Santa Monica Bay
As part of Coastal Cleanup Day, several hundred volunteers worked Saturday to collect trash at Dockweiler State Beach.
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.
A pod of blue whales – a rarity worldwide – was spotted in Santa Monica Bay Monday about a mile offshore.