Carl Eichenlaub, well known for his skills at making boats go fast, and for making quick repairs when needed during Olympic sailing competitions around the world, died Nov. 29. He was 83.
Nov. 1 • 7 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a boat on the rocks in Ventura Harbor. Officers located the vessel in the main channel and got it off the rocks, with the assistance of Vessel Assist personnel. The boat’s owner was given permission to moor at the launch ramp for two days.
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Sept. 2 • 3:38 p.m. Oceanside Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a vessel sinking off the Oceanside Pier. The skipper stated he was taking on water and his bilge pumps were unable to keep up. Patrol boats R-1 and R-2 responded. The vessel was ultimately pulled to the launch ramp and righted, with the assistance of lifeguards.
Two-time America’s Cup-winning skipper Jimmy Spithill is experiencing what many athletes in mainstream sports go through: free agency.
I own a floating home. The structure consists of a two-story triple-wide modular home integrated onto a 40- by 80-foot barge. I keep the home at a marina here in Southern California, but I just received an eviction notice from the marina operator. I am current on my rent, so the reason for the eviction is unclear. I understand California has a law that protects owners of floating homes from this kind of discrimination, but I am having some trouble figuring out how that law works. Can you help?