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Last November, Thousand Oaks was rocked by the Borderline Shooting, which was immediately followed by the Woolsey fire.

As the one year anniversary nears, members of the community are coming together to tell their stories.

A Conejo Valley-based company is posthumously honoring the sheriff’s sergeant who was killed in the Borderline shooting.

Easton Diamond Sports in Thousand Oaks, which manufactures baseball equipment, announced a scholarship program in Sergeant Ron Helus’s name during an event on Sunday to honor first responders.

They were disasters in Ventura County which all happened within a 24 hour period: The Borderline Bar and Grill shooting, which left 12 victims dead, and then the Hill and Woolsey Fire, which killed three and destroyed more than 1600 structures. While the disasters have dropped from the headlines, the need for help is still huge.

A Midwest church group known for its anti-gay and anti-semitic rants has announced plans for protests in Thousand Oaks and at Pepperdine University, in connection with the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and the Hill and Woolsey brush fires.

In press releases, Westboro Baptist Church officials claim the demonstrations are intended to show that the shooting and fires are manifestations of God’s wrath.

Two famous comedians are the latest to step up to help people affected by the Woolsey Brush Fire and the Borderline Bar and Grill attack. Howie Mandel and Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will headline a December 22nd benefit show in Thousand Oaks.

Photo by the Meek Family

A memorial service was held Saturday at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks to pay tribute to another one of the victims of the November 7th Borderline Bar mass shooting. 

Twenty-three-year-old Justin Meek graduated from Cal Lutheran in May with a degree in criminal justice.

One of the biggest rock bands from the 1980’s has announced plans to turn two concerts into fundraisers for victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and the Woolsey brush fire.

REO Speedwagon is turning an already scheduled January 12th concert at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza into a benefit. The band is also adding a second concert in Thousand Oaks January 13th.

It’s the hardest day of Jason Coffman’s life. It’s the day Jason is saying goodbye to his son, Cody, who was one of the 12 victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill attack November 7th. Jason says no father expects to be burying their son.

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office has set up an assistance center for victims of this week’s Borderline Bar and Grill attack.

12 people died in the Wednesday night rampage at the popular night spot in Thousand Oaks, as well as the man investigators identified as the gunman.

The President and Governor Jerry Brown added their condolences to the many others coming in from around the world for the victims, and families of victims from the Borderline shootings.

President Trump tweeted that there was great bravery shown by law enforcement officers, especially by the Ventura County Sheriff’s sergeant who died trying to stop the gunman.

Governor Brown says that our hearts ache for victims of this heinous act, and that our deepest condolences go to the Thousand Oaks community, and those who lost friends, and loved ones.

Two funds have been established in Ventura County to help the victims and the families of the Borderline shooting victims.

The Ventura County Community Foundation has teamed up with the City of Thousand Oaks, the Conrad Hilton Foundation, the Amgen Foundation and the California Community Foundation.  The fund’s slogan is “together we mourn, together we stand.” You can find a link to the fund here.

UPDATE: Appointments are full at La Reina High School.

Thousand Oaks Mayor Andy Fox said at a morning press conference there will be a community vigil at 6 tonight for the victims of the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill.

Fox said that one of the biggest concerns now is the need for blood for those who were injured.

Ventura County Sheriff's Photo

The shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks has claimed the lives of 12 people and the gunman, Ventura County Sheriff's deputies say.

Among them was Sergeat Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the force, who died overnight at Las Robles hospital.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

12 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Borderline Grill in Thousand Oaks November 7th Starting November 8th, the Hill and Woolsey Fire burned thousands of acres and caused multiple evacuations.

Now, the community is coming together to care for the survivors and their families, and to help evacuees. KCLU has compiled a list of resources below.

Lance Orozco

UPDATE: The revised figures indicate that 21 people have been wounded, with 13 confirmed dead, including the gunman. The idenitity of the shooter has been confirmed as 28-year-old Ian David Long.

A Wednesday night attack at a Ventura County bar has left 11 people hurt, with some dead.

Shooting was reported inside of the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousands Oaks shortly after 11 p.m.

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