A water treatment plant built using more than $3 million of taxpayer money was supposed to remove bacteria from the waters feeding into Santa Monica Bay but it ended up dumping more bacteria into the ocean. CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein spoke to activists who said the facility was a waste of stimulus money. Santa Monica officials, however, insisted they can eventually get the plant operational.
Believe it or not, Los Angeles has a river running through it, and on top of that, much of the river is flanked by bike paths, allowing LA cyclists a safe place to ride, far from the cars that dominate the landscape here.
About 5,000 gallons of sewage may have have spilled into Centinela Creek, which discharges into Ballona Creek near Dockweiler State Beach, prompting the Department of Public Health to close the beach around the area.