KBUU Newswire Day 43 – Tuesday Dec 18 – Council May Waive Fees For Trailers – Firefighter Run Over By Civilian on Day 6 – Big Surf



This is KBUU News – Day 43 – the headlines:

  • =  Malibu may eliminate city fees for temporary trailers after the fire.
  • =  Calfire issues a report on how a firefighter was run over by a resident during the fire.
  • =  Two Edison lineworkers injured yesterday in the San Fernando Valley … a pole collapsed.
  • =  The CPUC fails to enforce laws on wildfire safety …
  • =  And Stanley the Giraffe survived the fire … will he survive the animal rights activists ????

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


How much will it cost to get city permits to rebuild a burned out house??

And how much will it cost to place at temporary trailer on a lot during the rebuilding process?

Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/council-will-consider-waiving-fees/

Cal Fire has released a report into the near-death of a firefighter …. in the mountains west of Malibu … when a resident drove over him. Details:   http://www.radiomalibu.net/report-on-run-over-firefighter/

Two Southern California Edison contract employees were injured yesterday day when a utility pole came down in the eastern San Fernando Valley. 

The two men went down with the pole in Lopez Canyon … east of Lake View Terrace.

One lineworker was airlifted to a hospital. 

Edison in a statement said the other worker was taken to a medical facility as well.

The extent of their injuries was not released by the Edison Company. 


Newspapers across the state are writing articles about the failure of Southern California Edison to have followed the law in terms of preparing for wildfires. 

And the problem sits at the California Public Utilities Commission … which has ignored for two years a law that requires power companies to publicly file their plans to reduce the risk …

Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/cpuc-ignores-law-on-wildfire/


One of the many lawsuits being filed against Southern California Edison over the Woolsey Fire has been filed by the family and company that operates Malibu Wine Safaris and Malibu Wines.

in the lawsuit … Malibu Wines says employees worked through the night in order to lead more than 100 animals to a relatively safe and open pasture area in order to survive the fire.

They claim the efforts to save the animals were made in lieu of saving their own material possessions.

Malibu Wines says the wild animal park and winery had offered an experience to tourists … an experience that is now “destroyed.”

Te fire has also aprked animal rights activists to demand that Malibu Wines send Stanley The Giraffe to some sort of animal sanctuary. 

Stanley and other exotic animals rode out the fire in a grassy pasture and were apparently not harmed by the fire. 


A large and long period west-northwest swell expected to bring high surf conditions to west facing beaches of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through today.




* SURF…6 to 10 foot surf with local sets to 12 feet can be

  expected across west facing beaches through early this morning.

  The surf will then gradually subside through this evening.





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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((  Sunny    )))) … highs  ((((    63  )))) beaches … ((((   69   )))) mountains and canyons. 

Winds will be light today and this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    4:48   )))).

After that … (((  clear  )))) tonight … low ((((   55   )))) beaches …  ((((   47    )))) mountains and canyons.

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

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((     56  )))) degrees.

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    54   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   55   )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((    62   )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

Surf is up.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  8 to 12   )))) feet high …. particularly at third point.

Waves are 8-12 feet. 

That’s overhead to double overhead.

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

((((( High tide was at 6. 

 Low  tide is at 12:54.

High tide …. 3 and a half feet … just before 7.     ))))


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