“After the fire I contacted the Pulitzer committee because I thought that Cece Woods should be nominated for her exceptional coverage of the fire. Due to the date of the fire and the coverage dates, I missed the deadline.
No one would have known anything had it not been for her bravery and persistence in going in and reporting from the scene.
How can the City know what is going on in an emergency if they are not there? Leaders need to lead from the front not the back. A huge disappointment. Thank God for the citizens!”
Cece Woods considers herself the “accidental activist”.
Having spent most her childhood on sands of Zuma Beach, Cece left Southern California in her early 20’s but it was only a matter of time before she returned to the idyllic place that held so many wonderful memories from her youth.
In 2006, she made the journey back to Malibu permanently, the passion to preserve it was ignited.
In 2012, Cece became involved in local environmental and political activism at the urging of former husband Steve Woods, a resident for more than 4o years. Together, they were involved in many high-profile environmental battles including the Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project, Measure R, Measure W, and more. Cece founded influential print and online media publications, The Local Malibu and 90265 Magazine in 2013 highlighting the authentic Malibu lifestyle with a strategic focus on environmental and political activism.
In the summer of 2018, Cece broke multiple global stories including the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and is considered by major news media as a trusted authority on Malibu.
“@johnandkenshow: @cece90265 is a rock solid, airtight, fabulous reporter/publisher. Keep her on your radar.”
-Emily Barsh, T.V. Producer
In 2018, Cece broke multiple global stories including the law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings case, the disappearance of Matthew Weaver Jr., and provided the most comprehensive coverage during the Woolsey Fire with over a million hits across social media platforms during the most devastating wildfire in Malibu’s history.
Most recently, Cece exposed the LA Metro counterfeit PPE cover-up leading to not one, but two Federal investigations within 24 hours of releasing the story and is currently investigating the 10 year-old Mitrice Richardson case which the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is investigating as a “clue-driven” case under the direction Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
Cece recently completed the first installment of the investigation into Chester Bennington’s death called Missing Links: The Unanswered Questions in the Death of Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington.
The series releases starting mid-November 2020.
Editor in Chief
“If you are a fan of Malibu, then you have to check out the brand new 90265 Malibu Life & Style Magazine! Game Changer…”
– Bryan Cole, President NVSPR
90265 Magazine – Established as a passion project to get back to our roots, 90265 Magazine is known for its intimate look at the authentic Malibu lifestyle, featuring local activists, creatives, influencers and tastemakers who live in Malibu.
The 90265 Magazine brand has evolved and expanded, providing a platform that offers a behind-the-scenes look at all things fashion, beauty, health and wellness, travel and lifestyle, with an emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly principals.
“90265 Malibu Life & Style is a magazine that resonates the beach town it springs from. Beautiful, elegant, edgy, but not too fixed up to get a little wet. The layout is hard body lean with sensuously spare photography and a paragraph font that is an inspiration; the kind of text Truman Capote might have used in his private recipe book. It’s a handsome volume worthy of the living room coffee table with interesting, effortless content that seduces without obligation. A brilliant debut issue for a new magazine, with the promise to become what Harper’s Bazaar might have been if it had not been terminally landlocked.”
-Steve Weakley, former KNBC news producer
The Local Malibu is an activist/truth seeking platform reporting on major news stories important to the Malibu Community and surrounding areas. Our mission is to inform, educate, and inspire those who are passionately curious, motivated to make an impact in society.