KBUU Newswire Day 154 – Wed Apr 10 – 61 MPH Winds – Malibu Gambles $3mil On Civ Ctr Sewer – Coastal Considers 101 Wildlife Bridge Aid



This is KBUU News – Day 154 the headlines:

  • =   61 mile an hour winds last night in the mountains … less windy today.
  • =   Malibu takes a three million dollar gamble with tax money on the Civic Center sewer 
  • =   A roomfull shows up to hear wildfire lessons from Australia,
  • =   Metro tries to keep Bus Route 534 relevant in an era of Uber and Lyft.
  • =   And Gidget the movie turns 60 … and the Malibu Film Society is throwing a free beach party.


Malibu’s Only Local Daily News … the Wednesday edition … from Radio Malibu  …. F-M 99 point 1 K B U U. Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


Malibu was largely spared from power outages as powerful winds toppled trees across the Southland last night. 

Winds hit 61 miles an hour last night in the mountains above Malibu.

Wind gusts hit 58 miles per hour in Beverly Hills last night. 

The westside of L-A took some damage.

Trees went down n Venice and on the 10 Freeway.

35 thousand D W P customers were without power in Los Angeles.

As of sunrise this morning … Southern California Edison did not have any power outages reported in the Santa Monica Mountains or Malibu.


The Malibu city council is taking a three million dollar gamble that Civic Center area homeowners will sign up to pay for and build sewer lines.  As part of the deal … Hughes Research Lab will loan the city $3.6 million for the phase 2 Civic Center Sewer design.  H-R-L will get back all but $300,000 dollars of that when and if the home owners come on board.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/3-million-bet-on-homeowners-sewer/


It was standing room only last night in the city council chambers … as Malibu fire victims crowded in to hear an Australian wildfire expert explain what they learned after massive wildfires Down under nine years ago.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/community-improves-recovery-odds/


Across the hall, only about six people showed up for Metro’s hearing at Malibu City Hall last night … a hearing on the Next Gen bus study.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/metro-plans-bus-arrival-time-app/


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


The state Coastal Commission meeting today in Salinas will include a couple of items of interest to Malibu

The commission will vote on a 6.8 million dollar package of grants for 10 projects in the Santa Monica Bay area.

The projects are supposed to improve coastal water quality, preserve and enhance coastal resources, and enhance coastal access within Santa Monica Bay.

Projects include restoring the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, kelp forests off Manhattan Beach … and assisting in the recovery of abalone populations.

The money will also go towards acquiring new open space for habitat preservation and building the wildlife crossing over the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon. 

Tomorrow … the Coastal Commission will hear that neighbor dispute … over a new house in the 31 thousand 500 Block of Pacific Coast Highway Western Malibu.


Santa Monica continues to chip away at its airport.

Last week .. the City Council approved planting grass on 15 hundred feet of abandoned runway.

Both ends of the runway were chopped off 16 months ago … to make the runway less attractive to jets.

This is part of the plan to wrap up aviation activities at the airport by 2028.

Pilots groups are still furious.

But the city Council approved spending $3 million did take out the pavement and plant grass at either end of the runway.

Santa Monica Airport is the closest small plane run way to Malibu … and in years past was responsible for much of the small plane air traffic over the Malibu coast.


Rent control has been extended in the unincoporated areas of Los Angeles County.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended rent-control and eviction protections in the unincorporated areas until next year.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the supervisors continued a temporary cap on rent increases to 3% annually until the end of the year.

They also expanded protections requiring landlords to show “just cause” before evictions.

This is a stopgap ordinance. 

It gives county officials more time to craft a permanent ordinance regulating rents in the areas under the jurisdiction of the county government, a patchwork of neighborhoods home to 1 million residents, including hundreds of thousands of renters who would be affected by the expanded rules.

Malibi area supervisor Sheila Kuehl voted for the rent control.

She says many people in Los Angeles County are having difficulties just accessing housing.


Finally this morning … we’re coming up on the 60th anniversary of the movie that put Malibu on the map.

And later this month … the Malibu Film Society will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the original “Gidget” movie, starring Sandra Dee, James Darren, and Cliff Robertson. 

On Saturday, April 27, the malibu Film Society will be screening the movie for free.

The surf and beach scenes filmed at Leo Carrillo have never looked better … says Film Society director Scott Tallal. 

The beach party … at the MJCS … statrts at 6:30 fthat night.

or free beach bites & beverages, surf music from KBUU radio host The Great Kahuna, and book signings & photo ops with the real-life Gidget, Kathy Kohner Zuckerman.  Kathy will then introduce the movie at 7:30, joined by director Brian Gillogy (who documented her story and Gidget’s global impact in “Accidental

Admission is free — but you have to reserve.

Malibu Film Society embers can reserve now at  www.MalibuFilmSociety.org

It’s also free for nonmembers …. but reservations for the general public will be taken later.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((  Sunny and still windy   )))) … highs  ((((   71  )))) beaches … ((((      )))) mountains and canyons. 

Downcoast winds …  (((   20  )))) miles per hour this morning and afternoon.

Gale warnings have dropped … small craft warning flags remain up along the Malibu.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((   7:20    )))).

After that … (((  mowtly clear   )))) tonight … low ((((   53   )))) beaches …  ((((   )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    cool and windy.    )))).

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

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((   56   )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    54   )))) .

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   ((((   4 to 5 )))) feet high …. 

But th ewaves are chaotic … winds and waves.

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

(((((   Low tide is at  8:06 AM  0.3ft  Low Hihg tide … mediocre … at 2:57 PM.

Low tide again at  6:41 PM    ))))


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