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2008-10-13 03:00:22

By Pamela Hale-Burns RELATED L.B. council to eye lagoon, Marina Vista Park project The Colorado Lagoon remained closed on Sunday after a closure was issued Saturday due to a sewage overflow that reached the lagoon. According to the Health Department, about 1,200 gallons of raw sewage flowed through the storm system and into the lagoon. The overflow was possibly due to a grease plug in the line. "This one (spill) doesn't affect us too much because it's starting to go into the off...

2008-08-14 03:00:25

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - Long Beach resident Ellen Williams didn't notice the yellow "Beach Closed" signs as she splashed in the ocean with her 2- year-old son on Wednesday near Belmont Pier. A nearly four-mile stretch of beach from Alamitos Avenue to 72nd Place was closed Tuesday after a broken sewer pipe near Watts spilled into Compton Creek, leaking 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Los Angeles River. The beaches remained closed Wednesday as the Health Department tested the...

2008-08-14 00:00:23

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - A 4-mile stretch of beach from Alamitos Avenue to 72nd Place remained closed today after a broken sewer pipe near Watts spilled 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Los Angeles River, lifeguards said. The beaches were closed at about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday after a sewage leak spilled into Compton Creek and flowed into the river. The water will be tested by the Health Department today to determine its bacterial content and when the levels are low enough for the...

2008-07-29 21:00:28

By Tiffany Rider LONG BEACH - Three of the four Alamitos Bay beaches closed Saturday have opened up today after further testing revealed that the water quality is looking better. Nelson Kerr from the Long Beach Health Department told the Press- Telegram that the water quality reports have allowed them to reopen Mother's Beach, Marine Stadium, and Alamitos Bay. Colorado Lagoon will be reduced to an advisory with one test revealing slightly high levels that Kerr said are unrelated to the...

2008-07-29 03:01:02

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - A spill that leaked 12,000 gallons of raw sewage into Spinnaker Bay near Marine Stadium on Saturday was caused by a grease blockage in a sewer pipe, Long Beach Water Department officials said Monday. Four Alamitos Bay beaches - Mother's Beach, Marine Stadium, Colorado Lagoon and Alamitos Bay - remained closed Monday while the Health Department tested the water quality. The beaches could reopen today or Wednesday if the bacteria content in the water is...

2008-07-28 06:00:44

By Kelly Puente, Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif. Jul. 28--LONG BEACH -- Four Alamitos Bay beaches were closed and a swimming competition was canceled Sunday after 12,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into Spinnaker Bay near Marine Stadium on Saturday morning. Mother's Beach, Marine Stadium, Colorado Lagoon and Alamitos Bay are closed to swimming and other activities that involve direct bodily contact with the water are prohibited until further notice, said Nelson Kerr of the Long...

2008-07-28 00:00:25

By Kelly Puente, Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif. Jul. 27--LONG BEACH -- The annual Naples Island Swim competition was canceled Sunday and four Alamitos Bay area beaches remained closed after 12,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into Spinnaker Bay late Saturday morning. Mother's Beach, Marine Stadium, Colorado Lagoon and Alamitos Bay are closed to swimming and other water-based recreational activities until further notice, said Nelson Kerr of the Long Beach Department of Health and...

2008-07-17 03:00:20

LONG BEACH - The city said Wednesday that beach closures have been lifted in Alamitos Bay and Colorado Lagoon, which had been closed due to a sewage spill Sunday night. However, an advisory was issued this morning for Colorado Lagoon due to elevated bacterial levels that appear to be unrelated to the spill. Beach closures are enforced. Advisories are public notices recommending that people avoid water contact when bacterial levels reach certain levels; however, the beach remains open to...

2008-07-17 03:00:20

By Brenda Duran LONG BEACH - Officials lifted beach closures at Alamitos Bay and Colorado Lagoon Wednesday after a weekend 300-gallon raw sewage spill. The two beaches had been shut down on Sunday evenin g when the sewage spilled into the bay at Mother's Beach because of a blocked sewer main. Colorado Lagoon was closed at the time because of its proximity and water flow between two bodies of water. On Wednesday, laboratory tests results for potentially affected sites in Alamitos...


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