Archive for June, 2012

Preventing Pollution is Patriotic

July 4th is one of the most popular beach days of the year. Officials estimate that more than 1 million people visit LA County beaches to enjoy the water and the fireworks displays that light up Santa Monica Bay on Independence Day. If you plan on spending anytime at one of our local beaches over…

Work Like (And With) A Dog

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of taking my dog to work! Dodger, my 10-year old furry friend, would be the perfect office companion. He’d keep my feet warm during the winter, remind me that occasional breaks are important, and keep my workmates…

Students Defend the Sea at Kids Ocean Day

More than 5,000 Los Angeles students, teachers and volunteers convened on June 7 at Dockweiler State Beach to celebrate the 19th annual Kids Ocean Day.  The participants cleaned the beach and formed a massive kid-designed shark and shield to “Defend the Sea” from a modern day sea monster – every day plastic litter. The activity…

City Secures Settlement for Wilmington Oil Spill

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved a $1.75 million settlement reached by the LA City Attorney’s Office and Crimson Pipeline Management, Inc. in a case involving a large oil spill in Wilmington in 2010. This constitutes a civil resolution of a criminal case that was filed in December 2011. Crimson Pipeline Management, Inc. and…

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