SCHOOL CLOSURES
12/6/2017 2:58:24 PM

SCHOOL CLOSURES   ACE Charter High School Briggs School District Camarillo Independent Charter "CAPE School" Conejo Valley Adult Education Conejo Valley Unified School District CSU Channel Islands Fillmore Unified School District Hueneme Elementary School District Mesa Union Elementary School District Moorpark Unified School District Mupu Elementary School District Ocean View School District Ojai Unified School District Oxnard Elementary School District Oxnard Union High School District  Pleasant...

Evacuation Shelters
12/6/2017 2:58:06 PM

EVACUATION SHELTERS City of Ventura - Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building (Red Cross - Includes an Animal Shelter for all types of animals)  – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001  City of Ojai - Nordhoff High School (Red Cross) -1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023 City of Oxnard - Oxnard College Gymnasium (Red Cross)- 400 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA Open 12/5/17, 0700 City of Santa Paula - Santa Paula Community Center  (City of SP run shelter) 530 W Main St, Santa Paula, CA - Open 0800  City of Fillmore - Veteran's Memorial Bldg...

Voluntary Evacuations
12/6/2017 2:57:19 PM

VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS Residents in the City of Ventura, south of Loma Vista, east of Day Road, West of Victoria Avenue and north of Telegraph Road Residents in the City of Ventura, east of Victoria north of Loma Vista South of Foothill west of Wells Road Residents in the City of Santa Paula, east of Santa Paula Creek, north of highway 126, west of Hall Road and south of the Ventura Regional Sanitation All residents of the Ojai Valley not currently covered under the current mandatory evacuation City of Fillmore - Boundary of 2nd Street north to 4th Street &...

Mandatory Evacuations
12/6/2017 2:54:51 PM

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS City of Santa Paula - Boundary of Say Road north to Thomas Aquinas, Dickenson Ranch Road east to Santa Paula Creek City of Santa Paula - Boundary of Monte Vista Street north to city limits, Foothill Road from Steckel to Peck Road to north of city limits Santa Paula unincorporated area towards Ventura- North of Foothill Road from Peck Road to Wells Road including: Wheeler Canyon, Aliso Canyon and Rancho Vista City of Ventura - Teloma east to Brent Street, Telegraph Road north to north of Foothill Road City of Ventura - Victoria Road...

FIRE UPDATE
12/6/2017 2:53:43 PM

FIRE UPDATE Updated as of 3 p.m. 12/6/17 The fire continues to burn actively with extreme rates of spread and long range spotting when pushed by winds. The fire is established on the north and east side of Hwy 150 and is also burning on the west side of Hwy 33. The fire has pushed northwest of Ventura and has reached the Hwy 101. Firefighters continue to work aggressively to protect life and property while working on control efforts around the fire perimeter. Casitas Municipal Water District has issued a boil water order for the Upper Ojai Valley, Casitas Springs, Foster Park...

Will Texas Massacre Force Military to Improve its Criminal Reporting System?
11/13/2017 7:22:24 AM

The Air Force’s apparent failure to send the criminal records of the airman behind Sunday’s mass killings to civilian authorities allowed him to obtain guns. Such reporting failings are widespread and longstanding. By A.C. Thompson and T. Christian Miller Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had an urgent question Monday about Devin Patrick Kelley, the former U.S. Air Force airman who is accused of killing 26 people worshipping at a church service yesterday: How was it that Kelley, convicted of domestic violence and discharged for bad conduct, was still able to get a...

Is The Whole World Crazy Or Is It Just Me?
11/2/2017 12:22:51 PM

Dr. James L. Snyder Driving across town the other day I was nearly hit by four different vehicles. One ran a stop sign, another swerved in front of me and almost hit me and I’m sure the other two were on their cell phones. After a while I begin to think my life was at risk here. I decided to drop into a little coffee shop and cool my heels a little bit. I ordered some coffee, took a table in the corner and just reflected on my day. Why is it, I thought to myself, do people drive so crazy? How do they get a driver’s license? Reflecting a little more upon the...

Prayer for Courage to Do Justice
11/2/2017 11:58:19 AM

By Alan Paton O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the needs of others; Open my ears that I may hear their cries; Open my heart so that they need not be without succor; Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich. Show me where love and hope and faith are needed, and use me to bring them to those places. And so open my eyes and my ears that I may, this coming day, be able to do some work of peace for thee. Amen.   Marian Wright Edelman is President of the...

Have you seen my glasses? And other trick questions
11/2/2017 11:55:06 AM

Dr. James L. Snyder The only person who asks more questions than a lawyer is the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. I am not saying that questions are bad, at least not all of them. What I am saying is, some questions can be trick questions. To know the difference between a legitimate question and a trick question takes years of practicing being a husband. If the husband learns anything in his marriage, it is this. I know people ask questions in order to get information. Not all people ask a question in order to get information. Some people ask questions in order to trick...

Cleaning up the asylum mess left by Obama
11/2/2017 11:50:58 AM

By Natalia Castro Days before President Obama left office, he removed asylum protections from Cubans who reach US soil in a desperate attempt to flee their oppressive country. This was a strange contrast from the rest of the administration’s efforts, which seemed to support granting asylum to any individual who enters the US by illegal means. Now, the Trump Administration is left with the job of cleaning up the confusion and fraud the Obama Administration propelled. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking a leading role in combatting asylum fraud, alongside Trump’s...