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Children cooling off in the ocean during a hot afternoon in Newport Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Orange County beach is tops for cleanliness

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – An Orange County beach is the only one in California to get a “superstar” rating from the Natural Resources Defense Council in its annual water quality report card. The NRDC […]

06/27/2014

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1 rescued, 1 missing off Central California beach

GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers say two people were swept into the ocean on a beach in northern Santa Barbara County, and only one of them has been found. County fire Capt. David Sadecki tells […]

03/30/2014

Beach goers stand around a fire pit, Huntington Beach, California (AP Photo)

California Assembly OKs bill to allow beach bonfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly has approved legislation that would preserve the Southern California tradition of bonfires on the beach, despite concerns that they can contribute to air pollution. Lawmakers on Monday approved […]

01/27/2014

Calif. beach water quality mostly good last summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report finds visitors to California beaches encountered mostly clean waters last year. About 93 percent of beaches along the state’s coast that were tested for bacterial pollution last summer […]

05/23/2013

Women beach volleyball gold Medal winners Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the US, celebrate at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (AP Photo)

Beach volleyball tour signs media deal with CBS

(AP) – Beach volleyball is coming to TV again this summer. Hoping to ride the success of the American women in the London Olympics, the AVP professional tour has reached a multi-media agreement with CBS. […]

05/02/2013

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San Diego restricts beach use after seal abuse

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego’s mayor has ordered a two-month nighttime shutdown of a beach after cameras set up to monitor a seal colony captured people kicking, punching and sitting on top of mother seals and their pups.

03/20/2013

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Beach warning until Saturday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County health officials warned today that people planning to go to the beaches should be careful of swimming, surfing or playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers until Saturday.

12/27/2012

A look at the dead-whale-on-a-beach dilemma

(AP) – After a dead whale washed up on a beach in Malibu, Calif., near Bob Dylan’s home it wasn’t long before a foul smell was blowin’ in the wind and residents were demanding answers.

12/06/2012

Central beaches reopen after fatal shark attack

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – Three Central California beaches that were closed following a deadly shark attack on a surfer have reopened. Vandenberg Air Force Base spokesman Michael Peterson says the 72-hour closure […]

10/26/2012

Calif. surfer killed in shark attack off air base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A shark attack at an Air Force base beach killed an experienced 39-year-old surfer, following months of frequent shark sightings along the central California coast. Francisco Javier Solorio […]

10/24/2012

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