Bacteria warning issued for popular California beaches ahead of Memorial Day weekend
LOS ANGELES – If you were planning on visiting one of the many Los Angeles County beaches this holiday weekend, county health officials have issued an important safety warning.
Beach area warnings have been issued to a dozen locations due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WEATHER: BEACH BUMMER FOR EAST COAST WHILE MIDWEST STAYS DRY
Residents and tourists, all of whom are set to explore the California area this the Memorial Day weekend, have now been cautioned to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in ocean waters at the following beaches:
Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach
Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu
Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu
Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach
Solstice Creek at Dan Blocker County Beach
Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach
Las Flores Creek at Las Flores State Beach
Pena Creek at Las Tunas County Beach
Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State beach
Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica
Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica Beach
Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey
To view the map of impacted locations and for more information, click here.
Los Angeles County beach conditions are available on the county's beach closure hotline at 1-800- 525-5662.