Long Beach boating

Elvira Hallinan Named Manager of Marine Operations

city-of-long-beach George Chapjian, Director of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, announced today the appointment of Elvira Hallinan as Manager of Marine Operations for the City of Long Beach, effective August 23, 2014. Ms. Hallinan was selected after the completion of a nationwide executive search.

Summer Day Camps Will Get Kids “Movin’ and Groovin’

summer-day-camp From music and art to sports and games to swimming and sailing, youth can move and groove all summer long in Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine day camps. While campers are having a blast at their local park or beach, parents can relax knowing that their childcare needs are met.

Coast Guard Rescues 4 Men After Boat Sinks Off the Coast of Catalina

MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter. (File photo courtesy of the Coast Guard) The Coast Guard rescued four boaters after their 26-foot boat sunk about 13 miles northeast of Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island, Calif., at about 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks and Flares Can Cause Extra Problems for Boaters on 4th of July

flare safety on july 4th Flares should not be used as fireworks because they can be mistaken for a boat in distress. In preparation of the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, the Coast Guard reminds boaters to take the proper precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend on the water.

Coast Guard Launches Operation Dry Water to Nab Drunk Boaters

Operation Dry Dock looks for drunk boaters Operation Dry Water aims to keep people from drinking and boating. State and federal marine law enforcement officers will be working together during Operation Dry Water this weekend, June 24-26, looking for boaters whose Blood Alcohol Content exceeds the legal limit of .08%.

Poly Students Take 2nd Place in Solar Boating Competition

solar boat races across the water A Long Beach Poly student races the team’s solar powered boat during the competition. Last weekend, 15 students from Long Beach Poly High School competed against 40 other Southern California teams in the Metropolitan Water District’s Ninth Annual Solar Cup Boat Race Competition at Lake Skinner, located in Temecula Valley.

33 Degrees: The Latitude for Good Food

33-Degrees-thumb I often venture down to Shoreline Village and wonder why there isn’t just a simple burger joint with cold beer, gourmet hot dogs, and Fish & Chips served in paper? The village is filled with either fancy steak houses or your typical chain fare, and not one flip flop friendly, boat drink serving, Jimmy Buffet-esque establishment where you can roll up on your Catalina, tie off, and enjoy a can of Tecate and some fresh Mahi Mahi tacos while sitting in the sun.

Say “Cheese” Long Beach! 24 Hour Photo Contest Returns

camera-thumb say cheese Photo by Steve Harwood Next contest: Aug. 28-29, 2010, noon to noon SoCal public invited to enter for free; no registration required More than 300 area amateur and professional digital photographers took part in the last three SAY CHEESE LONG BEACH!

Boat safety classes

Operation Dry Dock looks for drunk boaters Summer may be over, but boat safety is always in season. Two different boat safety classes will take place in Long Beach starting in October. About Boating Safely U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-2 will offer About Boating Safely in a four-session format.

Powerfest kicks off boat race from Long Beach to Catalina

powerfest-long-beach For the second year in a row, Powerfest Thursday will flood Pine Avenue with a flurry of activity on July 9th from 5:30-10PM to kick off the annual Powerfest Boat Races from  Long Beach to Catalina. Hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates, the event will welcome thousands of visitors to Pine Avenue for an evening of music and entertainment. 

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