The Malibu Times

Former MHS Basketball Players Shooting for College Hoops Dreams: Weeks after graduation, practice isn’t slowing down for four recent alumni.

The only sound that emanated from the Malibu High School gym one early afternoon last week was the dribble of a basketball followed by a swoosh of nylon. Former Malibu High basketball player and 2018 MHS graduate Jake Hughes worked on his craft all alone. … With every dribble and shot made Hughes, a sharp-shooting forward on the Sharks hoops squad the past few seasons, hopes he gets closer to his dream of joining the basketball team at Westmont College in Santa Barbara this fall. more

Poetry at the Wall: The Malibu Cultural Arts Commission, Public Library and Poet Laureate Committee hosted the art, music and poetry event.

A first-of-its-kind event was held at Malibu City Hall last Saturday—the city’s first annual “Call to the Wall” Poetry Summit hosted by the city’s first poet laureate, Ricardo Means Ybarra. It featured not only poetry readings from eight talented poets (four published professionals and four emerging artists), but also live musical performances by DPAK, on-stage art to accompany the poetry and music, and a reception afterward. … Grace Teranishi, a senior biology major at Westmont College, writes poetry with a humorous twist. One of her poems described wine at a wine tasting in Sonoma County after the wildfires as having “notes of charcoal.” more

Pepperdine Freshman Breaks 800M Track Record

In a three-team meet at Westmont College, the Waves went against the host Warriors and UC Santa Barbara. more