PACIFIC PALISADES, CA — Those looking to take a dip in the ocean may want to steer clear of some Los Angeles beaches as the County’s Public Health Department issued a bacteria advisory for 12 beaches — including in Pacific Palisades.

The department collects samples weekly from various sites year-round to test and monitor bacteria levels. On Wednesday the division found the ocean water at eight beaches in Malibu exceeded state standards for bacterial levels.

In Pacific Palisades, the Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State Beach didn’t meet state standards according to the public health department.

Additional warnings were issued at:

  • Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach
  • Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu
  • Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu
  • Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach
  • Solstice Creek at Dan Blocker County Beach
  • Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach
  • Las Flores Creek at Las Flores State Beach
  • Pena Creek at Las Tunas County Beach
  • Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica
  • Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica Beach
  • Mothers Beach in Marina del Rey

The Department of Public Health discourages swimming in the water at the beach because it may cause illness.

The public may see warning signs displayed at the beach. To view a list of the locations visit the Public Health Department’s website. The list will be updated when conditions change and the water is found to be safe to swim, surf and play in again.

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