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May 9, 2014

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Top Gun 80 catches first local Bluefin of the 2014 Season The 2014 fish- ing season is laying the groundwork to be labeled as a banner year as there have been yellow- tail biting at Los Coronado Islands since early in January and the first bluefin tuna of the season was a big fish that was also caught early in the season on May 3, Pg. 32 California Boating News Since 1971 News Briefs . . . . . . . .4 In Memoriam . . . . . .26 Calendar . . . . . . . . .28 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . .6 Racing . . . . . . . . . . .30 May 9-22, 2014 No. 971 FREE Officials request additional funding to stop boat smugglers Santa Barbara County has asked for financial assistance to help thwart illegal panga boat smuggling, Pg. 8 Ports tackle small ship radiation concerns Los Angeles and Long Beach ports are collaborating with local and federal agencies to mitigate the possibility of small ships entering the ports with ille- gal radiation, Pg. 15 Safety concerns spark San Miguel Island closure The U.S. Navy has closed the island due to concerns of possible unexploded ord- nance. Cruisers will not be able to access the island for the remainder of the year, Pg. 20 19th century shipwreck found off Golden Gate Bridge – again NOAA rediscovered the approximate location of the 202-foot long steamer, City of Chester, during a survey of the ocean floor, Pg. 4 The Log's annual comprehensive guide to ports, anchorages and harbors from Santa Barbara to Ensenada Harbor Guide 2014 Coming in the May 23 Issue Navigational aids present plenty of options As cruisers begin to embrace the new electronic maps, others continue to rely on paper charts as their choice for navigational aids. The Log speaks to bookstore owners, sailing instructors and boaters about the Smartphone tablet-based applications, Pg. 19 The San Diego Harbor Police Department Reserve Senior Volunteer Patrol Program (RSVP) allows residents to assist officers by patrolling local waters, Pg. 12 Retired volunteers keep watchful eye over San Diego Bay Oceanside Harbor Committee ques- tions capital improvement budget Advisory committee members were shocked to learn a new 29-foot vessel requested by Harbor Patrol would run the city $500,000, Pg. 3 NOAA provides free online nautical charts Boaters can use the charts to plan sailing routes, fishing trips and long-distance travels all on one website. All the charts are available on NOAA's web page, Pg. 5

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