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LA Water Quality Control Board Shoots Down Pumping Permit Extension While C.I. Harbor Stagnates

LA Water Quality Control Board Shoots Down Pumping Permit Extension While C.I. Harbor Stagnates

By George Miller Actually, the city helped to cause this water quality problem in its headlong rush to stop NRG, without suficient regard to the many consequences of tax revenues, jobs, backup power, civic improvements and oh, yeah, harbor water circulation. We warned the Council, staff and residents repeatedly, to no avail. Now, Channel Islands […]

Where Business Meets the Sand | How $159 Million Benefits Oxnard at the Channel Islands Harbor

Where Business Meets the Sand | How $159 Million Benefits Oxnard at the Channel Islands Harbor

By: Stacy Miller, Chair of the Board of Directors, Oxnard Chamber of Commerce  Would you be surprised to learn that the businesses and tenants of Channel Islands Harbor had a total economic impact of more than $159 million in 2016 (direct and indirect), according to a report recently published by the California Economic Forecast? Our […]

Oxnard Councilman Perello Pursues Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality Solution

Oxnard Councilman Perello Pursues Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality Solution

By George Miller For over a half century, Oxnard Channel Islands Harbor water cleanliness was enhanced  by the massive water cooling pumps of the NRG power plant, which was shut down in March, after prolonged opposition from environmentalists and NIMBY’s. Many millions of gallons daily were drawn out of the harbor to cool the half-gigawatt […]

Update | Oxnard Installs Aerators in Channel Islands Harbor

Update | Oxnard Installs Aerators in Channel Islands Harbor

Oxnard, California – As part of Oxnard’s ongoing response to the recent water issues at the Channel Islands Harbor, six aerators were installed on the ocean floor at the northeast corner of the Seabridge Public Marina on July 26. The aerators will be continuously releasing compressed air into the area. From the shore, bubbles can be […]

Channel Islands Harbor Earns TripAdvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence

Channel Islands Harbor Earns TripAdvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence

Oxnard, Calif. – Channel Islands Harbor has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced. The achievement celebrates businesses and destinations that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. This marks the second year in a row the Harbor has received the award. Ventura County owns […]

Water Test Results Clean for Channel Islands Harbor

Water Test Results Clean for Channel Islands Harbor

Results received today from a water quality test performed by the Ventura County Harbor Department last week revealed the water in the Channel Islands Harbor is safe for human contact, according to Director of Harbor Planning & Redevelopment, Marilyn Miller. Miller said tests are conducted quarterly at the Harbor for readings on potential bacteria, heavy […]

Oxnard Announces Next Steps in Responding to Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality

Oxnard Announces Next Steps in Responding to Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality

Oxnard, California – The City of Oxnard has announced its next steps in responding to water quality in the Channel Islands Harbor. The City is in the process of hiring a contract marine biologist to determine what may be causing the water quality issues and, depending on those findings, will propose a remediation plan. The […]

The Channel Islands Harbor Water Circulation Saga

The Channel Islands Harbor Water Circulation Saga

By George Miller When the Oxnard City Council and various NGO’s scrambled to shut down Oxnard’s power plants, seemingly at any cost and blocked a state of the art clean gas plant replacement, something got lost in the shuffle. Unbeknownst to 99+% of local people, the old plant’s cooling system sucked millions of gallons of […]

Harbor Resident Advises VC Star on Dirty Harbor Water, Local Economy

Harbor Resident Advises VC Star on Dirty Harbor Water, Local Economy

By Charles McLaughlin I wrote to the VC Star on their Saturday articles on: “Harbor water turns brown over the past week” / “Flynn commits to economic efforts” I can address both of the above articles with one solution. Beg NRG to come back into negotiations. Now the art of the deal: Request that they take […]

Channel Islands Harbor Accounts for $159 Million in Economic Benefit in Ventura County

Channel Islands Harbor Accounts for $159 Million in Economic Benefit in Ventura County

OXNARD, Calif.—A newly released economic impact study reveals businesses and tenants at the Channel Islands Harbor in 2016 contributed $159 million in economic impact on the Ventura County economy and more than 900 jobs. The report, presented at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 18, 2018, quantified the economic benefits generated by […]

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