After the Woolsey Fire: Community Resources

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This is KBUU News for Day 20 after the fire – the headlines: =   Rain coming … at least 3/4 of an inch … but no mudflows expected. =   Removing debris will not happen anytime soon. =   The state hazmat investigators have not even started to check Malibu yet. =   Private […]

Clearing debris from Malibu is not going to start soon.  Huge delays … as the state has not even begun to inspect for hazmat stuff … banned from the dump.  The state Department of Toxic Substance Control has not even begun inspecting the 1600 houses destroyed by fire in Malibu and in the Conejo Valley. […]

The Los Angeles Times has an article today about private firefighting companies … hired by insurance companies to put out fires only at those houses insured by sponsor companies. Such private firefighting efforts are criticized by some public firefighters …. for not coordinating their efforts and for becoming liabilities. Public firefighters say they have to […]

Malibu high school teachers went to school yesterday in Santa Monica … to learn how to convert their lesson plans up to the Google Classroom platform. Principal Chelli Nye says kids … who are out of school for the third week now … need to sign into Google Classroom using any laptop … tablet or […]

Southern California Edison’s shareholders should continue get their dividends paid … for their investments … according to a stock analyst quoted by Barrons magazine yesterday. This despite the likelihood of having to pay billions in damages for apparently causing the Woolsey Fire. Edison International is worth 18 billion in stock … with just over 2 […]

This is KBUU News – the headlines: =  Rain arrives in Malibu tomorrow. =  No mudslides expected … but there is still a big worry. =  Malibu High School looks like it will reopen December 10th. =  It looks like Edison will restore power to much of Malibu today. =  Malibu gets a new police […]

Santa Monica Malibu school district superintendent Ben Drati met with parent leaders and school principals last night… to hear concerns about reopening Malibu high school and Juan Cabrillo elementary school. Those two campuses are surrounded by burned-out properties … but escaped any serious fire damage. The big issue for parents is air-quality at the schools. […]

The county has put out a press release … Latigo Canyon Road will be closed to all traffic from 8 to 3 today. Southern California Edison needs to block the road with heavy equipment … to string new power lines up the hill. This will be in the switchback section .. about 1 mile up […]

Rain is expected arrive in Malibu this week. Starting tomorrow afternoon with showers … heavier rain later. But the intensity is forecast to stay below levels that could trigger debris flows in recent burn areas. Malibu is looking like another half-inch of rain, while up to 2 inches is possible in the mountains, she said. This […]

This is KBUU News on Day 18 – the headlines: =  The number of houses destroyed by the fire increases. =  Power may be fully restored by Tuesday. =  The city does not know when it will start issuing debris removal permits. =  City Hall closed one more day. =  Fury and anger at the […]

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