The KBUU Newswire

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The rolling blackouts that hit California last summer may may not have been caused by a shortage of clean power after all. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the state suddenly ran short of electricity on a sweltering evening … because of a mistake by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. P G and E mistakenly […]

Short term rentals have been before the city council at least 8 times over the last 4 years. . And last night … the city council finally approved two short term rental ordinances …and a state coastal plan change request. Council members heard from 33 speakers and got tons of emails. Councilman Jefferson Wagner. NEWSCART […]

Fines for not following that mandatory face mask order in Malibu??? Nope. The Malibu City Council last night voted against authorizing deputies to issue fines to people who violate the county order requiring face masks in public. The city council decided not to follow the request of the county public health experts … and the […]

= Malibu stands alone … the only westside city to refuse to back the county’s mask order with fines for those who refuse. = The short term rental ordinances lurch along … just a few changes. = City Council wants letter of support for deputies, but no mention of civilians shot. = Turns out those […]

Short term rentals … B and Bs … vacation rentals.  The contentious issue bounces back before the Malibu’s city council tonight. The city council has already told the city attorney what they want to see in the ordinances that go up for discussion. And the latest version includes a short term ordinance to crack down […]

Two sheriff’s deputies ambushed in Compton are out of surgery … and have stable life signs. And an intensive manhunt continues for the gunman who ambushed them … and shot them both in the head. The L A county inspector general is questioning what appears to be targeted deputies actions against reporters. Saturday … a […]

Los Angeles police say they had no choice but to chase a truck and trailer into Malibu last week … even though the trailer was causing fires along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. A seven acre brush fire was caused by the trailer being chased into the brushy canyon … at least six fires in fact were […]

= Short term vacation rentals … this time with teeth … come back to the city council. = Two sheriff’s deputies are stable … shot while parked in a patrol car. = But the sheriff’s headquarters puts out a story about the arrest of a reporter that is just plain wrong. = LAPD says it […]

The first drunken driving checkpoint in Malibu since the COVID lockdowns of last spring nabbed two DUI suspects Friday night. The Los Angeles County sheriff’s department used a state grant to pay for the checkpoint, which was announced in advance and placed at Pacific Coast Highway at Webb Way. In past years, deputies have said […]

You might remember last spring … nearly every university in America was closed to students for the foreseeable future. Pepperdine University was one of the first in the country to proclaim that it would reopen … with dorms and on-campus instruction … in the fall. As a result … Pepperdine signed up thousands of students […]

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