KBUU Newswire Friday Sept 28: Drug Raid At Cher’s House – Dr. Blasey Ford’s Malibu Connection – Peak Pushes Back


This is KBUU News – the headlines:

  • =  An arrest at Cher’s mansion in Malibu.
  • =  A resident there charged with selling narcotics that caused a fatal overdose.
  • =  Safety procedures at Malibu schools under review. 
  • =  A gate will go in at Point Dume … and alligator teeth.
  • =  The beach team writes a huge number of tickets for people drinking booze on the beach.

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


It comes to pass that Doctor Christine Blase Ford … was a former Malibu resident … according to the Pepperdine Graphic newspaper … as picked up by the Malibu Times. 

Blase Ford did graduate work at Pepperdine … and lived and surfed in Malibu for most of the 1990s … before life took her to the Bay Area and a whole new chapter. 


And them … a totally bizarre new chapter after that. 


Ventura County sheriffs deputies raided Cher’s mansion on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu … and arrested a man there on drug charges. Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/pusher-arrested-chers-mansion/ 

Malibu city council member Skylar Peak says it’s not his fault that the city council could not meet for nearly the entire month of September.  Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/peak-pushes-back-absenteeism/ 

California State Parks and the city may allow a gate to be installed at the entrance to the small parking lot at Point Dume … on Cliffside Drive.  Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/gate-to-cliffside-parking-lot/

In other Malibu news:

Summer is over … and the summer beach team report is in.

The city of Malibu hires extra sheriff’s deputies each year to handle the crush of millions of beach visitors.

This year … the deputies and their volunteer assistants wrote 975 hazardous driving tickets … plus 52 hundred 35 parking tickets.

And they wrote 14 hundred 36 tickets for drinking alcohol on the beach. 

Only 7 smoking on the beach tickets … only 6 dogs on the beach tickets. 

And 61 people were arrested … 4 of them for felonies. 


This advisory from the National Weather Service.

Surf of 6 to 10 feet is possible on Los Angeles and Ventura County beaches as early as Saturday night or Sunday. 

This high surf should peak Sunday night through Monday night, then will subside Tuesday.

Malibu’s south facing beaches will see a risk of parallel currents.

Safety procedures at Santa Monica Malibu schools are under review … after a woman tried to lure a child into her car at an elementary school in Santa Monica. 


Superintendent Ben Drati has been meeting with parent groups at the 17 school campuses … and each school is drawing up an individual plan while working within an overarching framework.

The Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper reports that some parents in Santa Moncia are upset with tighter pickup and drop off procedures. at certain school sites.

A more thorough vetting of parents to be allowed into school sites is rankling some as welll. and reassuring others. 

Roosevelt School recently a woman attempting to lure a child off campus, as well as homeless people walking into campus.

That school changed its pickup and drop-off procedure and parents can no longer walk into the schools unchecked every morning.

A parent that sided with the changes lambasted those who felt they were losing their community, saying those parents were “more concerned about social hour than for the safety of our kids.”

Drati says the district is talking with parents … teachers and sheriffs deputies at the Malibu schools as well. 


The use of giant ocean fishing nets to catch swordfish … which also kill sea turtles, dolphins and other sea creatures … will become illegal in the ocean off California. 

Governor Jerry Brown late last night signed a bill that will phase out drift gill nets.

The state will purchase the back nets and fishing permits from commercial fishermen.

The nets are giant nylon curtains that can stretch 1 mile long and extend 100 feet underwater — they sweep up anything in the water. 

Swordfish, thresher shark and opah are caught and kept for sale.

But other animals … whales, dolphins, sea lions and sea turtles, fish and sharks ,,, are also caught.

Injured or dead … this so called “bycatch” are mostly thrown back overboard.

There are 20 commercial drift net boats left in California — down from 129 boats in 1994.

Alaska … Hawaii .. Washington and Oregon have already banned them.

And now … California. 

The new law was authored by State Senator Ben Allen … who represents the eastern tip of Malibu … and Santa Monica.


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Weather for the Malibu ….


((((   Patchy dense fog this morning  … then burning off by midday.  )))) … highs  ((((  72   )))) beaches … ((((   85    )))) mountains and canyons. 

Downcoast winds …  (((  strong …  up to 20  )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    6:43   )))).

After that … (((    late night and early morning low clouds and patchy fog  )))) tonight … low ((((    61 )))) beaches …  ((((   56   )))) mountains and canyons.

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

There’s a chance of showers from subtropical moisture … a small chance… starting Monday evening. 

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    62    )))) degrees.

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

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    66    )))).

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

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

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

(((((   High tide is at  11:34

Low tide at 6:32.   ))))


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