Free Sunscreen Coming to Beach Near You

50 dispensers slated for city beaches, including in Santa Monica. By Sam Catanzaro Nothing ruins a nice day at the beach more than forgetting...

Earth Day in Santa Monica | Conservation, Preservation and Environmental Care on the Westside

Established in 1970, Earth Day is now a world-wide event which promotes ecological stewardship, environmental sustainability, and preservation. However, In Santa Monica Earth Day...
Signs on the beach Thursday morning.

Updated: Pico Kenter Drain Opened Without Warning: City Promises to do Better Next Time

Adhoc signs were placed on Santa Monica beach late Wednesday afternoon, advising swimmers to avoid the Pico Kenter Drain area. The fact that the Santa Monica City Council signs came almost a full workday after the Pico Kenter Drain was opened into the ocean without warning in the morning, has outraged residents and lifeguards alike, causing the raising of eyebrows across the community.
The total reward pot to for information that leads to whoever is responsible for the death of a dog that was tied to a shovel on Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey is $20,000.

Board of Supervisors Offer $10,000 Reward for Info on Puppy Killer in Marina del...

The Board of Supervisors offered a $10,000 reward today for information that leads to whoever is responsible for the death of a dog that was tied to a shovel on Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey, bringing the total reward pot to $20,000.
Are you brave enough for the New Year's Day 'Penguin Swim' at Venice Beach?

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

By Anne Artley On the first day of last year, I was up to my neck in freezing cold water. As I paddled through...
A dead neonate gray whale washed ashore in Santa Monica State Beach on Tuesday.

10-Foot Gray Whale Washes Ashore In Santa Monica:

A dead 10-foot-long, 1,200-pound newborn gray whale washed ashore in Santa Monica on Tuesday. The whale, which washed up near lifeguard tower 12,...
Latest weather news.

Health Officials Warn Beachgoers To Stay Out Of Ocean Following Rainstorm:

Los Angeles County health officials were cautioning people planning to visit county beaches not to swim, surf or play in the ocean around storm...
El Niño is characterized by unusually warm temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Pictured is the sea surface on Oct. 27

Beaches Brace For El Niño:

El Niño is coming. It’s just a matter of time. “According to experts, El Niño is too big to fail,” said Dana Murray,...
The latest surf news.

Unusually High Tides, Surf Forecast For Local Beaches:

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 latest surf news.

Swimmers, Surfers Warned To Stay Out Of Water After Rain Advisory:

Los Angeles County health officials warned beach-goers today to be careful swimming near storm drains, creeks or rivers that dump into the ocean, since...

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