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Hundreds of sick sea lions are overwhelming marine mammal rescue centers up and down the Southern California coast this winter. According to the Daily Breeze, it’s not uncommon for the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro to see an influx of youn…
Sea Lion pups stranded Southern California coast marine mammal center San Pedro
In a step towards better understanding whether our local white shark population needs protection, the Fish and Game Commission unanimously advanced the Northeastern Pacific population of white shark to candidacy on February 6 under the California End…
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It’s official: The Glendale City Council just voted to adopt a single-use bag ordinance. With this unanimous vote, Glendale becomes one of the largest inland communities to ban plastic bags in California. Modeled after the 2011 L.A. County ordinanc…
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Planting one of the first MPA signs along Los Angeles' coast felt like it'd been a long time coming.
MPA Malibu Palos Verdes Catalina Heal the Bay training resources
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 …
California King Tides Carbon Beach 2013
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
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