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February 3, 2002
ON VACATION runs periodically in the Daily Pilot. It may take up to several months for submitted pictures to run. Photos of Southern California vacations within 100 miles of Costa Mesa/Newport Beach (except Catalina) are not eligible. To submit a photo, please send it to On Vacation, 330 West Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Jeanne Conwell of Corona del Mar and her friends traveled to Marlin Bay Resort on Beqa Island in Fiji in November. Bob and Emilie Barnes of Newport Beach and their family visited Hawaii over Christmas and New Year's.
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April 1, 2014
Happy 90th Birthday Joyce Kathleen McKinney April 16, 2014   We will celebrate our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother with a trip to one of her favorite places, Catalina! She loves The Inn on Mt. Ada, the golf carts, the tiny beach, and the quaint village of shops and restaurants. With love and in celebration of our Glorious Nanny's 90th Birthday, Dirk, Debby, Lindsey, Allison, Vicki, Richard, Jim, Julia, Summer, Nick, Callie & David.  
NEWS
December 4, 2007
The weather was cooperating Sunday when local surfer Joe Griskonis, wearing a shirt inscribed with the words “Ocean of Hope,” paddled in on calm waters from Catalina to the 20th Street pier in Newport Beach. Griskonis, a Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital surgical technician, organized the paddleboard journey to raise funds for Matt Oka, 21, who broke his neck when he hit a sandbar diving into the ocean at Newport Beach on the Fourth of July. The two became friends after Griskonis assisted in Oka’s surgery the day of the accident, and during his recovery at Hoag.
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By Len Bose | May 2, 2013
This last week, I was able to catch up with Billy Dutton of Riding Currents, a group dedicated to promoting renewable energy, raising awareness about plastics in the ocean and recognizing the advancement of renewable energy and its application to watercraft. To achieve this goal, Billy and Mark Ward founded the group Riding Currents, then selected the Duffy 22 electric boat as their vessel. SunPower provided the power with solar panels and Trojan batteries (T-145s) were used to store that energy.
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September 9, 2000
o7 "To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness." f7 -- Bertrand Russell If necessity is the mother of invention, then perhaps simplicity is the father of satisfaction. My family and I were fortunate to be able to eke out one last trip before school started. We went with my extended family for a fun weekend on my parents' boat to Catalina. We had great weather and warm water. We enjoyed wonderful swimming, fun kayaking and beautiful hiking.
NEWS
August 2, 2003
Deepa Bharath Community members and former city officials say they are shocked by a threatening letter addressed to a former planning commissioner who helped bring down a successful chain of seafood restaurants in the late 1980s. The letter, sent to the Daily Pilot, presumably talks about getting back at former Planning Commissioner James "Buzz" Person for helping police arrest Francis Delaney -- who was then the owner of Delaney's Seafood Restaurant in Cannery Village -- on bribery charges 13 years ago. Person wore a wire to help police to record his conversation with Delaney.
NEWS
March 19, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- When Marcus DeChevrieux, the curator at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, starts talking about his job, his work sounds a lot like that of a detective. The Corona del Mar resident, whose passion for sailing and maritime history has continued to grow ever since childhood, said that by looking at 18th and 19th century ship paintings, he's able to find out more than is obvious to the untrained eye. Reading the ship's flags, DeChevrieux figures out the vessel's name.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
Harrison, Leslie Joseph September 16, 1927 to January 21, 2012   Les was born in Long Beach in 1927 and raised in Santa Ana. Both Les' parents passed away during his early childhood and in 1941 at age 16, Les joined the Merchant Marines, and then later joined the Army in 1946. After the war, Les settled on the beach in Balboa where he met his wife, Pat to whom he was married for 59 years. After 33 years of service, he retired from the Costa Mesa Police Department in 1988.  He was an active member of the American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach, serving as Commodore of the AL Yacht Club and 1st Vice President of the Legion Corporate Board for several years.
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By Len Bose | August 23, 2012
"In 1956, President Eisenhower initiated the 'People to People Program' as a conduit for 'Greater International Understanding' through 'direct, close and abiding communication between cities,'" says the Newport Beach Sister Cities Assn. website. If you were to take "international" out of that description, I would recommend two more sister cities: Balboa Yacht Club's Whites Landing and Newport Harbor Yacht Club's Moonstone, both of which are on Catalina. They have their own mayors, caretakers and staff.
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By Len Bose | December 2, 2010
Over the next five weeks, I will be counting down Newport Harbor's 20 Most Interesting Boats. I received a fantastic response to the 10 Most Interesting Sailboats and now it's time to review this year's 10 Most Interesting Power Boats. Lets start with: No. 10 "JUNO" 72' Built in 1969 in Holland Cammengas Yacht Yard. She is one of only six built for world cruising. Seen almost every weekend at Moonstone in the summer season, she does not sit still for long. You have to love that umbrella on the upper deck.
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April 1, 2014
Happy 90th Birthday Joyce Kathleen McKinney April 16, 2014   We will celebrate our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother with a trip to one of her favorite places, Catalina! She loves The Inn on Mt. Ada, the golf carts, the tiny beach, and the quaint village of shops and restaurants. With love and in celebration of our Glorious Nanny's 90th Birthday, Dirk, Debby, Lindsey, Allison, Vicki, Richard, Jim, Julia, Summer, Nick, Callie & David.  
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By Len Bose | August 8, 2013
I need to keep this harbor report a little short this week, as the family is loading up Linstar for a midweek Catalina vacation. Last weekend was as busy as it gets on the harbor. Saturday was the South Shore Yacht Club's raft-up in the five points anchorage just off the tip of Lido Isle. I have never made it out for this event, and this one was a little quieter than previous years. Gary Hill had a band set up on the aft deck of the William B and about six to eight boats side tied to one another.
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By Len Bose | May 2, 2013
This last week, I was able to catch up with Billy Dutton of Riding Currents, a group dedicated to promoting renewable energy, raising awareness about plastics in the ocean and recognizing the advancement of renewable energy and its application to watercraft. To achieve this goal, Billy and Mark Ward founded the group Riding Currents, then selected the Duffy 22 electric boat as their vessel. SunPower provided the power with solar panels and Trojan batteries (T-145s) were used to store that energy.
NEWS
By Mike Whitehead | October 18, 2012
Ahoy! One night last week, I was cruising along our coastline with the owner of a new yacht, and he wondered why we could not see the light of Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island. Well, I explained the curvature of the Earth and that Avalon is actually below the horizon from Newport. Most people are only familiar with Avalon. Most members of the local yacht clubs only make the crossing to the clubs' boat mooring and beach areas on the island. A smaller percentage, usually a boater crowd, know about the hamlet of Two Harbors, which boaters often call the Isthmus.
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By Mona Shadia | September 29, 2012
When Newport Beach native Dave Purcell heard that Jetlev Southwest President Dean O'Malley was about to fly Saturday from Newport to Catalina Island on a jetpack, he wasn't about to miss it. His friend - Christine Heck, 60, who was at the M Street pier where O'Malley took off at about 7 a.m. - said Purcell, 65, was like a little kid. "I wanted to see it," Purcell said with excitement. "No one has ever done it before. " That is until Saturday. According to online reports, the 36-year-old achieved his goal of setting a world record for longest jetpack flight by reaching Catalina Island about four and a half hours after departing from Newport.
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By Jill Cowan | September 27, 2012
Jetlev Southwest President Dean O'Malley is making (and skimming) waves again as he prepares for a 26.2-mile flight to Catalina - by jetpack. The Newport Beach resident will blast off from the M Street pier at 7 a.m. Saturday in an attempt to set a world record for longest jetpack flight. No previous such record exists, said Eric Longabardi, a media consultant for Jetlev and a freelance reporter who contributes to the Newport Beach Independent. The flight to Avalon is also timed to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of aviator Glenn L. Martin's historic flight from Newport to Catalina Island.
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By Len Bose | August 23, 2012
"In 1956, President Eisenhower initiated the 'People to People Program' as a conduit for 'Greater International Understanding' through 'direct, close and abiding communication between cities,'" says the Newport Beach Sister Cities Assn. website. If you were to take "international" out of that description, I would recommend two more sister cities: Balboa Yacht Club's Whites Landing and Newport Harbor Yacht Club's Moonstone, both of which are on Catalina. They have their own mayors, caretakers and staff.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
Harrison, Leslie Joseph September 16, 1927 to January 21, 2012   Les was born in Long Beach in 1927 and raised in Santa Ana. Both Les' parents passed away during his early childhood and in 1941 at age 16, Les joined the Merchant Marines, and then later joined the Army in 1946. After the war, Les settled on the beach in Balboa where he met his wife, Pat to whom he was married for 59 years. After 33 years of service, he retired from the Costa Mesa Police Department in 1988.  He was an active member of the American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach, serving as Commodore of the AL Yacht Club and 1st Vice President of the Legion Corporate Board for several years.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | July 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — Two local schoolteachers will attempt to paddle their way from Catalina Island to Newport Harbor for the second time to raise money for arts education. On July 16, two Paularino Elementary School teachers plan to make the 26-mile sea crossing in a tandem kayak. They will be trying to repeat their feat from last summer, which they call Kayaking 4 Kids. They hope to raise $6,000, which will be split between their three favorite charities. "In education, so many programs are being cut — and art is one of them — and it's such a huge benefit to kids," said fifth-grade teacher Lisa Roberts.
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | March 28, 2011
The Catalina Flyer resumes daily service from Newport Beach to Santa Catalina Island on April 1 with machinery that should give passengers a quieter and smoother ride, the catamaran's owner announced Friday. The 600-seat passenger boat made in 1988, which runs between the Balboa Pavilion and Avalon, was removed from service in mid-September to have its engines replaced. To fill in for the catamaran while the new engines were being installed in Whidbey Island, Wash., the company temporarily rented a 149-seat boat to make the daily sea crossings, owner Armen Gugasian said.
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