Cold Again Tonight – Mtn Lion Eats Mini Horse In Newbury Pk – KBUU News


= 26 degrees this morning in upper Malibu Canyon

= The great California drought returns with a vengeance …. water rules may return.

=  A mountain lion is attacking pets over the hill. =  The president of the CPUC thinks Malibu should pay more for fire safety … because we live in a rural area and Edison can’t do the job.

This is Malibu’s only local daily news.

It’s the   ((((  midday  ))) edition of the (((  Tuesday ))) news … from Radio Malibu  ….

F-M 99 point 1 K B U U. Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


The actual temperature at 6 a m in upper Malibu Canyon … 26.

26 also in Topanga Canyon.

26 at Thousand Oaks.

Here on the beach … it was 40 degrees at sunrise.

Some areas in the mountains were getting wind gusts.

It was blowing at 37 miles an hour in upper Las Flores Canyon … where the temperature was 40 and the wind chill factor was 29 degrees at 6 this morning.

Gale force winds hit the ocean yesterday off Malibu.

The cold, windy and dry storm is blowing through… we could see a small rain front arrive tomorrow night … there’s a 20 percent chance of rain tomorrow night.


One year ago yesterday …. Malibu had 5 point 3 inches of rain in one 36 hour period.

We’ve had one little piddly storm since then.

The return of the California drought has the state Water Resources Control Board ready to bring back those temporary water bans … and make them permanent.

U.S. drought monitors last week declared all of Southern California to be back in drought.

Most of the restrictions would take effect in April.

They include prohibitions on watering lawns so much that the water flows into the street, using a hose to wash down sidewalks, or using a hose without an automatic shut-off nozzle to wash cars.

The governor has ended those water restrictins we had from the local water agency … in Malibu.

It’s very likely those will be coming back.


A mountain lion wearing a National Park Service radio collar has been killing pets over the hill.

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies fired beanbags at the cougar … as it ate a miniature horse that it had killed in Newbury Park .., northwest fo Malibu.

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Cautionary tale for Malibu school district advocates from just up the coast … in Montecito.

The small school district there is all of a sudden … in very tight financial straights

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The president of the California Public Utilities Commission says he thinks people who live in high fire risk areas … like Malibu … should pay more for electricity. 

This … because the power company is not protecting against poles causing fires.

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A New York state judge has rejected an effort by Charter Communications to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at slow internet service.

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The rocket paunch that we told you about … the one that should be visible from Malibu … is now scheduled for tomorrow.

The new launch time is set for 6:17 a.m. tomorrow morning.

If that one doesn’t work … the next opportunity to launch will be the same time Thursday.

Given that the launch will be 100 miles west of Malibu … and just before sunrise … it is possible that the rocket and its exhaust trail may be lit up by the sun’s rays reflected back in a predawn sky.

The local forecast is for mostly clear skies.

If there is a launch .. we’ll carry the audio from SpaceX command here on F-M 99-1 KBUU.



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Weather for the Malibu ….

It will be ((((   sunny but cold    )))) today …

highs around  ((((  60   )))) degrees today on the beach … ((((    60   )))) in the mountains above Malibu.

Winds will be coming over the mountains at up to 15 miles an hour.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    5:39   )))).

After that … expect it to be (((  cold again  )))) tonight … a low of  ((((  44  )))) on the beach … down to  ((((   33  )))) in the canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((   clouding up  )))).

Rain possible tomorrow night.

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((   46    )))) degrees.

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

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

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

The waves today are puny and blown out.

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

High  tide … not a big one …  is at 11:41.

Low tide at 5:52.


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