Bluffs Park May Close For Corporate Events – Council To Hear Rindge Dam Removal Plans – KBUU Newswire for Wednesday, Feb. 21


    =SpaceX scrubs its Malibu-adjacent rocket launch … too much wind.

    =Private groups and companies want to rent Bluffs Park and close it to the public.

    =The city council takes up the removal of Rindge Dam … a decade after planning started.

    =And the Malibu soccer team plays a second round state playoff … under the lights … at home.

    This is Malibu’s only local daily news. It’s the   ((((  final  )))  edition of the (((  Wednesday. ))) news … from Radio Malibu  ….  F-M 99 point 1 K B U U.  Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


    No rocket launch this morning.

    High winds in the upper atmosphere forced SpaceX to scrub the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base …

    That’s 100 miles and within sight of Malibu.

    The launch now scheduled for 6:17 a.m. tomorrow … and if you’re up that early … KBUU will be carrying audio from the SpaceX command center in Hawthorne … you can listen to the launch as you stand outside to see it.

    That’s here on FM 99.1 and Radio Malibu dot net.


    Private groups want to take over Malibu’s only large city park … to pay the city to lease it from the city for large music festivals or corporate events.

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    City council to discuss Rindge Dam removal, truck it or barge it?

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    The Malibu Planning Commission last night approved the last batch of poles and antennas requested by Southern California Gas Company …. for placement on Malibu-owned streets.

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    And in Santa Barbara … a judge has refused to block the removal of damaged electric power poles in Ventura …. the area where power poles may have started the largest fire in California history.

    A Santa Barbara County judge ruled against a request for a  temporary restraining order filed by homeowners affected by the blaze and subsequent mudslide in Montecito.

    The judge ruled that Southern California Edison is doing a good job photographing and preserving the poles and other equipment .. according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Southern California Edison says it is pleased that the court has now twice recognized that SCE is taking appropriate measures to preserve the materials that were removed,

    Residents in Santa Paula say a Southern California Edison work crew started the fire.

    It killed two … and destroyed hundreds of homes.

    It also triggered debris flows in Santa Barbara County that killed 21 people and destroyed at least 100 homes.

    More than $1.8 billion in insurance claims have been filed as a result of the Thomas fire.


    From the KBUU sports desk … the Malibu High boys soccer team is advancing to the second round of the C-I-F tournament. 

    The Sharks boys beat La Salle in Pasadena last Friday … for the first round … and won that game 2 to 1.

    The second round C-I-F game is at home tonight … versus University Prep. 

    Kickoff is under the lights at 5 p-m.

    This is one of those championship games that would have had to be played on the road … in  a distant city … if the lights were not installed.


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    Weather for the Malibu ….

    It will be ((((   sunny and cold  )))) today … highs around  ((((  60   )))) degrees today on the beach … ((((    61  )))) in the mountains above Malibu. 

    Winds will be gentle. 

    The end of the Santa Anas this morning … switching to mild downcoast winds this afternoon.

    Sunset tonight is at   ((((   5:42    )))).

    After that … expect it to be (((   partly cloudy )))) tonight … a low of  ((((  46  )))) on the beach … down to  ((((   44   )))) in the canyons.

    Tomorrow should be   ((((    windy … with downcoast winds up to 30 miles an hour. 

    And there is a chance of showers tomorrow night. )))).

    Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    44   )))) degrees.

    In upper Malibu Canyon … ((((     49    )))) .

    And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   49   )))).

    In the ocean … it’s ((((    56    )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

    The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  1 to 3  )))) feet high …. 

    ((((   Mostly coming down the coast from the west. )))) 

    Those are ((((  poor )))) surfing conditions …. according to the lifeguards.

    (((((  High tide is at 12:48 PM … about 3.3 feet.

    Low tide is at 6:30.    ))))


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