New! 11/03/23. On Fire. A history of three major wildfires in the Santa Monica Mountains.
New! 8/11/23 La Costa Beach's history reads like the script from a silent-era film: a Ponzi scheme, ersatz history complete with fake ruins, and a larger-than-life cast of characters. We'll travel back in time to 1929 full the full story.
NEW! 6/30/23 What's bugging you? Find out in the new Topanga New Times feature!
NEW! 5/19/23 The Bear Truth—less than 150 years ago, grizzlies roamed the Santa Monica Mountains. Read the story, here.
3/10/23 Into the Weeds! I wrote and illustrated a special cover feature for Topanga New Times on introduced and invasive plant species, illustrated with watercolor sketches drawn from plants gathered in my neighborhood!
2/24/23 New Feature! A Season for Toads. Learn about the humble, imperiled and important California toad!
Don't miss The Coastwatchers, an old-fashioned serial story for all ages set in Malibu during WWII. The first chapter just debuted in the Topanga New Times. Look for new chapters monthly!
1/10/23 The Secret World of Ferns—learn about the ancient, beautiful, and often-overlooked native ferns of the Santa Monica Mountains.
1/28/23 On the track of the Ghost Train—join me for an Indiana Jones moment, uncovering an unexpected trace of the legendary Rindge Railway!
My latest book, Life in Malibu II, is available on Amazon!
Life in Malibu I is now available as a Kindle ebook! Take a look:
I had a chance to talk with KCRW's Mike Schlitt about Malibu, May Rindge and PCH for a segment of the radio show Greater LA: