KBUU Newswire Day 186 Tues May 14 – MRCA Tries To Lay Down The Law, But City Says A Judge has Already Ruled on ESHA Camping – PCH Street Racing Demolishes Beach House Garage – Key Tricks

Written by on May 14, 2019

This is KBUU News – Day 186 – the Tuesday Headlines:

  • = Street racing … a spinout … and a sedan flips off P C H and crashes into a house at the eastern end of Malibu this morning.
  • =  Outrage into anger at the city council meeting last night … over MRCA plans for camping.
  • =  An MRCA lawyer lectures the city … “you are required to support camping.”
  • =  But the city fires back to the M R C A … you have to follow the law.
  • =  Surfers and swimmers are warned … dont leave your kets on the tire … that’s the first place they look.

Malibu’s Only Local Daily News i … from Radio Malibu  …. F-M 99 point 1 K B U U. Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


For the second time in 30 hours, major damage and hurt people from a high speed crash in Malibu.

A sedan, its driver racing a second vehicle, careened off PCH at the eastern city limits.

The westbound vehicle flew off the road at Topanga Beach Drive, rolled and demolished a garage.

Two people were inside the sedan and injured.

Nobody in the house was hurt.

The crash was at the first curve west of Topanga Canyon Boulevard … across from the Cholada restaurant.

It was called in at 5:40.

Sheriff’s deputies told KBUU News that a witness had spotted the sedan and another car racing, just before the crash.

It was reported at 5:19 this morning.

The House suffered substantial damage.

It appears from the impact that the car had been traveling at high speed.

– LA Sheriff’s Department photo.


Outage simmered over into anger last night … as Malibu residents vented publicly about an attempt to cram parks and trailheads into private residential streets.

An MRCA lawyer tried to tell the city to follow the Coastal law.

And the city shot back .. that a judge has already ruled on the issue … and the M R C A lost.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/mrca-tells-malibu-follow-the-law/


Removing some trees … and trimming branches that get too close to power lines … has begun in western Malibu.

Southern California Edison tree trimmers are working to reduce fire dangers.

City council members said last night they are satisified that the company is now taking proper steps.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/tree-removal-by-power-company/

Surfers and others using the beach are the target of car burglars. The sheriff’s deputies plan some sneakiness of their own.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/surfers-dumb-hiding-places/


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Malibu has hired a new fire prevention officer …  to work with residents to protect themselves against brushfires.

He is Jerry Vandermuelen  … who has just retired from a 35 year career in Ventura County fire service.

Vandermuelen will be the city’s training officer for the various citizen brigades formed to buy equipment and get trained on how to defend themselves against fire …. following the failure of the LA County fire department in the Woolsey Fire debacle.


An Oakland jury awarded a staggering $2 billion-plus in damages Monday to a Bay Area couple who both came down with cancer after spraying Monsanto Co.’s widely used Roundup weed killer on their properties for more than 30 years.

It’s the third such verdict against Monsanto, all in Bay Area lawsuits, and by far the largest judgment against the company.

A 76 year old man and his 74 year old wide had used 15-hundred gallons of Roundup … in once a week doses over nine years … at their property in Livermore.

They were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, and his wife, Alberta Pilliod, 74, was diagnosed in 2015.

They had used Roundup to kill weeds on the grounds of three properties they owned in the area, applying it once a week for nine months out of the year.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports their lawyer estimated they sprayed 1,500 gallons of the herbicide over three decades.

A federal jury in San Francisco ordered the weed killer maker in March to pay a Sonoma County man $80 million. And a  San Francisco jury last August awarded $289 million to a former golf course greenskeeper who blamed his cancer on Monsanto’s Roundup Ready herbicide.

The Chronicle reports that the three California trials were the first of an estimated 13,000 lawsuits pending against Monsanto across the country to go to trial.

Bayer said Monday that it would appeal the verdict.

The company noted that none of the California verdicts has been considered by an appeals court … and that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers the weed killer safe.


In news from down the coast … the department store chain Target is has plans for a new store in Santa Monica.

The Santa Monica Daily Press reports Target is considering occupying the former Fred Segal building at the corner of 5th and Broadway.

The goal is to open next year.

The company tried to open a large store at the corner of Santa Monica and 5th in 2001 … but that was shot down in the face of heavy community opposition.

With the closure of Sears in Santa Monica … this will be the closest department store to Malibu’s eastern end.


Graduation season is upon us at Pepperdine.

Thousands of undergrads masters degree candidates … and doctoral students will be getting their diplomas.

One of them has a publicist putting out a press release

Yakov Smirnoff  is getting is P H D this weekend … from Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

Yakov Smirnoff emigrated from the Soviet Union onto the standup circuit and the Johnny Carson show.

Aftern a few hot years … he ended up on the syndicated T-V path to history.

Now … Smirnoff has written a doctoral dissertation how laughter sustains human relationships and international diplomacy.

Dr. Smirnov’s dissertation is described by the publicist as both informative and hysterical.

The graduation ceremony takes place this Saturday … and the news media is invited to attend.

Altogether now … repeat after me … “What a Country!” 


12-year-old Malibu resident Mora Moro has qualified for the United States Optimist Sailing Team this past weekend.

She is ranked number 2 in her age group … and number 4 in the U.S.

The four-day long sail race was held last week at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey.

It was an intense regatta … 4 days in a row without a break.

Days were long and exhausting but at the end the hard work and training paid off. Fair winds to local sailor … Mora Moro.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Cloudy then sunny   )))) … highs  ((((   69   )))) beaches …) mountains and canyons.

Downcoast winds …  (((  up to 15  )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((   7:48    )))).

After that … (((  late night and early morning coastal clouds and mountain fog   )))) tonight … low ((((   57  )))) beaches …  ((((  55  )))) mountains and canyons.

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

At 8:55 … at Trancas it’s ((((    62   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((    59   )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    53   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    55  )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((    62   )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  3 to 5   )))) feet high ….

Long period SW/SSW swell builds through the day as older SSW swell eases.

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

(((((  High  tide is at  6:45 AM 4.3ft  High

Low tide is at 1:03 PM .

High tide will be at 7:35 tonight.   ))))


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