KBUU Newswire Tuesday Aug 7: OC Fire May Be Visible – Trump Firestorm Ignites CA Blowback – Malibu Plastic Straw Ban Sews Profits In Indiana



This is KBUU News. The headlines:

  • = A major fire in Orange County … could be visible across the bay from Malibu when the haze clears.
  • = The president says California needs to water its trees … that assessment called stunningly ignorant. 
  • = A cougar takes 3 alpaca in Zuma Canyon .. the park service says it was not being radio tracked. 
  • = And Malibu should get a cut .. the nation’s only paper straw company gets bought out.

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


An uncontrolled … major wildfire in Orange County might become visible from Malibu

Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/oc-fire-may-be-visible-from-here/


News agencies across the country are weighing in president Trump’s pronouncement on California’s fires. The president is called “stunningly ignorant” by LA Times.

Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/trump-claims-laughed-at/


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


The National Park Service says they do not believe any of their currently-tracked mountain lions are responsible for the deaths of three alpacas in Zuma Canyon last week. 

Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/nps-says-cougar/

Santa Monica College is offering free enrollment … and $400 worth of free textbooks to new, full-time students who graduated from a local high schools this year. 

Detail: http://www.radiomalibu.net/smc-offers-free-enrollment/


Malibu started it … and now USA Today reports paper straws are taking over.

But there’s only one company in the nation that makes paper straws. 

Aardvark Straws of Fort Wayne, Indiana is the only maker of paper straws in the U.S.

Aardvark is workign 24 hour shifts to make paper straws for California … and the rest of the country … where plastic straws are being phased out as polluting.

Yesterday … Aardvark was sold to the Hoffmaster Group … a bigger company from Wisconsin that makes premium disposable paper napkins and other tableware.

The details of the deal have not been released. 

USA Today reports that Hofmaster has a six to nine month plan for expanding and increasing Aardvark’s production. 

No word if Malibu will get a cut of the deal.  



The NAtional Weather Service says there is a potential for high surf and high tides of over 7 feet  for later this week. 

The combination of high surf and high tides would bring local beach erosion and minor flooding of beach parking lots. 

Further statements will be issued as this surf event approaches.

And Malibu is under an excessive hear warning again today .

Highs of between 90 and 100 degrees are possible on the inland side of PCH.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

It will be ((((  hot   )))) today … highs  ((((   82  )))) beaches … ((((    103  )))) mountains and canyons. 

Winds will be strong. 

Downcoast winds …  (((   20   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:50   )))).

After that … (((  cloudy   )))) tonight … low ((((   66   )))) beaches …  ((((  103  )))) mountains and canyons ((((  110 in Woodland Hills.  )))).

Tomorrow should be   ((((   cooler by 4 degrees .. but humid.  )))).

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    68    )))) degrees.

In upper Malibu Canyon … ((((    82    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   71    )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((     67    )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((   1 to 3  )))) feet high …. 

Buig surf later this week.

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

(((((  High  tide is at  7:50 AM…  3.5ft h

Low tide is at 12:25 PM.

A 6 foot high tide will crest at 6:53 tonight.    ))))


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