1 0 VOLUME 33 NUMBER 25 THE CO M M U N I TY FORUM APRIL M A LIBUSurfs idenew S Residents Opposition Is Loud and Clear to Proposed LNG Facility 2 Earth Day Volunteers Focus Their Efforts on Malibu Lagoon State Park 5 Mothers Day Tea at the Adamson House Is a Cherished Local Tradition 8 Chumash Days Celebrates Our Native American Roots in Malibu 13 Real Estate Pages Give the Reader a Good Perspective on Malibu Life 16 FIRST SETTLERS Malibu s original residents were the Chumash people, who lived off the nature s bounty on land as well as in the Pacific Ocean. An annual tradition that takes place at Bluffs Park each April, Chumash Days celebrates the community s Native American history and its contributions to modern-day society. Dressed in traditional garb, replete with paint, Chumash David Garcia performs a dance and clapper sticks provide a rhythmic accompaniment. MSN/Frank Lamonea O p i n i o n 4 P e o p l e 6 D o i n g s 8 S c h o o l s 9 N o t i c e s 10 Calendar 12 Puzzle 14 B u s i n e s s 15 Real Estate 16 Classified 22
2 PAGE 2 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL FrontPAGE Local LNG Opposition Sends Strong Message Revved-Up Crowd in Packed Auditorium Doesn t Hold Back Its Voice or Its Sentiments FULL HOUSE Although people moved about the MHS auditorium, it was full for the first part of the three-hour hearing as people voiced their concerns. Many opponents wore lapel tags with red stop sign outlines that read United Against BHP Billiton, and a few managed to bring in small placards with the no slash through the acronym LNG. Astanding room only applauded opponents, that she crowd at the Malibu High would have them removed by a School auditorium that peace officer if they continued to was loud, boisterous, rowdy and talk or shout out of turn. made its feelings of opposition To underscore the point, four known at a public hearing last more sheriff s deputies were week about the proposed liquefied natural gas deepwater port cers overseeing the event. brought in to join the three offi- was in stark contrast to two years What seemed to enrage the ago when a similar public meeting was held and a handful of residents were outnumbered by supporters of the facility. The ostensible reason for the We will dooo public hearing was to take comments on the revised Draft Environmental Impact Report, a fiveinch thick document setting out everything to stop the impacts to the environment this potential and human community about the floating storage and regassification unit planned for 14 miles disaster. offshore Malibu. The project also includes miles of underwater pipeline to carry locals were the number of out-ofarea supporters who took the the LNG to the mainland at Oxnard, and the revised DEIR also podium at the beginning of the evaluates the consequences of meeting, leaving opponents to LNG carriers unloading their speak later in the evening. There cargo into the FSRU. were 60 speakers, who each A final joint EIR/EIS is expected to be released by the end of ing continued past 10 p.m. spoke three minutes. The meet- the summer, according to federal Many supporters were from a and state officials, who indicated marine engineers association, they agreed to extend the deadline for public comments for the selves as mariners and urged sup- whose members identified them- revised DEIR until May 12. port for the LNG facility, stressing that it should be U.S. citizens A gauge of how noisy and loud the audience of mostly local opponents was, occurred when the tankers that deliver LNG. who man the facility and sail the facilitator of the meeting warned However, an early speaker was audience member, who booed Malibu s outgoing Mayor, Andy LNG supporters, continued to Stern, who said his main mission shout over their testimony and is to stop the LNG proposal. We MSN Photos/Frank Lamonea will do everything to stop this potential disaster, he added, saying the City of Malibu was poised to pledge $50,000 towards litigation costs. Stern held a press conference the next day to elaborate on Malibu s opposition and to comment on the meeting. Last night they bussed a bunch of their own people into Malibu and had them register to speak before any of our local residents could be heard. I am outraged at BHP Billiton, the company which wants to build this plant, the mayor added, noting the world s largest resource company now ranks seventh among the largest lobbyists in the State of California. Limited to three minutes, many of the speakers could not list all their objections. The complaints focused on the height of the facility, which at 270 feet tall would be much higher than any of the existing offshore oil platforms. Many were also concerned that emissions from the plant and the vessels would blow directly onshore most of the year dumping hundreds of tons of pollutants onto Malibu. Recent city council candidate Ed Gillespie disputed the DEIR s version of a worst case scenario of either a vapor cloud or fireball due to the ignition of a vapor cloud traveling only a seven-and half-mile radius. He asserted that the report considers the mishap at a wind speed of 4.5 mph, but most of the time the wind blows much stronger than that. SPOKESMAN Councilmember Andy Stern who represented the City of Malibu, stated that the city council had unanimously opposed the pipeline and was pledging $50,000 for litigation. HOT AIR Proponents from out-of-the-area, BHP Billiton reps and some from the company s Australian home base arrived early and clustered in parts of the hall wearing yellow ID tags that read Smile If You Use Natural Gas. The best case scenario is the project will pollute the air and pollute the water. The worst case scenario is a pool fire, accidental or intentional. Your explosion will come to our shores, he said. Others talked about using an unproven technology that has never been field tested. At his press conference, Stern reiterated the testimony of another LNG critic at the hearing. What really concerns us is that BHP Billiton still can t explain why one of their oil rigs broke loose from its mooring during Hurricane Rita and drifted before it finally ran aground along the Gulf Coast even though that rig was officially designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, he said. Various legal and scientific experts from the Santa Barbarabased Environmental Defense Center insist there were numerous deficiencies in the DEIR. The degassification unit would discharge almost 2.5 billion gallons per year of water heated 30 degrees above the surface water of the ocean. The adverse impacts on marine life were not properly studied, according to one expert. Both of EDC s policy analysts noted that the DEIR failed to adequately address the hot water discharge issues and did not reveal all of the potential impacts. Another of the center s experts testified that a vapor cloud or explosion could expand into the shipping lanes and the DEIR did not address how large tankers could avoid such a scenario. Political activist Jay Liebig and others held up what many see as the specter of prolonged litigation. We will go to every court. (Continued on page 3)
3 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 3 Delay on Bluffs Park City Takes on Job of Rumor Control (Continued from page 2) We are going to fight. These are the bad guys, he said. Barry Haldeman followed up by addressing possible economic impact on the Malibu area. He cited $18 million in sales taxes and $20 million in property taxes that is currently collected locally. The DEIR simply states there will not be an expected impact to property values. There is no mention of property tax impacts. God forbid, if there is an accident or even a scare, it would directly impact property taxes and sales taxes. The state will collect less, he said. Skylar Peak said there could also be a big impact to recreation since Malibu is an important playground for all of the region. Where are the Zuma visitors going to go when you ruin it? asked Peak. Another LNG critic echoed those sentiments and added that Malibu is not the backyard of a few thousand homeowners and residents, but for the entire Los Angeles area. The beaches and parks draw millions of visitors from all over the world. It is not just a NIMBY issue, agreed Steve Uhring. It is not just Malibu s backyard. Remy O Neil said it was all about money. How the big corporate interests wanted to line their pockets at the expense of Malibu. You are a large corporation that wants to do business here. Nobody is begging for this facility to come here. You are not going to fill our needs or fill our pocketbooks, she said. In a somewhat unusual move, Councilmember Sharon Barovsky interrupted her incoming remarks about being reelected to another four-year term at this week s special Malibu City Council meeting to quash what she described as rumors circulating about the possibility of the city losing the Bluffs Park. She said, We have not lost Bluffs Park. There is a delay. Barovsky asked Interim City Manager John Jalili to explain. There hasn t been any change. We are waiting for completion of the transaction. The state finance department wants to see a more open process, he said. The deal involves the state Department of Parks and Recreation turning over Bluffs Park to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which in turn will sell off the eight-plus acres containing the ballfields to the city. The money the city pays for the fields would go toward the purchase of Soka University and its hundreds of acres of open space being acquired by state and federal officials as parkland. After the meeting, Jalili said that when city officials heard about the delay, Councilmember Jeff Jennings and City Attorney Christi Hogin were dispatched to the capitol. Jalili indicated the city lobbyist had been walking the transfer through when they learned about the delay. City officials were then notified about the concerns about the method of transfer between multi-level agencies. Jennings said, after talking to the agency officials, their biggest concern was that there was not enough oversight of the complex transaction by the executive and legislative branches. Consequently, an approval process was established where the the matter will be put onto what is called the May review another look at the state s budget that is approved by the legislature. The budget review should be completed by the end of May or the beginning of June, according to Jennings. BY BILL KOENEKER LNG Hearing Turnout Other speakers insisted not all of the alternatives were explored in the DEIR since it is debatable whether there is any natural gas shortage or that the imported product is necessary. Longtime Malibuite Paul Shoop said the U.S. reserves are enormous. We have all of the gas we can store. Don t analyze the different facilities, but analyze how to bring it from [other parts of] the U.S. to here, he said. Natalie Soloway may have summed up what one of the unintended consequences of the LNG proposal had wrought. They have managed to unite Malibu. It is usually a disaster, but this is going to be a disaster, she said referring to the various factions of Malibu now united in their criticism of the LNG project. Soloway said she believes the project would even unite Malibu with one of its long-time foe and sometime litigant, the California Coastal Commission It has even united us with the Coastal Commission over view protection, she added. During his press conference, the mayor concluded, There is absolutely no way that anyone can guarantee that this plant will be 100 percent safe. Even with the best technology, accidents still happen. Unfortunately, we live in an age when space shuttles blow up, terrorists attack public targets, and oil rigs get blown loose from their moorings. And even if the worst never happens, we will all still be downwind from hundreds of tons of plant emissions every year, he said. BY BILL KOENEKER Council Gavel Changes Hands Two Reelected Incumbents Take Oath of Office The reorganization meeting of the Malibu City Council that took place this week when Councilmember Ken Kearsley rotated to the mayor s post and Councilmember Jeff Jennings became mayor pro tem was a far cry from two years ago when council victors held out an olive branch to their critics. Kearsley, who two years ago was exiting a stint as mayor and had just won reelection, said at that time that his immediate postelection priority was to smooth the wrinkles caused by the rough waves of the campaign. Jennings had also retained his seat and newcomer Pamela Conley Ulich joined the five-member council. On April 11, incumbents Sharon Barovsky and Andy Stern both retained their seats in an election that was much closer than the one two years ago. As Kearsley took the gavel, he issued more of a challenge than an olive branch. The new mayor began his remarks by joking he had been asked to limit his comments to one page instead of 15 minutes of historical dialogue. He remarked that there were two sides to the local political spectrum. There are those people who run for a purpose and those people who run for position, he Preliminary Hearing Set for Ferrari Suspect Bail Review Stalled as DUI Attorney Joins Legal Team Abail review hearing slated for Bo Stefan Eriksson more commonly known as Stefan Eriksson on Monday in the ongoing saga of the felon and the Ferrari was in limbo following some crossed messages over the addition of a new member to his legal team. Eriksson appeared in court on Monday, garbed in a regulation orange jumpsuit, glumly watching the proceedings and occasionally appearing to ask questions of CONFERENCE Stefan Eriksson appears to be conferring with members of his expanding legal team. The attorneys tend to stand in front of Eriksson to make it more difficult to take photos of him inside the prisoner s glass-enclosure. MSN/Frank Lamonea said, adding the reason that he and his fellow council members run is to make Malibu a better place to live and work. The new mayor, nevertheless, reverted to a historical figure to try to make a point. He talked about Benjamin Franklin saying that when people take their last breath, they should ask themselves, Have you left this place better off? And I say to our detractors I am adding a modern addendum, Baby you haven t seen nothing yet, said Kearsley. The new mayor noted he would depart from the tradition of reciting past accomplishments and indicated he wanted to look to the future. Kearsley ticked off a list of goals he indicated he has set for himself and the council. He insisted it is important to secure another $5 to $7 million to finish the improvements needed after the council recently acquired the Chili Cook-Off site. He stated the money would be used to design a project for the vacant land that will help clean up the pollution in Malibu Creek and its lagoon. The new mayor indicated the council needed to clear up the logjam of public works projects. He cited as a number one priority the emergency road needed for members of his legal team. In addition to criminal attorney David Elden, Eriksson obtained court recognition of a DUI specialist, Paul Takakjian, to help defend him on the seven felony and two misdemeanor charges that the Swedish national faces. DNA evidence places Eriksson, who tested above the legal bloodalcohol limit, behind the wheel of a rare Enzo Ferrari that crashed in Malibu on Feb. 21. More serious than the DUI charges related to the crash are three counts each of embezzlement and grand theft, and one count of being a felon in possession of a gun courtesy of previous convictions in Sweden for racketeering and counterfeiting. Eriksson, 44, has entered a plea of not guilty on all charges. He has not made any public statements. The suspect remains in Men s Central Jail with bail set at over $5.5 million. Eriksson has traveled outside the United States since the crash, and prosecutors are concerned that he was preparing to leave the country again. Bail is partly based on the $3.8 million value of three racing cars [the red Enzo that crashed, a black Enzo Ferrari and a black Mercedes SLR McLaren] that investigators with the Los Angeles District Attorney s Auto Insurance Fraud hillside dwellers in the Rambla Pacifico area. He also said it was important for the city to increase the number of sports fields. Without elaborating, he said the public supported acquisition of the Chili Cook-Off site by donating $2.5 million and it was time to look at all options for obtaining new ballfields. Referring to one of his pet projects, the Malibu Coastal Vision, Kearsley said he would make it his mission to look at the work the group has done as a blueprint for the city s future. He introduced his family and thanked many of his supporters and launched into the reasons why he continued to run for council and serve his city. During Stern s briefer outgoing mayoral remarks, he thanked his supporters and said he insisted that, in breaking with tradition, his colleagues not give him any award or commendation. In a rare moment, Stern choked back emotion as he mentioned his wife Norma, who was to have surgery the following day, and why his family was not in attendance. The meeting ended with an invitation for everyone to meet at a nearby restaurant for a celebration. BY BILL KOENEKER Division allege are owned by British financial institutions and leased to Eriksson, and the lease agreement did not allow [him] to take the cars out of Great Britain. Eriksson may also face additional charges related to his personal immigration status when he entered the United States last year. The D.A. s office has indicated that he allegedly did not report his criminal record when he entered the country as is required by law. The weapon charge relates to a handgun found during a Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department search of Eriksson s Bel-Air home on April 7. It is illegal for a convicted felon to possess a gun. If convicted on all charges, Eriksson faces a possible term of 14 years in state prison. The addition of any immigration-related charges would entail further proceedings in federal court. And, despite two months of investigation, no one appears closer to knowing why a man who had a lot at stake was driving a racing car that wasn t street-legal at 162 mph on Pacific Coast Highway on a weekday morning at dawn. The case is now scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Thursday, April 27, before Superior Court Judge Jose Sandoval. BY ANNE SOBLE
4 PAGE 4 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL Town FORUM L-E-T-T-E-R-S to the E-D-I-T-O-R BIOLOGY Editor: I am writing in opposition to the LNG factory being proposed for off the coast of Malibu. In review of the revised EIR, section 4.7 Biological Resources, I have found a dispiriting commonality between the species listed let me summarize: The short-finned pilot whale, sei whale, pygmy sperm whale, North Pacific right whale, minke whale, Guadalupe fur seal, Steller sea lion, and the Southern sea otter all have been sighted in the area, although the EIR speculates, due to their scarcity, none will appear at or near the LNG project site. These species, once common along our coastline, are no more. I strongly believe we could bring them back if we were to make their water world more inhabitable. They are out there. I have personally encountered these rare species, in Malibu, during the last 10 years: sea otter, northern right whale dolphin, pygmy sperm whale, Guadalupe fur seal, and stellar sea lion. We humans have played a major role in driving these species to near extinction. We can have a hand in helping them keep hold maybe even thrive once again. Wouldn t you want that for the future? I do not believe a liquefied natural gas factory off Leo Carrillo would make these waters more hospitable for marine life. Lights, noise, added pollution and the sucking up of living sea water for ballast and cooling. Using the EIR s estimates for daily sea water consumption, plus the amount each visiting tanker might take up for ballast, it could amount to over 78,190,000 gallons per day that s equivalent to the mass destruction of 2,606 large swimming pools, a day, of living, breathing, life giving ocean water. And for what? To continue our dependency on an unsustainable and dirty fuel from another country when we have an abundance of wind, water, sun and contraceptives? And what about BHP Billiton (BHPB)? The corporation has recently (late 2005) been under fire for: Unlawful exploration of endangered species habitat in the Philippines; their unwillingness to agree to a 1km safety zone from the rivers in its mining operations in New South Wales, Australia; continuing efforts to mine Gag Island, a protected forest in Indonesia, where they have plans to construct the largest nickel mine in the world, dumping waste into the sea, which scientists say is home to 64% of all known coral species in the world and the highest fish diversity anywhere; and the poisoning of the rivers downstream from the Ok Tedi mine, located in the rain forest covered Star Mountains of Papua New Guinea, that may leave the waterway dead for between 200 to 300 years. Do you want to welcome this corporation into our waters? No to BHBP and No to any LNG projects. Yes to environmentally sound, sustainable options. Rebecca Dmytryk INTERESTS Editor: There are two cliches you can just about make book on hearing when someone is trying to shove something down your throat: This is good for you and This won t hurt a bit. As I sat there at the hearing on the proposed LNG terminal, I kept hearing variations on this theme as one after another of the representatives of BHP Billiton took the floor to reassure us that not only was it necessary but it was perfectly safe. They had the same thing at home (which was Australia), and now they wanted to put one here. They seemed nice enough folks; kind and concerned about our well-being and certainly patient as they good-naturedly endured the chorus of boos that were directed at them from the Malibu residents, few of which had gotten an opportunity to speak yet. All, that is, except the one who added a point that they hadn t mentioned heretofore. With thinly-veiled contempt he pointed out that Californians used (abused?) more fossil fuel than any other state in the United States and therefore, I suppose, should be the (Letters are continued on page 10) Want This to Be Malibu s New Landmark? Voice your concerns by May 12 to: Dwight E. Sanders California State Lands Commission Division of Environmental Planning and Management 100 Howe Avenue Suite 100 South Sacramento, CA Publisher s NOTEBOOK Malibuites came through big time at last week s LNG workshop. Those who attended made it very clear that the community is opposed to the prospect of a floating liquefied natural gas facility becoming the new landmark on Malibu s western coast. But the Draft Environmental Impact Report hearing was just part one of the high stakes game that is being played. Now the real work has to begin, and that requires effort from everyone who wants to protect the coast from the litany of perils that this kind of industrial depredation could inflict. Since it appears as if Aussie hospitality (as in Australian developer BHP Billiton s largess) has already convinced the governor that locals and visitors will soon get used to the presence of a 14- story environmental time bomb in their midst, it s up to the opponents of the Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port to unconvince him. Remember the governor s plan to speed up the animal euthanasia schedule in public shelters? Remember how people showed up in Sacramento, parked on the Capitol lawn and made it clear that they were going to stay until the governor changed his mind? He did. It may not be time to man the barricades, but it doesn t hurt to demonstrate that mobilization is on the back burner, if only to let the power-brokers know that opponents aren t spewing their own form of gaseousness. Strategizing is critical because of the LNG industry s close relationship with the White House, which will get involved if things get testy. Now that local opposition is standing up to be counted, Malibuites must follow up with written comments to the State Lands Commission (see address above) and copy them to the governor, or, better yet, send a customized message to the governor and put it in a political context. You say you re a campaign contributor? Your The Next Step or submit via to: concerns are worth even more. As for those concerns, don t just talk about views and property values, although both issues have their place. Talk about the environment and the even bigger issue of public safety. Did you take notes on some of these specifics at the hearing? Quite a few speakers eschewed the knee-jerk approach and ticked off well thought-out laundry lists of concerns about the potential for irreversible damage if this facility is allowed. No notes? Then check news stories or go online and learn the phraseology of industrial obfuscation so that you can roll with the best of them. Armed in advance, you can communicate in a way that is guaranteed to command attention. ANNE SOBLE The Malibu Surfside News (ISSN ) The Malibu Surfside News (Malibu News) is a weekly community newspaper serving the greater Malibu, Los Angeles County area that is published by Malibu News Enterprises, Inc. It has been adjudicated a newspaper of general circulation, qualified to publish legal notices and documents by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Decree No. C149959, May 3, Copyrighted. All rights reserved. No reproduction or use of contents is permitted without express written authorization and negotiation of terms. The annual subscription rate for Malibu zip codes is $50, other U.S. area subscriptions are $95 a year, and out-of-the-country subscriptions are $150 a year. EDITOR and PUBLISHER ANNE C.S. 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5 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 5 Malibu Lagoon Gets Some Earth Day TLC Giving Back EARLY STEP Volunteers rallied to clean up Malibu Lagoon State Park last Saturday morning. Armed with plastic bags, shovels, rakes and other gardening implements, they picked up litter and cleared out weeds and non-indigenous plants like the the invasive castor bean, top left, which if left untamed, can take over large areas, killing any plant that is in its way. The clean-up, in recognition of Earth Day, was sponsored by California State Parks. MSN Photos/Frank Lamonea Introducing The All New... Jaguar Land Rover VENTURA Excellence in sales and service Introducing the All New 2007 Jaguar XK OUTSTANDING SELECTION OF PRE-OWNED VEHICLES Come visit our new state-of-the-art service facility with factory trained technicians and authorized service. We offer convenient same-day service reservations, pick-up arrangements, regardless of where you purchased your vehicle. Shuttle to local shopping and a complimentary round of golf Perkin Ave Ventura Auto Center Exit 101 at Johnson Drive Service Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm Sales Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm Saturday 9am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm
6 PAGE 6 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL People&PLACES JUST MARRIED Matthew Semerau, who grew up in Malibu and attended Webster Elementary and Malibu High, and Nadine Nettmann were wed on March 4. The couple met while attending Pepperdine University and they currently reside in Santa Monica. DAVID KITAY Malibuite David Kitay, who has scored such films as Clueless and Bad Santa, has finished composing for several upcoming films including Art School Confidential, starring Max Minghella and Angelica Huston, which opens April 28. The prolific composer currently has Harold Ramis The Ice Harvest in theatres, and has completed scores for Relative Strangers and the comedy ensemble, Caffeine which are both set for release this year. Showing remarkable innovation, his score for Finn Taylor s upcoming Darwin Awards is the first retrograde reverse score, wherein the music was performed backwards and digitally reversed to play forwards, so the notes sound reversed even though they are accurate, stated a press release. Kitay, who has won several BMI awards for his work in television, has also produced recordings for such artists as Susanna Hoffs and David Baerwald. He began his musical career as a session guitarist recording with bands Darwin and Lott. Said a press release, he soon caught the eye of Motown records and songwriter/-producer Barry Mann and was playing on records for artists including Aretha Franklin and the Temptations. By age 26, he recorded and arranged with such artists as Bonnie Raitt, James Ingram, Linda Ronstadt and Ricky Lee Jones. NEW ARRIVAL Longtime Malibu residents Bob and Jackie Sutton recently welcomed their 14th grandchild, Dillan Patrick Sutton, whose parents are Kevin and Nina Sutton of Hermosa Beach. Local resident Kuljit Marwah will be one of 200 adult volunteers who will be honored by Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center at its upcoming Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Marwah has contributed 25,000 hours of service to the facility. Adult volunteers donated more than 45,000 hours of service to Santa Monica- UCLA in 2005 by assisting caregivers, working in nonclinical departments and running the hospital gift shop. The volunteer work force includes adults, junior volunteers ages 15 to 18 and pet assisted activity teams that visit patients in the hospital. For more information about volunteer opportunities, call Do you know a student who has been honored, have an event to let readers know about, a new job, a new marriage, a new member of the family, a recent award or other special events in your life? Let us help you spread the word to all your friends and neighbors. Submit items by Friday to People and Places at the Malibu Surfside News, P.O. Box 903, Malibu, CA or us at The Westside Waldorf School s Illustration: Lynn Latta Saturday April 29 10:30 am 4:30 pm Food Maypole Dancing Games Live Music and Dance Crafts Free Admission 1229 Fourth Street Santa Monica T View Silent Auction Items at Ad Donated by McDermott Plumbing and Pumping
7 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 7 Horses Make Nature Visible to Those without Sight Annual Event at Camp Bloomfield Opens Up a Whole New World for Children YOUNG EQUESTRIANS Horses and ponies of all sizes gave children ranging in age from infants to teenagers the chance to take a ride. The Infant Family Weekend Camp was filled with activities for all ages including board games, archery, arts and crafts, hiking, wall climbing and swimming. Children had fun as well as tested their mettle in various sports. CONFIDENCE This young rider has the assuredness of a born horsewoman. The weekend at Camp Bloomfield gave the children the opportunity to experience the magic of horses as well as the chance to walk in the country on crisp spring day. MSN Photos/ Frank Lamonea MALIBU AYSO REGISTRATION Thank You The Families of Juan Cabrillo Elementary School would like to thank the following donors for helping to make the Phantom Tollbooth dinner dance a wonderful success! One Last & Final Day!!! May 6th, 2006 Saturday Webster Elementary 9:00 am-2 pm Season Starts September 9th, 2006 Log on to to pre-register your child. Bring the pre-registration form & a check for $ to the May 6 registration day. Children must be at least 4 by July 31, 2006 in order to be eligible to play. Parents of new players or players that did not play last year will be required to present either a passport or a birth certificate as proof of age. Remember you must register in person! Mark Burnett Productions Hideaway Cafe Ann Krasner, artist Malibu Village Wines Taylor Platner, artist Moonshadows Restaurant Brad Howe, artist Between the Chips Max Gold, artist Thorne Realty Charles Dawson, artist McClean Gallery Sony BMG Music Angela s Skin and Nail Care Gogo Gear Malibu Urgent Care, Jill Furgurson M.D. Jamie Malibu Copeland Sports The Crush Boutique The Godmother DLA Silver Wear The Canyon Club Dogeared Gemstar Limousine Service Eyes Braemar Country Club Bravura Jewelry Malibu Country Club SeaJem Salon Echo Lynda Hughes, Walter DeLogi Mann Movie Theaters La Cazadora Jewelry Taverna Tony Rhonda Jensen D.D.S. Indiana Jones Fitness Chi La Chaussure Footwear Clarisse Salon Costco Marketing Planet Blue Carriere Peapod Painting Guido s Restaurant Will McGarry Photography The Sage Room Restaurant The Malibu Colony Co. Pepperdine Center for the Arts Oasis Malibu Beach Club Clout Malibu Florist Tops Allegria Restaurant Jelly Beanie The Malibu Inn Los Angeles Lakers Ciana Beauty Center Manatti, Phelps and Phillips Padri Cucina Italiana Cook s Family Markets Phillip Derey Zooma Sushi Kristina s Skin Care Geoffrey s Malibu Malibu Spa Essence Paradise Cove Beach Café Baer Skin Healing Arts and Medi-Spa Lino Restaurant Seven For All Mankind The Sunset Restaurant Carl Daikeler Nina Siegel Justin and Carrie Smart Paul Diebel Colin Dyne Joanna and Tim McPartlin Sol and Roshie Kohan Kirsten Marie Janice and Jeff Nikora Al Castro Al Brooks Claudia and Mike Uretz Laureen and Greg Sills Tracy and Greg Weirick The Lapidus Family Carol Cardenas Alice and Scott Frazier Gila Saliba Leslie Bixler Rick DeMarco Kathy Higgins Terah Tidy Nadeane and Troy Rudd
8 PAGE 8 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL DoINGS Mother s Day Tea under the Sycamore Trees ADVERTISEMENT Once again, the Adamson House, Malibu s own historic site, is the setting for celebrating Mother s Day on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers host a catered box lunch with beverages, especially tea served in one of a large collection of antique tea cups. Guided tours of the Adamson House noted for its brilliant Malibu Potteries tile installations and its extensive gardens are offered. The home, located at Pacific Coast Highway, was built in 1929 by Rhoda and Merritt Adamson, founders of Adohr Milk Farms, and is now a California State Park. Reservations are required for this annual event which quickly sells out. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for children and there is free parking and shuttle service. For more information, call , and press 4#. BY BEVERLY GOSNELL Miss Malibu Crowned AND THE WINNER IS Pepperdine junior Michelena Erickson was crowned Miss Malibu last weekend in the city s second beauty pageant. Erickson, who is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, competed against 11 other women for the title in categories such as swimsuit, evening gown and interview. ADVERTISEMENT One Book, One City Malibu to Sponsor Writing Contest Once again, One Book, One City-Malibu is sponsoring a writing contest and the focus will be on this year s selection, Joan Didion s The White Album. The book, an example of New Journalism, where the author writes prose and non-fiction as though they should be read as a novel, is composed of several essays covering the period 1968 to 1976, many of which were written while the author was living in Malibu. The writing must relate to the time period in the book, the New Journalism style of writing or the literary style of the era with an emphasis on Malibu during that particular time. The contest is open to people of all ages who reside in Malibu. Winners in each of the two categories, best fiction/poetry and best non-fiction, will receive a gift certificate from Diesel, A Bookstore. All entries should be submitted to Diesel, located at 3890 Cross Creek Road, by May 31 and winners will be announced on June 3. Skateboard Competition Set for Saturday at Papa Jack s The third annual Spring Break Skateboarding Competition is set for this upcoming Saturday at Papa Jack s Skate Park, located at Civic Center Way. The event will run from 12 to 5 p.m. and boys and girls under 18 are invited to participate. The divisions are separated by age and all participants must register at Bluffs Park, Pacific Coast Highway, by April 27. The competition times for each division are as follows, although they may vary depending on the number of skaters: Division I, age 5 and under, 1:30; Division II, ages 6-9, 2:30; Division III, ages 10-14, 3:30; Division IV, years old, 4:30. Awards will be presented to the winners in each category. At 5 p.m. skateboarders over the age of 18 are welcome to compete. The cost of the event is $3 for spectators and $10 for competition participants. There will also be live bands performing throughout the day. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at BY ROBBY MAZZA APRIL 21 - MAY 14
9 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 9 Sharketeria Mural Takes MHS Mascot to New Depths Many Hands Help to Complete Project David Legaspi, a local muralist who has beautified the walls of every public school in Malibu with his dramatically inspired paintings, has designed another work of art in the Malibu High School cafeteria. Legaspi s new mural depicts several varieties of sharks and mammals in a large aquarium, in keeping with the oceanographic and natural themes he has previously developed in his other Malibu murals. The aquarium mural is MULTIPLE STEPS Legapsi draws the outline of a fish for the mural, which is then filled in by a crew member before Legaspi adds the finishing touches. divided into three sections the kelp forest, the coral reef and the open ocean. Six different species of sharks are portrayed in the painting, symbolic of the six donation levels at which donors to the high school may give through the Shark Fund, the school s fundraising arm. These species include the mako shark, the bull shark, the tiger shark, the hammerhead shark, the great white shark and the whale shark. On the walk-up windows outside what is now dubbed the Sharketeria, Legaspi has created a cartoon version of each shark. This is in contrast to the inside aquarium design, which is realistic and representative of marine life. Another theme Legaspi has incorporated into the mural is the natural gather- REALISM Muralist David Legaspi has photographs of the mural s marine species taped on the cafeteria wall to ensure accuracy of form and color. <<<PAINT CREW With their brushes at the ready, Cyndi Katz, Zoe ing of the Malibu communities. The Malibu High School Dume Sea Otter. The Malibu High School senior class of 2005 raised Katz, Erin Johnson, feeder schools of Webster funds to support this beautification project with the Sophie Galate, Lexi Elementary, Juan Cabrillo Biglow and Dru Jacobson, go over what to Dume Elementary blend in munity to continue to sup- Elementary and Point goal of inspiring the com- tackle next with David the mural with the feeder port the education of the Legaspi. Funds for the schools of marine life. students through Shark mural were raised by the Each of the mascots from Fund donations and volunteer help. Malibu High School these three schools has been senior class of 2005 with incorporated within their For more information go the goal of inspiring specific marine group the to more community support Webster Whales, the Cabrillo Dolphins and the Point BY PEGGY HALL or call through the Shark Fund. KAPLAN CAROL LARKIN Home Design Consulting (310) SALE jewelry repair, watch repair and custom design 3835 Cross Creek Rd. Suite 3A Malibu, CA
10 PAGE 10 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL A Matter of PUBLIC RECORD CITY OF MALIBU NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids for Repair and Maintenance of Traffic Control System, Specification No. M will be received by the City Clerk, at City Hall, Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu,California, 90265, at 10:00 a.m. on May 10, 2006, at which time they will be publicly opened and read at or about said hour and date by the City Clerk (or designated representative) at the above address. SCOPE OF WORK: The proposed services include but are not limited to: Annual traffic signal and safety lighting maintenance and repair services in the City of Malibu. The bid shall be submitted and the work shall be performed by a Class ( C-10 ) State of California licensed contractor in strict conformance with Specification No. M now on file in the City s Public Works Department and with the City Clerk. Copies of specifications may be obtained by prospective bidders from the Public Works Department at Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu CA upon the payment of $20.00, plus $15.00 for handling and mailing fees, if mailed. All prospective bidders shall abide by the provisions of the Bid Terms and Conditions listed in the project s specifications. The City reserves the right to retain all bids for a period of 60 days after the bid opening date for examination and comparison and to delete any portion of the work from the Contract. The City reserves the right to determine and waive nonsubstantial irregularities in any bid, and to reject any or all bids. The City shall award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder as the interest of the City may require. In accordance with the provisions of Division 2, Part 7, Chapter 1 of the California Labor Code, the California Department of Industrial Relations has established the general prevailing contracts for public works and improvements. The per diem wages published at the date the contract is advertised for bids shall be applicable. Copies of the prevailing rate of per diem wages are on file in the office of the City Clerk, and such copies shall be made available to any interested party upon request. Future effective wage rates which have been predetermined are on file with the Department of Industrial Relations, are referenced but not printed in said publication. The new wage rates shall become effective on the day following the expiration date and apply to this contract in the same manner as if they had been included or referenced in this contract. The wage rate for any classification not listed by the California Department of Industrial Relations, but which may be required to execute the proposed contract, shall be in accord with specified rates for similar or comparable classifications or for those performing similar or comparable duties, within the agencies determinations. The City will not consider awarding any contract based upon any bid submitted by any contractor and will not consent to subletting any portions of the Contract to any subcontractor located in a foreign country during any period in which such foreign country is listed by the United States Trade Representative as discriminating against U.S. firms in conducting procurements for public works projects. The City hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement,business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin for consideration of an award. Dated this 3rd day of April, 2006 CITY OF MALIBU, CALIFORNIA Granville Bow Bowman, Public Works Director Interim Publish April 20 and 27, 2006 Read the Notices Measure "S" Senior Exemption from Parcel Tax In June 2003, the voters of Santa Monica and Malibu approved Measure "S", a 6-year parcel tax at $225 per parcel which has a provision to exempt Senior Citizens who: are 65 years old by June 30 own and occupy their property annually apply for exemption Previous Applicants: A Renewal Form will be sent in May 2006 to all Seniors who have previously applied for & received the Exemption. The Form must be completed, signed & returned by 7/31/06. No need to resend proofs of age/property ownership. First-time applicants: Call (310) , ext. 269 to request an application to be sent in May, or print out the application from our website at: smmusd.org. (Click Senior Exemption, then Application for Senior Exemption.) Completed & signed applications must be returned, along with required proofs of age and property ownership, to: Santa Monica- Malibu USD, th St./Santa Monica, CA , ATTN: Dawn, postmarked by 7/31/06. Publish April 27, PUBLIC NOTICE - FILE NO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT DC The following person is doing business as: 1.) Cervantes Landscape Maintenance at Lemarsh St., Chatsworth, CA Francisco Cervantes Lemarsh St. Chatsworth, CA This business is conducted by and individual. The Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name in This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 5, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) s/ Francisco Cervantes NOTICE This fictitious name statement expires 5 yrs. from the date it was filed in the office of the Country Clerk. A new fictitious business name must be filed before that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see Section et seq., Business and Professions Code). Publish in the Malibu Surfside News, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 2006 PUBLIC NOTICE - FILE NO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT DC The following persons are doing business as: 1.) Twelve: Twenty Four/Design Group 2.) Twelve: Twenty Four 3.) 1224 at 2575 Barrymore Dr., Malibu, CA David Jonathan Ward 2575 Barrymore Dr. Malibu, CA Elizabeth Ullery 2575 Barrymore Dr. Malibu, CA This business is conducted by an unicorporated association other than a partnership. The Registrants have not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 14, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) s/ David Jonathan Ward s/ Elizabeth Ullery NOTICE This fictitious name statement expires 5 yrs. from the date it was filed in the office of the Country Clerk. A new fictitious business name must be filed before that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see Section et seq., Business and Professions Code). Publish in the Malibu Surfside News, April 27 and May 4, 11, 18, 2006 PUBLIC NOTICE - FILE NO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT DC The following persons is business as: 1.) Sicky Dicky Production at Boniface Dr., Malibu CA Skylar Peak Boniface Dr. Malibu, CA John Hildebrand PCH #252 Malibu, CA This business is conducted by a general partnership. The Registrants have not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 14, PUBLIC NOTICE - FILE NO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT DC The following persons are doing business as: Outreach Extensions at 7039 Dume Dr., Malibu, CA Judy Ravitz 7039 Dume Dr. Malibu, CA This business is conducted by an individual. The Registrant has comenced to transact business under the fictitious business name in November, This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on April 10, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (Aregistrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) s/judy Ravitz NOTICE This fictitious name statement expires 5 yrs. from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. Anew fictitious business name statement must be filed before that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see Section et seq., Business and Professions Code). Publish in the Malibu Surfside News, April 20, 27, and May 4, 11, PUBLIC NOTICE - FILE NO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT DC The following person is doing business as: 1.) American Consumer Index 2.) American Consumers Index 3.) American Consumers Network at Heathercliff Rd. #121, Malibu CA, Barry Levine 6457 Zuma View Place Malibu, CA Bob James 5846 Kanan Rd. Malibu, CA This business is conducted by co-partners. The Registrants have not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or name listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 14, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) s/ Barry Levine s/ Bob James NOTICE This fictitious name statement expires 5 yrs. from the date it was filed in the office of the Country Clerk. A new fictitious business name must be filed before that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see Section et seq., Business and Professions Code). Publish in the Malibu Surfside News, April 27 and May 4, 11, 18, 2006 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) s/ Skylar Peak s/ John Hildebrand NOTICE This fictitious name statement expires 5 yrs. from the date it was filed in the office of the Country Clerk. A new fictitious business name must be filed before that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see Section et seq., Business and Professions Code). Publish in the Malibu Surfside News, April 27 and May 4, 11, 18, L-E-T-T-E-R-S to the E-D-I-T-O-R (Continued from page 4) ones to pay the piper. So I guess it was shut up and take your medicine and feel guilty while doing it. I was sorry to hear that I had missed an opportunity to get in on free pizza and beer that they had generously provided on a previous night as part of their promotional activities. Free pizza and beer! Hell, throw in a little sex and I m putty in your hands. These people mean business and have deep, deep pockets. I looked at the panel in front of the room. Who are these people who are going to say yes or no to this proposal? Is anybody monitoring their bank accounts? The LNG people didn t hang around to listen to the speakers who followed them. They had answered what they anticipated were going to be the arguments against and didn t know or care if there were any concerns other than whether it was necessary and safe. Such matters as real estate values, the traffic nightmare, the ecological impact and other things mentioned were not important enough to worry about. One would have to be naive, I suppose, to think that aesthetics would have any weight when dealing with practical matters (read this as money matters); but you could have all the money in the world and you couldn t create the beauty of Malibu and the California coast. Evidently, it would take considerably less to destroy it. As for the LNG people s argument about the necessity of it, the only way it has any merit at all is if you accept their premise that fossil fuel is the only solution to the energy problem. Garrett Nichols BUTTONHOLE Editor: The whales and their calves are running north these days. But sadly we don t know how much longer that stirring sight will bless our beloved beaches, given the very real threat of the BHP Billiton s proposed LNG 14-story, toxic spewing offshore facility. This threat to Malibu s way of life, marine life, and our property values is deadly serious, as those of us who attended the EIR impact hearing last week at the high school witnessed. What we saw there was an insidious attempt by BHP to pack the hearing and dominate the speaker podium with a parade of carpetbaggers, chicken hawks and chicken swabs (an old military label for mercenary merchant marines). You could identify them from their self-serving statements and suits, which to me seemed both cut from the same cloth favored by those who gave us the Iraq, Bhopal, Chernobyl, the Valdez disasters. No doubt hovering over the assemblage like a vulture was a Halliburton hack. It is obvious that Malibu needs to mount a concerted effort to stop this greed-engorged proposal. At last the city council has an issue everyone can get behind. But I fear that compelling environmental arguments alone will not be enough, and that we must exercise our individual and collective political wills to make this a hot-button issue, and insist that anyone running for governor pledge to stomp on this project if it somehow slithers through the bureaucracy. Let us hope we do not have to resort to civil obedience or, worse, protracted legal action. Sam Hall Kaplan SET-UP Editor: News flash Malibu is being rezoned as the LNG dropoff zone for the western United States. Wow, what an eyeopening experience the Tuesday night LNG public hearing was for me. I do not consider myself a political activist but I was quite taken aback from the experience. I thought a public hearing was a forum for local residents to voice their support or displeasure with a proposed project. I didn t realize that is just a way for special interests to bus in their supporters union heads, Australian government representatives and others that would benefit financially from this project. Maybe I am a bit naive to the realities of corrupt politics, but quite frankly, Malibu is getting railroaded on this one. I am not an expert on the environmental risks, but I am an expert on living in rural Malibu, a place so restrictive that it takes years to get a remodel permit. I was asking when the (Lettters are continued on page 11)
11 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 11 L-E-T-T-E-R-S (Continued from page 10) story poles were going up on this and the other proposed LNG facilities? Why aren t they located in industrial areas instead of this pristine piece of coastline? What kind of pollution or safety issues will this bring to my downwind home on Point Dume? Would they put this type of facility 14 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park? I think not. If Oxnard wants the project so much, why isn t it located closer to the land point of entry? It is very simple. Malibu has a small population and they think this will be a slam dunk. If any of these projects get approved in their current form, go ahead and abandon the California Coastal Commission and every other agency that is supposed to protect California s greatest asset, its coastline. Or stop asking me to wait two years to add an addition over my garage. Lee Reams COMMUNICATION Editor: Many thanks should go out to all the people of Malibu who attended the April 18 public hearing at Malibu High School. The people of Malibu now need to keep the pressure on to oppose BHP Billiton s Cabrillo Port project. If we don t continue the fight, we will have their 14-story LNG terminal off our coast and in our future polluting our air, polluting our ocean and our coast, and killing our sea life, and also putting all of us at risk in the event of an LNG spill, leak, explosion, vapor cloud, or other such accident. I urge everyone in Malibu who opposes this project to please take a moment to send Governor Arnold- Schwarzenegger an at fax at Additionally, your can also be sent to and your s will all be forwarded to the governor s office. The governor has the power to veto this project. Malibu residents and anyone else who cares about our precious coastal environment needs to write to the governor via a letter, an and/or a fax asking for this veto so that this project does not go forward. The people of Malibu need to continue their fight for opposing BHP Billiton s LNG terminal. If not, then we will have no one to blame but ourselves if this project is allowed to go forward. Please don t allow that to happen! Claire Walther NATURAL GAS Editor: I attended the LNG EIR/EIS hearing last week and was gratified to see so many people from Malibu finally getting involved. Unfortunately, most of what was said was just rhetoric, people ranting about not wanting this near them. Towards the end of the meeting [former Malibu City Over 1 /2 Billion Dollars Funded Locally! Now s The Time To Call! Councilmember] Larry Wan made a presentation, using two other speakers to help him read some information into the record, that I think needs to be heard by everyone His presentation was highly technical but it essentially said that the effects of these terminals cannot be de-linked from the use of natural gas itself. Those effects are detrimental to the earth in terms of global warming, to habitat and species and to people in terms of its health effects. We have all been fed the myth that natural gas is clean burning, however it is anything but. In summary: Natural gas (methane) burns to carbon dioxide which is the primary greenhouse gas. Methane escapees easily at every point of transport and us methane molecules trap heat 21% more than carbon dioxide molecules making it a significant contributor to global warming. Natural gas is not pure. It contains radioactive compounds and carcinogen organometallic compounds. Natural gas should be listed under Proposition 65 (The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) for compounds that are known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. Natural gas contains radon and benzene, compounds known to cause cancer. Natural gas contains toluene known to cause birth defects. Some deposits contain heavy metal including lead (Pb), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), silver (Ag), and arsenic (As). These metals are present in the form of carcinogenic organometallic compounds. Natural gas produces nitrous oxide products, including carbon monoxide, PAH and volatile organic compounds. Natural gas produces ground level ozone linked to childhood asthma. 77% of particles from natural gas are small particulates that are more dangerous to human health than larger visible particulates in smog produced by burning gasoline because they bypass our bodies natural respiratory filters and end up deep in the lungs. Leak detection of natural gas requires odorants, which also have serious health risks. Terminals require night lighting that has serious unmitigatable impacts on marine life, including fish and birds. We should consider the whole chain of custody and not just only when its natural gas arrives within our boundary. The greatest environment injustice is the rush to extract natural gas by destroying pristine wetland, mangrove and forest habitats. The destruction of functioning undisturbed ecosystems robs local communities (especially the most impoverished ones) of the critical life-sustaining ecosystem services that they depend on. To compound the injury, these communities are also subject to hazards of accidental release of concentrated H2S from blowouts of natural gas wells. Everyone in Malibu needs to get involved, for our own personal safety, for our health, for our environment and for our planet. Marilynn Santmann EXPENDITURES Editor: Even though it takes very few words to speak it, the board of education continues to operated as if we can t handle the truth...the board calls this transparency. During the past five years, the board of education, relying on a broad and I believe an incorrect interpretation of the Brown Act, has made policy decisions and acted on compensation packages behind closed doors without first soliciting public direction. Speak out, or be left out! Jim Jaffe You need it? We ve Got it! Largest inventory of tires in Ventura County Tires Custom Wheels Brakes Front Ends Wheel Alignment Interest Only Loans 100% Financing Quick, Easy Approvals Construction/Land Loans Loans to $10,000, Kathy Joe Margolis FREE Every 5,000 Miles Wheel Balance Tire Rotation Tire Repairs Brake Inspection WITH EVERY TIRE PURCHASE! Malibu Cyn. Rd. (2 Exits) Kanan Rd. (1 Exit) CENTURION BANCORP
12 PAGE 12 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL CALENDAR Thurs., April 27 The Malibu Chamber of Commerce is holding its third annual wine tasting and silent auction at Sunset Restaurant, 6800 Westward Beach Rd. Admission is $35 per person and reservations are required. FI: In recognition of Earth Day, the L.A. County Works Department and the Malibu Green Machine will be planting shrubs and trees at a new viewing location on Kanan Dume Rd., before tunnel 1 (the first tunnel heading north). The public is invited to participate; wear work clothes and bring shovels. FI: The Malibu Art Association s monthly meeting and demo will be held at the Michael Landon Center in Bluffs Park at 7 p.m. FI: Fri., April 28 A Malibu High School Poker/Bingo Night is being held at Sunset Restaurant, 6800 Westward Beach Rd. from 7-11 p.m. to raise money for the Shark Fund. Admission is $100 per person and open to adults over age 21. There will be a wine and cigar bar, appetizers, raffle prizes and a live auction. FI: Sat., April 29 The Malibu Art Association is holding their Spring Boutique, Montmartre in Malibu, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Malibu Garden Center at Trancas and PCH. Artists will be painting and displaying their original art work for sale. A percentage of the money raised will go to support students in Malibu schools. FI: or The 3rd annual Spring Break Skateboarding Competition is taking place at Papa Jack s Skate Park, Civic Center Way, from 12-5:30 p.m. $3 for spectators and $10 for competitors who must register at Bluffs Park. FI: The Malibu Stage Co., located at PCH, is presenting the play Life X 3 at 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays through May 14. Tickets are $20 each. FI: Sun., April 30 Malibu Presbyterian Nursery School, 3324 Malibu Canyon Rd., is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Students, parents and alumni are invited to attend. There will be a presentation of the school s history and refreshments will be served. Spruzzo Now Starts Delivering Daily at 11:30 a.m. SPRUZZO CAFE OCEAN VIEW $ EXPIRES NOT VALID ON DELIVERIES DINNER SPECIALS Choice of any pasta (Add $2 00 for All Seafood Items) Includes: bread and choice of a mixed green salad, Caesar salad or cup of soup Large 16 Wood-Fired $ Cheese Pizza Additional Toppings $1 75 each $ NOT VALID ON DELIVERIES EXPIRES NOT VALID ON DELIVERIES Chicken Dishes Chicken Parmigiano with spaghetti marinara Chicken Rosemary with vegetables and potatoes HEATED PATIO Chicken Picata with vegetables and potatoes Chicken Marsala with vegetables and potatoes Each Offer Good Up To Two Orders Enjoy a perfect meal in a friendly atmosphere at a cost less than if made at home. All meals prepared to order with fresh vegetables, chicken breast & seafood, using extra virgin olive oil P.C.H. (At Busch Dr.) - Zuma Beach, Malibu FI: or Sat., May 6 Malibu AYSO registration from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Webster Elementary School, 3601 Winter Canyon Rd. FI: One Book, One City-Malibu s kick-off is set for the Malibu Public Library, Civic Center Way, at 3 p.m. This year s selection is Joan Didion's The White Album. Mark Weingarten, author of The Gang Who Wouldn t Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion and the New Journalism Revolution will be the guest speaker. FI: Sun., May 7 Trancas Riders and Ropers is having an English horse show at 8 a.m. at Malibu Equestrian Park, 6225 Merritt Dr. FI: Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, Morning View Dr., is hosting Fiesta Cabrillo from 12-3 p.m. There will be activities for the family including carnival games and a silent auction. FI: Wed., May 10 One Book, One City Malibu is having a discussion about Joan Didion s The White Album, at Diesel Bookstore, 3890 Cross Creek Rd. FI: Sat., May 13 The California Wildlife Center is holding a volunteer orientation and basic ADVERTISEMENT animal care training from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Piuma Rd. in Calabasas. FI and to register: or Proposed calendar listings must be submitted to The News as far in advance of the event as possible. Items for free listings will be screened for community-wide interest and are subject to space and lead time limitations. If you would like to list a commercial event, contact the advertising department for information about charges. Items must include an FI, or For Information number, whenever possible. Submit items for consideration in writing (no listings will be accepted over the telephone) by Friday to: MSN Calendar, P.O. Box 947, Malibu, CA or FAX listing information to or by to Malibu Religious Services Times St. Aidan s Episcopal Church Pacific Coast Highway (Rev. Joyce Stickney) 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, music, choir, Sunday School and childcare (10-11 a.m.). Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church Winter Canyon Road (Rev. William F. Kerze) Sat. 5 p.m. Sun. 7, 8, 10:30 and 12:30 Malibu United Methodist Church Morning View Drive (Rev. Floyd McKeithen) Adult & Youth classes, 10:30 Contemp. Worship & Children s Class Malibu Presbyterian Church S. Malibu Canyon Road (Rev. Greg Hughes, Pastor) Sun. 9 a.m. Trad./Contemp. Blended, 10:45 a.m. Contemp. Nursery thru 5th grade Sunday School at both services. First Church of Christ, Scientist W. Pacific Coast Highway 10 Church & Sunday School, Wed. 8 p.m. University Church of Christ Pacific Coast Highway (Minister, Ken Durham) Sun. Worship at 8:30 a.m. in Stauffer Chapel and 11 a.m. in Elkins Auditorium; Bible classes at 9:50 in Seaver Academic Center. Chabad of Malibu Pacific Coast Hwy. (Rabbi Levi Cunin) Fri. 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. followed by lunch Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church Sunset Blvd. (The Rev. John R. Todd, Ph. D.) Sun.9 a.m. Contemp. 10:30 a.m. Traditional Sunday School & childcare both services Calvary Chapel Malibu 589-WORD(9673) Sun. 10 a.m. at Juan Cabrillo School Wed. 7 p.m., Bible Study at 6136 Tapia Dr. ADVERTISEMENT
13 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 13 PURIFICATION Alan Salazar burns sage in an abalone shell at this year s Chumash Days. The Chumash reverence for the sea is reflected in this year s theme, Honoring the Ocean. <<<TRADITION Actress and singer Irene Bedard has portrayed Native American characters in many movies. Most recently she appeared in the 2005 film New World, as the mother of Pocahontas. RHYTHMIC CADENCE The Drum Circle speaks a universal language that can be shared by people of all cultures. Chumash Days Honor the Ocean AT THE MIKE Actor Saginaw Grant acted as emcee and introduced the various performers. PLUMAGE Pete Zavala,a traditional dancer from the Santa Ynez Chumash Reservation, prepares to dance. MSN Photos/Frank Lamonea LINE OF DANCERS Chumash Days brought together representatives from many Native American tribes for a powwow and intertribal gathering. There were activities for all ages at the two-day event.
14 PAGE 14 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL The Aquarium AGE The Week of April 27 May 3, 2006 Aclear channel of fresh water flows through hearts, minds, bodies and souls, this week and next, cleansing, reviving or awakening areas of life in need of hope and inspiration. Don t be surprised if you find yourself shaking off energy fields the way a dog shakes off rain. And because some of those shivers are goose bumps of truth, be prepared to either feel validated or slightly out of body as dreams and daydreams, musings or speculations suddenly come true or provide an uncanny vision of what lies ahead. Just be aware, this purification process also heightens sensitivity and sharpens intuition, which means foresight runs the risk of being emotionally charged. While that s not necessarily a bad thing, too many feelings converging at once could be confusing and overwhelming. The main source of this astral stream is the ongoing Uranus/Jupiter trine. Trines are positive angles between planets, but because Uranus signifies the unexpected, and because Jupiter thrives on excess, the impact of this particular configuration is both unpredictable and dramatic. Uranus/Jupiter contacts pack a powerful punch, and as the influence of this trine intensifies (which happens this week The PUZZLE ACROSS 001 Bit of garnish 006 Cause of swelling, maybe 011 Family nickname 014 Stash away 018 Diva Mitchell 019 Pie eater of rhyme 020 Med. specialty 021 Ring (common download) 022 Long-armed beast 023 Twelfth Night lady 024 Runner of myth 026 Pack carrier 027 -am 029 Psychiatrist s gesture? 031 McEnroe antics? 034 Frescoed chapel 035 Actor Herbert 036 Do another take of 038 Poor, moviewise 042 Make over 046 Blueprint figs. 048 Stylish label Across, e.g. 050 Those with clout 051 Gets naked 053 Sheet material 054 Great wealth 056 Sharp spasm 060 Put into a hole 062 They may be mixed 063 Belgrade s place 065 Some bays 068 Put down 070 Fannie 071 Tech s carb unit? 075 Gompers org. 078 Country s McCoy 079 Stable figure 080 Squelch, slangily 084 Foul fare 086 cell research 088 Reason to cram 090 Stage a comeback 091 Man of morals 093 Runs through 096 Patterns poet Lowell Creative Proposition 098 Old Navy parent 099 Fell backward 101 Teeny bit 103 Sit-down, e.g. 105 Sit-downs, e.g. 107 Act the Pied Piper 109 Mentalist Geller 110 Trattoria treat 112 Return preparer s exam? 117 Recruiter s dossier? 121 Go on Even prime 123 Waterloo fighter 124 Comes up 126 Poe family name 128 Goes gray 129 Sonny & Cher, e.g. 130 Maestro Pablo 131 Pyramid innards 132 Ticked off 133 Flight fig level job 135 Knight games DOWN 1 Ashcan School painter 2 By itself 3 Friars event 4 Publican s place 5 Comic s imagination? 6 Our star 7 Valse 8 Adds to a 401(k) 9 Rock s Young 10 Scuttled WWII ship 11 Catalogue name 12 As a whole 13 Staying power 14 Summit figure 15 Author Morrison 16 Wise about 17 Detach, in a way 19 Dance, slangily 25 Non-company men? 28 Nose type 30 Puzzle parts 32 Oslo accords gp. 33 Wrath 37 PC program 39 Jazz pianist Art 40 Hill in 1991 news 41 Salon supply 42 Some butters 43 Blunted weapon 44 Almost there 45 Baking meas. 47 Races with gates 52 Run cause 55 Fox rival 57 Magic charms 58 RFK player 59 Oldest Brady son 61 Head trekker 64 Iowa State site 66 Boot one 67 Primer pup 069 Milker s collection tube? 072 N.E. gridders, in headlines 073 Beluga yield 074 Suit s deg. 075 Food thickeners and the next two weeks) solid ground could turn fluid, and what s fluid could solidify into stone. What s more, because both planets are in water signs, the wallop is emotional, especially when what you were counting on changes before your eyes, and even if what it changes into is better than you expected. Yet, despite the shock or discomfort of sudden change, this Uranus/Jupiter trine is a beneficial interaction that manifests as a release valve for the stress and strains of untenable situations. An ongoing Saturn/Sun square is also in effect, and while this fractious interaction could provide critical commentary that inhibits, it could just as easily provide a grounded assessment of what s shifting as the shift occurs. Saturn is the planet that helps us to gather wisdom from experience. If we re willing to put aside pride or the need to be in control, that wisdom gathering doesn t have to be sullied by blame or shame. Mistakes, reactions and impulsive choices are often the perfect fertilizer for powerful growth spurts. Because the next several weeks resemble a fantasy on the Holodeck, and because those multidimensional fantasies are likely to be packed with emotional truth, staying grounded in day-to-day routines and tried-and-true opinions won t be easy. The best reality check will be staying focused on process instead of outcome. Process is about showing up for the moment-by-moment motion of life. And, even if it were possible to say make it so, the idea of controlling the outcome is an illusion an illusion that the next 076 Wing-footed 077 Schlemiel 081 Three Sisters sister 082 Coal waste 083 Talk up 085 Genteelness 087 bones about 089 Use a shuttle 092 Some teas 094 Farquhar innkeeper 095 Retired streaker 097 Wear black, say 100 Jacques of deconstruction 102 Targeted ones 103 Springer topic 104 Place for reeds 106 Capital on the Mississippi 108 Rubicon crosser 111 Ripley ending 113 Hail Mary 114 ether 115 Cleared away 116 Reasons to sue 117 IRS staffers 118 Medea rode in it 119 Regretful one 120 Islamic republic 125 TV Tarzan Ron 127 Lanka by Joel Eisen SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK S PUZZLE several weeks will make abundantly clear. If you know your ascendant or your moon sign, read that too. Aries (March 21-April l9): This Uranus/Jupiter trine is about paying attention to your intuition and allowing those hunches to blossom under the tender, loving care of common sense. The strength of personal conviction will help you to prosper. Taurus (April 20-May 20): The first key to success is believing you have the right stuff to succeed at whatever you set your mind on accomplishing, even if others consider it unrealistic. The next step is doing whatever it takes (and is legal) to turn those aspirations real. Gemini (May 21-June 21): Career gains can be made if you re willing to accept assistance from previously unforeseen allies. Stay open to the possibility of strange bedfellows yielding mutual benefits. Cancer (June 22-July 22): Realize the limitations of your power and those parameters will help you expand your field of influence. Yes, this is a paradox and unraveling the contraction will prove beneficial. Leo (July 23-August 22): The recent cloud of oppressive thinking evaporates in the bright light of renewed optimism. Allow this ray of positive energy to uplift and reinvigorate your naturally ebullient spirit, and then share that joy with those you love. Virgo (August 23-September 22): Don t look now, but the wheel of life is spinning in a new direction, and while it isn t exactly clear where you re headed, one thing is sure you re leaving the past behind. What s more, there s no need to worry about the future. Libra (September 23-October 22): Relinquish your individual fiefdom, and dedicate your might for right. You may not create Camelot, but you will move forward into a new, vital reality of connection, engagement and interaction with others. Scorpio (October 23-November 21): There is money to be made, especially if you strengthen your determination and discipline. This is not the time to slag off tis the season for rolling up your sleeves and planting the garden to harvest during the summer. Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Get even more serious about your internal process and you ll convert the power of your unconscious into a positive, supportive ally. I m not suggesting slavish devotion to therapy, although a couple of sessions right now would have exponential benefit. Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Communication with friends and associates helps to clarify previously murky situations. Yet despite good intentions, some of those conversations could be disturbing. Take these developments at your own pace, and don t worry about what others think. Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Trust your instincts, and even if it doesn t make sense, don t say no before you ve had a chance to consider the possibilities. Sometimes it is simply about being in the right place at the right time. Pisces (February 19-March 20): Decay is a necessary part of the creative process. Without it, nothing new could come into being. So rather than dwell on sorrow for what s lost, focus on the joy of what s being born. BY RALFEE FINN M A L I B U A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N T R A C T O R S Copyright 2006 It is with great sorrow that the Malibu Association of Contractors says farewell to Stuart Seidner. Stu was a founding father, past president and current member. His passing has left all of us with a heavy heart. The Contractors Association as well as the Malibu community has lost a good friend. We will miss you Stu. M A L I B U A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N T R A C T O R S
15 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 15 Sheriff s REPORT COPPED CAMERA Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff s deputies were called after receiving a report that a $4,000 video camera had been stolen from the southwest side of the press box at Eddie Fields Baseball stadium on the Pepperdine campus between 3 p.m. on April 3 and 3 p.m., April 7. The deputy noted that the brackets that held the camera were still in place and that it had been removed by the mounting bolts. He surmised that due to the 25 foot height of the bracket, access was either made from the roof or from the ground with a ladder. He was unable to locate any witnesses. MISSING MAGNUM An east Malibu resident reported the theft of three guns a.38 revolver valued at $270, a.44 magnum revolver valued at $350 and a 9 mm. semi-automatic worth $225 between January, 2006 and April 8. He had stored the weapons in his garage in a cardboard box marked Gun Cleaning Equipment, and when he went to retrieve a gun belt from said box, he noticed the guns were gone. He said that the garage is always locked but he was suspicious of some workers that came to repair his garage door springs on March 13. The deputy on the scene saw no sign of forced entry. A print request was submitted to the crime lab and the guns were entered into the Firearms Inquiry as stolen. STOLEN SERVICE A Corral Canyon resident reported the theft of electrical services between April 9 and 10. The victim reported that he had received a call from one of his employees who said that workers demolishing the neighboring door had plugged an extension cord in an outlet at the rear of his house and used it to run their electrical tools. The cord was removed prior to the deputy s arrival. BLOTTER BITS Several mailboxes were vandalized earlier this month: on April 7, two Point Dume residents had their mailboxes torn from the stands and thrown into the brush near their homes and a Winding Way resident said that his mailbox had been Johnson, Harband, Foster & Darling, CPAs Pacific Palisades - Full Service Tax and Accounting Firm. MALIBU PROFESSIONAL and BUSINESS GUIDE Accountants Attorneys BRICKELL & MEZA Serious injury lawyers/all claims & cases Free Consult 20 YEARS in Malibu & Beverly Hills Chiropractors Dr. Tony Hall Malibu Chiropractic Family & Sports Medicine Dentists David C. Niebergall, D.D.S Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 3 Allan V. Pfeiffer, D.D.S Civic Center Way, Suite 201 Jack R. Williams, D.D.S W. Malibu Road Financial Services Malibu Capital Management Inc./Securities America/ Security America Advisors. Full Service Asset Management. Wayne Ribnick and Wally Glass Notary Malibu Mobil Notary Commissioned Notary/Signing Agent Bonded Agent struck and dislodged from the ground, noting that there had been other similar incidents in the neighborhood...a car that was locked and parked in its assigned parking space of a condominium unit on Point Dume was burglarized between 10 p.m. April 8 and 6:30 a.m. April 9. The suspect shattered a window causing $300 in damage and stole a $300 IPOD...A car that was locked and parked in the garage of a mid-malibu apartment complex was burglarized on April 9, between 1 and 7 a.m., the suspect slashed the convertible roof and stole a $1,000 camera, a $200 gym bag and a $300 camera lens. BY ROBBY MAZZA Jeff Hronek Hardwood Floors New Installations Refinishing Repairs State Cont. Lic. No (310) PROFESSIONAL Opthalmologist/GP Dr. Deborah E. Banker, MD Natural vision improvement anti-aging. Optometrists Gregory O'Connor, O.D Cross Creek Road Orthodontists Richard L. 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16 PAGE 16 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL MALIBU RE Spotlight Private Estate on Point Dume Beach, Canyon & Mountain R E A L E S T A T E Enjoy the best of the Napa Valley area in combination with the very best of Malibu. There are amazing ocean views from this private and gated four-bedroom Point Dume estate. A beautifully landscaped courtyard leads to a dramatic palm-filled entry Birdview French doors open to multiple outdoor entertaining patios and decks, a gorgeous new saltwater pool and a spa with custom tile work, as well as an outdoor rain shower and beautifully planned lawns and a citrus garden. The inviting chef s kitchen, extensive living areas, custom-designed bathrooms and four fireplaces create a magical retreat reminiscent of a luxury resort. This extraordinary residential property is offered at $7,500,000. For more information, contact Susan Monus, Coldwell Banker, at Entertainer s Compound $12,000,000 OR LEASE $25,000/MONTH Ocean View Bluff Estate $6,995,000 Pt. Dume Ocean View Estate $6,795,000 TO VISIT MALIBU IS ONE THING. TO LIVE HERE IS QUITE ANOTHER... Gated, 2 GH, Media, Pool, Gym & Rec Rm 5 BDR, Gated, Private, Pool & Spa 2 GH, Pool & Tennis Court NEW LISTING! 7238 Birdview Pt. Dume Architectural Pt. Dume Compound OPEN SUNDAY 2-5pm $5,700,000 $4,250,000 $3,495, Napa Valley in Malibu Sophisticated Tri-Level Mediterranean $3,249,000 Panoramic Ocean Views & Beach Rights Majestic Malibu Site $1,695,000 3 BDR, Guest House, Office 1+ Acre Topanga Charm $1,400, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and Operated by NRT Incorporated. Coldwell Banker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by the seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals. Spectacular Ocean Views Bonsall Canyon Land w/plans Country English Home, 1+ Acre
17 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 17 Malibu and Topanga Cross Creek Colony Point Dume Topanga It s different here INDIGO RANCH Malibu: World famous Indigo Ranch Recording Studio, sanctuary, paradise. A retreat like no other. 58 ocean view acres, waterfall, hiking, scores of fruit trees. An oasis. $2,850,000 Matt Rapf/Chris Frost BROAD BEACH Malibu: New Hampton style home on the sandy dunes of Broad Beach. 4 bedroom, 4 bath main house, plus detached 3 bedroom, 3 bath guest house. Grassy yard and spa. $17,500,000 Matt Rapf PICTURESQUE HORSE PROPERTY Malibu: Picturesque horse property on approx. two flat parklike acres in Bonsall Canyon. Located behind gates within walking distance to Zuma Beach, shops and restaurants! $2,950,000 Jeff Chertow MALIBU ESTATE SITE Malibu: Approx. 5 acre estate site (3 separate parcels total) prime Malibu Park area. City approvals pending. Plans by Doug Burdge & Associates. End of cul-de-sac, with ocean and canyon views! $2,595,000 Cormac & Wailani O Herlihy SENSATIONAL OCEAN VIEW Malibu: Sensational 3 bedroom, 3 bath architectural modern gem designed by Steve Kent on 3/4 acre. Features amazing 180 ocean views, detached office & studio, and exotic plants. An absolute masterpiece and must see! $2,650,000 Cormac & Wailani O Herlihy BEAUTIFUL MONTE NIDO HOME Monte Nido: Beautifully remodeled. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths + office/4th bedroom. Kitchen with Corian counters & butcher block island. Pine hardwood flooring. 1 acre, lushly landscaped, pool & spa. Very private. Great buy! $1,890,000 Gayle Pritchett NEW CONTEMPORARY WITH OCEAN VIEWS Malibu: Sensational contemporary nearing completion. Breathtaking ocean and Bonsall Canyon pastoral views. Approx. 1 acre, deck, BBQ, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths. $4,000,000 Cormac & Wailani O Herlihy MEDITERRANEAN DREAM Malibu: A magnificent, over 6,000 sq. ft. 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Beautiful, well-landscaped front and back yards. Available July 1, $4,000 per month Derek Mathis/Gaelyn Nichols BEST MALIBU BEACH Malibu: Malibu s premier Carbon Beach. Penthouse, expansive views of Malibu Pier & Queen s Necklace. High ceilings, skylights, stainless kitchen, exquisitely furnished. Private garage. Gated. $15,000/mo. short term, will consider long term. Christina Carmel EXCLUSIVE PARADISE COVE ENCLAVE Malibu: Spend the summer behind the gates of this exclusive Paradise Cove enclave. Wonderful indoor/outdoor living in this intimate home. July & August $25,000 per month Matt Rapf/Derek Mathis SERRA RETREAT SANCTUARY Malibu: Cozy cottage on almost 3 beautiful acres. Gated contemporary gem offering the utmost in privacy and solitude. Available April thru September. $12,000 per month Matt Rapf/Derek Mathis MOROCCO IN MALIBU Malibu: Exquisite 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath Moroccan style home w/private spa, radiant marble flooring & aromatic rose garden. Breathtaking ocean/ canyon views on 4+ acres. Gated. Guest unit unavailable. 1 yr. lease preferred. $6,850/month Cormac & Wailani O Herlihy OCEAN VIEW WITH APPROVALS Malibu: Two plus acre ocean and city view building site. Very private setting. Plans for 3,000 sq. ft. home plus three car garage. Motivated seller. $545,000 Chris Frost/Brant Didden OWN MALIBU! Malibu: 125 acres of insane ocean view property. One of the last multiple parcel landholdings within Malibu city limits. Adjacent to Solstice Canyon park. Go big! $7,500,000 Chris Frost/Brant Didden COMPLETELY USABLE 2.27 ACRES Topanga: With beautiful views. Central Topanga location. Water, power, fire hydrant in street, plus well, cistern. The Perfect Horse Property. Photos: $450,000 Gary Harryman PARK-LIKE 5.22 ACRES Topanga: 95% usable, with beautiful oak trees, meadows. Geo, perc, topo, survey, paved road, fire hydrant. The Perfect Horse Property. Photos: $750,000 Gary Harryman CITY AND OCEAN VIEWS Malibu: City and ocean views from this spectacular two acre building site at the top of Ramirez Canyon. Permits pending for 7,000 sq. ft. plus contemporary home. Very private. $1,300,000 Brant Didden/Marlene Grossman OCEAN VIEW ARCHITECTURAL Topanga: Ocean view architectural w/ grassy lawns, producing vineyard on 2.5 acres. 5,000 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths. Gated, quiet, private, prime Topanga location. Photos: $2,395,000 Gary Harryman SPARKLING & MODERN Topanga: 3 bedroom, 2 bath architectural with light & bright colors, in excellent condition. Killer views, epitome of indoor-outdoor living. Quiet & private. Photos: $1,095,000 Gary Harryman VIEW HOME IN EXTRAORDINARY SETTING Topanga: On 29 acres with rolling hills, oak forest, creek, broad meadows, orchard. Located in the heart of Topanga. Photos: $2,900,000 Gary Harryman TWO HOUSES REMODELED TO PERFECTION Topanga: On 3/4 acre with lots of usable land. In tranquil & picturesque Red Rock Canyon, near State Park. Photos: $1,595,000 Gary Harryman ROMANTIC SPANISH STYLE Topanga: Hide-away with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, and wraparound deck on 5.5 acres. Very quiet and private. Unbeatable views. Photos: $995,000 Gary Harryman
18 PAGE 18 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL MALIBU Beach, Canyon & Mountain R E A L E S T A T E 2 Professional Excellence Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 210, Malibu, CA Phone: (310) Fax: (310) Margaret M 2 Malibu BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEW SPANISH HOME 3bd., 3 bth., on almost an acre in a gated community $2,250,000 Steve Karsh: HOMES & ESTATES PENTHOUSE CONDOMINIUM ON CARBON BEACH..$4,595,000 Professionally furnished w/many ammenties, 2-car garage. See to believe a ask for SANTOS FLANIKEN: GOURMET S DELIGHT $2,495,000 4 bd., 3 bath, tennis court, pool, views, gourmet kitchen. 1 Acre of land tom BATES: FABULOUS WILSHIRE PENTHOUSE $590,000 Beautiful penthouse completely remodeled. 1 bd., 2 bth. Building amenities include pool, 24 hr. security, elevator and 2 private parking spaces. HOA s only $405 a month tom BATES: LOS ANGELES DUPLEX $750,000 Huge one bedroom, den, solarium, patio. 2 bed also very large. Crown molding, fireplaces, hardwood floors. Close to studios, XL walk-in closets MARISA ARCARI: LAND LATIGO CANYON/TWO LOTS $350,000 Expired coastal permit. Underground utilities installed. Geology reports......santos FLANIKEN: INCOME PROPERTY DIVISION 17 UNITS $2,550,000 Sherman Oaks. Gated entry. Charming central courtyard with pool and patio area. New roof. Upgraded Units CHRISTIAN DOME: , Ext. 214 Call us for 4%-7% annual cash-on-cash returns from apartment building ownership. Fully managed. Call Christian Dome: RENTAL / LEASE 2 COZY 1 BEDROOM, 1 bath units on the sand with wood-burning fireplace, 1-car garage. #2 $3, per mo. & #3 $3,550 per month anita: MALIBU RD. 3 bd., 3 1/2 bath. Gated, gardens, outdoor spa & patios. Avail. June through Sept $35,000/mo JUDI LEVI: MALIBU RD. August only. 2 bd., + convertable den, 2 ba. Owner pays utilities & weekley maid service..... $25,000/mo JUDI LEVI: MALIBU RD. 3 bd., 2 bath. Original beach home, restored. Available from June 15 through Sept $15,000/mo JUDI LEVI: OCEAN VIEW HOME WITH POOL & SPA $15,000/mo. 3 bd., 3 fl. bath, 3 half bath. Comfortably furnished tiffany LEIGH: POINT DUME TOWNHOME $3,250/mo. 2 bd., 2.5 bath. White water ocean view/beach rights/walk to shops santos FLANIKEN: California Department of Real Estate Broker License No MALIBU RESORT STYLE LIVING Beautiful triple wide located on a quiet cul-de-sac street. 3 beds, 2 baths, plus office. Remodeled kitchen & baths. Light and bright. High ceilings, bamboo flooring, custom closets, fenced yard. Spacious master suite. Amenities include: Pool, spa, sauna, tennis courts, recreation room. Walk to Zuma Beach, market, post office, restaurants. Close to schools. $599,000. WATCH THE DOLPHINS PLAY Beautiful, remodeled and tastefully furnished. 2 beds, 2 bath beach house. Close to town. Lots of parking. Walled entry with huge patio areas, glass railed decks. Lovely kitchen with granite counters. Two fireplaces. Watch the wonderful sea life from your ocean view deck. Pets are welcomed! Available for $8,500 per month /annual lease. MOUNTAIN AND CANYON VIEWS Lovely mountain setting for this newly remodeled mobile home. 2 beds & 2 baths plus office & family room. Light & bright with high ceilings, Pergo wood flooring on a large lot with fenced grassy area for pet. Large patio with wrap around viewing deck. Nice views of pool, tennis courts & mountains. Resort like complex with 24 hour gym, spa & sauna. Gorgeous newly remodeled clubhouse. Near to Viewpoint school. Las Virginges school system. $280,000. SURFER S PARADISE One of a kind remodeled beach cottage at Topanga Point. Two bedrooms, one bath, double car garage. Walled and gated from Pacific Coast Hwy. Lots of parking. All new appliances. Fireplace, central air & heating. Large patio on huge beachfront lot. Play volleyball on your own private court! Available for $7,500 per month/annual lease. Margaret Hauptman Gorgeous Ocean & Canyon Views from nearly every room of this lovely 3 Bedroom Corral Canyon home. $1,195,000
19 APRIL MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS PAGE 19 GATED ESTATE W/OCEAN VIEWS $2,895,000 3BR, 2.5BA remodeled w/beautiful finishes on 2 acres w/two large lawns, studio over garage & more. John Bakken THE #1 REAL ESTATE COMPANY IN MALIBU Visit us online at californiamoves.com PERFECT, QUIET LOCATION! $2,695,000 City views from this lushly landscaped Spanish home. 4 br, 3.5 bath home. Family rm + wine m/den. Dale Pearson STUNNING NEW CONSTRUCTION $16,000,000 Mediterranean villa on approx 6-ac. Views of Pt Dume. 7 br, 6 ba w/screening rm. Huge decks, pool. Irene Dazzan-Palmer AMAZING $7,200,000 5 bedroom, 5 bath in dramatic bluff setting overlooking the rolling white caps of Zuma Beach. Kimberly Collen COVETED LOCATION, BEACH KEY $4,495,000 3BR, 3BA shabby chic ranch home w/pool on private & gated 1.10 acres. A rare & special property. Gail Copley GREAT ENTERTAINMENT FLOW! $3,995,000 4BR, 6BA Architectural estate on oceanview knolltop. Sold w/additional parcel. 5+ acres. Bobette Halverson HEAVEN S AT HOME $3,395,000 DECORATOR PERFECT PRIZE $3,295,000 5 bedroom, 5 bath villa framed by an acre of gardens. Formal din room, butler s pantry, library. Stunning 4 br, 4 ba Mediterranean w/ocean views, beach rights, pool & balconies with French doors. Carol Bird Grace Diekhaus PHENOMENAL SUNSETS $4,995,000 5 br, 8 ba home. Panoramic 270 degree views. Master w/2 baths, walk-ins. Approx 2 acre gated estate. Christopher Cortazzo PT DUME, BEACH KEY $2,875,000 5 bedrooms, office, 4200 sq ft, almost 1 acre lush grounds, new redwood decking, spa, walk to beach. Anne Biglow ST CLASS AMENITIES $2,195,000 2 br, 3 ba townhome. Finest craftsmanship. Chef s kitchen. Grand 2-story entry. Pool, spa. Kerry O Brien VERY BEAUTIFUL $2,099,000 Newly designed 4 br, 4 ba home with expansive views. Open patios. New stone walkways, near beach. Bryan Harper BELL CANYON $1,789,000 Very private retreat on nearly 2 acres. 4 br, 4.5 ba Architectural w/large pool, spa, fruit trees. Kathryn Alesandrini MALIBU MOUNTAIN TOP MAGIC $1,499,000 Wood & glass 3 br, 3 ba home on 2 landscaped acres. Soaring ceils, brick fplc & lrg country kit. Madelyn Gonzalez NICE LOCATION $1,395,000 Spacious & stylish 3 br, 2.5 ba townhouse at the Pointe. Open, light & bright floor plan. Brian Merrick MOUNTAIN & CITY VIEWS $700,000 Apx 2.75 acre parcel. Water, electricity and telephone in the street. Partially graded drive. Anthony Giordano Pacific Coast Highway Heathercliff Road Malibu Road Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and Operated by NRT Incorporated.Coldwell Banker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage,
20 PAGE 20 MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS APRIL RE Spotlight New Agent On Board at Pritchett-Rapf & Associates BRIAN MERRICK Associate Manager (310) : DIRECT Malibu Colony Coldwell Banker NEW LISTINGS Beachfront Architectural, open floor plan, 3 Bed 3.5 Bath $4,995,000 Spacious & Stylish Townhouse, 3 Bed 2.5 Bath, Pool and Tennis $1,395,000 Flat Acre lot, path to beach, Additional Zumirez Beach Key $2,300,000 Remodeled Paradise Cove, 3 Bed, Walk to Beach $650,000 Summer or long-term rental, 3 bdrm., big ocean view, walk to beach/tennis club..$7500/mo. or $15,000/mo. WENDY JENSEN (O) (H) NEW LISTING Classic Architectural home by Cliff May on approx. 1 acre with specimen sycamore trees. Newly landscaped grounds and charmingly decorated home. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms...$3,195,000 GORGEOUS ESTATE ON BONSALL approx. 1.4 acres mostly flat ancient trees, beautiful landscaping. Charming French farm house with attention to detail throughout gourmet kitchen, high ceilings open airy great room 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms detached guest house & horse facility. Gated & Private...$4,250,000 CONDO AT END OF LA COSTA BEACH VERY CHARMING TOWNHOME Hardwood-decorator done furnishings included. 2 bedrooms & 2.5 baths 2 decks over ocean very private...$2,500,000 SPECTACULAR PENTHOUSE CONDO on Corral Beach. Amazing ocean views sunsets to Palos Verdes. 3 bd., 3 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, limestone floors, very high ceilings. 4-unit bldg. Very private. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION $2,800,000,...NOW $2,250,000 Pt. Dume Hampton-style Built 2003, approx. 3,000 sq. ft., 4 bd., 2-story, great attention to detail, hardwood floors, high ceilings, beautiful front and back yards, deeded beach rights, private gated street. A must see....$2,195,000 LEASES LEASE Adorable cottage on 10 acres near beautiful trails, many fruit trees, great privacy, spa outside charm, charm, charm...$2,950/mo. NEW LEASE Charming apartment in 3-unit building on Big Rock Beach. 30 of ocean frontage with great SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD wide deck. Stairs to beach. All newly refurbished. 1 bedroom...$3,300/mo. Summer Lease on Malibu Rd. The ultimate of chic. 50 of frontage, 2 bd. + bathrooms, plasma screen TV, beautifully furnished, dark hard wood floors...$25,000/mo. Jun.-Sept. Lease on La Costa Beach Charming 2 bd., 2.5 ba., townhome with hardwood floors, furnished. Small complex, gated, balconies on both levels over ocean. Pets O.K. with approval...$7,500/mo. LEASED LEASED LEASED COLDWELL BANKER Pritchett-Rapf & Associates, the largest independent real estate firm in Malibu, has announced that Johannah Warren has joined the company s Malibu Colony office. We re pleased to welcome Johannah to Pritchett-Rapf, said Jim Rapf. Jack Pritchett added, We re looking forward to her success, and we re happy to have her aboard. A transplant from the world of Beverly Hills real estate, Warren said she is happy to be working in Malibu. As a mother, I m so grateful to be away from the crowded Westside. This is a much better atmosphere in which to OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 2-5 p.m. raise a family. Warren is actively involved in her son s school and extracurricular activi- Johannah Warren ties and is a great resource for families living in the corridor from Las Virgenes Road to Malibu Canyon SEARIDGE DR., MALIBU, CA. Wonderful, cozy Spanish home with 2 rentals in the El Nido area. $999,000 Joni Rountree Remax Westside Properties Visit The NEWS on the Web A former paralegal, Warren has applied her legal background to her career in real estate. My clients rely on my incredibly thorough work. I ve seen so many things go wrong over the years, and it has always come down to a specific detail that wasn t clarified. I don t leave anything to chance. I m all about the details, she said. Jeff Chertow, manager of the Malibu Colony Office stated, We re pleased to welcome Johannah to Pritchett-Rapf. Her energy and enthusiasm will ensure her success. Warren can be contacted at her office at or her cell, can be sent to: pritchettrapf.com or com. DAVID CARTER The Best at the Beach (310) Direct (310) Home PARADISE COVE MOBILEHOMES - Malibu PARADISE COVE GETAWAY: 1 bdrm, 1 bath original. Nothing glamorous, but Hey!...you re at the beach! In Escrow $ 175,000 NEW CUSTOM BEACH COTTAGE: 1 bedroom, 1 bath and sleeping loft. Hardwood floors, tile and stone. Skylights. In Escrow $ 370,000 BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION: 3 bedroom, 1 bath beach cottage. Tile, stone, hardwood floors. It s perfect! $ 395,000 SECLUDED LOCATION: Charming 2 bdrm, 1 bath doublewide. Light with wood floors. Private yard with spa. $ 435,000 HUGE PRICE REDUCTION: Charming 2+2. Short walk to beach. Low space rent. Very liveable, but needs TLC. Nice deck overlooking creek. Priced to sell. As-Is Owner motivated. $525,000 STYLISH CAPE COD: 2+2 beach cottage. Creekside with nice ocean view deck. Wood floors, tiled kitchen and baths. Includes golf cart. In Escrow $ 539,000 NEWER HOME: Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath with 1,650 sq. ft., high ceilings, drywalled, fireplace, office, fenced yard. $ 549,000 CHARMING UPPER LEVEL HOME: Tastefully remodeled 3+2, white-washed wood walls. New bthrms, sliders outside from 2 bdrms, lg. side deck & backyard. Sep gst apt. $ 625,000 BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM REBUILT: 2+2, huge loft. Travertine tile, wood floors, granite counters. Everything immaculate. Private setting, large landscaped yard & patios. In Escrow $ 650,000 GREAT OPPORTUNITY: Nicely located, upper level. Remodel or replace with new home. Good ocean view possible. $ 700,000 LARGEST LOT LOCATION IN THE PARK: 2 bdrm, 2 bath + bonus room. 1,750 sq. ft., fireplace, huge fenced yard. Good parking. Ready to go now! In Escrow $ 735,000 PARADISE COVE BLUFF AREA: Custom 2+2, remodeled. 1,650 sq. ft. tile, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, big yard. A great home! Close to beach trail. $ 795,000 POINT DUME CLUB MOBILEHOMES - Malibu WELL PRICED! 3+2 home on quiet cul-de-sac. New wood floors, light & bright. Nice decks and patio. Landscaped. Low space rent. $ 539,000 NEWER EXTRA LARGE HOME: 2+2, 1900 sq. ft. Mountain & sunset vus. High ceilings, fireplace, huge rooms, separate office, big kitchen. $ 565,000 GREAT OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Newly remodeled 2+2 with custom bamboo floors, tiled kitchen & bath. Light & bright. Big, fenced yard. $ 610,000 OCEAN & SUNSET VIEWS: 3 bedrooms + 2 baths on a cul-de-sac. Beautifully remodeled and priced to sell! $ 625,000 NEW 2004 HOME 4b d d 2b th Hi h ili l l d d df d 2.5 ACRES WITH OCEAN VIEW 2 flat areas for building your dream home. Parcel has no reports and is being sold as is with buyer to perform all investigations. $395,000 Horton-Chrisman Team pot The Difference Ylise Kessler (505) Vivian Nelson (505) POINT DUME BEACH KEY $2,695, ACRES MULHOLLAND $2,595,000 LATIGO RETREAT 14 ACRES $4,300,000 Call Us First! Terry Lucoff Gwen Lucoff Call Us First!