Building a Healthy Home

“Scott Harris and His Life Journey”


“I want to change the course of construction to give people healthier homes and lives”.

Building Contractor Scott Harris is the current “go to” expert for environmental and “green” construction and renovation in Los Angeles and surrounding areas such as Malibu.  Among his many clients are billionaires and celebrities such as Paul Allen,  the Sultan of Brunei, Kevin Costner , Neil Patrick Harris and Ed Begley Jr.

Scott co-founded Building Construction Group which is at the forefront technological advancements  and sustainable living in the industry.  The Begley house in Studio City ,one of Scott’s current projects, was referred to as “the greenest home in America” by CBS news.

Scott partnered with  renowned architect and designer AIA William Hefner on creating extraordinary estates for celebrated clients and worked together on the construction of Hefner’s own home. The principles of inherent sensitivity to design, technological advancements and sustainable living are on display in the Hefner home.



The Building Construction Group also deals with some important issues which are prevalent in beach communities like Malibu, such as salt corrosion and mold.  I will cover those issues in my next Blog. 

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Malibu Local News of the Week

“Good news/bad news and something in between”!

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This spring, after a physically brutal move lugging things up what seemed like a “zillion” steps, I ached from the neck down .  When I saw this ad in the Malibu Times I immediately made my “911” phone call to Jessica of Balancing Touch.

Jessica arrived at my home shortly thereafter and gave me the best deep tissue massage I have experienced here in Malibu.  She has skilled hands, a calm demeanor and heavenly music. The first massage is $100 for 90 minutes so it is a win/win to give “Balancing Touch” a try. (310) 429-1068 to phone or text.   Coming soon hot lava shells with all massages and a body scrub service!!  

Ralph’s Ends its Recycling Program in Malibu

I just learned Ralph’s is getting rid of their recycling machines and will no longer take empty bottle back inside the store.  This is bad news since there is not another place locally where you can redeem bottles for your CVS.

Good news is, behind Ralph’s in Agoura Hills  is a Replanet Recycle Center  at 5727 Kanan Rd (enter via back alley on Thousand Oaks Blvd). So load up your trunk and next time you are running errands drop your empty glass, cans and bottles at Replanet and get your CRV .

Charter Spectrum

This is, not surprisingly the “BAD”.   Charter is trying to manipulate customers moving locally into transferring their cable and internet accounts in lieu of  closing them. They attempt to lure you in with the inexpensive $9.00 transfer fee vs the higher new install fee (which varies by your order).  However, if you close your current account and open a new account you will be eligible for various promo rates again that easily wipe out the “savings” of a transfer.  Because if you take your current account to your new residence as soon as the continuing year is up on it, your rates will skyrocket!  Example, I went from $113 a month to $186!!  I was able to get it down to $156 by going to our local office but that is still a considerable price increase. Below is the email for the consumer department of the CPUC. Please take a moment to let them know how you feel about this consumer scam and Charter service in general. These agency is our advocate.

Have a good week!






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Malibu Chili Cook Off Turns 35!

“Chili, Music, Hoyt Winery tasting Highlight annual Labor Day Event”


The annual Malibu Chili Cook Off has evolved from a Labor Day only public event attended mostly by locals to a four day extravaganza including a carnival.  The Cook off is held every year on Civic Center Way and Stuart Ranch Road. This year it is expected well over 10,000 people will attend the event.

Admission is $10  and 4 day passes are also available.

There is a raffle offering vacations to such destinations as Fiji and Costa Rica.


Here is a rundown of  the events schedule for the 4 day event.


Saturday and Sunday 9/3-9/4  11 AM – 10 PM

Labor Day 9/5 11 AM – 6PM


Drive safely and enjoy the Labor Day Weekend.

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Malibu’s “Comedy Night” Celebrates a Successful Year


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The Malibu Playhouse “open mic” night has brought laughter closer to home. Talented young host and comedian Michael Schirtzer shares the stage with a variety of up and coming comic talent this Saturday, August 27th to celebrate the first year … Continue reading

This Weekend in Malibu

” Art, Music and Stand up Comedy”

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“Stand Up at the Play House “will soon celebrate its one year anniversary.  I have been a big fan since the inception of this “comedy club” at the ocean. Host and comedian Michael Schirtzer is presenting another great show this Saturday July 30th. The show begins at 8:30 but best to arrive by 8:00 if you are buying tickets or would like to mingle and enjoy some wine and goodies before the show. Tickets are $15.00 on line with small service fee, or $20.00 at the theater.


Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st Malibu Celebrates its 45th Annual Art and Music Festival at the Civic Center.  The day starts with the traditional Optimist Club Pancake breakfast featuring their famous pancakes, sausage and fresh brewed coffee served  from 8 AM – 10 AM  on Saturday and Sunday.

The event features local art, as well as arts and crafts from throughout the state.  There are great food and wine venues , as well.  Admission is free. There is both free and paid parking ($10).

Great local band Karma Dealers is among the musical groups who will be performing this weekend.



Enjoy the beautiful weekend (temperature in high ’70’s) and drive safely!



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