Channel Islands Beach Community Services District

Thank You CIBCSD

UPDATED July 14th 2017

The Channel Islands Beach Community Services District
allowed HBCA and the Developer to present to the board on Tuesday, June 27th

TOPIC: Channel Islands Harbor Developments
This is the letter sent following the presentations [Click Here for PDFCIBCSD_Letter-to-CCC_July_14_2017]
From: Channel Islands Beach Community Services District; Dated: July 14 2017; To: The Coastal Commission, City of Oxnard (Mayor and City Council); Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

This is the video of the meeting – thanks to KADYTV!

  • Proposed Massive 400 apartments at Fisherman’s Wharf
  • 55 feet high, Two city blocks long
  • Surrounded by a wall 18.5 feet high
  • 1,000 more cars at Victoria and
    Channel Islands Blvd.

More about HBCA

HBCA_logo_500 This group needs your support for keeping the harbor VISITOR SERVING and PUBLIC LAND FOR PUBLIC USE!
CLICK FOR MORE INFO

100% of funds donated to HBCA are used to pay consultant and an attorney fees.
ALL other costs for mailing, printing, administration, posters, presentations, etc are donated by volunteers.


The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance (HBCA) is not a 501(c)3 nor any type of corporation. It is a loosely organized grassroots community group and can endorse any candidate and take positions on issues. However, HBCA does not and has not fundraised for any candidate or political party or contributed any monies to a political candidate.

HBCA only fundraises to oppose the Fisherman’s Wharf Apartment Project per the Public Works Plan Amendment 7, a public interest issue.

Western Alliance for Nature is a different and separate organization and separate from any of HBCA’s activities other than it has allowed HBCA for this public interest issue to fundraise through their 501(c)3 corporation. The Western Alliance for Nature does not endorse candidates and has taken no position on this or any other election issues.


California Coastal Commission Information

There are some very interesting articles by Steve Blank that cover the California Coastal Commission from the inside out:
https://steveblank.com/category/california-coastal-commission/


Also see: The Strategic Plan Update:
http://www.coastal.ca.gov/strategicplan/spindex.html


LCP Update Guide

Section 1. Public Access

http://documents.coastal.ca.gov/assets/lcp/LUPUpdate/LCPGuidePartI_1_PublicAccess%20_July2013.pdf

below is a quote from the document link above:

One of the fundamental goals of the Coastal Act is to provide maximum public access to the coast. This includes protecting existing and providing new public access. The authority for this mandate partially derives from the California Constitution, which declares that “access to the navigable waters of this State shall be always attainable for the people thereof.” (Article 10, Section 4 of the California Constitution.) The Coastal Act also recognizes that the provision of public access needs to take into account public safety concerns and the protection of private property and natural resources from overuse.

LCPs are essential to reaching the goal of maximum public access. Coastal Act §30500 requires that each LCP contain a specific Coastal Access Component to “assure that maximum public access to the coastal and public recreation areas is provided.” In general, LCPs should provide policies and standards to assure that existing public access is protected, and that maximum public access to and along the shoreline is both planned for and provided with new development when warranted. Pursuant to Coastal Act §30531, LCPs should, to the maximum extent practicable, incorporate a public access inventory, including a map showing the specific locations of existing and proposed public access to the coast.

In light of continuing population growth that may increase demand to use California’s beaches and shoreline recreational resources, updated LCP Access Components need to reflect new information and changed conditions. Access components should also reflect new laws related to both the California Coastal Trail (CCT) and complete streets as described below.

Page 7 of the above document:

Preventing Loss of Public Access

LCP updates should evaluate whether incremental actions since LCP certification may reduce public access and, as discussed in the following
sections, include measures to prevent any reduction in public access. In most cases these actions (even those not involving physical structures) will require issuance of coastal development permits because they constitute “development” as defined in Coastal Act §30106 (“…change in the intensity of use of water, or of access thereto;…”.) (See Part II of this Guide for some additional information about how this can be addressed in permit requirements.)

Encroachments on Public Access

Most structural development on beaches, even structures such as decks, boardwalks or parking lots, limits the use of the beach. Your LCP should
include policies that regulate structural development on public beaches and access sites to development and potentially provide for limited structures that are coastal dependent, or otherwise important or essential for public recreation or public safety, and which are sited and designed to minimize encroachment. You should consider whether similar policies limiting encroachments are appropriate on upper sandy beach areas that are privately-owned, especially where there may be potential prescriptive rights. This is particularly important where the ambulatory boundary between public and private land is not clearly specified and thus where private development may chill rightful public access along the shoreline.<


If you are not familiar with the Coastal Act go to California Coastal Commission website and read it:

More information:

http://www.coastal.ca.gov/mtgcurr.html#meetingRules

California Coastal Commission Laws, Regulations, and Legislative Information

The California Coastal Commission Permit Appeal Process: Frequently Asked Questions:https://documents.coastal.ca.gov/assets/cdp/appeals-faq.pdf

California Coastal Act

Memo Regarding New Laws for 2014: 2013 Chaptered Legislation

Repair, Maintenance and Utility Hook-up Exclusions from Permit Requirements

Temporary Events Guidelines

Workshop on Conflict of Interest, Bias, and Related Issues

Workshop and Public Hearing on the Legal Requirements Governing Ex Parte Communications and Disclosure Requirements

Permanent Responsibilities of the California Coastal Commission

Public Records Act Guidelines.

SEPTEMBER 13 2016 – TAKE ACTION: (no longer applicable)

Public Input For Recruitment
The link below will take you to a form that you can submit for public comment:

http://www.coastal.ca.gov/events/ed-search/
The following questions are asked in the public comment survey:

  • Please identify the five professional characteristics you deem to be the most important in the next Executive Director.
  • Please identify the five personal characteristics you deem to be the most important in the next Executive Director.
  • Please identify the five priorities/projects you would like to see the next Executive Director address in their first year of service.
  • Are there any particular stakeholders or individuals you would suggest we contact in regard to this position either as potential candidates or referral sources and/or to gain particular insight regarding the agency and position?
  • Do you have any questions or concerns?

Oxnard Nov. 2016 ballot measure descriptions and arguments

Great resource on Citizens Journal!

http://citizensjournal.us/oxnard-nov-2016-ballot-measure-descriptionsarguments/

Oxnard Nov. 2016 ballot measure descriptions/arguments

Included are pro, anti arguments and “objective” analysis

By George Miller

Print this and linked analyses out- forward to Oxnard friends, relatives, associates

 

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Three Oxnard-specific ballot measures will be voted on in November. They are all controversial and all have pro’s and con’s. We will attempt to provide accurate information to help voters decide. This attempts to provide for each measure an as objective as possible analysis, a pro-measure and an anti-measure argument. These will appear on the ballot, but we’ve given you a head start, to think about them and do your due diligence.  These could still change. There will likely also be more opinion pieces with various viewpoints later. 

 

Measure K- SOAR 2030

CITY OF OXNARD IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE K

Yes on K Argument

Against Measure K

 

Measure L- SOAR to 2050

CITY OF OXNARD IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE L

For Measure L

No on L Argument

 

Measure M- Repeal wastewater rate increase

Wastewater Impartial Analysis – FINAL

For Measue M

Argument Against Measure M

 


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Coastal Zone Management Act


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Division 21
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Millennials as Target Market for High End Apartments

The only thing worse than a horrible traffic nightmare would be another blighted development

The presentation I attended regarding the development of the “Paseos” indicated this would be high end apartments with a target market of “Millennials”.

http://www.businessinsider.com/millennial-median-wage-map-2015-12:
millennial-median-income-state-map

Get out your calculators!

Let us assume a slightly better off than average millennial – how about an annual salary of $35,000 ?
I broke out the earnings using a Paycheck Calculator and Kiplinger’s Cost of Living Reality Check.

Millenial_Paycheck

26634.40 Annual take home calculating 30% ($7990.32) annually for Housing results in $665.86 per month.

$665.86 per month for rent does NOT sound like High End Rentals

Also see: http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Location=Oxnard-CA/Hourly_Rate

The authors of the Pew Research Center analysis of census data cite the Great Recession and falling or stagnant wages as causes for the change in living arrangements. They also point to the issue of marriage (or the lack thereof): the typical age today for a first marriage, according to the Census Bureau, is 27.1 years for women and 29.2 years for men, compared with 1956’s record low of 20.1 years for women and 22.5 years for men.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/04/millennials-get-real-moving-back-rents/85342438/

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/report/2016/03/03/131627/when-i-was-your-age/

Please take action and make contact with your local leaders and the media – click here for contact info!

See 14 Cal. Code Regs § 13052( d). 13053 Where Preliminary Approvals Are and Are Not Required

14 CCR § 13053
§ 13053. Where Preliminary Approvals Are Not Required.
(a) The executive director may waive the requirement for preliminary approval by other federal, state or local governmental agencies for good cause, including but not limited to:
(1) The project is for a public purpose;
(2) The impact upon coastal zone resources could be a major factor in the decision of that state or local agency to approve, disapprove, or modify the development;
(3) Further action would be required by other state or local agencies if the coastal commission requires any substantial changes in the location or design of the development;
(4) The state or local agency has specifically requested the coastal commission to consider the application before it makes a decision or, in a manner consistent with the applicable law, refuses to consider the development for approval until the coastal commission acts, or
(5) A draft Environmental Impact Report upon the development has been completed by another state or local governmental agency and the time for any comments thereon has passed, and it, along with any comments received, has been submitted to the commission at the time of the application.
(b) Where a joint development permit application and public hearing procedure system has been adopted by the commission and another agency pursuant to Public Resources Code section 30337, the requirements of Section 13052 shall be modified accordingly by the commission at the time of its approval of the joint application and hearing system.
(c) The executive director may waive the requirements of section 13052 for developments governed by Public Resources Code, section 30606.
(d) The executive director of the commission may waive the requirement for preliminary approval based on the criteria of section 13053(a) for those developments involving uses of more than local importance as defined in section 13513.
(e) The executive director shall waive the requirement for preliminary approval when required pursuant to Government Code section 65941(c).
Note: Authority cited: Section 30333, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 30620, Public Resources Code; and Section 65941, Government Code.
HISTORY
1. Amendment filed 6-10-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 24).
2. Amendment of subsections (a)(5) and (d) filed 8-14-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 33).
3. Amendment of subsections (a)(3) and (d) filed 8-2-89; operative 9-1-89 (Register 89, No. 32).
4. Amendment of subsections (b)-(d), new subsection (e) and amendment of Note filed 9-20-99; operative 10-20-99 (Register 99, No. 39).
This database is current through 8/19/16 Register 2016, No. 34
14 CCR § 13053, 14 CA ADC § 13053

 

 

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 5.5 California Coastal Commission [FNA1]
Chapter 5. Coastal Development Permits Issued by Coastal Commissions
Subchapter 1. Regular Permits
Article 1. When Local Applications Must be Made First

https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Document/IC245C780D48711DEBC02831C6D6C108E?viewType=FullText&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)

14 CCR § 13052
§ 13052. When Required.
When development for which a permit is required pursuant to Public Resources Code, Section 30600 or 30601 also requires a permit from one or more cities or counties or other state or local governmental agencies, a permit application shall not be accepted for filing by the Executive Director unless all such governmental agencies have granted at a minimum their preliminary approvals for said development, except as provided in section 13053. An applicant shall have been deemed to have complied with the requirements of this Section when the proposed development has received approvals of any or all of the following aspects of the proposal, as applicable:
(a) Tentative map approval;
(b) Planned residential development approval;
(c) Special or conditional use permit approval;
(d) Zoning change approval;
(e) All required variances, except minor variances for which a permit requirement could be established only upon a review of the detailed working drawings;
(f) Approval of a general site plan including such matters as delineation of roads and public easement(s) for shoreline access;
(g) A final Environmental Impact Report or a negative declaration, as required, including (1) the explicit consideration of any proposed grading; and (2) explicit consideration of alternatives to the proposed development; and (3) all comments and supporting documentation submitted to the lead agency;
(h) Approval of dredging and filling of any water areas;
(i) Approval of general uses and intensity of use proposed for each part of the area covered by the application as permitted by the applicable local general plan, zoning requirements, height, setback or other land use ordinances;
(j) In geographic areas specified by the Executive Director of the Commission, evidence of a commitment by local government or other appropriate entity to serve the proposed development at the time of completion of the development, with any necessary municipal or utility services designated by the Executive Director of the Commission;
(k) A local government coastal development permit issued pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 7 of these regulations.
Note: Authority cited: Section 30333, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 30620, Public Resources Code; and Section 65941, Government Code.
HISTORY
1. Amendment of subsection (g) and refiling of subsection (j) filed 6-10-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 24).
2. Amendment filed 10-20-77 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 77, No. 43).
3. Amendment filed 1-19-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 3).
4. Amendment of subsection (j) filed 8-14-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 33).
5. Amendment of first paragraph and Note filed 9-20-99; operative 10-20-99 (Register 99, No. 39).
This database is current through 8/19/16 Register 2016, No. 34
14 CCR § 13052, 14 CA ADC § 13052

DRAFT Consideration of Environmental Factors 5/27/2016 Fisherman’s Wharf

The following information is contained in the draft document available on the county website.

DRAFT Consideration of Environmental Factors 5/27/2016
Fisherman’s Wharf
In the event the document can not be obtained on the county site is is available on this site here: compressedCEF_for_posting_Rev-5-31-2016

The following can be found on page 2:

The proposed Fisherman’s Wharf retail, commercial and apartment complex is fully consistent with the City’s General Plan and consistent with the City’s LCP insofar as retail and commercial space is included within the City’s HIC zone, but inconsistent with the current LCP’s rental housing component, since the HIC zone allows for hotels and motels, but not for longer term housing, and with the existing height requirement although, as with the PWP, the existing heights exceed the height allowance in the LCP. The topic of conformance of the proposed project with the City’s LCP is covered in more detail starting on page 23. The discussion of project conformance with the City LCP includes discussion of the City’s current General Plan, as amended by the Oxnard City Council in 2014, and commonly referenced as the City’s “2030 General Plan”. The 2030 General Plan anticipates a new overlay entitled Urban Village that specifically allows housing in the proposed Fisherman’s Wharf project area. The County will be asking the City to amend its LCP to conform to the adopted 2030 General Plan as required by State Law.


The above information would indicate responses need to be sent to the City of Oxnard officials asking they NOT approve this requested amendment.

The concept of Urban Village: In urban planning and design, an urban village is an urban development typically characterized by medium-density housing, mixed use zoning, good public transit and an emphasis on pedestrianization and public space.

Urban villages are seen to provide an alternative to recent patterns of urban development in many cities, especially decentralization and urban sprawl. They are generally purported to:

  • Reduce car reliance and promote cycling, walking and transit use
  • Provide a high level of self-containment (people working, recreating and living in the same area)
  • Help facilitate strong community institutions and interaction

This development plan does NOT meet the definition of an Urban Village in any way shape or form.

  • High end rental apartments to millennials will not reduce car reliance and promote cycling, walking and transit use.
  • The developer plans on high end apartments and there simply are NOT jobs in a walkable distance to support high end rents. (people working, recreating and living in the same area)
  • There is nothing in the plan to facilitate strong community institutions and interaction

For more information on the OXNARD 2030 plan – the information is available below on the City website:

PLEASE EMAIL VENTURA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND ASK THEY SAY NO TO THE PROPOSAL!

PLEASE EMAIL OXNARD AND ASK THEY SAY NO TO THE AMENDMENT!

More ways to contact officials and local media: CLICK HERE

Millennials as target Market.

The presentation I attended indicated this would be high end apartments with a target market of “Millennials”.

http://www.businessinsider.com/millennial-median-wage-map-2015-12:
millennial-median-income-state-map

Get out your calculators!

Let us assume a slightly better off than average millennial – how about an annual salary of $35,000 ?
I broke out the earnings using a Paycheck Calculator and Kiplinger’s Cost of Living Reality Check.

Millenial_Paycheck

26634.40 Annual take home calculating 30% ($7990.32) annually for Housing results in $665.86 per month.

$665.86 per month for rent does NOT sound like High End Rentals

Also see: http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Location=Oxnard-CA/Hourly_Rate

The authors of the Pew Research Center analysis of census data cite the Great Recession and falling or stagnant wages as causes for the change in living arrangements. They also point to the issue of marriage (or the lack thereof): the typical age today for a first marriage, according to the Census Bureau, is 27.1 years for women and 29.2 years for men, compared with 1956’s record low of 20.1 years for women and 22.5 years for men.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/04/millennials-get-real-moving-back-rents/85342438/

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/report/2016/03/03/131627/when-i-was-your-age/

County of Ventura & Wharf related documents

Timeline of incomplete planning

For many years residents and other agencies have expressed concerns over the lack of any cohesive plan for the harbor.

For this gem on the coast the lack of planning, maintenance and community input has led to a high level of distrust for the Harbor Director and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors among residents.

Documents in this section are find-able through the Ventura County site

http://www.ventura.org/harbor

Meetings and Broadcasts
Board of Supervisors Calendar Agendas, Documents and broadcasts:
http://www.ventura.org/meetings-and-broadcasts

LandUsePamplet

The Land Use Process
The California Environmental Quality
Act (CEQA) requires that all discretionary
development projects be evaluated for
potential environmental impacts. These
projects included proposed subdivisions
(tract maps and parcel maps),
commercial and industrial businesses,
and development in the coastal zone.
The Evaluation process generally involves
the review of a project by various
governmental agencies and interested
parties. For projects in the unincorporated
areas of Ventura County, the County
Planning Division coordinates the
evaluation process and prepares the
appropriate document addressing potential
impacts, if any, that a proposed project
may have on the environment.

Originally Certified by the California Coastal Commission
September 19, 1986

FIRST AMENDMENT
First Amendment by County of Ventura, Board of Supervisors (BISC) October 19, 2004
First Amendment Approved by the California Coastal Commission with Suggested Modifications March 16, 2005
Coastal Commission Action Adopted by County of Ventura, Board of Supervisors July 26, 2005
Effective Certification – November 16, 2005

SECOND AMENDMENT
Second Amendment by County of Ventura, Board of Supervisors (Vintage Marina) September 20, 2005
Revision to Second Amendment by Board of Supervisors (Vintage Marina) December 6, 2005
Second Amendment Approved by the California Coastal Commission May 11, 2006
Coastal Commission Action Adopted by County of Ventura Board of Supervisors July 25, 2006
Effective Certification – September 13, 2006

Mar 13, 2007 – Channel Islands Harbor Public Works Plan ii. March 13 2007
Coastal Commission Action Adopted by County of Ventura, Board of Supervisors. July 26 ….. long-range land use development plans may be submitted to the. Coastal

Jun 24, 2008 – Channel Islands Harbor: Public Areas Plan & Design Guidelines that can be applied to future development and redevelopment projects
Jun 24, 2008publicAreaPlan_06242008

DRAFT (redline version) 3rd amendment (Culbertson, Adams & Assoc. Inc.)
DRAFT_2008_Th30c-10-2008-a1

Dec 11, 2008 – Public Works Plan Final 3rd Amendment 08-25-10

Coastal Commission Action Adopted by County of Ventura, Board of Supervisors (Channel Islands Harbor development authorized under the Plan).
PWP-Final3rd-Amendment-08-25-10-for-website

Ventura County Planning
Ventura County General Plan Update:
http://vcrma.org/planning/plans/general-plan/gen-plan-update.html
http://vcrma.org/planning/
The Planning Division provides land use services to the public in the areas of residential, commercial and industrial permitting, engages in long range community planning and zoning enforcement, and coordinates a variety of regional programs in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

Ventura County General Plan

The General Plan, which is mandated by State law, sets forth the goals, policies, and programs the County will implement to manage future growth and land uses. The General Plan, adopted by the Board of Supervisors, embodies the vision for the future of unincorporated Ventura County.
http://vcrma.org/planning/plans/general-plan/index.html

General Plan UPDATE Program April 2015

What are the legal requirements to update the General Plan?
State law requires Ventura County to maintain a General Plan to address
land use, circulation, housing, conservation, open space, noise, and
safety.

http://vcrma.org/planning/plans/general-plan/gen-plan-update.html
Local copy:
Ventura-County-General-Plan-Update-Work-Program-April-2015

VENTURA COUNTY SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE LAST AMENDED BY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: 06-28-11
Subdiv_Ord
DISCLAIMER
The Subdivision Ordinance comprises Chapter 2 of Division 8 (Planning and Development) of the Ventura County Ordinance Code. The following version of the Subdivision Ordinance was produced by the Planning Division. The “Official” version of this ordinance is held by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. The Planning Division coordinates closely with the Clerk’s Office to ensure the accuracy of the Ordinance’s contents, even if its format may differ from the one produced by the Clerk’s Office. Informational notes may appear in italics that are not a part of the adopted ordinance, but provide clarification.

Local Coastal Program Update – Phase 2A

Ventura County Planning Division
Exhibit 6
Coastal Zoning Ordinance
LAST AMENDED BY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: 12-11-12
LAST CERTIFICATION BY COASTAL COMMISSION: 02-07-13
LEGALLY EFFECTIVE: 03-09-13

VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL ZONING ORDINANCE

LAST AMENDED BY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: 1-26-16
LAST CERTIFICATION BY COASTAL COMMISSION: 02-07-13
LEGALLY EFFECTIVE: 02-25-16

coastal_zone_ord

Coastal Access – The ability of the public to reach, use or view the shoreline, coastal waters, coastal recreation areas, inland public recreation areas or public trails, and other significant coastal resource areas such as natural open space and habitats. Coastal access includes all such public access areas within the coastal zone and is not limited to shoreline locations.


Public Works Amendment 6 DRAFT (Replacement Hotel Complex harbor lease parcels F and F-1 3/1/2016

PWPA6_HOTEL_3-1-16_DT_DRAFT_PUBLIC_HEARING_POSTED
http://www.channelislandsharbor.org/PDF/2016/PWPA6%20HOTEL%203-1-16%20DT%20DRAFT%20PUBLIC%20HEARING%20POSTED.pdf

The Paseos at Channel Islands Harbor
The_Paseos_at_Channel_Islands_01_25_16PDF

Additional Related Reports & Information

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/pgking/pubpol.htm

Archives from LA Times

http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/channel-island-harbor

 

IN THE NEWS

Channel Island Harbor

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The 37th Annual Parade of Lights in Channel Islands Harbor will take place Dec. 7. Pre-parade activities will begin at noon and the parade begins at 7 p.m. This year’s grand marshal of the “Holiday Dreams” parade will be actor Beau Bridges. For more information, call the Channel Island Harbor visitor center at 985-4852.
ARTICLES BY DATE
FOOD
April 8, 2010 | Linda Burum
The bartender at Moqueca is mixing up flamingo-pink Copacabanas. Brazilian caipirinha cocktails are flowing and there’s plenty of Xingu, the dark-as-ink Brazilian beer, being poured. Through the windows of the second-story dining room you can look out over Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor. The exterior lights catch flashes of rippling water and bounce off the gleaming white boats bobbing by the docks. It’s not quite the frenzied Carnival spirit of Rio, but it’s easy to imagine that you’re partying at a Brazilian seaside resort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Coast Guard Honors Pair for Rescue Attempt Seven months after their friend and sailing partner drowned in the Santa Barbara Channel, a Ventura couple have been awarded a Public Service Commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard for their heroic efforts in trying to save the man’s life. On July 28, 38-year-old Jim Donnell and his wife, Heather, 35, were returning to Ventura Harbor after a trip aboard their 50-foot sailboat Thistle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
After years of battle over its future, Channel Islands Harbor in Ventura County is showing signs of life, with the opening of a new hotel, a revitalized shopping and restaurant complex, and concrete piers. But it will still take several years, and millions more in private investments, before the 60- year-old marina is fully rehabilitated, Harbor Director Lyn Krieger told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Krieger outlined a number of changes already underway at the county- owned harbor.
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October 6, 1990
Teams of locals including the Chowderettes, the Cape Clods, and Captain Lee and his Mates will compete in this morning’s Chowder Cook-off at Channel Islands Harbor. The competition is part of this weekend’s Maritime Days celebration of the 25th anniversary of the harbor’s dedication. The fourth annual cook-off, which begins at 10 a.m., is a fierce competition in which teams dress in costumes and loudly insult their competitors, said Sharon Gable, spokeswoman for the Harbor Assn.
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March 6, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to build 140 condominiums on waterfront land at the county-owned Channel Islands Harbor. The $36.5-million project will be built near Peninsula Road on the five-acre site of a parking lot and private tennis courts. It was proposed by Anacapa Ventures, which owns the adjacent Anacapa Isle Apartments. “This is truly a public-private venture that makes money for the public,” said Supervisor John K.
NEWS
January 19, 1989
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to dredge Channel Islands Harbor beginning in late March, a process that will move 2 million cubic yards of sand down the coast at a cost of $3.6 million, officials said. Earlier this month, after reports that the dredging might be postponed until at least the fall, officials from Ventura County and the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme asked Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) for help in securing Army Corps funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man whose body was found in the Channel Islands Harbor this week was identified Wednesday by the Ventura County coroner’s office as Kevin Cunningham, 49, a live-aboard at the harbor. The case is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department as an accidental drowning, but an autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, said Craig Stevens, deputy county coroner. Cunningham was last seen about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on his dinghy heading toward his sailboat in the harbor.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1996 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Channel Islands Harbor has a new marketing team–namely the Channel Islands Harbor tenants. Many of the more than 80 businesses residing at Channel Islands Harbor are unifying, in their bid for attention, as Channel Islands Harbor Marketing Inc. The initial group of member tenants will hold its first meeting this afternoon at the Channel Islands Harbor Visitor Center. Representatives from about two dozen businesses are expected to attend.
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April 18, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Channel Islands Harbor near Oxnard will hold a feast of food and wine this weekend during the third annual “A Taste of Ventura County” festival. The event, which runs Friday through Sunday, will feature international cuisine from more than 20 Ventura County restaurants, a selection of fine wines and musical entertainment. Visitors will be able to sample a multitude of gourmet dishes, teas, coffees, beers and flavored waters.
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June 27, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles developer won a long-term lease Tuesday for the long-neglected Fisherman’s Wharf shopping center at Channel Islands Harbor in Ventura County and unveiled plans for a total overhaul of the property. For years, the nautical-themed complex has stood as an eyesore at a busy intersection in south Oxnard, victim to poor management and political wars over redevelopment at the aging harbor. On Tuesday, however, the county Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to award developer Edward M.
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June 27, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Concluding an eight-month investigation, the Ventura County Grand Jury announced Monday that it had found no merit to a county supervisor’s claims of corruption at Channel Islands Harbor near Oxnard. In a 13-page report, grand jurors said they failed to uncover evidence that Harbor Director Lyn Krieger made a “sweetheart deal” in recommending a harbor lease to the Board of Supervisors.
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November 1, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County’s chief executive rebuked veteran Supervisor John Flynn on Monday for what he said was a politically motivated attack on the county’s harbor director. County Executive Officer Johnny Johnston accused Flynn of engaging in a “pattern of harassment of staff” when he publicly stated last week that Harbor Director Lyn Krieger had given a “sweetheart deal” to a Channel Islands Harbor tenant.
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July 24, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County’s latest attempt to revive Channel Islands Harbor would bring a new four-star hotel and a revamped restaurant to its faded peninsula area. The ambitious $19-million renovation of the county-owned harbor would be done by a private developer and may require state Coastal Commission approval before it could proceed.
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July 27, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Plans for a boating instruction center at Channel Islands Harbor were revived Monday when the Ventura County Board of Supervisors announced it had amended its harbor development plan as requested by the California Coastal Commission. The project had been stalled since February, when the Coastal Commission told Ventura County it would not approve the two-story development near Oxnard until the harbor’s public work plan was updated.
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June 15, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County supervisors today are expected to discuss whether they should continue efforts to bring a boating instruction center to Channel Islands Harbor, a week after the project was dealt another setback. County lawyers will brief supervisors behind closed doors on the legal ramifications of a finding by the California Coastal Commission last week that the county board acted improperly in approving the boating center last December.
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July 13, 1999 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Channel Islands Harbor was being dredged in the mid-1960s, it probably didn’t occur to anyone that Hawaiian shirts one day would be a cornerstone of retail business at the location. But the recent opening of the Smuggler’s Cove Trading Co.–a shop stocked with flowery island attire–is an indication that times and business strategies have changed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
A chowder cook-off will take place Sept. 23 at the Maritime Days celebration at Channel Islands Harbor. The contest is open to amateur and professional chefs from Ventura County. Any variety of seafood chowder will be accepted. The cook-off will be at 3950 Bluefin Circle at the harbor. Cooking will begin at 10 a.m. and free public tasting will start at 12:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to reaffirm an earlier action, the California Coastal Commission is expected to vote next week on whether a boating and instruction center proposed for Channel Islands Harbor is permissible under Ventura County planning guidelines. Coastal commissioners contend they already voted 6 to 4 on Feb. 19 that the marine center cannot be approved unless Ventura County first amends the harbor’s public works plan. The 18-year-old plan guides development at the picturesque marina near Oxnard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
The California Coastal Commission rejected a claim Thursday by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors that the state panel acted improperly when it turned down a proposal to build a boating center at Channel Islands Harbor. The commission voted in February to block development of the boating instruction and safety center, contending that the project was inconsistent with the harbor’s overall zoning plan. The harbor is owned by the county.
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February 20, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday blocked development of a boating center at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, saying the project was inconsistent with the harbor’s overall zoning plan. State commissioners meeting in San Diego rejected the plan by a vote of 6 to 4, pleasing environmentalists who claimed that the $6.3-million project would open the door to unchecked development at the harbor near Hollywood Beach.
January 17, 2004 | Tracy Wilson, Times Staff Writer
An environmental group has sued Ventura County to block development of a boating instruction center at Channel Islands Harbor near Oxnard. The nonprofit Beacon Foundation contends that county leaders approved the project last month without adequate review of the potential effects on coastal habitat.
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December 17, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
After months of delay and contentious debate, a sharply divided Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a boating instruction center for Channel Islands Harbor near Oxnard. Over the heated objections of several harbor-area residents, a board majority agreed that the 18,000-square-foot center should be built on Bluefin Circle near the Whale’s Tail restaurant.
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November 26, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
After eight months of negotiations, a Bakersfield firm has emerged as the top choice to take over and rebuild an aging marina at Channel Islands Harbor near Oxnard. Harbor Director Lynn Krieger on Tuesday told the Ventura County Board of Supervisors that Vintage Marina Partners submitted the best proposal out of eight received by the county. The deal calls for renovation of the 525 boat slips at the county-owned marina.
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November 13, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man whose body was found in the Channel Islands Harbor this week was identified Wednesday by the Ventura County coroner’s office as Kevin Cunningham, 49, a live-aboard at the harbor. The case is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department as an accidental drowning, but an autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, said Craig Stevens, deputy county coroner. Cunningham was last seen about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on his dinghy heading toward his sailboat in the harbor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The body of a man last seen aboard a dinghy in Channel Islands Harbor over the weekend was found Tuesday submerged in 10 feet of water off the Ventura County coast, apparently the victim of a drowning, authorities said. The 50-year-old man, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was found about a mile from a sailboat where he had visited with friends, authorities said. He was last seen about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, paddling away from the sailboat in a dinghy.
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October 30, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Opponents of a proposed boating instruction center at Channel Islands Harbor on Wednesday assailed an environmental review as inadequate and biased. Jon Ziv, a dentist who lives near the proposed project, said studies of wind patterns, traffic and alternative locations were flawed because they were based on “grossly false and inadequate data.”
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July 24, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Critics of a proposed boating and safety center at Channel Islands Harbor assailed an environmental review of the project Wednesday, calling it biased and inadequate. The 300-page study failed to fully investigate the traffic, environmental and safety implications of building a 26,000-square-foot center at the Oxnard-area marina, several speakers told a Ventura County environmental review panel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
After insisting for years that a proposed $7.2-million boating center be built on the western flank of Channel Islands Harbor, Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn appears to be softening his stance. Flynn said Tuesday that an abandoned boating launch on the opposite side of the harbor deserves a closer look. His board colleagues agreed, voting 4 to 0 to order additional studies of safety and boat traffic issues associated with the alternate lot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2003 | Sandra Murillo and Tracy Wilson, Times Staff Writers
Dozens of boat slip tenants at Channel Islands Marina could receive eviction notices as early as Friday because of a judge’s ruling in an ongoing rental dispute between the marina operator and the Ventura County Harbor Department.
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January 12, 2003 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
Like many in Southern California, Joseph Myers was looking for a nice home near the ocean. Last year, the 25-year-old Navy boatswain based out of Port Hueneme finally found one. He grabbed his belongings, packed them into his 30-foot Catalina sailboat and began a tranquil life as a live-aboard at Channel Islands Harbor. But there is trouble in paradise.
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December 7, 2002 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
The Oxnard Planning Commission has unanimously approved a $100-million residential project, which includes hundreds of houses and condominiums, a marina and commercial buildings on 135 acres near the ocean. The Seabridge project, an extension of the Mandalay Bay development, is the last major element of a 20-year-old plan to develop the Channel Islands Harbor area, officials said.
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November 25, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The 37th Annual Parade of Lights in Channel Islands Harbor will take place Dec. 7. Pre-parade activities will begin at noon and the parade begins at 7 p.m. This year’s grand marshal of the “Holiday Dreams” parade will be actor Beau Bridges. For more information, call the Channel Island Harbor visitor center at 985-4852.
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June 24, 2002 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than two years of court delays, an immigrant Indian woman accused of trying to drown her children in Channel Islands Harbor will stand trial this week on charges of attempted murder. Narinder Virk, 42, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and an allegation that she caused serious injury to her daughter, then 6, by holding the child underwater. Prosecutors say Virk’s actions were deliberate and premeditated.
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June 23, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It’s been a tough six years for Joanna Steele, owner of a gift shop and art gallery at Fisherman’s Wharf in Channel Islands Harbor. Steele watched the wharf’s outdoor fish market, dining areas, walkways and landscaping slowly slide into disrepair. She watched dispirited tenants close up shops, one by one. And she watched nearly all the tourists disappear. The most frequent question she hears is, “Where did everybody go?”
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February 26, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ambitious plans to revitalize Channel Islands Harbor near Oxnard will take a crucial step forward today if Ventura County supervisors, as expected, approve a final round of negotiations to reclaim possession of the Fisherman’s Wharf area. After years of rising revenue, business at the 316-acre harbor flagged in the mid-1990s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2001 | CARRI KARUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a quiet afternoon on the water when the emergency call came in. The operator of a 44-foot cabin cruiser was violently ill and unable to navigate his craft, which was heading toward the rocks inside Channel Islands Harbor. Ventura County Harbor Patrol Officers Dusty Frechette and Troy Kuhlman raced to the scene in a powerboat, sirens blaring. Frechette boarded the vessel, brought it under control and treated the man while Kuhlman diverted other boat traffic.
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February 22, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County officials have rejected a Nevada gambling corporation’s offer to buy acreage at Channel Islands Harbor, convert the land into an Indian reservation and build a 250-room hotel-casino with slot machines and gaming tables. The proposal, presented to the Board of Supervisors at a Jan. 23 closed session, received no support partly because supervisors concluded the Las Vegas-style resort would not fit into the laid-back oceanfront community, officials said.
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April 4, 2000 | GINA PICCALO and CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A water taxi service to ferry visitors around the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard will be considered today by the Board of Supervisors. If approved, three boats will offer service every 30 minutes, beginning this summer. Taxi service now is provided by a private company, usually by appointment. The proposal is for the Harbor Department to operate daily boat service, picking up passengers from various sites along the five-mile-long harbor, at a cost of between $1 and $2.
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February 18, 2000 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Glancing nervously at their weeping mother, the son and daughter of Narinder Virk described for a judge Thursday how she led them to a darkened harbor channel last month and pushed them off a dock. Both said their mother then held them under water until they couldn’t breathe. “My mom was drowning us,” testified 9-year-old Sonny Virk, who recalled how he fought to get his head above water. “She was pushing us down.”
January 14, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The good Samaritan who saved a Port Hueneme mother and the two children she allegedly tried to drown took his heroism a step further Thursday and set up a trust fund in the children’s name. Brian Wiggins, the 40-year-old ex-lifeguard who heard a weak call for help from the water and bolted out of bed about 2 a.m. Wednesday to rescue the family, said he wanted to do whatever he could for 9-year-old Sonny Virk and his 6-year-old sister, Harpreet.
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July 13, 1999 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Channel Islands Harbor was being dredged in the mid-1960s, it probably didn’t occur to anyone that Hawaiian shirts one day would be a cornerstone of retail business at the location. But the recent opening of the Smuggler’s Cove Trading Co.–a shop stocked with flowery island attire–is an indication that times and business strategies have changed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One man died and another was missing at sea Sunday after high winds and big waves flipped and broke their 40-foot outrigger canoe near Channel Islands Harbor, throwing all six paddlers into the frigid ocean for several hours. John Devlin, 50, of Oxnard was already dead when the owner of a commercial fishing vessel spotted four men clinging to a red, white and blue pontoon about 3 1/2 miles offshore of Ventura Harbor about 12:30 p.m.
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January 23, 1998 | CHRIS CHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan to build a multimillion-dollar aquarium at Channel Islands Harbor has foundered, but county officials are not giving up on their hopes for economic revival: Now they are floating a proposal to make youth-oriented boat trips the cornerstone of a newly vibrant harbor. At an ocean-side news conference Thursday, local officials unveiled a plan to promote trips on “floating labs.”
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December 12, 1997 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After storms wreaked havoc on Ventura County holiday events last week, participants and organizers of this weekend’s parades are hoping lightning doesn’t strike twice, so to speak. The more than 100 entries in Camarillo’s parade, which was disrupted last year by high winds, are expected to roll beginning at noon Saturday from the intersection of Las Posas Road and Temple Avenue.
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February 21, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Coast Guard Honors Pair for Rescue Attempt Seven months after their friend and sailing partner drowned in the Santa Barbara Channel, a Ventura couple have been awarded a Public Service Commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard for their heroic efforts in trying to save the man’s life. On July 28, 38-year-old Jim Donnell and his wife, Heather, 35, were returning to Ventura Harbor after a trip aboard their 50-foot sailboat Thistle.
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January 27, 1997 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is described by some as a hidden treasure, defying perceptions of this city as a farming town known mainly for its celery and strawberry fields. For more than three decades, Channel Islands Harbor has been one of the area’s best-kept secrets, a collection of waterfront eateries and boutiques overlooking boat slips and marinas sandwiched between Oxnard and the Pacific Ocean. But the harbor is also in a remote area, deep in the city, far from the freeway and passing visitors.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1996 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Channel Islands Harbor has a new marketing team–namely the Channel Islands Harbor tenants. Many of the more than 80 businesses residing at Channel Islands Harbor are unifying, in their bid for attention, as Channel Islands Harbor Marketing Inc. The initial group of member tenants will hold its first meeting this afternoon at the Channel Islands Harbor Visitor Center. Representatives from about two dozen businesses are expected to attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Residents of this seaside town spell relief “S-A-N-D.” And on Monday, they finally got some of it when a two-mile-long pipeline began sucking sand off the ocean floor and redepositing it on one end of the beach in an ongoing battle against erosion. Every other year since 1960, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Navy have dredged Channel Islands Harbor and pumped tons of sand onto the strip of beach that fronts the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1995 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you want a dose of holiday spirit, take a brisk evening cruise around the Ventura or Channel Islands harbors and see the boats and waterfront homes decked out with glittering Christmas lights. You can sip hot chocolate and listen to Christmas carols while the boats chug by these lighting displays, some of which are dazzling engineering extravaganzas. Island Packers, which expanded to Channel Islands Harbor in June, is offering the holiday cruises there beginning this weekend.
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October 30, 1995 | DAVID R. BAKER
A witch pinata twisted in the sea breeze over a parking lot at the Channel Islands Harbor on Sunday, its candied contents harvested by children attending the harbor’s first pumpkin festival. Captain Mike–the master of ceremonies, clad in a red velvet pirate coat and thigh-high leather boots–had moments earlier spilled the pinata’s Tootsie Rolls and butterscotch candies across the pavement. “The Captain finished it off with his cutlass,” Michael Bradley, the Captain, said with a smile.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 1995 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Still looking for the perfect pumpkin? Check out the pumpkin festival Sunday at the Channel Islands Harbor Farmer’s Market. Not only can you take home a gorgeous gourd, but you can also pucker up for the pumpkinseed spitting contest–and take a look at the newest of the county’s farmers’ markets. The festival runs during regular market hours, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those who think a pumpkin is just a goofy vegetable, this festival might change your mind.
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April 18, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Channel Islands Harbor near Oxnard will hold a feast of food and wine this weekend during the third annual “A Taste of Ventura County” festival. The event, which runs Friday through Sunday, will feature international cuisine from more than 20 Ventura County restaurants, a selection of fine wines and musical entertainment. Visitors will be able to sample a multitude of gourmet dishes, teas, coffees, beers and flavored waters.
NEWS
April 6, 1995 | Leonard Reed, Leonard Reed is a Times staff writer
This lovely patchwork of marinas, with apartment and condo developments packed in around it, is not exactly known as a hub. Yes, more than a thousand boats are docked here, bringing in a heavy weekend crowd and offering locals a decent array of restaurants and shops and yacht clubs.
NEWS
March 23, 1995 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This has not been a good season for county bicyclists. The collapse of the Main Street bridge over the Ventura River closed off the coastline route north of the city of Ventura. Flooding and mudslides also shut down the popular Ojai Valley Trail, a scenic 8.8-mile path from Ventura to Ojai. And a chunk of Simi Valley’s Arroyo Simi Bike Trail is also closed for flood repair. But all that is no reason to stay home.
NEWS
March 16, 1995 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Come early April you can add fresh tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce and the like to the oceanside aesthetics of Channel Islands Harbor–at least on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On April 9, the Certified Farmers’ Market of Channel Islands Harbor will join the ranks of Ventura County’s six other fresh produce bazaars. The market will be held in a parking lot on the 2800 block of South Harbor Boulevard near the Harbor Landing mall. The market is the brainchild of the Channel Islands Harbor Assn.