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Spoiled Parks | New Reports Spotlight Threat of Trump’s Expanded Offshore Drilling

Spoiled Parks | New Reports Spotlight Threat of Trump’s Expanded Offshore Drilling

The Trump Administration’s widely criticized plan to expand offshore drilling along virtually all of America’s East Coast, Pacific Coast, Eastern Gulf and Alaska waters imperils 68 national parks, national seashore areas and national monuments in 18 states, according to a report issued today by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  The […]

Local Coastal Program Update for Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas

Local Coastal Program Update for Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas

The County of Ventura Planning Division is currently drafting amendments to the Local Coastal Program (LCP) whose components include the Coastal Area Plan and Coastal Zoning Ordinance. Proposed changes to the LCP have been processed in phases, with Phase 1, 2A, and 2B now complete. We are now processing the final amendment package, Phase 2C, which […]

Update on Earthquake southwest of the Channel Islands

Update on Earthquake southwest of the Channel Islands

Oxnard, California – Early this afternoon Southern California received another reminder that we live in “Earthquake Country.” At 12:29 p.m., a magnitude-5.4 quake struck 57 miles southwest of the Channel Islands. Emergency officials from Oxnard were in immediate communication with the County of Ventura Office of Emergency Services and the National Tsunami Warning Center. While […]

History and Lore of Baseball in Photos—Free Talk at CSU, Channel Islands

Camarillo, Calif.—The Cal State University, Channel Island’s Spring 2018 Speaker Series will kick off with “The History and Lore of Baseball in Photos,” Friday, February 23 from noon to 2:00 p.m. on the CSU Channel Island campus (Malibu Hall 100, One University Dr., Camarillo). The speaker is Jonathan Light, attorney and author of the award-winning […]

Channel Islands Harbor Earns TripAdvisor’s 2017 Certificate of Excellence

Channel Islands Harbor Earns TripAdvisor’s 2017 Certificate of Excellence

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. Ventura County owns and operates 310 acres comprising the Channel Islands Harbor. The majority of the Harbor is operated by […]

Young Americans Receive Citizenship Certificates at Channel Islands National Park

Young Americans Receive Citizenship Certificates at Channel Islands National Park

By Tim Pompey U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Channel Islands National Park kicked off the 4th of July weekend by holding citizenship ceremonies for fifty local children and two adults at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center on Friday, June 30. The ceremonies are part of the USCIS’ annual Channel Islands National Park […]

Kayak Launch Ramp Added to Channel Islands Harbor

Kayak Launch Ramp Added to Channel Islands Harbor

Launching a kayak in the Channel Islands Harbor just got easier thanks to the installation of a new “EZ Kayak Launch” on the Ventura County Day Dock near the boat launch ramp. Visitors can access the kayak launch ramp by entering the parking area at Curlew Way and Victoria Avenue. The installation of the kayak […]

Celebrate July 4th at Channel Islands Harbor – with a day full of family activities

Celebrate July 4th at Channel Islands Harbor – with a day full of family activities

Ventura County residents and visitors seeking to celebrate July 4th by the ocean have to look no further than the Channel Islands Harbor. The Harbor will host a variety of activities throughout the day, ending with the annual Fireworks by the Sea starting at 9 p.m. Festivities begin with the 15th Annual Channel Islands Harbor […]

Oxnard College, CSUCI, and Oxnard Union High School District enter STEMpacts with students

Oxnard College, CSUCI, and Oxnard Union High School District enter STEMpacts with students

(Oxnard, Calif.) May 4, 2017 — Oxnard College, California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) and Union High School District, along with 70 high school students and their families will gather at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Building at 4000 Rose Ave—the Performing Arts Center at Oxnard College. Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m., to enter […]

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Hosts Student Art Exhibit

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Hosts Student Art Exhibit

By Tim Pompey There’s something about people gathering for an art exhibit that translates into high energy. When it’s a student exhibition, that energy kicks up a notch. Proud students. Proud parents. Proud teachers. A proud museum and school district. The opening reception on Thursday, April 6 for the 24th Annual High School Art Exhibit […]

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