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(6-14-24) News Too Real: California beaches sewage contamination is getting worse; conserving water is the new way of life for residents who live here, says Newsom administration

By ONME Newswire

By ONME Newswire

ONME News Headlines as of June 11, 2024:



In this episode of News Too Real, news show host, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb, reviews the latest mass sewage contamination of Southern California beaches, Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, having a 54 % bacteria rate; San Luis Creek Mouth in San Luis Obispo having a 35% bacteria rate and  Imperial Beach in San Diego, having a 100% bacteria contamination rate.


The City of Imperial Beach is in San Diego County shares the Mexico-California border, specifically Tijuana; in just five years, over 100 billion gallons of untreated sewage, industrial waste, and urban runoff have spilled across the U.S.-Mexico border.


Last year, labs run by Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force processed 9,538 water samples collected from 567 distinct sampling sites around the U.S. Of the 567 beaches sampled, 362 of them yielded at least one high bacteria result that exceeded state health standards.


Of all the beaches sampled, 10 stood out from the rest with consistently high bacteria rates highlighted in the report.


Imperial Beach in San Diego County, California, was one of two beaches where every water sample collected recorded levels exceeding recreational health standards. According to the report, the other beach with a high bacteria rate of 100% was Nāwiliwili Stream on Kaua’i.

Part 3: Is California out of its water scare?

California residents are having to adapt to a new way of life when it comes to water conservation: the Newsom administration is urging Californians to adopt a new style of living when it comes to water, according to Governor's Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications (OCPSC) press secretary, Ashley Williams.  In a a final part three discussion, Williams discusses ways residents can conserve water.

About Ashley Williams; Press Secretary for the Governor’s Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications (OCPSC)


Ashley Williams serves as Press Secretary for the Governor’s Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications (OCPSC) and works on some of the state’s priority public awareness efforts.


Prior to joining OCPSC, Ashley worked at a boutique public affairs firm managing strategic communication campaigns across the firm’s client portfolio. Ashley has over a decade of experience building successful communications programs for a variety of clients, from government associations and non-profits, to major corporations and high-visibility individuals.


Ashley is a member of the Greater Sacramento Urban League Young Professionals and is a founding member for industry association Black Ownership Matters. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Political Science.


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