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Formal Complaint Filed with the FPCC Against Malibu City Council Members Riggins, Grisanti, Planning Commissioners Peak and Smith, City Manager McClary
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Formal Complaint Filed with the FPCC Against Malibu City Council Members Riggins, Grisanti, Planning Commissioners Peak and Smith, City Manager McClary

On September 2oth, the Malibu Daily News broke the story of the former chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission and distinguished attorney Ann Ravel’s letter to City officials regarding her intention to file a formal complaint with the FPPC against Council members Paul Grisanti and Marianne Riggans and their appointments to the Planning Commission,…

Fair Political Practices Complaint Looms Over Council Members Grisanti and Riggins and Their Appointed Commissioners
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Fair Political Practices Complaint Looms Over Council Members Grisanti and Riggins and Their Appointed Commissioners

The Malibu Daily News obtained a detailed letter provided by former chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission and attorney Ann Ravel, who was contacted to investigate the actions of Planning Commissioners Skylar Peak and Dennis Smith who have previously refused to recuse themselves from voting on building projects they can financially benefit from. In…

The Mitrice Richardson Investigation: A New Podcast Releases Featuring New Details in the 14-year Unsolved Case
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The Mitrice Richardson Investigation: A New Podcast Releases Featuring New Details in the 14-year Unsolved Case

Fourteen years ago, Mitrice Richardson took the journey to Malibu, in the midst of what we now know to be a serious mental health episode, which wrongfully landed her behind bars and ultimately cost her her life. Was it murder? Dr. Ronda Hampton and I think so. Hampton, a clinical psychologist and mentor to Richardson,…

Pay to Play: Serious Legal Questions Posed by Prominent Malibu Business Owner Re City Allowing James Perse Mega-Brand Takeover at the Malibu Lumber Yard
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Pay to Play: Serious Legal Questions Posed by Prominent Malibu Business Owner Re City Allowing James Perse Mega-Brand Takeover at the Malibu Lumber Yard

Serious legal questions were brought to the attention of City Officials and staff this week by Malibu residents and small business owners Brian and Shamra Strange, mega-brand James Perse and Washington Prime Group, the current leasing agent for the Malibu Lumber Yard, a City-owned property. Last week, the Malibu Daily News broke the story of…

Mega Brand James Perse Pushes Local Retailers out of City Owned Malibu Lumber Yard: “Not My Crowd”
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Mega Brand James Perse Pushes Local Retailers out of City Owned Malibu Lumber Yard: “Not My Crowd”

Since 2018, after experiencing the most devastating natural disaster to hit the area, Malibu’s idyllic lifestyle – and the coastline – has changed dramatically. For most, the area has become almost unrecognizable from the rural coastal gem it once was. On November 9th, 2018, the Woolsey Fire devastated more than 96,949 acres with over 600…

Mark Ridley Thomas Sentenced to 3.5 Years L.A. Metro Whistleblower Says “Sheila Kuehl and Patti Giggans Could Be Next”
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Mark Ridley Thomas Sentenced to 3.5 Years L.A. Metro Whistleblower Says “Sheila Kuehl and Patti Giggans Could Be Next”

This article was originally published on our sister site The Current Report. Mark Ridley Thomas, longtime friend of former L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, was sentenced today to 3 1/2 years in federal prison for bribery and public corruption. According to Adam Loew, political strategist and expert in public corruption, the California DOJ is actively…

California Iconic Restaurant to Close Paving Way for Updated Restaurant, Architectural Co-Project
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California Iconic Restaurant to Close Paving Way for Updated Restaurant, Architectural Co-Project

The end of an era. After five decades, Gladstones the iconic oceanside seafood landmark will shutter its doors to pave way for a new Wolfgang Puck project designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. Gladstones first opened in 1972 in Santa Monica Canyon before moving to its beachfront location in 1981. Sources say the restaurant will…

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Editor in Chief, Cece Woods

Malibu Daily News Editor in Chief Cece Woods founded The Local Malibu, an activism based platform, in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of two ballot measures, seating three Malibu City Councilmen in 2016 and the supporting the top two vote-getters again in 2020.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings and a few short months later, provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over 1 million hits across her social media platforms.