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October 23, 1993
A red tide discolored waters off Manhattan Beach on Friday, although authorities said it is still safe to swim there. Shellfish caught in the waters, however, should be discarded because the microorganisms that produce the red tide release toxins when consumed by shellfish. "The water was brick-red when we got to the pier this morning," said Kecia Tressler, a biologist at the Round House Pier Aquarium in Manhattan Beach.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1993
A red tide discolored waters off Manhattan Beach on Friday, although authorities said it is still safe to swim there. Shellfish caught in the waters, however, should be discarded because the microorganisms that produce the red tide release toxins when consumed by shellfish. "The water was brick-red when we got to the pier this morning," said Kecia Tressler, a biologist at the Round House Pier Aquarium in Manhattan Beach.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
Water quality officials have ordered a Terminal Island metal-shredding plant to stop sending metal dust and debris into Los Angeles Harbor, saying the waste is contaminated with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Officials with the State Regional Water Quality Control Board ordered Hugo Neu-Proler Co. to halt the discharges by Dec. 15. They attribute the pollution to the shredding of old cars, appliances or other products containing the substances, which were banned in the 1970s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
Water quality officials have ordered a Terminal Island metal-shredding plant to stop sending metal dust and debris into Los Angeles Harbor, saying the waste is contaminated with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Officials with the State Regional Water Quality Control Board ordered Hugo Neu-Proler Co. to halt the discharges by Dec. 15. They attribute the pollution to the shredding of old cars, appliances or other products containing the substances, which were banned in the 1970s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2011
James McLure Playwright who wrote 'Lone Star' James McLure, 59, a playwright and actor best known for his two one-act plays that reached Broadway, died Feb. 17 from cancer at his home in Marina del Rey, said his sister, Jenny Schroeder. McLure's plays "Lone Star," set behind a small-town Texas bar, and "Pvt. Wars," the story of three young Vietnam veterans in a hospital, were produced on Broadway in 1979. "I'm part of the Vietnam generation," McLure told the Columbus (Ohio)
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