Ventura County

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

(AP Photo)

Metrolink Memorial to be unveiled today in Chatsworth

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A memorial plaque will be unveiled at the Metrolink station in Moorpark today, the fifth anniversary of a crash in Chatsworth that killed 25 people and injured 135 others. The bronze […]

09/12/2013

Hikers return after fire in Santa Monica Mountains

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) – Ventura County hikers returned this week to the scorched hills and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains after fire tore through 14,000 acres of public park land. Local hikers trudged along […]

07/13/2013

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

Farm settles with workers who fled wildfire smoke

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Farmworkers who fled a Ventura County strawberry field because of smoke from a wildfire have been told they can return and that their presumed firing was a misunderstanding. About 15 workers […]

05/09/2013

(AP Photo)

Small quakes strike Ventura County

PASADENA (CNS) – Two small earthquakes struck Ventura County today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.    The first temblor struck at 2:05 a.m. at a depth of 13 miles with a magnitude of 3.5, […]

05/07/2013

(AP Photo)

Wildfire burns along the 101 freeway

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire sparked in dry brush on a ridge next to a Ventura County freeway is moving towards homes in a suburban community. The Ventura County Fire Department says the blaze […]

05/02/2013

Ventura County fire contained, mop up underway

FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained the remnants of a wind-driven wildfire that burned two homes and threatened more than 100 others in rural Ventura County.

04/09/2013

Bear attacks woman walking her dogs near Ojai

  OJAI, Calif. (AP) — A woman played dead and escaped with minor injuries when a bear attacked her as she walked her dogs in Ventura County. State Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan tells […]

10/19/2012