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News, Health, Santa Monica, Ocean

Officials Say Avoid Swimming Near Storm Drains At The Beach

Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 10:33 am

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a rain advisory for area beaches, noting that runoff from the storm will carry bacteria and debris into the ocean water.

Are you brave enough for the New Year's Day 'Penguin Swim' at Venice Beach?

News, Beach, Venice Beach, Ocean

Want A Cool, Fresh Start To The New Year? Consider The Penguin Swim!

Posted Dec. 27, 2015, 10:13 am

On the first day of last year, I was up to my neck in freezing cold water. As I paddled through the surf in the 56th Annual Penguin Club swim, wearing only a thin Lycra swimsuit, not a wetsuit, my only thought was, “What could be better?”

Latest weather news.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Weather, Ocean

Health Officials Warn Beachgoers To Stay Out Of Ocean Following Rainstorm

Posted Dec. 20, 2015, 7:03 am

Los Angeles County health officials were cautioning people planning to visit county beaches not to swim, surf or play in the ocean around storm drains, creeks and rivers following Saturday's rainstorm.

The latest surf news.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

Largest Surf Event Of The Season To Hammer Southern California Coast

Posted Dec. 10, 2015, 8:56 am

Southern California is expected to be hammered in the largest surf event of the season starting today, and a storm system may bring rain and snow to the region, National Weather Service forecasters said.

The one of many bright light pictures posted on Twitter on Saturday evening.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

Naval Test Fire Off Coast Lights Up Coastline, Twitter-Sphere

Posted Nov. 8, 2015, 8:02 am

People in the Los Angeles area and from San Diego to San Francisco and beyond reported seeing a green object streaking through the sky at about 6 p.m. Saturday , authorities said.

The latest surf news.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Ocean

Unusually High Tides, Surf Forecast For Local Beaches

Posted Oct. 26, 2015, 9:58 am

A threat of coastal flooding exists in Southern and Central California this week because of a combination of building surf and unusually high tides, the National Weather Service said today.

The Humpback Whale stuck in netting off the coast.

News, Ocean, Santa Monica Bay

Efforts To Free Humpback Whale Off Santa Monica Bay To Continue Today

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 7:14 am

Rescue crews today will resume efforts to free a humpback whale entangled in netting that was spotted about 1 mile off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes.


News, Marina Del Rey, Ocean, Diving, Santa Monica Bay

Santa Monica Bay Diver Rescued From The Bends

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:32 am

A scuba diver was rescued this morning after he became stricken off Marina del Rey.

The man was found about 6:20 p.m. Thursday off the 1900 block of Ocean Front Walk and taken from the water in cardiac arrest.

News, Venice, Ocean

WATCH: Eyewitness Account to Swimmer's Drowning on Venice Beach

Posted Sep. 4, 2015, 10:05 am

A 28-year-old man died Thursday night after being pulled from the surf in Venice, NBC4 reported.

Did you know Marina del Rey boasts the largest man-made small craft harbor in North America?

News, Marina Del Rey, Ocean

The $1 Anniversary Cruise In Marina Del Rey

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.

Speaker Dr. Marcus Eriksen co-founder of 5 Gyres.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean, Rotary Club

5 Gyres Institute Instruct Rotary On Dangers Of Microbeads, Plastic Smog In Our Waters

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.

Zuma Beach.

News, Malibu, Police Department, Ocean

Authorities Identify Man Who Drowned At Zuma Beach In Malibu On Sunday Afternoon

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.

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.

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.

Latest Malibu news.

News, Malibu, Police Department, Ocean

Two Kayakers Rescued Off Malibu After Stiff Winds Blew Them Out To Sea

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.

The annual Penguin Club Ocean Swim returns to Venice Beach this Thursday, Jan. 1.

Venice, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Ocean

Venice Beach To Host Penguin Club's New Year's Day Ocean Swim

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.

News, Santa Monica, Weather, Ocean

Health Officials: Beachgoers Should Stay Out Of Runoff-Polluted Ocean Water

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.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

News, Technology, Science, Ocean

NASA Space Capsule Lands In Pacific Ocean, 600 Miles Southwest Of San Diego

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.

News, Malibu, Ocean

Six Malibu Kayakers Rescued After High Winds Blow Them Mile Out To Sea

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.

News, Ocean, Rancho Palos Verdes

Kelp Forest Coming Back In Force Off Palos Verdes Peninsula

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.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

Authorities Identify Catalina Island Scuba Diver Found Dead On Thursday

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.

News, Police Department, Ocean

Body Of Missing Catalina Diver Recovered In Emerald Bay

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.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Ocean

Search Underway For Missing Scuba Diver At Catalina Island

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.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

Two Boats Collide Off Dockweiler State Beach

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.

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