Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 10:07 am
Brock on Your Block host Phil Brock speaks with Marion Clark, Programs Director for Surf Academy and the Surf Bus Foundation, about World Oceans Day.
Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:50 am
It may be one of the most crowded places to swim in the summer, but Santa Monica has again ranked poorly in an annual report that grades beaches along the Californian coastline.
Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 8:36 am
Summer and reading belong together like surf and sun, so the Santa Monica Public Library will be setting up shop on the shore and signing out books to literature hungry beachgoers at a series of five ‘pop up‘ libraries between June 26 and Aug. 28.
Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 10:16 am
A four-mile stretch of beach in Long Beach that was closed after tar balls washed ashore on Wednesday afternoon was reopened this morning, authorities said.
Posted Jun. 2, 2015, 9:24 am
Large globs of tar washed ashore Monday at Zuma Beach, and samples of the pancake-sized petroleum were to be tested for their source.
Posted May. 30, 2015, 9:16 am
South Bay beaches were reopened Friday after being closed for more than two days because tar balls washed ashore, authorities said.
Posted May. 27, 2015, 9:29 am
The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) announced last week that the City of Santa Monica is a winner of its 2015 Best Restored Beach Award.
Posted May. 20, 2015, 9:52 am
The U10 Girls Division Final of the Santa Monica Copacabana tournament on Sunday was SM AYSO U10 Girls Extra team versus SM AYSO U10 Girls All Star Team.
Posted May. 4, 2015, 9:49 am
High surf will continue to batter Southern California's coast today amid dangerous rip currents and perilous conditions for swimmers, the National Weather Service said.
Posted May. 4, 2015, 9:36 am
Rescue teams on Sunday afternoon aided a boat on its side in Venice and quickly afterward had to get to a wayward vessel in Dockweiler State Beach drifting close to the shore, fire officials said.
Posted May. 2, 2015, 9:24 am
Sorry to race right to the finale, but … there will not be any nude or “topless” sun bathing on Venice Beach. Not because of any lack of support for rights or women having parity in the ability to cast off their tops… but because I am offering this sensible list of "Top 10 Reasons There Will No Topless Bathing at Venice Beach."
Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 8:40 am
Two shark sightings -- one on Thursday night and another on Friday morning -- prompted the closure of San Clemente Beach until about noon today.
Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 12:02 pm
Brock on your Block host Phil Brock speaks with Alan Toy, Santa Monica Recreation & Parks Commission and Necdet Ozturk, Vice President of the World Disability Union/Foundation about Santa Monica’s Universally Accessible Playground.
Posted Feb. 19, 2015, 8:33 am
Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown presented a City of Santa Monica commendation on Sunday to organizers of Arlington West, the weekly war memorial installation on the beach just north of the Santa Monica Pier that is marking its eleventh anniversary.
Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 9:35 am
High surf pounded the Southland coast today as strong winds whipped the region, prompting forecasters to warn of difficult driving conditions along the the Interstate 5 corridor in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:49 am
A person was hospitalized with minor injuries after being rescued from a boat that had run aground at Dockweiler Beach Wednesday night.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:49 am
With the City of Santa Monica moving towards eliminating contract and as-needed workers, nine custodial beach workers have banded together in an attempt to secure their positions and livelihoods.
Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:26 am
Dear Editor, I’d gamble my teacher paycheck that every woman alive has experienced a feeling of dread walking into a public bathroom. Will it be clean? Will it be safe? Will the door lock? Will there be enough paper? The anxiety is enough to give a woman a stomachache.
Posted Dec. 3, 2014, 9:10 am
Heal the Bay today urged Southland residents and visitors to avoid water contact at Los Angeles County beaches for at least 72 hours, following the season’s first major sustained storm.
Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:43 am
A woman who was run over by an SUV driven by a lifeguard at Venice Beach filed a negligence lawsuit Monday against the County of Los Angeles.
Posted Nov. 2, 2014, 9:08 am
With the first rain of the autumn flushing crud into storm drains, health officials have warned against touching water near storm runoff that flows into the ocean.
Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:02 am
For an entertaining way to combine the spirit of Halloween and the quintessential SoCal lifestyle, look no further than ZJ Boarding House’s annual Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest this Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 am. Far from the ordinary surf competition, the participants will be riding the waves of the Pacific Ocean all the while donning their Halloween costumes.
Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:12 am
A woman was hospitalized after being rescued Sunday from rough surf off Pacific Palisades, authorities said.
Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 9:03 am
Santa Monica is set to host the world’s first vegan Oktoberfest this weekend, with more than 3,000 thirsty guests expected to celebrate in a cruelty-free environment.
Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:30 am
A 20-something man who said he was he was run over by a vehicle on the beach just north of the Santa Monica Pier remains hospitalized in critical condition today.