KBUU Newswire Tuesday Oct 9: Termites In City Hall Upset Poison Free Plans – City To MRCA: Buzz Off – Edison And School Board Plan Public Sessions Tonight

Written by on October 9, 2018

This is KBUU News – the headlines:

  • = Malibu wants to be poison free … but there are termites in City Hall and orange oil isn’t gonna kill them.
  • = The city’s poison policy sent back for refinement.
  • = Get ready for another MRCA lawsuit … after the city council tells them to go pound sand.
  • = Edison will present its song and dance about power blackouts tonight.
  • = Also tonight … the Point Dume public hearing on plans for a new two story building on Grayfox.

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


Get ready for another lawsuit from the MRCA against the City of Malibu.

The Mountain Recreation and Conservation Authority … the M R C A … was turned down by unanimous five to nothing vote by the Malibu city council last night … again. Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/city-tells-mrca-off/

On one side, Malibu City Hall is infested with termites.  On the other, Poison Free Malibu. This should be interesting.  Details: https://www.radiomalibu.net/termites-in-city-hall/ 

And Malibu city councilman Skylar Peak phoned in to last night’s city council meeting … from his vacation home in Bali. It was the second meeting … in the last three meetings … that Peak was in Bali for a council meeting.  Peak mentioned how he was communicating via email with Malibu constituents.


In other news from Radio Malibu … F-M 99 point 1 K B U U:


As we’ve been reporting …. the Santa Monica Malibu School District hosts a public meeting tonight at 7 … at the Point Dume School … to talk about building plans there.

The school district has posted an environmental impact statement … that shows a 2-story building perched up at the north side of the school … next to Greyfox Street.

And temporary portable classrooms would be placed in the center of the campus.

There were no community meetings before those decisions were made.

But school district officials say the decisions on where to place buildings are … in their words … “worst case scenarios.”

They are in a rush to place the portables this summer … and say they will worry about the exact configuration of the campus for a later date.

That’s not exactly the way CEQA … the California Environmental Quality Act … is supposed to work.

That law specifically requires a complete plan to be put out for public comment … although some blanks can be filled in after the plan is approved … the overall concept is supposed to be presented in order to prevent piecemeal planning.

The school board will vote on the tentative plan on November 1st.

Tonight’s public hearing is at 7 at Point Dume school.


Southern California Edison has researched that Friday morning blackout in Malibu.

The company says it was -not- an intentional outage.

Rather … the official word from Edison is it was a repair outage, not a planned maintenance outage. 

Nearly 24-hundred electric accounts were blacked out … from Point Dume west to the county line.

It began at 10:09 a.m. and ended at 1:01 p.m.

The official causes was … and we quote … “no cause was determined.”
This conflicts with postcards mailed to some residents in the area … which said a planned outage for maintenance was going to be done at the exact same time.

Those notices arrived after the blackout … and not everyone got them.


And as we have been telling you … the Southern California Edison explanatory meeting about future planned power blackouts …. is tonight.

It’s not a vote or anything …. merely a chance for you to learn more about the new and unprecedented Edison plan to kill power to large chunks of the area when heavy winds begin to blow.

How fast will those winds be???

Edison won’t say.

Meeting is tonight …. 6:30 … at King Gillette Ranch.


A long period  southerly swell, originating from Hurricane Sergio, will peak starting today … and peak tomorrow through Friday.

Hazardous surf conditions will likely begin as early as this morning or this afternoon, then build through at least Thursday night.

Estimates of surf heights are 6 to 9 feet with sets to 11 feet during the peak of the event.

Surf should begin to subside late Friday, but there is a chance for big waves into Saturday.

High astronomical tides between 5.5 and 6.5 feet during the late morning hours each day could allow for minor to moderate coastal flooding.


Weather for the Malibu ….

((((   Clouds clearing at midday   )))) … highs  ((((   70    )))) beaches … ((((    76   )))) mountains and canyons.

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

Sunset tonight is at   ((((   6:30    )))).

After that … (((  not so cool   )))) tonight … low ((((  60   )))) beaches …  ((((   53  )))) mountains and canyons.

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

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    64    )))) degrees.

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

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

In the ocean … it’s ((((   64  )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The lifeguards say the waves today are   ((((    3 to 4   )))) feet high ….

Hurricane swell arriving.  Waves to 7 to 11 feet possible.

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

(((((  Highest tide of the day is at  10:08 AM … 5.9ft .

Low tide at 4:28 this afternoon.

A 5.2 foor high tide … withpossible 11 foot surf … will crest at 10:37 tonight.   ))))


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