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FROM THE EDITOR

We’re online whenever

you need us

SCOTT STEEPLETON

scott@malibusurfsidenews.com

If you haven’t been

to our website lately,

you’ve missed a lot of

news.

For instance:

• The Malibu City

Council was looking

at fining you $50 for

going outside without

a mask.

• Eight people are running

for three seats on

the Malibu City Council.

(We let them tell

you why they deserve

your vote elsewhere in

these pages.)

• Malibu’s Bassett

twins, Sophie and

Josie, did some original

art for a pop-up

shoe gallery in Malibu

Village.

• The city wants to

know what amenities

you’d like to see at the

permanent skate park.

• Businesses in town

are getting a break

from some of the rules

regarding signs and

banners as a way of

helping them through

the pandemic.

• Daniella Hunter,

founder of grain-free

chip maker the Real

Coconut is opening

her second restaurant

— and the first in the

Malibu Surfside News

U.S. — right here in

Malibu, at The Park at

Cross Creek.

• Malibuite Paige

Mycoskie is expanding

her Aviator Nation

store at the former

Malibu Inn.

My point is, while we’re

excited to bring you this

second special edition

since the pandemic started,

we’ve been covering

Malibu all along — online.

And unlike print, some

of our online stories are

accompanied by video, like

the TV news.

It’s a changing world,

and we’re changing with it.

Drop me a line and tell

me what you think.

Scott Steepleton is editor of

the Malibu Surfside News.

You can reach him at scott@

malibusurfsidenews.com.

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POLICE REPORTS

Religious center planter

vandalized

MICHELE WILLER-ALLRED,

Staff Reporter

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• Two prescription medicine

bottles reportedly were

stolen Aug. 30-31 from a

backpack inside a tent at

Tuna Canyon Road and Pacific

Coast Highway.

• A concrete pedestal valued

at $300 reportedly was

stolen from a residence on

Big Rock Drive.

Aug. 30

• A Marc Jacobs purse, valued

at $300, and $100 cash

reportedly was stolen from

a vehicle parked at Winding

Way and Pacific Coast

Highway. The alleged victim

stated he parked his vehicle

on the street at about 10:30

a.m. to go on a hike. When

he returned around 2 p.m.,

the front passenger side

window was broken and the

items were missing from the

front passenger seat.

Aug. 27

• At approximately 7:59

p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded

to an emergency

call regarding a possible

burglary at a residence in

the 18000 block of Pacific

Coast Highway. When

deputies arrived, they

2

DAYS AGO

found two vehicle windows

smashed, and the front door

of the residence smashed.

A protective sweep of the

residence was conducted,

and two male suspects were

found inside. Residents inside

the home said they did

not hear the break-in.

• A $500 planter pot was

vandalized at Chabad of

Malibu, 22933 Pacific

Coast Highway. Video footage

showed that at around

10:51 p.m. on Aug. 26, a

male was walking west on

the sidewalk in front of the

center. As he walked by, he

used his right hand to grab

onto the pot and then pulled

it toward himself. The pot

fell onto the sidewalk and

shattered. The suspect continued

to walk southbound

on the sidewalk. It isn’t believed

that the vandalism

was religiously motivated.

The Malibu Surfside News

police reports are compiled

from official records on file

at the Los Angeles County

Sheriff’s Department Malibu/

Lost Hills Station. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent until

proven guilty in a court of

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SMMUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION

Schools not yet allowed to

offer in-person teaching

SCOTT STEEPLETON, Editor

Santa Monica-Malibu

schools Superintendent

Ben Drati announced Sept.

10 that, in accordance with

state and county guidelines,

schools in Malibu are prohibited

from reopening for

in-person instruction.

At issue is Los Angeles

County’s continued inclusion

on the pandemic watch

list.

“In compliance with this

order, K-12 schools in Los

Angeles County may only

provide remote learning,”

Drati said.

Employees and staff,

however, may report to

campus “in order to support

implementation of remote

learning and to support other

basic school operations.”

All measures required by

health and safety protocols

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to ensure the safety of employees

have been implemented,

he added.

In addition, waivers for

opening TK through grade

6 are not being permitted in

the county at this time.

While the state and the

Los Angeles County Department

of Public Health

authorized certain students

— including those with

individualized education

plans and English learners

requiring specialized inschool

services or assessments

— to return to campus

in small groups as early

as Sept. 14, putting in place

necessary protocols to do

so will take some time.

“As a district, we plan

to take advantage of this

opportunity and we are

currently in the process of

analyzing the safety pro-

Ben Drati, Santa Monica-

Malibu Unified School

District superintendent.

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tocols and aligning our

would-be services to the

county safety protocols,”

Drati said. “We are also

engaging the staff so that

they are comfortable and

confident with the required

and recommended safety

protocols outlined by the

health department.”

District walks back survey

SCOTT STEEPLETON, Editor

Note to parents in Malibu:

Do not respond to the

survey on distance learning

you may have received

from the Santa Monica-

Malibu Unified School

District.

Sent out Sept. 10, the

survey was intended to

gauge parent preference

on instructional options

once schools are permitted

to provide instruction

in ways other than distance

learning.

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But some teachers apparently

were concerned by

the tone of the survey —

and for that, Superintendent

Ben Drati has apologized.

Upon reflection, said

Drati, the survey did not

accurately reflect “the high

satisfaction level with our

current distance learning

model. We are extremely

pleased with the hard work

of our teachers in making

distance learning a positive

experience to start this

school year.”

“The survey was inadvertently

worded in a way

that did not accurately describe

the options being

considered for secondary

schools once we enter the

next phase of instruction

for which we are trying to

prepare,” the superintendent

said.

“We apologize,” Drati

added. “We have decided to

cancel this survey and work

to create a new survey that

better explains the options

that will be available once

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In their

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Voters will be asked to choose three of

eight candidates for Malibu City Council

SCOTT STEEPLETON, Editor

When voters go to the polls on Nov. 3, the most important

choice might just be who to send to the City

Council. After all, this five-member body has more

say in the day-to-day life of Malibu residents than

any elected official — even if their day-to-day doings

don’t inflame passion like others in higher office.

Three seats are up for grabs, including that of incumbent

Rick Mullen, who, along with seven others

— all men — qualified for the Nov. 3 ballot.

We asked them some questions. What follows, in

alphabetical order and in some cases edited for space,

are their responses.

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1. Full name: Paul Grisanti

2. Age: 67

3. Occupation: Real estate

broker

4. Spouse/partner: Married

to Sara C. Grisanti

since 1988

5. Any children? Katie,

mother of our younger

grandchildren Autumn

and Julian; Scott; Ashley,

mother of our older

grandchildren Morgan and

Hunter

Please see GRISANTI, 11

1. Full name: Andy Lyon

2. Age: 57

3. Occupation: Residential

Realtor

4. Spouse/partner:

5. Any children? Oliver,

30; Jake, 30; Lanna, 27;

Georgie, 15; Glider, almost

3

6. Community group/

city affiliations: Steward

for Surfrider Beach World

Surf Reserve. Was on the

civic center design task

1. Full name: Rick Mullen

2. Age:

3. Occupation: Fire

captain, L.A. County Fire

Department

4. Spouse/partner: Jenny

Ball

5. Any children? Marshall

26, Tatiana 18

6. Community group/

city affiliations: Former

president, Paradise Cove

Homeowners Association;

former president, Ramirez

1. Full name: Bruce Lee

Silverstein

2. Age: 59

3. Occupation: Attorney /

legal consultant

4. Spouse/partner: Mindy

Silverstein

5. Any children? Louis

Silverstein, 33; Nolan

Silverstein, 31

6. Community group/

city affiliations: Operation

Recovery (steering committee

member); Malibu

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1. Full name: Lance Robert

Simmens

2. Age: 67

3. Occupation: Retired

4. Spouse/partner: My

wife passed away 8 years

ago

5. Any children? Christopher,

28; Nicholas, 26

6. Community group/city

affiliations: Vice president,

Malibu Democratic

Club; member of Malibu

Community Emergency

Response Team; Vice chair,

Malibu Public Works Commission;

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1. Full name: Doug

Stewart

2. Age: 72

3. Occupation: Businessman

4. Spouse/partner: Sharon

5. Any children? One

adult son, Doug Jr.

6. Community group/city

affiliations: Vice chair of

the Malibu Public Safety

Commission; member

of Malibu Community

Emergency Response

Team; currently president,

previously treasurer or

vice president of Malibu

1. Full name: Steve Uhring

2. Age: 73

3. Occupation: Retired

4. Spouse/partner: Marcia

Rybak

5. Any children? None

6. Community group/

city affiliations: Malibu

Planning Commission;

Malibu Community Alliance

(former president);

Malibu Coastal Land

Conservancy; President,

Malibu Community Action

Network.

1. Full name: Mark P.

Wetton

2. Age: 61

3. Occupation: Consultant

4. Spouse/partner: Elisabeth

C. Wetton

5. Any children? Samantha,

29; Patrick, 25;

Madison, 25

6. Community group/

city affiliations: Former

chairman of the Malibu

Parks and Recreation

Commission; member of

Arson Watch; member of

the Malibu West Volunteer

Fire Brigade.

7. How long have you

lived in Malibu? 26 years

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MICHELE WILLER-ALLRED,

Staff Reporter

Replacement of the Trancas

Creek Bridge, which,

at nearly 100 years old has

been deemed unsafe, won

unanimous approval from

the Malibu Planning Commission.

The five-member body

on Set. 8 approved a

Coastal Development Permit

that gives Caltrans

permission by the city to

move forward.

Caltrans representatives

said approval of the permit is

an important step to get construction

started as soon as

possible on the $13.5 million

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bridge replacement project,

which is expected to be completed

in March 2022.

The bridge, located

between Trancas Canyon

Road and Guernsey

Avenue, spans Trancas

Creek that leads out to

Zuma Beach. The fourlane

bridge, which is

about 85 feet wide and 90

feet long, will be replaced

with a 109-foot-wide and

240-foot-long structure that

will extend further east.

Reza Fateh, project manager

for Caltrans, said the

bridge’s steel and concrete

are rusted and the columns

are falling apart, necessitating

its replacement.

“It has lived its useful

life of over 96 years and it’s

ready to be replaced,” Fateh

said. “This bridge was

found to be critical, meaning

the earth material that

supports the foundation has

been partially washed away

and has created a potential

for the bridge to become

unsafe.”

Fateh said that in order to

mitigate the safety risks on

a temporary basis, Caltrans

last year added protection

around the bridge foundation,

which should hold up

the bridge until it gets replaced

next year.

He said that work in the

creek can only be done in

the dry season, so there’s

only a seven-month window

to do the entire replacement

project.

Fateh said getting the

permit from the Planning

Commission was important,

because Caltrans

needs to award the construction

contract and start

construction by Feb. 1.

The permit allows for work

within a riparian, environmentally-sensitive

habitat

area. Other county and

state permits still need to

be acquired, and prep work

needs to begin.

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needs to occur before we

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GRISANTI

From Page 6

6. Community group/city

affiliations: 16 years on the

Malibu Public Works Commission;

Community Emergency

Resource Team; Malibu West

Fire Brigade; Arson Watch (still

waiting for full membership);

Government affairs director for

the Malibu Chamber of Commerce

for the last three years;

Malibu Association of Realtors

government affairs; charter

member of the Kiwanis Club

of Malibu (motto Serving the

Community and its Youth) and

active for 29 years; Crest Club

executive board

7. How long have you lived

in Malibu? I moved to Malibu

in January of 1978 and have

lived here continuously with

the exception of six months in

Westwood (huge mistake) after

the Corral Canyon Fire.

8. Why are you running for

Malibu City Council? I have

been involved in the city since

its inception. I ran for office 30

years ago as one of 30 candidates

(unsuccessfully) and then

spent the next year as a member

of the original General Plan

Task Force, where I produced

the official minutes for all 24

of the area meetings. Since that

time I have attended the majority

of the City Council meetings

and spoken often. About 16

years ago, Jeff Jennings appointed

me to the Public Works Commission.

When he was termed

out Lou LaMonte appointed me

to Public Works for all eight of

his years in office. Most recently

Karen Farrer appointed me to

Public Works about two years

ago. In about 2011 City Manager

Jim Thorson appointed me to

the District 29 Task Force which

studied our water system and

produced a 600+ page report of

the system and the necessary

repairs. The work we identified

was finally started after Woolsey

and I would like to keep the

pressure on to move forward

on the necessary projects. We

have gradually lost complete

control of summer traffic. I want

to support a further expansion

of Volunteers on Patrol to help

our sheriff’s deputies educate

our visitors about the necessity

of obeying traffic and parking

laws in Malibu. Identifying a

temporary tow yard site would

help. We need a workable solution

for our homeless and RV

campers problems and I look

forward to working on them.

Looking forward to the completion

of the Malibu High and Jr

High projects and eager to help

with the school district separation

project.

9. When we say parking in

Malibu, you say? Ticket and

tow them. Our parking tickets

are obviously too cheap.

10. What is your stance on

short-term rentals? We need

the capability to put problem

properties out of business. I

have been advocating for a code

enforcement officer to be available

to meet the sheriff’s deputies

after hours on weekends. No

one wants to call in a complaint

to the city and be told that a

code enforcement officer will

contact them Monday morning

after the troublemakers have all

gone home. We need to declare

problem properties as “attractive

nuisance” and make it impossible

to continue in the business.

11. The Malibu Chamber

of Commerce is the bridge

between the people and businesses

to form a tight, thriving

community. How would

you empower the Chamber

of Commerce to drive the

community to new heights?

The chamber has been looking

to partner with the city on many

issues, including an accelerated

program to permit tenant improvements.

It’s not easy to start

a business here. No one wants to

pay rent and be unable to open

for six months or more as permitting

or a trip to the Planning

Commission drags on and on.

12. Parting words: Malibu is

still the best place in the world.

LYON

From Page 6

force and Wastewater Advisory

Committee.

7. How long have you lived

in Malibu? Lifelong Malibu

resident

8. Why are you running for

Malibu City Council? I find

the state of our town/city, that

I have called home my entire

life, so unacceptable that I

can’t sit back another election

cycle and watch as the situation

worsens with no real say as a

lifelong resident.

9. When we say parking in

Malibu, you say? No overnight

camping on city streets.

No beachfront free RV parking.

Parking meters if that’s what it

takes on certain stretches of the

highway.

10. What is your stance on

short-term rentals? You could

have a horrible long-term tenant,

you could have a great

short-term tenant. With self

check-in, no vetting and no security

deposit, you don’t know

what you’re getting. I personally

don’t own a rental unit,

MULLEN

From Page 6

Canyon Association; former

Malibu Public Safety Commission

member; present City

Council member

7. How long have you lived

in Malibu?

8. Why are you running for

Malibu City Council? To

continue to support Malibu’s

Mission Statement and keep

Malibu the wonderful place

it is.

9. When we say parking in

Malibu, you say? Parking

in Malibu has gotten worse

for visitors since the “Boise

decision” has resulted in many

vehicles parking long term on

PCH and restricting public access

to the beach. This is a big

and I imagine if I did, that if I

was being respectful and was

on top of things, I wouldn’t

want someone to blanket tell

me I can’t. The on-site formula

doesn’t work for all people if

they don’t have a guest house

or unit they are renting. Strict

rules with a mandatory security/

neighbor nuisance deposit

might be something to look

at. But if these are corporateowned

homes acting like hotels

… no thanks.

11. The Malibu Chamber

of Commerce is the bridge

between the people and businesses

to form a tight, thriving

community. How would

you empower the Chamber

of Commerce to drive the

community to new heights? Is

the chamber really the bridge

between people and businesses,

or businesses and the city of

Malibu? Does the chamber have

their own agenda and vision of

what Malibu should be? More

stores, more shopping, more

businesses, more members, more

memberships? I’m not sure. Who

are the “people” they are bridging?

I’d like to empower them in

the area of focusing on resident

challenge.

10. What is your stance on

short-term rentals? Shortterm

rentals are not just a

Malibu problem, they are a

worldwide problem. There

is a solution to managing the

problems and we have learned

from the experiences and legal

expenditures of other municipalities.

11. The Malibu Chamber

of Commerce is the bridge

between the people and businesses

to form a tight, thriving

community. How would

you empower the Chamber

of Commerce to drive the

community to new heights?

Running a business in Malibu

is a difficult proposition and

the Chamber of Commerce is a

good resource for businesses.

The city has a good working

needs above visitor needs. But

speaking with the incoming

president, my understanding is

that they are not getting a lot of

support from the city right now,

which is surprising to me. The

chamber should be allowed to

use the Zuma room in City Hall

to have membership meetings at

least, since I was told they have

to rent a space and tap into the

city notifications network. In the

past when I ran, the chamber was

very much the “outside interest”

organization, in my opinion, with

not a lot of residents involved.

That, I hope, could change with

more local businesses serving

locals. That will need help from

the city for sure.

12. Parting words: Malibu

is at a critical time right now

with some serious problems

coming up the highway. It’s

time to draw a line in the sand,

not stick our heads into it.

Status quo at City Hall has got

us to this point with the same

behind-the-curtains players

running the show … into the

ground. It’s time to turn this

ship around. I’m ready to take

the helm.

relationship with the chamber

best emulated by the State of

the City event hosted annually.

The chamber does not

need to be empowered by the

city – but the city is smart to,

and does, have a good working

relationship with the Chamber

of Commerce. It is a cooperative

relationship.

12. Parting words: I respect

all of my fellow candidates

for being willing to step up

and serve Malibu and I wish

them the best of luck in their

campaign during these challenging

times. I also thank the

residents of Malibu for trusting

me to serve on the council

and hopefully my actions over

the last four years have given

you the confidence to trust me

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From Page 6

Township Council (member);

Malibu Democratic

Club (member); Malibu

Coalition for Slow Growth

(supporter); Sierra Club

(member). I also was active

providing guidance

to the Malibu Foundation

when it was first formulating

its plans to be of help

to members of the community

who lost their homes

in the Woolsey Fire.

7. How long have you

lived in Malibu? 9 years

in October

8. Why are you running

for Malibu City Council?

The Woolsey Fire was a

devastating disaster. On

Dec. 10, 2018, I attended the

first regular meeting of Malibu

City Council following

the Woolsey Fire. I expected

to witness the council members

in full exigency mode,

working to help the community

in the aftermath of

the fire. Instead, I witnessed

90 minutes of ceremonial

platitudes and self-congratulations

that were an insult

to the community. I spoke

out against the charade at

that meeting, and I followed

with an onslaught of public

criticism (both constructive

and negative) designed to

generate a public discussion

and reform.

Following the Woolsey

Fire, I conceived, created,

organized, and led the

Lawyer Project of Operation

Recovery; we were

able to help hundreds of

Malibu residents obtain

superior legal representation

at unprecedentedly

discounted prices (all contingent

on a recovery). I

devoted hundreds of hours

to the Lawyer Project,

and I did so without any

compensation of any sort

— and with a promise

that I would not accept

compensation if offered

to me. When Malibu City

Council was considering

the city’s budget following

the Woolsey Fire, the city

manager initially projected

$2.6 million in revenue

from fees for rebuilding

permits for homes

destroyed in the Woolsey

Fire. Through Operation

Recovery, I spearheaded an

initiative to prevail upon

City Council to waive

those fees — which the

city manager and some

members of City Council

initially opposed (and now

pat themselves on the back

for approving).

I also fought City Hall on

various environmental matters,

including two matters

I appealed to the Coastal

Commission to prevent

destruction of environmentally

sensitive habitat.

I also advocated various

reforms, including pressing

City Council to exert

greater authority over the

city manager and city staff.

Because of my public activism,

many Malibu residents

— including current and

former members of City

Council and city commissions

— urged me to run for

City Council. Ultimately,

and with more than a bit

of trepidation, I agreed to

throw my hat into the ring. I

did so out of a sense of civic

obligation and not because

of any personal desire.

The current members of

City Council were elected

before the Woolsey Fire

“woke” us to the reality that

they are ceremonial leaders,

whose main qualification

is that they are the friends

of many voters. Making

matters worse, the city

manager, city attorney and

almost all of Malibu’s city

staff are non-residents, who

lack the personal perspective

of the residents of our

small community. That is

why the City Council rarely

acts contrary to a “staff

recommendation” that often

conflicts with the wishes of

the community. That is why

many residents are dissatisfied

with City Hall.

Today, Malibu’s unique

environment, natural

beauty, and calming

serenity are under assault

by commercial developers,

transient visitors

and a growing homeless

population. Crime, traffic,

and littered streets and

beaches are on the rise.

The omnipresent threat of

wildfire, earthquakes and

other disasters looms large.

And the double-punch of

the Woolsey Fire and CO-

VID-19 pandemic have left

the city’s bloated budget

battered and bruised. The

ceremonial members of

City Council simply are

not up to the task of dealing

with these issues.

Before becoming a community

activist for Malibu,

I practiced law for more

than 30 years and was

once identified as one of

the top 500 lawyers in the

country. I have substantial

experience drafting

laws, construing laws, and

resolving complex disputes

that require novel solutions

to seemingly insurmountable

problems — the same

type of work required of

members of City Council.

Remarkably, City Council

has not had a member who

is a lawyer for more than a

decade.

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7. How long have you

lived in Malibu? 5 years

8. Why are you running

for Malibu City Council?

I have always given back

to my community, even

while I was spending nearly

four decades as a public

servant, a public policy

analyst, author, adjunct

professor and political

activist. I want to employ

the policy, political and

intergovernmental affairs

skills I have amassed over

a four-decade professional

career.

9. When we say parking

in Malibu, you say? We

need more. Parking has

two special functions in our

modern-day existence along

a highway (PCH) that cuts

through our community:

first, we need to eliminate

parking along PCH except

for residents due to public

safety concerns; second,

we need to establish a safe

parking zone to accommodate

increasing numbers of

homeless people occupying

PCH. I believe that to

accommodate visitors who

have every right to take

advantage of our incredibly

beautiful resources

we should identify parking

facilities and institute a

shuttle service to the beach.

10. What is your stance

on short-term rentals? I

think there is a tricky balance

between the rights of

property owners to utilize

their properties in order

to continue to live here

and protect the neighbors

who may be subjected to

raucous disturbances at all

hours of the day by bad actors

who may simply want

to live out a beach fantasy

for all their friends. City

Council has been wrestling

with this for many years

and I have been outspoken

in City Council meetings

about the concept of

accountability being the

foundation for a solution. I

advanced several years ago

restrictions which basically

stipulated two strikes

and you’re out, protection

of parking congestion,

which is a premium in

many neighborhoods, and

a system where complaints

can be dealt with swiftly

and effectively. I think that

we are very close to having

a reasonable compromise

that incorporates all of

these restrictions.

11. The Malibu Chamber

of Commerce is

the bridge between the

people and businesses

to form a tight, thriving

community. How

would you empower the

Chamber of Commerce

to drive the community

to new heights? Small

businesses are struggling

with the economic restrictions

that have beset our

community due to the

Pandemic and the Woolsey

fire. We have a community

that is struggling with the

necessary precautions that

have been implemented

by the state government.

But even more impactful

is the reluctance of those

to engage in what were

once considered “normal”

activities, like dining out,

even when restrictions are

lifted. The federal government

stepped up and

provided PPP assistance

to many, not all, small

businesses but we are now

at a point where long-term

demand may be stifled

for some time. We need

to work closely with the

Chamber of Commerce to

support those who wish to

stick it out and incentivize

those willing to come to

our community. It is and

will continue to be a daunting

problem but one that

could be discussed in the

Citizens’ Visioning Commission

I have proposed to

identify issues that are important

to our community.

12. Parting words: I

have proposed a series

of long-term visions for

our community, a Visioning

Commission led by

citizens from across a wide

spectrum of issue areas

in Malibu; a re-design of

Pacific Coast Highway that

will increase public safety,

curb speeding, and present

both aesthetic and environmental

improvements such

as cleaner air, less traffic

noise and reduced run-off

into the ocean; aggressive

restrictions on the use of

rodenticides; the creation

of a fire reserve corps

program similar to the

National Guard devoted to

fully trained and certified

firefighters; a pilot project

to underground electrical

utilities; and a public

dialogue on governmental

structural reform. The journey

of a thousand miles

starts with the first step and

I want to position Malibu

as a visionary community

that is protecting future

generations. It is big-think

and never too early to start

moving forward on our

future. Of course we can

do this while tending to

the immediate issues that

must be addressed as well,

not the least being severe

budgetary and financial

issues at City Hall. I bring

no BS and no baggage to

the position of City Councilman,

only a deep and

dedicated commitment to

those who will inherit the

society and environment

we leave them.

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CITY OF MALIBU

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH 2020

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Public Safety Office is hosting

numerous events to encourage the public to get prepared. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

all trainings, seminars, and briefings will be held online via video conference. All residents

can RSVP for any event on MalibuSafety.Eventbrite.com.

SEPTEMBER 13 -19:

Social Media Theme: Earthquakes

Thursday, September 17 at 6 PM

Earthquake Preparedness and Home Hazards Class

SEPTEMBER 20 - 26:

Social Media Theme: Wildfires

Tuesday, September 22 at 6 PM

Community Fire Season Briefing with Assistant Chief Drew Smith of Los Angeles County Fire

Wednesday, September 23 at 6 PM

City of Malibu's New Evacuation Zone Seminar with Assistant Chief Drew Smith of Los Angeles County Fire,

Fire Safety Liaison Jerry Vandermeulen, and Public Safety Manager Susan Dueñas

Thursday, September 24 at 6 PM

Home Ignition Zone Seminar taught by Fire Safety Liaison Jerry Vandermeulen

SEPTEMBER 27 - 30:

Social Media Theme: Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS)

Monday, September 28 at 6 PM

Public Safety Power Shutoffs Training and Update with Southern California Edison

Wednesday, September 30 at 6 PM

Public Safety Power Shutoffs Training and Update with Southern California Edison

For more information about any of these events or emergency preparedness,

please contact the City’s Public Safety Office at 310-456-2489 ext. 368


HERE’S THE BEEF

Rossana Radden’s Andean sandwich

doesn’t disappoint, Page 22

DRIVE-THRU

‘NIGHTS’

Walking is out at this year’s

jack-o-lantern event, Page 22

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New Tori Eldridge novel picks up where

‘The Ninja’s Daughter’ left off,

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Like her novel character, Tori Eldridge

shows grace, guts and gravitas

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BARBARA BURKE,

Staff Reporter

Like the protagonist in

her mystery thrillers, Lily

Wong, author Tori Eldridge

is multi-faceted, multi-talented,

intelligent, insightful,

intuitive and intriguing.

Eldridge, long a tireless

parent volunteer in Malibu

as she and her husband

raised two boys who attended

Malibu schools, is a dancer,

a singer, an actress and an

award-winning novelist.

Her second Lily Wong

novel, “The Ninja’s Blade,”

was released on Sept. 1 by

Polis Books/Agora ($16.95

at Amazon, Barnes & Noble

and elsewhere). Her

debut novel, “The Ninja’s

Daughter,” obtained widespread

recognition, including

being nominated for the

Anthony, Lefty and Macavity

awards for best mystery

debut novel and receiving

the 2019 Thriller Book of

the Year from AOTA Global

Radio Network.

Like her debut novel,

Eldridge’s second book in

the Lily Wong thriller series

grabs a reader from

word one, launching on

an adventurous, wild ride

as Lily, a vigilante who

committed herself to rescuing

vulnerable women

after her younger sister was

murdered, seeks to rescue

victims of sex trafficking,

while also dealing with

family dynamics that, although

all too familiar for

many readers, are not for

the feint of heart.

Malibu Surfside News

chatted with Eldridge about

her new book, her varied

careers, including performing

on Broadway, appearing

on TV, screenwriting,

writing mystery thrillers

and training in the ancient

art of the Ninja, a journey

she began pursuing when

her son started the practice.

All are life experiences

that have molded Eldridge

into a writer who immerses

readers in the lives and

daunting experiences of

Lily, a gutsy young woman

who grapples with challenges

in multicultural and

multi-generational contexts,

attempts to solve

mysteries, and tries to pursue

the cause of justice for

those who cannot pursue it

themselves.

Grace. Gravitas. Guts.

Gumption. Glory. Like the

heroine in her novels. Eldridge

exudes all of those

attributes. She and her husband

raised two boys who

attended Malibu schools

and, true to her “all-in” nature,

she immersed herself

in supporting her sons’ activities

and schools.

“I was the music coach for

Juan Cabrillo and co-director

of the Malibu drum line

for three years,” Eldridge

recalled fondly. “At Malibu

High School, I served as the

cheerleading coach.”

Eldridge also appeared

on Broadway, was an actress

and a singer.

“I was in ‘The Little

Prince and the Aviator’ on

Broadway and I understudied

and toured with the late,

great Anthony Quinn who

was bigger than life,” Eldridge

said. “I worked on

the first national company

The author, Malibuite Tori

Eldridge SUBMITTED PHOTO

“The Ninja’s Blade” is Eldridge’s second novel in her Lily

Wong series. AGORA BOOKS

of ‘Cats’ as a singer and actress

and was on ‘The Love

Boat’ with Teri Hatcher.”

Elridge first penned a

horror screenplay, “The

Gift,” which earned a semifinalist

position for the

Academy Award Nicholl

Fellowship. A Honoluluborn

Chinese-Norwegian,

she likes to weave cultural

tensions and interplays into

her characters and plots.

Lily, the protagonist in her

books, is a Chinese-Norwegian.

In ‘The Ninja’s

Blade,’ Lily grapples with

cultural and racial tensions,

both in her adventures as

well as in her personal

life, as she hunts for a kidnapped

prostitution victim,

a missing high school girl

and a sociopathic sex trafficker,

all the while herself

being hunted by surviving

members of a murderous

street gang.

“Lily Wong draws extensively

from my life

and her personality and

character grew out of an

authentic cultural diversity,”

Eldridge explained.

“In the book, Lily must

grapple with family dynamics

when her grandparents

arrive to celebrate her

mother’s 50th birthday and

there are unresolved filial

obligations between Lily’s

mom and grandmother,

leaving Lily to deal with

that, even as she is trying

to hunt down those who

have kidnapped a girl.”

Further, Eldridge added,

“Lily is living in one of the

most diverse cities in the

world and I wanted to show

such a strong young woman

in a way not previously

done. She is a 25-year-old

millennial who looks at

life in a way that is very

different than how I and

many readers do, and she

drives a bike through L.A.

and must use mass transit

to get around.”

When Lily’s younger sister

was murdered, Eldridge

shared, it completely disrupted

the lives of Lily and

her parents.

“That sets the background

of layers of emotions,

but as we all know,

when it comes down to it,

family is family. Those realities

are infused within

a complex mystery,” she

said. “In the second book,

I deeply dive into the complex

world of commercial

sexual exploitation of

youth.” In order to do so,

Eldridge added, she thoroughly

researched all the

ways that children can be

lured, coerced and kidnapped

into a life of prostitution.

However, the novel is not

all gloom and doom.

“I know that what readers

want is for the author to

expand perceptions of the

world and to also be entertaining,”

Eldridge said. “I

tried to bust through Ninja

stereotypes and take an authentic

look at my city, share

my heritage from the inside

out and create characters

that readers will fall in love

with and resonate with.”

Eldridge elaborated

about how Ninja principles

are integral to her life. A

modern-day ninja, Eldridge

holds a fifth-degree black

belt in To-Shin Do ninjutsu,

an avocation that she views

as much more than just a

martial art, but instead, as

informing her essential perspectives

on life.

“Meditation is a large part

of the training for a Ninja

practice and we apply our

Ninja principles and strategies

to our daily emotional

life,” Eldridge said. “I meditate

every morning before I

even get out of bed, setting

an intention to calm my

mind and make sure that I

am greeting the day with

a positive attitude, always

aware that fighting is easy,

tranquility hard.”

Eldridge’s advice to aspiring

authors and readers?

“When in doubt, choose

the most empowering perspective.”


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Cooking with Rossana: Rossana’s Andean sandwich

It’s time to celebrate and

give thanks to all our essential

workers in these sensitive

times.

This Andean sandwich is

an absolute pleasure to indulge,

you will agree after

you have the first bite.

Buy the beef fillet at

our local markets and vegetables

from our Malibu

farms. The Peruvian yellow

chili, in stores as Aji Amarillo

Paste, surely gives an

original taste to this delicious

sandwich.

This recipe was awarded

as second place at the Taste

of Malibu.

As always, it is my pleasure

serving you.

Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:

• 8 brioche bread slices

• 1 small jar yellow

Peruvian chili sauce

• 1 large red onion

finely sliced

• 4 Roma tomatoes

sliced

• 1 bunch spinach

• 1 4 ounce container

crumbled blue cheese

• 1 pound New York

steak filet or top

sirloin

• 2/3 cup soy sauce

• 1 clove garlic minced

• 1 teaspoon sriracha

• 3 tablespoons olive oil

Cut off the bread crust

from each slice and line up

the slices on a wood cutting

board. In a glass bowl

mix the soy sauce, garlic

and sriracha. Cut the filet

appropriately as the bread

slices and coat them with 1

tablespoon olive oil and a

pinch of salt, add the mixture

and coat well.

While the beef is marinating,

let’s roast the tomato

slices. Place a pan on

the stove at medium heat

with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Once the oil is warm, roast

the tomato slices on both

sides, about 3 minutes each

side. Place them on a plate.

In the same pan, sauté

the onion slices. Add a little

more olive oil if needed,

until the onions are caramelized.

If they start to

get too brown, add 1 tablespoon

water and cover with

a lid, until soft. Place it on

a plate.

In the same pan, add 1

tablespoon olive oil; the

pan needs to be hot. Fry

the beef fillets, 4 minutes

on each side. Set aside on

a plate.

Wash and pat dry with a

towel the spinach leaves,

take off the spinach stems

and place the leaves in a

bowl.

Open the crumbled blue

cheese container and set

aside. Open the yellow chili

sauce jar and set aside.

Heat a panini grill or

oven toaster. Next to the

bread slices, line up your

ingredients’ bowls to assemble

the sandwich. With

a butter knife, spread the

chili sauce on the 8 slices of

bread. Place the ingredients

on the bread slices in this

order: spinach, blue cheese,

onions, tomato, beef fillet,

blue cheese, onions, spinach,

and top with a bread

slice.

Place it in the panini machine,

and press it until the

cheese is melted, a little,

and the bread is toasted 2-3

Peruvian yellow chili sauce gives an original taste to this

delicious Andean sandwich. SUBMITTED PHOTO/ROSSANA

RADDEN

minutes. If using a toaster

oven, toast to desired doneness.

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Malibu resident Rossana Radden

is a food coach and chef

at Rossana’s Kitchen, a personalized

food-catering service

working in collaboration

with surgeons, physicians and

clinical nutritionists. Radden

also is an advocate at Young

Center for immigrant children’s

rights and a transforming

care bedside volunteer at

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Questions? Contact Rossana

at 310-384-9887 or by email

eat@rossanaskitchen.com.

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in the 4th Annual Malibu Choice Awards

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Voting is open Sept. 16-Oct. 18

Check out the ballot inside this issue

or vote online at

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BUSINESSES WITH YOUR VOTE!

SCOTT STEEPLETON, Editor

The ghoul that is the

pandemic has brought big

changes to the Halloween

event known as Nights of

the Jack.

Held at the 588-acre King

Gillette Ranch, the annual

event from Ben Biscotti,

Tony Schubert and Bobby

Rossi pushes the envelope

on the jack-o-lantern, with

light-up displays depicting

movie stars, sports heroes

and animated characters;

creatures of the sea; a Dia

de los Muertos tribute; and

more.

You typically walk the

property, through installations

of pumpkins great and

small, whimsical and wild,

creepy and crawly.

All in the dead of night.

Food and beverage

trucks are on hand to satisfy

those urges, and a pumpkin

carver extraordinaire can

generally be found dazzling

wandering guests with his

artistry.

This year, however,

Nights of the Jack will be

a mile-long drive-thru experience,

running Oct. 1

through Nov. 1.

Organizers say the drive

should take around 25 minutes

(speed limit 5 mph). At

the end of the trail, some of

L.A.’s top food trucks will

be offering food and drinks

to-go. Here’s how it will

work: One person per car

will be allowed to purchase

food safely and return to

the vehicle.

Hand sanitizing stations

will be provided and all

employees will be required

to wear personal protective

equipment and have a

temperature check upon arrival.

Under pandemic guidelines,

on-site activities outside

the car will not be allowed.

The site will open at 6:30

or 7 p.m., depending on the

day and advanced ticket

purchase is required.

King Gillette Ranch is

located at 26800 Mulholland

Highway, Calabasas.

Tickets are $69 per

car and available at

nightsofthejack.com.


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Malibu home prices, values

SCOTT STEEPLETON, Editor

According to Zillow, the Malibu real

estate market temperature is hot.

The median home value is $3,172,085.

Malibu home values have gone up 5.4

percent over the past year and Zillow

predicts they will fall -0.7 percent within

the next year.

The median list price per square foot in

Malibu is $1,137, which is higher than

the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

Metro average of $447. The median

price of homes currently listed in Malibu

is $3,288,000.

As for rentals, the median price in

Malibu is $14,990, which is higher than

the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

Metro median of $3,200, according to

Zillow.

The percent of Malibu homeowners

underwater on their mortgage is 1.8,

which is lower than the Los Angeles-

Long Beach-Anaheim Metro at 4.1

percent.

GOING RATE Malibu Sales and Leases | Week of September 4 - 10

TYPE ADDRESS LIST PRICE SALE PRICE BEDS/BATHS SOLD DATE

Single Family 2913 Corral Canyon Rd. $1,295,000 $1,281,900 2B/2B 9.9.20

Single Family 31336 Broad Beach Rd. $6,495,000 $6,175,000 4B/4B 9.10.20

Single Family 980 Crater Oak Dr. $2,675,000 $2,550,000 4B/4B 9.8.20

Single Family 23318 W Paloma Blanca Dr. $1,995,000 $1,945,000 4B/3B 9.9.20

Single Family 2501 Rambla Pacifico $2,995,000 $3,066,000 4B/3B 9.10.20

Single Family 509 Crater Camp Dr. $1,995,000 $1,760,000 5B/3B 9.10.20

Single Family 4254 Avenida De La Encinal $2,995,000 $2,650,000 3B/3B 9.5.20

Manufactured Mobile Home 29500 Heathercliff Rd. #271 $1,185,000 $1,085,000 3B/3B 9.6.20

Manufactured Mobile Home 50 Paradise Cove 1,175,000 $1,050,000 2B/1B 9.8.20

Lease 26928 Malibu Cove Colony Dr. $27,500/mth $25,000/mth 3B/3B 9.8.20

Lease 11770 Pacific Coast Hwy. #AA $10,000/mth $9,000/mth 4B/3B 9.4.20

Lease 20638 Pacific Coast Hwy. #12 $5,500/mth $5,500/mth 1B/1B 9.8.20

Lease 30916 Broad Beach Rd. $100,000/mth $100,000/mth 5B/7B 9.8.20

Lease 29517 Harvester Rd. $12,500/mth $12,000/mth 4B/3B 9.10.20

Lease 6166 Ramirez Canyon Rd. $25,000/mth $19,200/mth 4B/5B 9.9.20

Condo 6216 Tapia Dr. #B $949,999 $900,000 3B/2B 9.10.20

Condo 6477 Kanan Dume Rd. $540,000 $523,000 2B/2B 9.10.20

Condo 29235 Heathercliff Rd. #6 $995,000 $1,305,000 2B/2B 9.9.20

Statistics provided by Bobby LehmKuhl with The Address | Malibu Information gathered from Combined

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

Tel: 555 555 5555

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Aviator Nation expands and will offer a community space

BARBARA BURKE,

Staff Reporter

When Cafe Escobar shuttered

earlier this summer,

Aviator Nation, an adjacent

business, decided to

expand and take over the

entire property.

“We moved into our

space at the old Malibu

Inn seven years ago and

ever since I moved in, I’ve

dreamed of designing an

experience for the community

in the full building,”

Paige Mycoskie, Founder

of Aviator Nation, said.

“When I was younger, I

used to visit the old Malibu

Inn and attend great concerts

here.”

Mycoskie was speaking

of the time, in the

1980s-’90s when Malibu

Inn was a music venue.

According to local concert

promoter Matt Diamond

and Malibu journalist

Ben Marcus, the Malibu

Inn provided a stage for the

likes of Jerry Lee Lewis,

Tom Petty, Kenny Wayne

Shepherd, Kid Rock, Dick

Dale, Leon Russell, Albert

Lee, Richie Sambora, The

Doors, Chris Robinson and

Mark Ford of Black Crowes,

The Allman Brothers’

Dicky Betts, The Eagles’

Don Felder, The Foo Fighters’

Taylor Hawkins, The

Police’s Stewart Copeland,

Red Hot Chili Peppers’

Chad Smith, Motley Cru’s

Niki Six, Tower Of Power,

George Clinton and P-

Funk, Agent Orange, Pato

Banton, English Beat, Steel

Pulse, Donaven Frankenreiter,

The Expendable, Fishbone,

Dawes, The White

Buffalo, Brandon Jenner

and many others.

Looking forward to the

venue’s next iteration,

Mycoskie said, “I have a

passion for music and my

brand Aviator Nation supports

the music industry in

a lot of ways. My dream

seven years ago was to

bring back the greatness

of the Malibu Inn’s past,

but in Aviator Nation style.

Now, that dream is coming

true and we have the lease

on the full building so we

are going to do just that.”

Mycoskie has big plans

for the expanded business.

“The new space will

be called Aviator Nation

Dreamland. This will be

the very first of this special

concept. Essentially, we

will have a bar, coffee bar,

juice bar, a small but super

yummy menu and the best

stage in town.”

“I would love to also

offer special events that

cater to the wellness community

like yoga, nutrition,

skincare, etc.,” Mycoskie

told Surfside News. “Our

Dreamland stage will host

special shows, only it will

not be a nightly thing. I

plan to have special limited

shows. It is possible that we

will do one to three shows

per month, some small and

some a bit bigger.”

To prepare for offering

such events, Mycoskie explained

that Aviator Nation

is completely revamping

the sound system.

“Every element to the

new space is being done

carefully to consider the effects

of the sound quality,”

she said. “The space will

celebrate the California lifestyle

we know and love.”

Mycoskie added that she

has a particular vision for

the new venue.

“I live in Malibu myself,

so I am a member of this

community and I really

do feel like I have a good

understanding of what we

need here. We need a great

Aviator Nation founder Paige Mycoskie at Big Sur.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

breakfast burrito and a place

to get great coffee across

from Surfrider Beach and

we need a rad hangout with

awesome shows.”

The venue will have a

full liquor license with

beer, wine and spirits.

“We will host private functions,

but the space will be

mostly open to the public,”

Wycoskie said. “I care about

the community because it is

my personal backyard and

I want to celebrate our past

and brighten our future.

“We need a new place

in Malibu to make great

memories and I hope that

Dreamland will be that.”

A handful of people are

helping Mycoskie with the

new space. However, she

emphasized that she is designing

the space herself

and that she and her inhouse

team are doing a lot

of the painting and cosmetic

details.

“My goal is to design a

space that makes you feel

warm and cozy inside when

you enter,” Mycoskie said.

“We want to bring love to

Malibu and to hopefully inspire

the future of our community.”

Mycoskie is developing

a new line of merchandise

that will be sold only in the

new space.

“The merchandise will

include Dreamland branded

apparel, luxury swimwear

and other lifestyle

products that our customers

and neighbors are craving

like towels and other beach

gear,” she said.

“My goal is to listen to

the community and to give

Malibuites what they need.”

A soft opening is set for

October.

The can’t-miss sign outside Aviator Nation’s Malibu

store. BARBARA BURKE/SURFSIDE NEWS

“COVID creates challenges

of course, but that

is my goal,” she said. “We

will continue to fine tune

the space through November

and be fully open by

Thanksgiving.”

Finally, Mycoskie noted

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that Aviator Nation is hiring,

including upper management

and a general manager.

“We would love to hire

people in the community.”

Anyone interested should

email Mycoskie at hiring@

aviatornation.com.

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STEWART

From Page 6

Pacifica HOA.

7. How long have you

lived in Malibu? Over 20

years

8. Why are you running

for Malibu City Council?

During my over 20

years of living in Malibu,

I have developed a deep

love for this close-knit

community, as well as

Malibu’s one-of-a-kind

nature and beauty. Between

the Woolsey fire and

the COVID-19 pandemic,

our city has now faced two

major crises within the

last 18 months. Not only

is there a near certainty

for a financial crisis in the

months ahead, but it is

almost inevitable that we

will also see another fire or

natural disaster in our nearterm

future. With immense

challenges headed our way,

Malibu City Council must

have the “best hands on

deck” to bring their skills

and expertise to lead us in

a positive direction. Protecting

and preserving the

things that we love most

by preparing for whatever

might come next is what

compelled me to run for

office. I am certain that my

decades of experience in finance

and budget management,

as well as leadership

roles on Malibu’s Public

Safety Commission, has

prepared me to expertly

serve our city.

9. When we say parking

in Malibu, you say?

What a mess especially

when we are packed with

visitors. We need to write

more tickets for the violators,

raise the fines to the

point that it helps to deter

the bad parking habits,

and have tow trucks at the

ready when the violators

are presenting a hazard to

public safety. This is a high

priority to many of our

Malibu constituents and

these are issues that we are

working on right now in

the Public Safety Commission

where I am the vice

chair.

10. What is your stance

on short-term rentals?

Whatever law or regulations

Malibu establishes

is only the first step in the

short-term rental equation.

The important part

is how we enforce these

rules. We should have

continual, dedicated code

enforcement officers who

physically inspect the

properties, ensure compliance,

promptly respond to

complaints, and assist in

checking for non-permitted

operators. The funding

for these code enforcers

should come from the permit

fees paid each year by

the STR owners. No neighbor

should have to wait

for an STR problem to be

resolved. Additionally, the

city should limit its STR

approval to only what the

consensus is for the extent

of licensing including how

many days a year the property

may be rented out. But

in no case should the city

allow corporate-owned

properties or non-primary

residences to be used as

STRs in my opinion.

11. The Malibu Chamber

of Commerce is

the bridge between the

people and businesses

to form a tight, thriving

community. How would

you empower the Chamber

of Commerce to

drive the community to

new heights? The Chamber

is the advocate and

facilitator for businesses to

thrive in Malibu and other

communities around the

country. The Malibu city

government has to be the

equal and willing helping

hand to both the chamber

and its business members

by being an advocate and

facilitator as well as providing

prompt constituency

support. Yes, we have millions

of visitors each year

and we have to assist and

promote our businesses to

thrive with these out-oftown

clients. However,

we have to take care of

our local merchant owners

and our residents as they

are our first and foremost

constituents. It is in our

mutual best interest for the

city to have an eagerness

to say yes to what is proper

to support our businesses,

but we have to always

remember to protect our

locals and our city.

12. Parting words: In

early June, our city of

Malibu came to realize

how hard our city’s

finances have been hit.

The Woolsey fire, COVID

and now our budget crisis

are the types of disasters

that are often referred to

as Black Swan events in

business planning. These

are events that are thought

of as only one in a million

possibility of occurring,

but when they do, everybody

says we should have

seen it coming. And it is

highly likely that a natural

disaster could be the next

black swan for us as well.

Today our Malibu is facing

the worst financial crisis

in its nearly 30-year history.

This is the time to

bring the competent and

experienced leadership to

the task so that we can get

through this and remain the

wonderful place we all call

home. It won’t be easy, but

it does require those who

know what to do and will

make it happen. It is for

reasons like this that I am

a candidate and am asking

the residents of Malibu to

vote for me, Doug Stewart,

as I am ready to take on the

tasks as their City Council

member.

UHRING

From Page 6

8. Why are you running

for Malibu City Council?

I am running because

I want to help our City

Council make better decisions.

I believe we need to

do a better job of protecting

our environment and

rural character and I am

certain we need to bring

back a respect for the quality

of life of our residents.

I was promoted to senior

executive positions in

the companies I worked

for because I learned to

work as a team, listen to

facts and make decisions

that had a demonstrable

positive impact on whatever

was being acted

upon. I can do the same

for Malibu. If you know

me, you know that I have

been active in protecting

our environment. I led the

charge to stop a shopping

center on Legacy Park

and instead helped raise

$500,000 to buy the land;

and I was on the team that

created the Dark Sky Ordinance,

among other efforts.

As a Planning Commission

member I have seen the

quality of life in Malibu

slipping away. We ignore

the rules, we play favorites,

we pass ordinances

without any enforcement,

homeless encampments

fill our highways and

short-term rentals destroy

our neighborhoods. Those

WETTON

From Page 6

7. How long have you

lived in Malibu? 1978-81;

1998-present

8. Why are you running

for Malibu City Council?

I am running for City

Council to improve public

safety, protect the environment

and save/enhance our

problems are not insurmountable,

We just have to

have the willpower to fix

them. If that is what you

want, give me your vote

this November.

9. When we say parking

in Malibu, you say? Too

Much: The Homeless RVs

parked along PCH need to

be resolved. The campers

dumping sewage on our

beaches is a health hazard

and the permanently parked

RVs conflict with the Coastal

Commission’s mandate to

provide visitor access to the

beaches and ocean.

Not Enough: The traffic

congestion in front of Nobu

and Soho on PCH is unacceptable.

Another Planning

Commission member and

I met with Nobu and Soho

management to discuss a

plan where employees and

potentially some customers

would park in a lot in the

Civic Center and a shuttle

would take them to restaurants

on PCH. This concept

is currently successfully deployed

in Laguna and could

work not only for Nobu

and Soho but for other

establishments along PCH.

Nobu and Soho agreed, the

Chamber of Commerce

agreed so we took the idea

to City Hall. Since that time

we have seen no action on

the part of the city.

sense of community.

9. When we say parking

in Malibu, you say? Parking

in Malibu is a mess.

Correcting this is part of

my public safety platform.

We need to take back our

city from visitors who don’t

feel obligated to follow

our ordinances. We need to

tighten parking regulations

to discourage overnight

parking and camping along

10. What is your stance

on short-term rentals?

I agree with the city’s

plan to create a shortterm

rental ordinance that

mirrors the Santa Monica

home share ordinance. In

short, the homeowner is required

to be on-site during

the rental. After numerous

short-term rental presentations

at the Planning Commission

and City Council it

is clear that the presence of

the homeowner significantly

reduces complaints.

11. The Malibu Chamber

of Commerce is the bridge

between the people and

businesses to form a tight,

thriving community. How

would you empower the

Chamber of Commerce

to drive the community

to new heights? Have the

chamber highlight one

successful Malibu Business

per month at a City Council

meeting. Provide funding to

allow the chamber to host

a monthly CEO speaker

series to keep businesses up

to date on the latest business

and marketing trends.

Help the chamber promote

member businesses to the

local community, encouraging

residents to shop at

stores that enhance the local

economy.

12. Parting words: The

residents I talk to are concerned

with how quickly the

“Malibu Quality of Life”

is disappearing. They hope

the next City Council can

provide some workable

solutions in areas like traffic,

homeless issues and rising

crime in our community.

PCH and provide a safe

parking lot for people who

are currently “unhoused”

so that we can enforce our

ordinances. Parking fines

should be increased to

provide a stronger deterrent

to illegal parking.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

For the full Q-and-A, see

malibusurfsidenews.com.


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A high holidays message from

POSTED TO malibusurfsidenews.com

Rabbi Levi Cunin, Chabad of Malibu

3

DAYS AGO

Friday night marks the beginning

of Rosh Hashanah,

the Jewish New Year. This important

time of reflection and

renewal concludes with Yom

Kippur, which means Day of

Atonement.

There is a story of a young

child, Aaron, in the 17thv century,

who grew up on a farm, in a

rural village in Eastern Europe.

His parents could not afford to

educate him in the formal way.

So father would spend any free

time he had to educate him.

When the child turned 6, the

father took his son to the high

holiday services at the synagogue

of the holy Rabbi Yisroel

Baal Shem Tov.

The room was filled, people

flocked from all directions. This

year, the Baal Shem Tov could

be heard crying uncontrollably,

touching the hearts of all

present. The sound of fervent

prayer swept the room, young

Aaron was left feeling like an

outsider.v After all, everyone

else seemed to know how to read

the Hebrew words of prayer, but

Aaron, what did he know?

Yearning strongly to join

in, Aaron shouted, with all

his might, the expression that

moved him many a time, the

rooster’s chant, “Ku ka riku!”

following with “Heavenly father

have mercy!”

A sudden silence rested in the

synagogue, as all looked to see

who was responsible for the apparent

prank.

Aaron, completely oblivious,

continued: Ku ka riku! Ku

ka riku! Father in heaven have

mercy!

While many proceeded to silence

him, the Holy Baal Shem

Tov stopped them.

Later he explained how the

heartfelt purity of Aaron broke

through the gates of heaven and

brought about the miraculous

results that even the Baal Shem

Tov and his students could not

accomplish.

As we enter into the season

of change and prayer, especially

as we pray that our world be

healed of this terrible pandemic,

we are reminded that when we

pray engaging the deepest part

of our heart, whether we do so

at home or in the synagogue, we

have the ability to elicit great

blessings! Blessings that transcend

our limitations. Blessings

to assure for us a new beginning

… a brighter tomorrow.

I welcome you to visit our

website jewishmalibu.com.

Chabad of Malibu will behosting

outdoor services and we

will also be hosting short Shofar

sounding events throughout

Malibu. Please visit our website

for details.

FAITH BRIEFS

High Holiday services

at Chabad of Malibu,

22943 Pacific Coast

Highway, 310-456-6588.

Outdoor services only;

limited space; face coverings

mandatory. Must

RSVP at jewishmalibu.

com.

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, Sept. 18: 6:30

p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 19: 9:30

a.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 20: 9:30

a.m.; Shofar sounding:

11:30 a.m.; Tashlich service:

2:30 p.m.; evening

services: 7 p.m.

Yom Kippur

Sunday, Sept. 27: Fast

begins at 6:20 p.m.; Kol

Nidrei services: 6:20 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 28: Morning

services: 9:30 a.m.;

Yizkor memorial service:

noon; afternoon service:

5 p.m.; Neilah closing

services: 6 p.m.; fast ends

7:20 p.m.

Sukkot

Friday, Oct. 2: 6:30 p.m.

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (28211

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-457-7966)

Livestream service

10 a.m. Sunday. To join

worship, go to facebook.

com/staidanmalibu/videos.

Malibu United Methodist Church (30128

Morning View Drive, 310-457-7505)

Livestream service

10:30 a.m. Sunday. Worship

via Zoom. To register

to join, go to malibuumc.

org.

Our Lady of Malibu Church (3625 Winter

Canyon Road, 310-456-2361)

Livestream Mass

8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday;

12:10 p.m. Monday

through Saturday (followed

by The Rosary).

Email frmatt@olmalibu.

org for the links and passwords

to join.

Malibu Pacific Church (3324 Malibu

Canyon Road, 310-456-1611)

4, 5, 6 Ministry

7 p.m. Thursday. For

more information, go to

malibupacific.church/456.

Livestream service

10:15 a.m. Sunday. Live

worship broadcast. Tune

in at malibupacific.church/

live.

Virtual prayer

To share a prayer request,

submit to Wendi. To

pray with a deacon, contact

Annie McRae or (310)

310-4889.

Community Care Board

Anyone with a need can

visit the online community

care board: malibupacific.

church/board.

Virtual ministry gatherings

Individual ministries will

meet through their devices

through various digital

platforms like Zoom and

YouTube. Each ministry

leader will contact members

on how to connect.

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue

(24855 Pacific Coast Highway, 310-

456-2178)

Livestream Friday Night

Services

6 p.m. Friday.

Shabbat Morning Service

9-10 a.m. Saturday.

Livestream Torah Study

10:15 a.m. Saturday,

with Rabbi Michael

Schwartz.

For more information,

go to facebook.com/

MJCS2020.

Waveside Church (6955 Fernhill Drive,

310-774-1927)

Sundays Live from the Barn

10:10 a.m. Sunday at

wavesidechurch.com/live.

Have an event for faith

briefs? Email scott@

malibusurfsidenews.com.

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Pepperdine’s Rosario joins WBCA Social Justice Task Force

SUBMITTED BY PEPPERDINE

UNIVERSITY, Ricky Davis

Pepperdine women’s basketball

assistant coach Brian

Rosario was named to the

newly formed Women’s Basketball

Coaches’ Association

Social Justice Task Force.

The Task Force functions

under the auspices of the

association’s Diversity &

Inclusion Committee and

is focused on promoting racial

equality in three areas:

hiring practices, training

and education, and advocacy

and awareness. The task

force held its first meeting

on July 14.

The WBCA also announced

that it was joining

the National Association of

Basketball Coaches’ Committee

on Racial Reconciliation

in supporting the

West Coast Conference’s

“Russell Rule.” Named for

Boston Celtics great Bill

Russell, who played collegiately

for the University

of San Francisco, a West

Coast Conference member,

the “Russell Rule” is a

conference-wide diversity

hiring commitment that

requires each WCC member

institution to include a

member of a traditionally

underrepresented community

in the pool of final candidates

for every athletic director,

senior administrator,

head coach and full-time

assistant coaching position

in its athletic department.

Announced on Aug. 3, the

rule was unanimously adopted

by the presidents of

the league’s 10 member institutions.

The Task Force

recommended the WBCA’s

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support of the initiative as a

means of promoting diversity

in the candidate pools

when colleges fill coaching

vacancies.

“To be asked to work

with such forward-thinking

coaches, administrators,

and executives was such an

honor,” said Rosario. “Our

society is experiencing a

product from generations

of systemic racism and we

now find ourselves at a moment

where we have an opportunity

to bend the arch

of our nation’s moral compass

closer to justice. The

Task Force will be focused

on Black Justice in the areas

of hiring, education and

training, and advocacy. I’m

excited that we are doing

the work for the generations

that come after.”

In addition to Rosario,

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West Coast Conference postpones

fall conference competition

SUBMITTED BY PEPPERDINE

UNIVERSITY, Roger C. Horne

Pepperdine University

and the West Coast Conference

announced earlier that

all conference fall competition

has been postponed due

to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The WCC Presidents’

Council, in consultation with

the conference’s 10 athletic

directors and Commissioner

Gloria Nevarez, made this

decision following thorough

discussion over the course

of several weeks. The health

and safety of student-athletes

and everyone connected

with the West Coast Conference

guided all discussions.

“This decision, while

devastating for our fall

sports student-athletes, does

offer the hope of competing

the task force is composed

of the following individuals:

• Tracy Ellis-Ward, Social

Justice Task Force

co-chair, Big East associate

commissioner

and member of the

WBCA Diversity &

Inclusion Committee

• Charmin Smith, Social

Justice Task Force

co-chair, University

of California-Berkley

head coach and

WBCA Board of Directors

and Diversity

& Inclusion Committee

member

• Tyler Bates, head

coach, Loudonville

High School (Ohio)

• Diahann Billings-Burford,

CEO, RISE

• Bo Browder, head

coach, Xavier University

of Louisiana

• Blake DuDonis, head

coach, University of

Wisconsin-River Falls

• Josh Edwards, assistant

coach, College of

Southern Idaho

• Shawn Heilbron,

athletic director, Stony

Brook University.

• Gene Hill, head coach,

Georgia State University.

• Takiyah Jackson,

director, African

American Student Development

Office and

Fannie Lou Hamer

Black Resource

Center, University of

California, Berkeley.

• Christy Martin, head

coach, Saint Martin’s

University.

• Delise O’Meally,

CEO, Institute for

in the spring of 2021,” said

Pepperdine Director of Athletics

Dr. Steve Potts. “The

health and safety of our

student-athletes, coaches

and staff is, of course, our

primary concern. While we

are well-prepared and are

taking the necessary steps

to create the safest possible

environment, this decision

to postpone fall sports until

spring 2021 provides additional

time to focus on improving

our plans, protocols

and procedures, while also

giving our country the opportunity

to get the pandemic

under control so that we

may return to play as soon

as it is feasible.”

The WCC remains fully

committed and continues to

work closely with campus

Coach Brian Rosario

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Sport and Social

Justice, University of

Central Florida.

• Coquese Washington,

associate head coach,

University of Notre

Dame.

leadership on plans to ensure

a safe environment to

conduct the 2020-21 WCC

men’s and women’s basketball

seasons in the winter.

The conference intends to

explore various models for

conducting WCC competition

in the fall sports of

men’s and women’s cross

country, men’s and women’s

soccer and women’s

volleyball in the spring of

2021. The WCC strongly

supports efforts to encourage

the National Collegiate

Athletic Association to conduct

fall NCAA Championships

in the spring.

The WCC fall season

postponement does not preclude

member institutions

from scheduling non-conference

play.


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Dear Friends of Malibu Urgent Care,

My wife and I listened as the Malibu City Council awarded grants to Malibu

non-profit organizations. We heard that Friends of Malibu Urgent Care,

unfortunately, did not receive all that it was hoping to get, but were still one

of the lucky ones to receive a grant from the City.

My wife and I would like to supplement the $2,000 awarded by the City

with our own grant to Friends of Malibu Urgent Care for $8,000.

This is a tad less than our previous donations to Malibu Urgent Care, but we

wanted to bring you to the amount you originally requested from Malibu.

We hope that you will be able to further continue the important work you do

for all of us here in Malibu.

Barry and Diane Woods

To donate, please visit

FriendsofMUC.org

or call (310) 457-1294


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