KVTA News Briefs

Thursday February 01, 2024


(Photos courtesy VCFD PIO)

     Ventura County firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in Thousand Oaks Thursday afternoon.

     When they arrived on scene in the 800 block of Bossard Drive around 2:40 PM they found smoke and flames coming from the structure.

     Within 15 minutes they had the fire knocked down.

     No injuries reported.

     "Woody" the cat is doing better.

     The cause was under investigation.

     Firefighters said the home was going to be red tagged.




     Suspect in fatal hit and run in Ventura that killed a pedestrian is free on bail.

     The 32-year-old San Pedro man, who has not been formally charged yet, was released from jail Thursday, less than a day after being arrested for Felony Hit and Run, and Vehicular Manslaughter.

     Ventura police say shortly after 10 PM on the night of January 3, 2024 a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the 3200 block of Harbor Boulevard.

     The suspect vehicle just kept on going.

     There were witnesses to the incident and following an extensive investigation by Ventura police they identified, tracked down, and arrested the suspect Wednesday.

     The suspect remains free on bail pending an arraignment scheduled for February 15th.




 (Photo courtesy US Forest Service)

     Having trouble sleeping?

     Why not count sheep?

     The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the US Forest Service, and the Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep is seeking volunteers for the Annual Bighorn Sheep Survey in the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

     And you do NOT have to be an insomniac.

     You do have to be at least 16 years old and capable of hiking one to five miles in rugged terrain.

     That would include hiking over boulders, crossing streams, climbing up steep slopes, and possibly walking through thick chaparral.

     Binoculars or a spotting scope will be needed.

     The survey will take place on Sunday, March 3rd of this year with a mandatory meeting the evening before at the Angeles National Forest Headquarters in Arcadia.

CDFW will be accepting a total of 200 volunteers.

If you have any questions, please email bighornsheepsurvey@wildlife.ca.gov or call (858) 239-9505.