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  • State's Dirtiest Beachwater In Los Angeles County

    State's Dirtiest Beachwater In Los Angeles County
    SANTA MONICA -- Some beaches in Southern California rank among the dirtiest in the country, according to a report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council Wednesday. The group said pollution continues to contaminate beaches and waters. There...
  • Tsunami: Swell overturns 10 boats on Catalina Island

     
    Although most of Southern California escaped harm from the tsunami generated by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake off Japan, waves damaged boats and some docks on Santa Catalina Island. At 1:30 p.m., a tsunami-related swell surged into a harbor, overturning...
  • Authorities investigate death of scuba diver off Catalina

     
    Authorities Thursday were investigating the death of a man who drowned while taking a scuba-diving class at the Casino Dive Park off Catalina Island. Michel Mendo Meva’a was in a “discovery scuba-type course” March 5 when he became...
  • Puerto Rico’s Pierluisi top spender in Congress

     
     Puerto Rico's representative in Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, earned this week a recognition most politicians fear: biggest spender. An analysis of Congress' spending performed by the Sunlight Foundation, a group that advocates for accountability in...
  • Floatopia: Beaches near UC Santa Barbara to be closed this weekend to prevent booze-fest

     
    For the second weekend in a row, Santa Barbara County officials are closing beaches at Isla Vista beginning Saturday to prevent a Floatopia mega-party virally promoted on the Web. The closure is aimed at preventing a recurrence of a 2009......
  • Fire crews gain upper hand in Catalina blaze as brush fires flare across Southern California [Updated]

     
    Firefighters appeared to be gaining the upper hand Monday evening in their efforts to stop a wildfire that had scorched about 30 acres on Catalina, officials said. [Updated 9:30 p.m.: The Catalina fire was about 40 acres and 30% contained,......
  • Firefighters contain Catalina brush fire

     
    Firefighters contained a brush fire on Santa Catalina Island on Tuesday afternoon after it had scorched about 117 acres. About 120 firefighters were taken to the island by barge and helicopter after the blaze broke out Monday in heavy brush......
  • Temperatures hit low 90s across Southern California

     
    Temperatures reached the low 90s across Southern California on Monday as high pressure settled over the region. In Los Angeles County, Chatsworth topped out at 90 degrees, Pasadena recorded 87 degrees and Long Beach Airport hit 89 degrees, according to......
  • Catalina Island fire 85% contained, 117 acres burned

     
    A brush fire on Santa Catalina Island was 85% contained Tuesday after charring 117 acres, Los Angeles County fire officials said. About 120 firefighters were taken to the island by barge and helicopter after the blaze broke out Monday in......
  • Alleged smuggling-ring members charged with using boats to ferry immigrants from Mexico into L.A. area [Updated]

     
    An alleged ringleader and three accomplices charged with using a boat to smuggle illegal immigrants from Mexico into Southern California were making appearances Monday afternoon in federal court. Mario Echeverria, 24, a United States citizen who lives...
  • U.S. seeks San Fernando Valley man charged with smuggling piranhas

     
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for the public's help in finding a San Fernando Valley man who was charged with smuggling and trafficking in piranhas and other protected species, the U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday. Isaac Zimerman........
  • Coast Guard searches for a missing boater off Catalina Island

     
    The U.S. Coast Guard and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department searched Sunday evening for a 45-year-old man reported missing off the coast of Santa Catalina Island, according to the Coast Guard. Frank Cipriano had been missing since about 10:45.......