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Battered South Coast Pier Set To Reopen After $1.4 Million In Repairs

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Ventura Pier was battered by storms in December of 2015 and February of 2016, forcing its closure and leading to $1.4 million dollars in repairs

A popular South Coast pier heavily damaged by winter storms has been repaired, and will reopen this weekend.

The Ventura Pier is a California landmark, built in 1872 as a wharf for commercial use. But, this winter, it was battered by a pair of storms which heavily damaged it, and closed it to the public.

Ventura’s Fleet and Facilities Manager, Mary Joyce Ivers, says after four months of work, repairs are complete. Insurance is covering $1.2 of the $1.4 million dollar repair cost.

The Ventura Pier will reopen Saturday with a public ceremony beginning at 10 a.m

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.