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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.

Volunteers will do their part to clean up local beaches, rivers, creeks, and parks on Saturday.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Coastal Cleanup Day Returns Saturday To Santa Monica Beach

Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:36 am

Local environmental group Heal the Bay is asking residents to join the world’s biggest single-day volunteer event – the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day – this Saturday, Sept. 20.

Heal the Bay hosted LAUSD students at the beach on Wednesday in the name of eco-education. For some kids it was there first time at the beach.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

LAUSD Kids Hit Santa Monica Beach In The Name Of Eco-Education, Science

Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:34 am

Dressed in brightly colored T-shirts and with Heal the Bay buckets in hand, more than 700 kids from across L.A. County hit Santa Monica beach Wednesday, in the name of eco-education and science.

News, Venice, Beach, Police Department

Venice Lifeguard Truck Runs Over Sunbather On Beach

Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:31 am

A 25-year-old woman was injured on Monday when she was run over by a Los Angeles County lifeguard truck rushing to an emergency scene with its lights and sirens going in Venice.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Annual Average County Beach Attendance Soars, As Does Number Of Rescues

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 11:27 am

Thanks to the Southland's persistent warm weather, attendance at Los Angeles County beaches this year has already soared well above the annual average, as has the number of ocean rescues, county lifeguard officials said today.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Ocean

Update: Inexperienced Swimmer Found Drowned Off Coast Of Redondo Beach

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.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Weather

Hurricane Marie To Generate High Surf Through Friday

Posted Aug. 26, 2014, 9:19 am

High surf generated by Hurricane Marie will batter California's coast starting today, raising fears of some flooding and powerful rip currents through Friday and creating "extremely dangerous" conditions for swimmers and surfers, forecasters said.

News, Sports, Soccer, Beach, Santa Monica

Manchester United Squad Takes A Stroll On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:15 am

What did Manchester United players do soon after touching down in Los Angeles on Friday? If you said visit Santa Monica beach you would be correct.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Manhattan Beach Pier Fishing Suspended Until Tuesday Following Shark Attack

Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 9:07 am

A 10 foot long great white shark, hooked by a fisherwoman and fighting for its life, took a bite on a distance swimmer in the waters off the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday.

Anyone wanting to be part of Project Save Our Surf's beach clean-ups can visit its website for upcoming dates and locations.

News, Environment, Beach, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Beach Clean Up This Saturday, June 28

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 9:20 am

Project Save Our Surf will host a beach clean-up this Saturday, June 28 at Santa Monica's beach tower 28. It will start at 10 am.

A launch party was held May 29 for the Fairmont Miramar’s new Vilebrequin-themed amenities and activities for the summer.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Hotels

Fairmont Presents Beach Fun With Vilebrequin Partnership

Posted Jun. 9, 2014, 9:13 am

With the arrival of the perfect beach weather, guests at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will experience a French twist on their classic Santa Monica summer.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Memorial Day

Crowds Jam Pack Santa Monica Beach On Memorial Day

Posted May. 27, 2014, 12:00 am

Congestion was also reported on the westbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica leading to PCH.

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

Santa Monica Beach Gets Poor Ratings

Posted May. 23, 2014, 1:28 pm

As residents prepare to flock to the coast for Memorial Day weekend, the environmental group Heal the Bay announced today that water quality improved dramatically over the past year at Los Angeles County beaches.

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