KBUU Newswire Day 217 – Fri Jun 14 – City Blasts Caltrans Over Evac Snafu, Not Happy With Evac Choices – Caltrans Will Build 2 New Signals Like It Or Not – Silk Pajamas At Cross Creek

Written by on June 14, 2019

DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: we were unable to publish the KBUU Newswire Thursday.  This issue includes articles broadcast by KBUU on Thursday.

This is KBUU News – Day 217 – the Friday Headlines:

  • =   Caltrans was blasted by the city manager yesterday … over the evacuation snafu.
  • =   And the city tells the sheriff they are giving Malibu an all or nothing dilemma … on whether to leave during a fire.
  • =   The fire department was a no show … but the public wasn’t really invited either. 
  • =   Temporary safe places … big parking lots to get people out fast … now in the plans.
  • =   Want to learn how to protect your family? the preparedness fair … tomorrow at Trancas.
  • =   Need silk pajamas? We’ve got you covered.

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


Caltrans officials were blasted by the City of Malibu yesterday … for failing to rapidly respond to traffic lights that went out as the Woolsey Fire roared over the hill seven months ago.  And the City fo Malibu’s new fire safety liaison expert publicly criticized the sheriff’s office evacuation and repopulation plans … for giving people what he called an “all or nothing” choice over evacuations.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/city-quietly-reviews-emer-plans


Aggressive cutting of trees and bushes continues in Malibu … as Southern California Edison is racing to reduce fire danger.

And also … to reduce its potential liability for causing another deadly and destructive wildfire. Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/sce-tree-saws-head-east/ 


Caltrans officials say they will install two traffic lights in Malibu .. whether Malibu wants them or not.  The state agency tells KBUU News that signals will be installed in front of the Malibu Beach Inn … and near Malibu Seafood at Corral Beach … Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/city-ok-with-signals-says-caltrans/


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


Another luxury coastal business … one of California’s most lavish cliffside resorts … has bene hit with a huge fine for blocking coastal access.

This time … it was the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay.

The California coastal commission levied a $1.6 million fine yesterday against the resort for continually blocking public access to a local beach.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that valet parking was a mjaor issue.

last month …  a Santa Monica hotel was hit with an even bigger fine.

One of the big violations was that the hotel was using parking valets … who were stashing cars in parking spaces reserved for coastal access.

No … luxury hotel guests or restaurant patrons are niot coastal access users.

And that has impact in Malibu … wear Nobu restaurant is using coastal access parking lot spaces underneath office buildings as Val. spaces for its luxury customers.

The city is considering yanking Nobles operating permits over its parking woes.

An update on that is scheduled for next Monday at the metal planning commission.


Three more fashion stores are opening in the Malibu Country Mart … as downtown Malibu continues to evolve into a destination shopping area.

Luxury women’s clothing label Ba&sh is set to open at Malibu Country Mart this July.

White’s Mercantile and All Things Bell also recently opened at Malibu Country Mart in April.

Ba&sh is owed by two best friends … and is described as “where the glamorous meet the bohème,”

White’s Mercantile opened in April … it is owned by singer-songwriter Holly Williams, daughter of country legend Hank Williams Jr. The store is described as “a general store for the modern tastemaker.”

And “All Things Bell” ..  also opened in April … they say they  “draw its inspiration from beach side towns from Santorini to Malibu.”

Silk pajamas the specialty there.


The city’ Public Safety and Preparedness Expo is tomorrow at Trancas.

There … you can learn how you can get yourself, your family and your neighborhood better prepared for wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters. 

Following the devastation of the Woolsey Fire, the Malibu community has a unique opportunity to come together and emerge stronger, better prepared and more resilient than before.

One of the best ways to prepare for wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters as individuals, families and a community is to get trained in first aid and emergency preparedness, make emergency plans, and stock up on the right kind of supplies that you will need to survive without help for 72 hours or more in case of a major disaster. 

The Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments will be there.

Also … miniature therapy horses that work with the Sheriff’s Department will be there for kids to get acquainted with.

The American Red Cross and the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management.

It’s sponsored by the Malibu Surfside News …  Malibu Times and Radio malibu … 99.1 KBUU.


Finally this morning … imagine taking a dip in one of the most ornate swimming pols inthe world.

A pool that has been off limits to the general public since it was built 90 years ago.

The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle is open for just four nights this summer.

It’s the centerpiece of the famously opulent private residence built by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst.

The Neptune Pool is famous for its sweeping colonnades and Italian relief sculptures, will be open evenings.

A select 40 people may be selected go swimming on four evenings this summer.

All you need is your swimsuit … a towel … and oh yes.

12 hundred 50 dollars per ticket.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   patchy fog   )))) … highs  ((((   67   )))) beaches … ((((   77   )))) mountains and canyons.

Downcoast winds …  (((   luffing at about 10    )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    8:07    )))).

After that … (((   more fog and clouds  )))) tonight … low ((((   58   )))) beaches …  ((((  55  )))) mountains and canyons.

June gloom is the forecast next 7 days.

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

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((    60    )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    55   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   65   )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((    58   )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

62 at Surfrider.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((    1 to 2   )))) feet high ….

Lousy surfing conditions …..

(((((  High tide is at  8:44 AM … 3.7ft .

Low tide is at 1:51 PM

A six foot high.

High 8:15 PM 6ft High    ))))


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