KBUU Newswire, Tues July 24: High 108 Today – Beach Accessway Approved Despite Dangers – Scooter Crackdown Was A Bust – Tortoise Update


This is KBUU News – the headlines:

  •   108 for a high at Kanan Dume tunnel 1.  
  •   A new beach accessway approved … on a curving stretch of P C H. 
  •   Outrage .. and a new court action … over the Hollister Ranch lockup.
  •   Scooter crackdown in SM? Actually, a photo opp.
  •   And good news on the tortoise who lumbered across Kanan Dume Road.

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


Big heat and big waves … and that will mean big crowds in Malibu again today.

Predicted highs today … 108 degrees in the mountains above Malibu.

On the beach … 86 for a high. 

And the really bad news … yesterday’s coastal winds will be nonexistent today … so forget about that coastal cooling we had yesterday.

And it will stay hot into the evening.

Much of Los Angeles County will linger above 80 degrees until after midnight tonight.

And to top it off … the state agency that runs the electrical grid has issued flex alerts for today and tomorrow evenings … between 5 and 9.

They are asking consumers to voluntarily scale back their power usage.

The city of Malibu people who overheat are welcome to come to City Hall … and hang out to use the Internet in the air conditioning.

The Michael Landon center … the recreation building at Bluffs Park … is open starting at 1 o’clock as well.

In the ocean … surf of 4 to 7 feet with maximum sets to 8 feet will continue through tomorrow night.

This is a long period swell coming from a winter storm east of New Zealand.

Minor tidal overflows may flood low-lying areas along the beaches…. and parking lots may flood with sea water. 

A high tide of about 5.8 feet will occur around 8 this evening. 

The high tide tomorrow night will be almost 6 feet … at around 8:35.


Malibu’s city council last night approved creation of a new beach accessway … along P C H.

Larry Ellison is paying for it. Details:  http://www.radiomalibu.net/beach-accessway-approved/


How will the city of Malibu pay for that big land purchase … three vacant lots at the Civic Center and Point Dume? http://www.radiomalibu.net/malibu-park-and-ride-lot/


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


In news from 90 miles up the coast.

Outraged continues over the deal between wealthy landowners at Hollister Ranch … and state officials… to bar the public from accessing the beaches there by land.

Activists on Monday filed a court action to intervene on the closed door settlement reached by the state Coastal Commission, the California Coastal Conservancy and the Hollister Ranch Owners Assn. 

The deal grants access to a section of untarnished shoreline in Santa Barbara County only to select guided tours or those who can boat or paddle in.

Coastal officials in agreed to give up their claim of any public route by land.

This deal is blasted as unfair to the beach-going public … according to a motion filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court by a collection of beach access advocates. 

They say the public was  intentionally left out of the negotiations.

Even some coastal commissioners say the scope of the agreement that they approved makes them very uneasy.

The judge in Santa Barbara has agreed to reconvene Sept. 10 for a final hearing on whether to approve the settlement.


Turns out that big crackdown on electric scooters on the bike path in Santa Monica last week was a giant photo op … and not much more. 

Details: http://www.radiomalibu.net/sm-scooter-crackdown/ 


Why did the tortoise cross Kanan Dume Road? The CHP investigates: http://www.radiomalibu.net/tortoise-crosses-kanan/


Finally this morning … back to the heat.

The Ventura County Star reports that the back to back heat waves this July are damaging avocados.

The round globs of green gold … currently white ripening on the trees … is showing signs of stress.

One grower says they are seeing signs of visual damage to the avocados.

And it gets worse.

The Farm Bureau of Ventura County boss … John Krist … tells the Ventura county star that several days of hot weather can drastically impact avocado yields for several years.

Severe heat can ruin the fruit they are picking this season… 

There will be less of everyone’s favorite fruit on the store shelves next year .. he says.

Holy fried guacamole … Batman.



SpaceX is expected to launch a rocket … at 4:39 tomorrow morning.

It should be visible from Malibu.

Traffic …


Weather for the Malibu ….

It will be ((((  hot    )))) today … highs  ((((   86   )))) beaches … ((((    107   )))) mountains and canyons. 

Winds will be nonexistent except late in the afternoon … when downcoast winds may hit  (((   15  )))) miles per hour.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    8:01   )))).

After that … (((  clear and warm    )))) tonight … low ((((  71   )))) beaches …  ((((  77  )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((   hot as well.  )))).

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    66   )))) degrees.

In upper Malibu Canyon … ((((    81   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   72   )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((    67    )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

It should be clear tomorrow morning for that rocket launch.

Scheduled for just after 4:30.

Waves today are   ((((  6 to 8   )))) feet high …. 

((((   A winter storm in the Pacific off New Zealand sending long period swell our way.  )))) 

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

(((((  A minor high tide is at   9:05.

Low tide at 1:43. 

Then a 5.9 foot high tide will crest … at 4 minutes before 8 tonight.   ))))


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