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Fireplace site of House Fire on Vista Del Mar Dr. in Ventura

Fireplace site of House Fire on Vista Del Mar Dr. in Ventura

In the 2000 Block of Vista Del Mar Drive, residents were asleep in bed at 1:30 am when they were awakened by the sound of their fire detector and found their home to be filled with light smoke. They immediately called 911 and evacuated the house. Firefighters entered the structure, and located an area where […]

Fire Departments Make Quick Work of Vegetation Blazes around the County

Fire Departments Make Quick Work of Vegetation Blazes around the County

Two vegetation fires broke out in the County on Sunday/early morning Monday as humidity levels dropped to single digits and temperatures climbed to unseasonable levels.  Crews were on high alert as the Santa Ana winds returned.  One fire broke out in the Ventura River, the other in the 6300 block of Balcom Canyon Rd. Once […]

Firefighters have never seen a wildfire like this one

Firefighters have never seen a wildfire like this one

OJAI, Calif. — Over the last three weeks, the Thomas fire has burned its way through the history books with a menacing pattern. Powerful Santa Ana winds push flames through hillsides, mountains and canyons at a rapid pace firefighters can do little to control.

Oxnard High School District can’t decide why so many school days are canceled?

Oxnard High School District can’t decide why so many school days are canceled?

  By Jane Germaine No one can remember more school days canceled before the recent huge fire in nearby cities, which thankfully did not reach Oxnard or Camarillo. Air quality was poor in the fire areas and Oxnard for some of the time, but Camarillo didn’t seem too bad. In spite of that, Oxnard Union […]

Fire quickly knocked down on Balcom Canyon Rd. in Somis

Fire quickly knocked down on Balcom Canyon Rd. in Somis

By CJ Staff Early this morning at approximately 2:30 AM.a fire broke out in a drainage ditch/arroyo on the Staben Ranch off Balcom Canyon Road in Somis. Mr. Staben woke up to find embers raining down on his lawn.  It consumed five acres before being knocked down by the quick response of Ventura County Fire Personnel. […]

California Wildfires Force New Evacuations

California Wildfires Force New Evacuations

New evacuations were ordered in Santa Barbara county in Southern California Sunday morning as the largest wildfire currently burning in the state threatened a number of coastal towns. Residents …

Trump approves California disaster declaration as firefighters battle flames in Ventura and San Diego counties

Trump approves California disaster declaration as firefighters battle flames in Ventura and San Diego counties

LOS ANGELES — Wildfires fanned by sustained Santa Ana winds continued to wreak havoc across Southern California on Friday as blazes in San Diego and Ventura counties destroyed more than 500 structures, sent 212,000 people fleeing and left thousands without power.

Videos of the Thomas Fire at Faria Beach

Videos of the Thomas Fire at  Faria Beach

Bob Allen from KadyTV Two Videos showing the strength of the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. It was an amazing timing issue as I was driving north on the 101 and saw the flames starting across the freeway. I stopped and was able to capture the start of the flames. I then went on the […]

Ventura County Community College District Closure Information

Ventura County Community College District Closure Information

The Ventura County Community College District announces the following site information schedule: Friday December 8: Ventura College and the Ventura College Santa Paula site: CLOSED Moorpark College: OPEN, normal hours.  America’s Teaching Zoo will remain CLOSED Oxnard College: OPEN, normal hours. Our campus continues to be an American Red Cross evacuation center. If you wish […]

Democratic Oxnard Club to deliver masks to farmworkers at 8am in the morning!

Democratic Oxnard Club to deliver masks to farmworkers at 8am in the morning!

At 8am, Thurs, Dec 7, volunteers are meeting at the MICOP Office, 520 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030 in order to distribute N95 respiratory masks to the farmworkers in the area. Also, it seems that most places in West Ventura County are out of N95 respiratory masks, so if you have extras, please feel […]