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Three rainstorms in a row …. Malibu could get 6 inches of rain by Monday.

And the National Weather Service is calling for the biggest waves in years …. starting Friday.

Cell phone antennas in front of peoples’ houses have Malibu riled up.

Homelessness in Malibu … what to do???

The town hall meeting is tonight.



This is Malibu’s only local daily news … on the radio at 97.5 FM in western Malibu 8 times every weekday. 

It’s the   Tuesday edition of the news … from Radio Malibu  …. 97 point 5 K B U.


The National Weather Service says the largest waves in years are lined up at Southern California.

Large swells will be arriving down the coast Friday.

Could be the largest surf we have seen in years …. says the National Weather Service.

And the forecasters say confidence is building for a period of significant rainfall through Monday … bringing the potential for flooding.

The first storm is expected to bring moderate rainfall to Malibu late tomorrow night.

There is a chance of thunderstorms bringing locally heavy downpours.

This first storm Will likely drop one half to 1 inch of rain along the Malibu coast.

Eight second storm is expected to bring moderate to heavy rain … and snow to the mountains … late Thursday night into Friday and Saturday.

The heaviest rain would be Friday … and up to 3 inches is possible from that one.

The third storm will arrive Sunday … continue into Monday …. And it will be the biggest of the three.

The third storm may dump 3 inches of rain in Malibu.

Add it all up … and the maximum rainfall amounts totaling 6inches in Malibu between tomorrow night and Monday night.

The ground is saturated … the creeks and canyons are already flowing …. and we could be seeing some significant flooding … and flash flooding … says the National Weather Service.


You are listening to the latest news from Radio Malibu … 97.5 KBU.


Controversial cellular phone installations are making news again in Malibu.

There has been a years-long controversy over a proposed cellphone antenna cabinet … proposed for the corner of Harvester Road at Filaree Heights Road.

Sprint already has an antenna on the pole at that corner …. now a company called Crown Castle wants to put in another antenna to serve its client … T-Mobile. 

The company also wants to put in a a gargantuan equipment cabinet on the pole. 

Sprint has its equipment in an underground box …. the T-Mobile contractor refuses to do that. 

The neighbors have gone to considerable expense to hire experts and propose that the cabinet box go underground.

Their proposal has been met with silence from T-Mobile Crown Castle.

City officials say their hands are tied … Congress took away nearly all their discretionary power over cellphone antennas.

City staff has said that if the city council doesn;t approve the poles …. the cell phone company has an excellent chance of winning in federal court and throwing all city regulations on pole design into the garbage.

The long-running Harvester Road saga comes up to the city council on next Monday night.


But tonight at City Hall … the Planning Commission will take the first look at three new antennas proposed for public streets on Point Dume. 

Power lines will be raised … from their current 36 foot height to 43 feet …. to make way for data antennas underneath them.


In addition to the Planning Commission … there are two other major events at Malibu City Hall tonight.

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 5:30.

And there’s the community meeting on homelessness … at 7.


The Parks Commission will be going over the Trancas Park outreach effort.

The city bought a large parcel of land on Trancas Canyon Road … and now there is controversy over what to do with it. 

Many people favor leaving it as open space.

But others say the flat portion of the land is the only place owned by the city that is suitable for soccer or softball fields … which Malibu is sorely in need of. 

The survey’s methodology has been questioned by some residents … for being an unsicentific and inaccurate gauge of public opinion.


And at 7, the Town Hall Meeting on Homelessness in Malibu will get underway. 

it’s sponsored by the The City of Malibu, the Malibu Task Force on Homelessness and The People Concern.

City leaders are encouraging Malibu residents and business people  to attend this first-of-its-kind event.

There is a new homeless outreach program here in malibu ….  and the prganization  that does that will describe their plans are for addressing the needs of the homeless population in our community, the current status of homelessness in Malibu, and what concerned community members can to do help. 

Says Mayor Lou La Monte …. Quoting now ….

“This meeting will hopefully shed light rather than heat on an often misunderstood subject.

“The people in Malibu care deeply about this issue, are eager to discuss and learn about it, and get involved.” 


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Boys varsity basketball on the road last night beat Carpinteria 56-47.

They play Saint Bonaventure in Ventura County tomorrow.

Girls soccer lost on the road at Grace Brethren by a score of 3-1.


This program note.

Many Americans are saying they will boycott American television coverage of the inauguration. 

K B U U will carry Pacifica radio’s Amy Goodman …. interviewing the opposition and analyzing the Trump scorecard. 

Join us Friday morning from 5 am to noon for news coverage you cannot get anywhere else on the dial. 

And on Saturday…. dozens of Malibu residents will be in Los Angees …. protesting.

KBUU will carry Pacifica Radio’s  coverage of the Woman’s March on Washington. 

Amy Goodman anchors from Women’s March main stage area.

We also plan special coverage from the Woman’s March n downtown Los Angeles on Saturday morning.  

Special KBUU Pacifica Radio Network inauguration coverage …. Friday and Saturday morning from 5am to noon … on 97.5 KBU.


It’s (((( time))) 

Traffic coming up …. but first … 


Weather for the Malibu ….

Sunny, with a high near 66 degrees today on the beach … ((((   also 66   )))) inland. 

Winds will be gusty. Downcoast winds will be up to  (((   20   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((   5:11  )))).

After that … expect it to be (((   increasingly cloudy and cold  )))) tonight … a low of  ((((  45 )))) on the beach … down to  ((((  35  )))) in the canyons.

Tomorrow should  be   ((((  rainy after 4 p-m …. a 90 percent chance of rain late tomorrow night. )))).

Three winter storms are expected in quick succession from Wednesday through Sunday.

Right now … it’s ((((    59   )))) at Trancas.

((((       )))) in upper Malibu Canyon.

And it’s ((((    55    ))) at Civic center Los Angeles. 

In the ocean … it’s ((((    55   )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((4-6  )))) feet high …. 

((((  The WNW swell is diminishing.

Big waves in tap this weekend. ))))

((((  fair to good )))) surfing conditions today …. according to the lifeguards.

(((((   High tide is at 12:27 PM. 

Low tide at 7:11 tonight.  ))))


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