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Is Santa Barbara County What People Think About When They Dream of California?

Now 2.5 years into the pandemic and still no haircut, travel writer Ryan Ritchie escapes from L.A. and finds the California dream alive and well in Goleta

Making Waves: History’s Largest Gathering of Black Surfers

Nathan Fluellen wants you to know that surfing is not reserved for chiseled blond bros. So he hosted the largest gathering of black surfers in history—in ruby red Huntington Beach
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What’s Open for Memorial Day Weekend in L.A.?

A guide to the beaches, parks, trails and more that you might be able to enjoy this long weekend

L.A. County Beaches Are Expected to Begin Reopening on May 13

Like all things, local beach reopenings will come in phases
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California Will Intervene to Close O.C. Beaches

The state will make a "very targeted, very focused" action to close beaches after a crowded weekend
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A Beach Cleanup Crew Is Tracking Which Brands Are Plastic Pollution’s Worst Offenders

The goal is to reduce trash before it ever ends up on our coastlines
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The Santa Monica Pier Concert Series Is Coming Back–With Some Major Changes

Rescued from the brink of cancellation, get ready for Pier Concerts 2.0

How to Upgrade Your Pup’s Dog Park Experience in L.A.

Your dog deserves better than a fenced-in dirt lot

3 Peaceful Waterside Spots in L.A. That’ll Soothe Your Soul

A little time by the water can go a long way