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Continued School Closures at Oxnard School District

Continued School Closures at Oxnard School District

[Oxnard, Calif. – Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2017] – The Oxnard School District announced today the continued closure of its 21 schools for the remainder of this week: Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8 in response to poor air quality related to the Thomas Fire and to help ensure the overall safety of those who […]

Thomas Fire – Smoke/Health Notice from City of Oxnard

Thomas Fire – Smoke/Health Notice from City of Oxnard

Oxnard, California – The Thomas Fire continues to burn in several Ventura County areas and has burned more than 65,000 acres. While there is no active fire in the City of Oxnard, large amounts of smoke and particulates released by the fire can impact our area. Depending upon wind and fire conditions, smoke patterns can shift […]

Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

By Ruben Vives, Laura J. Nelson, Sarah Parvini, Matt Hamilton and Sonali Kohli Contact Reporters he fire that has ravaged Ventura County continued to burn out of control Wednesday, reaching the Pacific Ocean unchecked as officials warned many more homes have been lost. The fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire continued to rage through the city of Ventura on Tuesday evening, jumping Highway 33 […]

Gold Coast Transit District Operating Reduced Bus Service in Ojai/Downtown Ventura Due to Thomas Fire

Gold Coast Transit District Operating Reduced Bus Service in Ojai/Downtown Ventura Due to Thomas Fire

(Oxnard, CA) – Gold Coast Transit District, the largest provider of public transit in Ventura County announced that it will be operating reduced bus service in Ventura and Ojai due to impact of Thomas Fire, potentially impacting hundreds of daily bus passengers. Due to heavy smoke in the Downtown Ventura and Ojai areas, two of […]

Advisory: Oxnard School District School Closures – Thomas Fire

Advisory: Oxnard School District School Closures – Thomas Fire

[Oxnard, Calif. – December 5, 2017]  The Oxnard School District announced today the closure of its schools in response to the Thomas Fire. Students, teachers, and staff were notified early this morning about the fire conditions and an Emergency Command Center was activated at the district office in response to the fire. All twenty-one schools […]

INCIDENT SUMMARY THOMAS FIRE UPDATE

INCIDENT SUMMARY THOMAS FIRE UPDATE

12/5/17 @ 12:52 PM TO DONATE TO THOMAS FIRE VICTIMS: Text UWVC to 41444 and 100% of the donations will go directly to those affected by the fires. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There is a fast moving, active brush fire that started north of Santa Paula near Highway 150 and has burned into the city limits of Ventura […]

Ventura County Colleges Statement on Thomas Fire

Ventura County Colleges Statement on Thomas Fire

The Santa Paula, Ventura, Ojai, and surrounding communities are currently affected by the Thomas Fire.  As a result of the proximity of the fires to Ventura College and the Santa Paula site, heavy smoke, and recurring power outages, President Keebler closed both locations today to all students, faculty, and staff.   Ventura College is now under […]

Oxnard Revival Center, Need Volunteers and Donated Items for Fire Evacuees

Oxnard Revival Center, Need Volunteers and Donated Items for Fire Evacuees

Good morning community partners and friends As we are all aware, a devastating fire that initiated in the hills of Santa Paula has damaged well over 45,000 acres, which totals about 70 square miles. And according to local news and sources, it is not yet contained. We know that there are approximately 500 firefighters from […]

From CalFire – Thomas Fire Update

From CalFire – Thomas Fire Update

Thomas Fire Incident Information: Last Updated: December 05, 2017 9:08 am   Date/Time Started: December 04, 2017 6:28 pm Administrative Unit: Unified Command Ventura County Fire, City of Santa Paula FD and Ventura City Fire County: Ventura County Location: Hwy 150 and Hwy 126, north of Santa Paula Acres Burned – Containment: 45,000 acres Evacuations: […]

Santa Paula Council: Ginger Gherardi Becomes Mayor on Tumultuous Night

Santa Paula Council: Ginger Gherardi Becomes Mayor on Tumultuous Night

By Sheryl Hamlin December 4, 2017 started with strong Santa Ana winds, which appeared to grow into the afternoon, according to a local tree watcher. The Santa Paula City Council meeting agenda included the traditional turnover of the mayoral seat on the first meeting of the last month of the first half of the fiscal […]