On Oct. 12, cable TV and the local newspapers gave coverage to the City Council meeting. At the same time at Malibu High School the League of Women Voters sponsored a forum for the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified school board candidates. We missed the presence of The Malibu Times.


    “Humps and Bumps” to curtail excessive speed on Point Dume is of great concern to Point Dume residents. However, where is the attention for our community’s educational system and all of our children?

    Presently, only one member on the School Board represents Malibu. Tom Shotke, another local resident, who is a teacher, former school board member and has a background in corporate finance, is our only local candidate running. His election would give us two members to assure that we have additional and qualified representation. Let’s try and correct any oversight by backing our local candidate. Additionally, we must support Proposition X with a Yes vote so our local schools will have the $11.2 million to handle the overcrowding situation in our classrooms and provide a new high school gym, refurbish our track and do additional improvements so badly needed.

    Please vote Nov. 3.

    Lori Diamond