KBUU Newswire Monday Jan 7 – PCH Still Closed W Of Trancas – 1.44" Rain – MRCA Plans Another Private Road Takeover



This is KBUU News – Day 60 of the fire disaster – The headlines:

  • =  Roadblocks on PCH west … a mile west of Trancas … residents only there.
  • =  And a hard closure between Neptune’s Net and Las Posas Road.
  • =  Almost an inch and a half of rain hits some parts of Malibu. 
  • =  No pollution is detected in the dirt that is washing out of the hills onto Malibu High.
  • =  And the LA Times analyzes the beginnings of the Woolsey Fire … were mistakes made???

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


Rain continues to fall in Malibu at daybreak. 

And this time … it’s the eastern end of the city that apparently got the most rain. 

1.44 inches of rain in the last 24 hours at Big Rock Mesa (period ending 5:05am Monday).

KBUU Trancas .80

Lechusa (Upper Decker Cyn) 1.22

Lower Decker Cyn 1.02

Westlake Village .33

Monte Nido .41

Malibu Civic Ctr .32

Big Rock Mesa 1.44

Camp 8 Upper Las Flores .45

Topanga Cyn .52


Malibu Elementary schoolsare open and in session today.

The middle school and high school has an already-planned pupil free day, and school resumes there Tuesday.


Testing on the ash that washed onto Malibu High School’s field during a major rain storm in December has been completed. 

And its shows no levels of pollution.  

Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/ash-flowing-out-of-malibu-park/ 

The Los Angeles Times has compiled a comprehensive analysis of the beginnings of the Woolsey Fire.

And it asks questions about the decisions made by fire commanders … when the fire first broke out … and when it headed towards the 101 Freeway and the Malibu ocean. 

Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/analysis-questions-fire-decisions/

LA Times story:  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-woolsey-resources-20190106-htmlstory.html

The MRCA reveals plans to drastically increase visitor numbers in a Malibu canyon already plagued by overuse and visitor pollution. 

MRCA plans to construct a new trail between Escondido Falls and Pacific Coast Highway.

Except most of the trail will not be a trail at all … it will be the private road owned and maintained by homeowners … called Murphy Way.

Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/mrca-plans-new-trail-on-private/

Link to MRCA plans: https://mrca.ca.gov/about/land-use-planning-documents/


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Rain consistently falling until about 10 o’clock … then showery weather.  )))) … highs  ((((     61 )))) beaches … ((((    59    )))) mountains and canyons. 

Winds off the ocean … around 10 miles an hour all day.

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

After that … (((    partly cloudy )))) tonight … low ((((   54   )))) beaches …  ((((   47  )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((   mostly sunny but cool    )))).

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    53   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo beach … 54.

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    47   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    51  )))).

Mo say the waves today are   ((((  1 to 2   )))) feet high …. 

Solid WNW swell-mix fades. Winds and conditions improving. Poor to Fair conditions surfing conditions …. according to the lifeguards.

(((((  High  tide is at   9:26 AM 5.7ft 

Low tide is at 4:44 PM  

11:19 PM  3.6ft  High   ))))


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