>>> TUESDAY’S HOT BREAKERS
It’s still hot today …. but it will be 20 degrees cooler on the beach .
The county had only 2 of the 6 lanes to get into Zuma Beach open yesterday … causing an enormous traffic jam in 110 degree heat on PCH.
The mayor says that make her furious.
Speed limit changes and pesticide use rules on the agenda for the next city council meeting …. that should be fun.
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It’s the Tuesday edition … from Radio Malibu …. 97 point 5 K B U.
Record heat … meet Catalina Eddy.
The locally-famous loop of cool coastal air swirling ashore over the Santa Monica Bay has returned …. and is shoving triple digit weather away from Malibu.
But yesterday was unbelievable.
High temperature yesterday on Winding Way in Malibu … 114.
112 in Malibu Park.
It was above 110 degrees and 5 percent humidity just about everywhere north of PCH yesterday.
92 on the sand at Zuma.
Forecast for today … is 30 degrees cooler in Malibu.
Highs of 76 on the coast.
In the Malibu hills … it will be a chilly 94 degrees.
But … hot weather will return next weekend.
Not quite as hot as yesterday … but above 100 in the hills and above 85 on the beach this weekend.
Traffic on PCH ground to a halt at Zuma Beach yesterday.
Hundreds of cars were stuck in lines …. waiting to get into the county run Zuma Beach parking lot.
Temperatures were in the 90s.
Cars were overheating and there was chaos in line …
Only 2 of the 6 entrance stations were open.
Plenty of empty spaces in the lot…. but only 2 of the 6 lanes were open … there was chaos in the line … no one directing traffic …. and PCH in both directions clogged with people waiting to get to the beach
County officials … contacted by K B U U News … were unaware of the mess.
Malibu mayor Laura Rosenthal says she was infuriated.
She says the city has told the county repeatedly that P C H cannot be blocked by people lined up to get into Zuma because not all the lanes are open.
Says the mayor …. “they say they will have them all open.
“The excuse is either ‘someone called in sick’ or ‘someone didn’t show up.’
“Neither is acceptable to me” says the mayor.
The county has promised the city it will have all six lanes open today … if necessary.
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Fire update …. the Azusa fires are at 35 hundred acres with zero containment.
The Sherpa fire near Santa Barbara is at 8 thousand acres … 54 percent contained … not spreading.
The 101 is open.
There were no significant power outages in Malibu in the last 24 hours.
And the Flex Alert is over.
Malibu city hall is proposing to drop the speed limits on several Malibu streets.
But the city engineers are -not- proposing to cut the speed limit on Civic Center Way… where residents have requested it.
The city council is being recommended to cut the speed limits from 30 to 25 on Big Rock Drive … Carbon Canyon Drive … Busch Drive.
On Point Dume … the council is being recommended to cut the speed limits from 30 to 25 on
Cliffside Drive … Wildlife Road … Bluewater Road and Dume Drive.
But … the city staff has looked at a request from the Public Safety Commission to cut the speed limit on Civic Center Way from 40 to 35.
The city’s Traffic Engineer says that can;t be done … because of the state requirement called the speed trap law.
Radar surveys show that traffic flows at 40 … and cutting the speed limit to 35 would mean the cops could not use radar to enforce it.
The city also says cutting the speed limit on Civic Center Way would … quoting now … “would create confusion and conflict amongst motorists … inhibit traffic operations and flow … and may increase the rate of collisions.”
The speed limit changes go before the city council Monday.
Poison Free Malibu is not happy with the City of Malibu.
Parklands are being sprayed with Roundup and other weed control chemicals.
And … the city is authorized to use poison gas against rodent infestations … although fumigants have not been used in the past five years.
But it’s the use of Roundup .. made by Monsanto … that has Poison Free Malibu angry.
The city says it may cost up to a half million dollars a year to get rid of the weed chemicals … and pick weeds by hand.
The city council gets to hear this Monday.
Lots of city news this morning.
The city council is being asked to crack down on party houses. … particularly ….B and B party houses.
Currently … the city requires people to pull a permit and comply with parking and noise rules if more than 100 people attend.
Staff is recommending that permits be required for parties with more than 50 people.
And if the house is a B and B rental …. a permit would be required for a party with 15 guests.
And — the city would require the owner of the house to sign off on the party appliction.
Some Malibu residents have had it with B and B rentals of entire units … with absentee owners.
Lately … investors have been buying houses and turning them into motel units.
That has permanent residents incensed …. they see their residential neighborhoods turned into raucous motels.
Again … Monday night at the city council …. bring your sleeping bag.
Weather for the Malibu ….
It will be (((( 76 )))) degrees today on the beach … (((( 94 )))) inland.
Winds will be gentle and variable all day. Sunset tonight is at (((( 8:07 )))).
After that … expect it to be ((( warm and bright moonlight )))) tonight … a low of (((( 61 )))) on the beach … down to (((( 60 )))) in the canyons.
Tomorrow should be (((( much the same )))).
Right now … it’s (((( 65 )))) at Trancas.
(((( 70 )))) in upper Malibu Canyon.
And it’s (((( 70 ))) at Civic center Los Angeles.
In the ocean … it’s (((( 61 )))) degrees in the water at Zuma Beach.
The lifeguards say the waves today are (((( 1-3 )))) feet high ….
(((( Small round of SSW/S swell. Modest NW windswell. ))))
Those are (((( poor to fair )))) conditions …. according to the lifeguards.
((((( A small high tide will wash ashore at 11:41 AM
Low tide ebbs at 4:18 PM.
A significant high tide … 5.7 feet … crests at 10:31 this evening. ))))
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