Malibu Times Magazine • Autumn 2023 • August Edition

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Securing safety and security in Malibu and beyond

Zuma Jay

Celebrating 50 Years of Malibu’s legendary surf shop

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in this issue in every issue Legendary Heinrich Brother Lifeguards 30 People: Trio patrolled Zuma Beach for nearly 60 years Surfrider Gallery Presents 32 Culture: Renowned Photographer Connie Conway Autumn in Malibu 44 A transcendent turn of the seasons Eating with the Season 38 Symphony of flavors celebrating the season’s shift Publisher’s Letter and Contents 61 A tribute to the beauty, essence, and safety of home Cozy Comforting Colors 66 Home decor accents preparing for Autumn aug/sept 2023 contents Robby Krieger 36 Doors guitarist headlines exclusive festival Malibu Glass & Mirror 68 Where luxury living meets unparalleled ocean views Minas Gerais, Brazil 52 Treasure trove of culture, history, and enlightenment From Roosevelt Highway to the 1 34 History: Fascinating history of Pacific Coast Highway In The Know 73 Ultimate products and services for the home editor’s letter 14 crossword 78 calendar 76 ad directory 80 malibu scene 18 loving malibu 26 last look 82 eyes on malibu 79 44 12 Malibu Times Magazine

As the golden days of Summer slowly wane, and August gently transitions into September, we find ourselves preparing for the embrace of Autumn in Malibu. It is a season of change, not only in the weather but also in the rhythm of our community. Our friends and neighbors return, seeking solace from the bustling Summer season in our quaint beach town. As a new school year approaches, we celebrate with our little ones, witnessing another year of growth and cherishing the precious moments of their childhood. There’s something magical about the joy of a child’s love—it’s pure, unconditional, and like none other. Watching them learn and evolve is an honor we must never take for granted. We are not just raising kids; we are nurturing the minds of the future, sowing the seeds of greatness in the fields of possibility. In this issue, we celebrate the achievements of Malibu’s children, from their graduations to the adventures they embarked on during the Summer months.

Malibu is a place of history and legacy, where time seems to stand still amidst the ever-changing world. Zuma Jay’s 50th celebration reminds us of the nostalgia that surrounds us, but it also prompts us to consider the impact of time on our beloved town. The Malibu community has rallied together to preserve the essence of this beachside haven, ensuring that its charm endures for generations to come. As we flip through the pages of historical photographs, we recognize that while the world outside may have evolved, the heart of Malibu remains steadfast.

In an effort to savor and appreciate our community even more, we have decided to transition the Malibu Times Magazine to a bi-monthly format. This means that you, will now be greeted with this August/September issue, followed by October/November, and so forth. This change will allow us to share more of the true essence of Malibu as it unfolds.

As the Autumn Equinox approaches on September 22, we are reminded of the beauty of this astronomical event. Earth’s tilt on its axis as it orbits the Sun causes the Equinox. On this day, we find ourselves aligned with the cosmos, witnessing the transition from Summer to Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. The sun gracefully crosses the celestial equator, and day and night share the sky in perfect harmony, revealing the delicate balance of nature. As we enter this new season, let us find inspiration in enjoying the simple pleasures of our community. Take long walks on the beach, savor the breathtaking sunsets over the horizon, and connect with one another in meaningful ways. Autumn in Malibu offers us a chance to slow down, to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us, and to create lasting memories with our loved ones.

Let us cherish our family and friends, for they are the pillars of support that make our lives rich and fulfilling. Let us be present in each moment, knowing that time is a fleeting gift that should never be taken for granted. Together, we can embrace the changing seasons, the evolving world, and the precious bond that ties us all together.

As we bid farewell to Summer and welcome the allure of Autumn, let us carry the spirit of community and togetherness in our hearts. May we cherish the past, celebrate the present, and embrace the future with open arms. Here’s to a season of gratitude, love, and abundant joy in the company of those we hold dear.

“Autumn’s embrace paints the world in hues of warmth and nostalgia, as nature’s grand finale unfolds, whispering the beauty of impermanence and the artistry of letting go.”

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Judy Abel, an award-winning journalist for The Malibu Times Newspaper, has called Malibu home for 25 years. A former LA radio broadcaster, she enjoys spending Summer days at the pier, either observing surfers or paddling on a stand-up paddleboard.

Emily Scher, with a degree from the School of Visual Arts, Emily’s background lies in FX computer animation for feature films. Additionally, she possesses a passion for capturing people’s stories through photography.

Elyse Glickman, a versatile journalist and editor, covers diverse subjects worldwide such as gastronomy, wine, wellness, business profiles, interior design, and fashion. She was a Senior Editor for C-Suite Quarterly magazine, focusing on food and travel.

Samantha Bravo, the Assistant Content Editor for The Malibu Times Newspaper and an aspiring photojournalist based in Los Angeles, California. She kickstarted her journalism career at the Pierce College Media Arts Department.

Steve Geldman, writer and photographer with over 40 years of experience, specializes in automotive photography but also explores other genres like food, architecture, and landscape. His work appears in publications like Calabasas Style Magazine, Driven World, and Malibu Times.

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Mary Abbott, Dorie Leo, Anthony McDemas Linda Perry, Kaleb Rich-Harris


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Evan Rodda, Neil Schumaker Anthony Atkins, Jen Rodman


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The Malibu Little League Closing Day was a joyful celebration that marked the return of two significant elements from the league's history: the Little League Parade and the beloved Malibu snack shack. The festivities commenced at the Malibu Village parking lot, where floats representing different teams adorned the area with colorful decorations. The parade, led by a firetruck and city officials in a classic Cadillac, proceeded through the Civic Center while spectators cheered, waved, and took pictures of the enthusiastic children. Parks and Recreation Commissioner Alicia Peak played a key role in reviving the parade, providing a memorable experience for the kids, who thoroughly enjoyed the event. The day continued at Malibu Bluffs Park with a carnivalthemed Closing Day featuring face painting, photo booths, bounce houses, and various sports activities. Carnival snacks like popcorn and cotton candy were available, but the highlight was the return of the Malibu snack shack, where Chef Dane Skophammer served mouthwatering burgers, hot dogs, and burritos. The Closing Ceremony honored council members and city staff for their support, while players received trophies and awards for their efforts throughout the season. League President Nick Shurgot was celebrated for his retirement with special gifts. Overall, the season was deemed a resounding success, with impressive growth and strong community support, fostering a sense of family and camaraderie among the players, families, and coaches. The league looks forward to even greater growth and excitement in the upcoming season. To read the entire article, visit

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Malibu High School's Class of 2023 celebrated its graduation on a rare sunny day following weeks of gloomy weather. The ceremony, held on June 8, was attended by proud parents and staff members who gathered to honor the graduates.

Principal Patrick Miller welcomed everyone and introduced the Class of 2023. Senior Class President Phoebe Knox delivered a heartfelt address, expressing gratitude for the unique individuals in their class and cherishing the opportunity to be a part of their lives. Graduate Asher Katz extended his appreciation to the teachers, coaches, and staff who had inspired him throughout high school. The Malibu High School Choir, comprised of graduating seniors, delivered a touching rendition of "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King. The ceremony also included reminiscing by Maxine Kelly, who shared memories and well wishes for her fellow graduates.

Principal Miller concluded the ceremony by emphasizing the graduates' future accomplishments and encouraging them to embark on their journeys with confidence. With applause, handshakes, and hugs, the Class of 2023 bid farewell to their alma mater, carrying cherished memories and anticipation for the adventures that lie ahead.

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In a momentous celebration at the Middle School amphitheater, 86 Manta Rays proudly received their middle school certificates on Friday, June 9. The event brought together a joyful gathering of parents, staff, and family members. The students were honored with special awards, acknowledging their accomplishments in academics, writing, community service, and leadership.

Middle School Counselor Lorene Whitehouse presented these awards, including the prestigious Excellence in Education Award for outstanding dedication to academic and personal growth. Natalie Lapajne and Kayla Walser were deserving recipients of the Principles Award, recognized for their exceptional character and willingness to assist others.

Esteemed guests attended the event, including Isaac Burgess, the Executive Director of Malibu Schools Pathways, as well as Malibu City Councilmembers Marianne Riggins, and Paul Grisanti, along with Steve McClary, the City Manager and Patrick Miller, Principal of Malibu High School. Captivating performances from the eighth-grade orchestra, band, and choir/theatre further elevated the atmosphere. Principal Melisa Andino expressed her deep affection for the Malibu community and hoped that the students would always cherish the memories of the caring adults who had played a significant role in their educational journey.

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The 22nd Annual Point Dume Parade took place on the 4th of July, featuring a variety of vehicles including classic cars, golf carts, bikes, and even horses. Families in the Point Dume community decorated their vehicles with patriotic themes, showcasing the stars, stripes, and red, white, and blue colors. The parade, hosted by the Point Dume Community Services District, saw an increase in participants compared to previous years, bringing the community together in a safe and enjoyable event.

Despite the absence of a fireworks show in the City of Malibu, the parade provided a sense of unity among familiar faces. Notable participants included a golf cart decorated in pink shades by a Malibu Farm employee, inspired by the "Barbie" movie. The parade also served as a fundraising opportunity for the Pt. Dume Emergency Communication Project, aimed at providing residents with an independent emergency radio system. The Point Dume Community Services District expressed gratitude for the community's support and announced plans for future projects, such as a community garden and fire safety programs. The parade concluded at Malibu Elementary School, where residents gathered to capture memories and celebrate Independence Day.

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We asked the kids of Malibu

Lulu Rankin

This summer, I took part in the Junior Lifeguard (JG) program at Zuma Beach. It's the second year I have participated, and the highlight of my summer! We are so lucky to live close to such beautiful beaches...which makes it important to know how to stay safe and help others. Every morning we start the day with warm-ups, including stretches, running on the beach, and a buoy swim. After that, we take part in events that train us to run distances on the sand, swim to and from a fixed point in the water, and then run again.

We have weekly competitions against JGs from other beaches between Zuma and Venice in activities like swimming, running, a game called Flags, and paddle relays, which are my favorite! We also learn basic first aid and CPR, which I think is a very important skill to have. My other passion is surfing. My friends and I surf every day after JGs if the waves are good. I am on the Malibu Sharks Surf team during the school year and made it to the second round of the state finals last season, so I am hoping to better that with a lot of dedication and practice.

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Taj Petretti

As a teenage boy living in Malibu, I am thankful for being able to spend my time at the many beaches we have. My friends and I go to the beaches and surf daily; waves or not, we just want to be in the ocean. I recently started playing water polo. I joined the MHS water polo team my freshman year of high school and have developed a passion for the sport and the community that comes with being a "Shark."

I am thankful water polo practice has continued through the summer because I am able to continue my growth as a player and learn from my peers and coaches. After water polo practice, I work as a lifeguard at Rob Lemond's Ocean Safety Camp—a camp that has been in Malibu since 1965. I feel privileged to be able to learn from Rob and work with other people who share the same passion and respect for the beaches that I have.


Billie Mcginley

This summer, I continued my focus on music. Music has been an extraordinary source of creativity, inspiration, and self-expression throughout my life. I have enjoyed playing guitar since age eight, and I have been given the opportunity to explore other instruments as well. I am so grateful for the influences and ideas my parents, friends, and their parents have contributed to my journey.

Music has taught me many things, including how to productively contribute in a group dynamic, when to be a leader and when to be a follower, and, maybe most importantly, how to commit, prepare, and deliver in performances. I am so excited to further explore and revel in the miracle called music.

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Ryder Lippman

Surfing is such a huge part of my family's culture. We live right next to the ocean and are so blessed to be able to surf every day. The waves this summer have been so fun. My friends, my parents, and I go to the beach every single day to surf. Surfing is such a great sport because you make so many, new friends.

Every day, I push myself to become a better surfer—not for a desire of competition, but just because I love surfing. I've been surfing a lot at Leo Carrillo this summer because I have water polo and Junior Lifeguards in the morning from 8 until 11:30 every day. This only leaves me with afternoons to surf. What's really cool at Leo Carrillo is that when the other beaches have west wind, the headlands create a barrier, making the winds blow slightly offshore. This creates a good texture in the water, and it's only five minutes from my house. I hope to surf just as well as my dad one day.

This summer, my brother, Luka, and I have been playing a lot of volleyball and basketball. We challenge each other to do better and laugh a lot. It’s really cool to have a brother who is also my friend. We’ve always been close and get along well. We feel lucky because we have someone to hang out with, even when we don’t go anywhere. When we aren’t staying home, we like to go bodyboarding right up the street. It’s awesome to have the Malibu West Beach Club so close by. We also learned to ride our bikes in the neighborhood. It’s such an ideal place to grow up.

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Celebrating The Heinrich Brother Lifeguards

Trio patrolled Zuma Beach for nearly 60 years, starting a dynasty

Zuma Beach is notorious for choppy surf, riptides, and the best lifeguards. Only the elite can handle its rough conditions. Three of the best and longest-serving Zuma lifeguards just retired their red trunks after an unmatched six decades of patrolling the windy waters. The unimaginable longevity of the Heinrich brothers is a testament to public service.

Their legacy started in 1965 with Ed Heinrich, who, at 18, was the first brother to start lifeguarding. Ed and his two brothers were competitive swimmers in their hometown, Glendora. Straight out of high school, Ed applied to be a pool lifeguard but found ocean lifeguarding paid a little more and sounded “more exotic,” he thought. The 60-mile commute from home to Malibu was too far, and back in the 60s, Zuma provided a bunkhouse near headquarters for the guards to live in. It was a new home for Ed, who recalled, “There was a real esprit de corps, a camaraderie that doesn’t exist anywhere. Malibu lifeguards, particularly at Zuma, were a cohesive unit. We all worked together. If you didn’t do a good job, your peers let you know because they were your buddies. You didn’t want to let them down.”

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Seventy-seven-year-old Ed Heinrich reminisced as he patrolled Zuma Beach on his final day as a lifeguard, marking the end of his 58-year career. Photos courtesy of Theresa Heinrich

While attending high school, Jerry was next to apply as a lifeguard, passing his swim test during a south swell of rough surf. Soon after, his supervisor asked for someone to work Zuma under the same conditions. Jerry’s hand went up first. At just 18, he found himself opening his first tower. “It scared the living hell out of me,” Jerry fondly remembers. “It threw me into the frying pan right off the bat.”

Jerry missed out on a lot of the typical senior rites of passage, including his prom, because his career was so demanding. “I don’t look back with any regrets. I enjoyed every minute of it,” he says.

Youngest brother Dick was the next to become a Los Angeles County lifeguard at Zuma, following in his brothers’ footsteps. By all accounts, it was Dick, described by many as unassuming, who may have made the most rescues of all his brothers. Although they don’t count them, when asked to recall how many rescues they made over fiveplus decades, Ed and Jerry figured about 3,000 each. “Dick’s probably made more rescues than any other lifeguard anywhere in the history of the world,” Jerry declares. “Very seriously, he was a teacher and worked all summers. For 51 years, he worked all schedules at Zuma’s busy spots where the rips were. He probably made close to 5,000 rescues.” In 1999, Dick Heinrich received the Lifeguard of the Year Award. He quietly retired last year at age 70 after breaking his clavicle.

Jerry has seen a lot of changes over his 55-year lifeguarding career in Malibu. “It was country back when I started in ’68. You didn’t have all the mansions. It was hillside and mountains. The surf, the rips, the rescues—those are still the same. But it seems like the beachgoers back then were a little more water savvy. In the last 20 to 30 years, we saw a lot of people that just had no knowledge about the ocean or understanding of riptides and how powerful a wave is when it lands on top of you.”

For nearly six decades, the Heinrichs left behind their base homes and headed to the Malibu coast to lifeguard. Ed often slept in his camper or stayed with his sons and nephews, who all consequently

became Malibu lifeguards. “There were seven of us Heinrichs positioned in Zuma towers until last year, sometimes lined up in a row.”

Jerry was looking forward to the symbolic closing of his tower on his final shift, though that day came sooner than he anticipated. After suffering a tough leg break, he decided to retire along with his brothers. Instead, he accompanied Ed on his final day in June when he lowered the flag, stowed his rescue can, and locked up his tower. “It was bittersweet,” said Jerry. “We both are capable of passing all the recertification and qualifications. We can still do it, but I’ve done it for 55 years. It’s time.”

You’d never know it. The three eldest Heinrichs are still in incredible shape. Their looks belie their ages: Ed, 77; Jerry, 73; and Dick, 71. “I can still beat most of the guards to a rescue because I know where to be. I can read the ocean. Like my brothers, we know where to position ourselves. We’re down on the beach where the action is, so we don’t miss a thing,” Jerry boasts. “Rescuing people, having a job in the ocean was pretty nice,” he adds.

Not that the Heinrichs ever did it for the money. Back in the 60s, the physically demanding job paid $3.18 an hour, far exceeding California’s minimum wage at the time of only $1.25. “It helped me pay for college,” Jerry acknowledged.

Between the seven Heinrichs’ careers, numerous “prevents” (or warnings to swimmers) were made, likely saving countless lives. But as one of the brothers once said, “Swimmers don’t care if you’re 18 or 75 as long as you save them and get them to the shore safely.”

After an astonishing 58 years of lifeguarding, Jerry joined Ed as he closed Zuma Tower 4 on his last day on the beach. The Baywatch boat sprayed its water cannon toward the tower, and the junior lifeguards, including Ed’s 13-year-old grandson, swarmed in for a photo with two of the legendary Heinrich patriarchs.


Surfrider Gallery Presents Photographer Connie Conway

Surfrider Gallery is proud to present its latest exhibition, "Now," featuring the captivating work of renowned fine art photographer Connie Conway. This exhibition celebrates artists who have found inspiration in the vibrant lifestyle, close-knit community, elemental beauty, and surf culture of Malibu.

Connie Conway, a seasoned photographer with a focus on Los Angeles, has been creating stunning images since 2009. Her series, LA After SUNSET, is a mesmerizing collection of photographs that beautifully capture the essence and allure of Los Angeles during the transformative moments of sunset. Through her lens, Conway illuminates the peculiarities of the city's landscapes, both physical and societal, creating thought-provoking and visually stunning compositions.

Conway's artistic vision and mastery of light and shadow have garnered her recognition and acclaim. Her work is coveted by museums, and she proudly serves on the board of the esteemed Museum of Neon Art, further cementing her status as a prominent figure in the art world.

Surfrider Gallery is honored to showcase Connie Conway's extraordinary photographs as part of its commitment to promoting talented artists inspired by Malibu's unique coastal environment and surf culture. Through her lens, Conway invites viewers to experience the enchanting transformation of Los Angeles at sunset, capturing moments of beauty and introspection that encapsulate the spirit of the city. Visitors to Surfrider Gallery's "Now" exhibition can expect to be captivated by Connie Conway's masterful compositions, gaining a renewed appreciation for the artistry found within the coastal haven of Malibu. Visit

Renowned Photographer Unveils 'LA After SUNSET' Exhibition "Malibu Pier" LA After Sunset, by Connie Conway.
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From Roosevelt Highway to the 1

Unveiling the Fascinating History of Pacific Coast Highway

As the sun peeks over the picturesque Malibu coastline, the legendary Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), lovingly known as "the One," stirs into action. This highway, tracing its history back to its beginnings as Route 60, has seen numerous redesigns, becoming Route 3, then Route 101 Alternate, before eventually earning its iconic designation of California State Route 1 in 1964. Emblazoned by green shields along its route, the highway connects the vast California coastline while encapsulating the state's transformative history.

PCH began its journey in the early 20th century as part of the Roosevelt Highway, a remarkable 1,400-mile road that traced the western margin of the United States. Its completion in the late 1920s reduced travel times between various beach towns in Southern California, creating direct links between places like Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, and Ventura and Santa Monica. It served as a significant artery for coastal communities, fostering transportation, commerce, and regional development.

The history of PCH is deeply intertwined with the story of Malibu, which started long before the European settlers' arrival. The Chumash people, Native American tribes who thrived on the coastal region's temperate climate and abundant marine resources, initially inhabited the area. However, the late 18th-century arrival of Spanish explorers led by Gaspar de Portolà and Juan Cabrillo marked a turning point for Malibu, which eventually became part of the vast Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit land grant.

Admired for its scenery and dreaded for its traffic — as well as the landslides that occasionally render it impassable — Pacific Coast Highway is perhaps Southern California's most iconic ribbon of asphalt. Even if Beach Boys-era woodies are now a rare sight, the scenes of crashing waves, surfboards, and palm trees are enough to attract tourists to the road, which connects coastal towns from Ventura to San Juan Capistrano.

This historic post card features a sunset along Roosevelt Highway, above Santa Monica
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Photo courtesy of Pepperdine University Archives

Pacific Coast Highway opened in the late 1920s as part of the Roosevelt Highway, a 1,400mile road that traced the western margin of the United States. Nationally, Americans found the first highway linking the Mexican and Canadian borders an appropriate memorial for the country's late and famously internationalist president, Theodore Roosevelt. Southern Californians celebrated the reduced travel time between the various beach towns of the region; the Roosevelt Highway represented the first direct link between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach and between Ventura and Santa Monica.

During the 19th century, Malibu was primarily utilized for ranching and agriculture, with large tracts of land dedicated to cattle grazing and farming. However, in the late 1800s, the landscape of Malibu changed dramatically when the Rindge family acquired a significant portion of the coastline, amassing approximately 17,000 acres of land. May Knight Rindge and her husband Frederick H. Rindge built their iconic Malibu Ranch House, known as the Adamson House, near what is now Surfrider Beach. The Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion still stands today as a historical landmark, a testament to Malibu's past.

If May Rindge had triumphed in her decadeslong battle against the county, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) might not be in existence today. From the 1890s onward, a rudimentary road, often submerged during high tide, traced the rugged coastline between Santa Monica and Malibu, passing beneath a natural arch, only to be blocked by a locked gate at the boundary of Rindge's extensive 17,000-acre ranch.

When the county proposed extending the coastal road through Malibu in 1907, Rindge stationed armed guards at the entrances to her ranch and challenged the county's power of eminent domain in court. This led to a prolonged stalemate, but the road's prospects brightened in the early 1920s when it became part of the newly planned Roosevelt Highway. In 1923, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the county's right to claim the land for the highway, and the dispute finally

concluded in 1925 when a superior court judge granted the county title to the right-of-way in exchange for $107,289. Thus, PCH was able to continue its path, becoming an iconic coastal route cherished by many.

The transformation of the highway into California State Route 1 in 1964 heralded a new era, symbolizing the essence of the California dream. With its awe-inspiring vistas of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding landscapes, PCH enticed countless adventurers, tourists, and dreamers, contributing significantly to the glamorous and exclusive reputation of Malibu.

However, the surge in Malibu's popularity brought concerns about overdevelopment and environmental preservation, leading to the establishment of the Malibu Local Coastal Program (LCP) in 1991. The LCP introduced stringent zoning regulations to safeguard the coastline, restricting building heights and densities while striving for a delicate balance between development and conservation. Challenges like traffic congestion and occasional landslides posed hurdles, sometimes obstructing passage along the road. In the mid-20th century, regional transportation planners proposed the Pacific Coast Freeway as an alternative route to bypass congested retail areas and run parallel to the existing superhighways further inland. Nevertheless, strong opposition from residents, civic leaders, and environmental activists led to the abandonment of this plan.

Today, despite the obstacles it faces, PCH remains a captivating route for travelers, providing access to an array of recreational activities like surfing, hiking, and beachcombing. Its evolution from the Roosevelt Highway to California State Route 1 mirrors the transformation of California's coastal landscape. Every mile traveled on its sunkissed asphalt resonates with its rich history and enduring allure, serving as a testament to California's captivating past and a gateway to the dreams of future adventurers.

Resources; The University of Pepperdine Archives, Caltrans, Images of America, and Pacific Coast Highway Travel.


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ctober brings a rare opportunity to see Doors guitarist Robby Krieger play at the Sagebrush Cantina Music, Food, and Fun Festival before a crowd limited to just a thousand ticket holders. Krieger is headlining the festival after appearing last year at the annual event.

The legendary rock ’n’ roller, best known for his early fusion of flamenco, jazz, folk, and blues influences as guitarist for the Doors, also penned some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Light My Fire,” “Touch Me,” and “Love Me Two Times.” He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was named to Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

The Malibu Times Magazine caught up with Lifetime Achievement Grammy winner who grew up in Pacific Palisades. “I was an avid surfer, and Malibu was my favorite place to surf.” The guitarist often surfed First Point at Surfrider Beach. You can read about some of his Malibu adventures, including his seminal band’s appearance on an episode of the short-lived Rick Nelson TV series “Malibu U,” where he and his fellow band members can be seen playing at Leo Carrillo State Beach.

Unpredictable frontman, Jim Morrison, failed to show for the shoot, so Krieger’s twin brother stood in for the absent singer, back turned to the camera. It is all detailed in his recentlypublished memoir, “Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with the Doors.”

Following Morrison's death and the Doors' disbandment, Krieger embarked on a diverse musical journey, releasing solo albums, collaborating with the Doors' John Densmore, and leading the Robby Krieger Band with his son and Berry Oakley Jr. Additionally, he toured as the Doors of the 21st Century with Ian Astbury and Ray Manzarek.

Since the Doors disbanded after Morrison’s death, Krieger has played in various styles, releasing solo albums, playing with Doors bandmate John Densmore, fronting the Robby Krieger Band along with his son Waylon and Berry Oakley Jr. (the Allman Betts Band), and joining with Ian Astbury of the Cult and the late Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek to tour as the Doors of the 21st Century. In Los Angeles last August, he was seen jamming with long-time Malibu resident Booker T. Jones to the latter’s instrumental hit "Green Onions."

At the festival in Calabasas on October 7, Krieger said, “It’ll be mostly the Doors music.” He’ll be celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Doors’ album “Waiting for The Sun.”

With such deep roots in the music business, it wouldn’t be a surprise if some special guests show up to sit in with the band. For information about the festival and to purchase tickets visit

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By Jo Lopez

A Symphony of Flavors Celebrating the Season's Shift FROM SUN-KISSED SUMMER TO CRISP FALL

As the summer season dwindles and the first hints of fall start to grace the Malibu sky, our local farmers market is filled with a variety of vibrant produce. This is a magical season where the warm weather crops overlap with early fall harvests, promising an array of colorful and flavorful produce that any foodie will love to play with. We have carefully selected a gourmet collection of dishes, designed to highlight the rich flavors of late summer and early autumn's harvest. Relish the beautiful shift from the sun-drenched summer to the crisp fall season, as each delightful dish from this collection immerses you in a symphony of flavors found right at the Malibu Farmers Market.

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Late summer brings a beautiful array of heirloom tomatoes, bursting with flavor and color.


6 Heirloom tomatoes (a mix of colors adds visual appeal)

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

1 baguette


Chop the tomatoes and combine them with minced garlic, olive oil, and chopped basil. Season with salt and pepper and let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

Slice the baguette and toast until lightly golden. Top each slice with the tomato mixture. Serve immediately.

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Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese & Honey

The sweet, jammy quality of ripe figs pairs beautifully with tangy goat cheese and a drizzle of local honey.


12 fresh figs

1/2 cup goat cheese

Honey for drizzling

Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the grill to medium heat. Slice the figs in half lengthwise. Carefully spread a small amount of goat cheese on the cut side of each fig half. Place fig halves on the grill, cheese side up, and grill for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter, drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with fresh black pepper. Serve warm.

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Roasted Delicata Squash with Sage Brown Butter

Early fall introduces the return of winter squashes. Delicata is a creamy, sweet variety that's a perfect side for any meal.


2 Delicata squash

3 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

8 fresh sage leaves

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and cut into 1/2-inch half-moons. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden and tender. Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sage leaves and cook until the butter is browned and smells nutty, about 5 minutes. Drizzle over roasted squash before serving.

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Grilled Eggplant & Bell Pepper Tacos

The robust, earthy flavors of grilled eggplant and bell peppers make a satisfying vegetarian taco.


2 large eggplants

3 bell peppers (preferably different colors)

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

8 small tortillas

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled

Lime wedges for serving


Preheat your grill. Slice eggplants and bell peppers into long, thin strips. Toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill vegetables until tender and slightly charred. Warm the tortillas on the grill.

Assemble tacos by placing a mix of eggplant and peppers onto each tortilla. Top with cilantro and cotija cheese. Serve with a lime wedge for squeezing.

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Spiced Plum Mojito

Late-summer plums lend their sweet-tart flavor to this spicy twist on the classic mojito.


2 ripe plums

8 fresh mint leaves

2 teaspoons sugar

Juice of 1 lime

1 small jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced

4 oz white rum

Soda water

Ice cubes


Slice the plums and muddle them in a shaker with mint leaves, sugar, lime juice, and half of the jalapeño slices. Add rum and some ice and shake well. Strain into glasses over ice, top off with soda water, and stir. Garnish with remaining jalapeño slices and a sprig of mint.

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Apple Cider Lemonade

As apples come into season, why not use their sweet, tart juice as the base for a refreshing lemonade?


4 cups apple cider

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)

Ice cubes

Apple slices and lemon slices for garnish


In a large pitcher, combine apple cider, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved. Add ice cubes and garnish with apple and lemon slices. Serve chilled.

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As the calendar turns to September in Malibu—our paradise known for its long stretches of sandy beaches and an endless summer spirit—undergoes a transformation that might not be as dramatic as those witnessed in the heartlands but is no less enchanting.

Fall in Malibu does not echo the leaf-peeping season in New England or the bursting colors in Colorado’s aspen forests. Here, the transformation is subtle and nuanced but no less captivating. The ethereal landscape dons a softer light, the sunsets glow with

an even more striking golden radiance, and the Pacific Ocean often takes on an ever-deeper blue. Nature slows down, mirroring the slowed pace of locals who have welcomed the fall after summer’s peak tourist season.The air becomes crisper, lending an almost tangibly fresh touch to the coastal vibes, and the often-raging summer heat mellows down. The town’s surf culture takes on a new layer of charm, with surfers enjoying quieter beaches and the celebrated ‘autumn swells’—an annual spectacle where larger, more consistent waves invite those daring enough to challenge them.


The change in season is also a time of bountiful harvest. The local farmers market is flooded with the fall’s vibrant produce, from plump, sun-ripened tomatoes to the dark, lush grapes that fuel Malibu’s esteemed wineries. The autumnal harvest at One Gun Ranch becomes a canvas of golden hues and pumpkins, celebrating the earth’s generous bounty.

While the hillsides of Malibu don’t light up with the typical fall

foliage, they have their own unique display. The chaparral and coastal sage scrub maintain their hues, resilient against the cooling temperatures. Meanwhile, the sycamore trees scattered across Malibu Creek State Park show a muted performance, their leaves transitioning from green to gold, from gold to the faintest rust, a hint of traditional fall that nudges into the coastal panorama.

As the vibrant tapestry of Fall returns, our town, usually bustling with an endless stream of beach-goers, gracefully shifts into a more tranquil rhythm. During this season, Malibu transforms back into a close-knit seaside community, inviting us to embrace the serenity and charm of our precious town. It is a time to bask in the captivating allure of Autumn, undisturbed and cocooned in its enchanting magic, cherishing the intimate moments it offers.

Autumn in Malibu is a gentle and soothing testament to the beauty of change. It delicately stirs the depths of the soul, akin to a soft whisper carried by the wind. As we approach this enchanting season, let us embrace the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the present moment and fully indulge in Malibu’s extraordinary rendition of Autumn’s essence.

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Malibu’s oldest surf shop celebrates 50 years in business

Malibu legend Jefferson Wagner is Zuma Jay

Celebrating 50 years in business, Zuma Jay Surfboards, Malibu's oldest surviving surf shop, is an iconic landmark synonymous with the town's surfing culture, making it a global touchstone of the sport.

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t’s an outstanding achievement, one of many Jefferson Wagner can claim. His iconic surf shop, Zuma Jay Surfboards, is the oldest surviving in Malibu, celebrating 50 years in business. The name alone is synonymous with Malibu, popularizing surfing, a cultural touchstone worldwide.

Zuma Jay’s humble beginnings are rooted in Wagner’s teenage years. When foam boards overtook wooden boards, he began shaping and glassing boards, selling them out of a trailer at Zuma Beach—where he got his nickname. After helping build The Whale Watch restaurant (now The Sunset), its owner, the late Bernie Safire, offered him the back of the building rent-free.

Business was different 50 years ago. When Wagner moved to his current location, 22775 Pacific Coast Highway, the building was then owned by actor Claude Akins, who gave him a lease with just a handshake. “He said, ‘Alright, I trust you. You can move in and pay rent later.’ He was very gentlemanly,” Wagner remembers.

“There were far more mom-and-pop operations in the ’70s and ’80s,” he laments. “Now, most of the operations have become semi-corporate or owned by multinationals, which is fine with me. The difficulty is that they lose their personality, and in turn, our neighborhoods are losing their personality. It’s the same with businesses.” Wagner recalls long-ago shuttered locally-owned restaurants, including Foster’s Freeze, McCluskey’s Ice Cream, and La Salsa, mourning the possible loss of the giant La Salsa man that’s long stood watch over PCH near his store. The 30-foot-tall fiberglass statue may be razed to make way for a proposed hotel. “Turn him into the concierge. Just change his hat,” suggests Wagner. “Remember how significant he is. Tour buses pull over to take pictures with him. Hotel fine. Salsa man stays,” he advises.

Wagner, a true Renaissance man, boasts a diverse resume. He's been an L.A. County Reserve Deputy Sheriff, penned three books including "The Armchair Adventurist," and holds black belts in both Goju-Ryu and Tang Soo Do karate.


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Jefferson Wagner, honored as 2011 Citizen of the Year by the Dolphin Foundation, had his face discovered by Bruce Weber in the '80s. From that first modeling gig, he starred in ads for Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, and became the Marlboro Man for five years.

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Tour buses also pull over almost daily to visit Zuma Jay’s so tourists can get a selfie with the face of Malibu—Jefferson Wagner. His face was discovered in the 1980s by fashion photographer Bruce Weber who happened into the shop looking for a model to shoot with Christie Brinkley. Although it was his first modeling job, he went on to be featured in ads for Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, and a slew of other popular brands—even scoring the Marlboro Man role for five years.

Some might call Wagner a Renaissance man. He once served as a former L.A. County Reserve Deputy Sheriff. He’s written three books. He’s a black belt in both Goju-Ryu and Tang Soo Do karate. His surfing and water skills led to 200 movie appearances as a stunt player or in one-line roles. He’s won awards overseeing fire and explosion special effects for television and film and handled explosive ordinance disposal for the Navy. But he couldn’t have managed these marvelous feats without the help of the many young people in Malibu who helped run the store.

Some 300 local teenagers have found employment at Zuma Jay’s, becoming like family over the past five decades. Pictures of past staff adorn a wall of the shop already crammed with surfboards, wetsuits, kayaks, and water sports gear. Present employees often recognize photos of their parents who worked there when they were young. It delights Wagner, who has always supported local youth as a Malibu High School surfing coach, founder and mentor of Pepperdine University’s surf team, and a Malibu Little League sponsor.

A favorite memory Wagner often relishes is when PCH would close for the Little League parade. “They’d run it from Fire Station 70 to Fire Station 88,” he remembers. “I was up on the second floor, and I’d throw bars of wax to any kid who had a mitt on. It was so much fun when the parents would pull over and slow down.” Though Wagner admits, “There were some misfires and kids got bonked a few times.”

It’s astonishing that Zuma Jay Surfboards is known the world over when the shop has no internet presence. It thrives simply by word of mouth. “I don’t do internet, and I don’t advertise. I don’t do Faceplant and Tweeker [sic].” Once, when Wagner was visiting a far-flung location somewhere in China, he spotted a man wearing a Zuma Jay t-shirt. He introduced himself as Zuma Jay, and “the guy was freaked out.” Wagner was stunned, too. He says, “Here’s this guy wearing one of my t-shirts in the middle of nowhere. I laughed at first and then thought, ‘Hey, I’ve done a good job. This guy is wearing

my brand halfway across the planet.’” Zuma Jay decals have also been spotted plastered on a submarine in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and even flying in a space shuttle. Visitors from nearly every country have traveled to the Malibu landmark, including Sherpas from Nepal, who brought photos of the logo at a Mount Everest basecamp.

Of the myriad recognition Zuma Jay has received for his contribution to surfing, he’s notably proud that he brought surfing to Pepperdine University. He was also named the 2011 Environmentalist of the Year by the Surf Industry Members Association (SIMA), now the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) that covers the entire sporting goods industry, putting him in prominent company. A year before Wagner, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. earned the same honor, and the following year it went posthumously to Jacques Cousteau.

An involved Malibu resident, Wagner has twice served on the City Council with turns as mayor. Although not currently serving, he says, “I continue my participation because I love my town.”

Wagner also survived many fires over his half-century in Malibu, but he and his girlfriend, Candace Brown, unfortunately suffered through the Woolsey fire, losing their home like many of their Malibu neighbors. The couple battled to defend their home and others’ with their own fire-fighting equipment. Despite 50,000 gallons of water from their pool and protective gear, they were no match for the intensity of Woolsey. They faced a wall of flames 150 feet high and smoke so thick it was blinding, causing a ladder to the roof to melt and water from their hose to vaporize. The couple were both physically harmed also—he suffered carbon monoxide poisoning and other injuries that caused him a three-day stint in intensive care. Brown lost her foot after a heavy CO2 canister fell on her. “She’s managing,” her decades-long partner attests.

Now 70, Wagner acknowledges he won’t have another 50 years running his iconic shop. His hope for the future is that local youngsters will buy Zuma Jay’s, continuing Malibu’s iconic source for all surfing needs. “We’re a family surf shop. We reach all ages, and now we have grandkids (of original customers) coming in,” he says of his legacy.

If you drive by Zuma Jay’s, you’re bound to catch a glimpse of the Malibu legend in his daily routine—sweeping up the entrance to his storefront. He likes to keep it tidy.

As one of a handful of Malibu businesses open 50 years, the surfing icon owner remarks, “They tell me the odds are against me, and I keep saying the odds are going for me.”

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M in as G e r ais

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Minas Gerais is a treasure trove of culture, history, and enlightenment that will reward those who make the extra effort to explore the heart of Brazil.

A Gem Worth Discovering

Brazil is unquestionably one of Latin America’s most complete travel destinations. While its beaches and fashion sensibilities entice lifestyle-driven travelers, it also draws active and athletic types with its many jumpingoff points for adventure travel and eco-tourism. Thanks to its intercontinental culinary heritage extending back a few centuries, its cities are hotbeds for innovation in gastronomy and mixology. Families will appreciate the many museums, parks, and attractions that present history, science, environmental concerns, and art with a sense of fun and playfulness.

That said, Brazil’s complex identity and character, shaped by European, African, and indigenous influences, present beautifully within the state of Minas Gerais (General Mines) in the country’s southeast region. Although the Brazilian heartland may be overlooked because of its land-locked location, English translations of the names of Minas Gerais’ most essential cities provide clues about what this area offers.

Capital Belo Horizonte (Beautiful Horizon) and colonial city Ouro Preto (Black Gold) assert that the state holds many historic and artistic treasures as well as a new understanding of Brazil waiting to be un-mined and shown off.

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Expanding one’s horizons: Belo Horizonte & vicinity

Although Belo Horizonte was established in 1897 as one of Brazil’s first modern planned cities (BH, pronounced ‘bay-ah-gah’ by residents), the discovery of gold and precious elements drove the economy and growth of the region 200 years leading up to it. On my first visit in 2015, I viewed it through the lens of a native Chicagoan and Los Angeles resident, rooting for it to become as prominent and inviting as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo on a Brazil travel itinerary. Eight years later, the construction sites I visited are now working museums and engaging attractions. More upwardlymobile neighborhoods, eclectic shopping areas, and restaurant districts have emerged, adding glamour often associated with Rio.

The city’s Sunday morning “Feira Hippie” is not only a must for fashion and street food enthusiasts, but an opportunity to experience downtown BH as locals do while encountering up-andcoming designers and artists. Meanwhile, the Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte is another colorful place to mix with locals and support small businesses. While it has undergone several upgrades since 2015, it was nice to see that it remains a place of essential provisions shopping for residents and a go-to for souvenir shopping and quick, inexpensive bites. With so many raw and packaged regional ingredients on display, it’s an excellent primer for dishes served at both traditional and contemporary chef-driven restaurants. The just-opened Centro de Referência do Queijo Artesanal (, opposite an outlet mall along one of the city’s major freeways) is not easy to get to, but worth the effort. While the cheerful displays and discourse spell out Minas Gerais’ cherished cheese production and traditions, visiting also supports the center’s greater mission to provide cultural and vocational education to local kids and teens.

Praça da Liberdade (Liberty Square) is a perfect starting point for museum exploration, as the buildings and their interior design are as interesting as the content. This district doesn’t just sit inside the heart of downtown Belo Horizonte. You could think of it as a necklace adorned with architectural jewels from the late 19th and 20th centuries placed on a bed of green velvet (the square’s nicely maintained grass and gardens). These former government buildings, in turn, are upcycled into elegant but easy-to-navigate cultural enclaves, where each one tells a different part of the state’s story through permanent and temporary installations, live performances, and interactive presentations.

The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte, built into a 1930s office building and fully renovated in 2009, features exhibits on film, music and design, as well as classes and workshops across six floors and 12,000 meters. The Museu das Minas e do Metal not only contains numerous displays of precious gems, minerals, crystals, and metals but weaves in elements of science, economics, and history to tell a more complete story about how mining defines the identity of the state and its people. The Memorial Minas Gerais Vale makes use of interactive technology, sensory environment, and educational activities to further define the culture, art, and history as they took shape between the 18th century and present day. The ornate Palácio da Liberdade, which housed governors until the mid-20th century, completes the museum circuit and reflects how outside influences from Europe shaped Brazilian tastes.

Although Rio de Janeiro is most associated with Brazilian fashion, the Belo Horizonte Fashion Museum (MUMO), built into an Edwardian-era church, treats fashion as a cultural asset through an intriguing collection of photographs, patterns, magazine spreads, illustrations, miniature clothing prototypes, and complete, original outfits. It is fitting that a current exhibition about Minas Geraisnative Alceu Penna is reminiscent of installations at the Christian Dior Museum in Paris. Like his French counterpart, he took on many roles as a fashion innovator, including graphic designer, journalist, illustrator, costume designer, stylist, and advertising specialist. Alongside the city’s Central Station, the Arts and Labor Museum chronicles how the city, state, and overall economy were built through a collection of more than 2,500 pieces used from the pre-industrial period forward.

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Belo Horizonte Fashion Museum (MUMO) is housed in a historic 1914 building, hosting film screenings, talks, and exhibitions, all exploring the rich history of fashion. The recent free exhibition, "Alceu Penna – Inventando a Moda do Brasil," artistically showcased the talented miner's creative odyssey.

Although traffic makes it a challenge for visitors to travel into Belo Horizonte’s residential areas, the Serra do Curral mountains and lush greenery not only enhance the many bike and hiking trails but also provide a dramatic backdrop enhancing several immersive and thoughtprovoking art experiences. A swath of areas within the Pampulha area showcase the work of architect Oscar Niemeyer, whose UNESCO heritage buildings (Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Dance House, and Iate Clube) became key city landmarks and brought it international attention during the 1940s and 50s. Restaurante Xapuri, tailor-made for a first-day meal, provides a flavorful and bold introduction to Minas Gerais cuisine, including grilled meats, stews, and sweets.

About 37 miles up the road, art and nature lovers will find paradise by way of the Inhotim Institute in Brumadinho. Installations are scattered around 5,000-acre grounds and accessible through walking paths and shuttles around the park. The green spaces integrate the best aspects of wild and landscaped gardens, and given Inhotim’s size and scope, some may want to commit two days to the park. Much of the exhibits are family-friendly and interactive, including a trio of now-iconic multicolored Volkswagens and the Sonic Pavilion, bringing the sound of middle earth to the surface. Some of the more provocative installations, especially those from Brazilian artists Cildo

Meireles, Tunga, and photographer Claudia Andujar stir important conversation on environmental protection and human rights that transcend social changes in Brazil. Xapuri sits at the confluence of the Xapuri and Acre Rivers, named after the Indian word "Chapury" for "river meeting." Located 12 kilometers northwest of BR-317, the town features quaint wooden houses and broad streets.
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The first lifestyle mall in Minas Gerais' capital, "356," offers visitors the chance to experience the Centro de Referência do Queijo Artesanal, a delightful motherdaughter project led by Carmen and Sara Rocha, celebrating the art of artisanal cheese.

The road to a National and natural identity

When driving to and from Ouro Prêto, you have no choice but to take the scenic route through hills, ravines, and mountain ranges because of the historic and natural treasures the roads roll past. Congonhas do Campo is home to the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, and UNESCO World Heritage site Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos. Other small towns worth a stop include Mariana (the oldest in the state) and Diamantina, also rich in 18th-century architecture and ornate churches with baroque and rococo features. Tiradentes, meanwhile, merits an overnight stay. While its colonial town center also exudes tradition and charm, it feeds into the artists’ community of Bichinho. The roads linking the two towns are lined with art galleries, boutiques, showrooms with hand-crafted furniture and home goods and quirky public art venues (like Casa Torta). However, an absolute can’t-miss in Tiradentes is the gallery of renowned contemporary artist Oscar Araripe, who was prepping for a major exhibition launching in November 2023 at press time.

Bearing its own UNESCO World Heritage status, Ouro Prêto is often described as a “living museum,” and lives up to that reputation through its fantastic jewelry stores, crystal shops, and many more opulent 18th-century churches (such as São Francisco de Assis). However, a visit to the Museum of the Inconfidência will put everything else you may learn about Minas Gerais into perspective. The building itself is an interesting paradox, as it served as a foundry, treasury, and a prison for members of the Inconfidência who led a failed rebellion for Brazilian independence from the Portuguese crown. Beyond the sweeping views of Ouro Prêto’s landscape, the museum is curated to juxtapose the ambitions of the crown in the “New World” with the prisoners’ sacrifices.

Like a hearty Brazilian stew, Minas Gerais’ foundation is rich in minerals (gold, diamonds, iron, precious and semi-precious stones) and the contributions of the diverse populations that nourished the growth of the country. Although political turmoil, wars, and human rights issues color Brazilian history, the way Minas Gerais’ cultural institutions and natural marvels are presented add up to a fresh new way to look at well as compelling parallels to California’s own Gold Rush history.

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Founded in 1702 as Sao Jose del Rei, Tiradentes was later renamed in honor of the leader of the Inconfidencia Mineira, a movement for Brazilian independence in 1789, after Brazil became a republic in 1889.

Tiradentes and his men were betrayed and executed even before their mission began. Today, the town remains a peaceful place, adorned with cobbled streets and splendid colonial architecture.

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As we exit Summer and turn toward the holiday seasons, we embrace a return to home from wherever we vacation and prepare for the welcoming of guests and family. The base of the hierarchy of human needs includes shelter, our home. The second tier is safety and security, and this issue of Home provides an inside look at how IPS offers the protection we need as we build up toward the higher things in life.

Taking another step up the hierarchy, we get to “Love and belonging,” which is the spirit of the Autumn season and our inspiration for the Cozy, Comforting Colors piece to help you start thinking about your space and how you want to welcome your guests this season. Of course, it’s not just the indoors that count, and the magic of windows allows us to invite the beauty of Malibu — from sunrise to sunset — into our homes. We get a special presentation from Malibu Glass & Mirror on how that can be expertly transformative.

Last but not least, we keep you “In the Know” with handpicked items from our favorite experts, and few can marry the indoors and outdoors like Malibu Market & Design, so take a look at their Italian-made cabinetry for some out-of-the-box thinking as you plan your next design or redesign.

The top of the pyramid of the hierarchy of needs is “Self-actualization,” and our home is one of the pieces of our whole being that presents our “self” in a living expression of our history, experience, and future dreams yet unrealized. Every investment in our home is an investment in ourselves, and Home is our gift to you along that journey. One day, something we gave you may be a part of your self-actualization, and we will forever be part of your life’s journey in a small way.

Whatever the case, when you lock your door to leave or unlock it to arrive, the home is where your heart is, and we hope you find something in our pages to perfect it.

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Your Guide to Choosing Home Security with International Protective Service

In the contemporary landscape, the concepts of safety and security have ascended beyond being mere terminologies; they have become indispensable facets of our day-to-day lives. We all seek a sanctuary in our homes or workspaces, a refuge where fear is replaced with tranquility. Catering to this very universal desire in Malibu is the International Protective Service (IPS), an organization steadfastly devoted to manifesting this sense of security.

Established in 2006 by Aaron Jones, CEO and President, IPS was born out of a mission to safeguard both ordinary people and eminent individuals. Having demonstrated its prowess across the nation, IPS made its entry into Malibu in 2018. From the coastal line of Ventura County on PCH all the way to Hollywood, IPS brings its first-rate services, guaranteeing the provision of high-caliber security.

In the words of Jones, “The most rewarding pursuit is the preservation of others’ life, liberty, and freedom.” This sentiment embodies IPS’s commitment to safety and security.

A cornerstone of IPS’s service is their rigorous personnel selection process. As Jones reveals, the six-part hiring process is deliberately challenging, designed to sieve out only the best from the law enforcement, military, and security sectors.

In addition to a thorough background check conducted by IPS, all prospective employees undergo an additional government-grade background check. All guards must also have a verified and valid firearms permit. “Even if they just got out of law enforcement, they have to go through all of the rigorous training,” Jones explains. “They also have to have a psychological exam to prove that they are someone who is worthy of carrying that firearm.”

Jones and his team at IPS offer an impressive range of security services that goes beyond the ordinary. All your security needs are covered, from home protection and patrol operations to

event security, armed transportation, and private investigation. Their rapid response to emergencies is notably faster than the standard police response time, providing an extra layer of confidence when every second counts.

Further distinguishing IPS from conventional security services is their array of resources. The organization features divisions dedicated to K-9 units, aviation, and investigation, each equipped and ready to handle specific security challenges. This adaptability signifies their readiness to confront any security issue, regardless of its complexity.

One notable aspect of their comprehensive service is their aviation division. With access to helicopters and corporate jets, IPS can expedite client transportation in emergencies or delicate matters. As Jones states, “We can use these resources to essentially get anywhere in the world in a matter of hours.” This capability highlights IPS’s commitment to quick response times, providing unparalleled levels of protection and assurance to their clientele.

Aaron Jones, the visionary behind IPS, revolutionizes the security industry, expanding from coast to coast, protecting lives and empowering communities since 2006. Photo by Steve Geldman

IPS surpasses ordinary security services, covering home protection, patrols, event security, armed transportation, private investigation, and specialized K-9 units. With rapid emergency response and divisions for aviation and investigation, IPS is equipped to handle any security challenge.

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In light of the distressing number of mass shootings in the country, IPS has expanded its services to protect stores, theaters, and schools. This added layer of security allows people to go about their daily routines with less fear.

Importantly, IPS’s services are accessible to all, with plans starting from as low as $3 to $10 a day. Yet, they also provide security for some of the world’s most prominent CEOs and celebrities. “Everybody deserves the best level of protection, no matter who you are,” Jones stated.

When it comes to choosing home security, IPS provides various options tailored to fit your specific needs. These options include security patrols, standing guards, K9 units, uniformed officers, and marked or unmarked vehicles.

Choosing a home security provider should align with your unique security needs and budget. With IPS, you are not only investing in a security service but also partnering with a company dedicated to providing peace of mind in an increasingly uncertain world. From everyday citizens to high-profile celebrities, IPS ensures safety is accessible to everyone, fostering a community where individuals can live and thrive without fear.

International Protective Service Phone (855) 554-7477
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Home Decor Accents Preparing for Autumn

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Autumn, a season of warm hues and embracing a chill, is upon us. In Malibu, while we are gifted with year-round sunshine, we can't resist the charm of this season's palette. So, how does one decorate in harmony with Malibu's unique Autumn season, balancing coastal vibes with the desire for warmth? The key is understanding how to mix calming colors with chic home decor accents.

This Autumn, let us draw inspiration from the beautiful landscape that surrounds us. Think about the spectrum of warm tones that sunset brings over the Pacific. We are focusing on earthy tones like sand, olive, muted oranges, and teals. Start with a base color that resonates with you; this could be the creamy beige of the sandy beaches or the rich olives reminiscent of the Malibu canyons.

Use these as your wall colors or as the dominant shade in your furnishings. Layer it with accents of the other colors to add depth and warmth. Don't forget to play with textures too. It's easy to keep the coastal vibe alive by incorporating materials like rattan, jute, and organic linen, which can add a beautiful layer of tactile interest to your space.

Shifting focus to decor accents, we gravitate towards pieces that imbue a cozy feeling and mirror the gentle shift of seasons. Candle holders radiating soft, golden light can add a touch of enchantment to your evenings. Choose candles infused with fragrances that epitomize Autumn such as pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, or rich vanilla to delightfully engage your senses.

Lastly, incorporating elements such as succulents and wildflowers, housed in appealing pottery or vintage vases that align with your color palette, can energize your rooms. The diverse shades of green establish a connection to the natural world, promoting a soothing and cozy environment. Personalize the space with beloved items that can seamlessly transition from one season to the next, or make an annual appearance, ensuring your space remains ever-fresh and uniquely yours.

Through the harmonious combination of soothing hues and exquisite home decor accents, you can construct a sanctuary that honors Malibu's gentle Autumn. Welcome the season by weaving these elements into your home, immersing yourself in the inviting, warm ambiance. Allow the season's comforting beauty to guide your interior design choices, permeating your living spaces with a sense of tranquility, warmth, and peace.



Where Luxury Living Meets Unparalleled Ocean Views

What’s a beachfront Malibu home without large crystalclear windows and doors to showcase every aspect of the stunning coastal view before you? There is a reason why the expert craftsmen at Malibu Glass and Mirror have earned a reputation as the luxury beachfront community’s go-to one-stop shop for all things glass. Since 1970, the family-owned business has been servicing homes along the Pacific Coast Highway and surrounding areas, creating perfect ocean views for Malibu residents with their premium products, stunning designs, and impeccable engineering.

Malibu Glass delivers premium brands for every design requirement—from heavy glass shower enclosures and custom mirrors to multi-slide motorized doors, to custom, bent-glass windbreaks— essentially any custom glass concept you can conceive, they can fabricate. This is made possible by vendors, including Western Window Systems, Arcadia Custom, Awake Windows, and Velux and Bristolite skylights. They are also a preferred dealer for Milgard, allowing for a

superior selection of quality vinyl door and window replacement options.

“As one of the very few full-service turnkey operations in our field, we take full ownership of every project and proudly standby both the material and our labor,” says General Manager Adeline Freedman.

“Our employees are cream of the crop,” Freedman remarks with pride. “They can do anything you can imagine. In Malibu, it can be a super simple mirror or a very high-end custom frameless shower, but everything they do will knock your socks off.”

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Inheriting his father’s business in the 1980s, owner Gerald Lemonnier excels in crafting unobstructed Pacific Ocean views with glass railing and windbreaks. Meeting high demand, he pioneered specialized engineering at Malibu Glass, ensuring safe attachment to customers’ decks using premium materials like heavy aluminum base shoe.

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When you choose to work with Malibu Glass, you walk through every step of the process with a member of their talented staff since they provide a comprehensive service from start to finish, a notable advantage in their industry nowadays. Starting with the design process and procuring materials until every last piece of the installation is perfectly situated, a project never leaves their hands, enabling the dedicated team to guarantee an enjoyable and seamless process.

“We truly value each and every customer. We go above and beyond in every single transaction—from screen replacements in our service department to ground-up custom builds; every customer is important to us. We always want to exceed expectations,” shares Freedman.

Owner Gerald Lemonnier, who took over his father’s business in the early 1980s, is a master at creating perfectly unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean using glass railing and windbreaks. The demand for this type of work prompted him to go above and beyond, developing engineering specific for Malibu Glass applications that attaches and safely secures glass railing to customers’ decks using top-of-the-line material, including heavy aluminum base shoe.

The company continues to grow, decade by decade, by seeking out the latest trends and materials. Starphire glass is quickly rising in popularity with its unmatched brilliance, clarity, and fidelity. Without the greenish tint of standard glass, this low-iron, ultra-clear glass makes you forget you are looking through a window or glass barrier, making it preferable for any design—interiors, and exteriors, commercial and residential. For kitchen backsplashes and antique mirrors, Pulp Studio decorative and specialty glass takes interior design concepts to new heights with innovative glass products with a unique variety of textures and colors. And if you’re looking to give your bathroom a facelift, start with the shower. “Framed shower enclosures with pebbled glass doors are a thing of the past,” notes Freedman. “Frameless door shower enclosures look very modern, and using Starphire glass takes the elegance up another notch.”

In a scenic city like Malibu, skylights are the perfect addition to the home, delivering heavenly natural light on sunny afternoons and marvelous glimpses of starlit nights in the evening. Whether you choose a fixed or operable skylight, these exquisite installations bring rooms to life. The full-service glass shop also feels honored to have the community’s trust, with the opportunity to take part in the rebuilding and repairing of many homes affected by the Woolsey fire.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration on an upcoming home project or you need a simple repair, Malibu Glass and Mirror has five decades of experience and expertise to help. “Our team is always happy to discuss any ideas you might have, and we will even visit your home for a free estimate,” shares Freedman. All you have to do is fill out an online request via their website ( or give them a call. You can also visit their showroom Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Malibu Glass & Mirror 3547 Winter Canyon, Malibu (310) 456-1844

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In the Know



The highly modular Senja Sofa Collection is an homage to, and a reimagination of, 1970s design. A sleek silhouette captures the sensual look emblematic of an era, masterfully integrated with soft, rounded contours.

Tribù L.A.

(310) 274-2461


Conejo Hardwoods’ Balau Mölino offers architectural-grade Golden Balau that establishes the benchmark for others. Meticulously curated to an unmatched specification, it boasts selectively graded lumber, proprietary kiln-process, delivering unparalleled beauty and performance to discerning clients. It’s tight-flowing grain and subtle sand shades patina to a mellow silver when weathered, with unparalleled density.

Conejo Hardwoods

(818) 889-0487


In the Know


Malibu Market & Design is not only a great destination for furniture, they also offer a range of products for your design/build process, including beautiful Italian-made cabinetry for kitchens, baths, closets, and even outdoor kitchens, as well as a range of interior and exterior design services.

Malibu Market & Design

(310) 317-9922



When it comes to shoe organization, the Shoe Shrine® through Inspired Closets is a must. This small entryway organizer offers practical shoe storage shelves that help you keep all of your shoes together, off the floor, and easily accessible. You can adjust shelf heights to fit all sizes of shoes and change the configuration as your shoe collection evolves over time. Plus, Shoe Shrine® makes it easy to find the pair of shoes you want to wear without digging through a disorganized heap.

Inspired Closets

(818) 346-1800


With the largest selection of hand-carved statuary in Los Angeles, find a variety of divine deities, such as Buddha and Ganesha, as well as goddesses and animals. Carved wood and bronze statues and an affordable collection of painted cast statues add a unique design element to the interior or exterior of your home.

Jalan Jalan Imports

(310) 455-2254

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At the Getty Center at West Pavilion, Plaza Level. In a period defined by military losses, economic turmoil, and social fragmentation, 19th-century Danish artists deeply explored their identity and society, reflecting belonging and alienation. Showcasing artworks from Copenhagen, New York, and Los Angeles collections, this exhibition reveals the profound portrayal of Denmark’s essence and boundaries. Presented by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Statens Museum for Kunst, this groundbreaking exhibit unveils the unique perspectives of Danish artists. For further details, visit


Experience the captivating history and cultural

significance of Adamson House and the Malibu Lagoon Museum located at 23200 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Embark on a fascinating journey through time from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the last tour starting at 2 p.m. Marvel at the architectural wonders and immerse yourself in the heritage that shaped these remarkable landmarks. For those unable to visit during the tour days, the museum warmly welcomes visitors on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Discover more about this captivating destination and plan your visit at


Indulge in a delightful shopping experience at the weekly Malibu Farmers Market, held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market, located at Legacy Park, offers a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods to satisfy your cravings. Explore the bustling booths and discover a wide selection of locally

sourced and organic produce, along with other delectable treats. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you interact with passionate farmers and artisans. Whether you are seeking ingredients for a delicious meal or simply enjoying a leisurely Sunday outing, the Malibu Farmers Market is a mustvisit destination.

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Shifting Tides is a community art exhibition featuring 27 visual artists and a tribute to Malibu’s deep roots in surf culture. Open Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the vibrant community art exhibition “Shifting Tides” at the Malibu City Gallery. Celebrating Malibu’s surf culture, this exhibition showcases the works of 27 talented visual artists. Discover captivating pieces that capture the essence of the city and its deep connection to the ocean. Visit

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure at Charmlee Wilderness Park, situated at 2577 Encinal Canyon Road in Malibu, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. It is recommended to be comfortable walking on uneven terrain for approximately 90 minutes, so come prepared with proper footwear. Don’t forget to bring water to stay hydrated and dress in layers to accommodate changing temperatures. This experience is suitable for ages 4 and up, and pre-registration is required to secure your spot. For more details and to register, visit

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Experience the magic of an unforgettable movie night under the twinkling stars at Malibu Bluffs Park, located at 24250 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The event kicks off at sunset, but the excitement begins an hour earlier with a range of engaging activities to delight all attendees. It’s a perfect evening for the entire family to enjoy. For more information and to stay updated on upcoming events, visit malibucity. org/cinemalibu.


At the Getty Center at South Pavilion, Upper Level. During the 18th-century in Europe, artists embraced the practicality and flexibility of pastels for portraiture. These images ranged from lifelike representations of real individuals to imaginative renderings without specific subjects. The exhibit at showcases pastels by key female artists, Rosalba Carriera and Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, highlighting their importance during the era. The featured artworks mainly come from the Museum’s collection. For further details, visit


The Malibu Chili Cook-off is a beloved tradition showcasing amazing food and entertainment. Enjoy delicious offerings from local restaurants, businesses, and artisans, along with DJ performances. The event features rides and other exciting activities. Event admission tickets are required for entry, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets must be prepurchased online; they will not be sold on-site. All proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu. Visit the website for more information and ticket purchases at


Every September, Pepperdine University honors the lives lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks with the Waves of Flags display. Located in Alumni Park along Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road, the display features nearly 3,000 flags— one for each innocent victim, including national flags representing the countries that lost citizens in the attack. Waves of Flags is a tribute that educates and commemorates the sacrifices made to keep our country safe and free.

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Join photographer Ted Grussing (JD 74) for an enchanting evening showcasing the wonders of Sedona and Northern Arizona. From volcanoes and mountains to red rock canyons and intimate wildlife moments, Grussing’s lens captures the beauty of this region. Immerse yourself in stunning photography and gain a new perspective on these natural wonders. Visit or events for more information.

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Experience the captivating artistry of pianist Andrew von Oeyen in a mesmerizing piano concert. Known for his elegant interpretations, balanced artistry, and brilliant technique, von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. Enjoy a delightful afternoon of music as von Oeyen takes you on a musical journey through his acclaimed repertoire. Visit for more information on the artist or arts.

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Presented by Pepperdine Music, the Pepperdine Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Long-Tao Tang, will showcase a special guest, pianist Andrew von Oeyen. This concert promises an evening of exquisite musical performances, combining the talents of the orchestra and the captivating piano artistry of von Oeyen. Immerse yourself in the harmonious melodies and enjoy an unforgettable night of music. Visit arts.



At the Getty Center at East Pavilion, Upper Level. Giacomo Ceruti’s 18th-century paintings exhibit mesmerizing realism, capturing the dignity and emotional depth of beggars, vagrants, and impoverished workers. These haunting portrayals reflect our shared humanity and address the prevailing social inequalities of the time. The works were displayed with Fondazione Brescia Musei, speaking to the enduring ability of art to evoke empathy and understanding. For more information, visit

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1 Malibu Volleyball Club Director, two words

7 The M of MRCA

12 She played Maria in “The Barefoot Contessa”

15 Innovative

16 Colorful flowers that often grow wild

18 Los Angeles museum, The ____

78 Suzanne _____former home in Malibu has now been rebuilt and is again offered for sale

81 “Broken Hearted Me” singer, Murray

83 Military rank, abbr.

84 Local luxury transportation company, Malibu ______

85 Celebrity singer with a Malibu home, two words

88 Artificial intelligence, abbr.

89 Boat heading, abbr.

90 College internet address ending 92 Come together

93 Malibu’s Ann Krasner, for one


1 Founder of the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, Maria _____

2 Threshold

3 Uncooked

4 Ranch in the Malibu Creek Watershed, two words

5 Bodybuilder’s pride, abbr.

6 Pacific island republic under Australia

8 The Buckeyes, abbr.

9 “Piece of cake”, two words

10 Summer mo., abbr.

11 Volleyball obstacle

13 Nibbled

14 Strength-building places

17 Polish

19 School’s URL ender

21 Author of “Be an Angel: Devotions to Inspire and Encourage Love and Light along the Way”, two words

22 Valley between Capitan and Tajiguas, two words

25 Dry out, informally

26 Slow moving pets

27 Move fast as a tide

29 Saddle Peak Lodge has some ___ seats (ghostly)

30 Vibrant emblem of Malibu Beach’s

21 Magnificent 23 ___ 40- rock group 24 Malibu Coastal ____: offering catamaran trips in coastal waters 28 ____ Carrillo Beach
31 Original manufacturer’s equipment, abbr.
38 “Girl
Ipanema” city 40 Posh attire with a suit 42 Help
realtors to enable efficient showings 44 Strode 45 Deja
46 Start for realism or Impressionism
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49 Popular 51 Irrigate 52
32 Historic Malibu restaurant, vacant for a number of years, two words 34 Potato in slang 35 Summa __
Function 53 Pickleball groupings, often 54 “Wedding Crashers” actor Wilson 56 Whiskered swimmer 59 Scenic waterfront area in Malibu- great for picnics, whale watching and sports for kids, two words 62 Sun beam
__ and behold! 65 Australian star who sings “Alive” 66 Estate on Malibu’s Encinal Bluffs now up for sale, two words 72 Number ending 74 Popular fruit-filled dessert 75 Pond creature 77 Malibu beach mainly used by surfers
Malibu beach
Greek dish you can enjoy at Taverna Tony’s 39 Drama by Euripides
What a bouncer checks, abbr. 42 Sailor’s tattoo, perhaps 44 Godiva product 48 First word of the Constitution 50 Celebrity selling her Big Rock home in eastern Malibu, two words
sports car
Runway walker
Synonyms guru 82 Arch type 84 Corporation type, abbr. 86 Tempe inst., abbr. 87 Paid announcements 91 You and me 68 Drop a little 70 Peak of perfection 73 Ming things
Put in 78 Wedding promise, two words 80 Deep ravine CROSSWORD SOLUTION ON PAGE 80 Crossword 78 Malibu Times Magazine
53 Escondido ____ Trail 55 Method 57 Org. dealing with emissions 58 Internet laughter 60 Place setting pieces 61 “Umbrella” singer 63 Make-up component, two words 67 One of the President’s roles 68 Getting well 69 Ace, as part of a blackjack 70 Western Malibu beach, two words 71 Compass direction, abbr.
LAX info 73 Porsche
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Each Issue, we highlight readers, photographers, Instagrammers, and #malibutimesmag posts as they depict the beauty of Malibu through their own lens.

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“Like Autumn’s gentle embrace, Malibu reveals its true colors, painting the coastline with hues of love. As the sun sets upon the shores, love awakens, dancing in the crisp Autumn air, and Malibu becomes a symphony of romance, where hearts intertwine with the changing seasons.”

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