Blog Archive: October 2015

Look What I Saw On the Way to the Post Office Today

REDONDO BEACH >> Was on my way to the post office today and couldn’t resist this shot of my childhood Maria St. home. My, how it has changed yet is surprisingly similar. At some point after we left in 1961, the owners added the second story, expanded the living room taking away the porch. I still see the long driveway alongside the house back to that old garage.

Big Southern California waves, coastal flooding possible this week

A combination of astronomical high tides and swell from a storm in the Gulf of Alaska will bring the possibility of local coastal flooding to parts of Southern California this week, with areas at risk including Long Beach, Malibu and Venice Beach. The National Weather Service says high tides well over 6 feet are expected from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo counties at midmorning Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Close calls with drones spur federal registration of owners

WASHINGTON >> Concerned about rising reports of close calls and safety risks involving drones, the government announced Monday it will require many of the increasingly popular unmanned aircraft to be registered. Pilot sightings of drones have doubled since last year, including near manned airplanes and at major sporting events, and there are reports of interference with wildfire-fighting operations, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said at a news conference.

Crews to resume effort to free entangled humpback whale spotted near Rancho Palos Verdes

RANCHO PALOS VERDES >> Rescue crews today will resume efforts to free a humpback whale entangled in netting that was spotted about 1 mile off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes. The whale was first seen Saturday with netting all over its face and head, according to media reports. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rescuers tried to free the whale, but the netting caused it to become agitated, which posed a risk to the crew.

California condor found shot in northern Arizona

PHOENIX >> Wildlife officials say they are investigating the fatal shooting of an endangered California condor in northern Arizona. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking into the Thursday shooting on the Kaibab Plateau. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the shooting was self-reported and the agency conducted a preliminary investigation. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement personnel have taken it over. California condors were listed as endangered in 1967. They were reintroduced to northern Arizona in 1996. About 70 condors are in a flock that roams the Arizona-Utah border.

Hyperion Treatment Plant officials queried over medical waste spill along South Bay beaches

As an investigation continues into September’s massive sewage spill off the South Bay coast, Hyperion Treatment Plant officials Thursday fielded questions from community members and environmentalists concerned that it could happen again. Public health officials believe Hyperion, the city of Los Angeles’ oldest and largest operating waste-water treatment plant, is responsible for the spill that spewed medical debris such as hypodermic needles, condoms and tampon applicators into the ocean and eventually ashore on Sept. 23.

California Coastal Commission bans Sea World orca breeding, tanks can expand

LONG BEACH >> The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego — but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them. Animal rights activists praised the decision as a death blow to the use of killer whales at the California ocean park. The vote “ensures that no more orcas will be condemned to a non-life of loneliness, deprivation and misery,” said a statement from People from the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Boxer introduces legislation to make drone offenses federal misdemeanors

Citing recent clashes between civilian drone encounters that slowed recent firefights, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, introduced the Safe Drone Act on Wednesday to address the growing problem of jeopardizing public safety by flying too close to wildfires and airports.

My very first Mobile Upload!

Testing out this new functionality from my perch here on Redondo’s Pier. Keep smiling! Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Alpha™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs right-to-die law

SACRAMENTO >> Granting terminally ill patients the right to end their lives with a doctor’s help, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed the End of Life Option Act, a measure that triggered personal and passionate conflict across the state — and in the conscience of the governor himself. Brown’s signature concludes a 23-year effort to pass a “right-to-die” law in a state of 39 million, more than quadrupling Americans’ access to life-ending drugs, with one in eight people living in states where it is now legal.

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