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Dana Point YC welcomes new officers, seeks to expand membership

Dana Point YC welcomes new officers, seeks to expand membership

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/21/2015

DANA POINT — The Dana Point Yacht Club kicked off 2015 by welcoming newly elected Flag Officers, Commodore Gary MacCleverty, Vice Commodore Bob Perdue, Rear Commodore Mike Hatcher, Fleet Captain Anne Eubanks and Port Captain Phil Herzfeld, all of whom represented outstanding volunteer efforts and had served on the board in many other capacities.


Big Bay Whale Festival comes to San Diego Jan. 25

Big Bay Whale Festival comes to San Diego Jan. 25

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/21/2015

The Big Bay Whale Festival is a free, one-day family festival with a wide variety of interactive and hands-on displays to learn about California gray whale ecology and conservation.

Coastal Commission denies a pair of appeals of approved Dana Point Harbor Revitalization

Coastal Commission denies a pair of appeals of approved Dana Point Harbor Revitalization

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/21/2015

SANTA MONICA — It is too early to tell if 2015 is finally the year we start to see some significant progress with the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan, but the California Coastal Commission’s unanimous denial of an appeal filed by boating and business interests against the most recent conceptual iteration of the project is not the first step in realizing a new waterfront that was first envisioned nearly 18 years ago.

2015 offshore fishing season off to a great start!

2015 offshore fishing season off to a great start!

Bob Vanian  |  posted: 1/21/2015

Southern California anglers were wondering if the 2015 Southern California offshore fishing season was going to start producing fish at turn of the year.

Coronado YC teams up with nonprofit to bring military families together

Coronado YC teams up with nonprofit to bring military families together

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/21/2015

CORONADO — Home to the second largest concentration of enlisted service men and women in the country and nearly 16,000 teens of active duty military families, Outdoor Outreach and Coronado Yacht Club partnered together in 2014 to unite military families through recreational boating.

Channel Islands Landing Marina and Boatyard keeps improving under new ownership

Channel Islands Landing Marina and Boatyard keeps improving under new ownership

Catherine French  |  posted: 1/21/2015

One year ago, Greg Schem bought Channel Islands Landing Marina and Boatyard from longtime owner Frank Butler. During this time, he has invested $1.5 million as part of the ongoing revamping of the facility.

Dock Lines – Cruising with pets

Dock Lines – Cruising with pets

Capt. Nicole Sours Larson  |  posted: 1/15/2015

With the holidays past and the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show approaching, my husband and I are planning our 2015 boating adventures.

Harbor Patrol deputies end watch

Harbor Patrol deputies end watch

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/15/2015

NEWPORT BEACH — Clocking in at an office flanked by a beach, yacht club, harbor and multimillion-dollar residences would seem like quite the place to work. For David Ginther and John Whitman, working at the Newport Beach Harbor Patrol, which is located on Bayside Drive in Corona Del Mar, was more than just a job or a glamorous destination.

Boater Safety Law could take some time

Boater Safety Law could take some time

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/15/2015

A new year means new laws. As previously reported in The Log, one of California’s newest laws on the books as of Jan. 1 is about boater safety. The new law requires boat operators to carry a vessel operator card to prove they have completed an education or safety course.

Dry boat storage for Marina del Rey gains Coastal Commission support

Dry boat storage for Marina del Rey gains Coastal Commission support

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/15/2015

SANTA MONICA — Marina del Rey could soon be home to a new boat storage facility as the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved the Boat Central Project during its Jan. 9 meeting at the Civic Center Auditorium in Santa Monica.

Avalon honors lives lost, declares local state of emergency

Avalon honors lives lost, declares local state of emergency

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/15/2015

AVALON — After 2014 came to a somber close on Catalina Island, the Avalon City Council opened its first meeting of 2015 by remembering the two lives lost during a year-end storm and recognizing law enforcement, first responders, volunteers, city employees and private citizens who served the community because of the damage from by severe weather conditions.

San Diego Sunroad Boat Show Returns Jan. 22

San Diego Sunroad Boat Show Returns Jan. 22

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/15/2015

SAN DIEGO — Another year, another reported expansion. One year after reporting it grew 20 percent, the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show has expanded its upcoming event from Jan. 22 to 25 by 10 percent, according to organizers.

Dana Point Harbor revitalization – hurry up and wait

Dana Point Harbor revitalization – hurry up and wait

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/7/2015

In 1997, the Orange County Board of Supervisors announced the creation of a 23-member task force to begin the process of revitalizing Dana Point Harbor. Along with the task force, the county released a concept plan to the public.

New Zealand sailor suing America’s Cup holder Oracle Team USA

New Zealand sailor suing America’s Cup holder Oracle Team USA

Bernie Wilson, AP sports writer  |  posted: 1/7/2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sailor Matt Mitchell is suing two-time defending America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA for the $68,000 he has spent on legal fees fighting accusations he helped illegally alter a catamaran used in a warm-up regatta.

McGrath State Beach Headed for Changes

McGrath State Beach Headed for Changes

Catherine French  |  posted: 1/7/2015

VENTURA — Recently, a partnership between Wishtoyo Foundation, California State Parks and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) made plans to conduct a feasibility study to see if the popular campground annually flooded during winter storms can be moved down coast to reduce the flooding.

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