M A L I B U
JUSTIN of ISSUE 9
Founder, Editor in Chief
Senior Contributing Editors
CECE S. WOODS
Dir. of Inspired Education
Senior Literary Editor
Dir. of Public Relations
DANIEL BRALVER BRAIN TIELEMAN
BIRUNGI IVES Director of Surf Content
BRIAN BIELMANN Dir. of Brand Partnerships
JIM HARTMAN Managing Editor
LINDA ATKINSON JANET KURBIKOFF LISA MARIE ELWES LINDA ATKINSON DINO J. BORTOLI HALI SIMONS BRODIE TAYLOR Contributing Photographers EMILY GOODMAN, ADAM GUY JEFF HERRERA CAROL SUE STODDARD DAN AMEZCUA BUMMY, BUMMY.BIZ HANNAH RAE TAYLOR
SHIN TAKEI Beauty Editor
TARA OWENS Consious Living Editor
Tracey Bregman Entertainment Editor
MATT DIAMOND Fashion Editor
JESSICA WHITE Images Editor, Moving + Still Lifestyle Editors NICK BETTS
MATT MARSON IZZY CHAVIRA GIANNA CHAISSON
BARRIE LIVINGSTONE AUDREY RUTH
photo by Lucas Passmore
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems. -Arthur O’Shaughnessy, “Ode,” 1874
Sustainable + Style Editor
CLAUDIA TAYLOR Wine Editor
Cover photo of Justin Glory by Dan Amezcua
“Moving parts have controlled and constrained motions.”
Ironically we started the layout process of the “Moving Parts” issue during Mercury Retrograde, a cosmic event where all things communication ( computers, phones, contracts, people etc... ) - and moving parts - go completely out of control. Needless to say, we finished two weeks later ( not nearly the normal time it takes to complete the process ) with a new computer after a serious hardrive crash that left us no choice but to reassemble the entire issue all over again. Mercury Retrograde completely behind us, we bring you the the “Moving Parts” issue: Things that move or those that do the moving. Literally and figuratively.
photo by Jackie Robbins
Getting this issue off to a fast start is Justin Glory - the talent behind some of the most famous moving parts in Hollywood. Editor Rob Taylor gets the grease on what happens behind the scenes at Glory Motorworks. Justin, a resident of Malibu makes the daily trek to his warehouse/studio/gallery in Glendale ( which includes the work of artist Conrad Leach featured in this issue ) where all the Glory takes place.
Summer Nights - The season got off to a great start with the Endless Summer event. Here with Rube Escalante ( far left ) and exec editor ( aks my hubby ) Steve Woods. Next up for the Malibu Surfing Association: The MSA Invitational Sept. 5th-7th at Surfrider Beach.
Local icon Craig Clunies-Ross has been a fixture in the Malibu surf and skate scene for some time now having founded the original CLOUT brand building it to mini megabrand status here in the Bu ( and also beyond ). Clunies-Ross left CLOUT RIDESHOP during the height of it’s popularity to start Drill Surf & Skate in 2009, an offshoot of his globally successful Drill Clothing Co. brand that rose to fame in the early 90’s. His new outpost in the freshly renovated Trancas Country Mart has fast become the go to spot for all things surf/skate.
Literary editor and rock climbing legend John Long brings us “The Bird’s Boys” , the story of rock star, rock climbers in the 70’s - a hilarious tale hardcore adventurers can relate to. Exec editor Steve Woods follows it up with his local perspective “From Malibu to Mountains” describing his own mountaintop marvels and dualing passions between the Sierras and surf. To round out this action packed issue, veteran surf photographer Brian Bielmann serves up some serious motion in WIPEOUTS, we go Canyon Crusing with rocker Drew Newman ( aka our Premier Issue cover boy ), the Brazilian boys from Chamas FIlms show us how CaliForFun it realy is and so many more movers and shakers in this issue... check it out!
ABOUT THE EDITOR IN CHIEF -
Cece Woods is a 30 year verteran of the fashion industry with an extensive background in design, marketing, PR and branding, Beginning her career at 16 under one of fashion’s most successful designers, MAX AZRIA ( of BCBG ) Cece has continued her creative movement unabated . After working with major brands GUESS and BEACH BUNNY SWIMWEAR ( to name a few ) and being featured in national magazines INSTYLE, LUCKY etc.... Cece returned to Malibu, a special place filled with childhood memories spent on the sands of Zuma Beach with her mother and young brothers. Cece started 90265 magazine in May 2013 as platform to showcase the authentic Malibu lifestyle. and become a voice for the true essence of this iconic coastal community.
All in a days work... ( right ) delivering mags to Malibu Farm is just another excuse to grab a delicious locally grown meal and visit with the fabulous proprietress Helene Henderson and her very cool staff. #thegoodlife
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Cece has since formed Best of the Bohemians - NEW WAVE PUBLISHING producing unique branding and marketing publications based on the ultimate bohemian beach lifestyle with magazines launcing in the Hamptons and active, affluent mountain communities.
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CLUNIES-ROSS Heading to Malibu over 23 years ago was a game changer for local icon Craig Clunies-Ross. He met and married his wife, lifelong resident Stacy Klein, and turned his passion for action sports into a lucrative career spanning almost three decades. As the owner of Drill Surf and Skate in the newly renovated Trancas Country Mart, Craig is no stranger to building a brand with strong community support. His intital surf and skate concept, Drill Clothing Comapny was founded in 1991 in a basement in Malibu Park. A mere five years later, after launching major ad campaigns and sponsoring professional surfers, Drill became an internationally recognized global brand. Craig cashed in while the dice were hot, selling Drill in 1996 and parlayed the winnings into a new Malibu brand, CLOUT, opening a brick and mortar outpost in Zuma Beach Plaza in 1997. The local groms caught on quick and before long were asking for skateboards and surf gear. From that, CLOUT RIDESHOP was born. Originally from New Zealand, Craig took the family, which included three children, back to his home country in 2005 to expose them to the lifestyle he enjoyed growing up. Having built the CLOUT brand to coveted cult status, an opportunity to sell a major stake presented itself while Craig was abroad. He said goodbye to CLOUT in 2009.
Photos by Dan Amezcus and Cece Woods
Drill Surf and Skate opened in mid 2009, staying heavily focused on the needs of the west end of Malibu and Broad Beach. Craig has continued building a great selection of surf and skate gear, including offering lessons. The Drill clothing brand also continues to grow with demand, largely due to the edgy graphics and designs, influenced by Craigâ€™s punk rock roots. Community support is key and goes both ways with the local icon who has employed quite the local crew dating back to the CLOUT RIDESHOP days. What does his downtime look like? Lots of action of course - pursuinghis passions for snowboarding or mountain bike riding. Baby, he was born to ride. -Cece Woods
MOVING PARTS Drill is launching their new website soon offering the best of this true Malibu surf and skate brand to locals and beyond. Check them out at DRILLSURFSKATE.COM Follow Drill Surf and Skate: instagram: @drillsurfandskate FB: facebook.com/drillsurfandskate
Back in Black - Drill’s home grown surf/ skate brand brings in a little punk rock spirit
Get the goods - Drill’s fully stocked store with all your surf and skate needs.
Drill Clothing Company ad , early 1990’s
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Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the seminal surfing documentary ‘THE ENDLESS SUMMER,’ Malibu Surfing Association (MSA) and Bruce Brown Films put on quite the “kick off” summer event with a special ‘TES’ movie screening and art show at Malibu Design Center. Proceeds from the event benefited the Malibu High School Surf Team, the California Wildlife Center, and MSA. “An idea of ‘THE ENDLESS SUMMER’ first came from Malibu — a dream that every surfer could find a wave as good as it gets,” said John Hinkle, MSA President. “It was our special privilege to work with Bruce Brown Films and our event partners to bring a 50th anniversary screening of ‘THE ENDLESS SUMMER’ home to Malibu,” said Hinkle. Rising surfer Frankie Seely — current WSA and NSSA champion, member of the Malibu High School Surf Team, and MSA member — agreed that ‘TES’ is required viewing, “In its adventure of exploring new territory, meeting other surfers, connecting to new culture and sharing the stoke of surfing, ‘THE ENDLESS SUMMER’ defined a standard that inspires me to travel in search of “the perfect wave.”” Legendary Malibu surfer Mr. Lance Carson, who first started surfing at First Point, Malibu aged 6, described his feature in the movie as, “No leash. No rubber. It wasn’t a ham sandwich, it was peanut butter and jelly!” Megabrand RIP CURL showed their support, Pascal Stansfield with his popular label Freedom Artists were screening tees on site, Bu favorite House Beer served up the brew and a crew of celebrated Malibu locals like Mikke and Maggie Pierson of ZJ Boarding House, Dale Rhodes of surf brand KATIN USA, MSA and first point standout Jackson O’Conner and many more showed their support, including Eytan Levin and Janet Kurbikoff of Malibu Design Center who co hosted the event. Photos by Tim Horton and Emily Goodman
GLORY by Rob Taylor
Photos by Dan Amezcua Punker, Skater, Surfer, Master Craftsman and Gearhead. Justin Glory is many things but most of all he counts himself lucky to live in Malibu. Born and raised in Harrisburg PA, Justin Glory found himself drawn to the escapist pursuits of loud fast music and going fast on two wheels. After a quick trip to the west coast in ’97, Justin never left and since then has built a thriving business building motorcycles for Hollywood and private collectors alike. 90265 caught up with Justin to hear more about his life, passions and work.
RT: So you got your first bike when you were 12? JK: I grew up around motorcycles. When I was a kid there were a lot of motorcycles around all the time and I was always drawn to them. It’s a different world back east for bikes because it’s a very seasonal thing. Nobody can really ride during the winter, where here in Malibu we can ride year round. It made the riding season that much more precious and enticing. RT: So how did your love for bikes get you started in the film business? JK: My job in the film industry didn’t really exist until we started our shop and then one thing just stemmed from another, it was never on purpose. My wife and I started Glory in 1999 and the shop was a mixture of industrial antiques and motorcycles and just stuff we liked, stuff we were passionate about. When we started, one thing I never wanted was a motorcycle shop. I’ve worked in them, I’ve been around them and its just not something I wanted in the beginning.
RT: Well look where you are right now. JK: Yeah, well if I had set out to do what we’re doing now I don’t think it could have happened. One thing led to another and it was really accidental more than anything RT: So in ‘99 it was more of a general vintage shop? JK: Yeah, that’s all it was. When I moved to Los Angeles I started working for an Antique dealer, I started working for Off the Wall and really got to know that business. It was something I had always been interested in. When I was young I used to be an ornamental plasterer and restored theaters and museums and churches in Baltimore. I worked for an old school company with very seasoned and committed craftsmen so restoration is something I’ve always been into and something I’ve done for a living. After a couple of years of working in the antiques business I decided to open my own shop. So me and Kristina, my wife, just quit our jobs and went for it. We put in about $1200 and that’s what happened. We got a lot of help along the way but we just followed the business. Instead of having this direct plan we kind of just went with the flow. And what we were into and what we loved was just traditional American antiques, motorcycles, neon signs, and that’s all we bought, we only bought stuff we wanted to take home. And at that time, because there was a void in vintage motorcycles in Los Angeles we kind of accidentally fell into that world and its fine by me, it really is my passion. RT: So back when you started this, were you riding a bike as general transportation or as a weekend hobby? JK: Well, when I moved to Los Angeles, my sense of everyday transportation was a 1965 BSA that got purchased in parts and put together in the living room. RT: So it was a hobby? JK: Yeah, it was a hobby and it was also a necessity because it was cheap, but definitely a hobby. I’ve been around and it’s a tough way to make a living, it’s not financially rewarding, it’s more about the satisfaction, it really is a labor of love. I was telling the guys at the shop that we do big feature films to make money and we do restorations to lose it. We need Vintage motorcycles to put our perspective back in order, remind ourselves why we love doing this, and we need the movies because they really put us in situations we would never be in professionally like the weird shit we come up with and the locations and situations, it’s a cool thing and it’s a very nice way to pay the rent. RT: I read an article in the L.A Times that said you got wrangled into being an extra in Gangster Squad? JK: Yeah well what happens a lot in films is we’ll show up on set with a 1920’s motorcycle, and every phone call leading up to that day is “yes, the stunt guys know how to ride those bikes” and then we get there and none of it’s true. A lot of times it’s a lot easier for us to ride the bike that we’re comfortable on then to spend two days training someone else to ride it. RT: ‘cause you built it? JK: Well, we build it and we’re familiar with riding it. RT: And then there was that one for the G.I Joe guys, that are the extra large human beings, 6’ 4 or whatever and you had to build bikes to fit them? JK: Yeah well Joe Bucaro was a stunt rider on that film and I met Joe, who’s 6’4 and he’s even shorter than the actor. So when I was riding that bike on set, I couldn’t even touch the ground. One of my guys had to hold it up, I’d jump up on it take off and somebody would have to stop me at the end. We built that bike for action and it was just giant. RT: And then on the Dragon Tattoo that was a like stock vintage old Honda, right? JK: Well what we did on that is I read through the books immediately, I get a call from Sony and they asked if I was familiar with the story and I said of course I love them and as I was reading the books, I hadn’t seen the Swedish films, I was just reading the books because I knew David’s (Fincher) vision was going to be his vision and would have nothing to do with any other film. So I read the books, and the entire time I’m reading it, I know what the girl looks like in my head, so from my point of view that translates into exactly what shes gonna ride, exactly what bike to use. We also had to take into consideration this character and what she was about and what the wardrobe would be because motorcycles, really in films now are an extension of the wardrobe.
They really help tell the story about the character. So, this girl is all business, it’s not flashy, it works good, its banged up, its dented and it’s specifically built to her needs, by her. So generally on a movie we do a lot of trick flash stuff. But on Dragon Tattoo we kind of worked backwards . I built this easy stuff that looks like anyone could build it and the discussions I had with Dave Fincher about this was well he wanted to use a modern bike, as a filmmaker he knows vintage bikes can be problematic, so the art department had me go in and convince him that we should be riding this bike. This would work and I think through the course of that he was really excited because his vision was like mine. He knew this character inside and out, he knew how everything should look and our bike matched that vision. RT: And what kind of bike was it in the end? JK: I used a 350 Honda from the late 60’s and early 70’s, you know scale wise Rooney (Mara) was able to sit on it and it looked like it fit her. They also happened to be very in vogue over the last few years which made the bike really popular. I still get 10 emails a week about that bike and it was the most pedestrian thing we’ve ever built for a film. RT: What were the stunts? Did she beat a semi or a train in the rain or something? JK: Well she races a bunch of stuff and she rides on cobble stones and one of the requests from the production departments as well is they wanted Rooney to ride as much as possible. RT: So that she could get familiar with it and build up the reaction? JK: Right, so you know the day she was cast she got sent to me and I immediately put her on the back of my bike and went about my day running errands so she would get used to the motion. So when Rooney shows up, she’s a really pretty girl, she visually doesn’t match the Lisabeth Salander character, so the next day we sort of train a little bit and then Rooney goes to New York for hair and makeup, comes back Monday and she was transformed. She looked exactly as I and everybody else had envisioned. She was great too because her approach to riding that motorcycle came from being an actor, not someone who wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle, so we just worked on what we needed to do on camera and her concern was making sure that what she needed to do looked natural. It’s a much better process with a good actor. RT: So how many actors have you trained? Like for every movie that you build a bike for do you train the actor to ride it or do some of them show up trained and experienced? JK: A little bit of both, like when we were doing Benjamin Button, Brad Pitt is a really good rider, he knows how to ride. But we did have to walk him through how to ride a 30’s engine with a foot clutch and a tank shift. But he was a really good rider and was familiar with motorcycles so he knocks it out in 10 minutes. RT: So tell me this, when building that bike, did you find a frame and a motor and parts or do you find a bike that’s put together and break it down? What’s the process? JK: Well when we’re working with something vintage or something that’s already a production bike, what I’ll do is go out and buy the best low mileage condition stuff I can find. We don’t have time on most films to piece together bikes. I think we did the three bikes from Dragon Tattoo in a month. So when we start a film, I tell the guys that work for me, get all your personal stuff done this weekend cause were gonna work straight for the next month and it really works like that, everything stops in your personal life. Recently I was doing Avengers 2 and my wife had to handle building our new house and move because I was unavailable. And when I was in town I was unavailable, and when I was in Korea, I was really unavailable.
MOVING PARTS RT: So you built three bikes, ones for the camera ones a stunt and ones a back up? How does that work? JK: That just depends on what’s needed. What I really like to do is build an extra one and keep it hidden for when all the bikes are crashed and I pull out the fresh one as a surprise. RT: So, aside from the film making stuff, talk a little bit about your vintage restoration stuff. Are there certain bikes that you prefer, or are you just down with whatever your clients want, do you have your own dream bike? How does that all work? JK: Our shop is a complete pain in the ass. Very user unfriendly. We stick to what we know the best. We work on pre 70’s British and that’s what we do. We have certain customers that we work on early Italian and pre-war American. But we really specialize in post-war British bikes. We work on a lot of Vincents, Triumphs, Nortons and BSAs. When I was really young those were the bikes I really pored over in the classic bike magazines. And it was also a very strong tie in with the punk rock I grew up listening to. It all came as an extension of that era. Even the fashion from the early punk days was really heavily borrowed from the Rocker scene in the 50’s and 60’s in London and I was always drawn to that and I still am, it’s still how I go about my day to day life. RT Do you have complete milling and machining gear JK: For the restoration work everything is made in house as needed. For cylinderheads and motor components nobody makes them, it’s so cost ineffective so we work with original gear and try and make it work. We generally try and keep stuff original to the machine but if we have to make gears, we make ‘em, if we have to make screws we make ‘em, simple things we will make, spacers, hangers, the little things, but in the end, everything gets made. Film work is a different story. The leaps and bounds that vehicles in the film industry have taken in the past ten years is insane. Cars and motorcycles being built for films are of such a high quality now, that in some ways it’s surpassed what OEMs do. Every movie I work on now I hire 3D modelers because we are able to take a production designers drawings, convert it into 3D models and build it exactly what everybody wants. RT: Have you been able to experiment with 3D printing at all? JK: When we’re doing non structural pieces we’ll use them a lot. But I’ll tell you with all the high tech work we do it’s really not possible without a set of hands. Even when we go into a 3D model, everything is CNC’d, everything is computer accurate, we’re working in hundredths and thousandths of an inch. Even at the end of that we’ll have to cut stuff up, bring in a sculptor and lay up clay. RT: so you still need to touch the material JK: Yep. It does a full circle. It all starts with an idea, hand to pen to paper. Then it goes through outer space and then it ends up with a guy with a set of hands and some sculpting tools. Or some guys laying up fiberglass. That’s what I like about what we do. We’re really able to turn a production designers vision into the real thing. We’re able to take that vision on paper, and a few months later we have somebody going 100 mile per hour on it through the volcanoes of Iceland. Or jumping through a window 50 feet though the air. RT: So your main love is post war British bikes but you take it from an American’s perspective? JG: Yeah, I have to. But I’m sick to death of the British, I can’t get away from it. But it’s really those machines. You’ve got to remember that in post war England it was strong man, it was an Empire and it was a manufacturing empire. The vehicle and especially the motorcycle industry was owned by Britain. RT: Even though in the 20’s and 30’s Indian Motocycle company was building bikes& JK: Pre war America was on it and we still are. There’s things happening in Milwaukee right now that are so innovative and so modern. People generally want to associate a company like Harley Davidson as being on the forefront of technology and they are. The strength of that company is amazing, it really is. You don’t have to be a fan of the idea of the traditional Harley Davidson lifestyle. What’s cool now is there’s so much crossover and there’s generations coming up that really don’t give a shit. They just like going fast. And they like looking at the old imagery and emulating it. And as a grumpy old guy I think it’s all ridiculous and I make fun of them but, they’re doing exactly what I did, and they have better shit to do it on. The guard is changing as it always does. One thing about what I do for a living is that people use it for their escape from their everyday life, people get on motorcycles because it’s an escape. They can go up the coast or into the mountains and nothing matters and the phone isn’t ringing and you’re just enjoying life and you’ve escaped from everyday problems. See those bikes are MY everyday problems so I really have to find the balance.
RT: So do you think because riding a motorcycle takes more concentration than riding a car that it helps people clear their minds more? JK: You can daydream on a bike. Say you want a nice stressful ride, go from downtown LA to Pt Dume in rush hour traffic splitting lanes the whole way. But you want to go through Angeles Crest or ride Hwy 1 through Big Sur and relax and feel the motion and the sea air, it’s really like surfing, it’s like getting in the water and floating there and looking at the mountains and going, nothing’s that bad. RT: So is that one of the reasons you love it so much its the escape? JK: It’s no different than anything I’ve done, I still surf a lot, I still skateboard in pools nonstop. With all that stuff, nothing else matters than that. RT: It’s a focusing agent, nothing else matters than the present moment. JK: That being said, when I was young, I was promised that it would get chicks but it didn’t. hahaha RT: So talk about skating in pools and surfing that brings us to the Malibu influence. JK: I know the boys, Angelo, Olson Johnny O’Shei. I surf Heaven’s all the time. There’s nobody around up there and there’s just something about that spot. My kids do junior guards with the State Lifeguards there and I fell in love with that location. And I surf with skaters. It’s all old skaters when we go out. And we have really bad surf etiquette and occasionally the skater brain will kick in and you’ll have to push somebody off their board or drop in on ‘em ‘cause its fun RT: Do you find it ironic that a kid who grew up in PA in an urban industrial environment ended up living in Pt. Dume? JK: No. And I’ll tell you why. My wife is really responsible for this. We were living in town, had a couple of kids and my wife really wanted to get to the beach. And it dawns on me that my California dream that brought me out here like so many people involves motorcycles, surfing and skateboards. And I’m living in Hollywood which could just as well be Baltimore. And I’ll tell you what, the move to Malibu really made my life so much better in so many ways. My children’s childhood is awesome. I mean they hit the jackpot. The stress level in my life went down and I realized that this is what I’ve been working for all these years. There was me as a 12 year old kid with a mohawk sitting in the snow in Pennsylvania in surf shorts looking at Surfer magazine saying “I want that!” And we could just imagine it all being chicks riding around on dirtbikes in bikinis skating pools. And even though we haven’t found that yet, it’s probably still out there somewhere.. RT: Absolutely, let’s keep searching. So when you have down time do you have a favorite getaway spot? JK: I never take vacations, I work all the time. And last summer I didn’t go to work for two weeks and I stayed home. And I took the kids to junior guards. And I surfed Heavens while they were doing JGs and I realized that staying home was probably the best vacation spot that I could think of. All of us who live in Malibu really should look in the mirror now and then and go, “nice work, good job!” I came out here in 1997 to visit some friends and go skating and I never left. I didn’t really move out here, I came to visit and just stayed. Actually it was only last year that I finally got a California driver’s license. I actually never thought I was going to stay but now I’ll never leave.
BIRDâ€™S BOYS By John Long
Photos by Dean Fidelman
John Yablonski running the rope on Knob Wall.
MOVING PARTS I first went to Yosemite Valley when I was seventeen years old
, and continued to spend every summer there until I was twenty-five. First thing I saw of the place was the Camp 4 parking lot, an oily acre crammed with the proudest medley of rust buckets imaginable, including an old British step van that must have been parked on the street during the blitzkrieg; a dented, salt-pocked, ‘59 Cadillac, now a convertible thanks to a cutting torch; and a red VW “Love” van, broadsided, t-boned, rear-ended and rolled, not a window in it, vice grips where the steering wheel should have been. Few of these ran without priming and a push start. There wasn’t a treaded tire in the whole lot, and a live battery got passed back and forth like a gold brick. The license plates were from Canada, Colorado, California, New York – most of these junkers having been babied down the road with little chance of ever reaching Yosemite, and no chance of ever leaving it. Beyond the parking lot lay dozens of colorful tents, scattered like a fistful of agates hurled over a swath of shady forest. In the summertime, between two cinder-block bathrooms at both ends of camp, many of the world’s greatest rock climbers called this place home. Other campgrounds, full of scrubbed tourists and RVs and screaming brats, featured kiosks full of rangers, who were full of silly rules; but during the first three summers I spent in Camp 4, I rarely saw a ranger. The park service had essentially roped the place off. Only climbers stayed there. With no rangers and no regulations, and in the almost complete absence of women to sow shame and keep discipline, the whole place was basically an international ghetto. Jim Bridwell—“The Bird” as we later styled him—was de facto lord of Camp 4 and everyone in it. He had a generous smile, a gymnast’s frame and big plans. And he always needed climbing partners. That left him to pull a couple of us up to his level – no easy trick, since Jim Bridwell was probably the finest all-around rock climber on the planet. He’d snag the most promising kids in camp, climb them till they couldn’t climb anymore, tie them back in and climb them some more. He never eased us into anything, and never worried about teaching us more than we could learn. In this manner he shifted the sands of daydreams until he produced the solid stuff – the best climbers and the greatest ascents of the era. Within a week after I’d first stumbled into Camp 4 (school was now out across the country), every campsite was packed. Of the hundreds of climbers, about six or seven others, of roughly my age and ability, had gone through a trial by fire with The Bird, and we fell in together. We were all the Bird’s Boys. For that first month, most of us slept on the ground. The Bird, however, had a tent, a massive green-canvas affair. When the Bird was handling some personal business inside, he’d pin a cardboard sign on the entry flap: Keep Out. This went for fellow climbers, park rangers, the President of the United States, and God. By morning, the sign usually was gone, and in the faint musk of perfume and Chianti, a little group of us would hunker down inside and discuss various climbs, getting The Bird’s feedback. We covered other things beyond climbing, though The Bird did much of the talking because he was just enough older than we that he seemed to know everything.
Kevin Worral (climbing) and John Bachar working out on the boulders behind Camp 4.
Camp 4 life, “for those with restless spirits and dangerous dreams.”
Jim Bridwell and Dale Bard organizing gear for an ascent of Half Dome.
Mike Graham and Jim Bridwell on the summit of Ribbon Fall Wall after the first ascent of Gold Ribbon.
“...in the almost complete absence of women to sow shame and keep discipline, the whole place was basically an international ghetto” Much has been written about the climbs of that era, and the Bird has been properly lionized for his pioneering ascents up the spectacular granite faces – exciting, but just your standard slugging-up-the-dreadful-cliffside fare. But “standard” did not apply to the other things about life as one of the Bird’s Boys.
Most of us slept in a four-man expedition tent, often on loan or bought secondhand from another climber who had either borrowed it himself or gotten it as a perk from some expedition. No one I knew had actually gone to a retail store and bought one. Even thirty years ago, high-tech tents cost hundreds of dollars – which none of us had – and you needed one to safeguard your few possessions against squirrels and thunderstorms. In the daffy parlance of adventure sports, “four-man” refers to an area sufficient for four beanpoles to sleep on their sides, with not space enough between them to drive a knifeblade. So, in fact a four man tent was just big enough for one climber to rock with some elbowroom. We didn’t much care what we slept on padding wise, but if we ever hoped to lure a girl into the tent we had to have a mattress. These were acquired from girls who worked as maids in various park hotels, lodges and tent cabins. Since we could rarely nick the precious mattresses outright, we normally had to barter for them. Such transactions took curious forms. Since it was summertime, the Valley was always full of girls, and our craving to get laid cannot be overstated. Furthermore, sex, and plenty of it, was an indispensable part of our training routine, according to The Bird. The difficult climbs required a Zen-like acuity impossible to achieve when freighted with “urgent fluids.” I never understood the hypothesis all that clearly, but terrestrial body could apparently get encumbered, and the astral body (so key for legendary routes) distracted, by a surfeit of fluids. In any case, the fluids had to go. But the Yosemite climber worked the field at a disadvantage – barely two nickels to rub together, ragged, torn and aggressive, eating the holes out of doughnuts and trying to woo Helen of Troy. That we might end up with someone a little less was to be expected; that we ended up with anyone at all was a lark. Some climbers had “stereo” sound systems, consisting of several cheap transistor radios tuned to the same station and situated about the tent. Others had pictures of sunsets and seagulls taped and sometimes stapled to the nylon walls. Still others hung bead curtains and small mirrors, burned incense, or had fancy throw rugs and bedding (Buddy fleeced the purple satin sheets and pillows from a whorehouse in Blue Diamond, Nevada – swank merchandise, if you weren’t bothered by the stains). Of course the crux was always finagling the girl in the tent in the first place, and some found the décor so ludicrous that the amour never got past the rain fly. But kids manage to strike up the band no matter the circumstances, and occasionally we got lucky. And I even learned a few things I never saw coming. Who ever does?
MOVING PARTS I’m thinking about one time at the tent cabins over in Curry Village. I must have been a sophomore or junior in college. I no longer swallowed life whole, just wolfing it down unconsciously, tasting little. But my relations with girls were still Neanderthal — either wham-bam, or erotic wrestling matches lasting so long the poor, beleaguered wahine begged for mercy, getting none. Then one night that all finally and mercifully changed. I pushed away to the edge of the bed and admired my then-girlfriend, Roxanne. Looking at her – twenty-one, tanned, fit, spectacularly naked, perfect in the lamplight – I said, “I’m going to savor this for a sec, just in case life never gets more better.” “What a line,” she said, and I asked, “To get what?” I already had the girl. And what might more better even look like, if it wasn’t Roxanne all over again, tomorrow night? If she knew, she wasn’t telling. We hung there in mid-air.
Jim Bridwell and John Long 2,500 feet off the valley floor, on Camp 6, Nose Route, El Capitan.
It likely was her first experience of being totally seen – a relief, she said, but scary, too. But to answer her question, No, I didn’t know who I was seeing, what was happening on that bed, in that tent cabin, in Yosemite Valley. So I said, “You better show me.” She placed her palms flat on my chest and leaned her face over mine. She said she could only love for a few hours at a time. But what a few hours. Then she laid her head on my chest and we were just torch singers in an empty bar, singing a melody so fragile it was barely there. Later I would appreciate that these are the moments that make a life.
The business of eating was, remarkably, even more important than getting laid. The Bird’s Boys were all starving all the time. Food was fuel, and we burned loads of it, judging all meals by quantity, not quality. Ninety per cent of our money went to food, the rest for intoxicants. Every campsite had a thrashed old picnic table usually shared by six climbers. Every table had a smattering of blackend pots and pans and an old Coleman stove that broke down so often and so entirely that every Camp 4 climber knew them as well as his very pud.
“...my relations with girls were still Neanderthal - either wham-bam, or
erotic wrestling matches”
All meals were one-course affairs. The standard entrée was a course goulash, consisting of rice and spuds as the principal ingredients, enriched with whatever else we had to chuck into the mix—canned vegetables, tuna, acorns, even pie filling—anything to sweeten the pot. The trick was to keep stirring the bubbling gunk so that it didn’t burn. Once the fare was judged done, we all tore into it and kept eating till ready to explode. Then we’d rest for a bit, maybe walk around camp for a while, and then eat some more. A favorite stunt was to frequent barbecues and picnics put on by various religious groups that swarmed into the park for weekend retreats. These were strictly private gatherings, though strangers were sometimes tolerated if you could suffer through a sermon and the singing of hymns etc. Kind of like Salvation Army meets Robin Hood. Acting pious and playing along was our ticket to the chow. So we’d all turn out in our finest gym trunks and T-shirts, smiling alongside the righteous, the whole while licking our chops and growing increasingly restless till we could finally break for the grub like wolves. These celebrations were usually large, and our numbers were comparatively so small that we could eat like we’d just come back from three months on Annapurna and no one ever cared. Or almost never. I have no idea how The Bird learned of these affairs, but he did, and so frequently that the late, great Alan Bard claimed a tourist couldn’t so much as roast a few marshmallows without the Bird catching wind of it. He usually tried to keep our numbers down to three or four of our little band, but one time the word had gotten out, and about a dozen of Camp 4’s hungriest showed up for a stiff affair put on by the Four Square Pentecostal Church of Modesto, California. We were as out of place as arrowheads on the moon, and everyone knew it. The pastor, a balding Southern windbag, started in with the Flood and the Tower of Babel, and we were right there with him, following his traveling hands and the rampage of his fractured drawl. Drifting to Leviticus now, and the law of holiness, an uneasiness moved through our group. We were over an hour into it and the aroma of spareribs was starting to endanger our concentration. We traversed the plains of Moab, then on to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar, and the boys were starting to openly sigh and fidget. He touched on the Eight Visions, and Daniel in the Lion’s pit, and by then we wanted to chuck that preacher in there with him, heckled as we were by the smell of those ribs and the fact that the maniac seemed to be catching his second wind. Solomon spent twenty years building the House of the Lord, and that hayseed seemed to take forty years before his voice box finally failed him during the closing prayer and he squeaked out an “Ah-Men.” What followed was right out of a Fellini film, when climbers stampeded over the congregation and entire tabletops of burgers and fried chicken vanished in seconds. Guys plunged bare hands straight into great vats of beans and potato salad, shoveling huge and sloppy loads into their mouths. Punch was swilled directly from the jugs, faces were stuck right into layer cakes and pies, and all this before the proper crowd had eaten so much as a carrot stick.
MOVING PARTS I don’t remember what set the thing off, only that one of us crashed the line for the tenth time, reaching for a last drumstick of something, and a deacon angrily grabbed his arm. Words were exchanged; there was some pushing and, as the shocking news spread that the food was all gone, we scattered into the surrounding forest. I had so many franks and ribs and rhubarb pies on board I could barely walk. I caught up with The Bird in the darkness of the forest, and we both leaned against a tree and glanced back. The dust had cleared and the big pastor was up on a picnic table, glaring down at the great mountain of rinds and corn cobs strewn about him, sweat streaming off his bald pate like the rivers of Damascus “Stolen waters are sweet,” said The Bird, and we stumbled away.
Climbing consumed most of our daylight hours, and we were generally so worked afterwards that our downtime, and the things we filled it with, were seldom remarkable. Until “The Wreck.” Twenty years later a ridiculously embroidered version of the event provided the basis for Sylvester Stallone’s hit movie, Cliffhanger. In short, one of the Bird’s Boys (call him “Woody”) was shacked up with a girl who worked as an operator on the park service switchboard, and she’d overheard a conversation concerning a plane that had crashed into Lower Merced Lake, sixteen miles into the rugged and then snowy backcountry. Over dinner that night, she casually mentioned to Woody what she’d heard. Woody saw some potential here, for the plane had been identified as a Lockheed Lodestar, and he knew the working name for such a craft was “Smuggler’s Special.” The next day, Woody’s girl was eavesdropping the chief ranger’s line in earnest, and she quickly learned that the previous morning two federal officers had skied in to scout the wreck (we never learned how the park service discovered the wreck in the first place). The pilot and copilot were found dead. Given the waist-deep snow and sixteen-mile trudge from the Valley floor, the chief decided to wait till winter thawed a little before mounting a recovery operation, expensive even in perfect conditions. The two dead were skied out on sleds and the case was put on ice.
John Long and Jim Bridwell on Ship’s Prow Ledge during the first Ascent of Bob Locke Memorial Buttress, Mt. Watkins South Face.
Dave Digelman jamming out the roof crack on Separate Reality, one of Yosemite Valley’s iconic rock climbs.
Following a confab with The Bird that night, freezing their asses off in blue jeans and tennis shoes, Woody, “Buzz,” and “Skillet” trekked up to Lower Merced Lake to find the Loadstar augured into the frozen surface. With the aid of spelunker’s headlamps, their legs stemmed out on struts above a maw of icy slush (the nose of the plane was pointing straight up), they picked through the debris inside the plane. When Skillet reached down into the slush and heaved out what looked like a hay bale, the headlights converged. They hauled the stuff outside into the moonlight, studied it under their headlamps, sniffed it, ate it, smoked it, and started laughing. They scrambled over one another and back into the plane and sure enough, the submerged fuselage was bursting with five-kilo bales of high-grade Columbian weed. The trio made four trips in as many days and each time they hauled out a bale, another one would bob to the surface. Since there was obviously enough for every rascal in Camp 4 to get quickly and shockingly rich, all of the Bird’s Boys and all their friends were recruited. In a matter of hours there was a virtual mule train of climbers making withering loops to and from the lake. Woody had his load out the first day; then it was each for his own (though most climbers worked in teams of two and three). Some returned with upwards of 150-pound loads of red-haired weed, a burden that fetched roughly $50,000 on the open market. “Hiking for dollars” they called it, and in a week’s time more than a million dollars’ worth of booty had been hauled to light. The plane had broken up, and after the initial site finally dried up it was discovered that dozens of additional bales were lodged under the ice, some distance from the wreck. Initially, after the easy pickings were plucked from the slush, locating the remainder was written off—till another Camp 4 stalwart we’ll call “Pepe” schlepped in a chainsaw. For several days Pepe skipped around the rink, boring the ice with the buzzing saw. If a blizzard of green stuff shot from the chain, they knew where to dig. By the time the lode was played out, Lower Merced Lake looked like it’d hosted an ice fishing convention. My friend “Horace” was one of the first ones on site after Woody’s initial sortie. He probed the wreck for one minute, found a wallet containing nearly $10,000, turned around and walked—and kept walking, right out of the park. Forty-five days later he staggered back into The Bird’s tent with a full beard, a shiner, and two bucks in his pocket. On the last day, “Steve” returned from Fresno with a diving mask, flippers and a wet suit. After warming up by a roaring fire, he lashed a rope round his waist and dove through a hole and into the bowls of the fuselage. Good thing for the rope because after ten seconds in the ice water his limbs went dead; but when they hauled him out he had a death grip on an attaché case full of greenbacks.
Billy Westbay, Jim Bridwell and John Long posing in front of El Capitan after the first one-day ascent.
The fuel cells burst on impact and some of the weed was drenched in av gas. If you couldn’t smell it, you’d find out the moment you would stoke a pipeful, when a flame like a blowtorch would leap off the hooch. The Bird (who throughout acted as a sort of ombudsman, shipping manager, and logistics director) said not to worry, that the tainted goods could be peddled off at top dollar. In fact, they were, and things got crazy. “Homer” left for Berkeley in a wheezing DeSoto crammed to the shattered windows with soggy hemp. Ten days later he tooled back into the Valley driving a candy apple red convertible Lincoln Continental with fleecy dice hanging from the rearview mirror. “Butch” rolled in on a chopped Harley. “Hank” showed back up in a buckskin suit with a Scandinavian bombshell who spoke almost no English and wore almost no clothes. He spent $800 in the bar the first night.Even bought the rangers a beer. Climbers who a few weeks before were living off Cherios and peanut butter and jelly streamed back into the Valley and were spending cash with all the nonchalance of a Saudi prince. It was steak dinners forever and cognacs all around. When the rangers put the pieces together, most of the Bird’s Boys had already fled the Valley. Buzz and five others took a charter to New York and the Concorde to London en route to Chamonix. They had plans: the North Face of Les Droites, the Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses, to name a few. Later, they’d swing by the Eiger. They got hung up at a whorehouse in Bordeaux, however. A few days stretched into two weeks. They were still there after a month. In fact, they never made it to the Alps at all. They finally made it back to the Valley when the money ran out . Most every veteran of “The Wreck” has their own version of that story. So It Goes I saw Buzz (now a land developer) last year and asked him if he regretted not having banked a buck or two of his plunder instead of pissing it away in a French bordello. He said, “Hell no,” without hesitation. “That’s the kind of shit that happens once if it happens at all. You can always make money.” Much has changed with the original group, which numbers attorneys, Oscar winners, carpenters, photographers, cardiologists, and felons amongst their ranks. But one and all, we’ll always be The Bird’s Boys.
Mountains Throughout my life I have always been conflicted in where my dual passions should reside. My love of the ocean and the Southern California coastline have always been embedded deep into my soul, but the towering granite sawtooth ridges of the Sierra Nevadas constantly gnaw at my gut to be nourished with the power and the spirit of one of the most dynamic mountain ranges in the world.
By Steve Woods Sierra bound via Pismo Beach
There was no better escape from the rigors of high school and adolescent social awkwardness than being in the ocean surfing Malibu in the 70’s, but even though it was less crowded with surfers then than now, it was still a gladiator pit on the best summer swells. There were always more alpha male wolves selfishly scrapping for the best waves than there was meat to go around and surfing was not always a kum-ba-ya stoner experience of peace, love and happiness. The meek did not fair as well as those who had louder snarling barks but over time we regulars earned our respectful positions up the pecking order.. Though some of my fondest memories were those early morning pre dawn surfs before work or those Twilight bomber sets walling up towards Alice’s Restaurant on the Malibu pier, I could hear my inner voices crying out for the peace and tranquility of being alone next to a trout stream just below the timber line, 10,000 feet above the mayhem of Surfrider’s summer lineup . Yosemite , Oh Yosemite , how you have seduced us with your beauty , your sheer granite walls and mighty waterfalls. Once I first started working and hoarding my savings from any $2.30 an hour job I could get it, I would save towards either a surf trip to Kauai during Christmas school break or go to Yosemite for a few weeks during the summer for back packing up into the High Country. Just days prior to my High School Graduation , I got fed up with all my spaced out stoner/ surfing friends and the constant battle for crowded surf so I packed my car to the ceiling and headed to Yosemite as soon as they handed me my diploma. I got a job the very next day in Yosemite Valley and stayed for a year . It was here where I was introduced to the North Shore of Rock Climbing where the worlds best climbers climbed the best rock in the world . I spent many hours watching in awe from the El Cap meadow squinting through my Binos as little two legged specks inched new routes up the impossible vertical and beyond vert walls of El Cap, Sentinel Peak and Half Dome . Eventually I was introduced to the climbers living in camp 4 and connected with their passion in their gratification and the solitude they achieved above the valley floor in the cradle of God’s finest creations . Climbers gained my instant respect and Kevin Worrel who climbed with the greats like John Long and the Bird Boys introduced my friend and I to the intoxicating but addictive drug that adrenaline floods your system with when you are leading a climb and it feels your life depends on having the strength to get a part of the jam crack to place some protection because it is 40 feet from the last protection which would mean an 80 foot fall .
1976 Instamatic Selfie
Heaven on earth
Bird Boy Kevin Worrell, my best friend Craig and .....
With bloody knuckles, sweat from the hot sun lubricating my sketchy hand holds and pure terror convulsing through my every chromosome, I swore I would never climb again and stick to the soft landings of surfing if I could just survive after safely rappelling down . The thing that really scared me is that after an hour of recovering from completing a climb , that I would never do again , I was frothing to climb again . Though I was just a beginner/ intermediate climber who loved the ‘in- the- moment, ‘intimate connection of the earth’s hardscape, I witnessed that hardcore junkie climbers had to increase their dose of adrenaline in ever more challenging climbs and many eventually OD’ed By the end summer while the Bird Boys and John Long were making history on classic new routes alot of other climbers lost their lives in accidents .There were so many similarities that I respected between the nature loving surfing community of the 70’s and the nature loving rock climbers of Camp 4 but I opted to return to surfing . After a year , I realized my life expectancy would fair better on water than splatting on granite so I packed up my gear and headed back to the coast but every year whether it is snowboarding Mammoth or Backpacking the high country I make the spiritual pilgrimage to the granite cathedrals of the Sierras .
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Sierra Light Show
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There’s something magical about riding the canyon roads on two wheels -- the thrill, the freedom around every turn. It relaxes ones mind and gives you a sense of perspective, that there is more to life than money and material possessions. I love riding Mulholland Drive, and looking at all the amazing nature we have here, right in our backyard. I truly believe, perspective changes everything. Your life is what you make it, happiness is smoke and mirrors without the right perspective. As Deus Ex Machina so eloquently put it, “The way forward is one down, four up.” Onward, -Drew Newman @thedrewnewman
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In a day in an age where dance music is the current craze, almost reminiscent of the days when disco music became main stream. It is reassuring to know that Rock n’ Roll still lives; has a place in the souls of those who have lived it, have had it passed down to them or are just tuned in and turned on. Chevy Metal was originally formed as a cover band by Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Grammy award winning progressive kick ass rock band, The foo Fighters. The band was started as a side project to have fun with his Topanga buddies; Whiley Hodgden on vocals and bass, and Dange on guitar. The goal was simply to cover some of the best rock and classic rock songs ever written. Chevy Metal has been paying tribute for the last 10 years while sharing the stage with some of the most notable rockstars around such as Niki Six, Dave Grohl, Perry Farrell, Mick Jagger, Chad Smith, Stewart Copland and Joan Jett. I mean who doesn’t like Rocking out to songs by Ted Nugent, Queen, Aerosmith, Motley Crew, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, David Bowie, The Knack, Alice Cooper, Jane’s Addiction and The Vapors. Band MembersTaylor Hawkins- Drums/Vocals Whiley Hodgden- Bass/Vocals Mick Murphy- Guitar
Taylor Hawkins is a southern Californian native and grew up in Laguna. Whiley Hodgden originally from Oklahoma and the now current guitar shredder for Chevy Metal Mick Murphy from Knoxville Tennessee. Influenced by such bands as The Police, Rush and Queen Taylor toured with the band Slvia before landing the gig with Alanis Morissette which eventually lead him to Dave Grohl the former drummer of Nirvana who went on to form the Foo Fighters with Nate Mendel on bass, Pat Smear on guitar and drummer William Goldsmith. During the recording of the second album The Colour and The Shape Goldmith left the band as did Smear both were replaced by Taylor Hawkins on drums and Franz Stahl on guitar. Stahl would soon be replaced by Chris Shiflet on guitar. Since than Smear has re joined the band again and they have gone on to release 9 albums in all and have become one of the biggest most respected bands in rock n’ roll. This winter the boys thought it was time for Chevy Metal to write and record some originals; and so it was done under the moniker Birds Of Satan with featured cameos by members of the Foo Fighters such as Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffe as well as Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction. Also included were John Davidson lead singer for Yes and Drew Hester drummer for Joe Walsh. BOS is an american progressive rock supergroup that represents a blend of some of the best classic rock era songs and the best of the late 80’s rolled up into one. Each song pulses with hard punching riffs, fast driving drum beats and thumping bass lines. Lots of hair moving around at this show!! It’s straight out “balls to the wall” Power Rock n’ Roll. The kind that makes you wanna get in a hot rod, grab your girl, throw your shades on, and hit the road with the windows down, music blasting, and the wind in your hair. God bless America.... It is a good feeling to know that rock n’ roll is still here and that Taylor Hawkins and the boys are keeping the dream alive and well. By collaborating with the best musicians from the most influential bands of all time. The future is wide open as far as new projects; collaborations. birdsofsatan.com
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While shooting our cover story “Justin Glory”, we came across the work of artist Conrad Leach, prominently displayed in Justin’s showroom. A prefect example of art and Moving Parts!
Conrad Leach is a contemporary artist living in Los Angeles, whose work is graphic and Pop-art inspired, with subject matter of celebrity portraiture, the romance of typically masculine pursuits of car and plane and motorcycle racing, plus symbols associated with the latter (logos, iron-on patches, flags, etc.). His work is shown principally in Japan and England, although his first solo painting show in the US was held in Feb.2013, at Subvecta Motus Gallery in Los Angeles. While in his 20s, Leach worked in the fashion industry, at the Burton Group, Dr Martens, and Harvey Nichols. After 15 years in fashion, Leach began painting full-time in 1997 on large-scale acrylic canvases. His subjects were drawn from the world of film, television and music - iconic figures he felt had influenced his stylistic aesthetic. His first solo painting exhibition was at The Alphabet Bar in Soho, London in 2000, followed shortly by a solo show, ‘Players’, with the newly formed APART Gallery in Portobello Road, London. In 2001, he became ‘artist in residence’ at CELUX (a division of the L.V.M.H. group based in Tokyo), where he showed annually until 2007. He was also commissioned to produce a series of large-scale images for the excavation machinery manufacturer J.C.B. This group of work is now hanging in the J.C.B. world headquarters in Rocester, UK. Leach made a series of images of Norwegian cultural icons to hang in the Grand Hotel in Oslo as part of Norway’s 100 year anniversary of independence, in 2005. The pre-show launch was presented at the British Embassy. His image of writer Henrik Ibsen is now the visual identity for the Ibsen Museum in Oslo. In 2008, he was represented at Cafegroove in Tokyo, and also debuted large-scale motorcycle-related canvases atLegend of the Motorcycle Concours dElegance at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Half Moon Bay, California, and was commissioned to produce two canvases for the newly opened Grosvenor Estate project in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. The next year, he gained representation in the UK at the Gauntlett Gallery, Pimlico Road, London. In 2010, Leach’s long-time association with vintage motorcycles inspired the design of the BS1, a Harley-Davidson Sportster engined custom motorcycle, which was built by Cro Custom of Los Angeles, California. The BS1 had its debut at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Carmel Valley, California. In 2011 Leach had a solo show in London at the Gauntlett Gallery in Pimlico. The show was called Paradise Lost. Also a solo show in Tokyo called Re-Pop Japan. Which included a collaboration with Japanese rock star Yoshiki from X Japan. In 2013 there was a solo show at the Subvecta Motus Gallery in CA, U.S.A. United State is a body of work that took the relationship between American and European motorcycle culture as it’s theme. In 2014 Conrad relocated to Downtown Los Angeles and is planning to produce the next American, Asian and European shows from the new studio in this location.
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As a leather designer based in Malibu, I have been making sued swimsuits for over 30 years. Why wear suede in the summer? I can tell you in a word - SEXY. Chamois leather is traditionally made from the hide of a “Chamois”, a small mountain goat, and is tanned to a beautiful pale yellow color suede, it is smooth thin and light. Modern day chamois are made from a more typical split sheepskin with all the inherent qualities of the traditional type. The reason chamois is great for swimwear, is because if treated properly, it’s one of the few skins that can be repeatedly submerged in water and holds up well. It does come in other colors, but the original pale yellow is best because some of the dyed deep colors have a tendency to “run” when wet. I do advise clients that to keep their chamois looking stellar they may not even want to wear it in the water. Also never in a hot tub because too hot water will probably shrink it, although that may not be, to some observers, not distasteful at all! Don’t forget that suntan oils, body oils or sunscreen may stain it. After wearing in water, especially the pool (chlorine) or the ocean (salt), I suggest a quick hand wash in the sink with the tiniest bit of soft soap, like woolite. Squeeze the extra water out (never wring, by twisting), actually leaving the residue soap in. Then lay it out on a towel in a place with no direct sunlight and let it dry naturally. When dry, just “work it” in your hands to soften it up. I custom make chamois swimsuits as well as a variety of garments in this luxurious and much loved suede skin. A swimsuit is best worn custom fitted but I can provide some standard sizes. Come visit at the studio or e-mail me for more information. Expect the allure of a chamois swimsuit to bring many appreciative stares your way!
BLUE CRUSH - Maui based resort wear label Le Tarte has made it’s way to Malibu. Designed by sisters Lisa Letarte Cabrinha and Michele Letarte Ross, this original swimwear line statred in Maui in 2000 and is known for their specific brand of bohemian island essence combined with chic global aesthetics that the designing sister duo have made recognizable around the globe.
BEAUTY SUMMER 2 0 1 4 By Tara Owens Summer is finally here! It’s time to put on your best bikini, grab your sunscreen and head for the beach. Choosing the right SPF is important - especially with the active lifestyle we live here in Malibu, so whether you’re looking for a chemical free sunscreen for the kids or an anti aging sunscreen for yourself, the choices are plentiful. Reapplication is an important step to consider when choosing a suncreen, especially if your day includes getting in and out the water. With so many different SPFs to choose from its hard to know which ones will work best for you. Once you’ve decided whether you want to go chemical free ( especially with all the information out there about the questionable ingredients in cosmetics ) or anti aging, most skincare experts say 30 SPF and above should keep you from getting sunburned. Here are our top picsk for SUMMER 2014! PS. Don’t forgot you hat xoxo
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Editor’s NOTE by Cece Woods
Those who know me will tell you that I am well known for my hats. Whether it be a bad hair day, laziness, the weather etc... I always seem to be wearing a hat. As you can imagine, I have quite the collection - however I am currently obsessed with one in particular - the “Wrapped and Banded Straw Fedora” from Michael Stars. This hat seems to starddle the line between simple and stylish with just a dash of Malibu boho - the perfect summer accessory! $58, Michaelstars.com ME AND MY BOYS: with editors John Long ( far left ) and Brian Bielmann in my fave Michael Stars hat.
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WHAT DOES MIND, BODY, SPIRIT MEAN IN RELATION TO FITNESS? We hear that phrase so often; do we really understand what it means? The physical body has its own intelligence. It will bypass a muscle that has atrophied or degenerated to recruit the strongest muscle to do the job. However, the strongest muscle in your body cannot do everything! Leaving one part of our body destabilized (atrophying) can bring our house down. Understanding the connection and value of every bone, muscle and organ working as a team, assisted by an active mind, strong body, and an emotionally balanced spirit will enable us to achieve our goals and arrive at balance. For example; our body may be strong and yet our mind may not be emotionally grounded; or in the alternative, if we’re emotionally sound and our body is not strong, it results in imbalance! I used to think that the MIND, BODY, SPIRIT CONNECTION was baloney, how can we juggle our jobs, raise kids, carpool, shop, make dinner, keep our bodies strong.... etc. and achieve harmony at the same time? Impossible! Ultimately, it was my thinking and how I perceived things that had to change… Fitness is all about commitment, the five senses and how you percieve what you want to achieve. Working out purposefully should include the intention of integrating a healthy mind, strong body, spirit and powerful will! With the understanding that the body, mind, spirit, is like a microcosm of the world….we are all connected! “Commitment to your health and fitness earns a powerful return.”
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“If there is FREE FLOW, there is no pain…” -Ancient Chinese proverb Moving Parts…the body is a series of intricately designed, moving parts which are built for survival. Without our conscious awareness, our bodies protect us every day from intruders like bacteria and viruses and cancer. We have an amazing built-in self-healing system. The stress and rigors of modern life, environmental toxins, and poor diet have all wreaked havoc on our self-healing mechanisms, creating all sorts of preventable illnesses. This ancient Chinese proverb refers to the concept that Chi (Qi, Prana, life force, energy) should run smoothly through the body. Imagine a beautiful stream with clean pure water running freely, no obstructions, to an ocean…that is free flow. With a free flow of Qi, the human body is at its’ strongest and is most able to maintain its’ own self-healing mechanism. Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is designed to promote the smooth flow of Qi and re-ignite your body’s own beautifully designed self-healing mechanism. Malibu resident Corie Tappin is a board certified physician of Tradiditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture utilizing a variety of techniques to treat her patients including acupuncture, herbal medicine, tuina massage, cupping, Moxa, medical Qi gong, and nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Tappin has a painless, yet effective, style of acupuncture which works well with children. Call for an appointment: 310 709 2536
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We at Sleeping Monk believe that being healthy and having fun is a perpetual cycle of positivity and a requisite component to a fulfilling life. When we’re healthy, we not only strengthen and protect our body in countless ways; we’re able to have fun doing the things that we love much better, longer and more often. We bring more creativity, focus, confidence and humor to our lives and we are happy. Happiness and fun induce smiling and laughing, which lead to a better stress response and protected immune system, a healthier heart, increased memory, better sleep, better mood from the release of both endorphins and serotonin, lower blood pressure, improved breathing and so much more! Conversely, when stress and sickness descend upon us, we find it difficult to enjoy our lives at all, as our primary focus becomes to get healthy once again, so we can LIVE! As we age, this conversation becomes even more relevant during our quest for optimal health and longevity. So how do we take our health to the next level so we can have more fun and enjoy our lives to the fullest? The secret is to be proactive with our health, (as opposed to reactive). This idea was described by the ancient modality of Chinese Tonic Herbalism, which states: ‘Assist the positive to eliminate the noxious.’ By taking responsibility of our health in this way, we become so fortified, balanced and protected that disease cannot take hold. Sleeping Monk’s High Potency Herbal formulas use many SuperTonic herbs, (the highest class of health-building herbs on the planet), to assist us in optimizing the physical, mental and spiritual components of our being to achieve health that is truly transformative. Through our products and philosophy, our mission is to assist you in the best ways possible to “Be Healthy, Have More Fun!”
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We’re MUSE School and we move hearts. That’s our job -- to light fires deep in the hearts of kids, tapping into their passions in ways their parents never could have imagined. We inspire and prepare young people to live consciously with themselves, one another, and the planet. MUSE is made up of many different moving parts -- some of which we’re now expanding.
MUSE HAS ADDED HIGH SCHOOL FOR FALL 2014 Since 2006 MUSE has provided early education levels, but now we’re growing further. Last year we added middle school and in the fall secured a new building on North Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas for our middle and high school. This means we will have grown from 11 to 200 students in less than a decade. And with that growth comes all sorts of new dimensions of learning. Through our MUSE MAKER PROGRAM, students apply all the facets of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) as they dive into making their own desks with repurposed materials. Through our SEED TO TABLE PROGRAM, students have built 25 grow beds at the middle and high school. Students planted, cultivated, harvested and delivered MUSE-grown produce to two local restaurants in Calabasas. And a carbon-free delivery to boot! Students packed their backpacks with produce and hopped on their bikes for a farm-fresh delivery!
HAVING A CHOICE AND HAVING A VOICE MUSE now has a full spectrum of education. MUSE High School will provide students with a comprehensive and academically rigorous curriculum, preparing them for a range of post-secondary opportunities. The MUSE educational platform includes Sustainability, Academics, Passion-based Learning, Self Efficacy and the Process Communication Model. Students at MUSE High have a choice and voice in their education. Armed with solid academics, they will embark upon high school consciously diving into their passions. The MUSE vision is now coming into focus. We find the passion in the hearts of our students, we fan their flames of inspiration, then we channel that energy towards the real world. These are the moving parts within the exciting world that is the MUSE experience.
MUSE-iNGS... Sustainability and Skincare
SUSTAINABILITY is the heart and soul of MUSE. It’s also at the core of all our collaborations -- from individuals to companies. Previse Care, a skin care company dedicated to sustainability, is a perfect example of a brand that practices the same philosopies we teach at MUSE.. Together we created and cohosted the “Seed to Skincare” event, a unique spin on our school’s “Seed to Table” program, which teaches students to prep and cook healthy everyday meals at any age, while also providing basic food safety skills and the practicing of food preservation techniques along with other methods for recycling and reducing food waste. All ingredients in the vegan dishes served at the event were harvested at the school by the students, and were also influenced by the ingredients in Previse Skincare’s all natural skincare . line. previsecare.com
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We believe kids deserve to play in only the healthiest environment—pesticide and chemical fee. For maintenance we use only organic fertilizers, no VOC water-based paint, and biodegradable plant cleaners to sanitize the swings.
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NATIVES MCM features California natives and drought tolerant landscaping such as lycemus grasses, agaves, aloes, and fruitless olive trees. Natives help facilitate biodiversity of local species, so don’t be surprised if you see butterflies fluttering around! ELECTRIC CHARGING STATION EV drivers no longer have to be concerned about running out of charge along PCH and beyond as they can rely on our electric vehicle charging stations to plug in! Our 240 volt, level 2 chargers are compatible with the new wave of EV's and are free to the public. RECYCLING We don't just recycle cans and bottles, but all material containing aluminum/glass/plastic gets repurposed. By tossing this material in the blue bins you've taken a step towards reducing your carbon footprint. More on the Malibu Country Mart’s Green Initiative here: http://malibucountrymart.com/sustainability Follow the Malibu Country Mart: instagram:@malibucountrymart facebook.com/malibucountrymart
From Malibu to Montauk:
CRUSHING on both
ANDY MOSES I had been there a couple of times before but I first really visited Montauk properly Memorial day weekend in 1990. I went out to the house of Peter Beard which is the last house on the Atlantic Ocean on Long Island. The property sits on a cliff overlooking an amazing bay that has a point break peeling in from the right called the Ranch and another one peeling in from the left called Air Base. During the years I was there The Ranch was surfed somewhat regularly and Air Base hardly ever. Both spots got really good when the waves were big. The amazing windmill house had burned down in a fire in 1977 and now there was a carriage house set back from the cliff and lots of little cottages strewn around the property. They varied in size from one large room down to one that a person could just barely manage to squeeze into and sleep called the goat shed where Peter’s nephew Alex would sometimes stay. The whole property was totally overgrown in the best possible way with trails snaking all around connecting the cottages and leading to various vistas by the edge of the cliff. Right by the edge of the cliff sat megalithic rocks that looked like they had been placed there by some ancient Druid civilization. In the middle of the circular rocks was the charred remains of the burned down windmill house. The feeling of the entire property was both rugged and ominous yet extremely magical and beautiful as well. The surf was on at the Ranch that day and from that moment on I was hooked on Montauk. I spent the next ten summers living and painting there. I rented an 800 square foot cinderblock studio on Industrial road right by the train tracks. I lived in several different. locations over that span. I lived for several summers in various cottages out at Peter Beard’s house. I also rented a cottage on the laughably named “Millionaires Row” which was a row of miniature cottages on Fort Pond Bay. Jimmy Hewitt and his family let me stay one whole summer as their guest at Ruschmeyers Inn. I spent the final couple of years at a cottage right on the beach at Ditch plains that was known as the yellow house with a fun group of free spirits who migrated out there every summer. The Ranch was my go to spot but I also surfed at the Warhol/Morrissey estate thanks to the hospitality of Filmmaker Paul Morrissey, Julian Schnabel, and Peter Tunney who all lived there various summers. I also surfed at Ditch plains, Turtle Cove and even Air base. The summer of 1999 was my last summer there. It was a great way to have started and ended the nineties. After that I moved back to Los Angeles where I was from. Inspired by Montauk I rented a little shack in Malibu right near Big Rock. I always felt that Malibu and Montauk were like sister cities. I think one of the reasons I fell in love with Montauk so quickly was because of how much it reminded me of Malibu. The rugged cliffs meeting the ocean and the abundance of right point breaks like the Ranch and Turtle cove and on the rare wraparound swell north bar. I grew up surfing Malibu point, Leo Carrillo, and Point Dume. Some of the similarities with Montauk are eerie when you’re in the water. Tony Caramanico was the unofficial Mayor of Surf in Montauk. Besides being a great surfer in his own right he is probably Montauks greatest Surf booster. During the time I was there tons of great surfers from around the globe came to Montauk lincluding Tom Curren, Kelly Slater, and Mark Cunningham. None came more than Joel Tudor who visited for several summers in a row. It was great to see Joel out styling at ditch plains, the Ranch and Turtle Cove. For two Summers in a row fellow painter Thomas Moller, photographer Peter Beard, and myself had an exhibition at mine and Thomas Moller’s studios on Industrial road. We called it the earth’s end foundation and some of the proceeds would go to the Nature Conservancy, the local chapter of the Surfrider foundation, and the Tanzania wildlife foundation. Local carpenter Noel Arikian would come and help frame and install the show. Katherine King who wrote for local newspaper The Montauk Pioneer at the time was always super supportive and would write a feature article on our exhibition. The Two Summers I remember the most as far as the surf went were the Summer of 1993 and the Summer of 1995. The Summer of 1995 produced Nineteen named storms and Eleven hurricanes. I remember that it never went flat that summer just a constant barrage of waves. I was staying at Peter Beard’s property at that time and every morning I would walk to the edge of the cliff to see the ranch and air base both just going off. The most memorable swell by far though was Hurricane Emily in 1993. Hurricane Emily was literally a wave machine. It tracked up the coast and sat 500 miles off shore for three days . I remember the waves started to build that Sunday and by Monday it was overhead and perfect at the ranch. The next day was nearly double overhead and even cleaner with waves that must have peeled for 300 or 400 yards. The next day we all woke up to what sounded like Thunder. It was totally overcast so you couldn’t even see the waves from the cliff. We paddled out in the fog thinking the waves were perhaps a little bigger than the day before. When the first set rolled in we realized that the waves were nearly triple overhead. We surfed for hours until we were too exhausted to move. It was hard for me to believe that these were east coast waves. Julian Schnabel was out that week as he often was. So was another fellow artist Ashley Bickerton who just happened to be out there in route to moving to Bali. My old friend Ned Evans another artist and avid Malibu Surfer was visiting from California. It was his first time there and I think he was in shock at how good the waves were. He had phoned me just a few days before and I had to convince him to bring his board. It was a really fun week and an amazing coincidence that so many people who weren’t normally out there happened to be there at the time of that epic swell. I will never forget my memories of Montauk. It is truly a magical place. I am looking forward to Surfing Malibu tomorrow. We have a nice little south swell coming in. I know if I squint hard enough past and present Montauk and Malibu will all blur into one. All the best, Andy Moses
Lifestyle editors Barrie Livingstone and Audrey Ruth host night of seaside dining at the iconic oceanside restaurant, Malibu Seafood. Fish n Chips is not the only the only thing for dinner at the legendary Malibu Seafood hang out. Al fresco dining on one of their covered terraces and eating the best the sea has to offer has long been a Malibu tradition. The setting is idyllic along a flat stretch of PCH with eating terraces set just above sea level. The best thing about their menu is that it is truly so versatile. Get your fried food on with fish n chunky chips, calamari and squid steak sandwich. Healthy options abound with broiled lobster tails, shrimp cocktail and grilled Halibut on a bed of greens. Those in the know bring a fun table cloth, table accessories like candles and flowers and of course, most importantly your favorite wine or beer to compliment down your meal. Many Malibu families have had accounts for years and stop by to pick up some of the freshest seafood to be found on this stretch of coast. Wine was provided by our own local Cielo Vineyards and was the perfect. Another perfect setting for a summertime Friday night party hosted by 90265 Magazine’s Cece and Steve Woods, Malibu Seafood, myself and Audrey Ruth. Guests included: Malibu Roads’ legendary realtor Steve Karsh and his effervescent, eternally happy wife Sharone who decorated the tables in her finest picnic ware. Malibu Health Institute’s lovely Christine Conway. Malibu Roads’ own Southern Belle Edith Morgan. stylist, Terah Tidy. Lisa Stalvey, chef and author.Fellow lifestyle editor, Nick Betts, Pete Tulaney from non profit, The Art Barn, and Carly Johnson. Photos by Carol Sue Stoddard. - Barrie Livingstone
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In the automotive world, pinstriping has help defined some of the most recognizable hot rods in history. However, pinstriping has become a dying art form that photographer Jeff Herrera strives to keep alive. Herrera has been custom pinstriping cars, motorcycles, boats - even surfboards - since 1987. “There are not many of us that drag lines anymore” says Herrera, but he continues to do custom work for body shops, new car dealers and private parties. “This unique profession is gratifying because of it’s artistic value”, says Hererra. “It’s art, on cars.” For a quote on custom pinstriping contact Jeff Herrera at
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2nd Annual AUTOMOTO International Film Festival
Sometimes I consider pinching myself when I realize what I get to do on a daily basis. Cars, Shows and Cool. And then, sometimes I just have to haul off and wack myself upside the head when I consider something like this... For years, Film Festivals have been growing across the globe at a feverish rate. Every town has one. But last year, something incredible happened. President of World Class Motoring in Agoura Fred LoBianco came up with the idea to do the world’s first Automotive Film Festival. And at that moment, history was born. The first festival premiered in Monterey last August to a massive crowd, coinciding with the Pebble Beach Concours. The world’s most famous automotive event. And as a result of the three day fest, a juggernaut of automotive filmakers and goers were introduced to a whole new experience. At that time, Fred came to me to asked if I’d be willing to host it... and I jumped. It was a trip and a huge success. But this August 14th-17th, the AUTOMOTO International Film Festival is back in Monterey, and this time it’s BIG. It’ll be a four-day event at the iconic Golden State Theater (built in the 20’s) in downtown, plus the adjacent Marriott which will include new Features, Documentaries, Webisodes and Short Films with appearances by the Filmakers, Artists and Authors. And again, I’ll be hosting and bringing it all to you. An extensive list of people, plus automotive and motorcycle industry dignitaries and special guests will be on hand to once again, experience a film festival like no other. I’ll be interviewing them all, so coolness will be set to high. ;-) The preliminary schedule includes feature films such as the classic “Grand Prix,” starring James Garner; Faith Granger’s “The Deuce of Spades,” and an encore performance of last year’s favorite epic Formula One documentary “1.” The expanded program will also include motorcycle films, such a Peter Starr’s “Take It To The Limit,” as well as the ultimate Bonneville speed record documentary “World’s Fastest Motorcycle.” “Building on the momentum from last year’s inaugural festival,” said Fred LoBianco... “we’re excited to expand our presentation to include daytime screenings of films at the Marriott Hotel in conjunction with Rick Cole Auctions. We’re also proud to introduce ‘Expo AutoMoto’ as a gathering of unique brand partners, which will be on display at the Marriott.” The awesome lobby of the Golden State Theater will also showcase works from some of the collector car and motorcycle world’s most acclaimed artists, sculptors and photographers as well as the latest entries from noted authors who will be on hand for book signings. It’s gonna be insane. This year’s lineup will include art world favorites like Jane Gottlieb and Robert Carter, as well as legendary automotive designer Pete Brock who’ll be on hand to sign his latest book, Corvette Sting Ray, Genesis of an American Icon. I’m super excited about this event and want anyone and everyone who plans on coming to Pebble Beach to get your tickets and experience some of greatest automotive and motorcycle films every made. We’ll see you there... For all the information on AutoMoto, visit www.automotivefilmfestival.com For Press Hookups, contact Jeff Perlman @Brandware PR. firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTRIBUTORS & THEN SOME Equally cool people in no particular order
Executive editor Steve Woods has been surfing and living in Malibu for close to 40 years. His latest, greatest accomplishment? Marrying Editor in Chief Cece Woods last year and giving birth the most authentic representation of the Malibu Lifestyle, 90265 Magazine.
RANDY OLSON RANDY OLSON is an author of books, a maker of films, a communications trainer of scientists, and a surfer of waves. He moved to the Bu eight years ago, lives on Pt. Dume, and is the "Advisory Director" for 90265 Magazine, for which he definitely advises, but never, ever directs. His documentary feature film, "Flock of Dodos: the Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus," premiered at Tribeca and aired on Showtime. His newest book on science communication will be published next year by University of Chicago Press.
ROB TAYLOR Rob Taylor is a writer, film maker, photographer and television editor who spends his time mainly traveling in search of action, adventure and excitement. Born and raised in the Hawaiian islands Taylor began hisfascination with light, shadow and subject at an early age with his father'shand me down Nikkormat. Extensive travels and living in Spain helped develop a love for story and character as well as a fluency in Spanish. Settling in Los Angeles in 1989 Taylor began a lifelong journey with his wife, collaborator and creative muse Claudia. In 2002 Taylor joined forces with friend and frequent collaborator John Long to develop the genre of Adventure Theater, a fresh, bold story telling technique which combines first person experiential involvement with literary tone. Recent works include the award winning documentary film "Sea of Darkness" and Emmy nominated live television broadcasts of "Monster Energy Supercross". Taylor's focus has since expanded to the publishing world with his frequent contributions to 90265, MTN and MTK magazines which include coverage of the recent Swatch Freeride World Tour in Revelstoke BC, character profiles and environmental writing.
As an internationally renowned photographer, Brian Bielmann has traveled extensively with many of the world’s best surfers like Andy and Bruce Irons and Kelly Slater. With his images gracing more than 150 magazine covers, the pages of 30 books and appearing in iconic magazines like Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, National Geographic and SportsIllustrated, he is recognized worldwide to be a photographer at the very top of his field. He captures the entire ocean lifestyle and continues to push the boundaries of photography both above and below the water. Brian’s passion for surfing and his love of photography have kept him on the cutting edge for over 35 years. Brian was the senior staff photographer for TransWorld Surf Magazine for it’s 14 years of existence and is currently the go to guy for Volcom, a manufacturer of surf and lifestyle clothing. He has been published in every major surf publication around the world and is still considered one of the most prolific and inspiring photographers of the modern era. Without a doubt, even after three and a half decades of surf photography, Brian Bielmann is still having the most fun. His dedication, love of the lens and surfing will continue to grow and effect the way the world sees the surfing lifestyle.
JOHN LONG John Long’s award winning short stories have been widely anthologized and translated into many languages. He books – ranging from literary fiction to instructional manuals - have sold over two-million copies. His books and articles had have won many awards.
Claudia Taylor is a life long Malibu local, having grown up riding horses on Topanga Beach in the 60's. She was imbued with a deep appreciation for the natural beauty which surrounds the mountains and beaches of Malibu. From an early age Claudia was drawn to a love of the arts, culture and literature. A drama major from NYU, Claudia spent several years on the east coast and Europe traveling, studying and refining her aesthetic. Later, Claudia would return to Las Tunas Beach, where she was living when she met husband and soulmate Rob in 1989. Claudia has produced theatre, Beckett's existential classic "Endgame" and the musical drama "After Stardrive". She also worked as Arts and Entertainment Editor for Santa Monica News in where her focus was the Los Angeles art culture and the iconoclastic characters who inhabit this world. A self taught chef and food enthusiast, Claudia owned and operated a number of successful catering and event coordination companies. Besides her activities for 90265Magazine, she owns Surfmonk, an eco-clothing company inspired by surfers for beach, lounge and spa. Her motivations come from a lifelong quest for Truth, Justice and the Malibu Way. Together she and Rob have raised their 2 children in Malibu on the bluff overlooking Paradise Cove. Daily paddles, beach runs with their dogs, and mountain hikes are part of the lifestyle they cherish
Brodie Taylor is a Decker Terrier who has been on the go since day one. A highly intelligent and inquisitive fellow, Brodie is interested in discovering all the people, places and things of this world and reporting back to his Malibu community. He is well traveled and intiAn internationally recognized adventure sports mately familiar with both coasts having figure, Long made the first one-day ascent of flown commercial to New York several 3,000 foot El Capitan, in Yosemite Valley, Calitimes as well as his trip to the fornia, as well as the first free ascent of the East San Juan Mountains for his coverage of Telluride. From his gear Face of Washington Column, long considered the world’s greatest free climb. Expe- review of Ruff wear to his interviews with interesting people like ditions include first coast-to-coast traverse of Borneo, transcontinental travers of Irian Charlie Annenberg, Brodie’s interests range far and wide. Follow Jaya, discovery of the largest river cave, Papua New Guines, as well as expeditions him on Instagram @puppyonthego and keep reading 90265 to Mali, West Africa, Baffin Islands, the North pole and Angel Falls, Venezuela. Magazine for his latest contributions. His hobbies include hunting rodents, wrestling with room mate Beans and Moon and long runs on the beach and in the Santa Monica Mountains.
BIRUNGI IVES In 1996, Birungi Ives graduated from Mount Holyoke College, one of the top ranked liberal arts colleges in the country, with a Interdisciplinary Degree in African and African American Studies. From there she went on to work both in England and stateside in the areas of Community Development, Public Relations, Marketing and Media. In 2007, Ives founded the website, GEOF |Global Echo Online Forum| www.GEOF.us. Focused on Women and Africa, GEOF caters to an audience that is committed to a lifestyle that has a beneficial impact on the world. Within 3 years from its start, GEOF was read in 50 countries. As a successful media platform for the Global Good, GEOF took part in events hosted by organizations, such as the ONE Campaign, the Clinton Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. GEOF formed amazing partnerships with globally recognized corporations, such as General Motors and TESLA. Birungi Ives is Director of PR for 90265 Magazine.
Born and raised in Malibu, Hannah Taylor has always kept a sharp eye out for interesting and engaging characters. Having developed a passion for analog photography at an early age, she was trained in the darkroom at Malibu High School. Hannah continues to hone her craft and focus her vision during extensive travels to Europe, South America and the Pacific Islands. She is currently living in Red Hook, New York as she prepares to enter her junior year at Bard College. Keep an eye on upcoming issues for more of her unique work and glimpses of life around the globe.
Matt Diamond Born in Boulder CO and raised in Malibu CA. Home break- Point Dume. Matt has been involved in every aspect of music and entertainment for the last 15 years. With a passion for the arts, philanthropy, sustainability and travel. Matt has a deep rooted passion for all the natural beauty Malibu has to offer as well as the people who make up this sanctuary of amazingly talented minds.
Jackie Robbins’ legendary presence in Malibu began in 1975 when she opened the Leather Waves Boutique in the Malibu Country Mart with the famous Los Angeles retailer Fred Segal. During her 30-year sojourn at the shopping center she crafted her one-of-a kind leather goods for locals as well as visitors from around the globe, establishing her as a brilliant leather-making master in taste, style, design and craftsmanship. Nearly 40 years later her work is still coveted by the rich and famous. Her celebrity client list is long and impressive from the world of entertainment, music, literary and cultural circles of all types. Mostly her clientele are individuals who desire expertise in fine leather selection, modern sensibility in design and the ability to obtain custom fit to perfection that uses her extensive talents.
TARA OWENS Born and raised in London, England, Tara brings years of fashion and beauty experience to the pages of 90265 Magazine. She began her professional modeling career at the age of 15 gracing the pages of such international publications as Italian Vogue, Elle, and Cosmopolitan and enjoyed traveling the world as the face of several beauty campaigns. Tara moved to California in 2002 to raise her daughter near the ocean and to pursue her love of horseback riding. She and her daughter Lilly currently reside in Malibu, CA.
CAROL SUE STODDARD CAROL SUE STODDARD RScP An award winning photographer with over 30 years experience, Carol Sue has worked on over 45 feature films, TV shows and documentaries as a Set Photographer and EPK Videographer, one of which won an Oscar, another nominated. She has a degree from USCD in Visual Arts. At age 20 she was chosen to do a photo exhibit around the world on the SS Universe, has traveled to 39 countries since. She started her own production company in 1986 shooting Oscar and Emmy parties, Weddings, Portraits etc. Worked for different magazines and newspapers over the years, her photos published in major publications and her film documentaries aired internationally. She was personally hired to photograph Bill and Hilary Clinton at the Presidential Convention and she has been personally featured in several trade magazines. Her photos have been exhibited at the Directors Guild in Hollywood and in various galleries and museums. Joined I.A.T.S.E. 600 Camera Guild in Hollywood in 1989. An avid wildlife photographer, her favorite pastime. Her work and resume can be seen at: carolsuestoddard.com, IMDB/Carol Stoddard, Malibufilms/Youtube, Vimeo/Stoddard Productions
MADISON CHERTOW Growing up in Malibu was a strong component of what shaped Madison Chertow into the inspired, passinate, and creative individual she is today. While modeling, Madison studies to be a
Host of TV’s hotted car show 5MINUTE DRIVE, and as the only Talk Show on the Go, Fireball Tim has secured himself a place in Automotive History. Along with having designed vehicles for over 400 feature and TV projects, Fireball iss the emcee for the AUTOMOTO International Film Festival for the Pebble Beach Concours as well as being a Children’s Book Author. As a local Malibu icon, his activities range from Journalism and Travel to Health Fitness and Success. http://www.fireballtim.com
Audrey has been involved in real estate since the age of 18. Her passion has always involved real estate, whether she was buying, selling or building and creating her own home. She strives to combine the passion for her work with integrity and honesty and she adds “I love to think outside of the box”. Audrey partnered with Barrie Livingstone in 2013 to form Livingstone-Ruth with Sotheby’s International Real Estate.
BARRIE LIVINGSTONE British born, Barrie Livingstone moved to the states in 1982. His career as an interior designer began in 1987 and formal education includes: The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate with honors, Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Design Firm Management, & High Point University, North Carolina. Barrie’s mantra has always been “a room should be beautiful without furnishings” This applies itself to Real estate and Interior Design. A property’s best features should always be enhanced and presenting a property for sale should always include a comprehensive study of what the home needs to show it in its best light. Malibu is as close to nature as one can get and still be attached to a major city. This along with its unique village like feeling is why Barrie has chosen to life and work here. www.barrielivingstone.com www. livingstoneruth.com
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THRILL SEEKER - ADRENALINE JUNKIE EXTREME SPORTS athlete Johnny Strange in our next issue of 90265 Magazine releasing late JULY.
SAVE YOUR PENNIES! You are gonna want to head to FUNK ZONE when you see our STAYCAY SANTA BARBARA feature! Wait! What?!! You haven’t visited our website??? Well then you are missing out on the opportunity to REPRESENT! It’s just two clicks away ( plus shipping and handling ) to get your 90265 hat FREE!
GOURMET POPCORN recipes from MALIBU MOVIE NIGHT! We have three to choose from - Rosemary Maple, Cinnamon Suger and Smoky Paprika.
BEHIND THE SCENES of ISSUE #9 Visit Justin Glory’s warehouse/studio/gallery, our shoot with BU WHO local icon Craig Clunies-Ross, more from our fab night at Malibu Seafood and so much more!
Issue #9 gets off to a fast start with Justin Glory, the mastermind behind Hollywood's hottest motorcycles, local icon Craig Clunies- Ross o...
Published on Jul 6, 2014
Issue #9 gets off to a fast start with Justin Glory, the mastermind behind Hollywood's hottest motorcycles, local icon Craig Clunies- Ross o...