suspect apprehended

Man behind bars for stabbing, killing man near Malibu

restaurant over ‘previously unresolved issue,’ Page 5


City of Malibu honors two youth advocates

with annual award, Page 7

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Paw Works’ dogs grace children’s story

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Scientists share outlook as

they relaunch efforts to aid

threatened frog species post-fire,

Page 4

An adult red-legged frog that survived the Woolsey Fire is shown.

Scientists are working to restore area streams where the threatened

frog species has been found. National Park Service

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6 p.m. June 27, SM-

MUSD District Office,

1651 16th St., Santa Monica

The SMMUSD Board

of Education will meet.

To view the agenda, visit


We Go On Fundraiser

7-10 p.m. June 27, Malibu

Screening Room at

Malibu Jewish Center and

Synagogue, 24855 Pacific

Coast Highway, Malibu.

There will be silent auctions,

music, dancing, food

and more at this fundraiser,

put on by Mighty Music

and Habitat for Humanity

of Greater Los Angeles.

Proceeds will benefit Habitat

for Humanity’s local

rebuilding efforts after the

Woolsey Fire. Tickets are

$100 in advance or $125

at the door. To purchase a

ticket or donate, visit www.


Grand Opening

4-7 p.m. June 28, Malibu

Meditations’ Journey,

30745 PCH, Suite N3.

Malibu Meditations’ Journey

will celebrate its grand

opening with sound healing,

spiritual music, tarot

card readings and more.


Wilderness First Aid

8 a.m.-5 p.m. 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

classes provides students

with the foundational skills

necessary for action in

emergencies when professional

emergency services

providers cannot respond

immediately. 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

Sandra Hardy at San

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29, Michael Landon Community

Center, 24250 PCH.

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while listening to live

music in the beautiful City

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10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30,

Malibu Library Parking

Lot, 23555 Civic Center

Way. Cornucopia Foundation’s

Farmers Market

will feature a shop and

adopt event, complete with

giveaways, a photo booth,

food tastings, a children’s

magic show and more. For

more information on the

market, visit www.cornu


Planning Commission

6:30 p.m. July 1, Malibu

City Hall Council Chambers,

23825 Stuart Ranch

Road. The Malibu Planning

Commission will meet. For

more information, or to

view an agenda, visit www.


Mandalas and Mindfulness

2-3:15 p.m. Wednesday,

July 3, Malibu Library,

23519 W. Civic Center

Way. Learn about mindfulness

and create a mandala

at this event, for ages

12-18. Supplies provided.

For more information, call

(310) 456-6438.

Public Safety Commission

5 p.m. July 3, Malibu

City Hall Multipurpose

Room, 23825 Stuart Ranch

Road. Malibu’s Public

Safety Commission will

meet. For more information,

or to view an agenda,



Holiday Closing

All day July 4, Malibu

City Hall, 23825 Stuart

Ranch Road. The City will

be closed for the Fourth of



Holiday Closing

All day July 5, Malibu

City Hall, 23825 Stuart

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Summer Reading and

Discovery Program

June 1-Aug. 3, Malibu

Library, 23555 Civic Center

Way. The library’s annual

summer reading and

discovery program is underway.

The library will

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babies, toddlers and children,

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June 27 fundraiser to support fire victims

Mighty Music’s WeGoOn

fund created in concert

with Habitat for Humanity

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

In times of need, an artist’s drive

to create is often amplified.

Such was the case for Malibu

music producer Eric Dick and his

partner, singer/songwriter Celleste

Dumouchel, when the Woolsey

Fire drastically altered their new

home’s landscape. Now, the duo,

of record label Mighty Music, will

put their collective talents toward

the greater good as they host a fundraiser

in Malibu.

The We Go On Fundraiser

is scheduled for 7-10 p.m. this

Thursday, June 27, at Malibu Jewish

Center and Synagogue’s Malibu

screening room (24855 Pacific

Coast Highway). The evening —

which is to include live music,

dancing, food and drink, a silent

auction and a DJ — will benefit

Mighty Music’s newly created

WeGoOn Fund, which supports

Habitat for Humanity of Greater

Los Angeles’ work to aid California

fire victims. Tickets for the

event cost $100 ($125 at the door)

and can be purchased at www.we Donations may be made

at the same link.

The organizers have lofty goals.

“When Celleste and I do anything,

we aim for the highest possible

point, so people talk to me

about [raising] tens of thousands

[of dollars], and we talk about

millions,” Dick said. “Our goal is

extremely high — let’s put it that


The event is to include a screening

of the music video for Celleste’s

“We Go On (California

Strong),” an original, inspirational

ode which was prescreened at

Malibu City Hall earlier this year

and publicly released Friday, June

21. Rather than doing the traditional

release party, the duo opted

for a fundraiser.

Profits from the song also are to

support the WeGoOn Fund.

“Our goal with this thing was to

do that to raise as much money as

we can, and to make people feel

as good as they can with the circumstances

they’re dealing with,”

Dick said, of the video.

Though Celleste’s voice fills

the airwaves, her role in the visual

portion of the video is limited, as

it primarily showcases photos of

heroes and survivors amid various

disasters California has endured,

including the Woolsey Fire.

“We feel blessed to have met so

many beautiful and courageous

people who have done nothing

but shine in the face of adversity,”

Celleste states in a press release.

“Witnessing the strength and resiliency

of this community first-hand

has been truly inspirational.”

Several Malibuites featured in

Singer Celleste and music producer Eric Dick, of Malibu, wrote a

song inspired by locals’ bravery amid the Woolsey Fire. Mighty Music

the video also are featured as part

of “Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising,”

the ongoing art exhibit at

Malibu City Hall which is to remain

on display through August.

Locals in the video include

Councilmember Mikke Pierson,

who fought off flames in his Malibu

West community and tended

to area chicken coops, and Malibu

native Steven Moak, an off-duty

firefighter who came to town to

save his childhood home and other

homes on Galahad Drive.

“We really wanted to make this

about the people and their stories,”

Dick said.

The stories of the individuals

featured in the music video can

be read at

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Glimmers of hope remain for threatened frogs

Scientists seek to

restore species’ fireravaged


Suzanne Guldimann

Freelance Reporter

The Woolsey Fire and

the record rains that followed

the disaster have had

a devastating impact on the

native amphibians of the

Santa Monica Mountains,

especially the California

red-legged frog — a species

threatened with extinction.

The red-legged frog is

listed as a threatened species

under the Endangered

Species Act and is an International

Union for Conservation

of Nature vulnerable

species. On June 19,

the National Park Service

shared details depicting the

impact area disasters had on

the species as well as what

scientists are doing to aid

the amphibians.

The large frog has been

entirely missing from its

former range in Malibu and

the Santa Monica Mountains

since the 1970s, but a population

of the amphibians was

discovered north of the 101

Freeway in the Simi Hills in

1999. Those frogs have been

carefully monitored for two

decades, and for the past five

years have been used to reestablish

the species in four

spots south of the 101.

National Park Service

ecologist Katy Delaney

has led the red-legged frog

study for more than five

years. She told the Malibu

Surfside News that prior to

the fire, the project to reintroduce

the frogs was going

well. In March of 2017, her

team found evidence that

the relocated frogs were

breeding without human intervention

and that they had

sufficient habitat, despite

the drought. That changed

when the Woolsey Fire

struck in November 2018.

Red-legged frogs need

year-round access to deep

pools of clean water to survive

and breed. They also

need vegetation for shelter,

shade and food. Only

a few streams in the Santa

Monica Mountains meet

the criteria, and three of

the four areas being used to

reintroduce the red-legged

frog were “annihilated,”

Delaney said.

“All of the sites burned,

three really severely,” Delaney

explained. “There is

no aquatic habitat left and

not much vegetation.”

Each of the streams had

a complete population of

frogs, from tadpoles to mature

adults. After the fire

and the subsequent floods,

the pools were almost entirely

filled with sediment

and debris, and only a few

adult frogs were located.

“If there is a frog here

and there that’s great, but

there are no breeding pools

left,” Delaney stated in a

press release. “They are all

filled in with debris.”

It is not all bad news. The

fourth site did not burn.

Sediment and debris from

upstream caused temporary

impacts, but, at the end of

the rainy season, some of

the deep pools the frogs

rely on were free of debris

and still retained pre-fire


That’s good news not

only for the red-legged

frog, but for the California

newt, another fragile amphibian

species that also

depends on clean, deep

pools to breed.

The red-legged frog study team looks for survivors of the Woolsey Fire in December 2018. Three of the four streams

where the frogs have been reintroduced were destroyed in the fire, but one area was not burned and the population

source in the Simi Hills survived, despite that area burning. Photos by National Park Service

Delaney explained that

both the newts and the reglegged

frogs are long-lived

species, and there is a good

chance fire survivors of

both species will be able to

breed in the future, provided

there is enough rain to

wash out the fire sediment

and restore the pools.

“Some streams filled up

with a lot of sediment,”

Delaney said. “It will depend

on the drought, and

climate change, but in 10

years, probably, with decent

normal rainfall, the

habitat will come back.”

Delaney confirmed

that there is still hope for

the frogs. While the area

around the Simi Hills

source site for the frogs

burned, their habitat was

Please see frogs, 5

Biologist Mark Mendelsohn reacts to the March 2017 discovery of California red-legged

frog egg masses in the Santa Monica Mountains. news

Malibu surfside news | June 27, 2019 | 5


From Page 4

not seriously impacted with


“The source population

seems fine,” she said. “That

is our biggest asset. [During

the fire] I didn’t even

know if they [were] alive.”

Delaney’s team surveyed

the source site in December,

as soon as they were

able to get in after the fire.

They found 90 frogs still


The study was impacted

by the month-long government

shutdown. After

the federal government reopened,

the team of biologists

returned to the source

site and discovered six egg

masses. The Santa Barbara

Zoo, a partner in the study,

transported 1,000 eggs to

the zoo, where they hatched

in quarantined tanks.

The rescued tadpoles

were then reintroduced at

two sites — the one that remained

relatively unaffected

by the fire and another

that suffered damage but

still had some key habitat.

Delaney said her team is

currently focused on restoring

several pools by hand

— a complex and difficult

process that requires training

and special permits.

The goal is to provide refugia

pools, so any surviving

frogs will have at least

a few pockets of habitat to

get them through the postfire

habitat loss.

Red-legged frogs take

three years to mature and

can live 8-10 years in the

wild. Delaney hasn’t lost

hope that some of the adult

frogs will make it through

and live to breed another

year, and that the reintroduced

tadpoles will have

breeding habitat by the

time they are mature frogs.

“It’s a very dynamic

project,” Delaney said.

“We will do as much as we

can to restore the streams.”

The fate of the redlegged

frogs still remains in

the balance, but there was

more good news for the

biologists monitoring the

source population: 78 new

egg masses — demonstrating

promise of a new generation

of this vulnerable

species this year, despite

losses from fire and flood.

Partners in the reintroduction

project are California

State Parks, the

Mountains Recreation and

Conservation Authority,

the Santa Barbara Zoo, the

Santa Monica Bay Restoration

Commission, the Santa

Monica Mountains Conservancy,

the U.S. Fish and

Wildlife Service and the

U.S. Geological Survey.

For more information,


Stabbing outside Neptune’s Net leaves one dead

Police: After-hours

altercation occurred

among group of car


Lauren Coughlin, Editor

A 30-year

old Ontario

man is facing

one felony


of murder


a Satur-

From June 23


day, June

22 altercation that left a

23-year-old man dead in

the parking lot of Neptune’s


Daniel Maldonado reportedly

stabbed the victim

— a Hispanic male

from La Puente whose

name was not available as

of press time — “several

times” over a “previously

unresolved issue,” according

to a Sunday, June

23 press release from the

Ventura County Sheriff’s


The incident occurred at

10:56 p.m. at 42505 PCH.

The victim and offender

were among a group of

car enthusiasts who met

up after the Malibu restaurant

had closed for the

evening, police said.

“Lifesaving efforts were

attempted, but the victim

succumbed to his injuries

at the scene,” the release


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Malibu City council

Reserve funds to fill revenue hole in budget

Work plan items

delayed, staff


‘stretched very thin’

Michele Willer-Allred

Freelance Reporter

The City Council unanimously

adopted the Fiscal Year 2019-20

budget, which accounts for the

waiving of fees for certain Woolsey

Fire rebuild permits, and

tasks City staff with implementing

a Malibu Lagoon Management

Plan for the upcoming fiscal

year beginning July 1.

The proposed budget initially

presented to the Council on Monday,

June 24 amounted to $48

million in revenue and $55.1 million

in expenses, including the

General Fund budget, which totals

$31 million in revenues and

$37.4 million in expenses.

The decrease of the total proposed

budget from the prior year

is because of the acquisition of

the three parcels of vacant land

for $42.50 million in Fiscal Year


Property tax accounted for 41

percent of the General Fund revenue.

Expenditures included City

operating expenses, as well as

ongoing expenses related to the

fire, and some one-time capital

improvement projects that are

being funded with General Fund


The budget was revised since

the council’s public hearing on

May 28, when direction was given

to waive fees for all “like for

like” and all “like for like, plus 10

percent” of fire rebuild permits.

The waiving of the rebuild permits

resulted in a $2.6 million decrease

in revenues, compounded

by the operational expenditures

necessary to expedite the rebuilding

process, which are projected

at more than $2 million.

Lisa Soghor, assistant city manager,

said the council postponed

a number of work plan items to

achieve the waiving of the fire

permit fees.

She also noted staff resources

and funds are “stretched very

thin” for the upcoming year.

As part of the approved budget,

a one-time appropriation of $2.97

million from the General Fund

undesignated reserve was made

to maintain a balanced budget.

Soghor said the largest expense

from the budget is $9 million going

toward public safety, which makes

up 27 percent of the General Fund

expenditures. This aligns with the

Council’s No. 1 priority being public


The budget includes $8.2 million

for capital improvement projects,

including the street overlay

project, improvements to Pacific

Coast Highway, and other Measure

R projects.

A Coastal Vulnerability Assessment,

the Clean Power Alliance

(using 100 percent renewable

energy at all City facilities) and

other plans and projects are reflected

in the budget. Several environmental

projects and actions

were deferred this fiscal year.

Soghor said all the facility and

infrastructure repair costs from

the fire, a liability against the

General Fund in the amount of

$5.9 million, must be completed

by the City and submitted for reimbursement

to FEMA, which

can take years.

During budget deliberations,

the council agreed to Councilmember

Skylar Peak’s recommendation

that $7,500 from the

general grant fund go to Big

Heart Ranch.

Other recommendations had

to wait, based on City Manager

Reva Feldman’s recommendation

to be “mindful” of bringing appropriation

items back for budget


“Until we have a better snapshot

of our fiscal stability, I’m going

to really caution on bringing

back items that require additional

appropriations,” Feldman said.

“That can completely change,

and we may come back at mid

year with some very good news.

But until we have that concrete

evidence, I think we need to be

mindful about it.”

Feldman said that adding staffing

resources to implement the

Malibu Lagoon Management

Plan necessitated moving something

else off the work plan.

The council agreed to postpone

a rain water harvesting/down

spout redirection program, and

shifted the basement ordinance to

another fund.

Feldman said she’ll be returning

to the council on July 8 with a

proposed item to issue an RFP for

a hydrology model for the lagoon

plan, and to initiate a Local Control

Plan Amendment for the plan,

which will take considerable staff


Also at the meeting, Malibu

resident Ken Luskin spoke during

public comment of what he

believes to be criminality in the

Malibu City government.

Luskin claimed that his emails

and others’ emails to Mayor Jefferson

Wagner, Councilmember

Mikke Pierson and Peak were

being blocked, and he believed

Feldman “committed the crime

of unauthorized access into your

individual email accounts.”

He said that he also was told by

two councilmembers that a Woolsey

Fire investigation was being

discussed in closed session as a

way to “clear Reva.”

“About 20 percent of the population

of Malibu were rendered

homeless by the Woolsey Fire.

Deliberately lying to so many

people and their neighbors after

such a tragedy is reprehensible

and potentially criminal,” said

Luskin, adding that evidence and

testimony regarding criminality

in Malibu city government is being

given to the FBI.

Wagner was the only one on the

dais to respond to Luskin. He said

he will be reviewing two pending

fire response investigations

regarding Feldman and the City

when they are completed to make

a fair comparison and judgement.

The council also adopted the

proposed Earth Friendly Management

Policy effective July 1, 2019

— which outlines how the City

performs pest management practices

on most city property — and

approved an Enhanced Dumpster

Enforcement Policy. Staff is to

come back with an ordinance regarding

the locking of dumpsters

by June 2020.

Fewer residents to receive public


The board voted 4-0 to place legal

notices in The Malibu Times,

effective July 10, 2019.

The Malibu Surfside News,

which reaches more incorporated

Malibu homes than the Times, has

held the contract for the past two


“The Malibu Times indicated

2,360 out of the 10,000 and 11,000

copies circulated each week are

delivered to the incorporated portion

of Malibu,” the staff report

notes. “The Malibu Surfside News

indicated that 5,066 out of the

7,790 copies circulated each week

are delivered to the incorporated

portion of Malibu.”

Police Reports

Rental car key,

more allegedly

swiped from


A GMC Arcadia key, $300

cash, credit cards and passports

reportedly were stolen from a

locked rental car parked at Topanga

State Beach, 18700 Pacific

Coast Highway, according

to a June 16 police report.

The alleged victim said she

brought the key to the beach and

wrapped it in a towel while surfing.

Upon her return, she found the key

gone and vehicle ransacked.

June 15

• A fireproof safe, $500 cash,

passports and Social Security

cards reportedly were stolen from

a residence on Busch Drive.

• A $1,000 cashier check, Apple

TV remote and house key reportedly

were stolen from a residence

on PCH.

June 13

• A pipe threader, valued at $5,000,

and plate compactor, valued at

$2,500, reportedly were stolen

from a construction site on Via

Acero Street.

June 12

• An industrial electrical box reportedly

was vandalized at the

Ranch at The Pier, 23000 PCH. A

business representative stated she

saw a transient skateboarding away

from the vandalized location.

• A MacBook Pro laptop, valued

at $3,000, and a leather bag

reportedly were stolen from a

car parked at 18412 PCH. The

car’s rear passenger window was


EDITOR’S NOTE: The Malibu Surfside

News police reports are compiled

from official records on file at the Los

Angeles County Lost Hills/Malibu

Sheriff’s Department headquarters.

Anyone listed in these reports is considered

to be innocent of all charges

until proven guilty in a court of law. NEWS

Malibu surfside news | June 27, 2019 | 7

Youth advocates Earnest, Hotchkiss honored

City recognizes

two with annual

Jake Kuredjian

Citizenship Award

Abhinanda Datta

Interim Editor

Late last month, two

Malibu residents were honored

for their service to the


Kasey Earnest and

Steve Hotchkiss received

the City of Malibu’s 2019

Jake Kuredjian Citizenship

Award, an annual recognition

conferred on individuals

who give their time and

resources to enhance the

quality of recreation programs

in Malibu.

At work in the water

Hotchkiss, who was born

and raised in Santa Monica,

is affiliated with the Malibu

Seawolves swim organization

as a parent, volunteer

coach and board member.

He has been a part of the

Malibu aquatic community

for several years and has

mentored numerous local

athletes through his professional

career as a Los Angeles

County Lifeguard.

“I was very surprised to

be nominated, and am honored

to receive the award,”

he said.

Hotchkiss got involved

in club swimming as a team

parent 13 years ago. When

Westside Aquatics was unable

to run a small team,

he worked with the other

members to bring in someone

with more experience.

“With some parent fundraising,

we were able to

start Malibu Seawolves as

a coach-owned team,” he

said. “This year, the team

took an enrollment hit with

the fire so we made the



transition to being a club

team under the ownership

of the Malibu Aquatics

Foundation, a nonprofit

foundation run by a board

comprised of team parents

and local residents.”

He said that he has not

done anything different

compared to the other

county lifeguards but, each

day on the job, he gave 100


“Being a county lifeguard

is very rewarding,”

he said. “There are some

busy days with most rescues

feeling routine. However,

to the person being

rescued, it may not be routine

and can often be life

changing, and something

they will remember the rest

of their life.

“There are always standout

rescues that you know

had it not been for you or

another lifeguard, there

would have been a very different

outcome. After a busy

day and all has gone well,

you go home feeling great.”

Hotchkiss is always

looking for potential lifeguard

candidates and encouraging

them to apply

and go through the training


“Sometimes I train with

them, which is great fun —

especially when I get to see

them do well on the initial

open water swim, which is

the entry point to the training

academy,” he said.

Hotchkiss runs a landscape

contracting company

with his brother and, even

though there are times

when he does not volunteer

as a lifeguard as much, he

said it has been a key part

of his life and he loves being

part of the community.

“I’ve been involved in

water sports my entire

life,” he said. “I knew at

about 16 that I wanted to be

a lifeguard. My father was

a terrific influence on me.

He was still going out on

his prone paddle board at

age 90. I can’t imagine not

being in or around water


A voice for Malibu’s youth

Earnest has worked for

the Boys and Girls Club of

Malibu for 15 years, first

as the program director

and later as the executive

director. She oversees the

recreational programming

and after-school programs

at local elementary schools,

as well as the Teen Center

at Malibu High School.

“Our clubhouses provide

safe after-school space

where youth can be mentored

by youth development

professionals and be

exposed to inspirational activities,”

Earnest said.

The core programs focus

on academic success, character

and leadership development,

the arts and health

and wellness, she said.

“We exist to support

youth in their most challenging

years and provide

them with opportunities

to learn and grow beyond

themselves,” she explained.

Her work to support

struggling community

members during and after

the Woolsey Fire included

fundraising, family assistance,

family financial

support, mental wellness

sessions and various other

services that have contributed

to the community’s


She created and implemented

the BGCM Malibu

Emergency Relief Fund

Nov. 11 in response to the

Woolsey Fire. From Nov.

23 to March 7, the fund has

awarded $1.5 million in

emergency relief aid to 540

families and individuals.

Earnest also was instrumental

in the expansion

of the Wellness Center at

Malibu High School.

The center is the sole

entity providing no-cost

mental health and wellness

services to all Malibu public

school children and their

families, she noted. In the

most recent academic year,

the Wellness Center served

374 residents and reached

over 400 students across

Malibu campuses.

Earnest said she is honored

to be honored along

with Hotchkiss, whose

work she said she has admired

for years.

“With the ongoing support

of the community,

we will work to ensure

the doors of the Boys and

Girls Clubs at all sites and

the Wellness Center remain

open and available for Malibu’s

youth,” she said.


Certified O.W.T.S.

and N.A.W.T.

Septic inspectors

for all single family,

multi-family and

commercial properties.

NPS’ local wildlife efforts to

benefit from $75,000 donation

Funds to support

mountain lion

monitoring, more

Submitted by the Santa

Monica Mountains Fund

Local wildlife monitoring

efforts in the Santa

Monica Mountains National

Recreation Area recently

received a boost.

The Santa Monica

Mountains Fund donated

$75,000 to the National

Park Service to support its

area wildlife programs.

The programs are vital

in ensuring that SMMNRA

can continue to monitor

the health and well-being

of mountain lions, bobcats

and coyotes. This work

includes tracking wildlife

with GPS radio collars and

remote cameras. The research

also entails tagging

cubs with ear tags and conducting


“This is the latest installment

in the fund’s

longstanding support of

wildlife research,” said

Superintendent David Szymanski

of SMMNRA. “We


The Santa Monica

Mountains Fund’s $75,000

donation to the National

Park Service will support

wildlife tracking efforts

such as tagging mountain

lion kittens. This kitten

was one of four discovered

last September in a remote

area of the Santa Monica

Mountains. national park


are so thankful for their

work to sustain mountain

lions, coyotes and bobcats

on wild lands in Southern


“We are able to make

this donation today thanks

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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.


If you are rebuilding ahome destroyed in the Woolsey Fire, contact the LA County Fire

Department and LA County Waterworks District 29 for their approval requirements for

reconstruction projects. Their approvals are required in order to get a rebuild permit from the

City. AFire Dept. official is available at City Hall every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM to 12:00

PM. You can also call (818) 880-0341. To contact Waterworks District 29 call 877-637-3661.


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 For further

questions, call 310-456-2489, ext. 485 or email


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

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

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

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


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 New videos will be continuously added.


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 or call 213-974-8658.


An official from the LA County Fire Dept. will be stationed at Malibu City Hall every Tues and

Thurs, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM to assist residents with Woolsey Fire rebuilding questions. No

appointments are necessary. Check in at the Fire Rebuilding Desk at City Hall.


Please note these deadlines for rebuilding previously permitted homes and structures

damaged or destroyed in the fire that may not meet current zoning standards (for example

square footage, maximum height, setbacks and parking). Submit aplanning application by

November 8, 2020. Obtain abuilding permit by November 8, 2022. Applications and permits

which have not been approved and obtained by these deadlines will still qualify for expedited

review. However, they will be required to conform to current land use and zoning standards.

Applications can be submitted at City Hall until one hour prior to closing.


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

the Woolsey Fire. Learn more 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 call the Planning hotline at 310-456-2489, ext. 485,

or emailmplanning@malibucity.orgto set up apre-submittal appointment.


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.


The City offers astreamlined process for residents to get back into their homes. Planning &

Environmental Sustainability staff are available to help residents navigate this process. Contact

Planning at 310-456-2489 x485 or and Environmental Sustainability

at 310-456-2489 x371 or For in-person assistance, visit the Fire

Rebuild Desk Mon -Thurs, 7:30 AM -5:30 PM or Fri, 7:30 AM -4:30 PM. To see the Frequently

Asked Questions about the rebuilding process, visit To see all of the handouts and forms available



Malibu City Hall main phone: 310-456-2489

Malibu City Fire Rebuild webpage:

Malibu City Debris Removal webpage:

Malibu City Planning Department questions:

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

Malibu City Building Division questions:

LA County Woolsey Fire Recovery webpage: news

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Summertime stories urge children to sit, stay

Paw Works joins

in on City, library’s

dog-themed event

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Signs of happiness were

all around as Summer Park

Tales: Tikes and Tails got

underway on June 19.

Little ones waved at one

another as they entered the

playground at Bluffs Park

and dogs’ tails wagged

as they greeted the event

guests. Park Tales, a summer

story-time event sponsored

by the LA County

Library in collaboration

with the City of Malibu,

was off to a good start. The

latest session of the offering

featured canines from Paw

Works, a nonprofit adoption

center and pet boutique

dedicated to creating no-kill

county shelters nationwide.

Attendees anxiously

waited to hear Elissia Buell,

children’s librarian at the

Malibu Library, read books

about dogs, dogs and more


The story hour attracted

approximately 20 children,

ages 1-7, all of whom curiously

looked on as a litter

of terrier mix puppies and

an older, handicapped dog

named Richie nuzzled,

licked and wagged their

way into the children’s


Sienna Malibu Amini, 3,

happily hugged her mother,

Eveline Amini and gingerly

petted little Richie, who

barked with approval and

wildly wagged his tail.

“He likes me,” Sienna

said. “He likes it when I pet


“He doesn’t have legs in

the back, but he sure gets

around,” a child observed.

Malibu Library children’s librarian Elissia Buell reads to

attendees of the June 19 Park Tales event.

Richie — a disabled dog which nonprofit Paw Works

brought to the dog-themed, story-time event — greets

participant Maddie Teague.

Summer Park Tales: Things With Wings

What: The next round of Summer Park Tales, an

outdoor story-time series at Bluffs Park, is to

celebrate insects. The event is to include a sciencerelated

storytime, an art activity and playtime at the

playground. Park Tales is for ages 0-5; a parent or

guardian must be present.

When: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17

Where: Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway

Sienna smiled and said,

“He wants to play with you,

but you have to wait for him

to come.”

Maddie Teague, 1, wasn’t

too sure about the whole affair.

She carefully surveyed

the raucous situation before

tentatively touching a

puppy’s nose. Then, as the

puppy licked her fingers,

her face broke into a wide


“We love to come to these

Park Tales attendees (left to right) Izabella Sanchez , 7, Flora Solomon, 11 months, and

Maddie Teague, 1, greet Paw Works’ dogs during a June 19 event at Bluffs Park.

Photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

events,” said Jason Teague,

Maddie’s father. “It’s nice

that the City and library offer

these story readings for

the kids.”

Brittany Vizcarra, operations

manager for Paw

Works, oversaw the merry

mayhem, gently warning

wee ones not to pet too hard

or to pull tails, and answered

the curious children’s questions

about the puppies.

Soon, it was time for story

time and, oh, the books

they read.

“What Is Your Dog Doing?”,

with its beautiful

illustrations, depicted the

many activities dogs can do

and contrived a few fanciful

ones as well. As Buell

read, the children joined in,

assuming the positions the

little dogs in the book took.

“The dog is sitting,” Buell


Several children sat up in

response. They stayed, they

rolled over, but, then, the

book got silly. Attendees giggled

as they contemplated a

dog dancing and sledding.

Oh, the silliness of it all.

Snacks were passed about

and thoroughly enjoyed as

little ones mingled and had

fun, with some choosing to

make a puppy puppet and

others making their way to

the playground after having

once more pet a pup.

Upcoming programs

Outdoor story times are

offered throughout the summer,

with the next Park Tales

event slated for Wednesday,

July 17.

Smarty Pants Storytimes,

for ages 2-5, are scheduled

for 3:30 p.m. on Mondays,

July 1, July 8 and July

29 at the Malibu Library

(23519 Civic Center Way).

The library also will offer

its popular, family-friendly

The Glass

program featuring the Polynesian

Paradise dancers and

the Malibu Ukulele Orchestra

on July 18.

For more information on

the library’s summertime

events, visit lacountylibrary.


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10 | June 27, 2019 | Malibu surfside news school

Marking a milestone

Juan Cabrillo Elementary celebrates its Class of 2019

The dolphin mascot makes an appearance at the graduation.

Juan Cabrillo graduate Suki Stewart carries bouquets of flowers during the June 10

promotion ceremony at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School. Photos by Walter Davis

Photographer 2019/

Boden Stoilkovich (left) and Teagan

Stoilkovich celebrate.

Hudson Brannon receives his diploma.

SMMUSD looks within to find new Webster principal

Daruty previously

held administrative

role at Grant


Submitted by SMMUSD

The Santa



School District


of Education

approved the

appointment Daruty

of Lila Daruty

as the new principal of

Webster Elementary School

in Malibu at its special

board meeting on June 6.

Her appointment is effective

July 1.

Daruty has served as the

half time assistant principal

at Grant Elementary School

in Santa Monica since 2014

and the half time coordinator


beginning teacher induction

for the school district

since 2013.

In her assistant principal

position, Daruty was

involved in all administrative

functions including

teacher evaluations

and mentoring, parent and

family engagement, enrollment,

attendance, discipline,

curriculum, testing,

general and special education,

building community

partnerships, working with

PTA, conducting parent

workshops and building

and developing school culture.

As the BTSA coordinator,

she supervised and

trained new teachers and

provided additional professional

development and

support for current teachers

as part of a statewide


Prior to these leadership

positions, Daruty taught

at Will Rogers Learning

Community and McKinley

Elementary School in Santa

Monica since 2004. She

taught for six years prior

in the Hawthorne School

District. She has taught

second, third, fourth and

fifth grades. As a teacher,

she was honored as teacher

of the year and rookie of

the year in the Hawthorne

USD. She previously

served as PTA president

and also worked on school

budgets, participated in

school site council and

is known for working to

improve class and school

environments by encouraging

and creating positive

school culture and opportunities

for all students.

“I am so honored and excited

about the opportunity

to be principal of Webster

Elementary,” Daruty said.

“I look forward to working

with the students, teachers

and families that make up

this beautiful community

in Malibu. I am committed

to bringing my love for

learning and dedication to

supporting the academic

and social-emotional needs

of all students. I know that

through collaborative efforts

we will continue to

ensure Webster students

become the creative and

critical thinking innovators

of our future.”

Daruty holds a bachelor’s

degree in psychology

and cross-cultural

language and academic

development/multiple subject

teaching credential

from Loyola Marymount

University; a master’s degree

in education/tier 1

credential from UCLA and

completed the Principals

Leadership Institute there.

She earned an administrative

tier 2 credential from

UC Irvine.

“Lila will be a valuable

addition to our Malibu

leadership team,” Superintendent

Dr. Ben Drati said.

“We congratulate her on

her new position!”

Daruty replaces Patrick

Miller, who will take

the helm of Malibu High

School as principal starting

July 1. As previously announced,

Christopher Hertz

will be the new Malibu Elementary

School principal,

also starting July 1. school

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To many more

Malibu’s Sycamore

School holds second

graduation ceremony

Lauren Coughlin, Editor

In 2018, Sycamore School celebrated

its first and only graduate:

Eden Meyers.

This year, the graduating class

swelled to 10 times the size, as

fifth-graders Rylan Borress, Ignatius

Cake, True Che Howell,

Hudson DiNardo, Max Graulich,

Allison Hernandez, Balian Janney

Jones, Ava Niccol, Noah Van

Der Ryn and Sebastian Weitz bid

adieu to the Malibu school on

June 12.

“The ceremony brought laughter

and tears as three students

wrote and presented speeches, reflecting

on their time at Sycamore

and how they felt the school had

prepared them to tackle the challenges

of a connected and evolving

world,” Sycamore School cofounder

Tedd Wakeman wrote in

an email to the Malibu Surfside


Wakeman noted that many of

the graduates were part of the

school’s founding student body,

and most will continue on to

Catalyst: A Learning Hub — the

school’s new middle school in

Agoura Hills, which will open its

doors this September.

At CLH, the student experience

is to be guided by one question:

“How will you affect the world?”

For more information on the

school, visit www.catalyst-educa

Sycamore School was founded

in 2015 by Wakeman, Christy

Durham and AJ Webster.

Sycamore School’s 10 fifth-grade graduates pose with school co-founders Tedd Wakeman

(back left), Christy Durham (back middle) and AJ Webster (back right) during the June 12

culmination. Photos by Molly Marler/Sycamore School

Graduate Noah Van Der Ryn addresses the crowd.

Rylan Borress and her fellow graduates

walk through a sea of family and friends.

Sycamore School co-founder

Tedd Wakeman speaks during the

commencement ceremony.

School News

Colorado College

Malibu student earns diploma

Harrison Raine, a Malibu

resident and alumnus of Viewpoint

School, graduated from

Colorado College with a bachelor’s

degree in organismal biology

and ecology.

Raine was one of 537 undergraduates

to receive a bachelor

of arts at the May 19 ceremony,

which featured Oprah Winfrey

as its speaker.

University of San Diego

Two Malibuites graduate

Malibu residents William Hilton

and Addison Lewis graduated

from the University of San Diego

on May 26.

Hilton, who completed the requirements

for graduation in January,

earned a bachelor’s degree

in communication studies.

Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree

in marketing and finance.

School News is compiled by Editor

Lauren Coughlin,

12 | June 27, 2019 | Malibu surfside news community

Tourist behind viral seagull photo works in Malibu

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

Alicia Jessop’s perfectly timed photo (LEFT) of a seagull stealing her lunch went viral, but don’t worry, she did end up with a Maine lobster

roll (RIGHT). Photos Submitted

Pepperdine University professor

Alicia Jessop likes to give

people a hard time when they take

photos of their food and post them

on social media.

But this time — holding a colorful

and full lobster roll during her

first time in Maine outside one of

the most recognizable lighthouses

in the world — she couldn’t resist.

She wasn’t the only one.

As Jessop raised her lobster roll

for the photo, an opportunistic

seagull dove in, snatched it and

tossed it to the ground for a feast

with its pals.

“I thought I dropped the lobster

roll,” said Jessop, who was preoccupied

with taking the Instagrammable

shot. “As I took the picture,

it just flew out of my hand. I

looked down and his friends were

enjoying it.”

The real story is what happened


After absorbing the absurdity of

the moment, Jessop went back to

her phone to see if she caught any

of the action. And did she ever.

Her photo depicts the exact

moment — up-close in the foreground

— the wide-eyed gull

wrapped its beak around the end

of her lobster roll. Knowing she

had to share the once-in-a-lifetime

photo, she posted it to Twitter

— with the text: “This is why

we can’t have nice things. I was

trying to take a picture of the lobster

roll I ordered in Maine and

well, this happened (crying-laugh

and slap-face emojis) — where it

quickly went viral.

As the photo worked its way

to more than 200,000 likes and

29,000 retweets, news outlets

came a calling — local and national

(BuzzFeed, People, The Guardian).

Then, TV shows picked it up

— “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Live

with Kelly and Ryan,” “Good

Morning America.”

Jessop was in awe of the journey

on which her photo took her.

She also was humbled by it.

“It’s mindblowing,” she said.

“I’ve been a writer for eight years

and have had good experiences

in writing, but then I wake up

one morning and I’m on ‘Good

Morning America.’ People say I

deserve an award for the photo

I didn’t even mean to take. It’s

humbling because I woke up every

morning trying to be the best

and then, I don’t even plan to.”

Jessop, who lives in Oak Park,

just finished her second year

teaching sports law at Pepperdine.

She is originally from Denver and

came to Malibu for the opportunity

at Pepperdine.

She was just on vacation in

York, Maine, when she went to

visit the famous Nubble Lighthouse

on Cape Neddick. Seemed

like a perfect time to get a lobster

roll from the nearby spot, Fox’s

Lobster House.

After the seagull snafu, Jessop

did go back and get another lobster

roll; though, it cost her another $21.

But all is well that ends well.

Her viral photo and story attracted

a hook up of complimentary

lobster rolls from Get Maine



From Page 7

to the many people who

have contributed to the

program over the years,”

said Charlotte Parry, executive

director of the Santa

Monica Mountains Fund.

“The public support for

our wildlife is incredibly


NPS research has demonstrated

the need to build

a wildlife corridor over

the 101 Freeway. Data has

shown that major development

and freeways restrict

their movement on both

sides and that this lack

of connectivity has led to

inbreeding and reduced

genetic diversity among

the mountain lion population

in the Santa Monica


In the last 20 years, 21

out of 22 mountain lions

have tested positive for

exposure to rat poison and

four died from poisoning.

The Fund has been working

with the National Park

Service on a campaign

called Break the Poison

Chain in an effort to discourage

the use of rat poison

and suggest alternatives

that are not harmful

to wildlife.

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On Common Ground

How to be a good neighbor to Malibu’s backyard birds

Denys Hemen

Hospital Manager

California Wildlife Center

The life of a songbird

is not an easy one.

There are dangers

lurking around every

corner. It is no wonder

they can be so hard to spot.

They are easily spooked,

and some are so small you

need binoculars to see

them. Sometimes the only

way to get a nice, long

look at the beauty of a

songbird is when they visit

our backyard.

Human development of

habitat has driven many

species to live near our

homes. It is important to

do what we can to ensure

that our visitors are safe.

Malibu has an outstanding

diversity of songbirds.

Some species that come

to our clinic at California

Wildlife Center include

Anna’s Hummingbirds,

fox sparrows, California

thrashers, western bluebirds,

hooded orioles, and

the majestic Lazuli bunting.

This article will give you

a few quick and easy tips

on how to help keep your

backyard bird friendly.

Keep your feeders clean.

Just like humans, birds like

their dishes clean. Dirty

feeders and water stations

can spread disease and

grow all kinds of bacteria

and fungus. Clean them

A western bluebird is pictured. Cambria Wells/California

Wildlife Center

at least every two weeks,

or right away if you have

seen a sick bird in your

yard. You can use your

dishwasher at the hottest

setting, hand wash with

soap and boiling water,

or clean with a solution

of one part bleach to nine

parts water. Be sure to

rinse the dishes thoroughly

and let them air dry.

The best food for hummingbirds

is a mixture you

can make yourself of one

part refined white sugar

and four parts tap water

mixture. Avoid buying the

red stuff! Change the sugar

water at least every three to

five days to prevent mold.

Clean the feeders at least

once a week with hot water

and a bottle brush. You

also may use the nine parts

water, one part bleach solution

to clean, but do not

use soap or detergent. As

always, rinse thoroughly

and let air dry.

Be sure that the cleaned

feeders are never placed

near windows, as birds will

see their reflections and

crash into the glass.

What we place in our

yards to keep creepy

crawlies away can be very

detrimental to the animals

we want in our yard. Glue

traps, sticky fly traps, and

rodent poison are bad for


Glue traps are brutal and

should never be used outside.

Last year, CWC cared

for several birds, mammals

and even snakes that were

caught in outdoor glue

traps. Most of the time,

these animals are going

after bugs that are stuck.

The same goes for sticky

fly traps. Birds get entangled

when trying to eat the

trapped bugs.

Rodent poison does

not instantly kill rats and

A black-headed grosbeak is among the birds native to the Malibu area. This month,

CWC shares how to be a good host to grosbeaks and other birds. Sammy Orzech/

California Wildlife Center

mice. They crawl away and

die, becoming slow, easy

targets for predatory birds

who themselves become


Heavy trimming and

cutting of foliage and

trees during the spring or

summer can destroy nests,

eggs and even kill nestling

songbirds. Do not believe

anyone who tells you

they will check for nests

first before trimming. A

hummingbird nest is the

size of a golf ball and is

impossible to see in thick

shrubbery. Heavy trimming

and cutting should be done

during the winter.

Going “native” in

your yard can reduce the

amount of work needed

during nesting season and

attract more birds. To see

a list of native plants that

birds like, visit www.theo

The two biggest threats

to our feathered friends are

cats and glass. Both kill

billions of birds each year

in the United States.

If you have a window

that birds often fly into,

you can purchase “bird

tape” from www.abcbirds.

org. The tape glows and

makes the window appear

as a solid structure.

All cats are unnatural

predators to songbirds. They

have not evolved to deal

with the massive numbers of

these hunters that are constantly

stalking them, night

and day. The best thing to do

for your furry friend and our

songbirds alike is keep your

cats inside.

Our songbirds need all

the help they can get nowadays.

Following these steps

are a direct way that you,

too, can be a conservationist

and help keep our local

bird populations healthy

for all of us to enjoy.

On Common Ground is a

monthly column written by

various California Wildlife

Center employees. CWC, a

nonprofit located in Calabasas,

cares for injured wildlife

in Malibu and beyond.

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Don’t Panic, It’s Organic

Malibuites’ myriad options for repelling rats, ticks

Andy Lopez

Contributing Columnist

Invisible Gardener

There are many problems

facing those

in Malibu and other

places impacted by the fire.

One of them is dealing

with rats and ticks. Many

folks would prefer to deal

with them without using

toxic pesticides that

will hurt them and other


There are various ways

to repel rats and keep them

away from places like

under the house or in a

car’s engine compartment.

There are many electronic

devices that give off a high

frequency that only the rats

can hear. Most are battery

operated. Some work better

than others, but many

are available for purchase


Another option is garlic.

I buy Garlic Barrier. Follow

the product instructions

for strength, as using

too much could make you

dizzy and even sick! Garlic,

added to water, can be

sprayed around the areas

from which you want to

rid rats.

Garlic also will kill ticks

and fleas on contact. Spray

daily until the problem

disappears and then once

a week as a preventative.

Make sure to spray under

the house and to soak piles

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of wood. I would spray the

entire yard at least once

every few weeks for a long

as the ticks and rats appear.

If garlic doesn’t do the

trick, try cold-brew coffee!

It not only will repel rats

and ticks, but also will

kill ticks on contact. The

coffee’s caffeine also will

effectively drive rats away.

I would use French vanilla

since vanilla is toxic to


Rats have a sensitive

nose, and you can use that

against them.

Coffee and garlic are

safe to use around pets,

but I would avoid directly

spraying them or spraying

when they are out, as

it would smell and might

even get them sick. I once

tried to spray garlic and

cold-brew cold together

and I did get dizzy.

Another safe repellent is

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food-grade Diatomaceous

Earth. You can dust certain

areas where they are present.

It will kill ticks but

only repel the rats.

Add 1/2 cup food-grade

DE to a gallon water and

shake well. Spray the DE

liquid. When it dries, it

will leave a fine coating of

DE, which will kill off the

ticks. You also can lightly

dust your dogs with the DE

for flea and tick control. I

would not dust cats, as they

won’t like it. For cats, put

some DE in your hand and

use a flea comb to get the

DE onto the comb. Then,

comb your cat with it.

There also are many safe

traps you can use (try Rat

Zapper), but I would only

use them if the rats have

made their way inside your

home, garage or into your

car’s engine compartment.

If you do have them in

those areas, find out how

they are getting in and seal

it; otherwise, you will get

Letter to the Editor

Justice for elephants

We applaud the celebration

of Father’s Day and

the deep appreciation and

love shown for all parents.

We were surprised and

disheartened though, that

this newspaper not only

printed but awarded a photograph

depicting one of

the cruelest forms of tourist

exploitation perpetrated

against innocent captive

animals — the riding of elephants

for entertainment.

We realize that education

doesn’t happen overnight,

and mistakes always happen

while the world learns.

The purpose in writing this

is not to embarrass anyone

but rather to shed light on

the heartbreaking underbelly

of this dark business.

It must be stopped. It is up

to all of us to become fully

educated in the horrors of

global animal abuse and

work together to end it. Not

promote, or glorify it. No

legitimate sanctuary would

ever allow this abuse, in

fact the opposite. We encourage

everyone to watch

the award-winning documentary

entitled “Love

and Bananas”; it chronicles

how the race is on to

desperately rescue these

gentle giants and bring to

more visitors.

A rat zapper works well

for non-engine areas, but

the heat would be too

much for most devices.

You can, however, place

the rat zapper close to the

radiator. But there could be

problems like forgetting to

check if you caught something

and disposing of the

body. The car will smell up

really fast. In the event of

such a problem, you can

spray that area upon arrival

at home, or when it’s not

in use, with garlic and see

if that bothers you, as you

will smell it.

Speaking of smell,

you also can use essential

oils. They are very

strong and you only need

a few drops per gallon or

you can place the drops

directly onto part of the

engine area. The heat will

definitely spread the essential

oil. There are many

essential oils, so you can

pick what you like. Citronella

oil, eucalyptus oil

and lavender oil are just

a few you can use. These

oils will drive off not just

the rats, but most animals.

Just be careful when using

oils, as this stuff is

strong. If you haven’t used

essential oils before it’s

best not to even try. Young

Living offers Thieves oil,

which will work great and

is premixed for you.

If none of the above

strike your fancy, try compost

tea. It will kill ticks

and fleas and also repel

rats. The tea’s microbials

will damage a tick’s nervous

system, and the rats

won’t like the smell of it. It

also will affect a rat’s skin.

The compost tea will

help the soil come back to

life, providing a natural

tick control tool that


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real sanctuaries. NY Times

states this movie “is unsparing

in showing the

cruelty required to train an

elephant to perform tricks

and give rides to humans.”

Please watch, learn and join


As human beings, our true

job on the planet is to protect

and love it, and those

living on it. Beyond only

humans. Let’s stop riding

elephants and instead work

together to save, help and

appreciate them.

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From the Editor

Finding my footing again

Lauren Coughlin

They say it gets


I’m back at

work after spending a

blessed and all-too-fast

three months with my

first child, Desmond

Samuel Coughlin, and

it has indeed been an

adjustment. In some

ways, I was ready to

get back to it, but I also

could have soaked up the

snuggles and coos for just

a little bit longer.

As the hours, days

and weeks flew by,

I sang, I laughed, I smiled

and I fell in love day after


We got outside as often

as the weather allowed,

and I was able to cover

roughly 40 miles with

my new favorite workout

partner in his stroller,

leading the way. When we

were indoors, I did my best

to remind myself that the

dishes, floors and laundry

could wait.

Day after day, I was

reminded of the value in

the simple things, and I

cherished the days when

we did nothing but enjoyed


Before I knew it, my

time was up, and I was

stepping back into high

heels and heading out into

the “real world.” I looked

forward to writing and

regularly conversing with

adults again, but it is all

just a little bit different


I’m sure many of you

can relate, and I recognize

that my experience is not

unique. There are billions

of working moms across

the world, and that

offers quite a bit of

comfort that I, too, will be

able to navigate my new


Over the years, I have

interviewed so many

women who have asked

if I have children. Until

recently, I never realized

just how meaningful that

question was. Of course

I recognized that anyone

with children had more

responsibilities than I

previously had, but I never

quite realized the emotional

weight — from the

pride, to the anxiety, to

the joy — this wonderful

title carries with it. And

I’m sure the years ahead

will continue to push that

newfound understanding to

new levels.

From the mom who

keeps her own business

running while also toting

her child or children to

and from school, sports

practices and more, to

the mom who has set

aside her passion to care

for her child or children,

motherhood is a job like

no other, and I plan to

enjoy every crazy second

of it. Malibu is home to

many strong, wonderful

and compassionate moms

— many of whom I have

crossed paths with. I still

Surfside Editor Lauren Coughlin smiles with her

3-month-old, Desmond, as her maternity leave draws to a

close. Photo Submitted

have a lot to learn as I

settle into my dual roles,

but one day I, too, hope

to wisely and honestly be

able to tell a new mom that

it will all get easier.

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Gaining perspective

Malibu art show highlights value

of Compton’s youth equestrian

program, Page 20

Digging in

Gardening workshop

offers wealth of

information, Page 20

Trancas’ annual concert series starts

off with local favorite, Page 21

Barbara Fish dances to Lenny Goldsmith’s New Old during the June 14 show at Trancas Country Market. Suzy Demeter/Surfside News



20 | June 27, 2019 | Malibu surfside news life & arts

Compton Cowboys exhibit supports inner-city equestrians

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

According to the U.S.

Census Bureau, one-third

of the population of Compton

is under the age of 19,

and a quarter of the city’s

population lives at or below

the poverty line.

“Daring to Touch the

Sky,” an exhibit featuring

documentary photographs

and formal portraits that

was on display June 7-13

at the Malibu Lumber Yard,

celebrated the fact that for

the last 30 years, despite

those socioeconomic realities,

the city’s streets

have hosted the Compton

Junior Posse program, a

youth equestrian effort that

provides year-round, afterschool

activities for at-risk,

inner-city youth.

The program helps participants

develop key life

skills such as the responsibilities

necessary to take

care of horses, and instills

confidence and self-esteem.

At the exhibit’s opening

event June 7, attendees perused

documentary photographs

and formal portraits

by Melodie McDaniel depicting

youth participants,

guardians and volunteers

with the Compton Junior


Exhibit curator Debbie

Frank, who also is president

of the Malibu Boys

and Girls Club, knows the

importance of providing

meaningful activities to atrisk


Roui Israel (left) and Melodie McDaniel check out the

exhibit at Malibu Lumber Yard. Photo Submitted

“The Compton Cowboys

program offers an alternative

to kids and keeps them

in healthy activities,” she

said. “I’ve been there and

have seen that the original

group of kids still ride on

horses through the streets

of Compton, and both the

gangs and the police do not

bother them.”

Frank noted that Mc-

Daniel and writer Amelia

Fleetwood wrote “Riding

Through Compton,” a

book that pairs McDaniel’s

pictures with text and interviews

Fleetwood conducted

with participants,

guardians and volunteers

involved with the posse.

“As a professional in

Malibu who focuses on

wellness, it was so nice to

go to the very well-attended

Compton Cowboys exhibit

at the beginning of summer

and to visit with friends —

both those who are local

and those who drove in just

to see the wonderful photography,”

said Terah Tidy,

owner of Glamifornia Style

Lounge. “The pictures of

the cowboys are amazing

and the work that the organization

does to help youth

realize their potential is


The black-and-white pictures

seem intimate, as Mc-

Daniel captured tender and

sometimes pensive moments

between riders and horses.

At the exhibit, Malibuites

showed that they cared

for other Californians and

they agreed that equestrian

experiences can liberate

youth, as they can all humans

who interact with

the gentle animals. The

pictures illustrate that participation

in the Compton

Cowboys Program can empower

kids and imbue them

with confidence and a sense

of pride and purpose.

Residents’ interest in smart gardening grows at free workshop

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Tahereh Sheerazie, of

Go2zero Strategies, a smart

gardening educational contractor

with Los Angeles

County, covered a lot of

ground on June 15.

Sheerazie discussed fireresilient

landscapes, composting

and more as she led

a complimentary smart gardening

workshop for beginners

at Malibu City Hall.

“Both nitrate and oxygen

are important in the

biosphere – the soil ecosystem

below our feet,”

Sheerazie said. “Soil that

has the proper nutrients can

sequester carbon and composting,

worm composting

and grasscycling are keys

to healthy soil, to retaining

water so it does not run off

and to creating landscapes

that are more fire-resilient.”

Sheerazie discussed why

organic matter should not

be sent to landfills.

“Landfill sites are often

anaerobic environments and

if one smells nasty smells

in them, it is because there

is not enough oxygen in

the area,” she said. “Further,

they contain decaying

organic waste from farms,

kitchens, gardens, restaurants

and markets and, thus,

chemicals that are not good

for our planet leach into the

groundwater, including benzene,

ammonia, dioxins and

chlorinated pesticides.”

Rather, one should feed

the landscape, she said.

“Composting reduces

the collection of too many

greenhouse gases, promotes

greener and healthier yards

and gardens, and improves

soil structure, thereby increasing

the value of edible

gardens,” she explained.

To decide between using

a bin and vermicomposting,

one should evaluate the

quantity and nature of waste.

For scraps such as fruits and

vegetables, vermicomposting

is more viable. If, however,

yard waste is derived

from mowing, pruning and

raking leaves, bin composting

may be best.

To begin backyard composting,

all a person needs

is a compost bin, she said.

“Then, using equal

amounts of green materials,

that are rich in nitrogen, and

brown materials, that are

rich in carbon, one should

chop the materials into oneinch

pieces and mix them

together in a composting

bin, adding water until the

mixture is as damp as a wet

sponge,” Sheerazie said.

Such materials are critical

to healthy soil, she noted,

because they inoculate soil

with microbes, bacteria

and fungus, all needed for a

healthy biosphere.

Sheerazie advised attendees

to ensure there was sufficient

water, and to turn the

bin every seven to 10 days.

The compost should get hot,

at least to 140 degrees as

“sufficient temperature is

necessary so as to kill weed

seeds and potentially harmful

microorganisms,” she


Within three to six

months, one can remove

the composted material. It

is ready to use “because it

is dark brown, crumbly and

smells like freshly turned

earth,” Sheerazie explained.

Worm composting or vermicomposting

is a different


“Worms are nature’s

composters because they

eat fruit and vegetable

scraps and convert them

into rich, organic fertilizer,”

Sheerazie said. “One needs

at least one-half pound of

worms and red wigglers

Tahereh Sheerazie teaches residents about composting

and more during the City’s smart gardening workshop on

June 15. Barbara Burke/Surfside News

are the best. Place coconut

coir, peat moss or shredded

newspaper to provide

a base and feed the worms

food scraps regularly, adding

crushed, dried egg shells

every two to three weeks to

keep the pH balanced.”

Sheerazie also recommended

food waste reduction

efforts, including lessening

the amount of waste

by reducing portions; only

purchasing what one can

use; and donating extra

food to homeless shelters,

sharing it with neighbors or

feeding it to animals. life & Arts

Malibu surfside news | June 27, 2019 | 21

Trancas concert series ready to make some noise


shows to continue

through Aug. 23

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Music lovers of all ages

came out June 14, as Trancas

Country Market’s summer

concert series got underway.

Crowd favorite Lenny

Goldsmith’s New Old

again took the stage to

launch the concert series,

running from 6-9 p.m. each

Friday through Aug. 23.

The series is co-hosted by

Vintage Grocers.

Attendees sipped wine

and enjoyed fine patio dining

at Kristy’s Restaurant,

and its new Trancas venue,

also curated by Kristy

Apana-Bashant and Greg

Bashant, provided yet more

patio space for spectators.

“It’s great to be out here

on the lawn with my family

and to enjoy the good

weather and happy atmosphere,”

Brad Cischke said

as he watched his children

play on a beach blanket.

As everyone got in the

groove, many strolled

through the Malibu Art Association’s

exhibit featuring

works by local artists

such as Helen Campanella,

Helen Allois, Pamela

LeGrand and Carla Bates.

Works by various members

of the association will be

featured at each concert all

summer long, Campanella

said. LeGrand noted that

proceeds from sales of the

art go toward an annual

scholarship for a senior in

high school, and for library

book donations.

“Coming out here on the

lawn and hearing the music

A sizable crowd gathers on the Trancas lawn.

as family and friends enjoy

visiting is an event that I

dreamed of having in the

1980s when the west side

of Malibu was just developing,”

Michael Barton

said. “I love that the whole

community has a wonderful

center to gather and

that all attending can get

to know one another better,

especially since this is an

event primarily frequented

by locals.”

Forthcoming concerts

feature the likes of The

Andy Cahan Trio, slated to

play Aug. 16.

“We’re looking forward

to playing at Trancas,” said

Cahan, who was the keyboardist

and music director

for The Turtles in the


The trio also consists of

Mitch Weissman, bassist

for the Turtles, and drummer

Michael Davidson.

Classic rock band Ignition

will light up the stage

July 19, and lead vocalist

Alex Cabrera promises

fans they are in for a fun

show. Cabrera is joined by

Ian Heavyside on guitar,

Wayne Rothstein on bass,

Kevin Armstrong on drums

and Jon Buxer on the keyboard.

Local favorite Miss Bix

Artists on deck

All concerts, held on

Trancas’ lawn, are to

occur from 6-9 p.m.

June 28: California


July 5: Band of Rouge

July 12: Mesa Peak

July 19: Ignition

July 26: Miss Bix and

the Blues Fix

Aug. 2: Riptide Blues


Aug. 9: Heartbreak for


Aug. 16: Andy Cahan


Aug. 23: Lenny

Goldsmith’s New Old

& The Blues Fix will perform

July 26.

“My newest works are

a mixture of great covers

and great originals that are

really fun to dance to, but

they also offer something

new for your listening palate,”

Leslie Bixler said.

“We’ve added songs hot off

the press and we have great

new originals, and I know

it’s going to be a nice community


Other bands slated to

play include Band of

Rouge, Riptide Blues Band

and Heartbreak for Petty.

Lenny Goldsmith performs with his band June 14 to kick off Trancas’ summer concert

series. Photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News



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Faith Briefs

Malibu United Methodist Church (30128

Morning View Drive, 310-457-7505)

Taize Meditation

7 p.m. Tuesdays. Join for

10 minutes or stay for an

hour in quiet meditation and

reflection in the sanctuary.


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.

For more information, contact



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.

Sunday Worship

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

Sundays. Child care available.

Malibu Presbyterian Church (3324

Malibu Canyon Road, 310-456-1611)

Sunday Worship Services

10:15 a.m. Sundays

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue

(24855 Pacific Coast Highway, 310-


Torah Study

10 a.m. Saturdays, with

Rabbi Michael Schwartz.

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (28211

PCH, 310-457-7966)

Contemplative Worship

8 a.m. Sundays

Traditional Worship

10 a.m. Sundays

Chabad of Malibu (22943 PCH, 310-


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


Sunday Services

9 a.m.

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 meeting


Going rate

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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


Calvary Chapel Malibu (30237 Morning

View Drive, 424-235-4463)


10 a.m. Sundays.

Waveside Church (6955 Fernhill Drive,


Sunday Worship

10:10 a.m. Sunday.

University Church of Christ (24255 PCH,


A cappella Service

10:15 a.m. Sundays, in

Elkins Auditorium

Instrumental Service

5 p.m. Sundays, in

Stauffer Chapel

Have an event for faith briefs?

Email editor@malibusurfside Information is due

by noon on Thursdays one

week prior to publication.


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How to play Sudoku

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has

been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares.

To solve the puzzle each row, column and box must

contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


1. Emotional highs

4. A little lower

8. Beachside Malibu


13. Kind of advice

15. 19th century


16. From this point on

17. Before doctor’s


18. Style

19. ___ de vivre

21. Legal scholar’s


22. Bid, perhaps

29. Prosecutors, for


30. Period of years

31. They may be


32. Close by

34. DEA worker

35. Temper

37. White wine



38. Not very pretty

39. Soda shop treat

40. Don Juans

42. Cousin of baseball

45. Peaked

46. 100th of a yen

49. Malibu restaurant/lounge


opened in 2001

51. ___-horse town

52. Jewish wedding


53. Animal caretakers,

for short

54. Unprincipled

58. Medium-to-poor

62. Arbiter who calls


63. Lowest level of

the sea

64. Calibrated camera


65. Pool site, maybe

66. Atmospheric


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June 29: live music;

Azteca Food Truck

Malibu Wines

(31740 Mulholland

Highway, Malibu; 818-


■5-9 ■ p.m. Friday, June


1. Substantiated

2. Spanish chef’s concoction

3. Precious strings

4. French vineyard

5. 60s actress, Margaret

6. Back muscle

7. Fastest woman in the

world (nickname) - still holds

the records for 100 and 200m

8. Most desperate

9. Utilize

10. Airline to Amsterdam

11. Wide shoe specification

12. Hoff who wrote and

illustrated “Danny and the


14. Bard’s nightfall

15. Spooks

20. Hardly any

22. Requisite

23. Man-mouse linkup

24. 1953 Kentucky Derby winner

or a 1974 cult sci-fi film

25. Hovers

26. Card catalog abbr.

27. High up, to Keats

28; 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 29; 11

a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday,

June 30: Two Doughs


■6-9 ■ p.m. Friday, June

28, live music with Bill


■12-9 ■ p.m. Saturday,

June 29, live music

with Brandon Ragan,

Sylver Strings and

Carlos Naranjo

■12-7 ■ p.m. Sunday,

June 30, live music

with Mike Bell and

Docs of Doheney

Casa Escobar

(22969 PCH, Malibu

(310) 456-1999)

■8 ■ p.m. Saturday, June

29: Valley Breast

Care Foundation

and Women’s Health

Center Fundraiser

featuring the Freddy

28. U.S. Army medal

32. Off

33. Hispanic aunt

35. “Look, ___ hands!”

36. Table spread

38. Garden decorations

39. Soccer fan in the family

41. Deviate

43. Black key

44. Stuck, after “in”

46. Actress Loren

47. Make unreadable, for


48. Of a more pleasing appearance

50. Actor ___ Da Vito

53. Mayberry’s Otis, for


54. “___ Wiedersehen!”

55. Millimetres, for short

56. ___ out

57. Copacabana site

59. Original manufacturer’s


60. Middle X or O

61. Masseur’s workplace

Jones Band, tickets

$20; RSVP to (818)


The Sunset

(6800 Westward Beach

Road, Malibu; 310- 589-


■4 ■ p.m. Sundays, DJ

Duke’s Malibu Restaurant

(21150 PCH, Malibu;


■4 ■ p.m.-close. Fridays:

Tahitian dancers and

live music


(20356 PCH, Malibu;


■7 ■ p.m.- 1 a.m. Friday

and Saturday; 3-9

p.m. Sunday: Live DJ

To place an event in The

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Stepping off the

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Page 28

Looking ahead

Pepperdine shares season

schedules for women’s

volleyball, men’s water polo,

Page 28

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Waves water polo

camp brings unique

experience to

Malibu, Pages 26-27

Everett Rowden passes the ball Friday, June 21, during a scrimmage held to cap the water

polo camp at Pepperdine University. Stephanie Chaisson/Surfside News

26 | June 27, 2019 | Malibu surfside news sports

Athletes take notes from Olympians at water polo camp

Two more sessions

of Pepperdine

University’s annual

offering to be held

Michal Dwojak

Assistant Editor

Merrill Moses wanted to

offer something he didn’t

have while growing up.

When the Pepperdine

men’s water polo assistant

coach joined the Waves

staff and learned about the

summer camp program

head coach Terry Schroeder

ran through the program,

he jumped on.

“I wish I had that experience

as a kid,” Moses said.

“I never got to be in the water

with an Olympian and

I think it’s kind of unique

and something a kid will

never forget.”

Schroeder started the

Malibu water polo camp

early in his tenure with

the Waves. It has grown,

and attracts campers every

summer. There are four sessions,

with each camp session

consisting of five days

and four nights of working

with counselors and hearing

from Olympic coaches.

Campers ranging from

ages 8-19 take part in the

camp where they spend time

in the pool working on fundamentals

and tactics during

the day in preparation

for a scrimmage each night.

They also have the experience

of listening to former

Olympians and hearing

their stories. Both Schroeder

and Moses represented

the United States at different

Olympic games while

Schroeder also has coached

a few Olympic teams. The

coaches also invited Olympic

women’s water polo

Former Olympians and Pepperdine University coaches Terry Schroeder (left) and Merrill Moses lead the Malibu water polo camp, which is to have

two more sessions this summer. Photos by Stephanie Chaisson/Surfside News

Dmitry Gorozhankin (right) attempts to make a goal against Gray Carson

at the Malibu water polo camp on Friday, June 21.

player Kami Craig to speak

to the group this year.

Each session, including

the first one that ended on

Friday, June 21, ends with

a big scrimmage. Parents

and locals are allowed to

come to campus to check

out some of the area’s best

water polo players and see

what they learned during

their time at the camp.

Coach Marko Asic (left) and assistant coach Hannah Coelho speak to

their campers during the water polo camp at Pepperdine University.

All of this is a unique experience,

according to Moses.

Campers get to gauge

how successful Olympians

got to the level they did,

ask some questions and

also take some photos with

Olympic medals. sports

Malibu surfside news | June 27, 2019 | 27

He likened it to being at

a basketball camp where

Kobe Bryant was a leader

at the camp.

“I think it’s awesome,”

Moses said. “I love coaching

kids and I wish I had

this opportunity growing

up. The amount of return

campers we have is very

high, so the parents see

what we are doing is right.”

The staff also knows

the camp is important to

the community. The camp

offers another way to resume

normal life after the

Woolsey Fire, and it was

important for Pepperdine to

continue the camp as they

always did.

“I think it’s great, especially

with everything

that’s been going on,” Moses

said. “We’ve all been

affected by it. We love

giving back to Malibu, because

this is where we are.”

The camp will have two

more sessions during the

summer — one from July

8-12 and again from July

29-Aug. 2. For more information,

visit malibuwater

Coach McKenzie Beardsley directs her players during the water polo camp at Pepperdine University.

Camper Anna Sloan attempts to make a goal Friday, June 21, during a scrimmage.

Multiple water polo scrimmages take place as the first weeklong session of camp

wraps up Friday, June 21, at Pepperdine University.

28 | June 27, 2019 | Malibu surfside news sports

Athlete of the Week

Pepperdine Athletics

Women’s volleyball team gears

up for competitive season

10 Questions

with Buckley Ventress

Ventress is a recent Malibu

High School graduate who

played boys basketball.

When and why did

you start playing


I started playing basketball

in the ninth grade. My

friend was on the team and

it looked like he was having

a bunch of fun. He recommended

I joined the team

and it worked out.

What do you like most

about the sport?

I really enjoy the competition

and just playing with

my friends, the teamwork,

playing together for one


What is your favorite

sports moment?

My junior season. I’m

with the junior varsity team,

and we’re down to a team

and they took a timeout to

sing happy birthday to this

guy in the stands, which was

super disrespectful. Then

the next year we played

them again and they were

beating us pretty bad by 15

points and one of my teammates

got really hurt before

halftime and we all got super

fired up and in the next half

I got 11 steals and 17 points

and we won that game.

What is one thing

people don’t know

about you?

People don’t really know

that I’m hardworking.

If you could have any

superpower, what

would it be?

I would want to be able

to fly.

What would you do if

you won the lottery?

I would help people in

need and distribute to charities

and take some for myself

and my family.

Surfside News File Photo

What is your favorite

area restaurant?

I really like Benihana.

I usually get the fried rice

and filet mignon.

If you could play any

other sport, which

would you play?

I would play football. It

seems like a good way to

get out some anger.

What is one thing on

your bucket list?

I want to travel the world

and see places people don’t

usually see — a good cultural


If you could be any

animal, which would

you be?

Probably a shark.

They’re like the predators,

the top dogs and I love the


Interview by Assistant Editor

Michal Dwojak

Pepperdine women’s

volleyball coach Scott

Wong and his staff released

the 2019 schedule on June

10, with big competition in

store and two home tournaments

on the docket.

“The 2019 schedule is a

great blend of conference

opponents in addition to a

challenging non-conference

schedule,” Wong says in the

press release. “We will be

tested in many ways during

non-conference play and

will be prepared to compete

in the WCC, which is one of

the toughest conferences in

the country.”

Of the 29 scheduled

matches, 16 will be played

in Firestone Fieldhouse,

including the 22nd annual

Pepperdine Asics Classic

from Sept. 13-14 and the

Pepperdine Tournament on

Sept. 5-6. All home matches

will be available to watch

online for free as WaveCasts

will air on

Pepperdine will play

12 matches against eight

teams that made the NCAA

Championships last season,

including five teams

that advanced to at least

the second round. Five

WCC teams made the tournament

last year including

Pepperdine, with four

reaching at least the second

round. BYU reached

the semifinal before falling

to eventual champion and

top-ranked Stanford. San

Diego reached the third

round before falling to

Wisconsin, who the Waves

had played the previous

round. LMU and Pepperdine

were the other two

teams in the league to reach

the second round, while

Saint Mary’s bowed out in

the first round. The other

squads that the Waves will

face this season that made

the tournament were Utah

and Pitt (second-round

finishes) and Illinois State

and Cal Poly (first-round


Pepperdine will open the

season in Denton, Texas,

with the North Texas Challenge

on Aug. 30-31, going

up against tournament-host

North Texas for the seasonopener

before facing Tulsa

and Illinois State. Then, the

Waves will host the two

home tournaments, welcoming

Cal Baptist, Fairfield

and Texas A&M for

the first Pepperdine Tournament.

The Pepperdine Asics

Classic has been in existence

since 1998. In the

previous 21 tournaments,

the Waves have amassed 48

wins, with only 14 losses

including last season’s undefeated

3-0 output. This

season, Pepperdine will

welcome Pitt, Cal Poly and

Utah to Malibu for the tournament.

After the Classic, the

team will host UC Irvine

at home on Sept. 18 before

making a short trip to UC

Santa Barbara on Sept. 20

to close out the non-conference


Directly after the final

two non-conference matches,

the Waves will open

West Coast Conference

action with San Francisco

and Santa Clara at home

on Sept. 26 and 28, respectively.

Other home WCC

matches will be Portland

(Oct. 3), Gonzaga (Oct. 5),

San Diego (Oct. 24), BYU

(Oct. 26), LMU (Nov. 8),

Saint Mary’s (Nov. 14) and

Pacific (Nov. 16).


Waves to host

tournaments, more in 2019

Two home tournaments,

including the 2019 Golden

Coast Conference Tournament,

highlight this year’s

schedule for the Pepperdine

men’s water polo team.

“I think that we have a

solid schedule this year,”

coach Terry Schroeder

said in a press release. “We

have a really nice balance

between young players and

older players.”

Schroeder is to begin his

27th season in charge.

For the first time since

2016, the Waves will not

head East to start the year,

instead starting with the

Triton Invite in La Jolla.

After four straight tournaments,

the Waves take on

UCLA on Sept. 21 for the

first home game of the year.

The annual Mountain

Pacific Sports Federation

Invite will be held on the

campus of UCLA at the

end of September. The

tournament brings together

the top 16 water polo teams

from around the nation.

Pepperdine begins GCC

play on Oct. 18 when the

team heads to UC Irvine.

The Waves then take on

USC at home on Oct. 19.

Information from Pepperdine

University and


com. Compiled by Assistant

Editor Michal Dwojak,

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NAL FILING. This statement was filed with

the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on

06/14/2019. The following person is doing

business as NOISIBOI, 3147 HOLLYDALE

DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90039. The full

name of registrant is: MAXIMILIAN




CORPORATION; CA. This business is being

conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant

has not commenced to transact business under

the fictitious business name listed above.



GRAENITZ INC.. This statement was filed

with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES

County on 06/14/2019. NOTICE: THIS FICTI-







this statement does not of itself authorize the

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NAL FILING. This statement was filed with

the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES on

06/19/2019. The following person is doing




90032. The full name of registrant is: THE


ST APT 4 LOS ANGELES, CA 90032. This

business is being conducted by: a Corporation.

The registrant commenced to transact business

under the fictitious business name listed above:





This statement was filed with the County Clerk

of LOS ANGELES County on 06/19/2019.







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

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MENT FILE NUMBER: 2019155708

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 06/06/2019. The following person is

doing business as DIVERSE WORLD


DONDO BEACH, CA 90278. The full name

of registrant is: JILL E. PFEIFFER, 609 RE-

DONDO 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.


TRAVEL. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on








filing of this statement does not of itself

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ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

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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



90650. This business is being conducted by:

an Individual. The registrant has not commenced

to transact business under the fictitious

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







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doing business as THE PACKAGE, 1438 W

124TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90047


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registrant is: SADE JOHNSON 1438 W

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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



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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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,



full name of registrants are: KAREN RAU-


CA, 91302 and NOELLE SCHOOP 3355 E.


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,






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County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on








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Petitioner Michelle Lior

Gleicher-Yaghoobian filed a petition

with this court for a decree

changing names as follows:

Present Name: Michelle Lior

Gleicher-Yaghoobian to Proposed

Name: Michelle Lior Gleicher

Case No. 19SMCP00278


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

withour a hearing.


Date: August 16, 2019

Time: 8:30am

Department: K


The address of the court is:



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Santa Monica, CA 90401


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