This is KBUU News - Day 192 … the Monday headlines:

  • =   Two killed on PCH last Friday … another speeding car crash.
  • =   Malibu gets an inch and a third of rain.
  • =  The Nobu restaurant may get its permits yanked … by the planning commission tonight.
  • =   A school campus in Santa Monica might get named after Michelle and Barack Obama … as the district continues to grapple with a new name for the school at Point Dume.
  • =   The White House is cutting firefighting money for California. 

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.


Another speeding car on PCH … another out of control crash … and this time two men are killed.

This one was in the straightaway near Point Mugu … last Friday.

A 2003 Nissan 3-50Z was being driven past the Navy base on the freeway … at high speed … just before 7 last Friday. 

The driver lost control.

The car plowed into a guard rail and metal pole at the Hueneme Road exit. 

The C H P says two men from Oxnard were killed.

23-year-old Giovanni Corona … the driver.

And 24-year-old Fernando Morales … the passenger … who was  ejected from the vehicle. 

Again … a witness to the crash reported seeing the Nissan traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.

There were two exhibitions of speed on P C H last week that resulted in severe crashes … although no one was killed. 

And a third crash took the life of a pedestrian last week on P C H …  although no cause has been established publicly for that crash.


More rain is in the forecast for the inland mountains over next few days … but not here at the beach.

Malibu was gently soaked with about an inch and one third of rain over the last three days.

The rain has been light at all times …  but thorough … causing a few rockslides on Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu but not much else.

May is usually foggy but not rainy along the southern California coast.

The winter weather pattern continues all week … but the week rain storms coming down the coast Will not drop any rain in the Malibu area according to the latest forecast.

The mountains and inland valleys will see rain . or maybe snow above 7 thiousand feet…

Chains are required this morning on Highway 18 in the Big Bear area. 

And snow in the forecast up at Mammoth Lakes for today … tomorrow and every day this week.


The City of Malibu will consider closing the Nobu restaurant …  to the Planning Commission tonight.  Details:


Officials in California are crying foul over a Trump administration plan to slash millions of dollars in firefighting reimbursement payments to the state.

The White House … in turn …  is accusing the state of over-billing the federal government as part of a federal-state partnership.


This story is based on news reported by the Sacramento Bee:



Malibu residents have been complaining since last summer about intentional power company blackouts.

And although Southern California Edison did not cut the power last November … many in Malibu are upset that communications …. water pumps and traffic lights will be disrupted on purpose just as fire danger reaches its zenith … in heavy winds.

Now … big cities are getting the same threat.  Cities like San Francisco.  Details:

This story is based on reporting in the San Francisco Chronicle:


You may have heard about the conference of local government officials from across California … which erupted into violence over the weekend. Malibu officials are not involved.  Details:

L A Times coverage:


A second wave of Painted Lady butterflies is flitting about the Santa Monica Mountains.

Or maybe the third.  Details:

Ventura County Star coverage:


The Malibu Foundation has announced it will contribute the cost of converting KBUU’s transmitter to solar power.

The foundation is contributing $12,500 to KBUU’s nonprofit operating corporation to fund a 24/7 electricity source for the FM 99.1 transmitter. Details:


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


A school within the local school district could soon be named after a former president and his First Lady.

The naming of the district’s future Project Based Learning campus — located Olympic High School at 721 Ocean Park Boulevard — was discussed at a Thursday, May 16 board meeting.

The board proposed naming the site after former president Barack Obama and his wife,  Michelle Obama, dubbing the space the Michelle and Barack Obama’s Center for Inquiry and Exploration.  

“This is about the politics of recognition and honoring the hope, inspiration and commitment to civic duty in the spirit of the Obamas” said Dr. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein … quoted by the Santa Monica Daily Press. 

Malibu’s Craig Foster says he couldn’t think of a more appropriate 21st-century leader to name the district’s 21st-century learning campus after.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((    Sunny  )))) … highs  ((((   66   )))) beaches … ((((   68    )))) mountains and canyons. 

Downcoast winds …  (((  25   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    10 before 8   )))).

After that … (((  clouding up   )))) tonight … low ((((  53  )))) beaches …  ((((   50  )))) mountains and canyons.

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

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    57   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((     55     )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    48    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   56   )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((   62    )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

There’s a beach hazards statement … for elevated surf of 3 to 6 feet … through tomorrow morning. 


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