Port redevelopment plan
Re: Port of San Diego inches ahead with master plan update (April 10 issue). The Port of San Diego is a self-supporting public benefit corporation governed by a seven member Board of Port Commissioners. The commissioners are political appointees of the elected politicians of the five cities around the bay. The commissioners serve at the convenience and benefit of the city politicians. Considering the numbers, this strongly hints of a subtle form of “gerrymandering.” The function of the port is to produce all sorts of documents, regulations, and news interviews (such as this) to promote itself and the cities. This will never change, they're doing it again.
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Reconfiguring Highway 1 to only two lanes of travel in each direction?
Re: Are changes looming at Mariners Mile? (April 10 issue) With the sewer work we have seen how successful that has been on impacting traffic and “quality of life” Bumper to bumper gridlock during commute times.
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All about Stella
Re: Stella, the jewel of Shelter Island: a not so shaggy dog (Feb. 27 issue). Love this story. Have heard her in our little village, never knew who she was. Thanks for such a great story.
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More questions about copper
Re: Budgeting Copper: TMDL’s Origins and Costs (March 13 issue). I own a 55 foot. pilot house trawler that is at San Diego Yacht Club. When I brought the boat from the East Coast in 2008, I decided to put non-toxic bottom paint on the boat. The product was put on my boat’s bottom at Shelter Island Boat Yard.
Editor:While I applaud the idea of extending H Street to the bay, why did they waste money on the brass plaque?
My family has owned a home on Balboa Peninsula along the sidewalk on the bay side and we are relatively far away from the fire rings alongside Balboa Pier but the smoke from these rings force us to close the windows of our home in the summer.
Anglers beware: Catalina Sea Ranch is described like a well-written ballot initiative. It's full of half truths and misleading statements.
I have been around many aquiculture leases in state waters for over 30 years and have only seen one succeed.
I have never seen one produce any good added sportfishing for anglers, who never fish around them as they don't catch any thing .
My advice to anglers is stay away from this underwater booby trap as you will lose your gear; never anchor any where near it as you could lose your anchor gear and could seriously injure yourself or people onboard your boat
I could list a whole page of mistruths about this project but the ocean users will see things for themselves in the future.
The case of the Angelique – a 70-foot boat that washed ashore several months ago – is fairly common these days as captains either lose control of their boats or find themselves in difficult situations. However, it is the boat owner’s responsibility to follow through with the removal of the vessel if an accident does occur. When did it start to become a city or county’s responsibility to take care of a damaged boat?
While it’s not breaking news that the strip is creeping closer to becoming a strip mall instead of a boater’s one-stop-shop, it is disconcerting.
Fishermen in the San Diego area are experiencing a boost in sales with the opening of the new Tuna Harbor Dockside Market at Fish Harbor Pier in Tuna Harbor. The open-air market is doing more than allow anglers to provide fresh fish to residents and visitors alike – it also reminds the public of the city’s fishing industry roots.
Boaters who are in the beginning stages of planning a cruise to a distant, or not well known harbor, should consider using the new Boater’s Guide that was recently released nu the California Clean Vessel Education Program, a partnership of The Bay Foundation and California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating).
Jetpacks in the harbor. Is this the definition of insanity or what? Isn’t it bad enough we boaters--those of us who actually “pay” for the harbors--have to put up with all the stand up paddle boarders and kayakers? You know the ones who insist they have the “right-a-way” and create navigational hazards for the power boaters. It’s getting to the point where it’s no fun to go boating anymore because of the need to constantly be on the alert for all the hazards caused by them. The idea of being able to rent these toys to untrained, irresponsible people and have them turned loose to block and cut in front of boaters is just a disaster waiting to happen.
Long time boater in Huntington Beach
With the launch of a new voluntary program that asks cargo ship captains to slow down ship speeds in busy ports and ship lanes, it appears the concern that whales will continue to be struck and killed by boats is on the decrease as shipping companies sign on to the program.
With the question of whether bonfires will stay or be forced to leave local beaches, the issues has continued to gather steam as a new bonfire bill was introduced to the Senate Appropriations this summer.
Bring back the crossword puzzle
I started doing The Log's crossword puzzles in 2007 when I first started to learn how to sail at the San Diego Yacht Club. I looked forward to it every week and learned some sailing terms, too. I wouldn't look up the words on the internet but asked other yacht club members and sailors if they knew the answer, if I was stumped. Everyone knew of the crossword puzzle in The Log. Please bring it back. Your newspaper just isn't the same without it.