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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Will Schmidt completes SUP trip from Canada to Mexico.

Will Schmidt completes SUP trip from Canada to Mexico.

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 8/28/2014

DANA POINT –  On Saturday, July 26, veteran and standup paddleboarder (SUP) Will Schmidt completed the most lengthy and demanding SUP trip of his career.


Sea turtle sighting in Santa Monica Bay is a rare event

Sea turtle sighting in Santa Monica Bay is a rare event

posted: 8/28/2014

LOS ANGELES – The Ocean Conservation Society research team had a rare encounter with an endangered green sea turtle in August.

Port of SD to expand public parking meter changes

Port of SD to expand public parking meter changes

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 8/28/2014

SAN DIEGO – The Board of Port Commissioners agreed to expand its pilot meter parking program to the North Embarcadero and Ruocco Park areas, affecting a total of 284 public parking meters.

Oceanside appoints new harbor manager

Oceanside appoints new harbor manager

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 8/28/2014

OCEANSIDE – The city of Oceanside has announced the appointment of Paul Lawrence as its new Harbor Manager after a search led by city of Oceanside City Manager Steve Jepsen.

Oasis Sailing Club adds new boat to its fleet.

Oasis Sailing Club adds new boat to its fleet.

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 8/28/2014

NEWPORT BEACH – A new Catalina 34 slowly sailed into the Balboa Yacht Basin to great fanfare, Aug. 8 as members of the Oasis Sailing Club welcomed the newest member of the club’s three-member fleet.

Should Newport Harbor allow jetpacks?

Should Newport Harbor allow jetpacks?

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 8/28/2014

NEWPORT BEACH – Lido Isle residents and other bayfront homeowners attended the second meeting of the Water Propelled Vessels Ad Hoc Committee, Aug. 20, in an effort to voice their concerns of safety and noise caused by the unique activity.

Harbormaster Jack Peveler retires after 30 years of service

Harbormaster Jack Peveler retires after 30 years of service

Catherine French  |  posted: 8/28/2014

CHANNEL ISLANDS -- After 30 years of dedicated service to the boating community, Channel Islands Harbormaster Jack Peveler retired this August. 

Everard Ashworth Reappointed to Ventura Port District Board

Everard Ashworth Reappointed to Ventura Port District Board

posted: 8/26/2014

VENTURA – The Ventura City Council has reappointed Everard Ashworth to a second term on the Ventura Port District Board of Port Commissioners.

Funding provides educational platform for Port of Long Beach to reach students

Funding provides educational platform for Port of Long Beach to reach students

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 8/25/2014

LONG BEACH— Fueled by a desire to spark the interest of local youths, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved $150,000 for an educational outreach initiative to increase the Port of Long Beach’s exposure in educational arenas.

Long Beach Fire Department adds three positions in preparation of new boats

Long Beach Fire Department adds three positions in preparation of new boats

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 8/24/2014

LONG BEACH—The Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the addition of three new Fire Department positions in anticipation of the arrival of a pair of multifaceted fireboats that will soon be added to the fleet.

 Sun Harbor Marina rid of underwater debris during volunteer cleanup

Sun Harbor Marina rid of underwater debris during volunteer cleanup

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 8/23/2014

SAN DIEGO – Volunteer scuba divers and Stand Up Paddleboarders (SUP) scoured the watery floors – and surface – of Sun Harbor Marina during a special clean up day on July 12.

Ocean Defenders Alliance purchases 50-foot boat

Ocean Defenders Alliance purchases 50-foot boat

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 8/22/2014

WILMINGTON – Ocean Defenders Alliance, an organization working to protect marine ecosystems through meaningful action, recently welcomed a new member to its boat fleet: Mr. Barker’s LegaSea

Ventura launch ramp reopens to trailerable boats

Ventura launch ramp reopens to trailerable boats

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 8/21/2014

VENTURA – After seven months of being closed for repairs, the public launch ramp at Ventura Harbor, reopened to the public on Saturday, June 7. 

AES proposes power plant removal, new development

AES proposes power plant removal, new development

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 8/21/2014

REDONDO BEACH— National energy company AES plans to ask community voters for permission to shut down an oversized beachfront power plant.

Tall Ship Festival sails in L.A.

Tall Ship Festival sails in L.A.

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 8/21/2014

LOS ANGELES – The Port of Los Angeles will welcome tall ships during the summer’s Tall Ship Festival, Aug. 20 to 24. A quarter of a million people are expected to visit the waterfront during the five-day event.

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