KBUU Newswire Day 224 – Fri June 21 – Red Flags Up North – Protecting Malibu Will Cost $67M – State Crews Are 98% Finished



This is KBUU News – Day 224 – the Friday Headlines:

  • =    Defending Malibu against rising ocean levels will cost 67 million dollars … and take two miles of seawalls.
  • =    A new study looks at exactly what rising ocean levels means to the Malibu coast. 
  • =    City officials are making plans to take over Charmlee Park … but M R C A plans for Bluffs Park are murky.
  • =   Dealing with rats and dump bins that are left open … goes before the city council.
  • =   And state workers have cleared 98 percent of the wreckage from the fire … in the state clearance program.

This is Malibu’s Only Local Daily News … from Radio Malibu  …. F-M 99 point 1 K B U U. Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


Defending Malibu against rising seas will cost about 67 million dollars and require two miles of seawalls. 

That’s according to a new study that estimates that the cost of armoring the California coast would be at least 22 billion dollars.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/67-m-to-fight-malibu-ocean-rise/

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City officials are making plans to take over the Charmlee Park … in the mountains above western Malibu … and also on the agenda are two items about controlling rats and other vermin without poison.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/charmlee-takeover-and-vermin/


State contractors have cleared eligible debris from more than 98 percent of the properties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires.

Crews have removed debris from 910 of the 926 eligible properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties that are eligible for the state program. 

That’s more than 411,636 tons of debris form the Woolsey Fire. 

Officials also have submitted final inspection reports to local officials for 639 of the cleared sites in Los Angeles County … plus 78 of the cleared sites in Ventura.  That’s 77 percent of the  properties in both counties whose owners opted into the program.


The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning up north.

And Southern California Edison is warning some residents up in the Antelope Valley that their electricity may be turned off due to high winds today.  And … Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking the California Legislature to extend an existing charge on utility customers’ bills.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/red-flags-blackouts-up-north/

Details in the L A Times:  https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-gavin-newsom-wildfire-utility-fund-20190621-story.html


The Woolsey Fire wiped out almost all of a program aimed at reintroducing the California red-legged frog into the Santa Monica Mountains.  Details: ttps://www.radiomalibu.net/frogs-annihiliated-by-woolsey-fire/


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A couple of community calendar notes.

The Malibu Community Swimming Pool .. at Malibu High …will be closed from noon to 3:30 PM today.

That’s due to a scheduled power outage planned by the schooll district.

The pool will close at noon and reopen when power is restored … probably by 3;30.


And tonight … community members are invited to attend an evening of poetry, music and films reflecting on the experience of and recovery from the Woolsey Fire in conjunction with the art exhibition “Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising” on Friday, June 21, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at City Hall.

The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission and Poet Laureate Committee will host the event. Some poetry readings by artists featured in the book “Radical Beauty, Malibu After the Fire,” by former Malibu Poet Laureate Ricardo Means Ybarra. 

Immediately following the poetry reading, the City will screen several films in the Malibu Civic Theater. The films, made by community members, cover a variety of topics related to the experience of and recovery from the Woolsey Fire. 

Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising is a community-wide collaboration featuring artwork related to the Woolsey Fire. 

The exhibition features striking artwork. 

The event if from 6 to 8:30 tonight at Malibu City Hall.

The exhibition can be viewed any time when city hall is open. 

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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   A 4 thousand foot thick marine layer .. and even a chance of light rain this morning  )))) … highs  ((((  66   )))) beaches … ((((   69    )))) mountains and canyons. 

Downcoast winds …  (((  5 to 10   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    8:10   )))).

After that … (((  more drizzle and very thick clouds and fog  )))) tonight … low ((((  59   )))) beaches …  ((((  53   )))) mountains and canyons.

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

At 8 am … at Trancas it’s ((((   63    )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((   61     )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    56   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   62   )))).

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

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

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

(((((  High tide – 3-1/2 feet – is at  2:25.

Low tide is at 6:33 this evening.    ))))


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