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California: Ferocious Fires Spark Health Concerns as Death Toll Hits 59

California: Ferocious Fires Spark Health Concerns as Death Toll Hits 59

Breitbart News (AP) — Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 59 people were killed and 300 were unaccounted for a week after the flames swept through. Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are […]

Ventura County School Closures for Friday, November 16, 2018

Ventura County School Closures for Friday, November 16, 2018

The following Ventura County K-12 public schools and districts have announced they will remain CLOSED through the Thanksgiving break and reopen Monday, November 26. All other Ventura County K-12 public schools and districts will be open on Friday, November 16. A continually updated list of Ventura County school closures is available at www.vcoe.org.   The […]

County/City recovery partnership opens Local Assistance Center

County/City recovery partnership opens Local Assistance Center

VENTURA, Calif. – On Thursday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m., the County of Ventura and the City of Thousand Oaks will open a Local Assistance Center at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library. Located at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, the center is a one-stop resource for residents affected by the Hill […]

Ventura County School Closures for Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ventura County School Closures for Thursday, November 15, 2018

The following Ventura County K-12 public schools and districts have announced they will remain CLOSED through the Thanksgiving break and reopen Monday, November 26. All other Ventura County K-12 public schools and districts will be open on Thursday, November 15. A continually updated list of Ventura County school closures is available at www.vcoe.org.     […]

As California Burns, Jerry Brown Takes Heat for Vetoing 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Bill

As California Burns, Jerry Brown Takes Heat for Vetoing 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Bill

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor Critics are attacking California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a 2016 bill aimed at mitigating fire risks from utility equipment. “He has done nothing to harden those assets,” said GOP state Sen. John Moorlach. Wildfires have consumed more than 221,000 acres since Thursday, killing at least 44 people. California […]

It’s Not Correct to Blame Global Warming for California’s Wildfire, Scientist Says

It’s Not Correct to Blame Global Warming for California’s Wildfire, Scientist Says

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor   Gov. Jerry Brown and President Donald Trump are both wrong about the California wildfires, said climate scientist Cliff Mass. “Governor Brown is not correct that global warming is a significant issue,” Mass said. “So both ‘sides’ need to stop trying to score political points and deal with the […]

Here are Some of the Most Harrowing Wildfire Escape Stories Coming Out of California

Here are Some of the Most Harrowing Wildfire Escape Stories Coming Out of California

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter Three wildfires burning in California have upended the lives of hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes as infernos raced toward them. The Camp Fire became California’s deadliest wildfire Monday. At least 42 people have died in the blaze. It is also the most destructive, having razed more than […]

Ventura County School Closures for Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ventura County School Closures for Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The following Ventura County schools and districts have announced they will be closed on Tuesday, November 13 due to impacts from the Hill and Woolsey wildfires. A continually updated list of Ventura County school closures is available at www.vcoe.org.   ACE Charter High School in Camarillo Bridges Charter School in Thousand Oaks CAPE Charter School […]

Death Toll From California’s Wildfires Jumps as Officials Deal with Staggering Losses

Death Toll From California’s Wildfires Jumps as Officials Deal with Staggering Losses

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter More than 30 people have died in California as wildfires continue to blaze through parts of the state, officials said Monday. Destruction from the fires now equals that of the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in Los Angeles. The Woolsey Fire in the south has claimed two lives and destroyed tourist resort Malibu, […]

Californians and Their Animals are Flooding Zuma Beach to Escape Wildfires

Californians and Their Animals are Flooding Zuma Beach to Escape Wildfires

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . Californians living near Malibu began evacuating their animals to Zuma Beach Friday as the Woolsey Fire threatened thousands of homes and other structures, the Los Angeles Times reports. People filled the beach with horses, alpacas, dogs and other animals to sit and wait until they could return home. The beach, though safer […]