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December 6th, 2013

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INSIDE: FREE Windward Passage: A SoCal Classic, Pg. 24 Catalina Holiday Kickoff Begins Dec. 7, Pg. 23 California's Number 1 Boating Classifieds for 34 Years Running, Pg. 41 No. 960 California Boating News Since 1971 December 6 - 19, 2013 Boaters Now Seeing Fewer Sea Lions on Boats and Docks When boaters catch sea lions hanging around their docks in large numbers, most see a nuisance situation. Marine biologists, on the other hand, see a bigger problem. They wonder, "Why are these animals sitting in Newport Harbor or Marina del Rey, instead of being out on an island where there aren't any humans?" said Keith Matassa, executive director of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. His organization is paying particular attention to the unusual mortality rate that sea lions experienced this year ... Pg. 10 fishrap.com As December Arrives, Long-Range Anglers Keep on Fishing ... Pg. 26 Circumnavigator Visits with Long-Distance Supporters Jeanne Socrates finished her round-theworld sail, meeting "radio friends." Pg.20 California Wins Suit Over Hatchery Fish Plants HAPPY HARBOR DAYS A U.S. District Court judge in Northern California has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the legality of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's stocking of hatchery-raised fish into lakes and rivers statewide ... Pg. 3 New Dates Announced for Newport Boat Show Join the Holiday Fun — On the Water The 41st annual event is set for April 36 at Lido Marina Village, Pg. 8 STATE/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL Chula Vista H Street Extension Breaks Ground The $7.2 million project will provide a direct route to the Bayfront, Pg. 16. ■ U.S. Court Says Coast Guard Not Required to Rescue Boaters, Pg. 4 Participating in boat parades is a holiday tradition in Southern California — and The Log's annual guide to upcoming events from San Diego to Santa Barbara has all the information you need to join in the fun ... Pg. 18 ■ UN Tells Somalia to Ban Pirates, Pg. 4 ■ Arizona Game Officers Warn of Boater Crackdown, Pg. 5 ■ Rio's 2016 Olympic Waterways Are Currently Full of Trash and Sewage, Pg. 5 INSIDE Catalina Connection . . . . . . .23 Classified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 FishRap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Harbor Blotter . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 ■ Coastal Commission Considers Plan for HB Desalination Plant, Pg. 5 ■ EPA Announces Ocean Plastics Pollution Study, Pg. 7 ■ Ocean Research Center OK'd for Los Angeles Harbor, Pg. 8 ■ What Laws Protect Owners of Floating Homes from a Marina Eviction?, Pg. 6 Suspected Smuggling Boat, Pot and Crew Nabbed on Del Mar Beach ... Pg. 3 s darine ory ges ra at ssifie M ct ke o la ro B C ire B D Begins on page 33

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