Will Malibu get a thunderstorm today???
Depends how hot it gets inland … we have a 30 percent chance.
Three speed humps get installed in Point Dume.
And holy guacamole …. batman … a huge avocado theft ring just up the coast is broken up.
This is Malibu’s only local daily news… the Wednesday edition … from Radio Malibu …. 97 point 5 K B U.
Good morning Filaree Heights.
Thunderstorms continue to blossom in Southern California … as an unusually-strong monsoon season hits the desert of Arizona.
Yesterday saw a thunderstorm blow west as fas as Huntington Beach … where early mornong beachgoers were ordered evacuated due to the lightning.
The cool Pacific air flipped an off switch on the storm’s energy … and it was a deck of clouds dropping a few raindrops as it passed over Malibu.
The same thing may happen today … the National Weather Service says thrunderstorms may even reach the beaches of L A and Ventura County today.
The big question is how much sunshine we’ll get …. the more sun .. the more heat …. the more heat … the greater chance for thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service has just ratcheted up the chance for rain in Malibu today and tonight … to 30 percent.
The great Point Dume speed hump controversy appears to be over … as speed humps are being installed this week on Selfridge Drive.
Those are going to be the last speed humps to be installed on Point Dume … after two years of controversy … public hearings and dispute.
The city had been given a petition from some homeowners on Dume Drive … askling for speed humps to be installed.
And the city had a deal with a contractor to install 26 speed humps on various Point Dume streets …. when KBUU radio noticed the paving contract buried in an agenda.
Most residents on the point did not know about the pending humping on their streets … until the broadcasts.
Many were shocked.
Members of the Public Safety Commission pointed out that fire trucks have to slow down for the humps … and the fire department does not like speed humps on collector streets like Dume Drive.
The plan was withdrawn … for all the streets except Selfridge Place.
There … increased numbers of drivers had been using Selfridge to avoid speed humps on parallel streets.
So … three speed humps are going in this week on Selfridge …. in fact … theyre supposed to be in now …
But that’s all.
Repaving of streets near Broad Beach … and above Zuma Beach … will continue this week and over the two weeks after that.
We will keep you posted.
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Malibu will be getting some guidelines for its volunteer disaster teams.
It’s called the Community Emergency Response Team Program —- or CERT for short.
Many Malibu residents have been trained as CERT emergency response volunteers.
Graduates of CERT training are equipped with the basic skills needed to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace when professional responders are not
In Malibu, some CERT graduates have taken it a step further by receiving additional training and registering with the city as Disaster Service Workers.
Now .. the city is setting up criteria for members of the CERT team.
Beyond taking the general CERT training program … members of the team need to take three online courses from FEMA … register with the city … attend periodic meetings, training sessions, and drills … and support at least two community events per year.
The proposal goes up for comment at tonight’s Public Safety Commission meeting … at 5 o’clock tonight at City Hall.
A routine and mundane meeting of a Santa Monica volunteer group … founded to fight racism at Santa Monica High School several years ago … had quite a shock last month.
Several young men … wearing face masks … showed up and sat in the middle of the meeting.
They were white nationalists.
The men carried anti-semitic signs.
They made anti-Semitic statements.
They made statements that participants described as outright racist.
Shocked members of Santa Monica’s Committee for Racial Justice said the opbviopus intent was to disrupt their meeting … the men were intimidating and their behavior meant to invoke the Ku Klux Klan.
The Committee for Racial Justice is getting ready for their next meeting … this Sunday.
The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that the committee members were shocked an upset that their volunteer group’s meeting would be attended by white nationalists.
This weekend’s workshop will discuss confronting explicit racism.
Organizers said they also have an escalating security plan for their meetings … which will begin with a check-in desk at the entrance where anyone wearing a mask will be asked to remove it.
There are also plans to remove individuals who seek to disrupt, rather than participate in, the meetings.
Members of the committee say they welcome open and honest discussion … but the group does have its limits.
Individuals who come with the intent to derail the meeting do not want to actually communicate . but to disrupt … are not welcome.
The C-R-J describes itself as a framework for addressing white privilege … which minimizes the defensiveness which often accompanies such discussions.
This Sunday’s meeting is in a city of Santa Monica owned building … at Virginia Avenue Park.
The start time has bot been publicized.
Finally this morning … in news from just up the coast … the great avocado theft ring from just up the P C H has been cracked.
Many Malibu residents may be familiar with the avocado packing plant on P C H … across the freeway from the Navy Base near Hueneme Road.
T guys who worked there have been caught selling avocados out the back door.
Lots of avocados.
More than $200,000 worth of avocados .
Two workers at the Mission Produce packing house have pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and conspiracy.
The Ventura County Star says the men sold the avocados from the back of the facility for cash and pocketed the money.
About $140,000 in cash was found in a bedroom safe at one defendant’s house … the packing house will get that money … according to the Star.
That’s a lot of guacamole.
Weather for the Malibu ….
There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76 degrees today on the beach … (((( 94 )))) inland.
Winds will be gentle.
Downcoast winds will be ((( cancelled out by the thunderstorm flow from the east.
Sunset tonight is at (((( 7:55 )))).
After that … a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms continues tonight …
It will be warm and muggy tonight … a low of (((( 70 )))) on the beach … down to (((( 73 )))) in the canyons.
Tomorrow should be (((( hot and muggy .. high 81 on the beach … 93 in the mountains )))).
Right now … at Trancas it’s (((( 64 )))) degrees.
In upper Malibu Canyon … (((( 74 )))) .
And at Civic Center Los Angeles … (((( 74 )))).
In the ocean … it’s (((( 66 )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.
The lifeguards say the waves today are (((( 3 to 4 )))) feet high at focal points….
(((( Local NW wind swell up. Long period S/SSE swell continues. ))))
Those are (((( fair )))) surfing conditions …. according to the lifeguards.
((((( A small high tide is at 8:09 AM .
Low tide is at 12:36 .
The major high tide is 5 feet at 7:02 PM ))))
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