David N Farbman
am an ex-New Yorker who moved to Malibu about fifteen years
ago. I would not consider moving back.
To learn a bit more about me and my home town, or to send an email to me, please use the following on-page links:
consider myself a true New Yorker. Born in Manhattan, grew up and
went to school in Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan, and lived for many
years in Queens. Up until I discovered Malibu.
I am currently
retired, although it was not quite with the timing and
under the circumstances that I had planned. However,
should I run out of money, I have saved my "99 cent
hamburger" hat just in case I may be forced back into the
|About My Roots||As
far as I know, my branch of The Farbman Family tree leads
back to a small town in Belarus. The town was (and maybe
still is) called Dvinsk, which may be in the city/region called
Some day, when
I figure out how, I will append a genealogy chart which
spans five generations. At the turn of the 20th century,
there was my grandfather Julius and his brother Max.
Story tells that they spent their younger years throwing
bombs at the bad guys. When chased by the
not-so-understanding mobs and mounted soldiers, Julius
and Max would hide under the false floor of the local
bake shop. Julius later married Mollie whose parents
owned the shop. Both Julius and Max later came to the United States and
families settled in the New York/New Jersey area. After many
years, some branches moved to California, Connecticut, Florida,
Illinois, and other locations.
a Southern California Coastal person, when talking to
people from just about all other locations on the globe,
it is obligatory that I provide a weather report.
It is almost always sunny, clear, and in the 70's. If you
doubt me, and would like confirmation and a more
comprehensive weather report, try The Weather Channel website.
It is also mandatory that
I provide a denial. It is not true that Malibu is
subject to quakes, canyon fires, mudslides, road
closures, locusts, frogs, plagues, or any other negative
thing. (Well, hardly ever, anyway.)
Malibu is a strip of land,
that is 27 miles long, and for the most part, no more
than a mile or two wide. It has the Pacific Ocean on one
side, and the Santa Monica Mountains on the other. Malibu
is located on the top of "the curve" of Santa
Monica Bay, and actually runs East/West. So, rush hour
driving means driving into the direct sun both in the
morning and on the return trip in the evening. Not a
problem for me anymore.
If you have never seen an
ocean before, or a mountain before, here are two
To be truthful, neither of the above two pictures show Malibu sites, but they are of surfing on the Pacific Ocean and of a mountain. And Malibu has both, although not to the above extremes.
April 5, 2003
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