Possibly related to the article “Irvine Company Asks Permit for Dredging.” Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 1931. The article states: The Irvine Company ... has filed an application ... to fill in a large portion of tidelands ... This will provide anchorage for many more yachts near Bay Shore Camp and will open a larger channel to Upper Newport Bay.
Bird's-eye view of Cabrillo Beach bathhouse, with beach in foreground, about 6 people scattered on beach, tall 4-masted schooner and other boats in ocean in background. A painted sign on the tower reads: "Cabrillo Bath House / Dept. of Playground & Recreation / City of Los Angeles."