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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.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

Celebrate Santa Monica Bay As Part Of National Estuaries Week

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).

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Pier, Ocean

Authorities Search For Santa Monica Pier Jumper Sunday Night

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.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

Coroner Confirms Identity Of Drowned Redondo Beach Swimmer

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.

News, Santa Monica, Weather, Ocean

High Surf Advisory Goes In Effect In Los Angeles County Through Monday Evening

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.

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, City Council, Santa Monica, Ocean

City Of Santa Monica Accepts Grant To Study Impacts Of Rising Sea Level

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.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Ocean

Venice Man Pulled From High Surf Thursday Without A Pulse

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.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Ocean

Authorities Identify Malibu Surfer Who Died In High Surf On Tuesday

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.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

High Surf Advisory To Remain In Force Until Tonight

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 8:56 am

High Surf will batter the Southern California coast one more day today.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

National Weather Service Says High Surf Most Significant Swell Since 1996

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:08 am

What the National Weather Service calls "damaging high surf, very strong rip currents and minor coastal flooding" were forecast in Southern California today as a result of huge swells generated by Tropical Storm Marie even though it is no longer a hurricane.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

Rescues Remain Constant In Santa Monica Despite High Surf Pounding Beach

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 2:43 pm

Despite high surf pounding the Southland, the number of rescues has remained relatively the same along the coasts of Santa Monica, Venice, Pacific Palisades, and Topanga.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

High Surf Pounds Beaches For Second Day, Advisory Remains Through Friday

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 9:17 am

High surf pounded the coast for a second day today, causing some street flooding, as an investigation was under way into the death of a surfer who perished in rough seas.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Ocean

High Surf Claims Life Of Malibu Surfer

Posted Aug. 26, 2014, 3:46 pm

A surfer was found unconscious today in Malibu, where six-to eight-foot waves were reported, and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The coasters are bilingual, and will be available in local establishments, such as O'Briens, Finn McCools, Patrick's Roadhouse, and The Galley, to name a few.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

Drink Coaster Campaign To Remind Beachgoers Of Dangers Of Rip Currents

Posted Aug. 25, 2014, 9:26 am

To promote ocean safety and remind beachgoers of the dangers of rip currents, the Los Angeles County Surf Life Saving Association (LACoSLSA) has created an awareness campaign targeting local restaurants.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Ocean

Animal-Rights Group To Campaign For Ban On Fishing From Piers

Posted Jul. 15, 2014, 9:05 am

An animal-rights group campaigning for a ban on fishing from piers will send a banner flying over Southland beaches today with the message "Keep Hookers Off the Pier! Ban Fishing."

Surf's up at Santa Monica beach for handicapped teenagers from Glendale special needs school.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Ocean

Tobinworld Students Ride The Waves In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:14 am

Students at Glendale's Tobinworld, the pioneering education and treatment center for autistic and emotionally disturbed youth, got a rare opportunity to surf the Pacific Ocean through a partnership with Buccaneer Board Riders, the premier clothier to the surfing world and Santa Monica-based Project Save Our Surf, an educational nonprofit dedicated to preservation of marine life.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Ocean

Malibu Pier Beach Named Among Nation's Most Consistently Polluted Area

Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:41 am

A beach area east of the Malibu Pier was named one of the nation's most consistently polluted, while the ocean along a Newport Beach stretch of sand was dubbed a "superstar" for traditionally meeting national standards, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Ocean

Heal The Bay Celebrates Legendary L.A. Waverider Nick Gabaldón Today

Posted Jun. 14, 2014, 8:59 am

Heal the Bay today commemorates the legacy of Nick Gabaldón, L.A.’s first early surfer of color, with a day full of family-friendly activities at Santa Monica’s historic Bay Street beach.

Tom Ford has been named Executive Director of The Bay Foundation.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

The Bay Foundation Names New Executive Director

Posted Jun. 10, 2014, 9:34 am

The Bay Foundation (TBF), a science-based organization that advocates for the Santa Monica Bay, has named Tom Ford as its new Executive Director.

News, Environment, Malibu, Santa Monica, Ocean, Fish

Endangered Steelhead Trout Restored In Malibu Lagoon

Posted May. 30, 2014, 2:11 pm

Restoration officials celebrating the first sighting in decades of an endangered steelhead trout in the Malibu Lagoon, which underwent a major overhaul

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