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'Hope Spots' -- Building an Ocean Legacy

Francesca Koe | Posted 10.28.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

Many of us, as young girls, read about Sylvia Earle's aquatic adventures -- we dreamt of exploring the oceans just like oceanographer affectionately known as 'Her Deepness.' Sylvia's vision continues to inspire us all. In partnership with Mission Blue, Her Deepness aims to renew the health of our imperiled oceans by giving key spots relief from human stressors.

Californians Take Stand in the Sand for Plastic-Free Seas

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

California, known for its seemingly endless beautiful coastline, is also a source of endless ingenuity and passion for protecting our natural resources from plastic waste. Way to go, Californians!

Major City Closes In On Plastic Bag Ban

Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles is on the verge of becoming the largest city in the United States to ban plastic grocery bags. The City Council approved the ordinance ...

Six Picks for the Week from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It's summertime -- we've got paddle-boarding, fireworks and outdoor screenings to keep your crew happy and occupied. ...

PHOTOS: The Cleanest Southern California Beaches

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.26.2012 | Los Angeles

The good news is just in time for summer. Despite occasional sewage spilling into our oceans, the water at LA County Beaches is actually getting clean...

See The Mural That Has Santa Monica Fuming (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 11.09.2011 | Los Angeles

"Somebody may like a Renoir, but I like a RETNA," Adam Corlin told The Huffington Post. "I like street art. I think it is beautiful, and it sends a me...

'Parents Should Be Outraged'

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Posted 10.19.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust Under pressure from the American Chemistry Council, a lobbying group for ...

A Closer Look at the Beneficiaries of KROQ's Weenie Roast

Brandon Deroche | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Brandon Deroche

Tucked somewhere around the Jose Cuervo banana-eating contest, the three beneficiaries made their home. Each organization worked to educate the concert-goers about the work they're doing.

PHOTOS: LA's Cleanest And Dirtiest Beaches

Posted 07.26.2011 | Los Angeles

According to Heal the Bay's annual Beach Report Card, LA county's beach monitoring programs remain robust and almost unaffected by state budget cuts. ...

Heal the Bay Food Benefit Is Gold's Best Ever

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

It is the unexpected gems which make an event like this such a treat... the discovery of flavorful bombs which blow your mind and stimulate your imagination.

Taste 200 Years of Mexico's Cuisine

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Mexican food lovers who want to eat for a charitable cause What: The Taste of Mexico Association celebrates "200 Years of Mexico's Cuisine," an ...

Youth Movement to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Four Deals On Eco-Fashion: Fair Trade, Upcycling, & Natural Ingredients

Your Daily Thread | Sara Roderick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Your Daily Thread rounds up Eco-shopping deals from around the web. By Sara Roderick ...

Heal the Bay Helps Beaches Year Round

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

If everyone took a trash bag and a plastic glove with them to the beach, we could help the ocean for 15 minutes before frolicking in the surf and sand the rest of the day.

25-Foot Turtle Stumps for Plastic Bag Ban

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

If The Single-Use Bag Reduction Act passed, California would be the first state in America to prohibit single-use plastic bags in grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies.

WATCH: 'The Majestic Plastic Bag' -- Hilarious Nature Mockumentary With Jeremy Irons

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the California Senate preparing to vote on AB 1998 -- a bill that would ban plastic bags statewide -- Heal the Bay has released a hilarious mocku...

Jonathan Gold: Are We Running Out Of Fish?

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LA Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold and brother Mark Gold, president of Heal the Bay, joined Santa Monica Seafood VP Logan Kock and Providence chef Mi...

Hollywood and Mass Transit: Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's time to celebrate the pro-environment, pro-community, good-for-the-economy and anti-gridlock reality that a positive portrayal of urban mass transit can help create.

Which Beaches Made Heal The Bay's Most Polluted List?

Posted 11.01.2011 | Los Angeles

Via LA Times, eco-watchdog Heal the Bay has come out with their 2009-2010 20th Annual Beach Report Card. The publication provides a thorough evaluati...

True Angels in the City of Angels: The Top 5 Social Enterprises in LA

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Greenblatt

Despite the negative press, LA is a vibrant hub of ethnicities and ideas, a thriving metropolis that spurs continuous innovation for the common good.

The Santa Monica Pier: Still Hip at 100

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

If you live in the Los Angeles area or will be visiting this week, there's a big shindig in Santa Monica on Wednesday evening, September 9, 2009 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Santa Monica Pier.

Greening Hollywood: Westside Story And Eastside Luv

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Sort of a citywide festival of "You're great." "No, YOU'RE great."

Greening Hollywood: TreePeople's L.A. 2.0

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

"We're doing a full retrofit of Los Angeles. L.A. 2.0. We're creating a sustainable prototype by retrofitting Los Angeles with a functioning forest."