Local Schools Make the Grade

 Article Tracy Marcynzsyn  Malibu High School  Malibu High School offers strong academic, athletic, arts and community service programs for students in Grades 6-12, providing access to unique, hands-on learning opportunities.

Madeleine Walker

 Article Sharon Levinsohn | Photography Tim Walker  Anyone who has been taught by—or has met—Madeleine Walker sings her praises. Former students write to her and often come back to visit her at Palisades Charter Elementary School in Pacific Palisades. It is also not surprising that Walker, who has been teaching there for the past 21 years, was chosen as one…

Lifelong Students

 Article Jeff Runyan  “Back-to-school” is an exciting time of year when children prepare for the productive and growth-oriented period ahead. The goal of growth in intellect and experience are the ideals of parents for their child, all to increase the likelihood of success in their future.   And, while we prep the kids with these refreshed, start the school year right…

Discover Equestrian Vaulting for Recreation & Competition with F.A.C.E.

 Article Sharon Levinsohn  The Free Artists Creative Equestrians (F.A.C.E.) equestrian vaulting club is an extraordinary place. Founded in 2000 by two-time world champion equestrian vaulter, Devon Maitozo, F.A.C.E. teaches the innovative sport of equestrian vaulting to participants of all ages. Described as a combination of gymnastics and dance performed on a moving horse set to music, EV attracts participants who…

Malibu PTAs Support & Enhance Education

 Article Alicia Doyle | Photography Robin Chesler  The Malibu PTAs are a strong and tight-knit group of parent volunteers focused on enhancing students’ elementary school education and experiences.  “We raise monies needed to promote the support and growth of our respective schools and children,” explains Gabi Frank, PTA President at Point Dume Marine Science School. “Our fundraising provides extra programs,…

Opening Doors in Education

Our Back to School issues in the Conejo Valley and Malibu to Palisades feature educators who have been recognized and honored as Teacher of the Year in their communities. Shannon Baranski and Madeline Walker have much to be proud of. They and their fellow educators help prepare the young people who represent the future of … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Concert for the Cats The Concert for the Cats, 2018 features top jazz artists at Peter Strauss Ranch (3000 Mulholland Hwy) to benefit wildlife research and projects with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Taking place Sunday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., the concert features musicians Kiki Ebsen and Julie Newsome (vocals), Josh Nelson (keyboard), Dick Weller (drums), … Continued

Malibu Schools Festival Benefits Students

The community turned out to celebrate students and support their education at the 2nd Annual Malibu Schools Festival. Hosted by Malibu’s three public elementary schools, the all-ages fundraiser benefits local public elementary schools. All proceeds support Juan Cabrillo, Point Dume Marine Science and Webster elementary schools. Photography by Robin Chesler

PPWC Celebrates Community Seniors

The Pacific Palisades Woman's Club recently hosted the most anticipated party of the year, celebrating the community's over 90-year-old senior residents. The 20+ year tradition provided a lively afternoon of camaraderie, entertainment and love. Over 30 PPWC members pitched in to make the party a success, from serving lunch to passing out gift bags. Photography by Ben … Continued

Meeting, Greeting & Eating at Estate Coffee in the Palisades

 Article Sharon Levinsohn  The innovative and decidedly modern Estate Coffee, which opened its doors in Pacific Palisades in May, is not just another coffee shop. The brainchild of serial entrepreneur and real estate powerhouse Rick Cunningham and gifted chef and hospitality professional Jacob Spooner, Estate Coffee breaks the mold with its superb coffee, delicious house-made culinary offerings and an inviting,…