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August 16th, 2013

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FREE INSIDE: • Festival of Sail Returns to San Diego, Aug. 30Sept. 2, Pg. 8 • Racers to Raise Funds for Hospice Homes, Sept. 24-25, Pg. 22 California's Number 1 Boating Classifieds for 34 Years Running, Pg. 34 No. 952 California Boating News Since 1971 August 16 - 29, 2013 Champion Team Oracle USA Forfeits America's Cup World Series Titles Anglers Bringing Home Bluefin, Albacore, Yellowtail and Dorado ... Pg. 23 Robots Tail Catalina Sharks Researchers are testing robotic tracking devices on leopard sharks in island waters, Pg. 20 Catalina's Tuna Club Opens to Public — for One Day Tour activities set for Aug. 17 at the private club will benefit the Catalina Island Museum, Pg. 20 Newport Holds Workshops to Review Private Pier Fees Residents will provide input on the city's new fee structure on Aug. 21, Pg. 9 INSIDE Catalina Connection . . . . . . .20 Classified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 FishRap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Harbor Blotter . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA has forfeited its championships from the first two seasons of the America's Cup World Series — a leadup to the main event — after it was determined that its 45-foot racing catamarans were modified without the permission of the Measurement Committee. The action will not affect the Cup defender in the upcoming America's Cup finals, scheduled to start Sept. 7 off San Francisco ... Pg. 21 Oil Companies Are Fracking in California Offshore Waters Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing — a controversial process more commonly known as "fracking" — on at least a dozen occasions, to force open cracks beneath the seabed, the Associated Press has discovered. While debate has raged over fracking on land, prompting efforts to ban or severely restrict it, offshore fracking has occurred with little attention — in sensitive coastal waters where for decades new oil leases have been prohibited ... Pg. 14 STATE/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL n Cat Hitches a Ride on a Freighter — from Philippines to L.A., Pg. 4 n Puget Sound Orcas to Stay Protected, Pg. 4 SEE TURTLES? Giant Green Sea Turtles Are Now Exploring San Diego Bay An abundance of eelgrass on the bay floor makes for an ideal foraging ground for 50 to 60 green sea turtles, which weigh 200 to 300 pounds, on average. The largest one tracked is a robust 540-pounder — and while they used to congregate around the old South Bay powerplant, these "living dinosaurs" are now being seen in areas where there is more boat traffic ... Pg. 16 n Michael Dye Named Harbor Police Officer of the Year, Pg. 5 n Marine Security Committee Discusses Safety Measures in San Diego, Pg. 5 n Harbor at Marina Bay Completes Construction, Pg. 8 n Lido Boat Show Returns to Newport Beach, Sept. 26-29, Pg. 11 n Redondo Beach Calls for Report for Waterfront Revitalization Project, Pg. 11 n Is an MCA License Adequate to Captain a Foreign-Built Charter Boat? Pg. 6 SEPT 26-29 Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach Free Parking & Shuttle lidoboatshow.com Marina del Rey Visioning Process Focuses on 'Mobility in the Marina' ... Pg. 3

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