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March 12, 2011 | By Sam Allen, Margot Roosevelt and Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
A tsunami advisory remained in effect along Southern California's coast Saturday as the National Weather Service reported continued wave surges that caused new damage. The Weather Service urged people to stay away from beaches and piers. Tidal gauges are still reporting surge activity at all points along Southern California, the NWS said in a statement. Photos: Scenes from the earthquake Photos: Surge damages Crescent City harbor At Ventura Harbor, officials said the surges combined with high tide to break a dock in half, sink a 16-foot boat and break a few other boats from their moorings.
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April 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Some California marinas, particularly those north of Los Angeles, could see small wave action over the next day as a result of the 8.2 Chilean earthquake and tsunami. Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist with the NWS Oxnard, said “one-foot tide fluctuations” occurred in the Santa Barbara harbor as of about 7:45 a.m. Such tides were unlikely to damage boats in the harbor, she said. The Ventura harbor also experienced three-to-four knot fluctuations in its currents, as well as swirling water, Hoxsie said.
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October 7, 2003 | J. Michael Kennedy
One of the worst fish kills in Ventura Harbor's history, brought on by a severe red tide, may be nearing an end. Oscar Pena, the port district's general manager, says the worst may be over. Workers scooped up about 80 tons of fish killed in the 10-day siege of red tide. Pena said that the oxygen level in the harbor's water remained low and that fish were still jumping out of the water, a sign they were suffocating. "We hope the worst is over," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Small tsunami waves and other unusual "water movements" arrived on the California coast Wednesday following an 8.2 earthquake that struck Chile's northern coast. Although officials stressed that no tsunami warning had been issued for California or the West Coast, the abnormal wave heights, tide fluctuations and current changes may have surprised boaters, they said. The first waves to strike California that were connected to Tuesday night's South American earthquake may have hit La Jolla about 4 a.m., said Bill Knight, an oceanographer with the National Tsunami Warning Center based in Alaska.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura City Council has approved plans to develop one of the last vacant waterfront parcels in Southern California. The council voted Monday to rezone a nearly 25-acre tract and amend its coastal development plan to accommodate 300 apartments and 20,000 square feet of commercial space next to Ventura Harbor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999
The Ventura Port District, which has been desperately trying to come up with ways to draw more visitors to Ventura Harbor, has recently implemented fees for parking at the harbor parking lots. This move would seem to counter its efforts to increase visitation. This area has been one of the few areas in the city where people can spend some time at the beach without incurring any expense. With Channel Islands Harbor offering a similar experience just a few miles away without the parking fees, why would visitors come to Ventura Harbor?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY
An attempt to rescue a teen-ager caught in a rip current Saturday at Surfer's Knoll beach just south of the Ventura Harbor almost resulted in disaster, a Ventura Harbor spokesman said. Three people, including the girl's boyfriend, were rescued by lifeguards or pulled onto a Ventura Harbormaster boat, said Senior Deputy Harbormaster David Glaser. "This is very common when non-swimmers get into trouble and other non-swimmers try to come to their rescue," Glaser said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warning signs were posted at several spots around the Ventura Keys on Tuesday after approximately 900 gallons of untreated sewage gushed into Ventura Harbor. The untreated effluent was discharged Monday into a storm drain near Arundell Circle after something--probably branches or leaves--clogged a sewer line. The sewage traveled from the storm drain into the Arundell Barranca and then to Ventura Harbor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1994 | IRA E. STOLL
The Ventura Harbor area will get a new storefront police station, according to an agreement between the City Council and the Ventura Port District. Police presence at the harbor began this summer as a three-month experiment, Port District General Manager Richard W. Parsons said. "We all felt it worked," Parsons said. "They were just able to head off an awful lot of problems before they even developed." Chief Richard D.
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January 26, 1999 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A power failure at a municipal waste-water treatment plant Monday unleashed 250,000 gallons of raw sewage into the city's marina, forcing the closure of Ventura Harbor for the second time in a week. A contractor working near the treatment plant hit and damaged the main power line to the facility about 11:30 a.m., disabling the pump systems and forcing untreated waste water to gush out of manholes along Navigator Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Small tsunami waves and other unusual “water movements” have arrived on the coast of California following an 8.2 earthquake that struck Chile's northern coast Tuesday. Although officials stressed that no tsunami warning had been issued for California or the West Coast, the abnormal wave heights, tide fluctuations and current changes could surprise boaters Wednesday, they said. The National Weather Service ended a tsunami advisory for the state of Hawaii around 7:25 a.m. But the first waves connected to the South American earthquake to strike California may have hit La Jolla hours earlier, said Bill Knight, an oceanographer with the National Tsunami Warning Center based in Alaska.
NEWS
June 27, 2013 | By Isabella Alsobrook
A certain member of my family has grumbled about the lack of seafood during my monthlong 100-mile diet. This shortage is in no way related to the restrictive radius -- the Pacific Ocean takes up about a quarter of my range -- but I have been doing the vast majority of the shopping this month and fish is hardly one of my favorite foods. Still, I must pacify my fish-loving family, so I putted up to Ventura for a market selling locally caught fish. Every Saturday, a few fishermen haul in their catch and set up stands behind Andria's Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market in Ventura Harbor Village on Spinnaker Drive.
TRAVEL
May 19, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
They say something in our salty blood draws us to the sea. As such, Ventura will always be one of our easiest, breeziest, saltiest options. You know you've left L.A. proper when the boot shops start popping up along the 101. You know you've arrived in Ventura when the wind begins to whip and the gulls begin to circle. The tab: $289 for two nights right on the beach, $120 for meals and $98 for three tickets to the whale-watching experience of a lifetime. The bed We set up at the Inn on the Beach (1175 S. Seaward Ave.; [805]
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December 6, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Holiday boat parades are dazzling, glitzy affairs that remind me of what the Rose Parade might look like if it were held at night and took place on water. Christmas, tiki and even Elvis themes are depicted in strings of colored lights along masts and bows as boats glide along marinas and channels. Parades are free, but do require some advance planning to get a good viewing spot. Check out these upcoming light shows; click on the websites to find details and parade routes. Newport Beach: The 103rd Christmas Boat Parade is one of the oldest and longest in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
Marine officials were trying to determine Tuesday what caused thousands of sardines to turn up dead in Ventura Harbor, the second mass fish die-off in local marinas in as many months. Roughly 6 tons of the small silvery fish were found floating in the harbor early Monday. Officials said their initial theory is that the sardines died after using up all the oxygen in a corner of the harbor. The scene in Ventura Harbor — crews churning up the water with aerators and volunteers scooping nets full of fish up from the surface — was reminiscent of the cleanup effort in Redondo Beach six weeks ago when officials discovered a thick blanket of dead sardines coating King Harbor . Scientists are looking into whether the two die-offs share a common cause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2011 | By Sam Allen, Margot Roosevelt and Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
A tsunami advisory remained in effect along Southern California's coast Saturday as the National Weather Service reported continued wave surges that caused new damage. The Weather Service urged people to stay away from beaches and piers. Tidal gauges are still reporting surge activity at all points along Southern California, the NWS said in a statement. Photos: Scenes from the earthquake Photos: Surge damages Crescent City harbor At Ventura Harbor, officials said the surges combined with high tide to break a dock in half, sink a 16-foot boat and break a few other boats from their moorings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1992 | RON SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles (Chuck) Gelvin, a former jazz musician and part owner of Hi Cees, a popular Ventura Harbor jazz bar, mysteriously drowned in the harbor near the boat on which he lived, authorities said Sunday. Gelvin, 69, died Saturday night from drowning and there were no signs of foul play, Ventura County Deputy Coroner Dale Zentzis said after an autopsy on the body. Ventura police detectives could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
January 26, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Despite some protest, the Ventura Port District has extended a lease option with Orange County-based Beauchamp Enterprises on the firm's proposal to operate much of Ventura Harbor's shopping village. The district approved extension of the option on a proposed 50-year lease at its Jan. 18 meeting. If approved, the lease would cost Beauchamp between $6.5 million and $8 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Ventura Harbor patrol officers should return to 24-hour patrolling and be given nightsticks or firearms, according to a new Ventura County Grand Jury report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura City Council has approved plans to develop one of the last vacant waterfront parcels in Southern California. The council voted Monday to rezone a nearly 25-acre tract and amend its coastal development plan to accommodate 300 apartments and 20,000 square feet of commercial space next to Ventura Harbor.
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