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October 26th 2012

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SAN DIEGO LOG® INSIDE: Boaters Aid in California Coastal Cleanup, Pg. 15 SD Shipyard Breaks Ground on New Pier, Pg. 19 California's Number 1 Boating Classifieds for 34 Years Running, Pg. 33 No. 931 California Boating News Since 1971 Oct. 26 - Nov. 8, 2012 Newport Beach Raises Commercial Marina Rents The Newport Beach City Council has approved a plan to increase the rents that local marinas pay to 18.5 percent of their gross income. The plan, approved on a 4-3 vote, will be phased in — with initial fee hikes coming in 2015, increasing in 2.5 percent increments until 2020. Along with the fee increase, there will be a change in the structure of leases for commercial marina opera- Summer Is Gone, But Great Offshore Fishing Continues ... Pg. 23 tors, who will now have the option to continue on year-to-year permits or sign 5- to 25-year leases ... Pg. 9 New Legislation to Make California More Superyacht-Friendly 72-foot America's Cup Cat Capsizes During SF Bay Training Oracle Team USA's AC72 suffered major damage, but no crew injuries, Pg. 8 Santa Barbara Breakwall and Walkway to Get a Facelift Both are being renovated in the latest phase of a $1.9 million project, Pg. 11 Port Increases Discounts in Eco- Friendly Hull Repainting Program Port of San Diego offers 60 to 75 per- cent discounts for Shelter Island Basin boaters, Pg. 14 Catalina Connection . . . . . . .18 Classified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 FishRap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Harbor Blotter . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 On the Horizon . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 INSIDE Assembly Bill 2005, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, will allow visiting recreational vessels larger than 300 gross tons to dock in California marinas without first having an onboard oil spill prevention plan. The new law will give large yacht owners 14 days after berthing to submit the plan, instead of the current policy of immediately fining these visiting boaters $50,000 ... Pg. 3 STATE/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL n Giant Eyeball Washes Up on Beach, Pg. 4 n Crew Completes Sailboat Cruise Through Northwest Passage, Pg. 4 n Solo Circumnavigator to Speak at Newport Nautical Museum Nov. 15, Pg. 20 n 40-foot Bluefin Tuna Sculpture Planned for San Pedro, Pg. 10 n Eight Redevelopment Proposals Received for Ports O' Call Village, Pg. 12 n California 'Ghost Fleet' Vanishing Faster than Expected, Pg. 10 n National Disabled Sailing Championship Set for San Diego, Oct. 26-28, Pg. 22 n How Could a So-Called 'Samaritan' Arrest an America's Cup Boat? Pg. 6 Dana Point Angler May Have Caught $1 Million Tuna ... Pg. 5 FIREWORKS IN THE COURTROOM? SD Rejects Waterfront Fire- works Suit Settlement Offer FREE The San Diego City Council has approved a plan to hire outside legal help to address environmental lawsuits challenging the legality of local waterfront fireworks shows — and the chances of settling the issue outside of court now appear to be slim ... Pg. 2

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