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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Jan. 15 to postpone a vote on placing a stormwater parcel fee on the ballot. After hearing public comment, the board directed Public Works staff to offer revisions to the proposed measure, which aims …
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On January 8, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the suit, Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, which was initiated by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Los Angeles Waterkeeper in 2008. The suit …
Supreme Court Rules on L.A. County Storm Water
You may have difficulty fulfilling your New Year’s resolution this week if it involves morning outdoor exercise, and your preferred location is the beach, especially if your go-to spot is typically narrow like Dan Blocker or Carbon Beach. Why, you …
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Veteran TV broadcaster Huell Howser passed away Sunday night. Here Communications Director Matthew King remembers his work with Heal the Bay. If anyone could make plastic bags come alive, it’d be Huell Howser.   
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It’s been a long road – more than 12 years – but, California’s statewide network of coastal marine protected areas (MPAs) is now complete. As of Dec. 19, 2012, the final piece of the coastal MPA network (along the North Coast) is effective. O…
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Last Thursday marked one of my two lowest days here at Heal the Bay working on local water quality regulations. After 11 hours of testimony and deliberation, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board unanimously voted to approve a municipa…
Take LA By Storm MS4 Urban runoff stormwater regulation
In the face of serious concerns from Heal the Bay, our environmental partners and the USEPA, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted the proposed stormwater permit for L.A. County on November 8.
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A proposed development that would impact thousands of acres of land to house 60,000 people in and around six miles of the Santa Clara River—one of the last free-flowing natural rivers in California—has been put on hold.
San Fernando Valley Spineflower Photo: Anuja Parikh and Nathan Gale
This morning, after listening to the rain fall on my roof all night and waking up to soggy streets, I put on my raincoat and trekked out to see what the stormdrains were pumping out onto the beaches. What I found was quite shocking — this being my …
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NBC LA reported today (10/3/2012) that a weekend sewage spill will likely keep Long Beach Alamitos Bay beaches shut down for at least two more days. A private sump pump that serves a residential community near the Cerritos Channel fail…
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