This is KBUU News - Day 202 - the Thursday headlines:

  • =   Major problems on the 10 Freeway eastbound this morning.
  • =   The school board votes tonight on the new name for the school on Point Dume … or will it???
  • =   Dive teams look for the missing woman at Paradise Cove … as a reward is issued for information.
  • =    Southern California Edison is one fire away from financial calamity … says an expert.
  • =   And the Michelin guide lists the best affordable restaurants in California … none in Malibu. 

This is 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.


Big problems on the Santa Monica Freeway this morning.

A pedestrian on the freeway was struck and killed at 4 30 this morning … near Western Avenue.  

Eastbound freeway lanes are closed … at times a couple of lanes are allowed through … but the five mainline lanes are closed at times as well.

Traffic is backed up heading downtown … slowing starts at ... [[[   ad lib traffic update    ]]]]


Santa Monica Malibu school board members are scheduled to vote tonight on the new name for the school on Point Dume. 

This … as anger and a sense of betrayal among many Malibu residents.  Details:


Three city commissions met last night … and unanimously recommended that the city forget about any concept of selling the Chili Cook Off Site to the fire department.  Details on that tomorrow.  


One stock analyst tells the Los Angeles Times today that Southern California Edison is “one catastrophic wildfire away from having serious financial issues” like Pacific gas and Electric. And that would hurt Malibu fire victims.  Details:


State insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is seeking help from the insurance industry for victims of the North Bay Area wildfires of a year and a half ago … who are still struggling to rebuild their homes.  Lara has requested that insurers continue paying living expenses for policyholders without inhabitable homes for an additional third year.  Attention, Malibu.  Details: 


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Sheriff’s dive teams have been checking the waters at Paradise Cove … looking for the remains of a 30 year old woman from Colorado.

Jennifer Michelle Lorber was last seen in the Malibu Pier area a week ago. 

Her rental car was found abandoned on PCH at Paradise Cove on Saturday.

The woman was believed to be suffering from depression.  

The LA County Board of Supervisors has put up a $10,000 reward for information.

The reward was approved Tuesday.

She said investigators believe that someone may have seen or heard something that could help, based on activity in or near Paradise Cove around the time Lorber went missing Saturday night. 

Meanwhile … a sheriff’s dive team has been searching the waters of Paradise Cove … in case Lorber drowned.


Finally this morning … the Michellin restaurant guide has came out a list of the best “affordable restaurants” in California … the best 151 places to grab an affordable meal.

About half of which are in Los Angeles and Orange County.

But … none in Malibu.

Closest to here … Father’s Office in the historic Helms Bakery district in cukver city.

and offers a delicious acclaimed burger made with dry-aged beef, caramelized onions and bacon compote.

Other westside entries ….

Meizhou Dongpo …  serves Sichuan-style plates as commanding as its Century City setting. Tender pork hock submerged in chili oil, as well as bowls of fish with fistfuls of ginger and garlic go full-throttle on flavor.

And Pizzana … on San Vicente in Brentwood … Los Angeles pizzeria that prepares pies in the Neapolitan tradition featuring a "slow-dough" crust and locally sourced toppings.


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Weather for the Malibu ….

((((  Coastal crud burning off by midmorning   )))) … highs  ((((   67  )))) beaches … ((((   77   )))) mountains and canyons. 

Downcoast winds …  (((  5 to 10   )))) miles per hour this afternoon.

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

After that … (((  late night and early morning coastal clouds and mountain fog  )))) tonight … low ((((   56  )))) beaches … mountains and canyons.

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

Right now … at Trancas it’s ((((    59    )))) degrees.

Leo Carrillo Beach …   ((((    57   )))).

Upper Malibu Canyon …  ((((   55    )))) .

And at Civic Center Los Angeles … ((((   59   )))).

In the ocean … it’s ((((    58   )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.

The waves today are   ((((  3 to 5  )))) feet high …. 

Clean, fun-sized surf on tap this morning with a continuing SSW swell mixes.  

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

(((((   A 5 foot high tide was at  7:39.  

Low tide at 1:13.

A big high tide … 6.6 feet … at 7:41 tonight.  ))))


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