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Beachcombing: 'Beach Runners' keep California's shores free of nasty bacteria (photos)

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Pravin Patel, a lab technician in the Environmental Monitoring Division for Los Angeles County, takes samples of the beach water in Marina del Rey on Monday, Aug. 5. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Grab your shades and sandals. It's time for another installment of KPCC's Beach Combing series, where we look at issues facing our waters and shores.

Today, some good news. Over the last decade, the water quality at California's beaches has improved dramatically. KPCC's Science Reporter Sanden Totten tells us that's in large part thanks to better monitoring.

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