CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1991
A mountain lion from the suburban wilds of the San Fernando Valley regained her freedom Saturday in a Ventura County forest, but state wildlife officials say a pair of big cats are still prowling around Fillmore. State Department of Fish and Game wardens released the 70-pound female lion in a remote, unpopulated portion of Los Padres National Forest after she was captured Friday in a condominium complex in Chatsworth.
May 6, 1989 |
The threat of toxic fumes from a fire at a garden store forced 5,000 residents of this Ventura County farming community from their homes overnight, but they returned early Friday morning after the blaze had nearly burned itself out. Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in the fire, which leveled Dewey's Garden Center and caused $250,000 damage as nearly half of the city's 11,000 residents were evacuated. A few spots still smoldered in the blackened rubble Friday as firefighters stood back, waiting for the fire, which was fueled by pesticides, herbicides and swimming pool supplies, to extinguish itself.