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Sunday, August 30, 2015
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posted: 8/17/2015

Thoughts on Refugio oil spill

Facebook post Re: Santa Barbara oil spill cleanup cost hits 92 million (July 3 issue).  

Paul Paul: Social, economic and ecological cost: priceless.

Letters/Online Comments -- July 31 edition

posted: 8/2/2015

Facebook posts Re: Cheyenne’s permit will not be renewed

Matt Proctor: I love oppressive government.

Marcos Weinstein: Well? Chris Welsh, your fans want to know?



Letters/Online comments

posted: 7/19/2015

Fourth of July nightmare

I live in San Pedro. If you had been there for the Fourth  of July shows, you spent a get deal of time trying to get out of there when it was over.

Letters/Online Comments

The Log staff  |  posted: 7/6/2015

Kudos to Duncan

RE: Duncan McIntosh at the helm as The Log navigates to 1,000th issue (June 19 issue). Thousands of us in the SoCal boating community are very grateful to Duncan McIntosh for steering The Log through rough patches into friendly waters - the 1,000th issue, bravo. 

Letters/Online comments, June 19 ed

posted: 6/22/2015

SUP Businesses need to be regulated

Re: Redondo Beach City Council reviews King Harbor’s future (May 22 issue). AKA taxed. If SUP users are violating navigation laws or safety issues need to be addressed, do it. Regulating the industry is just another big government control and tax grab.

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posted: 6/9/2015

Avalon a party town?

Re: Bud Light’s #UpForWhatever comes to Avalon: party-or-liability (May 22 issue).I thought it was amusing that someone from Anheuser Busch obviously Googled "Avalon" and discovered the "spontaneous fun" of the bison population. In addition, I think that it is interesting that some residents apparently have not embraced the fact that Avalon indeed is a tourist town and a party destination. They are concerned about a land based party, which I am sure Anheuser Busch and the local law enforcement will have well in hand, people drinking and buying beverages ashore rather than the thousands who bring their own food and drink aboard their boats. I think that this will be well handled by Avalon as long as there isn't a cruise ship in at the same time. Party On.

H. Tedford
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Comments, May 22 ed

posted: 5/26/2015

Nay on PFD bill 

Re: State Assembly unanimously approves PFD bill (May 8 issue). This means anyone under 13 on a cruise ship or Catalina Express would have to don a PFD every time they stepped out of a cabin whilst in California waters. That includes a lot of Boy Scouts going/coming from Catalina. Really? If I were a cruise ship operator within California, I might start imposing age limits on my vessels or better yet, just leave California and take my business elsewhere.

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Comments, May 8 ed.

posted: 5/11/2015

Port redevelopment plan 

Re: Port of San Diego inches ahead with master plan update (April 10 issue). The Port of San Diego is a self-supporting public benefit corporation governed by a seven member Board of Port Commissioners. The commissioners are political appointees of the elected politicians of the five cities around the bay. The commissioners serve at the convenience and benefit of the city politicians. Considering the numbers, this strongly hints of a subtle form of “gerrymandering.” The function of the port is to produce all sorts of documents, regulations, and news interviews (such as this) to promote itself and the cities. This will never change, they're doing it again.

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Comments, April 24 ed.

The Log staff  |  posted: 4/27/2015

Reconfiguring Highway 1 to only two lanes of travel in each direction?

Re: Are changes looming at Mariners Mile? (April 10 issue) With the sewer work we have seen how successful that has been on impacting traffic and “quality of life” Bumper to bumper gridlock during commute times.

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Comments, April 10 ed

posted: 4/13/2015

All about Stella 

Re: Stella, the jewel of Shelter Island:  a not so shaggy dog (Feb. 27 issue). Love this story. Have heard her in our little village, never knew who she was. Thanks for such a great story.

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Comments and Letters

posted: 4/4/2015

More questions about copper

Re: Budgeting Copper: TMDL’s Origins and Costs (March 13 issue). I own a 55 foot. pilot house trawler that is at San Diego Yacht Club. When I brought the boat from the East Coast in 2008, I decided to put non-toxic bottom paint on the boat. The product was put on my boat’s bottom at Shelter Island Boat Yard.

Letters, Dec. 5 Ed

posted: 12/8/2014


While I applaud the idea of extending H Street to the bay, why did they waste money on the brass plaque?


posted: 11/8/2014


My family has owned a home on Balboa Peninsula along the sidewalk on the bay side and we are relatively far away from the fire rings alongside Balboa Pier but the smoke from these rings force us to close the windows of our home in the summer.

Letters, Oct. 24 edition

posted: 10/27/2014

Anglers Beware

Anglers beware: Catalina Sea Ranch is described like a well-written ballot initiative. It's full of half truths and misleading statements.

I have been around many aquiculture leases in state waters for over 30 years and have only seen one succeed.

I have never seen one produce any good added sportfishing for anglers, who never fish around them as they don't catch any thing .

My advice to anglers is stay away from this underwater booby trap as you will lose your gear; never anchor any where near it as you could lose your anchor gear and could seriously injure  yourself or people onboard  your boat

I could list  a whole page of mistruths about this project but the ocean users will see things for themselves in the future.

Mike McCorkle

Another derelict boat washes ashore

posted: 10/27/2014

The case of the Angelique – a 70-foot boat that washed ashore several months ago – is fairly common these days as captains either lose control of their boats or find themselves in difficult situations. However, it is the boat owner’s responsibility to follow through with the removal of the vessel if an accident does occur. When did it start to become a city or county’s responsibility to take care of a damaged boat? 

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