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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Chicago out: San Diego, Bermuda fight for right to host America’s Cup

posted: 7/27/2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago has been eliminated from contention to host the 2017 America’s Cup, leaving San Diego and Bermuda to fight for the right to hold the final rounds of sailing’s marquee regatta.


Ventura Harbor offers myriad options for water goers

Ventura Harbor offers myriad options for water goers

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/24/2014

VENTURA— For boaters seeking a change of pace, Ventura may be a surprising option for optimal fun in the summer sun. 

Mission Beach’s artificial reef to acquire second sunken ship

Mission Beach’s artificial reef to acquire second sunken ship

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/24/2014

MISSION BAY—Daring divers looking to survey the San Diego Underwater Recreation Area off Mission Beach may soon have another vessel to explore.

Long Beach Sea Scout Base lease renewal at standstill

Long Beach Sea Scout Base lease renewal at standstill

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/24/2014

LONG BEACH—The Long Beach Area Boy Scouts are waiting on city officials to offer a resolution to the renewal of its Sea Scout Base lease, but still plan to move forward with upgrades to one key component of the facility.

 Lake Havasu City fights British attack on London Bridge

Lake Havasu City fights British attack on London Bridge

posted: 7/24/2014

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona – When city officials and residents of Lake Havasu City read in a London newspaper that the city's iconic bridge was falling down, the city's Visitors Bureau quickly demanded the publication print a front-page apology.

8 Questions with Traci Schanen

8 Questions with Traci Schanen

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/24/2014

SAN DIEGO— Traci Schanen, a liveaboard and resident of San Diego, has always been a health and wellness advocate. 

SoCal Classics: Mauretania

SoCal Classics: Mauretania

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/24/2014

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

Bonfire bill moves to Senate Appropriations Committee

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/22/2014

SACRAMENTO—A bill to protect bonfires burning along Southern California beaches passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, June 24.

Regional drought forces some harbors to institute water restrictions

Regional drought forces some harbors to institute water restrictions

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/17/2014

SANTA BARBARA—Rampant drought conditions throughout Southern California haven’t just put a damper on boaters motoring the evaporated lakes of the region, it’s made cruising recreational harbors somewhat limiting.

SeaWorld christens new rescue boat

SeaWorld christens new rescue boat

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 7/17/2014

SAN DIEGO – SeaWorld San Diego has purchased and launched a new rescue boat to better serve local sea life that are in need of rescue and rehabilitation.

SD’s North Embarcadero opens to the public.

SD’s North Embarcadero opens to the public.

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 7/17/2014

SAN DIEGO – The Port of San Diego unveiled portions of the North Embarcadero on July 1, providing patrons with a glimpse of the project that is nearing completion.

Santa Barbara Ice House gets makeover

Santa Barbara Ice House gets makeover

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/17/2014

SANTA BARBARA—A dilapidated Ice House that acts as a major component to Santa Barbara’s commercial fishing fleet, recently underwent a major overhaul to restructure the edifice and replace key machinery.

Stewards of sustainability

Stewards of sustainability

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 7/17/2014

NEWPORT BEACH – For the past two years, Orange County sailors Tanner Nazum and Christopher Hardwick have carried out their mission to bring sustainable systems to communities in order to help restore the balance between nature and humans.

Ventura Harbor presents 9th annual Pirate Days Festival

Ventura Harbor presents 9th annual Pirate Days Festival

posted: 7/17/2014

VENTURA – Guests are encouraged to grab their doubloons and set sail to Ventura’s “Aarghbor” Village for the 9th Annual Pirate Days Festival.

Naples seawalls on verge of reconstruction

Naples seawalls on verge of reconstruction

John W. Scafetta  |  posted: 7/13/2014

LONG BEACH—Residents of Naples, the compact island in Alamitos Bay, are prepping for the initial phase of repair to the dilapidated seawalls neighboring the area.

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