Bonfire

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

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

Tests show Calif beach bonfires hurt air quality

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Preliminary testing shows that wood smoke from beach bonfires that dot the Southern California coastline is hurting air quality near the fire pits and in adjacent neighborhoods. The South Coast […]

05/15/2013

(AP Photo)

Beach bonfires spark debate between OC cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beach bonfires are sparking debate between neighboring Orange County cities as pollution regulators consider a rule that would effectively ban the blazes.

03/28/2013

Southern CA regulators mull ban on beach bonfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Air quality regulators are considering a ban on beach bonfires in Orange and Los Angeles counties. The South Coast Air Quality Management District staff presented such a proposal to the board on Friday.

03/16/2013

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