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With a 25% cut in water use by cities now ordered by the state, L.A. can be a lot smarter in a time of perilous drought. Here are some wise investments to make right now.
Heal the Bay's top three fixes for the drought
After many years of campaigning, and a successful enactment of a similar ban in LA County, we are proud to announce that a bill to ban single-use plastic bags in California, SB270, has passed the state legislature. Our announcement of this victory sp…
Plastic Bag Monster
July 20, 2015 -- A thunderstorm in July? You can thank Tropical Cyclone Dolores. But while the deluge was a delight for many, the drought is far from done. This weekend's storm smashed July precipitation records throughout California and brought much…
Historic july rainstorm in Southern California
July 5, 2015 -- Lots of math and a sunny day at the beach. Doesn’t sound like a match made in heaven, does it? Well, it is for our science and policy staff, who went public this week with a long-in-the-works project – a new statistical model that…
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School's out for summer... but the grades are in for California's beaches!
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June 17, 2015 -- Katherine Pease, watershed scientist, reports back on Heal the Bay's first plunge into freshwater quality testing at three local swimming spots in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Heal the Bay Malibu Creek freshwater quality sampling
UPDATE as of Tuesday, June 30, 8:01 P.M. –  Heal the Bay staff, along with environmental partners and dozens of community members, attended and testified at the California Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill last Friday in Sa…
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  Dana Murray, Heal the Bay's senior coastal resources manager, taps her network to provide us with the latest news from the oil spill at Refugio Beach.
Santa Barbara Plains All American Oil Spill at Refugio Beach
Dana Murray, Heal the Bay’s senior coastal policy manager, provides an update on the spill and what can be done to prevent these kinds of disasters. For her, the fight is personal. May 20, 2015 -- Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara is just that …
Oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara
May 12, 2015 Dear friends, You may have heard that the weather report is not good for the latter part of the week. We love sitting on the beach, just not during a chilly storm! So we made the decision today to reschedule our Annual Gala, which had be…
Heal the Bay's 30th Anniversary Awards Gala postponed to June 4
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