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Surf’s up, water’s brown

Published on 6/3/2007 on Press Telegram
Environment: SoCal is famed for beaches, but water quality is nothing to brag about.

 By Mireya Navarro, The New York Times
LOS ANGELES – To the naked eye, Surfrider Beach in Malibu couldn't be lovelier: On a recent Friday, in 60-degree weather, the patch of the coastal mountains behind Malibu Pier was shrouded in morning fog. A flock of birds flew low over a sparse crowd of sunbathers, bobbing surfers and a lifeguard doing abdominals on a beach towel in front of his tower.



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A flunking shoreline

Published on 5/25/2007 on Press Telegram

Despite an encircling breakwater, Long Beach's shoreline has enjoyed a reputation for ocean water as clean as anywhere in Southern California, until this year. Now it is among the worst. No one can explain the abrupt change, but we can guess at least part of the reason: Too many people who don't know enough or care enough to keep their filth from draining into the sea.

 

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Volunteers needed for K-Earth Beach Party!

Surfrider Foundation, Long Beach Chapter, is being invited to benefit from the K-Earth 101FM and Coors Beer "Beach Party Kruis-in" on Saturday June 2.  We need volunteers to sell beers and work our booth!

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Aquarium Turns To Surf To Convince Visitors To Catch A Wave

Published on 5/10/2007 on Grunion Gazette

By Kelly Garrison, Features Editor

The tidal zone has moved ashore at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s new surfing and wave exhibit.

Starting May 25, aquarium goers can soak up knowledge about surfboards, tsunamis, sea life and more with a variety of educational programs. Known as “Catch a Wave,” the exhibition runs until March 31, 2008.

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Pier Mooring Project Moves Forward

{mosimage}Published on 5/10/2007 on Grunion Gazette

By Carla M. Collado, Staff Writer


In light of stricter mitigation measures, the city’s Planning Commission voted 2-1 last Thursday, May 3, to adopt a Revised Negative Declaration for a recreational boat-mooring project off of Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier.

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Crews clean up Friday oil spill

Published on 4/28/2007 on Press-Telegram 

New estimate says 15 barrels leaked from pipeline.

LONG BEACH – Cleanup crews continue to work after roughly 100 gallons of crude oil spilled into harbor waters Friday morning, authorities said.

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Crude Awakening

Published on 4/27/2007 on Press-Telegram 
120 gallons of oil leak into harbor waters near Pier C, prompting cleanup efforts.

By Kristopher Hanson, Staff writer

LONG BEACH – A broken pipeline leaked more than 120 gallons of crude oil into the harbor early Thursday, forcing the partial closure of a shipping channel as authorities worked to contain the spill.

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Belmont Pier Mooring Program Up For Planning Approval

{mosimage}Published 4/26/2007 on Grunion Gazette  

By Carla M. Collado, Stafff Writer

Next Thursday, May 3, the city’s Planning Commission will have a public hearing to once again review plans for the proposed Belmont Pier Boat Mooring Project.

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Save the Date: Mother’s Day Sunset Cruise

{mosimage}when: Sunday May 13th from 5 to 10pm
who: adults 21 and over
where: Grand Romance Riverboat from Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, CA
how much: $35/ea or 2 for $60
what: A sunset cruise with raffles, hors d'oeuvres, dancing, silent auction, cash bar, and a spectacular sunset.  All proceeds will benefit the Long Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation
contact: Tom at htb41@yahoo.com or 949-500-5360

Development Plans Evolve

Published on 3/30/2007 on Press-Telegram

By Joe Segura, Staff Writer

Local activist Pat Towner fights to join the committee shaping development near the Los Cerritos Wetlands

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