On most days Thousand Oaks is a city of 130,000. On most days, it’s one of the safest cities in America, according to FBI statistics. The past two days have upended all that, turning Thousand Oaks into a community tested by lead and fire. As for the lead, that test came after a mass shooter killed 12 at the local Borderline Bar & Grille on Wednesday Night.
Last night, at the chapel of Cal Lutheran University, a memorial was held. Students found out halfway through it was for a recent alumnus, 23-year-old Justin Meek.
Reporter: Kathryn Barnes
Alaina Housley grew up in Napa Valley, and moved south to go to Pepperdine University. Now, the 18 year old’s friends are angry and say policy makers need to act.
Reporter: Aaron Schrank
Law enforcement officials say the shooter would have killed more than the dozen people if it weren’t for a Ventura County Sheriff’s sergeant, who rushed in to stop the shooting. Ron Helus was a 29 year veteran of the department.
Reporter: Alex Emslie
There are three massive wildfires burning throughout California.
The Camp Fire in Butte County has destroyed about 1,000 structures in the city of Paradise and almost quadrupled in size overnight. Cal Fire says the blaze is now 70,000 acres, and is just 5 percent contained. It's moved towards Chico but firefighters have been able to keep it from reaching the city limits.
Guest: Lorraine Dechter
Fires in Ventura County have burned 16,000 acres, and most recently forced evacuations in Malibu.
Guest: Lance Orozco