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No. 1 Dad We announce the winners

of our Father’s Day Photo Contest,

Page 3

Coming Back to Life Paramount

Ranch is on the road to recovery

post-fire, Page 11

In Anticipation

Residents celebrate the new Whole Foods Market

at pre-opening party, Page 12

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continued treating injured animals during

Woolsey Fire, Page 4

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In this week’s

surfside news

Police Reports 7

Photo Op14

Editorial15

Faith Briefs20

Puzzles23

Home of the Week24

Sports25-28

Classifieds29-32

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Abhinanda Datta

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EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR

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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.

SATURDAY

Public Safety and

Preparedness Expo

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

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.

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. Learn

about succulent care, water

needs and propagation

and cutting techniques to

grow your own succulents.

All materials will be provided,

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.

MONDAY

Malibu Planning

Commission

6:30 p.m. Monday, June

17, Malibu City Hall Council

Chambers / Malibu

Civic Theater, 23825 Stuart

Ranch Road. The Planning

Commission will meet.

For more information or to

view an agenda, visit www.

malibucity.org/181/Planning-Commission.

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WEDNESDAY

Teen Art Activity: Tie-Dye

Coasters

2-3 p.m. Wednesday,

June 19, Malibu Library,

23519 W. Civic Center

Way. Create a tie-dye

coaster in honor of Pride

Month. Make it rainbow

colored or express your

creativity with colors that

complement your room.

All supplies provided. For

more information, call the

Malibu Library at (310)

456-6438.

Yours Truly Storytelling

Performance

3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday,

June 19, Malibu City

Hall, Multi-Purpose Room,

23825 Stuart Ranch Road.

Participants of Ann Buxie’s

eight-week writing workshop

will tell personal stories

that elaborate imagery

and generate a sense of

enriched culture. This fun

and inspiring event is open

to adults only. For more information,

call (310) 456-

2489 ext. 357.

UPCOMING

Teen Art Activity: Tie-Dye

Coasters

2-3 p.m. Wednesday,

June 19, Malibu Library,

23519 W. Civic Center

Way. Create a tie-dye

coaster in honor of Pride

Month. Make it rainbow

colored or express your

creativity with colors that

complement your room. All

supplies provided.

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. Parents: 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.

Rotary Club

8 a.m. Wednesdays, Pepperdine

University Drescher

Campus, 24255 Pacific

Coast Highway, Malibu.

This is the regular Rotary

Club meeting. Those wishing

to have breakfast at the

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meeting can choose from a

variety of items in the Pepperdine

Waves Cafeteria

starting at 7:30 a.m. This is

the same place the club has

been meeting for the past

four years. For more information,

visit www.maliburotary.org.

SMART Recovery Meeting

7-8-30 p.m. every

Wednesday, Cure Spa,

22741 Pacific Coast Highway,

Malibu. For more information,

contact Terry

O’Rourke at (310) 869-

3433 or email terryiching@

gmail.com.

Take Care of Yourself

Tuesdays

6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays

through March 26,

Glamifornia Style Lounge,

21323 Pacific Coast Highway,

#103, Malibu. Free,

hour-long trauma relief

workshops, led by the International

Association

of Human Values, are offered.

RSVPs are suggested

to Peggy French at relief.

social@iavh.org or (310)

924-8426.


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Father’s Day Photo Contest

Wife does heavy lifting to

help husband win top prize

Abhinanda Datta

Interim Editor

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

MALIBU SAFETY &

PREPAREDNESS EXPO

In honor of Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16, the Surfside

News has selected the

winners of its 2019 Father’s

Day Photo Contest.

We asked Malibu residents

to show that their

dad was No. 1 and they

did, with photos that were

funny, heartwarming and

simply adorable.

And the winner is…Patrick

Kelly, a Point Dume

resident.

Kelly’s wife, Candace,

submitted an endearing

photo of him with his son

Casey, taken in 2008 at their

house. Kelly was working

out after a run when

Casey jumped on him and

he picked him up to bench

press his 5-year-old.

This photo captures one

of the countless fun moments

Casey had with Kelly

while growing up.

“Patrick has no idea I

This photo of Patrick Kelly and his 5-year-old son, Casey

Kelly, at their Point Dume residence in 2008 is the winner

of the 2019 Father’s Day Photo Contest. Photo Submitted

submitted,” Candace said.

“He would be somewhat

embarrassed that I did, but

I knew he would be honored

if the photo won. It is a

great way to honor the great

father that he is.”

Kelly wins a $200 custom

massage from Cure

Spa and a $50 gift certificate

from Vintage Grocers.

First runnerup — a photo

sent by Morita Moro of a

father and two children at

the beach — wins a car detail

lesson from Buzz Wax.

Second runnerup is Rob

Daniels and he wins a free

month with premium membership

at Malibu Fitness.

JUNE 15

SATURDAY | 10 AM - 3 PM

TRANCAS COUNTRY MARKET

30745 Pacific Coast Highway

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

supplies and chat with your local first responders.

ACTIVITIES/BOOTHS

Malibu Community Emergency

Response Team (CERT)

Red Cross

Fire Department

Sheriff’s Department

Informational Presentations

Fire Defense Vendors

Emergency Supply Vendors

Corral Canyon Fire Safety Alliance

Local Insurance Representatives

Dolphin Sticker

A raffle and much more

SPEAKER PANELS

10:30 AM – Ways to Protect Your Home

11:30 AM- The Rebuilding Process

12:30 PM – Active Shooters

1:30 PM- Earthquake Preparedness

2:30 PM - Fire Safety

SPONSORS

VENDORS

Wave Guard Wild Defense System Malibu VOP

Martin Mervel Architect, AIA

Malibu Search &

Emergency Cafe

Rescue

Red Cross

Malibu Arson Watch

Dr. Carole Liberman

LA County Sheriff

Thrivable Homes

Scope Clean

Eyal Zuker Landscaping

Matter & Soul

Tourmaline Wireless Solar

Miniature Therapy

So Cal Fire Supply

Horses

Corral Canyon Fire Safety Aliiance Farmers Insurance

Burdge & Associates

Malibu CERT Team

Front Line Wild Defense System

All Risk Sheild

Vitus Matare/Architect

Fire defense system

North Topanga Fire Safety

LA County Public Works Disaster

Elite Generator

BU Preparedness Solutions

SOS Products

Malibu Lost Hills Sherrif Station Disaster

EXPO

LA COUNTY

SHERIFF

ABOVE: This photo of a Malibu family on the

beach wins second place. Photo Submitted

RIGHT: This photo of Rob Daniels with his

son, Chasen, atop elephants in Thailand wins

third place. Photo Submitted

FIRE DEPT.

MalibuCity.org/SafetyExpo

For more information, contact

Public Safety Specialist Stephanie Berger

(310) 456 - 2489 EXT. 368


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Malibu Vet Clinic a haven after Woolsey Fire

Abhinanda Datta

Interim Editor

Beau, a 5-year-old Landseer,

was born with a horrifying

defect – his internal

organs protruded from his

belly. Despite the complicated

condition, Dr. John

Lupo, owner of the Malibu

Vet Clinic, surgically corrected

it and gave him a

new life.

“Beau’s defect had

doomed him from the moment

he was born, but Dr.

Lupo challenged that death

sentence,” Beau’s owner

Jennie Pietro said. “I know

nothing about surgery nor

do I fully comprehend

what he did to allow my

dog to live. He told me after

the surgery that it was

more than he had anticipated.

Regardless, he made

Beau whole again.”

Lupo and his wife, Evelien,

were considering

opening their own clinic 10

years ago when the opportunity

to purchase Malibu

Vet Clinic presented itself.

“We fell in love with

Malibu immediately,” he

said. “Everything lined up

perfectly. There was no

second guessing our decision

to move to Malibu. It

felt very right for us.”

Lupo may have been

lucky to find a home here,

but the members of the

community are also grateful

to him for his reputable

service, especially during

and in the aftermath of the

Woolsey Fire.

As the smoke thickened

on the fire’s first day, Lupo

was more concerned about

the safety of his patients.

His priority was to evacuate

his clinic of all the animals.

In an exam room is Dr. John Lupo, who worked his clinic at no charge in the wake of

the fire. photos by Suzy Demeter/ Surfside News

“We rushed to the clinic

and started calling clients

to come pick up their animals,

some animals were

sick and others were boarding

— maybe about six or

seven in total,” Lupo said.

“Unfortunately most clients

had either already left

or were stuck in the evacuation

traffic so it took us

a couple of hours to make

sure the animals were

safely cared for and out of

harm’s way.”

Once the fire swept

through the area, the vet

came back to the evacuation

zone to help with the

injured animals.

Like several other residents,

Lupo also lost his

home and in spite of dealing

with such devastating

loss, his clinic remained

open.

“My home burned to

the ground in the Woolsey

Fire, and I was traumatized,

as were Beau and my other

dogs,” Pietro said. “We

found refuge at Dr. Lupo’s

clinic, which became our

local ground zero for animal

care.

“Dr. Lupo and his family

had been displaced. They

were homeless like the

rest of us, yet he never faltered.

His clinic continued

to be haven for all of us, the

humans and the animals.”

Lupo said that during and

after the fire he came across

cats who had survived the

initial fiery wave after being

left behind but had

burned their paw pads from

the debris.

One of the worst cases he

saw was a third degree burn

on all four paws of a cat.

“We treated him for

about a month and he never

complained once, despite

what must have been a very

painful injury,” he said, “I

felt like he really appreciated

the help we were giving

him. We never did find

his owner but we ended

up adopting him out to

my son’s teacher at the local

grade school who also

lost her house to the fire. It

turned out to be a perfect

match.”

A serious problem immediately

after the fire was

that no one was allowed

in or out of the evacuation

zone and the Malibu Vet

Clinic was the only source

of medication and veterinary

supplies in that area,

Lupo said.

“I wasn’t charging for

my services or supplies

during this time,” Lupo

said. “I was just trying to

help where I could. A lot of

Beau with his owner, Jennie Pietro, at the 10-year

anniversary celebration of the Malibu Vet Clinic May 25.

what I did during this time

was check on animals that

got left behind, giving them

food, water and medication

etcetera.

“But since I couldn’t

get deliveries to restock, I

quickly ran out of supplies.

Luckily nonprofits and

other vet clinics in the area

donated supplies. Everyone

pitched in where they

could. The generosity was

inspirational.”

From an early age Lupo

wanted to be a vet and he

is thankful to be among

people who consider pets

an integral part of life.

“Working with this community

has been such an

unbelievably rewarding

experience,” he said. “The

clientele here in Malibu are

such huge animal lovers,

which makes them very appreciative

of what I do as a

veterinarian.

“I want to keep serving

them with a grateful heart.”


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Come one.

Come all.

Come hungry.

Now openat

The Park at Cross Creek

In Malibu


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Police Reports

$1,600 in iPhones, car keys

reportedly stolen from vehicles

at Malibu Lagoon State Park

Two iPhones, valued at $800 each,

an $800 Suburu Outback key, a wallet

and cash were among the items

reportedly stolen May 30 from inside

a vehicle parked at Malibu Lagoon

State Park, 3835 Cross Creek Road.

The alleged victim stated he

parked the vehicle to go surfing and

placed keys on a beach towel. Upon

his return, the key was gone. He was

able to enter the vehicle with a spare

key provided by a relative, and noticed

the items missing.

In another instance that day, a

$200 Nissan Altima key reportedly

was stolen from a care near the park.

The alleged victim stated he parked

his vehicle at around 9:30 a.m. to go

surfing and locked the car door. He

wrapped the key in a towel and left

it on the sand. When he returned, the

key was gone. While he was unable to

get inside the vehicle, the contents appeared

to be undisturbed and no items

missing.

June 1

• A $1,000 iPhone X and wallet with

driver’s license, debit and credit

cards, and a concealed carry permit,

$190 in cash, and a $250 car key reportedly

were stolen from a vehicle

parked at Leo Carrillo State Beach,

35000 Pacific Coast Highway. The

alleged victim stated that he hid

his car key under his vehicle so it

wouldn’t get wet while he went surfing.

There was no surveillance video.

• An $1,100 laptop and a $300 iPad

inside backpacks reportedly were

stolen inside an unlocked vehicle

parked near Starbucks at 30765 Pacific

Coast Highway. Travelers visiting

Malibu on a cross-country trip

stated that they left their backpacks

inside the unlocked vehicle next to

their camping gear. No other items

were taken.

May 31

• Three cellphones, all iPhone X valued

at $1,000 each, as well as wallets,

reportedly were stolen from a

vehicle parked at Surfrider Beach,

23050 Pacific Coast Highway. The

alleged victims stated that they

parked the vehicle at around 10:30

a.m. to go surfing and were unsure if

all doors were locked. They hid their

phones and wallets out of view, but

upon their return several hours later,

the items were missing. No forced

entry was observed. That same day,

the suspect(s) attempted to charge

$400 at Ralphs on Wilshire Boulevard,

but the purchase was declined.

• A $2,500 catalytic converter reportedly

was stolen from a car at a home

on Pacific Coast Highway. The alleged

victim stated that she had not

been able to drive her vehicle since a

surgery she had in November. A mechanic

who checked the car after it

would not start observed the catalytic

converter missing.

May 22

• A $1,000 golf cart reportedly was

stolen at 28128 Pacific Coast Highway.

A police officer responding to

a stolen property report call stated

that work crew parked the golf cart

with the keys in the ignition on May

3. When they returned on May 6, the

cart was missing.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Malibu Surfside

News police reports are compiled from

official records on file at the Los Angeles

County Lost Hills/ Malibu Sheriff’s

Department headquarters. Anyone listen

in these reports is considered to be innocent

of all charges until proven guilty

in a court law.

Common concerns raised

again at safety town hall

Jillian Wolf, Freelance Reporter

Concerns about homelessness,

the Woosley Fire response

and local traffic led a

town hall hosted by the Sheriff

Oversight Committee June 1

in Malibu.

Residents voiced displeasure

with the current traffic

state of Malibu and a lack of

police resources allocated to

the roads during the holidays,

weekends and rush hour.

While LA County Sheriff

Alex Villanueva was missing

from the event, Cpt. Chuck

Becerra attempted to assuage

the concerns by stating that the

sheriff’s department had identified

resources to enforce new

traffic plans while also instituting

various resource teams

to address crime and burglary.

He maintained, however, that

“Crime is at an all-time low.”

While it was asked if there

were any resources in place to

garden

From Page 6

Daisy’s Healing Garden in

honor of a beloved deer who

lived at the ranch for years,

is funded in part by Shirley

Kirby in honor of her

brother, U.S. Air Force Sgt.

Richard Dale Luehiring, who

came back from the Vietnam

War, but never completely

recovered.

“We are celebrating the recovery

and rebirth of this man

and so many others in the creation

of these gardens, which

will provide a center for meditation

surrounded by plants

that heal all of our senses,” said

Suzi Landolphi, founder of Big

Heart Ranch.

Members of the business

educate bikers on how to flow

with traffic, the response was

that nothing of the sort was in

discussion.

Other residents were concerned

with the way in which

the Woolsey Fire was handled.

Hans Laetz, manager of

the radio station KBUU, said

many of the residents who

saved homes during the fire

did not receive adequate resources,

a recurring local complaint

since the fire. While he

mentioned that the road blocks

were necessary, he said they

were also “unreasonable,” as

supplies could not get through

to those who stayed in Malibu.

The idea of passes that

would allow certain people

through the road blocks was

brought up, while Becerra explained

how his department

was rethinking evacuation

plans so that they would not

be as rigid.

community generously contributed

supplies for the healing

garden, including Sperber

Landscape Companies, Trancas

Canyon Nursery, Boething

Treeland Farm, and Village

Nurseries. Big Red Sun designed

the entry arch and the

garden sculptures. The space

is graced with a beautiful Buddha

statute and a lovely crystal,

compliments of Jalan Jalan Imports.

Trachtenberg, the Ludwick

Family Foundation and

the Scott Foundation donated

to the garden project and supported

the rebuilding efforts for

the ranch.

“The Sperber family are

long-time Malibu residents,”

said Chuck de Garmo, partner

in the firm. “It’s important to

invest in the community where

By the same accord, he argued

that the hard blockades

were put in place to prevent

looters; however, as Laetz

said, “The people in Malibu

saved Malibu,” yet were unable

to get adequate resources,

such as food or medical supplies.

The response to concerns

surrounding homelessness

seemed to be the understaffing

of the Homeless Outreach

Program, which attempts to

establish rapport with a goal

of transitioning people out of

homelessness.

Furthermore, in response to

questioning surrounding the

tactics of the department when

dealing with individuals suffering

from mental health issues,

the department described

how Mental Evaluation Teams

have been added in attempt to

de-escalate situations without

force.

we live, so we’ve delighted to

help out in a meaningful way.”

More support is needed, Denise

de Garmo said, noting that

since the fire, the ranch has accepted

four horses, two pigs

and four chickens in need of

nurturing and the it anticipates

serving approximately 500

people between now and the

end of September.

“I don’t want the ranch to be

a Malibu secret anymore,” de

Garmo said. “Soon, the gardens

will provide classes in

plant medicine, usage of herbs

for natural healing, a place of

contemplation, and a place for

rejuvenation and we invite all

members of the community to

reach out to us and to come enjoy

the garden and our Ranch’s

animals.”


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THE CITY OF MALIBU IS HERE TO HELP

Our hearts go out to all those aected 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.

NEW - RESILIENCY ART THERAPY WORKSHOP

THURS, JUNE 13

The City, Malibu Library, and Friends of the Malibu Library invite community members who lost

their homes in the Woolsey Fire to attend afree Art Therapy Workshop at the Library

Thursday, June 13, 3:30 PM, taught by certified Art Therapists Dr. Ericha Scott and Tabitha

Fronk .Participants will use charred pieces of their past to create ashadow treasure box to

memorialize the past and celebrate survival. For more information visit

https://www.malibucity.org/resiliency.

WEEDAY 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 uestions and

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

atacrumalibucity.orgor call 310-456-2489, ext. 379.

NEW - PLANNING COMMISSION TO REVIEW PRIMARY VIEW

DETERMINATION ORDINANCE -JUNE 17

On Monday, June 17, the Planning Commission will review the draft ordinance establishing a

one-year hold on Primary View Determination Requests within a1,000-foot radius of fireaffected

areas. The goal is to protect fire victims from having artificially “improved” views

established over their properties that could limit the size or location of replacement structures

or landscaping in the future. For more information, contact Jessica Colvard at

jcolvard@malibucity.org. The agenda will be posted at www.MalibuCity.org/AgendaCenter.

FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL LOCATIONS -UPDATED WEELY

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.alibuity.org/ebrisocations.

CRISIS COUNSELIN 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.

STEP-BY-STEPUIDEFOR TEMPORARYHOUSIN 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

uestions, call 310-456-2489, ext. 485 or emailmplanningmalibucity.org.

ALL VIDEOS OF WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD WORSHOPS

The City has organied, 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.alibuity.org/9/edia-enter. New videos will be continuously added.

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.

REBUILD FORM -EXPEDITED PERMITTIN

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

the Woolsey Fire. Learn more at www.MalibuCity.org/RebuildOptionsForm. 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.alibuity.org/ieForieubmittal or call the Planning hotline at 310-456-2489, ext. 485,

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

FIRE REBUILD DES 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


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California Private In-State 4-Year

College/University

Academy of Art University

Dominique Murphy

California Lutheran University

Grant Horwits

Harry Lang

Chapman University

Colter Barish

Tanner Rubin

Claremont Mckenna College

Louie Thrall

Loyola Marymount University

Paris Brosnan

Dell Zuckerman

New School of Architecture + Design

Chloe Ossorio

Otis College of Art And Design

Grace Salem

Skyla Towner

Pepperdine University

Vaughn Dorn

Garrett Le

Dennis Principe III

Eric Truschke

Pomona College

Jude Iredell

University of Redlands

Nathaniel Rucker-Jensen

University of San Diego

Brian Lobos

University of San Francisco

Clifford Omelia

University of Southern California

Sierra Brady

Amelia Goudzwaard

Karen Lopez

Ava Norrell

Shaya Shamsian

Grace Stickney Prakasim

California Public In-State 4-Year

College/University

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Julian Mora

Basile Scoffie

California State University Maritime

Academy

Lukyan Mincer

San Jose State University

Josue Garcia

University of California, Los Angeles

Rory Gesner

Dovid Magna

University of California, Berkeley

Collette Aldrich

Carina Marazzi

Maxwell Vargas

University of California, Davis

Natacha Jouonang

University of California, Irvine

Kira Ransome

MALIBU HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS OF 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara

Kennan Hotchkiss

University of California, Santa Cruz

Ava Kotler

Jade Rhodes

Riley Smith

Private Out-Of-State 4-Year

College/University

Bard College

Anna Mei Moulene

Brandeis University

Hunter Nelson

Dartmouth College

Claudia Lane

Emerson College

Charlotte Drummond

Georgetown University

William Hammond

Lafayette College

Lindsay Strachan

Lewis & Clark College

Anderson Newman

Mount Holyoke College

Stephanie Maldonado

New York University

Nina Gonzalez

Steven McKeever

Trent Simonian

Princeton University

Lars Peterson

Reed College

Dunya Taylan

Sarah Lawrence College

Claire Anneet

Swarthmore College

Rivers Redclay

Temple University

Benjamin Silbar

University of Georgia

Audrey Thacker

University of Michigan

Lila Levy

University of New Mexico

Luke Wong

University of Portland

Avery Geller

University of Puget Sound

Sally Johnston

Vanderbilt University

Sarah Myers

Vassar College

Phoebe Mcbreen

Public Out-Of-State 4-Year

College/University

Arizona State University

Diana Brandau

Iowa State University

Ally Allen

Portland State University

Simon Johnson

The University of Arizona

Nicholas Adams

Naomi Peterson

Spencer Rondell

The University of Iowa

Sorin Moore

University of Colorado, Boulder

Benjamin Lansbury

Monroe McDonnell

Henry Saver

Stephan Tso

University of Oregon

Angelica Andrews

Maxwell Gordon

Hannah Hannley

Tanner Sausser

University of Utah

William Shoff

University of Washington

Katie Gorak

Alex Jemelian

Dylan Omelia

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lauren Maischoss

2-Year In-State College/University

Moorpark College

Eve Boetel

Fisher Hanson

James Harandi

Kiahnoa Kury

Kevin Valenzuela-Riley

Pierce College

Brandon Alvarez

Eddie Godoy

Santa Barbara City College

Jack Jebef

Santa Monica College

Jennifer Alvarez

Walter Barnes

Declan Bates

Lourden Berez

Adina Berg

James Boulet

Dashiell Bren

Mario Calderon

Bjorn Carson

Edouard Clausse

Roman Cortese

Thomas Cosentino

Oscar Curiel

Alexandra Galvan

Sebastian Hernandez

Noah Hoffmann

Jack Hughes

Caibel Kelly

Daniel Kertez

David Kraft

Rachel Leib

Isabeau Martinez

O’Connor Nelson

Monet Novak

Luna Salinas

Julian Sposato

Travis Springer

Buckley Ventress

Kania Williams

Harry Yao

Cooper Young

Santa Rosa Junior College

Natalie Welles

International College/University

Universita Bocconi

Andrew Lewis

University of British Columbia

Amy Perna

Gap Year

Buran Amelia

Alexandra Diggle

Devin Hart

Marnie Hays

Alvina Mahl

Emilia Merkell

Bella Nichelson

Sydney Perkins

Nina Richeda

Chantel Roe

Jake Sall

Nils Schmolka

Julian Shapiro

Milo Sposato

Michael Stine

Ashton Tankersley

Other

Archie Morriss

Valeria Purzer

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Historic Paramount Ranch back in action after fire damage

Suzanne Guldimann

Freelance Reporter

Paramount Ranch gets

its name from the movie

studio that once owned this

scenic park property. The

old movie ranch’s rolling

hills, meadows, oak woodland

and Western Town

set are familiar to anyone

who has watched one of the

hundreds of movies, TV

shows, and commercials

filmed at the site, regardless

of whether that person has

ever set foot in the park.

For local residents, Paramount

Ranch is personal.

It was the first property

acquired by the National

Park Service in 1980 for

the newly created Santa

Monica Mountains National

Recreation Area. It’s

a favorite location for family

walks, birthday parties,

weddings and picnics. It’s

a place to watch movies in

the summer under the stars,

to take part in star watching

parties, and the annual Topanga

Fiddle Festival. It is

a place to bring out of town

visitors to share a chapter

of filmmaking history or

perhaps to catch a current

production company at

work—before the fire, key

scenes of HBO’s gothic

sci-fi thriller Westworld

were filmed in the Western

Town. The money brought

in by film and event rentals

have been an important

source of funding for park

programs and maintenance.

Because the film set was

on National Park Service

property, the public was

welcome to observe film

crews at work—a unique

opportunity to watch California’s

most storied industry

at work. At least it was

before it was burned in the

Woolsey Fire.

Life is coming back to

The new fencing features historic images of the old film set and is one of the first steps toward restoring the ranch after the Woolsey Fire. Suzanne

Guldimann/Surfside News

the park. The Topanga

Fiddle Festival returned in

May, despite the fire damage.

The Malibu Surfside

News spotted Vanity Fair

magazine doing a film

shoot with actress Mindy

Kaling in the meadow earlier

this spring. Fire-following

wildflowers have

covered the burned hills,

and even the centuries old

“witness oak” in the center

of the burned out wreckage

of the Western Town set is

showing signs of life, and

plans are underway to rebuild

the movie set.

The Santa Monica

Mountains Fund, better

known as the Samo Fund,

is the National Park Service’s

nonprofit fundraising

partner. Within days of the

fire, when the full extent of

the damage was revealed,

the organization launched

a campaign to restore Paramount

Ranch.

“Our community is interested

in supporting the

campaign and we’re making

progress,” Samo Fund Executive

Director Charlotte

Parry told the Malibu Surfside

News. “It seems people

recognize the value of the

Western Town as an integral

part of Paramount Ranch’s

glorious landscape.”

A film set may seem insignificant

in a tragedy that

included the loss of 1500

homes and thousands of

acres of habitat, but park

advocates point out that it’s

a treasured piece of local

history, and something that

can be restored relatively

quickly, serving as an inspiration

during the long,

complicated process of rebuilding

infrastructure and

restoring fire damage.

Samo Fund board president

Sara Nelson Horner

has described the park as

a beloved symbol of the

Santa Monica Mountains,

“It captures our unique

sense of place,” she said at

the start of the fundraising

campaign.

So far, the nonprofit has

raised more than $100,000

for the Western Town project.

The debris of the burned

out set still hasn’t been

cleared, but the National

Park Service recently installed

a temporary exhibition

on the fencing surround

the burn zone: images of

the Western Town from the

numerous films and shows

shot there. Thanks to forced

perspective and other filmmaking

magic, the sets look

expansive, while the land

they once occupied is really

only a few acres. It’s

a melancholy juxtaposition,

but one that restoration advocates

hope will help reveal

what was lost and what

they hope will be restored.

The original western

Town set was used for dozens

of westerns, and was

redressed to become small

town America for films like

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

with Jackie Coogan in

1930. In 1954, the property

was purchased by the Hertz

family, who built a new

western set on site using

elements salvaged from the

old RKO movie ranch. This

set, used for the Cisco Kid

in the 1950s, and Doctor

Quinn Medicine Woman in

the 1990s, remained a popular

film location, right up

until the Woolsey Fire.

Project advocates are optimistic

that the film Town

can rise again within two

years, if fundraising goals

are met.

One way to help support

the restoration project is

to attend this year’s Samo

Fund Spring Celebration

Fundraiser on June 9 at King

Gillette Ranch. The event

will offer an opportunity

to take a special ranger-led

tour of Paramount Ranch.

For more information

about the Western Town

restoration project or the

upcoming fundraiser, visit

www.samofund.org


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Wild-food chef discusses many gifts of nature

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Jess Starwood discusses the benefits of natural

medicines at the Point Dume Clubhouse June 5. Suzy

Demeter/Surfside News

She’s an herbalist, a forager

and a wild-food chef.

The Malibu Garden Club

hosted Jess Starwood of

Sunraven Apothecary on

June 5 at the Point Dume

Clubhouse.

Attendees gathered, perusing

a display of adaptogens,

extracts and elixirs

that salve and soothe — turkey

tail, lions Mane, Chaga,

Cordyceps and more, all

with their health-supporting

features, their unique nutritional

profiles and their particular

scents.

Starwood began her presentation,

offering excellent

explanations about each

item’s unique healing and

nutritional properties.

“I’m excited to bring the

gifts of nature to Malibu and

first, I note that we should

use the medicine of the

land and local honeys and

plants,” Starwood said. “For

instance, most elderberries

found in products in natural

food stores or online are actually

from Croatia, but the

plant grows abundantly here

and is an excellent antiviral

food source.”

Elderberry is found

niched within a fungus that

grows in birch trees and creates

a tumor to hold the berries,

she explained, noting

that when local sources are

used, the plant has adapted

to nearby conditions and its

antioxidant properties are

strongest when it is sourced

locally.

Elderberry can be found

in some of its common

woodland associates, such

as the California sycamore

or valley oak.

“The leaves of that plant

have been used medicinally

for centuries,” Starwood

said. “It is used for respiratory

ailments, including

asthma.”

The mountains and

coastal areas near Malibu

are brimming with blooming

plants and weeds that

are not only beneficial to

humans, but also provide

bursts of flavors to a vast array

of cuisine.

“There are lots of dandelions,

nettles, mushrooms,

nasturtium, wild radish

and a whole of lot of black

mushroom that can be used

nutritionally in the human

diet,” she said. “When I cater

an event, I use 40 to 60

species of plants in a threecourse

meal, and people

thoroughly enjoy flavors

that they haven’t tasted before.”

Wild foods are 61 percent

more nutritionally superior

to agricultural produce,

Starwood said.

“For example, nettle

leaves have a superior nutritional

profile as compared

to spinach or kale and the

leaves can be made into delicious

chips and are very

helpful for urinary tract concerns,”

she said. “Brassicas,

dandelions, sorrel, mallow,

and purslane are all abundant

here and have great nutritional

value.”

Foraging for local flavors

is the future of healthy food,

Starwood said, noting that

getting back to nature as a

source for food and using

medicinal plants provides

some solutions to addressing

how rapid environmental

decline causes common

ailments, such as anxiety,

depression and stress.

“We need to return to

healthcare as it used to be

when people healed themselves

with natural plants

and herbs,” she said. “Processed

foods are exposed

to environmental toxins and

our houses where we live

are not natural, but are instead

places where we are

exposed to too much electromagnetic

force and, with

all of those things going on,

it is hard, if not impossible,

for our bodies to keep up

and heal.”

Starwood, an avid aficionado

of mushrooms, notes

that they are both a food and

a medicine.

“Mushrooms have been

around this planet a lot longer

than humans and they

are a source of complete

protein,” she said. “They

have the most minerals in

their cap, not their stipe, and

they are full of potassium,

phosphorous, selenium,

iron, copper, zinc and magnesium.”

Mushrooms, Starwood

explained, form a shelf colony

and have their highest

nutrient value when they are

cooked because they have

tough cell walls and when

they are heated, the walls

break down and release a

plethora of antioxidants.

“I start every day with a

hot drink made with raw cacao

and turkey tail and Reishi

and I add turmeric and

Matcha and blend in lions

mane and Cordyceps,” she

said. “That drink provides

me with high energy and it

can even help athletes and

utilize oxygen more efficiently

so that they can perform

very well.”

After the event, attendees

mingled and shared insights

about the presentation.

“Starwood has a great

message,” Amy Wang said.

“We should not destroy the

wild plants with insecticide

sprays.”

Attendee Daniel Calderon

was quite impressed, noting

“It’s so good for people to

learn about the greatness of

nature around them and to

have respect for it.”

CITY OF MALIBU

Certified O.W.T.S.

and N.A.W.T.

Septic inspectors

for all single family,

multi-family and

commercial properties.

Business Briefs

New juice bar comes to

Malibu

Nékter Juice Bar, the nation’s

leading modern juice

bar brand with more than

130 restaurants across 15

states, opened its second

location within the new

Whole Foods Market in

Malibu Wednesday, June

12.

The news comes as Nékter

recently opened its first

Whole Foods Market location

in Porter Ranch, California,

May 22. Nékter is

part of the Friends of Whole

Foods Market program that

provides the opportunity

for innovative businesses

aligned with Whole Foods

Market’s mission and quality

standards to establish

their own independent retail

spaces inside Whole

Foods Market stores.

Founded in 2010 in

Southern California and expanding

across the country,

Nékter Juice Bar is the pioneer

and champion of the

authentic juice bar experience,

offering an innovative

menu of freshly made

juices, superfood smoothies,

acai bowls and healthy

snacks.

Nékter uses only fresh,

whole ingredients and never

includes hidden fillers,

McDermott

unnecessary sugars, processed

ingredients, or artificial

ingredients that can be

found at other juice bars.

Steve Schulze, co-founder

and CEO of Nékter Juice

Bar, said what was started

in 2010 as a regional concept

in Southern California

has blossomed into a national

lifestyle brand that

has transformed the juice

bar experience. He added

that partnering with Whole

Foods Market will allow

the business to introduce its

authentically healthy menu

rooted in ingredient-integrity

to more people across

the country.

The new Nékter Juice

Bar at Whole Foods Market

in Malibu is located at

The Park at Cross Creek,

23401 Civic Center Way

and will be open during

regular Whole Foods Market

hours.

Malibu’s retail recovering?

Supported by an inspired

promotional campaign that

includes social media, advertising

and publicity,

Malibu retailers are seeing

a positive public response

to the #ShopMalibu promotional

campaign recently

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A Whole Lot of Fun

At Whole Foods Market’s preopening Party in the Parking Lot

Saturday, June 8, community members enjoy family-friendly

activities while munching on samples from local suppliers

Residents gathered in the Park at Cross Creek Saturday, June 8, to celebrate the new

Whole Foods Market’s opening. photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

Emma Engelland (left) and Maddy Jones enjoy veggie rolls from Eat Güd.

Malibu Urgent Care

Sophia Frazier (left) and Viiolet Miehle of

the Boys and Girls Club help kids paint

pinecones to look like pineapples.

Chynna Montforte of Hit & Run

silkscreens the cloth giveaway bags

Malibu Newsstand

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- Magazines: New and Vintage,

Foreign and Domestic!

- Drinks! Candy & Snacks!

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- Malibu Souvenirs and Ephemera!

- Irreverent Diatribes! Books!

- Digital Community Advertising!

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SMMUSD Board of Education

District approves appointment of new elementary school principal

Michele Willer-Allred

Malibu youth promote pending climate-change lawsuit

Anastassia Kostin

Freelance Reporter

Over 15 student activists

gathered outside of Malibu

Seafood on June 1, to bring

attention to the upcoming

Juliana vs. United States

lawsuit.

“This is the most important

case of our generation,”

said Collette Aldrich,

Malibu Green Wave

youth organizer and senior

Malibu High School student.

The lawsuit began four

years ago, with 21 young

people suing the federal

government for violating

their constitutional rights

by knowingly contributing

to climate change over the

past 50 years.

“The U.S. government

has been trying to stop

this case from going to

trial since the day it began

and failed every time,” Aldrich

said. “But on June 4,

the kids will present their

The approval of a new

Webster Elementary School

principal and a one-year

extension to the superintendent’s

contract were some

of the actions taken at the

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified

School District meeting

on Thursday, June 6.

The SMMUSD Board

of Education voted 5-0,

with board members Craig

Foster and Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein

absent,

to approve the appointment

of Lila Daruty as the new

principal of Webster Elementary

beginning in the

fall.

Daruty has a bachelor’s

degree in psychology from

Loyola Marymount University

and a master’s in

education administration

from UCLA.

She started her teaching

career in the Hawthorne

School District and joined

SMMUSD in 2004 as an

elementary school teacher

at Will Rogers Learning

Community and McKinley

Elementary School.

She is currently assistant

principal at Grant Elementary

School and coordinator

for the district’s Beginning

Teacher Induction Production.

“Lila is passionate about

the classroom and collaborating

with colleagues to

ensure outstanding teaching

and learning. Her passion

for teaching and learning

for all learners shined

during her hiring process,”

SMMUSD Superintendent

Ben Drati said.

“I’ve spent 20 years

serving students, and 15

of those I’ve been really

fortunate to serve in the

SMMUSD,” Daruty said.

“I’ve learned so much from

argument in Portland, Oregon

at the Court of Appeals.”

This hearing is monumental

because if passed,

it will prevent federal

leases for offshore drilling

and gas exploration, new

federal permits for coal

mining on federal land and

new federal approvals for

expanding facilities for

fossil fuel extraction.

Since students in Malibu

have been affected by climate

change in diverse

ways, from losing their

homes in the Woolsey

Fire, to seeing the environmental

degradation around

them, they come together

under one common goal —

change fossil fuel policies

before they push the climate

system over tipping

point and into catastrophe.

Among the personal stories

shared, Malibu High

School student Anderson

Newman pointed to the

beauty of Malibu’s environment,

much of which

perished in the Woolsey

Fire but also due to other

climate changes.

“This place is part of

the most biodiverse region

of the world — the California

Floristic Province.

my colleagues, from staff,

and from my students. So,

I’m really excited about

this next opportunity in my

career to get to know and

work collaboratively with

the students, the staff and

the community at Webster

School in Malibu.”

It was also announced

that Malibu High School

student Kimya Ashfar will

continue to serve as Malibu’s

student representative

to the district during the

next school year.

Ashfar said she’s trying

to bring a Youth in Government

program to Malibu

Newman said. “Now, the

chaparral that we live in

the Mediterranean ecosystem

is one of the most

threatened communities on

Earth. It has already lost

70 percent of its natural

habitat.”

High School.

The board also voted 4-0,

with board member Oscar

de la Torre abstaining, to

approve the completion of

Drati’s performance evaluation

as “positive” for the

2018-19 school year. They

also approved a one-year

extension to his employment

agreement.

During his superintendent’s

report, Drati congratulated

all the graduating

students in the district.

“We certainly had our

highs and lows this year as

a district,” Drati said. “A lot

happened, but I think we

Georgia Kennedy-Bailey introduces the Malibu Green Wave Initiative at the Malibu

Green Wave Press Conference June 1 outside Malibu Seafood. Anastassia Kostin/

Surfside News

Bay laurel and purple

sage plants were passed

out to the crowd, so that

people could smell it and

“really appreciate it,” as

Newman said.

The movement is spreading

rapidly, with Malibu’s

have resilient people in this

district and our students

continue to thrive.

“Great job community.

Great job parents. We certainly

learned a lot from

this year. We’re going to

really debrief and get some

rest, and reconvene and

start all over for next year.”

The District’s Local Control

Accountability Plan

and 2019-20 fiscal year

budget will come back

on the agenda at a special

board meeting on Thursday,

June 20, with action

and approval at a regular

board meeting on June 27.

conference on June 1 one

of close to 100 in the nation,

ranging from small

towns to urban cities. And

youth organizers Aldrich

and Georgia Kennedy-

Bailey, who have a history

of advocating together, are

not only working at the national

level.

The Malibu Foundation,

a nonprofit organization

created to help Southern

California rebuild and recover

after the Woolsey

Fire, will serve as the umbrella

foundation for the

The Malibu Green Wave,

the youth-led initiative

working to provide resources

to young activists.

Kennedy-Bailey said the

student ambassador program

will be launched this

fall, with the goal of giving

local kids and teenagers

from grades six to 12 the

opportunity to help their

community after the fires

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Photo Op

Don’t Panic, It’s Organic

It’s all about the trees

Malibu resident and Surfside News photographer Suzy

Demeter shared this image taken at Staircase Beach.

To see your photography featured in Photo Op, send an email

and information to editor@malibusurfsidenews.com.

Cherry

Pick

the

Best!

rebuild

with

Rick

@

Andy Lopez

Contributing Columnist

Invisible Gardener

Folks have been sending

me emails asking

what they should be

doing to their trees now

after all the winter rains

we had. A few have told

me that all the trees needed

was a good winter rain.

Trees come and they go.

They die and leave their

children behind to take their

place and that we humans

do not need to fertilize or

do anything to them. Then

leave the trees alone and

let them come and go as

Mother Nature dictates. The

other way is to realize that

we are continually changing

the environment of the

trees and that very little

is natural about what we

do, and that we need to be

responsible for our actions

and therefore we have become

caretakers of not just

trees but of nature herself.

Even in a forest, man

goes and does his/her

thing; by regulating what

grows where, and how

long it can live by cutting

down massive areas of

forest, displacing animals,

insects; by removing an

essential part of our regulatory

system of controlling

carbon dioxide in the air,

controlling surface and

groundwater and much

more.

If we are to be good gardeners,

we must also protect

and do everything we

can to help the trees with

their stress. What we have

done to the world’s trees

is backfiring, and causing

damage to our future as

human beings, and to the

planet’s biosphere.

So as homeowners and

caretakers of our own

trees, we must do what we

can to provide the trees

with all the proper nutrients

required by the tree

to ensure it is healthy and

robust enough to withstand

the drought during the dry

seasons and also to withstand

the wet periods.

Chemical fertilization

of trees is not a good idea

in the long run because

it causes undue stress. It

causes stress in several

ways:

First chemical fertilizers

are all salts. These salts

destroy the microbiological

balance in the soil. It kills

the natural bacteria in the

soil, needed by the trees

and all plants, for the trees

to receive the needed trace

minerals.

Trace mineral deficiency

leads to pest and disease

attacks.

Additional stress is

caused by the use of high

nitrogen fertilizers. This

causes rapid growth at the

expense of the health of

the trees. Rapid high nitrogen

growth lowers the Brix

levels to a point where

basically a red flag goes

up, which is seen by all

insects in the area and attracts

them to this feeding

source. The trees become

food for the insects.

Here’s what you should

be doing, now, to any trees

that you have on your

property -- apply rock dust.

Not all rock dusts are the

same in trace minerals so

I would use a few from

different sources to make

a blend of trace minerals. I

would use Azomite, Gypsum,

AgriWin, Glacierial

Soft Rock Phosphate,

Greensand, to name a few.

Remember, apply a small

amount several times per

year. Do not overdo it as

too much trace minerals

become toxic.

To the rock dust, I would

add a comprehensive

source of microbes. You

can order right off the

internet the various microbial

products. Another

way is to buy organic tree

fertilizers that come with

the microbes. Then I would

mix that in with the rock

dust.

Another essential addition

to the mix is to add

a live microbial compost.

This is very important as

compost provides a broad

blend of living organisms

needed by trees and all

plants.

I would also provide the

trees with regular nutritional

spraying on their

leaves. This ensures that

the minerals are getting to

the trees.

Another important thing

you should be doing is to

put all your trees on a slow

drip to get the water down

as deep as possible.

Never get the tree trunk

wet. Avoid damaging the

bark. Remove all dead

branches.

Any questions? Email me

andy@invisiblegardener.com

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From the Editor

Kind-hearted Malibu

Abhinanda Datta

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Human kindness in

the world that we

live in can be a

rare and beautiful thing.

Although in Malibu, it is a

common occurrence. Our

news cover story for this

week profiles an important

GREEN WAVE

From Page 13

pillar of the community:

Dr.John Lupo.

His Malibu Vet Clinic

has been a haven for all

those who lost their homes

during the Woolsey Fire.

Lupo and his family were

also among those unfortunate

ones, but despite

their personal travails,

they opened their doors to

several animals and their

owners. Moreover, he kept

treating injured animals

and charged nothing for his

services. He was a beacon

of hope for so many.

The Life and Arts cover

story is a lovely production

of “Willy Wonka and

the Chocolate Factory” at

the Malibu Playhouse.

and to provide an outlet for

them to learn about advocacy.

“Climate change is a

huge umbrella issue,” she

said. “We want to encourage

young people to find

the issue that speaks to

them the most and run with

it.”

Some activities planned

for the group include organizing

trash pickups, tree

building, house building

and other local initiatives.

Additionally, the group

hopes to develop advocacy

courses and work alongside

student groups all

around the world as they

take part in similar projects.

Students like Aldrich

and Kennedy-Bailey are

taking their passion for

the environment one step

further, realizing that preventing

climate disasters

is an achievable goal, but

not at current rate we are

going.

Aldrich said she plans

to pursue environmental

studies in college while

Kennedy-Bailey will be

doing a summer internship

at the National Resources

Defense Council

The Juliana vs. United

States case is a reminder

that the Constitution clearly

states it intends to “secure

the blessing of liberty to

ourselves and our posterity,”

yet government actions

authorizing greenhouse gas

discharges and subsidizing

fossil fuel extractions

imperil our constitutional

right to life, liberty and

property.

“I get terrified when I

hear that in 11 years, we

will be at a point where

there’s an irreversible

change in our climate,” Aldrich

said. “That inspires

Attendees saw stellar

performances from the

young actors, but what

stood out was the production’s

efforts to make one

particular performer feel

comfortable. Eight-yearold

Scarlett Ferguson

played one of the oompa

loompas. She is a vivacious

kid who uses a

wheelchair. But the stage

was designed especially

for her and made super

accessible.

Monday mornings are

usually hard, scrambling

to get the paper ready. But

when I read or write about

such amazing people, it

makes all that worth it.

me and I hope it inspires

other kids as well.”

The Malibu Green Wave

initiative is a starting point

for students believe that

climate change is the most

deadly and pressing issue

of our time. Regardless of

the outcome, the Juliana

vs. United States case will

demonstrate to the nation

that the youth are demanding

change, and will not

stop until their voices are

heard.

business

From Page 11

launched by the five Malibu-area

retail shopping

centers, The Park at Cross

Creek, Malibu Country

Mart, Point Dume Village,

Trancas Country Market

and Malibu Lumber Yard.

The campaign will promote

the iconic Malibu

brand as a thriving visitor

beachside destination

that welcomes visitors for

shopping, dining, special

events, and recreation.

Malibu businesses were

shuttered from four weeks

to several months during

last November’s fire and

clean-up, resulting in loss

of revenue made worse by

the public perception that

infrastructure and City

businesses were damaged

and closed down.

With the support of the

Malibu Chamber of Commerce,

shopping center

marketing teams pulled

together to accelerate the

campaign, which, since it’s

launch has proven to be a

text book example of the

power of public awareness

generated by aggressive,

social media messages that

are going viral. According

to Chris Wizner, founder

and CEO of Vivid Candi,

his team continues with

regular organic posts and

Instagram stories, targeting

the agency’s own influencer

network.

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Dinner

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Riley Blackburn (center) portrays the chocolatier during “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Malibu Playhouse Friday, June 7.

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New Pepperdine exhibit comments on collective consciousness

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Following, or perhaps

redefining, the stream of

consciousness approach

Bay Area aesthetic artist

Squeak Carnwath and

her How the Mind Works

exhibit — on show at Pepperdine’s

Frederick R.

Weisman Gallery through

July 28 — provides an

intriguing, insightful introspective

of the artist’s

perceptions and criticisms

of a chaotic, physical and

political world.

The expansive exhibit,

curated by the museum’s

director, Michael Zakian,

explores Carnwath’s remunerations

reflecting on

life’s inequities and society’s

shortcomings. It’s

about how ephemeral impressions

inform perceptions.

“I always start with a

blank canvas because I

don’t want to have preconceptions,”

Carnwath told

the Malibu Surfside News.

“I like to be afraid and see

what happens.”

Fleeting thoughts captured

in small, inset paintings

that resemble random

handwritten notes that

were abruptly jotted down

merge at insightful intersections

blending the theoretical

and concrete in the

works.

“The written portions

of my pieces look like

notes on paper,” Carnwath

said. “However, the

entire works are always

painted.”

To create that effect, she

employs trompe-l’oeil – a

term meaning to “deceive

the eye” and a technique

that creates an image that

implies that it is 3D, even

when it isn’t.

Carnwath’s pieces toy

with context and content

and engage viewers, inviting

them to probe and to

query about how natural

and ephemeral phenomena

merge to define both

the material world and test

the confines of one’s consciousness.

Each work is left to interpret

and often, Carnwath

uses her signature,

iconic symbols as metaphors.

Candelabras are

inset in a work’s foci, to

denote tradition or balance

or to provide a historical

perspective.

“I love it when viewers

have a different take on

what my symbols mean,”

Squeak said. “Whereas a

ship, half sunk, might refer

to an older person’s

perceptions of their declining

condition; to others

who see the image,

it could perhaps instead

mean the ship is rising

up out of the water, not

sinking.”

When asked about critics

labelling her a social

activist, Carnwath said

that in the current political

climate, she feels “like we

are watching our country

fall apart and that is very

painful.”

Those concerns find

their way into her works

such as “Gently on the

Sea,” (2012), an alarming

painting featuring a vortex

that threatens to pull

everything toward a sinking

ship at the center of

the painting, a metaphorical

message about the precarious

state of the United

States.

One wall consists of

Carnwath’s “Crazy Papers,”

a collection of

random notes, sketches,

graphs and equations,

the ephemera crated by

a probing yet meditative

Artist Squeak Carnwarth’s paintings, on exhibit at the Pepperdine’s Frederick R. Weisman Gallery through July 28,

explore human consciousness. photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

mind, papers that Carnwath

said she sets near a

painting in progress, sometimes

to nudge her creative

processes, sometimes to

reflect, sometimes to remind

her of content not yet

painted.

The display, however,

is neither entirely contemplative

nor dense because

works in the upper mezzanine

celebrate the role

of music in the collective

consciousness, with one

work observing, “Things

might get bad or even be

bad, but we still have the

music.”

“I’m not interested in

merely replicating the

world visually as do the

genres of landscape or

portrait painting — I don’t

want to capture — I want

to create,” she said.

“Crazy Papers” by the artist capture fleeting thoughts.


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Young actors earn golden tickets during ‘Willy Wonka’ production

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

The only thing better

than spending a day sampling

more than 20 different

kinds of candies is

watching Malibu’s Young

Actors Project’s production

of “Willy Wonka and the

Chocolate Factory,” an entertaining

tale about a bigger-than-life

yet reclusive

chocolate connoisseur who

reopens his factory after

a sabbatical for five lucky

children.

The production that ran

through Saturday, June 9,

at the Malibu Playhouse

taught that the stage – like

all things in life – is meant

to be open to all. In this

case, the stage was accessible

for 8-year-old actress

Scarlett Ferguson,

who uses a wheelchair and

played the role of one of the

oompa loompas.

Scarlett freely wheeled

herself around the set without

any help and enjoyed

the performance experience.

“I appreciate it,” Scarlett

said when she was asked

about the performance

company configuring the

stage so it was accessible

to her. “They didn’t have to

do that, and it made me feel

very included.”

Shoshana Kuttner, executive

director of Young Actors

Project, gave Malibu

Surfside News a backstage

tour and explained the extensive

modifications to the

set.

“We didn’t just build

a ramp for Scarlett,” she

said. “We widened the entire

area where the children,

their parents, the oompa

loompas and Willy Wonka

go through the factory and

we made it so that Scarlett

The oompa loompas perform a number in the show.

had free rein to maneuver

around the whole set.”

There were two versions

of the show: a full-length

version performed by local

young actors ages 9-12

and a shortened version

performed by the youngest

group of students on Friday

and Saturday, June 8-9.

This rendition of the classic

play was fast-moving,

fun-loving and thoughtprovoking.

Willy Wonka was portrayed

by Riley Blackburn

in the production by the

older troupe, consisting of

actors aged 9-12.

“I practiced a lot because

there were a lot of lines

and I watched Gene Wilder’s

performance as Willy

Wonka and hoped to get the

role right,” Blackburn said

after the first performance.

“I had a lot of dialogue to

learn.”

Perhaps one of the most

magical things ingraining

“Willy Wonka” in America’s

repertoire of favorite

tales is its fantastical tone –

where else can one vicariously

tour a candy factory

with an eccentric, entrepreneurial

guide?

Perhaps what makes the

work a classic is that tone

is combined with a heartwarming

ending – the poor

child wins the ultimate

prize of owning the chocolate

factory and his virtues

of honesty, humility and

honor are rewarded.

Despite initial setbacks,

serendipity intervenes, and

Charlie finds a Wonka bar

with a winning golden ticket

that entitles him to tour

the candy factory.

The script designed for

Young Actors Project included

all the favorite characters,

including the four

other children who along

with their parents, suffered

from comical character

flaws.

The gluttonous Augustus

Gloop (Alberto Barzon)

succumbed to his sweet

tooth temptation and fell

into the chocolate river.

The spoiled, entitled Veruca

Salt (Lal Besir) fell down

the nut shoot after trying

to domesticate recalcitrant

squirrels. The obsessive,

gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde

(Reghan Marlow)

insisted on trying the gum

in the candy factory despite

Willy Wonka’s warnings.

The television-obsessed

gamer, Mike Teevee (James

Walker) was reduced to a

small action figure.

Their plights left only

Willy Wonka, played by Riley Blackburn, leads the five lucky winners of the golden

tickets on a boat tour during “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Malibu

Playhouse Thursday, June 7. photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

one small visitor: Charlie,

the unassuming child who

lived in such an impoverished

neighborhood that

the television station that

had interviewed all the

other golden ticket winners

did not even pay him a call.

But this bright, inquisitive

child inherits the chocolate

factory.

Children’s theaters can

be an incubator where the

storytellers and thespians

of future generations learn

their creative craft and, just

as importantly, where they

learn essential life skills

and values.

“Shoshana’s Young Actors

Project and Malibu

Playhouse, inspired by

actor Scarlett Ferguson,

proved words of the

original film true today,”

parent Catherine Malcolm

Brickman said, quoting

“Pure Imagination,” written

by Anthony Newley

and Leslie Bricusse for the

original film starring Gene

Wilder in 1971. “Anything

you want to do, do it . . .

Scarlett Ferguson as one of the oompa loompas during

the performance by the younger cast Friday, June 8.

Photo Submitted.

Wanta change the world?

There’s nothing . . . to it.”

Brickman continued:

“Having Scarlett in our production

is fantastic. She’s

fun, funny and a good actor

and she proves that having

our Malibu theater made

wheelchair-accessible allows

us to include new talent

that inspires our kids

and all of us.”


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In Memoriam

William Androlia

William

“Bill” Androlia

died of

a heart attack

on May 30, in

Malibu. He is

survived by

Linda, his Androlia

wife of 51

years, and their two children,

Whitney and her husband

Apollo Nestoras, and

Adam and his wife Eliza.

Bill was born on October

17, 1944 in Honolulu, to

Andy and Mildred Androlia.

They moved to California

and Bill graduated from

UC Berkeley, and later attended

San Jose State for

his master’s in electrical

engineering. He received

the highest GRE score ever

recorded.

Bill met Linda in 1967

during his master’s program,

and they were married

on January 28, 1968.

After being called up to

active duty in the Army,

he was stationed in Vietnam

for most of 1970. As

a First Lieutenant in the

Army Signal Corps, Bill

was awarded the Bronze

Star Medal for his service.

He returned from Vietnam

and the next week started

law school at Loyola Marymount.

Bill passed the bar

in 1973 and began his career

in patent law.

In the 1970s, Bill and

Linda moved to Malibu,

which became their permanent

home. Bill was a

board director for the Malibu

Jewish Center & Synagogue

for over a decade.

He also taught a patent law

class for over ten years at

Pepperdine University in

Malibu.

Bill’s life suddenly

changed direction when he

suffered a major concussion

while at work. He was

no longer able to function

as a patent attorney as he

dealt with migraines, loss

of equilibrium, and difficulty

recalling words. He

started helping Linda with

her cruise travel business

and became her partner in

business as well.

Bill was the go-to person

for his friends and family,

always able to answer

whatever questions they

had for him. His brilliance,

passion and commitment

will be remembered by all

who knew him.

A Celebration of Life

will be held 2 p.m. Sunday,

June 9 at the Malibu Jewish

Center & Synagogue,

24855 Pacific Coast Highway.

In lieu of flowers,

please consider a donation

to MJCS or Planned Parenthood.

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.

Prayer and Healing Circle

7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. A

non-denominational gathering

of like-minded people

united in different forms of

focused prayer and healing

modalities. Featured speakers

and workshops are offered

throughout the year.

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

after-school 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.

Waking Up to Jewish Ethics

7:30-9 a.m. Every Thursday.

A discussion group

based on Talmudic sources.

For more information, call

(310) 456-2178.

Hand in Hand

4-5:30 p.m. Every Thursday.

Hand in Hand is an

inclusion program that integrates

youth of all abilities

in an after-school social program.

For more information

on how to participate, email

cantor@mjcs.org.

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.

Sunday School

10-11 a.m. Sundays.

Chabad of Malibu (22943 Pacific Coast

Highway, 310-456-6588)

Distribution Center

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

is distributing women’s

men’s and children’s clothing

as well as accessories,

shoes, toys and toiletries

free of charge. For more information,

visit www.onewithmalibu.com.

Evening Shabbat Services

7:30 p.m. Fridays.

Saturday Services

9 a.m., Kabbalah on

the Parsha; 10 a.m. Shabbat

service; 11 a.m. Words

from the Rabbi & Torah

Reading; 12:30 p.m. Kiddush

lunch

Our Lady of Malibu Church (3625 Winter

Canyon Road, 310-456-2361)

Centering Prayer

8:30 a.m. second and

fourth Thursdays

Learn About Catholicism

Join for an informal

meeting with no obligation

over a cup of coffee or tea.

The group meets on Sundays

and shares stories of

faith and community. Contact

the rectory office for

meeting times.

Have an event for faith briefs?

Email editor@malibusurfsidenews.com.

Information is due

by noon on Thursdays one

week prior to publication.


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The Dish

Malibu’s chef Oshri offers

flavors from around the globe

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

“I put my heart on the

table and open up a home

with love,” chef Oshri

Vaknin said. “For me,

cooking food is how I connect

with people.”

Originally from Israel

and raised in a Jewish Moroccan

home, Oshri’s cuisine

blends flavors of those

cultures, but, he states, “I

also incorporate Asian, Indian

and Thai spices and

recipes.”

Food is in Oshri’s DNA

and he explained that he

first fell in love with cooking

as a teenager when he

worked at restaurants operated

by his father on the Sea

of Galilee. Now, he modifies

his recipes using techniques

and ingredients that

he learned while interacting

with cooks who taught him

the tricks of cooking. Later,

he operated food stands in

New York City, serving

French crepes, falafel and

smoothies.

“I love to cook for gatherings

of people because

it brings them happiness.”

Oshri said. “The art of

cooking is the art of joy.”

On the evening Malibu

Surfside News visited a

Malibu home, Oshri served

three entrees, each accompanied

by herb salads made

with ingredients intended to

compliment the entrees because,

he explained, “The

salads aid with digestion.”

A lamb and veal kabob,

served over tajine and rice

delighted diners. The raw

tajine, made from a paste of

sesame seeds sourced from

Ethiopia, had an intriguing

nutty flavor that merged

perfectly with organic tomatoes,

avocado, olive oils

and lemon, and, for a little

kick, roasted jalapenos.

Guests enjoyed an accompanying

salad flush

with purple onions, Serrano

peppers, cilantro, and, for

crunch, tasty pine nuts.

Homemade focaccia

bread, covered with crisp

onions and seeds proved a

perfect accompaniment to

the savory dishes.

“Texture is important in

my cooking,” Oshri said.

“It provides a diner with a

memory of the dish.”

Next, guests enjoyed

Moroccan fish, cooked in

heirloom pots with carrots

and artichokes, seasoned

with cilantro seeds,

red peppers, and, Oshri

explained, “to balance the

dish, also seasoned with

citrus and salts.”

Guest Robert Bruce said,

“The secret sauce that Chef

Oshri creates is love and he

uses complex flavors that he

makes from the heart and

that are good for the heart.”

Oshri loves spices. He is

a huge fan of using sumac,

that intriguing purple Middle

Eastern that perfectly

marries vinegar and lemon

tastes, rendering any dish

the herb graces intriguing

in both flavor and texture.

“It’s important to go to

the market right before

cooking,” he said, “to prepare

the dinner tonight, I

went to three markets today,

purchasing the exact

spices needed to augment

each dish.”

Finally, he served an

entrée made with Portobello

mushrooms, infused

with smoked tomato sauce,

served over sunflower root

and artichokes, and accompanied

by an arugula salad

containing mango, avocado

and red onion dale syrup

and sprinkled with fig balsamic

vinegar and olive

oils.

“Eating food like this and

cooking it brings pleasurable

memories back for me,

memories of enjoying food

with friends and family,

memories I like to help my

customers make for themselves,”

Oshri said. “Food

is my passion.”

Oshri is proud to offer

Malibu residents this dinner

for $100 per person

through July 31, with a

minimum of ten people.

“I can bring the food to

the customer, or cook the

food in her kitchen or do

a combination of both of

those,” he said. “I enjoy

bringing my flavors and

lovingly-cooked food to a

person’s home – if a customer

would like another

selection of entrees, I am

delighted to fashion a meal

to suit her tastes.”

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Author combines her passion for perfumes and activism

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Sephora hosted a perfume-making

event June

2, featuring Barbara Stegemann,

the founder of the

environmentally conscious

fragrance brand, The Seven

Virtues. Stegemann also

signed her book, “The 7

Virtues of a Philosopher

Queen: A Woman’s Guide

to Living and Leading in an

Illogical World”

As attendees gathered for

a fun afternoon of perfume

making, Stegemann, a human

rights activist and entrepreneur,

explained that

she first envisioned the concept

for the perfume brand

after vicariously living

through a harrowing event.

“My best friend was severely

wounded serving in

Afghanistan when he had

entered a peaceful shura, a

place where even enemies

are to be protected and respected,”

Stegemann said.

“He was struck from behind

by a Taliban ax as he talked

to elders about bringing

clean drinking water, education

and health care to

the women and children in

the village, and after that

happened, I promised him I

would take on his mission

of peace.”

She decided to do that in

an unexpected way: by creating

a perfume company.

Although at first blush

one might think that perfumes

and social activism

are disjunct concepts, when

Stegemann explains the

premise, her entrepreneurial

efforts make imminent

sense.

“The ingredients for The

Seven Virtues perfumes include

beautiful botanicals

harvested from third world

countries that are often

war-torn and in poverty,”

she explained. “I met a man

named Abdoulah when I

went to Afghanistan to see

where my friend was attacked

and he explained

that if there was a market

for selling legal orange

blossoms and rose essential

oils, the farmers in Afghanistan

wouldn’t have to

grow the illegal poppy crop

that feeds 90 percent of the

heroin drug trade.”

Stegemann now purchases

rose oil for her perfume

line.

“I pay $16,000 a liter for

it,” she said. “That helps

the farmers have both legal

and peaceful enterprises.”

The Patouchli Citrus

Eau de Parfum contains

ingredients from Rwanda

and the purchases of those

botanicals help victims of

that country’s genocide,

the Vetiver Amber scent for

men is derived from Haiti,

and the Vanilla Woods perfume

contains fair trade, organic

vanilla sourced from

a sustainable cooperative in

Madagascar that provides

families with fair wages

and supports education and

healthcare efforts in one of

the least developed countries

in the world.

“I went to Haiti after

Hurricane Matthew and

saw the devastation there

and realized that buying

their products helps support

women-owned and

small businesses,” Stegemann

said. “The Orange

Blossoms scent is from

Afghanistan and at first,

people sort of mocked me,

saying things like, ‘Oh, it’s

Barbara, the perfume messiah

who thinks she will

save Afghanistan with perfume,’

but it’s not like that

– rather, it’s about a new

way of communicating between

people directly and

avoiding the complications

Guests get creative with fragrances during the perfumemaking

event at Sephora on June 2. Stephanie Chaisson/

Surfside News

of governments that tell us

that various segments in

society hate one another –

maybe the common people

just need to get louder with

their love.”

Stegemann’s entrepreneurial

efforts spawned a

documentary, “The Perfume

War,” www.perfumewar.com,

which garnered

the Best Humanitarian Film

at the Sedona Film Festival

2017 and the Audience

Choice at the Sonoma Film

Festival. Her efforts have

garnered praise from many

in the business world.

The Grapefruit Lime

scent hails from both the

Sharon region of Israel,

where the sweet grapefruit

essence comes from, as

well as from the Shiraz region

of Pakistan, where the

lime and basil come from,

thus merging scents from

regions that are usually at

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war and combining them in

an aromatic scent.

“I called my perfumes

ambrosial because the word

means scents, but it also

means harmony of the gods

and worthy of gold,” Stegemann

said. “Both the word

ambrosial and the essences I

use in the perfumes embody

all of those principles.”

Attendees at the Malibu

perfume making event

were fascinated by both

Stegemann’s story and the

process of blending scents.

“I’m combining two

drops of rose amber, two

drops of jasmine and two

drops of vanilla,” said

Stephanie Payne, as she

used small pipettes to create

her own unique scent.

“I’m naming my creation A

Walk in the Park because it

makes me feel excited and

lively.”

The 7 Virtues Peace

Perfumes are hypoallergenic

scents that are free

of phthalates, parabens,

formaldehyde, UV inhibitors,

and sulfates and the

fragrances are vegan, cruelty-free

and infused with

organic sugar cane alcohol.

“It’s no coincidence

that 7 Virtues launched on

March 8 as that just happens

to be International

Women’s Day and women

is what Barb is all about,”

said Terry David Mulligan,

Canadian Broadcaster, as

he introduced Stegemann

at an event. “Actually,

she’s about women and

power, the loss of it and the

regaining of personal and

professional power and, if

social thinkers are speaking

and writing about a change

in the power profile of

women, you need look no

further than The 7 Virtues

of a Philosopher Queen for

starting the ball rolling.”

Malibuites can expect

Stegemann to roll out a new

enterprise soon as she’ll be

offering a perfume pop-up

truck that will allow people

to try all the scents and

make their own perfumes.

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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. Girl’s name

4. NCO below Sgt.

7. International Bollywood

star (last name)

10. Curvy-nosed Muppet

13. State on Lake Erie

14. Empty

15. Gulf of Guinea port

16. Intuitive awareness

17. Car pioneer

18. Spanish princess

19. Ozone depleter, abbr.

20. Night hooter

21. Fast tempo

23. Take a wrong turn

25. USMC rank

28. Submissions to eds.

29. ___ Claire, WI

30. River between Ontario

and Quebec

32. Mammals seen off

the Malibu coast

35. Spoon measurement,

abbr.

39. Word before “I told

you so!”

40. Mice catchers

41. Actress turned princess

44. Lindy Hop move

45. Driver’s need, abbr.

47. Boar

50. Identify

51. Real estate ad abbr.

53. Like some breezes

55. Building add-on

57. Reporter’s question

59. State Beach you can

fish from, goes with 60

across

60. See 59 across

62. Human parasite

63. Vaulted recesses

64. Actress Judith of

“The Devil’s Advocate”

65. Oenologist’s interest

66. Explosive compound

67. Fortify

68. MS. vetters

69. Dict. listing

Down

1. Shining

2. Handy-andies

3. Charlie’s heavenly

girls

4. Emeril Lagasse, for

example

5. Chessman

6. Internet laughter

7. Check on who’s here

8. Back

9. Checks for under 21’s

11. The Twilight ___

12. A Kansas river

13. “Naturally!”

14. Pledge

20. Prefix with scope

22. Cleaning equipment

24. Use an oar

26. Has a remaining

balance

27. ___ Cruces, N.M.

31. Shooter marble

33. Moray, e.g.

34. More lemony

35. Elder or alder

36. Freighter’s crew

members

37. Biol. or chem.

38. Joplin album

41. Mountain pass

42. Airline to Amsterdam

43. Chinese principle

46. Political buff’s channel

47. Boosts

48. Crabby

49. Boards

52. Started back

54. Arizona tribe

56. Minstrel’s ballad

58. Andes tubers

60. Headlight setting

61. Charlottesville campus,

for short

62. Drain cleaner ingredient

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

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■12- ■ 9 p.m. May 26:

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Humble Crust Pizza

Truck

Malibu Wines

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■6-9 ■ p.m. Friday, June

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■12-9 ■ p.m. Saturday

June 15, live music

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■12-7 ■ p.m. Sunday,

June 16, live music

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■4 ■ p.m. Sunday, DJ

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tai’s

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p.m. Sunday: Live DJ

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Parents question handling,

future of MHS

football program, Page 26

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Next level

Five Waves, including area

product, drafted

by MLB teams, Page 28

Malibu lineman will get his chance

at UCLA, Page 27

Dovid Magna runs downfield

in 2018 for the Sharks, for

whom he played on the

offensive and defensive lines.

Surfside News File Photo


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UPDATE

MHS faces scrutiny after moving to 8-person football

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

The spring announcement that

Malibu High School football was

shifting down to the eight-player

format shocked many in the community.

In the weeks since, school officials

have faced several tough

questions from community members

on everything from program

safety to program viability.

The news came as a jolt to returning

team parents who had just

seen the Sharks post back-to-back

winning seasons under head coach

Terry Shorten

Then came the coaching carousel:

Shorten resigned shortly after

the 2018 season; MHS teacher

Sean Ryan was hired in November,

but resigned for personal

reasons in March; school security

guard Steve Hernandez was

tabbed as head coach in April.

Adding to the challenges, the

Baseball

Five Sharks rewarded with All-League nods

Staff Report

Woolsey Fire destroyed many

community homes and is forcing

families to relocate, ensuring a

lower enrollment at MHS moving

forward.

Parents like Amora Rachelle

Magna, a member of the Athletic

Booster Club, said with nine rostered

seniors in 2018 and no local

youth football organization, MHS

should have been more prepared

for a participation dropoff.

Amid the instability, according

to five MHS parents who spoke

with the Surfside News, many

would-be returnees will not play

football for the Sharks in ’19.

Daniel Rafeedie, a linebacker

and the conference’s defensive

player of the year in 2018, is transferring,

his parents confirmed.

Dane Kapler, by far the team’s top

offensive threat (13 touchdowns,

917 offensive yards), has reportedly

relocated with his family.

Other returnees who are reportedly

declining to play include

quarterback Jake Friedman, lineman

Riley Banducci and running

back/linebacker Liam Moore.

Despite the projected roster

losses, Hernandez and Athletic

Director Chris Neier said the

Sharks season is not in jeopardy.

Hernandez said in late May that

he’s heard from “comfortably 19-

23” students, including incoming

freshmen, who plan to play.

“That’s never crossed my mind

that we wouldn’t have enough,”

he said.

Multiple team parents questioned

a tactic used to inform potential

players, however.

An email sent to the district

from Minerva Quinonez said her

son was pulled from class and

“pressured” into signing a form

stating he would participate, despite

informing coaches he did not

intend to.

“My son completed the form

under duress,” the email reads.

“[He] told me that the confrontation

made him feel uncomfortable.”

Neier denied that students were

pressured to sign the informal document.

“There was a welcome information

sheet given to the players so

we could gauge interest and see

our numbers for the upcoming

season as well as let the kids know

important dates,” Neier wrote in

an email “There was no pressure

to sign this form. It was more for

informative purposes.”

Neier said participation numbers

have been on the rise ever

since Hernandez and basketball

coach Luke Davis Jr. were announced

as team coaches.

Hernandez played defensive

tackle for the Santa Monica High

football team. He’s also helped

coach SAMO, as well.

Davis played football at Northern

Illinois University and continued

afterward, competing

semi-professionally through arena

football. He has experience assistant

coaching at the high school

and college levels.

Also on staff is Nate Dollar, the

school’s strength coach and a former

Sharks running back, and a

cousin of Hernandez who played

football at New Mexico State.

Hernandez said two former MHS

players may join the staff too.

Hernandez understands parents’

concerns over safety but said he’ll

put in the work to build a safe

eight-player program, which he

said is safer than 11-player.

“There’s less players on the

field, less linemen, less blocking,”

Hernandez said. “ ... All I am

asking for [is a chance]. I want to

show parents we know what we

are doing and have them feel comfortable

enough to have their kids

come play with us.”

The Malibu High School baseball

team, who finished the season

10-5 and just short of a postseason

appearance, placed five of

its players on Citrus Coast All-

League teams.

Juniors Alec Morrison, a

catcher, and Luke Mickens, a

pitcher, and senior Lars Peterson,

a second baseman, landed on the

league’s first team, while senior

Lewis Baron and junior Chase

Kelly made the second team.

Morrison, who played all 15

games, led the Sharks in numerous

offensive categories: batting

average (.396), hits (19), runs

(15), RBI (12), doubles (5), OPS

(on-base plus slugging percentage;

1.025) and stolen bases (11). He

Lars Peterson also made the league’s first team and had a co-teamhigh

12 RBI.

added a .483 on-base percentage

and a triple.

Starter Luke Mickens finished

with a 1.30 ERA in a team-high

37 1/3 innings pitched. He had a

5-2 record and 17 strikeouts, while

chipping in 9 RBI on offense.

Peterson tied Morrison for the

First-teamer Alec Morrison, a junior, led Malibu High in most

offensive categories. Surfside News File Photos

team lead with 12 RBI while

hitting .379 with 17 hits, 8 runs

scored and 7 stolen bases.

Also a key on offense was Baron,

who batted .382 with a teambest

.512 on-base percentage.

He had 9 RBI, as well. On the

mound, Baron notched 2 saves

with a 0.68 ERA over 10 innings.

Fellow second-teamer Chase

Kelly was the Sharks next best

arm with a 2.16 ERA, 2-1 record

and 19 strikeouts over 22 2/3 innings

pitched.


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Magna has

something Bruin

Malibu lineman is

preferred walk-on

for nearby UCLA

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

All Malibu’s Dovid Magna

needed from a college

experience was happiness.

He didn’t have to go

far to find it, as one look

inside the athletic facilities

at UCLA provided

all the joy he was looking

for.

“It was one of the craziest

things I have ever seen,”

Magna said. “My jaw kind

of dropped, because of

what I’m used to for training.”

An All-League lineman

for Malibu High, Magna

was searching for a place

he could earn a quality

education. If he got to

play football, too, all the

better.

And at 6 feet 4 inches

and 265 pounds, Magna

caught the eye of multiple

collegiate programs. One

of them was UCLA, a university

to which Magna had

already applied.

He was awaiting an acceptance

letter when UCLA

football coaches contacted

him about joining the team

as a preferred walk-on.

A campus visit sealed the

deal.

“The goal for me was to

play and be truly happy,”

Magna said. “Not many

schools have the balance of

both football and education

that UCLA offers.”

Magna and his family

came to Malibu just two

What’s this?

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summer feature series

that profiles a local

college-bound studentathlete.

If you have

questions or want

to recommend an

athlete, email editor@

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com.

years ago from the East

Coast.

His first year with the

Sharks Magna was named

the team’s top defensive

lineman. A year later, he

played on both sides of the

ball and was Citrus Coast

All-League honorable

mention.

As the Sharks largest

player, Magna played on

the interior of the line on

defense. At UCLA, a Division

I program in the

prestigious Pacific Athletic

Conference, or Pac-12, he

will not hold the “largest”

title and said coaches are

looking at him as a defensive

end.

That being said, Magna

still hopes to put on some

weight to compete for playing

time and play among

the nation’s best.

Magna thinks he has

what it takes and not just

because of his size.

“I’ll train just as I’ve

done in the past, take the

advice of my coaches and

teammates, learn everything

I can and use it to my

advantage,” he said. “I’m

a hard worker, dedicated.

I persevere, I’m not going

down without a fight.”

Dovid Magna (54), who played two years for the Sharks, stands with family members on Malibu High’s senior night in

2018. Surfside News File Photos

Go time is coming soon

for Magna, who will report

to UCLA June 23 for orientation

and soon after begin

training with the team.

UCLA’s roster is filled

with scholarship athletes,

and Magna will have to

outperform some of them

to earn a spot on the field

— and maybe a scholarship

eventually.

He’s ready to get started.

“I’m definitely looking

forward to it,” he said. “It’s

going to be a lot of fun. I love

the competition and love the

challenge, and I’ll build my

way up from there.”

RIGHT: Magna (54),

pictured paving the way for

running back Dane Kapler,

played both ways for a

shorthanded 2018 Sharks

squad.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Chase Kelly

Kelly made Second Team

All-League as a member

of the Malibu High School

baseball team.

When and why did you

start playing baseball?

I started when I was 7

and with T-ball in the city

of Malibu. Then I started

doing Little League.

Easton Lucas, a native of Simi Valley, delivers a pitch during his stellar 2019 campaign

after which he was named Second Team All-Conference. Jeff Golden/Pepperdine

Athletics

Waves baseball players

What do you like most

about it?

I like hanging out with

my friends and spending

time. I met some of

my best friends in Little

League and it’s something

that I enjoy.

Do you have any

superstitions before a

game?

I don’t think so, I’m not

really into any superstitions.

What is your favorite

sports moment?

When I was in Little

League, there was a game

we played that went into

extra innings. I was pitching

with this other kid and

we [both] pitched 12 innings.

It was a lot of fun.

What is one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I work with the California

State Park as a lifeguard.

If you could have any

superpower, which

would you have?

I would want to be Captain

America and his superpowers.

What would you do if

you won the lottery?

I would travel and buy

a couple surf boards. I

would donate whatever

was left.

If you could play any

other sport, which

would it be?

Surfside News File Photo

I would play basketball;

that seems pretty fun.

What is one thing on

your bucket list?

I want to go to Australia,

that would be pretty cool.

If you could be any

animal, which would

you be?

I really think pelicans are

really cool. That probably

sounds weird, but they get

to hang out.

Interview by Assistant Editor

Michal Dwojak

selected in latest draft

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For the eighth year in a

row, Pepperdine had multiple

baseball players selected

in the MLB Draft.

Easton Lucas, a local

product out of Simi Valley,

was the Waves’ highest

drafted player, taken in the

14th round by the Miami

Marlins.

Other Waves drafted

were: Quincy McAfee

(Cincinnati Reds, 26th

Round), Jonathan Pendergast

(Baltimore Orioles,

28th Round), Wil Jensen

(Oakland Athletics, 28th

Round) and Matthew Kanfer

(Los Angeles Dodgers,

26th Round).

Lucas was a breakout star

in his final year as a Wave,

putting together the best

season of his career. As the

steady Saturday starter, Lucas

went 5-4 overall and 4-2

in conference play, striking

out 57 batters against WCC

opponents, tied for second

best in the conference. In

league play, he put up a

3.32 ERA and walked only

nine batters. He picked up

his first postseason honor

as he was named to the

All-West Coast Conference

second team.

McAfee was second on

the team in batting average

as a junior, hitting .310 in

47 games. He led the team

in doubles for the second

year in a row with 15 and

was third in total hits with

58. In his career, McAfee

started 147 of the 149

games he played in and

had a career batting average

of .275. He was named

to the WCC All-Freshman

team in 2017 and the All-

WCC second team in 2018.

One of the most dominant

pitchers in the WCC

over the past two seasons,

Pendergast backed up his

2018 WCC Pitcher of the

Year campaign with another

rock solid season.

The senior from San Diego

went 7-3 on the year with a

3.51 ERA. He was second

on the team in strikeouts

with 64 over 76.2 innings.

Jensen did not get too

much action this year, just

5.1 innings pitched, due to

coming back from Tommy

John surgery last year. In

those five innings, he struck

out three batters. Last year,

he was on pace for an outstanding

season, going 5-0

with a miniscule 0.74 ERA

over 48.1 innings before

going down to injury.

Kanfer wrapped up his

career in Malibu with one

of his best seasons.

One of two players to

start and play in all 49

games, Kanfer was third on

the team in batting average

at .301. He was second on

the team with three home

runs and 10 doubles. A career

.291 hitter, Kanfer was

named to the WCC All-

Freshman team in 2016,

and the All-WCC first team

as a junior in 2018.

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