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Channel Islands Harbor Holiday food and toy drive

Record Number of Items Collected at Channel Islands Harbor Holiday Food & Toy Drive

Video Transcript 00:00 [Music] 00:03 we had a 00:04 joint fundraiser today at fisherman’s 00:06 wharf the 00:08 harbor beach community alliance teamed 00:10 up with the harvard apartment 00:11 to have a toy slash food drive 00:18 reason we’re doing this food and toy 00:20 drive it’s 00:21 because so many people this year…

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Navel oranges piled high, visitors walk past

Channel Islands Farmers Market to Open on Wednesdays, Starting Dec. 9th

Channel Islands Harbor residents and visitors seeking fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and other items at the Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market as an alternative to grocery stores are in luck. The market, historically open on Sundays, will now be open on Wednesdays from 1 5 p.m. starting Wednesday, December 9th. The Farmers Market is…

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A food-drive bag full of groceries with a view of the harbor

Channel Islands Harbor to Host Holiday Food & Toy Drive

The Ventura County Harbor Department is teaming up with the Harbor & Beach Community Alliance (HBCA) to spread holiday cheer this season by hosting the first Holiday Food & Toy Drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 12, 2020 at Fisherman’s Wharf. The Holiday Food & Toy Drive will benefit Food Share of Ventura…

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Brightly light and playfully themed boats on Parade in the harbor

2020 Parade of Lights Canceled Due to COVID Concerns

The annual Parade of Lights at the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns for spectators, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced. The 2020 Parade of Lights, which has taken place for 54-years, had been scheduled for Saturday, December 12.  The only time the event has been…

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An aerial view of Channel Islands Harbor

Channel Islands Harbor Survey to Help With Future of the Harbor

Ventura County residents and visitors are encouraged to take a short survey to share their Channel Islands Harbor experience and help recommend ways to improve the Harbor as part of a visioning process. The survey can be taken by visiting these links: (English) (Spanish) The Channel Islands Harbor Visioning Process is being led…

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A dredging vessel at work in Channel Islands Harbor

Dredging at Channel Islands Harbor Scheduled to Start in October 2020

Navigating the Channel Islands Harbor will continue to be safe and downcoast beaches will receive an influx of much-needed sand thanks to a dredging project that will soon be underway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is on schedule to start dredging the Channel Islands Harbor in mid-October 2020. Equipment will be staged at the…

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