Warning: Los Angeles County Health Department Advises Against Swimming This Weekend for Health Reasons

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued warnings to residents cautioning against swimming, surfing and swimming in several beaches due to high bacteria levels which have exceeded health standards. The following Los Angeles County beaches have been affected: Malibu Lagoon Surfrider Beach, Topanga Canyon Beach, Malibu, Latigo Shore Drive, Malibu, Escondido Creek, Escondido State Beach, Solstice Creek, Dun Blocker County Beach, Marie Canyon Storm Drain, Puerco Beach, Las Flores Creek at Las Flores State Beach, Pena Creeks Tunas County Beach, Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State Beach, Santa Monica Pier at Santa Monica, and Picokenter Storm Drain at Santa Monica Beach. Additionally, Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey has also been flagged for high bacteria levels.

These warnings were issued following inspections that revealed bacteria levels exceeding health standards. Residents and visitors to the affected areas are advised to monitor the county beach closures hotline at 1-800-525-5662 for updated information on beach conditions. A map of the affected locations can also be viewed on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/Beach/.

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