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CA: Subsidiary of French Public Transit Firm on Track to Operate Ventura County Bus Lines

A subsidiary of a large, international public transit firm is on track to become the new operator of the Ventura County Transportation Commission's intercity bus lines starting March 1.

After fire and mudslides, Montecito struggles; Ventura and Santa Barbara counties rebound

After December’s fires and early January’s floods, any visit to Santa Barbara County will require homework. Caltrans said Friday that the 101 Freeway, from the Ventura-Santa Barbara county line to South Milpas Street in Santa Barbara, would remain closed indefinitely. For updates, check the agency’s...

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Jan. 14-21: Jonas Kaufmann, Chatham Baroque and more

Camerata Pacifica Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 26, Messiaen’s “Appel interstellaire,” plus pieces by Ligeti, Britten and Bartók. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. Sun., 3 p.m. Also, Huntington Library, Ritchie Auditorium, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Tue., 7:30 p.m. $50, $56....

Firefighter killed in Thomas fire was trapped by flames, report says

The San Diego County firefighter who died last month fighting the Thomas fire in Ventura County was putting out a spot fire when he found himself trapped by flames, according to a preliminary report released by Cal Fire this week. The report details the events that led to the death of 32-year-old...

101 Freeway, buried under tons of mud and debris, remains closed

The 101 Freeway through Santa Barbara County is expected to be closed through at least Thursday night due to massive debris dumped on the freeway by the deadly Montecito mudslides. The freeway is the prime route between Ventura and Santa Barbara, and the closure is stranding some motorists. Caltrans...

6 dead as mudslides sweep away homes in storm-blasted Southern California

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Hundreds of homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties were under mandatory evacuation orders.        

Live updates: Pounding rain unleashes mud flows across fire-ravaged areas

Heavy rain overnight has triggered a series of road closures and mud flows in Southern California. As of 5 a.m., at least 5 inches of rainfall had been collected in a gauge north of Ojai in Ventura County, in the burn area of the Thomas fire. Here’s what you need to know: Santa Barbara and Ventura...

CA: Ventura County Transportation Commission Soliciting Public Input on Unmet Transit Needs

Per the state Transportation Development Act, transportation planning agencies throughout California are required to survey the public annually on its unmet transit needs.

Storm triggers flooding, mud flows and freeway closures throughout Santa Barbara County

Heavy rains overnight have triggered aseries of road closures and mud flows throughout parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, leaving rescue personnel to scramble through clogged freeways and downed trees as they respond to emergency calls in a section of the state ravaged by wildfires only...

Urgent From PETA: Flood Survival Tips for Animals in the Greater Ventura Area

Because flash floods threaten Ventura County and evacuations have been ordered, animals are at risk and could die when left behind during evacuations, and anyone who evacuates and intentionally... The post Urgent From PETA: Flood Survival Tips for Animals in the Greater Ventura Area appeared first on PETA.

Ojai residents take stock of their blessings — and vulnerability — after surviving the Thomas fire

Ojai residents knew an autumn like this would come. They were aware that the mountains that ring their isolated valley town were, like much of rugged Ventura County, vulnerable to wildfire. They figured they were prepared. But after the Thomas fire broke out eight miles to the east on Dec. 4, it...

Monsters Among Us: Thomas Coalt Young raped and killed 15-year-old Stacy Knappenberger in 1980; In 2015 he was sentenced to LWOP

Stacy Knappenberger DNA revives murder case, more than 30 years old, in Ventura County Judge finds enough evidence to charge man in Oxnard killing Witness describes how Oxnard girl was killed 33 years ago Alabama man, 67, gets life without parole in 1980 murder of California teen girl The People of California v Thomas Coalt […]

Trump Declares Major Disaster in California

President Trump has declared a major disaster in California over a wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings as fierce winds whipped it through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties last month, the AP reports. The declaration makes federal funding available to state and local governments and some nonprofit organizations...

President declares disaster over deadly California wildfire

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared a major disaster in California over a wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings as fierce winds whipped it through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties last month. The...Show More Summary

Good news from the Thomas fire: Favorable conditions and a rescued mountain lion cub

California’s biggest wildfire on record did not grow overnight, officials said Tuesday morning. The Thomas fire burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties held steady at 281,620 acres and was 88% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said. The blaze, which started on Dec. 4, is the largest to burn...

Thomas Fire becomes largest blaze in California history, during state's worst fire year

California's Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties has eclipsed the 2003 Cedar Fire as the largest wildfire in Golden State history, at a whopping 273,400 acres. This puts the blaze's burned area as larger thanShow More Summary

Here are the 5 largest California wildfires

As the Thomas fire continues to burn in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, here's a look at where it ranks in California's fire history.

Here are the 5 largest California wildfires

As the Thomas fire continues to burn in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, here's a look at where it ranks in California's fire history.

Dozens of animals arrive at Marin Humane as SoCal shelter makes room for pets displaced by fire

Adoptable animals that had been waiting to find their forever homes at Ventura County Animal Shelter will be given a new chance at Marin Humane, as the Southern California rescue seeks to clear the floor to make room for pets displaced by the massive Thomas Fire.

Near Incineration Of Psychiatric Hospital Highlights Gaping Need For More Beds

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Fire almost destroyed one of two acute care facilities in Ventura County — wiping out most of the region’s inpatient capacity. In California and nationally, such hospitals are strained by demand — and disasters.

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