Local Girl Scouts from Troop 185 recently collaborated with The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department to create Beach Safety Signs that will be posted on several L.A. County Lifeguard Towers in Manhattan Beach. The signs will explain the meanings of the various safety flags displayed by the L.A. County lifeguards.
Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Barbara Menzelos, and is reprinted from the September 17 edition of The Daily Breeze Opinion.
On July 25 our 15-year-old daughter fell off a cliff in Palos Verdes Estates. She was picnicking with friends when they decided to walk down one of the paths to the beach, worn down by the local surfers. As she was walking, the ground crumbled under her feet and she lost her balance and fell. This paper had a short article about her falling 150 feet (luckily, not accurate) and being rescued by helicopter from the rocks against the water’s edge. Read More
Last Saturday, August 30, marked the fifth anniversary of the line of duty deaths of Fire Captain Ted Hall and Fire Fighter Specialist Arnie Quinones. On August 29, a ceremony was held at Camp 2 to remember and celebrate the lives and careers of these dedicated members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. In attendance at the gathering was Fifth District County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Read More
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for South facing Los Angeles County Beaches effective Friday 9/5 Through Monday 9/8. The forecast is calling for SSW Ground swell in the 4-7ft range to build in Friday and be followed up by swell from Hurricane Norbert in the 4-6ft range through Monday. Minor coastal flooding is possible at the high tides and very strong Rip Currents are possible along all L.A. County beaches. Please use caution while visiting the beach and always check in with a Lifeguard before ANY ocean activities. Read More