California Local Boating News
DANA POINT — Mandatory dues are a thing of the past for Dana Point Boaters Association (DPBA), which as of recent has been shifted to a donation-based fundraising plan.
LONG BEACH—According to an official statement from the Long Beach Lifeguard Association, city officials are planning to remove all Lifeguard Marine Safety personnel from two of the city’s three rescue boats.
VENTURA— The outpouring of enthusiasm for the Ventura Kayak Program wasn’t much of a surprise to Melissa Baffa in 2013.
In this feature, The Log looks at notable boats -- sail and power -- that continue to turn heads in Southern California harbors.
IRVINE – Azury Dunne of Cardiff by the Sea is the winner of a new Sierra 10 Malibu kayak in The Log’s FishRap Kayak Giveaway.
Deputy Bryan White has been serving the largest small craft harbor in the world, second to Dubail, for the last eight years.
MARINA DEL REY – Allyn Rifkin was reelected as Chairman of the Small Craft Harbor Commission during a Feb. 11 meeting.
NEWPORT BEACH – Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) are inviting the public to attend a workshop focused on finding strategies to obtain a common-sense, uniform statewide standard for copper-based anti-fouling surfaces.
NEWPORT BEACH -- Shana Bannert, who has served as the Sea Base's executive director for the past three years, informed a lawn crowd, which included county officials, Sea Base associates, Sea Scouts and the public, that she would be leaving her post April 15.
VENTURA – When Ventura Yacht Club member Don Mills caught wind that the Channel Islands National Park would not be providing a floating dinghy dock at the pier in Prisoners Harbor he decided to put his engineering experience to good use.
NEWPORT BEACH – The Newport Beach Harbor Commission’s Multiple Vessel System Ad Hoc Committee agreed on the total number of docks and their possible locations during a meeting held March 31 at the Civic Center.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO -- Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards and ended up shaping a culture, has died. He was 80.
NEWPORT BEACH— The Newport Sea Base will get in the swing of spring Saturday, April 12 with a celebration of its annual Opening Day.
SAN DIEGO – Cruisers plying the waters of San Diego Bay may not always see San Diego Harbor Police but the officers constantly have a presence on the water whether directing boaters to a public dock or responding to an emergency.
Newport Beach— A community-based political action committee recently filed lawsuits against the developer of the Newport Back Bay Landing project, and the City Council in an effort to create “transparency” for the venture’s claimed liabilities.