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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.
November 13, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
The 160-ton schooner rocked in the choppy waters at the mouth of the Channel Islands Harbor, and Donna Reed swung on her high-heeled cowgirl boots between ropes that dangled like vines, untying the cords that bound the sails to masts as thick as utility poles. Reed swung again as the sails unfurled, balancing the soles of her boots on a rope several feet above the deck. Her movements were quick and precise, as if she were an old pro. Yet not even a year ago, the 33-year-old was living in landlocked Columbia, S.C., working as a real estate agent and hosting a political talk show that aired on radio stations across the state.
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.
July 27, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Years ago, an Oxnard booster group made tongue-in-cheek bumper stickers that read: "Oxnard — More Than Just a Pretty Name." Now an image consultant hired by the city has addressed the awkward-sounding moniker head on, suggesting the more sun-splashed, salt-soaked and tourist-friendly "Oxnard Shores." "It's meant to add a physical picture," said Roger Brooks, the head of Destination Development International, a Seattle firm that says it has advised more than 900 cities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 30, 1995 | DAVID R. BAKER
A witch pinata twisted in the sea breeze over a parking lot at the Channel Islands Harbor on Sunday, its candied contents harvested by children attending the harbor's first pumpkin festival. Captain Mike--the master of ceremonies, clad in a red velvet pirate coat and thigh-high leather boots--had moments earlier spilled the pinata's Tootsie Rolls and butterscotch candies across the pavement. "The Captain finished it off with his cutlass," Michael Bradley, the Captain, said with a smile.
Beach homeowners along Silver Strand, Hollywood Beach and Hollywood-by-the-Sea face an increase in monthly water and trash rates, officials said Friday. The board of the Channel Islands Beach Community Services District recently approved a $1.95-million budget for the 1991-92 fiscal year that also raises water connection fees for new construction. The increases went into effect July 1.
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.
June 29, 2008
I share your passion for the Channel Islands ("Offshore Eden," June 22). I am fortunate to have a boat in Channel Islands Harbor, so I often visit the northern islands, perhaps the most "Galapagos-like" of the bunch. California Secretary for Resources Michael Chrisman and I are working on some ideas to help the Catalina Island Conservancy with the challenges they face with a significant amount of public visitors and continued threats to native plants on the island. There also will be significant changes in the marine-protected areas as we evaluate the entire coastline south of Point Conception to the Mexican border.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
A parking ban on narrow streets in the Channel Islands Harbor area has improved access, but some residents complained at a hearing this week that parking is now more difficult. Most residents have complied with the ban, with fewer than 20 violations issued since the measure went into effect Jan. 6, Sheriff's Deputy Dwayne Heath said Tuesday at a meeting of the Channel Islands Beach Community Service District.
August 4, 2005
TODAY Versatile sax man New York City-based sax man Dave Liebman, a former associate of Miles Davis, Charles Lloyd, Elvin Jones and others, who is known for his prowess on both tenor and soprano, swings through L.A. Tonight, Liebman warms up with Yellowjackets' keyboardist Russell Ferrante and bassist Jimmy Haslip, plus drummer Steve Hass and guitarist Jeff Richman at North Hollywood's Baked Potato.
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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