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Ormond Beach Lagoon: Public Pressure on Oxnard Key to Improving Water Quality and Restoring Habitat

Ormond Beach Lagoon: Public Pressure on Oxnard Key to Improving Water Quality and Restoring Habitat

    By Chistina Zubko Last summer, squatter encampments mushroomed across Oxnard’s Ormond Beach wetlands, increasing public concerns about the water quality in the lagoon–and for good reason.  According to the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Act Policy 30240 (a), “environmentally sensitive habitat areas shall be protected against any significant disruption of habitat values.”  Many insisted […]

Fisherman’s Wharf Public Outreach Meeting Doesn’t Go as Intended

Fisherman’s Wharf Public Outreach Meeting Doesn’t Go as Intended

By George Miller Although this was an Oxnard event, it should be of interest to anyone in the region interested in coastal/harbor recreation matters. On Monday, April 22, over 250 people showed up for a City Of Oxnard public workshop held as required for public outreach on a  proposed change to the city’s Local Coastal […]

California bureaucrats levied a $4+ million fine against these homeowners

California bureaucrats levied a $4+ million fine against these homeowners

When it comes to government bureaucrats abusing citizens’ property rights and pushing the envelope on constitutional limits, the California Coastal Commission is in a class by itself. Our latest effort to defend a pair of Southern California homeowners against the commission’s overly aggressive and heavy-handed tactics is a case study in government abuse of property […]

Persistent kayakers continue fight via Coastal Commission for use of Kiddie Beach launch at Channel Islands Harbor

Persistent kayakers continue fight via Coastal Commission for use of Kiddie Beach launch at Channel Islands Harbor

By George Miller The members of the California Kayak Friends club had used Kiddie Beach, inside the entrance to Channel Islands Harbor ,for decades to launch and land their kayaks.  It’s a nice little “pocket beach,” located close to the ocean where they usually paddle. With a nice parking lot, short walk to the beach, nearby restrooms, […]

A State Agency’s Crusade Against Seawalls Erodes the Rule of Law

A State Agency’s Crusade Against Seawalls Erodes the Rule of Law

“Pacific” means peaceful. … , many residents on the California coast have built seawalls of rock, concrete, or other sturdy material to protect their homes. In a sense, they share a kinship with the people of Holland, who have spent …

Coastal Commission arrogance sinks couple’s retirement home plans

Coastal Commission arrogance sinks couple’s retirement home plans

The Greenes need to make space for a mechanized staircase chair glide, but coastal bureaucrats block their modest remodel with illegal restrictions The California Coastal Commission is shattering a senior couple’s hopes to live out their retirement years in their modest Playa del Rey home, by slapping crippling restrictions on their renovation plans so it […]

2016 California Coastal Cleanup Day: Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2016 California Coastal Cleanup Day: Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, September 17, 2016  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon WHAT: The 2016 California Coastal Cleanup Day is Ventura County’s premier coastal cleanup activity of the year. It is anticipated that the event will bring thousands of residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations together to collect trash and debris from Ventura County’s beaches and inland areas to keep […]

Coastal Commission pans NRG power plant replacement proposal

Coastal Commission pans NRG power plant replacement proposal

Reportedly, at a Friday, September 9 meeting of the Coastal Commission, members weighed in against the replacement of the NRG-operated Mandalay Beach, Oxnard power plant at the existing site, employing controversial arguments of “sea rise,” “storm waves” and “100 years floods.” They would prefer to see it built elsewhere. NRG has proposed to build  a new state […]

NOTICE: California Coastal Commission ready to fine Community Association over Short-Term Rental ban

NOTICE: California Coastal Commission ready to fine Community Association over Short-Term Rental ban

OXNARD, Calif. September 8, 2016 – The California Coastal Commission (CCC) has weighed in on a battle over a local community association’s ban of short term vacation rentals (STVR’s). In response to a STVR ban enacted by the Mandalay Shores Community Association (MSCA), the CCC has sent notice (CCC letter to MSCA 8.26.16) to the […]

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Redevelopment Hits Coastal Commission Snag

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Redevelopment Hits Coastal Commission Snag

By Tim Pompey The current redevelopment proposal for Fisherman’s Wharf, managed by the Ventura County Harbor Department, and in cooperation with developers Geoff Palmer,Tom Tellefsen & Peter Mullen of Channel Islands Properties, LLC, has been delayed by the California Coastal Commission, primarily over concerns about conflicts with current Oxnard city zoning ordinances and questions regarding […]

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