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Does Southern California Edison deserve to make higher profits?? The electric company has a monopoly franchise to serve Malibu about a third of California with safe and reliable electric power. But those frequent … inconvenient fires caused by Edison’s aging overhead power lines are making it more risky for the investor owned utility. So with […]

The California coastline may be getting bathed in toxic levels of methyl-mercury. The toxin is a byproduct of the world’s addiction to fossil fuels. The methyl-mercury is deposited int he oceans by pollution from burning coal … which falls into the ocean … and coats the land. It blows ashore in the fog … and […]

And the talk of the town today … The Arco gas station at Point Dume is all roped off today. It looks like Arco is moving out … and a chain called Speedway is moving in. Maybe a different gas brand … or maybe it’s just a branding change. One thing likely is that the […]

Plans to reconstruct Civic Center Way have moved through the city planning commission… despite tons of criticism. The city council has decided to smooth out the roadway … remove the crest of a hill and ease up on a tight curve … on Civic Center Way between Pepperdine and Legacy park. and add bike lanes… […]

Short term rentals … B and Bs … turning Malibu residential neighborhoods into visitor serving zones. Like every tourist destination in the world … Malibu is grappling with the issue. One one side … residents and investors … introducing strangers into residential neighborhoods. On the other side … Malibu citizens using new technology to capitalize […]

This is KBUU News – Day 389 – the Tuesday Headlines: = B and Bs … overnight rentals … the big decision is at city hall tonight. = The Planning Commission approves plans for a wider Civic Center Way. = Southern California Edison wants to make higher profits … because its job is much more […]

=    Mo says frickin’ awesome. Surf of up to 6 feet coming from the west. =    Plans to rebuild Civic Center Way go to the Planning Commission tonight. =    The Edison company is testing computers that can seek out weak power lines. =    The Coastal Commission will meet in Malibu next […]

Southern California Edison officials say they are testing a new technology that can detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. A diagnostic tool being used on overhead power lines in Texas detects variations in electrical currents caused by deteriorating conditions or equipment. It notifies utility operators so they can send a crew to […]

Plans to reconstruct Civic Center Way go before the Planning Commission tonight. The city plans to rebuild the road … for three quarters of a mile … between Pepperdine University and Webb Way. No … it’s not going to be widened. It will still be one lane in each direction. But perhaps most importantly … […]

The California Coastal Commission will have a most unusual meeting … in Malibu Canyon … this month. And there are no issues stemming directly from the City of Malibu on the agenda. The three day meeting starts a week from Wednesday … it will be in the auditorium of the King Gillette Ranch … in […]

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