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UPDATED: Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 11

UPDATED: Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 11

Many Ventura County school districts are planning to be open on Monday, December 11. However, some that have been more severely impacted by the Thomas fire will remain closed. The list below reflects the latest information we have received from the districts. Updates will be posted at www.vcoe.org. ACE Charter High School    OPEN Briggs […]

Videos of the Thomas Fire at Faria Beach

Videos of the Thomas Fire at  Faria Beach

Bob Allen from KadyTV Two Videos showing the strength of the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. It was an amazing timing issue as I was driving north on the 101 and saw the flames starting across the freeway. I stopped and was able to capture the start of the flames. I then went on the […]

Thomas Fire Continues to Grow

Thomas Fire Continues to Grow

Oxnard, California – The Thomas Fire, which started on Monday, Dec. 4, has now burned approximately 132,000 acres and is reportedly 10 percent contained. The fire continues to burn and threaten unincorporated areas in Ventura County and the communities of Ventura, Santa Paula, Casitas Springs, Oak View, Ventura, Ojai, Fillmore, Moorpark, Matilija Canyon and Carpinteria. […]

County working on plans for property tax relief for fire victims

County working on plans for property tax relief for fire victims

VENTURA, Calif. – The offices of the Treasurer-Tax Collector, Assessor and Auditor-Controller are working on a plan to streamline the application process for property tax relief due to damage caused by the Thomas Fire. In some cases, penalties and fees on late payments will be waived for fire victims, but taxpayers are still encouraged to […]

Thomas Fire Updates – Road and School Closures, Evacuations

Thomas Fire Updates – Road and School Closures, Evacuations

THOMAS FIRE From Ready.Ventura County 12/7/17 @ 1500 EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER HOTLINE 805-465-6650 The Thomas Fire is currently at 96,000 Acres with 5% ContainmentOvernight the fire experienced extreme fire behavior with rapid rates of spread due to the predicted strong Santa Ana winds. Significant fire growth was observed North of the city of Ojai. The […]

Price Gouging After Declared Emergencies Is Unlawful

Price Gouging After Declared Emergencies Is Unlawful

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned Ventura County residents today to beware of unscrupulous individuals who attempt to profit from the recent fires which have devastated our community by engaging in illegal price gouging or charitable solicitation fraud. California law generally prohibits businesses and individuals from raising prices for 30 days after […]

CA District 26 Congressional candidate’s movie career more controversial than thought

CA District 26 Congressional candidate’s movie career more controversial than thought

By George Miller Ventura County Republicans in the know are abuzz about a CA District 26 Congressional candidate’s controversial movie career. Antonio Sabato Jr. emigrated to the US when he was a boy, went to Beverly Hills HS and that’s about as far as he went academically. But he made a successful career for himself […]

Ventura County School Closures for Wednesday, December 6

Ventura County School Closures for Wednesday, December 6

The following Ventura County schools and districts have announced they will be closed on Wednesday, December 6 due to the wild fires: ACE Charter High School Conejo Valley Unified Fillmore Unified Hueneme Elementary Mesa Elementary Moorpark Unified Mupu Elementary Ocean View Elementary Ojai Unified Oxnard Elementary Oxnard Union High School District Pleasant Valley Rio Elementary […]

Holiday Events Spread Across Ventura County

Holiday Events Spread Across Ventura County

*Editor’s Note: As we face devastating fires across our lovely county we wish to bring you a little Holiday Cheer.  We can all use some.   By Tim Pompey As we all know, the holidays are upon us with dizzying speed. Blink and you might miss something fun and festive. Citizens Journal would like to give […]

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 […]