Ventura County

For the last eight years, Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson has represented California’s 19th state senate district, which extends from Guadalupe to Camarillo. With Jackson’s term expiring this year, the seat representing close to one million people on the Central Coast is open to someone new.

VCFD

Southern California Edison power lines touching each other in strong winds definitely started the Thomas Fire, according to a report released Wednesday by the Ventura County Fire Department.

Ventura Police Department

Police on the Central Coast are looking for 29-year-old Brandon Ellis, following a murder this morning in Ventura.

The pilot killed in a single-engine plane crash yesterday morning in Northern Ventura County is being identified as film composer James Horner.