KBUU Newswire Thursday Oct. 18: Malibu Canyon Route Blocked – City Says SCE Warned Of Intentional Blackouts – Trump Threatens California



This is KBUU News – the headlines:

  • =   Las Virgenes Road is still closed in Malibu Canyon … for repair of a downed transmission line. 
  • =   Deputies search Malibu Canyon for more clues …
  • =   The city of Malibu says Southern California Edison warned of intentional blacjouts Monday … no matter what the Edison company says now.
  • =   Donald Trump threatens to cut off federal money to California over wildfires.
  • =   Santa Anas still with us … Red Flags possible tomorrow.
  • =   The traffic pattern is about to shift at Webster school.

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.


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were out in force again yesterday in Malibu Canyon …

looking for clues. Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/deputies-comb-rough-canyon-area/

The city of Malibu says again: SC Edison gave us a sudden blackout alert. And, Edison appealed eight $300,000 fine for powerline violations, and ended up with an eight million dollar penalty. Three U-S Marines were injured. Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/edison-served-sudden-blackout/

Donald Trump threatens to cut off federal funds to California because we’re a mess taking care of forest fires. Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/trump-trumpets-against-california/ 


Santa Anas are coming back tomorrow and Saturday. 

These winds will not be nearly as strong as what occurred earlier this week.

But gusts between 30 and 45 mph are possible. 

We will just cross over into critical fire weather conditions … possibly … over much of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. 

This event will not nearly be as severe as what occurred on Monday and Tuesday, but a Red Flag Warning may still be warranted.


Construction of new parking lots and sidewalks is nearly finished at Webster elementary school.

And starting next Monday … the school will resume pick up and drop off of students at the north end of campus … near the front door.

But the return to more normal procedures does not mean that higher security procedures will not end.

Santa Monica Malibu school officials say they will continue to have kindergarten students students escorted to and from the classroom by their parents.

Other kids will have to be dropped off at the curb or … say goodbye to their parents at the gate if escorted from the lower parking lot.  

All parents needing to access campus before school for any reason will sign in in the main office.

The changes take effect on Monday … prepare for a little extra confusion.


Today is the Great California Shakeout Day.

At 10 18 this morning … students across the state will drill on earthquake procedures.

KBUU will be conducting an Emergency Alert test … at 10:18 this morning. 

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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Sunny and windy   )))) … highs  ((((    80   )))) beaches … ((((   84    )))) mountains and canyons. 

Winds will be over the mountains … 20 miles an hour with gusts to 30 miles an hour today.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    6:20   )))).

After that … (((   windy  )))) tonight … low ((((   62   )))) beaches …  ((((  60   )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    warmer and windier … red Flag Warnings likely.   )))).

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    58    )))) degrees.

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    58    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   59    )))).

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

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  3 to 4     )))) feet high …. 

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

(((((  Low  tide is at  12:51 PM.

A  moderate high tide tonight at sunset …6:20 PM 4.3ft High.   ))))


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