KBUU Newswire – Day 168 – Tues Apr 23 – City Sues SCE – Tree Chopping Plan Still On – Council OKs Talks To Sell 1.3 Of Chili Cookoff Site



This is KBUU News – Day 168 – the Tuesday Headlines:

  • =   Bad crash this morning at Broad Beach Road.
  • =   The city council sues Southern California Edison.
  • =   Plans to chop back Malibu trees are still on … but the power company may have to take out a permit. 
  • =   Plans to sell one third of the Chili Cookoff site move ahead. 
  • =   A Santa Monica police officer has drowned in an accident in Kauai. 
  • =   And maybe teachers and sheriffs deputies should live in Malibu. 

This is 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.


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The Malibu city council will sue the Southern California Edison Co. over the Woolsey Fire. No details were released, however, as to what the exact nature of the claim will be, or the amount of the loss. Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/city-to-sue-sce/


Victims who lost their houses to the Woolsey Fire are pressing for the city to cut them a break … on the fees being charged to review their blueprints to rebuild. 

It costs an estimated $13,415 to bring a house plan through the building safety plan check … and that’s for a routine project on a flat lot without geotechnical or wastewater issues. 

Some fire victims are asking that the city waive fees that are charged to cover staff costs to review plans for safety …. or maybe cut a discount … or at the least justify the expense. 

City staffers have checked other California cities … hit by recent large wildfire catastrophes … and found that they are not cutting plan check review fees for fire victims.

And under state law … those fees can only reflect the actual costs for staff time and overhead. 

The issue is controversial .. it heads to the city council for a special budget meeting tomorrow evening. 


Plans to sell a third of the largest vacant lot in Malibu are moving on to the next step.

Despite 10 people speaking against the concept last night … the Malibu city council voted to refer the controversial land sale to three city commissions to gather comment.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/chili-cookoff-talks-to-continue/t elsewhere … says city manager Reva Feldman. 


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Southern California Edison chainsaws have yet to move into Malibu … but the company still plans to chop down or trim as many as 5 thousand trees. At Monday night’s city council meeting … people again went to the microphone to demand that the city crack down on the tree cutting program. Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/malibu-chainsaws-v-trees-battle/


Malibu’s two new city council members say the time has come to study building affordable housing for Malibu community members …. who work in Malibu but who do not live here.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/affordable-teacher-or-cop-housing/


Finally this morning … a tragic story from Santa Monica.

A city police officer has drowned in a swimming accident in Hawaii.

Officer Rashad Riley drowned Friday afternoon off the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

The 30 year old policeman was a member of the Department’s Homeless Liaison Program …. and was known as a mentor of local youth at the Santa Monica Police Explorer and Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) program. 

Officer Riley leaves behind a wife and three children.

No services have been announced.


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((((   Windy and sunny, with a high near 73  )))) … highs  ((((     )))) beaches … ((((    86  )))) mountains and canyons. 

Downcoast winds …  (((  up to 30    )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:31    )))).

After that … (((  patchy fog in some places  )))) tonight … low ((((  56   )))) beaches …  ((((   )))) mountains and canyons.

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

At 7:55am … at Trancas it’s ((((    59   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((   55    )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    66   )))) .

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

In the ocean … it’s ((((   56    )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  1-3   )))) feet high …. 

Leftover NW and S swell-mix eases through the day. Clean AM conditions

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

(((((  Low tide is at  7:27 AM.

High tide is at 2:13 this afternoon … 3.1 feet high.

Low tide … 6:29 this evening.   ))))


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