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Ventura Strong

Ventura Strong

Jack Vielbig

December 6, 2017

Laying my head down, the same as usual. Alarm set for 6:00, blue pajama pants on. Slowly drifting into a slumber When the house goes silent and the neighborhood goes dark. I stumble through pitch black silence, Into my street, the night sky as clear And as beautiful as ever. T...

Mankind in his dominion

Mankind in his dominion

Sam Bova

December 6, 2017

All of us in Ventura witnessed the orchestration of the clouds burning above us, flames raging in the opaque blackness overhead on the night the Thomas Fire was born. You look out at our beautiful city by the sea, and witness the devastation that nobody could have predicted: the devastation that changed ...

UPDATE: “A day I will never forget” for victims of Thomas Fire

UPDATE: “A day I will never forget” for victims of Thomas Fire

Anna Lapteva

December 5, 2017

“I’m honestly still in shock,” Gwynnie Redemann ‘18 said regarding the drastic effects of the Thomas Fire, which is spreading at an alarming rate, engulfing numerous structures and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents in Ventura. “It is a day I will never forget.” Sta...

STORIFY: Community reacts to Thomas Fire

STORIFY: Community reacts to Thomas Fire

Jocelyn Brossia

December 5, 2017

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BREAKING: Massive 31,000-acre Thomas Fire evacuates 27,000 total in Ventura County

BREAKING: Massive 31,000-acre Thomas Fire evacuates 27,000 total in Ventura County

Anna Lapteva

December 5, 2017

All Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) are closed today due to a quick-moving fire driven by Santa Ana winds that originated in Santa Paula along Highway 150 and has now moved westward into Ventura. Currently, the Thomas Fire is estimated to be around 31,000 acres in size. The intensity of the...

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