Spouting Off Blog

Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley says we averted a real mess with Atwater oil spill. But what’s next?
Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley says it's time to stop flushing billions of gallons of water into the Bay. I’d been living in Los Angeles for about six months when a three-day storm hit back in February. I had begun to wonder what all the fus…
Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley spends a night at the cinema. I don’t normally go in for depressing documentaries. But when the local art house is showing a documentary on water around the world (“Last Call at the Oasis“), followed by a p…
Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley on what it really means to waste water: On Wednesday I joined Mayor Garcetti, Gov. Brown and members of the President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience at a reception at the Getty House to kick …
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley gets a slice of life -- and pie -- spending a day in Malibu with some inspiring kids.
Dukes Malibu heal the bay lunch n learn beach exploration education kids
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley says that despite warm temperatures all is not sunny in Southern California. I spent much of the past two weeks on the beach. While the rest of the country suffered through sub-zero temperatures, it remained a balmy 72…
CEO Ruskin Hartley gets up close with the wonders of the Bay. For the last eight weeks or so I have largely been looking at Santa Monica Bay from the shore. Since moving to Los Angeles, I’ve enjoyed playing in the waves and swimming along the shore…
Heal the Bay chief Ruskin Hartley says sewage isn't sexy, but it's fascinating: I recently had the chance to tour the Hyperion treatment plant with a group of staff and volunteers from Heal the Bay. Many thanks to our friends at the Bureau of Sanita…
9 Cool Facts About the Hyperion Water Treatment Plant
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley pays a visit to one of Heal the Bay's greatest triumphs -- Ahmanson Ranch, the largest parkland acquisition in the history of the Los Angeles-Ventura County region.
Ahmanson Ranch 10 years land park open space
Heal the Bay chief executive Ruskin Hartley says it doesn't do much good to fight over the specifics of particular desalination projects. Wednesday was a big day for us at Heal the Bay. After years of work, days spent reviewing environmental document…