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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 recreational opportunities and be able 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 – put in…

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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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Recreational Rental Businesses Reopen at Channel Islands Harbor

Recreational rental businesses at the Channel Islands Harbor received the go-ahead from the County of Ventura’s Health Officer to operate. Visitors seeking to rent boats, kayaks, standup paddle boards, electric boats, jet skis, and bicycles will be able to do so immediately. Dr. Robert Levin, Ventura County Public Health Officer, amended the Stay Safe at…

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Jr. Lifeguard Program Canceled for 2020

Both sessions of the Ventura County Junior Lifeguard Program will be canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. The Junior Lifeguard Program, sponsored by the Ventura County Harbor Department, offers youth 8 to 15 years of age the opportunity to receive instruction in lifeguard rescue techniques, emergency medical first-aid, ocean sports activity, physical conditioning, marine…

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Ventura County-Managed Beaches Moved to Soft Closure

Residents who visit County of Ventura-managed beaches will be limited to essential physical activity such as walking, jogging, swimming and surfing while practicing social distancing guidelines, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced. Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said residents who want to visit Hollywood, Silver Strand, and Kiddie beaches will not be allowed to sit,…

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