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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Bonfire bill moves to Senate Appropriations Committee

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/22/2014

SACRAMENTO—A bill to protect bonfires burning along Southern California beaches passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, June 24.


Regional drought forces some harbors to institute water restrictions

Regional drought forces some harbors to institute water restrictions

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/17/2014

SANTA BARBARA—Rampant drought conditions throughout Southern California haven’t just put a damper on boaters motoring the evaporated lakes of the region, it’s made cruising recreational harbors somewhat limiting.

SeaWorld christens new rescue boat

SeaWorld christens new rescue boat

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 7/17/2014

SAN DIEGO – SeaWorld San Diego has purchased and launched a new rescue boat to better serve local sea life that are in need of rescue and rehabilitation.

SD’s North Embarcadero opens to the public.

SD’s North Embarcadero opens to the public.

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 7/17/2014

SAN DIEGO – The Port of San Diego unveiled portions of the North Embarcadero on July 1, providing patrons with a glimpse of the project that is nearing completion.

Santa Barbara Ice House gets makeover

Santa Barbara Ice House gets makeover

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/17/2014

SANTA BARBARA—A dilapidated Ice House that acts as a major component to Santa Barbara’s commercial fishing fleet, recently underwent a major overhaul to restructure the edifice and replace key machinery.

Stewards of sustainability

Stewards of sustainability

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 7/17/2014

NEWPORT BEACH – For the past two years, Orange County sailors Tanner Nazum and Christopher Hardwick have carried out their mission to bring sustainable systems to communities in order to help restore the balance between nature and humans.

Ventura Harbor presents 9th annual Pirate Days Festival

Ventura Harbor presents 9th annual Pirate Days Festival

posted: 7/17/2014

VENTURA – Guests are encouraged to grab their doubloons and set sail to Ventura’s “Aarghbor” Village for the 9th Annual Pirate Days Festival.

Naples seawalls on verge of reconstruction

Naples seawalls on verge of reconstruction

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/13/2014

LONG BEACH—Residents of Naples, the compact island in Alamitos Bay, are prepping for the initial phase of repair to the dilapidated seawalls neighboring the area.

Hot Tub Crusin offers a new way to boat

Hot Tub Crusin offers a new way to boat

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 7/11/2014

SAN DIEGO – If you’re looking to get out on the water but don’t feel like taking the helm, San Diego Hot Tub Cruisin offers guests a new way to see Mission Bay.

Statue immortalizes Body Glove founders

Statue immortalizes Body Glove founders

posted: 7/10/2014

The city of Redondo Beach revealed a statue commemorating Body Glove  International and Dive N’Surf Inc., founders  Bob and Bill Meistrell, during a special ceremony. 

MdR launch ramp to stay in same location, Fisherman’s Village safe for now

MdR launch ramp to stay in same location, Fisherman’s Village safe for now

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/10/2014

MARINA DEL REY— A suggestion to move the marina’s public boat launch ramp was halted when Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe nixed the idea.

San Diego Harbor Police plug in iWatch program to thwart marine-related crime

San Diego Harbor Police plug in iWatch program to thwart marine-related crime

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/10/2014

SAN DIEGO—Patrolling the third largest bay in the state of California can be a demanding and daunting task.

Channel Island workshop addresses tactics to combat anti-fouling restrictions

Channel Island workshop addresses tactics to combat anti-fouling restrictions

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/10/2014

OXNARD—Speakers from the University of California’s Sea Grant Extension Program held a free workshop to investigate tactics for addressing anti-fouling concerns, June 7.

Cal YC presents ‘Restoring the Emerald’

Cal YC presents ‘Restoring the Emerald’

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 7/10/2014

MARINA DEL REY – The boating public is invited to attend California Yacht Club’s yachting luncheon, “Restoring the Emerald,” on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Listening session addresses boaters’ navigational aid concerns

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/9/2014

LONG BEACH—Representatives from three major marine-related agencies presented individual outlooks on the future of navigational aids and its effects on recreational boaters during a special listening session at the Hyatt Regency’s Shoreline Ballroom, June 17.

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