KBUU Newswire – Day 389 – Tuesday Dec 3

Written by on December 3, 2019

  • =   B and Bs … overnight rentals … the big decision is at city hall tonight.
  • =   The Planning Commission approves plans for a wider Civic center Way.
  • =   Southern California Edison wants to make higher profits … because its job is much more difficult with all these fires.
  • =   Malibu may be getting a daily bath in heavy mercury pollution … blowing off the ocean … coming from coal fired power plants.
  • =   A big storm will hit Malibu late tonight …. up to an inch and a half of rain tomorrow.
  • =  But the big news … Arco is taking its signs down on Point Dume … again.


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.

Short term rentals … B and Bs … turning Malibu residential neighborhoods into visitor serving zones.

Like every tourist destination in the world … Malibu is grappling with the issue.

One one side … residents and investors … introducing strangers into residential neighborhoods.

On the other side … Malibu citizens using new technology to capitalize on their private property rights … to help make their mortgage payments.

The issue comes to a head at a special city council meeting tonight at 5.

The city council has already decided it wants a version of the Santa Monica Ordinance … which is generally tough on B and Bs.

But it may take more than a year to get that through the Coastal Commission … and in the meanwhile … city staff is proposing a temporary … interim measure.

And that has opponents of B and Bs … like Michael Lustig … very not happy.

Lustig has organized a group that opposes B and Bs in residential neighborhoods … And he is also not happy that the temporary ordinance does not have the teeth yo make enforcement possible.

He calls that disastrous and very bad.

The proposed permanent ordinance would allow hosted vacation rentals … the traditional type of B and B where people rent a backyard cottage or room in a main house as a hosted guest.

The city council has carved out an entire night for people to testify …. and for the council to debate the matter.

The meeting starts tonight at 5 … at Malibu City Hall.


Plans to reconstruct Civic Center Way have moved through the city planning commission… despite tons of criticism.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/civic-center-reconstruction/


Does Southern California Edison deserve to make higher profits?? Edison has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to increase its guaranteed profit margin … up from the current 10 point 3 percent. Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/sce-request-for-higher-profits-because-of-fires-panned-by-cpuc-staff/


The California coastline may be getting bathed in toxic levels of methyl-mercury … pollution from burning coal blows ashore in the fog. researchers have measured huge amounts of mercury in the fur of mountain lions in coastal California. Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/more-coastal-hazards-mercury-in-fog-is-bathing-us-with-mercury/

The SF Chronicle broke the story two days ago: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Mercury-in-the-fog-is-poisoning-Santa-Cruz-14873493.php

And the LA Times also reports: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Mercury-in-the-fog-is-poisoning-Santa-Cruz-14873493.php


And the talk of the town today … The Arco gas station at Point Dume is all roped off today. It looks like Arco is moving out.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/point-dume-gas-station-closed/


A storm system is expected to bring moderate to locally heavy rain to the region very late tonight and tomorrow … with a slight chance of thunderstorms tomorrow.

Rain will rapidly develop a late tonight.

The peak of the rain looks to be Wed morning into early Wed afternoon in most areas, possibly lingering for much of the day across L.A. County.

Expect rain to be moderate to occasionally

heavy at times during the peak of the evening.

There’s a slight chance for a thunderstorm tomorrow.

How much rain???

Probably between three quarters of an inch to an inch and a half over the next 2 days.

A smaller rainstorm will arrive Friday night.

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

Mo says the waves at Surfrider Beach today are   ((((    )))) feet high ….

Those are ((((  fair )))) surfing conditions …. according to Mo.

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