KBUU Newswire – Day 78 – Fri Jan 25 – Only 30% Of Malibu Signed Up For Demolition – City Warns Of Final Demolition Deadline March 15 – Rebuild Plans Getting Fast Track – Edison May Follow PGE – New Dume School Name



This is KBUU News – Day 78 – 

The Friday headlines:

  • =  Only 30 percent of Malibu fire victims have signed up for the state debris removal program.
  • =  The city warns that all debris must be removed by March 15th .. one way or another, 
  • =  City planners are fast-tracking approvals for replacement houses … 13 requests …. 13 approvals.
  • =  Wall Street sees big trouble ahead for Southern California Edison because of the Malibu fire.
  • =  And what should be the name for Point Dume Elementary School??? Other than the obvious???

This is Malibu’s only local daily news. It’s the   ((((  time  ))) edition of the (((  day ))) news … from Radio Malibu  …. F-M 99 point 1 K B U U. Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


Only 30 percent of the homeowners on Malibu … with burned-down houses … have signed up for the state fire debris removal program. 

And there is an even tougher deadline looming …

The city announced yesterday that all burned houses have to be removed in three months …. March 15th to be exact.

Or else.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/low-enrollment-in-govt-program/ ]


Planners at City Hall say they are fast-tracking plans to rebuild houses that were destroyed by the Woolsey Fire. Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/planners-fast-tracking/


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


Southern California Edison Co. bond ratings have been downgraded by Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings.  

That … plus the recent developments at P G and E … and at the California statehouse … speel potential trouble for Malibu fire victims.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/planners-fast-tracking/

The local school district is inviting mental health professionals to a meeting next week. Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/health-invited-to-meet-experts/  To sign up, contact Malibu High’s school psychologist Ms. Boewe at jboewe@smmusd.org


And finally this morning … the Santa Monica school district headquarters has decided that Point Dume Marine Sciences Elementary School needs a new name. 

This … as the pending closure of Juan Cabrillo Elementary will apparently mark an end to the Point Dume school’s status as a marine sciences magnet school.

A little history here … 

The Point Dume neighborhood school was actually closed down … in the late 80s … due to declining student population. 

But then in the 1990s … Juan Cabrillo reached capacity again and the point school was reopened.

But it needed more students to be viable … so a special marine sciences magnet program was created and the school was given a special name. 

A special name that the district wants to jettison now. 

Because Point Dume Elementary School would be too obvious …  the dsitrict has created a special task force to create a new name. 

Students … residents and just about every special interest group are included. 

Our suggestion …. Malibu Independent Elementary School at Point Dume… will probably get rejected. 


Traffic … in 77 seconds … first … Weather for the Malibu ….


Areas of northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph will develop later this morning and continue through late morning. 

Tonight and tomorrow … we will see wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour in the windiest mountain locations.

For today … ((((  sunny and warm    )))) … highs  ((((   77   )))) beaches … mountains and canyons. 

Santa Ana winds …  (((  gusting up to    )))) 40 miles per hour this morning on the beaches … afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((       )))).

After that … (((    )))) tonight … low ((((  54  )))) beaches …  ((((  50   )))) mountains and canyons.

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

At 9 AM … at Trancas it’s ((((   64    )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo beach … 70.

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    60    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    52   )))).

Waves today are flat. . 

High tide at 12:20 PM  … 4.7 feet.

Low tide is at 7.


The KBUU Newswire is posted midmornings … at RadioMalibu.net and at the MalibuTimes.com websites.

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