KBUU Newswire – Day 39 – Monday Dec 17 – Council To Form Task Force To Probe Fire – Caltrans Will Look At Zuma Bridge – Demo Permits May Shift To County –



This is KBUU News – Day 39 of the fire …. the headlines:

  • =   Malibu will form a task force  … to investigate what went wrong in the fire.
  • =  And the city will need to come up with a plan … to handle hundreds of demoliton crews all working at the same time. 
  • =   Mud and fire debris flowing down canyons will be a major concern in malibu for at least three years.
  • =  The county is working with Caltrans to clear away debris under the Zuma Creek bridge.
  • =  And 14 air quality monitoring stations are going in … at school district properties in Malibu. 


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Malibu will likely form a formal commission … a task force … to look into what went wrong during the Woolsey Fire. Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/special-council-meeting/ 

Who should issue permits and make sure debris removal contractors are doping their jobs cleanly? Malibu is also going to have to decide whether to join a countywide fire debris removal program.  Details:   http://www.radiomalibu.net/county-may-regulate-debris-removal/

Flash floods and debris flows are going to be a constant concern when ever it rains in Malibu for the next three years. That’s the bleak assessment from the head of the Los Angeles County public works department … Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/zuma-creek-bridge-clutter/


14 air quality monitoring stations are going in … at school district properties in Malibu. 

The superintendent of the Santa Moncia Malibu Unified School District has sent a letter to parents. 

Ben Drati says air quality has been Good or Moderate in Malibu since the fire. 

The district has installed air monitors at all of its school sites in Malibu.

School officials can check in real-time on a daily basis for any changes in air quality specific to each school …. and adjust activities accordingly. 

Fourteen monitors have been installed between the four schools … and their data will be posted on each school website. 

This will help staff and parents make informed decisions about your student and levels of protections that you see fit for your child, or for children who have medical plans on file. 

Drati says he is conculring with the Malibu Facilities District Advisory Committee,, along with teachers, staff and administrators regarding concerns that may arise as the cleanup continues in our school neighborhoods.


The National Weather Service says a big storm in the Gulf of Alaska is sending some big waves our way.

A large, long period west-northwest swell may bring very large and potentially damaging surf up to the Central Coast this morning.

The large swell has been delayed a few hours bringing high surf conditions to west facing beaches of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. 

As for Malibu … the forecast is for 6 to 10 foot surf … with local sets to 12 feet… across west facing beaches, peaking this afternoon  through early Tuesday morning.

High tides at 5:46 p.m. Monday and 5:52 a.m. Tuesday will add a few additional feet to the surf, according to the weather service.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((  Cloudy but some sun this afternoon   )))) … highs  ((((  63   )))) beaches …mountains and canyons. 

Winds …  (((  light and variable  )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((   4:48      )))).

After that … (((  partly cloudy   )))) tonight … low ((((    54  )))) beaches …  ((((   45    )))) mountains and canyons.

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

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

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

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

In the ocean … it’s ((((    58   )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

61 at Surfrider beach. 

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  5 to 8   )))) feet high …. 

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

(((((   High tide …. 3 and a half feet … at 5:40 tonight.,

Low tide is at 11:08 PM  1.5ft Low  ))))


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