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February 22, 2003
June Casagrande If the city were to crack down today on all businesses whose overcrowded docks were posing a fire hazard, about half the charter boats in the Newport Harbor would be without a berth tonight. "Some of these boats are so close together it's a dangerous situation," Mayor Steve Bromberg said. Fire inspections have revealed rampant noncompliance with fire codes designed to protect boats and passengers, Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff said.
NEWS
February 27, 2003
The Daily Pilot article about charter boats ("Charter boat overcrowding a fire hazard," Saturday) was a timely piece in light of two recent incidents in clubs that killed more than 100 people in the last week. Disasters like the club fire may have been prevented if existing laws were enforced. These charter boats are nothing more than floating clubs with the same potential for disaster whether berthed or cruising the harbor. I am not up on what the specific laws and codes are regarding fire safety on charter boats, or the dock owners, but according to the Daily Pilot article, the laws that do exist are not being adhered to by the businesses that own the docks.
LOCAL
By By Alicia Robinson and Lauren Vane | December 17, 2005
Councilman wants to know regulations and how Newport Beach benefits from noisy boats for hire.A charter boat accident in November in Newport Beach may result in greater scrutiny of all the city's charter boat operations. Prompted by the Nov. 19 crash near Lido Isle, City Councilman John Heffernan this week asked for a review in January of how much money the city makes from charter boats and how they're regulated. He's not the first to bring up the issue -- Councilman Tod Ridgeway in 2002 suggested more regulation of the boats, leading some boat operators to believe they're not wanted in the harbor.
NEWS
April 16, 2005
Alicia Robinson Some Newport Beach charter boat operators are worried that city leaders want them to pull up their anchors and sail away. Their fears were prompted by a proposed new system of giving permits to charter boat businesses. The city's harbor commission is considering doing away with the two types of permits now issued to charter boat operators and creating a new permit system. Now, operators who meet certain criteria have permits that are good forever, but most businesses must apply for a separate permit and pay a fee for each chartered boat trip.
NEWS
December 9, 2004
ON THE AGENDA Here are some of the issues the commission will consider Thursday. PARKING AGREEMENT The commission will decide if Norm Goodin has satisfied his off-site parking requirements for a charter boat service he intends to open on West Coast Highway. Goodin purchased a property at 2527 W. Coast Highway with the intention of relocating his charter boat company, Charter Yachts of Newport Beach, from Lido Marina Village. He also wants to open a new yacht club, Pacific Coast Yacht Club, on the second floor of one of the two buildings on the property, which would remain.
NEWS
December 20, 2003
Winners by category in this year's Christmas Boat Parade: Sweepstakes: Elation, owned by Paul Gerst Best Power Boat: El Navegante owned by Sasco Electric Best Sail Boat: Huff N' Puff, owned by Dave Thomas Best Boat Under 30 Feet: CF4671PV, owned by Trent Lattin Best Music: Endless Honeymoon, owned by Karen Thibodeau Best Lights and Animation, 1st Place: Heather, owned by Craig McCabe Best Lights and...
NEWS
March 4, 2003
Re: Community Commentary, Thursday, by Paul James Baldwin. I make an effort to not become involved in the machinations of local government or court of opinion. It's not apathy. More accurately, it lies in the belief that one's opinion is invalidated if one has any interest in, or involvement with, the subject area. So, my intent with this brief letter is not to debate the merits of the charter boat industry -- not to cite statistics regarding revenue gained nor any advantages associated with the industry's presence in Newport, nor disadvantages.
NEWS
December 8, 2002
June Casagrande Ed Quesada can't imagine what his life will be like if the South Shore Yacht Club disappears. Along with wife Connie, he's been a member for 12 years. His son was married there. Three or four times a week, Ed and Connie come to the club to socialize a bit before hitting the water on their boat, "Serena." "It's a very special place," Quesada said. "The words 'yacht club' sometimes denote exclusivity, but we are a very inclusive kind of club.
NEWS
February 8, 2004
Deepa Bharath God. That's what they called Ken Dickerson along the shoreline, from Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas. Ken was one of the last of a vanishing breed of California's master fishermen. He read the skies. His weather forecasts, way before fancy radars and Doppler machines, were so accurate that they made it seem like he was dancing the weather gods like puppets. He seemed to study the water and the fish that swam in it. He enjoyed reeling in anything -- from tuna and trout to marlin and albacore.
NEWS
By Len Bose | March 21, 2014
I made it back last week from the 34th Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten, where I observed a couple of fresh ideas on how to better promote yachting events. First off, the regatta was spectacular. I highly recommend that you place it on your bucket list. One innovative idea, which I could not help but notice, was the use of drones. They were about the size of a Frisbee, hovering above the regatta and the various parties, filming all of the activities. If you would like to view the beauty of this Caribbean island, along with the types of boats in the event, Google "Heineken Regatta drone.
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By Len Bose | March 21, 2014
I made it back last week from the 34th Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten, where I observed a couple of fresh ideas on how to better promote yachting events. First off, the regatta was spectacular. I highly recommend that you place it on your bucket list. One innovative idea, which I could not help but notice, was the use of drones. They were about the size of a Frisbee, hovering above the regatta and the various parties, filming all of the activities. If you would like to view the beauty of this Caribbean island, along with the types of boats in the event, Google "Heineken Regatta drone.
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NEWS
By Mike Whitehead | October 11, 2012
Ahoy! The waters in Newport Harbor are bubbling with the Newport Beach City Council's desire to raise the rates for a tideland fee for commercial operations, which you can expect will be expanded to the residential properties. Officials say the increase will bring the fee to fair market value, but how do we determine the true value? The fees are really intended to cover the cost of city-provided services. What will the lessee receive in benefits or value for the raised fees?
NEWS
By Len Bose | June 21, 2012
I keep thinking of a local band back from the early '80s called "The Daddy O's. " Their hit song, "Tiki Boat Party," was based on good times we all had on The Tiki Boat, a charter boat that runs out of the Balboa Fun Zone. The words to the song went like this: "It's a Tiki boat party, It's a Tiki boat parade, summer and the sun is out, we really got it made!" This week, the Balboa Yacht Club held its Club Championships in the Governors Cup 21's. Two events took place on Saturday: the Masters, for members over the age of 55, and the Family Championships.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | November 19, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Some evenings, Brian Dougherty can glance out his bayfront window and literally catch the tail end of a wedding. Charter captains thrust their 140-foot yachts into reverse, just yards from his house, churning the bay and pointing the wedding singer right toward him. Dougherty speculates they are seeking the wedding album cover shot — picturesque Newport Beach with the sun setting over the harbor. There may be fewer of such pictures if some of the harbor commissioners have their way. On Tuesday, the commissioners will ask the City Council to hold off on approving a dock for the 148-foot Majestic, one of the largest boats in the harbor.
LOCAL
By By Alicia Robinson and Lauren Vane | December 17, 2005
Councilman wants to know regulations and how Newport Beach benefits from noisy boats for hire.A charter boat accident in November in Newport Beach may result in greater scrutiny of all the city's charter boat operations. Prompted by the Nov. 19 crash near Lido Isle, City Councilman John Heffernan this week asked for a review in January of how much money the city makes from charter boats and how they're regulated. He's not the first to bring up the issue -- Councilman Tod Ridgeway in 2002 suggested more regulation of the boats, leading some boat operators to believe they're not wanted in the harbor.
NEWS
April 16, 2005
Alicia Robinson Some Newport Beach charter boat operators are worried that city leaders want them to pull up their anchors and sail away. Their fears were prompted by a proposed new system of giving permits to charter boat businesses. The city's harbor commission is considering doing away with the two types of permits now issued to charter boat operators and creating a new permit system. Now, operators who meet certain criteria have permits that are good forever, but most businesses must apply for a separate permit and pay a fee for each chartered boat trip.
NEWS
December 9, 2004
ON THE AGENDA Here are some of the issues the commission will consider Thursday. PARKING AGREEMENT The commission will decide if Norm Goodin has satisfied his off-site parking requirements for a charter boat service he intends to open on West Coast Highway. Goodin purchased a property at 2527 W. Coast Highway with the intention of relocating his charter boat company, Charter Yachts of Newport Beach, from Lido Marina Village. He also wants to open a new yacht club, Pacific Coast Yacht Club, on the second floor of one of the two buildings on the property, which would remain.
NEWS
February 8, 2004
Deepa Bharath God. That's what they called Ken Dickerson along the shoreline, from Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas. Ken was one of the last of a vanishing breed of California's master fishermen. He read the skies. His weather forecasts, way before fancy radars and Doppler machines, were so accurate that they made it seem like he was dancing the weather gods like puppets. He seemed to study the water and the fish that swam in it. He enjoyed reeling in anything -- from tuna and trout to marlin and albacore.
NEWS
December 20, 2003
Winners by category in this year's Christmas Boat Parade: Sweepstakes: Elation, owned by Paul Gerst Best Power Boat: El Navegante owned by Sasco Electric Best Sail Boat: Huff N' Puff, owned by Dave Thomas Best Boat Under 30 Feet: CF4671PV, owned by Trent Lattin Best Music: Endless Honeymoon, owned by Karen Thibodeau Best Lights and Animation, 1st Place: Heather, owned by Craig McCabe Best Lights and...
NEWS
March 4, 2003
Re: Community Commentary, Thursday, by Paul James Baldwin. I make an effort to not become involved in the machinations of local government or court of opinion. It's not apathy. More accurately, it lies in the belief that one's opinion is invalidated if one has any interest in, or involvement with, the subject area. So, my intent with this brief letter is not to debate the merits of the charter boat industry -- not to cite statistics regarding revenue gained nor any advantages associated with the industry's presence in Newport, nor disadvantages.
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