Meanwhile the East End of the city looks like a polluted, litter-strewn beach after the tide has gone out: derelict, depressed, abandoned.
It is also one of the most polluted beaches in Southern California.
In 2006, a test taken at the local beach stated that this is one of the most polluted beaches on the Great Lakes.
After a summer of polluted beaches, soaring temperatures and devastating drought, it was time to get back to basics.
But unlike three years ago, when each day brought a new headline about polluted beaches, there was far less evidence of concern.
Shired Island Noted for topping the list of America's most polluted beaches in 2008.
He even went to jail for dumping sludge from a polluted beach into the toilets of an oil company's headquarters.
His contribution is an image of a polluted beach seen from the viewpoint of a gigantic blue fly swooping down for a feeding frenzy.
The next two summers brought rain and polluted beaches, with reports of medical wastes washing ashore in some areas.
At first he slept on a polluted beach.