The August-like weather sent crowds to the Southland’s beaches on Saturday, creating traffic jams and extra work for lifeguards, whose staffing remains at winter levels.
Lifeguards are warning Southland beachgoers about the potential for dangerous rip currents during the holiday weekend.
Lifeguards are warning Southland beachgoers about the dangers of stingrays.
Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it’s customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic.
A county supervisor Tuesday said public restrooms at county beaches pose a “major health issue” now that cleaning has been scaled back as a result of budget cuts and an increasing number of beachgoers.