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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.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Brock On Your Block

Brock On Your Block: The Importance Of World Oceans Day

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.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Santa Monica Remains On “Beach Bummer List”

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.

Latest Santa Monica Public Library news.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Is Headed To The Beach

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.

Beach, Ocean, Long Beach

Long Beach Reopens Beach Following Tar Balls Closure

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.

Latest Malibu news.

News, Malibu, Beach

Large Globs Of Tar Wash Ashore At Zuma Beach

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.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Ocean

South Bay Beaches Reopen Following Closure Caused By Tar Balls

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.

The City of Santa Monica is a winner of its 2015 Best Restored Beach Award.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

City Of Santa Monica Beach Project Named One Of America’s Best Restored Beaches For 2015

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.

The U10 girls Extra team and the U10 girls All Star team.

Sports, Soccer, Beach, Santa Monica

All Santa Monica Final In SM Copacabana Sand Soccer Tournament

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.

Latest high surf news.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Weather

High Surf Continues To Batter The Coast; Advisory In Force Until Late Tuesday

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.

A 45-foot sailboat was knocked on its side in Venice on Sunday and had its keel broken because of heavy winds.

News, Venice, Beach, Santa Monica

Rescue Teams Dispatched To Venice, Dockweiler To Help Sailboats In Distress

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.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Beach, Santa Monica, Columnist

Old Ideas Are Nude Again When It Comes To Women Bathing Topless On Beaches

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."

News, Beach

Shark Sightings Prompt Closure At San Clemente 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.

Brock on your Block host Phil Brock visits the South Beach Park Playground in Santa Monica.

News, Beach, Video, Brock On Your Block

Brock On Your Block: South Beach Park Playground

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.

Veterans for Peace members and volunteer supporters receive City commendation from Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown on the 11th anniversary of Arlington West. Mayor McKeown (center, holding commendation) is flanked by Ed Ellis (left) and Michael Lindley (right) and other members and supporters of Veterans for Peace on the Santa Monica Beach site of the installation commemorating the human costs and consequences of war.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Beach Weekly Memorial, Arlington West, Marks 11th Anniversary

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.

Latest high surf news.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

High Surf Pounds Coast As Strong Winds Whip Region

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.

Dockweiler State Beach.

News, Beach, Police Department

Man Hospitalized After Boat Runs Aground At Dockweiler Beach Overnight

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.

Santa Monica City Council passed a motion on Tuesday to create special classification for beach workers.

News, City Council, Beach, Santa Monica

“As Needed” Santa Monica Beach Workers Fight For Rights

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.

Ocean Park beach bathroom workers are fighting for their jobs.

City Council, Health, Opinion, Beach, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Keep Our Santa Monica Beach Bathrooms Clean, Safe

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.

The Pico/Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica Beach.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay, Weather

Heal The Bay: Stay Away From Water Contact At Local Beaches Following Rain

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.

News, Venice, Beach, Courts

Woman Run Over By Lifeguard SUV On Venice Beach Files Negligence Lawsuit

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.

News, Health, Beach, Santa Monica

Health Officials Say Stay Away From Ocean Near Storm Drains

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.

Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest Returns Saturday

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica

Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest Returns Saturday

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.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades

Woman Hospitalized After Pacific Palisades Rough Surf Rescue

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:12 am

A woman was hospitalized after being rescued Sunday from rough surf off Pacific Palisades, authorities said.

Vegan Oktoberfest will be held at the beach at 2600 Barnard Way this Saturday.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica

Vegan Oktoberfest Comes To Santa Monica Beach Saturday

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.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Investigate Beach Run Over, Man Remains In Critical Condition

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.

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