California Local Boating News
SAN DIEGO -- Little Falls, Minnesota-based Larson Boat Group wanted to get away from home for its 2014 dealer meeting, where it rolled out the 2015 boat models to dealers from around the country.
DANA POINT – On Saturday, July 26, veteran and standup paddleboarder (SUP) Will Schmidt completed the most lengthy and demanding SUP trip of his career.
LOS ANGELES – The Ocean Conservation Society research team had a rare encounter with an endangered green sea turtle in August.
SAN DIEGO – The Board of Port Commissioners agreed to expand its pilot meter parking program to the North Embarcadero and Ruocco Park areas, affecting a total of 284 public parking meters.
OCEANSIDE – The city of Oceanside has announced the appointment of Paul Lawrence as its new Harbor Manager after a search led by city of Oceanside City Manager Steve Jepsen.
NEWPORT BEACH – A new Catalina 34 slowly sailed into the Balboa Yacht Basin to great fanfare, Aug. 8 as members of the Oasis Sailing Club welcomed the newest member of the club’s three-member fleet.
NEWPORT BEACH – Lido Isle residents and other bayfront homeowners attended the second meeting of the Water Propelled Vessels Ad Hoc Committee, Aug. 20, in an effort to voice their concerns of safety and noise caused by the unique activity.
CHANNEL ISLANDS -- After 30 years of dedicated service to the boating community, Channel Islands Harbormaster Jack Peveler retired this August.
VENTURA – The Ventura City Council has reappointed Everard Ashworth to a second term on the Ventura Port District Board of Port Commissioners.
LONG BEACH— Fueled by a desire to spark the interest of local youths, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved $150,000 for an educational outreach initiative to increase the Port of Long Beach’s exposure in educational arenas.
LONG BEACH—The Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the addition of three new Fire Department positions in anticipation of the arrival of a pair of multifaceted fireboats that will soon be added to the fleet.
SAN DIEGO – Volunteer scuba divers and Stand Up Paddleboarders (SUP) scoured the watery floors – and surface – of Sun Harbor Marina during a special clean up day on July 12.
WILMINGTON – Ocean Defenders Alliance, an organization working to protect marine ecosystems through meaningful action, recently welcomed a new member to its boat fleet: Mr. Barker’s LegaSea.
VENTURA – After seven months of being closed for repairs, the public launch ramp at Ventura Harbor, reopened to the public on Saturday, June 7.
REDONDO BEACH— National energy company AES plans to ask community voters for permission to shut down an oversized beachfront power plant.