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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted May. 15, 2014, 8:33 am
A 49-year-old woman was struck and seriously injured by a county beach maintenance vehicle while sunbathing at Venice Beach on Wednesday morning.
Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 8:54 am
To celebrate its 5th Anniversary, the Annenberg Community Beach House will feature a variety of free family-friendly programs this Saturday and Sunday.
Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 8:38 am
To honor Earth Day, local environmental group Heal the Bay hosts a Saturday full of eco-friendly and family-friendly activities on the shoreline, including a designer sandcastle competition, massive beach cleanup and free admission to Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for those who volunteer.
Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:11 am
Otis College of Art and Design presents its 3rd Annual Otis Kite Festival at 11 am this Sunday. Join 3,000 Los Angeles youth for a day of building and flying kites.
Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:13 am
Hollywood may have the Academy Awards, but Santa Monica has the Spirit Awards each year the afternoon prior to the Oscars in a spiffy tent on the beach.
Posted Feb. 28, 2014, 9:05 am
The Santa Monica Conservancy presents special tours of the Annenberg Community Beach House between 11 am and 2 pm this Sunday.