The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors has launched a newly redesigned Web site, or

The new Web site design organizes a vast amount of department-related information and services into a streamlined, user-friendly format consistent with Los Angeles County’s Web site style guide, featuring bright, distinguishing images of the department’s activities and attractions, a department spokesperson said.

On the new home page is a rotating photo gallery of images highlighting departmental announcements and items of interest. Just below the gallery is a current “News and Press Releases” section that includes an extensive list of news and announcements.

For commission meetings and special events, there is a new event calendar that allows users to view and create a reminders and notifications account to receive date and time specific reminders via e-mail.