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Hilary Headed Our Way – Unprecedented Storm Expected to Hit Malibu, L.A. County  Sunday and Monday
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Hilary Headed Our Way – Unprecedented Storm Expected to Hit Malibu, L.A. County Sunday and Monday

An unprecedented storm system, Hurricane Hilary, is headed to Southern California. This is first tropical storm to hit the region in more than 80 years. Public safety officials say to expect lot of rain, fierce winds, potential heavy, damaging surf, flash flooding, debris flows in the burn scar areas, including older burn scars areas from…

Calabasas Area Continues Disturbing Trend that Hit Malibu –  Homes Being Burglarized A Second Time
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Calabasas Area Continues Disturbing Trend that Hit Malibu – Homes Being Burglarized A Second Time

Last week, bestselling crime author and Calabasas resident Lee Goldberg, shared footage media outlets of intruders on his property in what looked like an attempt at a home invasion until the suspects saw Goldberg on the phone – that phone call turned out to be law enforcement. Goldberg’s neighbor had just been burglarized before Thursday’s…

Recent Skeletal Remains Found in Malibu Canyon A Stark Reminder of the Confirmation of Mitrice Richardson’s Mummified Remains Found in Dark Canyon Thirteen Years Ago
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Recent Skeletal Remains Found in Malibu Canyon A Stark Reminder of the Confirmation of Mitrice Richardson’s Mummified Remains Found in Dark Canyon Thirteen Years Ago

Today marks 13 years since the LA County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the identification of Mitrice Richardson’s partially mummified remains, found just three days before on August 9th, 2010, in a remote area in Malibu Canyon known to locals as “Dark Canyon”. At the time of the discovery, Park Rangers were surveying an area previously…

Rapper Retaliation, Murder, Drugs and More Shootings Connected to Body Found in Barrel at the Malibu Lagoon
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Rapper Retaliation, Murder, Drugs and More Shootings Connected to Body Found in Barrel at the Malibu Lagoon

Last week, the body of aspiring rapper Javonnta Murphy was discovered by lifeguards at the Malibu Lagoon sending the community into a panic. This wasn’t the first time a body was found at the Malibu Lagoon bringing the last incident to mind for local when model Beldina Nyadwe’s nude body was discovered just after noon on…

Malibu Cold Case from 1996 Solved with DNA Evidence, at Least Three Murdered and Missing Cases Continue to Go Unsolved
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Malibu Cold Case from 1996 Solved with DNA Evidence, at Least Three Murdered and Missing Cases Continue to Go Unsolved

For over two decades, the family of Gladys Arellano hoped for justice in the 17 year-old’s murder which took place on Super Bowl Sunday in 1996. Arellano’s body was found two days later in Topanga Canyon, 30 feet off a main road in a ravine. Authorities said she was partially clothed and appeared to be…

“Unhoused” Man Threatening Malibu Community Members for the Last Two Weeks Finally Apprehended – Then Released 24 Hours Later
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“Unhoused” Man Threatening Malibu Community Members for the Last Two Weeks Finally Apprehended – Then Released 24 Hours Later

UPDATE 7/20/23 8:57 a.m.: The Lost Hills Station notified local security at businesses that were harassed by Conor Pilch that he was released from custody as of Wednesday July 19th. The community should be on alert.  UPDATE 7/18/23 8:57 a.m.: The suspect arrested yesterday is identified as Conor Arthur Pilch who was arrested on May…

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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.