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Mark Sandoval named as Channel Islands Harbor Director

Mark Sandoval named as Channel Islands Harbor Director

VENTURA, Calif. – Mark Sandoval has been named as the new Channel Islands Harbor Director. The appointment was made by County Executive Officer Mike Powers and follows a nationwide recruitment that attracted applicants from across the country and internal candidates. Sandoval was recommended by an experienced and diverse panel that included the County RMA Director […]

Oxnard | Councilman Perello’s Statement Requesting Formation of a Joint City-County Emergency Response Team Regarding WQ Degradation of Channel Islands Waterways (6-26-18)

Oxnard | Councilman Perello’s Statement Requesting Formation of a Joint City-County Emergency Response Team Regarding WQ Degradation of Channel Islands Waterways (6-26-18)

Mayor Flynn and Fellow Members of the Oxnard City Council: As you all may know, recently, an unprecedently large number of reports of odors and discoloration of water in the Channel Islands Harbor Waterways have exploded on the Next Door social media app over the past few weeks. On June 18th, within twenty-four hours of […]

CHOWDERFEST at the Maritime Museum

CHOWDERFEST at the Maritime Museum

Oxnard, CA – Select local restaurants compete for the title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at the Fourth Annual CHOWDERFEST on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2-6pm at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035. FREE Chowder Samples, Wine Tastings, and Desserts with $25 Pre-Sale Ticket and $30 at the door A […]

Oxnard Establishes Channel Islands Harbor Response Team, Hotline to Report Water Quality in Harbor

Oxnard Establishes Channel Islands Harbor Response Team, Hotline to Report Water Quality in Harbor

Oxnard, California – The City of Oxnard has established a Channel Harbor Response team and a hotline for residents to report odors or discoloration of water in the Channel Islands Harbor area. “There are a lot of unknowns at this time, but the city is taking the matter seriously and taking immediate action to determine the […]

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 […]

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