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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Newport Sea Base sets sail for spring without director

Newport Sea Base sets sail for spring without director

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/15/2014

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 Yacht Club builds Prisoners Harbor dock

Ventura Yacht Club builds Prisoners Harbor dock

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/10/2014

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. 

Floating dock communities closer to becoming a reality

Floating dock communities closer to becoming a reality

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/10/2014

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.

In Memoriam: Hobart ‘Hobie’ Alter

In Memoriam: Hobart ‘Hobie’ Alter

posted: 4/10/2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO -- Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards and ended up shaping a culture, has died. He was 80.

Newport Sea Base to host annual Opening Day celebration

Newport Sea Base to host annual Opening Day celebration

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/10/2014

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 Harbor Police protect boaters, coastline

San Diego Harbor Police protect boaters, coastline

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/10/2014

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.

Local group files lawsuit over Newport Back Bay Landing project

Local group files lawsuit over Newport Back Bay Landing project

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/10/2014

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 Hosts Marine Gear Swap Meet

Chula Vista Hosts Marine Gear Swap Meet

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/10/2014

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.

Day at the Docks returns to San Diego, April 13

Day at the Docks returns to San Diego, April 13

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/10/2014

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. 

Man killed at Oceanside Harbor in officer-involved shooting

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/7/2014

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.

‘Marina Oasis’ opens in Wilmington

‘Marina Oasis’ opens in Wilmington

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/3/2014

WILMINGTON – Green grass and trees  have replaced the chain link fence that used to dominate boaters viewpoints from Wilmington marinas.

Nautical trio team up with Seakeeper’s and NOAA to Release California Drifter

Nautical trio team up with Seakeeper’s and NOAA to Release California Drifter

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/3/2014

CHANNEL ISLANDS -- Valkyrie Yachts, Valkyrie Yacht Sales and The Yacht Club at Channel Islands have released a Drifter Buoy.

San Diego Family Returns from Around the World Sail

San Diego Family Returns from Around the World Sail

Shane Scott  |  posted: 4/3/2014

SAN DIEGO -- Ken and Margaret Crabill enjoyed the familiarity of watching the Super Bowl XLVIII in a house surrounded by friends.

SoCal Classics: Portola

SoCal Classics: Portola

Shane Scott  |  posted: 4/3/2014

In this new feature, The Log looks at notable boats -- sail and power -- that continue to turn heads in Southern California harbors.

Pirate Ship to be pulled Out of the Drink

Pirate Ship to be pulled Out of the Drink

posted: 4/3/2014

BIG BEAR – The Big Bear Pirate Ship, a 16th century Spanish galleon, sank to the bottom of the murky lake.

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