Manhattan Beach Tar Balls Traced to Santa Barbara County

Tar Balls that came ashore last month at Manhattan Beach have been traced to the oil spill off Santa Barbara County.

Testing on a tar ball recovered from Manhattan Beach has found it came from the oil spilled into the ocean off Refugio Beach.  There are over a hundred samples being tested by two independent laboratories to find the source of the oil.  Responding to the finding, South Bay congressman Ted Lieu expects Plains-All American Pipeline, owner of the broken pipeline will bear the added costs of the cleanup at Southern California beaches.  Tests are being performed to see if detergent, used to break up the oil slick off Refugio Beach, was present in the sample.   Tom Perumean, KABC NEWS.

The Trump Administration is cutting almost one-billion dollars from federal funding for California’s high-speed rail.

The Trump Administration is cutting almost one-billion dollars from federal funding for California’s high-speed rail.

  http://images.tritondigitalcms.com/6616/sites/320/2019/05/16144006/Rail-Cash-V1-KT.mp3 By Kevin Tripp, KABC The US Department of Transportation says they’re cutting the funds because California is failing to make progress on the project. They’re halting a 929-million dollar grant that’s part of a 2010 agreement. Governor Gavin Newsom says the decision is illegal. The Trump Administration is also considering asking California to…Continue Reading

SF journalist’s home raided over confidential source

SF journalist’s home raided over confidential source

Freelance journalist Bryan Carmody found himself the target of San Francisco police after he refused to identify a confidential source in the death of the city’s longtime public defender, Jeff Adachi. “They seized 55 items from my home while they were in the process of searching my home,” Carmody said on 790 KABC’s The Morning…Continue Reading