California Local Boating News
AVALON — Summer is around the corner and the recreational boating season is picking up, which means Avalon Harbor will be brimming with tourists and visitors for the next few months.
LONG BEACH — Boaters and residents who own docks, floats or piers attached to public seawalls in Naples Island could be paying for water space occupied by the boat structures if the City Council approves a new rental fee proposed by the city.
SAN DIEGO — Clearly, there is no one alive today to provide firsthand details of Portuguese sailor Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s arrival to the city now known as San Diego.
NEWPORT BEACH — Two weeks after council members withdrew its support of water propelled vessels operating in the harbor, the dais switched positions yet again at its May 12 meeting.
SAN DIEGO — A delegation of boating and fishing interests from San Diego spent the better part of April in Mexico City and Mazatlan to create more opportunities for anglers and boaters to travel south of the border with minimal hassle.
MARINA DEL REY — A multi-million dollar renovation project that included the installation of newly constructed dock systems at Marina City Club, has come to an end at the perfect time as the harbor continues to develop and improve.
VENTURA — The Ventura Port District celebrated the retirement of Ventura Harbor Harbormaster Scott Miller with a party held Thursday, April 23 at the Greek at the Harbor.
NATIONAL CITY — Finding five people to agree on a large scale revitalization plan within a major urban waterfront is not necessarily an easy task.
SAN RAFAEL — A dredging plan at Huntington Harbour will result in the loss of eelgrass, but the protected plant will be replaced.
AVALON — Avalon City Council’s push for construction of a new wharf for the aging fuel dock must go through one more layer of bureaucracy, leading the five-member panel to adopt an emergency action plan at its April 21 meeting.
SANTA BARBARA — Copper-painted hulls, abandoned boats and pumpout stations were among the many issues discussed during an annual status update of Santa Barbara Harbor’s Clean Marina Program. Although Harbor Operations Manager Mick Kronman’s status report was mostly positive, everything was not rosy.
NEWPORT BEACH — The 42nd annual Newport Boat Show — the show, presenting the largest collection of big yachts west of the Mississippi — will return to Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach May 14 to 17.
NEWPORT BEACH — Newport Beach City Council shot down a proposal to allow water-propelled vessels in the bay at an April 28 meeting.
STATEWIDE — California’s eelgrass conservation efforts, with the help of federal officials, could result n the seagrass species entering a recovery phase.
In this feature, The Log looks at notable boats — sail and power — that continue to turn heads in Southern California harbors.