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Get Your Free Rain Barrel!

Help conserve water with a free rain barrel! As part of the Malibu Smart program, West Basin will provide Malibu residents with an alternative way to use water resourcefully. Rain barrels are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring an appropriate size vehicle to transport rain barrel. Each rain barrel includes a 2-3’ flexible downspout, water hose connector, overflow fitting and built-in mosquito screen. Barrels are made from recycled food barrels and may be available in black or terra cotta colors. Product dimensions (approximate): 24 inches wide x 40 inches tall; 16 pounds; 55 gallon capacity. All Malibu City residents are eligible for a free rain barrel (limit two per household, while supplies last). MalibuSmart.org

Run in Paradise!

Join the races on Thursday, November 3, starting at 7 a.m. at the Malibu Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk. The races start and finish at Zuma Beach, providing a spectacular view for participants. For the second year RRCA State Championship Event, the 11th annual half marathon features a scenic course along the famed Pacific Coast Highway. The 5K offers the same incredibly scenic beachside course as the half marathon — only in a shorter, more manageable distance for the casual runner or walker. MalibuMarathon.com

Creating Community Resilience

The community is invited to provide their input into an actionable community resiliency plan for the City of Malibu, Saturday, November 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Malibu City Hall. Community resilience can be defined as the sustained capacity of a community to adapt to changing conditions, recover from adverse situations and regain vitality. Malibu is in the difficult process of recovering from the devastating Woolsey Fire. The City’s world-renowned natural beauty and community are vulnerable to both natural hazards and the increasing impacts of climate change. In order to better prepare for future disasters and severe weather events, the City is embarking on the creation of a comprehensive and actionable resiliency plan. A successful and implementable plan requires community input. Lend your constructive feedback to strengthen the City’s efforts to plan for the future, help establish priorities and develop solutions to current challenges. Free; refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by SoCalGas and SoCalEdison. MalibuCity.org