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The City regularly distributes media releases to a wide range of local, regional and national news organizations in order to keep the public informed about important and timely legislation, projects, services and other news. To subscribe to receive the City's media releases by email or text messages, visit and find "Media Releases." For media inquiries, contact Matt Myerhoff, Media Information Officer, at or call 310-456-2489 ext. 283. 


1/16/18    Councilmember Lou La Monte Appointed to National League of Cities Committee 
1/16/18    City of Malibu to Conduct Full-Scale Test of Disaster Notification System on February 7 
1/10/18    Special Screening of Documentary on Laird Hamilton at Next Malibu Library Speaker Series 
1/10/18    Malibu to Offer Earthquake Preparedness Information at Town Hall Public Safety Meeting Jan. 24
12/27/17    Malibu Joins Regional Program to Enable Residents to Get 60% - 100% Renewable Energy to Combat Climate Change
12/21/17    Dr. Lucy Jones to Provide Presentation to City Council to Kick-Off Malibu’s 
Earthquake Resiliency Initiative
12/21/17    Threat of Wildfires Are a Valuable Reminder to Be Prepared and Sign Up for Malibu’s Next CERT Training Course in January 2018
11/14/17    Statement from City of Malibu About City Council Presentation on Homelessness and the Malibu United Methodist Church Homeless Meals Program
11/6/17    Presentation in Council on Efforts to Address Homelessness in Malibu 
11/2/17    18th Annual Malibu Veterans Day Ceremony in City Hall
11/7/17    Malibu Library Speaker Series with Dr. Marcus Eriksen 
10/19/17    Great ShakeOut and Earthquake Preparedness Day in Malibu 
10/5/17    Malibu Offers Crisis First Aid Class 
8/14/17    Recipients Announced of Malibu General Fund Grants for Local Non-Profits That Benefit the Community
7/25/17    Public Meeting on Proposed Revised FEMA Floodplain Maps
7/18/17    City Council Awards Public Noticing Contract 
7/6/17    Paper Bag Fee to Encourage Re-Usable Bags 
6/30/17    Malibu and DEPART Foundation to Host Media Preview of “Sea Sick in Paradise” Group Pop-Up Art Exhibition Highlighting the Intersection of Surfing and Art on Friday, July 7
6/28/17    City of Malibu Cuts Ribbon on Three New Metro Bus Shelters
6/27/17    Councilmember Lou La Monte and City Manager Reva Feldman to Represent the City of Malibu on the League of California Cities’ Coastal Cities Issues Group Leadership Committee 
6/27/17    Wastewater and Recycled Water Rates Proposed
5/11/17    City of Malibu Earns Award for Transparency & Excellence in Financial Reporting for 16th Time
5/10/17    Malibu Moves Forward on PCH Traffic Signal Synchronization 
4/10/17    New Public Safety Manager Appointed for City of Malibu, Signaling 
Broader Public Safety and Emergency Management Approach
3/28/17    Malibu City Council Receives Final Report from Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee and Urges School Board to Adopt It 
3/28/17    City of Malibu to Host Art Exhibit Showcasing Handmade Kites by Iconic Artist Tyrus Wong 
3/14/17    City Council Votes to Improve Malibu’s Plastic Bag Ban 
3/9/17    Longtime Malibu Area Sheriff’s Captain Josh Thai Appointed to Lead Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station 
2/28/17    Malibu City Council Approves $100,000 to Support Efforts to Address Homelessness 
2/27/17    City Council Moves to Help Fund a Monument for Japanese-Americans Held in Internment Camps in California
2/15/17   Malibu City Council Voices Support of Measure H, the County Plan to Address Homelessness on March 7 Ballot
2/7/17    Malibu Residents Can Drop Off Vote-By-Mail Ballots at
Malibu City Hall Through March 7
2/1/17    Malibu City Council Appoints Members to Commissions and Committees 
1/26/17    Applications Now Accepted for Malibu General Fund Grants to Support Efforts by Non-Profits That Benefit the Community 
12/2/16   City Initiates Program to Increase Highway Cleanup 
12/1/16   Malibu Closes Escrow on 35 Acres of Open Space at Trancas Canyon
11/21/16    City Appoints Jesse Bobbett as Parks and Recreation Director
11/17/16    City Council Creates Malibu Poet Laureate Program 
10/18/16    Library Speakers Series Continues Impactful Environmental Theme with Susan Casey, Author of Books on Sharks, Dolphins & Big Wave Surfing 
10/12/16    City Council Launches Community Outreach to Set Possible Future Uses of 35-Acre Trancas Field Property 
10/6/16    Malibu Wins Statewide Award for Supporting Libraries
10/4/16    Vote by Mail Ballots for November 8, 2016 Election Can Be Dropped Off at 
Malibu City Hall Starting October 11 
9/22/16    City of Malibu to Host Retrospective Exhibit of Work by Renowned Historic Photographer & Malibu Resident Fred Ward at City Hall 
8/9/16    Higher Minimum Wage Now In Effect for Workers in Malibu
6/24/16    Groundbreaking for Malibu's Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility 
6/7/16   Third Meeting Set for Point Dume Traffic Management Plan
5/27/16    One Water Festival Seeks to Inspire & Educate Malibu About Water Conservation & Environment  
5/24/16    Malibu’s Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility Advances with 
Approvals of Construction Contracts & Land Purchase Agreement
5/18/16    City of Malibu Earns Award for Transparency & Excellence in Financial Reporting  
5/16/16    Malibu Mayor Pro Tem Lou La Monte Installed as President of
California Contract Cities Association

4/19/16   Tickets Now On Sale for June 12 Concert on the Bluffs Outdoor Music Event 
4/12/16    Reva Feldman Appointed City Manager 
4/5/16   City of Malibu Passes Parking Lot Safety Standards Ordinance 
3/30/16    City of Malibu, Malibu Library & Pepperdine University Present
Earth Month Speaker Series Featuring Renowned Environmental Activist & Author Bill McKibben
3/22/16    Malibu Announces Earth Month Activities 
3/1/16    City of Malibu to Ring In 25th Anniversary with Celebration and Grand Opening of Surfboard Art Exhibition in City Hall on March 28, 2016
2/16/16    Second Pt. Dume Traffic Meeting Scheduled 
2/10/16    14 Malibu Restaurants Receive Cash for Kitchens Awards for Water Conservation
2/8/16   City Manager Jim Thorsen Announces Retirement After 10 Years in Malibu 
1/27/16   Property Owners Approve Creation of Assessment District to Fund Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility 
12/18/2015   City of Malibu Urges All Residents & Businesses to Register Cell Phone Numbers and Email Addresses with the Emergency Alert System
12/17/2015   Malibu’s Measure R Invalidated by Superior Court
11/18/2015   City of Malibu Offering Free El Niño Preparedness Presentation
9/21/2015    PCH Task Force Video Wins National Award for Best Public Service Announcement
8/27/2015   City to Present Results of Public Outreach for Bluffs Parkland Project at Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting 
8/2/2015    Waterworks District 29 to Hold “Waterworks Wednesday” Customer Service Hours at Malibu City Hall to Answer Questions About Water Bills & Offer Water Conservation Information  
5/19/2015    Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility Coastal Commission Approval
5/8/2015    PCH Safety Video Launch and Bike Rodeo 
4/17/2015   Bike Route Improvement Project Ribbon Cutting
4/14/2015   City of Malibu Again Achieves Highest Credit and Bond Ratings
City of Malibu’s Adult Softball League Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
4/01/2015   Malibu Celebrates 17th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Inter-Tribal Gathering April 11 & 12
3/30/2015   City of Malibu Celebrates Earth Month with Recycling Events & Earth Month Fair
3/19/2015   Live Poetry Performers and TEDx Speaker to Showcase the Power of Poetic Expression at Next Malibu Library Speaker Series March 25
3/12/2015   City of Malibu Rolls Out New Survey to Take the Pulse of Community Stakeholders
2/24/2015   Malibu Sues to Get State to Revoke License of Massive Rehab Facility
Operating in Residential Neighborhood

2/18/2015   Court Decides in Favor of Malibu, Upholding High School Sports Field Lights
2/11/2015   State Finds No Violations in Investigation of Malibu Rehab Facilities 
2/10/2015   “Authors Road” Creators to Stop in Malibu for Library Speaker Series on their Literary Journey Across America  
2/5/2015   Malibu Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Measure R
2/4/2015   Malibu Holds Public Meeting & Gets Community Input on PCH Safety Study
1/21/2015   State Highway Grant Secured to Improve Safety on PCH 
1/16/2015   Land Developer Drops “Trancas Town” Project Lawsuit Against Malibu, Ending Decades-Long Legal Saga 
1/9/2015   Exciting Line-Up of Speakers Promises Dynamic 2015 Season of Malibu Library Speaker Series
1/7/2015   City of Malibu Offers Free CERT Training to Help Residents Get Emergency Prepared 
  Make the Most of Winter Storms with the Rain Barrel Incentive Programs
12/15/2014   Malibu CERT Team Volunteers Jump Into Action to Assist in Water Main Break Incident 
12/4/2014   City of Malibu to Hold Ribbon Cutting on Runaway Truck Arrester Bed Improvement Project at Kanan & PCH 
11/24/2014   Malibu Joins Southern California Cities and Thousands of People for Dirty Car Pledge to Save Water and Raise Awareness on Water Conservation 
11/13/2014   Renowned Conservation Biologist to be Final Speaker of 2014 Malibu Library Speaker Series 
10/30/2014   Malibu Celebrates America Recycles Day by Collecting Throwaway Foam to Turn Into Eco-Surfboards
10/14/2014    Former NBA Star and Sacramento Mayor to Speak at 2014 Malibu Library Speaker Series 
9/30/2014   Halloween Carnival - An Annual Family Event at Malibu Bluffs Park
9/30/2014   Teen Haunted Maze and Outdoor Movie Chills and Thrills at Malibu Bluffs Park
9/30/2014   Malibu Launches Design Standards Project to Chart Future Vision of Malibu Civic Center 
9/25/2014    Sample Ballots Going Out to Malibu Residents Now for November Election
9/25/2014    EPA and Malibu City Encourage Homeowners to Care for their Septic System During Septic Smart Week
9/23/2014   Malibu's Restaurants Make 2014 Clean Bay Restaurant List
9/8/2014   Historic Drought Prompts Malibu to Introduce New Online Water Waste Report Form to Help Conserve Water 
9/4/2014   Tiny Tot Olympics Coming Up in Malibu
8/21/2014    Celebrity Chef Jeff Henderson to Speak at 2014 Malibu Library Speaker Series
8/18/2014   Malibu Community Public Meeting on School Contamination Cancelled
8/6/2014    72-hour PCH Lane Closure at Morning View Drive Begins August 12
7/28/2014    Registration Opens August 1 for Malibu Salon Series
7/23/2014    Malibu Passport Office Adds Online Appointment System 
7/21/2014   Intermittent PCH Lane Closures Begin July 23 for Bike Route Project Construction 
7/14/2014    Mt. Everest Research Doctor to Speak at 2014 Malibu Library Speaker Series 
7/3/2014   PCH Bike Route Improvements Project 
6/18/2014    CineMalibu Moves in the Park Begin Saturday, July 26 
5/23/2014    Next Presentation in Malibu Speaker Series: Cheech Marin 
5/23/2014    City of Malibu Blood Drive 
5/9/2014   Rafe Esquith to Speak at 2014 Malibu Library Speaker Series 
5/5/2014    L.A. County to Transfer Unclaimed Sewer System Refunds to City of Malibu 
4/21/2014   Cultural Arts Commission Presents Lecture on Famous Klimt Case 
4/16/2014    "Keep it Clean, Malibu" Short Film Premiere on Earth Day! 
4/14/2014    Sip, Savor & Swing at the Malibu Golf Club 
4/10/2014    ASBS Storm Drain Art Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
4/7/2014    Jesse Billauer to Speak at 2014 Malibu Library Speaker Series 
4/2/2014    City Of Malibu Becomes Weather Ready Ambassador 
3/27/2014    Artists Begins Painting Storm Drains for Keep it Clean, Malibu Campaign 
3/25/2014    Groundbreaking Today at 10:00 AM for Big Rock Intersection 
3/25/2014   16th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Inter-Tribal Celebration 
3/17/2014    City of Malibu to Break Ground on Two Construction Projects
3/11/2014    City of Malibu Officials Respond to Concerns Over PCH Traffic
2/27/2014    Malibu City Council Issues Marine Life Proclamation 
2/24/2014    Still Time to Submit Artwork for the Storm Drain Campaign 
2/10/2014    Carol Muske-Dukes to Speak at 2014 Malibu Library Speaker Series 
2/4/2014    Student Poll Worker Program for Malibu General Municipal Election 
2/3/2014    Call to Artists for Storm Drain Public Art Pieces 
1/9/2014    Councilmember Laura Rosenthal Reappointed to League of California Cities Policy Committee 
1/9/2014    Malibu Student Art Show Seeks Submissions 
1/7/2014   Onsite Water Reuse Symposium January 17 in Malibu 
1/3/2014    CERT Classes Begin January 9 
12/30/2013    2014 Malibu Library Speakers’ Series Kicks Off in January 

Contact Us
Matt Myerhoff 
Media Information Officer
310-456-2489, ext. 283
City of Malibu