Oil and gas were discovered on the Silver Strand and the Venice Peninsula in 1930. As a result, 450 oil wells were drilled in the area. As the supply of “Black Gold” began to run dry, the wells were plugged and capped, although some were producing well into the 1970s just prior to residential development in the Silver Strand. If you want to check how close your home is to these plugged wells, go to the following website:http://maps.conservation.ca.gov/doms/doms-app.html
Wait for the map to download. Click on “Find” and then type in your address. Zoom in on the map to locate your home.