The ePilot

Volume V, Number 21                                                                       December 2019


Happy New Year!


Winter snow rests on the Topa Topas.  An old year has passed while a new one has begun. The sun moves north in its eternal cycle. We know not what lies ahead, but we can reflect on all that has passed in the year now gone.

"We Remember Them with Love"

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The last day in January marked the annual remembrance of the Flight 261 Memorial.  2020 will mark the twentieth anniversary, a major event for the community.


King Tide

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Rising sea level and lunar tides. A King Tide covers the coast early in the year.



Snow returns as the winter season sparkles atop the Topa Topas from last year to this.

Sand Returns


Port Hueneme's constant effort to preserve sand on the beach provided a needed boost  to coastal protection. Federal efforts continue as steady erosion effects the beach and the Navy Base.

What's That Smell?


Dr. Robert Bromber provides sensors to measure odors coming from the industrial area near the Oxnard border. Despite continuous local and Air Pollution Control District efforts, it remains unclear as to the cause of the impacts.


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CSUCI's ping pong accelerator was an example of hands-on science during the Maritime Advanced Systems and Technology (MAST) program.  Hosted by the Oxnard Harbor District, this year's MAST included not only industrial demonstrations, but also high school and college presentations.

There's Always a Car Show

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The annual Navy Chiefs' Car Show returned to Hueneme Beach with some fine examples.

The Last Amgen?


The Amgen Tour of California was one of the great international races for men and women. Due to economic considerations, Amgen has suspended the race. International cycling is facing some serious financial difficulties. The TOC was one of the most important races on the women's schedule. With the loss of the Amgen there are no major international races left on the American side.


Tejay van Garderen and Anna van der Breggen share the podium.


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2019 was a busy year at the Port of Hueneme generating $1.1 billion in economic activity.

Fire in the Hole!


The Forth of July comes to Port Hueneme. Johnny Adamson brought his cannon to Market St. to commemorate the day.



Camarillo Air Show


When it's August it's time for the Air Show.


Warbirds are always a favorite.

Days of Sail


 San Salvador, a replica of Cabrillo's famous ship, brought a taste of the Conquistadors to Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

Going Bananas!


The Banana Festival returned once more to the Oxnard Harbor District.

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In times of calm and times of storm, the lighthouse illuminates the way for ships heading out and ships heading home.

The Social Season!


The Friends of the Ray D. Pruter Library annual fundraiser is one of the great events in Port Hueneme.

Holiday Time

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The Mariachis Hueneme entertained the crowd at the Senior Luncheon.

The Lights of Port Hueneme


2019 draws to a close. Port Hueneme has enjoyed a year of accomplishment. Our city moves forward knowing that it is through the efforts of our community and the blessings of Providence that our future is ensured.

The Hueneme Pilot wishes all a healthy and prosperous new year.  

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J. Sharkey, Editor and Publisher