Bus Lanes For Lincoln Blvd – Bu Street Repaving Continues – Planetary Giant In Malibu – KBU Newswire


Santa Monica is adding bus lanes to Lincoln Boulevard  

Street resurfacing continues …. across Malibu.

The Malibu College campus construction project gets a new boss.

And science geeks rejoice … a giant in space exploration … will be at the Malibu Library later this month.  

This is Malibu’s only local daily news.

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

Good morning Westward Beach!


Santa Monica plans to add bus only lanes on Lincoln Boulevard.

The route  … formerly was state Route 1 … but Caltrans has given up control of it and let Santa Monica take over.

It still is a major link from Malibu to L-A-X and other places south and east of here. 

The city is now building new medians and landscaping … and better crosswalks.

South of Pico Boulevard … streetside parking will be eliminated during rush hours …. and the new curb lanes will be bus only. 

This bus lane will be in operation from 7 to 9 am only northbound … and 4-6 p-m southbound … and only on Lincoln between Pico and the southern city limits … in Venice.

The city of L-A has similar rush hour parking rules on many major streets.

And on Wilshire Boulevard … L-A also has bus lanes only on the curbside.

But .. and this is unusual… Santa Monica is not going to allow bicycles to use the bus lane.

That should be interesting. 


The Malibu street resurfacing project continues … with a few scheduling hitches. 

The repaving of Guernsey Avenue is now scheduled for tomorrow … Friday. 

Big Rock Drive is to be repaved…. but the city notices are not clear on exactly when. 

Slurry coating for streets in the Malibu park neighborhood is scheduled for a week from Monday. 

We’ll keep you posted.


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There’s an increase in gang violence in the western San Fernando Valley.

The L-A Daily News reports that there are 16 gangs operating in the West Valley … according to the LAPD.

The number of violent gang-related crimes has gone up over the past three years, from 177 in to 289 per year.

The L-A city council is sending a little money— 50 thousand dollars —- to the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development to figure out what’s happening.

The city of L-A’s anti-gang efforts include education campaigns, gun buybacks and seasonal programs like Summer Night Lights.

These community youth events are held in parks at night to deter them from become gang hangout locations.

What does this have to do with Malibu??

These gang members have in years past been known to congregate at beaches …. and a re a major reason why Malibu spends city moneyon summer beach team supplemental sheriff’s deputies.

the bigger gang problem in the Malibu area … however … may be the Oxnard gangs that claim beaches near Point Mugu as their turf.

Robberies… fights and a few violent assaults have been reported by Ventura County sheriff’s deputies … at night … at parking lots and secluded locations along roads west of Malibu.


Santa Monica College is building a new campus here in Malibu.

And now the local college district  …. which includes Malibu …. has a new boss in charge of facilities.

Elaine Polachek has been appointed the college district’s Executive Vice President.

She is the big college’s Executive Vice President.

Her job includes operational oversight of SMC’s Human Resources, Facilities Planning, Business and Administration, and other administrative details.

As Chief Operating Officer, Polachek will also assume responsibility for SMC’s college-wide master planning activities.

Polachek stepped down from Assistant City Manager in Santa Monica last month.

She has nearly three decades of experience in public administration …. 28 years of it in Santa Monica City Hall.

Polachek will be the go-to person as the college builds in new campus at the Malibu Civic Center … a 25 million dollar project that is set to begin construction soon. 


The Chief Engineer for Solar System Exploration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is the next name for the Malibu Library Speakers Series.

And this guy is huge.

B. Gentry Lee is  a supernova in the world of space exploration.

He co-wrote the groundbreaking T-V series Cosmos with Carl Sagan.

He co-wrote books with Arthur C. Clarke.

Lee currently oversees engineering integrity of all of JPL’s robotic planetary missions for NASA. He’s been overseeing or deeply involved in J-P-L’s lunar and planetary missions all the way back to the Viking mission in the late 1960s…culminating in mankind’s first successful landing on another planet.

This will be a hot ticket ,,.. B. Gentry Lee will be speaking at 7 p-m on Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 PM at Malibu City Hall.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

Mostly sunny … hot and humid.

A high near 81  degrees today on the beach … ((((   97   )))) inland. 

Winds will be breezy. 

Downcoast winds will be   (((  15  )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:54   )))).

After that … expect it to be (((  partly cloudy and warm  )))) tonight … a low of  ((((   65 )))) on the beach … down to  ((((   68  )))) in the canyons.

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

At 8 a-m … at Trancas it’s ((((    70   )))) degrees.

In upper Malibu Canyon … ((((     77    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    77  )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((   67    )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

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

((((  Fading S/SSE swell continues to pass most of the region by. )))) 

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

(((((   A minor high tide is at  8:50 AM  

Low tide is at 1:23 this afternoon.

A five and a third foot high tide will crest just be just before sunset … this evening …at 7:41.   ))))


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