In Los Angeles County, the waters off the slice of Will Rogers State Beach
near Santa Monica Canyon exceeded California's public health standards 77 percent of the time, ranking it among the nation's worst.
Stretches of Will Rogers State Beach
, Santa Monica Beach, Cabrillo Beach and Avalon Beach still merit D's and F's for high levels of bacteria.
Beaches receiving F's were: Malibu's Paradise Cove; Will Rogers State Beach
at Santa Monica Canyon; Santa Monica Beach at Arizona Avenue; Santa Monica Beach just south of the pier; Dockweiler State Beach south of the jetty; and Cabrillo Beach harborside at the lifeguard tower.
Los Angeles County has 42 beaches listed, including nearby Topanga County Beach, Will Rogers State Beach
, Dan Blocker County Beach and Paradise Cove.
The Dreamcast ``Mobile Assault Tour'' vehicles will be at Venice Beach on Friday, then hit Will Rogers State Beach
in Malibu on Sunday.
Photo: (1--Color) Alex Helperin, attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, at the storm drain at the mouth of Santa Monica Canyon at Will Rogers State Beach
Beaches at Paradise Cove, Surfrider Beach, Malibu Pier, Las Flores Canyon Creek Entrance, Big Rock Beach and Will Rogers State Beach
at Santa Monica Canyon and at Arizona Avenue all received grades of ``F,'' ``D'' or ``C'' on the environmental group Heal the Bay's weekly beach report card.
Surfrider Beach, Malibu Pier, Las Flores Canyon and Will Rogers State Beach
at Malibu Canyon received grades of F or D this week in Heal the Bay's weekly beach report card, which rates beaches according to their levels of harmful bacteria.
Of 31 beaches tested along that strip, only Surfrider Beach, 16801 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Canyon at Will Rogers State Beach
, Santa Monica Municipal Pier and Venice City Beach at Windward Avenue received F grades, indicating very high levels of bacteria that can cause respiratory, stomach or skin ailments.
Surfers and swimmers may want to avoid the water this weekend at Santa Monica Municipal Pier, Malibu Pier, Will Rogers State Beach
at Santa Monica Canyon, and Surfrider Beach at the breach between the ocean and lagoon.
Beaches that remain closed include: Marina del Rey Beach, Will Rogers State Beach
from Temescal Canyon Road to Sunset Boulevard; Las Flores Beach, Big Rock Beach; Las Tunas County Beach; Point Dume County Beach; Westward Beach; and Zuma Beach.