California Local Boating News
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.
CHULA VISTA – Boaters searching for new rods, ropes or tools are invited to stop by the Marine Gear Swap Meet at from 7 a.m. to noon on May 3 at Chula Vista Marina.
SAN DIEGO – Anglers – both experts and those new to the fishing scene – will enjoy the Port of San Diego’s 35th annual Day at the Docks April 13.
OCEANSIDE— Police officials confirmed a man was fatally shot Monday morning when he reached for a firearm after being awoken and confronted by an Oceanside police officer on a bench in Oceanside Harbor.
WILMINGTON – Green grass and trees have replaced the chain link fence that used to dominate boaters viewpoints from Wilmington marinas.
CHANNEL ISLANDS -- Valkyrie Yachts, Valkyrie Yacht Sales and The Yacht Club at Channel Islands have released a Drifter Buoy.
SAN DIEGO -- Ken and Margaret Crabill enjoyed the familiarity of watching the Super Bowl XLVIII in a house surrounded by friends.
In this new feature, The Log looks at notable boats -- sail and power -- that continue to turn heads in Southern California harbors.
BIG BEAR – The Big Bear Pirate Ship, a 16th century Spanish galleon, sank to the bottom of the murky lake.