KBUU Newswire Mon Aug 20: Mal Cyn Murder Leaves Detectives Without Main Theory – Deputies Cannot Confirm Summer Gunfire – Malibu Beach Inn Traffic Jam Plan Goes For Vote Tonight – Malibu 47, Keppel 0



This is KBUU News.  The headlines:

  •   = Residents are not very happy … they didn’t learn much new at Sunday’s Malibu Canyon murder briefing.
  • = 9 reports of “shots fired” in the canyon after the murder … but deputies say they have no evidence of additional gunshots actually fired.
  • = Some of those reports were traced to backfiring cars or blown up transformers. But not all.
  • = Puerco Canyon camping came up … not much happy news on that.
  • = The Malibu Beach Inn plan to straddle P C H will cause a traffic jam … says the city … it goes up for a vote tonight.

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


Officials from five police agencies that patrol Malibu Canyon were on a stage … several hundred people politely listened …. in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains yesterday.

It was a  meeting to share information on the murder of a tourist last June 22 …

And at that meeting, the sheriff’s office declined to add any of the nine additional shooting reports to the list of three shootings, in 2017 and June of this year.

Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/sheriff-cannot-confirm-more-shots/


State senator Henry Stern sidesteps the Puerco Canyon campground controversy. He declines a chance to publicly opposed the MRCA plan. Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/stern-declines-to-oppose-puerco/


Malibu residents may remember the gigantic traffic jams last May … then the Malibu beach Inn started constructing a traffic light to serve its proposed valet parking lot plan.

The city blew it … on any chance to convince Caltrans not to put int he light.

Tonight … the proposed hotel split onto two sides of PCH goes to the Planning Commisison. Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/malibu-beach-inn-traffic-jam/


FEMA ’s decision on oceanfront residents in Newport beach may be good news for Malibu.

Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/fema-gives-newport-a-break/


In other Malibu news:

Authorities are searching for a Granada Hills man who was last seen in the Topanga area of the Santa Monica Mountains Aug. 10, officials said Wednesday.

Matthew Weaver was last seen at the Rosas Overlook … where he apparently had driven his vehicle.

Hikers said they saw a man who was stuck in the area in his vehicle and they alerted authorities.

Weaver, however, was not found in the area after a search.

James Weaver, the missing man’s uncle, told KTLA News his nephew must have gotten stuck after driving out to the overlook and “has vanished.”


Nine members of the Malibu Lost Hills sheriffs station were honored over the weekend in Sacramento.

Eight of those … are members of the Malibu Search and Rescue team.

David Katz … Jack Garden and Thad Woodward received Medals of Valor.

Sergeant Tui Wright and deputy Kevin Augarten were named Reserve Coordinators of the Year

Search and Rescue Member of the Year …. Stephen Marshall.

And distinguished service awards were given to Daniel Farrell and Mark Stevenson..…and posthumously to Jacob Castroll.

At the same time … other Malibu Search And Rescue team members were at work … after a car went over a cliff on Malibu Canyon Road Saturday.

The car went through a rock barrier and guard rail at a scenic overlook in the heart of the canyon….

No word if it was deliberate.

Raul Antonio Aguirre, 45, of Van Nuys, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for four hours.


Work was continuing Saturday at Malibu High.

But that is just moving non contaminated earth around … says district facilities manager Carey Upton.

All the dirt that had trace readings of PCB in it was trucked off by Friday.

district officials say it was a minute amount  … but better to remove every last trace …

teachers report back for duty tomorrow.

Students on Thursday .


In KBUU sports … it was a blowout last Friday … as Malibu beat Mark Keppel.

Not pretty. 47-0.

the score going into halftime was 35-0.

Malibu starts out with a 1-0 record.

Next Friday, Malibu plays Viewpoint High of Calabasas …. in Malibu.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

It will be ((((   a midmorning burnoff   )))) today … highs  ((((   75   )))) beaches … ((((   95   )))) mountains and canyons.

Winds will be luffing.

No downcoast winds predicted for this afternoon.

Maybe an east breeze … blowing the smog and humidity our way.

And thunderstorms may pop up north and east of Los Angeles.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:36    )))).

After that … (((  late night and early morning beach clouds and mountain fog  )))) tonight … low ((((   64  )))) beaches …  mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    just the same )))).

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((     71    )))) degrees.

In upper Malibu Canyon … ((((    65   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    75  )))).

In the ocean … ((((    72   )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  2   )))) feet high ….

((((   S swell eases – more size for summer focal points. Small WNW swell-mix may blend in. Poor to Fair conditions   ))))

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

(((((   Low tide is at   11:04 AM

A 5 foot high tide us at 5:38this evening.  ))))


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