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Surfer Girl Rides Wave to Catch Burglar

California Surfer Jolie Bernal spotted a thief inside her best friend’s car, then caught a wave into shore and ran to confront him at Surfer’s Point on Saturday.

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Some California Tarballs Linked To Santa Barbara Oil Spill

A few of over one hundred tarballs collected on some southern California beaches were tested found to have come from the Santa Barbara oil spill that occurred on May 19 just north of Refugio Beach. Some samples were also connected to naturally occurring ocean floor seepage.

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Mass Lifeguard Rescue in Newport Beach

Strong rip currents proved too powerful for 10 T-shirt wearing beachgoers in Newport Beach waters this Memorial Day as they slipped out to sea–rescued only by a team of watchful lifeguards.

Carlsbad Goo (Josh Koonce / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Black Goo Washing Ashore on Carlsbad Beaches

Sticky, black gobs of tar goo are washing up on southern California beaches–but before climate change activists sound the alarm, experts are saying the phenomenon is completely natural.

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Great White Sinks Teeth Into Southern California Surfer

“It’s pretty radical, I mean there was no warning at all, I was about ten feet from him and it was absolute quiet, silent, nothin,” Andrew Walsh told a reporter from the shores of Montaña De Oro State Beach