Press Releases

Channel Island Harbor’s Free Concerts by the Sea Summer Series 2022 Lineup

If you love live music, there’s no better venue in Ventura County to catch a free concert than the Channel Islands Harbor. Set against a summer sky in a beautiful Harbor park, visitors can enjoy a variety of musical selections at the Concerts by the Sea Summer Concert Series. The series is held from 4…

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2022 Concerts by the Sea Summer Series to Be Relocated to Harbor View Park

Concerts by the Sea, traditionally held at Peninsula Park in the Channel Islands Harbor, will be changing locations this summer, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced today. The summer concert series, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday from July 9th to September 4th in 2022, will be moved from…

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View from the water of the lighthouse, breakwater and crane dock

Harbor Department Issues Request for Proposals for Fisherman’s Wharf

The Ventura County Harbor Department has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop the Fisherman’s Wharf parcel at the Channel Islands Harbor. Harbor Department Director Michael Tripp said the redevelopment of the Fisherman’s Wharf property is long overdue. “This property is dilapidated and doesn’t meet the standard the Harbor Department is trying to deliver…

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Harbor Department Reissues Request for Proposals for Whale’s Tail Parcel

The Ventura County Harbor Department has reissued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop a Channel Islands Harbor parcel where the popular, Whale’s Tail restaurant formerly operated. An RFP was issued in August 2021 and yielded two applications. Neither of the applications met all the criteria of the RFP completely. Harbor Department Director Michael Tripp…

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Central Coast Will Be Home to New England Tall Ship

A tall ship that has been berthed on the New England coast for the past 54 years is now on its way to California and will call the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard its new home. The ship will serve as a visitor attraction and teaching platform for thousands of youth in Ventura and Santa…

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Demolition of Vacant Casa Sirena Hotel To Start

Demolition of the vacant Casa Sirena Hotel at the Channel Islands Harbor will begin next week, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced today. Harbor Department Director Michael Tripp said that preparation for the demolition – removing hazards, communicating with nearby Harbor residents, connecting homeless individuals with services, and other mitigation measures – has been underway…

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