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Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues cautioning residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters ofthe Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica and Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Rey.

The warning has been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.

Use the map below to obtain the current water quality status of your favorite beach location. Use your mouse wheel to zoom into a particular location. Click on the marker to identify the sampling location.

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A few photos of the lightning over the Santa Monica Bay from Monday afternoon's thunderstorm.

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The fine folks at Washington Square are hosting a free community movie night, out in the ocean at the end of the Venice Pier every Thursday, till October 28th. So grab your family, grab your peers, grab a blanket or chair, and head to the beach for an evening of ocean breezes and movies under the stars! All the restaurants on Washington Square are putting this on, so stop in for food and drinks to take to the show! See you there!

Dates: Every Thursday, Sept. 23-Oct. 28, 2021.
Start time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: At the end of the Venice Pier.
Bring your own chairs/blankets!

Movie Line Up:
COCO – 10/7
The Big Lebowski – 10/14
Grease – 10/21
The Nightmare Before Christmas – 10/28

Showers/storms are speckling the metro area Monday afternoon, and in the loop you can see lightning from Marina Del Ray to Huntington Beach, which have Lifeguards clearing out the beaches.

From LACoLifeguards:

"All Los Angeles County Beaches San Pedro - Malibu including Avalon & Catalina Island are CLOSED. Lifeguards will clear the water of all persons and advise patrons on the beach to seek shelter immediately!"

Showers are moving NNW, and expecting more to develop as the afternoon goes on. Showers/storms are making their way into Ventura County . We haven't been seeing much accumulation, but stronger storms have produced frequent lightning.

A low pressure system to the southwest of the state will lift into the region Monday, bringing moisture and instability into Southwest California. There is a chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms over Ventura and L.A. county starting late this afternoon through tonight, with the best chances over the interior mountains and valleys. Storms that form will be capable of creating lightning with very little rainfall and gusty downdraft winds. Any lightning that occurs will have a chance of fire ignition due to the unseasonably dry fuels across the region. Anyone planning outdoor activities in the region needs to keep an eye to the sky and monitor the latest National Weather Service forecasts and warnings. If you hear thunder or see lightning, immediately seek shelter indoors or in a hard top vehicle.
Here's surfing photos from Sunday, October 3rd at Topanga.

This set of surf photos was shot by Six12 Media and brought to you by Body Glove.

These are just a few of the 50+ photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo gallery for this day, check them out, the link to the complete gallery is down below.

You can find about 50 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Topanga - Sunday 10-3-2021 Gallery

If you were out there, we probably got some cool surfing shots of you, go check them out!

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other local surf spots from this photographer?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.

From Santa Monica Close Up:

"A lowrider hops at Santa Monica Cruisin' Classics meetup at Santa Monica Beach on Friday, October 1, 2021. The car club meets-up every Friday night at Santa Monica Beach"

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Mornings in Venice Beach 10/2/21. Video by Cop Watch Venice

"A very foggy morning turns into a sunny day while LAPD tickets homeless people for sleeping on the beach and one man's ID refusal, almost gets him arrested!"

Cop Watch Venice follows LAPD pacific division on world famous Venice beach, showing a point-of-view style cop watch and update on Venice's current conditions. We make edited shorts, full scenes and are working on a documentary about homelessness and city failures. Donate to Cop Watch Venice via Cop Watch Venice Paypal