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Freeway reopens just as thousands of residents are told to return home

By Kyle Jorrey | November 11, 2018

Thousands of Conejo Valley families were told they could return to their homes this evening, and the 101 Freeway reopened in both directions between Calabasas and Agoura Hills, two signs that the worst of the devastating Woolsey fire could be over. Still, the fire threat remains, evidenced by the areas that remain under mandatory evacuation, including all of Calabasas, Lake […]

Fire burns into Veterans Day

By Kyle Jorrey | November 11, 2018

Firefighters and law enforcement personnel often have a history of military service. Veterans Day didn’t bring them any time for reflection—many of those fighting the Woolsey and Hill fires have been up for days, running on coffee and not much else, demonstrating the same selflessness that led them to don a uniform in the first place. The fire expanded to […]

Several neighborhoods allowed to return as firefighters begin to get upper hand

By Kyle Jorrey | November 10, 2018

Almost 48 hours after it started, the Woolsey fire has left the greater Conejo Valley area in its wake, but the fight is far from over. Tonight, law enforcement lifted evacuation orders for several areas that were threatened by the now 70,000-acre blaze, including all of Simi Valley. Residents are also allowed to return to their homes if they live […]

Wind driving 10,000-acre brush fire toward ocean

By Kyle Jorrey | November 08, 2018

An approximately 10,000-acre brush fire is threatening parts of Newbury Park after the blaze broke out in east Ventura County on Thursday afternoon. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for Dos Vientos and other Newbury Park neighborhoods. The fire started near Hill Canyon in the Santa Rosa Valley sometime around 2 p.m. and crossed over the ridgeline into Newbury Park, the […]

Details emerge in Borderline mass shooting

By Kyle Jorrey | November 08, 2018

      Thousand Oaks, long ranked among the safest cities in the U.S., has suffered America’s latest mass shooting. Police say Ian David Long, a 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran from Newbury Park, opened fire with a .45-caliber handgun around 11:20 p.m. Nov. 7 at Borderline Bar & Grill on Moorpark Road, which was hosting its weekly College Country Night. […]

Attorney admits to sexual relationship with minor

By Kyle Jorrey | October 12, 2018

A 44-year-old Westlake Village attorney pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Jason Lavender entered the plea Oct. 10, less than two months after his arrest. The crimes took place over the summer and involved a friend of his daughter’s who was 15 at the time, Deputy District Attorney Patrice Koenig said. Lavender is scheduled […]

Thousand Oaks man, 24, dead following officer-involved shooting

By Kyle Jorrey | October 10, 2018

A 24-year-old Thousand Oaks man has been shot and killed by local deputies after he allegedly came at them with a knife. The shooting occurred early this morning after police responded to a 1:14 a.m. 911 call about a traffic accident on E. Hillcrest Drive near Duesenberg Drive in the Westlake portion of T.O., said Detective Tim Lohman of the Thousand […]