This is KBUU News - Day 193 - the headlines:

  • =   The new sheriff says there will be no change in roadblock rules … during the next Malibu disaster.
  • =  Alex Villanueva says those who stayed behind to fight the fire … should have left rather than try to get resupplied.
  • =   Nobody committed any crime … when kids exchanged insults and threats on a malibu High playground.
  • =   Five names have been selected for the Point Dume school … now parents get to vote.
  • =   The city wants voters to O-K a small increase in the bed tax charged to overnight visitors. 


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Five possible names have been unveiled for the school on Point Dume … as the school district tries tries again to come up with a name for the 50-year-old school.

The names were picked by a school committee. 

Parents and teachers will vote on the name … the non-school community does not get a voice on this.

The five chosen names … in alphabetical order. 

Ballard Elementary School

Malibu Elementary School

Ocean Elementary School

Surfside Elementary School

Westward Elementary School.

Voting on the new name is limited to parents … teachers and others attached to Juan Cabrillo and Point Dume schools.

They get to list their favorite to least favorite name …. the winner will be announced next week. 








Los Angeles County sheriffs officials say they have reviewed the cellphone video of a school yard brawl at Malibu High School … and say that death threats shouted by a a teenaged boy do not rise to the level of a crime.  Details:


L A County’s new county sheriff … Alex Villanueva … has defended the use of roadblocks around Malibu after the Woolsey Fire … and says policies about closing the area will not change.  Details:


The same day that Malibu was hit by fire … the Northern California town of Paradise and Magalia were leveled by the Camp Fire.  85 were killed… some trapped by fallen power lines. Now … Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will put all of the residential and business power lines in Paradise and nearby Magalia underground.  Details:


In news from down the coast … today, the city of Encinitas will dedicate a beach restoration project that includes engineered "living dunes.”   It also includes dredging sand to restore a beach, something the Coastal Commission does not allow in Malibu.  Details:


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People who rent vacation houses for hotel rooms in Malibu may pay more taxes … if voters approved an increase in the bed tax.

It's actually called the transient occupancy tax .. And currently Malibu charges visitors 12% of their B&B bill.

Most cities in the area charges 15%.

Last year, the city collected 2.3 million dolalrs in bed taxes from hotels and motels … plus 2.4 million from short-term residential rentals . like B and Bs.

Increasing the bed tax from 12% to 15% could result in an estimated additional $1.2 million of TOT revenue for the City annually.

The bed tax would have to be approved by voters … a two thirds majority of voters to be exact.


While Malibu may be cancelling projects left and right due to a funding shortage … malibu city councilman Skylar Peak is hoping the city will chip in 2 thosuand dollars for the 2019 Surf Summit event.

The event is  coordinated by Senator Henry Stern … to bring children from multiple Boys and Girls Clubs to Malibu to learn how to surf.

The Surf Summit scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Zuma Beach Tower 14. The event will bring children from the greater Los Angeles area, many of whom have never seen the ocean, to Malibu where they will learn how to surf.

 In 2017, Senator Stern worked with Malibu Makos on the first event, when 100 children from the Boys and Girls Club in the San Fernando Valley enjoyed a fun day at the beach, learning about surfing, water safety and the importance of taking care of our oceans. 

The Council authorized the City’s sponsorship of both the 2017 and 2018 events by allocating $2,000 each year to help offset the costs associated with putting on the event. Councilmember Peak is requesting that the City again sponsor the event by authorizing funding to offset some of the associated costs, which would be allocated from the General Fund Undesignated Reserve.


It may have been sunny and cloudless yesterday afternoon at Zuma Beach … but the beach was technically under a closure order because of lightning in Los Angeles. 

L A County fire lifeguards issued an evacuation order … from Palos Verdes to Malibu … as the weird spring weather continued. 

A little rain actually fell in eastern Malibu …. and points far to the east got hail … snow and rain. 

A jet stream gone berserk continues to bring winter style rain storms into this region … where rain storms in May are as rare as rain delays at Dodger Stadium.

And get this … Malibu could get significant rain on Saturday night and Sunday morning … cutting into Memorial Day weekend.

This will be a cold and windy storm … with snow falling above 5 thousand feet … just above the Grapevine. 


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Weather for the Malibu ….


((((  Mostly cloudy today …   )))) … highs  ((((  63   )))) beaches …mountains and canyons. 

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

Sunset tonight is at   ((((   7:57    )))).

After that … (((   mostly cloudy  )))) tonight … low ((((   54  )))) beaches …  ((((  50  )))) mountains and canyons.

Tomorrow should be   ((((    sunny … cool and windy.   )))).

At 9 a-m … at Trancas it’s ((((    56   )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((    56   )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((    51    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((    60    )))).

There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday night … 50 percent chance of rain Sunday.

In the ocean … it’s ((((   60    )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

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

A south swell continues … mixing with a lingering northwest swell.

Less Wind.

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

(((((  Low tide is at 7:57 AM 

High tide is at 3:23 PM 3.3ft .

And another minor low will ebb at 6:58 PM 2.9ft    ))))


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