KBUU Newswire – Tues Jan 8 – Day 61 – Majhor Questions Over Canyon Shooter Remain – City Points Finger At Sheriff On Roadblocks – Coastal Wants More Camping, BandBs, In Bu –

Written by on January 8, 2019

This is KBUU News – the headlines:

  • =  PCH is reopened to Oxnard … schools are in session … but no heavy traffic on PCH.
  • =  The new sheriff appears happy with the way the old sheriff handled the Malibu Canyon serial shootings.
  • =   A drifter is charged with 10 counts of attempted murder  … and one count of murder.
  • = The city issues a report on the evacuation … and says its hands were tied.
  • =  and at Malibu High … you get a Chromebook. You get a Chromebook. Everyone gets a Chromebook.

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

The filing of charges against a reclusive drifter in Malibu Canyon may have closed one door.  But major questions are still out there: did agencies screw up in putting the shooting streak together?  Should a public alert have been issued?  The new sheriff ran on those issues, but he says the matter has been resolved, internally. Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/questions-linger-after-charges/

The City of Malibu is says – the roadblocks from the fire were at the discretion of the sheriff, and they were powerless to stop them. And by the way, it’s not the city council’s job to tell the sheriff to allow trucks through blockades.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/city-analysis-points-at-sheriff/

The California Coastal Conservancy wants to increase the amount of overnight lodgings in Malibu … and that means more overnight rentals.

Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/low-cost-overnights/

Webinar URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7963371688987400205 

Webinar ID: 894-657-851


Pacific Coast Highway has reopened between Oxnard and Malibu.

Traffic movement was restored at about 7:45 last night.

And with L A Schools back in session … you can expect heavy rush hour traffic this morning.

Kanan Dume Road has reopened … after a one car rollover blocked part of the road between tunnels 2 and 3.

No one was injured in the crash … which happened where both uphill and downhill traffic is temporarily sharing the roadway in Tunnel 3.

A hay truck fell over on Mulholland Highway just east of Las Virgenes Road.

A little excitement there … but no major traffic issues.

— —

You are listening to the latest news from Radio Malibu … 99.1 FM … KBUU.


Malibu High School was pupil free yesterday.

Principal Chellie Nye says the teachers were learning about digital citizenship.

Students at the school will be assigned their own Chromebook computer to use in classes.

Yesterday … teachers learned how to enrich their instruction and engage learners through the use of technology.

Teachers students and parents have already begun using software from Google … called Google Classroom … for lessons and homework.

Chromebook computers are made by Google … Nye says she is excited by this advance.

Malibu High has juggled its calendar to adjust for the three weeks of class time lost to the Woolsey Fire.

The principal says the end of the semester has been moved to February 1.


Gas power leaf blowers are illegal in Malibu … and because of the fire … electric blowers are also banned in the fire area … west of Malibu Canyon Road.

The supervisors approved a motion by Malibu-area Supervisor Sheila Kuehl … to temporarily prohibit the use of leaf blowers within the impacted burn area caused by the Woolsey Fire, in order to minimize further health impacts to fire victims and the general public.

The board instructed instruct the Public Health Officer, in consultation with other appropriate

County Departments, to determine when conditions warrant a removal of

this temporary prohibition and report back to the Board.


Progressives have formed a slate to represent Malibu and the rest of the westside on the state Democratic Committee,

And with California dominate so thoroughly by democrats … the makeup of the state party committee is becoming more and more important.

The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that 14 local progressives are running as a slate to represent the Westside as delegates to the California Democratic Party.

10 of the progressive are from Santa Monica … none from Malibu.

They want to push the Democratic party in a more progressive direction and ensure it resists federal policies from President Donald Trump’s administration … according to one of the candidates… Caroline Torosis.

She tells the Santa Monica Daily Press they want to push for the policies Santa Monica is known for, such as rent control and action on climate change, at the state level.

The local party meeting and election is next Sunday … from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. … at the Santa Monica College Humanities Building … at 17th Street and Pico Boulevard … in Santa Monica.


The National Weather Service says breakers of 6 to 12 feet will be possible at exposed west-facing beaches  Wednesday morning and Thursday evening.

There could be local max sets to 16 feet around Ventura Harbor.

Coastal flooding is possible with this surf event, especially during times of high tide.

The high tide around 5 feet is expected between 10 and 1030 am Wednesday, followed by another high tide slightly lower near 11 AM Thursday.


Traffic … in 65 seconds … first …


Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Mostly sunny   )))) … highs  ((((   63  )))) beaches … mountains and canyons.

Winds …  (((   off the ocean from the southeast at 15   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    5:01   )))).

After that … (((    partly cloudy again )))) tonight … low ((((  43  )))) beaches …  ((((   36 )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    much the same    )))).

The KBUU Newswire is posted midmornings … at RadioMalibu.net and at the MalibuTimes.com websites.

Remember…  breaking news always  goes first to the radio …  on F-M 99 point 1 over all of Malibu….

Our web player is simple …. you can hear Radio Malibu in your phone or stream it to your car.

Navigate to Radio Malibu dot net . … and we’re streaming in your ear anywhere in the world.


Malibu’s Only Local Daily News – On the radio: FM 99 point 1 in all of Malibu – Streaming at www.radiomalibu.net anywhere else

[There are no radio stations in the database]