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November 25, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The 37th Annual Parade of Lights in Channel Islands Harbor will take place Dec. 7. Pre-parade activities will begin at noon and the parade begins at 7 p.m. This year's grand marshal of the "Holiday Dreams" parade will be actor Beau Bridges. For more information, call the Channel Island Harbor visitor center at 985-4852.
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FOOD
April 8, 2010 | Linda Burum
The bartender at Moqueca is mixing up flamingo-pink Copacabanas. Brazilian caipirinha cocktails are flowing and there's plenty of Xingu, the dark-as-ink Brazilian beer, being poured. Through the windows of the second-story dining room you can look out over Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor. The exterior lights catch flashes of rippling water and bounce off the gleaming white boats bobbing by the docks. It's not quite the frenzied Carnival spirit of Rio, but it's easy to imagine that you're partying at a Brazilian seaside resort.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For all you kayak and canoe lovers, the waters around Ventura County are getting more paddle-friendly. Lake Casitas, long off-limits to paddlers, gave a cautious nod to kayaks less than two years ago. But rules--like sweltering in a wetsuit despite 100-degree temperatures--made it a cumbersome adventure. Now the wetsuits are off, the rules have been relaxed, and the lake's boat-rental concession even added kayaks to its fleet earlier this month. Ditto at Channel Islands Harbor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
After years of battle over its future, Channel Islands Harbor in Ventura County is showing signs of life, with the opening of a new hotel, a revitalized shopping and restaurant complex, and concrete piers. But it will still take several years, and millions more in private investments, before the 60- year-old marina is fully rehabilitated, Harbor Director Lyn Krieger told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Krieger outlined a number of changes already underway at the county- owned harbor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Coast Guard Honors Pair for Rescue Attempt Seven months after their friend and sailing partner drowned in the Santa Barbara Channel, a Ventura couple have been awarded a Public Service Commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard for their heroic efforts in trying to save the man's life. On July 28, 38-year-old Jim Donnell and his wife, Heather, 35, were returning to Ventura Harbor after a trip aboard their 50-foot sailboat Thistle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990
Teams of locals including the Chowderettes, the Cape Clods, and Captain Lee and his Mates will compete in this morning's Chowder Cook-off at Channel Islands Harbor. The competition is part of this weekend's Maritime Days celebration of the 25th anniversary of the harbor's dedication. The fourth annual cook-off, which begins at 10 a.m., is a fierce competition in which teams dress in costumes and loudly insult their competitors, said Sharon Gable, spokeswoman for the Harbor Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to build 140 condominiums on waterfront land at the county-owned Channel Islands Harbor. The $36.5-million project will be built near Peninsula Road on the five-acre site of a parking lot and private tennis courts. It was proposed by Anacapa Ventures, which owns the adjacent Anacapa Isle Apartments. "This is truly a public-private venture that makes money for the public," said Supervisor John K.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1996 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Channel Islands Harbor has a new marketing team--namely the Channel Islands Harbor tenants. Many of the more than 80 businesses residing at Channel Islands Harbor are unifying, in their bid for attention, as Channel Islands Harbor Marketing Inc. The initial group of member tenants will hold its first meeting this afternoon at the Channel Islands Harbor Visitor Center. Representatives from about two dozen businesses are expected to attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man whose body was found in the Channel Islands Harbor this week was identified Wednesday by the Ventura County coroner's office as Kevin Cunningham, 49, a live-aboard at the harbor. The case is being investigated by the Sheriff's Department as an accidental drowning, but an autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, said Craig Stevens, deputy county coroner. Cunningham was last seen about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on his dinghy heading toward his sailboat in the harbor.
NEWS
January 19, 1989
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to dredge Channel Islands Harbor beginning in late March, a process that will move 2 million cubic yards of sand down the coast at a cost of $3.6 million, officials said. Earlier this month, after reports that the dredging might be postponed until at least the fall, officials from Ventura County and the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme asked Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) for help in securing Army Corps funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles developer won a long-term lease Tuesday for the long-neglected Fisherman's Wharf shopping center at Channel Islands Harbor in Ventura County and unveiled plans for a total overhaul of the property. For years, the nautical-themed complex has stood as an eyesore at a busy intersection in south Oxnard, victim to poor management and political wars over redevelopment at the aging harbor. On Tuesday, however, the county Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to award developer Edward M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Concluding an eight-month investigation, the Ventura County Grand Jury announced Monday that it had found no merit to a county supervisor's claims of corruption at Channel Islands Harbor near Oxnard. In a 13-page report, grand jurors said they failed to uncover evidence that Harbor Director Lyn Krieger made a "sweetheart deal" in recommending a harbor lease to the Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County's chief executive rebuked veteran Supervisor John Flynn on Monday for what he said was a politically motivated attack on the county's harbor director. County Executive Officer Johnny Johnston accused Flynn of engaging in a "pattern of harassment of staff" when he publicly stated last week that Harbor Director Lyn Krieger had given a "sweetheart deal" to a Channel Islands Harbor tenant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County's latest attempt to revive Channel Islands Harbor would bring a new four-star hotel and a revamped restaurant to its faded peninsula area. The ambitious $19-million renovation of the county-owned harbor would be done by a private developer and may require state Coastal Commission approval before it could proceed.
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July 27, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Plans for a boating instruction center at Channel Islands Harbor were revived Monday when the Ventura County Board of Supervisors announced it had amended its harbor development plan as requested by the California Coastal Commission. The project had been stalled since February, when the Coastal Commission told Ventura County it would not approve the two-story development near Oxnard until the harbor's public work plan was updated.
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June 15, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County supervisors today are expected to discuss whether they should continue efforts to bring a boating instruction center to Channel Islands Harbor, a week after the project was dealt another setback. County lawyers will brief supervisors behind closed doors on the legal ramifications of a finding by the California Coastal Commission last week that the county board acted improperly in approving the boating center last December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Channel Islands Harbor near Oxnard will hold a feast of food and wine this weekend during the third annual "A Taste of Ventura County" festival. The event, which runs Friday through Sunday, will feature international cuisine from more than 20 Ventura County restaurants, a selection of fine wines and musical entertainment. Visitors will be able to sample a multitude of gourmet dishes, teas, coffees, beers and flavored waters.
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September 14, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
A chowder cook-off will take place Sept. 23 at the Maritime Days celebration at Channel Islands Harbor. The contest is open to amateur and professional chefs from Ventura County. Any variety of seafood chowder will be accepted. The cook-off will be at 3950 Bluefin Circle at the harbor. Cooking will begin at 10 a.m. and free public tasting will start at 12:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to reaffirm an earlier action, the California Coastal Commission is expected to vote next week on whether a boating and instruction center proposed for Channel Islands Harbor is permissible under Ventura County planning guidelines. Coastal commissioners contend they already voted 6 to 4 on Feb. 19 that the marine center cannot be approved unless Ventura County first amends the harbor's public works plan. The 18-year-old plan guides development at the picturesque marina near Oxnard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
The California Coastal Commission rejected a claim Thursday by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors that the state panel acted improperly when it turned down a proposal to build a boating center at Channel Islands Harbor. The commission voted in February to block development of the boating instruction and safety center, contending that the project was inconsistent with the harbor's overall zoning plan. The harbor is owned by the county.
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