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Six Hot Beach Reads For Summer

Summer is time for breaking out your bathing suits and hitting the beach. Whether you’re craving a thriller or tearjerker, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book for every afternoon spent in the sun. Throw one of these page-turners in your beach bag and prepare to lose yourself.

06/23/2014

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Sunshine Reigns Supreme On 1st Day Of Summer

This is also the longest day of the year — officially 14 hours and 26 minutes long.

06/21/2014

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‘Hidden Cash’ Man Plants ‘Epic’ Scavenger Hunt At Hermosa Beach

The anonymous millionaire who’s delighted Southland residents with his hidden cash drops struck again Saturday morning, this time creating a scavenger hunt at Hermosa Beach.

05/31/2014

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Rip Currents Behind Vast Majority Of Lifeguard Rescues At SoCal Beaches

As Angelenos run for the beaches during this May heatwave, Southland lifeguards are urging them to check for possible riptides before jumping into the water.

05/15/2014

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Woman Struck By LA Co. Beach Maintenance Vehicle While Sunbathing

Authorities say a woman was struck and seriously injured by a maintenance vehicle while sunbathing on a Los Angeles County beach.

05/15/2014

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Police Investigating Venice Stabbing

The stabbing occurred in the 1600 block of Pacific Avenue at approximately 8:30 p.m., LAPD officer Sara Faden told City News Service.

04/22/2014

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70-Foot Boat Washes Ashore With 3 On Board In Playa Del Rey

A large boat washed ashore Thursday morning just south of Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2014

Venice resident Sheena Duggal snapped this photo of two apparent leopard sharks swimming near Venice Beach. (Photo credit: Sheena Duggal)

Baby Sharks Spotted Swimming In Venice Beach Canals

It may not exactly be “Jaws”, but as many as four leopard sharks have been seen swimming in the canals along Venice Beach.

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Trash Truck Runs Over Man Sleeping On Beach

A beach maintenance worker collecting trash in a small truck ran over a man sleeping on the sand in Long Beach on Tuesday.

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This crash was fatal and left several people injured on the PCH Sunday afternoon. (credit:: CBS)

1 Dead, 5 Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash On PCH In Laguna Beach

The five survivors were hospitalized with injuries ranging from minor to severe.

01/26/2014

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High Surf Advisory Issued Through Wednesday

A high surf advisory was in effect Tuesday for many Southland beaches, the National Weather Service said.

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Lifegaurds help pull a woman out of the ocean as high wave measuring up to 20 feet pounded the beach at the Wedge on September 1, 2011 in Newport Beach. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Above-Average Swells, Rip Currents Trigger High Surf Advisory Along Beaches

Southern California beaches were busy on Monday as beach-goers were warned to be extra careful due to above-average surf and rip currents.

01/20/2014

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Overseas Destinations You Can Travel To Without A Passport

You don’t always need a passport to travel overseas. You can still head to a tropical unincorporated destination overseas.

01/14/2014

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Live Like A Castaway On Your Own Deserted Island

Think you’ve got what it takes to make it on a deserted island? Find out for sure by booking a real-life “castaway experience” and really get away on your next vacation.

01/10/2014

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‘Polar Bears’ Brave Frigid Waters For New Year’s Dip

More than a thousand people in the Southland welcomed the arrival of the New Year with a dip in the ocean Wednesday.

01/01/2014

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