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  • Irvine water reserve in better shape than most, official tells council

    The Irvine City Council received a positive report Tuesday on drought preparedness as the state endures a continuing dry spell approaching historic proportions. California is deep into its third year of drought conditions, according to the National...
  • The Harbor Report: Getting prepped for Ensenada race

    The Harbor Report: Getting prepped for Ensenada race
    The Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race is quickly approaching, and I thought it might be interesting to offer my thoughts on preparing for the race and discuss race strategy. In preparing the boat, my first thoughts are always about weight...
  • From the Boathouse: Houseboat now a true home

    Ahoy! Good news for permanently affixed floating homes. The Supreme Court issued a decision Jan. 15, in a 7-2 vote, that a floating home is not a boat, hence is not a vessel. U.S. Code defines the word "vessel" as including all means of water...
  • Mailbag: Yacht critics are just mega-jealous

    I found a pretty good spot to take some photos of a yacht in Newport Harbor that some people say is too big for its britches. The yacht, known as the Invictus and owned by billionaire Rick Caruso, stretches out an impressive 216 feet from dawn to dusk,...
  • Mailbag: Fact-check before saying man-made warming is a myth

    Re. "Commentary: Global warming activism appears 'contrived," (Forum, Sept. 13): This opinion piece is so full of errors I don't even know where to start. First, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not some bloated government panel of...
  • Mailbag: Dogs are soiling Balboa Island beaches

    I cannot understand the reason for letting dogs on Balboa Island beaches. Very often I see dogs on the beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. (and after 9 and before 5) on leashes (or not), peeing and pooping in the same sand that, a short time later,...
  • From the Boathouse: Beware hurricane-force conditions on West Coast

    Ahoy, and welcome to a preseason hurricane! Good friend, airline captain and fellow Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club member Jeff Diercksmeier begins his article in the yacht club's newsletter with "from the flight deck." Very appropriate, since I am sure...
  • From the Boathouse: A few superstitions on the water

    Ahoy! Halloween brought out the ghosts and goblins knocking on my door for a treat. When I see the trick-or-treaters prowling the neighborhood, I like to sit back and think of all the crazy boating and fishing superstitions that sailors have believed...
  • For humans, eelgrass not always greener

    For humans, eelgrass not always greener
    NEWPORT BEACH — Some call it a weed. A scourge on the bay. Others, mainly fish, can't live without it. Eelgrass, a type of seagrass found throughout Southern California bays, lines the shore in many parts of Newport Harbor and provides refuge...
  • From The Boathouse: Follow rules to keep whales safe

    Ahoy! Labor Day has passed and officially the summer season is over, but is it really? As I have mentioned numerous times, I find fall one of the best times of the year to be on the water enjoying our Southern California weather. The crowds are thinning...
  • From The Boathouse: Sailors' superstitions

    Ahoy! This Friday is the 13th, a date known for bad luck, but no one really knows how it all started. Various theories of how this began date back to the 1800s. Friday the 13th means nothing to sailors, because sailors are not the least bit...
  • Discover Catalina just offshore

    "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)," sung by the Four Preps in 1958, helped make Santa Catalina Island a national household name. Many recreational boaters and passengers on the Catalina Flyer will travel the 26 nautical miles from Newport Harbor to Avalon. But...