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Channel Island Harbor’s Free Concerts by the Sea Summer Series 2021 Lineup

If you love live music, there’s no better venue in Ventura County to catch a free concert than at the Channel Islands Harbor. Set against a summer sky with sparkling water as a backdrop, visitors can enjoy a variety of musical selections at the Concerts by the Sea Summer Concert Series. The series is held…

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Channel Islands Harbor Visioning Process Concludes

A visioning process that will help shape development in the County of Ventura-managed Channel Islands Harbor has reached its conclusion. At the June 22, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting, Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval, on behalf of the Channel Islands Harbor Visioning Steering Committee, presented the Channel Islands Harbor Vision Report. The report…

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July 2021 Director’s Message

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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4th of July fireworks

2021 Fireworks by the Sea Will Not Take Place Due to Lack of Funding

The annual Fireworks by the Sea 4th of July event at the Channel Islands Harbor will not take place due to lack of funding, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced today. This marks the second year in a row the fireworks show will not take place. Last year it was shut down due to lack…

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Local Harbor Beaches Make Honor Roll on Beach Report Card

Hollywood Beach, Silver Strand Beach, and Hobie Beach made Heal the Bay’s Honor Roll for their perfect year-round water-quality grades in 2020. The report was released Tuesday finding excellent water quality at most California’s beaches. A total of 35 California beaches earned spots on Heal the Bay’s Honor Roll. Ventura County had seven beaches make…

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Mark Sandoval, Channel Islands Harbor Director

Ventura County Harbor Department Director Announces Retirement

Following a long career of public service and waterfront leadership, Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval has announced his retirement from his position effective August 31, 2021. “Mark’s leadership has put the Ventura County Harbor Department on an outstanding path. I appreciate his genuine and proactive outreach efforts. His focus on community engagement has…

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