Optimists honor law enforcers

From left: Malibu Optimist Club President Mark Ball, Judge Larry Mira, Bill Messner, Michael Sklar, Optimist Club member Sheldon Lodmer, Sheriff’s Lt. David Thompson and Sheriff’s Cmdr. Tom Martin.

The Malibu Optimist club hosted its annual “Respect for the Law” program at its meeting last week Thursday.

Members from the Malibu legal community were honored and Michael Sklar gave the keynote speech about the experiences and history of the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office.