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calls out new sheriff during meeting, Page 6

Happy trails Nature lovers celebrate

area on National Hiking Day, Page 9

Name controversy — again Announcement

of new school name jeered by some residents, Page 11

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Body of woman who went missing in

Malibu found in Paradise Cove, Page 4

LA-area authorities conducted an “exhaustive search” in and around the

waters off Malibu shores for Jenny Lorber, a 30-year-old Southern California

native who was last seen late Thursday, May 23. Photos Submitted

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FRIDAY

Handmade Cardmaking

with Sweet Line Art

3-4 p.m. Friday, June 7,

Michael Landon Community

Center, 24250 Pacific

Coast Highway, Malibu.

Design handmade cards using

micro pens, watercolors,

embellishing powders,

heat tools and watercolor.

Learn techniques for aesthetically

correct greeting

card placement and

standards. All supplies are

included in the price. For

more information, call 310-

456-2489 ext. 239.

Yappy Hour

4-6 p.m. Friday, June 7,

Malibu Lumber Yard Center

Courtyard, 3939 Cross

Creek Road. Bring your

pup along for some special

treats, take-home doggy

swag bags and a chance to

meet some new four legged

friends. They will also have

complimentary sips and

light bites for the humans

and beachy tunes from the

summer playlist. Meet in

front of James Perse 30

minutes earlier if you want

to join in on a brisk walk

around Legacy Park. No

tickets required. For more

information, call (818)

879-3951.

SATURDAY

Intro to Machine Sewing

for Adults

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday,

June 8, Malibu Library,

23519 W. Civic Center

Way. Learn the basics of

using a sewing machine

and go home with a mini

heart-shaped pillow you

made yourself. For more

information, call (310)

456-6438.

Whole Foods hosting Party

in the Parking Lot at The

Park at Cross Creek

2-5 p.m. Saturday, June

8, The Park at Cross Creek,

23401 Civic Center Way.

Free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY

Malibu Library Book Club

5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday,

June 12, Malibu Library,

23519 W. Civic Center Way.

Join the Malibu Library

Book Club for a discussion

of Florida by Lauren Groff.

The stories in this collection

span characters, towns,

decades, even centuries,

but Florida—its landscape,

climate, history, and state

of mind—becomes its

gravitational center: an energy,

a mood, as much as a

place of residence. Among

those navigating this place

are a resourceful pair of

abandoned sisters; a lonely

boy, grown up; a restless,

childless couple, a searching,

homeless woman; and,

an unforgettable, recurring

character—a steely and

conflicted wife and mother.

For more information, call

(310) 456-6438.

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Whole Foods Market

Official Grand Opening

Wednesday

9 a.m. Wednesday, June

12, The Park at Cross

Creek, 23401 Civic Center

Way. Free and open to the

public.

THURSDAY

Art Therapy for Fire-

Affected Families

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

June 13, Malibu Library,

23519 W. Civic Center

Way. Participants will take

charred pieces of their past

and create a shadow treasure

box, as a way to memorialize

the past and celebrate

survival. This workshop

will be led by certified art

therapists Dr. Ericha Scott

and Tabitha Fronk.

Designed for children

above five and their parents

or guardians. Minors

must be accompanied by

an adult. To RSVP call the

Malibu Library at (310)

456-6438.

UPCOMING

Public Safety and

Preparedness Expo

10 a.m.-4 p.m. June

15, Trancas County Mart,

30745 Pacific Coast Highway,

Malibu. Learn how

you can get yourself, your

family and your neighborhood

better prepared for

wildfires, earthquakes and

other disasters. Booths will

include the Los Angeles

County Fire and Sheriff’s

departments, miniature

therapy horses that work

with the sheriff’s department,

the American Red

Cross, the LA County Office

of Emergency Management,

Emergency Café,

KBUU 99.1 FM, fire prevention

and emergency

preparedness equipment

and service vendors. There

will also be wildland fire

preparedness presentations.

More info to be announced.

Succulent Bonsai Workshop

11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday,

June 15, Malibu Library,

23519 W. Civic Center

Way. Create succulent bonsai

with Master Gardener

Emi Carvell. Bonsai, an

ancient Japanese art, aims

to imitate nature in miniature.

Learn about succulent

care, water needs and cutting

techniques to grow

your own succulents. Then

create a succulent bonsai

that is yours to keep! All

materials will be provided,

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but please feel free to bring

your own small container

if you’d like. Limited to 20

people. For more information,

call (310)456-6438.

Mochi Making for Teens

2-3 p.m. Wednesday,

June 26, Malibu Library,

23519 W. Civic Center

Way. Teens improve your

cooking skills with instructor

Yoko Isaji and learn to

make fresh handmade mochi.

Texture and taste are

the priority with these traditional

Japanese desserts

made from rice. Food will

be served. A list of ingredients

will be available at the

program. For ages 12 - 18.

ONGOING

Malibu Farmers Market

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays,

Malibu Library Parking

Lot, 23555 Civic Center

Way, Malibu. Cornucopia

Foundation’s Farmers

Market features a variety

of goods. For more information

on the market, visit

www.cornucopiafoundation.net.


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A Fresh Look

Malibu residents try their luck at winning Disneyland tickets

and check out the expanded sections — including a sushi bar

— packed with new items during the reopening event of Ralphs

grocery store in Malibu

ABOVE: An

expanded bakery

section is one

of the highlights

at the newly

remodeled Ralphs

store in Malibu.

Malibu resident Suzanne Titus fills out a ticket during Ralphs grand reopening May 31,

to win a free trip to Disneyland. photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

LEFT: Liu Li

works her magic

at the new sushi

bar.


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Rescuers pull body of missing woman from Pacific

Cause of death still

unknown for ‘beautiful

soul’ Jennifer Lorber

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

Authorities recovered the body

of previously missing 30-year-old

Jennifer Lorber Thursday, May

30, in the waters near the Paradise

Cove shoreline, according to

the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s

Department.

Her remains were found just

before 9 a.m. about 225 yards

from the water’s edge, according

to a release from the department,

and a member of Lorber’s family

confirmed the body’s identity as

that of Jennifer Michelle Lorber,

a Southern California native

missing since Thursday, May 23.

A cause of death is pending

additional testing as of Monday,

June 3, that could take six to eight

weeks, according to the LA Medical

Examiner’s Office. Authorities

would not provide any further

comment on Lorber’s death.

The LA County Sheriff’s Missing

Persons Unit directed the

search that began the evening of

May 23, a day after Lorber reportedly

arrived in Malibu after

flying from Utah to Los Angeles.

She was last seen and heard

from late Thursday/early Friday,

May 24, near Paradise Cove.

On Saturday, May 25, authorities

found Lorber’s rental car — a

2018 Toyota RAV4 — parked on

Pacific Coast Highway at Paradise

Cove.

According to family friend

Rosie Sanchez, Lorber did not

inform friends or family she was

traveling to LA and once she arrived

only informed a “select

few” with vague details.

Sanchez said she, and “a select

few” other friends and family

members, received “goodbye”

messages through text or email

Jenny Lorber, 30, went missing in Malibu on May 23 and her body

was found one week later near Paradise Cove. Photos Submitted

from Lorber on Thursday evening,

May 23.

Growing up, Lorber, a Southern

California native, spent a lot

of time in Malibu, said Sanchez,

speaking on behalf of the family.

Lorber’s grandparents, Norman

and Joyce Lorber, reportedly

owned a home on Paradise Cove

for more than 30 years.

Lorber spent a lot of time at the

Malibu home, as well as in Venice

and Culver City, Sanchez said,

adding that Lorber graduated from

the University of California at

Santa Barbara with a degree in international

relations before spending

time traveling the world.

Lorber lived for a time in Moab,

Utah, before recently moving to

Denver to study acupuncture at

Five Element School in Boulder,

Colo., Sanchez said.

An artist, Lorber operated the

online jewelry store Pulso Jewelry.

A portion of Pulso sales was

donated to “social and global

causes for change,” according to

Lorber, a Southern California native, ran an online jewelry store

called Pulso.

the website, pulsojewelry.com.

“I view my work as an opportunity

to spotlight images and stories

that raise consciousness about

human rights and environmental

issues,” a post from Lorber on the

site reads. “It is our responsibility

as producers, as consumers and

as humans to take care of one another

and our planet.”

Sanchez called Lorber a “beautiful

soul” who loved to read and

cook.

“She has the most beautiful

laugh and a huge smile with dimples

you’ll never forget,” she said.

Authorities are still investigating

and ask anyone with information

to contact the Los Angeles

County Sheriff’s Department’s

Missing Persons Unit, Sgt. Mike

Rodriguez, Detectives Abraham

or Pereida at (323) 890-5500.

Provide information anonymously,

by dialing (800) 222-

TIPS (8477), by downloading the

P3 Tips mobile app, or by using

the website lacrimestoppers.org.


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Malibu City Council

Budget discussion escalates as Peak blasts new sheriff

Michele Willer-Allred

Freelance Reporter

The Malibu City Council is

agreeing to waive 100 percent of

Woolsey Fire rebuilt permits for

certain homeowners, but a $8.1

million public safety bill was a

point of contention during 2019-

20 Fiscal Year budget discussions.

A public hearing on the budget

was held at the Council meeting

on Tuesday, May 28. Final budget

adoption will be considered

by the Council on June 24.

Also at the May 28 meeting,

the Council voted 4-0, with

Councilmember Skylar Peak

abstaining, to have city staff

prepare a measure that will ask

voters in the November 2020

election if they will consider an

increase to the city’s Transient

Occupancy Tax from 12 percent

to 15 percent.

The measure will come back

to the council in the fall for consideration.

The proposed Fiscal Year

2019-20 city budget totals $47.9

million in revenue and $54.9

million in expenses, and includes

the General Fund budget, which

totals $30.9 million in revenues

and $37.3 million in expenses.

Lisa Soghor, assistant city

manager, said Malibu will spend

over $8.1 million in its contract

with the Los Angeles County

Sheriff’s Department next year,

which includes $670,000 for the

Beach Team.

She said this represents an

increase of 4.5 percent for the

county’s required administrative

increase and liability trust fund.

“The liability trust fund costs,

which continue to increase in regards

to the sheriff’s department,

are a joke, and they need to get

their act together,” said Councilmember

Skylar Peak.

Peak was also very critical of

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex

Villanueva’s leadership.

“The leadership is a joke, and

what he’s done to our city and the

leadership at our city is a joke,”

said Peak, adding that he wrote a

letter critical of Villanueva’s actions

and received no response.

“If he’s going to continue the

actions that he’s done in his leadership

role, I think the city ought

to look at how better they can

cut their budget and put different

resources in the community

to ensure public safety, because

clearly we’re not getting it from

his leadership,” Peak said.

Mayor Jefferson Wagner, trying

to calm Peak, said the sheriff

is new in office and that the city

should reach out to him collectively

to speak to the council.

“I would love to do that,” Peak

responded. “(However), I cannot

support that man standing here if

he’s going to lie to us.”

City Manager Reva Feldman

interjected and said she spoke to

the Villanueva recently and he

agreed to do another Town Hall

meeting in Malibu.

The budget also reflects council’s

direction to include waiving

100 percent of fees for all likefor-like

and like-for-like plus

10 percent of Woolsey Fire rebuild

permits. Fees will only be

waived for primary homeowners

at or before the time of the fire,

and the property hasn’t been sold

since the fire.

It also reflects the refunding of

any of those fees already paid by

homeowners during the current

fiscal year.

Removal of the permit fees results

in a decrease of $2.6 million

in projected General Fund

revenue.

“This is a time we can step

up and do something to try to

heal our community, and keep

our neighborhoods hopefully as

close to where they were as possible,”

Councilmember Mikke

Pierson said about the fire fee

waiver.

City Council directed staff to

add $200,000 for a coastal vulnerability

study, and approximately

$30,000 to opt into 100

percent renewable energy for

city facilities.

A $1.8 million City Hall solar

project has been postponed until

a future year, and the General

Fund grant program was reduced

by $30,000. Reductions were

also made by all departments in

Please see city council, 11

Police Reports

$700 iPhone, wallets, more reportedly stolen from surfers parked along Pacific Coast Highway

A $700 iPhone and a $600

Bottega Veneta wallet — containing

credit and debit cards, a

driver’s license, and $100 cash

— reportedly were stolen from

a vehicle parked at Leo Carrillo

State Beach, 3500 Pacific Coast

Highway.

The alleged victim stated

that on May 18 he visited

the beach to go surfing. He left

his key hidden on the tire before

he went to surf; though he

was also unsure if he locked

the car.

Upon his return, he found his

car ransacked and items missing,

but his keys were in the same position

he left them.

In another instance, a $600

Samsung Galaxy S8 and a wallet

containing a driver’s license reportedly

was stolen from a Chevy

Silverado truck parked on the

shoulder at 39000 Pacific Coast

Highway.

The alleged victim stated that

at 3 p.m. on May 14 he parked

his truck to go surfing and left the

key on the exterior of the vehicle

tire. When he returned, his key

and other items were missing.

May 28

• Police responded to an alarm at

4:28 a.m. at Malibu Colony House

Liquors, 22523 Pacific Coast

Highway. The responding officer

checked the building and noticed

a smashed window at the front of

the business; though it was too

small for someone to enter into.

The officer did not see evidence

of burglary. There are numerous

security cameras around the business,

but the officer was unable to

contact the owner to view them.

May 25

• A $510 leather handbag reportedly

was stolen from the Fred Segal

store, 3822 Cross Creek Road.

An informant stated that a female

customer walked into the store at

about 6:30 p.m., grabbed a handbag

from the rack, walked out of

the store without paying for it,

and got into a gray Ford SUV. A

partial vehicle license plate number,

as well as a description of the

suspect, was given to police.

May 22

• Power tools worth about $140

reportedly were stolen from a

locked vehicle parked in front of

an apartment building at 22119

Pacific Coast Highway. The alleged

victim stated he arrived

home from work at about 6 p.m.

on May 21 and locked his vehicle.

When he returned to his vehicle

the next morning, he observed

the passenger window stolen and

items missing.

May 22

• Police responded to a call about

trespassing, which occurred between

May 19-20 at a residence

on Sea Vista Drive. The resident

stated that her relative noticed

a light on in the garage. When

she went to investigate, she saw

a flashlight with its light on that

was set on a shelf in the garage.

She checked the garage and vehicle

and found nothing out of

place. She stated that many other

places in the area have been burglarized

recently. Prints are being

taken from the flashlight.

May 19

• Police responded to a vandalism

report at Sycamore Park, 6480

Via Escondido, where suspects

spray painted a sign. There were

no witnesses or surveillance cameras.

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 listen in these

reports is considered to be innocent

of all charges until proven guilty in

a court law.


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Alarming number of bobcats killed on mountain roads

Suzanne Guldimann

Freelance Reporter

In the past three months,

six bobcats have been

struck and killed by vehicles

in the Santa Monica

Mountains. For the National

Park Service biologists

who have studied the

local population of wildcats

since 2002, it’s an alarming

number.

One victim was radiocollared

male bobcat

B-361, part of the NPS

study program. He survived

the Woolsey Fire, only to

be killed crossing Las Virgenes

Road in Malibu Canyon.

Another recent fatality

was identified as a lactating

female. Her kittens may

have been collateral damage,

starving to death after

their mother was killed.

Vehicle strikes are a

Bobcat B-361 is one of the six that was killed by vehicles

in the Santa Monica Mountains. Photo Submitted

problem for all kinds of

wildlife in the Malibu

area, throughout the state

and across the country. A

Caltrans report on wildlife

crossings estimates that

15-20 percent of the total

area of the United States

“is ecologically impacted

by roads.” According to

the Humane Society of the

United States, more than a

million animals are killed

every day on America’s

roads and highways.

Vehicle strikes are the

second most common

cause of death for bobcats

in the NPS study area. Only

notoedric mange, linked

to anticoagulant rodenticide

exposure, causes more

deaths in the bobcat population.

Vehicle strikes are also

a major cause of death for

local mountain lions. A total

of 18 of the big cats are

known to have been struck

and killed by vehicles since

2002, when the NPS began

studying the local population.

Biologist Joanne Moriarty

has been studying wildlife

in the Santa Monica

Mountains National Recreation

Area for more than

15 years. She stated in the

NPS announcement on the

six recent deaths that she

cannot recall another period

when this many bobcats

have been killed by cars

within such a short period

of time.

The recent vehicle fatalities

have been scattered

throughout the western half

of the Santa Monica Mountains,

from Potrero Road to

Malibu Canyon. Much of

this area was burned in the

Woolsey Fire in November

2018, and researchers suggest

that some bobcats may

be forced to travel farther to

find the rabbits and rodents

they rely on for food, crossing

roads more frequently

than they would before the

fire. The lack of roadside

vegetation for wildlife to

shelter in while waiting to

cross could also be a contributing

factor and in some

areas, potentially safer

routes under the road have

been impacted by the fire.

NPS research has shown

that many larger species of

wildlife — including bobcats,

coyotes, and mountain

lions — will use culverts

to cross under roads. The

crossings in the burn zone

have been impacted first by

debris and silt washed out

by the rains following the

fire, and then further altered

by work crews clearing the

culverts and adjacent debris

basins.

Whatever the cause, the

sudden increase in bobcat

fatalities is troubling news

for researchers. While this

wildcat is more numerous

and more adaptable than its

bigger cousin the mountain

lion, the population in the

Santa Monica Mountains

is also under threat from

habitat loss and rodenticide

poison, as well as the

vehicle strikes that killed

half a dozen wildcats in

just three months. Moriarty

has estimated that there are

New fire safety liaison talks prevention, survival amid wildfires

Abhinanda Datta

Interim Editor

With 35 years of fire

service experience under

his belt, Malibu’s new fire

safety liaison is set to ameliorate

the risks of a wildfire.

Jerry Vandermuelen was

introduced to the community

during the City Council

meeting May 13, his first

day on the job.

“I’m thrilled to be given

this unique opportunity

and I’m happy to be able

to apply what I’ve learned

and experienced all those

years as a line firefighter

and grateful to be given

the opportunity,” Vandermuelen

said. “It’s also very

unique and exciting in that

I will get to help define and

develop what this new position

will look like based

on input from City staff,

City Council, Public Safety

Commission, LA County

Fire, and my interactions

with homeowners’ groups,

fire safe councils, and the

public in general.”

Vandermuelen started

his career with the Kern

County Fire Department in

1984 and then moved over

to Ventura County Fire in

1988, holding ranks of firefighter,

engineer, captain

and battalion chief.

“My position of battalion

chief had me working in areas

that bordered with Los

Angeles County,” he said,

“so I’ve worked incidents,

trained with and am very

familiar with many of the

Los Angeles County fire

personnel in Malibu.

“Throughout my career

I’ve gone to fires all over

California on strike team

deployments.”

Some of the highlights of

his career include working

on helicopters in the Ventura

County Aviation Unit

for three years and helping

to establish a seasonal fire

patrol in Lockwood Valley,

which is in the far northern

part of Ventura County near

Frazier Park.”

Vandermuelen said his

new position as the fire

safety liaison will be a

work in progress as the

City formally develops and

defines the position.

“A very large part of the

job will be outreach and education

about wildland fire

preparedness on an individual

basis, through homeowners’

groups and fire

safe councils,” he said. “I

will also continue to build

on the relationship I already

have with LA County

Fire and keep an open and

ongoing dialogue.”

The city will continue to

pursue various wildfire preparedness

grant opportunities

so Vandermuelen will

assume the role of implementing

those programs as

well.

He is spending a part of

each day driving and learning

the different areas and

neighborhoods.

“When someone calls me

with an issue or question

it helps me to understand

their concerns if I can visualize

the area,” he said.

“Also, when the next fire

comes it will allow me to

provide input and valuable

Please see fire, 10

Please see bobcats, 10

Jerry Vandermuelen, Malibu’s new fire safety liaison, is

ready to teach the city about preparedness to survive

future fire emergencies. Photo Submitted


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The Malibu CERT Team, City of Malibu and Public Safety Commission

MALIBU SAFETY &

PREPAREDNESS EXPO

JUNE 15

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FIRE DEPT.

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30745 Pacific Coast Highway

FREE ADMISSION! Learn about fire preparedness, stock up on emergency

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ACTIVITIES/BOOTHS

Malibu Community Emergency

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Fire Defense Vendors

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Corral Canyon Fire Safety Alliance

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Malibu planning commission

Commissioners cry foul

over Whole Foods’ vines

Planning director

defends grocer’s

change to its

vertical gardens

Michele Willer-Allred

Freelance Reporter

A new Whole Foods

Market, which is advertised

to open June 12 in the Park

at Cross Creek in Malibu,

has raised concerns among

some planning commissioners

who believe the

project is skirting a major

permit requirement.

At the Malibu Planning

Commission meeting on

Monday, June 3, Chairman

Steve Uhring asked if City

staff has already signed off

on the project, because the

market doesn’t have one of

the conditions of approval

completed: “living walls”

or vertical gardens.

The requirement of the

project’s conditional development

permit is that the

project is required to provide

22,000 square feet of

living green walls.

Uhring said Steve Soboroff,

the shopping center’s

owner, “wouldn’t be

advertising the opening of

the market unless he has a

pretty good idea he’s going

to open, and that he got

an idea of approval from

somebody.”

Planning Director Bonnie

Blue said the city’s

planning department had

not signed off on the project

at the time of the meeting,

but a change was made to

ROUND IT UP

A recap of other Planning Commission action June 3

• Approved was a coastal development permit

amendment requiring an owner to record an offer

to dedicate a public lateral access easement for

a previously approved single-family residence

proposed at 19750 Pacific Coast Highway. The

Planning Commission previously approved a permit to

construct the new two-story, single family residence

at the location, but the California Coastal Commission

indicated it may appeal the project because of

concerns regarding public access. The property owner

was willing to voluntarily add the access condition

even though the appeal period had ended.

the green walls to use vines

instead of succulents, a different

method that made

sense to achieve the same

result. She said the plants

couldn’t have been put in

until the walls were up.

“It’s not unusual for

landscaping to take a while

to grow in,” Blue said of

the living green walls.

Uhring countered.

“That’s just landscaping.

This is required landscaping.

This is different. [Soboroff]

has got to have it in

there. I believe that’s what

the permit said,” Uhring

said, adding the project has

had three years to complete

the living green walls.

Planning Commissioner

John Mazza said he recently

drove around the property

and didn’t see vines

planted on walls that were

supposed to be covered.

Blue disagreed, saying

all the square footage of

living green wall required

has been accounted for, and

some were relocated to different

places.

Uhring said he had concerns

that the project applicants

said one thing to

get their project approved,

and then changed it at the

end and didn’t deliver what

they said.

“It seems to me we’re

making resolutions, and

these conditions we’re putting

in aren’t conditions,

they’re suggestions because

people can change

them after we make them

and not have to adhere to

it,” said Uhring.

Blue said in response that

the green walls will have to

be maintained over the life

of the project, so once they

grow in, they will have to

stay in and be maintained

or it will be a code compliance

issue.

Uhring said residents

should pay attention to this

issue.

“This is a big issue,” he

said. “I hope people come

in and weigh in because I

don’t think this is right.”


noting: “It just smells

fresher and you can see the

plants and nature and run-

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Outdoor enthusiasts converge to honor National Hiking Day

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Hikers and runners were

out and about early Saturday,

June 1, to honor National

Hiking Day.

The event, held on the

first Saturday each June,

celebrates President Ronald

Reagan’s vision, articulated

in his 1987

Commission on Americans

Outdoors, that every

American should be able

to exit his or her front door

and enjoy hiking trails.

Members of the UCLA

Running Club assembled

at Piuma Trailhead for

some running and hiking,

while reveling in the rainy

mist.

“I think that it is excellent

to have access to nature,”

Zach Soohoo said.

Piuma Trailhead runners Andrew Kan (left) and Zach

Soohoo of the UCLA running club.

“Being in congested Los

Angeles is difficult, and

it’s enjoyable to run in

these better conditions.”

Andrew Kan agreed,

Please see hiking day, 14

Hikers (left to right) Lenny Novak, Lamar Forsyth, Mary Ann Miller and Phil Miller from

around Southern California about to embark on the Grassland Trail off Malibu Canyon

on Mulholland in honor of National Hiking Day, June 1. photos by Suzy Demeter/

Surfside News

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concert kickoff

JUNE 14TH 6:00-9:00PM

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concerts every friday night

all summer long

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July 5 Band of Rouge

July 12 Mesa Peak

July 19 Ignition

July 26 Miss Bix and the Blues Fix

August 2 Riptide Blues Band

August 9 Heartbreak for Petty

August 16 Andy Cahan

August 23 Lenny Goldsmith’s New Old

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only around 300 bobcats in

the Santa Monica Mountains,

and research shows

the population was already

declining.

Malibu’s bobcats and

mountain lion may eventually

be getting some help

from an unexpected quarter:

Washington, D.C. A bipartisan

bill to identify and

protect key wildlife corridors

is currently working

its was through Congress.

The bill would allocate

funds to identify, designate

and protect a network

of National Wildlife Corridors.

The wildlife crossing

bridge over the 101

freeway at Liberty Canyon

has been singled out as an

example of a critically important

wildlife corridor

by advocates for the bill,

and the bridge project is

already underway. But it

won’t help bobcats and other

wildlife avoid traffic at

key crossings on narrower

but still potentially deadly

roads like Malibu Canyon

or Mulholland.

“As sad as this is, there

is a safety message here,”

Moriarty said. “Please keep

your eyes open on all roads,

especially ones where there

is open space on both sides.

Also, slow down and don’t

drive distracted. This is

their habitat too.”

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researchers learn about the

road strikes from a variety

of sources, ranging from

social media posts to calls

from concerned citizens

and from other government

agencies like animal

control. When Moriarty

and her team are notified

in time they will collect

the remains. Necropsy on

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genetics and issues like

fire

From Page 7

intel to responders, especially

if they’re from out of

the area.”

His first project involves

a Cal Fire grant that was recently

awarded to the City

of Malibu to create a Community

Wildfire Protection

Plan specific to the greater

Malibu area. The city is

currently covered under the

Santa Monica Mountains

CWPP, which encompasses

all communities in the Santa

Monica Mountains, but

the Malibu plan will be tailored

to its specific needs.

According to Vandermuelen

since Malibu cannot

change its topography

or prevent the Santa Ana

winds every year, prevention

comes down to diligent

personal and household

preparedness. He stressed

the importance of an evacuation

plan and the need to

practice it regularly.

“Officially, both the City

of Malibu and the Los Angeles

County Fire Department

endorse and support

the Ready, Set, Go program

and would expect evacuation

when the call is made,”

he said. “We understand that

many residents are committed

to staying behind to

defend their homes, but an

secondary poisoning by rodenticides.

Anyone who encounters

an injured bobcat or other

wild animal that has been

struck by a vehicle is encouraged

to immediately

call the California Wildlife

Center for emergency

medical aid: (310) 458-

WILD.

To report a road-killed

bobcat or mountain lion

directly to the NPS researchers,

email joanne_

moriarty@nps.gov. The

LA County Department of

Animal Care and Control

evacuation plan should still

be in place for family members

that will be leaving.”

The next step is to safeguard

homes against fire

because statistically most

homes don’t catch fire from

actual flame contact or radiated

heat but from embers

that can be carried a mile or

more by the winds, he said.

“As we saw in the Woolsey

Fire, even houses far

away from the brush are

susceptible to fire, so this

creates a threat to everyone

in Malibu,” Vandermuelen

said. “Things like metal

mesh over all vent openings

into attics or raised foundations

can make a difference,

as well as removing

leaf litter and debris from

roofs and rain gutters.”

He also suggests considering

fire-resistant alternatives

to common landscaping

materials like mulch,

wood chips and railroad

ties, which all are receptive

fuels for embers that can remain

deep seated and undetected

for hours or days until

they build enough heat

or are fanned by winds and

will burn freely.

“If applicable, also consider

a portable or fixed

standalone pump system

utilizing swimming pools

for water supply that can

protect your home without

will remove dead wildlife

that constitutes a road

hazard: (818) 991-0071.

Road-killed wildlife can

also be reported on the

California Department of

Fish and Wildlife’s online

reporting form: www.

wildlife.ca.gov/Conserva-

tion/Laboratories/Wildlife-

Investigations/Monitoring/

Mortality-Report, and to

U.C. Davis’ California

Roadkill Observation Network,

where the data helps

researchers determine wildlife

patterns: www.wildlifecrossing.net/california.

you being there,” he said.

He said maintaining a

minimum of 100 feet clearance

of flammable vegetation

from all structures and

improvements is also a

smart method.

“This means more than

just weed whacking the

annual growth of grass,

but also keeping trees and

shrubs trimmed up off the

ground and away from your

roof,” he said.

“In native vegetation,

consider breaking up fuel

continuity by thinning out.”

Vandermuelen is aware

that the fire problem in

Malibu is not new and it is

an issue that needs constant

improvement.

“Unfortunately, I do not

come into this position with

a long-held secret nugget of

wisdom that will solve all of

the problems,” he said, “just

the desire and willingness

to keep reinforcing much

of what we already know

along with researching and

soliciting new ideas.

“In the meantime, diligent

personal and household

preparedness remain

our path to the best possible

outcome in our next

fire event.”

For more about fire safety,

visit the Malibu Safety and

Preparedness Expo June 15

at Trancas Country Market.


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SMMUSD Board of Education

Name of new merged grammar school on Pt. Dume: Malibu Elementary

Parents voice

displeasure with

voting process

Michele Willer-Allred

Freelance Reporter

Malibu Elementary

School will be the new

name for the recently combined

elementary schools

at the former Point Dume

Marine Science School

site.

At its Thursday, May

30 meeting, the Santa

Monica-Malibu Unified

School District Board of

Education voted 6-0, with

board member Oscar de la

Torre absent, to approve

the name change of the

merged Juan Cabrillo Elementary

and Point Dume

Marine Science schools.

The school will use the

new name beginning in the

fall.

The SMMUSD announced

the new name to

the community on May 27

prior to the board vote.

While school administrators

say the name

change was done after a

process that included engaging

the community,

some Malibu residents say

they actually felt left out of

the process.

The Malibu school

name change was brought

up during the public and

council comment session

during the Tuesday, May

28 Malibu City Council

meeting.

According to a district

news release, the votes

were nearly 60 percent in

favor of the new name,

with teacher votes weighted

by a factor of three in

the final tally. Each Malibu

student family received

one vote through their primary

email address.

Five names were on the

ballot following outreach

to the Malibu community

for name suggestions. The

five finalists were: John

and Amanda Ballard Elementary

School, Malibu

Elementary School, Ocean

Elementary School, Surfside

Elementary School,

and Westward Elementary

School.

Isaac Burgess IV, the

Malibu Pathways director,

said during the meeting

that the process of selecting

a new school name

began a few months ago

and included engaging the

community with a survey

and receiving back more

than 300 name suggestions.

Burgess wanted the

community to know “we

did listen, we did hear, we

did revisit it, and we do understand

that we have very

unique schools that we’re

merging and we know that

there are strong ties there,

strong beliefs there.”

“It definitely was a process,

but we wanted to

make sure we got to some

kind of consensus with

everybody as much as we

possibly could,” said Burgess,

who was joined at

the podium by Pat Cairns,

interim principal of the elementary

schools.

District board member

Craig Foster, who represents

Malibu, said a large

segment of the community

wanted the Ballard name,

“which didn’t resonate

with the school community

at all.”

At the Malibu City

Council meeting, longtime

Point Dume resident Marianne

Riggins spoke about

the name change, which

she said was actually done

with limited public input

and decided essentially by

the teachers and staff at the

schools.

“I think that this needs

to have a little bit stronger

community input on

it,” said Riggins, who both

graduated and had a child

graduate from Point Dume

Elementary.

Riggins said the name of

Point Dume wasn’t even

allowed to be considered

as one of the selections

by the community for the

name of the school.

“We shouldn’t be losing

this history in our community,”

she said.

Councilmember Skylar

Peak also weighed in

on the matter, asking the

council to consider a future

agenda item regarding

the school renaming

because he’s heard a lot of

different complaints from

people about it.

“I think that the school

district is listening to a few

power people, and I don’t

think they have a lot of

community input. I think

it’s happening behind

closed doors,” Peak said.

“It bothers me because it’s

another reason why we

need our own school district.”

He said the renaming

of the school is another

example of why students

and their families aren’t always

heard in Malibu.

“I think that the school

district has a little bit of a

history now of not getting

the word out on things,

and it’s really frustrating,”

Peak said.

District officials said

that following approval

of the school’s name, students

at both Juan Cabrillo

and Point Dume schools

will go through a process

to decide on the school’s

mascot and colors, which

will occur under the leadership

of new principal

Chris Hertz.

Another new name

Also at the May 30

School Board meeting,

the board voted 6-0, to approve

The Michelle and

Barack Obama Center for

Inquiry and Exploration as

the new name for the SM-

MUSD facility located at

721 Ocean Park Blvd. in

Santa Monica.

A new Personalized

Project-Based Learning

Model school, which will

include 100 ninth-grade

students from both Malibu

and Santa Monica, will be

housed at the newly renovated

learning facility.

Adding the Obama name

to the facility was also met

with controversy. Out of

the 100 responses received

from families in the district,

about 60 percent supported

the name. Those

that disagreed cited either

differing political opinions

or that the Obamas don’t

have a local connection to

the school district.

Board President Richard

Tahvildaran-Jesswein said

the board looked at what

former President Barack

Obama stood for: “the inspiration,

the hope, and the

joy of learning and education.”

The board agreed that

adding Michelle Obama’s

name was important because

of her contributions

to education policy in the

country.

city council

From Page 6

the city to trim expenses.

A one-time appropriation

of approximately $2.9

million from the General

Fund undesignated reserve

is being made to balance

the budget.

Lisa Soghor, assistant

city manager, said all the

cost-cutting and other budgetary

measures enabled

the staff to present a proposed

that retains a General

Fund undesignated

reserve of 65 percent.

Public safety, Woolsey

Fire recovery efforts, and

school district separation

were designated as priorities

by the Council for the

next fiscal year.

During 2019-20, the city

anticipates spending $2.3

million in fire recovery

efforts, and $500,000 allocated

for school district

separation.

Pierson said the cost to

the city and its residents is

“huge” dealing with 13 to

15 million visitors a year

to Malibu, which has a

lower TOT than surrounding

communities.

“I think the citizens

would be in favor of this as

well, and I think it makes

sense for the city,” Pierson

said. “I think it’s important

to the long range of actually

taking care of our local

businesses and providing

the services to support

that and public safety in

Malibu.”

Councilmember Rick

Mullen said it would be

important to consider the

implications of getting rid

of short-term rentals in the

city, which would impact

the TOT equation. He requested

more information

about tax rates in other cities.

Feldman said the city is

already interviewing firms

that the city hopes to use

on analyzing the implications

of a short-term rental

ordinance in the city.

Peak differed from his

fellow councilmembers,

asking them to consider

placing the TOT question

during a special election in

November 2019.

Peak said that by waiting

until November 2020,

the city will be foregoing

approximately $1.2 million

in TOT from existing

short-term rentals in the

city.

“I think that’s foolish

in a time when we need it

more than ever,” Peak said.

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Fun galore at June Jubilee

Children’s Creative Workshop Preschool’s annual June Jubilee

features silent auction, food, games, cake walk, animal

demonstration and more at Paradise Cove Recreation Center

Charles Hollenbeck, of Wildlife Waystation, holds Hatari, a rescued one-winged golden

eagle.

Barbara Marxmiller from Wildlife Waystation holds Boo the ferret in front of Emma

Whitworth during June Jubilee Sunday, June 2, at he Paradise Cove Recreation Center.

photos by Stephanie Chaisson/Surfside News

McKinna

Learning Center

Summer Programs 2019

Get Ready for Middle School! Help your 6th grader

make a smooth transition to Middle School next year

as they work to develop organizational and study skills,

review math and accomplish their required summer

reading.

Summer Skills Program Designed to develop reading,

written language and mathematical skills of Elementary

and Middle School students in a fun, creative and

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Here’s how it works:

Choose any 4 weeks throughout the summer,

June 17 through August 8

Classes run Mondays - Thursdays, 9 AM - 12 PM

All classes take place at McKinna Learning Center

Private Individual Lessons Available Upon Request

For More Information

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Don’t Panic, It’s Organic

A spring garden story

Andy Lopez

Invisible Gardener

Contributing Columnist

This has been a crazy

spring. Cold and

wet. So things are

taking more time to start

their spring growth. Here

is what you should be doing

now to have a beautiful

spring.

First, by now, you

should have added rock

dust, compost, and then

mulch.

Usually, you would want

to add this during our winter

period to allow for any

rains to soak it in. You then

would add more afterward

to bring it up to the necessary

levels.

The compost should be

alive compost and not the

dead type sold in most

stores. An excellent live

compost is sold by Armstrongs

Nurseries and is

called Dr. Earth Compost.

They also sell a superb

mulch, and it is called Dr.

Earth Soil Amendment.

Both products carry a full

line of beneficial Mycorrhizae.

This is important if

you want success in your

organic garden or in growing

anything.

If you have a garden,

there are several ways to

improve the soil. First off,

I would suggest that you

grow your vegetables in a

raised bed. You can grow

four to seven times more

food in the same area if

you used a raised bed

instead of growing in the

ground. You can also then

do soil rotation. I would

have several raised beds

and allow one to go fallow.

I would grow a cover

crop. Cover crops are

often called green compost

since when it is fully

grown, you simply turn

it over and allow it to decompose.

You add a small

amount of rock dust and

a small amount of your

favorite organic vegetable

fertilizer.

Soil rotation allows you

to take out the soil in the

raised bed and replace it

with new soil which you

have made from your compost.

You should add 1/2

part of organic potting soil.

Never grow in just compost

as it is too strong and

heavy, and it will destroy

your plants.

What is rock dust? It is a

natural source of minerals.

I like getting several

different sources which

will provide for a blend

of minerals. Rock dust

alone will not work since it

needs the microbial armies

of the soil to break it down

to the essential nutrients

required by plants for

healthy growth.

You feed the soil, the

soil feeds the plants, and

you are in turn fed by the

plants.

You have heard of dense

food? That just means that

it is mineral rich. We need

over 90 trace minerals, and

so do the plants. Lack in

any trace mineral and we

have a problem.

All diseases and pests

are based upon a trace

mineral deficiency. When a

plant is missing a specific

trace mineral, it will

become weak and prey for

the insects. The insects

have learned to know when

a plant is weak. All of

nature works on the same

principle. If you are weak,

then you are ready to be

recycled.

If you wish to grow

organically, you cannot

also grow using conventional

methods of using

chemicals. The two do not

work well together. One

destroys the soil, and the

other brings life to the soil.

Can you guess which?

So it is vital to apply rock

dust, compost, and mulch.

It is also essential to use

organic fertilizers. Organic

fertilizers only work in living

soil, so it will not work

if you have never added

living compost.

Mulch is also important.

Your mulch should

be an acid mulch since

our soil here is alkaline.

Dr. Earth Soil amendment

is also an excellent

mulch. Mulch protects the

compost from the sun. The

sun will kill off the living

microbial life. They live

below ground and not on

top, so sunlight is terrible

for them. Mulch also hold

water and therefore you

have to water less.

You should also install a

drip system. Using a drip

line, you save 75 percent

of your water. Best to use

a subsurface drip irrigation

system. Check out

Rain Birds systems. They

guarantee their lines for

10 years. Most drip lines

are not meant to be buried.

If you are using a raised

bed, you should bury the

line 1/2 way up the bed.

You then also add a few

misters on top to help keep

the plants clean, or you can

just hand water. Seeds will

require water from above

to get them started.

Speaking of seeds. It is

not a good idea to just buy

any sets. You should buy

Heirloom Organic Seeds.

Yes, there are Heirloom

seeds that are not organic,

just in name only. Organic

seeds are used to having a

living soil, and therefore,

do not do well in conventional

dead soil.

There are many organic

heirloom seed companies.

Try Seeds of Change.

Growing from seeds

takes experience, and if

you haven’t grown from

seeds before, I would just

plant Organic Heirloom

plants. Try Green Thumb

in Ventura. They have excellent

heirloom plants.

Any questions? Email me

andylopez@invisiblegardener.

com

Malibu residents learn about crisis first aid

Submitted by the City of Malibu

The City of Malibu offered a free

Crisis First Aid training for Malibu

residents May 15 at City Hall as part

of its efforts to enhance community

emergency preparedness and public

safety.

With about 30 participants, the

class covered the first aid skills

needed to help save a life in a crisis

situation, including patient assessment,

opening an airway, bleeding

control and hands-only CPR.

Minutes can sometimes mean the

difference between life and death,

and these skills may help save

the life of a family member or

friend.

Two members of the Malibu

CERT Team taught specific segments

– the proper use of tourniquets

and hands-free CPR. The class

is meant to be a basic skills training

for immediate life safety during

the short time between a lifethreatening

injury and the arrival of

paramedics.

RIGHT: Residents gathered at the

City Hall May 15 to train in basic

crisis first aid procedures.


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Ashley’s Angle

The inner critic and the renewal of Malibu

Ashley Hamilton

Contributing columnist

Malibu resident

A

great renewal

awaits us. A renewal

from within,

where the sound of each

person’s inner critic is no

more, because the pessimism

of the past is just

that: past.

We renew ourselves by

not fixating on the unalterable

or obsessing about the

unforeseeable. We renew

ourselves by seeing what

is in front of us, rather than

picturing what may hurt us.

We renew ourselves

when we stop listening to

our inner critic, because

warrantless criticism sows

feelings of worthlessness;

that we are not good

enough — that we will

never be good enough —

to deserve approval; that

our best moments are not

memorable, while our

worst failures are unforgettable;

that we are noteworthy

only insofar as how

unremarkable we are.

The inner critic threatens

each of us, yes, but

gratuitous criticism also

threatens Malibu.

We cannot rebuild our

city, after all, if we cannot

revive our souls. We

cannot rebuild what the

Woolsey Fire destroyed if

we cannot conquer what

will destroy each of us unless

we stop the forces of

fear, doubt and disbelief:

the lies people tell — the

lies we tell ourselves — in

order not to live lives of

meaning; the lies that harm

us, individually, as much

as they hinder us, collectively.

We need only stop

listening to the inner critic,

rather than trying to stop

him from speaking.

Sometimes the inner

critic is a real person:

the man on the sidelines,

mocking our work and maligning

our effort, the man

with an avatar instead of a

name, the man of low character

who attacks us in 280

characters, the man who

opposes us, not because he

has reason to disagree with

us, but because he despises

us for no good reason.

Renewal does not

require us to respect the

critic. Not when our only

right is to respect his right

of freedom of speech. That

right is essential, even

when — especially when

— the speaker’s words are

far from exemplary.

Let the speaker have his

say.

Let us not, however, distract

ourselves by dignifying

what he says.

Let us also not confuse

order with truth, as if

he who speaks last says

something of lasting importance.

Let us further distinguish

between the critic we all

see versus the one no one

else hears: the inner critic

whose voice is familiar

because it is familial, as it

belongs to a relative who

is quick to condemn but

reluctant to cheer, who is

happy to argue but hesitant

to agree, who is eager to

fight but loath to make

amends.

That critic has no rights,

or rather, his rights are

commensurate with those

we give him.

We give him too much

power — he exercises too

much control — making it

difficult if not impossible

for us to hear the one true

voice, the voice of authenticity;

our authentic selves.

If we are to be true to

Malibu, we must be true to

ourselves.

We must banish the inner

critic, so we may experience

what Jews call peace

through the righteousness

of work, what Protestants

call the salvation of peace,

what Catholics call the

labors of peace.

The blessings of peace

are open to all of us.

The glories of peace

begin when we unite to

heal ourselves by helping

the people of Malibu.

Quietly and calmly do

we proceed.

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with Point Dume in the

background.

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hiking day

From Page 9

ning the trail is better than

doing so in pollution.”

Runners gathered

at Phantom Trail were

amazed at the abundant

flora and fauna.

“It’s a wonderful year

to see all of the flowers,”

said Jackie Willrodt. “The

fire poppies were beautiful

and I’d never seen them

before.”

Recently, experts have

explained why this Spring

has provided a stellar opportunity

to enjoy the

spectacular, sensational

super bloom of flowers and

fauna.

“The rain gods delivered

a dream scenario, better than

we could have hoped for,”

said Mark Mendelsohn,

a plant ecologist with the

National Park Service recently

as he led a tour that

began at an old filming area,

Paramount Ranch. “Due

to the perfect set of rains

-- one every couple weeks

for months — the regrowth

has been spectacular. The

smoke and heat causes lots

of seeds to germinate, so

they were ready when the

rains came.”

For more information

about hikes near Malibu,

visit www.parks.ca.gov.

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1. UPDATE: Body of missing woman Jenny Lorber

found in Pacific

2. Missing woman is SoCal native with Paradise

Cove ties

3. In the heart of Malibu

4. Malibu artist portrays hope during the Woolsey

Fire

5. Going Places: Lane excited to trot new path at

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City of Malibu Office of Public Safety posted

Thursday, May 30: “We know it is common

practice for surfers to stash their car key in their

wheel well or under a rock. Guess what? Burglars

and thieves know you do it too. Take your

key with you or purchase a security lock instead.

Let’s all have a #safesummer in #Malibu.”

From the Editor

Discord and harmony in Malibu

Abhinanda Datta

editor@malibusurfsidenews.com

This week saw some

discord among

Malibuites - the

kind that follows every

new initiative. The merged

elementary schools announced

the new name it

selected and at the School

Board’s meeting, residents

voiced their concerns and

said they felt left out of

the naming process. A

Point Dume resident said

by not including Point

Dume one of the selections

by the community

for the name of the school,

the district was ignoring

its history. Councilmember

Skylar Peak also commented

on the district’s

inability to get everyone

involved in the decisionmaking

process.

Peak also seemed dissatisfied

with the services

of the new sheriff, Alex

Villanueva and called his

leadership a “joke”. He

even suggesting re-allocating

the city’s budget and

look for alternative ways to

ensure public safety.

While there were differences

of opinions, the

people of the community

also came together

to celebrate. June 1 was

National Hiking Day and

trails across Malibu saw

outdoor enthusiasts gather

to honor this day and appreciate

the city’s bountiful

natural resources. People

also gathered at the Children’s

Creative Workshop

Preschool’s fundraiser and

reveled along with the kids

as they interacted with

animals and participated in

fun games.

And speaking of celebrations,

it is almost time to

celebrate Malibu’s men.

Take part in the Surfside

News’ Father’s Day Photo

Contest. Send your best

photo with your dad to editor@malibusurfsidenews.

com by June 6 and win

exciting gifts to make your

old man feel special.

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Letter to the Editor

Art’s restorative powers

It was an honor to see my

painting, “Phoenix Arise,”

featured as the background

of the Malibu Surfside

News cover photo, “Art and

Soul.”

For me, the photo from

behind the viewer looking

at the painting visually expressed

the possibility of

the restoring of the soul

of a devastated Malibu

through an arising sense of

wonder, art and new life.

The exhibition at city hall,

“Radical Beauty,” shares

the community’s unique

character(s) and creative

ways of healing the collective

and personal trauma

of fire and loss through the

lenses, brushes and instruments

of Malibu’s many

artists, writers, musicians

who are all as varied as

the land itself and each

uniquely affected by despair.

I am a Malibu native

son and second generation

painter. My father, Joseph

G. McCloskey, was a wonderful

painter who helped

found the Malibu Art Association.

I grew up with

their meetings in my father’s

studio. He stressed

the need for neighbors

to support neighbors and

most importantly for creative

and imaginative

people to gather — not to

critique, but to inspire one

another.

Here’s to “Radical Beauty,”

mutual inspiration and

the Phoenix arising from

the ashes.

Leigh J McCloskey, Malibu

Resident

Malibu Surfside News

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THE CITY OF MALIBU IS HERE TO HELP

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating Woolsey Fire. The City is committed

to doing everything possible to help community members with their immediate needs, to

provide asmooth process for those who lost homes to establish temporary housing on their

property and to rebuild, and to resume normal City services and activities.

FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL LOCATIONS - UPDATED WEEKLY

CalRecycle started fire debris removal under the state-sponsored program the week of

February 4, at properties that were burned in the Woolsey Fire in Malibu. Every week, we post

the streets where fire debris removal work is taking place at

www.MalibuCity.org/DebrisLocations.

WEEKDAY ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH CITY STAFF

FOR REBUILD HELP

Any Malibu resident whose property was damaged or destroyed in the Woolsey Fire can

schedule aone-on-one consultation with City staff to discuss specific rebuild questions and

concerns to help them through the process. To schedule an appointment, email Aundrea Cruz

atacruz@malibucity.orgor call 310-456-2489, ext. 379.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR TEMPORARYHOUSING PERMITS

Malibu residents whose homes were burned in the Woolsey Fire may apply for apermit to

place atemporary trailer, Conex Container, mobile home or other type of temporary housing

on their property. Applications will not be accepted until fire debris removal has been

completed and certified and afunctioning onsite wastewater treatment system has been

verified. See the handout at http://malibucity.org/temporaryhousingapplication. For further

questions, call 310-456-2489, ext. 485 or emailmplanning@malibucity.org.

ALL VIDEOS OF WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD WORKSHOPS

The City has organized, participated in, or hosted at City Hall numerous meetings and

workshops to help residents whose homes were burned in the fire to successfully navigate the

rebuilding process. Many of these events were filmed for the benefit of those who could not

attend. All of the videos have been posted on the City website at

www.MalibuCity.org/942/Media-Center. New videos will be continuously added.

ALL REBUILD INFO HANDOUTS AVAILABLE ONLINE

The City has created many handouts with information to guide residents through all the steps

of the rebuilding process. All of the handouts are available in print at the City Hall Fire Rebuild

Desk and online at https://www.malibucity.org/99/Forms-Handouts.

FIRE VICTIMS CAN APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

If your home was affected by the Malibu Woolsey Fire, you may be eligible for tax relief. You

must file an application for reassessment to reduce your property taxes with the LA County

Assessor within 12 months from the day it was damaged. For more information visit the

Assessor website at https://assessor.lacounty.gov/disaster-relief or call 213-974-8658.

CRISIS COUNSELING AVAILABLE

Stress, anxiety, and depression-like symptoms are common reactions after adisaster for both

children and adults. Getting help as soon as possible is the best way to protect your long-term

mental health. Mental Health Access Hotline: Call 800 854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741 to find

immediate mental health services. Learn more at

https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/disaster-services/follow-disaster.

REBUILD FORM - EXPEDITED PERMITTING

The Planning Department offers anumber of Development Options for properties affected by

the Woolsey Fire. Learn more at www.MalibuCity.org/RebuildptionsForm. Those planning to

rebuild an in-kind replacement of legally permitted structures destroyed in the fire may submit

aPlanning Verification PV Submittal Checklist. Get the form online at

www.MalibuCity.org/LikeForLikeSubmittal or call the Planning hotline at 310-456-2489, ext. 485,

or email mplanning@malibucity.orgto set up apre-submittal appointment.

City Geotechnical staff and the Environmental Sustainability Department developed aflowchart

to explain the geotechnical submittal requirements and review process for burned properties.

View, download or print the chart atwww.MalibuCity.org/GeotechFlowchart. Additional Planning

Dept. forms, checklists and applications are available for those interested in more complex

rebuild options atwww.MalibuCity.org/69/pplications-Forms-Fees.

FIRE REBUILD DESK AT MALIBU CITY HALL

Awalk-up counter staffed by aplanner is available during City Hall open hours. meet one-onone

with aCity planner who can walk residents through the process of getting atemporary

mobile home or trailer placed on their burned property, and help them begin the rebuilding

process. Mon -Thurs, 7:30 AM 5:30 PM, Frid 7:30 AM 4:30 PM

PHONE AND ONLINE RESOURCES

Malibu City Hall main phone: 310-456-2489

Malibu City Fire Rebuild webpage: www.MalibuRebuilds.org

Malibu City Debris Removal webpage: www.MalibuCity.org/Debris

Malibu City Planning Department questions: mplanning@malibucity.org

Malibu City Planning Department phone: 310-456-2489, ext. 485

Malibu City Building Division questions: mbuilding@malibucity.org

LA County Woolsey Fire Recovery webpage: www.LACounty.gov/LACountyRecovers


Willy Wonka’s

Wonder Malibu

Playhouse to stage tale

of eccentric chocolatier,

Page 22

Delicious

delights Malibu’s

Café de la Plage offers

great food and a lively

ambience, Page 22

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Young Italian musician

wins well-renowned

classical music

competition, Page 21

Italy’s Andrea Roberto regaled guests with his musical prowess and won first place in the Parkening International Guitar

Competition Saturday, June 1, at Pepperdine University. Suzy demeter/Surfside News

www.malibuparkatcrosscreek.com

malibuparkatcrosscreek

Whole Foods Market will host a

pre-opening “Party in the Parking Lot”

Sat. June 8th. 2-5pm

Everyone is invited in Celebrating

the official Grand Opening (June 12th)

fun, food, games, music and more!


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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. Officer Training

group

5. Cool Malibu guided

tour experience, goes

witth 9 across

9. See 5 across

14. Workplace safety org.

15. Elementary particle

16. Long stories

17. Bull-ring shouts

18. Snowman

19. Mountain house

20. Chimney black stuff

21. Put back

23. “The Social Contract”

philosopher

26. Engine speed, for

short

29. Goof off

30. French physicist

Andre Marie __

32. Formally known as

34. “As the World

Turns” actress

38. Middle-east city

39. Steamed

41. No. in a check box

42. www locations

43. Its icon is a light bulb

44. Unlikely to defect

46. ___ lark

47. Ballpark employee

50. Fasten your coat

52. Advance teaching

deg.

53. Features of Matador

State Beach

57. Aquatic animals

58. Fairy tale’s second

word

62. “The Curse of the

Black____”

65. Captured

67. Like some lips

68. I-pod maker

69. Comfy cloud

70. War of 1812 battle

site

71. Half-man, half-goat

72. Gets rid of

73. Balance

Down

1. Little hoppers

2. Norwegian city

3. Kojak to his friends

4. Overthrew Batista

5. Kind of station

6. Anatomical passages

7. Memos

8. Microphone inventor

Berliner

9. Balloon filler

10. Jogger’s attachment,

perhaps

11. Tease

12. Electrocardiograph,

abbr.

13. Compass point

22. Car club

24. Like some breakfast

cereal

25. ET carrier

26. Lawn grass

27. Clean feathers

28. Bright group

29. Mythical story

31. ____ gow poker

32. Green

33. Broke off

35. ___ de mer

36. Fall Out Boy’s genre

37. Van or san followers

40. Far out!

42. Sour fruit

45. Dictionary abbr.

48. Stable worker

49. Part of A.A.R.P. (abbr.)

51. Loan shark

54. Prudential competitor

55. ___ de Guerre (French

military award)

56. Together

57. They created the Color

ID brand

59. Unadulterated

60. Kimono bands

61. Russian veto

62. Swan Lake steps

63. Environmental watchdogs,

for short

64. Pertinent

66. Famous falcon

Rosenthal Tasting Room

(18741 pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

456-1392)

■12-9 ■ p.m. Saturday,

June 1: live music with

Sandra Macat, Amber

and the Smoke,

Azteca Food Truck

■12- ■ 9 p.m. Sunday,

June 2: live music with

Pagame, Jazzmoves;

Humble Crust Pizza

Truck

The Sunset

(6800 Westward Beach

Road, Malibu; 310- 589-

1007)

■4 ■ p.m. Sunday, DJ

Duke’s Malibu Restaurant

(21150 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

317-0777)

■4 ■ p.m.- close. June

7: Aloha Friday with

Tahitian dancers, live

music and $8 mai

tai’s

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

To place an event in The

Scene, email editor@malibusurfsidenews.com

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

answers

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


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Guitarists from across the globe awe guests at Pepperdine

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Every four years, Pepperdine

hosts the Parkening

International Guitar Competition,

a two-day event

featuring a roster of classical

guitarists from all over

the world who are carefully

vetted through challenging

qualifying rounds. The

fifth annual competition,

held from Tuesday-Saturday,

May 28-June 1, featured

15 competitors from

seven countries who vied

for a $30,000 prize.

“It’s exciting to be here,”

Ernie Salmon said. “I’m

blown away by the quality

of the performances

and I’m sitting here with

a smile on my face, just

listening and enjoying because

it is so pleasant.”

“I’m most pleased with

the very high caliber of this

year’s contestants,” Professor

Christopher Parkening

said, stating that the adjudicators

included Pablo Sainz

Villegas, who has become a

worldwide sensation as one

of this generation’s greatest

guitarists; Mia Bongiovanni

of the Metropolitan Opera;

and Steve Schoen of

Sony records.

As they took the stage

June 1, the three finalists

each performed a concerto

with the Young Musicians

Foundation Debut Orchestra,

accompanied by conductor

Michael Stanley.

Each competitor also

performed a solo encore

piece, an opportunity

that provided them each

a chance to display their

unique talents and personalities.

Alec Holcomb, a native

of Tennessee, and the only

American to reach the final

Second runner-up Sergey Perelekhov (left) from Russia,

receives his medal from Christopher Parkening.

round, delivered a lively

rendition of “Concierto

de Aranjuez” by Spanish

composer Joaquin Rodrigo.

Attendee Igor Lichtmann,

himself a professional

guitarist, was

thoroughly awed by Holcomb’s

presentation.

“From a guitarist’s perspective,

that is an exciting

and difficult piece to play,”

he said. “Holcomb was

most impressive because

he managed to overcome

the physical challenges of

performing the work as

well as being able to include

some of his personality

in his performance

and showing that he was

having a good time while

he played.”

The audience leaned in

with anticipation as Andrea

Roberto, of Italy, assumed

the stage and impressed

yet more.

“Concerto No. 1 in D

Major,” written by Italian

composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

on the cusp

of World War II right before

he fled fascism and

immigrated to America, is,

by all accounts, a challenging

work to play, because

as Lichtmann stated, “it requires

excellent technical

acumen.”

Intense and vibrant, the

piece perhaps exudes the

composer’s angst as he

struggled to survive as an

artist in an extremely challenging,

war-torn, abusive

environment.

Roberto nailed the

performance, earnestly

focused on the many sequences

and leaning in

as he cajoled his instrument

to help him play the

piece. When he finished,

the audience, first silent

and awe-struck audience,

erupted with thunderous

applause.

Niccolò Paganini’s “Sonata

Op. 3 No. 1” served as

Roberto’s encore choice, a

work that he performed

with precision as he traversed

through challenging

segues, accompanied

by beautifully played violins.

“I’m absolutely blown

away and impressed with

the level of talent in this

competition,” said Edye

First runner-up Alec Holcomb, from Tennessee, captivates guests with Spanish

composer Joaquin Rodrigo’s composition at the Parkening International Guitar

Competition Saturday, June 1, at Pepperdine University. Photos by Suzy Demeter/

Surfside News

Rugolo, “I haven’t seen a

better performance anywhere.”

The third competitor,

Russian-born Sergey

Perelekhov, vibrantly performed

the same work by

Joaquin Rodrigo as Holcomb

had and then played

Sergio Assad’s “Aquarelle

(III. Preludio e Toccatina)”

as an encore.

Waiting is, as they say,

the worst. The audience,

infused with anticipation,

waited patiently as the

judges decided which of

the three performers would

be named champion.

“My belief is that this

competition will continue

to attract the most brilliant

artists worldwide,”

Parkening said, thanking

attendees before announcing

that Roberto prevailed,

with Holcomb taking second

place and Perelekhov

ranking third.

“I chose to play ‘Sonata

Op. 3, No. 1’ by Niccolo

Paganini because it is a

dreamy, lovely song that

bounces off the guitar and

reflects my personality,”

Roberto said. “It is from

my homeland of Italy and

I love Italian music.”

When asked what guitar

he was playing for

the competition, Roberto

said, “I selected an instrument

by the German guitar

maker, Antonius Müller

because it has a lot of colors

and has a bewitching

sound.”

Like Roberto, who started

playing guitar at a tender

age at the suggestion of

his guitar-playing father,

Holcomb also comes from

a long line of guitarists. A

native of Tennessee, his father

played rock and funk

and his grandfather performed

Bluegrass music.

“I enjoy playing the music

I selected because, although

classical music can

be a little heavy, my pieces

are energizing.” Holcomb

said.

Although no Californian

reached the final round,

Pepperdine alumni Cody

Noriega of Riverside made

it to the semi-finals and

proudly represented the

state.

“I played on an instrument

made by luthier David

Daily as the guitar is

easy to handle and play,”

Noriega said. “I enjoy

playing at this competition

and Pepperdine’s program

has prepared me as I endeavor

to pursue excellence

in guitar playing.”

As the audience disbursed,

attendee Manuel

Del Arroz expressed the

sentiment of many, “Pepperdine

and Malibu are the

center of the classical guitar

universe thanks to Professor

Parkening,” he said.

“The next generation of

musicians is wonderful.”


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Malibu Playhouse to stage Roald Dahl’s classic tale, June 7-9

Staff Report

Malibu-based performing

arts group, Young

Actors Project, has announced

that they will

present Roald Dahl’s unforgettable

tale of eccentric

chocolatier Willy

Wonka, as he takes five

families on a wild adventure

through his candy factory.

“Willy Wonka and the

Chocolate Factory” is an

original stage adaptation

written by YAP’s co-founder

John Litten, and produced

and directed by the

executive director of Malibu

Playhouse, Shoshana

Kuttner.

There are two versions

of the show; a full-length

version performed by local

young actors ages 9 - 13,

and a shortened version

performed by our youngest

group of students, ages 5 -

9, 2 p.m. on Saturday, June

8 and Sunday, June 9.

Families with children of

all ages are encouraged to

attend. Tickets on sale now

are $15 for students and

$20 for adults. For more

information or to purchase

tickets, visit www.willywonka2019.bpt.me

or call

(310) 447-8245.

Malibu welcomes Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory

What: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

When: 7 p.m. Friday, June ; 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8;

2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9

Where: Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast

Highway. To purchase tickets at $15 for students and

$20 for adults, visit www.willywonka2019.bpt.me or

call (310) 447-8245.

The Dish

Café de la Plage’s delicious delights win hearts across Malibu

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Malibu’s La Café de

la Plage, a lively eatery

in Point Dume, features

breakfast, lunch, freshbaked

croissants, muffins

and possibly some of the

most innovative, delicious

ice cream in the city.

“This is the breakfast

club,” said Malibuite

Remy O’Neill, a frequent

customer. “You can wake

up in the morning feeling

all the pressure of the day

ahead and you come here

and listen to people talking

about politics, films, books,

trees, plants, where they are

travelling and many other

things and it resets the day.”

Café de la Plage is a

classy, yet concurrently casual

venue, offering proper

dishware for indoor meals

and bamboo plates for exterior

dining on the patio.

Start with a coffee selection,

featuring Intellegentsia

coffee. Like all

selections at the establishment,

there are unique options.

Try the Yin Yang

($5.75), which features

activated charcoal mixed

with espresso and a choice

of milk.

Another winning choice

is the Golden Latte ($5.75),

a drink containing cinnamon,

ginger and turmeric

with one’s choice of milk

-- oat, almond, whole milk

or non-fat milk.

For eats, try the Sunrise

Sandwich ($11.95) (add

bacon for $3.50 or ham for

$2.50). Fresh sunny side

eggs are served over delicious

avocado topped with

melted white cheddar and

a creamy Siriacha mayo.

A farm fresh salad full of

fresh, organic greens infused

with just the right

amount of seasoning accompanies

this selection.

Another excellent option

is the Malibu omelet

($15.95). Perfectly prepared

eggs merged with

crispy bacon, sautéed onions

and tomatoes are filled

with creamy mozzarella

and topped with sliced avocado.

“Our most popular

breakfast item is the Malibu

omelet,” said Leslie

Fenton, kitchen manager.

“However, many customers

also enjoy the avocado

toast as well.”

The restaurant has a

unique take on avocado

toast ($12.95) as its version

features chunks of avocado

topped with watermelon

radish and Jalapeno, drizzled

with lime. Customers

can add eggs to the dish for

$3.00, bacon for $3.50 and

lox for $7.50.

To satiate the sweet tooth,

Café de la Plage offers fresh

pastries, including an intriguing

muffin called the

financier, ($4.95), a tasty

treat of French derivation,

infused with apple slices

and strawberries.

Fresh from the Farm

Shop, the croissants are

flaky and delightful - try

the plain butter croissant

($4.25) or the almond

croissant ($4.99), a selection

that merges its buttery

interior with crunchy

almonds, making for a delightful

choice.

It is hard to leave this

delightful eatery without

enjoying some ice cream.

Bernard and Sophie, the enterprising

and engaging proprietors

of Café de la Plage,

are two friendly folks who

hail from France. Lucky

for Malibu, they chose this

community to share their

epicurean excellence.

For a classic ice cream selection,

try the Black Vanilla

($12.99 a pint), a delightful

concoction made with organic

whole milk, organic

cream and cane sugar, vanilla

and activated charcoal.

Oozing with flavor and with

an interesting texture, this is

an excellent choice.

Pints of ice cream are

ready to go for $12.99. Vegan

selections include choco

coco (refined sugar free),

lemon ginger mint, pineapple

basil, passion fruit

mango, strawberry mint and

choco vegan.

If one is on the go and

cannot stay to dine-in, the

restaurant offers a cold case

with to-go options, including

the popular Frenchie

sandwich ($11.95), a selection

Fenton says is “nice

and bright and flies off the

shelves.”

Another choice for dining

off premises is the Nicoise

salad ($15.95), featuring

hard boiled eggs, red onions,

tuna salad, homemade

capers, lemon zest, olive oil,

cucumbers, olives, fingerling

potatoes, tomatoes and

green beans.

“All Good Vibes,” that’s

the motto of Café de la

Plage - its classy ambiance,

conviviality and excellent

food make it a popular gathering

place for locals as well

as tourists.

“The atmosphere is like

you are with extended family,”

O’Neill said. “It’s

friendly and it’s fun.”

Café de la Plage’s Sunrise Sandwich is a plate of

wholesome goodness with eggs and fresh greens.

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Faith Briefs

Malibu United Methodist Church (30128

Morning View Drive, 310-457-7505)

Taize Meditation

7 p.m. Tuesdays. Join

for 10 minutes or stay for

an hour in quiet meditation

and reflection in the Sanctuary.

Support Group

Anyone impacted by the

fire who is in need of support

may call the church’s

office or email the Listening

Post at TheListening-

PostMalibu@gmail.com

to arrange a support group

appointment.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

7:30-9 p.m. Mondays.

By the time one reaches

co-dependents anonymous,

they have lost touch

with themselves by focusing

on another. This meeting

begins with an affirmation

of each individual’s

own authenticity and attendees

write on their experience

with one of the 55

traits. Members then share

what they’ve written or

pass, then have open sharing.

For more information,

contact risk2change@

gmail.com.

Malibu Music Nights

6:30-9 p.m. third Saturday

of the month. Malibu

artists (from established

musicians to students) will

perform in the courtyard. To

perform, or for more information,

email devonmeyersproject@gmail.com.

Malibu Music and Art Youth

Group

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

The Malibu Music and

Art Youth Group, supervised

by Devon Meyers,

will meet in the Mayhugh

Education Center Community

Room located next

to the Malibu Methodist

parking lot. The group is

open to local middle and

high school students, interested

in the arts, free of

charge. Students are welcome

to bring their instruments

and imagination and

play, write, collaborate,

sing and jam with fellow

students. Photography and

art students are welcome,

too. For more information,

contact Devon Meyers at

(310) 442-9380 or email

devonmeyersproject@

gmail.com.

Yoga with Jodi

6:30 p.m. Mondays and

Wednesdays.

AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Sundays; noon

and 7 p.m. Mondays and

Tuesdays; noon and 7:30

p.m. Wednesdays; noon

and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays;

noon and 8 p.m. Fridays;

noon and 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Bible Kids

3-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays for

kindergarten through second-grade

children; 3-4:30

p.m. Thursdays for third

through fifth-grade children.

Bible Kids is an afterschool

child care program.

Al Anon Meetings

7:30 p.m. Thursday and

10 a.m. Saturday

Youth Group

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

middle through high school

students.

Sunday Worship

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

Child care available.

Children’s program held

during worship.

Malibu Presbyterian Church (3324

Malibu Canyon Road, 310-456-1611)

Sunday Worship Services

10:15 a.m. Sundays

Connect Hour

9-10 a.m. Sundays

Men’s Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays

at Marmalade Cafe, 3894

Cross Creek Road, Malibu.

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue

(24855 Pacific Coast Highway, 310-

456-2178)

Torah Study

10 a.m. Saturdays, with

Rabbi Michael Schwartz.

Open to all.

Baby & Me Class

9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays.

The synagogue hosts

weekly classes where babies

and toddlers are welcome

to explore the school

through blocks, paints,

dramatic play, puppets,

music, cooking, movement,

sensory play, and, of

course, bubbles. There will

be a weekly discussion

pertaining to babies and

toddler’s beginning years.

Open to all.

Religious School

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

Tuesday Mamas

4 p.m. Tuesdays

Tot Shabbat

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

Celebrate Shabbat

with prayers, music and

dancing.

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (28211

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-457-7966)

Sacred Yoga

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

Thursday of every month.

Class with Liz Krystofik.

Contemplative Worship

8 a.m. Sundays

Traditional Worship

10 a.m. Sundays

Martial Arts

4-7 p.m. Mondays,

Wednesdays, Thursdays.

Class with Kurt Lampson.

Have an event for faith briefs?

Email editor@malibusurfsidenews.com.

Information is due

by noon on Thursdays one

week prior to publication.

Going rate

Malibu Sales and Leases | Week of May 23 - May 31

Building as a

community

Residents come together during biannual

build

Malibu Presbyterian Church gathered more than 90

people, mostly from Malibu, to an area south of Tecate

for its biannual Baja Build, May 25-26. Photo Submitted

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

Single Family 31330 Broad Beach Road $6,250,000 $5,275,000 39 5/24/2019 4B/3B

Condo 29660 Zuma Bay Way $1,699,000 $1,590,000 48 5/24/2019 2B/3B

Lease 31533 Victoria Point Road $10,000/month $9,750/month 23 5/24/2019 2B/2B

Lease 3818 Seahorn Drive $8,000/month $8,000/month 6 5/24/2019 4B/2B

Lease 28368 Rey De Copas Lane $4,500/month $4,500/month 136 5/25/2019 2B/3B

Mobile Home 191 Paradise Cove Road $998,000 $925,000 163 5/28/2019 3B/2B

Lease 22041 Pacific Coast Highway #2 $3,895/month $3,795/month 46 5/28/2019 2B/2B

Land 2501 Latigo Canyon Road $94,500 $94,500 277 5/28/2019

Land 33935 Pacific Coast Highway $1,800,000 $1,600,000 53 5/28/2019

Lease 23901 Civic Center Way #D-132 $3,950/month $3,700/month 85 5/29/2019 2B/2B

Lease 31215 Pacific Coast Highway $5,200/month $4,975/month 58 5/29/2019 2B/3B

Lease 31727 Pacific Coast $17,500/month $19,500/month 38 5/29/2019 4B/5B

Lease 21324 Pacific Coast Highway $32,000/month $45,000/month 190 5/29/2019 4B/4B

Single Family 540 Schueren Road $1,425,000 $1,410,000 81 5/29/2019 3B/2B

Single Family 6202 Frondosa Drive $2,749,000 $2,500,000 46 5/29/2019 5B/3B

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.


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Sharks on the

move

MHS celebrates seniors

continuing careers in

college, Page 26

Heartland

Malibu’s Sorin Moore

is headed to the

Midwest to row for the

Hawkeyes, Page 27

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The fourth-place A’s grab their

trophies during Malibu Little

League Closing Day Saturday,

June 1, at Bluffs Park. Suzy

Demeter/Surfside News

Malibu little leaguers enjoy season sendoff at Closing Day, Page 27


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Signs of the future

MHS celebrates four college-bound student-athletes

Malibu High’s (left to right) Claudia Lane, who will run for Dartmouth; Sorin Moore, who will row for the University of

Iowa; Dovid Magna, who will play football for UCLA; and Kennan Hotchkiss, who will swim for University of California

at Santa Barbara, participate in a signing ceremony Thursday, May 30, at the high school. Photos by Suzy Demeter/

Surfside News

Dovid Magna with Sharks football coach Stuart Smith at

the ceremony.

Pepperdine Athletics

Waves men’s golf finishes 11th at NCAA Championships

Pepperdine concluded

the 2019 NCAA Championships

with an 11th-place

finish on May 27, the program’s

best result since

2004.

The Waves finished with

a four-day total of 1,199

strokes (312-291-293-303)

at the par-72 Blessings Golf

Club. After starting nationals

in 26th place after the

first round, they moved up

the leaderboard each day,

from 17th to 12th and finally

to 11th.

Pepperdine made the

first cut of 15 teams after

the third round and ended

up just three strokes shy

of eighth place, the cutoff

to move on to Tuesday’s

match play rounds.

Pepperdine, the 1997

NCAA champion, was

making its 10th appearance

at the NCAA Championships.

It was the second in

three years, and the Waves

improved upon their 13thplace

showing in 2017.

Joe Highsmith, the West

Coast Conference Freshman

of the Year, tied for 24th

place to lead the Waves.

It’s the best-ever finish by a

Pepperdine freshman at the

NCAA Championships.

Pepperdine, ranked 20th

by Golfstat, finished ahead

of 14 top-25 teams, including

No. 2 Arizona State, No.

7 Georgia Tech, No. 8 Duke

and No. 9 USC.

The future looks bright

for the Waves. All five players

who were in the lineup

today will be back next year,

plus a healthy two-time All-

American in Sahith Theegala,

in addition to one of

the nation’s top recruiting

classes.

MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD

Heath Named Academic All-

District for Third Time

Nick Heath has earned a

spot on the CoSIDA/Google

Cloud Academic All-District

first team for the third

consecutive year.

To be nominated, studentathletes

must have a minimum

3.3 grade-point average,

have at least sophomore

academic and athletic standing

and compete in at least

half of the team’s meets.

Heath was voted on to the

12-member first team for

District 8, which consists of

Alaska, Arizona, California,

Hawai’i, Nevada, Oregon,

Utah and Washington. He’ll

now be considered for Academic

All-American honors.

Heath graduated this

spring with a degree in finance

and a 3.98 gradepoint

average. He leaves

Pepperdine holding four

school records: the 8,000

and the 10,000 in crosscountry

and the 3,000 and

the 5,000 in outdoor track.

Heath also earned West

Coast Conference All-Academic

first team honors

three times. He made the

All-WCC honorable mention

team in 2017. In fall

2018, he led the Waves’

cross country team to its

best WCC finish since 2009

and its best-ever NCAA Regional

finish. He was Pepperdine’s

top-finishing runner

at 20 of 24 career cross

country meets.

MEN’S GOLF

Feagler, McCarthy Make

All-Region Team

For the second consecutive

year, Pepperdine’s Clay

Feagler and Joshua McCarthy

have both been named

to the Golf Coaches Association

of America/PING

All-West Region team.

The duo, who both just

completed their junior seasons,

helped Pepperdine to

an 11th-place finish at the

NCAA Championships.

The Waves won three tournaments

this year, including

the West Coast Conference

Championships for the second

year in a row.

Feagler is a three-time All-

WCC first team honoree. He

averaged a team-best 71.50

strokes this season (number

nine in Pepperdine singleseason

history). He was a trimedalist

at the Royal Oaks

Intercollegiate in the fall and

finished with five top-10 and

seven top-20 finishes.

McCarthy is also a threetime

All-WCC first team

selection. He was second on

the team with a 71.73 scoring

average (10th in Pepperdine

single-season history)

and he led the squad in top-

10 finishes (six), top-20 results

(eight) and below-par

rounds (17, tied for eighth

in Pepperdine single-season

history). He just became

only the third Wave ever to

appear in as many as three

NCAA Championships.

This is the fourth consecutive

season that the Waves

have put multiple golfers

onto the All-West Region

team.

Information from Pepperdine

University and

www.pepperdinewaves.

com. Compiled by Assistant

Editor Michal Dwojak,

m.dwojak@22ndcentury

media.com.


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Little league season celebrated with closing ceremony

staff report

Usually only two teams

meet on the field of play,

but Saturday was an exception.

All of Malibu Little

League’s baseball and

softball teams gathered in

and around Bluffs Park’s

main field June 1 to celebrate

the final day of the

2019 season.

The day started with the

championship games for

both the majors and minors

divisions.

The teams then mixed

it up, as players were randomly

placed together for

a fun final game before the

closing ceremony.

During the closing ceremony,

coaches passed

out trophies and awards,

including the Ross Feikls

Award for courage, character

and loyalty, which goes

to one player on each team.

Ross Feikls Award winners

were: Bodhi Skelton,

Briggs Geraghty, Jack

Miller, Kauln Duane, Ore

Porat, Declan Obryan,

True Anderson, Chase

Rezno and Gigi Quantararo.

The other individual

award is the Johan Stern

Award for strength, courage

and determination. It

went to Thomas Novak.

The season was sponsored

by:

• Team sponsors: Optimist

Club, Resolutions

Economics, Argent Pictures,

Bart Baker Insurance,

Malibu Urgent Care,

Duke’s Restaurant, Malibu

Makos, Carl’s Junior, Chobani

Yogurt and Calabasas

Lamborghini.

• League sponsors:

UCLA Medical Center,

Howdy’s, Whole Foods,

Little Leaguer Trevor Oliver runs to first during one of the

final games.

Hornets player Raya Israel collects her trophy for the

softball season.

D’Amore’s and Steve Soberhoff.

• Family sponsor: The

Davis family.

Players from the Yankees sprint to get their season-ending trophies during Closing Day

Saturday, June 2, at Bluffs Park. Photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

Members of the A’s and Pirates pose with coach Eddie Miller before the ceremonies.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Collette Aldrich

Aldrich is a senior at

Malibu High School who

competed on the soccer,

and track and field teams.

Do you have any

rituals you do before

you compete?

With both sports, but especially

with track, I make

sure to do a long warmup

and stretches to make sure

my muscles are warm. In

soccer, we warmup as a

group before the game and

during pregame, we go to

the ASU room and play music

and dance to get ready.

If you could play

another sport, what

would it be?

Definitely volleyball. Everyone

thinks I am a volleyball

athlete, because I am

[5 foot 11]. I think I should

give it a shot. It looks really

fun.

What’s your favorite

thing to do outside of

sports?

I am very interested in

bettering our community

and our world. I am involved

in a lot of nonprofit

organizations and clubs in

high school and the Malibu

community.

What are you doing

next year?

I am attending UC Berkley.

The first time I stepped

on campus ... I felt this

energy around me and the

whole area. It’s so beautiful.

Everybody says they

really enjoy the experience

there. And I am ready to be

challenged academically.

What will you study?

I’m going to study society

and environment in the

college of natural sciences.

I am extremely passionate

about our world and

the environment. Today

especially it’s necessary to

get people involved in preserving

and conserving our

natural resources.

What is your dream job?

My dream job would

be working for National

Geographic as a journalist.

Traveling to different countries

and observing different

cultures.

Surfside News File Photo

If you could travel

anywhere, where

would you go?

I think I’d go to southeast

Asia. I’ve been to Europe a

couple times and I kind of

want to see a different type

of culture. It would be really

interesting and eyeopening

to see a different

part of the world with different

experiences than me.

How will you continue

to be an athlete?

I definitely plan to play

club soccer and to continue

running. I like running a

lot. And I’ve done the Malibu

Triathlon since eighth

grade. I want to sign up to

do more triathlons.

What is something

people don’t know

about you?

I really, really love being

in nature, especially with

my family, and I love taking

photographs of the Santa

Monica-Malibu Mountains.

I tend to hike three

times a week at least.

What are your plans

this summer?

I am going to Spain with

my family this summer and

then every year we go up

to Northern California to a

cabin up there.

Interview by Publisher Joe

Coughlin

Going Places

Moore is merrier for rowing chance at Iowa

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

It’s not how it normally

works, but Sorin Moore will

take it.

Usually, prep student-athletes

work hard in their sport

or sports to build a resume

that is attractive to college

coaches. Hopefully, programs

soon come calling.

For Moore, she decided

on a college first, and then,

she got an unexpected

email.

“It was surprising. [The

coaches] emailed me and

asked if I would be willing

to interview with them,” she

said. “I was more than willing

to do that and told them

I didn’t have much experience

with rowing other than

a few weeks over summer.”

Already a University of

Iowa enrollee, Moore was

recruited by Hawkeye rowing

coaches because of her

success as a competitive

swimmer and track and field

thrower (discus, shot put).

She said the coaches told

her that’s how a majority of

college rowers get started.

“I was so excited because

I had loved rowing when I

did it,” Moore said.

Two summers ago,

Moore joined a friend at a

rowing camp and “loved it”;

however, a commitment to

the sport — which would

include a three-hour daily

drive and limiting participation

in other sports and academics

— was not worth it

to Moore at the time.

So, Moore kept swimming

and throwing for

Malibu High teams, all the

while elevating her training

regimen.

A distance swimmer,

Moore was already swimming

four hours a day, six

days a week to keep up her

endurance. Plus, she weight

Sorin Moore is a Malibu High swimmer and track and

field athlete who will row at the University of Iowa. Suzy

Demeter/Surfside News

trained with the Sharks football

team, an element of her

fitness she really enjoyed.

“I don’t know how to describe

it. There’s a rush of

adrenaline: ‘Oh my god, I

was able to do that!’”, she

said. “Being the only girl

in the weightroom with a

bunch of guys is kind of

cool. They treat me as one

of their own, as if I was part

of team.”

The fruits of her labor —

her swim times, throwing

distances and lift limits —

were added to an online recruiting

profile. Also on that

profile were her times on the

erg, a slang term for a rowing

machine.

The stats padded a resume

too intriguing for Iowa’s

rowing coaches to pass up.

Moore will head to Iowa

City for orientation this

month and come home with

a program-specific training

schedule, she said, and she’ll

officially be an Iowa student-athlete

in mid-August.

Until then, aside from

What’s this?

This story is part of a

summer series in the

Surfside News called

Going Places. Each

week we will feature

student-athletes who

will continue competing

at the college level.

For more information

or to suggest a

subject, email news@

malibusurfsidenews.

com

training, Moore hopes to

soak up family time, whether

that be in Malibu or on vacation.

She wants to makes

sure she spends time with

her two younger siblings,

sister Luca, 16, and brother

Takoda, 13, both of whom

are dedicated athletes.

“I’m very family-oriented

and going to miss them,”

Moore said, “but also, this

is the best thing for me to go

and experience new things

and be independent.”


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6703 Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

CITY COUNCIL

The City of Malibu City Council will hold a public hearing on MON-

DAY, June 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.

PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR COMMENTS AND CONSIDER

RESOLUTION LEVYING ASSESSMENTS FOR THE MAINTE-

NANCE, REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF WORKS, SYSTEMS

AND FACILITIES FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Assessment District No. 98-3 (Malibu Road)

Written objections or comments regarding the Assessment Districts

may be submitted to the City Clerk by, email, mail or delivered directly

to City Hall during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30

p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays

between now and Monday, June 10, 2019. All written objections

or comments must be received prior to the opening of the public

hearing.

A copy of all relevant material, including resolutions, staff reports, and

Engineer's Reports, are on file and available for inspection in the Public

Works Department, Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road,

Malibu, California 90265. If there are any question regarding this notice,

please contact Mr. Robert DuBoux at (310) 456-2489 ext. 339 or

rduboux@malibucity.org.

IF YOU CHALLENGE THE COUNCIL’S ACTION IN COURT,

YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES

RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED IN THIS NO-

TICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED TO

THE CITY, EITHER AT OR PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

Robert DuBoux, Public Works Director

Publish Date: May 30 and June 6, 2019

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

CITY COUNCIL

The City of Malibu City Council will hold a public hearing on MON-

DAY, June 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.

PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR COMMENTS AND CONSIDER

RESOLUTION LEVYING WASTEWATER SERVICES FEES FOR

THE CIVIC CENTER WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY –

PHASE ONE FOR PARCELS WITHIN ASSESSMENT DISTRICT

NO. 2015-1.

Written objections, protests, or comments regarding the Wastewater

Services Fees for Assessment District No. 2015-1 may be submitted to

the City Clerk by, email, mail or delivered directly to City Hall during

regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday,

and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays between now and Monday,

June 10, 2019. All written objections, protests, or comments must be

received prior to the opening of the public hearing.

A copy of all relevant material, including resolutions, staff reports, and

Engineer's Reports, are on file and available for inspection in the Public

Works Department, Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road,

Malibu, California 90265. If there are any question regarding this notice,

please contact Mr. Robert DuBoux at (310) 456-2489 ext. 339 or

rduboux@malibucity.org.

IF YOU CHALLENGE THE COUNCIL’S ACTION IN COURT,

YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES

RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED IN THIS NO-

TICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED TO

THE CITY, EITHER AT OR PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

Robert DuBoux, Public Works Director

Publish Date: May 30 and June 6, 2019

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

CITY COUNCIL

The City of Malibu City Council will hold a public hearing on MON-

DAY, June 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.

PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR COMMENTS AND CONSIDER

RESOLUTION LEVYING ASSESSMENTS FOR THE MAINTE-

NANCE, REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF WORKS, SYSTEMS

AND FACILITIES FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Assessment District No. 98-1 (Big Rock)

Written objections or comments regarding the Assessment Districts

may be submitted to the City Clerk by, email, mail or delivered directly

to City Hall during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30

p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays

between now and Monday, June 10, 2019. All written objections

or comments must be received prior to the opening of the public

hearing.

A copy of all relevant material, including resolutions, staff reports, and

Engineer's Reports, are on file and available for inspection in the Public

Works Department, Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road,

Malibu, California 90265. If there are any question regarding this notice,

please contact Mr. Robert DuBoux at (310) 456-2489 ext. 339 or

rduboux@malibucity.org.

IF YOU CHALLENGE THE COUNCIL’S ACTION IN COURT,

YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES

RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED IN THIS NO-

TICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED TO

THE CITY, EITHER AT OR PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

Robert DuBoux, Public Works Director

Publish Date: May 30 and June 6, 2019

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

CITY COUNCIL

The City of Malibu City Council will hold a public hearing on MON-

DAY, June 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.

PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR COMMENTS AND CONSIDER

RESOLUTION LEVYING ASSESSMENTS FOR THE MAINTE-

NANCE, REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF WORKS, SYSTEMS

AND FACILITIES FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Assessment District No. 98-2 (Calle Del Barco)

Written objections or comments regarding the Assessment Districts

may be submitted to the City Clerk by, email, mail or delivered directly

to City Hall during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30

p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays

between now and Monday, June 10, 2019. All written objections

or comments must be received prior to the opening of the public

hearing.

A copy of all relevant material, including resolutions, staff reports, and

Engineer's Reports, are on file and available for inspection in the Public

Works Department, Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road,

Malibu, California 90265. If there are any question regarding this notice,

please contact Mr. Robert DuBoux at (310) 456-2489 ext. 339 or

rduboux@malibucity.org.

IF YOU CHALLENGE THE COUNCIL’S ACTION IN COURT,

YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES

RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED IN THIS NO-

TICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED TO

THE CITY, EITHER AT OR PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

Robert DuBoux, Public Works Director

Publish Date: May 30 and June 6, 2019

6703 Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Malibu Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on

MONDAY, July 1, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers,

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

identified below.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AMENDMENT NO. 19-003 - An

application for a conditional use permit amendment (CUPA) to amend

Conditional Use Permit No. 06-010, which was previously amended

by CUPA No. 15-002 and CUPA No. 12-004, to allow the restaurant

use to have amplified and acoustic sound, and also to modify the previously

permitted valet operation plan and parking plan, the current

hours of operation and to allow alcohol sales to commence at the same

time as food service

Location:

22716 Pacific Coast Highway

APN(s): 4452-004-070

Zoning:

Community Commercial (CC)

Applicant: Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP

Owner:

Malibu Cantina, LLC

Tenant:

Soho Little Beach House Malibu

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption CEQA

Guidelines 15301

Application Filed: February 15, 2019

Case Planner:

Richard Mollica, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 346

rmollica@malibucity.org

________________________________________________________

For the project 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 this proposed project and found that it is listed

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

significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the project is

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 this project (CEQA Guidelines

Section 15300.2). A written staff report will be available at or before

the hearing for the project. All persons wishing to address the Commission

regarding this matter 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.

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: June 6, 2019


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Malibu Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on MONDAY, July 1, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in

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

below.

TOTAL DEVELOPMENT SQUARE FOOTAGE REDUCTION ORDINANCE

Zoning Text Amendment No. 19-001 - An amendment to Title 17 (Zoning) of the Malibu Municipal Code

modifying regulations to reduce the amount of building square footage that can be constructed on residential

lots, known as the total development square footage (TDSF), including options for adjusting or increasing

TDSF based on other factors, such as average size of nearby houses

Applicant:

Location:

Case Planner:

City of Malibu

Citywide

Bonnie Blue, Planning Director

(310) 456-2489, extension 258, bblue@malibucity.org

Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility

that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject

to CEQA. The Planning Director has determined that there is no possibility the proposed amendment may

have a significant effect on the environment and accordingly, the exemption set forth in Section 15061(b)(3)

applies.

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 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

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