KBUU NewsWire – Day 364 – Fri Nov 8 – PCH Reopened After Fatal Crash – Sheriff’s Capt Will Send Deputies To Direct Traffic In Blackouts – Kids Told It’s OK Not To Be Ok After Woolsey – MHS Gets $160M Do-Over OK

Written by on November 8, 2019

  • =   A car crash may have killed someone on PCH at the east end of town this morning. PCH reopened at 11:40.
  • =   Malibu kids told “it’s OK to be not OK” one year after the fire.
  • =   LA county sheriff will not put deputies onto PCH to direct traffic in outages.
  • =   Malibu city council to review city manager’s job performance next Thursday.
  • =   School board approved $160 million concept to gut and rebuild Malibu High.


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 city council will review the job performance of City Manager Reva Feldman … in two weeks.

And plans for the new Malibu High School campus … costing 160 million dollars for the first phase … were approved last night.

Those stories soon.

But first….


PCH reopened to traffic at about 11:35 this morning.

One person was killed in a grinding crash .. at about 6 this morning.

The driver of a red car was apparently hit … broadside … by an SUV.

it is not clear from T V pictures how the crash happened.

The SUV came to rest facing east in the eastbound lanes.

The red sedan … its left side crunched into a V that extended almost all the way through the passenger compartment.

One person was found … with no pulse … just after the crash.

It was just inside Malibu City Limits.

Sheriff’s traffic deputies needed five and a half hours to investigate the crash … and the death.


The head of the local sheriff’s office says he will not provide deputies to direct traffic … when power outages take out signals in Malibu.  This … as city manager Reva Feldman said her requests to the sheriff’s office for traffic direction in the halloween blackout were rebuffed.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/sheriff-wont-honor-city-request/


The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board has approved the 160 million dollar bulldozing and reconstruction of Malibu High School.

Not one person spoke … in favor or in opposition … to the concept last night … when the board met at Malibu City Hall. Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/school-board-oks-160m-mhs-reboot/

We have the new plan for the Malibu High campus posted … on the KBUU Newswire. 


The Malibu City Council has scheduled a special … closed door meeting to discuss the job performance of city manager Reva Feldman.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/feldmans-job-review-next-thursday/


The Woolsey Fire broke out one year ago … this afternoon.

It was not the first major fire to hit Malibu … there were huge fires in 1956 … 1978 … 1982 … 1993 … 1996 … 2007.

Woolsey was by far the biggest.

Three dead in the flames … at least that many dead in the months afterward … attributable to the fire.

480 structures in western Malibu burned.

A community’s trust in the fire department shattered.

The sheriff’s department … hated.

And kids … traumatized.

Malibu High principal Patrick Miller says this:

One of the things we will be reminding our students is that community is built on the words and actions of the individuals in that community.  Through this tragedy, we have seen first hand what community really is and we will encourage students to continue to look for ways to reach out, lend a hand, provide support, display kindness, be inclusive,

We will remind our students that it is ok to not be ok. 

It’s ok to have bad days and need time and space to work through what we have gone through.

The words of Malibu High principal Patrick Miller. 

A community gathering will happen tomorrow at Zuma Beach.

For some … going to that would be a bitter reminder of gvoernemnt’s failure.

In the words of the school principal … it’s OK not to be OK.


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