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Monday, April 21, 2014
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Long Beach Lifeguards oppose change to rescue boat staff

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/17/2014

LONG BEACH—According to an official statement from the Long Beach Lifeguard Association, city officials are planning to remove all Lifeguard Marine Safety personnel from two of the city’s three rescue boats.


Ventura Kayak Program returns for second voyage

Ventura Kayak Program returns for second voyage

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/17/2014

VENTURA— The outpouring of enthusiasm for the Ventura Kayak Program wasn’t much of a surprise to Melissa Baffa in 2013.

SoCal Classic: Nordic Star

SoCal Classic: Nordic Star

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/17/2014

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

Azury Dunne wins kayak in The Log’s Fred Hall Show Giveaway

Azury Dunne wins kayak in The Log’s Fred Hall Show Giveaway

posted: 4/17/2014

IRVINE – Azury Dunne of Cardiff by the Sea is the winner of a new Sierra 10 Malibu kayak in The Log’s FishRap Kayak Giveaway. 

8 Questions with Deputy Bryan White

8 Questions with Deputy Bryan White

Shane Scott  |  posted: 4/17/2014

Deputy Bryan White has been serving the largest small craft harbor in the world, second to Dubail, for the last eight years. 

Allyn Rifkin to lead Small Craft Harbor Commission

Allyn Rifkin to lead Small Craft Harbor Commission

posted: 4/17/2014

MARINA DEL REY – Allyn Rifkin was reelected as Chairman of the Small Craft Harbor Commission during a Feb. 11 meeting. 

RBOC hosts strategy session workshop, April 21

posted: 4/17/2014

NEWPORT BEACH – Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) are inviting the public to attend a workshop focused on finding strategies to obtain a common-sense, uniform statewide standard for copper-based anti-fouling surfaces.

Newport Sea Base sets sail for spring without director

Newport Sea Base sets sail for spring without director

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/15/2014

NEWPORT BEACH --    Shana Bannert, who has served as the Sea Base's executive director for the past three years, informed a lawn crowd, which included county officials, Sea Base associates, Sea Scouts and the public, that she would be leaving her post April 15.

Ventura Yacht Club builds Prisoners Harbor dock

Ventura Yacht Club builds Prisoners Harbor dock

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/10/2014

VENTURA – When Ventura Yacht Club member Don Mills caught wind that the Channel Islands National Park would not be providing a floating dinghy dock at the pier in Prisoners Harbor he decided to put his engineering experience to good use. 

Floating dock communities closer to becoming a reality

Floating dock communities closer to becoming a reality

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/10/2014

NEWPORT BEACH – The Newport Beach Harbor Commission’s Multiple Vessel System Ad Hoc Committee agreed on the total number of docks and their possible locations during a meeting held March 31 at the Civic Center.

In Memoriam: Hobart ‘Hobie’ Alter

In Memoriam: Hobart ‘Hobie’ Alter

posted: 4/10/2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO -- Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards and ended up shaping a culture, has died. He was 80.

Newport Sea Base to host annual Opening Day celebration

Newport Sea Base to host annual Opening Day celebration

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/10/2014

NEWPORT BEACH— The Newport Sea Base will get in the swing of spring Saturday, April 12 with a celebration of its annual Opening Day. 

San Diego Harbor Police protect boaters, coastline

San Diego Harbor Police protect boaters, coastline

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/10/2014

SAN DIEGO – Cruisers plying the waters of San Diego Bay may not always see San Diego Harbor Police but the officers constantly have a presence on the water whether directing boaters to a public dock or responding to an emergency.

Local group files lawsuit over Newport Back Bay Landing project

Local group files lawsuit over Newport Back Bay Landing project

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 4/10/2014

Newport Beach— A community-based political action committee recently filed lawsuits against the developer of the Newport Back Bay Landing project, and the City Council in an effort to create “transparency” for the venture’s claimed liabilities.

Chula Vista Hosts Marine Gear Swap Meet

Chula Vista Hosts Marine Gear Swap Meet

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/10/2014

CHULA VISTA – Boaters searching for new rods, ropes or tools are invited to stop by the Marine Gear Swap Meet at from 7 a.m. to noon on May 3 at Chula Vista Marina.

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