Editor's Note: This article was originally published Nov. 7, 2019 in the Graphic's special edition "Where We Stand: One Year Later." The author, for sake of privacy, asked for the article to run in print only but agreed to publish the piece online for the three-year anniversary. Like any regular Wednesday night, I made my way up to Drescher for House Group at Jeff and Cathryn … [Read more...] about If a Pie Could Speak: An Account of the 72 Hours From Borderline to Woolsey
Photo illustration by Ali Levens Although journalism's primary goal is to inform readers of the news, sometimes reporting on traumatic events harms those who experienced such events. From the Borderline shooting in 2018 to several severe car crashes, Pepperdine is no stranger to events that inflicted hurt and suffering upon the community. These tragedies resulted in … [Read more...] about The News: Hurting Instead of Helping?
Evelin Weber, executive director of the Malibu Foundation, aims to create a climate-resilient community and help individuals affected by Woolsey. She said it is crucial to help one’s neighbors, especially those who are most vulnerable. Photo courtesy of ReJeana Goldsborough | Malibu Foundation A childhood stuffed animal. A Bible. A late parent’s watch. A home. A … [Read more...] about A Journey from Ruin to Resilience: The Malibu Community Reflects on Woolsey
Members of the Malibu community and the Malibu Foundation help restore the hillsides following the Woolsey Fire. Malibu is home to some of the world’s most fire-adapted plants, and after seven to 10 years, native plants can fully recover. Photos courtesy of ReJeana Goldsborough | Malibu Foundation Malibu’s native plants are inherently resilient. Biodiverse and adapted … [Read more...] about Nature Leads the Way
The Malibu Courthouse stands in the Civic Center Plaza on March 24. Mayor Mikke Pierson, along with the Malibu City Council, created a fee-waiving program to help residents get back on their feet and rebuild what was lost in the Woolsey Fire of 2018. Photos by Ali LevensResidents of Malibu are no strangers to the threat wildfires present to their lives, especially after the … [Read more...] about City of Malibu Waives Fire Rebuilding Fees, Takes Action for Emergency Preparedness