California Local Boating News
MORRO BAY — The California Coastal Commission made history on Feb. 10 when the state agency responsible for policing 1,100 miles of California coast fired its executive director. It is the first time commissioners voted to fire the commission’s executive director.
VENTURA — Heavy shoaling and hazardous conditions has continued to limit navigational operations at Ventura Harbor since a sandbar was observed forming at the venue’s entrance on Jan. 17.
NEWPORT BEACH — The price to moor a boat in Newport Harbor just became a little more affordable.
LONG BEACH — The future of the Long Beach Breakwater is back in the news cycle again as local, state and federal leaders held a joint signing ceremony last month to announce a cost-sharing partnership for the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — The lifestyle of a liveaboard comes with certain romanticisms, most of which have nothing to do with Sonny Crockett ’s life aboard St. Vitus Dance.
The Mission Bay wave buoy has been relocated 6 miles west of the original location due to frequent ship strikes.
AVALON– A local company that helps boaters get safely home was singled out for its professionalism at the BoatUS Towing Services annual Conference recently held in Jupiter, Florida.
WATSONVILLE — West Marine has awarded Lori Giampoli of Geneva, Illinois, a $1,000 shopping spree in recognition of her outstanding fundraising efforts on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta series in 2015.
DENVER —Voice Media Group announced Feb. 4 it has sold OC Weekly, its award-winning publication in Costa Mesa, Calif., to Irvine-based publisher Duncan McIntosh.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Visitors to Baby Beach may have noticed the large tubing and other equipment required for the 2015-2016 Maintenance Dredging Project in the staging area in the parking lot.
NEWPORT BEACH — A planned public pier near Lido Village and city-owned pumpout stations constantly being repaired because of improper bilge dumps were among the discussion topics at the Jan. 13 Newport Beach Harbor Commission meeting.
SAN DIEGO — A San Diego marina will join Redondo Beach’s King Harbor in housing iconic public art.
SAN DIEGO — A third government agency gave its thumbs up on Jan. 14 for planned improvements at Glorietta Bay Marina’s Dock C.
In this feature, The Log looks at notable boats — sail and power — that continue to turn heads in Southern California harbors.
SAN DIEGO — Skip the chocolates and candy hearts this Valentine’s Day and instead take your loved one out for a scenic cruise on San Diego Bay during the Sweetheart Sail.