Spouting Off Blog

Ruskin Hartley, Heal the Bay's chief executive officer, says the L.A. Aqueduct changed the world. But now we must change.
Ruskin Hartley, Heal the Bay's CEO, says trees in the Valley hold some valuable clues. I'm slowly exploring more of the greater Los Angeles area. Recently I drove over the mountain in Topanga to the San Fernando Valley. Before the switchbacks, a sign…
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley reveals the magic of marine protected areas:
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley discovers Compton -- and that a river runs through it. At first glance it looked like a backdrop to an apocalyptic movie. To many engineers it’s a flood control channel. To some Southland residents it’s a place to …
LA River Los Angeles California water watershed ocean pollution environment
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley goes back to school with a weekend trip to Malibu Creek.
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley examines how the federal shutdown is affecting the Bay. There is a greenhouse up in the Santa Monica Mountains brimming with new life and hope. In it, staff and volunteers of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreat…
Washington DC government shutdown capitol
Ruskin Hartley, Heal the Bay's newly appointed CEO, makes some sweeping comments about L.A. in his inaugural post for his On the Watershed blog. It’s Wednesday and that means I need to move my car parked in Santa Monica from the north side of the s…
Ruskin Hartley CEO Santa Monica Bay clean water ocean toxic debris
Today's guest blogger is Matthew King, Heal the Bay's director of communications.
Eric Garcetti roasts Mark Gold
Parting can be such sweet sorrow, the Bard once aptly noted. But speakers at a recent farewell roast of Mark Gold seemed to relish dishing out more sorrow than sweetness to Heal the Bay’s just departed president. As the sun set gently over Mark’…
Eric Garcetti, Mark Gold, Heal the Bay