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This surfer is among the wave of New Yorkers who will be flocking to the beaches this holiday weekend. As Hurricane Cristobal brought some wild Atlantic waves to Long Beach,…

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Some local beaches set to open
Like last year, there will be an $8 rate to enter Narragansett Town Beach and a $15 fee for the parking lot.


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By Gabe Gutierrez

Memorial Day Weekend was the unofficial start of summer. The beaches were jam-packed, as last winters polar vortex has become a distant memory. But Floridas Volusia County has been hit with a wave of trouble.

Monday, there were more than 120 water rescues, mostly due to dangerous rip currents. On Sunday, lifeguards rescued about 100 swimmers from rough waters. Red flags dotted the sands in Daytona Beach, Florida, warning swimmers of possible danger.

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I had a panic attack. My heart almost stopped beating, and thats why I have to leave the beach right now, said Teresa Lattimore, a mother whose 10-year-old son was among those caught in the potentially deadly currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of fast-moving water. Theyre caused by shifting sands that can move at speeds of up to 8 feet per second. Lifeguards say your best bet against them is to swim parallel to the shore.

In total, Florida lifeguards rescued 220 people this holiday weekend, more than they usually rescue in two full weeks.

First published May 26 2014, 2:52 PM

Gabe Gutierrez is an NBC News correspondent based in Atlanta, Ga. He joined the network in March 2012, and reports for all platforms of NBC News, including “TODAY,” “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” MSNBC,, and, as well as Telemundo.

Gutierrez came to NBC News from KHOU 11 News in Houston, Texas, where he worked as the station’s City Hall reporter. Prior to working in Houston, Gabe was a weekend morning anchor and reporter at WJRT-TV, the ABC station in Flint, Mich. While at WJRT, he regularly produced and hosted the station’s public affairs program in addition to covering the state legislature and the auto industry. His first on-air job was at WBOY-TV, the NBC affiliate in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where he anchored weekend newscasts and reported during the week. While in college, Gutierrez interned at Telemundo in South Florida and at ABC News’ satellite feed in Chicago.

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May 22, 2014 – Frontier League (FL) Florence Freedom (Florence, KY) – The Florence Freedom (4-2) got some good pitching performances but the offense scored only a combined four runs and the defense made a combined three errors as the Freedom were swept by the Traverse City Beach Bums (3-3) in a double header Thursday by scores of 5-3 and 3-1.

Game one of the twin bill picked up where Wednesday’s game left off, in the bottom of the third with the Freedom up 1-0. Traverse City was able to tie the game in the fifth thanks to a RBI double from Jake Rhodes to score Sean Gusrang, who had walked against Adam Krebs.

But Florence looked like they might just pull game one of the twin bill out as they re-took the lead in the seventh on a Sam Eberle RBI double to score Joe Staley.

Traverse City would answer right away in the eighth inning as reliever Pete Levit hit a batter and walked a batter to start the inning. A sacrifice bunt moved the runners over and a RBI grounder from Jeff DeBlieux tied the game. Jose Vargas would give the Beach Bums the lead with a RBI single.

Florence refused to back down in the back and forth affair. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Nick Stein drew a walk. He stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Stein would score on another wild pitch to tie the game. Jacob Tanis singled but was picked off to end the inning.

Unfortunately for Florence, their defense let them down in the ninth. Daniel DeSimone (2-1) gave up a double to Sean Gusrang. Rob Benedict reached on an error by Niko Gallego, putting runners at the corners with one away. Chris Cowell drew a walk and that was it for DeSimone. Edgar Valle entered the game and struck out Taylor Wrenn for out number two. But Scott Woodward delivered the big blow, a two-RBI single to give the Beach Bums a 5-3 lead for good. Both runs were unearned due to the Gallego error.

Game two of the double header saw the Freedom only manage one run despite multiple opportunities. A Vargas single scored Shaun Cooper to get the scoring started right away for the Beach Bums in the first against Dave Middendorf (1-1).

The Freedom had Traverse City starter Alex Gillingham (1-1) on the ropes all game. In the first they hit back-to-back to singles. But a double play killed the momentum. Joe Staley even drew a walk after the double play but they still came up empty handed. In the second inning Clark Murphy and Nick Stein walked to start the frame. But a strikeout and another double play ended the frame. Then the Freedom left the bases loaded in the third when Murphy struck out.

They finally broke through in the fourth inning as Stein singled and scored on a two-out single from Cole Miles to tie the game at one.

Staley drew a one-out walk in the fifth but the Beach Bums turned their third double play of the game to end the inning.

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San Diego County beaches earned high marks on Heal the Bays 24th annual beach report card, but the environmental organization cautioned that stormwater flows to the countys beaches still pose health problems.

For nearly a quarter century, Heal the Bay has been analyzing and grading West Coast beaches based on levels of bacterial pollution in the water. The report is widely recognized as the definitive source for beach water quality along California, Oregon and Washington.

For the period from April 2013 through March 2014, nearly 99% of beaches in San Diego County received top marks in the summer dry season, with 73 of 74 beaches sampled receiving A or A+ grades, the report concluded. Thats the second year in a row the county has scored 99 percent for that period. During winter dry weather, 98 percent of San Diego beaches earned A grades.

Grades of A or B represent generally safe beaches. But beaches marked C or lower present in increased risk of illnesses such as rashes, stomach ailments or ear infections.

Seven San Diego beaches made the reports honor roll with perfect scores of A+ for all weather conditions. Those included Saint Malo Beach in Oceanside; Carlsbads beaches at Cerezo Drive, Encina Creek, Ponto Drive and Poinsettia lane; Windansea Beach at Playa del Norte, and the Point Loma Lighthouse.

And this year, no San Diego beaches made the beach bummer list of shorelines with the poorest dry weather water quality.

The catch, however, is that the pristine beach conditions are due largely to long dry periods this year. The ongoing drought that has left the region thirsting for rainfall has also reduced stormwater flows that carry pollution to sea.

If you can call it a silver lining that comes with the drought, it would be beach water quality, said Heal the Bay beach report card manager James Alamillo. If theres no rain, theres no runoff, and there is in essence great water quality.

During wet weather, however, just over one in five San Diego beaches earned grades of C, D, or F, the report noted.

The dog beach at Ocean Beach earned an A or higher for water quality during all of the past year, according to the latest Beach Report Card from the group Heal the Bay. / photo by Hayne Palmour IV * U-T San Diego

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There might be one upside to the drought, and it’s just in time for the holiday weekend.

Bay Area beaches are cleaner and healthier than ever, because so little rain has washed dangerous bacteria and other pathogens into San Francisco Bay and the Pacific coastline, according to a report released Thursday by Heal the Bay.

“Dry weather has meant less urban runoff. This is all great heading into Memorial Day weekend, but we shouldn’t have a false sense of security,” said Amanda Griesbach, a water-quality scientist for the Santa Monica environmental group. “Next year, especially if we have an El Nio cycle, things could be very different.”

Heal the Bay’s 24th annual survey of 650 West Coast beaches showed some of the highest-ever grades for cleanliness, with 95 percent of California’s beaches receiving “excellent” or “good” marks.

The group looked at the amounts of harmful bacteria from sewage leaks, pollution runoff and industry – pathogens that are flushed into creeks and storm drains and ultimately onto the beaches.

When people or wildlife come into contact with the bacteria, they’re likely to suffer from gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea, skin rashes, or eye, ear or lung infections.

In San Francisco, the beaches with the highest grades – an A or A+ – include Aquatic Park Beach at the Hyde Street Pier, Ocean Beach at Balboa Avenue, and Baker Beach.

Most Marin and East Bay beaches also received high scores.

The Peninsula saw some challenges. Marina Lagoon in San Mateo is a perpetual low scorer, and 2013-14 was no exception. In fact, it ranked as the second-worst beach in the state, largely because it’s enclosed and shallow and the water tends to stagnate.

Pillar Point near Half Moon Bay also received poor grades, and was singled out as a “beach bummer.”

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SANTA MONICA ( Los Angeles County beaches lead the state in poor water quality, according to Heal the Bays 24th annual Beach Report Card.

The report, which was released Thursday, found one in 10 county beaches received a grade of C or worse for pollution for April thought October of 2013.

Three Los Angeles County beaches Mothers Beach in Marina del Rey, Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro and the beach at the Santa Monica Pier earned spots on Heal the Bays Beach Bummer List of the most polluted beaches in the state.

Eight LA County beaches, however, placed on Heal the Bays Honor Roll, signifying beaches that scored A+ grades.

In Orange County, 12 beaches landed on the Honor Roll.

Overall, 90 percent of LA County beaches received either A or B grades during the summer of 2013.

This was the third year in a row of very low rainfall in Southern California and as a result its beaches experienced less urban runoff, which likely led to the improvement of overall grades, the report said.

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Dogs arent usually associated with clean beaches.

But new research has recognized border collies for their ability to chase off gulls that foul beach water and sand with their droppings.

The experiment was launched two years ago by researchers at Central Michigan University who were asked by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to find new ways to control a surging population of gulls that gather on the shores of the Great Lakes.

Not only do the birds swoop down to snatch sandwiches from picnickers and annoy beach-goers, they also poop right where people swim. That makes them a major source of E. coli, bacteria health officials test for as an indicator of pathogens that can make swimmers sick. When elevated levels are detected, authorities post warnings or close beaches.

Elizabeth Alm, a microbiologist at Central Michigan University who led the research, said a review of the literature on the subject found a variety of bird-exclusion techniques using wires, strobe lights, lasers and pyrotechnics — but few that would be suitable for a public beach.

Enter the border collie.

She and other researchers at the university were familiar with the breeds reputation for intelligence, agility and hard work. So they decided to audition them. Could they use their keen herding abilities and intense gazes toscare off the offending gulls and lower bacteria levels at the beach?

To find out, the researchers leased two trained border collies that had previously been used by the U.S. Air Force to keep geese off runways.

During the summers of 2012 and 2013, scientists assigned each dog to patrol a stretch of public beach on Lake Michigan, leaving two other nearby sections of beach dog-free as a control.

The researchers counted gulls and measured bacteria levels to conclude that border collies were highly effective at warding off gulls from beaches. Samples showed the beaches patrolled by a border collie had significantly lower counts of bacteria than those without dogs.

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