KBUU Newswire Fri Jan 17

Written by on January 17, 2020

This is KBUU News – Day 434 – the Friday Headlines:

  • =  Less than an inch of rain overnight … no major problems.
  • =  But man … it’s cold this morning.
  • =  Malibu businesses appear to be grudgingly closing their dumpsters … to prevent rats.
  • =   A project to use natural plants to seed sand dunes at Zuma Lagoon is moving ahead.


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Malibu had a gentle mist overnight … but not much rain.

All the roads are open and clear.

One crash last night … in the rain … on Mulholland Highway west of Malibu Canyon Road.

No injuries reported.

5:55am 24-hour Malibu area storm totals

KBUU Trancas .50

Boney Mtn .48

Deer Creek .48

Leo Carrillo .27

Upper Decker .75

Carbon Cyn .79

Big Rock .91

Monte Nido 1.1

Upper Mal Cyn .73

Topanga Vil 1.01

Agoura .14

Calabasas .13

Woolsey Cyn .39

Pacific Sod Camarillo .22

Venice .32

UCLA .51

Source: Ventura County Flood Control Agency


Fifteen shopping centers in Malibu have been sent nastygrams by the city for failing to keep their garbage dumpsters protected against rats.

And two stores in  the shopping centers received administrative warnings from Code Enforcement.

Which two stores ??? 

That was left out of the report to the public.

But city officials say they have cleaned up their act.

City officials say 15 different stores in Malibu needed a letter to demand that they follow the city’s rules on keeping their dumpster lids closed and back areas tidy.

And two stores … as we said … failed to comply with that … and needed a visit from a code enforcement officer.

Keeping dumpster lids closed and disposal areas clean is critically important … to control rodent populations … without poisons.

The city is considering an ordinance to require commercial properties to have locking dumpster lids.

But that would mean trash haulers have to unlock a bin every time it is emptied … which will increase hauling costs significantly.

The matter goes before the city council in 10 days.


A project to rebuild sand dunes and plant native vegetation along Zuma .. Westward and Point Dume beaches is coming this fall.

The Bay Foundation calls it the Malibu Living Shoreline Project.

The plan is to restore three acres of sandy beach and dune habitat at Zuma and Point Dume County Beaches.

The idea … a low impact solution to increase the resiliency of the shoreline.

It can be summed up as … using native plants inthe sand to create their own sand dunes.

Much of the work would be along the Point Dume road … between the Sunset restaurant and the parking lots.

Native plants would be placed on the remaining sand … much of which has washed away.

Sand fencing will be used to keep sand from blowing onto the road …

For years … sand on the road has been trucked away due to worries that the asphalt and oil from the pavement contaminate it.

At Zuma lagoon … invasive plants like ice plant will be removed from next to the parking lot entrance.

Coastal sage will be planted. 

And the Bay Foundation plan says they realize that Zuma Creek moves around … particularly after the Woolsey Fire caused a huge amount of sand and ash to wash down the canyon.

And that the project may move around as well.

Most of the work will involve planting seeds and small native plants.

These take root and soon start trapping sand.

Sand dunes have risen … some of them 10 feet in height.

The Project is scheduled to be built this fall.

State coastal funds are paying for it … the city is being asked to chip in 91 hundred dollars in building fee waivers … with that money earmarked for monitoring of the project.


The city’s budget audit is out … and it shows the cash balance at city hall has dropped about 12 percent.

Blame the Woolsey Fire for much of that.

Not much to worry about … as the city’s assets exceeded its liabilities at the close of the fiscal year by 186 million dollars.

Some 32 million dollars is in the general reserve fund … with about 22 million dollars not designated for any special cause.

One interesting note as we comb through the audit.

The city has received a one million dollar donation … earmarked for improvements at Bluffs Park. 

The city financial audit is available to look at … all 148 pages of it … at the city website.

We have a link: https://www.malibucity.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4101?fileID=10619


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In news from up the coast … the luxury homeowners at Hollister ranch have filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking a law that would open those coveted surf breaks to the public.

Last October … the governor approved a law that would require a public access plan to be imoplemented within two years.

The Hollister Ranch Homeowners are pushing back … a conservative legal advocacy group representing then says the access plan is an overreach of the state’s authority.

The president of the homeowners association tells the L A Times that the new law is an overreaching and unconstitutional bill that tramples on protections of due process, illegal search and seizure, free speech, and the taking of private property without compensation.

When will Hollister ranch be open to the public to enjoy??
Maybe April 2022.



The city of hosting a Strictly Poetry Workshop with Malibi Ellen Reich.

Tomorrow at 11 at malibu Bluffs Park.

This complimentary poetry workshop series is open to poetry lovers and

poets of all levels.

Writers will work with Malibu Poet Laureate Ellen Reich … and their peers … to gain instruction, discussion, and responses to their poems.

The poetry workshop is free … no registration.

It starts at 11 tomorrow at the Michael Landon Center… at Malibu Bluffs Park.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((  Sunny and cold    )))) … highs  ((((   59   )))) beaches … ((((  62    )))) mountains and canyons.

Downcoast winds …  (((  20  )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((  5:07     )))).

After that … (((   partly cloudy  )))) tonight … low ((((  50   )))) beaches …  ((((  36   )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    partly cloudy and cold    )))).

Cloudy all weekend.

Chance of rain Monday night.

Right now here at the KBUU studios in Trancas … it’s  ((((   48    )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo beach … (((    ))).

Paradise Cove … (((    ))).

Big Rock … (((    ))).

In upper Malibu Canyon … (((    ))).

Calabasas … (((    ))).

And Civic Center L-A … (((    ))).

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

Mo says the waves at Surfrider Beach today are   (((( 1 to 2   )))) feet high ….

Those are ((((  poor )))) surfing conditions ….(((((   tides: Low 9:48am 1.5ft

High 3:23pm 3.3ft

Low 9:09pm 1.2ft  .))))


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