Hot and dry with elevated fire danger today.
Possible monsoons and humidity tomorrow.
72 miles per hour on Point Dume streets … how is that possible???
Streets to be repaved over the next two weeks …. but we still don’t have a schedule from the city.
This is Malibu’s only local daily news … the Monday edition from Radio Malibu …. 97 point 5 K B U.
Good morning Malibu!
Construction has started … repaving most of the streets in the Malibu Park neighborhood.
Slurry coating for most of the residential streets … the ones that weren’t repaved two years ago.
No parking signs on the affected streets will go up in about two weeks… when the real fun begins.
As for now … work is concentrated on removing potholes or weak areas.
Guernsey Avenue has been ground down …. it’s going to get a new top layer of rubberized asphalt.
The city … responding to inquiries from KBUU radio … says places where cars have to be moved … and driveways will be impossible to use … will receive an additional notice from the slurry contractor once exact dates are confirmed.
These notifications will include the project schedule, access details, and will address parking concerns.
We’ll keep you posted.
You know those flashing signs that have been installed on Point Dume … the ones that tell drivers how fast they are going?
They keep track of the speeds of passing cars.
And they show most drivers passing by at average speeds at or below the speed limit … which is 25 miles per hour.
If someone speeds … above a certain level … the signs do not display the speed … the city does not want to encourage speedsters to show off.
But they do keep track … and the highest speed clocked so far was … 72 miles per hour.
That’s three times the 25 mile per hour limit … on Point Dume.
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The Malibu City Council remains on vacation … but the long summer slog continues for the city Planning Commission.
No meeting this week … but a full list of projects go before them next Monday.
And next week … the Planning Commission is expected to deny a rezoning request for four large lots … on P C H above the welcome to Malibu sign … at Tuna Canyon Road.
Two decades ago … this large chunk of land was signed over to a conservation agency to be saved as open space.
So… Malibu zoned it as public open space land.
But the conservation agency took out a mortgage on it … fell behind on payments … and then lost the property an auction.
Investors bought the land for pennies on the dollar … and now they want the zoning changed to residential.
Not so fast … said the Planning Commissioners.
They say the investors knew the land was zoned as open space … when they bought it.
On a unanimous vote … they told the city attorney to draft a motion to deny the rezoning.
It is quite possible that this one will end up in court.
A retired 747 airplane has been converted into a firefighting bird that can drop 19,000 gallons of fire retardant or water at a time.
And it’s one step closer to beginning operations in California for the first time.
The “Global SuperTanker” has been used on fires in Chile and Israel.
But the owners of a company that owns this 747 had been frustrated this summer.
Their request to rent out the plane at fires languished before federal bureaucrats.
But late last week … the U.S. Forest Service issued interim approval for the newer, bigger 747 to be used in California.
It goes by callsign “Tanker 944.”
Malibu residents may remember Tanker 9-10 … a huge DC-10 … which was instrumental in saving homes along Latigo Canyon Road during the 2007 fires.
Tanker 9-10 laid down fire retardant just east of the ridge above the homes in the Malibu Bowl neighborhood.
Its huge load of fire retardant assisted the ground crews … they saved the houses.
This tanker 9-44 is even bigger .. and it can either dump water or the oink fire retardant chemical.
Tanker 9-10 has reportedly been retired … but a new Tanker 9-10 is now in service, as is a sister DC-10 called Tanker 9-12.
We read the tabloids so that you don’t have to…….
The tabloid gossip sites are rumoring about a major celebrity war in westernMalibu.
Beyonce Knowles and her husband Jay-Z are renting a huge oceanfront mansion off P C H.
Next door live David Charvet and Brooke Burke-Charvet.
Those two have a major construction project underway right next to Beyonce.
A source tells In Touch magazine that “all hell is breaking out” between the neighbors over the construction.
“Beyonce and Jay keep complaining about noise.
“Bey and Jay even complained about the taco truck that pulls up for the workers’ lunch …” says the source.
Sheriff’s deputies have reportedly been called.
Your tax dollars at work.
Today will be hot … with elevated fire danger in the mountains.
A surge of monsoonal moisture will move into the forecast area Tuesday through Thursday.
This will bring increased humidity along with continued hot conditions.
This brings a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms across Los Angeles and Ventura counties tomorrow night.
Usually these thunderheads get squelched when they hit the cool coastal air … summer thunderstorms are rare in Malibu.
We’ll keep you posted.
Weather for the Malibu today ….
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 74 )))) degrees today on the beach … (((( 96 )))) inland.
Downcoast winds will be strong …. gusting up to ((( 25 )))) miles per hour this afternoon.
Sunset tonight is at (((( 5 minutes to 8 )))).
After that … expect late night and early morning coastal clouds and mountain fog tonight … a low of (((( 63 )))) on the beach … down to (((( 65 )))) in the canyons.
Tomorrow should be (((( much the same in the morning … but a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. )))).
At 9 a-m … at Trancas it’s (((( 60 )))) degrees.
In upper Malibu Canyon … (((( 65 )))) .
And at Civic Center Los Angeles … (((( 68 )))).
In the ocean … it’s (((( 70 )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.
Mixed S to SSE swell from the Southern Hemisphere (long period) and tropics (shorter period) continues to roll in this morning with waist-chest high waves for better exposures through the western part of the region, while top breaks there hit shoulder high.
The lifeguards say the waves today are (((( 1-2 )))) feet high ….
Those are (((( poor to fair )))) surfing conditions …. according to the lifeguards.
((((( Low tide is at 10:31 AM
A moderate high tide will crest at 5:29 PM . ))))
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