Malibu Chili Cook-Off Challenge and Carnival Benefits Area Youth

Residents who want to help Malibu youth and love chili can come with an appetite for the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu’s (BGCM) 38th Annual Chili Cook-Off Challenge, starting Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2.

Harry Barovksy Memorial Youth Commission:

The Harry Barovksy Memorial Youth Commission, created in 1999 by the Malibu City Council, was developed to provide young people in the community with a platform to make recommendations to the council on matters concerning the city's programs and projects that are structured to serve them and their families. 

Community Activist Leaves Lasting Mark

Beth Leder-Pack, a Santa Monica community leader and activist known for making a tremendous positive impact during her lifetime, passed away on March 30 at age 60 in her sleep after a brief illness.

Malibu Urgent Care Center Tends to Community

When it comes to emergency medical care, Malibu Urgent Care Center serves as the sole location to receive treatment from Oxnard to Santa Monica. Established in 2001 after the former urgent care center went bankrupt, the local medical center owes its existence to dedicated community members.

Women’s Economic Ventures

Women’s Economic Ventures—also known as WEV—is a nonprofit organization, serving Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, which provides business training, consulting and loans to help entrepreneurs start, grow and thrive in business.

School Gardens Nurture Students’ Green Thumbs & Inspire Healthy Eating

Putting an educational spin on the farm to-table model, Marquez Charter School’s Edible Garden program offers a garden-to-classroom experience for Pacific Palisades elementary school students. The current edible garden has its roots in Marie Steckmest, a UCCE Master Gardener, whose mission within the “community (is) to encourage edible gardening (enhance school gardens) and especially encourage young gardeners,” as she writes…

Connecting Community: BIG Heart Ranch Sparks Healing Nature

“Live Big, Love Big” aptly describes the philosophy of BIG Heart Ranch in Malibu, where Co-founder and President Suzi Landolphi and a talented team of mostly volunteer facilitators lead evidence-based, progressive, inclusive and life-affirming experiences in nature with the help of a restorative herd of rescued farm animals.

Pepperdine Law Students Host Disaster Relief Clinic

In the wake of recent natural disasters in California, the Clinical Education Program at Pepperdine University School of Law launched the Disaster Relief Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to those harmed by wildfires in Southern California in 2018.

A Big Thank You

When disasters like devastating wildfires strike in our community, an outpouring of support, relief and rescue efforts follows close behind. Such was the case during the recent wildfires that ravaged the local area last November. First responders from in and out of state, including sheriff’s offices, fire departments, police departments and paramedics, flooded in to ensure the safety and well-being…

Pacific Palisades Community Council Honors Volunteers

Since 1973, Pacific Palisades Community Council volunteers have donated their time to ensure the best interests of their community. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides a forum to discuss community issues and advocates to government and private agencies on those issues where there is broad community agreement.