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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1995
The League of Women Voters of Capistrano Bay Area feels county government abdicated its responsibility for public health precautions when it ceased its testing procedure for the coastline waters. Beach users are in jeopardy if local ocean waters are contaminated. Testing of ocean waters is a public health responsibility. For county government, as announced by the Orange County Health Care Agency, to discontinue its weekly water quality testing along the Orange County coastline is a gamble.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2001 | From Times Staff Writers
Monica Mazur, a county environmental expert, will report on the county's ocean water quality Thursday at the central library. Mazur, who is the supervising environmental specialist for the county's Health Care Agency, is among the main speakers for the county Coastal Coalition. Other topics will include the Marine Life Protection Act, coastal cleanup, the county's watershed plans, and a legislative review of coastal bills in Sacramento. The meeting begins at 9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
County health officials are advising beach visitors to stay out of the ocean, particularly near storm drains and creek outlets, for up to three days. Following a rainstorm, bacteria levels increase significantly in coastal waters, said Robert E. Merryman, county environmental health director. Large amounts of debris flow into the ocean from storm drains and rivers after a heavy rainfall, Merryman said. The discharge often holds large amounts of bacteria that can be harmful to people.
NEWS
December 14, 1989 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Scientists at the University of Chicago reported Wednesday they have confirmed for the first time that water vapor from the oceans can amplify global warming caused by man-made gases and perhaps could trigger a "super-greenhouse" effect above the warmest part of the Earth's oceans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1994 | RUSS LOAR
Hundreds of Orange County residents on Saturday are expected to take part--both above and below the water line--in Coastal Cleanup Day, a statewide day of beach cleaning and environmental awareness that begins at 8 a.m. on most county beaches. In Laguna Beach, scuba divers will be scouring local reefs and kelp forests for underwater garbage. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at seven local beaches, and organizers say it will be the largest coastline and underwater cleanup in city history.
NEWS
September 14, 1986
Sparked by recent findings of high levels of coliform bacteria and signs warning swimmers to avoid some storm drains in Santa Monica and Redondo Beach, the City Council has asked the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to test and monitor ocean water near storm drains. Jack Petralia, director of the bureau of environmental protection in the Health Department, said that, to the best of the department's knowledge, the ocean water near Hermosa Beach is safe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two divers rescued by a freighter after spending more than 12 hours in 57-degree water in the Pacific Ocean southwest of San Diego said wetsuits saved them from drowning. Michael Harris of San Diego and Robert Doan of El Cajon landed in the water after their boat capsized about 11 a.m. Sunday. They were brought north to San Pedro and turned over to the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday morning by the freighter Nauticus Mexico.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2010 | By Cristy Lytal
For Eric Börjeson, one of the underwater cinematographers on "Oceans,"a Disneynature film on the subaquatic realm, swimming in ice water is as natural as breathing out of a scuba tank. "It's very normal for us in Scandinavia because even in the summer we have to dive as cold-water divers," he said. "That means that we use a dry suit. Around the face and hands it has a neoprene seal, and then the boots are integrated, so there's no point where water can enter. Since I'm from a colder country, Sweden, 'Oceans' tended to send me out on colder shoots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992 | LOU CANNON, THE WASHINGTON POST
In this torrid desert playground where tourists pursue jackpots in shaded, cool casinos, Patricia Mulroy dreams about using the Pacific Ocean to water local lawns. Mulroy is general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District, which serves most of the metropolitan area's 850,000 permanent residents and the 20 million tourists who flock annually to this gambling center.
NEWS
February 18, 1990 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County fishermen are putting the finishing touches on a project to bring 50,000 king salmon to Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor. In the first such attempt in Southern California, the Ventura County chapter of the United Anglers of California Research Institute will introduce the fish into ocean waters. If the project is successful, fishermen say, it could bring a major sportfishing business to Ventura County and set a trend for areas in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
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