KBUU Newswire Day 157 – Fri Apr 12 – City Flack Gets Award Amongst Citizen Flak – $50 Million Sewer Praised By Water Board – Sheriff Undoing Federal Court-Ordered Reforms, Monitor Says

Written by on April 12, 2019

This is KBUU News – the headlines:

  • =  The city’s public information officer gets a major award for the Woolsey Fire.
  • =  The reaction from Woolsey Fire victims … and we quote … absurd and insulting.
  • =  Malibu’s sheriff is likely skating on very thin legal ice … as he rehires deputies fired under a federal court order.
  • =   A 50 million dollar sewer expansion at the Civic Center is NOT generating much sticker shock … says the city.
  • =  And it will be windy into the weekend … gusts up to 35 miles an hour.

This is Malibu’s only local daily news. It’s the   ((((  Friday  ))) edition o … from Radio Malibu  …. F-M 99 point 1 K B U U. Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


Malibu’s official spokesman has been named this year’s 2019 Crisis Communicator of the Year by the California Association of Public Information Officials for his work during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu.  The overall reaction … from Malibu residents … has been negative.  Very negative.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/flack-takes-flak-for-pio-award/ 


Residents in the Malibu civic center area appear to have resisted sticker shock … over what they we’ll have to pay to hook up their homes to the city’s sewer system. And after 20 years of fighting with Malibu … water board members said they welcomed this news.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/water-board-praises-bu-on-sewer/


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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is undoing years of reforms at the sheriffs department … according to a federal monitor’s memo obtained by the L A Times.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/sheriff-undoing-mandatory-reforms/

L A Times article: https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-sheriff-villanueva-monitor-letter-20190411-story.html#nws=mcnewsletter


In news from down the coast … Santa Monica continues to grapple with conflicts between pedestrians and electric scooters.

Santa Monica allows four companies to  to operate within city limits with a combined 2,000 scooters and 1,000 bikes.

But Santa Monica has cited or impounded more than 100 unauthorized devices from other companies since last fall.

105 parking zones have been painted on city sidewalks … accordign to the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper.

The City is doubling down on safety strategies ahead of the busy summer tourist season.

It has already started installing 100 permanent signs indicating dismount zones downtown and in other areas.

Plus …  and 35 signs along the beach bike path and in Palisades Park identifying those areas as off-limits to electric scooters and bikes.

Electric scooters that are being ridden on the bike path are being automatically throttled down to one mile per hour … by satellite positioning devices …

The City decided to choke the devices because … if they were completely disabled … riders would abandon them en masse and create pileups.

This sory is written based on reporting in the Santa Monica Daily Press … www.smdp.com .


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Windy and warm   )))) … highs  ((((   68  )))) beaches … ((((   75   )))) mountains and canyons.

Downcoast winds …  (((   up to 20    )))) miles per hour this afternoon beaches … 25 miles mountains.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:23    )))).

After that … (((    )))) tonight … low ((((   57   )))) beaches …  ((((   55   )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    even warmer and windier.    )))).

Peak wind gusts of 35 miles an hour possible tomorrow.

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    58   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((     62  )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((   57    )))) .

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

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


Breakers of 5 to 8 feet are expected will linger into this evening, then diminish overnight into early Saturday morning.

The lifeguards say the waves at sunrise were   ((((  3 to 4   )))) feet high ….

Short period NW swell may ease a little.

SSW swell mixing in.

Potential for better AM wind. Onshore flow expected to build throughout the day.

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

(((((  Low  tide is at 10:56 AM  0.1ft  .

6:27 PM  3.3ft  High

10:30 PM  2.7ft  Low     ))))


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