KBUU Newswire – Day 276 – Mon Aug 12: LA Mayor Interferes In Woolsey Fire Response – Malibu Will Discuss Its Fire Response Tonight – Guns Drawn At Trancas

Written by on August 12, 2019

  • =   A bombshell in the LA Times: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti sought special protection for a house in the Woolsey Fire.
  • =   Garcetti’s extensive interference distracted the fire chief in the early hours of the fire … as it raced towards Malibu.
  • =   The city council examines how the city handled the fire … tonight.
  • =   The local school superintendent job performance review is this week.
  • =   And Matthew Weaver … still missing in the Malibu mountains after one year.
  • =   And a felony traffic stop at Trancas yesterday ties up the line at Starbucks.


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.


The Woolsey Fire … and the response of the Malibu city manager and staff … goes front and center tonight.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/woolsey-raked-over-the-coals/

We have a copy of the analysis posted on the KBUU newswire today.



L A’s city fire chief was distracted in the early hours of fighting the Woolsey Fire … a City of L A big shot kept bugging them to check a private address in Bell Canyon to see if it burned down.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/la-mayors-woolsey-interference/

La Times article:  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-09/woolsey-fire-mayor-garcetti-texts


So … how is the new school superintendent doing???  That is the question that goes before the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board next Thursday.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/smmusd-reviews-supes-performance/


L A county sheriffs deputies had guns drawn and shut down Trancas yesterday afternoon.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/guns-drawn-at-trancas/


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


The family of a 21-year-old man who went missing one year ago in the mountains above Malibu has not stopped looking for him.

And they suspect foul play.

Matthew Weaver’s family held a candlelight vigil Saturday night to mark the one year that has elapsed since he disappeared.

His car was found abandoned … on a fire road at the top of the mountains … about a mile and a half off Saddle Peak Road.

Matthew’s family has flown a drone over the area … and it helped the family recover the missing man’s baseball cap and T-shirt.

And that has the family very worried.

His sister … Catherine Weaver-Farrell … told CBS 2 news that she thinks her brother was murdered.

The man’s uncle … James Weaver … said the local sheriff’s office have been … in his words … wonderful.

“Search and rescue, they have done everything. Problem is we don’t have any new leads or new information. So we’re grasping at anything.” he told CBS 2.

800 aerial photographs were taken by a drone that flew over the fire road and nearby wilderness.

The high-resolution images hav ebeen posted by the fmaily … hoping others may spot some clue.

We have a link posted… on the KBUU web page.


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Weather for the Malibu …


((((   Patchy fog and cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 73   )))) beaches … ((((   91   )))) mountains and canyons.

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

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:45    )))).

After that … (((    )))) tonight … low ((((   61  )))) beaches …  mountains and canyons.

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

Right now … at 8:49 … at Trancas it’s ((((    67   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((    64   )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((   65    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   67   )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((    66   )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   (((( pretty much  1 )))) feet high ….

A tiny south swell for exposures.

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

(((((   High tide is at 9:34am … 3.9 feet.

Low tide is at 2:17 pm .

A six foot high tide will crest at 8:25 this evening.   ))))


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