KBUU Newswire Day 22 Friday Nov 30 – Mudflow Evacuations – Rain Sat Nite – All Roads Open



This is KBUU News – Day 22 of the fire – the headlines:

  • =  No additional mudflows overnight.
  • =  Two days of sun now … but rain may arrive tomorrow.
  • =  The slop at Cuthbert at Phillip has been bulldozed away … for now.
  • =  Webster and Pepperdine both are in session today … after yesterday’s cancellations.
  • =  And the forecast for tonight in Santa Monica:  snow.

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


As of 5:30 am this morning …. 

= All major roads open.

= No major rain overnight. No new mudslides.

= Mud cleanup on Cuthbert and Phillip went into the night

= No mud into structures apparent – except burned out houses below Cuthbert-Harvester-Phillip junction.

= Webster was closed Thursday .. but reopened today.

= Pepperdine was closed Thursday … it reopened today also. 


Yards and yards of muddy soup poured out of the hillside last night… causing the city of malibu to hit the warning horns and order evacuation of the area. 

Good call.  Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/malibu-park-mud/

The annual free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup for Malibu area residents is tomorrow … Saturday.  Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/hazmat-roundup-sat/

Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.

Also: https://www.lacsd.org/solidwaste/swfacilities/recyclecontact/hhw_e_waste/city_of_malibu___12_1_18.asp


STOKE FEST …. is being set up for this Saturday at Zuma beach.

And in one week … KBUU invites you to join us celebrating the fact that we are still here.



The weather forecast for Santa Monica tonight is snow:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/forecast-for-santa-monica-snow/


Both Webster Elementary school and Pepperdine University 

cancelled classes yesterday … but were in session today.

Heavy rain storms hit the Malibu area and set rocks falling on the Malibu Canyon Road… a major access route for students at both campuses.

Employees also use Malibu Canyon to get to work.

Several cars were hit by falling large rocks and badly damaged on the road near the tunnel yesterday.  

Broken radiators… smashed grills … dented side panels.

Most of the serious rock falls were in Malibu Canyon … neat the tunnel.

Many cars on Kanan Dume Road also broke their wheels … as drivers were unable to avoid sharp rocks on the pavement.

Fire damaged hillsides are going to cost thousands of dollars of damage to cars … and may injure people … as they shed rocks in this winters rainstorms.


Malibu’s city council is expected to meet in emergency session next Tuesday.

City manager Reva Feldman tells KBUU News there are numerous emergency matters to be placed on the agenda …

The city manager has unilaterally ended Malibu’s ban on plastic sandbags … due to the fire emergency.  

The city council may have to ratify that .. and some emergency contracts that the city staff has approved. 

One contract … was to save Latigo Canyon Road in the switchbacks.

The fire took out some wooden braces the support the road in the active landslide area.

Heavy metal plates were shoved straight down into the roadside … to prevent it from going down the hill. 


You are listening to the latest news from Radio Malibu … F-M 99 point 1 K B U U.  ((( time  ))))



* SURF…6 to 12 feet with local sets to 15 feet. The highest surf

  will affect exposed west facing beaches of Los Angeles and

  Ventura Counties late tonight through Friday afternoon. The surf

  will begin to subside Friday night but high surf may persist

  through Saturday morning.

* COASTAL FLOOD… Minor coastal flooding of low-lying areas and

  beach erosion is possible during times of high tide.

* TIDES…A high tide of 4.7 feet will occur Friday at 345 pm.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Sunny today   )))) … highs  ((((   66  )))) beaches … mountains and canyons. 

Downcoast winds …  (((   30  )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((       )))).

After that … (((  clear and cold   )))) tonight … low ((((   49   )))) beaches …  ((((  46   )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow  will see rain in the evening   )))).

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    55   )))) degrees.

The weather gauge at Leo Carrillo is melted.

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    49    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   53   )))).

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

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


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

(((((   tide is at     ))))


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