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California launches unprecedented wildfire cleanup effort

By courtesy The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties; the California Department of Toxic Substances Control; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and other federal, state, and local partners, has begun the process of clearing…

How to help after the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks

By Holly Andres In the aftermath of the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, there are several ways to help or contribute to the victims and support efforts. Donations can be made to the Ventura County Community Foundation fund at vccf.org/donate/make-a-donation. Also, on their facebook page. Crowdfunding website GoFundMe announced a verified…

Boys basketball: Tournaments schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 12

By Steve Fryer The boys basketball tournaments schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 12: Gary Raya/SoCal Elite Tournament At Northwood: Tesoro vs. Esperanza, 5 p.m.; JSerra vs. Northwood, 7 p.m. At University: Corona del Mar vs. Woodbridge, 5:30 p.m.; San Clemente vs. University, 7 p.m. Charlie Wilkins Memoriral Tournament At Westminster: Marina vs. Westminster, 6 p.m.; Eisenhower…

U.K.’s May wins party no-confidence vote, but troubles remain

By Associated Press By JILL LAWLESS LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a brush with political mortality Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country. May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally that reflected the discontent within the…

Los Alamitos High thespians take home trophies

By courtesy The Los Alamitos High School Advanced Drama team scored top honors in a recent major regional theater competition. With its production of “The Entire American Revolution in 20 Minutes or Less,” the team won second place overall, while also winning the Audience Favorite prize at the Montclair/Etiwanda Theatre Festival, also known as METFEST.…