• SFGate
    The change, approved in December 2017, was spurred by a letter from Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman demanding the city make that change or face a lawsuit. He cited the California Voting Rights Act of 2001, which asserts local at-large voting systems are discriminatory if they "impair the ability of a protected class ... to elect candidates of ...
  • The Malibu Times
    They found their man in Joe Edmiston and he has been at it for 40 years. What got me particularly interested was not so much the battle between the locals—in this case Malibu locals and the conservancy over public access using private roads in Sycamore Canyon—but the way the state was litigating it, turning it into a bare knuckle brawl ...
  • The Malibu Times
    The City of Malibu is asking residents to weigh in on by-district voting, a proposed change to the way Malibu’s city council members are elected. During the Monday, Feb. 24, council meeting, the council will be taking comments from residents about the concept of district voting, where the city is divided into districts with one representative ...
  • PWInsider
    Allegedly, Brett DiBiase was given funds to go to a drug treatment facility in Malibu that was earmarked for Mississippi's welfare programs ... but DiBiase was in a luxury rehabilitation facility for his own drug use in California at the time and did not perform the services. Davis and Smith created documents and arranged payment knowing ...
  • WTOP News
    However, DiBiase was gone six weeks later, and indictments allege Davis and department employee Latimer Smith faked invoices to channel $48,000 so DiBiase could attend drug treatment in Malibu, California. The department has also confirmed that the ...
  • Los Angeles Times
    The 2018 Woolsey fire burned through a large swath of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, from the Santa Susana Mountains to Malibu, killing three people ... aid agreements were simply unavailable because of the concurrent Camp fire in Northern California that destroyed the town of Paradise, and because of dangerous fire conditions across ...
  • The Malibu Times
    For convenience, the Vote Centers closest to Malibu have been announced at the following locations: •Vote Centers above marked with an asterisk will be open for early voting, meaning you may cast your ballot beginning Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. All Vote Centers will be open beginning Feb. 29 ...
  • The Malibu Times
    So, be patient. There are going to be lots of ups and downs before it’s over Surprisingly, the LA Times actually had something nice to say about Malibu today in an editorial, which is a refreshing change from our typical press. The city council ...
  • The Malibu Times
    The other looming deadline is Nov. 9, 2020, which will mark two years since Woolsey. I’m told the Malibu code that defines fire rebuilds states the application must be submitted within two years of the destructive event. A future council will probably consider amending the definition, but my crystal ball should not be relied on. Mark your ...
  • The Malibu Times
    The good news is that as a society we tend to bring things back more to the middle, but those swings can be painful, and Malibu is about to feel that pain. In October, Malibu received a letter from the law firm representing “Southwest Voter Registration Project,” putting the city on notice that it is in violation of the California Voting ...
  • PBS
    Indictments allege Davis conspired with Nancy New to send $48,000 in block grant money to pay for Brett DiBiase’s drug rehabilitation in Malibu, California, in early 2019. Payments were made to a company owned by Brett DiBiase supposedly for his teaching classes about drug abuse, with Davis and Smith falsifying invoices and other records ...
  • WSB-TV
    Indictments allege Davis conspired with Nancy New to send $48,000 in block grant money to pay for Brett DiBiase’s drug rehabilitation in Malibu, California, in early 2019. Payments were made to a company owned by Brett DiBiase supposedly for his teaching classes about drug abuse, with Davis and Smith falsifying invoices and other records ...
  • The Malibu Times
    The City of Malibu and its residents are facing a legal challenge to the way in which members of city council are chosen from the current at-large election system to a by-district system. While city council, under some restrictive time constraints, has opted to allow citizens to determine whether they desire the change through a ballot ...
  • Santa Monica Daily Press
    The workshops are identical. One will take place Thursday, February 20 at 6 p.m. at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, CA 90265). The second workshop will be on Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. at Malibu City Hall. The City will conduct an online survey in February to gather community input on how to become more resilient to ...
  • HuffPost
    In 2018, Young blasted “our so-called president” over his denial of climate science after losing his Malibu, California, home to a wildfire. “Imagine a leader who defies science, saying these solutions shouldn’t be part of his decision-making on our behalf,” said Young. “Imagine a leader who cares more for his own, convenient ...
  • The Malibu Times
    If a government agency sent their minions out to arrest you just because you publicly disagreed with what the agency wanted to do, well, people would be outraged and rushing to court shouting “First Amendment!” If a government agency came to the ...
  • The Malibu Times
    In order to address homelessness in Malibu, Council Member Mikke Pierson made a motion during City Council on Monday, Jan. 13, to schedule a special meeting to discuss the issue. In 2019, the increase in homeless individuals in California was higher than that of all other states combined, according to a statement released by the U.S ...
  • The Malibu Times
    The City of Malibu is one step closer to implementing nighttime parking restrictions on two segments of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)—one near Las Tunas Beach and one near the Malibu Pier. On Monday, Jan. 13, the City Council voted, 4-0, to approve the resolution. The council also voted to bring a resolution with similar parking restrictions ...
  • The Malibu Times
    In a letter dated Oct. 25, attorney Milton Grimes threatened the City of Malibu with litigation under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) of 2001. The letter, officially received by the city clerk’s office on Oct. 28, alleged Malibu’s at-large ...
  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    Flanzer spent 18 months in addiction treatment at a rehab center on the beach in Malibu, California, and received a no-jail plea deal. His attorney, Stephen Romine, made a maximum donation of $1,000 to Brodsky’s reelection campaign in the middle of the plea negotiations. Chittaro called that incident “troubling” and said that the “State ...