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Port of San Diego hosts Eco-Friendly Hull Paint Expo

Port of San Diego hosts Eco-Friendly Hull Paint Expo

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 10/16/2014

SAN DIEGO -- Boaters who are considering making the switch from copper hull paints to more environmentally friendly coatings will want to mark their calendar for the Port of San Diego’s Eco-Friendly Hull Paint Expo, Oct. 18. 


Fire ring advocacy group submits survey results to Coastal Commission

Fire ring advocacy group submits survey results to Coastal Commission

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 10/16/2014

NEWPORT BEACH – As the city of Newport Beach prepares to resubmit its application to the California Coastal Commission to allow for a pilot program limiting fire ring fuel to charcoal, a nonprofit organization has released results of a survey that shows support for keeping the fire rings as is. 

Seniors take the high seas with Oasis Sailing Club

Seniors take the high seas with Oasis Sailing Club

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 10/16/2014

NEWPORT BEACH -- Can recreational boating help you live longer? Members of Oasis Sailing Club certainly believe the time they spend on the water has been key to living long, healthy and happy lives.

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival endures Hurricane Norbert

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival endures Hurricane Norbert

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 10/16/2014

DANA POINT -- Causing hundreds of millions of damage in western Mexico and the southwestern United States, including rare September rains and flooding in Arizona, Hurricane Norbert also left its mark along Orange County’s shorelines. 

Los Angeles officials question Angelique’s future

Los Angeles officials question Angelique’s future

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 10/16/2014

PLAYA DEL REY -- The Playa del Rey shoreline would never be confused for an uncharted island near Hawaii, but the presence of the Angelique at the northern end of this enclave’s beach could very well be a scene from Gilligan’s Island.

SoCal Classic: Madness

SoCal Classic: Madness

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 10/16/2014

In this feature, The Log looks at notable boats -- sail and power -- that continue to turn heads in Southern California harbors.

New Lifeguard Tower and restroom facility to be completed this fall

New Lifeguard Tower and restroom facility to be completed this fall

Catherine French  |  posted: 10/15/2014

OXNARD – The ever-popular Silver Strand Beach adjacent to Channel Islands Harbor has been operating without a permanent lifeguard tower and public restrooms since 2003. 

U.S. Power Squadron celebrates 100th anniversary

U.S. Power Squadron celebrates 100th anniversary

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 10/14/2014

STOCKTON – The San Joaquin Delta Power Squadron of Stockton will commemorate 100 years of safe boating during an event that will feature hands-on training and boater education.

Sun Harbor Marina hosts Chili Cook Off, Oct. 18

Sun Harbor Marina hosts Chili Cook Off, Oct. 18

posted: 10/13/2014

SAN DIEGO – Sun Harbor Marina will host its annual Chili Cook Off  and Mariner’s Swap Meet on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 a.m. Chili contest judging begins at 1 p.m.

Shops aboard Queen Mary given short-term reprieve

Shops aboard Queen Mary given short-term reprieve

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 10/9/2014

LONG BEACH – Permanently docked on the aquatic edge of Long Beach, the Queen Mary has long been subject to rumors of being haunted. 

Oceanside advisory committee discusses liveaboards, water quality

Oceanside advisory committee discusses liveaboards, water quality

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 10/9/2014

OCEANSIDE – Amidst complaints of liveaboards discharging black water into the harbor, the Oceanside Harbor and Beaches Advisory Committee discussed concerns of water pollution and state regulation at its Sept. 25 meeting.

Newport Beach mayor scraps floating docks idea

Newport Beach mayor scraps floating docks idea

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 10/9/2014

NEWPORT BEACH – An idea to do away with moorings and instead use floating docks in Newport Beach Harbor appears to be off the table, as the city’s mayor recently announced he would no longer pursue the plan.

Get to know Michael Rich

Get to know Michael Rich

posted: 10/9/2014

SAN DIEGO – Author Michael Rich has taken up the challenge of collecting historic items from the San Diego Harbor Police and the West Coast of California in order to preserve the history of California’s harbors in his book, “San Diego Harbor Police (Images of America).”

Marina Park on track to open spring 2016

Marina Park on track to open spring 2016

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 10/9/2014

NEWPORT BEACH – The Newport Beach City Council received news that the Marina Park is on schedule and under budget during a presentation made at the Sept. 23 City Council Study Session. 

Supervisors approve CEO’s responses to Dana Point Harbor Revitalization’s Grand Jury Report

Supervisors approve CEO’s responses to Dana Point Harbor Revitalization’s Grand Jury Report

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 10/9/2014

DANA POINT – The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its CEO’s responses to the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Grand Jury Report on Sept. 16. 

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