California Local Boating News
MISSION BAY – Sailors in the Lido 14 classes are invited to participate in the fall invitational scheduled for Oct. 10-11 in Mission Bay.
NEWPORT BEACH — Schock Boats has announced the well-known waterfront boat dealership has transitioned to new family ownership, with Steve and Ruth Schock taking the helm.
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Huntington Harbour’s fuel dock is closed - for now.
NEWPORT BEACH — The anticipation of heavy rains this winter season helped sway Newport Beach City Council to allocate about a quarter of a million dollars to strengthen two sections of seawall on Balboa Island.
STATEWIDE — Could the uncharacteristically warm summer be balanced by a prolonged wet winter? If so how can boaters prepare for rainy conditions at local harbors?
AVALON — Catalina Island’s only municipality will be receiving a $32,400 grant from Cal Boating to remove abandoned recreational vessels from the bay.
ARCATA — A request by Balboa Yacht Club to upgrade docks was granted by the California Coastal Commission at its Sept. 9 meeting on the Humboldt State University campus in Arcata.
OCEANSIDE — The multi-year journey to replace 2,000 steel pipe braces supporting Oceanside’s Municipal Pier will continue this month.
NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Beach City Council unanimously approved a cooperative contract and funding extension to continue studying water quality, implementing TMDL planning programs and monitoring the Newport Bay Watershed.
NEWPORT BEACH — Oysters and eelgrass go together like peanut butter and jelly or cookies and milk. Such a connection is being made by Orange County Coastkeeper.
LONG BEACH — The Long Beach City Council unanimously approved a staff request to transfer more than $17 million from the city’s Harbor Revenue Fund to its Tidelands Operating Fund.
NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Beach Harbor Commission acknowledged the limited number of locations where a recreational boat can be launched during a Sept. 9 meeting where commissioners received a report on Newport Dunes and a general update of recreational boat launch ramp locations.
SAN DIEGO — A boat launch ramp at San Diego’s Shelter Island could soon be the recipient of state grant funding to help pay for infrastructure improvements and renovations.
SANTA BARBARA — In 2005, Santa Barbara YC revived an effort initiated by longtime Santa Barbara resident Paul Mills who spearheaded a Breakwater Flags project to help raise money for philanthropy.
AVALON — Recent news reports and announcements have indicated Blanche W will no longer set sail from Avalon Harbor in search of flying fish, an activity its captain and passengers engaged in for about 91 years.