Blog Archive: Southern California

Dangerous high surf to return Thursday

Los Angeles County lifeguards warned swimmers to be especially careful in the ocean because of western swells and high tides that delivered waves from 6 to 12 feet high Tuesday. Towering waves are expected to return Thursday, again creating strong rip currents and dangerous ocean patterns that could continue through next week, according to the National Weather Service.

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.

‘Godzilla’ El Nino could save Southern California from drought, bring flooding

By Jason Henry, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune There’s a high probability that Southern California will experience drought-busting rains and local flooding this winter, after meteorologists announced Thursday that the chance of a strong El Niño had reached above 90 percent. If the forecast holds, weather experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Climate Prediction Center said the El Niño event would be among the

How piers became part of Southern California beach culture

For more than a century, piers have punctuated the Southern California coast. Many of these boardwalks to the sea began as places of toil — where ships were loaded and unloaded, and legions of California dreams came ashore. Others were anchored to the booming Coney Island-style resorts. Today, piers are an integral part of beach town culture. They’re a focal point for surfers, fishermen and sightseers in search of a quintessential Southern California experience.

Coast Guard Air Station at LAX moving to Oxnard in 2016, which may bring some noise relief to South Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard, a fixture at Los Angeles International Airport since 1962, will move its Air Station Los Angeles to Ventura County by mid-2016. The move means a loss of about 100 local jobs as the 18 pilots and 85 ground crew members relocate to the Oxnard air base with the four distinctive, bright orange MH-65 Dolphin short-range rescue helicopters.

United States Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles

Home of Hollywood’s Real Heroes U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles is located at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The unit started as an aviation detachment in 1962 with two HO-4s helicopters and has since grown to a station supporting four MH-65C “Dolphin” Helicopters.  Air Station Los Angeles maintains a Search and Rescue helicopter 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is responsible for protecting the coastal area of Southern California from

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