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Heal the Bay has been leading the fight to end the fiscal and environmental waste created by single-use shopping bags for five years. So we were heartened today to see the Los Angeles Times' editorial board urging the Los Angeles City Council to adop…
Los Angeles Times, Plastic Bags
The Hermosa Beach City Council has voted in favor of banning single-use polystyrene (better known as Styrofoam) food containers.  Originally proposed by the city’s Green Task Force back in 2010, the ban is set to go into effect in 180 days if …
The Hermosa Beach City Council voted in favor of banning single-use Styrofoam
At a hearing today, Judge James Chalfant upheld L.A. County’s plastic bag ordinance. The Court found that the County's proposed 10-cent paper bag charge was not a tax under the California Constitution because retailers keep all of the money collect…
Photo by David McNew/Getty Images, KPBS
A proposal to more than double wastewater fees in Redondo Beach over the next three years has been approved by the City Council despite a mild protest. Kudos to the city for taking the right steps to ensure that South Bay beaches remain safe and heal…
Redondo Beach Pier, Beach Water Quality, Heal the Bay, South Bay
A 12,000 gallon sewage spill on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Compton flowed into the Los Angeles River. City of Long Beach officials ordered all open coastal beaches closed.
Long Beach officials shut down open coastal beaches due to a 2/11 sewage spill
Listen to Meredith McCarthy's interview on KFWB.
Volunteering at a beach clean up is one way to keep our oceans clean.
The California Department of Fish and Game is actively enforcing the new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), citing a Southern California man early Jan. 15 for poaching dozens of lobsters inside an MPA. According to a media release from the Department of …
A Southern California man received the first citation under new MPA laws
The San Francisco Chronicle is now devoting a corner of its Sunday "Bay Area Almanac" pages to Heal the Bay’s beach water quality grades. Readers from Sonoma to Santa Cruz can now check if their local waters are safe for swimming or surfing. …
SF Bay Area Readers Get Water Quality Grades from Heal the Bay
Heal the Bay organized  tens of thousands of volunteers to remove close to 600,000 pounds of trash throughout California at this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17. Heal the Bay staffers coordinated the Los Angeles effort, which drew …
A family cleans up together in South LA at Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17
Heal the Bay seeks volunteers for the Oct. 1 opening ceremony of Los Angeles' World Festival of Sacred Music. The ceremony begins with a procession at 2:30 p.m. along the boardwalk past Dorothy Green Park (named for Heal the Bay’s founder…
Join Us As We Honor the Sea - World Festival of Sacred Music
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