Kirsten James

Water Quality Director, Heal the Bay

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Water Quality Director at Heal the Bay

Kirsten James on KCRW

It’s the 4th of July weekend. It’s hot. And the ocean is calling. But what price are you willing to pay for a refreshing dip?

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Heal the Bay started testing the water quality at LA County beaches in 1991. The group now tests more than 600 beaches up and down the entire West Coast.

The State of the Beach

Heal the Bay started testing the water quality at LA County beaches in 1991. The group now tests more than 600 beaches up and down the entire West Coast.

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First, what does Santa Monica have in common with Brownsville, Texas? They've both banned plastic bags. Santa Monica did it two days ago.

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