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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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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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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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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Michael Tripp named as Channel Islands Harbor Director

Michael Tripp has been named as the new Channel Islands Harbor Director. The appointment was made by County Executive Officer Mike Powers and follows a nationwide recruitment. “As Director, Michael will be working with his talented team at the Harbor to collaborate with our business partners to create a robust harbor economy, work with the residents…

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