I have been spending quite a bit of time in Oxnard for work reasons and I’ve been working in the marina area in particular. After one of my work sessions I decided to take some time for myself and actually enjoy the marina area and the Oxnard State Beach. I’ve been getting off work around Read More
For the last beach I visited, I wanted to look at it from an economic lens and thought to myself, “ what better place to look at than the Santa Monica Pier”. This pier holds significance for many reasons; it’s been shot in many movies, is a primary tourist attraction for people visiting Southern California, Read More
For this last blog post, I wanted to discuss a beach that I have visited countless times in my life and why it continues to be a favorite for recreational activities. Sycamore Cove has been the most popular location for many adventures, hikes, bonfires, and laughs with people that I love. Off of Pacific Coast Read More
Every day on my drive to or from school I have the gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean from Sanjon Road. It is a little road off of the 101 freeway in Ventura and has some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen, and I have the pleasure of seeing it every day. Read More
As the temperature drops and the weather goes gray, visiting the beach does not often cross my mind. When it’s cold enough inland, huddling against sharp coastal winds is not enticing. Were it not for my conservation bio class, I may not have been able to complete another blog entry. In field data collection, weather Read More
As i’m looking out, my view is elevated up fifty feet high with the rest of the Santa Monica Pier behind me and get a front row view of the horizon, with where the ocean and the sky meet sitting right at eye sight level. As I look down, I see birds floating under me, Read More
To honor the last blog of the Semester, I decided to focus on the history and Culture of an amazing place off our coast. I am speaking of course of the Channel Islands, more specifically that of the largest island, Santa Cruz Island. From at most 20,000 years ago off our coast lied the super Read More
For Ventura Beach, I will be focusing on the community-oriented lenses of the beach. This beach holds a significant place for the city of Ventura. It is a frequent destination for locals and visitors who wish to visit the pier and enjoy some Beach House fish tacos or if they would just like to take in the scenery of the beach. The location of the beach makes a destination to build a sense of community with others. There are a number of community events that take place along the shores of Ventura Beach such as 5k runs or different festivals and Sunday marketplaces. The community that surrounds the shores or Ventura Beach are also fundamental such as the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The proximity of the fairgrounds to the beach is able to bring community members and as well give them a glimpse of all the diversity that surrounds the area itself. Surfer’s point is also another destination along the beach that centered around community. This is a place where beach-goers can take in the beauty of waves and as well ride them. Ventura beach is also a place where there have been efforts made to not only ensure community access to the beach but as well take care of the different biological communities that inhabit the beach. With the shoreline retreat project that has recently taken place, the community and the city of Ventura made it a point to protect our costs and to also ensure that future generations will still have the same accessibility. This shoreline retreat also ensures that the biological and environmental communities that inhabit the beach are still able to thrive with the rise of sea level. It is important that Ventura Beach retains its significance as a symbol for the city of Ventura. Community is built here at this beach and without its community-orientated aura the beach itself would not bring the energy as it does today. This is an iconic destination in Ventura and it is a beach that is able to give to the city, whether through the events that happen or just as a symbol of significance.
Port Hueneme Beach is a beach known to all locals. Port Hueneme Beach was the first beach I went to back when I first lived in Port Hueneme from the age of birth to 6 years old. This beach in particular has a true place in my heart as it always will have the memories of Read More
I decided to visit this beach for the first time and I will love it forever. There were many interesting natural attractions and the weather itself was perfect.