Thursday May 9
Pacific Business Times
Vasquez: Navy's pivot to Pacific benefits Ventura County
An additional 700 military personnel will come to Naval Base Ventura County to operate a unit of the Navy's first large drone system, the base commander told a gathering of business leaders in Thousand Oaks on Thursday.
Springs Fire Cost $10 Million, Officials Estimate
The blaze swept through canyons and hillsides from Camarillo Springs to the Pacific Ocean, scorching 28,000 acres, burning almost 25 buildings and threatening 4,000 homes since it started just after dawn Thursday.
Cooler weather aids fight against Calif. wildfire
Calmer winds and a big cool-down in weather are helping firefighters gain control of a huge wildfire burning in Southern California coastal mountains.
Calm, moist air aids fight against California wildfire
A major change in weather calmed a huge wildfire burning in Southern California coastal mountains Saturday, and firefighters were hopeful that a predicted chance of rain would become reality during the weekend.
Almost Uncontrollable, California Fires Threatens 4,000 Homes
A Los Angeles-area wildfire exploded from 10 acres to 28,000 acres in less than a day and a half, and threatened 4,000 homes, fire authorities said Friday.
LA Daily News
Springs Fire blackens 10,000 acres, containment not expected until Monday
The wind-driven Springs Fire raged out of control early Friday, threatening 4,000 homes, 300 businesses and heading toward the Point Mugu naval base as it blackened more than 10,000 acres from Newbury Park toward Malibu and the Ventura County coast.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Military Navy: 1st 'hybrid' 'copter unit with drones
People look over the unmanned drone called Fire Scout at the establishment ceremony for the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 at NAS North Island on Friday in San Diego, California.
Ventura County Star
Navy finds no significant impacts from operating drone program at Point Mugu
File: Mike Reagan prepares to launch the Wasp, AeroVironment's full-scale drone with a range of 5 kilometers, at an undisclosed location in Ventura County.
Ventura County Star
Seabees run from Santa Monica to Port Hueneme to raise awareness of sexual assault in the military
ANTHONY PLASCENCIA/THE STAR David Garcia and a group of Seabees, friends and other associates from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 approach Mugu Rock during a 45.9-mile run from Santa Monica and to Port Hueneme Pier on Friday.