Happy Fourth of July 2017!

“Malibu Celebrates with Parades, Picnics and Fire Works”!

The USA has made it to year 241, which is certainly something to celebrate!  We have survived a lot in that time so we should celebrate are resilience!  We should also basque in the beauty of our diversity and continue to honor it.  Freedom of speech and the press are two other great gifts which we must continue to protect for ourselves and those who come after us.

A fun way to start the day is the annual Point Dume parade and picnic. This is the 18th year for the Point Dume parade and picnic. Organizer Doug Randall estimates around 1700 people attended last year’s event. The parade begins at 10:AM where Bluewater and Birdview meet. The decorated golf carts, dogs, bikes etc are something to behold. The picnic at Point Dume Marine Science School goes until 2 P.M. There will be music, hot dogs and burgers etc for purchase.

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This year there will be barges on the water off the Malibu Colony and Paradise Cove providing the annual fireworks displays! The shows should begin by 9 PM and wind up no later than  10 PM.  These stellar displays always manage to exceed our expectations!

Enjoy the holiday festivities, drive carefully and always remember there is Lyft, Uber and other ride services for your safety and conveniences. Be sure to keep your pets indoors and as sound proof as possible.

Happy 241!

Gracee Arthur /  CalBRe #01118257 cell 310-804-0708  gracee.arthur@sothebyshomes.com

Malibu Office 23405 Pacific Coast Hwy at Cross Creek.

 

 

 

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Kick Ass Malibu Photography Exhibit

” Join us for our Closing Reception July 20th ”

 

The closing reception of our local photography exhibit is this Thursday.  The event will be held at the state of the art, ocean view office building at 24903 PCH in Malibu. Enjoy the art and hang out with friends on the ocean view patio and lovely mountain view outdoor space. Lease space available from 913 square feet to over 2900 square feet.

There is an eclectic selection of awesome Malibu photos perfect for hanging in your beach digs.

Hope to see you all there for a fun evening with friends.

Where: 24903 PCH  Malibu  When: July 20, 2017

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

 

Gracee Arthur

Sotheby’s International Realty Malibu  310-804-0708

Cal BRE # 01118257

 

 

 

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The Hidden House Destroyer

“A House can be Beautiful, Healthy and make you Happy”

Scott Harris

Chief Operating Officer / Building Construction Group

We just had a nourishing much needed rain storm in Malibu.  Rain, as with all gifts of nature has an upside and downside. Do we really need to take the “bad” with the “good”?   Scott Harris has discovered ways to help avoid the “bad” created by our wind driven rain and harvest the “good” for our environment.

Contrary to public belief, leaky roofs are not the usual primary source for water intrusion leading to mold.  Sideways wind driven rain is the biggest culprit in water damage which often leads to an invasion of mold. This ‘hidden” house destroyer does not enter through the roof but rather through the walls of a home where it may go undetected for years.

Water intrusion prevention brings to mind ugly gutters and downspouts which ruin the aesthetics of finely designed homes. But Scott has a method of insulating the walls of a home from water and providing appropriate water drainage while not only maintaining the beauty of the architecture but also helping the environment by collecting rain water.

Underground Water Collection Tank

Prevention is composed of a series of steps:

  1. Scott uses a single layer of “60 Minute” underlayment and an under layer of 3D “Raindrop” paper to help prevent water intrusion through the walls.

2. The use of the ornamental gutters and downspouts  hidden inside the building             diverting water into the underground tank.    The tank is put on the highest spot on a property to help with natural flow. The attached irrigation system waters most of the landscape.

3.  The  aesthetics of the home are not compromised because the materials used are copper, zinc and stainless steel reset into the roof line and presenting as decorative  cornices in the style of the home.

Ornamental  Leader Head

More information on water and mold prevention , as well as the various types of ornamental leader heads which look like decorative cornices may be found at Building Construction Group’s web site.

http://adamcarolla.com/ed-begley-jr-and-scott-harris/

 

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN MALIBU STYLE!

”Halloween Weekend Starts Tonight”

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Halloween falls on a Monday this year but there is a weekend full of events and parties that lead up to the Main event.

Malibu Country Mart is hosting its annual ” Maliboooo” costume contest this Sunday , October 30th from Noon – 2 PM.

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There will be trick-or-treating at selected shops at the Mart which will be ”dressed up” in festive Halloween decor with pumpkins, hay bales and autumn color.  Jester Court will be the site for the children’s costume contest which takes place at 2 PM.  The lucky winner will receive a $100 gift certificate.

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Malibu Country Mart

3835 Cross Creek Rd , Malibu

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Have a safe Halloween!

 

 

 

 

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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!!

https://www.massageanywhere.com/profile/BalancingTouch  

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. nathan.christo@@cpuc.ca.gov. These agency is our advocate.

Have a good week!

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