Last night at 11:20, shots were fired in the Borderline Bar and Grill, a bar popular with local college students. 13 people died, including the alleged shooter. We bring you the latest details, thoughts from local college communities and advice from experts on how to heal emotionally after a mass shooting.
The latest on the Thousand Oaks shooting
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Last night shots were fired in the Borderline Bar and Grill, a place you can't miss if you are driving by on the 101 Freeway. It was College Country Night, something that happens every Wednesday there, it's popular with students from nearby schools such as Pepperdine, Cal Lutheran, Cal State Northridge and Channel Islands. The bar is a community hang out, starting in Malibu in the late 1980s before moving to Thousand Oaks in 1993, so it's been there now for a quarter of a century now. It's a place for having fun, enjoying yourself with friends, but now it may never feel the same.
- Reporter Stephanie O'Neill
How to process a mass shooting
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Information continues to pour in about the gunman who killed twelve last night at a bar in Thousand Oaks. It was College Country Night - many of the victims were young adults. The community now faces a long road to recovery. So what might that path look like?
- Dr. David Schonfeld is the director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement. He's a developmental-behavioral pediatrician who works with schools after shootings and natural disasters.
The election of Katie Hill
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We're getting a clearer picture on the results in some of California's key congressional races. In an extremely close race based in northern LA County, Republican incumbent Steve Knight has now conceded to 31-year-old Democrat Katie Hill. Other competitive local districts are still too close to call.
- KPCC's Political Correspondent Mary Plummer
What Measure W means for California property owners
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Got a big driveway or patio at your place? You could be looking at a new property tax. And it's an unusual one. The passage of Measure W would charge property owners according to the amount of land that water cannot soak into. We're talking paved and impermeable surfaces like roofs, pool decks, patios and driveways. It's meant to raise up to $300 million a year to help us capture billions of gallons of water that's usually wasted after a heavy rain storm - and instead clean it and store it for future use. The typical homeowner (figure about a 6,000-square-foot lot) would pay about $83 a year.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC infrastructure reporter
NOTE: McNary's reporting is supported in part by Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.
Cal Lutheran and Pepperdine respond to the Thousand Oaks shooting
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The Ventura county community of Thousand Oaks is reeling this morning after a gunman entered the Borderline Bar and Grill around 11 P.M. last night and opened fire. Eleven patrons and a sheriff's office have died as a result of their injuries. Then we check in on the campus of Pepperdine University. It's possible that students from their community were in the borderline bar and grill last night. A prayer service is scheduled for noon.
- Lance Orozco is News Director at NPR-member station KCLU, broadcast out of the California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks
- Connie Horton is the vice president of Student Affairs Pepperdine University
A survivor of the San Bernardino mass shooting
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This mass shooting in Thousand Oaks is not the first in Southern California in recent years. In December 2015, shooters killed fourteen and injured twenty-two people at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. One of the people at the scene that day was Dr. Angelika Robinson. She's a psychologist who works with police officers and others after critical incidents... so she knows about dealing with trauma. But in the aftermath of that terrible incident she had to deal with her own pain.
- Psychologist, Dr. Angelika Robinson