Posted Aug. 22, 2015, 8:25 am
Marina del Rey is 50 years old this year, and the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors is giving the public a birthday present: a 45-minute cruise around the Marina for $1.00. This is the largest man-made small craft harbor in North America, and chances are there's a lot of it that you haven't seen. Equally interesting is the history of this scenic area.
Posted Aug. 7, 2015, 9:34 am
That fabled Texas-sized island made of trash in our ocean, the Great Pacific garbage patch, does not exist. Nor is there a plastic zoo or trash vortex. It’s something more insidious that exists in our waters, and it can’t be cleaned up.
Posted Jul. 13, 2015, 9:20 am
Authorities today identified a man who drowned at Zuma Beach when he became caught in a riptide in high surf and slipped under the waves.
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 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 Jan. 25, 2015, 9:25 am
Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards in a Baywatch boat located two kayakers in two separate craft, who had been blown in stiff winds out to sea off the coast of Malibu on Saturday.
Posted Dec. 30, 2015, 9:46 am
Give your New Year a cool fresh start with an ocean swim on Venice Beach this Thursday, Jan. 1.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:03 am
Health officials are warning beachgoers to stay out of runoff-polluted ocean water, storm drains, creeks and rivers.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:13 am
With eight unique dining experiences on its 102-acre estate ranging from formal dining restaurants with sweeping ocean views to cute cafes, Terranea Resort executive chef Bernard Ibarra leads a busy work life heading up a culinary team of more than 100 chefs.
Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 8:47 am
Cheers rang out Friday at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena when a space capsule on which JPL personnel have been working for a decade successfully landed in the Pacific Ocean.
Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 11:55 am
Six kayakers were blown a mile out to sea, and rescued by squid fishing boat crews, as 50 mile per hour Santa Ana winds cropped up suddenly in Malibu today.
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:17 am
A kelp forest is coming back in force since volunteer divers cleared away more than a million urchins from the rocky bottom of the ocean off the Palos Verdes Peninsula over the past year, drawing hungry spiny lobster, bass and octopus, a nonprofit environmental group reported today.
Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 8:44 am
Authorities today identified a scuba diver whose body was recovered in Emerald Bay on Santa Catalina Island after he went under water on Monday and never resurfaced.
Posted Oct. 2, 2014, 2:25 pm
A body was found in Catalina Island's Emerald Bay where a diver was reported missing Monday night, a U.S. Coast Guard petty officer confirmed today.
Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 11:03 am
A report of a scuba diver in Santa Catalina's Emerald Bay yelling "help," then going under, prompted a search today.
Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:24 am
A search for occupants of two boats that collided off Dockweiler State Beach on Monday has been scaled back, authorities said.
Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:26 am
Starting Saturday, Sept. 20 and running through Sept. 27, The Bay Foundation (TBF) invites everyone to celebrate Santa Monica Bay as part of National Estuaries Week (NEW).
Posted Sep. 8, 2014, 9:22 am
Santa Monica police and Los Angeles County lifeguards searched around Santa Monica Pier for about an hour in response to a report that someone had jumped into the ocean, but then concluded that the jumper got out of the water unaided, authorities said today.
Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:46 am
The Los Angeles Coroner's Office today confirmed the name of the 21-year-old inexperience swimmer who went into the water at Redondo Beach and drowned.
Posted Sep. 6, 2014, 9:24 am
A moderate southerly swell will begin generating high surf and dangerous rip currents along Southern California's coast today -- threats that will persist through Monday, forecasters said.
Posted Sep. 6, 2014, 9:17 am
An inexperienced swimmer, who went in the ocean at 3:30 a.m., was swept under by relatively-mild waves in today and drowned.
Posted Sep. 2, 2014, 9:03 am
California might be in the midst of one its worst droughts in history, but the Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted to accept a $235,000 grant at its Tuesday meeting to study the impacts of coastal storm and sea level rise. The California Ocean Protection Council gave the grant.
Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:01 am
A 27-year-old man was pulled from high surf in Venice on Thursday without a pulse. Rescuers administered CPR and restarted his pulse as he was taken to a hospital, where he arrived in grave condition, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which responded along with Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards.
Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 8:59 am
A surfer who was found floating in the Pacific Ocean in Malibu and pronounced dead at a hospital was identified Thursday by the coroner's office as 54-year-old Silverio Rafanan Laconsay of Los Angeles.
Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 8:56 am
High Surf will batter the Southern California coast one more day today.