Mission Bay News & Stories

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The patient freesailers

La Jollan Ernie Mortensen has been free sailing 36-inch yachts for 18 years. On October 20-21, Mortensen was the only San Diegan of eight skippers to compete in the National Freesail Regatta, held at the ...

Running sideways a good way to stay inside the circle

Sumo ball on Mission Bay

On September 23, I saw eight alien-looking plastic balls with legs running around at east Mission Bay. “This game is called Sumo Ball,” said Carlos Rendon. “The object is to knock the opposing team out ...

Not your normal (yawn) grass soccer

Beach Soccer Jam on Fiesta Island

Soccer is a game of running, lots of running, and we who enjoy the beach know that running in the soft sand above the tideline is not easy. That’s why the beach runs for runners ...

Only the young in the outrigger canoes

Shaka Fest at De Anza Park Saturday April 28

Long before the magnetic compass, the sextant, global positioning systems and other navigational aids, Polynesians sailed solely by observation of the sun, stars, and ocean swells coupled with other signs of nature such as the ...

Mission Bay Classic kayak fishing

A non-impact activity

For those of us that have it in our blood, fishing can be a cathartic thing; a way to purge stress. The more one can quiet the noise of human hustle and bustle, the better. ...

The skinny on catching fat fish

Mission Bay bass seminar

Eleven out of the world’s top twenty-five largemouth bass have been caught in San Diego county lakes; Dixon, Murray, Miramar, Hodges and Wohlford have put out fish over nineteen pounds. Only the famous Castaic has ...

Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge ramps up buzz on Bahia

Who wants parking next to the water?

The Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge is one of the longest running paddle-sport races in California, featuring OC-1, surfski, traditional paddleboard, standup paddleboard and kayak. This year’s races on Saturday will take place amid controversy across ...

Near-doubling of Bahia Resort approved

Increase of 285 rooms puts squeeze on local watercraft users

Mission Bay water-sport enthusiasts fighting a hotel expansion they say would eliminate public access to a prime vessel-launch site were dealt another blow from the San Diego Park and Recreation Board on Thursday (January 18). ...

Decision made on Mission Bay wetlands plan

Campland reduced, golf course intact, ReWild rankled by mere 38-acre allotment

A conflicted, somewhat confused Mission Bay Park Committee voted 5-3 to go forward with a plan for the DeAnza Cove Tuesday night (December 5th) after hours of passionate testimony from people who want different things ...

King tide bird count on Mission Bay

Kendall-Frost Marsh's light-footed Ridgway's rails on the ropes

Volunteers with San Diego Audubon used exceptionally high tides Tuesday morning (December 5) as an aid in counting threatened light-footed Ridgway's rails that reside in Kendall-Frost Marsh along the northeast shores of Mission Bay. "We ...

Who made it first to Mission Bay drowning scene?

Emergency response time transcript easy to misread

A new twist in the March drowning death of a two-year-old in Mission Bay: the 911 system record of the calls were requested by San Diego attorney Cory Briggs, according to the city’s NextRequest document ...

California least terns cared for the most

Audubon Society nest site research and maintenance at Fiesta Island

The California least tern, a light-brown shorebird that nests along the state's coastline, is one of the smallest tern species in the world, growing to just nine inches in length at adulthood. It's also one ...

Kissed Alive drummer well after heart attack

Tribute band to return to Campland stage September 15

For the past seven years, veteran local drummer Jason Lee has played in the Kiss tribute band Kissed Alive. “My first heart attack happened when I was in Target six years ago. I started having ...

De Anza splits the baby — 40 acres to Campland, 38 acres to marsh restoration

Campers and conservationists walk away unhappy from Thurs. meeting

A committee formed to explore redevelopment options at De Anza Cove in the northeast corner of Mission Bay met for the sixth and final time on Thursday evening (June 29), adopting a tentative plan that ...

Bad lumber dumped on Fiesta Island

Painted wood and particle board donated to college students

On Saturday, Carl was setting up to enjoy a bonfire with several friends on Fiesta Island when he noticed a roofing company from the Midway Drive area unloading “their scraps” next to his wood pile ...

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