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Application period open for no-cost debris removal program

Application period open for no-cost debris removal program

VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County is coordinating the application process for the California Office of Emergency Services Consolidated Debris Removal Program (CalRecycle) for Woolsey and Hill fire victims. The program is offered to Ventura County residents whose home was destroyed in the fires. Participation in the program requires property owners to submit a completed Right-of-Entry […]

FREE Webinar: Fundraising in Response to a Community Crisis

FREE Webinar: Fundraising in Response to a Community Crisis

About this event Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Time: 10 am – 11:30 am Location: Online Webinar Co-Convened with NPRN, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties Chapter, the Ventura County Community Foundation, and VISIONALITY When faced with a community crisis – catastrophic fires, droughts and floods, senseless acts of mass violence – how will you respond? How […]

Donald Trump Joins Democrats in California in Response to Wildfires

Donald Trump Joins Democrats in California in Response to Wildfires

By Charlie Spiering President Donald Trump teamed up with Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom to address the wildfires in California on Saturday. The president walked through the burned out remains of Paradise, California after 90 percent of the city was lost in the fires. “I’ve never seen anything like that,” Trump said about the […]

Moorpark College to Cancel Friday Classes and Close Campus

Moorpark College to Cancel Friday Classes and Close Campus

(CAMARILLO, Calif.) Nov. 8, 2018 – Moorpark College has canceled Friday classes and closed the campus as a result of the Woolsey Fire and related events. The Board of Trustees, Chancellor Gillespie, President Sanchez, and Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura colleges are following the situation and keeping students, faculty, and staff informed. Updated information is available […]

Ventura Crews put out fires | Suspected they were deliberately set in area of Vagrant Activity

Ventura Crews put out fires | Suspected they were deliberately set in area of Vagrant Activity

Fire and Police units responded to multiple vegetation and rubbish fires, intentionally set in rapid succession within small geographic areas. Fires occurred at various locations between Harbor/Olivas & Telephone/Portola, in areas prevalent with vagrant related activity. No structures or property were significantly damaged, and no injuries were reported, at the time of this release. An […]

McDonald’s Fries Chemical May Cure Baldness, Study Says

McDonald’s Fries Chemical May Cure Baldness, Study Says

Japanese scientists may have discovered a cure for baldness and it lies within a chemical used to make McDonald’s fries. A stem cell research team from Yokohama National University have used a “simple” method to regrow hair on mice with dimethylpolysiloxane, the silicone added to McDonald’s fries to stop cooking oil from frothing.

Thomas fire rages amid longest red flag warning on record

Thomas fire rages amid longest red flag warning on record

LOS ANGELES — As crews battling the deadly Thomas fire girded for a difficult weekend of firefighting, Los Angeles and Ventura counties ended their 12th consecutive day of red flag fire warnings Friday — the longest sustained period of fire weather warnings on record.

Nonprofits Affected by Fires Can Apply for Ventura County Community Foundation Funds

Nonprofits Affected by Fires Can Apply for Ventura County Community Foundation Funds

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Ventura County nonprofits who have been immediately affected by the fires and are assisting those in urgent need can apply for relief funding through the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Sudden and Urgent Need Fund for grants of up to $5,000. “Disaster response relies tremendously on the nonprofit community, and while they provide […]

NASA Airborne Science Team Surveys California Fires

NASA Airborne Science Team Surveys California Fires

The Ventura coastline is barely visible under a plume of smoke as NASA’s ER-2 high-altitude aircraft carrying JPL’s AVIRIS spectrometer instrument surveys the Southern California wildfires on Dec. 7, 2017.

Ventura County Community Foundation Gives $477,000 to Support Those Affected by Fires, Launches Fund for Long Term Relief Efforts

Ventura County Community Foundation Gives $477,000 to Support Those Affected by Fires,  Launches Fund for Long Term Relief Efforts

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The Ventura County Community Foundation awarded a total of $477,000 to two vital service providers providing immediate relief efforts to those impacted by the Thomas Fire–the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  The grants awarded to these organizations will help fund their overall relief efforts including staffing of disaster shelters and the […]

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