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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 […]

You might have missed some great surf ….

You might have missed some great surf ….

By David Pu’u- https://www.facebook.com/davidpuuphotography Editors note: Photos by superpro David Pu’u. He said it’s been a great surfing year. Friday Surfers Point and Pierpont Bay. 7:30 am   ____________________________________________ David Pu’u is an internationally recognized photographer and cinematographer with broad experience ranging from editorial publication, to television and feature film production. Currently David is lead creative […]

New Oxnard Chief Financial Officer resigns

New Oxnard Chief Financial Officer resigns

by George Miller This is a shocker: Well-regarded CFO Joseph Lillio resigned after only a few months on the job. He was bedeviled with a very challenging situation of financial records which can’t even be reconciled by a high-powered team of his staff, outside consultants and auditors. At a recent meeting of the fiscal policy task […]

Grounded trawler Day Island dismantled in Ventura

Grounded trawler Day Island dismantled in Ventura

by George Miller The grounded trawler Day Island was signed over to the state by the uninsured owner who allowed the grounding to happen. The Ventura Fire Dept. made sure that hazardous materials, such as diesel fuel, were quickly removed. We had heard that a tug was supposed to salvage the craft the following night, […]

Grounded trawler Day Island to be broken up and removed

Grounded trawler Day Island to be broken up and removed

by George Miller Last we heard, the Day Island had not broken up and is still being pounded by surf on the beach, but not as large. It has to be the most photographed boat of the year. Local photographer/artist Jim Englund of Port Hueneme took this photo below, on his high-end Canon digital camera […]

More on Ventura Pier closure, damage- Restaurants OPEN; Road closures, sandbags

More on Ventura Pier closure, damage- Restaurants OPEN; Road closures, sandbags

City of Ventura Ventura Pier is closed due to damage from high surf; residents are advised to avoid the ocean during dangerous high surf conditions Due to high surf conditions early this morning, the Ventura Police Department evacuated the few citizens who were on the Ventura Pier and closed it to the public at approximately […]

Amazing Ventura, Oxnard & Morro Bay surf/flooding photos

Amazing Ventura, Oxnard & Morro Bay surf/flooding photos

By George Miller There is very powerful surf on the beaches this week, closing the Ventura Pier, flooding portions of Oxnard Shores, Ventura beach areas and prompting advisories all along the coast. Our photo correspondent and ocean guardian David Pu’u sent us these epic photos for your enjoyment!  More below that from Oxnard resident and photographer […]

What is a Kinetic Sculpture Race?

What is a Kinetic Sculpture Race?