Thousand Oaks California

Majestic old oak tree in Thousand Oaks (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Public outcry after trees felled for mall project in Thousand Oaks

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The city of Thousand Oaks has lost some of its namesake trees, and community activists are determined to see it doesn’t happen again. More than 170 trees were lost this […]

07/21/2014

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Tom Laughlin of “Billy Jack” dead at age 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Laughlin, whose production, marketing and making of “Billy Jack” set a standard for breaking the rules on and off screen, has died. Laughlin’s daughter told The Associated Press that he […]

12/15/2013

Scientists keep eye on rare plant burned in fire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – As plants slowly grow back at the site of this year’s Springs Fire, scientists are hoping against hope that a rare succulent found only in the Santa Monica Mountains will […]

09/30/2013

In a Tuesday, July 9, 2013 file photo, Amanda Bynes, accompanied by attorney Gerald Shargel, arrives for a court appearance in New York. (AP Photo/Bethan McKernan, File)

Court grants conservatorship over actress Bynes

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A judge granted the mother of Amanda Bynes a temporary conservatorship on Friday to make decisions about her daughter’s treatment in case the former child actress is released from a facility […]

08/09/2013

In a Tuesday, July 9, 2013 file photo, Amanda Bynes, accompanied by attorney Gerald Shargel, arrives for a court appearance in New York. (AP Photo/Bethan McKernan, File)

Bynes hospitalized after allegedly starting fire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Actress Amanda Bynes was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after deputies said she started a small fire in the driveway of a home in Southern California. Deputies responding to […]

07/23/2013

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Ex-KNX radio news voice Harry Birrell dies at 85

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Harry Birrell, who for more than three decades read the news to Southern Californians on KNX radio, has died. The station announced on its website that Birrell died Sunday in […]

05/26/2013

Farm workers pick crops with Springs Fire in background. (AP Photo)

Springs wildfire grows to 43 square miles

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — It’s big and unruly, but a wildfire about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles that scorched 43 square miles hasn’t destroyed any homes. Fifteen structures have been damaged. It broke out […]

05/03/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

New evacuation ordered for Springs wildfire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge Southern California wildfire have ordered new evacuations in a neighborhood overlooking canyons where flames are surging. The Ventura County Fire Department called Friday for residents to immediately […]

05/03/2013

2 missing, suicidal teens found safe in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Ventura County authorities say two missing, suicidal teenagers have been found safe in a recreational vehicle behind a friend’s house.

04/05/2013