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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:32 am
A scuba diver was rescued this morning after he became stricken off Marina del Rey.
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.
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. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm
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.