KBUU Newswire Day 134 Thurs Mar 21 – The Point Dume ‘MOES Narwhals’ Name Yanked Off School Board Agenda – 25% Chance Of Pumas Perishing – Lookout! Superbloom May Draw Supercrowds To Malibu

Written by on March 21, 2019

This is KBUU News – Day 134 – the Thursday headlines:

  • =   The proposed new name for Point Dume’s school is yanked … and 86 the narwahl.
  • =   The local mountain lion population stands a 1 in 4 chance of complete extinction.
  • =   A super bloom may be coming to Malibu … along with hundreds of thousands of poppy people.
  • =   Amidst unhappiness over the new traffic light … plans for widening Civic Center Way go before the city council next Monday.
  • =   Scattered sprinkles this morning … sunny all weekend … rain maybe next Tuesday.

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


School Superintendent Ben Drati is yanking the proposed new name of “Malibu Ocean Elementary School” as the new name for the old school on Point Dume.

He took the item off of tonight’s school board agenda.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/merger-simpler-than-new-name/


Fifty years.  That’s how long it could take for two populations of mountain lions in Southern California to go extinct under current conditions.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/dismal-prediction-for-cougars/


Hundreds of thousands of people have been trompling the poppies and other flowers down at Lake Elsinore and in desert regions.  Now .. they could be popping up here.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/superbloom-could-see-supercrowds/


Unhappiness with the City of Malibu’s first new traffic light in nearly ten years continues to simmer. And is likely to come up Monday at the city council meeting … when the redesign and reconstruction of Civic Center Way is due to come up for discussion.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/lack-of-citizen-review/


A farmworker bus rolled over on Las Posas Road this morning … in the fields north of P C H.

It appears that only one person was injured.

The bus is upside down ion a field next to Las Posas Road.

Might be a good idea to use another route this morning.  [[[NOTE CLEARED AT 7:20]]]



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


When the Woolsey Fire hit the local area … the L A County government was in the middle of creating a new zoning standards plan for the Santa Monica Mountains region north of Mulholland Highway.

Those areas … the upper reaches of Kanan Dume and Malibu Canyon las Virgenes roads … are under intense urban pressure.

The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning is updating its Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan.

The plan was supposed to be unveiled last November … but the fire hit five days before the meeting.

The North Area Plan meeting has now been rescheduled for two weeks from now … Wednesday April Third … at the Topanga Library.


Malibu had a sunny and gorgeous day yesterday.. as L A and the Valley got whomped with rain and hail and wind.

There is a  20 percent chance of showers remaining in Malibu this morning.

Clearing this afternoon … next chance of rain is Tuesday.

In the surf … breakers of 4 to 7 feet will continue across west-facing beaches through this afternoon.


The new Malibu poet laureate will take the baton at a Call To The Wall Saturday.

Malibu’s first Poet Laureate, Ricardo Means-Ybarra, will introduce the City’s next Poet Laureate Ellen Reich.

Reich who will influence, engage and promote the arts through 2021.

Poetry will be read by both Poet Laureates, Malibu student poets and special guest:

Cecilia Woloch is an internationally recognized poet who has won multiple awards for her work. Call to the Wall will also include children’s artwork influenced by Malibu artist, Ako Eyong, and a live musical performance by DEPAK.

Meet the artists and poets afterward at a free reception.

Sponsored by the LA County Library and City of Malibu.  Hosted by the Malibu Cultural Arts Commission and Malibu Poet Laureate Committee.

The event is free and RSVP is not required

Saturday at 4 at Malibu City Hall.


This newscast is dedicated to Jo Clark … of Dulzura California and Scottsdale Arizona … on what would be her 86th birthday.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

20 percent chance of sprinkles likely this morning. 

Then mostly sunny.

Highs  ((((   61   )))) beaches … mountains and canyons.

Downcoast winds …  (((   10 to 20   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:07    )))).

After that … (((   clear and cold   )))) tonight … low ((((  51   )))) beaches …  ((((   45 )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    sunny and cool.    )))).

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    58   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((    54   )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    45   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    53   )))).

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

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

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

(((((   tide is at     ))))


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