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Are California’s fire funds getting cut down?

Are California’s fire funds getting cut down?

Audrey Flynn

November 22, 2019

What do students think about Trump threatening to cut funding for California wildfires? Since Dec. of 2017, California wildfires have seriously affected many students at Ventura High School. Starting with the Thomas Fire, and continuing with the most recent, the Maria Fire, a total of about 19 millio...

Hashtags do not stop forest fires

Hashtags do not stop forest fires

Julia Davies and Bella Young

October 25, 2019

The Amazon is the largest rainforest on Earth, ranging an astounding 2.124 million mi². It is home to ten percent of the world’s known species as well as 30 million indigenous people, and serves as a carbon sink, absorbing 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. The issue in the Amazon was not...

Fire spreads to northern Ventura

Fighter jets dropping retardant on the fire.
Photo from: Ventura County Fire Department

October 31, 2017

On October 24 at about 2:35 p.m. northern Ventura began to experience a brush fire due to the heat wave that was taking place. Local fire departments received calls that a brush fire had started on the the 7200 block of Ventura Avenue, up on the northern hills of Ventura. Some firefighters beli...

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