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August 2020 Director’s Message

It is the middle of the summer and the Harbor and beaches are hopping.  While the changes brought on by COVID-19 are evident, such as masks everywhere you look and outdoor dining and exercising, the number of visitors to the Harbor seem to exceed a “normal” year.  As I did last month, I urge caution…

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Harbor Businesses Offer Dine-Out, Delivery and Take-Out Dining Options

Editor’s Note: this story was updated on July 28, 2020. It will be updated as new information is available.  At the Channel Islands Harbor, the health and safety of our visitors, employees and residents is very important to us. Safety is our top priority and our businesses who provide dining options are following all cautionary…

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July 2020 Director’s Message

Happy Birthday America!!  Normally this is a festive time, not only the nation’s birthday celebration but also the enjoyment that goes with the true beginning of summer on the waterfront.  However, these times are not the same.  A decision was made this week to close all of the beaches in Ventura County for the Fourth…

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Harbor Beaches Will Be Closed July 3-6

Ventura County beaches – including Hollywood, Silver Strand, and Kiddie beaches – will be closed this holiday weekend from 5 a.m. on July 3 through July 6 at 5 a.m. to prevent crowding that results in the spread of COVID-19. To support this effort parking lots and restrooms will also be closed. “COVID-19 cases and…

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Reminder: 2020 Fireworks by the Sea Canceled this 4th of July

As a reminder, the annual Fireworks by the Sea fireworks show at the Channel Islands Harbor will not take place this Fourth of July. Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said the cancellation of the show was related to funding shortfalls and the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to cancel the show was made in…

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Museum Plans Re-Opening and Launches New Exhibit

Maritime enthusiasts are in luck. The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will reopen its doors for the first time since March 2020 on July 4th. Museum officials said they will be implementing a variety of safety measures – including wearing facemasks and limiting the number of visitors at once – that will assure visitors will be…

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