Dana Point Boaters Association

 

Updated January 1, 2013

News "Archives" Before January 2012

January 1, 2013

From the Officers, Directors and Advisors of The Dana Point Boaters Association we extend our best wishes to all of the many thousands of supporters, as well as all those who enjoy recreational boating at Dana Point Harbor. Wishing all a joyous and safe New Year!
Latest DPBA News: Your BOD held elections for Directors and Officers at our regular BOD meeting on December 10, 2012. The following Directors & Officers were elected for calendar year 2013. Please follow this link to our "About Us" webpage to see a list of your 2013 elected Officers.

December 27, 2012

Last Local Notice To Mariners Updates For 2012:
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

December 21-24, 2012

Please allow the Officers, Directors and Advisors of The Dana Point Boaters Association to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to all of the many thousands of supporters, as well as all those who enjoy recreational boating at Dana Point Harbor. Do please have a most joyous and safe holiday season.
Congratulations to all the boaters who participated in the 2012 Dana Point Harbor, Boat Parade of Lights; Job well done!
A special thanks and congratulations to your DPBA "Most Spirit" cup winner, Dana Point Yacht Club Juniors, Goin ta Blazes –Gary MacCleverty.
The Log Newspaper ~ The Log Newspaper December 21, 2012 Edition (Newport Raises Residential Dock Fees!)

December 16-18, 2012

DP Harbor 2012 38th Annual Boat Parade of Lights ~ Your DPBA Winner of The "Most Spirit Cup" is #49 GOIN TA BLAZES, Dana Point Yacht Club Juniors (Other Winner Photos Coming Soon)
Click Here To View Complete 2012 Boat Parade of Lights Award Presentation Slide Set

Photo Credits, Michael Abbinante (photoartbymichael.com)

December 13, 2012

Community Notice ~ OC Board of Supervisors Public Hearing Approves Waterside SEIR 12. 11.12

December 7, 2012

Community Notice ~ OC Board of Supervisors December 11th, 2012 SEIR
Dana Point Marina Improvement Project Public Hearing Reminder

OC Board of Supervisors 12/11/12 Hearing Agenda

SEIR Hearing Documents

DP Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Updates
12/7/12 -2012 Participants Rules Letter From Norma
12/8/12 - Boat Parade Housekeeping Notes

December 3, 2012

Boating Advisory ~ Special Bulletin from the US Coast Guard ~ Holiday Boat Parades
Boating Announcement ~ 2012 DP Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Registration Read The Holidays In The Harbor & Parade Flyer and Boat Parade of Lights Participation Flyer

November 22, 2012

Boating Announcement ~ 2012 DP Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Registration Read The Holidays In The Harbor & Parade Flyer and Boat Parade of Lights Participation Flyer

November 15, 2012

Boating Announcement ~ 2012 DP Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Registration Read The Holidays In The Harbor & Parade Flyer and Boat Parade of Lights Participation Flyer

November 8, 2012

Boating Announcement ~ 2012 DP Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Registration Read The Holidays In The Harbor & Parade Flyer and Boat Parade of Lights Participation Flyer

November 3, 2012

Boating Announcement ~ 2012 DP Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Registration

October 26, 2012

The Log Newspaper ~ The Log Newspaper October 26, 2012 Edition

October 20, 2012

The Log Newspaper ~ The 29th Annual 2013 Slip Guide

October 14, 2012

USCG "PROCEEDINGS MAGAZINE" ~ USCG Proceedings (Magazine) Fall Issue 2012

October 13, 2012

Boater Advisory ~ Cancellation of Build-A-Boat Challenge
Community Notice ~ Community Notice - The Great California Shake Out
The Log Newspaper ~ The Log Newspaper October 12, 2012 Edition

October 4, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

September 28, 2012

DPBA Boater Blast Updates ~ DPBA News You Can Really Use & OC Planning Commission Approves SEIR

September 27, 2012

Community Notice ~ OC Planning Commission Unanimously Supports SEIR
The Log Newspaper ~ The Log Newspaper September 28, 2012 Edition
Department of Fish & Game Newsletter ~ EYE ON INVASIVES (Newsletter) Summer_Fall 2012

September 20, 2012

Community Advisory ~ The Orange County Planning Commission has rescheduled the public hearing for September 26, 2012, to consider the Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) No. 613 for the Dana Point Harbor Marina Improvement Project. Community Advisory - OC Planning Commission Public Hearing 9/20/12
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

September 16, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

September 07, 2012

Weekend Advisory ~ Tall Ships Festival Safety Tips

September 01, 2012

Community Notice ~ Labor Day Weekend Parking Announcement August 31, 2012

August 26, 2012

Community Advisory ~ California Coastal Clean-Up Day - Saturday, September 15, 2012
Community Notice ~ Geotechnical Study August 27-31, 2012
Community Notice ~ Upcoming September Events
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

August 19, 2012

Community Advisory ~ California Coastal Clean-Up Day - Saturday, September 15, 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

August 11, 2012 (Large File Updates)

SEIR No. 613 Documents for Dana Point Harbor Marina Improvement Project ~ OC Planning Commission Hearing Cancelled ~ Final Commission Memo ~ Vol. I Draft EIR ~ Vol. II Cover, Vol. II - A, Vol. II - B, Vol. II - C, Vol. II - D, Vol. II - E, Vol. II - F ~ Vol. III RTC-Errata (Large Files)!

Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project, an analysis has been developed to compare the concept of constructing a Dry Stack Boat Storage Building versus a Dry Boat Storage Deck to meet the boat storage requirement for Planning Area 1 of Dana Point Harbor ~ Dry Boat Storage Analysis Report and Analysis Drawings DPH Dry Boat Storage Barn & DPH Dry Boat Storage Deck (Large Files)! Also, New DP Harbor Signage.

August 9, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

August 3, 2012

Community Advisory ~ OC Planning Commission Hearing SEIR No. 613 DP Harbor Harbor Postponed
The latest digital copy of The Log is now available ~ August 3rd Digital Edition

August 2, 2012

Community Advisory ~ OC Planning Commission Hearing SEIR No. 613 DP Harbor Harbor
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

July 26, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

July 21-24, 2012

Dana Point Harbor Revitalization ~ For the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project, an analysis has been developed to compare the concept of constructing a Dry Stack Boat Storage Building versus a Dry Boat Storage Deck to meet the boat storage requirement for Planning Area 1 of Dana Point Harbor.
Your DPBA Board of Directors and Advisors will be posting our comments along with those of our Members shortly. Please keep an open watch for our reply and comments to OC Dana Point Harbor. Please also provide your comments by replying to this Boater eNews; just hit your reply button to this email and let us know your thoughts and concerns.
Dry Boat Storage: Analysis Report and Analysis Drawings: Analysis Drawings1, Analysis Drawings2, Analysis Drawings3, Analysis Drawings4, Analysis Drawings5 (Large Files)!
Gov. Signs Bill To Save Boating Commission ~ The Log Article "Bill To Save DBW Commission"
Latest "The Log" Digital Edition ~ July 20th Edition!
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

DP Harbor 2012 Boat Parade of Lights ~ "A Hollywood Holiday" (NEW)! Lights, Camera, Action! ~ So get your Directors beret on, your actors and actresses all lined up and join us for another fun and creative boat parade of lights! You can take the theme to also mean your favorite movies, holiday movies, general hollywood fun, etc. Let your imaginations loose and we will see you on the red carpet!!

July 16, 2012

Community Advisory ~ Dry Boat Storage Report!
We will update you further once your Board of Directors and Advisors have had the chance to review the documents and drawings.

July 12, 2012

Community Advisory ~ Survey July 12th - August 10, 2012!
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

July 9, 2012

USCG Proceeding Magazine Summer 2012 & DFG Eye On Invasives Winter_Spring 2012!
USCG Proceedings (Magazine) Summer Issue 2012
EYE ON INVASIVES (Newsletter) Winter_Spring 2012

July 2, 2012

Community Advisory ~ Fourth of July Parking Program!
Orange County Fire Authority ~
OCFA Urges Residents to Watch Public Fireworks Displays!

June 30, 2012

Community Advisory ~ City of Dana Point Fourth of July Traffic Control!

June 28, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

June 22, 2012

Boating Advisory - Department of Boating and Waterways News - Operation Dry Water

June 20, 2012

Community Advisory ~ OC Dana Point Harbor Fourth of July Advisory
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

June 16, 2012

OC Dana Point Harbor "Boater Advisory" ~ Placement of New Buoys
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

June 8, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

June 4, 2012

Community Advisory ~ OC Dana Point Harbor is Requesting a Coastal Development Permit from City of Dana Point for construction and installation of new median signs as a part of the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan - City DP Planning Commission Public Hearing is scheduled for 6:00PM, Monday, June 11, 2012

June 2, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

May 29, 2012

Community Advisory ~ OC Dana Point Harbor Boat Show - May 31 - June 3, 2012

Boaters' Thanks To PAE (Nordhavn) ~ We would like to express our thanks to Dan Streech of Pacific Asian Enterprises (Nordhavn). Our thanks to PAE (Nordhavn) for making a portion of their parking lot in parcel 11 (the former Beach House Restaurant) available for Catalina Express parking over last weekends Memorial Day Holiday. This was done without compensation to PAE! Once again our thanks for helping with Dana Point Harbor Holiday Parking.

May 24, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

May 23, 2012 (Boater Blast)

Dana Point Harbor West Marina Updates ~ DP Harbor West Marina Management RFP Updates
As you know, the Orange County Board of Supervisors has delayed again their consideration of the Dana Point west basin management contract. Though the Supervisors have not offered specific reasons for the delays, we do know from conversations with the Supervisors' staffs that the delay represents their diligence in ensuring that all proposals are evaluated thoroughly and all bidders considered fairly.

Boater Advisory ~ Memorial Day Weekend

May 18, 2012 (Items Are Being Added Daily Once Received and Scanned)

DPBA Boater Blast ~ Dana Point Harbor RFP Update 5-18-12
OC BOS ~ Dana West Marina Management ~ RFP Deleted From May 22, 2012 Agenda
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

May 17, 2012

DPBA Boater Blast ~ Dana Point Harbor Updates 5-17-12
Harbor Advisory ~ Weekend Events for May 19th and 20th

May 12, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

May 05, 2012

Cal Boating Department Reorganization ~ Contact your policy makers today As you may have heard, there is a plan being discussed in Sacramento to eliminate the California Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating) and move its functions into the much larger California Department of Parks and Recreation. We urge you to weigh in on this proposal today. We urge you to contact the Little Hoover Commission, your state legislators and Governor Brown today.

May 03, 2012

Possible Island Collision ~ Deadly Ensenada Race Update
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

April 27, 2012

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has postponed consideration of the West Marina management RFP to May 22nd. We will provide you with additional information when we have it. Notice From the Office of Tom Mauk, County Executive Officer.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

April 21, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

April 14, 2012 (Items Are Being Added Daily Once Received and Scanned)

DPBA Boater Blast ~ Dana Point Harbor West Basin Update ~ Dana West Marina Management RFP County of Orange Board of Supervisors NEW Hearing Date

County of Orange OC Dana Point Harbor RFP For West Basin Management Agreement ~
Continuation #2
Continuation #1
March 27th, 2012 OC BOS Agenda Item #11 Staff Report
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
OC DPH Cover Letter To DPBA's Public Information Request
Complete West Basin Marina RFP
(Very Large File)
Suppliers That Have Viewed West Basin RFP
Response To TBW From OC DPH Change In Hearing Date and Q&A

Presentations To OC DPH ~ (Very Large Files)
DPMC RFP Oral Presentation Slides
DWM ~ TBW Company Presentation Slides

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

April 2, 2012

USCG Proceedings Magazine ~ Spring Issue 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI
USCG Special Notice ~
LNM Special Notice 2012 ~ 2182kHz

March 25, 2012 (Items Are Being Added Daily Once Received and Scanned)

County of Orange OC Dana Point Harbor RFP For West Basin Management Agreement ~
March 27th, 2012 OC BOS Agenda Item #11 Staff Report
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
OC DPH Cover Letter To DPBA's Public Information Request
Complete West Basin Marina RFP
(Very Large File)
Suppliers That Have Viewed West Basin RFP
Response To TBW From OC DPH Change In Hearing Date and Q&A

Dana Point Marina Company's Oral Presentation To OC DPH ~
DPMC RFP Oral Presentation Slides

March 16, 2012

Weather Advisory ~ Storm Watch March 16, 2012

March 15, 2012

Weather Advisory ~ Storm Watch March 15, 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

March 11, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI
Public Notice For Bridges ~ GeraldDesmondReplacementBridge_LA-LBHarbor

March 1, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

February 24, 2012

BOAT US GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: "Your GPS" FCC Update ~ ACT NOW!

Last summer boaters sent a clear message to the Federal Communications Commission – “Don’t Mess with GPS!" As you may remember, a private company, LightSquared, received preliminary FCC approval to offer a new cellular broadband service. Tests showed this service could significantly interfere with GPS signals.

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Advisory ~ 2012 Festival of Whales.

United States Coast Guard "PROCEEDINGS MAGAZINE" ~ USCG Proceedings (Magazine) Winter Issue 2011!

February 23, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG Navigation Rules International - Inland Updated

February 15, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012

February 10-12, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Weather Advisory ~ High Surf Advisory Extended.
Local Notice To Mariners ~
Local Notice To Mariners Week #06-2012
AIS Special Notice Guide 2012
Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

February 8, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Weather Advisory ~ High Surf Advisory In Effect.

February 05, 2012

Dana Point Times ~ Seven Arrested at Dana Point Harbor for Human Smuggling
Border Patrol agents took seven people into custody Saturday afternoon at Dana Point Harbor for illegal human smuggling. At about 3:30 p.m. Saturday Border Patrol agents responded to assist Orange... full story

February 03, 2012

Dana Point Harbor West Basin Update ~ New Parking Lot Gates, Restroom, and Laundry Facilities Electronic Access

Dana West Marina is in the process of installing an electronic access system for all Dana West Marina cove side parking lots, restrooms, and laundry rooms. Installation of the system has begun, and it is anticipated that the entire installation will be completed by February 14, 2012. There will be a short period where the system will be tested and we plan to be fully operational by March 1, 2012.

February 02, 2012

Dana Point Boaters Association ~ Boater Blast Website Page Updated

February 1, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

January 27, 2012

Special Call-To-Arms ~ Recreational Boaters of California [RBOC] is urging boaters to speak up in opposition to Governor Brown's proposal to eliminate the state Department of Boating and Waterways [Cal Boating] and re-constitute the department as a division within the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Log Newspaper ~ TAKE ACTION: Save the California Department of Boating & Waterways
OC Dana Point Harbor Weather Advisory ~ High Winds & High Surf Advisory

January 26, 2012

Coalition to Save Our GPS | Member Update ~ One Year Later .....
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ 2012 Light List Volume VI Pacific Coast and Pacific Island
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

January 24, 2012

OC Dana Point Harbor Weather Advisory - High Winds Watch 1-24-12

January 20, 2012

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Advisory ~ Embarcadero Parking Lot Asphalt Repair
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ 2012 Light List Volume VI Pacific Coast and Pacific Island
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

January 19, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI
Dana Point Boaters Association ~ About Us Website Page Updated

January 12, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI
Dana Point Boaters Association ~ About Us Website Page Updated

January 05, 2012

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners 2012.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI
Dana Point Boaters Association ~ Meeting Website Page Updated

December 31, 2011

National Weather Service San Diego CA, 120 PM PST Sat Dec 31 2011 ~
Large Surf Expected Next Week & Dense Fog Warnings

December 30, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Boater Advisory ~ OC Marine Protected Areas Effective January 1, 2012
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

December 24, 2011

From the Directors & Advisors of the DPBA, wishing you and your family a Safe & Happy Holiday Season! Congratulations to #46 Wind Dancer, winner of the DPBA "Most Spirited Cup" Award! Rick Midlik & Crew were the winners of the "Most Spirited Cup" Award and a $250.00 cash prize. Congratulations Rick! (Photos Coming Soon).
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

Congratulations to #46 Wind Dancer, winner of the DPBA "Most Spirited Cup" Award! Rick Midlik & Crew were the winners of the "Most Spirited Cup" Award and a $250.00 cash prize. Congratulations Rick! (Photos Coming Soon).
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

December 9, 2011

ALL Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade Participant's ~ Rules, Regulations, Q&A and Parade Map
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.
Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ Light List Summary of Corrections Volume VI

December 3, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.
Dana Point Harbor Association Holiday Schedule Flyer ~ 37th Annual Holiday In The Harbor.

November 29, 2011

Dana Point Harbor Boating Announcement ~ 37th Annual Boat Parade of Lights Registration.
2011 Boat Parade of Lights Application,“SANTA SALUTES THE 70's”. (Large Document)

November 24, 2011

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) "Eye On Invasives", a quarterly newsletter dedicated to informing the public about the activities related to invasive species in California. In the first issue, they focus on invasive mussels, and share some of the many efforts underway by DFG and their partners. Fall 2011 Issue, Volume 1, No., 2

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

November 20, 2011

Your Dana Point Boaters Association has responded and released the following documents in response to the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR), Dana Point Harbor Marina Improvement Project. The following documents that have been sent and provided to OC Dana Point Harbor, County of Orange and Other Agencies. You may read our responses on our special SEIR Webpage.

November 20th Boater Blast Topics:

Boaters Provide Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact report (SEIR) Response.
Dana Point Harbor "Holidays in the Harbor" & Holiday Parade of Lights..
Dana Point Boaters Association Needs You! DPBA Elections Monday, December 5th, 2011

November 17, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

November 10, 2011

Dana Point Harbor Association Holiday Schedule Flyer ~ 37th Annual Holiday In The Harbor.

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

November 7, 2011

USCG Proceedings (Magazine) Fall Issue 2011

November 5, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

Safety And Education Webpage Update ~ DPBA Safety and Education Webpage.

November 4, 2011

Dana Point Harbor Road Closure Advisory ~ Dana Point Police Services will be implementing the following road closures for the Turkey Trot 5k & 10k races on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 24th, 2011. Road Closure Advisory - 2011 Turkey Trot !

November 2, 2011

37th Annual Dana Point Harbor Holidays In The Harbor "Boat Parade of Lights" ~ 2011 Boat Parade of Lights Application,“SANTA SALUTES THE 70's”. (Large Document)

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

October 28, 2011

October 27, 2011 ~ Notice of Availability—Extended Public Review Period To Adopt a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the Dana Point Harbor Marina Improvement Project. (September 20 - November 21, 2011)

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

October 20, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

October 18, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

OC Dana Point Harbor Awarded $100,000 from OCTA Grant ~ For Water Quality Improvement Measure.

October 13, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

October 6, 2011 ~ CCC Unanimously Passes Agenda Item #6a City of DP DPT-MAJ-1-10 IP Plan. See hearing by Clicking Hear. Agenda Item 6a starts at 47:25 minutes into hearing!

California Coastal Commission October 6, 2001 Hearings Agenda ~ The California Coastal Commission Unanimously Passes Agenda Item #6a - City of Dana Point LCP Amendment DPT-MAJ-1-10 (Implementation Plan for Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan) Certification Review.

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

September 30, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

September 24, 2011 ~ Draft SEIR 45-Day Public Review Period (September 20 - November 4, 2011).

Written comments responding to the adequacy and appropriateness of the Draft SEIR should be delivered/sent no later than 5:00PM on November 4, 2011 to: OC Dana Point Harbor, 24650 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629. The Draft SEIR and supporting technical reports are available for review by interested parties below in its entirety or at ocdph.com.

California Coastal Commission October 6, 2001 Hearings Agenda ~ The California Coastal Commission will hear Agenda Item #6a - City of Dana Point LCP Amendment DPT-MAJ-1-10 (Implementation Plan for Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan) Certification Review.

September 20, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Attention All Interested Parties ~ Notice of Availability/Notice of Intent To Adopt a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the Dana Point Marina Improvement Project !
View All The DRAFT SEIR Documents Online At: Dana Point Harbor "Draft Marina SEIR"!

September 16, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Advisory ~ OC Dana Point Harbor will be conducting a survey to determine the community's understanding and overall expectations from our Water Quality Program. Please click of the link below to take this short survey, the survey will be open until October 31, 2011.
Water Quality Survey ~ http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPHWQ!

September 14, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

September 13, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Advisory ~ California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 17, 2011.

September 12, 2011

Our thanks to all the DPBA Members that stopped by our booth at this weekends Toshiba Tall Ships Festival. Also, a Big Thanks to all the NEW DPBA Members that signed up and took our Survey at the Festival.
For those's of you that took our NEW Survey during the Festival we thank you for taking the time to express your views and comments! Our NEW Survey is also available Online for those of you that were not able to attend the Festival. This New Survey will be Online for awhile so we may hear your views and comments from our Members and ALL Dana Point Boaters. Please follow the link to let us know your thoughts and concerns about our Harbor Revitalization Online Survey!

September 10, 2011

California Coastal Commission Press Releases ~ Coastal Commission Appoints New Executive Director!

September 9, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Boater Advisory ~ Tall Ships Festival Safety Tips!

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Advisory ~ Weekend Events In The Harbor!

September 7, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

Dana Point Harbor Association -- "September Newsletter - Ahoy Matey! Summer Is Sailing Away!

September 1, 2011 ~ (HIGH SURF ADVISORY)!

OC DPH Boating Advisory ~ Weather Advisory ~ Caution At Harbor Entrance, High Surf Advisory!

OC DPH Community Announcement ~ Second Notice ~ Special Labor Day Weekend Parking Announcement!

August 31, 2011

August 31st Boater Blast Topics:

IT'S NOW OFFICIAL - All Parking Spaces In All Boater Parking Lots, Dana Point Harbor Wide, Are To Be Dedicated Exclusively To Boater Parking This LABOR DAY WEEDKEND!

We usually don't waste time defending the Dana Point Boaters Association from those many hurtful, off-the-wall dissident boater attacks that our members see (we know because the dissidents "acquired" our emailing list 4 years ago)!

OC DPH Boating Advisory ~ Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) Issues Safety Reminder For Labor Day Weekend!

August 30, 2011 ~ (LABOR DAY BOATER PARKING NEWS)!

OC DPH Community Announcement ~ Special Labor Day Weekend Parking Announcement

August 26, 2011

OC DPH Boating Advisory ~ Pacific Voyagers UPDATE! Arrival, August 29th - 31st!

OC DPH Community Announcement ~ Upcoming Community Events.

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

August 21, 2011

Boater Blast Topics: Tall Ships Festival ~ East Basin Parking UPDATE! ~ Boater Advisory (Within Dana Point Harbor) !

Orange County Tax Appeal Forms and Examples ~ Possessory Interest & Personal Property (Boat Assessment Taxes (Updated Webpage Information)!

August 19, 2011

OC DPH Boating Advisory ~ Pacific Voyagers In Dana Point Harbor, August 20th & 21st!

Boater Blast Topics: Tall Ships Festival ~ East Basin Parking UPDATE! ~ Boater Advisory (Within Dana Point Harbor) !

New DP USCGA Upcoming Classes ~ DP USCGA Upcoming Classes on "About Boater Safety" & " Basic Coastal Navigation. Classes Start August 23rd & September 27th respectively!

August 17, 2011

Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

New USCG Proceedings Magazine ~ USCG Proceedings Magazine) Summer Issue 2011.

August 14, 2011 (Boater Blast)

Boater Blast Topics:
East Basin Parking Problems
Dana Point Boater Taxes
DPBA Website & Bookkeeping Matters

August 11, 2011

This Week's Local Notice To Mariners Update ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

Newly Updated USCG ~ U.S. DGPS Sites & Identification Numbers (7/31/2011)!

August 05, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Weather Advisory ~ High Surf Advisory In Effect This Afternoon Through Sunday.

August 04, 2011 (Boater Blast)

Boater Blast: Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Update, LCP Becomes Law, July 4th Weekend Parking Woes, Beach House Restaurant Property, DPBA Website & Bookkeeping Matters. Read Our August 4th Boater Blast.

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners & Light List Volume VI Pacific Coast and Pacific Island ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

July 27, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor (OC DPH) Community Advisory ~ City of Dana Point Planning Commission Meeting, Public Hearing, Monday, August 1, 2011. Coastal Development Permit CDP-11-0010, (Formerly occupied by "The Beach House".

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners & Light List Volume VI Pacific Coast and Pacific Island ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

July 22, 2011

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is proud to announce the launch of "Eye On Invasives", a quarterly newsletter dedicated to informing the public about the activities related to invasive species in California. In the first issue, they focus on invasive mussels, and share some of the many efforts underway by DFG and their partners. Summer 2011 Issue, Volume 1, No., 1

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners & Light List Volume VI Pacific Coast and Pacific Island ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

July 16, 2011

BOAT US GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: Will your GPS work when you need it? ACT NOW!

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave conditional approval to a private company, LightSquared, to begin a nationwide broadband service right next to the radio spectrum used for GPS. After concerns from user groups (including BoatU.S.) the FCC required significant testing and a report for potential conflicts with aviation, cellular, navigation, and four other GPS uses before this proposal could move forward. In that June 30th report the navigation sub-team concluded “that all phases of the LightSquared deployment plan will result in widespread harmful interference to GPS signals and service and that mitigation is not possible.”

SB 623 [Kehoe] Copper-based Anti-fouling Paints ~ Recreational Boaters Of California ~ (RBOC) is continuing our lobbying efforts to protect the ability of boaters to utilize effective and affordable anti-fouling paints on the hulls of our vessels.

July 12, 2011

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Advisory ~ Surfrider Foundation's South Orange County Chapter July 2011 Meeting.

July 10, 2011

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners & Light List Volume VI Pacific Coast and Pacific Island ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners.

Keep America Fishing ~ Take Action Now ~ Federal Recreational Fish Hatcheries are on the Chopping Block Cuts to the National Fish Hatchery System budget could greatly reduce angling opportunity.

June 29, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Advisory ~ Fourth of July 2011 Parking Program

OCFA Orange County Fire Authority Community Notice ~ 2011 OC Public Fireworks Display Locations

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners. These notices will be posted and updated on a weekly basis as they become available.

June22, 2011

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners. These notices will be posted and updated on a weekly basis as they become available.

June 18, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Advisory ~ Dana Wharf Parking Lot Maintenance Project

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Announcement ~ Fourth of July Traffic Control Notice

June 10, 2011

City of Dana Point Agenda for Monday, June 13, 2011 ~ Dana Point City Council Agenda

AGENA ITEM #18. ~~ CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION SUGGESTED MODIFICATIONS AFFECTING THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN OF THE DANA POINT HARBOR REVITALIZATION PLAN AND DISTRICT REGULATIONS FOR DANA POINT LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AMEMDMENT 06-03 RECOMMENDED ACTION: That the City Council conduct a Public Hearing and adopt the suggested modifications approved by the California Coastal Commission in its certification of the Implementation Plan for the Local Coastal Program Amendment LCPA06-03 for the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan and District Regulations and Dana Point Specific Plan Amendment for the Dana Point Harbor by 1) introducing an Ordinance entitled:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA ADOPTING THE LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AMENDMENT LCPA06-03 AFFECTING THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THE DANA POINT HARBOR REVITALIZATION PLAN AND DISTRICT REGULATIONS, THAT ALSO AMENDS THE DANA POINT SPECIFIC PLAN AND ZONING CODE, FOR APPROVAL AND CERTIFICATION BY THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION; and
2) forward the adopted modifications to the Coastal Commission for final certification by adopting a Resolution entitled:
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE COASTAL COMMISSION’S MODIFICATIONS TO THE IMPRLEMENTATION PLAN FOR LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AMENDMENT LCPA06-03 AND REQUESTING CERTIFICATION BY THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION.

June 9, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Community Advisory ~ OC Dana Point Harbor Boat Show and Green Expo, June 9 - 12, 2011 -- Highlighting National Marina Day.

Dana Point Harbor Boat Show & Green Expo ~ Special Features & Special Discount Ticket Pricing, Come For To The Festive Event!

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners. These notices will be posted and updated on a weekly basis as they become available.

June 3, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor Boating Advisory ~ Vessel Safety Check Event Saturday, June 25, 2011.

June 2, 2011

City of Dana Point ~ Notice is Hereby Given that on June 13, 2011, the City Council of the City of Dana Point will conduct a public hearing to consider the following: California Coastal Commission suggested Modifications to Dana Point Local Coastal Plan Amendment 06-03 Implementation Plan Component of the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan and District Regulations.

Just Updated, Week #22 Local Notice To Mariners ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners. These notices will be posted and updated on a weekly basis as they become available.

May 25, 2011

Dana Point Harbor Boat Show and Green Expo ~ Meet Captain "Wild" Bill Wichrowski of "The Deadliest Catch" TV Show

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners. These notices will be posted and updated on a weekly basis as they become available.

Orange County Fire Authority ~ Fireworks and Summer Safety Bulletin

May 23, 2011

Just Updated, This Week's Local Notice To Mariners ~ USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners. These notices will be posted and updated on a weekly basis as they become available.

May 17, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor "Community Advisory" ~ "Dana Wharf Maintenance Update"

Keep America Fishing ~ Urge Congress to Support New Legislation that Opens More Federal Lands to Recreational Fishing. Increased development and regulations make access more critical than ever.

May 13, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor "Community Advisory" ~ "Parking Lot Maintenance Project Update"

May 7, 2011

SPECIAL NOTICE (Eleventh Coast Guard District LNM Notification) ~ The International Hydrographical Organization (IHO) is soliciting participation from chart users to ascertain mariner preferences for uncertainty (quality) indicators on nautical charts. Mariners are encouraged to take this survey to assist the IHO in improving charting products.

Southern California's Coastal Waters Still Open to Recreational Fishing ~ MLPA Regulations Will Not Go into Effect until Later This Year, if Ever. sent a letter to the Department of Fish and Game expressing serious concerns about the lack of accurate information provided to anglers about the effective date of the South Coast MLPA regulations.

April 28, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor "Community Advisory" ~ "Dana Point Harbor Receives Outstanding Grades from the California Clean Marina Program"

April 23, 2011

Dana Point Harbor Association -- "April Newsletter - Spring Is In The Air!"

April 21, 2011

Help Fight Unwarranted Bans on Lead Fishing Tackle ~ Support the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act. Over the past decade, efforts have increased to eliminate the sale and use of lead fishing tackle, including sinkers, jigs and other widely used tackle. Last November anglers like you helped to defeat the most recent attempt to ban lead tackle nationwide when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a petition to ban lead fishing tackle under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Dana Point Flotilla 06-08 of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers seminars to help boaters review skills or learn new ones. Taught by qualified instructors, these seminars pack lots of information into two hours of your time—and for a reasonable price. The seminars meet at the Dana West Yacht Club. Each seminar costs $25, or take both for only $40. Materials are included. To register contact Art Ambrose, flotilla staff officer for public education: fso-pe@uscgaux-danapoint.org.

April 20, 2011

Your Dana Point Boaters Association Has Just Released A New Webpage ~ Dedicated To USCG District 11 ~ Local Notice To Mariners. These notices will be posted and updated on a weekly basis as they become available.

April 13, 2011 (eNews)

This morning Wednesday, April 13, 2011, The California Coastal Commission Unanimously passed the Implementation Plan (IP) for DPT-MAJ-1-10 City of Dana Point with revised findings and amendments. Read More!

April 13, 2011 (OC Board of Supervisors April 19, 2011 Meeting; Agenda Item #34)

Receive and file Response to November 9, 2010 Board Directive regarding Office of the Performance Audit Director Report on Harbor Patrol. On November 9, 2010 in response to the Office of the Performance Audit Director Report on Harbor Patrol, a Board directive was issued to establish an ad hoc committee consisting of Supervisors Bates and Moorlach to work with the County Executive Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to look for strategies to fund Harbor Patrol. The attached report is provided in response to the Board directive.

April 8, 2011 (Breaking News)

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, The California Coastal Commission will hear the "Revised Implementation Plan (IP) Finding (Including Commissioners Comments & Amendments)" that were addressed at their January 12, 2011 Hearings in Long Beach, Ca.

April 8, 2011 ~ Updated/Amended Staff Report April 8, 2011 - W11a - DPT-MAJ-1-10

California Coastal Commission Upcoming Hearings Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Hearings Agenda.
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 105 East Anapamu Drive, Santa Barbara, CA. 93101, (805) 451-6053

Agenda Item #11. (a). Revised Findings ~ City of Dana Point LCP Amendment No. DPT-MAJ-1-10. Public hearing and action on request by City of Dana Point to revise findings for the approval of the City of Dana Point LCP Amendment No. DPT-MAJ-1-10 (Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan (Implementation Plan Component as Modified by Commission on January 12, 2011 and Amended on March 29, 2011) to implement the recently approved (October 2009) Land Use Plan (LUP) amendment, replacing, in its entirety, the implementation sections in the Dana Point Specific Plan Local Coastal Program relevant to the Dana Point Harbor. (FSY-LB).

April 7, 2011

Discounts and Specials from Dana Point Boat Show & Green Expo ~ Read the Special Email Notice for Dana Point Boat Show & Green Expo Discounts and Specials.

April 6, 2011

Your Dana Point Boaters Association Has Just Released A New Webpage ~ Dedicated To Information Safety, Alerts, Reports and How-To-Reference Documents. This is just the beginning so please stay tuned for continuing updates and releases as they are found or become available. The following information is Safety, Recalls, Alerts, Laws, Manuals and Marine Notices.

April 05, 2011

As an angler and a KeepAmericaFishing™ supporter, we value your opinion.  Please take our short survey to help us better understand the issues that are important to you. We will send you a free FISH! decal to thank you for your continued support when you complete the survey by April 30. We hope that you will proudly display your FISH! decal on your car, truck or boat to let people know that you are taking an active role in keeping our waters open to recreational fishing, now and for generations to come. Thank you again for your continued support of KeepAmericaFishing!

April 1, 2011

California Coastal Commission, Upcoming Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Hearings Agenda. Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 105 East Anapamu Drive, Santa Barbara, CA. 93101, (805) 451-6053
Agenda Item #11. (a). Revised Findings ~ City of Dana Point LCP Amendment No. DPT-MAJ-1-10. Public hearing and action on request by City of Dana Point to revise findings for the approval of the City of Dana Point LCP Amendment No. DPT-MAJ-1-10 (Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan (Implementation Plan Component as Modified by Commission on January 12, 2011 and Amended on March 29, 2011) to implement the recently approved (October 2009) Land Use Plan (LUP) amendment, replacing, in its entirety, the implementation sections in the Dana Point Specific Plan Local Coastal Program relevant to the Dana Point Harbor. (FSY-LB).

March 31, 2011 (OC Dana Point Harbor Open House Display Boards)

On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 OC Dana Point Harbor hosted a "Community Open House" that offered Boaters, Merchants and the Community updates for Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Updates ~ To see or review the Display Boards that were presented please click the follow link to see "Open House Revitalization Display Boards".

March 31, 2011

On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 OC Dana Point Harbor hosted a "Community Open House" that offered Boaters, Merchants and the Community updates for Dana Point Harbors Revitalization Updates ~"Revitalization Updates"

March 26, 2011

Keep America Fishing "The Voice of the American Angler" ~ Congressional Budget Cuts Put Recreational Fishing Programs at Risk. Take Action Now!

March 17, 2011

DPBA General Meeting Update "Answers & Website Links" ~ As promised, Sheila Lagrand has provided the following answers to the question that were unanswered at our General Meeting along with the promised website links; please (Click Here) for answers and links.

March 16, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor "Community Open House" ~ "Community Open House, March 30, 2011"

March 12, 2011 (Members Only General Membership Meeting, New Members Welcome!)

DPBA General Membership Meeting ~Monday, March 14th, 2011 from 7:00-9:00PM: "Meeting Information"
Our Guest Speaker will be from the DP USCGA, Sheila Lagrand, (FSO-PA), she will be speaking on items all Recreational Boating Captains should know, tell and discuss with their passengers; there will also be a Q & A session.  Sheila has been a member of the Auxiliary since 2005. She is the Flotilla Staff Officer, Public Affairs (FSO-PA) for the Dana Point Flotilla. She also serve as an administrative assistant to the District Commodore, Harry Jacobs, and in that capacity serves on his District Publication Review Advisory Committee. She also serves on the national Auxiliary staff as assistant editor for our quarterly publication, Navigator.  Sheila and her husband Rich live in Trabuco Canyon and keep their 25' Boston Whaler, Tohora Iti, in Dana Point Harbor. 
Following Sheila's presentation we will present and discuss updates on Harbor Revitalization and California Coastal Commission Hearings and "Pending" Long Beach Staff Documents.

March 11, 2011
A Tsunami Advisory has been issued by the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning

OC Dana Point Harbor "Tsunami Advisory" ~ "OC Dana Point Harbor 9:18PM Advisory Lifted"
OC Dana Point Harbor "Tsunami Advisory" ~ "OC Dana Point Harbor 7:00PM Harbor Tsunami Update"
OC Dana Point Harbor "Tsunami Advisory" ~ "OC Dana Point Harbor Tsunami Update"
OC Dana Point Harbor "Tsunami Advisory" ~ "OC Dana Point Harbor Tsunami Advisory" & "Dana Point Times" & "City of Dana Point"

March 09, 2011

Greeting From Your Founder's, Board and Advisors, Meeting with OC CEO Tom Mauk (DP Harbor Patrol Funding & Slip Rates and Harbor Financing), Harbor Revitalization Update (what's next), and Upcoming General Membership Meeting.  Click Here To Read ~ "DPBA Boaters Blast - March 9, 2011"

OC Dana Point Harbor "Community Advisory" ~ "Boater Advisory 2011 Festival of Whales March 12 & 13"

March 1, 2011 (Members Only General Membership Meeting, New Members Welcome!)

DPBA General Membership Meeting ~Monday, March 14th, 2011 from 7:00-9:00PM: "Meeting Information"
Our Guest Speaker will be from the DP USCGA, Sheila Lagrand, (FSO-PA), she will be speaking on items all Recreational Boating Captains should know, tell and discuss with their passengers; there will also be a Q & A session.  Sheila has been a member of the Auxiliary since 2005. She is the Flotilla Staff Officer, Public Affairs (FSO-PA) for the Dana Point Flotilla. She also serve as an administrative assistant to the District Commodore, Harry Jacobs, and in that capacity serves on his District Publication Review Advisory Committee. She also serves on the national Auxiliary staff as assistant editor for our quarterly publication, Navigator.  Sheila and her husband Rich live in Trabuco Canyon and keep their 25' Boston Whaler, Tohora Iti, in Dana Point Harbor. 
Following Sheila's presentation we will present and discuss updates on Harbor Revitalization and California Coastal Commission Hearings and "Pending" Long Beach Staff Documents.

March 1, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor "Community Advisory" ~ "2011 Festival of Whales"

February 15, 2011

Dana Point Harbor Association -- "February Newsletter - Discover The Romance At Dana Point Harbor!"

February 11, 2011
Keep America Fishing MPLA Implementation Update!

Attend the Upcoming Hearing on South Coast MLPA Implementation Voice your concerns with this flawed process directly to the state legislature!  http://bit.ly/fgMrqVbit.ly

February 10, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor "Community Forum Survey" ~ "Community Forum Survey"

January 26, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor "Community Advisory" ~ "Upcoming Island Way Drainage Repair Project"

January 19, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor "Weather Advisory" ~ "High Winds Watch"

January 9, 2011

Dana Point Harbor Association -- "January Newsletter - It's a Whale of a New Year!"

January 5, 2011

OC Dana Point Harbor "Attention All Interested Parties" ~ "Changes To Draft Implantation Plan (IP) Matrix Summary"

December 22, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor "A Message From The Harbor Director"

December 21, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Weather Advisory -- "December 21, 2010 Weather Advisory"

December 17, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade Of Lights ~ "Last Two Nights"

December 16, 2010 ~ OC Dana Point Harbor News Release
ATTENTION ALL INTERESTED PARTIES

The Dana Point Harbor Draft Implementation Plan with Suggested Modifications was posted by The California Coastal Commission for public review and can be accessed by using the following link, which we have posted on our website (Large File): "Dana Point Harbor Draft IP with Suggested Modifications"

December 09, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Newsletter -- "December 2010 Harbor Report"

December 04, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- "Newsletter - Holidays In The Harbor!"

December 2, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Holiday Happenings -- "2010 Holiday Happenings"

November 17, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Road Closure Advisory -- Road Closure Advisory -- Turkey Trot 2010

November 10, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- Newsletter - Trot on Over for the Holidays!

November 5, 2010 (OC Dana Point Harbor)
OC Dana Point Harbor is requesting our help in a Dana Point Harbor Marina Customer Survey.  OC Dana Point Harbor is asking the boating community to take a short survey designed to help gauge services provided in our marinas and how important amenities are to its boaters.
Please follow this link below to respond to this survey by November 22, 2010
Click HERE to take the survey NOW!

November 4, 2010 (Breaking News)
Review of Orange County Sheriff‐Coroner Department Harbor Patrol (Performance Audit Review)
Will Be Heard On November 9th, 2010 CBOS Agenda Item #69.

November 9th, 2010 Agenda Item #69 Staff Report
Review of Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Harbor Patrol (Final Report)
OC Community Resources Response to Harbor Patrol Review
OC Dana Point Harbor Response to Harbor Patrol Review
OC Sheriff Department/Coroner Response to Harbor Patrol Review

October 10, 2010 California State Lands Commission Reply Letter To
Brad Gross, Director, OC Dana Point Harbor ~ OC Sheriff's Department-Corner Harbor Patrol Funding

CSLC Reply Letter To OC Dana Point Harbor, copying Dana Point Boaters Association

October 18, 2010 (Members Only General Meeting)  "MEETING REMINDER"

"Members Only" General Meeting (NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!)
Where: OC Sailing and Events Center, "The Boat House", 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, Ca.  92629
When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Time:
 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Agenda: Sgt. John Whitman, OC Dana Point Harbor Patrol  Click Here To Read

October 11, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- Newsletter - Fall In Love With The Harbor!

September 25, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Newsletter -- September 2010 Harbor Report

September 22, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Boating Advisory -- 2010 Dana Point Flare Shoot

September 22, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Boating Advisory -- Fishing Pier Dinghy Dock Closed For Repairs

September 21, 2010

Keep America Fishing Take Action NOW! -- California Fish and Game Commission to Hold Special Meeting to Discuss Timeline for South Coast MLPA Report

September 15, 2010 (Boater Blast)

Dana Point Harbor - Marina Management Rumors???  ~  2010 Tall Ships Festival Video!   ~  Battle of The Paddle, Oct. 2-3, 2010.  Click Here To Read

September 10, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Boater Advisory -- Tall Ships Festival Safety Guidelines

September 10, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Tall Ships Advisory -- Tall Ships Festival

September 07, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- September 2010 Newsletter-Ahoy Matey! Sail With Us Into Autumn!

September 3, 2010

Local Newspaper Article - Boat Barn Update -- On September 1st & 3rd, The Log Newspaper, OC Register Newspaper and The Dana Point Times Newspaper wrote the following articles on Dana Point Boaters Association efforts to remove the proposed 65' high Boat Barn from the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization.  The Logs Newspaper 9/1/10 Article, The OC Register Newspaper 9/1/10 Article, The DP Times Newspaper 9/3/10 Article

September 03, 2010 (Members Only General Meeting)

"Members Only" General Meeting (NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!)
Where: OC Sailing and Events Center, "The Boat House", 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, Ca.  92629
When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Time:
 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Agenda: Sgt. John Whitman, OC Dana Point Harbor Patrol  Click Here To Read

September 03, 2010 (eNews)

Volunteer At DPBA Tall Ships Festival Booth
Here's a way you can really help! If you can afford to spend a couple of hours to help man our booth, your fellow boaters and members will appreciate it. (That's not exactly work is it?) Our thanks to our members that have already volunteered to help man our DPBA Tall Ships Festival Booth. We have a few more time slots open during the two day event (2 hour shifts). So come on down, make some new friends and meet lots of other boaters and DPBA Members.  Click Here To Read

September 03, 2010 (OC Dana Point Harbor - Safety Tips For Labor Day Weekend)

Holiday weekends often mean increased use of Dana Point Harbor's waterways - and that means an increased need for safety awareness from all boaters.  As always, OC Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol will continue to enforce all boating laws in an effort to keep everyone safe, but boaters are also encouraged to pay extra attention to others on the water and adhere to the following safety tips.  Click Here To Read

September 02, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Report -- September 02, 2010 Dana Point Harbor Report

August 31, 2010

Keep America Fishing Take Action NOW! -- Oppose the Proposed Federal Ban on Lead in Fishing Tackle!
On August 23, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was petitioned by the Center for Biological Diversity and four other organizations to ban all lead in fishing tackle under the Toxic Substances Control Act. This includes sinkers, jigs, weighted fly line, and components that contain lead such as brass and ballast in a wide variety of lures, including spinners, stick baits and more.

Click To Read

August 27, 2010 (Possessory Interest & Personal Property Tax Appeals)

The Possessory Interest Tax is a tax on the value of your use of public property; in this case your slip, the marina parking lot, etc. The Personal Property Tax is a tax on the value of your boat. Each tax is assessed separately and may be appealed.  If appealed, the appeals must be done separately. The steps below explain the 2010 individual appeal process. Click Here To Read

August 27, 2010 (OC Dana Point Harbor - Coastal Cleanup Day)

OC Dana Point Harbor will join the more than 800 locations throughout the State in the 26th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.  The State's largest volunteer event will be held on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Click Here To Read

August 23, 2010 (eNews)

It's that time of the year again, when Dana Point Harbor becomes home to a fleet of seven Tall Ships and a weekend long festival packed with events for the whole family to enjoy! This year the DPBA is hosting a Booth at the Tall Ships Festival on both days, Saturday & Sunday, September 11th & 12th, 2010.  Stop by to visit us or possibly signup to help work/support your membership.

Click Here To Read

August 20, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- August 2010 Newsletter

August 13, 2010

Keep America Fishing Take Action NOW! -- Help Restore Billfish by Ending Commercial Overfishing of These Threatened Iconic Sportfish.
The Situation Marlin, sailfish and spearfish, collectively called billfish, are some of the world’s most majestic marine fishes. In the U.S., billfish are highly esteemed by recreational anglers, who practice catch-and-release fishing while generating substantial income to the economy. Unfortunately, stocks of these magnificent big ocean fish have been greatly depleted in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as a result of commercial overfishing, primarily from foreign countries. Click To Read "Help Restore Billfish"

August 10, 2010 (Boater Blast)

To all of our DPBA members participating in the 2009 Possessory Interest Tax (PIT) appeals: You most likely have recently received a notice of a PIT appeal hearing, coming up in October. As usual, it is unnecessary for you take any action and indeed, you can safely ignore this notice.

August 6, 2010

Keep America Fishing Take Action NOW! -- Thanks to California’s grassroots anglers who loudly spoke out for a fair and unbiased process for protection of ocean resources along the California coast, the appointment of Fish and Game Commissioner Don Benninghoven was not confirmed by the State Senate. As a result, as of August 4, 2010, Mr. Benninghoven no longer sits on the Commission. Click To Read Victory for California Anglers

August 6, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor -- County of Orange Food Drive August 9th - September 10th, 2010

July 31, 2010 (Boater Blast)

Your DPBA leadership team is spearheading several different groups meeting on boater issues right now.  Here we are providing updates on two of these groups, the Parking Task Force and The Slip Fees Market Study.  Please do contact us if you have questions, concerns or wish to volunteer to participate.  As we've said many times, democracy is a slow, painful process.  But it does work pretty well when all stakeholders are properly represented and when those being represented take the time to be well informed and step forward from time to time to contribute with their time and ideas.

  • Park Task Force Updates ~ Good News Brewing on Slip Fees

  • LUP Language Revisions ~ No Dues In 2010!   Click Here To Read

July 26, 2010

Keep America Fishing Take Action NOW! -- Act Now to Help Bring Balance and Common Sense to Federal Marine Fisheries Management

July 20, 2010

Keep America Fishing Take Action NOW! -- Information on July 23, 2010 MLPA Scoping Meeting

July 13, 2010

Dana Point Harbor July 4th Holiday Post Mortem -- July 13, 2010 Boater Blast

July 8, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- July 2010 Newsletter

July 6, 2010

Keep America Fishing Take Action NOW! -- Information on July 23, 2010 MLPA Scoping Meeting

June 30, 2010

Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) -- Fireworks and Summer Safety

June 30, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor -- Fourth of July Tips

June 29, 2010

Keep America Fishing News Release -- California Fish and Game Commission Will Hold MLPA Scoping Meeting

June 25, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Release -- City of Dana Point Police Service News Release - Traffic Control Fourth of July

June 23, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Release -- Operation Dry Water -- Enforcement of BUI Laws to be Stepped Up Statewide June 25 - 27, 2010

June 18, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Release -- New Features Of Fourth of July Parking Program

June 18, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- June 2010 Newsletter

June 17, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Advisory -- June 23, 2010 Coordinated Emergency Services Training Exercise

June 11, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Releases 4th of July Traffic Control Advisory -- June 11, 2010, 4th of July Traffic Control Advisory

June 10, 2010

Dana Point Harbor LUP Certification Delayed at June 9th CCC Hearing -- June 10, 2010 OC Register Article

June 04, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Boater Advisory -- June 04, 2010 DP Harbor EIR Survey Vessel Operations

May 28, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Boater Advisory -- May 28, 2010 Memorial Day Weekend  Safety Tips

May 27, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Release -- Tips From The Harbor Patrol -- On April 15, 2010 the Dana Point Boater’s Association hosted a security briefing with guest speaker Agent Ivan Cole from the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).  May 27, 2010 Dana Point Harbor Report

May 27, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Release -- May 27, 2010 Dana Point Harbor Report

May 26, 2010

16th Annual Dana Point Harbor In-Water Boat Show & 1st Green Expo June 3rd - 6th, 2010 -- Click Here to read more and get your discount ticket information.

May 13, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Boater Advisory -- May 13, 2010 Boater Advisory

May 11, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Boater Advisory -- May 11, 2010 Boater Advisory

May 7, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- May 2010 Newsletter

April 28, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Release -- Boater Advisory April 28th & 29th

April 26, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Release -- Dana Point Harbor Underwater Clean Up

April 16, 2010

DPBA HOSTS HOMELAND SECURITY BRIEFING - Speaking about the history and current state of the Border Patrol hosted by the Dana Point Boaters Association on Thursday night, Ivan C. Cole Jr., the senior patrol agent and community relations officer at the San Clemente Border Patrol station, asked those in attendance to be the eyes and ears of enforcement officials.  OC Register Article

April 16, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Release -- 17th Annual Wag-A-Thon

April 14, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- April 2010 Newsletter

March 29, 2010

DANA POINT CITY COUNCIL HEARING, ADOPTION OF AMENDED CCC DANA POINT HARBOR LCPA -- Rodger Beard, president of Dana Point Boaters Association, spoke in favor of approval of the amendment, but reminded the council that they would be charged with enforcing the LCPA, a Coastal Commission document. The Log Article

March 19, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor News Releases -- Human Powered Craft Guidelines

March 5, 2010

SLIP FEES IN DANA POINT HARBOR -- On February 8 we informed you of our recent efforts to try and reduce your slip fees.  In that Boaters Blast we provided links to recent letters to the County of Orange Supervisor Pat Bates and County Counsel, as well as our recent survey of Southern California municipal, not for profit marinas and the correspondence with Harbor Director Brad Gross.  Read Why/How You Need To Keep Informed

March 5, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Report/Newsletter -- No Increase In Slip License Fees & More!

March 3, 2010

OC Dana Point Harbor Notice -- Boater Focus Group Meeting March 31, 2010

March 3, 2010

Dana Point Harbor Association -- March 2010 Newsletter

February 26, 2010

GREAT NEWS FOR ALL DUES PAYING DPBA MEMBERS! -- For boaters who wish to join us this year, as well as current DPBA members, we are suspending the collection of dues for the balance of 2010. Read Why we are taking this action and How To Take Advantage of this special offer!

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