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Santa Cruz harbor turns 50

Year-long celebrations planned for half-century mark By Jessica A. York @ReporterJess on Twitter Santa Cruz >> The construction more than 50 years ago of the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor turned the tides of local fishing and boating history. As if to usher in that point, just weeks before the harbor’s dedication ceremony on […]

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Allen Bushnell, Fish Rap: Salmon seem to be flocking to Moss Landing; Halibut season also underway

The eagerly awaited opener for ocean salmon last Saturday lived up to most of our expectations. While a few “skunks” were reported, most boats landed fish and many caught limits. Location was the key, with the canyon edges out of Moss Landing providing the most fertile fishing on Monterey Bay. Salmon season opened along the […]

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Dan Haifley, Our Ocean Backyard: Celebrate Santa Cruz Harbor’s 50th Anniversary

By Dan Haifley Our Ocean Backyard Photo: Matt Snow On April 19, 1964 the Santa Cruz Harbor was dedicated with 360 boat slips carved from Woods Lagoon, south of the railroad trestle which runs parallel with the Glenn Coolidge Memorial Bridge, also known as the Murray Street Bridge. Driven by the need to get their […]

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California bill that would end orca shows stalls

By: Fenit Nirappil Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction. The bill’s author, Democrat Richard Bloom of […]

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