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Los Angeles Dumps 100s of Tons of Garbage into its Sewers, and then Goes Swimming in It
When it rained this weekend 150 tons of trash from LA's sewers flushed beneath us and ended up in the ocean.
This is why we can't have nice things.
"The volume of trash collected at the L.A. River boom is a powerful reminder that everything in the street - trash, cigarette butts, pet waste, even oil that leaks from cars - washes into the ocean after each heavy rainfall," said Emma Ayala, Head, Public Relations Group of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. "It's a reminder to County residents that unless they want to end up swimming alongside it later, put trash where it belongs - in a garbage can." The County installed collection systems at Ballona Creek and the L.A. River to help prevent trash and debris from flowing into the ocean. These systems were designed to help mitigate the immense amount of trash before it reaches the ocean. Each year, these systems capture more than 300 tons of litter, though they do not catch everything. Tons of litter and other contaminants escape these containment systems and drift into the ocean, putting human health at risk. - BuisnessWire
Pick up after your pet. Animal waste, when left on the ground, washes down storm drains and contaminates beaches. Picking up dog waste is a County ordinance and dog owners disregarding this law may be fined.
OK since you made it this far, here's Morrissey covering the New York Dolls after the jump
photo by The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.