KBUU Newswire – Day 481 – Wed Mar 4 – State Of COVID-19 Emergency – Measure FD Fails, Lines Were Long – Villanueva Confronted By Malibu Residents, Defends Destroying Kobe Pictures During Investigation

Written by on March 4, 2020

Today’s newswire:

  • =  A local state of emergency is declared in Los Angeles County as we have seven Coronavirus cases now.
  • =  Long lines to vote in Malibu … officials apologize.
  • =  The fire department tax goes down to a big defeat.
  • = Sheriff Alex Villanueva is confronted by Malibu residents over the spinning revolving door at our sheriff’s station.
  • =  Malibu is asking the Santa Monica school district to support a legislative divorce.
  • =  Sacramento will have to approve a special bill to allow Malibu to form a school district.


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.


L A County has just declared a local state of emergency over the coronavirus … and the NOVID-19 flu that it causes.

The number of known cases in Los Angeles jumped from one case to seven this morning.

LA County health director dr. Barbara Ferrer says the pandemic probably hit Los Angeles.


“We know of an assumed known exposure source for all six of our new cases that we’re announcing today. This means that as of today … we still don’t have any known cases of community transmission.

“Like other large jurisdictions … we anticipate more local cases. This is because there are increases in outbreaks all across the world and the fact is that people who are not in close contact with folks who are infected with novel coronavirus can … themselves … become infected.”

Los Angeles city and county officials called a conference this morning to announce public health steps being taken to combat spread of the disease.

But it’s here .


California’s primary election results are still being tabulated.  But Measure FD has gone down to an overwhelming defeat … not exactly a sign of support for the County Fire Department.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/measure-fd-fails-da-race-is-tight-malibu-voting-lines-were-long/


Negotiations between Malibu and Santa Monica over creating a separate school district for our city have reached an impasse.  That matter goes before the school board Thursday … as does a plan from the superintendent to slash costs by phasing out the enrollment of kids who don’t live within the school district boundaries.  Details:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/sm-school-board-will-talk-about-banning-kids-from-over-the-hill-and-a-special-bill-for-malibu-tomorrow-night/


Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva ducked questions last night about the chain of firings and promotions that have occurred at Malibu’s regional sheriff’s station since his installation 15 months ago. Last night the sheriff also deflected questions from Calabasas residents about the Kobe Bryant photo abuse … as revealed in the Los Angeles Times. Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/malibu-residents-confront-villanueva-about-fickle-appointments-at-local-cop-shop/


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