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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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Fireworks by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor Canceled

The annual Fireworks by the Sea Fourth of July fireworks show at the Channel Islands Harbor will not take place this year. The funding for the fireworks show and related police costs was in question due to the elimination of the City of Oxnard funding which covered roughly half the cost of the show, an…

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Sportfishing Businesses Reopen at Channel Islands Harbor

Anglers itching to go deep sea fishing can do so out of the Channel Islands Harbor thanks to the County of Ventura’s Health Officer providing sportfishing operations the go-ahead to operate. Dr. Robert Levin, Ventura County Public Health Officer, made a decision to allow sportfishing businesses to resume operations under pre-established safety guidelines.  Operations at…

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Access to Ventura County-Managed Beaches Improve; Social Distancing Guidelines Still in Place

Residents who visit Ventura County Harbor Department-managed beaches and parks will have improved access to recreational opportunities and be able to sit and lounge while practicing social distancing guidelines. Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said the County is pleased to ease some of the soft closure restrictions –limiting beach and park access to physical activity…

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Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market Expands Hours

Patrons at the Channel Islands Harbor’s Sunday Farmers Market will have additional time to shop thanks to a change in hours. Market hours will now be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. instead of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said patrons and vendors asked for additional time because…

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