KBUU Newswire Thurs 28 Jun


= Five shootings in Malibu Canyon … deputies say they increased patrols near the campground after each.

= But still … no indication that they are linked. And no public warnings were issued.

= The U S G S has a new computer to predict the impact of rising ocean levels … and its not good for Malibu’s cliffs.

= Malibu’s Measure R went down in flames … now it’s taking Del Mar down with it.

= And a huge fireworks show is plan ned for the Civic Center


This is Malibu’s only local daily news.

It’s the (((( Thursday ))) edition of the news … from Radio Malibu ….

F-M 99 point 1 K B U U.


Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


Sheriff’s deputies now admit that they increased patrols in the Malibu Canyon area after reports of five sniper-like shootings … over the last year and a half.

There were five instances of people or vehicles getting hit by either buckshot or shotgunned bullets in the canyon …. in the year an a half leading up to last Friday’s murder of Tristan Boudette.

The sheriff’s headquarters bureau downtown has issued a statement:

“The Malibu/Lost Hills Station has previously increased patrols in the areas nearby following the prior incidents, and has canvassed the surrounding residences in an effort to obtain any workable information.

“Deputies will continue to maintain a highly visible presence in the vicinity to ensure public safety.”

Although one local internet blog is criticizing the sheriff’s department for not making a public statement after the first shootings… it is unclear how that statement would have diminished the threat to the public.

Short of closing Malibu Canyon Road to traffic … and the campground to campers … issuing a public statement could have spawned copycat shootings … or emboldened the actual shooters.

All this is conjecture … the actual police response cannot be expected to come out on the middle of the open homicide case … as detectives are working the case.

Yesterday … the L-A County coroner says Tristan Beaudette was killed by a gunshot to the head last Friday shortly before 5 a.m at the campground.

Could that shooting have been prevented?

L.A. County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore is overseeing the case.

He told the L A Time son Monday that detectives have no evidence connecting any prior shootings to Beaudette’s death.

But they cannot now rule out any potential links.


We’ve heard a lot about beach loss from global warming.

Now .. a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey says loss of beaches along Southern California … will also led to catastrophic losses of homes … roads and properties atop cliffs along the coast.

The feds have develped a new computer model called “CoSMoS-COAST” .

And it predicts that 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches may become completely eroded by the year 2100 …. under scenarios of sea-level rise of one to two meters.

And the ocean may take down cliffs …. move them back as 135 feet by the year 21 hundred.

The Geological Survey’s projection is based on sea level rise between one half to 2 meters, and might actually be on the conservative side.

Even a minimal sea level increase will have dire consequences.

The U S G S says homes … roads and infrastructure could also be made unsafe by landslides or erosion … with the increased risk sending home values plummeting.

The study looked at five

The future predictions indicate that nearly all of Southern California’s beaches will experience erosion due to accelerated sea-level rise.

The new model takes into consideration sand transport both along the beach … due to longshore currents … and across the beach … (or cross-shore transport) by waves and sea-level rise.

The computer model uses information about historical shoreline positions and how beaches change in response to waves and climate cycles such as El Niño.

And the U S G S team says their computer model seems reliable … because it osf how accurately the model is able to reproduce the historical shoreline change between 1995 and 2010.

What does all this mean locally?

The city and beachfront residents are fighting the federal government over new coastal maps … that are supposed to indicate current wave conditions.

Beachfront owners are worried about losing their homes … because of inaccurate federal maps showing current conditions …. and some scientists hored byt he city agree that the current FEMA maps are inaccurate.

But the future has not been considered by FEMA is drawing those maps.

The new U S G S study was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

The L A Times used the computer data … to produce dramatic photos showing most of the oceanfront homes in Point Dume being lost to the sea.


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


Malibu voters may remember the campaign promises made by backers of Measure R … the anti commercial development citizens initiative that movie producer Rob Reiner backed in Malibu.

Supports of Measure R pointed out that other California cities also required public votes on commercial development … like Measure R would have required in Malibu.

But opponents pointed out that other California cities had not really faced serious court challenges … and that if malibu’s Measure R were enacted … it would probably be ruled unconstitutional by state courts.

That’s exactly what happened.

Malibu voters approved Measure R … and the state courts ruled that it was unconstitutional to force commercial projects to a public vote.

And now .,.. as predicted … Malibu’s Measure R fiasco is dragging down other cities’ anti commercial development voting schemes.

In Del Mar … in San Diego … city officials are saying the Malibu disaster means their similar public vote ordinance is also dead.

Del Mar voters in 1986 required future voter approval for downtown developments larger than 25,000 square feet.

Del Mar is now scrapping that… because of the Malibu court defeat.


You may have heard that there have been two fireworks permits issued for Malibu this Fourth fo July.

A third Independence Day fireworksr show has just been added.

In addition … one show will be at La Costa beach on Sunday night.

On Wednesday … the 4th of July … fireworks will be launched from barges off the Malibu Colony and at paradise COVE.

And a listener just pointed out … a fireworks show at Broad Beach has just been added … to the list of permits.

The fireworks show at the Malibu Colony – Civic Center should be spectacular.

A KBUU listener has emailed us a photo of the barge … loaded with mortars and cannons.

Bluffs Park will be open on the 4th of July but expect a crowd.

Lots of people on PCH … of course …

Just about anywhere from the pier to Pepperdine should be a front row seat.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

Patchy fog burning off at midday today … highs (((( 69 )))) beaches … (((( 82 )))) mountains and canyons.

Winds will be strong ….

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

Sunset tonight is at (((( 8:08 )))).

After that … ((( late night and early morning coastal clouds and mountain fog )))) tonight … low (((( 58 )))) beaches … mountains and canyons.

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

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

In upper Malibu Canyon … (((( 57 )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … (((( 64 )))).

In the ocean … it’s (((( 61 )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are (((( 2 to 3 feet.

There’s a lingering S swell. New SW/SSW swell continues to trend up.

Poor to fair )))) surfing conditions …. according to the lifeguards.

((((( High tide is at 11:22 this morning.

Low tide will be at 3:51 this afternoon.

High tide … 5.7 feet … tonight at 10:04 . ))))


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