KBUU Newswire Day 33 Tues Dec 11 – Some Malibu Houses Cannot Be Rebuilt, Fire Chief Says – Sheriff May Fire Deputies Behind Roadblocks Order – More Roads Opened – CPUC Ignored Wildfire Planning Laws



This is KBUU News – day 33 of the fire – the headlines:

  • =  Malibu’s fire chief says state law will prevent some houses from being rebuilt. 
  • =  The sheriff says the roadblocks may cost top lieutenants their jobs. 
  • =  A new mayor and two city council members sworn in. 
  • = Southern California Edison failed to file wildfire mitigation plans … and blames the CPUC for its failure.
  • =  And … an interview with the fire chief … did they let malibu burn???

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Los Angeles fire chief Daryl Osby says the department will not allow some houses in Malibu to be rebuilt.  Details:  

LA County’s new sheriff says the performance of top commanders at the Malibu Lost Hill Sheriff Station during the recent fire … and during the murder investigation last summer in Malibu Canyon … are very much in question.  Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/new-sheriff-may-fire-commanders/ 

The specter of one tenth of Malibu’s houses burned down … loomed heavily over Malibu city council chambers last night … as a new mayor and city council were sworn in. Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/new-mayor-2-new-councilmembers/

Southern California Edison told the state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday an outage of its equipment before the Woolsey Fire may have been caused by a guy wire and a jumper making contact. 

The official cause of the fire is still under investigation.

But the LA Times and other papers are discovering that both the CPUC and the power companies have flagrantly ignored a law… that requires them to file pubic plans for mitigating wildfire danger. Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/cpuc-ignored-state-wildfire-law/

Caltrans officials say they hope to find some sort of solution soon for dozens of residents were still trapped outside of their houses … because of fire repair work in the Decker Canyon area.  Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/road-closure-woes/

UPDATE 11:45 :  


Encinal Canyon Road – Malibu city limits to Lechusa.

Decker Canyon Road – PCH to Lechusa except one section at Decker School 

Foose Road – off Decker Canyon Rd. 


Mulholland Highway frpm PCH to south of Sycamore Canyon Road.

Mulholland Highway from Westlake Blvd to the Encinal Canyon split. 


School will be back in session at Malibu High School tomorrow.  

Tests came back in last night … for PCBs.

All levels were non-detect.

Get Your Stuff Day is this morning. 

And tomorrow … a welcome back breakfast for parents from 7:50 to 9:50 in the morning. 


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Sunny and windy today   )))) … highs  ((((   67   )))) beaches … ((((   70   )))) mountains and canyons. 

Downcoast winds …  (((   up to 25   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    4:44   )))).

After that … (((    mostly clear  )))) tonight … low ((((   53  )))) beaches …  ((((   45  )))) mountains and canyons.

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

At 8 a-m … at Trancas it’s ((((    59    )))) degrees.

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((     55   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    52   )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((   62    )))) degrees in the water at First Point.

Breaking waves up to 4 to 7 feet will continue through this evening … on western exposures. 

Mo says the waves today are   ((((  1 to 2   )))) feet high …. 

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

(((((  High  tide is at 10:48 AM at  5ft .

Low tide tonight at 6:26.    ))))


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