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Well-prepared

Residents obtain lessons in disaster

protocol at City’s expo, Page 3

Honored

Surfside News collects trio of awards in National

Newspaper Association contest, Page 7

Hats off

Malibu High School celebrates

graduation of 153 students, Page 9

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Beachgoers walk

Saturday, June

15, along the

dissipating shore

of Surfrider

Beach, where

nearly 10 feet

of sand have

been washed

out to sea. Suzy

Demeter/Surfside

News

Residents turn to City in quest to preserve iconic Surfrider Beach, Page 4

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In this week’s

surfside news

Police Reports 6

Photo Op14

Editorial15

Faith Briefs20

Puzzles23

Home of the Week24

Sports25-28

Classifieds29-32

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THURSDAY

SMMUSD Special Board

Meeting

5 p.m. June 20, SM-

MUSD District Office,

1651 16th St., Santa Monica.

The Santa Monica-

Malibu Unified School

District will hold a staff

retreat to discuss family

engagement and multilingual

programs as well as a

public hearing on the Local

Control and Accountability

Plan and budget

for 2019-20. For more

information, or to view

an agenda, visit www.sm

musd.org/board/meetings.

html.

FRIDAY

Poetry Reading and Film

Screening

6-8:30 p.m. June 21,

Malibu City Hall, 23825

Stuart Ranch Road. The

City of Malibu Cultural

Arts Commission and Poet

Laureate Committee will

host an evening of poetry,

music and films in conjunction

with the art exhibition,

“Radical Beauty,

Malibu Rising.” Poetry

will be read by artists featured

in the book, “Radical

Beauty, Malibu After

the Fire.” After the poetry

reading, the City will

screen films in the Malibu

Civic Theater. The films

cover a variety of topics

related to the filmmaker’s

experience, healing and

recovery from the Woolsey

Fire. For more information,

call (310) 456-2489

ext. 358.

SATURDAY

Wilderness First Aid

8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22,

Malibu City Hall, 23825

Stuart Ranch Road. Wilderness

and Remote First Aid

training is an American Red

Cross class that focuses

on wilderness and remote

environments, in addition

to urban disasters such as

earthquakes, wildfires and

mudslides. The classes provide

students with the foundational

skills necessary

for action in emergencies

when professional emergency

services providers

cannot respond immediately.

There is a fee of $170.

Students should bring a hat,

chair, sunscreen, and water,

as portions of the class are

held outside. To join the

class roster, email Sandra

Soteria@gmail.com.

Hike and Meditation

8-9:30 a.m. June 22,

Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250

Pacific Coast Highway. Explore

the hills and the beach

with yoga instructor Natalie

Backman on a guided

hike and meditation. For

more information, call

(310) 456-2489, ext. 239.

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MONDAY

Malibu City Council

6:30 p.m. June 24, Malibu

City Hall Council Chambers/Malibu

Civic Theater,

23825 Stuart Ranch Road.

The City Council will meet.

For more information or to

view an agenda, visit www.

malibucity.org/agendacen

ter.

WEDNESDAY

Mochi Making for Teens

2-3 p.m. 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.

UPCOMING

School Board

5:30 p.m. Thursday, June

27, SMMUSD District Office,

1651 16th St., Santa

Monica The SMMUSD

Board of Education will

meet. To view the agenda,

visit www.smmusd.org/

board/meetings.html.

Wilderness First Aid

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,

June 29, Malibu City Hall,

23825 Stuart Ranch Road.

This American Red Cross

class focuses on wilderness

and remote environments,

in addition to urban disasters

such as earthquakes,

wildfires and mudslides.

The course costs $170

(cash or check, due at the

first class), and funds go to

Soteria Training Services.

Students should bring a

hat, chair, sunscreen and

water. Portions of the class

are held outside. To join the

class, contact SandraSote

ria@gmail.com.

Excursion: Ojai Lavender

Festival

9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday,

June 29, Michael

Landon Community Center,

24250 Pacific Coast

Highway. Join this outting

to the City of Ojai’s Lavendar

Festival, at which

visitors can explore lavender

gardens, over 100 craft

vendors, art exhibits and

more for $20 (lunch not included).

The bus will pick

up and drop off at Bluffs

Park in Malibu. For more

information, call (310)

456-2489 ext. 357.

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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.cornucopiafounda

tion.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

meeting can choose from a

variety of items in the Pepperdine

Waves Cafeteria

starting at 7:30 a.m. The

cafeteria is adjacent to the

meeting room, which is LC

152 in the Villa Graziadio

Executive Center. This is

the same place the club has

been meeting for the past

four years. For more information,

visit www.malibu

rotary.org.


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Fire safety, active shooters, more discussed during expo in Malibu

Michele Willer-Allred

Freelance Reporter

A main message from the

City of Malibu Safety and

Preparedness Expo is that

living in an area that many

consider paradise can come

at a cost in terms of fires

and other disasters, but preparedness

is key.

Ways to protect one’s

home from a fire, rebuilding

homes after the fire,

active shooters, earthquake

preparedness and fire safety

were some of the topics

discussed at the expo held

Saturday, June 15, at Trancas

Country Market.

The event, coordinated

by Public Safety Commissioner

Andy Cohen, featured

30 vendor booths,

offering information about

fire defense and protection

services, architectural

and landscaping services

for those rebuilding their

homes, and disaster preparedness

solutions.

The Los Angeles County

Sheriff’s and Fire departments,

Malibu Search and

Rescue, and the Malibu

Community Emergency

Response Team, also were

among numerous groups at

the event.

Malibu resident and radio

personality Hans Laetz,

who served as the event’s

emcee, said it was important

to have an expo as soon

as possible after the Woolsey

Fire. Malibu not only

gets regular fires, but also

earthquakes and tsunamis,

he said.

Malibu resident Bobby

Milstein represented SoCal

Fire Supply, which specializes

in protecting properties

with barricade fire gels. He

spoke during a panel about

ways to protect homes from

a fire.

Milstein said Malibu has

the finest fire agency in

Emcee Hans Laetz (far left) interviews panelists (left to right) Randy Lang, owner of

waveGuard Wildfire Defense System, Joe Torres, of All Risk Shield Wildfire Services,

Jim Prabhu, of Fire Defense Service, and Bobby Milstein, of SoCal Fire Supply, about

protecting homes during the Safety and Preparedness Expo held Saturday, June 15, at

Trancas Country Market. photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

America protecting the area

in a day-to-day situation.

He noted, however, that

fires are natural, wind-driven

disasters and there will

never be enough resources

to deal with them, so residents

also better prepare to

deal with them.

Milstein warned that

there are a lot of residents

“throwing money at things

that are not solutions” and

at companies hearing that

they can make a lot of money

in Malibu, so residents

should do their homework.

Jim Prabhu, a Malibu

resident representing Fire

Defense Service, said that

with any disaster “it comes

down to the community

rallying, neighbor helping

neighbor, community helping

community.”

“That’s really where

things get done,” Prabhu

said.

The panel, which also included

Randy Lang, owner

of waveGUARD Wildfire

Defense System, and Joe

Torres, of All Risk Shield

Wildfire Services, agreed

that many residents most

likely will try to stay to protect

their homes in the next

fire. That is why, they said,

it is important to come to

the expo and learn as much

as possible to be proactive.

During another panel discussion

about active shooters,

Los Angeles County

Sheriff’s Department Detective

Jason Ames advised

on the protocol for those

who find themselves inside

a facility with a shooter.

Ames said to first make

a jagged run, if possible, to

get out and go somewhere

safe. If that is not possible,

it is best to hide and stay

Foster Sherwood, of the North Topanga Canyon Fire

Safety Council, stands by a model depicting the weak

areas in and around homes that embers can get into.

Casey Fullman (left), CFO and COO of All-Risk Shield,

talks to attendee David Mazewski during the City of

Malibu’s Safety and Preparedness Expo last Saturday.

out of the line of sight if

the threat is not immediate.

If the threat is immediate

with no way to run, everybody

must do everything to

subdue the shooter.

“The worst thing you can

do is play dead, because

even they’ll get to you if

that’s their intent,” Ames

said.

Ames, whose specialty

is in training tactical emergency

casualty care skills,

said it is very important for

everyone to train on how

to stabilize injuries before

help arrives.

Lt. Jennifer Seetoo, Lost

Hills Sheriff’s Station Malibu

liaison, said she hopes

to bring to the local school

districts a free Say Something

Anonymous Reporting

System, which allows

school districts to enable

students and adults to use

an app to report any threats,

including bullying and

other safety concerns, to

the school and law enforcement

officials.

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Beach’s ‘hyper-speed erosion’ stirs surfers

City at crossroads amid

continued erosion of

historic Surfrider Beach

Suzanne Guldimann

Freelance Reporter

The Malibu Surfrider wall was

built in 1928 by the Adamson

family, near the ancient Chumash

cultural heritage site Humaliwo,

which gave Malibu its name.

It is made out of cement block

and beach stones, each post

capped with red terra cotta tile,

and each section decorated with

designs made from fragments of

handcrafted Malibu Potteries tile.

When it was built, the wall

stretched all the way to the Malibu

Pier. The section that remains

at Surfrider Beach has been photographed

so many times and appeared

in the background of so

many movies that it is instantly

recognizable all over the world as

a surf culture icon — one that is

on the National Registry of Historic

Places. Although the wall

has weathered a host of disasters

in its nearly 90-year history, it is

currently at risk from erosion.

Heavy rains, high tides and big

surf have contributed to rapid erosion

at Surfrider Beach. The situation

is complicated by the outflow

of Malibu Creek, which has

drifted farther and farther west toward

First Point, the famous surf

break at Surfrider.

Nearly 10 feet of sand have

been washed out to sea this June,

leaving the wall at risk, and also

endangering the beach’s public

restrooms and lifeguard tower,

as well as the adjacent Adamson

House Museum garden, long popular

for weddings and parties.

The Los Angeles County Department

of Beaches and Harbors

acted quickly to move the

lifeguard tower and install a barricade

of boulders in front of the

wall after big surf combined with

astronomical high tides removed

the sand, but that may not be

enough.

It is not the first time the creek

outflow has drifted toward First

Point; archival photos show a

similar flow pattern in the late

1930s — also a period of big

fires, big storms and heavy rain,

but this is the first time erosion

has put the wall at risk.

During the summer, sand builds

up in front of Malibu Creek, creating

a dam and filling Malibu

Lagoon with water. That berm

of sand is breached in autumn

or early winter, usually during

the first big rains of the year, or

by big waves during the autumn

storm season. It doesn’t take

much to open the breach when the

water level in the lagoon is high,

and for many years surfers had

a hand in determining where the

berm would breach based on the

observation that when the creek

flows out at the eastern end of the

lagoon (Third Point), the outflow

of sand and sediment augments

the way the wave breaks down

coast at First Point.

In the years since California

State Park’s lagoon restoration

project was completed in 2013,

the breach has been left to nature.

Critics of this hands-off approach

include some key members of

the Surfrider Foundation and the

Malibu Surfing Association. Both

organizations supported the restoration

project, but have subsequently

raised concerns about the

lack of a management policy.

They point to other lagoons

in the state that have successful

breach management programs,

including the Carmel River Lagoon,

where a similar sandbarbuilt

barrier has managed to prevent

flooding, and the Russian

River, where a sandbar breach

program was developed to help

the endangered steelhead trout.

The surfing community was

Surfrider Beach continues to become eroded despite the boulders brought in by the Los Angeles County

Department of Beaches and Harbors to protect the wall. Suzanne Guldimann/Surfside News

out in force at the June 10 Malibu

City Council meeting to ask the

council to take an active part in

the discussion.

Surfers-turned-activists

brought a petition signed by more

than 700 people that requests the

creation of a multi-stakeholder

lagoon management plan which

includes a protocol for ensuring

the lagoon breaches each season

at its far western end.

“Our elders, the surfing community

and the Lagoon Action

Committee have a legitimate right

to be part of the remediation of

Surfrider Beach and the Malibu

Lagoon Management Plan,” the

petition states. “Immediate action

must be taken to correct this extreme

problem, and we demand

our place in all further planning

and action towards remediation.”

Pro surfer Allen Sarlo has

surfed First Point for 45 years.

He told the City Council that he

is deeply concerned by the accelerated

erosion and the potential

safety risk it poses as well as its

impact on the surf break.

“We need a breach management

plan,” Sarlo said. “All the

surfers come to me and say ‘What

can we to do?’ Now, all the sudden,

you go to the beach in Malibu

and there are rocks [instead of]

beach. We need to work together

and do something.”

“We saved the wall; that’s a

great feat,” said surfer Eric Gross.

“A lot of things were done in the

past, but the past is the past. What

we do next is important.”

Gross shared memories of going

to Surfrider with his mother,

and setting up her umbrella on the

wide, sandy beach.

“It’s gonna be quite the challenge

to put an umbrella in the

sand for mom this summer,” he

said. “This is hyper-speed erosion,

on an iconic beach unlike

any other.”

Third-generation surfer Carolyn

Day described surfers as “the

best firsthand observers” of the

beach.

“We are saying we have to do

something,” Day said. “We are

here watching our beloved beach

fall into the ocean. When are you

going to put in place a lagoon

management plan? Failure [to do

so] has led to increased erosion.

The lagoon should breach at the

far western end. A hydrology report

is needed. You have consensus

in the surfing community.”

In the past, the City of Malibu

has demurred on committing to

a breach management program,

which would have to include the

numerous agencies involved in

the lagoon, including California

State Parks, the Coastal Commission,

U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and

even the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

This time, after hearing from

more than a dozen passionate

speakers, the council voted unanimously

to put the lagoon management

plan on the agenda for a

meeting within the next 30 days.

“We need to be a better steward,”

Councilmember Skylar

Peak said.


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LASD punishing Lt. for blowing whistle on Malibu Creek shootings, according to lawsuit

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

A lawsuit filed June 6

claims the Los Angeles

Sheriff’s Department retaliated

against a whistleblowing

member of the

department in the wake

of the Malibu Creek State

Park murder of Tristan Beaudette.

Law firm McNicholas

and McNicholas represents

Lt. James Royal — formerly

of the Malibu/Lost

Hills Station and a constant

face in the community —

in the government claim

that seeks an undetermined

monetary sum for professional,

financial and emotional

damage resulting

from the retaliation.

The suit alleges that after

Royal told county officials

how he had sought public

notification of a series of

shootings in or around the

park between 2016-’18

prior to Beaudette’s murder,

he was demoted, transferred

and investigated,

among other things that the

suit claims are ongoing.

Beaudette was shot and

killed after those shootings

in June 2018 while camping

in the park with his two

young daughters.

Eventually, in January

2019, LASD arrested and

charged an area vagrant,

Anthony Rauda, 42, for

Beaudette’s murder and

crimes related to 10 other

shootings in and around

Malibu Creek State Park.

“[Royal] has suffered

both general and special

damages past and present

and will continue to suffer

such damages in the future

for an unknown period of

time,” the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit claims Royal

first alerted his supervisors

to a potential link between

three shootings in two

months in late 2016 and

early 2017 within the state

park’s boundaries. He was

reportedly told it was the

“state park’s problem.”

From there, Royal allegedly

continued to urge the

department to notify the

public as four more incidents

occurred between

June 2017 and June 2018,

all prior to the murder of

Beaudette.

The claims in the lawsuit

run parallel to a December

2018 lawsuit filed by the

family of Beaudette that

seeks more than $90 million

from the LASD and

other agencies, alleging

those agencies failed to

properly notify the public

James Royal is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for retaliation.

Surfside News File Photo

of the shootings in or near

Malibu Creek State Park

prior to the murder.

According to Royal’s

lawsuit, when LA County

began investigating in response

to the Beaudette

family lawsuit, Royal held

his position that the department

was aware of a possible

connection between the

shootings and chose not to

alert the public. It was after

this statement, the lawsuit

alleges, that Royal’s colleagues

began “their retaliation.”

The suit claims that in

and after January 2019

Royal was demoted and

transferred, making his

commute more than five

times the distance it was.

Law enforcement allegedly

call the tactic “highway

therapy,” it says in the suit.

“On a continuing and

ongoing basis up to, and

including, today,” the lawsuit

reads, “[Royal] has

been retaliated against, harassed

and otherwise discriminated

against by [the

department and county]

because [Royal’s] request

to disclose the shootings to

the public was [Royal] attempting

to get [the department]

to follow the law and

not violate the law.

“[Royal] disclosed what

he believed to be an unlawful

and unsafe failure to

warn the public regarding

the series of shootings.”

The lawsuit implicated

Malibu/Lost Hills Station

Capt. Josh Thai, Division

Chief John Benedict (a

party in the suit) and Cmdr.

Patrick Nelson, all of whom

allegedly were at a meeting

prior to Beaudette’s murder

in which Royal’s request of

a “public safety statement”

release about the shootings

was denied.

After the murder, more

members of the public informed

the department

about their experiences

with gunfire in and around

Malibu Creek State Park. In

response, State Sen. Henry

Stern hosted a town hall in

August 2018.

At this meeting, the suit

claims, Royal was tabbed

to speak and asked to relay

the department’s official

position, which was that the

prior shootings were unrelated

to Beaudette’s. Benedict

allegedly was in the

audience in plain clothes to

“intimidate” Royal.

Police Reports

$1,200 jackhammer reportedly stolen from construction site, shirt left behind as evidence

A $1,200 jackhammer, a

$200 tool box, and an $80

Wi-Fi router reportedly

were stolen June 4, at the

Nicolas Eatery construction

site, 22333 Pacific

Coast Highway.

The alleged victim stated

that he received a text message

from a coworker that

there was a broken window

at the business. Upon arrival,

he saw the front window

shattered and several items

missing from inside the

business. He indicated the

suspect entered the business

from the upstairs section

of the business, which

was unsecured because of

construction at the location.

The suspect removed

drywall from the upstairs

walls to enter, and caused

additional damage when

he dropped from the upper

to the lower floor. He then

was trapped on the lower

floor, and subsequently

smashed the front window

of the business to escape.

Several of the stolen items

were recovered at a nearby

dumpster. Possible fingerprints

were left at the site,

and a shirt left at the scene

is to be tested for DNA.

There is video footage of

the incident, with witnesses

stating that he believes the

suspect in the video may

be a transient who was told

a week and a half before

the theft to leave because

he was trespassing on the

property.

June 8

• About $3,000 in cash,

credit cards and a driver’s

license reportedly were

stolen from a vehicle taken

from a residence on Busch

Drive. At approximately

2 p.m., two police officers

responded to a location in

Woodland Hills regarding

OnStar pinging a stolen

Chevrolet Colorado truck

at the location. The vehicle

allegedly was stolen at approximately

9 a.m. from

Malibu. The vehicle was

unoccupied, and the offi-

Please see police, 7


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Malibu surfside news | June 20, 2019 | 7

Surfside’s fire coverage earns national recognition

Publication brings

home three awards

Staff Report

The Malibu Surfside

News’ coverage of the devastating

Woolsey Fire — an

around-the-clock effort that

involved reporters Lauren

Coughlin, Joe Coughlin,

Bill Jones and Barbara

Burke — earned the paper

a prestigious journalism

award.

The Surfside took second

place in the best breaking

news story category of the

National Newspaper Association’s

annual Better

Newspaper Contest.

Judges called the coverage

“well written and engaging”

as well as “timely

[and] obviously of great

community importance.”

That honor was one of

three awards the Surfside

News received this year

— a personal best for the

publication. The Surfside,

which 22nd Century Media

acquired in October 2013,

began competing in 2014

and has earned five prior

NNA awards, including

three first-place honors in

the past two years.

This year, a feature published

following the oneyear

anniversary of the disappearance

of Elaine Park,

written by Editor Lauren

Coughlin, earned third

place.

Contest judges called

the story “a lovely and

respectful tribute, while

the unknowns of the case

make the story both a tragedy

and a mystery.” Park,

who reportedly has not

been seen or heard from

And the winners are ...

List and details of awards for Malibu Surfside News

“This was well written, timely,

obviously of great community

importance, and fit the [breaking

news] category due to the

continual updates needed to

keep the public informed.”

Judges of the National Newspaper Association’s

annual Better Newspaper Contest, on the Malibu

Surfside News’ coverage of the Woolsey Fire

since January 2017, remains

missing.

Finally, a story by Chris

Megginson on Pepperdine

alumna and Olympic

bobsledder Lauren Gibbs

took second for best sports

feature. Gibbs, as part of

Team USA, earned silver

in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Contest judges said

they were hooked by Megginson’s

action lede, and

called the piece well written.

The National Newspaper

Association boasts more

than 2,000 members, and

this year, its annual Better

Newspaper Contest welcomed

more than 1,300 entries

from 36 states.

It is the seventh year

of national competition

for 22nd Century Media,

parent company of the

Malibu Surfside News,

and the company nabbed

16 awards for journalistic

excellence — topping the

company’s previous high

of 14 (2015). The company’s

awards spanned

categories including best

investigative story, best

obituary tribute, best editorial

column, best education/literacy

story and best

sports column.

Winners of the NNA

competition, judged by

esteemed journalists from

across the country, will be

honored at an Oct. 5 banquet

in Milwaukee.

Category Author(s) Description of work

Breaking News Lauren Coughlin, Joe Coughlin, In-depth coverage of a disastrous and deadly wildfire

Bill Jones, Barbara Burke

Sports Story Chris Megginson Recap of Olympic bobsledder Lauren Gibbs’ silver-medal performance at the 2018

Winter Olympics

Feature Story Lauren Coughlin In-depth look at the disappearance and search for Elaine Park, one year after she went missing

police

From Page 6

cers contacted the owner.

Upon inspection, the owner

noticed his key fob was

stolen from the driver side

floorboard and other items

were missing. The owner

stated that at approximately

8:45 a.m. on June 8, he

parked his vehicle at his

residence and did not lock

his vehicle.

June 7

• A $500 door at Colony

House Liquor, 22523 Pacific

Coast Highway, reportedly

was damaged as

a result of a robbery at the

store. Police responding to

a burglary alarm call at the

location observed that the

front door appeared to have

been pried open, and the

area behind the cash register

was ransacked. Police

were unable to determine if

anything was taken at the

time of the investigation.

They also were unable to

access a surveillance camera

system.

June 4

• A $1,300 wig reportedly

was stolen from the trunk

of a vehicle parked at Fish

Grill, 22935 Pacific Coast

Highway. The theft reportedly

occurred on Jan. 29,

but it wasn’t reported by the

alleged victim until June 4.

The car was unlocked and

there were not any signs

of forced entry. She stated

that she was attempting to

get reimbursed for the purchase

through her insurance,

which required the

police report.

June 3

• Items including a $500

iPhone, a $400 car key,

and a wallet with $150

cash, a driver’s license,

and credit cards reportedly

were stolen from Malibu

Surfrider Beach, located

at 23200 Pacific Coast

Highway. The alleged victim

stated that he parked

his Toyota 4runner at the

beach around noon, and

hid his vehicle key on the

axel behind the rear passenger

side wheel. Upon

his return at 2 p.m., he said

he could not find his key.

AAA unlocked his vehicle,

and he then noticed items

missing from the car.

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.

MHS student’s

claim about

shotgun was

not credible,

police say

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

A violent message made

on social media June 10 by

a Malibu High School student

was investigated and

cleared by authorities, according

to the school and

local police.

An email from MHS

Principal Cheli Nye notified

parents and staff of the

incident and said students

are “safe on campus” on the

day of graduation.

The claim was made by

a sophomore student who

while talking to another

student “jokingly” said

“that he was going to bring

a shotgun to school,” according

to Detective Sgt.

Matthew Dunn with the

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s

Department Malibu/

Lost Hills Station.

Dunn said his detectives

investigated the student and

situation, including reviewing

firearm databases, and

found the student had no

access to a firearm. The department

eventually determined

it was not a credible

threat.

Dunn added that the parents

are involved with the

investigation, but there is

“no crime.”

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THE CITY OF MALIBU IS HERE TO HELP

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

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

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

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

NEW - "RADICAL BEAUTY, MALIBU RISING" EVENING OF ART

AND POETRY - FRI, JUNE 21

Join the Malibu Cultural Arts Commission and Poet Laureate Committee for an evening of film

screenings, poetry readings and performances, as part of the art exhibition "Radical Beauty,

Malibu Rising," the public art exhibition in City Hall that explores the experience of and

recovery from the Woolsey Fire. Friday, June 21, 6:00 PM, City Hall. For more information, visit

www.MalibuCity.org/Art.

WEEKDAY ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH CITY STAFF

FOR REBUILD HELP

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

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

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

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

STEP-BY-STEPGUIDEFOR TEMPORARYHOUSING PERMITS

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

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

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

completed and certified and afunctioning onsite wastewater treatment system has been

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

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

ALL VIDEOS OF WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD WORKSHOPS

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

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

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

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

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

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.

PLANNING COMMISSION TO REVIEW PRIMARY VIEW

DETERMINATION ORDINANCE - JUNE 17

The Planning Commission will review the draft ordinance establishing aprohibition on Primary

View Determination Requests within Woolsey fire-affected areas on Monday, June 17 at City

Hall. The prohibition is designed to automatically expire in four years; however, as directed by

Council, staff will return to City Council in June 2020 to either recommend arelease of the

prohibition or recommend that it continue to stay in place. 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 WEEKLY

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

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

the streets where fire debris removal work is taking place at

www.MalibuCity.org/DebrisLocations.

CRISIS COUNSELING AVAILABLE

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

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

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

immediate mental health services. Learn more at

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

REBUILD FORM - EXPEDITED PERMITTING

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

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

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

aPlanning Verification PV Submittal Checklist. Get the form online at

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

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

FIRE REBUILD DESK AT MALIBU CITY HALL

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

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

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

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

PHONE AND ONLINE RESOURCES

Malibu City Hall main phone: 310-456-2489

Malibu City Fire Rebuild webpage: www.MalibuRebuilds.org

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

Malibu City Planning Department questions: mplanning@malibucity.org

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

Malibu City Building Division questions: mbuilding@malibucity.org

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


day in their lives.

The Class of 2019 graduates

have lived through

one of the greatest challenges:

the Woolsey Fire.

Together and stronger, they

embraced their respective

futures.

After Principal Cheli

Nye warmly welcomed

those assembled, senior

class president Dulcie Mor-

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Graduates stand tall at Malibu High School

Students,

staff celebrate

perseverance in

challenging year

Suzy Demeter

Freelance Reporter

A class of 153 students

walked onto the Malibu

High School field June 11

to celebrate a momentous

Please see mhs, 11

“What we learned the most from

our school is to have a heart that

our parents would be proud of.

... When the fire came and took

our community, we were OK

because of this heart.”

Dulcie Morris — Malibu High School senior

class president

Malibu High School’s 2019 graduates toss their caps in the air during the June 11 ceremony in Malibu.

photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

Hunter Nelson (left) and Angel Andrews, Malibu High’s

2019 yearbook editors, pose for the camera.

Senior class president Dulcie Morris makes her way to

the stage.

The Malibu High School orchestra and band performs

during the graduation ceremony.

Valedictorian Lars Peterson receives his diploma.


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Malibu Planning Commission

Accusations of City ‘corruption’ go public

Michele Willer-Allred

Freelance Reporter

Malibu planning commissioners

again challenged

City staff over what they

consider to be a mishandling

of event permits.

At the Monday, June

17 Planning Commission

meeting, discussion surrounded

a temporary use

permit approved for a Party

in the Parking Lot event,

held June 8 at Whole Foods

Market. The event was a

pre-celebration for the market,

which held its grand

opening on June 12 at The

Park at Cross Creek, 23401

Civic Center Way.

A TUP is intended to

allow for the short-term

placement of activities on

privately owned property,

with appropriate regulations.

Uhring said that under

the City’s Municipal Code,

a permit has to be issued

24 days before the event is

scheduled, which allows the

public to appeal it. He said

the TUP was issued two

days before the event, and

he tried to appeal it as a private

resident.

Uhring’s appeal was denied,

via a letter by a City

attorney. Uhring pointed out

that the letter ignores the

24-day condition, as well

as stating that an appeal can

only be made by the applicant.

Under City code,

Uhring stressed, anyone

can appeal a decision made

by the planning director or

manager.

Uhring said that in the

case of Whole Foods, City

staff ignored City code because

they “wanted to do a

favor for a commercial developer.”

“Then they went to the

City attorney to concoct a

series of lies to try to either

cover it up or justify it,”

Uhring said. “That, in my

opinion, is a textbook definition

of corruption.”

At one point in the discussion,

Assistant City Attorney

Trevor Rusin cautioned

Uhring, saying, “If

you’re going to be disclosing

an attorney-client communication,

I advise you

not to do so.”

Uhring responded, saying

that he didn’t submit the appeal

as a commissioner, and

Rusin is not his attorney.

Uhring said the handling

of Whole Foods’ TUP is just

one example, with Nobu

restaurant’s six years of offsite

parking violations serving

as another. He also noted

that Whole Foods never

put in living walls, a Conditional

Use Permit condition.

“[City staff] lies because

no one is holding them accountable,”

Uhring said.

“And, if we do not make an

effort to change that, those

lies and corruption will

continue.”

“Fish rot from the head

down. And that’s what’s going

on in this City hall, and

the smell is getting worse every

day,” Uhring said.

Planning Director Bonnie

Blue said the Whole Foods

event was noticed more

than 30 days in advance,

and there was nothing in the

permit application that was

not approvable. She said

that timelines are not always

practical because of other

agency reviews, and that the

Whole Foods TUP is not the

only permit approved in less

than 24 days.

Commissioner John Mazza

brought up the recent

Yves Saint Laurent fashion

show at Paradise Cove,

which he said should have

received a TUP instead of

film permit from the City

since over 500 people attended

the June 6 event.

“You should not believe

they were blindsided,” Mazza

said about City staff’s denial

that they issued a film

permit on purpose.

“We have to live in a

world of transparency,”

Mazza said. “ ...We should

hold our City to a better

standard than that.”

Blue responded by saying

there were “misrepresentations”

in the event application,

and that the City is revisiting

the film permitting

process to make sure things

like that don’t happen again.

The commission also

unanimously recommended

that the City Council adopt

a proposed ordinance aimed

at protecting victims of disasters

from having artificially

restrictive view corridors

established over their

properties.

Council to sort through dumpster issues on June 24

Mandatory locking of

receptacles among

potential amendments

Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter

Rodents have their place in the

ecosystem, but most residents become

concerned when they see rats

rummaging through garbage in and

around dumpsters in public areas.

Now, advocates are urging

the City Council to mandate that

dumpster lids be locked at all times.

On June 24, the Malibu City

Council is to consider whether to

direct staff to draft an ordinance

which would require solid waste

containers and recycling container

lids to be locked outside

business hours for food service

establishments. The council also

is to receive a report regarding

implementation of the enhanced

dumpster enforcement program

developed by staff.

Mandating locked lids on waste

containers was first considered by

the City’s Environmental Sustainability

Subcommittee on Jan.

22, 2018. At that meeting, councilmembers

Jefferson Wagner

and Skylar Peak asked City staff

supporting that subcommittee to

draft an ordinance mandating that

dumpsters be tightly closed and

have locks.

“Our direction to staff asking

for a draft ordinance requiring

locking lids was not timely

or completely honored,” Wagner

said. “The proposal was in what

I call ‘staff Siberia.’ The staff did

not act as the councilpersons requested,

and that is what they are

supposed to do.”

Rather, Craig George, Malibu’s

environmental sustainability

manager, developed the

enhanced dumpster enforcement

program, which was presented

to the subcommittee on May

13. George stated that mandating

locked lids on dumpsters

is not a tenable solution, citing

concerns such as high employee

turnover at businesses in Malibu,

and that employees will not deal

with locks and will instead dump

trash near, but not in, dumpsters.

The enforcement program would

require that City staff visit local

businesses, initially issuing warnings

when dumpsters are not in

proper order and imposing fines

for repeat offenses. If there are

continuing infractions, the City

manager could order a business

to use locked lids.

According to the staff report for

the June 24 meeting, “The Subcommittee

recommended adding

compliance with [Malibu Municipal

Code] 8.32.660, requiring

clean and sanitary trash areas as a

mandatory criterion for the Clean

Bay Restaurant Certification.”

MMC Chapter 8.32 currently

requires the use of tightly fitting

covers, keeping trash enclosure

areas clean and ensuring trash

containers at commercial properties

are of adequate size and

construction to prevent any waste

release. The ordinance also has a

provision for the optional use of

locking-type trash container lids.

After talking with Kian Schulman,

of Poison Free Malibu, about

issues relating to overstuffed and

open dumpsters, Malibu Surfside

News walked through some of

the commercial centers, observing

garbage disposal areas. Some

dumpsters had wide holes where

rodents could access the garbage

and, in one instance, a dumpster’s

bottom appeared to have been

eaten through.

“The proposed ordinance does

not go far enough because the

problems are not just isolated to

businesses that serve food and

only mandating locked lids when

businesses are not open does not

address the problems,” Schulman

said. “The problem with rodents

and other animals getting into

dumpsters and around them is

pervasive and I even found waste

on the ground and dumpsters not

being used correctly at City Hall.

The presence of bait boxes trying

to capture rats throughout many

areas provides evidence that this

is an ongoing problem.”

Schulman also noted that

homeless individuals rummage

through open dumpsters.

The best resolution, Schulman

advocates, “is to mandate that all

dumpsters be locked using a combination

lock that is easy to use,

and that areas around dumpsters

be kept clean.”


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District employs unique approach to restore peace across schools

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

In the wake of a recent

incident at the Malibu High

School, Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District

officials continue to focus

on how to deal with tension

between students.

They have chosen restorative

justice, an approach

that many consider an efficient

response to violence,

injustice and inequity.

“Restorative justice

seeks to build relationships

across cultures and varying

groups in the community

in order to help people feel

comfortable with one another

and to connect,” said

Robert Howard III, restorative

justice coordinator for

the Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District.

“Restorative justice is

implemented in response

to problems, but just as

importantly, it is use proactively

before conflict arises

and it is based on the fundamental

tenet that when

there is conflict within a

school community, or any

community, everyone in

the community is affected

and needs to heal.”

With a restorative justice

Robert Howard III, SMMUSD’s restorative justice coordinator, organizes group talk circles to help students deal with issues of violence and

injustice. Photo Submitted

approach, Howard said, he

or another trained counselor

or teacher gather all who

are affected by an incident

of conflict and have them

talk about the incident —

how each person felt before

and after the incident, why

they think that it happened,

how wrongs can be righted,

and how in the future the

individuals will interact

peacefully.

“Restorative justice differs

from mediation, a resolution

process that many

people have likely heard

about,” Howard said. “In

mediation, a third-party

neutral facilitates a resolution;

whereas, with restorative

justice, the stakeholders

involved in the conflict

including those in the greater

community affected by it,

connect and try to fashion

solutions that will restore

balance in the community.”

Restorative justice is not

about forced apologies and

forced forgiveness, Howard

said.

“With restorative justice,

what justice looks like is

much larger than the actors

in the conflict.”

He further explained that

talking circles are formed

and participants listen to

one another, exchanging

perspectives and communally

fashioning remedies.

One who has committed a

wrong is guided to facing

up to the wrongdoing.

“We cannot suspend or

arrest our way to a better

world,” Howard said. “We

need to address tensions,

including racial tensions,

with young people as confidentially

as possible while

still accommodating participation

by all those in the

community who were affected

and we need to realize

that often these conflicts

occur because empathy

toward one another either

was never formed or it has

broken down.”

The notion that one’s

actions cause a ripple effect

with a wider impact,

is also inherent to the restorative

justice program at

the school district, Howard

said. He noted that a majority

of the efforts to implement

restorative justice

occur before conflict arises

and that a proactive process

focuses on building relationships.

“Restorative justice

works best when we are

not only putting out fires,”

Howard said. “We need to

develop relationships and

ways to communicate before

tension arises as doing

so gives us a context in

which to resolve problems

when they do arise.”

mhs

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ris delivered the first student

address.

“We are going out to our

real world now,” Morris

said. “What we learned the

most from our school is to

have a heart that our parents

would be proud of. This

community had taught us to

trust our hearts when we’re

scared of a situation. When

the fire came and took our

community, we were OK

because of this heart.”

“We are also the class

that thrives under pressure.

The class with a 100-percent

graduation rate.”

The MHS senior singers

followed with a performance

of “Go Your

Own Way” by Fleetwood

Mac. The second student

address was presented by

William Hammond, who

spoke about racism — noting

Malibu High is not immune.

He expressed hope

for an enlightened, better

future. Hammond spoke to

the Surfside News before

his address.

“You can’t be afraid of

change,” he said. “Growing

is one of the most foundational

things in life.”

Nye introduced the class

valedictorians: Jessica

Ford, Nina Gonzalez, Amelia

Goudzwaard, Sarah Myers,

Ava Norrell, Amy Perna

and Lars Peterson.

Teachers Jennifer Gonzalez

and Nahla Seikali

spoke of putting an

asterisk on the unique challenges

and accomplishments

of the Class of 2019.

“You set the standard of

resilience,” Gonzalez said.

Seikali added: “When

trouble happens, you came

together. You became leaders

at a time of need.”

Students felt strongly

about resilience.

“I think the sense of

community of Malibu is

something that is extremely

unique,” Norrell said. “Being

such a small school, it

makes the Class of 2019

such a connected class.”

A sense of appreciation

resounded among the newest

alumni of Malibu High.

“Malibu High has taught

me so much, and I am so

grateful for the things I

have learned from this fabulous

school,” Goudzwaard

said.

“I had a wonderful day,

full of love and gratitude,

and I am very much looking

forward to fighting on

at University of Southern

California for the next four

years.”

Hammond, who was involved

in Malibu High’s

theater program, noted that

the school also played a

role in inspiring passions

for diplomacy, politics and

literature.

For graduate Hannah

Hannley, the people, including

her teachers and

friends, made her highschool

experience special.

“I was able to have relationships

with my teachers

and develop bonds,” she

said. “[Graduating] was

nostalgic and a little sad,

because obviously some

of them I won’t be seeing

again.”


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How to save a life

City plays role in annual effort to collect blood

A tailwagging

day of fun

Staff Report

The City of Malibu partnered with the American Red Cross to host the annual Malibu

Blood Drive on June 6. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood,

according to the Red Cross. This year, a total of 24 units of blood were collected —

enough to help save 72 lives. Photo Submitted

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We carry -

- Magazines: New and Vintage,

Foreign and Domestic!

- Drinks! Candy & Snacks!

- Malibu Souvenirs and Ephemera!

- Irreverent Diatribes! Books!

- Digital Community Advertising!

Items like tweets and blogs,

but in print form!

- Beach Equipment! Plus more!

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Come visit our showroom

Residents celebrated

Yappy Hour — a new

monthly series in which

residents and their furry

friends can enjoy treats and

drinks — at Malibu Lumber

Yard on June 7.

Attendees received

goodie bags filled with a

fetch toy and portable water

bowl for the pups, and

the Malibu Pet Chamber of

Commerce provided treat

bags filled with an assortment

of dog biscuits and

chew treats.

Summer pop-up Strange

Wine served a selection of

its sparkling and still wine,

complemented by appetizers

from Café Habana.

The event was sponsored

by the Malibu Chamber of

Commerce.

ABOVE RIGHT: Bruce

Smith (left) and Marilyn

Jones pose with Dhino the

dog.

BELOW RIGHT: Steve

Dreyer and Janet Burki

smile with their retrievers,

Cali and Dave. Photos by

Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

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Event attendees Darren Chapman (front, center), (second

row, left to right) Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones, Sabrina

Hurd, Chamber CEO Barbara Bruderlin, Susan Ulansey

and SueCarol Desfor (back) gather, along with their

pooches, for a June 7 Yappy Hour held at the Malibu

Lumber Yard.


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Community tries to raise money for

‘legendary’ fireman’s medical treatment

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Tim Finn, 52, a Los Angeles

County firefighter

who works at Station 71

on Point Dume, sustained a

stroke at work Feb. 24 that

left him paralyzed, with no

movement in his right arm

and limited movement in his

right leg.

His colleagues and community

members are rallying

to raise money for his

medical expenses, including

urgently needed physical

therapy that has not yet been

approved by his employment

insurance.

“I’ve been with the department

for 32 years and

I’ve worked at Station 71

for two years,” Finn said.

“I was at work when it happened

and I didn’t feel well,

and they took me to the

emergency room.”

Finn stated that there is no

history of high blood pressure

in his family, and he

was in good health before

the stroke, he said.

“We’ve all been through

so much in Malibu and I and

the other guys fought fires

during the Woolsey Fire

through thick black smoke

for two to three days and

now, this,” he said. “But,

I’m still full of gratitude because

I have my three great

kids and I’ve got my marbles.

Yet, every day I wake

up and I think ‘maybe today

will be the day I’ll be normal

again,’ but that hasn’t

happened yet.”

Finn’s colleagues and

members of the community

have started a GoFundMe

account and are raising

money by selling wrist

bracelets stating “FightingForFinn”

and “Strokes-

Suck.”

Finn is loved at Station

71.

“Tim Finn is an oldschool

firefighter and paramedic

who’s been on the job

for many years,” said Tim

Corliss, who works with

Finn at the station. “Tim’s

father was a LACoFD fireman

as well. Tim’s station

demeanor, skill and knowledge

as a paramedic and his

professionalism to the public

are legendary.”

Firefighter paramedic

Chris Valenzuela said, “Tim

The community is trying to raise money for Los Angeles

County Fire Department firefighter Tim Finn, who had a

stroke while at work in late February. Photo Submitted

is always so generous and

caring on or off duty – he

will give you the shirt off of

his back.”

Citizens interested in

buying bracelets to help

defray Finn’s medical costs

can get them at Fire Station

71. A minimum donation of

$5 is requested.

For more information,

visit www.gofundme.com/

tim-finn-recovery-fightfund.

News Briefs

City to conduct test of

disaster notification system

The City will conduct

a full-scale test of Everbridge,

Malibu’s Disaster

Mass Notification System,

on Wednesday, June 26, as

part of the City’s ongoing

efforts to improve disaster

preparedness and to test an

improvement of the system

that dramatically increases

the City’s ability reach residents

via cellphones.

Mayor Jefferson Wagner

said the City is applying

lessons learned from

the devastating Woolsey

Fire, as well as the historic

wildfires that have ravaged

California in recent years,

to keep improving its emergency

communications for

future disasters.

This test will help refine

the system and raise awareness

among the community

of this important tool so

that everyone is better prepared,

he said.

Everbridge recently

reached an agreement with

cellphone companies to

provide government agencies,

including Malibu,

the cellphone numbers of

account holders with addresses

in the City so that

they can be entered into the

system database.

Until now, the only way

the City had access to people’s

cellphone numbers

was if they registered themselves

on the Everbridge

system and added their cell

number. Previously, only

landline numbers were

provided to the City by the

phone companies. Now,

the City will be able to increase

the number of cellphones

in the Everbridge

database from about 3,600

to about 12,000. All information

will be kept strictly

confidential and will not be

shared with third parties.

Following the test of the

system on June 26, the City

will analyze the effectiveness

of the system and will

conduct additional outreach

to register more residents.

The City is exploring

ways to overcome the issues

of power outages and

the vulnerability of cellphone

infrastructure, which

are problems that every

government and public

safety agency in the state

are grappling with. The

City is already installing

repeaters for handheld radios

that Community Emergency

Response Team team

members and Sheriff’s Volunteers

on Patrol, staff and

other volunteers can use to

distribute information out

into the community.

Loudspeaker siren towers

also are being considered,

which can be solar or

battery powered and can be

programmed remotely to

broadcast audio messages

when other methods are

down. A system of information

distribution points

is also being planned. Popup

booths with bulletin

boards displaying printed

material would be placed

at logical gathering places

such as shopping centers

and gas stations, across the

length of the City, and near

the City’s emergency supplies

storage containers.

Printed public information

would be brought out to the

boards one or more times

a day, and the City would

conduct public outreach so

that community members

would know to go there

to find public information

when electronic communications

have been knocked

out.

To sign up for the City’s

disaster and evacuation

alerts through Everbridge,

visit www.MalibuCity.org/

DisasterNotifications. For

more information or assistance

with signing up for

Everbridge, call (310) 456-

2489 ext. 313.

Malibu awarded grant

funding for CERT program

Malibu’s Community

Emergency Response Team

program was awarded

$13,500 in grant funds by

California Volunteers, Office

of the Governor, following

a competitive application

process, June 5. The

City will use these funds

for advanced training and

protective equipment for

the CERT team with the

goal of increasing community

engagement about disaster

preparedness.

This grant is a larger part

of the State of California’s

effort to mobilize local

communities and foster

the spirit of volunteerism.

CERT teams around the

state will be receiving

funds to build their capacity

to engage Californians

on the topic of disaster

preparedness. Teams will

be required to purchase a

standardized helmet and

vest for each funded team

member, as well as conduct

background checks

and provide insurance for

members. As a condition of

receiving these grant funds,

Malibu CERT also is responsible

for engaging over

500 individuals on the issue

of disaster preparedness before

the end of 2020.

For more information,

call (310) 456-2489 ext.

368, or visit www.Malibu

City.org/CERT.

Brush clearance

enforcement underway in

Malibu

Los Angeles County Fire

engine companies began

conducting annual brush

clearance inspections in

Malibu and other coastal

communities on June 1.

Property owners not currently

in compliance with

brush clearance requirements

are strongly urged to

amend this as soon as possible,

both to avoid fines

and for the safety of their

Malibu neighbors.

In the wake of the Woolsey

Fire, rigorous brush

clearance enforcement is

more important than ever.

These measures create the

defensible space that is

crucial for effective fire

protection of life, property

and the environment. Brush

clearance is an annual obligation

for all property own-

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Don’t Panic, It’s Organic

The key to controlling

whitefly infestations

Photo Op

Andy Lopez

Contributing Columnist

Invisible Gardener

While this year in

Malibu has seen

an unusually cold

winter, it has not been cold

for long enough to reduce

whitefly population.

It is not good for plants

that need a cold winter to

kill certain pests. One of

these is the whitefly. This

winter was not cold long

enough to kill off any overwintering.

But, there are ways to

control them.

First, proper pruning will

remove many whiteflies.

It also will be suitable

for the plants, as it will

start to grow and produce

more plants. We want a

robust and healthy plant

and not a tall, weak plant.

Be sure to prune all dead

branches, then prune any

branches that are weak and

skinny. Then, prune off any

branches that are too close

together.

Start feeding plants with

a slow release organic fertilizer

that is complete with

all the micros as well as has

microbes. Many organic

fertilizers now come with a

full list of microbes needed

by the plant for healthy

growth. Do not use any

chemical fertilizer since the

high nitrogen content will

cause rapid green growth

and inhibit the plant’s abil-

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From the interim Editor

A gratitude-filled goodbye

Abhinanda Datta

editor@malibusurfsidenews.com

Three months ago, I

received the most

amazing opportunity:

to be the interim editor

of the Surfside News. The

first time I wrote my editorial,

I could not imagine

being able to do this job

and now, as I write my last

one, it is hard to believe

that I ever felt that way.

As challenging as things

were, I had the privilege of

getting to know the Malibu

community and interacting

with some wonderful human

beings. From inspirational

artists to brave

residents, I got to write

about them all.

I would like to thank all

of the writers and photographers

who have worked

with me and helped me

in planning each issue. It

was not easy to work with

someone new, but they

never complained.

However, more than

anything, I am thankful

to my lovely co-workers,

especially my deskmate,

who made work a very

happy place and assured

me that I could do it when

I flew solo for the first

time after Editor Lauren

Coughlin went on maternity

leave.

Malibu made me realize

my passion for community

journalism, and for that it

will always hold a special

place in my heart. So, this

is not a goodbye. I may

not be the editor anymore,

but I will keep rooting for

the city and hope that it

grows stronger with each

passing day.

Santa Monica Mtns (@SantaMonicaMtns) posted

June 11: “This little guy is a juvenile great horned

owl. The curious little explorer couldn’t wait to

grow up & kept falling out of his nest. His sibling

had a much easier time staying put. Mom, dad

& NPS rangers watched both grow. When they

were about 9-10 wks old, they safely fledged.”

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City of Malibu- Government (@CityofMalibu)

posted Thursday, June 13: “This week, the

fourth permit was given to rebuild an occupied

home in #Malibu that was completely destroyed

in the #WoolseyFire. The City is committed to

helping residents get through this process. If you

need help with any aspect of rebuilding, please

call City Hall at 310-456-2489 or come in Monday

through Thursday, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Fridays

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM and we will help you!”

Follow Malibu Surfside News: @malibusurfsidenews

key

From Page 14

ity to absorb minerals.

The higher the Brix, the

higher the minerals. It is all

about minerals. Plants with

low mineral levels also will

have low complex carbohydrates

and high simple

carbohydrates. Most insects

cannot digest the complex

carbohydrates.

One reason earthworm

castings work well is

because earthworm castings

not only have the right balance

of acids, but also are

rich in all of the trace minerals.

Use rock dust to supply

the minerals. Tea made

from earthworm castings is

an excellent way to provide

minerals to the plants.

You need living microbes

for the compost and soil to

function correctly. It is the

function of the microbes

usually found in the soil

to digest the minerals and

make it available to the

plant’s root system. Without

the microbes, the plants

will be mineral deficient.

Get into the habit of

foliar applications, as this is

the best way to ensure high

Brix levels. Use compost

tea, rock dust tea, liquid

seaweed, milk or any other

type of organic foliar applications

available — or,

hire an organic nutritional

spraying company to do

this for you.

Spray plants with caffeine.

Water only once a

week.

A good substitute spray

is compost tea, as that will

mostly spray microbes

onto the eggs which will

destroy them. Make sure the

plants are not overwatered,

causing stress, which will

attract more whiteflies and

other pests. Any time plants

have a pest, the first thing

you must do is pay attention

to the health of the soil.

Remember, healthy soil

produces healthy plants and

healthy people. Pests have

evolved to tune into sick

plants. They have over years

found out that sick plants

make erect food sources for

them and their children.

Any questions? Email me at

andylopez@invisiblegardener.

com.

news

From Page 13

ers in high-risk wildfire

zones. The City’s fire safety

liaison is available to assist

with any questions or concerns

community members

have regarding the brush

clearance process.

The brush clearance program

is a joint effort between

the County of Los

Angeles Fire Department

and the County of Los Angeles

Department of Agricultural

Commissioner

Weights and Measures,

Weed Hazard and Pest

Abatement Bureau. This

unified enforcement legally

declares both improved

and unimproved properties

a public nuisance and,

where necessary, requires

the clearance of hazardous

vegetation. Non-compliant

properties may be subject

to a County administrative

fine of $500 or a noncompliance

fee of $648, to

be assessed on the property

tax bill.

For more information,

visit www.malibucity.

org/238/Fire-Services.

News Briefs were compiled

by Interim Editor Abhinanda

Datta.

Malibu Surfside News

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Documentary tells tales

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impacted by the Woolsey

Fire, Page 20

Wholesome

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New buffet offers

something for

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Local artist explores

popular, iconic

subjects through

vibrant artworks,

Page 21

Artist Nick Simon,

also known as

Cantstopgoodboy,

depicted Jimi

Hendrix in his

piece, “Excuse Me

While I Kiss the

Sky,” on display at

Canvas in Malibu.

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Surfside News

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Redefining tomorrow:

Malibu women rebuild their

lives after the Woolsey Fire

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

A group of Malibu residents

gathered at the Red

Ladder Gallery June 11 to

watch “The Phoenix Sisterhood

of Malibu,” a documentary

that portrayed the

lives of five women and

their search for solace in

the midst of trauma caused

by the Woolsey Fire.

Produced by Bibi Jordan,

the documentary was a realistic

representation of emotions

as each woman visited

the ruins of her home.

“That was my son’s studio,

there were his paints

and art materials,” said

Jenny Waterhouse Pietra,

as she pointed at what little

is left of her family home.

“See the metal roofs on the

ground. ... I’m empty.”

No longer disheartened,

Jordan decided that it was

time to be introspective and

to mold a new life.

“The fire took my art,”

she said. “However, it did

not take my soul and, when

examined closely, the fire

presents an opportunity to

reprogram ourselves and to

be reborn.”

She arranged a makeover

for the women. The film

shows how they emerge

from makeup sessions, reflecting

on how they felt

reinvigorated.

Then, they went to where

many find strength, peace

and energy – they gathered

on the beach and Penelope

Randall, who spent

her entire career fighting

hot spots as fires raged, led

them in Shamanic healing

and reflections.

Then, Jordan and her

entourage resolved to reinvent

themselves and redefine

their futures.

“I curated conversations

in a home full of love and

caring,” Jordan said, discussing

how her home was

a gathering place that welcomed

friends and guests

from all over the world.

“Now, my home is gone,

so I am focusing on taking

women to the places I enjoy

the most all over the world.”

Her new company, Nomad

Chic, offers excursions

to Peru, Africa and

the Dordogne Valley.

Residents gathered at the Red Ladder Gallery June

11 to watch Bibi Jordan’s documentary “The Phoenix

Sisterhood of Malibu.” Photo Submitted

Faith Briefs

Malibu United Methodist Church (30128

Morning View Drive, 310-457-7505)

Taize Meditation

7 p.m. Tuesdays. Join for

quiet meditation and reflection

in the sanctuary.

Conversations

7 p.m. first Wednesdays

of the month. The church

invites Malibu community

members with diverse

views to gather in Gabrielson

Hall to discuss topics

such as the Woolsey Fire

recovery effort, politics,

family stories, today’s journalism,

voter registration,

the fairness doctrine, economics,

and any subject

attendees may be interested

in or concerned about. Pie

and coffee abound.

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.

For more information, contact

risk2change@gmail.

com.

Alateen Meeting

10 a.m. Saturdays, Alateen

meeting

Yoga with Jodi

6:30 p.m. Mondays and

Wednesdays.

AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Sundays; noon

and 7 p.m. Mondays and

Tuesdays; noon and 7:30

p.m. Wednesdays; noon

and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays;

noon and 8 p.m. Fridays;

noon and 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Bible Kids

3-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays for

kindergarten through second-grade

children; 3-4:30

p.m. Thursdays for third

through fifth-grade children.

Bible Kids is an afterschool

child care program.

Al Anon Meetings

7:30 p.m. Thursday and

10 a.m. Saturday

Youth Group

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

middle through high school

students.

Sunday Worship

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

Child care available.

Children’s program held.

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

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.

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.

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)

Evening Shabbat Services

7:30 p.m. Fridays.

Saturday Services

9 a.m., Kabbalah on

the Parsha; 10 a.m. Shabbat

service; 11 a.m. Words

from the Rabbi & Torah

Reading; 12:30 p.m. Kiddush

lunch

Sunday Services

9 a.m.

Parent and Me Program

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

This program is held

at Gan Malibu Preschool,

22933 PCH. For more information,

call (310) 456-

6573 or email sarah@gan

malibu.com.

Our Lady of Malibu Church (3625 Winter

Canyon Road, 310-456-2361)

Centering Prayer

8:30 a.m. second and

fourth Thursdays

Learn About Catholicism

The group meets on Sundays

to share stories of faith

and community. Contact

the rectory office for details.

AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Mondays,

Sheridan Hall.

Narcotics Anonymous

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays,

Sheridan Hall.

Men’s AA Meetings

6 p.m. Fridays, Okoneski

Room.

University Church of Christ (24255

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-506-4504)

A cappella Service

10:15 a.m. Sundays, in

Elkins Auditorium

Instrumental Service

5 p.m. Sundays, in

Stauffer Chapel

Waveside Church (6955 Fernhill Drive,

310-774-1927)

Sunday Worship

10:10 a.m. Sunday. Children’s

ministry.

Vintage Church (Webster Elementary

School, 3602 Winter Canyon Road,

310-395-9961)

Sunday Service

4-5:30 p.m. Sundays,

with children’s ministry

Calvary Chapel Malibu (30237 Morning

View Drive, 424-235-4463)

Service

10 a.m. Sundays

Midweek Bible Study

7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Rev. Brian La Spada

holds a weekly Bible study

at his home to walk through

the book of Genesis. For

more information, email

info@calvarychapelmali

bu.com.

First Church-Christ Scientist (28635

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-457-7767)

Wednesday Meetings

8 p.m. Wednesdays. Testimony

meetings include

readings from the Bible and

“Science and Health with

Key to the Scriptures.”

Have an event for faith briefs?

Email lauren@malibusurfside

news.com. Information is due

by noon on Thursdays one

week prior to publication.


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Artistic icons dazzle again in Canvas Malibu show

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

The eye-catching work of

Cantstopgoodboy, aka Nick Simon

— a native of Malibu and

a rising pop art superstar — is

to remain on display at Canvas

Malibu through July 4.

The shop carries Simon’s

clothing, hats and shoes — all

original works and all bedecked

with glitter, vintage characters

and personal takes on the subjects’

eras, personas and narratives.

“Real fake” is a term that

Simon coined to describe his

unique technique to create these

depictions of various subjects,

including artistic icons Jimi

Hendrix and Diana Ross.

His brilliance lies in part in his

ability to engage a viewer with

introspective insights on wellknown

subjects.

“I like to have a black and white

image as the central focal point of

my works,” Simon said. “From

there, the colors burst out.”

At just 27, Simon has many

universes he is itching to explore,

but to date he has impacted

the art world phenomenally,

collaborating with Warner

Brothers, Serj Tankian of System

of a Down and even Bruno Mars

on a project that Stein worked

on from Coachella. He’s moving

his way up, up and up in the art

world, taking his delighted fans

on a wonderful ride.

“Excuse Me While I Kiss The

Sky,” an acrylic on Japanese

kawaii paper, features Hendrix,

revved up and encircled by invigorating

color that redefine the

power music can have.

Simon portrays his subjects,

while changing their narrative

to perhaps change our own and

to comment on the world, knowing

as one of his skateboard

deck works depicts, that there’s

another world waiting for man

to explore, to appreciate and to

pursue.

“I make my own medium,”

Simon said. “I blend the glitter

with acrylics.”

The glitter, he explains has

always been in his work. In this

exhibit, it is penetratingly pervasive.

“We’ve been working with

him for several years and we will

always have space for exhibiting

Cantstopgoodboy, ” said Lexington

Forbes, co-owner of Canvas.

“We like to carry his works that

are ever-evolving and, because

he has a wide demographic of

followers, we have his original

hats, shirts and apparel that his

younger fans can afford as well

as his large works.”

Forbes noted the importance

of supporting area artists, stating,

“If local talent can’t be supported

by art galleries in Malibu,

what else should local art galleries

do?”

Simon likes exhibiting his

work at Canvas.

“It’s my exclusive exhibiting

venue in Los Angeles,” he

said. “I always try to make time

to show my work in Malibu because

it’s nice to be home where

I grew up and I love it here.”

“Appreciate the beauty in the

ordinary,” Simon said. “Be kind

and persevere.”

The prolific Cantstopgoodboy

does just that, and Forbes promised

that more of his apparel and

accoutrements will grace the gallery

this fall.

RIGHT: Artist Cantstopgoodboy

(aka Nick Simon) poses by his

artworks “Jesse” (left) and

“Another Universe We Have Yet

to Explore.” Simon’s artwork is

on display at Canvas Malibu now

through July 4.

Artist Cantstopgoodboy brilliantly portrays Diana Ross on canvas with acrylic and mixed media.

photos by Suzy Demeter/ Surfside News


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The Dish

Filling breakfast selections at new Whole Foods Market

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

The new Whole Foods

Market’s ready-to-eat cuisine

features an ample array

of choices for every dietary

preference and need.

All items on the hot food

bar and the fresh greens

bar cost $8.99 a pound. A

well-curated olive bar offers

olives and various accompaniments

for $10.99 a

pound.

Try the Keto breakfast

frittata — made with eggs,

cheddar cheese, pork, spaghetti

squash, sage, salt,

microbial enzymes and organic

black pepper. Another

excellent choice for those

following the Keto diet is

the broccoli bacon fajitas,

made with red, green and

yellow bell peppers and

red onions, seasoned with

cilantro, chili powder and

cumin. The pear salad with

quinoa provides a delicious

accompaniment to those

dishes.

Those adhering to a Paleo

diet will be pleased

with the selections, including

kale and garlic egg

muffins and a series of

Hawaiian-themed options,

such as Kailua chicken,

Musuki flower organic rice,

and macaroni and cheese, a

popular side dish in the islands,

as well as other hot

selections.

Vegans have a lot of

dishes to choose from,

including hot food items

such as teriyaki daikon,

Asian selections, vegan

Bangkok tofu and a host of

salads.

On a hot summer day,

nothing says fresh and satiating

better than an organic

love berry salad made with

strawberries, blueberries,

fennel, hemp seed, pumpkin

seed, raw cacao, mint,

onion and basil, tossed in

balsamic vinegar and sunflower

and virgin olive oil.

Possible sides to accompany

an entrée or salad

include fresh and grilled

fruits or a baked medley of

fresh potatoes and carrots

of all varieties.

The store also offers a

charcuterie, a chef’s case,

soup wells, various types of

pizza, including cauliflower

crusted pizzas, a taco

bar, rotisserie chickens,

Kikki sushi, a deli offering

interesting sandwiches

and an impressive selection

of prepared food items,

including organic meal

kits from Hak’s. Prices for

those items vary. Whole

The breakfast menu at the new Whole Foods Market in

Malibu offers something to satisfy a variety of palates.

Barbara Burke/Surfside News

Foods has a policy prohibiting

hydrogenated fats,

high-fructose corn syrup

and artificial sweeteners,

and its attention to nutrition

and its commitment to offer

customers a wide selection

and follow sustainability

practices are all principles

that attracted Cesar Hes,

prepared foods manager, to

work at the store.

“We’re the first Whole

Foods to offer so many organic

selections in our hot

food bar,” Hes said. “Our

green to-go boxes are 100

percent recyclable, and

all of our other products

are compostable. We care

about the planet, our Mother

Earth.”

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We at 4 Malibu

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Now that school is out,

we are ready to get to the

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While we are planning

some vacations of our

own, we know the summer

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vacationers and tourists to

Malibu — and with that

comes a major increase in

traffic, as we have already

seen.

And while temperatures

are getting hotter and

travel times are increasing,

the market also is

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For the month of May,

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CLAW, 12 homes were

sold, with two of those

homes located on the

beach.

Additionally, 39 leases

were signed, 14 of which

were on the beach — an

increase from 29 total

lease sales last month.

There were eight land

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home sales, with one

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Going rate

Malibu Sales and Leases | Week of June 6- June 13

Type ADDRESS LP SP D.O.M ST date BR/BA

Lease

Mobile

Home

Lease

Lease

Lease

Lease

Lease

Lease

Lease

Lease

6539 Wandermere

Drive

195 Paradise Cove

Road

31346 Braod Beach

Road

5925 Paseo Canyon

Drive

23914 De Ville Way

#B

6557 Wandermere

Road

6427 Sea Star Drive

23901 Civic Center

Way #350

6771 Las Olas Way

6545 Tantalus Drive

$13,800/

month

$15,500/

month

9 6/7/2019 3B/3B

$1,225,000 $1,200,000 282 6/7/2019 3B/2B

$99,000/

month

$10,000/

month

$5,200/

month

$4,250/

month

$7,900/

month

$4,300/

month

$6,500/

month

$35,000/

month

$99,000/

month

$10,000/

month

$5,150/

month

$4,250/

month

$7,900/

month

$4,700/

month

$6,500/

month

$35,000/

month

66 6/10/2019 5B/7B

11 6/10/2019 4B/3B

59 6/10/2019 2B/2B

21 6/11/2019 2B/1B

19 6/11/2019 4B/3B

92 6/12/2019 2B/2B

47 6/12/2019 3B/3B

353 6/12/2019 6B/8B

Statistics provided by Bobby LehmKuhl with 4 Malibu Real Estate.

Information gathered from Combined L.A./Westside MLS, Inc. is deemed

reliable but not guaranteed. Contact Bobby at (310) 456-0220,

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


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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. Checks for ages, say

4. Abbr. after Brooklyn

7. Type of menu at Nobu

Malibu

14. Nuptial notice word

15. Car club

16. The Joker, Catwoman,

Mister Freeze

17. Enduring literary

work

19. Attractive

20. Chase game

21. Sports

23. “Wow!”

26. Big galoots

30. “Told you so!”

31. CIGNA rival

32. Soups

33. Time to arrive

34. Bill Clinton, originally

36. Small theater in ancient

Greece

38. Heads-up

39. Palm seed

42. Lidded container

43. Rage

44. Pulse

46. Depress, with “out”

49. Take off

50. Connected stream

52. Get ready to drive

54. Estimator’s phrase

55. More modest

59. Stew ingredient

62. Hot, in Vegas

63. “Can’t Get It Out Of

My Head” band

64. Lateral beginning

65. Wee

66. Car measurement

67. “Give ___ break!”

Down

1. Foot divisions

2. Cheeseburger ___

3. Medium’s forte

4. Outmoded, with been

5. Japanese food fish

6. Bag

7. Like a brigadier general

8. Prefix with drama

9. “I’ll second that”

10. Tapping target

11. __ __ rule

12. Rep’s counterpart

13. Suffix in “Guinness

World Records”

18. Fr. martyress, maybe

22. Tennis star Kournikova

24. One of the Jacksons

25. Rimes of country music

26. Kind of cabinet

27. Old Soviet Union

28. Ibex

29. Fig. in identity theft

32. Midsize Chevy

33. Spectral

35. Grill grub

36. Race site

37. Ready to serve

39. World finance org.

40. Altogether

41. From one end to the

other

45. Notorious Jack

46. Popularized the circus

47. Bear-like

48. Nearsightedness

51. Lean-___ (sheds)

52. Jog

53. Snake-like fish

55. Goes with com

56. Nautical heading

57. Old screen siren West

58. Mantle piece

60. Jungfrau is one

61. Data storage site

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

Rosenthal Tasting Room

(18741 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

456-1392)

■12-9 ■ p.m. Saturday,

June 22: live music

with Bloom; Azteca

Food Truck

■12- ■ 9 p.m. Sunday,

June 23: live music

with Hunter Nakozono,

Haywire Country Band;

Humble Crust Pizza

Truck

Malibu Wines

(31740 Mulholland

Highway, Malibu; 818-

865-0605)

■5-9 ■ p.m. Friday, June

21; 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 22 and

Sunday, June 23 :Two

Doughs Pizza

■6-9 ■ p.m. Friday, June

21, live music with

Brandon Ragan

■12-9 ■ p.m. Saturday

June 22, live music

with Star Travelers,

The Gamblers and

Vinyl Gypsies

■12-7 ■ p.m. Sunday,

June 23, live music

with Mark Knight and

Bill Rotella

The Sunset

(6800 Westward Beach

Road, Malibu; 310- 589-

1007)

■4 ■ p.m. Sunday, DJ

Duke’s Malibu Restaurant

(21150 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

317-0777)

■4 ■ p.m.- close. June

21: Aloha Friday with

Tahitian dancers, live

music and $8 mai

tai’s

Moonshadows

(20356 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

456-3010)

■7 ■ p.m.- 1 a.m. Friday

and Saturday; 3-9

p.m. Sunday: Live DJ

To place an event in The

Scene, email lauren@malibu

surfsidenews.com

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

Visit us online at MalibuSurfsideNews.com


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Familiar face

Waves men’s basketball player

returns and more in this week’s

Pepperdine briefs, Page 26

A name for himself

Though joining his brother, Kennan

Hotchkiss hopes to set himself apart

at UCSB, Page 28

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Annual Malibu Makos youth camps get rolling, Page 27

Budding surfers

of the 5-8 age

group head

toward the water.

Malibu Makos’

surf camps began

June 10 and run

through August.

Suzy Demeter/

Surfside News


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Pepperdine Athletics

Waves men’s basketball’s Udenyi returns as graduate manager

One of the top point

guards in Pepperdine history

has returned after a year

away, as Amadi Udenyi

has rejoined the Waves as a

graduate manager.

Udenyi will pursue a

master’s degree in organizational

leadership while

supporting the program in

a variety of ways, including

video coordination and

skills development.

“After spending last

year in the corporate world

I realized my true passion

is still basketball,” Udenyi

said. “When I was playing,

my teammates and coaches

said I should be a coach

someday. I decided I still

want to do that, and so I

reached out to the coaches,

had some meetings, and

they offered me the position.

It’s very special to be

back in Malibu and around

everyone here on campus.”

Pepperdine coach Lorenzo

Romar said: “When we

got the job, in talking about

the last couple of years prior

to us getting here, Amadi’s

name kept coming up. We

heard about his work ethic,

how tough he was, and how

he was about all the right

things. I got to know him

a little bit when he would

come around to practices

and games. I already had

a respect for him based on

how much people admired

him, and my own interactions

with him. So when

he approached me about

possibly being a graduate

assistant, I thought it was

great. We’re very excited to

have him.”

Udenyi graduated in

2018 with a degree in advertising.

He played in 109

games over parts of five

seasons with the Waves and

accumulated 426 assists,

which ranks fourth all-time

in program history. He averaged

5.0 points and 3.9

assists during his career.

He was an integral part of

teams that finished fourth

in the West Coast Conference,

played in the WCC

Tournament semifinals and

competed in the College

Basketball Invitational in

both 2015 and 2016.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Waves add player from

Czech Republic

Nearly 25 years ago, Lorenzo

Romar helped coach

George Zidek to a national

championship at UCLA.

Now, he’ll coach his son,

as Romar and Pepperdine

announced the signing of

Jan Zidek to a grant-in-aid

today.

Zidek, a 6-foot-9 forward,

hails from Prague,

Czech Republic, and most

recently played with BK

Wolves Radotin in the

2018-19 season. The club

won the championship in

the Czech Republic’s second

division. He began

playing with USK Praha

(Prague) at the age of 9

and stayed with that club

throughout his junior career.

He represented the Czech

Republic at the 2016 U18

European Championship

and the 2018 U20 European

Championship. He

is scheduled to be part of

their upcoming U20 camp.

He took part in the Adidas

Next Generation Tournament

in 2015-16 and 2016-

17.

“George had contacted

us and sent us some video

of Jan,” said Romar, who

was an assistant coach on

the 1995 UCLA squad that

won the NCAA title with

the elder Zidek at center.

“The video wasn’t clear,

but he looked like a player.

We stayed in touch and

got some more video. Because

of the relationship

that George and I have, we

were very transparent with

each other. Eventually we

got Jan here on a visit and

were able to see him up

close, and we were very

impressed with him.

“He’s a big guy at 6-foot-

9, but he can shoot the ball

extremely well. He has a

good overall skill set. He

understands how to play.

He brings a level of physicality

that we need. He’s

not just a perimeter shooter,

though, he can be a physical

player inside with a post-up

game. Along with his ability,

he has great character.”

Zidek said: “I cannot

imagine a more beautiful

place than the Pepperdine

University campus. I am

looking forward to attending

a university that

features such a favorable

student-to-professor ratio.

I felt real interest from the

whole coaching staff from

the first moment. I saw

great chemistry between

the coaches and I can’t

wait to start working with

them on getting better in

every aspect of my game.

“My father’s input in

choosing a college to attend

and to play basketball

surely played a role in

my decision. I was aware

of the fact that my father

stayed in touch with

Coach Romar throughout

the years since UCLA. I

believe they have mutual

respect for each other and

my father is happy for me

to play and develop under

Coach Romar.”

After graduating from

UCLA, George Zidek was

picked in the first round

of the 1995 NBA Draft by

the Charlotte Hornets. He

played in the NBA for three

seasons before returning to

Europe. Jan’s grandfather,

Jiri, was also a basketball

standout, starring for USK

Slavia Prague in the 1960s

and 1970s. Jiri and George

became the first father and

son combination ever to

both play in the EuroLeague

Finals.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Sitanggan earns

Sportmanship Award

Barbara Sitanggan

earned the Sportsmanship

Award given by the West

Coast Conference at the

10th annual WCC Honors

Dinner on June 5.

“Sitanggan is recognized

for demonstrating a positive

attitude, even when

faced with adversity,” the

conference said of Sitanggan.

“All year long, she exemplified

poise and integrity

on the basketball court in

spite of physical play from

her opponents throughout

the season.”

“Barbara Sitanggan has

been a player for this program

that embodies everything

that you would

want a Pepperdine athlete

to be,” head coach Delisha

Milton-Jones said. “She

has high character and she

approaches everything that

she does with a level of

professionalism.”

Information from Pepperdine

University and www.

pepperdinewaves.com.

Compiled by Assistant Editor

Michal Dwojak, m.dwojak@

22ndcenturymedia.com.

Extra goes a

long way

Malibu BU12 Extra wins Patriot’s Cup in Newbury Park

After winning its division of the Patriot’s Cup June 2 in Newbury Park are the Malibu Sharks BU12

Extra team — consisting of (left to right, top row) Liam Anderson, Calvin Petkus, Remington

Runyan, Oliver Heydari, Xavier Godbille, Audyn Prior, Jackson Richmond, Geoff Petkus, (bottom

row) Stevie Clarke, Shaya Charvet, Pacome Brunel and Kona Quittman. Photo Submitted


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Malibu surfside news | June 20, 2019 | 27

Makos camp clocks back in at Zuma Beach

Annual camp rides

again, with a twist

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

There are many sure

signs of summer in Malibu,

and one of the more

charming is Zuma Beach

in motion with the Malibu

Makos.

The nearly 30-year-old

surf school and camp regularly

welcomes more than

a hundred youth surfers —

from beginners on up —

every day. This year’s Makos

season began June 10

and runs through Aug. 9.

Founder Tom Corliss is

proud of what his camp

has become, from its early

days with just a handful of

surfers.

“We stress safety, fun,

activity ... it’s healthy,” he

said.

The standard camp is

flexible. Participating surfers

can drop-in for a day

or a week, or a day then a

week later in the summer.

Each day, surfers are

divided into four groups:

Mini Makos (ages 5-8),

Mako Makos (9-11), Makos

(12 and up) and a firstday

group, where any new

participant spends a good

portion of the day learning

about ocean safety.

Malibu Makos Limited

The growth of Malibu

Makos has allowed Corliss

and company to introduce

a new, specialized camp

to the mix: Malibu Makos

Limited.

Limited, which begins

July 8, will feature a 2:1

Third-year instructor Fletcher Barkclay works with the Mega Makos (ages 9-11) Thursday, June 13, at Zuma. Photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

student-to-instructor ratio

for a surfer who wants

or needs more attention,

Corliss said.

“I think that some kids

are better suited for a

smaller environment,”

Corliss said. “I don’t want

to diminish the classic

camp. You should just find

the best fit for your child.”

Corliss said the Limited

staffers are the best instructors

in his employ, as

well. Only 24 campers are

allowed each day.

Where the Classic Camp

is between $80-$89 a day,

Limited is about $1,200 a

week and includes lunch

every day, snacks and

swag, like a T-shirt, hat,

hoodie, towel and sunglasses.

Mega Makos (left to right) Andrew Alpert, Cambria

Parsons, Chloe Norena and Carter Hill have some fun.

The program will run for

five weeks at Zuma Beach,

with each session being a

week long. The first week

of the Limited program

runs from July 8-12. Registration

is currently open

at www.malibumakos.

com, (310) 317-1229 or

info@malibumakos.com.

Malibu Makos surf camp instructors Joe Rickabaugh

(left), who has eight years with the Makos, and Tyler

Morris, who has nine years of experience, supervise the

young surfers during Week 1 of the annual camp.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Dovid Magna

Going Places

Hotchkiss sets sights on

2020 Olympic Trials

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

The Malibu High School

football alumnus will play

at UCLA.

When and why did you

start playing football?

When I came out to Malibu,

a couple of friends of

mine I met over the summer

said I should come out

and try out football and see

if I wanted to join the team.

I fell in love with the sport.

What do you like most

about the sport?

I like the fun, work and

dedication you have to put

into the sport to be really

good at it.

Do you have any

superstitions before a

game?

I say a little prayer before

every game and that’s

about it.

What is your favorite

sports moment?

Being able to play in the

Ventura All-Star game this

year. It was great to play

with all the great players in

the area.

What is one thing

people don’t know

about you?

People don’t know that I

just started playing football

two years ago.

If you could have any

superpower, what

would it be?

I would want super

speed.

What would you do if

you won the lottery?

I would put some money

aside and then give money

people who have taken care

of me throughout my life.

If you could play any

other sport, which

would it be?

I don’t think I would

like to play another sport. I

did play a bunch of sports

22nd Century Media File Photo

growing up, but I never

found that real sport before

football.

What is one thing on

your bucket list?

I want to go skydiving.

If you could be any

animal, which would

you be?

I would want to be a tiger

because they’re fierce and

aggressive. They’ve just

been my favorite animal

growing up.

Interview by Assistant Editor

Michal Dwojak

MHS graduate Kennan Hotchkiss is to continue his

swimming career at UC Santa Barbara. photo submitted

A storied swimming

career came to an end at

Malibu High this spring,

but family, friends and fans

know Kennan Hotchkiss

won’t be too far.

Hotchkiss, a recent MHS

grad and Malibu Seawolves

alumnus, is two

months away from joining

his brother, Logan, on the

swim team at the University

of California at Santa

Barbara.

Kennan punctuated his

Sharks resume with four

top-three finishes during

the CIF Southern Section

District 4 championships

in late April, when he took

second in the 500-yard

freestyle, third in the 200

free, won a collective first

with his 200 free relay team

and a second with the 400

free relay team.

The individual medals

left Hotchkiss with six (all

top-five) in the CIF series,

while at MHS.

During his four years

there, Hotchkiss dropped

his finals time in the 500

free by more than 13 seconds.

He’ll have to do

something similar to hit his

next goal.

“I want to make the

Olympic trial cut for the

mile,” he said. “That’s

my main goal for my first

year.”

That would mean dropping

15 seconds in the

1,500-meter swim, a race

not offered in high school

competition, but one

Hotchkiss has been swimming

for years in club programs.

Currently, Hotchkiss

has been clocked in

the 1,500 at 15 minutes 59

seconds. The Olympic cut

is 15:44, and the trials are

set for June 2020.

To get to where he needs

to be, Hotchkiss said, it’s

all about the transitions, of

which in a regulation pool

there are 30.

He will be competing

this summer with West Side

Aquatics out of the Palisades,

where he hopes to

begin shaving that time, by

practicing getting his “feet

over faster.”

This summer, Hotchkiss

will compete in sectional

competitions and the LA

Invitational.

Then, in two months,

he will join his brother at

UCSB, and his training

may see an uptick.

Logan holds plenty of

records at Malibu High and

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the area. He also started

his collegiate career with

a bang, setting the 500 free

record at UCSB.

And again, Kennan

knows he can pick up time

swimming in that wake.

“It’s gonna be a lot of

fun,” Kennan said. “It will

push me a lot harder than

usual. It’s been so long

since I swam with him. I

build off of him. He sets the

bar for me to push.”


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

CITY COUNCIL

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

June 24, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Malibu

City Hall, located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA, to consider:

COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE FEE WITHIN THE MALIBU

GARBAGE DISTRICT

IF YOU CHALLENGE THE CITY COUNCIL’S ACTION IN

COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE IS-

SUES RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED IN THIS

NOTICE, OR OTHERWISE HELD BY THE CITY, OR IN WRIT-

TEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED TO THE CITY, EITHER

AT OR PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

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

George, Environmental Sustainability Director, at (310) 456-2489, ext.

229. Copies of all related documents can be reviewed by any interested

person at City Hall during regular business hours. Oral and written

comments may be presented to the City Council on, or before, the

date of the meeting.

_______________________________

Craig George, Environmental Sustainability Director

Publish Date: June 13, 2019 and June 20, 2019

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6703 Legal Notices Location: 6703 27865 Legal Winding Way Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Malibu Planning Commission will hold public hearings on MON-

DAY, July 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Malibu

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

identified below.

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AMENDMENT NO.

18-004 AND SITE PLAN REVIEW NO. 18-032 - An application to

amend Coastal Development Permit No. 16-029 to construct a new

9,746 square foot, two-story, single-family residence including an attached

three-car garage, fire department turnaround, grading, retaining

walls, decks, roof mounted solar panels, abandon the existing leach

fields and septic tank, and install a new onsite wastewater treatment

system; including a site plan review for construction up to 24 feet in

height for a flat roof

Location:

31479 Pacific Coast Highway

APN(s): 4470-009-029

Zoning:

Rural Residential-Five Acre (RR-5)

Applicant: Tara Harrison

Owner:

MPV Malibu, LLC

Appealable to: City Council and

California Coastal Commission

Environmental

Review:

Application Filed: June 28, 2018

Case Planner:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Sections 15303 (e) and 15303 (a)

Jessica Colvard, Associate Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 234

jcolvard@malibucity.org

ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN REVIEW NO. 17-095 AND VARI-

ANCE NO. 18-046 - An application for the installation of a new pool,

related pool equipment, and stairs, partially on slopes steeper than 3 to

1 but less than 2.5 to 1, at an existing single-family residence, including

a variance for construction on steep slopes

Location:

3095 Rambla Pacifico Street

APN(s): 4451-013-026

Zoning:

Rural Residential-One Acre (RR-1)

Applicant: Vitus Matare

Owner:

Silent Creek, Inc.

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Section(s) 15303(e)

Application Filed: November 21, 2017

Case Planner:

Justine Kendall, Assistant Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 301

jkendall@malibucity.org

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AMENDMENT NO.

17-005 AND MINOR MODIFICATION NO. 18-012 - An application

to amend Administrative Coastal Development Permit No. 14-037

and Site Plan Review No. 15-014, which approved a two-story,

single-family residence; the amendment is for an increase in size of a

lightwell and associated non-exempt grading, modification of portions

of the finished floor elevations, modification of the previously approved

24-foot high flat roof to a 28-foot high pitched roof; and a minor

modification to reduce the front yard setback by no more than 50

percent to allow construction of a solid wall in the front yard setback

Location:

27865 Winding Way

APN(s): 4467-005-041

Zoning:

Rural Residential-Two Acre (RR-2)

Applicant: The Land and Water Co.

Owner:

Tomboy Farms, LLC

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

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

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AMENDMENT NO.

17-005 AND MINOR MODIFICATION NO. 18-012 - An application

to amend Administrative Coastal Development Permit No. 14-037

and Site Plan Review No. 15-014, which approved a two-story,

single-family residence; the amendment is for an increase in size of a

lightwell and associated non-exempt grading, modification of portions

of the finished floor elevations, modification of the previously approved

24-foot high flat roof to a 28-foot high pitched roof; and a minor

modification to reduce the front yard setback by no more than 50

percent to allow construction of a solid wall in the front yard setback

APN(s): 4467-005-041

Zoning:

Rural Residential-Two Acre (RR-2)

Applicant: The Land and Water Co.

Owner:

Tomboy Farms, LLC

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Application Filed: July 25, 2017

Case Planner:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

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

Lilly Rudolph, Contract Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 238

lrudolph@malibucity.org

_________________________________________________________

For the projects identified above with a categorical exemption for environmental

review, pursuant to the authority and criteria contained in

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

has analyzed these proposed projects and found that they are

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

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

projects are categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA. The

Planning Director has further determined that none of the six exceptions

to the use of a categorical exemption apply to these projects

(CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2).

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

projects. All persons wishing to address the Commission regarding

these matters will be afforded an opportunity in accordance with the

Commission’s procedures. Copies of all related documents can be reviewed

by any interested person at City Hall during regular business

hours. Oral and written comments may be presented to the Planning

Commission on, or before, the date of the meeting.

LOCAL APPEAL – A decision of the Planning Commission may be

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COASTAL COMMISSION APPEAL – For projects appealable to the

Coastal Commission, an aggrieved person may appeal the Planning

Commission’s approval to the Coastal Commission within 10 working

days of the issuance of the City’s Notice of Final Action. Appeal

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

Coastal Commission South Central Coast District office located at 89

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

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

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

MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR

SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DE-

SCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPON-

DENCE DELIVERED TO THE CITY, AT OR PRIOR TO THE

PUBLIC HEARING.

_________________________________________

Bonnie Blue, Planning Director

Publish Date: June 20, 2019


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2019145211

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 05/23/2019. The following persons is

doing business as STOCK AND BONDE,

STOCK & BONDE, 23367 PARK CO-

LOMBO, CALABASAS, CA, 91302. The

full name of registrants are: KAREN RAU-

BER, PARK COLOMBO, CALABASAS,

CA, 91302 and NOELLE SCHOOP 3355 E.

HILLCREST DRIVE WESTLAKE VIL-

LAGE, CA, 91362. This business is being

conducted by: a General Partnership. The

registrants commenced to transact business

under the fictitious business name listed

above: 05/2019. /s/:KAREN RAUBER,

KAREN RAUBER, GENERAL PARTNER-

SHIP, STOCK AND BONDE, STOCK &

BONDE, and /s/:NOELLE SCHOOP,

NOELLE SCHOOP, GENERAL PART-

NERSHIP, STOCK AND BONDE, STOCK

& BONDE. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on

05/23/2019. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EX-

PIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT

WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST

BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The

filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 06/06/2019,

06/13/2019, 06/20/2019, 06/27/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2019150956

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 05/31/2019. The following person is

doing business as THERAPEUTIC BUILDS,

11138 DEL AMO BLVD #474, LAKE-

WOOD, CA, 90715. The full name of registrant

is: MICHAEL NABIL SHEHATA,

14825 SEAFORTH AVE, NORWALK, CA,

90650. This business is being conducted by:

an Individual. The registrant has not commenced

to transact business under the fictitious

business name listed above. /s/:MI-

CHAEL NABIL SHEHATA, MICHAEL

NABIL SHEHATA OWNER, THERAPEU-

TIC BUILDS. This statement was filed with

the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County

on 05/31/2019. NOTICE: THIS FICTI-

TIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE

IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST

BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The

filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 06/13/2019,

06/20/2019, 06/27/2019, 07/04/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2019140646

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 05/20/2019. The following person is

doing business as HANDMADE LUXURY

APPAREL, 12909 EL MORO AVE, LA MI-

RADA, CA, 90638. The full name of registrant

is: JACQUELINE SANCHEZ, 12909

EL MORO AVE, LA MIRADA, CA, 90638.

This business is being conducted by: an Individual.

The registrant has not commenced to

transact business under the fictitious business

name listed above. /s/:JACQUELINE SAN-

CHEZ, JACQUELINE SANCHEZ,

OWNER, HANDMADE LUXURY AP-

PAREL. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on

05/20/2019. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EX-

PIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT

WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST

BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The

filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 05/30/2019,

06/06/2019, 06/13/2019, 06/20/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2019141890

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 05/21/2019. The following people

are doing business as BINGE DIGITAL,

BINGE, 11661 TEXAS AVE STE 4, LOS

ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrants

are: JUSTINO MOLINARO, 11661

TEXAS AVE STE 4, LOS ANGELES, CA

90025 and GABRIELLE CARREIRO, 11661

TEXAS AVE STE 4, LOS ANGELES, CA

90025 . This business is being conducted by:

General Partnership. The registrants commenced

to transact business under the fictitious

business names listed above: 05/2019.

/s/:JUSTINO MOLINARO, JUSTINO MO-

LINARO, GENERAL PARTNER, BINGE

DIGITAL, BINGE, This statement was filed

with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES

County on 05/21/2019. NOTICE: THIS FIC-

TITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE

IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST

BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The

filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 05/30/2019,

06/06/2019, 06/13/2019, 06/20/2019

TO ALL INTERESTED

PERSONS:

Petitioner Tiffany Tenise Clark filed a

petition with this court for a decree

changing names as follows:

Present Name: Tiffany Tenise Clark

to Proposed Name: Tiffany El Tenise

Bey and Present Name: Knekko King

Clark to Proposed Name: Knekko El

King Bey

Case No. 19STCP02120

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

interested in this matter appear before

this court at the hearing indicated below

to show cause, if any, why the petition

for change of name should not be

granted. Any person objecting to the

name changes described above must file

a written objection that includes the reasons

for the objection at least two court

days before the matter is scheduled to

be heard and must appear at the hearing

to show cause why the petition should

not be granted. If no written objective is

timely filed, the court may grant the petition

without a hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Date: July 23rd, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM

Department: 44

Room: 418

The address of the court is:

Los Angeles Superior Court

111 North Hill Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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07/04/2019

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2019155708 ORIGI-

NAL FILING. This statement was filed with

the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on

06/06/2019. The following person is doing

business as DIVERSE WORLD TRAVEL,

609 MEYER LN UNIT 12, REDONDO

BEACH, CA 90278. The full name of registrant

is: JILL E. PFEIFFER, 609 REDONDO

BEACH, CA 90278. This business is being

conducted by an Individual. The registrant has

not commenced to transact business under the

fictitious business name listed above. /s/:JILL

E. PFEIFFER, JILL E. PFEIFFER OWNER,

DIVERSEWORLD TRAVEL. This statement

was filed with the County Clerk of LOS AN-

GELES County on 06/06//2019. NOTICE:

THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS

FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE

OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT

DATE. The filing of this statement does not of

itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of

the rights of another under federal, state, or

common law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 06/20/2019,

06/20/2019, 06/27/2019, 07/04/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 201915603 ORIGI-

NAL FILING. This statement was filed with

the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on

06/04/2019. The following person is doing

business as GR. SOLUTION, GR CON-

STRUCTION, 15510 ROMAR ST, MISSIO

HILLS, CA 91345. The full name of registrant

is: GABINO RESENDIZ RESENDIZ VAL-

DOVINOS, 15510 ROMAR ST, MISSION

HILLS, CA 91345. This business is being conducted

by: an Individual. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the fictitious

business name listed above: 09/2018. /s/:GA-

BINO RESENDIZ VALDOVINOS, GABINO

RESENDIZ VALDOVINOS OWNER, GR.

SOLUTION. GR CONSTRUCTION. This

statement was filed with the County Clerk of

LOS ANGELES County on 06/04/2019. NO-

TICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS

FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE

OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT

DATE. The filing of this statement does not of

itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of

the rights of another under federal, state, or

common law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

SIDE NEWS to publish 06/20/2019,

06/27/2019, 07/04/2019, 07/11/2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2019151031

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 05/31/2019. The following person is

doing business as THE PACKAGE, 1438 W

124TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90047

AND 8306 WILSHIRE BLVD 1227, BEV-

ERLY HILLS, CA 90211. The full name of

registrant is: SADE JOHNSON 1438 W

124TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90047.

This business is being conducted by: an Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact

business under the fictitious business name

listed above: 05/2019. /s/:SADE JOHNSON,

SADE JOHNSON, THE PACKAGE. This

statement was filed with the County Clerk of

LOS ANGELES County on 05/31/2019. NO-

TICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE

YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED

IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY

CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED

PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name

statement in violation of the rights of another

under federal, state, or common law (see Section

1441et seq., Business and Professions

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