KBUU News Headlines DAY 18 Mon Nov 26 – Number Of Destroyed Houses Now 475 – Power Supply Line May Be Repaired Tuesday – Anger And Fury At County, City

Written by on November 26, 2018

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 fire department … and the city … at a community meeting.

This is Malibu’s only local daily news. It’s the Monday edition of the news … from Radio Malibu  …. F-M 99 point 1 K B U U. Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


Today is day 18.

The number of houses destroyed has been revised upward … from 443 last week to 475.

And that is just within city limits.

The homes lost off Latigo Canyon … the Troutdale and Malibou Lake area … those are in the county and we do not have a count of that.

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.

Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/sce-power-may-be-back-tuesday/

It’s going to take two weeks to assess the 475 destroyed houses … plus the hundreds and hundreds of damaged houses.   And the city does not know when it can start issuing permits to haul stuff off.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/when-can-you-haul-off-debris/ 

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!  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/county-hazmat-roundup-sat/

There was anger and fury with the way the fire disaster was handled by the city and county boiled over yesterday … when the Malibu Times hosted an open house.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/anger-at-la-county-fire-and-city/


City Hall remains closed today … one more day for environmental cleanup there.

Malibu city manager Reva Feldman gave most of her workers yesterday off … their first day off in 16 days for many.

The city has been in rescue mode … operating out of an emergency command post at Santa Monica City Hall.

Today … the city government is moving into recovery mode.

Plans are being drawn up to hire an outside company … and set them up in offices outside City Hall … to handle the crush of people expected to arrive seeking demolition permits … rebuilding permits … etc.


SMMUSD got full power at Malibu High and Juan Cabrillo Saturday afternoon, from large generator trucks supplied by SC Edison.

The campus has been told to expect to switch back over to regular power lines sometime late today or tomorrow.

The cleanup there continues … also testing for haz mat.

The target is still to get those campuses open by the middle of next week.


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


Johnny Carson once told a funny joke about his hometown … on the Tonight Show.

“Good news from Malibu … the mudslides have put out the brushfires.”

That’s the reality facing Malibu this winter … as canyon roads and any structure next to a slope is in danger when rain falls.

And rain will fall this week … maybe an inch of rain.

Next Thursday and Friday looks like another gentle rain, according to the NWS long range outlook. We should get around 1 inch total, with the heaviest rain Thursday afternoon and evening. Rainfall intensity could range between 0.25 to 0.50 inch per hour at the peak.

There are no Santa Anas predicted in the next 6 days’ forecast.


STOKE FEST …. is being set up for this Saturday at Zuma beach.

It’s a day of healing .. surfing … friendship … aloha… music and laughter.

The idea … get old unused surfboards and wetsuits out of garages and closets.

Gte them into hands of kids and adults who lost theirs in the fire.

Ted Silverberg … the local insurance guy … is putting it together.

KBUU has signed on … we’ll have our sound system and Sandy Bottoms doing her show there.


And in two weeks … KBUU invites you to join us celebrating the fact that we are still here.

Malibu bands and singers … who have a part of this volunteer effort from the beginning … will be performing at Casa Escobar.

Lunden Reign … Brooke Halpin … the Kharma Dealers … others.

It’s free.

Pass the hat to help us pay for gas for the generator at the transmitter … that’s keeping us on the air.

That’s Friday night … December Seventh … at the Casa Escobar.

It’s a good way to support a family restaurant that is always there for Malibu.

They lost a weeks worth of business with the transformer failure just before the fire … and then another weeks business when the city was evacuated.

Friday, December 7 at Casa Escobar.


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For Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and west facing beaches of

southern Santa Barbara County, surf may reach 6 to 12 feet as

early as Tuesday night or early Wednesday, continuing through

Thursday. There may be an increase in swell and surf late Thursday

and Thursday night.

Weather for the Malibu ….

((((  Nice    )))) … highs  ((((   72  )))) beaches … ((((    77   )))) mountains and canyons.

Really windy.

Downcoast winds …  (((    30   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Winds up to 15 miles an hour in the mountains…. watch for blowing dust.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    6:41   )))).

After that … (((  cold   )))) tonight … low ((((  54  )))) beaches …  ((((  45   )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    much the same    )))).


The KBUU Newswire is posted midmornings … at RadioMalibu.net and at the MalibuTimes.com websites.

Remember…  breaking news always  goes first to the radio …  on F-M 99 point 1 over all of Malibu….

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