I hope that

it can extend beyond that,

too. Personally, I’ve never

been one for New Year’s

resolutions, as I feel that

the change you wish to

make in your life can and

should take place as needed

rather than on an annual

schedule. And while

Christmas has always been

my favorite holiday, I too

aim to bring that sense of

enjoyment and gratitude

into other days.

Ultimately, there are

many things that are

beyond our control — but

our outlook and approach

to the trying days ahead is

not one of them.

Wherever this Christmas

may find you, I wish

you and yours a Merry

Christmas, and I hope that

it’s just the beginning of

the fresh and joyous start

that all of Malibu needs

and deserves.

Poet’s Corner

Fire

Carol Gable, Harvester Road

House is ash & rubble

Nothing remains but

charred blackness.

White ash of cherished

books

Now, after the rain,

paper mâché.

Walls scorched and

fallen in.

Everyday dishes in

the dishwasher remain

unscathed,

while favorite heirloom

china is blackened and

broken in pieces

Sadness that my neighborhood

is now a charred

ruin.

Green grasses on hillsides

sprout signifying

Renewal Hope

Love

in all the brokenness

Want to submit a poem to

the Surfside? Email Editor

Lauren Coughlin at lauren@

malibusurfsidenews.com.

Nicole Nishida (@lasdNicole), public

information office for the Los Angeles

County Sheriff’s Department, posted Dec.

10: “Officials from @LACoFDPIO @LAFD

@LACoSheriff offering holiday safety tips

for the public. Do not leave your packages

in your car, have someone pick up your

packages off your porch or be home &

set light timers giving the impression that

someone is home. @LASDHQ”

Follow Malibu Surfside News: @malibusurfsidenews

invisible

From Page 17

they are alive, what to do.

There are two ways to go

about determining if your

trees are alive.

First, you can tell your

gardener only to prune back

what is dead on the tree. If

nothing is alive, I would

still wait a few months. You

might be surprised as to

how trees and other living

things will regenerate. I

would use an organic fertilizer

and apply compost and

azalea/gardenia mix. If it

still dies, pull it up, amend

the soil and replant.

The other way is to get

an arborist to come out

to see if the tree(s) will

survive or not. I would not

leave it up to your gardener

unless he or she is really

good at it.

One of the best ways to

encourage your tree(s) to

recover is to foliar spray

them. The spray will be

absorbed through not just

the leaves (if it has any

left), but also the bark. You

also should soak the soil

with the spray. The spray

should be something as

simple as compost tea or a

mineral-based tea. Compost

tea will help not just the

trees but also the soil to

come back to life. I would

use something like Sea-90

to add minerals or add rock

dust directly to the soil. You

can make a rock dust tea by

adding 1 cup of rock dust to

10 gallons of water. Allow

the mixture to sit, strain it

and then spray.

Another option is milk,

which is rich in the calcium

the trees need. I’d try 1

cup of milk per 10 cups of

water.

Any questions? Email me at

andylopez@invisiblegardener.

com.

Malibu Surfside News

Sound Off Policy

Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from

22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole.

Malibu Surfside News encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off.

All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published.

We also ask that writers include their address and phone number

for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to 400

words. Malibu Surfside News reserves the right to edit letters. Letters

become property of Malibu Surfside News. Letters that are published

do not reflect the thoughts and views of Malibu Surfside News. Letters

can be mailed to: Malibu Surfside News, P.O. Box 6854

Malibu, CA 90264. Fax letters to (310) 457-0936 or email

news@malibusurfsidenews.com.


20 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news malibu

malibusurfsidenews.com

Full service. Lowest fee.

Game-changing technology.

Traditional agents like fine print and

big commissions.

REX charges 70% less with afull

service broker and leading technology.

No hidden fees.

No asterisk.

REX

TRADITIONAL

Fully Licensed Agents

Yes

Yes

Contract Length

4mos

6mos

AI Driven Marketing

Yes

No

YouPay

2% 6%

Qualify in minutes

Call (424) 389-4739

©2018 REX. All rights reserved. Licensed Real Estate Broker.

CalDRE #01976010


Still rockin’

Dick Dale draws a crowd

to Malibu’s Casa Escobar,

Page 22

Merrymaking

Ballet Conservatory West

ushers in holidays with

‘The Nutcracker,’ Page 26

malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | malibusurfsidenews.com

Webster Elementary

School mom

Stephanie Rocca (left)

shops at the booth of

jewelry designer Sosy

Agopian (right) Dec.

12 during Webster’s

Holiday Boutique at

Malibu Lumber Yard.

Suzy Demeter/22nd

Century Media

Webster Elementary well-supported at

annual holiday boutique, Page 23


22 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news life & arts

malibusurfsidenews.com

‘Pioneer of surf guitar’ rocks Malibu’s Casa Escobar

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Musician Dick Dale, 81,

has performed for an astounding

64 years, gracing

Casa Escobar’s stage many

times over those years.

During a Dec. 8, standing-room-only

concert

at the Malibu restaurant,

he was as impressive as

ever, still crossing genres

and switching instruments

with the creative frenzy

and facility that he showed

decades ago.

“I admire how he invented

a whole new genre

of guitar single-handedly,”

attendee Luke Tutykhin

told Malibu Surfside

News. “I gave his stagehand

a pick and I hope

he uses it tonight ... he

goes through a lot of them

every show.”

Two opening acts revved

the attendees up. The

Bruce Pied Blues Band,

a South Bay horn band,

got the evening started by

playing old favorites such

as “Stand By Me” and

“Love Me Do.”

The crowd settled in,

buoyed by conviviality

and libations, comfortable

in a Malibu watering hole

that is familiar and warm

and that provides views of

Malibu’s iconic pier, steps

away from the famous

First Point, an iconic landmark

of the surf culture of

which Dale is a legendary

part.

Openers Pacific Range

further warmed the crowd

up, playing familiar songs

infused with influences as

varied as the Grateful Dead

and The Allman Brothers.

Seamus Turner, the band’s

guitarist and vocalist, said

the group was honored to

open for “the pioneer of

surf guitar.”

Tutykhin, an avid fan,

anxiously waited alongside

attendees, many of whom

could be his grandparents.

They all came to see Dale

perform, fascinated by his

ability to play the guitar

upside down, backward

and left handed, and intrigued

by his heavy staccato

picking on the same

Fender Stratocaster he has

played for decades. Since

the 1950s, Dale has been

known for his aggressive,

pro-metal, unique picking,

and for his many and varied

songs.

On “Miserlou,” released

in 1962, Dale made

waves with the first use of

Awesome Oranges!

Navel

Oranges

Petite Red

Navels

Tangerines

Petite Navel

Oranges

ONLY

$19 99*

Special limited

time offer!

SAVE $18!

Reg. Price $37.99

Call 1-888-440-1596 to order item 494X

or Visit HaleGroves.com/N19554

* Only $19.99 (reg. $37.99) plus $5.99 shipping and handling to 48 contiguous states.

Some restrictions may apply. IC: H9VH-E152

a Fender reverb unit — a

classic ever since. That the

work served as the opening

song for “Pulp Fiction,” a

film that won the Cannes

Film Festival award more

than three decades after

the song first released, is

one measure of the timelessness

and relevance of

Dale’s eclectic and vast

body of work. The Musical

Instrument Museum

features a large exhibit

displaying Dale’s roles in

helping Leo Fender invent

amps, speakers and guitars,

his participation in the

genesis of surf guitar and

his ability to effortlessly

cross genres and play numerous

instruments.

Suddenly, surging

through the crowd, screaming

metal music from his

guitar and grinning broadly,

Dale emerged on stage,

heartily welcomed by

screaming fans.

“I see some of you with

young faces and some

with shiny heads,” he

said as he welcomed the

crowd.

He jammed nonstop in

a set lasting more than 90

minutes. He played all his

classics. While belting out

his rendition of “House Of

The Rising Sun,” he demonstrated

that his voice

still has it. He playfully

interacted with the crowd,

winking and grinning as

he sang “Bello Horizonte.”

He reflected on historical

moments, recalling how he

was the first rock guitarist

featured on “The Ed Sullivan

Show.” He played

drumsticks on a bass expertly

played by Sam

Bolle (a member of Agent

Orange and Fear), he performed

a love song on the

harmonica and he jammed

on the drums.

Dick Dale, 81, played to a standing-room-only crowd at

Malibu’s Casa Escobar on Dec. 8. Lana Dale

Dale is a consummate

showman and a stellar storyteller.

Throughout it all, a

young man enthralled with

guitar, Tutykhin, stood rapt

with attention. His very

being moving in unison

with Dale’s rhythms, his

face full of awe as he paid

close attention and strove

to learn everything from a

musical legend.

Dale discussed the

old masters: “Gillespie

was an Einstein on the

keys and Jackie Gleason

was phenomenal,” he

said.

He spoke of the old days

— days when 17 surfers

dubbed him the “King

of Surf Guitar,” and he

jammed at the Rendezvous

Ballroom in the 1950s. Yet,

he spoke of current events,

dedicating his last song to

first responders and to the

firefighters who contained

the flames that consumed

parts of Malibu.

Few musicians stay relevant

— let alone thrill

crowds — for more than

60 years. At one point,

Dale told the crowd, “I’ll

[perform] until the man

upstairs stops me from

keeping going. ... You are

the ones that keep me going.”

The crowd cheered wildly,

jumping to their feet to

give him a standing ovation.

Timeless and thrilling,

Dale left attendees wanting

more and cherishing

their magical Malibu moments

with him.


malibusurfsidenews.com life & arts

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 23

Community supports Webster at holiday boutique

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Webster Elementary

School’s annual holiday

boutique proved to be festive

and uplifting.

The Dec. 12 event, held

at the Malibu Lumber Yard,

featured clothing, swimwear

and resort wear, shoes

and sandals, jewelry and

beach accoutrement. Twenty

percent of the sales were

donated to purchase teacher

supplies and to benefit the

school’s science and arts

enrichment programs.

Audrey Darin, a Point

Dume resident, showcased

an array of hats and flannel

clothing, all bearing insignia

referring to Malibu and

its residents’ resilience as

they recover from the fire.

“People always want to

support schools through

thick and thin,” Darin said.

“But, it’s a trying time.”

Although many attendees

had not seen one another

since the fire, they

were looking beyond its

devastating consequences

and happily focusing on

holiday shopping.

Enjoying champagne

and doughnuts, shoppers

surveyed a large array

of beautifully presented

raffle baskets donated by

the holiday boutique vendors.

Some of the items

that piqued shoppers’ curiosities

included items from

LeSwim, an upscale line of

swimsuits and après-swim

attire; a handmade floating

heart necklace donated

by Tova Malibu Jewelry; a

cozy cashmere topper from

Nepal donated by Malibu

Basics; and a gorgeous

women’s top donated by

Malibu Road.

Petite ‘n Pretty, a carefully

curated line of beauty

products for tweens and

teens, displayed lip glosses

designed for smaller lips

as well as custom-flavored

fragrances and makeup

bags, all ideal items for filling

a Christmas stocking.

The event was Malibucentric,

featuring many

local vendors, including

Happy the Golden Jam and

Shaded, a company that offers

beach accessories such

as rash guards, umbrellas

and surfboards with growth

charts.

“We love giving back

to the city of Malibu,”

said Joe Posey, co-owner

of Shaded. “We offer hats

and Turkish towels and fun

beach items.”

Noelle Scott, owner of

Malibu Basics and a Malibu

native, modeled her versatile

cashmere wraps that

one can wear 10 different

ways.

“I wanted to offer quality

cashmere items that are

not cheap and provide great

quality with no compromise,”

Scott said. “However,

I also wanted to offer

Sosy Agopian’s Swarovski crystal ornaments and

bookmarks are shown.

a product line that is not

overly expensive, as the

Italian cashmeres can be.”

Scott was happy to support

her hometown.

“In addition to supporting

Malibu, my year-old

business also offers jobs

for women in Nepal where

I source my merchandise,”

she said. “I am also helping

to educate children in

Nepal and my company is

building a library there.”

Many shoppers were intrigued

by Food en Bord’s

oversized cheese boards

and serving bowls, and

many attendees bid on that

vendor’s cooking class

raffle item. Others were

delighted to see the vast

array of children’s clothing

offered by Frankie’s on

Park and the too-cool-forschool,

vintage rock ‘n’ roll

clothing offered by Rowdy

Sprout, which displayed

T-shirts with rainbows and

graphics from the ’70s and

’80s.

Toy Crazy offered merchandise

in its store and

Krishna Jaret, of 27 Miles

Malibu, displayed cozy

sweaters for sale while donating

some apparel for fire

victims. Heather Gardner

Jewelry offered gorgeous

jewelry selections and Sosy

Agopian’s Sosy’s Designs

showcased handmade ornaments

and micro-macrame

jewelry.

Shoppers mingled and

enjoyed a beautiful Malibu

day while successfully ticking

off some names on their

holiday shopping list.

Anyone interested in

supporting Webster School

may purchase a Webster

Whale Card for $20.

Cardholders receive discounts

at area restaurants,

beauty salons and stores.

For more information, visit

websterpta.com.

Webster Wear designers (left to right) Laura Geraghty,

Candice Marderosian and Jessie Muchmore pose with

the merchandise during the Dec. 12 holiday boutique at

Malibu Lumber Yard. The items in the collection include

soft sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats and bags.

Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media


24 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news faith

malibusurfsidenews.com

Give a little

TENDERNESS ®

and SAVE 75% * on Omaha Steaks

30 GOURMET ITEMS!

The Family

Gourmet Feast

2 (5 oz.) Filet Mignons

2 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins

2 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops

4 Boneless Chicken

Breasts (1 lb. pkg.)

4 (3 oz.) Kielbasa Sausages

4 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers

4 (3 oz.) Potatoes au Gratin

4 (4 oz.) Caramel Apple Tartlets

Omaha Steaks Seasoning Packet

55586KPH | $199.91* separately

2

FILET

MIGNONS

2

TOP SIRLOINS

BONELESS

CHICKEN

BREASTS

Combo Price $ 49 99 4

ORDER NOW & SAVE 75%

Plus get

4 more Burgers

FREE

4

POTATOES

AU GRATIN

4

APPLE

TARTLETS

2

PORK

CHOPS

4

KIELBASA

SAUSAGES

4

OMAHA STEAKS

BURGERS

1-855-993-0804 ask for 55586KPH

www.OmahaSteaks.com/cook13

*Savings shown over aggregated single item base price. Limit 2 55586 pkgs. Your 4 free burgers will be sent to each

shipping address that includes 55586. Standard S&H will be added per address. Flat rate shipping and reward cards and

codes cannot be used with this offer. Not valid with other offers. Expires 2/28/19. All purchases acknowledge acceptance of

Omaha Steaks, Inc. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Visit omahasteaks.com/terms-of-useOSI and omahasteaks.com/

info/privacy-policy or call 1-800-228-9872 for a copy. ©2018 OCG | Omaha Steaks, Inc. | 18M1531

Faith Briefs

Malibu United Methodist Church (30128

Morning View Drive, 310-457-7505)

Las Posadas

5 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

20. The church welcomes

the Rev. Lupita Alonso-Redondo,

minister at El Buen

Pastor United Methodist

Church of Santa Paula, to

lead its Las Posadas procession.

All are invited to

join in the traditional festivities

that commemorate

Joseph and Mary’s search

for safe refuge. Dinner will

be served.

Christmas Eve Service

7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24.

Support Group

1-3 p.m. Monday, in the

church sanctuary. Listening

Post volunteers will

offer emotional support

for anyone affected by the

Woolsey Fire. For more

information, email The

ListeningPostMalibu@

gmail.com or visit www.

facebook.com/MalibuLis

teningPost.

Malibu Presbyterian Church (3324

Malibu Canyon Road, 310-456-1611)

Christmas Eve Services

Monday, Dec. 24: 3:30

p.m. preschool service; 5

p.m. family service; 7:30

p.m. candlelight service

Sunday Worship Services

10:15 a.m. Sundays

Connect Hour

9-10 a.m. Sundays

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (28211

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-457-7966)

Advent Season

Sundays through Dec.

23. Join worship for the

four weeks of Advent.

Chabad of Malibu (22943 PCH, 310-

456-6588)

Distribution Center

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Chabad

is distributing women’s

men’s and children’s clothing

as well as accessories,

shoes, toys and toiletries

free of charge. For more

information, visit www.one

withmalibu.com.

Evening Shabbat Services

7:30 p.m. Fridays.

Saturday Services

9 a.m., Kabbalah on

the Parsha; 10 a.m. Shabbat

service; 11 a.m. Words

from the Rabbi & Torah

Reading; 12:30 p.m. Kiddush

lunch

Sunday Services

9 a.m.

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.com.

Our Lady of Malibu Church (3625 Winter

Canyon Road, 310-456-2361)

Centering Prayer

8:30 a.m. second and

fourth Thursdays

Learn About Catholicism

Join for an informal

meeting over a cup of coffee

or tea. The group meets

on Sundays and shares

stories of faith and community.

Contact the rectory

office for meeting times.

AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Mondays,

Sheridan Hall.

Narcotics Anonymous

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays,

Sheridan Hall.

OLM Book Club

6:30 p.m. Second Tuesdays.

This club meets to

discuss short stories.

Morning Bible Class

10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays,

Lower Conference

Room.

Men’s AA Meetings

6 p.m. Fridays, Okoneski

Room.

University Church of Christ (24255

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-506-4504)

A cappella Service

10:15 a.m. Sundays, in

Elkins Auditorium

Instrumental Service

5 p.m. Sundays, in

Stauffer Chapel

Adult Bible Class

9 a.m. Sundays, in Payson

Library

Children and Youth Bible

Classes

9 a.m. Sundays, various

locations

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue

(24855 PCH, 310-456-2178)

Torah Study

10 a.m. Saturdays, with

Rabbi Michael Schwartz.

Open to all.

Tot Shabbat

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

Celebrate Shabbat

with prayers, music and

dancing.

Vintage Church (Webster Elementary

School, 3602 Winter Canyon Road,

310-395-9961)

Sunday Service

4-5:30 p.m. Sundays,

with children’s ministry

Calvary Chapel Malibu (30237 Morning

View Drive, 424-235-4463)

Service

10 a.m. Sundays

Have an event for faith briefs?

Email lauren@malibusurf

sidenews.com. Information

is due by noon on Thursdays

one week prior to publication.


malibusurfsidenews.com life & arts

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 25

Sunny outlook shines in ‘The Weather In Malibu’

New art exhibition

showcases the

good in the wake of

fire devastation

Submitted by Depart

Foundation

As rehabilitation efforts

continue in Malibu and its

surrounding area as a result

of the Woolsey fire, Depart

Foundation and Jamestown

Malibu Village have

offered a part of the gallery

space to The Boys and

Girls Club of Malibu as its

headquarters for the Malibu

Emergency Relief Fund

Grants program established

Nov. 16.

Jamestown Malibu Village

has a multi-year partnership

with the BGCM

and recognized the need

in the early days following

the fire for BGCM to have

a public-facing, accessible

location for those affected

by the fire to apply in person

for emergency aid and

connect with BGCM staff.

“The connection between

the Boys and Girls Club

and Depart Foundation was

natural from our perspective

as we have committed

long-term support to both

organizations,” said Michael

Phillips, president of

Jamestown. “We realized

that in the aftermath of the

fire, the community needs

both a place of healing and a

place to access much-needed

services, which we feel

is accomplished through

the ongoing partnership between

our three groups.”

A portion of the gallery

also will be transformed

into a pop-up shop, featuring

donated items for men,

women, children, home

and surf to be distributed

to affected residents. Current

participating brands

include Billabong, Stella

McCartney Kids, Bishop

+ Young, Malibu Sandals,

One Love Malibu, MF

Softboards and Mighty Under

Dogs of Malibu 501c3

+ Ellie.

“Depart Foundation, in

conjunction with Jamestown

Malibu Village, is

delighted to offer space to

The Boys and Girls Club of

Malibu in support of their

vital efforts to rehabilitate

Malibu and its surrounding

areas and to contribute to

the healing process through

the work of a local artist,

who cares deeply about his

community,” said Depart

Foundation President and

Founder Pierpaolo Barzan.

A new group exhibition

conceived by Malibubased

artist Keegan Gibbs

— who, among many local

residents, lost his longtime

family home to the fires —

will open simultaneously

presenting photography

and sculpture made in response

to the devastation

that the fire has brought to

the community.

“The Weather In Malibu”

will feature new works by

eight artists: Nate Bressler,

Jake Burghart, Keegan

Gibbs, Lyon Herron, Jack

Platner, Riley Smoller,

Robert Spangle and Layne

Stratton.

“The exhibition exemplifies

how pure camaraderie,

pure love and pure enjoyment

can sometimes only

come out of pure devastation,”

Gibbs said.

Added Gibbs, “Fires

have always been a part of

the way of life in Malibu,

just as much as surfers, celebrities

and summer beach

traffic. Their consistency

only surprises people who

haven’t been here long

enough to evacuate a few

times, or have stayed to

fight flames off their porch,

or maybe even been burned

out. Growing up, we sat on

the beach almost every fall,

watching super scoopers

do their rounds just off the

coast as if it were a seasonal

TV special. After a couple

of decades, unless the fire

‘got you,’ the fires all seem

to blend into each other,

and it really does just turn

into ‘that time of year.’”

This last fire season,

Gibbs said, seems different,

though.

“For some, it was the

intensity of the wind,” he

said. “Maybe the burned

acreage number hit a number

that made your head

kink to the side a bit. Maybe

it was the number of houses

that burned, in such a widespread

rural area. Or maybe

it’s because it ‘got you’ this

time. ... It was different because

it bonded friendships

across age and geographical

gaps that under normal

circumstances hinder deep

emotional connection.”

After the fire, Gibbs said,

the community “learned

Going rate

Malibu Sales and Leases | Week of Dec. 6 - 13

‘The Weather In Malibu’ and ‘Marie, Is That You?’

What: Depart Foundation in Malibu will launch a

group exhibition featuring works by artists Nate

Bressler, Jake Burghart, Keegan Gibbs, Lyon Herron,

Jack Platner, Riley Smoller, Robert Spangle and

Layne Stratton as well as a solo exhibition by Gibbs.

Where: Depart Foundation Malibu Village, 3832

Cross Creek Road, Malibu

When: 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday Dec. 15-Jan. 5

what it means to come together.”

Known for his photography,

Gibbs has focused his

solo show “Marie, Is That

You?” on the moments that

define virtually every surfer’s

lifestyle: the longing

for the perfect weather patterns

to produce the ideal

surf conditions. The exhibition,

which includes paintings,

photographs, videos

and room-sized installations,

exemplifies Gibbs’

ability to interact seamlessly

with multiple disciplines

and mediums in an abstract

narrative about the emotions

that engulf a surfer.

A California native,

Gibbs’ work embodies

the cultural diversity that

makes Los Angeles the

melting pot that it is. Striving

for constant stimulation

and education, his disciplines

evolve and challenge

the confines of the others in

order to influence and generate

new unique approaches.

Filmmaking, sculpture,

surfing, photography, entrepreneurship,

design,

painting and even surfboard

shaping, things that

typically are not associated

with each other, find a fluid

way to coexist in his practice.

Gibbs was recently

selected to commission the

centerpiece for the Palms

Casino Resort’s contemporary

art collection, alongside

artists Damien Hirst,

Takashi Murakami, Adam

Parker Smith, Christopher

Wool and Dustin Yellin.

This photo by Jack

Platner is among the

works featured in Depart

Foundation’s “The

Weather In Malibu” exhibit,

featuring feature new

works by eight artists.

Photo Courtesy Depart

Foundation

Gibbs has shown in several

national and international

solo and group shows.

The exhibition also will

debut a new line of artistdesigned

T-shirts and surfboards

designed by Gibbs.

Type ADDRESS LP S.P. D.O.M. ST Date Br/BA

Lease 23901 Civic Center Way #118 2B/2B $4,000/month $4,350/month 106 12/7/2018

Lease 18219 Coastline Dr. #4 2B/2B $4,350/month $4,350/month 51 12/7/2018

Lease 21549 Pacific Coast Highway 3B/2B $7,500/month $7,500/month 62 12/10/2018

Condo 6483 Zuma View Pl. #105 2B/3B $995,000 $985,000 0 12/10/2018

Lease 1752 Corral Canyon Road 7B/6B $20,000/month $21,500/month 24 12/11/2018

Lease 22800 Beckledge Terrace 3B/4B $19,000/month $19,000/month 76 12/12/2018

Single Family 6110 Merritt Dr. 5B/9B $6,450,000 $6,100,000 97 12/13/2018

Lease 3510 Cross Creek Lane 4B/4B $25,000/month $25,000/month 10 12/13/2018

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

L.A./Westside MLS, Inc. is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Contact Bobby at (310) 456-0220,

Info@4Malibu.com or visit www.4Malibu.com.


26 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news life & arts

malibusurfsidenews.com

Merrily tiptoeing into the holidays

Ballet Conservatory West’s ‘The Nutcracker’ dazzles crowds at Smothers Theatre

Clara, portrayed by Olivia La Via, and Herr Drosselmeyer, portrayed by Loren Schmalle,

dance in the final scene of “The Nutcracker,” presented Dec. 8 by Ballet Conservatory

West. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media

Ballet Conservatory West ballerina Goldie Massey, as a court member from Russia,

leaps in “The Kingdom of the Sweets” scene during Act II of the performance at

Pepperdine University.

The Snow Queen (Reka Gyulai) and her Cavalier (Zachary Guthier), of the California

Ballet Company, dance in the production, presented earlier this month in Malibu.

The Nutcracker (Jonas Stroh) and King Rat (Adriana Fernandes) battle on the stage of

Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre.


malibusurfsidenews.com puzzles

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 27

Surfside puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Old PC screen

4. Web address ending

7. Exchanging

14. Atmospheric

prefix

15. Farm sound

16. Southern historical

novelist Price

17. Soft leather

19. In a weary manner

20. Mandlikova of

tennis

21. ___ Doone

(Nabisco cookie)

23. Falls in Malibu

26. Warning float

30. Common pronoun

31. Exposed publicly

32. Canadian peninsula

33. 16th US President

34. Digitize an old LP,

e.g.

36. Monastic superior

38. “Er...um...”

39. Impasse

42. Rapper prefix

43. Newsman Garrick

44. Philly footballer

46. Special effects

maker: (abbr.)

49. Certain colorist

50. Creatures often

seen in Malibu’s

wilderness areas

52. Fall guy

54. One way to get to

Jerusalem

55. South American

cowboy

59. Break into small

fragments

62. Shakespearian

tragedy

63. Fall month

64. Butterfly trap

65. Exploit

66. “Now ___ theater

near you!”

67. Hesitant sounds

Down

1. Hidey-holes

2. Work up old material in a

new form

3. Reverie

4. Classified ad abbr.

5. Bollywood megastar

Aishwarya

6. Naturally powered illumination

7. Electron tube

8. The Colosseum, e.g.

9. “Slumdog Millionaire”

site

10. Inferior grade

11. Swing voter, perhaps,

abbr.

12. Nothing

13. In high spirits

18. ___ jacket

22. River of Brandenburg

24. Not a soul

25. Because of

26. German-speaking Swiss

city

27. Court group

28. Golf tournament

29. “___ out!”

32. More like venison

33. ‘’Li’l’’ one of comics

35. Pop music’s ___ Vanilli

36. Bar association member,

abbr.

37. Make a bundle

39. French for “south”

40. Garland

41. Sources of info on the web

45. S.A republic

46. Quebecoise pop star

47. Finisher of pottery/cakes

48. Hawaii features

51. Sleep cycle

52. Soccer great

53. “Alice’s Restaurant”

singer ___ Guthrie

55. Parcel

56. Paper size, abbr.

57. Now, I see!

58. Beatty of “Deliverance”

60. Tyke

61. Fertility clinic stock

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has

been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares.

To solve the puzzle each row, column and box must

contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers

Malibu Wines

(31740 Mulholland

Highway, Malibu; 818-

865-0605; 21 and up)

■ ■10 a.m.-7 p.m.

through Dec. 31: First

responders receive 10

percent off any items

upon ID Check for

verification.

■ ■5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec.

21: Two Doughs Pizza

■6-9 ■ p.m. Friday, Dec.

21: live music

■ ■12-8 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 22, and 12-6

p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23:

Italian Ice Shoppe

■ ■12-9 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 22: Two Doughs

Pizza

■ ■12-9 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 22: live music

■ ■12-7 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 23: live music

■ ■12-7 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 23: Two Doughs

Pizza

Ollie’s Duck & Dive

(29169 Heathercliff

Road #102, Malibu;

310-589-2200)

■ ■Every Friday and Saturday

night: live music

The Sunset

(6800 Westward Beach

Road, Malibu; 310-589-

1007)

■ ■4 p.m. Sunday: local

DJ

Moonshadows

(20356 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

456-3010)

■ ■7 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday

and Saturday; 3-9 p.m.

Sunday: Live DJ

Rosenthal Tasting Room

(18741 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

456-1392)

■ ■6-9 p.m. Fridays; 12-9

p.m. Saturdays and

Sundays: Live music

Duke’s Malibu Restaurant

(21150 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

317-0777)

■ ■4 p.m.-close. Friday:

Aloha Hour with Hawaiian

dancers

To place an event in The

Scene, email lauren@malibu

surfsidenews.com.


28 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news life & arts

malibusurfsidenews.com

Lighthearted show offers quintessential escape

Improv show,

delayed by fire,

brings laughs to

Malibu City Hall

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Evoking theater’s eternal

mantra, “the show must go

on,” the Young Actors Project

took the Malibu City

Hall stage Friday, Dec. 14,

to present its rescheduled

improv show.

The improv show, which

also featured members of

Mission IMPROVable, was

originally scheduled for

Nov. 16, but was deferred

because of the Woolsey

fire.

“It is a gift that you are

here tonight,” said Shoshana

Kuttner, executive director

of the Young Actors

Project. “We’re really excited

that the students can

perform despite many of

them being affected by the

fire.”

The performers launched

in to a series of sensational

shticks, seamlessly transitioning

from pantomimes to

one-liners to fast-action antics,

starting with the game

“What are you doing?”

“This game reveals what

we all know,” one Mission

IMPROVable actor said.

“Things are sometimes not

what they seem to be.”

One actor appeared to be

digging.

“What are you doing?”

another asked.

Quick and slick, the first

actor said, “I’m putting a

tree down.”

Enter stage left was a

third actor, grinning with

anticipation.

“What are you doing?”

the third actor asked.

“Oh, I’m riding a tobog-

Members of the Young Actors Project took the stage Friday, Dec. 14, to present the troupe’s annual improv show.

Barbara Burke/22nd Century Media

gan,” the second actor hastily

replied.

Soon, actors were taming

lions, flying space ships

and escaping bombs, all activities

manifested by exaggerating

antics that evoked

hoots and hollers from the

crowd.

Another troupe took

the stage to develop some

movie plots.

“It’s a Teenage Mutant

Ninja Turtle meets ‘Ghostbusters

II’ movie,” youth

actor Kai Skoloff said, in

a tone combining bemusement

with feigned certainty.

“A whaaat?” the emcee

asked incredulously.

The audience laughed

loudly.

The scriptwriters carried

on, with a fast-paced act

requiring them to create

movie titles out of audience

members’ initials. In that

game, the emcee may delve

further if an actor’s proposed

movie title intrigues

him enough.

“JZ,” an audience member

yelled out, conveying

his initials.

“You don’t sound like

Jay-Z,” the emcee quipped.

“‘Jon Zuckerberg’ is the

name of that movie,” a

youth actor yelled out.

The movie title piqued

the emcee’s interest.

“What is that movie

about?” he asked.

“It’s about a homeless

man who was Mark Zuckerberg’s

brother,” one child

actor said, beginning the

response.

Of course, the plot thickened

with spontaneous

collaborative suggestions

contributed by other young

actors.

“And ... he despised

Facebook and all other social

media,” a collaborator

said.

“MND!” another audience

member called out.

Fast as lightening, a

movie title was born.

“‘My Mother’s Divorce,’”

an actor said.

“Hmmm, what’s that

about?” asked the emcee.

“Oh, my mother got divorced

from a ... ” they

said, as the audience leaned

in expectantly.

The young minds designed

plots and artfully

employed that most ancient

and effective comedic technique:

the pregnant pause.

“From ... from a cow!” a

youth actor exclaimed. “My

mother divorced a cow.”

Soon, pandemonium ensued

on stage, with one actor

playing a bemused bovine,

spurned and confused,

while another actor loomed

over him.

“I’m divorcing you!”

screamed the actor leaning

over the crying cow. “Because

you’re, you’re, well,

you’re a cow!”

Uproarious laughter filled

the room.

A sequence of sensational

skits followed, with sashaying

actors portraying befuddled

buffoons who kept

winking and making eye

contact with audience members

to ensure they were in

on all the jokes.

The pièce de résistance

was a scene where Mission

IMPROVable actor Rick

Baker was excused from the

auditorium while the audience

helped his collaborating

comics contrive quite

the scenario. Upon returning

to the stage, Baker had

to decipher the scenario’s

plot from comedic pantomimes.

It was quite the scenario.

First, Baker had to figure

out that he was attending

a pizza party but that the

pizza had unusual toppings

— really unusual toppings,

such as unicorns and shame.

Of course, there were gifts

at the party — really unusual

gifts, such as boogers

and radioactive waste. Of

course, there were guests

such as The Philharmonic

and ancient Egyptians (who

else?).

Solving the riddle took

Baker quite a while.

“There’s solar waste?”

Baker asked quizzically.

Nope.

“Toxic waste?” he asked.

Nope.

The audience members

sat in their seats, struggling

to refrain from yelling out

helpful hints.

“Ooooh!” Baker said, after

one of the actors mimicked

a scratchy radio.

“It’s radioactive waste of

course!”

The audience cheered.

Often, healing that is

achieved through comedy is

some of the best healing. As

the Old Testament says, “A

merry heart doeth good like

a medicine.”

“Tonight has given us an

opportunity to be together

and to heal together and we

wanted to do this for you,

our wonderful audience,”

Kuttner said. “Our priority

should be to focus on being

together and on using comedy

to shine light and wisdom

on all of us.”

Kuttner noted that after

the fire, some parents did

yeoman’s work to keep

youth actors active in improv.

Some actors are displaced

by the fires and lost

their homes and all their belongings.

Yet, their parents

traveled far distances from

hotels so that their young

thespians could carry on

with comedic endeavors.

“Improv gives students

skills that they will have for

a lifetime and all of those efforts

are worth it,” Kuttner

said. “We appreciate all of

the support, and Young Actors

Project, with your help,

is here to stay in Malibu.”

Kuttner noted that two

theatrical performances that

were delayed by the fire will

be performed from Feb. 1-3.

She also added that the

Malibu Playhouse survived

the fire and is undergoing

remediation. Those interested

in making donations

to assist Young Actors Project’s

efforts to clean and

repair costumes and theatrical

accoutrement affected

by ash and damaged by

smoke can donate to http://

youngactorsproject.com/do

nate/. Donations also are

accepted via Venmo to

@shoshana-kuttner or by

mail to: Young Actors Project,

1158 26th St., #153,

Santa Monica, CA 90403.

The show must – and will

– go on.


malibusurfsidenews.com malibu

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 29


30 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news real estate

malibusurfsidenews.com

SPONSORED CONTENT

The Mokena Messenger’s

of the

WEEK

What: Historic, Malibu Colony beachfront home

Where: 23674 Malibu Colony Road, #38,

Malibu

Description: Located inside the gates of

Malibu Colony, this beachfront home has it all.

Former home of music legend Linda Ronstadt.

Wonderful beach front patio with fireplace,

built-in BBQ, dining area, additional beachfront patio for lounging, and checking the

surf. Cook’s kitchen, living room with sliding doors leading outside, fireplace, dining

area, powder room, Den/TV room. Oceanfront master suite with deck, fireplace,

beautifully appointed master bathroom. Upstairs there

are three additional bedrooms and two more bathrooms.

Make your endless summer dreams come true. For more

information, visit www.sothebyshomes.com/Los-Angeles-

Real-Estate/sales/1290776-23674-Malibu-Colony-Road-

38-Malibu-CA-90265.

Asking Price:

$15,800,000

Listing Agents:

Susan Cosentino (DRE

#1315015), mobile:

(310) 924-9382,

office: (310) 456-1511;

Tracy Lynn Testin (DRE

#01212506) mobile:

(310) 940-5578, office:

(310) 317-1708

Agents’ Brokerage:

Sotheby’s International

Realty, Malibu - Cross

Creek, 23405 Pacific

Coast Highway


On the mend

Malibu girls water polo

team works to rebuild

after off start to season,

Page 32

Chipping away at the

competition

Despite weeks off the field, Spicy

Guacamole AYSO team makes it to

all-area semifinals, Page 33

malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | malibusurfsidenews.com

Malibu AYSO girls win all-area championship to

advance to Bakersfield, Page 33

The Jaguars, an American Youth Soccer Organization U12 team from Malibu, pose with their

trophies after winning the all-area championship Dec. 9 in Thousand Oaks. Photo Submitted


32 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news sports

malibusurfsidenews.com

Girls Water Polo

Under extenuating circumstances, Sharks go 0-4

Team, still unable to

practice in home pool,

mulling alternate venue

Ryan Flynn, Freelance Reporter

It has been a difficult season so

far for Malibu girls water polo,

through no fault of their own.

Without access to a home pool

to practice in because of the fire,

the team has been playing catchup

all season.

This was apparent in last

week’s tournament, the Dolphin

Invite, which took place in the

Palisades Friday, Dec. 14, and

Saturday, Dec. 15. The roundrobin

style tournament featured

four high school teams: Malibu,

Palisades, Marymount and Thousand

Oaks.

The Sharks were unable to

practice the day before the tournament.

Coach Hayden Goldberg

knew right away what they were

in for.

“It was pretty rough for the

girls emotionally and physically,”

Goldberg said. “After the first

game, I knew what was in store.”

The Sharks went 0-4.

“We got closer as a team,”

Goldberg said. “I saw some positive

things and some things that

we need to work on.”

This is a team that entered the

season having lost its four best

players to graduation, including

All-League dynamo Gaia Hinds.

With any luck, this could be a totally

different team by season’s

end, but for the time being they

are an embodiment of Malibu

as a whole: They’re coping and

slowly working their way back to

normalcy.

There were some bright spots

in the Dolphin Invite. Goldberg

said he saw a lot of positives specifically

from Lauren Maichoss,

Maggie Flores, Sasha Alvarez

and Katie Gorak.

Lauren Maischoss plays for the Sharks Saturday, Dec. 15, as they face Thousand Oaks High School at the Dolphin Invite in Pacific Palisades.

Thousand Oaks defeated MHS 13-6. Photos by Dave Teel/22nd Century Media

MHS goalie Rachel Leib is to be a key player for the team this year,

according to coach Hayden Goldberg.

Flores, a sophomore, has

stepped forward as an offensive

threat in her second year.

Goldberg said she “plays her

heart out,” and reminds him

of Hinds.

Rachel Leib, the goalie, also

will continue to be a key player.

Goldberg said that the three

things that make a thing go are

goalie, defense and offense on

a water polo squad. Replacing

stalwart goalie Gabi Cano, Leib

has big shoes to fill in her senior

year. Consistency is a must for

any goalkeeper, and that may be

Leib’s biggest hurdle going forward.

Katie Gorak attempts a 5-meter penalty shot against Thousand

Oaks.

“When she’s on, she’s great,”

Goldberg said.

Up next, the Sharks are slated

to have two home games, but

there is still uncertainty over use

of Malibu’s home pool following

the fire. If the pool is unavailable,

Pepperdine University has

offered for Malibu to host the

games at their facility, which

Goldberg said would be a cool

experience for his girls.

As the season progresses,

things should get easier for the

Sharks as this team coalesces and

the schedule normalizes. Until

then, they’ll continue to take their

lumps.


malibusurfsidenews.com sports

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 33

Jaguars claw way to top in all-area competition

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

A month’s worth of practices

and games were missed

because of the Woolsey Fire,

but that didn’t stop the Jaguars

from going all the way

to the top in the American

Youth Soccer Organization

Area 10E all-area championships,

held Dec. 8-9 in

Thousand Oaks.

The U12 team, led by

coach Tim Ryan and assistant

coach Nichole McGinley,

defeated Newbury Park

in the finals to bring home

some well-deserved hardware.

“It was very remarkable,”

Ryan said. “They played so

well as a team and they just

they inspired each other every

game.”

The win came after a

“very strong season” in

which the girls lost only one

game, Ryan said, but the

fire certainly impacted the

season, too, causing the Jaguars

to miss two games and

several practices.

Spicy Guacamole finishes

in Top 4 in all-area play

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

The final score was far

from the most important

thing in the eyes of Spicy

Guacamole coach Oz Porat.

Three of his 11 players

lost their homes, and still

others were yet to be able

to return home when the

U12 team trekked to Thousand

Oaks Dec. 8-9 for the

American Youth Soccer

Organization Area 10E allarea

championships.

In the week before

the tournament, the girls

squeezed in three practices

and came to the championship

with an all-hands-ondeck

mindset.

“It was sort of normal,

but a little weird because we

didn’t have much practice,

and we just went straight

to area basically,” said midfielder

Kaia Ryan, 10.

Midfielder Tallula Murphree,

11, who scored eight

goals in the Jaguars’ six

games, agreed, adding that

it felt good to be back on the

field post-fire.

Striker Maya Deshautelle

scored nine goals for the

Jaguars throughout two

days of competition.

Coach Ryan said the Jaguars

displayed “outstanding

goal keeping,” allowing just

three goals across six games.

Goalie Bonnie Murphy was

injured just before Game 2,

leaving goaltending duties

split between Kylie Epstein

and Ella Marshall.

Defense played strong,

“It was very emotional

for us to see the kids together,”

Porat said in a phone

interview with the Surfside

News. “A lot of them hadn’t

even been back to school.

“It was very, very special.

It wasn’t just soccer — we

actually really missed each

other.”

Still, the team fought

hard, finishing Day 1 as

first in their pool.

On Day 2, the team tied

Meet the team

The Jaguars, coached

by Tim Ryan and

assistant coach Nichole

McGinley, consist of

the following players:

Maya Deshautelle, Kylie

Epstein, Ella Marshall,

Ella Margulies, Billie

Grace McGinley,

Isabelle Morriss, Malia

Mosshart, Tallula

Murphree, Bonnie

Murphy, Kaia Ryan and

Nina Sichta.

too, led by Malia Mosshart,

Isabelle Morriss and

Ella Margulies, coach Ryan

added.

“As we’re going through

the tournament, winning

each game, they’re all gelling

together,” coach Ryan

said.

Now, the girls have almost

two months to shake off any

remaining rust, with their

next big test in Bakersfield

scheduled for Feb. 16-17.

the competition in the quarterfinal,

winning through

penalty kicks, before their

run came to an end in a tied

semifinal, in which they

lost in penalty kicks.

Porat described the

games as “soccer for their

souls” and said it’s an experience

he hopes the boys

will cherish.

“It wasn’t about soccer,”

Porat said. “It was about

how they came together.”

AYSO Jaguars assistant coach Nichole McGinley (far left) and head coach Tim Ryan

huddle up with the team to discuss strategy during the team’s all-area competition run.

Photo Submitted

The Spicy Guacamole team, coached by Oz Porat and assistant coach Patrick

Murphree, made it to the semifinals in all-area competition earlier this month.

Photo Submitted


34 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news malibu

malibusurfsidenews.com


malibusurfsidenews.com sports

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 35

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Valeria Purzer

Valeria Purzer, 17, is a senior

who plays water polo

and runs cross country for

Malibu High School.

You’re an exchange

student who came to

Malibu this year. What

was the experience of

first joining the water

polo team like?

Because of the fire we

hadn’t much time to practice

before my first games

so I started playing water

polo in the first tournament.

At the beginning it was

pretty confusing but, after

playing more, I really like

it. Of course I have to practice

more, but it’s fun. And

the girls are all super nice.

What was your

experience in water

sports before this?

I did triathlon and swim

team for 11 years.

Who were your role

models when you were

growing up?

Honestly, I never had

role models. I’m impressed

by people who achieve

what they want without losing

themselves.

What are you most

looking forward to this

year?

The New York trip with

my choir class, swim team

and having a great experience

in Malibu.

In what area do you

want to improve as a

player?

I just want to improve in

general and [get] better [at]

using a ball, because this is

the first time I’m playing a

ball sport.

What are your plans

for after you graduate

high school?

I’m going back to Italy

[to] do my last year of high

school there. After that, I

will definitely go to college.

What would your

dream job be?

Photo Submitted

I would like to become

an opera singer.

How did you get

interested in singing?

In Italy I attended a high

school specializing in music

and I started to take

singing lessons and I really

like it.

What is your favorite

food?

Real Italian pizza.

What is your favorite

TV show?

Right now, “Sherlock.”

Interview by Freelance Reporter

Ryan Flynn

Pepperdine Athletics

Waves welcome two to women’s tennis roster

Daria Kuczer, an 11-time

Polish National Champion,

and Satsuki Takamura, who

has a 57-44 overall career

record in the ATP/WTA and

ITF Pro Circuit main draws,

are to join the Waves tennis

team this spring.

Kuczer joins the Waves

after having earned a careerhigh

juniors ITF ranking of

No. 86 and a Tennis Europehigh

ranking of No. 63. She

has been a Polish National

Champion in singles, doubles

and mixed doubles

throughout different years

and categories. She won

two bronze medals in singles

and doubles at the 2017

European Junior Championships

in Switzerland and has

participated in two Junior

Grand Slam tournaments

in 2016 with the Australian

and U.S. Opens.

Kuczer has had success

throughout the ITF Tour,

including singles final appearances

in Bulgaria, Qatar

and Uruguay. In 2015,

she won the G3 Londrina

Juniors Cup singles title

in Brazil. She also has had

many doubles final appearances

throughout her junior

competitive years, including

taking the WTA doubles

titles at the 15K Mragowo

in Poland and 15K doubles

title in Slovakia in 2017.

Originally from Szczecin,

Poland, she graduated

from XIII Liceum

Ogólnokształcące w Szczecinie

in 2018. She is the

daughter of Lucyna Malgorzata

Kuczer and Jaroslaw

Wieslaw Kuczer and

her older brother, David,

played No. 1 singles and

doubles for SMU.

Takamura will join the

Waves with a career-high

WTA singles ranking of

No. 621 and doubles ranking

of No. 1265.

After many professional

and juniors’ tournaments,

she has made finalist appearances

at 10K Prokuplje,

Serbia in 2015, 15K

Hammamet, Tunisia in

2017 and 15K Banja Luka,

Bosnia in 2018.

Originally from Saitama,

Japan, she graduated from

Yushi International High

School in 2018. Takamura

has lived in Serbia for the

last six years. She is the

daughter of Yasuhiro Takamura

and Satoko Takamura,

and she has one younger

sibling, Hideka.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Waves fall 78-69 to

Southern Utah in overtime

Pepperdine nearly picked

up an elusive road win Saturday,

Dec. 15, but Southern

Utah made plays at the end

of regulation and in overtime

to post a 78-69 victory.

Sophomore guard Colbey

Ross scored 24 points,

marking his sixth time this

season scoring 20 or more

points. He also had seven

assists.

Sophomore guard Jade’

Smith collected his first career

double-double with 10

points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman forward Kessler

Edwards had eight

points and seven rebounds,

and freshman guard Darryl

Polk Jr. tied a Pepperdine

freshman record with five

steals.

The Waves (6-5) rallied

from a 12-point deficit and

Ross hit a jumper with 7.2

seconds left in regulation to

put Pepperdine up 64-62,

but Southern Utah’s Cameron

Oluyitan went coastto-coast

to tie the game

with 1.1 seconds left and

send it to overtime.

Pepperdine broke out to a

68-64 lead midway through

the OT period, but Southern

Utah (5-3) outscored

the Waves 14-1 the rest of

the way.

Information from Pepperdine

University and www.pepper

dinewaves.com. Compiled

by Editor Lauren Coughlin,

lauren@malibusurfsidenews.

com.


36 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news malibu

malibusurfsidenews.com

STRONG

Healing & Rebuilding

our community together

Membership Special:

one month FREE when

signing up for a year

@malibufitness

@malibufitness

310.457.5220 | www.malibufitness.com

29575 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265


FICATION NO. 17-023, AND DEMOLITION PERMIT

NOS.18-002 AND 18-003 - An application for a lot merger of four legal

tions to the use of a categorical exemption apply to these projects

(CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2). For the project listed above with

lots, demolition of two existing single-family residences, 26946 an initial study for environmental review, pursuant to CEQA, the City

and 26948 Pacific Coast Highway, and construction of a new 5,646 adopted an initial study and mitigated negative declaration finding that

square foot, one-story, bluff-top single-family residence including a the project would have no significant adverse effects on the environment

malibusurfsidenews.com

subterranean garage and basement, 104 square foot pool cabana, new

swimming pool, spa, decks,

classifieds

hardscaping, landscaping, soldier piles

(CEQA

Malibu

Guidelines

surfside

Section

news

15070).

| December

Extension

20,

requests

2018

will

| 37

be

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Malibu Planning Commission will hold public hearings on

THURSDAY, January 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers,

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

the projects identified below.

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 14-064, VARIANCE

NO. 17-012, SITE PLAN REVIEW NO. 16-040, AND MINOR

MODIFICATION NO. 18-013, AND DEMOLITION PERMIT

NO. 16-021 - An application for the construction of a new 7,350

square-foot, two-story single-family residence, including an attached

garage and basement, swimming pool and horse corral, and installation

of a new onsite wastewater treatment system; including a variance for

the fuel modification of the residence to extend into Environmentally

Sensitive Habitat Area, a site plan review for construction in excess of

18 feet in height up to 24 feet for a flat roof, a minor modification for

the reduction of the required front yard setback by no more than 50

percent, and a demolition permit for the demolition of remnants of a

1,596 square foot residence and 474 square foot attached garage

Location:

5939 Busch Drive

APN(s): 4469-012-006

Zoning:

Rural Residential-Two Acre (RR-2)

Applicant: Steve Bowker

Owner:

Hubschman Family Trust

Appealable to: City Council and

California Coastal Commission

Environmental

Review:

6703 Legal Notices 6703 Legal Notices 6703 Legal Notices

Application Filed: October 27, 2014

Case Planner:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Sections 15301(l) and 15303(a) and (e)

Lilly Rudolph, Contract Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 238

lrudolph@malibucity.org

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 17-043, SITE PLAN

REVIEW NO. 17-014, AND DEMOLITION PERMIT NO. 17-013

- An application for the demolition of an existing single-family residence

and associated development and construction of a new 7,590

square foot, two-story single-family residence with a 966 square foot

attached garage, 638 square feet of covered loggias, swimming pool,

replacement of an existing onsite wastewater treatment system

(OWTS) with an alternative OWTS, grading, hardscaping, and landscaping,

including a site plan review for height in excess of 18 feet, up

to 28 feet.

Location:

29043 Grayfox Street

APN(s): 4466-017-002

Zoning:

Rural Residential-One Acre (RR-1)

Applicant: Schmitz and Associates, Inc.

Owner:

John and Tatiana Atwill

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Sections 15301(a) and (d) and 15303(d) and (e)

Application Filed: March 30, 2017

Case Planner:

Raneika Brooks, Associate Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 276

rbrooks@malibucity.org

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 17-115, LOT

MERGER NO. 17-008, VARIANCE NO. 18-044, MINOR MODI-

FICATION NO. 17-023, AND DEMOLITION PERMIT

NOS.18-002 AND 18-003 - An application for a lot merger of four legal

lots, demolition of two existing single-family residences, 26946

and 26948 Pacific Coast Highway, and construction of a new 5,646

square foot, one-story, bluff-top single-family residence including a

subterranean garage and basement, 104 square foot pool cabana, new

swimming pool, spa, decks, hardscaping, landscaping, soldier piles

and retaining walls and installation of a new onsite wastewater treatment

system, including a variance for construction on steep slopes and

a minor modification for a reduced front yard setback (APN

4460-024-003, -004, -006 and -007)

Location:

26946 and 26948 Pacific Coast Highway

APN(s): 4460-024-003, -004, -006 and -007

Zoning:

Rural Residential-Five Acre (RR-5)

Applicant: Burdge and Associates Architects, Inc.

Owner:

HP 3 Holdings LP

Appealable to: City Council and

California Coastal Commission

and retaining walls and installation of a new onsite wastewater treatment

system, including a variance for construction on steep slopes and

a minor modification for a reduced front yard setback (APN

4460-024-003, -004, -006 and -007)

Location:

26946 and 26948 Pacific Coast Highway

APN(s): 4460-024-003, -004, -006 and -007

Zoning:

Rural Residential-Five Acre (RR-5)

Applicant: Burdge and Associates Architects, Inc.

Owner:

HP 3 Holdings LP

Appealable to: City Council and

California Coastal Commission

Environmental

Review:

Application Filed: December 14, 2017

Case Planner:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Sections 15301(e), 15303(e), and 15315

Jessica Colvard, Associate Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 234

jcolvard@malibucity.org

EXTENSION OF COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO.

09-027, INITIAL STUDY NO. 11-004, MITIGATED NEGATIVE

DECLARATION NO. 11-004, VARIANCE NOS.10-025 AND

10-026, SITE PLAN REVIEW NO. 10-040, AND

OFFER-TO-DEDICATE NO. 13-004 - A request to extend the Planning

Commission's approval of an application for a new two-story, single-family

residence with attached garage and second residential unit

and associated development approved in 2013

Location:

3605 Noranda Lane

APN(s): 4473-026-006

Zoning:

Rural Residential-Five Acre (RR-5)

Applicant: Mark Wayne Celentano

Owner:

Titania Scandinavian Property Development

in Malibu, Inc.

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration

No. 11-004 (SCH No. 2012081083)

Extension Filed: August 24, 2018

Case Planner:

Adrian Fernandez, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 482

afernandez@malibucity.org

EXTENSION OF COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO.

11-019, VARIANCE NO. 13-011, AND SITE PLAN REVIEW NO.

11-008 - A request to extend the Planning Commission's approval of

an application for the construction of a new two-story, single-family

residence and associated development approved in 2014

Location:

26714 Seagull Way

APN(s): 4460-022-033

Zoning:

Single-family Medium (SFM)

Applicant: Burdge and Associates Architects, Inc.

Owner:

Armitage Development Group, LLC

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Section(s) 15303

Extension Filed: September 11, 2018

Case Planner:

Richard Mollica, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 346

rmollica@malibucity.org

_________________________________________________________

For the projects identified above with a categorical exemption for environmental

review, pursuant to the authority and criteria contained in

the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Planning Director

has analyzed these proposed projects and found that they are

listed among the classes of projects that have been determined not to

have a significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the

projects are categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA. The

Planning Director has further determined that none of the six exceptions

to the use of a categorical exemption apply to these projects

(CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2). For the project listed above with

an initial study for environmental review, pursuant to CEQA, the City

adopted an initial study and mitigated negative declaration finding that

the project would have no significant adverse effects on the environment

(CEQA Guidelines Section 15070). Extension requests will be

presented on consent calendar based on staff's recommendation but

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

meeting to have the application addressed separately. Please see the

recording secretary before start of the meeting to have an item removed

from consent calendar. A written staff report will be available

at or before the hearing for the projects. All persons wishing to address

the Commission regarding these matters will be afforded an opportunity

in accordance with the Commission's procedures. Copies of

all related documents can be reviewed by any interested person at City

Hall during regular business hours. Oral and written comments may be

presented to the Planning Commission on, or before, the date of the

meeting.

LOCAL APPEAL - A decision of the Planning Commission may be

presented on consent calendar based on staff's recommendation but

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

meeting to have the application addressed separately. Please see the

recording secretary before start of the meeting to have an item removed

from consent calendar. A written staff report will be available

at or before the hearing for the projects. All persons wishing to address

the Commission regarding these matters will be afforded an opportunity

in accordance with the Commission's procedures. Copies of

all related documents can be reviewed by any interested person at City

Hall during regular business hours. Oral and written comments may be

presented to the Planning Commission on, or before, the date of the

meeting.

LOCAL APPEAL - A decision of the Planning Commission may be

appealed to the City Council by an aggrieved person by written statement

setting forth the grounds for appeal. An appeal shall be filed with

the City Clerk within ten days following the date of action (15 days for

tentative maps) for which the appeal is made and shall be accompanied

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

forms may be found online at www.malibucity.org/planningforms

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

COASTAL COMMISSION APPEAL - For projects appealable to the

California Coastal Commission, an aggrieved person may appeal the

Planning Commission's approval to the Coastal Commission within 10

working days of the issuance of the City's Notice of Final Action. Appeal

forms may be found online at www.coastal.ca.gov or in person at

the Coastal Commission South Central Coast District office located at

89 South California Street in Ventura, or by calling 805-585-1800.

Such an appeal must be filed with the Coastal Commission, not the

City.

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

MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR

SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DE-

SCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPON-

DENCE DELIVERED TO THE CITY, AT OR PRIOR TO THE

PUBLIC HEARING.

_________________________________________

Bonnie Blue, Planning Director

Publish Date: December 20, 2018

CITY OF MALIBU

PUBLIC NOTICE INVITING APPLICATIONS

FOR COUNCIL APPOINTMENT

TO COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Malibu is accepting applications

for Council appointment to the following commissions and

committees:

CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION

MOBILEHOME PARK RENT STABILIZATION COMMISSION

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION

PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION

CIVIC CENTER DESIGN STANDARDS TASK FORCE

WASTEWATER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

BUILDING BOARD OF APPEALS

Each body makes recommendations to the City Council as directed by

the City Council. Information about membership requirements and

duties may be found at www.malibucity.org/commissions.

Application forms are available on the City's website at www.malibucity.org

(on the City Clerk page) or by emailing Heather Glaser, City

Clerk, at hglaser@malibucity.org. Applications received will be presented

to the City Council for consideration at the Regular City Council

meeting on January 13, 2019.

Applications must be received by Heather Glaser, City Clerk, City of

Malibu, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265, or

hglaser@malibucity.org by 5:30 p.m. on January 2, 2019. No late applications

or postmarks will be accepted.

________________________

Heather Glaser

City Clerk

Publish: Malibu Surfside News

December 6, 2018

December 13, 2018

December 20, 2018

December 27, 2018


38 | December 20, 2018 | Malibu surfside news classifieds

malibusurfsidenews.com

5023 Caregiver

Professional

Directory

6703 Legal Notices

Seeking exprienced

caregiver for elderly

woman with dementia.

Start immediately, $30

per hour, 3 hours per day,

flexible schedule. M-W.

Please send email to:

drdennismccormick01

@gmail.com

Business Directory

6148 Moving

6408 Health &

Wellness

NEED A GREAT

MASSAGE?

W

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

OF LCP AMENDMENT MATERIALS

The Malibu Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on THURSDAY, January 10, 2019, at 6:30

p.m. in the Council Chambers, Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA, for the project

identified below.

LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AMENDMENT NO. 18-004 AND ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT

NO. 18-005 - Amendments to Title 17 (Zoning) of the Malibu Municipal Code and to the Local Coastal Program

modifying regulations pertaining to standards and procedures to facilitate the rebuilding of structures

damaged or destroyed by the 2018 Woolsey Fire and provide relief for the victims of the fire. Amendments

related to temporary mobile homes/trailers, nonconforming structures and required permit types related to

wastewater, storm water management, protected native trees/landscaping and rebuilding structures are

among the items included in the proposed amendments.

Automotive

5074 Auto for

Sale

Call 310-579-5949 to

Place your legal

notice with the

Malibu Surfside News

Applicant:

Location:

City Planner:

City of Malibu

Citywide

Bonnie Blue

(310) 456-2489, extension 258

bblue@malibucity.org

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Public Resources Code Section

21080.9, 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 LCP amendment which must be certified by the

California Coastal Commission before it takes effect. A written staff report will be available at or before the

hearing. All persons wishing to address the Planning Commission will be afforded an opportunity in accordance

with the Commission's procedures. Copies of all documents relating to the proposed Local Coastal

Program Amendment are available for review at City Hall, Malibu Public Library, and the Coastal Commission

District office during regular business hours. Written comments may be presented to the Planning Commission

at any time prior to the beginning of the public hearing.

IF YOU CHALLENGE THE CITY'S ACTION IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING

ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED

IN THIS NOTICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED TO THE CITY, AT OR PRIOR

TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

6200 Roofing

If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Bonnie Blue, at (310) 456-2489, extension

258.

_____________________________

BONNIE BLUE

Planning Director

Publish Date: December 20, 2018

RED TARGA 1973

RESTORED

310-986-2299

911MALIBU.COM

Call 708-326-9170

RENTAL PROPERTY

Advertise your

in the newspaper people turn to first

CALL US TODAY: 708.326.9170

www.22ndcenturymedia.com

MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS


Case Planner:

Richard Mollica, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 346

rmollica@malibucity.org

Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines

malibusurfsidenews.com Sections 15082 and 15096, classifieds

the California Department of Parks and

Recreation, acting as lead agency for the proposed project, consulted

Malibu surfside news | December 20, 2018 | 39

with responsible agencies throughout the preparation of an initial study

and mitigated negative declaration, including the City. As the decision-making

body for the coastal development permit and other entitlements,

the City Council will consider adoption of the Final Initial

Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, as prepared by the California

Department of Parks and Recreation, if it finds the document acceptable

and in conformance with CEQA. The Final Initial Study and

Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for review on the City's

w e b s i t e a t :

http://malibucity.org/DocumentCenter/View/22943/CDP-17-036---

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

29300-CLIFFSIDE-DR---4468-002-902----INITIAL-STUDY

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2018305091

A written staff report will be available at or before the hearing for the

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGEprojects.

All persons wishing to address the Council regarding these

LES on 12/07/2018. The following person is

6703 Legal Notices 6703 Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

CITY COUNCIL

The Malibu City Council will hold a public hearing on MONDAY,

January 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Malibu

City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA, on the appeal of the

approval of the project identified below.

APPEAL NO. 18-003 - An appeal of Planning Commission Resolution

No. 18-40, adopting The Point Dume State Beach - Staircase Replacement

Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (State

Clearinghouse No. 2016121041) and determining that the trail and

vegetation rehabilitation is categorically exempt from the California

Environmental Quality Act, and approving Coastal Development Permit

No. 17-036, an application for coastal access improvements at

Point Dume State Beach, that would demolish an existing metal staircase

to the beach and construct a new timber and concrete staircase

further downcoast from the existing staircase, using a 31,000 square

foot construction equipment staging area located at the northwest corner

of the park on the mesa above the beach, temporary installation of

a crane that can extend upwards of 110 feet tall to complete the construction

of the new stairway, modification of several existing trails to

meet Americans With Disabilities Act standards, including the construction

of two (120 and 180 square foot) elevated boardwalk viewing

areas that will be a maximum of 3 feet tall, the rehabilitation of several

existing trails, and including Variance No. 17-003 to allow for construction

on steep slopes located in the Public Open Space zoning district

at 29300 Cliffside Drive (Point Dume State Preserve)

Location:

APNs:

Zoning:

Applicant:

Owner:

Appellant:

Appealable to:

Environmental

Review:

Application Filed: February 28, 2017

Appeal Filed: June 28, 2018

Case Planner:

29300 Cliffside Drive (Point Dume State Park),

within the appealable coastal zone

4468-001-900, 4468-001-901, and

4468-002-902

Public Open Space (OS)

California Department of Parks and Recreation

State of California

Friends of Point Dume

c/o Schmitz and Associates

Sonny Astani

California Coastal Commission

Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration

(SCH# 2016121041)

Richard Mollica, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, Extension 346

rmollica@malibucity.org

Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines

Sections 15082 and 15096, the California Department of Parks and

Recreation, acting as lead agency for the proposed project, consulted

with responsible agencies throughout the preparation of an initial study

and mitigated negative declaration, including the City. As the decision-making

body for the coastal development permit and other entitlements,

the City Council will consider adoption of the Final Initial

Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, as prepared by the California

Department of Parks and Recreation, if it finds the document acceptable

and in conformance with CEQA. The Final Initial Study and

Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for review on the City's

w e b s i t e a t :

http://malibucity.org/DocumentCenter/View/22943/CDP-17-036---

29300-CLIFFSIDE-DR---4468-002-902----INITIAL-STUDY

A written staff report will be available at or before the hearing for the

projects. All persons wishing to address the Council regarding these

matters will be afforded an opportunity in accordance with the Council's

procedures.

COASTAL COMMISSION APPEAL - For projects appealable to the

Coastal Commission, an aggrieved person may appeal the City Council's

approval to the Coastal Commission within 10 working days of

the issuance of the City's Notice of Final Action. Appeal forms may

be found online at www.coastal.ca.gov or in person at the Coastal

Commission South Central Coast District office located at 89 South

California Street in Ventura, or by calling 805-585-1800. Such an ap-

matters will be afforded an opportunity in accordance with the Council's

procedures.

COASTAL COMMISSION APPEAL - For projects appealable to the

Coastal Commission, an aggrieved person may appeal the City Council's

approval to the Coastal Commission within 10 working days of

the issuance of the City's Notice of Final Action. Appeal forms may

be found online at www.coastal.ca.gov or in person at the Coastal

Commission South Central Coast District office located at 89 South

California Street in Ventura, or by calling 805-585-1800. Such an appeal

must be filed with the Coastal Commission, not the City.

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.

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

MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR

SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DE-

SCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPON-

DENCE DELIVERED TO THE CITY, AT OR PRIOR TO THE

PUBLIC HEARING.

_________________________________________

Bonnie Blue, Planning Director

Publish Date: December 20, 2018

Find your

next great hire

Call Jeff Schouten

to learn more about recruitment

advertising in your local newspaper.

708.326.9170 ext. 51

j.schouten@22ndcenturymedia.com

right in your own

neighborhood

6702 Public

Notices

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2018284262

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 11/09/2018. The following person is

doing business as NATRUAL FIX, 8350

EASTERN AVE APT #8, BELL GAR-

DENS, CA 90201. The full name of registrant

is: FRANCISCO JAVIER GOMEZ JR,

8350 EASTERN AVE APT #8 BELL GAR-

DENS, CA 90201. This business is being

conducted by: an Individual. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the

fictitious business name listed above:

04/2017. /s/:FRANCISCO JAVIER GOMEZ

JR, FRANCISCO JAVIER GOMEZ JR,

OWNER, NATRUAL FIX. This statement

was filed with the County Clerk of LOS AN-

GELES County on 11/09/2018. NOTICE:

THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS

FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE

OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A

NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR

TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in

this state of a fictitious business name statement

in violation of the rights of another under

federal, state, or common law (see Section

1441et seq., Business and Professions

Code). MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS to publish

11/29/2018, 12/06/2018, 12/13/2018,

12/20/2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2018296263

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 11/28/2018. The following person is

doing business as THE LOUP MUSIC,

CODE WOLF RECORDS, & GYO PRO-

DUCTIONS; 2159 E. 17TH ST, LONG

BEACH CA 90804 & 9911 CONSTITU-

TION DR, HUNTINGTON BEACH, 92646.

The full name of registrant is: COLIN THO-

MAS DEVANE, 9911 CONSTITUTION DR

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92646. This

business is being conducted by: an Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact

business under the fictitious business name

listed above: 11/2018. /s/:COLIN THOMAS

DEVANE, COLIN THOMAS DEVANE,

OWNER, THE LOUP MUSIC, CODE

WOLF RECORDS, GYO PRODUCTIONS.

This statement was filed with the County

Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on

11/28/2018. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EX-

PIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT

WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST

BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The

filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 12/06/2018,

12/13/2018, 12/20/2018, 12/27/2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2018305091

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 12/07/2018. The following person is

doing business as CASTLEPILLAR DE-

SIGN, PILAR CASTILLO; TERESITA PI-

LAR CASTILLO, 7019 KITTYHAWK

AVE, LOS ANGELES CA 90045. The full

name of registrant is: TERESITA PILAR

CASTILLO, 7019 KITTYHAWK AVE,

LOS ANGELES, CA 90045. This business is

being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant

has not yet commenced to transact business

under the fictitious business name listed

above. /s/:TERESITA PILAR CASTILLO,

TERESITA PILAR CASTILLO, OWNER,

CASTLEPILLAR DESIGN, PILAR CASTI-

LLO. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on

12/07/2018. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EX-

6702 Public

Notices

doing business as CASTLEPILLAR DE-

SIGN, PILAR CASTILLO; TERESITA PI-

LAR CASTILLO, 7019 KITTYHAWK

AVE, LOS ANGELES CA 90045. The full

name of registrant is: TERESITA PILAR

CASTILLO, 7019 KITTYHAWK AVE,

LOS ANGELES, CA 90045. This business is

being conducted by: an Individual. The registrant

has not yet commenced to transact business

under the fictitious business name listed

above. /s/:TERESITA PILAR CASTILLO,

TERESITA PILAR CASTILLO, OWNER,

CASTLEPILLAR DESIGN, PILAR CASTI-

LLO. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on

12/07/2018. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EX-

PIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT

WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST

BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The

filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 12/20/2018,

12/27/2018, 01/03/2019, 01/10/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2018304585

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 12/07/2018. The following person is

doing business as SOFIA ROSE PHOTOG-

RAPHY, 3823 MARWICK AVE, LONG

BEACH, CA 90808. The full name of registrant

is: VANESSA ANNE HUERTA, 3823

MARWICK AVE, LONG BEACH, CA

90808. This business is being conducted by:

an Individual. The registrant has not yet commenced

to transact business under the fictitious

business name listed above.

/s/:VANESSA ANNE HUERTA, VANESSA

ANNE HUERTA, OWNER, SOFIA ROSE

PHOTOGRAPHY. This statement was filed

with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES

County on 12/07/2018. NOTICE: THIS FIC-

TITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE

IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST

BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The

filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 12/20/2018,

12/27/2018, 01/03/2019, 01/10/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2018304750

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 12/07/2018. The following person is

doing business as MELLO KNOWS, 752 S.

MAIN STREET #432 LOS ANGELES, CA

90014. The full name of registrant is: MELA-

NIE BENDU PAYNE, 752 S. MAIN

STREET #432, LOS ANGELES CA 90014.

This business is being conducted by: an Individual.

The registrant has commenced to

transact business under the fictitious business

name listed above on 12/2018. /s/:MELANIE

BENDU PAYNE, MELANIE BENDU

PAYNE, OWNER, MELLO KNOWS. This

statement was filed with the County Clerk of

LOS ANGELES County on 12/07/2018. NO-

TICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE

YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED

IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY

CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED

PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name

statement in violation of the rights of another

under federal, state, or common law (see Section

1441et seq., Business and Professions

Code). MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS to publish

12/20/2018, 12/27/2018, 01/03/2019,

01/10/2019


The Mark & Grether Group

Russell Grether | Tony Mark

310.230.5771

russellandtony@compass.com

DRE 01836632 | 01205648

@themarkandgrethergroup

New Malibu Leases:

31444 Broad Beach Road

6 Beds | 7 Baths | $60,000/mo

Just Listed!

160 Acre Ranch

In Moorpark

8500 Waters Road, Moorpark

160 Acres | Approx. 50 Usable Acres | $2,995,000

• Swanhill Farms: a remarkable opportunity for a private

retreat, equestrian center, or agricultural development

• Existing equestrian structures for over 75 horses with

37 paddocks, multiple pens, and two training arenas


development and two registered wells

• Potential home site on eastern ridge with stunning

views from Simi Valley to the Channel Islands

For more information and photos, visit

themarkandgrethergroup.com.

6272 Cavalleri Road

6 Beds | 6 Baths | $32,000/mo

24504 Vantage Point Terrace

4 Beds | 5 Baths | $20,000/mo

Compass is a licensed real estate broker (01991628) in the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable

More magazines by this user