Press Releases

Channel Islands Harbor Visioning Process Concludes

A visioning process that will help shape development in the County of Ventura-managed Channel Islands Harbor has reached its conclusion. At the June 22, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting, Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval, on behalf of the Channel Islands Harbor Visioning Steering Committee, presented the Channel Islands Harbor Vision Report. The report…

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Mark Sandoval, Channel Islands Harbor Director

Ventura County Harbor Department Director Announces Retirement

Following a long career of public service and waterfront leadership, Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval has announced his retirement from his position effective August 31, 2021. “Mark’s leadership has put the Ventura County Harbor Department on an outstanding path. I appreciate his genuine and proactive outreach efforts. His focus on community engagement has…

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Smiling people paddling kayaks in Channel Islands Harbor

County of Ventura and City of Oxnard Reach Cooperation Agreement for Channel Islands Harbor

The County Board of Supervisors and City of Oxnard Councilmembers have both unanimously approved a cooperation agreement for major improvements in the Channel Islands Harbor. The agreement covers areas of land use and shared cost of maintenance and infrastructure. “This reflects a major milestone and serves as a launching pad for future cooperation with the…

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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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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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