March 2022 Director’s Message

Sunset view of Channel Islands Harbor, slight chop on the water

It’s been a little more than five months since I’ve been hired at the Channel Islands Harbor and, as many of you know, there’s plenty of projects to be completed. I’ve evaluated and prioritized the Harbor’s short-term needs for public and private projects in 2022. Here are a few projects of interest. Casa Sirena/Harbor Peninsula…

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February 2022 Director’s Message

Sunset view of Channel Islands Harbor, slight chop on the water

Winter is typically the off season for beach communities, but we have some beautiful 70-degree days forecast for February, so come out to visit the Channel Islands Harbor.  It is a special place to be. Whale Watching One of the distinct adventures offered this time of the year is whale watching excursions with our businesses…

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July 2021 Director’s Message

An American flag is pictured, harbor in the background

The 4th of July always provides a wonderful experience on the waterfront.  In my opinion, there is no better place to be on our country’s birthday than the waterfront.  Boat owners, marine businesses and waterfront residents always celebrate the 4th in style. It is very heartwarming to see the boats and waterfront decorated in red,…

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June 2021 Director’s Message

A rowing team paddles in the harbor

As I write this on Memorial Day, the final day of a wonderful weekend here on the Harbor, I am contemplating what makes this a great nation.  First and foremost, I want to recognize our military, which has protected our country and our values, and has fought aggressive enemies throughout our nation’s history.  I want…

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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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April 2021 Director’s Message

A rowing team paddles in the harbor

As we head into the summer, my thoughts go back to last summer and what a mess it was because of the pandemic.  We struggled on almost a daily basis to determine whether we open the beaches, restrict them to active uses only, close them altogether, close the parking lots, etc.  In addition, we debated…

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March 2021 Director’s Message

Smiling people paddling kayaks in Channel Islands Harbor

It sure feels like summer is right around the corner, and there is significant positive news regarding COVID-19, so hopefully things will get more normal here on the waterfront.  I believe that life will never be the same, as thorough use of hand sanitizer, possible continued use of some mask wearing and some reasonable distancing…

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December 2020 Director’s Message

Dozens of brightly lit ships docked in Channel Islands Harbor for the Parade of Lights

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  This is always a great time of the year to be on and about the Harbor and waterfront.  It is heart-warming to see all of the Holiday lights and decorations on the boats in the Harbor and on the homes and businesses surrounding the Harbor.  Being on the water, there is the added…

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November 2019 Director’s Message: Development Updates

An American flag is pictured, harbor in the background

The mornings are colder and the winds are here – we are definitely in Fall and heading fast into winter.  In our area of the State that normally means fire season.  While there have been a number of fires, our fire personnel have worked very hard to keep an upper hand – thanks to all. …

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