Malibu Times Citizens of the Year Dolphin Awards

The Malibu Times publishers Arnold and Karen Portugal York announce the 2008 Dolphin Awards, recognizing individual or group contributions to the Malibu community. As in years past, many of those being honored this year are more than just individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to Malibu; they are in many ways the heart and soul of the city. More complete biographies on the Dolphin winners will be published in the coming weeks.

Alexis Deutsch-Adler

Deutsch-Adler is the founder of the “One Book, One City-Malibu” event in which citizens of Malibu are encouraged to read a particular book during one month each year.

Debrah Caraway

Caraway has been an employee at Ralphs grocery store for more than 30 years, cheering customers with her smile and by her singing.

Chris Cortazzo

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A Realtor, Cortazzo grew up in Malibu and has contributed a great deal of his time and money to many philanthropic organizations and to the community at large.

Fran Drescher

Drescher founded the movement Cancer Schmancer to ensure that all women’s cancers are diagnosed in Stage 1, when they are most curable.

Jonathan Friedman

During Friedman’s six years with The Malibu Times he wrote thorough and fair stories about the Malibu community and its government.

Rebecca Gray

Gray, a 12th grader at Malibu High School, has contributed many hours to school and community programs in an effort to help others.

David Kagon

The late David Kagon was always active in the Malibu community, and served as an original member of the Malibu General Plan Task Force, which was responsible for founding the City of Malibu and writing its constitution.

Scott Hosfeld and Maria Newman

Founders of Malibu Friends of Music, Hosfeld and Newman have offered world-class recitals of chamber music for free on a monthly basis at their home, the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture.

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