KBUU Newswire Day 178 – Wed May 15 – Racial Insults Hurled At MHS Playground – 3rd Bad Crash in 2 Days – 41% Of Malibu Listings Are For Vacant Land

Written by on May 15, 2019


This is KBUU News – Day 178 – The Wednesday Headlines:

  • =   Malibu High rocked by video of a fight … with possible racist overtones.
  • =   Student protest what they say is a racist incident.
  • =   A third injury crash on P C H in 3 days … last night.
  • =   41 percent of the property for sale in Malibu is vacant .. after the fire.
  • =   It never rains in Southern California in May … but it will likely rain tomorrow.

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.


A small protest at Malibu High School this morning … about 20 – 25 students standing with a young African American boy.  Video of a fight is circulating on the web.  One parent describes the video as a group of boys bullying … pushing and starting to beat up a young ninth grader … who is African-American. Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/racial-insults-hurled-at-mhs/


A pedestrian was hit by a car last night on Pacific Coast Highway in eastern Malibu.

That’s bad car crash number three in two days.  Details; https://www.radiomalibu.net/3rd-nasty-crash-in-2-days/


It looks like many Malibu homeowners are going to take the money and run.

The financial Times newspaper of London has crunched the numbers … and determined that 41 percent of the properties listed is for sale in Malibu right now are vacant land.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/41pc-listings-are-for-vacant-land/


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Conflicting word this morning … on what exactly is going to happen on Latigo Canyon Road.

We do know this:

Southern California Edison plans to be using a crane and other heavy equipment on Latigo Canyon Road … blocking lanes … from 9 this morning until 6 tonight.

The county highway department says one lane will be open … the city of Malibu send out a press release last night that says the entire road will be closed.

The project is planned for Latigo Canyon Road between Ocean View Drive and Calicut Road.

This poses a dilemma for the several dozen houses in upper Latigo Canyon … there’s no other way on or out of their neighborhood.

That’s because Latigo Canyon Road remains closed up at the top of the mountain … near Kanan Dume Road … six months after the Woolsey Fire.

Notice of the road closure or lane closure or whatever it is went out late yesterday afternoon.

Good luck to residence or work crews trying to get up Latigo Canyon today.


A small study done by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce paints a bleak picture for local businesses following the Woolsey Fire.

23 businesses responded to a survey sent out by the Chamber … not exactly a statistically-valid polling on the Malibu business community.

The majority of responding businesses report a significant business loss from the fire.

10 of the 23 repsonsing businesses say they have lost up to half of their busioness,

Another eight experienced more than a 50 percent loss over last year’s numbers.

The fire wiped out nearly 500 properties within Malibu city limits, and drove many permanent and part-time residents from their homes for weeks or month


Whole Foods Market says it new supermarket in Malibu will open Wednesday, June 12th

The new store is the anchor tenant in Malibu’s first new shopping center to open in more than 30 years.

Giveaways … and other grand opening activities will be featured at a preopening party on Saturday, June 8th.

But hte store will open for real on June 12th.

Taht day … tThe first 300 shoppers will receive a Whole Foods Market Malibu reusable tote bag with Whole Foods Market swag, snacks and a mystery savings card with a value ranging between $5 and $100, the Whole Foods Market press release said.

The new Malibu Whole Foods store is located in The Park at Cross Creek that good morning good morning microphones working now it’s one minute before seven o’clockat 23401 Civic Center Way in Malibu. After the grand opening, the store will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily..


Malibu may get record rain fall tomorrow.

About a half of an inch is expected … and that will be enough to set records.

It almost never rains in May in Los Angeles.

But Calidfornia is getting hit by a series of winter-style cold fronts.

Bay Area tonight … Malibu tomorrow.

Periods of moderate rainfall early Thursday along with a slight  chance of thunderstorms.

Dry weather returns by midday Friday.

There is another chance of showers Saturday night.


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Weather for the Malibu …. rain tonight.

((((   Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66 mountains and canyons.

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

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    7:49 if you could see it.   )))).

Cloudy and a 90 percent chance of rain tonight … low ((((  58    )))) beaches …  ((((  55  )))) mountains and canyons.

Total rainfall … abiut a third of an inch … unless we get a thunderstorm.

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm tomorrow … 90 percent chance of rain before midday..

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

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

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

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

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

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((  2 to 6  )))) feet high ….

Mo is ecstatic … shape is great … not as consistent

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

(((((   High tide was at 7:46 this morning.

Low tide is at 1:44 PM.

A 5-1/2 foot high tide will crest tonight at 8:09.  ))))


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