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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 […]

By SAM HALL KAPLAN / KBUU Correspondent Discontent with the way the fire disaster was handled by the city and county boiled over yesterday … when the Malibu Times hosted an open house. No city officials were invited. It was standing room only for an overflow crowd of residents at the Malibu Jewish Center late yesterday […]

L-A County has announced it will conduct its annual free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup for Malibu area residents next Saturday.  But please! No fire debris! This is the annual event to get rid of household hazardous waste. Things like antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste, […]

Assessment teams from the state are fanning across Malibu starting today … looking at destroyed houses and other damage from the fire. It’s going to take two weeks to assess the 475 destroyed houses. … to make sure that the wreckage does not contain unexploded ammunition … paint … or other hazardous materials. Only when […]

Asterisk: that Tuesday estimate is a wild, unofficial guess. About 25-hundred homes remain blacked out this morning. Work is nearly finished rebuilding the key electricity transmission line between the California power grid … and western Malibu. Line crews tell KBUU News they expect the Gallahad circuit … serving western Malibu … to be lit up […]

This is the latest news from Radio Malibu … FM 99.1 … KBUU: =  Edison predicts six more days of blackouts. =  The school district may have to push back reopening to two weeks after that. =  Some neighborhoods with underground lines get portable Edison generators … others do not. =  A skull tumbles out […]

In news from down the coast … Malibu lawyer Kevin Shenkman has won his lawsuit against the City of Santa Monica. A Superior Court judge last week ruled against the city … and said it has to implement district voting … for city council. This might affect the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District … […]


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