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Ventura Mayor Neal Andrews State of the City Address, “Rebuilding Together”

Ventura Mayor Neal Andrews State of the City Address, “Rebuilding Together”

Public Invited to Attend Mayor Neal Andrews’ State of the City Address, March 26 Ventura Mayor Neal Andrews’ will present the annual State of the City address in Council Chambers at City Hall, 501 Poli Street, on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6 pm.  A brief reception will precede the regularly scheduled Council meeting. The address, titled “Rebuilding […]

New Alert Approaching storm system with heavy rainfall results in voluntary evacuation order For Ventura

New Alert Approaching storm system with heavy rainfall results in voluntary evacuation order For Ventura

The City of Ventura Police Department, in consultation with Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services and the National Weather Service, has issued a Voluntary Evacuation Order effective Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Noon to Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 5 PM for individuals in the Thomas Fire burn areas due to a significant storm […]

Ventura: Approaching storm system with heavy rainfall results in voluntary evacuation order for areas of risk for debris flow

Ventura: Approaching storm system with heavy rainfall results in voluntary evacuation order for areas of risk for debris flow

The City of Ventura Police Department, in consultation with Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services and the National Weather Service, has issued a Voluntary Evacuation Order effective Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Noon to Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 5 PM for individuals in the Thomas Fire burn areas due to a significant storm […]

Scorched Souls: Ojai Studio Artists at the Ojai Valley Museum

Scorched Souls: Ojai Studio Artists at the Ojai Valley Museum

“Scorched Souls” is the upcoming exhibition of the Ojai Studio Artists at the Ojai Valley Museum.  The exhibit documents the OSA artists’ reactions to the Thomas Fire, the largest fire in California state history. The exhibit will run from March 10 to June 17, with both opening and closing receptions.  A portion of sales from the show will […]

Increase in Valley Fever in Ventura County since Thomas Fire

Increase in Valley Fever in Ventura County since Thomas Fire

[Ventura County, CA] The risk of Valley Fever — Coccidioidomycosis, or “cocci” — has increased locally since the Thomas Fire. Giving time for an incubation period after the onset of the Thomas Fire, which began on 12/4/2017, there are 152 confirmed and suspected cases of cocci reported from 12/15/2017 through 2/28/2018. “If we look just […]

Thank you, Ventura County Thomas Fire Benefit — Raises over $700,000

Thank you, Ventura County Thomas Fire Benefit — Raises over $700,000

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! ON FEBRUARY 3RD THE COMMUNITY GATHERED IN GOOD SPIRITS TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED, THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT WE HAVE RAISED OVER $700,000 DOLLARS! THE AID IS BEING USED TO HELP THOSE WHO LOST THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE.  IF YOU WERE DISPLACED FROM YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE DUE TO THE THOMAS FIRE,PLEASE […]

California mudslide victims still dealing with insurance headaches

California mudslide victims still dealing with insurance headaches

By CARTER EVANS SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — It’s been a month since mudslides killed at least 20 people and destroyed more than a hundred homes on the California coast. Torrential rain washed out hillsides torched bare by a massive wildfire, and some insurance companies have been slow to connect the disasters and cover the victims. Beth Prinz had endured […]

Uncleared fire debris may result in abatement by County

Uncleared fire debris may result in abatement by County

VENTURA, Calif. – Teams of bulldozers, excavators and other heavy equipment are working throughout the Thomas Fire burn areas as CalRecycle works to clear debris. Thirty-five teams are clearing properties with an expected completion date in April. Property owners who have not signed up for the CalRecycle program, or the County’s local program, face the […]

Thomas Fire Benefit Draws Packed House

Thomas Fire Benefit Draws Packed House

  By Tim Pompey Saturday, February 3: The VIP line to get into the Thomas Fire Benefit Festival stretched almost two city blocks. From the festival’s entrance at Plaza Park in downtown Ventura, ticketholders snaked north on Chestnut and east on Main all the way to Fir Street, and still they came. Later in the […]

Call for Entries for Annual Museum of Ventura County: Wearable Art Fashion Show

Call for Entries for Annual Museum of Ventura County: Wearable Art Fashion Show

VENTURA, Calif.– The Museum of Ventura County announces the return of its Wearable Art Fashion Show and has opened its call for entries, with an entry deadline of March 1. “Wearing Our Stories: Rising from the Ashes” focuses on stitching together the stories of courage amid destruction and mending the devastation left behind by the […]