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Persistent kayakers continue fight via Coastal Commission for use of Kiddie Beach launch at Channel Islands Harbor

Persistent kayakers continue fight via Coastal Commission for use of Kiddie Beach launch at Channel Islands Harbor

By George Miller The members of the California Kayak Friends club had used Kiddie Beach, inside the entrance to Channel Islands Harbor ,for decades to launch and land their kayaks.  It’s a nice little “pocket beach,” located close to the ocean where they usually paddle. With a nice parking lot, short walk to the beach, nearby restrooms, […]

VC Harbor Dept tries to force Oxnard compliance on Fisherman’s Wharf project

VC Harbor Dept tries to force Oxnard compliance on Fisherman’s Wharf project

By George Miller   Lyn Krieger, Director of the Ventura County Harbor Department sent  a demanding, legalistic letter to Oxnard Planning Director Ashley Golden, insisting that the City change its Local Coastal Plan (LCP) to conform with its 2030 General Plan and claiming that state law requires them to do so. The intent is to force the […]

Channel Islands group fights proposed Hotel approach on the Peninsula Casa Sirena lease

Channel Islands group fights proposed Hotel approach on the Peninsula Casa Sirena lease

The Harbor Department/Ventura Board of Supervisors sneaked a controversial project onto the Tuesday, July 7, 2015 meeting agenda in the confusion of the long 4th of July holiday weekend (when lots of people are on vacation), in an attempt to avoid public scrutiny, says Mike Mercadante of CICA (Channel Islands Community Association).  Read his letter […]