| Aug 29, 2013
Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Good job, California!
We started laying waste to our 1,100 miles of matchless coast almost as soon as nonnatives laid eyes on it. Since 1850, the in-rushing world has wiped out at least 90% of California wetlands, those marshy factories for healthy...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:55 AM
The dispute over hundreds of fire rings that blaze nightly on Los Angeles and Orange County beaches has been raging for months, but is expected to come to a head today as the South Coast Air Quality Management District meets to vote on new restrictions....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Regional air quality regulators are getting earful in Diamond Bar on Friday about their plan to place new restrictions on the hundreds of fire rings on Los Angeles and Orange County beaches.
Dozens of fire pit defenders joined a bipartisan slate of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Air-quality regulators narrowly approved the first-ever restrictions on beach bonfires that have long been popular along the coast in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The 7-6 vote by the board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District came...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Beaches across the country are being polluted with tainted runoff and sewage at a stubbornly high rate, putting swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a new report by an environmental group.
The Natural Resources Defense Council found the number...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Marine biologist Dan Madigan stood on a dock in San Diego and considered some freshly caught Pacific bluefin tuna. The fish had managed to swim 5,000 miles from their spawning grounds near Japan to California's shores, only to end up the catch of local...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:04 AM
BOYS' SOCCER SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 First round, Friday San Clemente 4, Leuzinger 0 Harvard-Westlake 3, Dana Hills 0 Santa Barbara 1, Fountain Valley 0 Riverside Poly 4, St. John Bosco 2 Edison 2, Millikan 1 JSerra 3, Valley View......
| Mar 10, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — Sixty feet below the surface of the aquamarine western Atlantic, my 12-year-old daughter, Maddie, glided gently along the reef, her arms crossed in Buddha-like meditation.
To the left, where the sea...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 5:12 PM
There’s no other destination on the planet quite like the islands off the coast of eastern Asia — where a vast natural landscape and pristine marine life offer ideal year-round outdoor activities like hiking, biking and diving. Taiwan and...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When environmental writer Jenny Price first began scouting for ways to get to Malibu's beaches, she drove up and down Pacific Coast Highway but did not spot a single sign pointing "this way to the beach."
Shrubbery obscured stairway openings. "Private...