KBUU Newswire on Monday, Day 25 – Damage Estimate Now $1.6 Billion – Will MRCA Allow Repairs? – One Love Malibu – Dume School To Open – Rain Coming

Written by on December 3, 2018

This is KBUU News – Day 25 after the fire

  • =   How much Malibu property value was just burned?  Try 1 point 6 billion dollars worth.
  • =   Inspectors start fanning out today to give the OK to demolish fire wreckage.
  • =   We have extensive details on how long it will take people to get demolition permits.
  • =   School starts tomorrow at Point Dume … as Caltrans starts rebuilding PCH.
  • =   Santa Monica finds low cost housing for 10 to 15 cash-poor families from Malibu.
  • =   Hundreds gather yesterday to learn about fire rebuilding procedures … thousands of business cards passed out.
  • =  And a 50 thousand dollar mic drop yesterday … at the One Love Malibu concert.

Malibu’s Only Local Daily News . It’s the   ((((  Monday  ))) edition  … from Radio Malibu  …. F-M 99 point 1 K B U U. Good morning … I’m Hans Laetz reporting.


The LA Times has looked at aerial photographs … and says the actual number of structures destroyed by the Woolsey Fire in malibu is 670.

Not all of those were houses.

The city has estimated 475 houses were lost.

Using Zillow … the  LA Times estimates that the 670 burned structures were worth at least 1 point 6 billion dollars.

The LA Times has a map … with a little dot marking each burned structure.

We have a link to the map … on the KBUU Newswire.



Inspectors are supposed to begin fanning out over Western Los Angeles County today … looking at 1600 destroyed houses and thousands of damaged structures.

Confusion and lack of clear lines.

But we do have some answers for you:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/hazmat-removals-start-today/


About 250 residents whose homes were lost or damaged in the Woolsey Fire that ravaged Malibu last month gathered yesterday afternoon for the second meeting of Operation Recovery.

Our correspondent … Sam Hall Kaplan … filed this report:  https://www.radiomalibu.net/operation-recovery-audience/


Santa Monica city officials are finding housing for about 10 to 15 families from Malibu … families of modest financial means.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/malibu-families-get-sm-apts/


At one end of the Malibu social strategy … the rich and famous partied last night.

At the other end. … volunteers scraping togethers surfboards for kids and adults who lost everything in the fire.

Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/kids-get-surfboards-katy-perry/


You are listening to the latest news from Radio Malibu … F-M 99 point 1 K B U U.  ((( time  ))))


Malibu residents used to seeing lane closures on Pacific Coast Highway ain’t seen nothing yet.  Dozens of roadside projects are starting … after the fire.  And the big question we have: will the MRCA relent and allow Caltrans access onto ints hillside next to PCH to prevent mudslides?



Teachers are reporting back to school at Point Dume Marine Sciences Elementary School this morning.

The kids will be back tomorrow.

Point Dume’s teachers went in last week for training on strategies to deal with students who may have some issues with this tragedy in Malibu. 

The school also have a team of mental health specialists on campus to help parents and the kids if needed.

The school principal … Dave Jackson … says the school has been cleaned top to bottom by a restoration company.

The school passed all the tests to make our campus a safe place for our students and staff.

Children who normally attend Juan Cabrillo Elementary are welcome to attend supervised activities at Point Dume until their school reopens later this week.

Malibu High is on track to reopen a week from Tuesday.


All this as another significant rainstorm is taking aim at Southern California.

There are an unusual storm .. the National Weather Service is not exactly sure how much rainfall we can expect,.

Between one and two inches are possible.

But the bulk of this storm will be moving in from the southwest … and there will be strong upper level wind flow from the northwest … at the same time.

Meaning the rain may move through quickly.

Rain should arrive late tomorrow night … with most of the rain on Wednesday and possible thunderstormy showers on Thursday.

Again …. between one and two inches are possible.

Today will be sunny and cool … the forecast is coming up.


Jordan Wilimovsky of Malibu won the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle Saturday at USA Swimming’s Winter National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

It was his third victory in four days.

The 24-year-old Wilimovsky won the 800-meter freestyle Wednesday … and the 400-meter freestyle Thursday.

Wilimovsky graduated from Malibu High School in 2012. He completed his college swimming career at Northwestern in 2017.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Sunny and cool   )))) … highs  ((((   66  )))) beaches … mountains and canyons.

Downcoast winds …    will be light this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((   4:44    )))).

After that … (((  cold and partly cloudy   )))) tonight … low ((((  53   )))) beaches …  ((((  43   )))) mountains and canyons.

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

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((   54    )))) degrees.

the thermometer at leo Carrillo beach has melted.

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    50    )))) .

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   ((((    )))) feet high ….

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

(((((   tide is at     ))))


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