Report: Californians enjoyed another summer of clean beaches

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The Dodge Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon brings color to Santa Monica Beach on September 4, 2011 in Santa Monica, California.

An annual study released Tuesday has found that beaches along California's coast are up to par when it comes to cleanliness.

According to the report by the Heal the Bay organization, an estimated 92 percent of the 447 beaches along the state's coast that were tested for bacterial pollution from Memorial Day through Labor Day appeared clean.

The situation is also looking up for some of the state's most polluted beaches.

All the sites tested in Long Beach appeared clean and the Santa Catalina Island city of Avalon is expected to spend $5 million to repair a deteriorating sewer system that has been contributing to high pollution levels.

Legislators also approved a bill that would replace funding for water testing that was cut in 2008 due to the budget crisis.

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