KBUU Newswire – Day 269 – Monday Aug 5 – Other City Asks Malibu To Help Undergrounding – SCE yard May Or May Not Be Removed – Mal Cyn 187 Lawsuit Filed – Road Work Aplenty



This is KBUU News – Day 269 – The Monday Headlines:

  • =    The power company’s industrial yard in the heart of Malibu may or may not disappear in four weeks. 
  • =   The family of the man murdered by a sniper in Malibu Canyon files its lawsuit. 
  • =    Traffic tickets are up … way up … on P C H. 
  • =    Overnight repaving of P C H this week.
  • =    And the city of malibu is asked by another city … help us put power lines underground. 
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A motorcyclist was speeding and went wide on a curve on Pacific Coast Higheway yesterday afternoon. 

That was a fatal mistake. 

The motorcycle went into the opposing lane … a Ford Explorer was in that lane … heading towards Malibu. 

The resulting death was quick. 

it happened in the sharp curves … on PCH near Sycamore Cove Beach.

That’s three miles west of Neptune’s Net … near Mugu Rock.

No name on the biker.


There is an apparent delay in the controversial plan to allow continued use of a vacant lot in the heart of downtown Malibu … to be used by Southern California Edison as an equipment yard.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/sce-truck-lot-extension-on-hold/ 


The L A County sheriff’s department was aware of the dangers posed by a sniper in Malibu Canyon and sand failed to notify the public … just before a man was murdered by a sniper. 

That’s the crux of a lawsuit filed last week by the family of a man who died of a gunshot to the head in Malibu Creek State Park.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/lawsuit-over-sniper-murder/


LA County Sheriff Deputies  have written 18 point 3 percent more traffic tickets this year  over last … according to statistics just released by the department.   https://www.radiomalibu.net/tickets-up-this-year-in-malibu/


Putting power lines underground to prevent wildfires seems like a pretty obvious concept. But in most of California … it’s illegal.  The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is trying to change that.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/another-city-leads-undergrounding/


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Construction started last night week  … overnight construction …. on repaving Pacific Coast Highway.

Overnight work will include pavement repairs and applying a slurry seal coat on PCH from the McClure Tunnel to Cross Creek Road. 

Work will take place at night from 10 PM to 6 AM all week.

It’s a 5 and a half million dollar project … funded by that recent gas tax increase. 

Out at Trancas … the Caltrans drainage improvements and repairs continue.

The state is digging up clogged drainage pipes … or tunneling under the highway at various little canyons.

And at Escondido Canyon … the two-year-long slope stabilization project is on track to wind up on schedule next month. 

Final cement pours have been observed on the retaining wall …. at that annoying 30 mile an hour speed zone near Paradise Cove.

The road will be repaved … the slight shifts in pavement where it has fallen downward will be filled in. 

Next week Caltrans expects to shift the eastbound lanes towards the ocean to allow space to complete the remaining median work and final striping. 

Caltrans has been bedeviled for decades by an active landslide in that area. 

The road was supposedly fixed 30 years ago .. and back in the 1950s it was actually relocated.

Now … it has been pinned to bedrock … and state officials are betting this will be a permanent fix.

Completion is expected by early September. 


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Weather for the Malibu …. unchanged.

((((  A midmorning burnoff … a windy and hazy afternoon … and hot in the mountains above Malibu.

Highs  ((((   76   )))) beaches … ((((   98    )))) mountains and canyons. 

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

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:52   )))).

After that … (((   patchy fog and coastal crud again )))) tonight … low ((((  62  )))) beaches …  ((((   )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    a tad cooler.    )))).

High tide is at 1:56 at 5 feet


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