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Area Christmas lights

Area Christmas lights

By George Miller                       Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights By George Miller- Every year on the second Saturday in December, the most motivated local boaters compete in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Parade of Lights, a pageant of decorated, lighted boats of all sizes. This year’s […]

Bureaucratic approvals continue for Channel Islands Harbor plan

Bureaucratic approvals continue for Channel Islands Harbor plan

Oxnard holds Short-Term Rental community meeting

Oxnard holds Short-Term Rental community meeting

By George Miller About 140 people showed up at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, 8-16-16 for a community meeting to discuss issues and potential action on the short-term rental situation. It locally impacts beach neighborhoods the most. Kathleen Mallory of the Planning Department and consultant Ken Lee conducted the meeting. In summary, it appears that is no […]

Oxnard Swiftboated

Oxnard Swiftboated

By George Miller A Viet Nam era navy patrol boat, PCF 816 (Patrol Craft Fast), popularly known as a “SwiftBoat,” visited the Maritime Museum in Channel Islands Harbor last month. She is owned, maintained and operated by the San Diego Maritime Museum. These boats carried 50 caliber machine guns, plus an 81 mm mortar launcher, M16 […]

Fisherman’s Wharf- Public Land For Public Use!

Fisherman’s Wharf- Public Land For Public Use!

By Dotty Pringle Ventura County wants to Profit from The People! We are absolutely not against development! Please understand it is very important that these  developers or any others that would be involved in a lawsuit. It matters because it is the reason they have a lawsuit against them that we are concerned with. We are frightened […]

2016 California Kayak Friends Festival

2016 California Kayak Friends Festival

By George Miller Paddling club California Kayak Friends (ckf.org) held a memorial paddle (club event report) and concert today in honor of beloved former club President Steve Holtzman and some of the other memorable paddlers they’ve lost along the way, Len, Anne and Dave Current club President Lee Shurie officiated at the morning paddle, which launched from Kiddie […]

VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, together with personnel from the Ventura County Fire Department and United States Coast Guard, rescued two divers off the West side of Anacapa Island. Around 10:20 AM, Ventura County Fire Dispatch requested Air Squad 9 respond to the waters off Anacapa Island.  […]

Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor to hold 11th Annual Safe Boating Expo -Saturday May 14

Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor to hold 11th Annual Safe Boating Expo -Saturday May 14

Boat mishap in high winds outside Channel Islands Harbor

Sand was blowing in horizontal sheets, stinging hands and faces, when we arrived at the mouth of Channel Islands Harbor late this afternoon (4-27-16). We had heard, via the Fire Dept., that a boat capsized off Silverstrand Beach. On-scene personnel told us that very high winds had driven a boat into the harbor mouth jetty (see above […]

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

Santa Clara River breaks through McGrath State Beach sandbar

By George Miller There wasn’t a huge amount of rain over the weekend, but it was significant. In fact, it was enough to increase the Santa Clara river flow to break through the sandbar at the river mouth. This drained the lagoon which has been flooding the park facilities, rendering them unusable and damaging them.  Thanks to photographer Donna Hendricks […]