This is KBUU News - Day 231 - the Thursday headlines:

  • =  A truck fire forces the closure of Kanan Tunnel 2 … heading towards Malibu.
  • =  Malibu beaches take a major hit in the latest water quality report card.
  • =  A cougar is tranquilized at Will Rogers beach 
  • =  Endangered species protection for cougars may put the brakes on development in the Santa Monica Mountains. 
  • =  And thrilling pictures of those two golden eagle chicks in the local mountains
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A large pickup truck caught fire this morning on the uphill side of tunnel two … on Canaan do road heading towards Malibu.

The Ford F3-50 truck was hauling a triple axle trailer.

The truck burned … the trailer didn’t.

CHP officers is closed the southbound tunnel Christian hours while the wreckage was scraped onto a trailer.

The road towards Malibu was closed at Cedar Road towards Malibu was closed at Sierra Creek.

Traffic was detoured onto the snake section of Mulholland Highway … and southbound Malibu Canyon also jammed.

Northbound traffic was not seriously affected. 

County highway's engineers examined the tunnel and it was reopened to traffic.


The pristine quality of Malibu's beaches have taken an enormous hit due to the Woolsey fire. Details:


If there is any doubt that Malibu was in the middle of the largest urban national Park in the United States … we have three stories for you this morning.  Details:


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The 30-year-old man arrested for murder at Neptune’s Net over the weekend was released from jail Tuesday, according to the Ventura County Star.

Prosecutors are still analyzing the case … according to the Ventura District Attorney’s Office. 

Daniel Maldonado has not been charged in the June 22 stabbing death of Omar Payeras, 23, of La Puente.

The prosecutor supervising the major crimes unit in Ventura says her office is still looking over the case that involves many different witnesses. 

The victim … a father of two small children … was slashed and stabbed late Saturday in the parking lot of Neptunes Net.

The restaurant had been closed for hours …. its parking lot is frequnetly the scene of car rallies and drinking.

Sheriff’s deputies had said the two men were reportedly involved in a dispute over a “previously unresolved” matter.

This story was reported by the Ventura County Star.


Warning from the Santa Monica police … tomorrow will see a traffic enforcement crackdown down there. 

All day Friday … traffic cops will be on the lookout for behavior that puts "roadway users at risk" during a safety enforcement operation.

"These violations include drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, failing to stop for signs and signals or any other dangerous violation," police said.

It also includes pedestrians who "cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way," officials said.

In addition, officers will look for bicyclists and e-scooter riders who violate the law by riding on the sidewalk, not complying with stop signs and signals, or riding on the wrong side of the road, police said.

Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, which are required by law for those under 18.


From the what were they thinking department … a Request by the Starbucks coffee conglomerate to tear out three giant oak trees so they can put in a drive-through window at a Starbucks in a great Hills has been rejected.

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission voted unanimously June 20 to deny a drive-thru lane at the Starbucks coffee store in a shopping center on Cannon Road … about a mile north of the 101 freeway.

Starbucks wanted to rip out the existing store … plus three massive valley oak trees … to make room for the new one-story building and reconfigured parking lot.

A fourth tree … a towering 200-year-old heritage oak tree … would have 52% of its root area covered with pavement.

The acorn newspaper …in Agoura Hills … reports that residents worried that read like a death sentence for the tree.

No comment from Starbucks.


Denise Peak has an art show displayed at Ollo's restaurant for the next few weeks. It will be up till the end of the summer around August 17th. 

It is a collection of custom surfboards, acrylic and pastel paintings of  our local Malibu landscapes. It is a colorful representation of the beauty of our town and focuses on how strong and diverse we are as a community. 

Denise has grown up in Malibu and realizes how important it is to see the good in difficult times. 

Denise loves Malibu, it has shaped her to appreciate how lucky she is to have beautiful surroundings.  

Her background was studying design at UCLA.

30% of art sales will be donated to Malibu High School for a scholarship fund.


And this Saturday is an art walk in the Civic Center …. 

Five galleries will be participating … in the three shopping centers along Cross Creek at P C H.

Canvas Malibu …. Surfing Cowboys … Tracy Park Studio …Red Ladder Gallery and the Broan Bowen Smith Gallery.

That’s the Malibu art walk … Saturday evening from 6 to 9 … this weekend. 


Two corrections this morning. 

First … we got the total budget figure for the City of Malibu wrong. 

The correct size of the Malibu municipal budget is 55 million dollars. 

And secondly … on Tuesday we reported that the allegations of federal mail fraud over blocked e-mails had already been taken to the F B I. 

The man making those allegation says he has a acquaintance of his … whose name he cannot reveal … who has delivered the evidence and testimony to the FBI.

The man says he will be taking his evidence to the FBI … soon.

But … no name on the man … 


Finally this morning … only one fireworks permit has been issued for Malibu this Fourth of July.

Permits  have been issued for a fireworks shoot from a barge … off Paradise Cove – on Thursday, July 4th.

That shoot is supposed to happen at 9 p-m.

And be over by 10.

No word yet if any fireworks barge will be off of broad beach.

If so .. that permit has not been pulled yet.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((  Morning fog and clouds … then windy this afternoon   )))) … highs  ((((   69   )))) beaches … ((((   79   )))) mountains and canyons. 

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

Sunset tonight is at   ((((    8:06   )))).

After that … (((  more coastal crud  )))) tonight … low ((((   59  )))) beaches …  ((((  55  )))) mountains and canyons.

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

Fog in the forecast next 7 days. 

Aa 9 a-m … at Trancas it’s ((((   64    )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((   63    )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    58   )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    66  )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((   65    )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

Mo says the waves today are   ((((  1 to 3  )))) feet high …. texture on the water

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

(((((  Low tide is at  11:43.

High tide is at 6:28 at 5.1 feet.   ))))


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