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Firefighters successfully halt forward progress of the Erbes Fire at 250 acres

CAL Fire wildland firefighters return to their trucks after stopping the Erbes Fire in Thousand Oaks, CA. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. The Erbes fire grew to 250 acres before forward progress was stopped. Photo credit: Ryan Bough
January 15, 2021

On Jan. 14 shortly after the National Weather Service issued Ventura County a red flag warning, a wildfire broke out. Dubbed the Erbes Fire, the fire ignited off of Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks near the...

Ventura County Office of Education faces new challenges with distance learning amid the County’s return to the Purple Tier

The Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo, Calif. remains closed on Friday, Dec.11. The office has limited visitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Leslie Mendez
December 16, 2020

In-person instruction at the select schools will carry on with the new stay at home order announced on Thursday, December 3, by California Governor Gavin Newsom in his press release.Back in April, the...

‘Its right on our doorstep’: Ventura County faces largest COVID-19 surge yet as first batch of vaccinations are delivered

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December 14, 2020

Ventura County has seen a new surge in COVID-19 cases across the county over the weekend. In just three days there has been an increase of 2,651 cases reported. Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Levin...

Ventura County requests to break away from SoCal, and form the ‘Central Coast’ region

Moorpark Reporter file photo from Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt
December 14, 2020

On Dec. 8, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and San Luis Obispo voted to send a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom to form the Central Coast Region, separate from the Southern California Region.In the...

Ventura County’s hospitalizations increase, has the highest testing volume in Southern California

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November 30, 2020

Ventura County explained the surge in cases and the mechanics of Thanksgiving week this year during a weekly press conference on Nov. 24, 2020.Kelly Long, Ventura County Board of Supervisors Board Chair,...

Black Friday sales still available for shoppers despite rise in COVID-19 cases

A Target team member sanitizes shopping carts and baskets between uses as past of the increased cleaning and sanitizing routines throughout Target stores on Monday, Oct 19 in San Diego. Image courtesy of (Sandy Huffaker/AP Images for Target)
November 27, 2020

Black Friday is known to be the day for millions of people to get Christmas shopping done. It’s a tradition for many families to head to the nearest mall or favored store and shop the best deals.With...

Moorpark College recognized as a 2020 Champion of Higher Education

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November 24, 2020

For the fifth consecutive year, Moorpark College has been honored as a 2020 Champion of Higher Education for it's role in leading the state in Associate Degree for Transfer implementation. Moorpark College...

Ventura County urges residents to get tested for COVID-19 as positive cases increase

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November 19, 2020

Ventura County explained their adjusted approach to testing and preventative measures to handle the demand of increasing COVID-19 cases in a press conference on Nov. 18.Ventura County Board of Supervisors...

Governor Newsom pulls emergency brake on reopening and announces the possibility of a curfew

A family enters the AMC in Thousand Oaks on Monday, Nov. 16. The Theater is forced to close its doors again on Nov. 17, due to Ventura County moving back to the Purple Tier. Photo credit: Tara Brown
November 17, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state’s emergency brake on the COVID-19 tier system as 28 counties move back into the purple tier in a press conference on Nov. 16.“Daily cases...

Simi Valley City Council approves housing initiative for homeless living in cars

November 17, 2020

The Simi Valley City Council has unanimously approved the City Manager’s next step of forming a contract with a service provider for the Safe Park Pilot Program. The program is unlike any other housing...

Ventura County on the path towards the purple tier

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November 16, 2020

On Nov. 12, 2020 Ventura County held a weekly COVID-19 press conference from the walk-in testing site at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. The walk-in site is a free service for COVID-19 testing....

Moorpark Unified School District authorized to resume in-person classes

Moorpark High School resumed in-person learning on Oct. 21, 2020. Students are divided into two cohorts to help social distancing. Photo credit: Adriana Janiga
November 15, 2020

After seven months of quarantine and social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moorpark middle schools and Moorpark High School were authorized to begin blended classes.After developing a COVID-19...

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