.

Volunteering

Stories about how you and your neighbors give back to the community and the worthy causes that your town has adopted. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Photo Credit: Stephanie Swartz
Chris Hlad June 17, 2013 at 07:14 am
Cheers to the California Wildlife Center for another job well done! Living in California and havingRead More access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world is a privilege, and it is our duty to take care of our beaches as well as all of the fish and mammals that call the ocean home. I hope Sigfried & Roy take note and let the dolphins that are part of their 'Secret Garden and Habitat' back into the ocean instead of keeping them locked up in a glorified swimming pool in the middle of the desert!
mimi June 17, 2013 at 11:00 am
I watched this video with tears streaming down my face. Thank you one and all for rehabilitatingRead More these pups back to health and then releasing them back into their natural environment. All marine critters should be so fortunate.
kim devore June 17, 2013 at 02:08 pm
thank you victoria and for all of you who do so much at the CWC .
John Miller September 16, 2012 at 03:26 am
Jaime's an inspiration. Count us in!
Joanna September 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm
Yes, Jaime IS an inspiration! We can't make the event, but would love to contribute. Where canRead More donations be sent?
Jessica E. Davis September 16, 2012 at 03:54 pm
Checks should be made out to “Made in the Streets” and sent to: Jaime Le 24349 BaxterRead More Dr. Malibu, CA 90265
Lee Michaelson September 11, 2012 at 05:20 pm
Thanks to both gentlemen for visioning such a powerful tribute, to Pepperdine for hosting it, andRead More for keeping it apolitical despite the YR origin. One cannot help but be moved when seeing it.
John Mazza September 11, 2012 at 07:16 pm
Thanks to Chris and Ryan. They are the future.
nanci September 11, 2012 at 08:10 pm
This has such an impact on me, every year. Thank you, gentlemen.
Andy Lyon September 7, 2012 at 01:11 pm
If MSA had a hand in doing to Little Dume what has happened at the lagoon I'm sure you would feelRead More the same way. As a surf shop owner, I feel that you should have been more protective of the wave at Malibu, or at the very least tried to really find out what was going to happen. Not sure you have even gotten out of your car to go look at the mess down there as you drive by everyday. It's great to save the world , but what about your own backyard? Maybe I should be praising Bob Morris and his restaurant at Paradise Cove for all the good that he brings to your neighborhood ??
sean September 13, 2012 at 08:32 pm
Hey can I come to the locals only party. How long do you have to live in Malibu to be a local. GeeRead More I wish I was a local, but everytime I go surfing everyone is a d*ck. Surfers should learn from skaters who are always cool to strangers. Lets face it, this locals only attitude is racism, and shameful. So sad that a beautiful place like Malibu is so full of this prejicsim to outsiders. People of Malibu should shun Malibu locals only Racists, otherwise you are an accomplice. Grow up. So funny to read the patch and see so many Malibu locals brazenly spewing out racism, localism, .. even against the Chumash who are the real locals.
hellwood September 13, 2012 at 09:15 pm
sean, ...so you are cool with malibu beach being closed for a bunch of contests all summer, butRead More having one "locals only" day seems unreasonable? ...and how can you be so sure that the people that are d*cks to you are even from malibu? anyways, there will be a huge rager at the malibu inn on the 20th, and there will be hundreds of locals. why dont you see if you can make some new friends?
hellwood September 6, 2012 at 02:32 pm
haha! this is like raking leaves in a hurricane. the first big storm will flush a million moreRead More pounds of trash from malibu creek and all the other canyons out to sea. MSA needs to take their publicity stunt and go away. picking up the trash in the canyons or spreading the word about avoiding disposable products would be more proactive
Cece Stein September 9, 2012 at 07:11 pm
Heal the Bay is doing a pretty good job handling that! Every little bit helps if we all chip in.Read More Steve has been taking bags of trash out of the Zuma Creek Lagoon because the Beaches and Harbor dudes won't get out of there tractors and get wet.
Jason M September 10, 2012 at 04:21 am
I once spent some time under the bridge at the lagoon some years back. I picked up cig butts, paper,Read More bottles, and other nasty things that I won't mention. I filled two or three garbage bags. If more people would do that it would be nice. But it would be even nicer if people would use garbage cans in the first place.
Leslie Bixler August 25, 2012 at 02:26 pm
I think this is awesome. Susan and Marshall are such cool people. THey rescue tortoises and doRead More jazz dance!
Susan Tellem August 25, 2012 at 02:47 pm
Thanks everyone for your nice comments - we started World Turtle Day 12 years ago to educate peopleRead More about these wonderful creatures, and now it is celebrated around the world on May 23rd. It has its own Facebook page as well. Last year we did a fundraising event in Santa Monica. I'd love to do something in Malibu next year for the event. Ideas welcome!
Bob Perkins DDS August 25, 2012 at 02:56 pm
yes, the Thompson/Tellem team are great folk! I would trust them with my turtle any day of theRead More week....except wednesdays. slow and steady wins the race.......
Cece Stein August 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm
Great article with important information. Steve Woods has lived in Corral Canyon for 14 yearsRead More and can give you quite a lesson in the grassy firebreaks up here that have been infested with castor bean plants which are extremely flammable. Steve and others in Corral Canyon have spent thousands of hours hacking down these extremely aggressive non natives. Not only are they not pleasing to look at but they are extremely poisonous to humans and animals if ingested. Ricin gas ( terrorists have used this chemical in terrorist attacks ) is produced from the seeds. We want to bring attention to eradicating this out of control species before Malibu is completely invaded by these dangerous plants. Jefferson Wagner ( Zuma J ) is doing his best to eradicate castor beans in Latigo Canyon. Steve and I plea to all property owners who have castors growing. PLEASE cut and bag the seeds and cut the stalk just below ground level with a machete or branch cutters. It is vitally important to bag the seeds before tractors disc the seeds into the ground. We would love to see the the City of Malibu develop a program to address these non natives along our road ways and disturbed areas.
Cece Stein August 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm
If anyone needs help removing castors, Steve and I would be to help.
Cece Stein August 3, 2012 at 12:24 am
Mari is right. Goats are great for clearing firebreaks. Does any one know if goats are smart enoughRead More to not eat castor bean plants ? One ingested seed can kill a dog !
Wendy Potloff May 12, 2012 at 03:26 pm
this sounds like a great tour and I would have loved to attend and support the preschool. TheRead More article should have been published last week, so people could plan ahead to attend the event.
Jonathan Friedman April 26, 2012 at 11:06 pm
Sounds like a great event! I wish I could have been there. Best wishes for the Emily ShaneRead More Foundation to help the many students who need the extra attention so they can reach their full potential.
Ellen Shane April 27, 2012 at 12:21 am
We would like to thank Laureen Sills for making this event possible and for her caring andRead More generosity. We are also so grateful to everyone who came to support our cause. Please note that the Foundation's educational mission ( the SEA Program) is to help struggling middle school students on 504 plans or those with learning/processing issues who could not otherwise afford one on one mentoring support. While we are launching the program in the Santa Monica Malibu School District, our goal is to expand to other school districts. The fundraiser was called "A Musical Interlude" as it featured a performance by Marcelo Cesena, who is a classical concert pianist and composer. We met him when he contacted us to say he had heard about the tragedy of Emily's death & was so moved by her story that he created a piece of music called "EMILY". He had been telling her story & performing the composition that bears her name around the world for a over a year when he finally reached out to let us know. This has since resulted in a friendship. We were honored to have him play at the tee and are grateful to him for paying tribute to Emily in this way. Lastly, it was such a meaningful & lovely afternoon that we hope to make the tea an annual event.
Terence Davis April 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Sounds like a wonderful event and so terrific of the women who came to support the Emily ShaneRead More Foundation. We have an amazing community and these women exemplify the great people we have in our city. Perhaps we men can have an event to honor her and the foundation in the future.
See more »