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Ventura County Board of Supervisors Meeting to be held in Thousand Oaks on January 21, 2020 at 6 pm

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Meeting to be held in Thousand Oaks on January 21, 2020 at 6 pm

On January 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will hold a special evening meeting in the Thousand Oaks City Council Chambers at the Civic Arts Plaza/Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  This special public meeting provides a convenient opportunity for residents in the East County to attend the Supervisors […]

County receives $20 million settlement from Southern California Edison for wildfire claims

County receives $20 million settlement from Southern California Edison for wildfire claims

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura has agreed to a $20.8 million settlement with Southern California Edison to resolve claims resulting from the 2017 Thomas Fire and the 2018 Woolsey Fire. After costs and attorney’s fees, the County will receive a net total of $16.7 million. “This settlement is a big step in offsetting […]

Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

By Debra Tash Residents of Ventura County recently experienced the effects of a Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).  It was the utility’s attempt to prevent wildfires caused by their equipment/grid failures in a high wind event.  Customers were left in the dark for days resulting in food spoilage, revenue loss with businesses […]

Atmospheric river fuels torrential rain in California unleashing flash flooding, mudslides

Atmospheric river fuels torrential rain in California unleashing flash flooding, mudslides

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist A storm is bringing life-threatening flash flooding, mudslides and an avalanche risk across California as it is loaded with subtropical moisture from an atmospheric river. California will be bombarded with heavy rain and fluctuating snow levels through Thursday night. An atmospheric river is a term to used to describe a plume of […]

Phoenix: The Flaming Chicken Run | Fried Chicken Survives Woolsey Fire to Lay Eggs Again

Phoenix: The Flaming Chicken Run | Fried Chicken Survives Woolsey Fire to Lay Eggs Again

  By Mimi Cocquyt  . This is the story of a hard-knocking hen who made it through the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, CA. She was found beneath a bush by a kindly fire captain who was putting out the flames of what used to be her house. It had burned to the ground and there […]

Deadlines for fire victims to apply for Individual Assistance or debris removal approaching

Deadlines for fire victims to apply for Individual Assistance or debris removal approaching

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The deadline for residents affected by the Woolsey or Hill fires to apply for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is January 11, 2019. Ventura County residents can apply online or at the Disaster Recovery Centers FEMA is operating at: Malibu Courthouse 23525 Civic Center Way Malibu, CA 90265 […]

Advisory | District Attorney Warns About Price Gouging from Recent Fires

Advisory | District Attorney Warns About Price Gouging from Recent Fires

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned Ventura County residents today to beware of individuals and businesses who attempt to illegally profit from the recent fires by engaging in price gouging. California law generally prohibits businesses and individuals from raising prices immediately after an emergency declaration. Acting Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state […]

County of Ventura hosts Flood/Mud Preparedness Event and Expo, Dec. 8 in wake of Woolsey and Hill Fires

County of Ventura hosts Flood/Mud Preparedness Event and Expo, Dec. 8 in wake of Woolsey and Hill Fires

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.)— Experts from Ventura County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Public Works Agency (VCPWA) will host a Flood and Mud Preparedness Event and Expo on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon at Oak Park High School’s Pavilion. The free, public event will share information about how homeowners living below or […]

Supervisors further expand assistance for victims of the Hill and Woolsey fires

Supervisors further expand assistance for victims of the Hill and Woolsey fires

VENTURA, Calif. – The Board of Supervisors at their Dec. 4 meeting took additional steps to assist county residents affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires. In these three latest actions, the Board voted unanimously to establish a local debris removal program for the unincorporated areas of the county and authorize the California Office of […]

Many California Farmworkers Forced To Stay Behind During The Wildfires

Many California Farmworkers Forced To Stay Behind During The Wildfires

SCOTT SIMON, SOPHIA BOYD Earlier this week, California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced that the Woolsey Fire in Southern California has been contained. But in its wake, the fire destroyed almost 1,500 structures across Los Angeles and Ventura counties. And while some residents are beginning to return home, thousands in Ventura County had to stay […]

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