Overlooking Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands between Malibu and Santa Barbara on the mighty Pacific, Ventura Harbor is not only a sublime seaside retreat but also an enticing enclave that serves as a true artists’ colony full of treasures, as to be expected. Because of this alluring asset, an afternoon may not be enough time to play here. Find a great place to dine as well as a storied sleepover sanctuary in which to rest your head when you visit this vacation spot boasting an abundance of ocean breezes even on the hottest Southern California days.
Marine animal experts say dolphins and sea lions that have died along the Southern California coast in recent weeks may be victims of a deadly neurotoxin produced by a seasonal algae bloom.
Officials say thousands of anchovies and sardines have died in Ventura Harbor after using up all their oxygen.