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#USArmy Soldier, assigned to the 140th Aviation Regiment, California Army National Guard, looks out while flying over the #ThomasFire, Dec. 9, 2017, in #Ventura County, #California.
#Soldiers spent the day dropping water on the fire in coordination with @calfire and the @u.s.forestservice.
U.S. #AirNationalGuard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman, @thecalguard
#Army #USA #Military #America #American
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Thomas Fire & Flood pens for sale: Santa Barbara had a rough start to the new year- a lot of the town got hit by the fires in December and the flood in January. It devastated the community - moving forward, there’s a lot of work to be done and it’s sometimes overwhelming... It’s a small start but I’ve been making pens out of destroyed branches & trees from the disasters. Gonna be selling these classy looking pens and putting all the profits towards charities focused on those affected and rebuilding efforts. These pens, go for $90 online from random sellers with random wood types, so considering the one of a kind wood I’m using and the charity efforts - they’ll be sold for $100. I’m making no money on these - just paying for the parts. If you or someone you know are interested, reach out. and tell me:

what color hardware:
Gold, silver or black.
And what color stain on the wood:
Natural, mahogany, dark grey.

Keep in mind every wood piece is different since I’m finding the broken pieces of wood and can’t choose the grain or tree type.
If you want to customize a pen even more, let me know and we’ll figure something out. .
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#ThomasFire #Charity #Lathe #turnedpens #SBStrong #805strong #badwithhashtags


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The smoke from the #thomasfire // 2017


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Thomas Fire patches are now in stock courtesy of @vcscanner. You can now purchase more than 1 and a portion of each sale is donated to a public safety foundation. Available here: californiafireapparel.com
#thomasfire #ventura #ojai #fillmore #santapaula #santabarbara #carpinteria #montecito #venturacounty #venturastrong #santabarbaracounty


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Blog post is now up! Check it out with the link in bio


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Can’t wait to make new work for our home🌈💕 getting nested and acquainted with this whole whirlwind of an experience can’t do anything but shake you off your foundation, in all realms of relations. Our relationship to the elements, our surroundings, our work/life flow, and your true needs. If there is anything you can truly bear witness to during a disaster, it’s to the pure beauty in all of your relations. Angels come forward out of the woodwork and greet you, and remind you of your strengths—no matter what happens or what is next. Your mind asks, what have I done to prepare yourself the best? Where was I at and where am I willing to go? What is the state of mind I perpetuate to handle decisions and circumstances? How am I putting out into the world in order to contribute to expansion and well-being? I am truly blessed to have gone through disaster and given the opportunity to feel myself in every corner of my being. When you lose so much at once you really feel the value of true love. You always knew it, but you actually feel it in such a potent way that you don’t want to do anything else but love your work, love yourself, and the relations whom are closest to you. Our relation to home is where we feel the most love and Ayni, and I can’t wait to begin creating again in this beautiful nest you all helped us create. Our families Fire Relief youcaring fund will disappear soon and we are almost in the clear financially 🙌🏽 such a relief with no insurance! Our last phase of grounding is in funding the studio and production this summer, It would be a miracle for us to meet our goal before it closes soon, which would also mean we could run production on all of our styles in a new raw silk! The studio is almost up and running, I can’t believe it’s been 5 months, wild how time flys!! We love you all just so much, thank you so much for helping us get back on our feet💫 🌬️#firevictim #thomasfire


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What Fire 🔥 ?
🌲 Life Thrives at Arroyo Verde!

I’m out of breath running these trails. 3 Miles in 45 minutes! Mind you, I did stop several times to take pics, posting them on FB
#thomasfire #arroyoverde #ventura #california #trailrun #trail #hike #fluxlife


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Even though we are not taking volunteers or setting up group outings this week. We just want this picture to remind everyone that Help California is still fighting for our communities and since it’s #throwbackthursday . The picture is relevance to what speaks to our ambition, helping the communities. Stay posted for public posts on volunteering next week. Photo Credit to our own @dylangordon .
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#helpcalifornia #Ojai #neighborshelpingneighbors #thomasfire #mudslides #volunteer #volunteerboard #VolunteerOpportunity #volunteeringisfun #VolunteerNow #volunteercalifornia #volunteersdoitforfree #volunteerpride #volunteertoday #causes #change #activism #nonprofit #dogood #philanthropy #socialgood


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Found some video footage from the 2017 fire season and the first clip is from the night at the Thomas Fire in La Conchita when Santa Ana winds pushed a 50-100 foot wall of fire down into the houses. The full video is cropped but it reminded me of how extreme the fire behavior was. The air was clear where I shot the video and 3 minutes later we were getting a shower of embers. Wild. The other two clips are from the Canyon II and Canyon I fires. Recent field reports have us in for another long season. Welcome to the new normal. #thomasfire #wildfire #drought #climate #forestfire #usfs #calfire #santabarbara #terraflamma #project #documentary #ca #socal #tbt


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One year ago I took this photo.🌷🌸🌼✝️
Things have changed since the Thomas Fire but it will grow back even stronger, just like we do!
#thecross #ventura #thomasfire #better #stronger #nature #fire #everythingwillbeokay #bloom #grow #rebirth


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These amazing woman, Deacons from Orchard Community Church, wanted to help someone who was displaced by the Thomas Fire. I received a phone call from Alida (not pictured, she is blind and was not able to make it) saying that they were given Maegan’s name through her school and they wanted to help Maegan replace items in her room. They raised $1000 and took her on a shopping spree at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Pictured here with Maegan is Shari Collins and Nancy Qualm. We are so thankful and Blessed to live in such a beautiful city with beautiful souls. We will post pictures of the newly decorated room when we move into our new home.
#thomasfire #anglesamongus #venturastrong


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Our @marissaquinn art auction is LIVE! Visit link in our bio to see the four pieces up for auction...created by Marissa to capture elements inspired by our upcoming #VIONICBeachxMQ collab sandals 🌻 ☀️🌙🐋🌊 All proceeds raised from this auction will go towards our initiative to help assist with relief efforts in Santa Barbara County with our friends at @changingtidesfoundation + @helpcalofornia
Click link in bio and tag a friend you’d love to share Marissa’s art with today!
#vionicbeach #art #auction #santabarbara #thomasfire #marissaquinn


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Some nights I still wake up smelling smoke and yelling at my dad to get out of that burning house...but mornings are spent looking at blue skies, hearing the river and staring at Utah mountains. Cabins and pens that tell the stories of people who settled this country, and the knowledge that the only fire I see these days - is in my wood stove. 💋
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#offgrid #utah #thomasfire #happy


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Part 2 of our makers story this week: the city of Ventura, CA -where @bettybelts is located -was severely affected by the Thomas wildfire last December. .
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More than 300 single residences were lost in the city of Ventura alone, and nearly 800 in Ventura and San Bernardino counties. Though overwhelming, the Betty Belts shop wanted to help the area recover, even if just one family at a time and rallied some fantastic support. 💪🏼💪🏽💪🏿
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Head over to their blog to read more about how they are building back their community and sign up on our email list to be a part of our Naseku community to hear more stories of resilience! 🐘
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#handmade #sustainable #thomasfire #ventura #wildfire #makers #nasekugoods #ecofriendly #subscriptionbox #shoplocal #purchasewithpurpose #consciousconsumerism #socent #impact #causes #supportsmallbusiness


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Sunrise over Old Man Mountain en route to working the Mono Jungle Reroute. Wish the reroute scouting went as spectacular as this sunset...... #lospadresnationalforest #lpfa #sunriseoveraturquoisemountin #messengerbirdsinsight #coldspringtrail #monojungle #thomasfire #newtrailyeehaw #poisonoakahead #thatsnotavolcano #nofilterneeded #happymordor


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Alki Wellness has partnered with Santa Barbara County and Kineci Physical Therapy to provide Free health care services to all First Responders💥
#alkiwellness #santabarbara #montecito #summerland #carpinteria #chiropractic #santabarbarachiropractor #hyperbaricchamber #hbot #thomasfire #805strong #montecitomudslide


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Such an inspirational, empowering and insightful luncheon!
#clubpilatescamarillo #dopilatesdolife #womeninbusiness #camarillochamber #rescueriserecover #thomasfire


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There is a fundraiser for victims of the Thomas Fire this Sunday at the Collection in Oxnard: 11:30-2:30 at the Copper Blues club with brunch and a live band. Come by and give $10 or 10 minutes of your time and support our great community as we rise from the ashes! (Link in my bio) #ventura #thomasfire #805strong #venturacounty #venturastrong #805 #socal #socalfires


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"We really do need to get some stuff written down." - Casitas Water Resources Committee Member, 4/24/18
TODAY AT 3pm
CASITAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Meeting to be held at the Casitas Board Room
1055 Ventura Ave. Oak View
Your presence matters & so do your ideas. If you can come, showing up a few minutes early to submit a public comment request would be great.
Questions You Might Want to Ask
P.S. None of these items are on the Agenda for Wednesday.

When can we expect a clear timeline from CMWD regarding your participation in the Three Sisters collaboration with City of Ventura & Calleguas?

What board members support the 3 Sisters Plan?
Will they put it in writing?

Does CMWD plan on applying for State funding for water management infrastructure projects (e.g. rehabilitating Golden State infr., Permaculture)? Why aren't we utilizing the infrastructure of Ojai's Sanitation Plant for recycling water for use by Agriculture and Manufacturing?

Can we get a prioritized list for active projects or options for securing local water resources? (e.g. VerBo, HoBo, Three Sisters, etc.) What will happen to property values if water scarcity continues?

How will water scarcity (Stage 5) effect business and agriculture? Example: Will restaurants have to use paper plates and plastic utensils? Will orchards be pulled up?
#climatechange #ojai #thomasfire #watermanagement #lakecasitas #thefutureisnow


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As my current show of work at Porch comes to a close on April 30, I'd like to say thank you for the enthusiasm and support for what is for me, a labor of love. Painting plants as a subject was a first. They were a great teacher and I, a grateful student. It's been a great experience painting to emphasize the importance of water mindfulness in our gardens and lives. Thank you! #porch_carpinteria #plants #carpinteria #santabarbara #montecito #ojai #ventura #thomasfire #california #love


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If you or someone you know were affected by the Thomas Fire - The Fire Lawyers are holding community information meetings. Meetings conveniently located in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Ojai. Please share. #firelawyers #errandco #santabarbara #montecito #summerland #ventura #ojai #carpinteria #thomasfire #coreydankogibbs


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“Fires, floods offer glimpse into future of California”
Big swings between dry, wet. Human-caused climate change will lead to bigger shifts between wet and dry extremes, study says. c http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=6c14ecf2-1cbc-4f57-bb59-77a9caf1135e
#california #latimes #losangeles #sanfrancisco #sandiego #riverside #sanbernardino #santamonica #santabarbara #flooding #climatechange#thomasfire #creekfire #lilacfire #ryefire #lafires #redcross #skirballfire


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Ojai Living Treasures, 2018.
Honored and thankful.
I am thinking about all of the treasures not seen who made this movement possible-Upper Ojai Board Members and rockstars Justin Homze, Jessica Colborn, Tessa Magill, my beautiful wife Aletheia Gooden, past Board members Peter Deneen, Lauren Snyder, Cheney Caldwell, Upper Ojai Fire Militia members Ben James, Tristan Thames, Jake Swift, Daz Hawkins, R Keoki R Keoki R Keoki Woodhams, Jody Garfield, volunteers McKinley Barnes, Robin Graham, Kiki Le Fleur and the Community deserve this recognition.
Grateful, but we still have work to do.
If you are coming to the Ojai 4th of July Parade, look out for the water balloons and super soakers 😀
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#werisetogether
#whenthefirecomesgohomeandfight #thomasfire #upperojai #ojai #upperojairelief #ojairoar
#bringingpeopletogether
#lovespreadsfasterthanfire ❤️❤️❤️🔥


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"Sage from Valley of the Moon." As many of my followers know, the land here in Ojai was engulfed in fire back in December. The smoke lingered and the ash kept raining, it still does somehow. When I returned home gratefully, after 3.5 weeks of floating around at various homes, I wept hard when I saw the landscape. When the 33 finally re-opened, I wept even harder, for the loss of habitat, animals lives, those who lost their homes...the lives of all the plants that dappled the Earth here. My fervor for this land runs wildly deep, I spend more time alone in nature here than anywhere else I've lived. When you behold the land in this manner, its excruciating to see her countenance scarred with the drastic division of life and death. And, as always, with a little rain, the rise of life blossomed. Slowly, as if in a zen manner, each stem of wild sage grows taller, the lupines dot the highways and those ferocious burns are making way for healthy soil.

It dawned on me where this piece arose from today as I stitched her together, she rose from the view out my studio that was so terribly burned and barren until recently. I trust the flames as I trust all renewal and the invitation to let go. This is how I make art, I behold the barren and unearth tiny seeds of beauty until they are woven into a landscape of love. #ghostdancerwoven #textileartist #ghostdancercollection #ojai #thomasfire


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Over the weekend Kevin and Sylvana stopped by the Humane Society of Ventura County to hand deliver a generous donation and kind letter to the shelter. Kevin, Sylvana, and their two dogs Wilson and Casey, lost their home and belongings during the Thomas Fire that burned throughout the area in December.
After receiving a check from a local fundraiser concert for survivors of the fire, Kevin and Sylvana decided to pay it forward. They chose the shelter as the recipient of their kindness for the services we were able to provide to evacuated families and their pets during the fire and the weeks and months that followed.
On behalf of the shelter and the animals in our care thank you to Kevin and Sylvana for your support during a difficult time. We are honored to have been able to serve our community and humbled by people like Kevin and Sylvana whose kindness makes our work possible. Thank you! #hsvc #ojai #ventura #805 #thomasfire #ojaistrong #venturastrong #shelterlove #humanesociety


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"We really do need to get some stuff written down." - Casitas Water Resources Committee Member, 4/24/18
TOMORROW AT 3pm
CASITAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Meeting to be held at the Casitas Board Room
1055 Ventura Ave. Oak View
Your presence matters & so do your ideas. If you can come, showing up a few minutes early to submit a public comment request would be great.
Questions You Might Want to Ask
P.S. None of these items are on the Agenda for Wednesday.

When can we expect a clear timeline from CMWD regarding your participation in the Three Sisters collaboration with City of Ventura & Calleguas?

What board members support the 3 Sisters Plan?
Will they put it in writing?

Does CMWD plan on applying for State funding for water management infrastructure projects (e.g. rehabilitating Golden State infr., Permaculture)? Why aren't we utilizing the infrastructure of Ojai's Sanitation Plant for recycling water for use by Agriculture and Manufacturing?

Can we get a prioritized list for active projects or options for securing local water resources? (e.g. VerBo, HoBo, Three Sisters, etc.) What will happen to property values if water scarcity continues?

How will water scarcity (Stage 5) effect business and agriculture? Example: Will restaurants have to use paper plates and plastic utensils? Will orchards be pulled up?
#climatechange #ojai #thomasfire #watermanagement #lakecasitas #thefutureisnow


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THROUGH THE FIRE
"Through the fire, through whatever, come what may. For a chance at loving you, I'd take it all the way. Right down to the wire. Even through the fire." ~ Chaka Khan (photo: Portraits By Cynthi)

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Remembering the fires...#thomasfire #ojaifire


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It’s amazing how nature quickly covers its scars. A few months ago, this land burned. Ash and burnt trees is what the fire left behind. Today, green grass and yellow flowers help cover up most of the damage. If you look closely, the soil is still black and the remain of a bush is what I’m looking at and touching. #thomasfire #ventura #hikingtrail


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I took these photos from the mighty Thomas Fire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in California back in December 2017. In the western U.S., wildfires and bushfires strongly depend on both leading regional climate conditions and human activities. The observed warming in the past decades has contributed to the increasing size and frequency of wildfires, resulting in significant impacts on societies, human health and ecosystem services. In the western U.S., the number of large fires (> than 4 square kilometers) has risen by around seven fires per year in the past three decades! In the same period, the burned area has grown by over 350 square kilometers per year! This upward trend will most likely continue due to the global warming and also population growth.
#california #naturaldisaster #cafire #thomasfire #firescience #bushfire #globalwarming #extremeheat #climatechange


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While up in Upper Ojai assessing a property for possible asbestos we found some great views. The flowers up here on the hillsides are all starting to bloom and take over the burnt landscape. The mustard, Lupine, vetch, poppies, nightshades, Matilija poppies, and Maricopa lily are all blooming up here.
#konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #remediation #environmentaltechnician #nature #ecology #biologistshavemorefun #asbestostechnician #airmonitor #fulltimervers #photography #ventura #californiafires #soilsampler #thomasfire #ojai #venturastrong #thomasfirerecovery #santapaula #explore #exploreventura #analyticalconsultinggroup


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Time to plant!#landscape#thomasfire#805Strong


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Poppies peeking through the burn scars...#ojai #thomasfire # regeneration


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🌊 If you can’t be at alumni weekend, pretend you’re still in college at the bar you spent a lot of your early 20s at this Friday, April 27th. Before 10:00pm, say you’re a “UCSB alumni” or you’re just there for “Alyssa’s birthday” and a portion of your bill will be donated to the Thomas Fire and Flood Relief Fund. 🍻 Cheers to Stock in Trade that will be closing at the end of this month 😢 and our (my) youth. ✨ If you cannot attend, please consider donating to help Santa Barbara and Ventura county through the GoFundMe page in my bio 💛

Also, check out my amazing friend @daninorman ‘s new Etsy page, ShortyWithAPen 🖊️
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#ucsb #ucsbalumni #gauchostrong #thomasfire #thomasfires #montecitomudslide #montecitostrong #santabarbara #santabarbara #santabarbaracounty #santabarbarastrong #ventura #venturacounty #venturastrong #nonprofit #gofundme #unitedway #unitedwaysantabarbara #unitedwayventuracounty #staygold #goldenyear #goldenbirthday #birthday #stockintrade #stockintradesf #overheardsf #overheardmarinasf


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What about this one? Can’t wait to see who chooses this one. Giving out quilts on Friday! @llmarkham2 @melaniekham #thomasfire #totallylocalvc #helpofojai


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@stonedeaf_dirtbag and I hiked in Ojai at Earth Day. Sad seeing the damage Thomas Fire did to the area. #thomasfire #ojai #ojaistrong #hiking #hikingadventures #longexposure #longexposure_shots #formatthitech #canon


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Freshly bloomed poppies against the burned trees. #ThomasFire #CaliforniaPoppy #spring #Ojai


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Life is coming back to the fire areas! #ThomasFire #Ojai #spring #wildflowers


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