Oil spill works its way down to Malibu

Tar clumps spotted on local beaches


SAD SITE—Above, beach visitors proceed cautiously after chunks of tar were seen at Zuma last Saturday. At right, a closer look at the tar—mixed with toys.
The command group in charge of the Refugio oil spill cleanup has extended its shoreline watch into southern Ventura and northern Los Angeles counties in response to hundreds of tar balls spotted on beaches as far south as Malibu.
Shoreline teams are especially looking at beaches identified as environmentally or culturally sensitive...

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