Category Archives: City News

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center to close February 28 (english and espanol)

VENTURA, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that it will close its Disaster Recovery Center in Ventura at the end of the month. The last day of operations will be Wednesday, February 28.


The center has served more than 1,000 victims of the Thomas Fire since it opened on Jan. 19, but the number of clients visiting the center has recently fallen significantly.


The deadline for residents affected by the Thomas Fire to apply for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is March 16,

Read more ...

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster

Ventura County Behavioral Health Department has created a Thomas Fire Resources page, that includes tips for survivors of a disaster. More information is available at:

Read more ...

Ventura County Sherriff’s Office of Emergency Services Sends Flood and Debris Flow Threat Information, and Plans Informational Meeting On February 17

The Thomas fire started on December 4, 2017 and burned approximately 281,893 acres across Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Post-fire soil conditions in areas adjacent to mountains and hills are well known for their ability to produce rock and debris flows. These rock and debris flow form rapidly, and the outcome is often devastating during high-intensity rainfall. Additionally, areas that are not typically prone to flooding may
now be at new risk due to higher than usual flows in nearby streams and creeks.

Read more ...

Uncleared fire debris may result in abatement by County (english and espanol)

Uncleared fire debris may result in abatement by County (espanol below)

VENTURA, Calif. – Teams of bulldozers, excavators and other heavy equipment are working throughout the Thomas Fire burn areas as CalRecycle works to clear debris. Thirty-five teams are clearing properties with an expected completion date in April. Property owners who have not signed up for the CalRecycle program, or the County’s local program, face the possibility of having their property abated by the County and the cost added to their property tax bill.

Read more ...

Ventura County Animal Services to Close on Mondays for Adoptions

In an effort to better align current resources to workload and to properly care for and enrich the lives of the animals in our care, Ventura County Animal Services will be closed to the public every Monday beginning March 1, 2018, for pet adoptions. This closure will affect both the Camarillo Animal Shelter at 600 Aviation Drive and the Simi Valley Animal Shelter at 670 W. Los Angeles Avenue.

The shelter will be open for those who have found lost pets.

Read more ...

Translate »