The KBUU Newswire for Monday, Feb. 12

Written by on February 12, 2018

  • One person .. a pedestrian … is killed on P C H at Malibu Pier.
  • The city wants to hear from you ..  about how you didn’t get that emergency phone call last Wednesday.
  • Caltrans starts overnight work tonight ….on the landslide at Escondido Beach.
  • And overnight rentals and chain stores … both go before the city council tonight.

This is Malibu’s only local daily news.

It’s the   ((((  time  ))) edition of the (((  Monday ))) news … from Radio Malibu  ….

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


A person was killed last night … a pedestrian … on P C H at the Malibu Pier.

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Last week’s test of the city of Malibu’s emergency phone notification system … well …

The city says it was a success … in that it was a flop.

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Latigo Canyon Road is back in business … after a water line broke at the bottom of the hill … Saturday night.

A huge amount of water washed onto Pacific Coast Highway … and the Latigo Canyon area lost

direct access to PCH for several hours on Saturday night.

Not clear what caused the pipe to fail … but the area is an active landslide.


And speaking of that active landslide … Caltrans is set to begin work tonight on repairing PCH just to the west of Latigo Canyon Road.

A vertical cement retaining wall installed 25 years ago … to hold up the highway … appears to be failing.

The pavement is slumping.

Construction is set to begin tonight at six and continue until sunrise tomorrow morning.

This will go on for 10 weeks.

Slow for the cone zone.


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


Short term rentals … overnight B and Bs … are legal in Malibu.

The city is hiring an enforcer.

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Also on the agenda … the city attorney’s final draft of a retail ordinance aimed to prevent chain stores for monopolizing Malibu’s shopping centers.

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Late last week … a lawsuit was filed at the county courthouse alleging that a savage water buffalo attacked a woman at a Malibu-area winery.

Simone Fee claims that she was told by a tour guide at the Malibu Wine Safari tourist attraction that she should reach in to a water buffalo’s cage to go ahead … pet the creature on the head.. feel its hair.

According to the lawsuit … the animal suddenly rammed plaintiff with its head, pushing its horns through the single fence, making violent contact with plaintiff and ultimately locking horns with plaintiff’s chest,”

The woman claims she was “repeatedly smashed against its fence” by the water buffalo.

No comment from Malibu Wines to the courthouse reporter last week.


Santa Barbara and Ventura county officials are monitoring this storm system … expected to dump light rain beginning today

The National Weather Service says that … depending on the track of this system … it’s possible that a heavy rain cell could trigger  debris flows in the Thomas Fire area.

Malibu could get more than a half inch of rain … over the next three days.

Traffic …


Weather for the Malibu …

Scattered showers this afternoon … highs around  ((((   58  )))) degrees today on the beach … ((((    57    )))) in the mountains above Malibu.

There’s a 30 percent chance of rain today …

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    5:33   )))).

After that … a 50 percent chance of showers tonight.

Low of  ((((   55  )))) on the beach … down to  (((( 49  )))) in the canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((  showery … as this small weather system dances around Southern California.

There is a chance of rain into Thursday.   )))).

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    50   )))) degrees.

In upper Malibu Canyon … ((((    48   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   54   )))).

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

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  1 to 2   )))) feet high ….

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

(((((   Low tide is at 1:26 thus afternoon.

A medium high tide will crest just after 8 tonight. )))))


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