Blog Archive: September 2015

Dockweiler State Beach closed after medical waste washes ashore

By City News Service appearing in the Daily Breeze LOS ANGELES >> Dockweiler State Beach has been closed until further notice after medical waste from a sewer pipe began washing up on the beach, officials announced tonight. Water at the beach also showed excessive levels of bacteria, while sanitary waste items and hypodermic needles had also washed ashore, officials said. The closure was announced at 6:20 p.m. The medical and other waste had been discharged

Pope canonizes Father Junipero Serra, but not all happy about it

By From staff reports, Daily Breeze An 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast was elevated to sainthood Wednesday by Pope Francis, prompting Catholics, children and Native Americans to reflect on a history that touches much of Southern California — from the missions of San Fernando and San Gabriel to the Inland Empire. In the first canonization on U.S. soil, Francis made Junipero Serra a saint during a Mass outside the Basilica

Another Goodyear blimp is back in the skies over Carson

The Goodyear blimp is back in town. The Spirit of Innovation, a seasoned blimp from Florida, will ply California’s skies for more than a year from its air station in Carson until a permanent zeppelin arrives in 2016. The hand-me-down aircraft will temporarily fill a void left when the 13-year-old Spirit of America was retired in August. At 192 feet long and 60 feet high, the Spirit of Innovation was officially christened in June 2006 and was stationed at Pompano Beach in Florida for more than nine years.

USGS says magnitude-6.6 quake hits Gulf of California

MEXICO CITY >> A strong earthquake shook communities along the Gulf of California on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude 6.6 quake struck at 1:14 a.m. local time at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The offshore epicenter was 48 miles (79 kilometers) south-southwest of Los Mochis. It was preceded by two other earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 and 5.3. Mexico’s national coordinator of civil protection, Luis Felipe Puente, sent a tweet saying that there were no immediate reports of damage in Sinaloa state, where Los Mochis lies, or in Baja California Sur on the other side of the gulf.

Surfing legends gather to honor iconic surfboard shaper Hap Jacobs in Redondo Beach

By Carley Dryden, Daily Breeze Hap Jacobs wasn’t going to be pleased. The surfing legends gathered in a Redondo Beach restaurant Thursday evening jokingly predicted that the iconic surfboard shaper might even get back in his car and drive off if he sensed something was up. More than 100 of his current and former team surfers and friends from across the country gave a surprise tribute to Jacobs — a surfboard shaper by trade, but

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