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TOArts’ Access Arts Program Announces $50,000 Available In Grants To Support Arts Education In Ventura County And Beyond

TOArts’ Access Arts Program Announces $50,000 Available In Grants To Support Arts Education In Ventura County And Beyond

(Thousand Oaks, CA) – September 14, 2021 – Thousand Oaks Arts’ (TOArts) AccessArts Grant Program is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.     The AccessArts Grant Program intends to spur investments in providing high-quality arts education to elementary students of Ventura County and the cities of Westlake Village, Oak Park and Agoura Hills […]

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Project Stalled

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Project Stalled

By George Miller (Bulletin only- Full story follows later) On 11-7-19, the Oxnard City Council voted 6-1 (Madrigal dissenting) to approve a staff (and 6-0 Planning Commission) recommendation to reject a proposal to modify its Local Coastal Plan (LCP). This would have helped to allow a highly nonconforming project to redevelop the Fisherman’s Wharf (FW) […]

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 […]

Oxnard Council: 144 low income apartments approved; more $$$ for lawyers to fight power plant; transit & street paving plans move ahead

Oxnard Council: 144 low income apartments approved; more $$$ for lawyers to fight power plant; transit & street paving  plans move ahead

By George Miller  A fair amount of heavy discussion of Council agenda items transpired, spanning low income housing, transportation priorities, power plant (again) and street paving Next phase of Las Cortes apartments approved- $59 million 144 units The 55 year old Las Cortes development near the La Colonia neighborhood, located at NE corner of 1st and […]

The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project

Channel Islands group fights proposed Hotel approach on the Peninsula Casa Sirena lease

Channel Islands group fights proposed Hotel approach on the Peninsula Casa Sirena lease

The Harbor Department/Ventura Board of Supervisors sneaked a controversial project onto the Tuesday, July 7, 2015 meeting agenda in the confusion of the long 4th of July holiday weekend (when lots of people are on vacation), in an attempt to avoid public scrutiny, says Mike Mercadante of CICA (Channel Islands Community Association).  Read his letter […]