KBUU Newswire Wed Apr 4: Desal Water For Malibu? – Mal Cyn Poles Now All-Steel – Gladstone’s To Be Replaced With Gehry/Puck Tourist Draw

  • Malibu may be drinking desalinated water … from a proposed plant near L A X.
  • Edison has finished converting Malibu Canyon’s power poles to steel.
  • School bus passes costs for Malibu kids may be hiked by the Santa Monica school board.
  • And the LA County supervisors approve tearing down Gladstone’s … in a few years it will become a big tourist attraction. 


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


Could Malibu be drinking desalinated ocean water soon?

And what would that mean for the ocean environment?

Details here:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/malibu-may-study-desalinated-water/


Four years after it was supposed to be finished …. a coalition of electric and wireless communications companies has finished converting the spindly wooden power poles in Malibu Canyon into steel poles.

Details here: http://www.radiomalibu.net/malibu-cyn-power-poles-metalicized/


Malibu residents are getting the details of how to bypass Edison … to get cheaper or greener power.

Details here: http://www.radiomalibu.net/power-customers-to-get-choice/

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School bus passes for Malibu public school pupils may go up six percent over the next three years. 

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board will consider the price hikes next Thursday.

The staff says rising fuel costs are the reason for raising rates for the first time in five years,

Families with three or more students would pay to $1,646 after three years of two percent hikes.

Santa Monica-Malibu schools runs school buses only in Malibu … not Santa Monica … where most students are much closer to their campuses. 


L-A County supervisors yesterday approved the idea of tearing down the iconic … if poorly received … Gladstones seafood restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway.

Details here:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/landmark-may-replace-gladstones/


Rain is expected to begin falling late Friday and last through Saturday afternoon here in Malibu.

Although San Francisco looks like it will get an atmospheric river and six inches of rain … Southern California is expected to get only some showers.

Between one-third and two-thirds of an inch of rainfall is expected in the Santa Monica Mountains… starting Friday.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

Fog burning off this morning  … highs  ((((  63   )))) beaches … ((((   75   )))) mountains and canyons. 

Winds will be stout … downcoast winds …  (((   around 20   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:17   )))).

After that … (((  patchy fog and clouds   )))) tonight … low ((((  55  )))) beaches …  ((((  52 )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((  much the same … 30 percent chance of light rain Friday night  … 80 percent chance of rain Saturday.  )))).

And it will be snowing like crazy in the Sierra this weekend. 

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    53   )))) degrees.

In upper Malibu Canyon … ((((    52   )))) .

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

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

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

((((   New SSW/S swell creeping up for exposures. Small W/WNW swell easing. Favorable AM conditions with building onshore flow for PM hours. )))) 

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

(((((  High  tide is at  1:20 p-m .… mediocre.

Low tide at 6:21.   ))))


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