KBUU Newswire Day 140 Wed Mar 27 – Wagner Proposes That City Create Passageway Under PCH, Caltrans Says "Hmm…."



This is KBUU News – the headlines:

  • =   Caltrans gets an earful from Malibu residents opposed to a new signal.
  • =   Mayor Jefferson Wagner tries to convince the state to use an underpass for pedestrian crossings.
  • =   three days after another whale gets hung up in a crab pot … an agreement to end the crab season early.
  • =   A prominent actor crashes his SUV into a Malibu power pole. 
  • =  From sleepy Bay City … to Silicon beach… Santa Monica continues to morph.

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


Caltrans officials say they will consider a compromise proposal from Malibu Mayor Jefferson Wagner on pedestrian crossing at the Malibu seafood restaurant.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/traffic-signal-caution/


Malibu’s parks commission will take a field trip today…. taking a tour of the inventory of potential park projects.

Bluffs Park. 

Legacy Park.

The two vacant lots just purchased … on Civic Center Way.

And if they have time … the christmas tree sales lot at Point Dume …. and land at Trancas.

The meeting starts this afternoon at 2:30 at Malibu Bluffs Park.


Actor Michael Madsen, known for his roles in several Quentin Tarantino movies, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Malibu. 

Madsen was arrested Sunday after crashing his Land Rover around 8 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. 

The 61-year-old was booked on a misdemeanor charge and his bail was set at $15,000. 

He was released early Monday morning, authorities said. 

Madsen has appeared in “Reservoir Dogs,” “Kill Bill” and “The Hateful Eight.”


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The face of Santa Monica continues to change.

Fisher Hardware and Lumber has been hit with an enormous rent increase …. and it will go out of business in 2020.

It has been selling wood and tools and nails for 97 years.

The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that this was Santa Monica’s last hardware store … following the closure of Busy Bee Hardware in 2017.

The Santa Monica Daily Press also reports that a fast-growing artificial intelligence company from Norway is moving to downtown Santa Monica.

Boost.ai makes software that automates customer service.

It announced last week that it is opening a North American headquarters in downtown Santa Monica.


We don’t know what happened to that grey whale spotted last weekend up the coast from Malibu … with a buoy line wrapped around it.  But action is being taken to reduce the number of whales tangled up in crab pot ropes.  Details   https://www.radiomalibu.net/record-number-of-whales-tangled/

AP story:  https://apnews.com/223a1ed1e21e4913a5502e230d71ec99


A state senator has introduced a bill that would take away the ability of parents to go doctor shopping find find a way to prevent their children from being immunized against childhood diseases.

The proposed law would require please state Department of Public Health to approve every single request for a medical exemption from immunization requirements. 

Malibu is a hotbed of parents who refused to allow their children to be immunized … according to statistics.

The law comes from the same legislators … including Malibu-area senators … who several years ago got a aw that repealed a parent’s personal belief exemption from immunizations. 

Parents can no longer claim that their children cannot be vaccinated against diseases including measles, mumps, chickenpox, tetanus, whooping cough and rubella. 

The only children who can go without vaccines now are those with medical exemptions and those who are schooled at home.

The proposed new bill would restrict that. 

It would also mandate the creation of a statewide database of medical exemptions, including those that doctors have already approved. 

State and local public health officers would have access to the database and could revoke exemptions that do not meet the new guidelines.

The author of this bill is also a pediatrician.

Senator Richard Pan of Sacramento says the change is necessary to combat doctors who sell fraudulent medical exemptions to parents.

This report is based on a story on the San Francisco Chronicle. 


And in news from up the coast … a state lawmaker is applying new pressure on coastal officials to provide access to Hollister Ranch.

70 miles up the coast from Malibu … Hollister Ranch is some of California’s most coveted beaches and surf breaks .

The Los Angeles Times reports that a bill unveiled Tuesday would set a deadline of one year from now for state coastal officials to finally come up with a comprehensive public access plan at Hollister Ranch. 

Failure to do so would trigger a number of procedures that would hold the state accountable.

Assemblywoman Monique Limón … a Santa Barbara Democrat), who has been pushing for legislation since hundreds of people called on her office last year to ensure that California’s beaches are open to everyone.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Partly sunny, with a high near 64   )))) beaches … ((((   68   )))) mountains and canyons. 

Downcoast winds …  (((   15   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:10   )))).

After that … (((  patchy fog  )))) tonight … low ((((  53   )))) beaches …  ((((   49  )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    sunnier    )))).

No rain in the forecast for the next 7 days.

At 9 am … at Trancas it’s ((((    58   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((    54   )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((   49     )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    57   )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((    54   )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((   3 to 5 )))) feet high …. 

There is a little more SSW swell.

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

((((( Low  tide is at 10:44.

High tide is at 6:20 this evening…. less than 3 feet.

Another low tide at 9:56 .    ))))


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