No Lifeguards on Duty at Hollywood Beach on Memorial Day Weekend

Hollywood Beach

Visitors seeking to use Hollywood Beach this Memorial Day Weekend should be aware there be will no lifeguards on duty, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced. Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said the hiring process for lifeguards is ongoing, but slower than normal due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Hollywood Beach should…

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Paint Project at Fisherman’s Wharf Underway

Paint Project at Fishermans Wharf Underway

Fisherman’s Wharf, a well-known commercial-retail center at the Channel Islands Harbor, is receiving a needed facelift. Fresh paint is currently being applied to the perimeter of the center’s buildings.

Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said the buildings at Fisherman’s Wharf haven’t been painted in at least a decade. The buildings weren’t painted because of the potential of a proposed development at the wharf. The proposed development didn’t move forward.

“We recognized that we have to improve Fisherman’s Wharf because it’s going to be around for a couple of years,” Director Sandoval said. “One of the necessities was to repaint it.”

The project, which includes painting and repairing some of the wood, will maintain the cape-cod style look of the buildings. The cost of the project is estimated to be $50,000.

“At the very least it’s a face lift for Fisherman’s Wharf,” Director Sandoval said. “We still have a lot of active businesses here and encourage people to come down and support them.”

Editor’s Note: this story was published on May 19, 2021.

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Father’s Day Car Show at Channel Islands Harbor Is Back!

A mint Plymouth Roadrunner with its hood popped at the CIH Father's Day car show

A popular Father’s Day Car Show at the Channel Islands Harbor’s Harbor View Park is back after it was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. Event organizer Stephanie Sipe said the event will feature more than 150-200 cars, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, live music, and more. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3…

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May 2021 Director’s Message

An American flag is pictured, harbor in the background

I am definitely ready for the summer!  It looks like it is going to be a great one.  As more people are getting vaccinated and new cases have sharply declined, the County is postured to go from the orange tier to the yellow tier in a couple of weeks.  We are hearing masks are not…

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Channel Island Harbor’s Free Concerts by the Sea Summer Series Will Return

Musicians play to a crowd at Concerts by the Sea

After being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planning is underway to bring back the Channel Islands Harbor’s free Concerts by the Sea Summer Concert Series. The concert series is hosted by the Channel Islands Harbor Foundation in coordination with the Ventura County Harbor Department. “As more vaccinations are being administered and the…

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