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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
March 17, 2015 -- Big news: Heal the Bay is thrilled to welcome Rita Kampalath as our new Science and Policy Director! Rita will work with Heal the Bay’s team of seasoned technical and policy experts to advance more holistic water-quality improveme…
Rita Kampalath, Heal the Bay's Science and Policy Director
March 3, 2015 — Yessssss! No oil drilling in the Bay. Voters in Hermosa Beach today overwhelmingly rejected an oil company’s proposal to begin oil drilling underneath the seafloor there, according to initial election returns. Heal the Bay staff a…
Hermosa Beach voters defeat Measure O
Feb. 24, 2015 -- Well, it looks like it may be time to bring back our Bag Monster. We thought we had put our symbol of Big Plastic out to pasture with last year’s passage of a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. But the plastics industry has …
Thanks so much to Kevin Weatherly, the senior vice president of programming at CBS Radio, and to all our friends at KROQ for their annual support through the station's Weenie Roast benefit concert. We recently dropped by the station to pick up a very…
Heal the Bay policy analyst Peter Shellenbarger reports on promising developments to clean up Malibu's water pollution.
3 Life-saving Rules: After a rainfall of any severity, wait at least 3 days before entering the ocean. Always swim at least 100 yards away (the length of a football field) from a stormdrain outlet. Check the Beach Report Card for the most recent b…
Surfer Barry Ault Dies of a Staph Infection in San Diego
Heal the Bay staff scientists Sarah Sikich and Dana Murray report on the latest efforts to save Malibu's troubled Broad Beach from erosion and sea-level rise. Ocean waves lapping against a golden sandy strand of beach in Malibu, low tides exposing ro…
With the biggest storm in years under our belt, we pause to share some quick answers to commonly asked questions about rain and pollution. The storm will surely create a lot of waste—both in the form of trash on the beach and squandered opportuniti…
Big rains bring big trash to the beach
The recent screening of the awesome new surf documentary, “A Wedge to Remember,” gave Heal the Bay and partners Surfrider and Keep Hermosa Hermosa a platform to discuss our fight against oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. Proceeds from the evening’…
Thank You Thursday
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