Report: Systemic Failures Caused Crisis At Oroville DamAn independent panel of dam experts says the dam had inherent design and construction weaknesses.
Coastal Beaches In Long Beach Closed Due To Sewage Spill Linked To San Gabriel AreaOfficials in Long Beach have closed all coastal beaches due to a sewage spill in the San Gabriel area blamed for discharging waste into the ocean.
300-Foot Gravel Spill Makes Mess Of Westbound 91 FreewayThe cause of the spill is under investigation.
Authorities Respond To 'Possible Oil Spill' Off Santa Barbara CoastlineAuthorities were investigating an oil sheen in the water near Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara, officials said.
Officials Reopen El Capitan State Beach Closed In Refugio Oil SpillEl Capitan State Beach in Goleta has been cleared by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to re-open for camping and day use.
Chemists Link Single Tar Ball Found On Manhattan Beach With Refugio SpillA single tar ball that washed up along Manhattan Beach last month has been linked to the Refugio oil spill, authorities said Monday.
Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill CleanedThe 44 percent includes mostly sandy beaches, which only have trace amounts, or less than 1 percent of oil, said California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Alexia Retallack. She said tar and oil is naturally found through seeps at Southern California beaches and should be avoided.
Calif. AG Harris Tours Cleanup Efforts At Refugio State BeachCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris was in Santa Barbara Thursday to tour cleanup efforts at the Refugio State Beach and the surrounding area affected by last month's oil spill.
Fisherman Sues Pipeline Owner Over Santa Barbara Oil SpillA commercial fisherman sued the owner of the oil pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, alleging the environmental disaster would cause decades of harm to the shore and hurt many businesses.
Officials Say It Could Take Months To Cleanup Oil Spill At Santa BarbaraOne it cleans out, the process of repairing the pipeline begins.
Amid Severe Drought, LA County Waterworks Facilities Lose 82K Gallons After Water Pump MalfunctionJust days after Governor Jerry Brown ordered state-wide reductions during one of the worst droughts in the state's history, the Val Verde facilities lost a total of 82,000 gallons following a water pump malfunction.
NB 710 Freeway Shut Down As HazMat Crews Clean Up Diesel Fuel SpillL.A. County Fire Department personnel were on the scene following reports of the incident near the 5 Freeway just after 11 p.m.